Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

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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Marathon OPP charge Male with Impaired after being found in the Ditch

On January 24, 2019 at approximately 12:20 a.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a report regarding a motor vehicle collision (MVC) and a possible impaired driver on Highway 627 north of Pic River First Nations Reserve. Officers located the vehicle involved in the MVC in the north bound ditch. The vehicle had been travelling north ...

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SSM OPP – Snowmobile Safety

As the snowmobile season heightens, the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to provide some safety reminders for the snowmobile community.   Before you leave… fill up your gas tank check the weather forecast before heading out. contact the local snowmobile club to check trail and ice conditions dress appropriately – wear clothing in layers, and make ...

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OPP – Be Aware of Tax Scams

The Ontario Provincial Police in the Rainy River District, with information from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police would like to take some time, as we approach tax season, to remind people to be aware of tax scams. At this time of year Canadians face many types of scams with perpetrators claiming to be agents of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Along with ...

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Remains found on Victoria Island Identified

On June 24, 2018 at approximately 2:57pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of suspected human remains located on Victoria Island, on Lake Superior. The remains were discovered by people who were fishing in the area. The OPP North West Region Crime Unit, OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and Emergency ...

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Thunder Bay OPP Investigate Suspicious Death

The Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a death where foul play is suspected.   On January 13, 2019, police received information that a body was located on the shoulder of Highway 527 just north of the Highway 11-17 junction. An investigation is ongoing by the OPP North West Region Crime Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services ...

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East Algoma OPP – Distracted Driving can Kill

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding drivers that no form of distracted driving is ok. Officers are out on our roadways taking a combined approach of education and focussed enforcement. All it takes is one second of taking your eyes off the road while driving, and disaster could strike. Numerous studies have been conducted on the risks ...

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Two Vehicle Collision creates Diesel Spill on Hwy 144

On January 5, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the South Porcupine detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 144.   The collision involved two commercial motor vehicles (CMV) traveling in opposite directions. There were no injuries, however, the highway was closed for several hours because of a diesel spill. The Ministry of Environment (MOE) ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Woman with Trespass

On January 2, 2018, shortly before 8:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to two separate disturbances at an apartment complex on West Street in the Town of Blind River.   Investigation determined a female was invited to an apartment and began consuming alcohol with a couple. At one point the intoxicated female made a derogatory ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Driver with Stunt Speeding & No Licence

On January 2, 2019, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River. At approximately 4:00 p.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed of over 115 km/hr in a posted 50 km/hr zone on Causley Street and a traffic stop was initiated. As ...

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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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