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East Algoma OPP – Suspended Driver Charges Laid

On January 8, 2022, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol duties in the Town of Blind River.   Shortly after 11:45 p.m., police observed a vehicle pulling out of a local gas station parking lot onto Causley Street with its high beams activated. The officer pulled up alongside the vehicle in an ...

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East Algoma OPP – Male charged with Assault at Jobsite

On January 6, 2022, at approximately 10:25 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a dispute at a commercial building on Newfoundland Walk in Elliot Lake. The complainant reported having a verbal argument with another worker. It then escalated, and the worker pushed the complainant to the ground. After investigation, Mark CARRIERE, 50 years-old, of ...

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East Algoma OPP – Male Again Charged with Breaching Conditions

On January 5, 2022, at approximately 4:45 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a residence on Bouck Road in Elliot Lake regarding a person who was breaching previous release conditions. Police located the person in the garage. And again, they were with the person who they weren’t supposed to be with.  Subsequently, police arrested and charged ...

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East Algoma OPP – COVID-19 Restrictions in Place

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is taking action to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by restricting the access to its facilities, including detachments, across the province. The OPP ask to schedule appointments for in-person attendance at detachments to avoid large numbers of people in the public areas at any given time.  This is related to criminal record checks/vulnerable ...

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SSM PS – Have you seen Emily Mearow? (Located)

Jan 6, 2022 at 17:39 Emily Mearow has been located safely and is no longer considered missing. Jan 6, 2022 at 15:42 The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is requesting public assistance to locate missing 14-year-old Emily Mearow.   She was last seen on Sunday, December 20th, 2021, around 10:00 a.m., in the 600 block of Albert Street West. She ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges laid after Neighbour Dispute

On December 22, 2021, shortly after 12:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a neighbour dispute on Birchwood Circle in the Town of Blind River. Investigation determined, the complainant was on an ATV assisting neighbours by ploughing their driveways. The accused used a car and parked it sideways on the road to ...

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East Algoma OPP – Individual Charged with Breaching Conditions

On January 2, 2022, at approximately 1:15 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting general patrol duties on Highway 108 in Elliot Lake. Police recognized two people together talking. One of them was on previous release conditions not to communicate with the other. Subsequently, that person was arrested. Damien MOFFATT, 18 years-old, of Elliot Lake was charged with Fail ...

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East Algoma OPP – Assault Charges Laid after Disturbance at a business

On January 4, 2022, at approximately 2: 27 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance at a local business on Woodward Avenue in the Town of Blind River.   Investigation determined, the accused attended the business with an edged weapon and pointed it at the store clerk, all the while ...

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East Algoma OPP – Assault Charges Laid after Disturbance

On January 3, 2022, at approximately 4:25 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a disturbance on Albert Street in Elliot Lake. The complainant had reported being threatened with a knife by a known acquaintance. Furthermore, the complainant stated the same person punched them in the face three days prior. Shawn SIMPSON, 50 years-old, of ...

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East Algoma OPP – Ride Safely for an Enjoyable Winter Season

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding snowmobilers to ride safely for an enjoyable winter season. Snowmobiling is one of the joys of a Canadian winter. But, not taking the necessary precautions can quickly result in tragedy. Speed, alcohol/drug consumption, riding on unsafe ice, losing control, and other poor decisions unfortunately still account for numerous injuries and/or fatalities. These factors ...

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East Algoma OPP – Investigation continues into fatal snowmobile/truck collision

On January 2, 2022, at approximately 3:30 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a snowmobile collision on Cameron Road, Huron Shores Township. A single snowmobile had collided with a pick-up truck.  The snowmobile operator, Ernest BOULRICE, 52 years-old from Thessalon First Nation was pronounced deceased at the scene.  There were no injuries to the two occupants ...

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SSM Awards Barbara Nolan 2021 Medal of Merit

The Sault Ste. Marie Medal of Merit Selection Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 Medal of Merit recipient. This year’s recipient is Barbara Nolan in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the community. An Indigenous role model and advocate, Barbara’s work and commitment to the advancement of the Anishinaabemowin language revitalization efforts, Indigenous education and excellence in lifelong learning ...

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East Algoma OPP – Person charged with accepting Parcel that wasn’t theirs

On December 29, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a commercial building on Hillside Drive North in Elliot Lake and arrested a person in relation to numerous outstanding charges. On December 20, 2021, police received a call in relation to a stolen pistol. The complainant reported that a parcel was wrongfully delivered to a ...

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Operation Taconite begins to prevent ice from hampering commercial shipping traffic

Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie commenced Operation Taconite to prevent newly formed ice from hampering commercial shipping across the western Great Lakes. Tuesday, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter BISCAYNE BAY was assigned to manage the ice breaking needs of western Lake Superior, specifically the twin ports of Duluth, Minn. and Superior, Wisc. Tomorrow, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter MOBILE BAY joins ...

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SSM OPP – Investigation of Suspicious Vehicle leads to numerous charges

On December 9, 2021 members of the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment with the assistance of the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) investigated a suspicious vehicle in the area of the Aweres Mini Mall, Aweres Township. The vehicle fled once police arrived and the vehicle was located a short time later. Investigation revealed the suspicious vehicle had stolen licence ...

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