Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

Nipissing OPP investigate Drowning in Halfway Lake

On August 2, 2020 at 7:10 p.m., officers from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a report of a possible drowning in Halfway Lake at the Halfway Lake Provincial Park, Antrim Township. Investigation revealed a group of seven people went out on Halfway Lake at approximately 6:00 ...

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Nipissing West OPP – Sudden Death being investigated

On August 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., with the assistance of a member of the public in a private boat, officers from the Nipissing West (Noëlville) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a personal injury incident at Devil’s Bay on Eighteen Mile Island on the North Channel of the lower French ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Investigate Drowning

On August 1, 2020 at 9:15 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a report of a possible drowning in Pike Lake, Howland Township. Investigation revealed the person had been observed fishing. A short time later, witnesses saw the boat drifting and subsequently found the person ...

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SSM OPP – Ploat Plane Crash on Upper Island Lake

On August 1, 2020, at approximately 6:25 p.m., members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Algoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Aweres Fire Department responded to the report of a float plane crash on Upper Island Lake near Sault Ste. Marie. Upon police arrival, both the pilot and the lone passenger of the aircraft ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges Laid in Historical Assault

On July 29, 2020, shortly after 7:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance in the Town of Blind River. It was reported that a person was intoxicated yelling and using profanity. During the course of the investigation into the disturbance, it was disclosed to police that a sexual assault ...

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Move Over!

With roads about to get busier during the Civic Holiday long weekend, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will have its sights set on drivers who do not slow down and safely move over a lane for roadside emergency vehicles. So far this year, the OPP has laid more than 400 charges against drivers who failed to move over one lane ...

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East Algoma OPP – Lay 25th Impaired Charge after Vehicle is found in ditch

On July 27, 2020, shortly after 2:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Algoma District Paramedic Services responded to a single Motor Vehicle Collision where pick-up truck entered in a ditch on Lakeshore Drive in Tarbutt-Tarbutt Additional Township.   While speaking to the driver, the officer determined that alcohol had been ...

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SSM OPP – Tractor Trailer engulfed in fire

On July 25, 2020 at approximately 4:30 p.m., members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Batchewana Fire Department responded to a tractor trailer on fire in the southbound lanes of Highway 17 North in Slater Township. The transport was loaded with wood at the time of the fire which became engulfed. The ...

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SSM OPP – Victim Identified in Fatal Collision

On July 21, 2020 at approximately 11:30 pm members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 East. A motor vehicle travelling westbound left the roadway and entered the median where the vehicle rolled. The driver of the motor vehicle, Delmer ...

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SSM OPP – Laird Township Residential Fire being Investigated as Arson

On July 24, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m., members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Echo Bay Fire Department and Algoma Emergency Services responded to a house fire on Government Road in Laird Township.   Occupants of the residence were located without injuries.   The Sault Ste Marie Crime Unit is continuing the investigation ...

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Schreiber OPP – Remember to Lock your Vehicle

With summer upon us there is an increase in foot traffic on our local streets which can lead to crimes of opportunity. Members of the Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding the public to help assist in preventing these types of crimes by locking their vehicles and keeping valuables out of sight. During the evening of July 18th and the ...

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SSM OPP – Search Warrant seizes Drugs, Firearms – Charges Laid

On July 17, 2020 at approximately 2:30 am members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Canine Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence located on Batchewana First Nation.   Once complete, officers had seized a quantity of drugs suspected to ...

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OPP – Seven Charged in Running Commercial Sex Trade

A commercial sex trade organization was dismantled on July 14, 2020 by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Human Trafficking Investigation Coordination Team, the Canadian Border Services Agency, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada and 12 Ontario police services. Seven persons have been charged with 32 criminal offences during the joint investigation, named Project Crediton. This commercial sex trade ...

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SSM OPP – Dangerous Driving Leads to Charges

On July 16, 2020 members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint east of Sault Ste. Marie with the vehicle continuing in an easterly direction. The vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed and was not stopping at red traffic lights.   Officers located the vehicle and as a ...

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