Crime

Scammers now using local OPP numbers on Call Display

As digital technology advances, the cyber realm becomes easier for criminals to exploit and extort victims.   Scammers are now using local OPP numbers as a call display number to make the public believe that the police are phoning them. The scammers are trying to get personal information from the public under the guise of being an official member of the ...

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SE OPP Hornepayne – Male charged after reports of Assault

On November 9, 2019, at approximately 6:15 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an assault in Hornepayne, Ontario. The investigation revealed that the accused had assaulted and threatened one victim prior to breaking into a residence and assaulting a second victim. As a result of the investigation, John FORT, ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Chapleau Male has 90 day suspension and Impounded Vehicle

On November 9, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint regarding a potentially impaired driver in the Town of Chapleau, Ontario. Officers observed the vehicle park at a residence on Lansdowne Street and proceeded to speak with the driver. During the conversation, officers detected the odour ...

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SIM Swap Scam

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), in partnership with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), are advising the public of a recent scam that has been reported. Fraudsters are using SIM swapping and phone number porting to gain access to your email, social media and financial accounts. From there, they gain direct access to your personal ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Traffic stop seizes 1.8kg of suspected Cocaine

On November 6, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 17 in Bailloquet Township, Ontario. At approximately 3:50 p.m., a northbound pickup truck was observed travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 17. Police initiated a traffic stop and the investigation led to the driver being arrested for ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Chapleau man charged in multiple break and enter occurrences

Over the past week, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to multiple break and enter occurrences in Chapleau, Ontario. The suspect in these cases was located and arrested on October 28, 2019, at approximately 11:15 a.m. As a result of the investigation, Daniel TURNER, a 24-year-old from Chapleau, Ontario, was charged with the following: ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Multiple break and enters in Chapleau

Over the past week, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have responded to several break and enter occurrences in Chapleau, Ontario. On October 27, 2019, police located a stolen vehicle in the ditch on Highway 101 approximately 60 km east of Chapleau, Ontario. Police located several items that had been reported stolen as a result ...

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SE OPP Hornepayne – CDSA Warrant seizes $130,000 of cash, suspected drugs and firearms

On October 24, 2019 at approximately 11:18 a.m., members of the North East Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence on Cedar Avenue in Hornepayne, Ontario. The search resulted in police locating and seizing quantities of cash, suspected drugs and firearms. Approximately 10,000 suspected ...

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Canadians lose $34 million to Cybercriminals – Always Report Frauds and Scams

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) caution anyone who has been scammed to immediately report the scam or fraud to the police, even if a financial transaction did not occur. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Canadians have lost more than $43 million so far this year to cybercriminals and stand to lose even more. These criminals continue to use traditional ...

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SE OPP Warn of Aggressive Phone Fraudsters

Over the last few days, the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have responded to several complaints of aggressive phone fraudsters. Members of the public have been receiving calls from scammers posing as Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) workers who try different methods to get personal information from them. Historically, fraudsters have been known to use automated calls to ...

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Manitouwadge OPP looking for Public Assistance in SUV Theft and Collision

The Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting the public’s assistance regarding the theft of a motor vehicle (MV) from a residence in Manitouwadge, ON. On October 4, 2019 at 6:10am, a silver 2015 Nissan Murano was located badly damaged by a motorist and reported to police. The MV was 8.5km south of Manitouwadge on 614 Highway. Travelling south bound ...

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OPP Takes Part in Operation Impact Campaign (October 11 – 14, 2019)

As Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers prepare to police some of the heaviest traffic volumes of the year, they are reporting 216 fatal motor vehicle collisions that have claimed the lives of 239 people so far this year. Heading into the Thanksgiving Long Weekend, motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads sit at 53,036, up from last year when collisions had ...

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SE OPP – Chapleau OPP Lay Charges After Break And Enter

On October 5, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a break and enter at a seasonal residence on Serviss Lake near Chapleau, Ontario. Officers attended the scene and observed signs of forced entry into the residence and that multiple items had been taken from inside. Police were able to ...

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Chapleau Male Arrested with 325 suspected methamphetamine tablets

On October 5, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting follow-up to a break and enter occurrence at a residence in Chapleau, Ontario. While conducting follow-up, officers observed a suspect walking down Pine Street. The suspect was placed under arrest and searched. Officers located approximately 325 suspected methamphetamine tablets during the search incident to ...

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CyberCrime Costs Everyone

Cybercrime costs all Ontarians by directly victimizing individuals, businesses and provincial infrastructure. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) views Cyber Security Awareness Month as an opportunity to take a multi-pronged approach to address the many threats posed by cybercriminals and, through education and awareness, reducing cybercrime and its negative impact. Cybercrime occurs when technology is used to carry out criminal offences ...

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