Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

OPP confirm that Officer has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 (Nipissing West Detachment)

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is confirming its first uniform member has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. Following their doctor’s instructions, the member is in isolation at their home and is recovering. We wish them a speedy recovery. Their family and colleagues are in our thoughts. The OPP member presumptively diagnosed with COVID-19 serves the Nipissing West Detachment area in ...

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SSM OPP – Emergency Services Report to MSV Collision

On March 21, 2020 at approximately 6:45 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sault Ste. Marie Ambulance, Aweres Fire Department and Goulais River Fire Department responded to a report of a motorized snow vehicle collision in Aweres Township, Ontario.   The collision occurred on Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Club (OFSC) D trail ...

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Police Enforcement to help limit spread of COVID-19

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wants to ensure everyone is aware of how police services are expected to respond to the Government of Ontario’s recent health emergency declaration related to limiting transmission of COVID-19. Although voluntary compliance is always preferred, under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), there are consequences for individuals and businesses that choose to defy ...

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SE OPP Hornepayne – Mischief Charges laid after Domestic Dispute

On March 2, 2020, at approximately 12:15 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a domestic dispute in Hornepayne. Officers attended the scene, but the suspect had fled prior to their arrival. On March 18, 2020, the accused turned himself into police. As a result of the investigation, a 29-year-old person, from ...

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SSM Man Charged with Manslaughter in Echo Bay Death

On February 2, 2020, officers from the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Algoma Ambulance Service responded to a residence in Echo Bay in regards to two persons in distress. Once on scene, a 41 year-old was located deceased inside the residence. As a result of this ongoing investigation, members of the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario ...

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Four charged after search warrant executed in Pic Mobert

On February 21st, 2020 at 07:00am the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Northeast Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) assisted by the Northeast and Northwest Emergency Response Team (ERT) members executed a CDSA Search Warrant, in the First Nation Territory of Pic Mobert, Ontario. The search resulted in the seizure of a quantity of suspected cocaine and ...

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Charges laid in Drug Overdose Death

On February 7, 2020, members of the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit, under the direction of Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), have charged one person as a result of a drug overdose, which claimed a life in East Ferris Township, Ontario. On August 15, 2019, police were called to a residence on Marina Road in ...

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Hornepayne Man charged with Possession for Purpose of Trafficking

On January 29, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a motor vehicle travelling on Rose Street in the Town of Hearst, with an expired validation sticker on its licence plate. Police investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of a controlled substance and was subsequently arrested. Police ...

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SSM OPP Offer Safety Tips to Snowmobilers during Snowmobile Safety Week

As the snowmobile season comes upon us, the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to provide some safety reminders for the snowmobile community. Snowmobile safety week runs from January 18 to January 26, 2020.   Before you leave fill up your gas tank check the weather forecast before heading out. contact the local snowmobile club to check trail ...

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OPP Video Series Focuses on Historical and Unsolved Cases

  After the success of the OPP Investigative Lens – Serial Instinct video series, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) turns the lens to a new series focused on unsolved homicide and missing person cases. The OPP provides a behind-the-scenes look at open investigations and unique techniques in the hopes of sparking new tips from the public ...

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Thunder Bay OPP – Highway 11/17 remains closed west of 102 Junction – UPDATE

Jan 13, 2020 at 14:50 On Thursday, January 9, 2020 at approximately 10:30 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thunder Bay Detachment responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Highway 11/17. An eastbound Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) collided with a westbound Commercial Motor Vehicle approximately five kilometres west of the Highway 11/17 and 102 junction.   The deceased ...

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2019 Festive RIDE Results are Disappointing and Concerning

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) across North East Region (NER) conducted 1,638 Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) programs between November 23, 2019 and January 2, 2020. Officers arrested and charged 61 people for Impaired Driving related offences while another 30 motorists were issued various Automatic Drivers’ Licence Suspensions after registering in the warning range on the approved roadside screening device. ...

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East Algoma OPP Investigate Fatal Collision – UPDATE

Jan 7, 2020 at 12:56 – On Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 11:45 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Algoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Sables-Spanish River Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of the Town of Spanish.   The investigation has since revealed that a westbound tractor trailer collided with ...

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