Author Archives: OPP

Manitoulin OPP investigate Two Sudden Deaths

On May 31, 2020, at approximately 5:00 p.m., members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) checked on the well-being of two residents in the Town of Espanola. Officers entered the residence and located both deceased. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Manitoulin OPP Crime Unit under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch ...

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OPP – Watch for Motorcyclists

Motorcyclist fatalities on Ontario Provincial Police-(OPP)-patrolled roads are up 300 per cent this year over last year, with all four 2020 deaths occurring in the month of May. OPP investigations into the collisions revealed that in separate incidents, two of the four motorcyclists who died were driving properly at the time of the collision. The incidents mark the latest reminder ...

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NDP to force vote on emergency funding for municipalities

NDP Municipal Affairs critic Jeff Burch will table a motion this week that would give emergency financial support to municipalities that have been deeply impacted by COVID-19. “Cities and towns throughout the province are on the verge of devastating cuts if the Ford Government does not step up and provide funding,” said Burch. Municipalities are not able to run deficits, ...

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Marathon OPP Search for Missing Male

The Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 21 year old male from Marathon. On Sunday May 24, 2020, at approximately 02:30 a.m., police received a report of a missing male, Eric PELLETIER. He was last seen Thursday 21 May, 2020 in the area of Ontario Street in Marathon. PELLETIER ...

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Highway 144 Collision – Tractor-Trailer vs Train

On May 22, 2020 at approximately 11:25 a.m., members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer and a train on Highway 144 at Marina Road, City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario. The driver and lone occupant suffered minor injuries. The tractor-trailer was hauling wood chips and the boxcar ...

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One Lane remains closed after fatal collision west of White River

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020 approximately 1:00 am, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a signal motor vehicle on Highway 17, approximately 70km east of Marathon near Green Lakes.   An eastbound 2019 Honda Civic lost control after hitting the east bound shoulder on a corner. ...

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SSM OPP Investigate Fatal Collision

On May 18, 2020, at approximately 11:20 a.m., members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 near the eastern city limits of Sault Ste. Marie. The driver of a sedan lost control, entered the ditch, rolled several times and was ejected from the vehicle.  Calvin MANDIGO, 55 ...

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Highway 17 – OPEN (West of Thunder Bay)

At 10:30ish the highway was reopened.   May 13, 2020 at 17:25 – On May 13, 2020 at approximately 1:22 pm officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a bush fire by Ivar Road (West of Shabaqua).   Highway 11 and Highway 17 were closed as the smoke caused a traffic hazard. Highway 11 has ...

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Protect Yourself From Health Care Related Scams

As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Health Fraud Investigation Unit (HFIU) say increasing health care-related scams are targeting unsuspecting, innocent victims to extort money and, in particular, personal information. OPP Anti-Rackets HFIU warns Ontario residents to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19, specifically health information “harvest” sites, where fraudsters ...

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SSM OPP – Police Week

National Police Week began in 1970 as a way for the police to connect with their communities and to increase awareness about the services they provide.   Police Week occurs in May to coincide with Peace Officers Memorial Day, recognized internationally on May 15.   The Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) celebrates policing as an ...

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Canada Road Safety Week – increase in road fatalities

As the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) looks toward Canada Road Safety Week, it is reporting an increase in road fatalities as well as the leading behaviours linked to the deaths, which are the very focus of the national campaign. As of May 4, 2020, 71 people have died in fatal collisions on OPP-patrolled roads. This time last year, there were ...

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Manitoulin OPP investigate double drowning deaths

On May 9, 2020 at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Billings Fire Department responded to a report of a deceased person floating near the shore of Mudge Bay near Old Mill Road in Kagawong.   Officers located a second deceased person near the first. The investigation revealed ...

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SSM OPP – Impaired Charges laid after collision

On May 1, 2020 at approximately 11:45 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Goulais Fire and Rescue and Sault Ste. Marie Ambulance responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Mission Road, Goulais River, Ontario.   Officers attended the scene where the single occupant of the vehicle was extracted by Goulais Fire ...

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East Algoma OPP – Impaired Driver collides with Transport

On April 28, 2020 at approximately 11:58 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) involving a pick-up truck and a tractor trailer. The MVC occurred when the pick-up truck entered the westbound lane colliding with the tractor trailer on Highway 17 near Wagoosh Lake Road in the ...

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SSM OPP – Traffic Stop results in Cannabis Charges

On April 25, 2020 members from the Sault Ste. Marie Highway Safety Division (HSD) and Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (TIME) team responded to a westbound traffic complaint on Highway 17.   At approximately 6:30 p.m. officers observed the westbound vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17, Garden River First Nation, Ontario.   As a result of further investigation, ...

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