Author Archives: OPP

SSM OPP – Michigan Driver Charged with Impaired and other Charges

While in the care of Sault Ste Marie Paramedic Services and intoxicated individual leaves their care and drives away in a pick-up truck. On May 20, 2024, shortly after 6:30 p.m., the Sault Ste Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a request for assistance from the Sault Ste Marie Paramedic Services regarding a highly intoxicated person who ...

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East Algoma OPP – Arrest made in Grocery Store Robbery

On May 24, 2024, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested a person in relation to a previous robbery at a grocery store in Elliot Lake. On May 21, 2024, at approximately 2:30 p.m., police responded to a robbery occurrence. The complainant witnessed a male leave the store without paying for numerous items. When confronted, the male threatened the ...

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NW Region OPP – Body Cams being Implemented

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Northwest Region (NWR) is implementing body-worn cameras across all detachment areas as part of a provincial technology enhancement program. In a phased approach that is currently underway and will be complete this fall, officers across NWR are being equipped with body-worn cameras (BWCs). Body-worn cameras provide police with the best possible evidence at a ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Wawa Resident Charged with Fraud

On February 20, 2024, the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began a fraud investigation after a volunteer organization in Wawa reported fraudulent purchases made by a board member. On May 22, 2024, after a lengthy police investigation, Michelle WHEATLEY, 59-years-of-age, of Wawa was arrested and charged with one count of Fraud over $5,000. The accused was ...

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Manitouwadge OPP – Numerous Weapons Related Charges Laid

A Manitouwadge resident is facing numerous weapons related charges. On May 21, 2024, just before 11:00 p.m., members of the Manitouwadge Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a dispute at a residence involving an armed individual who barricaded themselves inside a residence in the Town of Manitouwadge. A short time later, officers arrested one individual. The individual ...

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East Algoma OPP – Hate Crime/Mischief Occurrence being Investigated

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) the destruction of a PRIDE flag at Central Algoma Secondary School (CASS).   On May 9, 2024, shortly after 10:00 a.m., police responded to a mischief occurrence that occurred that morning at approximately 2:00 a.m. The OPP retrieved video footage from the school and an individual could be seen lowering the school’s PRIDE flag, ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges laid after neighbour dispute

On May 17, 2024, police responded to a neighbour dispute related call on Ste Camillus Crescent in the City of Elliot Lake. The complainant reported on-going disputes with a neighbour. On this date, the neighbour threatened to damage property belonging to the complainant. A recording of the event was provided to police and one person was arrested and charged. George DUDGEON, 60-years-old, ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges laid after hospital disturbance

On May 19, 2024, at approximately 12:30 a.m. police were called by the hospital reporting a known male had pulled the fire alarm, threatened to kill staff, and blow up the hospital and police. This male was charged in 2022 and prohibited from hospital property because of previous same behaviour. Police attended and the male was subsequently arrested. Todd PINEO, 47-years-old, ...

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Nipissing West OPP – investigation continues into Motorcycle Fatality on Hwy 144

One person is deceased after a fatal motorcycle collision. On May 19, 2024, shortly after 5:00 p.m., members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sudbury Fire Service and Sudbury Paramedic Services, responded to a two-vehicle collision, involving and passenger vehicle and a motorcycle on Highway 144 and Lavallee Road, in the City of Greater Sudbury. ...

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OPP – Safe Boating Week

This is Safe Boating Awareness Week, (May 18-24). The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) hopes all boaters and paddlers avoid having a similar outcome to last year’s 23 marine fatality victims – the majority of whom were found not wearing a lifejacket. The number of lives that could be saved if every boater and paddler wore a lifejacket during every boat ...

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SE OPP Wawa – CDSA Warrant Leads to Criminal Charges for Wawa Man

An individual from Wawa is facing criminal charges after their involvement in a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) investigation. On May 15, 2024, shortly before 6:00 p.m., the Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), along with members of the Superior East OPP Detachment, executed a search warrant at a residence on Winston Road in ...

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East Algoma OPP – Disqualified Driver caught Driving

On May 13, 2024, shortly after 1:00 p.m., police observed a car being operated by an individual known to police who was found to be prohibited from driving Canada-wide. The car then pulled into a driveway on Axmith Avenue in the City of Elliot Lake and a further query of the prohibited driver revealed there were several outstanding warrants for ...

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OPP – Police Week (May 12 – 18)

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is proud to announce Police Week, which runs May 12 – 18, 2024. This year, the theme is “Join Policing: Keep Ontario Safe,” emphasizing policing as both a career and a public service. Every hour of every day of the year, in Canada from coast to coast, thousands of police officers risk their lives to ...

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OPP – Road Safety Week, 411 died in collisions in 2023

As national Canada Road Safety Week gets underway across the country, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding road users what can happen when they don’t share the road safely. Sadly, 2023 was a historically tragic year on OPP-patrolled roads, with 411 people killed in collisions. The year marked the first time the number of fatalities exceeded 400 since 2007. ...

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