OPP Crime Report – July 5, 2018

Regional Crime Update
Regional Crime Report

THUNDER BAY – Regional Crime Update with files from the Ontario Provincial Police.

Greenstone – At approximately 11:50 pm, on Monday, July 2, 2018, members of the Greenstone Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P), along with Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Greenstone Fire Department, responded to a report of a house fire on Queen Street in Longlac, Ontario.

The occupants of the residence and their pets were able to escape the fire and were medically cleared by paramedics at the scene. The residence sustained significant damage, but the fire was ultimately brought under control and extinguished thanks to the efforts of the Greenstone Fire Department.

At this time police suspect foul play and are seeking information from members of the public to assist with this investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Greenstone OPP at 1-807-854-1333. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.tipshelp.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

ATIKOKAN – On July 12, 2018, The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be hosting a Safeguard presentation at the AEDC office located at 214 Main St East in Atikokan. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm.

In partnership with community volunteer members of its Auxiliary Policing program, SafeGuard Ontario is a community-based crime prevention program developed in direct support of our detachment frontline members to help citizens “lock criminals out of house and home.”

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and learn how to keep their property safe.

RED LAKE – The Red Lake/Ear Falls Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a break and enter into a business in the 200 block of Howey Street in Red Lake. Sometime between 10:00 pm on June 26 and 5:00 am on June 27, unknown person(s) entered the business and stole a quantity of alcohol and cash.

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to contact the Red Lake OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

FORT FRANCES – The Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding the public to lock their vehicles to prevent theft. Over the past few weeks, police in the area have received over ten reports of vehicles being entered in Fort Frances. Officers will be participating in the “Lock It or Lose It” program in coming days and weeks to educate the public about the risk of leaving their vehicles unlocked and becoming victim to property crime.

Under the “Lock It OR Lose It” program, parked vehicles are examined to confirm they are locked and that no valuables have been left in plain view. A “Lock It or Lose It” notice is placed on every vehicle checked which specifies what safety precautions were ignored and simple prevention tips are provided which drivers can use to protect their vehicles and valuables from theft.

By taking simple preventative measures, such as confirming your vehicle is locked and by placing items of value out of sight or removing valuable items from your vehicle altogether, victimization can be avoided.

You can help prevent theft by following some crime prevention tips:

·        Always roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the doors and pocket the key.

·        If you have a garage, use it and lock the door as well as your vehicle.

·        Keep your vehicle registration certificate/proof of insurance on you at all times.

·        Always park your vehicle in a well-lit area.

·        Never leave valuable objects or packages in full view. Put them in the trunk.

·        Never leave your vehicle unattended while it is running.

Police are asking the public to do your part to protect your vehicle and vehicle contents from theft.


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