On January 20, 2024, shortly after 7:00 p.m., the Dryden OPP conducted a traffic stop with a westbound silver pick-up truck on Highway 17 in the Town of Dryden. The pick-up truck initially attempted to evade police but eventually later stopped. Police located 5-year-old Nakina BOYER and her mother Jeanette NIGANOBE who were passengers in the pick-up truck.
As a result of the investigation, Jeanette NIGANOBE, 47-years-of-age from Mississauga First Nation was charged with Abduction in contravention of court order – take or entice.
The driver, Richard INGRAM, 68-years-of-age Blind River was charged with:
· Abduction of a person under 14 – take or entice
· Flight from peace officer
· Fail to stop for police
· Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available
Both accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Video Bail in Dryden, and both were remanded into custody.
The OPP would like to thank their policing partners, the public and media partners for their assistance with this investigation.