OPP seek assistance on locating vehicle in fail to remain and warn of Sex Scam on Instagram


East Algoma OPP Looking for the Public’s Assistance in Locating a Vehicle involved in a Fail to Remain Collision

(ELLIOT LAKE, ON)- On August 9, 2022, shortly after 12:15 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision involving an SUV and a pedestrian on Hillside Drive South in the City of Elliot Lake.

Investigation determined a pedestrian was on a longboard skateboard travelling eastbound on Hillside Drive South. When the skateboarder approached the first entrance at Canadian Tire a red SUV pulled out of the parking lot colliding with the skateboarder. The SUV immediately left the scene and was last seen heading westbound towards Mississauga Avenue area.

The driver is described as an older female in her sixties with medium length blondish white hair. Wearing a blue and green shirt. The licence plate attached to the red SUV was very faded with no blue lettering on it.

The pedestrian attended local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was later released.

Any person with information regarding this motor vehicle collision is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.


Men being Targeted on Instagram Blackmail Sex Scam

(BLIND RIVER, ON)- Members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment wants to warn the public about a scam that seems to be targeting young men on social media like on Instagram, dating sites or pornographic websites.

Sextortion is where people are lured into an online relationship through social media, dating sites or pornographic websites. As the relationship builds, victims are encouraged to use the computer’s camera and the scammer will coerce the victim to perform a sexual act on webcam. The victim is later advised that the event was recorded and to pay a fee or the video will be released publicly or sent to a list of friends.

Warning signs – How to protect yourself:

  • Deny any requests to perform an illicit act over the internet
  • Disable your webcam or any other camera connected to the internet when you are not using it. Hackers can obtain remote access and record without your knowledge
  • Carefully consider who you are sharing explicit videos and photographs with

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or your nearest police authority and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report online at http://www.antifraudcentre.ca.


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