Author Archives: OPP

Three Drivers in Marathon/Manitouwadge Area Charged with speeding +50km

On Highway 17 in the Marathon/Manitouwadge area over the previous weekend, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers charged three drivers under the Highway Traffic Act for speeding 50km/hr or more over the posted speed limit. April 28, a 20 year old male of Winnipeg, MB. 151km/hr in 90km/hr zone. April 29, a 19 year old male (unknown residence or speed at ...

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Man Charged in Nipigon hotel fire

Apr 30, 2018 @ 06:48 On Sunday, April 29, 2018 at approximately 6:20 a.m. The Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information of a fire at a local motel. The fire was contained to a single room at the motel and was put out with the use of motel fire extinguishers. Nipigon Fire department attended the scene and ensured the fire was extinguished. As a ...

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Fatal Collision closes Highway 17 between Hwy 94/Hwy 531 (North Bay) – UPDATED

Apr 24, 2018 @ 13:37 Officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Highway Safety Division (HSD) are continuing their investigation into a two-vehicle collision between a pickup truck and a minivan. The collision occurred approximately 8:18 a.m. on April 23, 2018, on Highway 17, in the Township of Bonfield, Ontario. Both drivers were pronounced deceased ...

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Highway 17 (Walden Township) Closed due to Fatal Collision, Deceased Identified

UPDATE – The Sudbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is continuing its investigation into a fatal, single motor vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 6:19 a.m. on April 17, 2018 on Highway 17, east of Regional Road 55. The passenger of the transport truck was pronounced deceased at the scene. She has been identified as 33 year old Jennifer ...

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East Algoma OPP seize 30 pounds of Marijuana during traffic stop

Apr 17, 2018 @ 15:58   On April 16, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on Highway 17 within the Township of the North Shore.   Shortly after 1:00 p.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle travelling at low rate of speed on Highway 17.  The officer conducted a traffic stop near Algoma Mills. ...

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Marathon OPP – Weather contributes to 4 collisions in just over four hours

Apr 17, 2018 @ 14:11 Members of the Marathon and Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to four separate motor vehicle collisions that occurred on Highway 17 in a little over a four hour period. April 16, 2018 at 09:23pm officers attended a single motor vehicle collision (MVC) near the Prairie River Bridge on highway 17. The vehicle left ...

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Marathon OPP – Man Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder

Apr 6, 2018 @ 13:37 On April 5, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m., members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a sudden death at a residence on Michano Drive in Marathon. Officers attended and confirmed that a 61-year-old female identified as Anne RAINVILLE was dead.   Alain LEPAGE, 62-years-old, was arrested and charged with First ...

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Hwy 17 CLOSED (Nipissing First Nation) due to a collision

Apr 5, 2018 @ 21:28 On April 5, 2018, at approximately 7:15 a.m., officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, east of Christine Lane, in Nipissing First Nation, Ontario. Two eastbound vehicles were involved in the collision; a tractor-trailer and a sport utility vehicle (SUV).  The driver ...

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Hwy 11 Now Open

Apr 4, 2018 @ 07:30 On April 4, 2018, at approximately 4:32 a.m., officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision near Sand Dam Road, on Highway 11 in Merrick Township, Ontario. The tractor trailer has been cleared from the highway and as of 7:18 a.m., Highway 11 is ...

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Marathon OPP Recover Stolen Vehicle

Apr 3, 2018 @ 09:57 On Saturday, April 1st, 2018, at approximately 02:00 am an officer of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting patrol on Highway 17 east of Marathon when he observed a motor vehicle traveling westbound at a high rate of speed. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but it continued ...

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OPP offer ‘Today’s Tip – Pregnancy and seatbelts!”

The annual Provincial Seatbelt Campaign runs from March 30 to April 2, 2018. OPP are offering the following tips: If you’re pregnant, you still need to wear a seatbelt. You should:  Wear both the lap and shoulder belt, Sit as upright as possible, and Wear the lap belt low so it pulls downward on your pelvic bones and not across ...

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Manitoulin-Espanola OPP Charge Man during Traffic Stop

Mar 26, 2018 @ 12:38 On Saturday, March 24, 2018, at approximately 4:37 p.m., an officer from the Manitoulin-Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 17 in Nairn-Hyman Township, Ontario. Police observed a traffic violation and conducted a traffic stop. An investigation revealed that the driver was operating the motor vehicle without insurance. As ...

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Legion Hall in Spanish Broken into

Mar 22, 2018 @ 10:58 On March 16, 2018, shortly after 2:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a break and enter at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 576 located on Brennan Harbour Road in the Town of Spanish.   Police attended the scene and found the apparent point of entry and exit for ...

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OPP Distracted Driving Campaign sees 2,589 charges

Mar 22, 2018 @ 09:03 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have finalized their Distracted Driving Campaign enforcement data, laying 2,589 charges against motorists who were not completely focused on driving. The majority (2,462) of the charges were laid against drivers caught using their hand-held devices (Highway Traffic Act Section 78.1). Sixty four (64) of the charges were for Careless Driving (HTA ...

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