Author Archives: OPP

Charges laid in Drug Overdose Death

On February 7, 2020, members of the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit, under the direction of Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), have charged one person as a result of a drug overdose, which claimed a life in East Ferris Township, Ontario. On August 15, 2019, police were called to a residence on Marina Road in ...

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Hornepayne Man charged with Possession for Purpose of Trafficking

On January 29, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a motor vehicle travelling on Rose Street in the Town of Hearst, with an expired validation sticker on its licence plate. Police investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of a controlled substance and was subsequently arrested. Police ...

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SSM OPP Offer Safety Tips to Snowmobilers during Snowmobile Safety Week

As the snowmobile season comes upon us, the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to provide some safety reminders for the snowmobile community. Snowmobile safety week runs from January 18 to January 26, 2020.   Before you leave fill up your gas tank check the weather forecast before heading out. contact the local snowmobile club to check trail ...

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OPP Video Series Focuses on Historical and Unsolved Cases

  After the success of the OPP Investigative Lens – Serial Instinct video series, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) turns the lens to a new series focused on unsolved homicide and missing person cases. The OPP provides a behind-the-scenes look at open investigations and unique techniques in the hopes of sparking new tips from the public ...

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Thunder Bay OPP – Highway 11/17 remains closed west of 102 Junction – UPDATE

Jan 13, 2020 at 14:50 On Thursday, January 9, 2020 at approximately 10:30 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thunder Bay Detachment responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Highway 11/17. An eastbound Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) collided with a westbound Commercial Motor Vehicle approximately five kilometres west of the Highway 11/17 and 102 junction.   The deceased ...

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2019 Festive RIDE Results are Disappointing and Concerning

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) across North East Region (NER) conducted 1,638 Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) programs between November 23, 2019 and January 2, 2020. Officers arrested and charged 61 people for Impaired Driving related offences while another 30 motorists were issued various Automatic Drivers’ Licence Suspensions after registering in the warning range on the approved roadside screening device. ...

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East Algoma OPP Investigate Fatal Collision – UPDATE

Jan 7, 2020 at 12:56 – On Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 11:45 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Algoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Sables-Spanish River Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of the Town of Spanish.   The investigation has since revealed that a westbound tractor trailer collided with ...

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Sudbury OPP Identify Deceased in New Year’s Day Collision

On January 1, 2020 at approximately 8:50 a.m., members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Greater Sudbury Fire Services responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the westbound lanes of Highway 17, near the Highway 144 interchange, City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario. Preliminary investigation revealed ...

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SSM OPP Charge Batchewana Male with Assault with a Weapon

On January 1, 2020 at approximately 5:00 a.m. members from the Batchewana Police Service, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Sault Ste. Marie Ambulance were dispatched to a disturbance on Frontenac Street, Batchewana First Nation, Ontario. Officers and E.M.S. attended the scene and located one injured person with non-life threatening injuries. As a result of further investigation, John ...

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SSM OPP Charge Calgary Man with Operation while Impaired

On January 1, 2020 at approximately 1:40 a.m. members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division (HSD) conducted a traffic stop on Queen Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a result of further investigation, Johar Sirage HUSSEIN 35 years-old from Calgary, Alberta was charged with the following: Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration – 80 plus, contrary ...

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OPP record first snowmobiler fatality of the year – ride safe this season

With mild temperatures forecast for many parts of the province into the holidays, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are warning snowmobilers to stay off closed OFSC trails. The OPP is also urging riders to stay off frozen waterways as they too remain unsafe. The OPP responded to its first snowmobile fatality of the ...

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Schreiber OPP Arrest two suspects after theft of gas in Terrace Bay

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Schreiber Detachment issued a public alert in relation to a theft of gas incident that occurred on December 16, 2019 in Terrace Bay, Ontario. The suspect vehicle was located in a ditch; down a side road near the community of Pays Plat. The two suspects had fled into the bush area nearby. The OPP Canine Unit ...

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Collision between Car and Snow Plow closes Hwy 11 for 12 Hours

On December 17, 2019 at 6:04 p.m. the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate a two vehicle collision involving a snow plow and a passenger vehicle on Highway 11, near Tremblay Road in Val Rita, Ontario.   The driver of the passenger vehicle was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.   ...

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Schreiber OPP Issue Public Alert to Travellers

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Schreiber Detachment are issuing a public alert in relation to a theft of gas incident that occurred today, December 16, 2019 in Terrace Bay, Ontario.   The Schreiber Detachment located the suspect vehicle that was involved in the theft; in a ditch; down a side road near the community of Pays Plat. The two suspects; believed ...

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