Author Archives: OPP

SSM OPP – Driver Flees but is Arrested

On May 29, 2022, shortly after 8:00 p.m., members from the Sault Ste Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of Batchewana First Nation Police Service and the Anishinabek Police Service responded to a well-being check at a residence on Church Street in Town of Echo Bay.   Before police arrival the person had left the ...

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Shabaqua OPP – Investigation Continues into Fatal Collision

On May 27th, 2022 at 9:20 am members of the Shabaqua Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Superior North EMS, and members of the Shebandowan Fire Department responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 17 just East of Raith. Police attended the scene and found that an eastbound passenger pickup truck collided with a ...

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Marathon OPP – Arrest Made, Stolen Vehicle Recovered

At approximately 1:15 p.m. on May 25, 2022, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon Detachment were notified of a stolen vehicle travelling through the Wawa area. The vehicle was taken from a business in the Greater Toronto Region. A tire deflation device was used to bring the vehicle to a stop on Highway 17 at mile marker 848 in Pik Township. ...

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East Algoma OPP – Arrest made after threats complaint

On May 23, 2022, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested a person in relation to a previously reported threats occurrence at a retail plaza on Hillside Drive South in Elliot Lake. The complainant reported being threatened by a person in April, 2022 while at the plaza. The person then proceeded to cause damage to the complainant’s car before departing. ...

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East Algoma OPP – Investigation continues into E-Bike Collision

On May 25, 2022, at approximately 3:00 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a motor vehicle collision on Hillside Drive South in Elliot Lake. Investigation determined that a car was exiting a private property on Hillside Drive South. An E-bike was travelling eastbound on Hillside Drive South and collided with the car.  The driver of the ...

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Marathon OPP – Respond to 171 calls between May 16-22nd

Members of the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 171 occurrences between Monday May 16, 2022 to Sunday May 22, 2022. Police supported the Canada Road Safety Week while responding to a variety of calls, including: Assist  – 7 Information – 6 E-Ticket (Vehicle) – 103 E-Ticket (Business/Organization) – 4 E-Ticket (Person) – 2 Traffic Enforcement – 2 RIDE – ...

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Nipigon OPP – Drug Trafficking Charges Laid

During the month of May 2022, officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted an investigation into complaints of drug trafficking in the town of Nipigon. As a result of this investigation, Samuel John Esquega, 56 years old, of Nipigon, was arrested and charged with 2 counts of: Trafficking in Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine, contrary ...

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Thunder Bay OPP – Marathon Driver charged with Stunt

On May 21, 2022, just before 12:00 p.m., a Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 11-17 between Balsam Street and Hodder Avenue as part of the Canada Road Safety Week Campaign. This traffic initiative led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Committee focuses on reducing Aggressive driving, Distracted Driving, Drug ...

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East Algoma OPP – Driver Flees from Police and is arrested

On May 21, 2022, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol duties on Dayton Road in the Municipality of Huron Shores. Shortly after 2:00 p.m., police observed a car that appeared not to be fit for the road and attempted a traffic stop on Dayton Road. The car sped up and continued ...

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East Algoma OPP – Driver Charged with Impaired

On May 21, 2022, shortly after 1:30 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to traffic a complaint of a possible impaired driver on Woodward Avenue in the Town of Blind River. A short time later police located the suspect vehicle on Woodward Avenue. As police were speaking to the driver of the ...

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East Algoma OPP – Fraud Charges Laid

On March 9, 2022, members from the East Algoma Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began an investigation of a possible fraud involving donations to the Mississauga First Nation Women’s Shelter located in the community of Mississauga First Nation. Investigation determined that sometime between March 1st, 2021 and May 17th, 2022, the supervisor of the Mississauga First Nation ...

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OPP offer reward to solve 1990 Manitouwadge Murder

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are now offering a substantial reward for information on the unsolved murder of a Manitouwadge resident 32 years ago. Members of the OPP Criminal investigation Branch (CIB) unveiled this initiative with a goal of providing resolution to Catherine Elizabeth GOWAN’s family and community. On the morning of July 8, 1990, police were notified that 15-year-old GOWAN ...

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OPP – Canada Road Safety Week (CRSW)

Ahead of national Canada Road Safety Week (May 17 to 23, 2022), poor and careless driving behaviours have contributed to the majority of the 107 fatalities on Ontario Provincial Police-(OPP)-patrolled roads so far this year. It’s a motor vehicle fatality rate the OPP has not seen in 10 years. The OPP has responded to 88 fatal collisions so far this ...

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