Category: Wawa

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Copper Wire Heist Investigation

Copper Wire Heist Investigation

(WAWA, ON) – On September 24, 2019, members of the Superior East and East Algoma Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to reports of copper wire thefts from two Bell tower sites along Highway 129. Thefts from towers located near Flame Lake and Aubrey Falls occurred during the afternoon hours of September 21, 2019. Approximately...

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Pablo Arrested and Charged: Drug Trafficking

Pablo Arrested and Charged: Drug Trafficking

(WAWA, ON) – On September 24, 2019, at approximately 1:26 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 17 near Wawa, Ontario. Officers observed a motor vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, an...

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Fatal Collision Closes Highway 17 Today

Fatal Collision Closes Highway 17 Today

(WAWA, ON) – On May 25, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., members of the Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 just south of the Town of White River, Ontario. The collision occurred between a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and a pedestrian. The pedestrian is deceased as...

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Search Warrant Executed, Female Arrested

Search Warrant Executed, Female Arrested

(WAWA, ON) – 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...

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HIGHWAY COLLISION CLOSES 17

HIGHWAY COLLISION CLOSES 17

(WAWA, ON) – A serious collision has shut down yet another section of Highway 17 today. A transport has toppled onto it’s side just north of Wawa, causing the Ontario Provincial Police to close traffic in both directions. The situation unfolded near the intersection with Dubreuville Road. The collision happened at 4:50 pm today. Emergency...

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HIGHWAY MOOSE COLLISION

HIGHWAY MOOSE COLLISION

(WAWA, ON) – A substantial collision has rocked the highway south of Wawa late this evening. Ontario Provincial Police, Wawa Fire and EMS are on scene sorting out the incident. At the moment, both lanes are closed on Highway 17, about 25km south of Wawa. The collision was between a moose and at least one...

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3 CHARGED WITH ASSAULT CAUSING BODILY HARM

3 CHARGED WITH ASSAULT CAUSING BODILY HARM

(WAWA, ON) – On Saturday August 25, 2018, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment responded to a local Wawa address regarding a report of an assault.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a 20 year old male had been assaulted by three other males. As a result of the investigation, Dawson BERNATH...

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FATAL COLLISION VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

FATAL COLLISION VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

(WAWA, ON) – On Sunday August 19, 2018 at approximately 10:19 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Superior East (Wawa) Detachment, responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 approximately 15 kilometres south of Wawa in Lendrum Township, Ontario. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a southbound vehicle struck a moose then...

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HIGHWAY COLLISION: MULTIPLE DEAD

HIGHWAY COLLISION: MULTIPLE DEAD

(WAWA, ON) – On Sunday August 19, 2018 at approximately 10:19 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 approximately 15 kilometres south of Wawa in Lendrum Township, Ontario. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a southbound vehicle collided with a northbound...

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FATAL COLLISION CLOSES HIGHWAY 17 (REOPENED)

FATAL COLLISION CLOSES HIGHWAY 17 (REOPENED)

(WAWA, ON) – On Sunday August 19, 2018 at approximately 10:19 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision located on Highway 17 approximately 15 kilometres south of Wawa in the Lendrum Township District of Algoma. The OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are...

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IMPAIRED CHARGES FOR UTV OPERATOR

IMPAIRED CHARGES FOR UTV OPERATOR

(WAWA, ON) – On Wednesday July 25, 2018, at approximately 6:00 pmmembers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment had occasion to stop a side by side (UTV) vehicle on Highway 17 just North of Wawa, Ontario. During the investigation police noted that the male operator had consumed alcohol. As a result...

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ASSAULT CHARGE LAID

ASSAULT CHARGE LAID

(WAWA, ON) – On Monday July 23, 2018 at approximately 11:40 pm, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment responded to a local business address regarding a report of an assault. At the scene police were advised that a physical altercation had taken place between two men. As a result 26-year-old Ryan...

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HIGHWAY 17 CLOSED DUE TO SINKHOLE (REOPENED @ 1:48 pm)

HIGHWAY 17 CLOSED DUE TO SINKHOLE (REOPENED @ 1:48 pm)

***UPDATE @ 1:48 pm HIGHWAY HAS BEEN REOPENED (DAHL TOWNSHIP, ON) – On July 20, 2018, at 10:33 a.m., members from the Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a sinkhole on Highway 17 near Obatanga Provincial Park in Dahl Township in between White River and Wawa. Highway 17 is closed and there is...

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RAINFALL WARNING ISSUED

RAINFALL WARNING ISSUED

(NIPIGON – MARATHON, ON) – Rainfall warnings are in effect east of Thunder Bay from Nipigon to Marathon, and possibly soon for Wawa. Here is what you need to know below: Rainfall warning in effect for: Marathon – Schreiber Nipigon – Rossport Rain, at times heavy, is expected. Areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms are...

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OPP OFFICER CHARGED

OPP OFFICER CHARGED

(WAWA, ON) – An on-duty uniform member from the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has been charged after a collision that occurred at 7:30 p.m. on Friday June 8, 2018 on Highway 17 in the Township of Alanen, District of Algoma. The officer was travelling in the southbound lane of Highway...

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TWO VEHICLE COLLISION SENDS 5 TO HOSPITAL

TWO VEHICLE COLLISION SENDS 5 TO HOSPITAL

(WAWA, ON) – On June 3, 2018, at 7:45 a.m., the Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate a collision involving two vehicles on Highway 17, approximately three kilometres south of Orphan Lake. As a result of the collision, five people were transported to the hospital by ambulance with injuries....

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SERIOUS HIGHWAY 17 COLLISION

SERIOUS HIGHWAY 17 COLLISION

(WAWA, ON) – A serious collision has interrupted traffic south of Wawa this morning when 2 or more vehicles got involved with each other. The incident happened around 10:00 am this morning, and had the highway completely closed for some time, but has since been opened up to one lane of traffic which has flaggers...

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HEROIN & COCAINE BUST

HEROIN & COCAINE BUST

(WAWA, ON) – On Tuesday May 29, 2018 at approximately 12:45 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment conducted a traffic stop on Mission road Wawa, Ontario. During the investigation police located and seized a quantity of suspected heroin, a quantity of suspected cocaine, a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, a...

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THUNDER BAY MAN CHARGED IN WAWA

THUNDER BAY MAN CHARGED IN WAWA

(WAWA, ON) – On Saturday May 19, 2018 at approximately 4:25 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment responded to a theft incident which had taken place at a rest area approximately 20 kilometres South of Wawa, Ontario. A detailed description of the male person and the motor vehicle was provided...

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SPEEDING ENDS IN 275,000 CIGARETTES BUST

SPEEDING ENDS IN 275,000 CIGARETTES BUST

(WAWA, ON) – On Wednesday May 23, 2018 at approximately 11:50 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment had occasion to stop a motor vehicle for speeding on Highway 17 in the Bailloquet Township District of Algoma. Upon speaking to the two male occupants police observed a large quantity of...

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HIGHWAY 17 CLOSURE NEAR WAWA

HIGHWAY 17 CLOSURE NEAR WAWA

(WAWA, ON) –The Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising the public that highway 17 will be closed from Wawa, Ontario to Batchawana due to a culvert failure, causing both lanes of travel to be closed. The OPP are requesting that the public remain away from this area. This will allow...

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WAWA METH BUST

WAWA METH BUST

(WAWA, ON) – On Thursday May 10, 2018 at approximately 8:45 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment along with the assistance of members of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) attended a residence in the Community of Dubreuilville, Ontario and executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) warrant....

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HEROIN AND METH BUST

HEROIN AND METH BUST

(WAWA, ON) – On Wednesday May 9, 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (White River) Detachment had occasion to stop a motor vehicle on Highway 17 in the Hunt Township District of Algoma for a traffic violation. During the investigation police located and seized a quantity of...

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UTTERING THREATS IN WAWA

UTTERING THREATS IN WAWA

(WAWA, ON) – On Tuesday May 8, 2018 at approximately 9:20 am members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment responded to a local Wawa address regarding a report of a dispute. At the scene investigation revealed that an altercation had taken place between a female and 2 males. As a result...

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Assault & Mischief

Assault & Mischief

On Sunday April 8, 2018 at approximately 7:05 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment responded to a 911 call at a Hawk Junction, Ontario address regarding a report of a dispute. As a result a 29 year old Hawk Junction, Ontario female was arrested and charged with the following...

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