Officers with the Dryden and Ignace OPP detachments have been keeping their eyes peeled for dangerous driving behaviours in the area.
With the release of their latest weekly report, the Dryden OPP reports laying a total of 24 charges under the Highway Traffic Act and Criminal Code after responding to 121 calls for service between September 6 and September 12 – the main culprit being reported as traffic complaints.
51 of the reported 121 of these call for service included:
- 27 Traffic Complaints
- 7 Police Assistance
- 5 Animal Compliance
- 4 Motor Vehicle Collisions
- 3 Drug Offences
- 2 Domestic Incidents
- 2 Suspicious Persons
- 1 Family Dispute
To help police deal with the increasing volume of calls, the OPP is reminding residents about their online reporting system as an alternative to having an officer attend a scene for a minor incident.
Citizen Self Reporting is an internet reporting tool that can be accessed from a computer or mobile device, and your report will be sent directly to the OPP. Citizen Self Reporting (CSR) rolled out across the province in 2014.
Crimes that you can report through the online tool include:
- theft under $5,000
- mischief/damage to property under $5,000
- mischief/damage to vehicle under $5,000
- theft from vehicle – lost/missing property under $5,000
- stolen license plates
- driving complaints
However, the OPP say you should not use the system if:
- The occurrence is an emergency,
- The occurrence happened outside of OPP jurisdiction
- There are identifiable suspects
- Anyone was injured
- The occurrence involves a weapon, a motor vehicle collision, a break and enter, drugs, gambling or a passport.
The tool can be found here.