Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

Marathon OPP – Three Stunt Drivers

May 8, 2017 @ 07:57   Three drivers are facing Stunt Driving charges after being stopped by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) near Marathon on May 6, 2017.   At approximately 12:32 am, OPP observed a GMC truck speeding on Highway 17 in Lecour Township. An officer operating radar determined the truck was travelling 145km/hr in the 90km/hr speed zone. A ...

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East Algoma OPP ask ‘What happens when you dial 911 by mistake?’

Apr 27, 2017 @ 08:53 Have you ever thought about what happens when someone calls 911? This is something that very few citizens think of, yet it consumes a significant amount of resources for the police and other emergency services.   When a person calls 911 an operator answers the phone and asks if the caller needs police, fire or ...

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Dryden & Ignace OPP – Warn of Ice Safety as temperatures warm

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:18 The members of the Dryden and Ignace Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public of the dangers of thin ice.  The warm weather means ice conditions are deteriorating quickly on all bodies of water in the area. The OPP would like to remind people of the following: 1.  Ice begins to be ...

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Marathon OPP – Requirements for ATV/ORV

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:06 Due to the increased number of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and Off Road Vehicles/Side by Sides (ORV) at this time of year, Members of the Marathon/Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding ATV/ORV operators of the requirements to operate these in Ontario. The OPP are also asking the public to partner with them to reduce ...

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OPP Distracted Driving Campaign begins

Mar 13, 2017 @ 11:19 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reporting that 2016 marked the fourth consecutive year that inattentive drivers were behind the highest number of lives lost on OPP-patrolled roads over the other main causal factors in road fatalities, known as the “Big Four”. In total, 65 people died in OPP-investigated collisions last year in which an ...

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SE OPP Chapleau called to Snowmobile Collision south of Halfway Haven

Mar 6, 2017 @ 12:00 On Saturday March 4, 2017 at approximately 5:30 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment were called to a collision involving a snowmobile on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (O.F.S.C) “D” trail located approximately 40 km south of Halfway Haven in the District of Algoma.    At the scene ...

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OPP – No Explosive Device Located in the Elliot Lake Secondary School

Feb 28, 2017 @ 18:37 On February 27, 2017, shortly before 8:00 a.m. members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a threatening phone call complaint at the Elliot Lake Secondary School (ELSS) located at 303 Mississauga Avenue. The caller indicated that there was an explosive device in the school. The OPP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU), the ...

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East Algoma OPP Responding to Explosive Device at Elliot Lake Secondary School

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently responding to a threatening phone call complaint that was received at around 7:45 a.m. at the Elliot Lake Secondary School (ELSS) located at 303 Mississauga Avenue. The caller indicated that there was an explosive device in the school.   The OPP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) and the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) ...

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OPP Warns people to ‘think’ before they venture out onto the ice

Feb 22, 2017 @ 16:18 The North East Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning people to think twice before venturing onto any ice surface. Environmental conditions have varied over the past few days and bodies of water that were once safe to walk on, or to travel on with vehicles or machines, are no longer strong enough to hold the ...

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OPP locate One Body of Two Missing Snowmobilers

On February 17, 2017, at 4:11 p.m., the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding two missing males from Rocky Bay First Nation. The two males, identified as 51-year-old Gerald Thompson and 45-year-old Nathaniel Thompson from Rocky Bay First Nation were last seen on Lake Nipigon on the afternoon of February 16, 2017. Police were contacted when ...

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OPP Helicopter Struck with Laser during flight

On Monday February 13, 2017, at 9:30 p.m., an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) helicopter was participating in a training exercise with OPP specialty teams in the Elgin County area of Southern Ontario when it was struck with a laser while in flight. The flight crew responded appropriately to avoid the laser strike preventing any permanent injury to the crew or impact to ...

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OPP Advise Mildred Kerr Located

Earlier today, the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) ask for assistance from members of the public in locating Mildred Kerr, aged 88 of Atikokan.  She had left Atikokan with a suspected destination of Brantford, Ontario on the morning of February 12, 2017.  The family of Kerr was concerned for her ability to drive the distance required ...

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Thunder Bay OPP Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision

On Friday, February 10, 2017 at approximately 6:34 pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a vehicle / pedestrian collision at the intersection of Highway 11/17 and Red River Road. A ...

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