KENORA – The Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police reports that officers responded to 151 calls over the weekend between Friday September 25, 2020 and the morning of Monday September 28, 2020.
Police responded to a variety of calls on the weekend and laid 23 charges under the Criminal Code, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Highway Traffic Act.
Some of the calls Police attended were;
- 9 Assaults
- 3 Break and Enters
- 18 Unwanted Person
- 9 Liquor Licence Act
- 1 Impaired/Over 80
- 1 Impaired by Drug
- 6 Attempt or Threat of Suicide
- 3 Missing person
- 6 Suspicious Person
- 11 Police Assistance
- 5 Trespass to Property Act
The Detachment says, “Citizens of Ontario have other ways to report a minor crime. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding the public about their online reporting system as an alternative to having an officer attend a scene for a minor incident. Citizen Self Reporting (CSR) rolled out across the province in 2014 and it is an efficient system as a means of reporting certain minor incidents and crimes”.
The OPP’s Citizen Self Reporting is an easy to use internet reporting tool that can be accessed from a computer or mobile device and sent directly to the OPP anywhere, anytime.
“In an effort to enhance our service delivery, this online reporting system allows the public to report specific crimes such as lost property, stolen license plates, theft from vehicles, driving complaints, and property damage without an officer having to be dispatched to the scene, provided there are no suspects, injuries or the incident is not an emergency,” says the detachment.
The applicable calls for service which fall within the CSR online reporting parameters include:
- Theft Under $5000
- Mischief / Damage to Property Under $5000
- Mischief / Damage to Vehicle Under $5000
- Theft from Vehicle
- Lost / Missing Property Under $5000
- Stolen License Plates
- Driving Complaints
To learn more and to access Citizen Self Reporting online, go to opp.ca.