Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

Remains found on Victoria Island Identified

On June 24, 2018 at approximately 2:57pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of suspected human remains located on Victoria Island, on Lake Superior. The remains were discovered by people who were fishing in the area. The OPP North West Region Crime Unit, OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and Emergency ...

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Thunder Bay OPP Investigate Suspicious Death

The Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a death where foul play is suspected.   On January 13, 2019, police received information that a body was located on the shoulder of Highway 527 just north of the Highway 11-17 junction. An investigation is ongoing by the OPP North West Region Crime Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services ...

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East Algoma OPP – Distracted Driving can Kill

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding drivers that no form of distracted driving is ok. Officers are out on our roadways taking a combined approach of education and focussed enforcement. All it takes is one second of taking your eyes off the road while driving, and disaster could strike. Numerous studies have been conducted on the risks ...

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Two Vehicle Collision creates Diesel Spill on Hwy 144

On January 5, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the South Porcupine detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 144.   The collision involved two commercial motor vehicles (CMV) traveling in opposite directions. There were no injuries, however, the highway was closed for several hours because of a diesel spill. The Ministry of Environment (MOE) ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Woman with Trespass

On January 2, 2018, shortly before 8:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to two separate disturbances at an apartment complex on West Street in the Town of Blind River.   Investigation determined a female was invited to an apartment and began consuming alcohol with a couple. At one point the intoxicated female made a derogatory ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Driver with Stunt Speeding & No Licence

On January 2, 2019, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River. At approximately 4:00 p.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed of over 115 km/hr in a posted 50 km/hr zone on Causley Street and a traffic stop was initiated. As ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Driver with Impaired

On January 1, 2019, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver on Dawson Street in the Town of Thessalon.   Shortly before 4:00 p.m., police observed a vehicle matching the description northbound on Highway 129, then turned left onto Wharncliffe Road and a traffic stop was initiated.   ...

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Hornepayne Man charged in Drug Seizure during Hearst Traffic Stop

On January 2, 2019, at approximately 3:15 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) initiated a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Highway 11 in the Town of Hearst, Ontario.   Police investigation revealed that there was a controlled drug in the motor vehicle and all four occupants were arrested.   Kye MOORE, ...

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Hearst Snowmobile Collision claims Life

On December 27, 2018, at approximately 11:45 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) responded to a Motorized Snow Vehicle (MSV) collision on Shannon Lake in Shannon Township, east of the Town of Hearst, Ontario. ...

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OPP Release Annual Report on Framework for Police Preparedness for Aboriginal Critical Incidents

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released the annual report on its The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released the annual report on its Framework for Police Preparedness for Aboriginal Critical Incidents for 2017. Entrenched as an OPP critical policy since 2005, the Framework guides the police response to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous issue-related conflicts. The release of this report ...

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Victim Identified in Hwy 11 Crash

At approximately 4:46 p.m. on December 11, 2018 members from the Kirkland Lake Detachment and the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 11 just north of Englehart, Ontario.   A cube van collided with a tractor trailer. The collision caused the vehicles to catch fire. Assisting with this investigation are the OPP ...

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Fiery Collision Closes Hwy 11 north of Englehart

  At approximately 4:46 p.m. December 11, 2018, members from the Kirkland Lake Detachment and the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 11 just north of Englehart, Ontario.   A tractor trailer collided with a cube van. The collision caused the vehicles to catch fire. Unknown injuries at this time. Assisting with this ...

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OPP charge 23 with 156 offences including charges relating to the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drug & Substances Act (CDSA)

Several Ontario residents face numerous charges following a multi-jurisdiction investigation into trafficking of illegal firearms and illegal drugs in the Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe areas of Ontario. Noting a rise in domestically-sourced guns, Project RENNER began in April 2018 as a high-level Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) investigation targeting an organized crime group that had been producing restricted and ...

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Pedestrian Dies after Motor Vehicle Collision, Driver Located and Charged

On December 4, 2018, at approximately 7:40 p.m. members of the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Wikwemikong Way, on the Wikwemikong First Nation Territory, Ontario. Pedestrian, Joseph Thomas NESHKEWE, 67-years-old, from Wikwemikong First Nation was taken to hospital where he later died. A post mortem examination was conducted yesterday, at the ...

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Marathon OPP Officer is Honoured with an Accolade Award

Provincial Constable Peter Bertin of the Marathon OPP was honoured with an Accolade Award at a special presentation ceremony at the Ontario Provincial Police General Headquarters in Orillia, ON. These prestigious awards are only given out once a year. Bertin was recognized under the “Dedication” category for his continued support of the Marathon Community Policing Program.

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