Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

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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Combined Police Services rescue 43 from Human Trafficking

  Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Barrie Police Service, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and community-based agencies have released more details of a labour human trafficking investigation with connections to central and eastern Ontario. Since 2018, police began investigating information that suggested Mexican-born workers were being trafficked and/or defrauded by a cleaning company based in Barrie. They had been brought to ...

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Temiskaming OPP – Tractor Trailer Collision closes Highway 11

On February 8, 2019 shortly after 11:00 p.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Nipissing District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Marten River Fire Department, responded to a call for a collision on Highway 11, just north of Tonomo Lake in Temagami, Ontario. Further investigation revealed that one tractor trailer had been travelling ...

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Marathon OPP Investigate Collision – Cleanup may cause delays

On Saturday, February 9, 2019 at approximately 06:00pm, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a tractor trailer unit (TTU) on Highway 17, approximately 40km west of Marathon near the Prairie River Bridge. A westbound TTU caught the north shoulder of the road on a curve. The ...

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OPP Hold Annual Operation All Dressed Up

Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service (SSMPS) are pleased to announce the sixth year of Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District OPERATION ALL DRESSED UP 2019 assisting Grade 8 and Grade 12 girls prepare for upcoming graduation ceremonies.   With the support of community partners and the community itself, this initiative will foster ...

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Marathon Woman charged with Impaired

On February 3, 2019 at approximately 6:00 a.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a call regarding a motor vehicle collision on Highway 627 involving a possible impaired driver. Officers attended the area and located a white 2005 Chevy Silverado in the north bound ditch. The female driver and one female passenger were still in the ...

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Marathon OPP charge Male with Impaired during RIDE Check

On February 3, 2019 at approximately 1:15 a.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment conducted a RIDE on the Pic Mobert Road. A Dodge Caravan entered the RIDE and the male driver was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver failed on the road side approved screening device and was placed under arrest for ...

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Timmins Man dies in Hwy 11 Collision near Cobalt

At approximately 10:04 a.m., on January 30, 2019, officers from the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal two vehicle collision on Highway 11, near the Town of Cobalt, Ontario.   Investigation has revealed that a sport utility vehicle (SUV) was northbound and a pickup truck was southbound on Highway 11. The vehicles collided and the ...

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