Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

SSM OPP Charge Driver with Impaired after traffic complaint

On June 23, 2019, at approximately 3:15 a.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint regarding a possible impaired driver travelling westbound on Highway 17B. Officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Trunk Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.   As a result of further investigation, Marina THOMPSON, 64 ...

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SSM OPP Charge Searchmont Driver after collision with two parked vehicles

On June 22, 2019 at approximately 8:30 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie (OPP) Detachment responded to a motor vehicle collision in Searchmont, Ontario. The collision involved a motor vehicle that collided with two parked vehicles. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured. Officers attended the scene and as a result of further investigation, Michael TESSIER, 35 years-old of Searchmont, ...

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Highway 590 CLOSED – washout

Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising that Highway 590 is closed between Boreal Road and Adrian Lake Road due to a washout. An update will be provided as it becomes available.

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OPP Investigate Death of Manitoulin Ferry Passenger

On June 21, 2019, at approximately 11:26 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin and Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to a report of a female falling overboard a ferry travelling from South Baymouth to Tobermory in Lake Huron, Ontario. With the assistance of the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Manitoulin OPP Marine unit, the female was located deceased. The ...

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Precedent-setting Child Pornography Charges Laid Following Lengthy Probe of Toronto-based Firm

Five people have been charged after the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) concluded an investigation involving Ontario-based supplier of millions of child pornography images and videos. At a news conference, Commissioner Thomas CARRIQUE and Detective Inspector David MacDONALD were joined by representatives from the Toronto Police Service and the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations to conclude two investigative projects ...

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Nipissing OPP investigate collision that claimed life of two Elliot Lake men

On June 14, 2019 at approximately 9:10 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipissing West Detachment (Sudbury) members, the Sudbury OPP Traffic Incident Management Efficiency (TIME) team, the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) – Paramedic Services, the Greater Sudbury Fire Services and the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) responded to a two vehicle head on collision on Highway (Hwy) 17 ...

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OPP Partners with MedicAlert Foundation

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to better assist officers with their interactions with vulnerable persons. MedicAlert Connect Protect service gives police officers 24-hour access to a registered subscriber’s photo, identifying information, past wandering history, triggers, de-escalation techniques and other medical information through MedicAlert identification in an emergent situation. This service may also quickly locate ...

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Man Identified in Fatal Boating Accident on Tilley Lake

On June 11, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, Sault Ste. Marie OPP Marine Unit, Batchawana Fire and Rescue, Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) and Ambulance responded to an overturned vessel on Tilley Lake, Unincorporated Territory, Ontario. Members attended the scene and were advised one male was accounted for, however, ...

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OPP Investigate Fatal Boating Incident on Tilley Lake

On June 11, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, Sault Ste. Marie OPP Marine Unit, Batchawana Fire and Rescue, Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) and Ambulance responded to an overturned vessel on Tilley Lake, Unincorporated Territory, Ontario.   Members attended the scene and were advised one male was accounted for, ...

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OPP investigate Fatal Collision in Cochrane

On June 12, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Cochrane Fire Department, responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Highway 11 in the Town of Cochrane, Ontario.   Kelsey STRANG, 16-years-old, from Pikangikum First Nation, Ontario, was ...

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OPP assist Anishinabek Police Service in death of Adam Spade

On June 6, 2019 14-year-old Adam SPADE of Marten Falls was reported missing to the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) from a residence in Fort William First Nation. On June 8, 2019 he was located deceased in Lake Superior near Fort William First Nation. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was requested to assist the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) to investigate this ...

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SSM OPP – Bicycling Safety Tips

As the summer approaches, the number of cyclists will increase on our local roadways. The Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding cyclists that they must stay alert and follow the rules of the road.   Cyclists are required to share the road with other vehicles. Bicycles should always ride with traffic, stay as far right as possible ...

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‘Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies’ Report Released

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Opioids Working Group released their Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies report, highlighting the alarming increase of opioid overdoses and deaths across Ontario. The report contains information relating to OPP opioid seizures, overdoses and relevant strategies. Out of concern for the safety of all Ontarians, the OPP is sharing the data to help prevent the ...

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Thomas Carrique becomes OPP’s 15th Commissioner

During a tradition-filled change of command ceremony today, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) welcomed Thomas Carrique as its 15th Commissioner. Interim Secretary of Cabinet Steven Davidson, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and OPP Commissioner Emeritus Julian Fantino joined a large contingent of family, friends, police leaders and colleagues to witness (Retired) Commissioner Vince Hawkes pass the OPP Tipstaff to Commissioner Carrique. Created ...

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Deceased Identified in Monday’s Fatal Collision

On Monday, June 3, 2019, at approximately 1:39 p.m., members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Nairn-Hyman Fire Department, the Baldwin Fire Department and the Lively Fire Department, responded to a head on collision involving two vehicles on Highway 17 in Nairn Township, Ontario, approximately 10 kilometers west of ...

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