Crime

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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SE OPP Wawa – Two Wawa Residents Charged with drug trafficking

On Wednesday December 19, 2018, members of the Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), executed a search warrant at a residence on Regina Crescent in Wawa, Ontario. As a result of the search, police seized approximately 40 tablets of suspected fentanyl and a ...

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New penalties for Investigating Impaired drivers

With Part 2 of Bill C-46 has come into effect (December 18, 2018), the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will begin to exercise new authority for investigating impaired drivers on Ontario roads. Police officers will now be able to demand a roadside breath sample from any lawfully stopped driver to determine whether a person has alcohol in their body without first ...

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Wawa Male arrested and vehicle towed and impounded

On December 13, 2018, at approximately 12:30 a.m., members of the Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a sports utility vehicle (SUV) driving aggressively within the town of Wawa, Ontario. Police stopped the SUV on Second Avenue and spoke to the male driver. An odour of an alcoholic beverage could be detected emanating from his breath. As a result of the ...

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Superior East OPP – Snowmobile Safety

Winter is upon us and with that, comes the snowmobiling season. The Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to provide some safety reminders to members of the public seeking to enjoy this snowmobiling season. For young people who have obtained a motorized snow vehicle operator’s licence (MSVOL), please be mindful of the following; Those under 12 ...

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Superior East OPP Hornepayne – Traffic Stop results in Criminal Charges

On Friday December 7, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m., a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Hornepayne) Detachment conducted a traffic stop on Fourth Avenue in Hornepayne, Ontario. As a result of the investigation, Johnathan WON (23) of Hornepayne, Ontario was arrested and charged with the following; Driving while Disqualified – court order, contrary to section 259(4) ...

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SE OPP White River Charge Driver after collision and fire

On Monday December 10, 2018, at approximately 5:00 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Detachment responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 approximately 15km south of White River, Ontario. After leaving the roadway and entering the ditch, the motor vehicle caught fire and was fully consumed. Both occupants were able to escape from the ...

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