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OPP nab impaired snowmobiler during routine trail patrol

OPP nab impaired snowmobiler during routine trail patrol

The 45-year-old's licence has been suspended for 90 days and the snowmobile has been impounded for seven days, police say
OPP investigating attempted abduction involving two young girls in Angus

OPP investigating attempted abduction involving two young girls in Angus

Police say incident happened shortly after 2 p.m. as woman tried to grab two 10-year-olds on Our Lady of Grace Catholic School property
Trio of local hunters facing fines, sanctions after illegal moose hunt

Trio of local hunters facing fines, sanctions after illegal moose hunt

With the assistance of a canine unit, officers located a second cow moose that had been shot and left to spoil, close to the original kill site in Gravenhurst
Highway 400 closed through Barrie following separate incidents

Highway 400 closed through Barrie following separate incidents

Police investigating after a person fell from the Anne Street bridge; There was also an unrelated crash in the southbound lanes
Barrie man bilked out of $50K through bitcoin scam

Barrie man bilked out of $50K through bitcoin scam

'Once that money is deposited (into bitcoin machine), it’s very hard to even try to trace it let alone get it back,' says Barrie police official
Three arrested after allegedly fleeing a single-car crash in Severn

Three arrested after allegedly fleeing a single-car crash in Severn

All three are charged with trespassing at night
OPP appeals for witnesses in violent confrontation between Barrie officer, skateboarder <b>(VIDEO)</b>

OPP appeals for witnesses in violent confrontation between Barrie officer, skateboarder (VIDEO)

'We owe it to everyone involved to conduct a thorough and complete investigation,' says OPP official
SIU clears OPP in Victoria Harbour man's death last spring

SIU clears OPP in Victoria Harbour man's death last spring

The man, 77, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The SIU report says he had been struggling with his mental and physical health in recent years
Orillia victim sent 'large quantity' of bitcoin to fraudster posing as RCMP officer

Orillia victim sent 'large quantity' of bitcoin to fraudster posing as RCMP officer

Since the beginning of February, Orillia OPP officers have fielded a number of complaints about fraud from local residents
Orillia man faces multiple charges in wake of vehicle theft

Orillia man faces multiple charges in wake of vehicle theft

Vehicle was stolen from Orillia and later located by OPP in Everett on Monday morning