Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

Romance Scams

An unfortunate reality of the online dating world is that romance scams continue to cause victims severe financial hardship and take a toll on their emotional well-being. That emotional embarrassment reduces the number of times this crime is reported to police. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and their fraud prevention partners ...

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SSM OPP Investigate Home Invasion – Ask for Public’s Help

On March 14, 2019 at approximately 3:00 a.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the North East Region Crime Unit responded to a home invasion in the area of Wildwood Drive, in Aweres Township, Ontario. Investigation revealed that suspects gained entry to the residence and assaulted the home owner. A safe, ammunition and several firearms were ...

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OPP – Watch for Water on Roadways

With the long-awaited warmer weather finally upon us, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding motorists to watch for “standing” or pooling water on the roadways. The combination of increased temperatures and rainfall can cause large pools of water to form on the roadways. Because the ground is still frozen, the water has no place to go. Road crews do ...

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If you pay the fee, they won’t stop phishing!

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) and Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) are warning Ontario residents to check their emails, phone messages and computer pop-ups. All are tools that criminals can use to extort money and personal information from you. Phishing, ransom and service scams have the same basic goal. Typically, individuals make ...

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Receive money from a source? why would you send ANY back?

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) and Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) say money transfer scams extort money and personal information from unwitting victims. Money transfer and cheque fraud scams are successful for fraudsters because they constantly find ways to put a new spin on an old scam. Victims sometimes educate themselves on ...

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered and Male Charged

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at approximately 7:50 p.m. the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding a theft of fuel from the SPG on Peninsula Road in Marathon. The vehicle was White Ford F250 driven by a lone male. The vehicle left without paying for fuel travelling north on Peninsula Road towards Highway 17. It was unknown ...

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OPP Search for Missing Helicopter

On March 6, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an incident where a female and a male from the Town of Kapuskasing, Ontario, were reported missing.   Police information revealed that Nicole Blais, 47-years-old and Jody Blais, 49-years-old, both from Kapuskasing, Ontario, failed to return, via helicopter, ...

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SSM OPP talk about the Internet and your Child

The Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment are encouraging parents to be aware of their children’s online activities. The internet can be a great place to meet friends, do research, play games and explore hobbies or interests. Like the physical world, you should take steps to play safe. Having a healthy relationship with our children regarding their online use can ...

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This is Fraud Prevention Month

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch and its Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) partners are launching their annual Fraud Prevention Month campaign to help prevent Canadians from falling victim to fraud. During the month of March, the OPP, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, CAFC, Serious Fraud Office, the Competition Bureau of Canada and other partners are joining police services across ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Charges in Historical Sexual Assault

On January 3, 2019, members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Manitoulin OPP Crime Unit commenced an investigation into a historical sexual assault that occurred between 1971and 1976 in the Espanola, Ontario area.   As a result of the investigation, 78- year-old Robert SECORD, from Espanola, Ontario, has been charged with:   Gross Indecency, ...

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OPP – Plan ahead when Snowmobiling

The Ontario Provincial Police is advising the public to plan ahead when it comes to recreational snowmobiling. In the past few weeks there has been a surge in calls for help from stranded sledders on local lakes. The substantial snowfall this winter has produced extreme slush conditions wreaking havoc on area lakes. There are a number of concerns in regards to these types ...

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Marathon OPP – Stolen Vehicle Recovered and Male Arrested

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at approximately 01:05 pm The Marathon / Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding a theft of fuel from the ESSO in White River. The vehicle was travelling westbound and described as a dark black or green Volkswagen Golf. Officers patrolled Highway 17 east of Marathon and observed a vehicle matching the description. ...

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Thessalon OPP investigate Fatal Snowmobile Collision

On February 17, 2019, shortly before 12:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motorized snow vehicle collision that occurred on the Thessalon River below the John A. Fullerton Bridge, between Huron Street and Francis Street in the town of Thessalon. Investigation determined that 20-year-old Nicolas BARBER from Thessalon, Ontario was killed when the ...

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Schreiber OPP seize illegal cigarettes

On February 17, 2019 at approximately 9:00 p.m. officers from the Schreiber Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop for a Highway Traffic Act offence on Highway 17, Lahontan Township (Rossport area). As a result of the traffic stop, officers seized 21 cases, containing approximately 200,000 unmarked cigarettes and cigars were seized. George Mike SAUNDERS, 50 years old ...

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