SE OPP Wawa – Attempting to Locate a Wanted Female

Apr 28, 2017 @ 08:48

Members of the Superior East detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are attempting to locate a wanted female.

Twenty-six-year-old Melissa WHELAN of SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC is described as a white female, being 5′ 2″ tall, weighing 130 pounds with short dark hair and brown eyes. She has neck tattoos and is in possession of her pet rabbit. She is currently wanted for 3 counts of mischief under $5,000, theft over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and break and enter.

The above charges are as a result of a theft of a motor vehicle, break and entering into a local hotel and multiple vehicles as well as mischief to the local golf course. All of these crimes were reported to the Superior East OPP over the last 24 hours and investigation is continuing.

Investigators would like anyone with knowledge of her whereabouts to contact the OPP immediately or their nearest police authority. No attempt should be made to apprehend her.

The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times. The OPP’s website,, contains a number of useful resources, tips and links.

The Superior East OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

About the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) - The Ontario Provincial Police is one of North America's largest deployed police services with more than 6,200 uniformed officers, 3,100 civilian employees and 800 Auxiliary officers. They provide essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people of the Province of Ontario.