Crime

SE OPP Wawa – SSM Woman Charged with Impaired

On February 3, 2019, at approximately 2:55 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call regarding a possible impaired driver in Wawa, Ontario. Officers located the vehicle on Superior Avenue in Wawa, Ontario, and performed a traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, the odour of alcohol was detected emanating from her ...

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OPP – Be Aware of Tax Scams

The Ontario Provincial Police in the Rainy River District, with information from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police would like to take some time, as we approach tax season, to remind people to be aware of tax scams. At this time of year Canadians face many types of scams with perpetrators claiming to be agents of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Along with ...

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SE OPP – Vehicle Flees Police, Numerous Charges Follow

On January 19, 2019, at approximately 4:00 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located a motor vehicle on Highway 631 that was related to a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) theft in Longlac, Ontario. The suspect vehicle fled from police and was subsequently stopped with the use of a tire deflation device near White River, ...

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Chapleau man banned from owning animals for 10 years

A 36-year-old Chapleau man has been sentenced to a 10-year prohibition on owning or caring for animals after being convicted of two counts of breach of probation related to a previous conviction under provincial animal welfare legislation. On January 9, 2019, Raynald Gervais was found guilty on two counts of breach of probation in a Chapleau Provincial Offences Court. Gervais ...

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SE OPP Hornepayne- Sunday Drive results in Impaired Charges

On Sunday, January 13, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a pickup truck driving extremely slow and crossing centre line on Third Avenue in Hornepayne, Ontario. A traffic stop was initiated to ensure the sobriety of the driver. After speaking with the driver, officers demanded a breath sample to ...

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SE OPP White River – Suspend ed Driver caught Stunt Driving

On Thursday, January 10, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting stationary radar on Highway 17 in White River Township, Ontario. Officers observed an eastbound motor vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop. As a result of the investigation, Wenhao WANG, 21 years of age from North ...

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SE OPP – Festive Ride Statistics

The Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has conducted 190 hours of Festive RIDE “Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere” during this year’s annual campaign. The campaign started November 23, 2018 and ran through to January 2, 2019. During this year’s campaign, officers have issued: one impaired by alcohol charge one breath refusal charge one 7-day warn range suspension ...

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SE OPP – December Statistics

During the month of December 2018, the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to approximately 523 calls for service. Some of those calls included the following: 10 violence related incidents 11 property related occurrences seven drug related cases 18 motor vehicle collisions one impaired by alcohol incident one 7-day warn range suspension 140 “Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere” ...

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SE OPP – Lock it or Lose it Even in your own driveway!

The Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind vehicle owners to lock their unattended vehicles at all times, even in your own driveways. It only takes a few seconds for a theft to occur. The “would-be” thieves are looking for easy items to steal such as: loose change, purses, wallets and electronic devices. Police recommend some ...

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SE OPP White River – Seize Cannabis during traffic stops

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, at approximately 12:40 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Detachment performed a traffic stop on Highway 17 in White River Township. While speaking to the driver, an odour of cannabis was detected emanating from the vehicle. As a result of the investigation, a small amount of dried cannabis was seized and Jacoby ...

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OPP Continue to Investigate Melanie Ethier’s Disappearance

  On the 29th of September 1996, at approximately 2:00 a.m. 15-year-old, Melanie Ethier left a friend’s residence in the Town of New Liskeard, to walk home less than a kilometre away. Melanie has not been seen or heard from since. The investigation remains active and is ongoing. The status of the investigation will remain open until the OPP determine the whereabouts ...

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Municipality Updates on Ransomware Incident

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, the Municipality of Wawa became the victim of a sophisticated cyber-attack in which the Town’s network was illegally accessed and infected with ransomware. The malware was able to encrypt a number of Town systems rendering them unusable. Although the Municipality’s IT staff worked quickly to disable the network, a number of the Municipal systems were ...

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SE OPP White River – Charge driver with impaired

On December 18, 2018 at approximately 11:40 p.m., members of the Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a pickup truck driving erratically on Elgin Street in White River Township, Ontario. Police stopped the pickup truck on Spruce Street and spoke to the female driver. The odour of alcohol could be detected emanating from her breath. As a result of the investigation, ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Arrest Woman with Stolen Property

On December 18, 2018, members of the Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed a search warrant at a residence on Churchill Avenue in Wawa, Ontario. Previously, on November 29, 2018, Superior East OPP responded to a theft related call at a home on Tamarack Avenue in Wawa, Ontario. Numerous items ...

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