Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

East Algoma OPP Charge Tractor Trailer Driver with impaired

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On June 12, 2017, shortly before 8:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint involving a westbound tractor trailer on Highway 17, east of Blind River. Police later located the tractor trailer on Highway 17 entering Blind River and initiate a traffic stop. When speaking ...

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East Algoma OPP Blind River – Cocaine located in vehicle

On June 6, 2017, shortly after 4:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol on Woodward Avenue in the Town of Blind River. As an OPP officer passed a parked motor vehicle he detected a strong odor of freshly burned marijuana emanating from the vehicle.  The officer then approached the parked vehicle and ...

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East Algoma OPP Seize Radar Detector in Blind River

On June 6, 2017, shortly after 2:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River. Police observed a westbound vehicle and detected a speed measuring device in the vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated and a speed measuring device was located on the dash of the ...

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OPP Commissioner Hawkes – Role of OPP during Investigations in other Police Jurisdictions

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner, J.V.N. (Vince) HAWKES is releasing the following statement regarding the role of the OPP during investigations in other police jurisdictions:   “I want to take this opportunity to clarify the role and responsibilities of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with regard to investigations outside of its jurisdiction and to address inferences made at a news ...

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You can Run – But You Can’t Hide! OPP employ STAR system

Yesterday afternoon, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) utilized a vehicle equipped with the Satellite Technology Apprehension Response (STAR) system after receiving a call from the London Police Service who were following a pick-up truck that was towing a trailer and refused to stop. OPP officers were able to work with the London Police Service and receive updated information as to ...

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Marathon OPP Investigate Mid-Morning fatal Collision

On May 26, 2017, at approximately 10:20 a.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision east of Marathon on Highway 17, near Dunk Lake.   A single motor vehicle, a small 4 door car travelling eastbound, lost control and rolled coming to rest in the north side ditch. Emergency services including the ...

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OPP investigate two off-road vehicle deaths and lay numerous charges during the Victoria Day Weekend

May 25, 2017 @ 22:56   Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were kept busy on and off roads leading up to and over the Victoria Day Long Weekend, investigating two off-road vehicle deaths and laying numerous charges. During Canada Road Safety Week (May 16-22, 2017), the OPP laid close to 9,400 speeding charges, with an additional 165 street racing charges laid against motorists who ...

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OPP & MTO – Construction Season is underway

May 24, 2017 @ 10:59   This year the MTO is reporting in excess of 200 construction projects in Ontario. These projects consist of highway expansions, bridge replacements and road maintenance which may result in road closures, reduced lanes, lane realignments and reduced speed limits. When travelling, drivers should be prepared to possible delays in construction zones. Speeds are reduced in ...

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Kenora OPP investigate Death of Child in Rushing River Provincial Park

  Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating the death of an 8-year-old male at the Rushing River Provincial Park. Members of the OPP responded to a missing person incident at the park. Officer conducted a search of the park assisted by the Emergency Response Team, K9 unit, Rushing River Provincial Park Staff and ...

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Marathon OPP Investigate Early Morning Collision

On Friday, May 19, 2017, at approximately 7:00 a.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vehicle collision west of Marathon at Highway 17, Township of Coldwell. A westbound vehicle collided with the rear trailer wheels of an eastbound tractor trailer. Emergency services including the Marathon Fire Department (MFD) and Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ...

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Marathon OPP – Three shoplifters charged

Three adults are facing charges after shoplifting occurences were reported at a grocery store in Marathon on May 12, 2017.   At approximately 1:00pm, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Marathon was contacted to attend at the Extra Foods grocery store for a shoplifting occurrence. Investigation determined two parties were involved in stealing various items. As a result of that investigation, a 29 ...

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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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