Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

Collision between Car and Snow Plow closes Hwy 11 for 12 Hours

On December 17, 2019 at 6:04 p.m. the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate a two vehicle collision involving a snow plow and a passenger vehicle on Highway 11, near Tremblay Road in Val Rita, Ontario.   The driver of the passenger vehicle was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.   ...

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Schreiber OPP Issue Public Alert to Travellers

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Schreiber Detachment are issuing a public alert in relation to a theft of gas incident that occurred today, December 16, 2019 in Terrace Bay, Ontario.   The Schreiber Detachment located the suspect vehicle that was involved in the theft; in a ditch; down a side road near the community of Pays Plat. The two suspects; believed ...

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Thunder Bay OPP investigate Fatal Collision between two Tractor Trailers

On December 1, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two tractor trailer units. The collision occurred on Highway 17, west of Raith ON. The tractor trailer units were involved in a head on collision and became engulfed in fire.   ...

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Thunder Bay OPP investigate motor vehicle/pedestrian collision

On November 30, 2019, at approximately 6:10 a.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a motor vehicle / pedestrian collision on Highway 11/17 between Balsam Street and Red River Road.   The driver of a tractor trailer was east bound ...

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Tractor Trailer Collision closes Highway 17 West of Marathon for 6 Hours

On Tuesday November 26 at 2:05pm, members of the Marathon, Manitouwadge, and Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), on Highway 17, west of Marathon approximately 2 km west of Neys Provincial Park. An eastbound tractor trailer (TT), left the roadway on a corner coming into contact with the eastbound guardrails then ...

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Marathon Woman charged with suspected Methamphetamine

On Saturday November 16, 2019 approximately 2:58 pm officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon and Manitouwadge Detachment were dispatched to a traffic hazard on Highway 17 near Highway 614. The traffic hazard reported was of a person walking down the center line on Highway 17. Police attended the area and located a female walking on the eastbound shoulder ...

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Scammers now using local OPP numbers on Call Display

As digital technology advances, the cyber realm becomes easier for criminals to exploit and extort victims.   Scammers are now using local OPP numbers as a call display number to make the public believe that the police are phoning them. The scammers are trying to get personal information from the public under the guise of being an official member of the ...

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OPP identify driver that caused structural damage to bridge – UPDATE

Nov 14, 2019 @ 05:01 The Ministry of Transportation wishes to advise that for emergency reasons due to overpass damage, the full highway closure currently in effect on Highway 61 between Broadway Avenue and Neebing Avenue/Princess Street will be extended until 6:00 am, Monday November 18, 2019.   This ongoing closure will allow for the completion of the necessary emergency work, ...

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SIM Swap Scam

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), in partnership with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), are advising the public of a recent scam that has been reported. Fraudsters are using SIM swapping and phone number porting to gain access to your email, social media and financial accounts. From there, they gain direct access to your personal ...

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OPP Officers save 102 lives using Naloxone since September 2017

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has saved 102 lives using naloxone, since frontline officers began carrying it in September 2017. The severity of the opioid crisis is evident in the increase of opioid-related overdoses and the number of incidences where officers have had to administer naloxone to save a life. Key statistical information from September 2017 to November 2019 includes: ...

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Nipissing West OPP Officers rescue driver from vehicle fire

  On October 30, 2019 at 2:50 p.m., officers from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle rollover collision on the northbound on-ramp to Estaire Road from Highway 69, City of Greater Sudbury. Officers arrived on-scene within minutes to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames with the lone occupant still ...

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Thunder Bay OPP continue investigation into Pedestrian Death

Oct 30, 2019 @ 07:02 On October 29, 2019, at approximately 5:21 a.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a motor vehicle / pedestrian collision on Highway 11/17, west of Fraser Road. A tractor trailer unit was west bound on ...

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East Algoma OPP – Snow Tires Help

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 with ...

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Canadians lose $34 million to Cybercriminals – Always Report Frauds and Scams

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) caution anyone who has been scammed to immediately report the scam or fraud to the police, even if a financial transaction did not occur. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Canadians have lost more than $43 million so far this year to cybercriminals and stand to lose even more. These criminals continue to use traditional ...

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OPP Respond to 18% More Fatal Off-road Vehicle Collisions in 2019

With hunters and off-road enthusiasts taking advantage of the fall riding season, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is partnering with the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) to remind all off-roaders to do their part to stay safe. The OPP has responded to 20 fatal off-road vehicle collisions this year, an 18 per cent increase over the 17 fatal collisions ...

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