Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

Thunderstorm strands vessel on Ella Lake

Sep 23, 2017 @ 08:09 Members of the Manitoulin/Espanola OPP Marine Unit were called to assist in locating a vessel in distress last evening shortly after 8:00 PM. A male and female were on Ella Lake near Nairn Centre, ON.  A severe thunderstorm passed through the area while the couple were on their way across the lake just before dark. ...

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Accused Transferred to Sûreté du Quebec

Sep 23, 2017 @ 08:09 On Friday, September 22, 2017, the accused involved in an Amber Alert apprehension southwest of Renfrew was transferred from Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) custody and into the custody of Québec (SQ). The Amber Alert which was initiated in Quebec on September 14, 2017 resulted in OPP’s involvement when the suspect was located in eastern Ontario. Several OPP ...

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SSM Man Identified in Fatal ATV Rollover

On September 15, 2017, shortly after 8:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Algoma Paramedic Services responded to a single vehicle motor collision involving a male driver on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on McNie Road in McNie Township.   The investigation is continuing as to why there was a roll over. The operator ...

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Hunting Begins – Remember Hunter Safety!

Sep 15, 2017 @ 12:55 The Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind hunters that safety need to be the first priority when heading out into the outdoors this fall. There are a number of things hunters can do to keep themselves and those around them safe.  Some safety rules hunters are asked ...

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Results of OPP Distracted Driving Campaign over Labour Day Long Weekend

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to two road fatalities over the long weekend during their provincial Distracted Driving campaign. The first collision occurred near French River on Friday, September 1, 2017, claiming the life of a 25 year-old woman. The second incident involved a motorcycle colliding with a motor vehicle on Monday, September 4, 2017. The 59 year-old male motorcyclist succumbed ...

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OPP to host Two Anti-Human Trafficking Conferences

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is hosting two anti-human trafficking conferences that will walk attendees down the road travelled from identifying victims of both sex and labour trafficking, to providing wrap-around victim-centred service to support them through to recovery, and enforcement efforts targeting traffickers. One conference will be in Barrie, Ontario September 11-12, 2017, and the second will be in ...

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Warren & Sudbury OPP investigate early morning fatal collision

On September 6, 2017 at 12:36 a.m., members of the Warren and Sudbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), West Nipissing Fire Department and the West Nipissing Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17, Verner. Investigation has revealed that an eastbound tractor trailer and a westbound vehicle collided head on. The driver of the vehicle was ...

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OPP Crime Unit assist Wikwemikong Tribal Police in Nursing Home Death

On August 26, 2017 the Wikwemikong Tribal Police responded to the Wikwemikong Nursing Home regarding an incident that occurred the evening of August 25, 2017. A resident from the nursing home was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries but subsequently died on August 30, 2017. The deceased has been identified as Robert Jim STILL, age 85, ...

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OPP Golden Helmets to perform in Elliot Lake, Blind River and Thessalon

Aug 31, 2017 @ 08:30 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Golden Helmets Precision Motorcycle Team was formed in 1963. Each year they tour the Province of Ontario giving exhibitions of superb riding skills at fairs, festivals and parades.   The 20-member team, comprised of OPP officers on regular patrol duties, consists of the Ride Master, Commentator, the motorcycle technician and ...

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Kenora OPP Investigate Serious Collision on Highway 17A

Aug 30, 2017 @ 20:06 At 7:51 Kenora OPP advised that Hwy 17A between Jones Road and Airport Road is open to one lane, alternating traffic. Aug 30, 2017 @ 19:38 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, with assistance from Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) and the Kenora Forensic Identification Unit (FISU) are on the scene ...

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OPP Conduct Labour Day Weekend Distracted Driving Campaign (Sept.1-4, 2017)

Inattentive driving is linked to more collisions on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-patrolled roads so far this year than speeding and alcohol/drug-related collisions combined. This Labour Day weekend officers with the Sault Ste. Marie OPP will be out patrolling local area highways and roadways to ensure the travelling public will arrive at their destination safely. Since January 1, 2017, driver distraction has ...

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SSM OPP have two Marine Calls in Three Hours – Marine Safety is Important!

Aug 8, 2017 @ 08:22 On August 6, 2017 at approximately 7:30 pm Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Batchewana Police Service, Goulais Fire and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a 911 marine distress call from Horseshoe Bay. The caller was a 13 year old female who was floating in a paddleboat with ...

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OPP use Clay Facial Reconstruction in Hopes of Identification

  At a news conference today, the OPP in partnership with the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service and the Office of the Chief Coroner unveiled a three-dimensional model of what is believed to be a young male. Police hope the reconstruction will prompt the public, friends, or co-workers from that time to provide new information to identify the individual and bring resolution ...

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OPP use Unmanned Aerial System to investigate Fatal Collision near Mattawa

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are investigating a fatal collision with the aid of the OPP Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Mattawa OPP responded to a collision which occurred on Hwy 17 near Hwy 630 in Calvin Township late this morning. OPP state that, “Preliminary information is that an eastbound SUV collided with a westbound pickup truck. The driver of the SUV ...

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