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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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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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East Algoma OPP – Blind River Resident Charged with Online Child Sexual Exploitation

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensics Unit and East Algoma Detachment have arrested and charged a Blind River resident following an online child sexual exploitation investigation. On December 8, 2021, police executed a search warrant at a home in Blind River and seized numerous electronic devices. As a result of this investigation, Gregory RYDER, ...

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Marathon OPP – Driver Charged with Impaired after collision

On December 10, 2021 at approximately 03:40pm, officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a call regarding a single motor vehicle collision (MVC) on Highway 17, approximately 5km west of Marathon. A motor vehicle (MV) travelling east on highway 17 left the roadway contacting the guard rail posts. The driver left the scene but was located shortly ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Charges laid in residential firearm discharge

On December 6, 2021 the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Manitoulin Crime Unit commenced an investigation into an incident where a firearm was discharged at a residence on South Line Road, Barrie Island. The investigation revealed that at approximately 2:00 a.m. an individual had discharged a firearm subsequently striking them in the foot. Ruben NEGANNEGIJIG, ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Shoplifter Charged

On December 8, 2021 at approximately 12:54 p.m. the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a shoplifter that had targeted businesses on Centre Street in Espanola. A business reported that an individual was in their store stealing items. When police attended to arrest the person, they were uncooperative by yelling obscenities and assaulting officers. After ...

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East Algoma OPP – Drug Warrants executed – trafficking charges laid

On December 8, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Paris Drive in Elliot Lake to arrest the known driver. After a several month investigation, police obtained numerous Controlled Dugs and Substances Act (CDSA) warrants for two vehicles, a residence Beckett Boulevard, and a storage unit in Chelmsford. As ...

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