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East Algoma OPP – Investigation continues into Collision, driver charged with Impaired

On January 13, 2022, at approximately 4:20 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Mississauga First Nation Police Service, the Algoma District Paramedic Services (ADPS) and Huron Shores Fire Department, responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 in the Municipality of Huron Shores (east of Thessalon).   Investigation determined a westbound ...

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East Algoma OPP – Don’t Pay the Price for Sledding on Thin Ice

Snowmobile Safety Week runs January 14-21, 2022. 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.   No ice is “safe ice“. Underlying water currents or air pockets can create thin ice, even ...

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Thunder Bay OPP – Make This Snowmobile Season A Safe One

Snowmobiling can be a lot of fun, but it can also lead to fatal incidents on trails and waterways. In 2021, one individual in North West Region lost their life on a motorized snow machine, and one life lost is too many. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind snowmobile operators that they need to be cautious on ...

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East Algoma OPP – Bail Violation Charges Laid

On January 11, 2022, shortly after 1:45 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a complaint of an unknown intoxicated person trying to gain entry into the complainant’s residence on Labbe Avenue in the Town of Blind River.   Officers attended the area of Causley Street and Labbe Avenue where they located ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Additional Charges Laid in Sexual Assault Investigation

Members from the Manitoulin Detachment Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), under the direction of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), have laid additional charges in connection with a sexual assault investigation that commenced on December 28, 2021. Michael LAPLANTE, 29-year-old resident of Lively has also been charged with: Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section ...

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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 – 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 – 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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