Day: May 22, 2018

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COLLISION: North Water Street

COLLISION: North Water Street

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – North Water Street traffic has experienced some delays as police sort out a collision. The collision happened shortly before 4:00pm, and caused North Water Street to be reduced down to one lane near the intersection of Tupper Street. Police arrived on the scene immediately after the two vehicles collided. Airbags were...

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ASSAULT, DANGEROUS WEAPON, AND DRUGS

ASSAULT, DANGEROUS WEAPON, AND DRUGS

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit, and the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), commenced an investigation into an assault with a weapon allegation. As part of the investigation, a search warrant was conducted at a local Fort Frances hotel room. Officers located a quantity of...

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OVER 60 OFFENCES: RAINY RIVER OPP RIDE PROGRAM

OVER 60 OFFENCES: RAINY RIVER OPP RIDE PROGRAM

(RAINY RIVER, ON) – Over this past Victoria Day long weekend, members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment worked diligently to increase road safety through targeted enforcement efforts as part of Canada’s Road Safety Week (CRSW). The goal of CRSW is to reduce high-risk driving behaviours and save lives on OPP-patrolled roads....

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COLLISION: HIGHWAY 11/17 & MAPLEWARD

COLLISION: HIGHWAY 11/17 & MAPLEWARD

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On May 22, 2018 at approximately 9:13am, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a three vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway11/17 and Mapleward Road. An SUV was westbound on Highway 11/17, when the driver made a left turn onto Mapleward Road. The driver...

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HOUSE FIRE DESTROYS HOME

HOUSE FIRE DESTROYS HOME

(SHEBANDOWAN, ON) – On May 21, 2018 at approximately 1:44am, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Shebandowan and Conmee Volunteer Fire Departments and North Superior Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a residential fire on Highway 11, in Shebandowan. There were five family members inside the residence,...

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MALE REFUSES TO LEAVE RESIDENCE

MALE REFUSES TO LEAVE RESIDENCE

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 200 block of Ambrose Street just before 7:00 a.m. on May 19, 2018 to assist with an unwanted male. Once officers were on scene they encountered a 48 year old male in a room who was acting oddly and refusing to leave when directed...

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VIOLENCE AT THE ROYALTON

VIOLENCE AT THE ROYALTON

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A 28 year old male was taken into police custody on May 21, 2018 at approximately 12:30 a.m. after receiving several calls for a disturbance outside the Royalton Hotel on Bay Street. When officers arrived it was discovered that the 28 year old male was asked to leave the bar, he refused...

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COCAINE, SPEEDING & AN UNSECURED CHILD

COCAINE, SPEEDING & AN UNSECURED CHILD

(SCHREIBER, ON) – On Monday, May 21st, 2018 at approximately 10:38 pm, a uniform member of the Schreiber Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17 near Terrace Bay after two westbound vehicles were observed travelling together in excess of 140km/h in the posted 90km/h zone. Highway Traffic Act...

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ROAD CLOSURE: DAWSON ROAD

ROAD CLOSURE: DAWSON ROAD

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A section of Dawson Road, between Hunter Road and Hazelwood Drive, will be reduced to one lane of traffic due to asphalt resurfacing work after the May long weekend. Construction is scheduled to start on Tuesday, May 22 (today) and is expected to take up to three weeks to complete. The construction...