Author Archives: OPP

East Algoma – Driver arrested after avoiding RIDE Check

On December 26, 2020, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) check on Highway 638 at Cloudslee Road in Plummer Additional Township.   Shortly after 3:30 p.m., police observed a black car approach the RIDE check area and suddenly stopped and conducted a three-point-turn and turned eastbound ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Charges laid after Collision

On January 2, 2021, at approximately 5:39 p.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Services (EMS) and Whitefish Falls Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 6, south of Espanola. Police learned the vehicle was the subject of a previous driving complaint. Upon speaking to the driver, police also determined driver ...

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Marathon OPP Charge Driver with impaired after collision at Mall

On January 4, 2021, at approximately 5:05 a.m. officers of the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a single motor vehicle collision at 2 Hemlo Drive, Town of Marathon. The driver of a motor vehicle struck a lamp post at the Marathon Centre Mall and was transported to the ...

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SSM OPP – Charge Thunder Bay Male with Impaired

On January 2, 2021, at 1:55 p.m. members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 17 north in VanKoughnet Township. The vehicle was located in Sault Ste. Marie and as a result of the investigation, the driver, Christopher KLOOSTERHUIS, 47-years-old, of Thunder Bay was arrested and has been ...

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Nipigon OPP – Collision results in Impaired Charges and More…

On December 30, 2020 at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with assistance from the Dorion and Hurkett Volunteer Fire Departments and Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a single motor vehicle roll over on Highway 11&17 in the Township of Dorion. Investigation determined the driver to be impaired by ...

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Thunder Bay OPP release name of deceased in Pearl Collision

On December 30th, 2020 at 1:00 pm members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Superior North EMS and the Shuniah Fire & Emergency Services responded to a report of a head on collision on Hwy 11-17 in Pearl in the Township of Shuniah.   Police attended the scene and determined a tractor trailer ...

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East Algoma OPP – Flight from Police

On December 20, 2020 at approximately 7:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft of a 2018 black and yellow Can AM Maverick Side by Side All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) that was stolen earlier on this morning from a residence on Cloudslee Road in Plummer Additional Township. While speaking to the owner of the ...

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East Algoma OPP – Winter Tires are Beneficial

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 ...

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East Algoma OPP – Snow Plow Courtesy

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to take this opportunity to remind the motoring public about the importance of leaving extra distance when you see a snow plow on the roadways. And, to not impede their travel as they need extra room to maneuver.   Snow plows by their very design can cause extensive damage or even death ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Detachment Reports

MANITOULIN OPP INVESTIGATES DOMESTIC DISPUTE On December 13, 2020, at approximately 8:06 p.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute at a residence in Webbwood. Police attended and investigated the incident and as a result, a 32-year-old, person from Webbwood, was arrested and charged with: Assault – Spousal, contrary to section ...

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East Algoma OPP – 27 Charges laid after stolen vehicle is located

On December 15, 2020, at approximately 8:49 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 17 where a vehicle was swerving all over the road in the Town of Iron Bridge. At approximately 9:09 p.m., police observed the vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. Police attempted to initiate a traffic ...

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East Algoma OPP – Practice Safe Winter Driving Habits

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the motoring public to practice safe winter driving habits. Snow and freezing temperatures will create some hazardous driving conditions.   Motorists are reminded to completely clear the snow off their vehicles and to ensure visibility in all directions before heading out onto the roadway. Especially the windshield. A buildup of ...

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Snowmobiling & Excessive Noise

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind snowmobilers to ride safely for an enjoyable winter season. Snowmobiling is one of the joys of a Canadian winter. However, excessive noise may be problematic for some communities and private property landowners.   The topic of snowmobile exhausts and the enforcement of modified exhausts has always been a hot topic in ...

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Charges Laid in September Motorycle Collision

On September 22, 2020, at approximately 5:04 p.m., members from the Kirkland Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle, on Highway 66 in McGarry Township. As a result of the investigation, Gabriel SIMARD, age 22, of Cheney, Ontario, has been charged with the following: ...

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