Kenora OPP Reports Busy Week with Diverse Range of Incidents

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KENORA, ON – The Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has reported a busy week, responding to a total of 365 occurrences between Monday, December 4, 2023, and Sunday, December 10, 2023. The incidents varied widely, reflecting the diverse challenges faced by the detachment in maintaining community safety and law and order.

The majority of the occurrences involved trespassing, with a significant 197 incidents reported under the Trespass to Property Act. Additionally, the OPP responded to 22 cases involving unwanted persons and issued 14 eTickets for vehicle-related infractions. Other notable occurrences included 11 requests for police assistance, 8 incidents under the Liquor License Control Act, 7 R.I.D.E. programs, 7 assaults, and 7 traffic complaints, among others.

The Kenora OPP also handled several well-being checks, motor vehicle collisions, disturbances of peace, ambulance assists, and reports of suspicious persons. Less frequent but equally important incidents included cases related to mischief, missing persons, traffic hazards, mental health, community services, domestic disputes, and bail violations.

In total, the OPP laid 42 charges under the Criminal Code and 14 under the Highway Traffic Act during this period.

Citizen Self Reporting (CSR) System

The Kenora OPP reminds the public of their online reporting system, Citizen Self Reporting (CSR), an efficient alternative for reporting minor incidents. Launched province-wide in 2014, CSR allows the public to report specific crimes such as theft under $5,000, mischief/damage to property or vehicle under $5,000, theft from vehicles, and driving complaints. This system is accessible from computers and mobile devices, enabling direct reporting to the OPP without dispatching an officer, provided there are no suspects, injuries, or emergencies.

The types of incidents eligible for CSR reporting include theft under $5,000, mischief/damage to property or vehicles under $5,000, theft from vehicles, lost/missing property under $5,000, stolen license plates, and driving complaints. For more information and to use the Citizen Self Reporting system, the public is encouraged to visit opp.ca.

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