THUNDER BAY – Over the weekend the Ontario Provincial Police were kept busy.
HEARST – On Saturday, September 26, 2020, at approximately 4:15 am, members of the James Bay Detachments and Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a residence on Highway 11 west of Hearst where a 16-year-old person was found unresponsive and later died at the hospital.
As a result of the death, the James Bay Detachments Crime Unit, under the direction of Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), are investigating. Also assisting is the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS). A post-mortem examination will take place in the upcoming week.
This investigation is ongoing.
WASAGA BEACH, ON – The Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) used all available resources to maintain public safety and enforce the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA), during an unsanctioned car take-over event in the Town of Wasaga Beach.
Participants of this event, mainly from outside of the primary geographic area, started arriving midday on Friday, September 25, 2020 and remained active in the community into Sunday, September 27, 2020. Police maintained an active presence throughout the duration of the event.
Enforcement focussed primarily on unsafe vehicles, dangerous driving behaviours and ROA compliance. All enforcement activities prioritized public and officer safety. Police are currently updating an accurate accounting of the various charges and impoundments incurred over the weekend.
Police closed all roads into the Town of Wasaga Beach in the early evening on Saturday, September 26, 2020 in part to support ROA compliance and enforcement.
The OPP Huronia West Detachment is committed to traffic safety and the wellbeing of our communities.
Police continue to enforce provincial and federal statutes, as well as supporting compliance with ROA regulations, while reminding the public that it is the collective responsibility of all Ontarians to comply with the ROA to limit the spread of COVID-19. .