Author Archives: OPP

OPP Search for Missing swimmer in Ottawa River

Jul 15, 2017 @ 20:49 On July 15, 2017, at 2:58 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Mattawa Satellite Detachment received a call about a person swimming in the Ottawa River that went missing. The individual was carried downstream by the current and the complaint lost sight of the party. Members of the OPP have been in the area ...

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OPP Investigate Collision west of Ignace

Jul 15, 2017 @ 18:54 On July 15, 2017 at approximately 2:00pm CT officers from the Ignace Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision involving a westbound environmental waste collection truck and an eastbound pick up truck on Highway 17 approximately 20 km west of Ignace. The Ontario Provincial Police are currently on scene ...

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East Algoma OPP arrest Male for Public Intoxication

On July 1, 2017, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members received numerous calls pertaining to an intoxicated male acting in an aggressive manner.   The first call was from a local establishment on Hillside Drive South in Elliot Lake. The male had been denied entry by staff at that location and police were called. However, the male left prior to ...

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OPP Investigate Human remain found on Mississauga First Nation Territory

Jun 26, 2017 @ 17:36 On June 24, 2017, shortly after 5:00 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the East Algoma Crime Unit and the OPP Forensic Identification Services responded to a report of found human remains in a wooded area on the Mississauga First Nation territory.   Upon arrival at the scene, the officers located ...

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East Algoma OPP Investigate Child Abduction in Elliot Lake Area

On June 17, 2017, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) police investigated a non-custodial abduction in the Elliot Lake area. Two people were taken into custody and charged accordingly.  They appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice bail court in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on June 18, 2017.   In order to protect the identity of the children ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Tractor Trailer Driver with impaired

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On June 12, 2017, shortly before 8:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint involving a westbound tractor trailer on Highway 17, east of Blind River. Police later located the tractor trailer on Highway 17 entering Blind River and initiate a traffic stop. When speaking ...

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East Algoma OPP Blind River – Cocaine located in vehicle

On June 6, 2017, shortly after 4:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol on Woodward Avenue in the Town of Blind River. As an OPP officer passed a parked motor vehicle he detected a strong odor of freshly burned marijuana emanating from the vehicle.  The officer then approached the parked vehicle and ...

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East Algoma OPP Seize Radar Detector in Blind River

On June 6, 2017, shortly after 2:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River. Police observed a westbound vehicle and detected a speed measuring device in the vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated and a speed measuring device was located on the dash of the ...

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OPP Commissioner Hawkes – Role of OPP during Investigations in other Police Jurisdictions

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner, J.V.N. (Vince) HAWKES is releasing the following statement regarding the role of the OPP during investigations in other police jurisdictions:   “I want to take this opportunity to clarify the role and responsibilities of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with regard to investigations outside of its jurisdiction and to address inferences made at a news ...

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You can Run – But You Can’t Hide! OPP employ STAR system

Yesterday afternoon, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) utilized a vehicle equipped with the Satellite Technology Apprehension Response (STAR) system after receiving a call from the London Police Service who were following a pick-up truck that was towing a trailer and refused to stop. OPP officers were able to work with the London Police Service and receive updated information as to ...

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Marathon OPP Investigate Mid-Morning fatal Collision

On May 26, 2017, at approximately 10:20 a.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision east of Marathon on Highway 17, near Dunk Lake.   A single motor vehicle, a small 4 door car travelling eastbound, lost control and rolled coming to rest in the north side ditch. Emergency services including the ...

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OPP investigate two off-road vehicle deaths and lay numerous charges during the Victoria Day Weekend

May 25, 2017 @ 22:56   Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were kept busy on and off roads leading up to and over the Victoria Day Long Weekend, investigating two off-road vehicle deaths and laying numerous charges. During Canada Road Safety Week (May 16-22, 2017), the OPP laid close to 9,400 speeding charges, with an additional 165 street racing charges laid against motorists who ...

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OPP & MTO – Construction Season is underway

May 24, 2017 @ 10:59   This year the MTO is reporting in excess of 200 construction projects in Ontario. These projects consist of highway expansions, bridge replacements and road maintenance which may result in road closures, reduced lanes, lane realignments and reduced speed limits. When travelling, drivers should be prepared to possible delays in construction zones. Speeds are reduced in ...

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