Author Archives: OPP

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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Thunder Bay OPP warn of Closed Roads due to flooding

Officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), members of the Nolalu Emergency Services, Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) along with support service from the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA), are currently in the Unincorporated Township of Nolalu.   Currently, there are several road closures at the following locations: Highway ...

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Marathon OPP looking for assistance in Tractor-Trailer Fire

On Friday May 31, 2019 approximately 4:15pm the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call of a tractor trailer unit that was on fire on the Dead Horse Road (DHR) approximately 35km west of Marathon. When police arrived, the Marathon Fire Department (MFD) was on scene and had extinguished the fire. The motor vehicle (MV), a 2015 International Pro ...

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SSM OPP Charge Sault Man with Stolen Firearms

On May 7, 2019, members from the North East Region Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commenced an investigation in relation to stolen firearms in the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a result of a continued investigation, the OPP have arrested and charged Randy INGRAM 26 years-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with the following: Possession ...

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OPP & Treaty Three Police Service Investigate Death of Bradley Kirkrude Jr.

The Ontario Provincial Police and Treaty Three Police Service commenced an investigation after Bradley KIRKRUDE Jr. (26 years of age) of Big Island First Nation Territory was reported missing on October 8, 2018. He was last seen leaving a residence on Big Island First Nation Territory. On May 15, 2019 members of the Ontario Provincial Police – Northwest Region Emergency Response ...

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Cochrane OPP Search for Missing Youth

On May 30, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a missing person occurrence in the Town of Cochrane, Ontario.   Braden LINKLATER, 14-years-old, was last seen on May 29, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m. in the Town of Cochrane, Ontario. The male is described as Indigenous, 5’5″, ...

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Red Lake OPP investigate Fatal Plane Crash

On May 29, 2019 at approximately 9:50 a.m. officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Red Lake Detachment received a report of a downed aircraft and forest fire in the area of Domain Lake which is West of Red Lake.   Investigators have determined that both the pilot and the passenger were deceased.   Red Lake officers are being assisted ...

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OPP Continue Search for Missing Woman

On May 22, 2019, at 4:03 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a marine incident in the area of the Mattagami and Moose Rivers, near the area known as Moose River Crossing, Ontario. The investigation has revealed two persons were in a small vessel when they encountered trouble and ...

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James Bay OPP search for Missing Boater

On May 22, 2019, at 4:03 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a marine incident in the area of the Mattagami and Moose Rivers, near the area known as Moose River Crossing, Ontario. The preliminary investigation has revealed two persons were in a small vessel when they encountered trouble ...

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Nipigon OPP respond to distress call from ELB on Jackpine River

On Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:15 am, officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a distress call from an emergency locator beacon on Jackpine River approximately 8 kilometres north of Highway 17. Upon arriving at scene officers learned from a witness that a person kayaking on the river had become submerged and trapped ...

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OPP are warning Ontario businesses to confirm their emails and phone messages

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch and Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) are warning Ontario businesses to confirm their emails and phone messages. These are tools criminals use to extort money and personal information from you and your company. Ontario businesses and municipalities are being targeted by two types of scams: the Business Executive scam and the Card ...

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OPP Concentrating on “Big Four” for holiday weekend

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have been concentrating on the Canada Road Safety Week since May 14, 2019. This initiative continues until May 20, 2019, with a focus on increasing public awareness and compliance with traffic laws relating to the “Big Four” causal factors in motor vehicle collision fatalities, with the aim of saving lives. The “Big Four” consists of alcohol/drug ...

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