Crime

If you pay the fee, they won’t stop phishing!

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) and Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) are warning Ontario residents to check their emails, phone messages and computer pop-ups. All are tools that criminals can use to extort money and personal information from you. Phishing, ransom and service scams have the same basic goal. Typically, individuals make ...

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SSM Man Charged in MVC on Harte Gold Road

On March 5, 2019, at approximately 4:00 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call regarding a motor vehicle collision on Harte Gold Road, north of White River, Ontario. Upon speaking with the driver of the commercial motor vehicle (CMV), officers detected an odour of alcohol on his breath. Officers demanded breath ...

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Receive money from a source? why would you send ANY back?

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) and Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) say money transfer scams extort money and personal information from unwitting victims. Money transfer and cheque fraud scams are successful for fraudsters because they constantly find ways to put a new spin on an old scam. Victims sometimes educate themselves on ...

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SSM OPP talk about the Internet and your Child

The Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment are encouraging parents to be aware of their children’s online activities. The internet can be a great place to meet friends, do research, play games and explore hobbies or interests. Like the physical world, you should take steps to play safe. Having a healthy relationship with our children regarding their online use can ...

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This is Fraud Prevention Month

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch and its Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) partners are launching their annual Fraud Prevention Month campaign to help prevent Canadians from falling victim to fraud. During the month of March, the OPP, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, CAFC, Serious Fraud Office, the Competition Bureau of Canada and other partners are joining police services across ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Wawa Man Charged with Spousal Threat & Assault

On February 25, 2019, at approximately 4:40 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute in the Town of Wawa, Ontario. As a result of the investigation, a 47-year-old male, from Wawa, Ontario, was charged with the following: Assault – Spousal (two counts), contrary to section 266 of the Criminal ...

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SE OPP Charge Commercial Motor Vehicle with Impaired & Dangerous Operation

On February 23, 2019, at approximately 8:46 a.m., an off-duty member of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a northbound commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driving erratically on Highway 17 in Vasiloff Township. The officer followed the CMV until it parked at a business in White River Township where the driver was subsequently placed under arrest. As ...

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SE OPP Detachment Statistics for January

During the month of January 2019, the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to approximately 500 calls for service. Some of those calls included the following: seven violence-related incidents; 14 property related occurrences; 39 motor vehicle collisions; one impaired by alcohol incident; and two warn range suspensions. Officers have also patrolled our communities and highways to ensure ...

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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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