Policing

SE OPP Wawa – Traffic Stop results in Drug Seizure & Trafficking Charges

On May 12, 2020, at approximately 12:15 p.m., a member of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 17 approximately 10 km south of Wawa. An officer observed a northbound sport utility vehicle operating at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop. While speaking with the occupants, officers detected ...

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Protect Yourself From Health Care Related Scams

As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Health Fraud Investigation Unit (HFIU) say increasing health care-related scams are targeting unsuspecting, innocent victims to extort money and, in particular, personal information. OPP Anti-Rackets HFIU warns Ontario residents to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19, specifically health information “harvest” sites, where fraudsters ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Charges laid after Collision

On May 12, 2020, at approximately 2:35 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 near Pinewood Drive in Wawa. A northbound sedan that had been observed driving aggressively struck the rear of a northbound pickup truck. The driver of the sedan fled the ...

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SE OPP Hornepayne – Person charged after domestic dispute

On May 7, 2020, at approximately 2:00 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the report of a domestic dispute in Hornepayne. As a result of the investigation, a 32-year-old person, from Hornepayne, was arrested and charged with the following: Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking Given by Officer in Charge, ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Arrest made after Assault at Convenience Store

On May 1, 2020, at approximately 6:20 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the report of an assault at a convenience store in Wawa. As a result of the investigation, a 30-year-old person, from Wawa, was arrested and charged with the following: Assault, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code ...

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SE OPP Dubreuilville – Two Dubreuilville Residents charged with theft

Between April 17 and April 19, 2020, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to two theft occurrences in the Dubreuilville area. On April 28, 2020, officers located and arrested two people in connection with the incidents. As a result of the investigation, Austin PINARD, 20 years-of-age, from Dubreuilville, was charged with the following: Theft ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Arrest of Three made after Gas Theft in White River

On April 23, 2020, at approximately 10:00 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft of gas from a service station in White River. Officers observed the suspect SUV southbound on Highway 17 approximately 20 kilometres north of Wawa. Upon seeing police, the suspect vehicle accelerated away at a high rate of ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Stolen Vehicle Located One Occupant Flees

On April 21, 2020, at approximately 1:00 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call regarding a disabled vehicle on Highway 17 approximately 25 km south of Wawa. Investigation into the vehicle revealed that it had been reported stolen from Sault Ste Marie. When officers attempted to place the occupants of the ...

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SE OPP Dubreuilville – Impaired Charges Laid during Routine Patrol

On April 19, 2020, at approximately 12:10 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on routine patrol in the Town of Dubreuilville. Officers observed a pickup truck that appeared to be avoiding police. Officers located the vehicle in a parking lot a short distance away and noticed open liquor in the vehicle. The driver of ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Disturbance Results in Assault Charges

On April 18, 2020, at approximately 11:40 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Chapleau. As a result of the investigation, a 19-year-old person, from Chapleau, was arrested and charged with the following: Assault with a Weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Person arrested after Domestic Dispute

On April 17, 2020, at approximately 5:20 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute at a residence in Wawa. As a result of the investigation, a 31-year-old person, from Wawa, was arrested and charged with the following: Assault with a Weapon – Spousal, contrary to section 267(a) of the ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Drug bust Yields cash and drugs

  On April 16, 2020, at approximately 9:50 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Northeast Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the Superior East OPP Detachment executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence on Mission Road in Wawa. A search of the residence yielded approximately $7,000 in cash, as well as ...

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Be wary of scams during COVID-19

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) say COVID-19 related scams are ploys to extort money and personal information from fearful, trusting victims. As COVID-19 continues to spread across Ontario and Canada, fraudsters are taking advantage of citizens’ fear during uncertain times. Fraudsters are exploiting this pandemic to facilitate fraud through cybercrime and ...

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