Kenora OPP Responds to 358 Incidents in a Week

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KENORA – NEWS – The Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was bustling with activity between Monday, October 2, 2023, and Sunday, October 8, 2023, as officers responded to a total of 358 occurrences, ranging from police assistance to criminal incidents. The OPP laid 22 charges under the Criminal Code and 9 under the Highway Traffic Act during the week.

Diverse Incidents Handled

Throughout the week, the Kenora OPP tackled a variety of incidents, including 21 cases related to the Liquor License Act, 20 traffic complaints, 17 ambulance assistance calls, and 16 cases of unwanted persons. Incidents involving youth, motor vehicle collisions, alarms, and mental health acts were also on the list, reflecting the broad spectrum of challenges faced by law enforcement.

Citizen Self Reporting: A Convenient Solution

In light of the varied incidents, the OPP is emphasizing the importance of their online reporting system, Citizen Self Reporting (CSR). Launched across the province in 2014, CSR provides an efficient and accessible means for the public to report minor incidents and crimes without requiring an officer to attend the scene. This tool, accessible from both computers and mobile devices, is designed for specific incidents, including theft under $5000, mischief/damage to property under $5000, theft from vehicles, stolen license plates, driving complaints, and lost/missing property under $5000.

By encouraging the use of CSR, the OPP aims to streamline their services and enhance public convenience. The system operates smoothly for incidents where there are no suspects, injuries, or emergencies, allowing law enforcement officers to focus on more complex cases.

OPP’s Continuous Efforts

The OPP’s commitment to providing efficient service is demonstrated through initiatives like CSR. By leveraging technology, they aim to make the reporting process easier for the public, ensuring that law enforcement resources are utilized effectively.

To access Citizen Self Reporting online and learn more about this innovative system, residents can visit opp.ca. The OPP encourages the community to embrace this digital solution, contributing to a safer and more connected Kenora.

For more information, please visit: opp.ca

Call Breakdown

Police assistance – 21

Liquor license act – 21

Traffic complaint – 20

Ambulance Assistance – 17

eTicket – Vehicle – 16

Unwanted person -16

Trouble with youth – 15

Motor vehicle collision – 14

Alarm – 13

Mental health act – 13

Community services – 12

Person Well-Being Check – 11

Theft – 10

911 call/911 hang-up – 9

Missing person located – 9

Trespass to property act – 8

Police information – 8

Family dispute – 8

Mischief – 7

Animal complaint – 7

Bail violations – 6

Assist Other Police Agency – 6

Property related – 6

Neighbor dispute – 5

Assault – 5

Traffic hazard – Vehicle/Debris/Animal/Pedestrian – 5

Disturb the peace – 5

Domestic dispute – 5

Attempt or threat of suicide – 4

R.I.D.E. – 4

Noise complaint – 4

Prevent breach of peace – 4

Harassment – 3

Impaired/over 80 – 3

Property check – 3

Sudden death – 2

Fraud – 2

Breach of probation – 2

Wires down – possible fire – 2

Weapons – 2

Police Assistance – First Nations – OPP Attend – 2

B-E bus/res/other – 2

Threats – 2

Suspicious person – 2

Missing person – 2

Sexual assault – 1

Assist Other Non Police Agency – 1

Drug offences – 1

Police Observation – 1

Dangerous conditions – 1

Warrants – 1

Duplicate occurrence – 1

Fire – 1

Stolen vehicle – 1

Fingerprints (no Record Check) – 1

Non-police matter-lo priority – 1

Suspicious vehicle – 1

Crisis Call Diversion – 1

Phone calls – 1

eTicket – Person – 1

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