Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

Victim in Highway 11 Collision Identified

On April 23, 2019, at approximately 7:45 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a collision on Highway 11 in Calder Township, west of the Town of Cochrane, Ontario.   Police investigation revealed that a mini-van collided head-on with a commercial motor vehicle.   ...

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Annual Seatbelt Campaign Begins

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North East Region will be participating in the annual Provincial Seatbelt Campaign which runs from April 19 to April 22, 2019. Officers will be patrolling highways looking for lack of seatbelt use and other “Big 4” driving behaviours: impaired driving, distracted driving and aggressive driving. Seatbelt enforcement and education are one of the OPP’s traffic safety ...

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Nipigon OPP Charge Schreiber Man charged in Fatal Collision

On September 28, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m. officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11-17 near Dorion. Initial investigation determined that a westbound pickup truck had crossed into the oncoming lane colliding with an eastbound sport utility vehicle. The driver Thomas LONG sixty-nine years old, and passenger Shelley ...

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OPP – What is Domestic Violence?

Do you know someone who is being abused? Do you know the signs of abuse?   Domestic abuse and violence continue to be serious and prevalent problems in Ontario.   The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in the North East Region respond to approximately 3,700 domestic related calls every day. In 2018, officers responded to over 2,400 non-criminal incidents and more than 1,200 ...

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OPP – Late Season Snowmobiling Safety

As the 2019 Snowmobile season winds down, snowmobile operators are encouraged to avoid crossing waterways as ice conditions are unpredictable and slush is prevalent. In addition, before planning a trip be sure to check the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide to ensure your intended route is indicated as being open. Be mindful that private landowners often close gates and become active on their ...

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North Bay OPP looking for Witnesses in Pedestrian Collision

At approximately 8:45 p.m., on March 25, 2019, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North Bay Detachment responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, east of Highway 17B, in the City of North Bay, Ontario. A 33-year-old female pedestrian from Nipissing First Nation suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital. OPP Traffic Collision ...

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Top 4 Scams

Each year, officers in the North East Region investigate more than 700 calls relating to Fraud. Unfortunately, in many of these cases, people have fallen victim to the scam, losing money in the process. The CAFC estimates that they only receive information about 5% of fraud that occurs in Canada. They identify four of the top scams in 2018 in Canada as: ...

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Romance Scams

An unfortunate reality of the online dating world is that romance scams continue to cause victims severe financial hardship and take a toll on their emotional well-being. That emotional embarrassment reduces the number of times this crime is reported to police. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and their fraud prevention partners ...

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SSM OPP Investigate Home Invasion – Ask for Public’s Help

On March 14, 2019 at approximately 3:00 a.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the North East Region Crime Unit responded to a home invasion in the area of Wildwood Drive, in Aweres Township, Ontario. Investigation revealed that suspects gained entry to the residence and assaulted the home owner. A safe, ammunition and several firearms were ...

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OPP – Watch for Water on Roadways

With the long-awaited warmer weather finally upon us, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding motorists to watch for “standing” or pooling water on the roadways. The combination of increased temperatures and rainfall can cause large pools of water to form on the roadways. Because the ground is still frozen, the water has no place to go. Road crews do ...

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If you pay the fee, they won’t stop phishing!

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) and Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) are warning Ontario residents to check their emails, phone messages and computer pop-ups. All are tools that criminals can use to extort money and personal information from you. Phishing, ransom and service scams have the same basic goal. Typically, individuals make ...

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Receive money from a source? why would you send ANY back?

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) and Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) say money transfer scams extort money and personal information from unwitting victims. Money transfer and cheque fraud scams are successful for fraudsters because they constantly find ways to put a new spin on an old scam. Victims sometimes educate themselves on ...

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered and Male Charged

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at approximately 7:50 p.m. the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding a theft of fuel from the SPG on Peninsula Road in Marathon. The vehicle was White Ford F250 driven by a lone male. The vehicle left without paying for fuel travelling north on Peninsula Road towards Highway 17. It was unknown ...

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OPP Search for Missing Helicopter

On March 6, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an incident where a female and a male from the Town of Kapuskasing, Ontario, were reported missing.   Police information revealed that Nicole Blais, 47-years-old and Jody Blais, 49-years-old, both from Kapuskasing, Ontario, failed to return, via helicopter, ...

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SSM OPP talk about the Internet and your Child

The Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment are encouraging parents to be aware of their children’s online activities. The internet can be a great place to meet friends, do research, play games and explore hobbies or interests. Like the physical world, you should take steps to play safe. Having a healthy relationship with our children regarding their online use can ...

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