Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

Scammers now using local OPP numbers on Call Display

As digital technology advances, the cyber realm becomes easier for criminals to exploit and extort victims.   Scammers are now using local OPP numbers as a call display number to make the public believe that the police are phoning them. The scammers are trying to get personal information from the public under the guise of being an official member of the ...

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OPP identify driver that caused structural damage to bridge – UPDATE

Nov 14, 2019 @ 05:01 The Ministry of Transportation wishes to advise that for emergency reasons due to overpass damage, the full highway closure currently in effect on Highway 61 between Broadway Avenue and Neebing Avenue/Princess Street will be extended until 6:00 am, Monday November 18, 2019.   This ongoing closure will allow for the completion of the necessary emergency work, ...

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SIM Swap Scam

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), in partnership with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), are advising the public of a recent scam that has been reported. Fraudsters are using SIM swapping and phone number porting to gain access to your email, social media and financial accounts. From there, they gain direct access to your personal ...

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OPP Officers save 102 lives using Naloxone since September 2017

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has saved 102 lives using naloxone, since frontline officers began carrying it in September 2017. The severity of the opioid crisis is evident in the increase of opioid-related overdoses and the number of incidences where officers have had to administer naloxone to save a life. Key statistical information from September 2017 to November 2019 includes: ...

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Nipissing West OPP Officers rescue driver from vehicle fire

  On October 30, 2019 at 2:50 p.m., officers from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle rollover collision on the northbound on-ramp to Estaire Road from Highway 69, City of Greater Sudbury. Officers arrived on-scene within minutes to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames with the lone occupant still ...

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Thunder Bay OPP continue investigation into Pedestrian Death

Oct 30, 2019 @ 07:02 On October 29, 2019, at approximately 5:21 a.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a motor vehicle / pedestrian collision on Highway 11/17, west of Fraser Road. A tractor trailer unit was west bound on ...

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East Algoma OPP – Snow Tires Help

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want to ensure drivers stay safe during the upcoming snowy season while traveling on the roads. A key part of road safety is making sure your vehicle has proper road surface traction in the winter.   All-season tires don’t work the same on snow, ice or cold pavement. The stopping distance of a car with ...

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Canadians lose $34 million to Cybercriminals – Always Report Frauds and Scams

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) caution anyone who has been scammed to immediately report the scam or fraud to the police, even if a financial transaction did not occur. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Canadians have lost more than $43 million so far this year to cybercriminals and stand to lose even more. These criminals continue to use traditional ...

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OPP Respond to 18% More Fatal Off-road Vehicle Collisions in 2019

With hunters and off-road enthusiasts taking advantage of the fall riding season, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is partnering with the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) to remind all off-roaders to do their part to stay safe. The OPP has responded to 20 fatal off-road vehicle collisions this year, an 18 per cent increase over the 17 fatal collisions ...

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Manitouwadge OPP looking for Public Assistance in SUV Theft and Collision

The Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting the public’s assistance regarding the theft of a motor vehicle (MV) from a residence in Manitouwadge, ON. On October 4, 2019 at 6:10am, a silver 2015 Nissan Murano was located badly damaged by a motorist and reported to police. The MV was 8.5km south of Manitouwadge on 614 Highway. Travelling south bound ...

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OPP Takes Part in Operation Impact Campaign (October 11 – 14, 2019)

As Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers prepare to police some of the heaviest traffic volumes of the year, they are reporting 216 fatal motor vehicle collisions that have claimed the lives of 239 people so far this year. Heading into the Thanksgiving Long Weekend, motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads sit at 53,036, up from last year when collisions had ...

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SE OPP – Chapleau OPP Lay Charges After Break And Enter

On October 5, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a break and enter at a seasonal residence on Serviss Lake near Chapleau, Ontario. Officers attended the scene and observed signs of forced entry into the residence and that multiple items had been taken from inside. Police were able to ...

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CyberCrime Costs Everyone

Cybercrime costs all Ontarians by directly victimizing individuals, businesses and provincial infrastructure. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) views Cyber Security Awareness Month as an opportunity to take a multi-pronged approach to address the many threats posed by cybercriminals and, through education and awareness, reducing cybercrime and its negative impact. Cybercrime occurs when technology is used to carry out criminal offences ...

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OPP Conducts Fall Seat Belt Campaign (October 2 – 11, 2019)

Forty two (42) people who were not safely buckled up have died in collisions on OPP-patrolled roads so far this year, a 20 percent spike over the 35 seat belt-related deaths at this time last year. As OPP officers gear up for their Fall Seat Belt Campaign, they are reminding drivers and passengers that being ejected from a vehicle is ...

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Bear Attack in Kenora

At 11:11a.m. on Thursday September 26, 2019 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to the report of a bear attack on the Rice Lake Road. The OPP responded to a report of a 69 year old male, with non-life threatening injuries who was on route to the hospital who stated he had been ...

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