Author Archives: OPP

Marathon OPP – Charges Laid after Traffic Complaint

On September 18, 2021, the Marathon OPP received a traffic complaint regarding a possible impaired driver of a motor vehicle in the Town of Marathon. At approximately 6:23pm, Police located the vehicle on Yawkey Avenue parked in the driveway of a residence. Police observed the accused sitting in the driver’s seat with the vehicle running. On speaking with the accused, officers ...

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Manitoulin OPP lay charges in Collision

On September 16, 2021 at 2:27 a.m., members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Sudbury-Manitoulin Paramedic Services responded to a collision involving a single motor vehicle, on Highway 6, in the Curtin Township, south of Whitefish Falls, ON. The lone occupant of the vehicle received non-life threating injuries and was transported to the local hospital ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Arrest made in School Altercation

On September 14, 2021 at 2:56 p.m., members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin Police Service (UCCM), responded to an altercation at a school on Bay Street, Billings Township, (Manitoulin Island). As a result, several students received non-life threating injuries during this incident. The investigation is still being conducted ...

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OPP Pathway of Memories – 105 Memory Stones Donated in 2021

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the OPP Youth Foundation recognized this year’s Pathway of Memories recipients who had an inscribed memory stone dedicated in their honour, as well as those who donated a stone. A total of 105 memory stones have been donated this year, bringing the number of stones in the Pathway of Memories to 426. The Pathway ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges laid in Assault

On September 10, 2021, shortly after 12:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance at a residence on Duff Road in Plummer Additional Township.     Investigation determined the homeowner was physically assaulted by a person that was visiting.   As a result of the investigation, Kayla THYNNE, 31 years-of-age from ...

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East Algoma OPP – 28th Impaired Charge of 2021

On September 11, 2021, shortly after 5:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver that was travelling eastbound on Highway 17, from the Town of Bruce Mines.     Police located the vehicle and observe the car to have no plates and initiated a traffic ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Charges laid in Death of Leo Brunette

On September 12, 2021 at approximately 12:21 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a death at a residence on Cherry Street in Chapleau.   Police located the victim, Leo BRUNETTE, 62 years-of- age of Chapleau deceased.   As a result of the investigation, Jodi WHEELER, 57 years-of-age, of Chapleau has been ...

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Thunder Bay OPP investigate Transport Collision at Sistonen’s Corner

On Saturday Sept 12, 2021 at 10:17 pm members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received a report of a motor vehicle collision on Hwy 11-17 at the intersection of Hwy 102 also known as Sistonen’s Corner. Investigation revealed that a westbound tractor trailer unit on Hwy 102 had struck a pick-up truck hauling a fifth ...

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North West OPP warn of drug overdose increases – potential batch of fatal street drugs circulating

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are warning the public of the recent increase in drug overdoses in the North West Region. Concerns have been raised that there could be a potential batch of fatal street drugs circulating in the area. “Fentanyl is an extremely potent synthetic opioid. You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it. Fentanyl can be lethal in ...

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Stunt Driving Legislation Changes

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to advise the public of the Stunt Driving legislation under section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and Ontario Regulation 455/07 which came into effect on September 12, 2021 As of September 12, the roadside driver’s license suspensions under section 172 of the HTA will increase from seven to 30 days for ...

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East Algoma OPP – Assistance in Pharmacy Theft

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking for assistance in regards to a break, enter and theft occurrence on September 9, 2021 at a pharmacy on Hillside Drive South in Elliot Lake. Police were called to that location at approximately 5:55 a.m.  The front door glass was broken to gain entry. Once inside, cash was stolen from a till. ...

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East Algoma OPP – Unwanted Person Charged

On September 6, 2021, East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a residence on Dieppe Avenue in Elliot Lake in relation to an unwanted person being on the property. The person was on previous release conditions to not attend that property. The person departed prior to police arrival. Police searched the area with negative results. On September 7, 2021 police were ...

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OPP release Labour Day Statistics

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to four traffic fatalities over the Labour Day long weekend. Two people lost their lives in road collisions, while two others were killed in separate off-road vehicle incidents.   These latest incidents bring the number of fatalities to 180 on OPP-patrolled roads and 15 deaths on OPP-patrolled trails.   Officers laid a total of ...

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East Algoma OPP – Gasoline engines on bicycles is Illegal in Ontario

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind riders that operating a bicycle being powered by a combustion engine on roadways and sidewalks is illegal in Ontario.   People are modifying bicycles by adding a gasoline engine (similar to a chainsaw motor) to the frame. A second chain drive is usually rigged to move the back wheel through ...

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Back to School “Watch for Buses”

Inspector Tyler Sturgeon, Detachment Commander for the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), wants to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe 2021 – 2022 school year. Motorists should be extra attentive and prepared to stop for school buses from Monday to Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Additionally, please watch ...

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