Child killed in motor vehicle accident

(DRYDEN, ON) – On August 13, 2020 at approximately 4:00 pm officers from the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Ojibway Drive, Aubry Township.

A motor vehicle (sedan), travelling Eastbound left the roadway and came to rest on its roof. The two occupants of the vehicle were transported to the hospital. The passenger; who has been identified as 10 year-old Shyanne Kavanaugh of Eagle Lake First Nation, was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were on scene to assist with the investigation.

The Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) unit and Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO) attended the scene to conduct their investigation. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Motorist killed dog, narrowly missed pedestrians

(PICKLE LAKE, ON) – On July 19, 2020 Members of the Pickle Lake OPP responded to a traffic complaint that occurred on Hwy 599 between Ace Lake and 10 houses (Mishkeegogamang).

A black pick-up truck was Southbound on Highway 599 when it swerved to hit a dog and almost hit three people walking on the highway. As a result of the driver’s actions, the dog died.

Anyone with information as to the identification of the driver or the vehicle in question is urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

The OPP is committed to safety on Ontario’s Roadways. Any information you have will greatly increase our ability to hold dangerous and careless driver’s accountable.

Civilian report results in quick arrest

(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – Members of the Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a break and enter in progress at a local business, which resulted in multiple charges being laid.

At approximately 5:30 am on August 13th, OPP officers were dispatched to a report of a break and enter in progress at a business on Wellington Street. Officers were quick to arrive on scene and arrested one individual. During the investigation, officers recovered official documents that were essential for the continuation of normal operations for the business.

As a result of this investigation, an 18 year-old Cat Lake First Nation man, has been charged with the following offences, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada:

  • Break and Enter a place

  • Failure to comply with Undertaking

OPP officers would like to thank the public for reporting suspicious activity in the neighbourhood. They also wish to remind the public to ensure their properties are secured overnight, and that ladders or other entry tools are inaccessible. For additional property safety tips, please visit

Fraudsters posing as stranded motorists

(OTTAWA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continues to receive complaints from motorists, who have stopped to assist individuals posing as stranded motorists, offering to exchange gold jewelry for cash.

How does the scam operate?

Scammers will often park along the side of 400 series highways, ramps or in parking lots. Scammers pose as stranded motorists, seeking the goodwill and compassion from the motoring public.

They create an emergency scenario, often indicating that they are visitors to the area or country, who require funds for gas or emergency vehicle repairs. The scammers claim their wallets have been lost or stolen.

These individuals are typically well dressed and well-spoken and are operating rental vehicles. They offer to give the good Samaritans expensive looking gold jewelry in exchange for funds needed to assist with the fabricated emergency situation.

In some cases, victims have provided significant funds only to discover later that the gold is fake. In many cases, victims are too embarrassed to come forward because they don’t want to admit that they were fooled.

How to prevent becoming a victim?

The scammers pose safety concerns by parking their vehicles on the sides of busy highways and ramps. The OPP urges motorists to be cautious, avoid stopping to talk to these individuals and notify police of suspicious activity. If you do encounter these scammers, offer to contact roadside assistance rather than exchange funds for jewelry, then leave the location.

Anyone with information should contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).