The Thanksgiving long weekend was very busy for officers of the Kenora OPP as calls increased from last weekend.

Starting Friday, October 8, 2021, to Monday, October 12, 2021 police responded to 245 calls, which increased by 48 calls from the weekend before.

The calls police attended varied but 46 charges were laid under the Criminal Code, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, and Highway Traffic Act. Some of the calls police attended were;

  • 8 Alarm
  • 5 Assault

  • 7 Ambulance Assist

  • 8 Animal Complaint

  • 5 Attempt or Threat of Suicide

  • 5 Domestic Dispute

  • 3 Impaired/over 80

  • 8 Liquor Licence Act

  • 6 Missing Person

  • 12 Traffic Complaints

  • 5 Theft

  • 9 Motor Vehicle Collision

  • 15 Police Assistance

  • 6 Trouble with Youth

  • 8 Unwanted Person

The citizens of Ontario have other ways to report a minor crime. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding the public about their online reporting system as an alternative to having an officer attend a scene for a minor incident. Citizen Self Reporting (CSR) rolled out across the province in 2014 and it is an efficient system as a means of reporting certain minor incidents and crimes.