Red Lake OPP: A Week in Review – Emphasizing Community Safety and Online Reporting

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Red Lake OPP’s Busy with 237 occurrences

RED LAKE – NEWS – The Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) had a busy week from February 5th to February 11th, 2024, responding to a total of 237 occurrences. These activities underline the continuous efforts of the OPP to ensure the safety and well-being of the Red Lake community through a variety of law enforcement actions.

The range of incidents that the OPP handled over the week was broad, with the highest number of calls being for police assistance (34 occurrences), followed by efforts to prevent breaches of the peace (25 occurrences). Instances involving unwanted persons were also notable (15 occurrences), along with issues related to the Liquor Licence Control Act (14 occurrences) and eTicketing for vehicle violations (13 occurrences).

RED Lake OPP Officers Responded Calls

·        Police assistance – 34

·        Prevent breach of peace – 25

·        Unwanted person – 15

·        Liquor Licence Control Act – 14

·        eTicket – Vehicle – 13

·        Assault – 10

·        Traffic complaint – 9

·        Community Mobilization Program – 9

·        Police information – 7

·        Motor vehicle collision – 7

·        Bail violations – 7

·        Ambulance Assistance – 6

·        Domestic dispute – 6

·        Person Well-Being Check – 6

·        Impaired/over 80 – 6

·        Mental health act – 6

·        911 call/911 hang-up – 5

·        R.I.D.E. – 5

·        Escort – 5

·        Property related – 3

·        Harassment – 3

·        Alarm – 2

·        Warrants – 2

·        Theft – 2

·        Noise complaint – 2

·        Compliance Check – 2

·        Trespass to property act – 2

·        Family dispute – 2

·        Duplicate occurrence – 2

·        Assist Other Non-Police Agency – 1

·        Animal complaint – 1

·        Assist Other Police Agency – 1

·        Police Assistance – First Nations – OPP Attend – 1

·        Motor vehicle – abandoned – 1

·        Traffic hazard – Vehicle/Debris/Animal/Pedestrian – 1

·        Marine – 1

·        Disturb the peace – 1

·        Phone calls – 1

·        Cyber Enabled Crime – Online Fraud – 1

·        Fire – 1

·        Community services – 1

·        Suspicious person – 1

·        B-E bus/res/oth – 1

·        Threats – 1

·        Sexual assault – 1

·        Trouble with youth – 1

·        Police Observation – 1

·        Drug offences – 1

·        Sudden death – 1

Other significant areas of law enforcement action included addressing assaults, traffic complaints, and contributing to the Community Mobilization Program, each reflecting the OPP’s commitment to addressing crime and safety concerns. The report also indicates a proactive approach in dealing with motor vehicle collisions, bail violations, and providing ambulance assistance, showcasing a multifaceted approach to public safety.

In addition to the traditional policing activities, the Red Lake OPP emphasizes the importance of mental health, as evidenced by their response to mental health act calls and ensuring the well-being of individuals in the community. The OPP also engaged in various community service activities, underlining their role in fostering a safe and supportive environment.

Throughout the week, the OPP laid 33 charges under the Criminal Code and three under the Highway Traffic Act, demonstrating their ongoing dedication to upholding the law and ensuring community safety.

The OPP is also advocating for the use of the Citizen Self Reporting (CSR) system, an innovative online platform introduced in 2014. This system allows residents to report certain types of minor incidents and crimes online without needing an officer to attend the scene physically. The CSR is designed to make the reporting process more efficient for incidents such as theft under $5000, mischief/damage to property or vehicles under $5000, theft from vehicles, and driving complaints. This initiative not only enhances service delivery but also allows for a more effective allocation of policing resources.

For more information on how to use the Citizen Self Reporting system and to report eligible incidents, residents are encouraged to visit opp.ca.

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