Red Lake OPP Tackles Over 300 Incidents in a Week: A Comprehensive Overview

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RED LAKE – NEWS – In an eventful week spanning from Monday, March 11, 2024, to Sunday, March 17, 2024, the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) addressed a staggering total of 306 occurrences.

This diverse array of incidents underscores the varied responsibilities and challenges faced by the force in maintaining law and order within the community.

RED LAKE OPP Report

·        Liquor Licence Control Act – 44

·        eTicket – Vehicle – 42

·        Police assistance – 38

·        Unwanted person – 25

·        Prevent breach of peace – 16

·        Domestic dispute – 13

·        Mental health act – 13

·        Assault – 11

·        Person Well-Being Check – 9

·        Traffic complaint – 8

·        Bail violations – 7

·        Impaired/over 80 – 6

·        R.I.D.E. – 5

·        Police information – 5

·        Community services – 5

·        Noise complaint – 5

·        Escort – 4

·        Ambulance Assistance – 4

·        Disturb the peace – 4

·        Assist Other Non Police Agency – 3

·        Duplicate occurrence – 3

·        Trespass to property act – 3

·        Community Mobilization Program – 3

·        Family dispute – 3

·        911 call/911 hang-up – 2

·        Threats – 2

·        Warrants – 2

·        Assist Other Police Agency – 2

·        Police Observation – 2

·        Animal complaint – 2

·        Motor vehicle collision – 1

·        Compliance Check – 1

·        Conditional Sentence Order (CSO) – 1

·        Drug offences – 1

·        Focused Patrol – 1

·        Non-police matter-lo priority – 1

·        Mischief – 1

·        Cyber Enabled Crime – Cyberbullying/Harassment/Stalking  – 1

·        Property damage – 1

·        Suspicious person – 1

·        Suspicious vehicle – 1

·        Alarm – 1

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

·        Traffic enforcement – H.T.A. – 1

·        Fraud – 1

Among the most frequent calls were 44 related to the Liquor Licence Control Act, indicating a significant focus on maintaining public order and safety in relation to alcohol consumption.

Vehicle-related issues also featured prominently, with 42 eTicket incidents and 38 requests for police assistance ranking high on the list.

The variety of calls spanned a wide range of concerns, including 25 reports of unwanted persons, 16 efforts to prevent breaches of peace, and 13 domestic disputes, highlighting the multifaceted nature of policing in Red Lake.

Mental health-related incidents and assaults were also notable, each accounting for 13 and 11 occurrences, respectively. This reflects the growing recognition of the importance of addressing mental health issues within the community and the ongoing challenge of safeguarding individuals from harm.

The OPP’s commitment to community safety and support extended beyond immediate law enforcement, with proactive measures such as person well-being checks, traffic complaints resolutions, and community mobilization programs.

The week also saw the OPP engage in a range of activities from noise complaints to providing ambulance assistance, showcasing the broad spectrum of their duties.

In total, the Red Lake OPP laid 65 charges under the Criminal Code and an additional 15 under the Highway Traffic Act, demonstrating their ongoing dedication to upholding the law.

To further enhance service delivery and streamline the reporting process for minor incidents, the OPP is promoting the use of their Citizen Self Reporting (CSR) system. Launched province-wide in 2014, the CSR platform enables the public to report certain non-emergency incidents online, such as theft under $5,000, mischief/damage to property, and driving complaints, among others. This system not only offers a convenient reporting option but also allows officers to allocate their resources more effectively to urgent and serious cases.

The Red Lake OPP’s diligent work over the past week is a testament to their dedication to the community’s safety and well-being. As the force continues to tackle a broad spectrum of issues, they encourage residents to utilize the CSR system for appropriate incidents, ensuring that their focus remains on protecting and serving the community to the best of their ability.

For more information or to access the Citizen Self Reporting tool, visit opp.ca.

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