Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

East Algoma OPP Charge Driver with Impaired

On January 1, 2019, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver on Dawson Street in the Town of Thessalon.   Shortly before 4:00 p.m., police observed a vehicle matching the description northbound on Highway 129, then turned left onto Wharncliffe Road and a traffic stop was initiated.   ...

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Hornepayne Man charged in Drug Seizure during Hearst Traffic Stop

On January 2, 2019, at approximately 3:15 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) initiated a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Highway 11 in the Town of Hearst, Ontario.   Police investigation revealed that there was a controlled drug in the motor vehicle and all four occupants were arrested.   Kye MOORE, ...

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Hearst Snowmobile Collision claims Life

On December 27, 2018, at approximately 11:45 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) responded to a Motorized Snow Vehicle (MSV) collision on Shannon Lake in Shannon Township, east of the Town of Hearst, Ontario. ...

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OPP Release Annual Report on Framework for Police Preparedness for Aboriginal Critical Incidents

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released the annual report on its The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released the annual report on its Framework for Police Preparedness for Aboriginal Critical Incidents for 2017. Entrenched as an OPP critical policy since 2005, the Framework guides the police response to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous issue-related conflicts. The release of this report ...

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Victim Identified in Hwy 11 Crash

At approximately 4:46 p.m. on December 11, 2018 members from the Kirkland Lake Detachment and the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 11 just north of Englehart, Ontario.   A cube van collided with a tractor trailer. The collision caused the vehicles to catch fire. Assisting with this investigation are the OPP ...

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Fiery Collision Closes Hwy 11 north of Englehart

  At approximately 4:46 p.m. December 11, 2018, members from the Kirkland Lake Detachment and the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 11 just north of Englehart, Ontario.   A tractor trailer collided with a cube van. The collision caused the vehicles to catch fire. Unknown injuries at this time. Assisting with this ...

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OPP charge 23 with 156 offences including charges relating to the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drug & Substances Act (CDSA)

Several Ontario residents face numerous charges following a multi-jurisdiction investigation into trafficking of illegal firearms and illegal drugs in the Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe areas of Ontario. Noting a rise in domestically-sourced guns, Project RENNER began in April 2018 as a high-level Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) investigation targeting an organized crime group that had been producing restricted and ...

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Pedestrian Dies after Motor Vehicle Collision, Driver Located and Charged

On December 4, 2018, at approximately 7:40 p.m. members of the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Wikwemikong Way, on the Wikwemikong First Nation Territory, Ontario. Pedestrian, Joseph Thomas NESHKEWE, 67-years-old, from Wikwemikong First Nation was taken to hospital where he later died. A post mortem examination was conducted yesterday, at the ...

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Marathon OPP Officer is Honoured with an Accolade Award

Provincial Constable Peter Bertin of the Marathon OPP was honoured with an Accolade Award at a special presentation ceremony at the Ontario Provincial Police General Headquarters in Orillia, ON. These prestigious awards are only given out once a year. Bertin was recognized under the “Dedication” category for his continued support of the Marathon Community Policing Program.

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Collision on Highway 11 leads to impaired Charge

On Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at approximately 10:00 am officers from the Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision at the Highway 11 and Gas Road intersection in Lake Helen First Nation. The driver of a blue Dodge pickup truck collided into the rear of a grey Ford Fusion as it was turning ...

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Hwy 69 Reopens

On December 6, 2018 shortly before 6:00 a.m., a member of the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving two commercial motor vehicles resulting in a chemical spill on the Key River Bridge in Key River, Ontario. The responding officer was exposed to a potentially hazardous chemical and was transported ...

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Manitouwadge OPP Charge Snowmachine Driver with Impaired Operation of a MSV

On December 2, 2018 at approximately 11:00 p.m. an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Manitouwadge detachment was on patrol when he observed a motorized snow machine (MSV) driving on a roadway in Manitouwadge. The MSV was traveling in the center of the roadway and when police attempted to stop the MSV the driver failed to stop. The officer ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Man After Traffic Complaint

On November 27, 2018, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a driving complaint on Highway 17 near the St. Joseph Island turnoff in Johnson Township, Ontario.   The complainant reported people in a small pick-up truck sitting on each other’s laps operating in an unsafe manner. Police observed the pick-up truck travelling on Taylor Street in Bruce Mines.  It ...

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Changes in the North East Region (NER) Command team

Chief Superintendent Fern Labelle, Regional Commander for the North East Region’s Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announces the following changes within the North East Region (NER) Command team. Newly promoted Superintendent Mike Pilon has assumed command of the Regional Superintendent of Support portfolio. Superintendent Pilon has 24 years of policing experience. His career began at the Cochrane Detachment in 1994 before ...

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