Author Archives: OPP

SSM OPP – Laird Township Residential Fire being Investigated as Arson

On July 24, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m., members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Echo Bay Fire Department and Algoma Emergency Services responded to a house fire on Government Road in Laird Township.   Occupants of the residence were located without injuries.   The Sault Ste Marie Crime Unit is continuing the investigation ...

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Schreiber OPP – Remember to Lock your Vehicle

With summer upon us there is an increase in foot traffic on our local streets which can lead to crimes of opportunity. Members of the Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding the public to help assist in preventing these types of crimes by locking their vehicles and keeping valuables out of sight. During the evening of July 18th and the ...

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OPP – Seven Charged in Running Commercial Sex Trade

A commercial sex trade organization was dismantled on July 14, 2020 by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Human Trafficking Investigation Coordination Team, the Canadian Border Services Agency, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada and 12 Ontario police services. Seven persons have been charged with 32 criminal offences during the joint investigation, named Project Crediton. This commercial sex trade ...

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SSM OPP – Dangerous Driving Leads to Charges

On July 16, 2020 members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint east of Sault Ste. Marie with the vehicle continuing in an easterly direction. The vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed and was not stopping at red traffic lights.   Officers located the vehicle and as a ...

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SSM OPP – Search Warrant seizes Drugs, Firearms – Charges Laid

On July 17, 2020 at approximately 2:30 am members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Canine Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence located on Batchewana First Nation.   Once complete, officers had seized a quantity of drugs suspected to ...

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Marathon OPP – Driver charged with impaired after collision

At 3:27 p.m. July 16, 2020, Marathon OPP received a call regarding a Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) on Highway 17 west of Marathon near Wolf Camp Lake. The MV had been travelling eastbound and made contact with the eastbound shoulder. The driver over corrected and began to serve then entered the east bound ditch, flipped and rolled coming in contact ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges Laid after disturbance at business

On July 13, 2020, at approximately 10:30 a.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a disturbance at a business on Main Street in Thessalon.   There was an altercation between two people while inside the store. One person was upset at another from something that occurred in the past and proceeding to yell obscenities at ...

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East Algoma OPP – Impaired Charges Made after Collision

On July 11, 2020 at approximately 7:50 p.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members responded to a vehicle crash on Highway 639, north of Elliot Lake.   The complainant reported following a pick-up truck which was swerving all over the road, nearly causing collisions with other vehicles, until it eventually crashed into the ditch. Police attended and spoke to ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Arrest made after Complaint

On July 12, 2020, at approximately 2:27 a.m. members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a 911 call for an out of control person in the Town of Espanola. As a result of the investigation, Regan St Amour, 18-years-old, of Espanola was charged with Assault contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC) ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Arrests Made Firearms & Currency Seized

On July 11, 2020, at approximately 11:44 p.m., members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information that persons wanted out of Toronto were headed to Manitoulin Island from the Greater City of Sudbury. The vehicle was located and stopped on Highway 6, Little Current. All persons in the vehicle were arrested without incident. A firearm ...

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Marathon OPP – Arrest made after Spike Belt Usage

On Monday July 6, 2020 at approximately 10:10am the Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a black SUV traveling eastbound on Highway 17, Township of Schreiber, at a very high rate of speed. A traffic stop was initiated west of Terrace Bay. The vehicle, a black Jeep, failed to stop, accelerated, and continued eastbound on highway 17. Due to public ...

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OPP Start Summer Traffic Campaign for Canada Day Weekend

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will start their summer traffic campaign on June 27 ending on July 5, 2020. Warmer weather and longer days means more people will be getting out and enjoying outdoor activities on our highways, waterways, trails and Provincial Parks. This upcoming weekend the OPP will be focussing on aggressive driving along with other “Big Four” offences ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge 19th Driver with Impaired

On June 25, 2020, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police ((OPP) were on patrol duties on Highway 17 within the village of Algoma Mills. Shortly after 10:30 p.m., police were eastbound on Highway 17 when a westbound vehicle failed to lower its high beams. A traffic stop was initiated near Lauzon Village Road. While speaking ...

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Nipigon OPP – Truck reported Stolen, found Burned

On June 21, 2020 at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a vehicle stolen from a residence in the town of Nipigon. The vehicle is described as a 2019 white Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss, four wheel drive, crew cab (4 doors), with black wheels. The vehicle was last observed ...

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SSM OPP – Firearms taken in Break and Enter

On June 23, 2020, shortly before 12:00 p.m., members from the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a break and enter that occurred sometime between Wednesday June 10, 2020 and Tuesday June 23, 2020, at a property in Desbiens Township.   Investigation determined forced entry was made into the residence and once inside, the ...

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