Author Archives: OPP

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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OPP Conducts Distracted Driving Campaign (March 12 -18, 2018)

Mar 11, 2018 @ 08:34 Over March Break, the Ontario Provincial Police will be highly focused on what has been the deadliest kind of driver on OPP-patrolled roads for the fifth consecutive year – the inattentive driver. Inattentive drivers were behind 83 road fatalities on OPP-patrolled roads in 2017, surpassing speed-related deaths (75), alcohol/drug-related deaths (46) and those that are ...

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Elliot Lake Man Causes Disturbance, Damages Property before being arrested

Mar 2, 2018 @ 10:43 On March 2, 2018, at approximately 2:00 a.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested the male responsible for causing a disturbance and damaging property at a Dunn Road apartment in Elliot Lake, Ontario.   On March 1, 2018, at approximately 7:55 a.m. the OPP received numerous complaints of a male knocking ...

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Names Released in triple homicide / suicide incident

Feb 27, 2018 @ 08:35 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Almaguin Highlands Detachment continues to investigate a triple homicide / suicide incident that occurred on Starratt Road in Ryerson Township, Ontario. The victims formed three generations of the same family and all resided at the location where they were murdered. They have been identified as: Raija TURANEN, 88 years old; Ulla ...

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Elliot Lake Human Remains Identified

Feb 23, 2018 @ 17:10 On February 14, 2018, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located human remains in a wooded area within the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario.   A post mortem examination is ongoing at this time and is being conducted at the Office of the Chief Coroner-Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) ...

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Marathon OPP Arrest 9th Person in Trafficking Bust

Feb 19, 2018 @ 09:45 On February 1, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) with the assistance of the Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB), the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), K-9, members of the Marathon OPP Detachment, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS), and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) had charged 9 individuals with ...

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OPP Say ‘Keep Safe’ this Family Day Weekend

Feb 17, 2018 @ 19:40 Staff Sergeant Michael Maville, Detachment Commander of the Ontario Provincial Police Detachment (OPP) in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario wishes everyone an enjoyable Family Day long weekend and would like to remind members of the public that this weekend they may be faced with various weather conditions. Staff Sergeant Maville is hoping that everyone takes the time ...

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