Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

SE OPP Chapleau look for assistance in ATV theft

Oct 10, 2017 @ 11:13 On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at approximately 12:35 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police Superior East – Chapleau Detachment responded to a Chapleau residence regarding a theft incident. At the scene officers were advised that a 2007 Baja All-Terrain Vehicle model # WD4 bearing VIN #LWGZCSZ047B001275 had been stolen overnight. Investigation is continuing at ...

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Search Continues for Owen Sands

Oct 6, 2017 @ 22:18 On October 6, 2017 at 1:20 p.m., West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police received a call about a missing person near Trim Tree Island on the waters of Georgian Bay. Investigation has since revealed that Owen SANDS, 53 years of age from Toronto was reported missing by family members. SANDS was last seen travelling in ...

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Operation Impact

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be taking part in a National four day traffic safety initiative called Operation Impact over the Thanksgiving Long Weekend.   This initiative will have all police officers paying particular attention to motorists whose behaviours fall under four main categories: driving while impaired, not wearing seatbelts, aggressive driving and distracted driving. These four ...

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Theft of Gas in Marathon leads to crash and arrest

Oct 2, 2017 @ 21:56 On Sunday, October 1, 2017 at approximately 2:30 pm, the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a theft of gasoline from a local gas station. The suspect vehicle was described as a black GMC Terrain Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) bearing a Nova Scotia licence plate. Shortly afterwards, members of ...

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Manitouwadge Man Charged with Multiple Offences after Reckless Driving Reports

Sep 27, 2017 @ 08:09 On September 25, 2017 at approximately 11:50 p.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Manitouwadge detachment received a report regarding a motor vehicle driving recklessly at high rates of speed and squealing tires in the Township of Manitouwadge. Officers patrolled the area and located a black and white pickup truck in the parking lot ...

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In Four Months – 10 Drivers Charged with Speeding 50km/h or More

Sep 27, 2017 @ 08:07 On Highway 17/614 in the Marathon/Manitouwadge area over the previous four months, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers have charged ten drivers under the Highway Traffic Act for speeding 50km/hr or more over the posted speed limit. June 22, a 66 year old male of Longueil, QC. 144km/hr in 90km/hr zone. July 7, a 45 year ...

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OPP Launch Fall Seat Belt Campaign Today

Sep 27, 2017 @ 08:02 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be conducting their Fall Seat belt Campaign from September 27 until October 6, 2017. Seat belt law enforcement and education is one of the OPP’s traffic safety priorities; the OPP conducts provincial seat belt campaigns every year to raise awareness of seat belt use and their effectiveness in saving ...

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UPDATE – SE OPP Chapleau Search for Missing Hunter

Sep 25, 2017 @ 10:07 SE OPP issued the following update, today, Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:46 a.m. “On September 23, 2017 at approximately 9:00 p.m., members from the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified that a male hunting in the Chapleau area was overdue. An overnight search of local backroads was conducted. On September ...

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UPDATE – East Algoma OPP searching for Laurence Folz

Sep 23, 2017 @ 14:03 On September 22, 2017, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Canine Unit began an extensive ground search for an elderly male in the Municipality of Huron Shores.   Shortly after 10:00 a.m. on September 23, 2017, 71 year old Laurence FOLZ of ...

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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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