MARATHON OPP LOOKING FOR SUSPECT (Click for details/update) The Marathon Detachment of the O.P.P. are currently looking for a suspect involved in a domestic dispute. The male suspect may be armed. All available resources are being deployed in the search for the suspect. Residents who live on Jackson Crescent and Hemlo Drive, in the town of Marathon, are advised to remain in their homes with their doors locked.....:.... The male suspect is described as: a male in his mid 30's, tall, thin build, dark hair, wearing dark coloured clothing. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is urged to contact the OPP by calling 1-888-310-1122............::..............Additional details to be released as received from Marathon OPP------------------------------------------------------------------- MANITOUWADGE PUBLIC SCHOOL would like to inform parents that the Breakfast Club at MPS will not be running for the first three days of school. The start-up date for the Breakfast Club is September 8th.----------------------------------Manitouwadge Municipal Pound advises potential responsible cat owners that there is an urgent need for homes for several cats and kittens. If you are looking for a long-term relationship with a appreciative feline companion please call 826-3227 ext 244-----------------------



SUPERIOR EAST – WAWA, ON - On July 27, 2012, Wawa Police Services Board and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North East Region Command Staff convened as a selection committee to choose a detachment commander for Superior East Detachment following Staff Sergeant (S/Sgt) Dan Dawson’s transfer and promotion to Temiskaming Detachment.

The selection committee conducted a three-phase process and is pleased to announce that newly promoted Staff Sergeant Marc Loranger has been selected to fill the position of Superior East (Wawa) detachment commander.  S/Sgt Loranger takes up his new command on October 8, 2012.

Loranger joined the OPP in 1985 and reported to Smooth Rock Falls Detachment.  He then served in Hornepayne from1987-1990.   Loranger spent a decade working in the North West Region in both Thunder Bay and Atikokan.  In 2001, Loranger was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to Sioux Lookout Detachment were he completed two secondment opportunities with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service.  In 2007, Loranger transferred to the North Bay Detachment were he currently serves.

Loranger has received specialized training in several fields including Technical Traffic Collision Investigator, Motorized Snow Vehicle Instructor, CPR instructor, Coach Officer, Breathalyzer Technician and Regional RIDE Team member.  Over the years, Loranger has acted in the role of both detachment commander and operational manager.

“I am confident that the skill set and northern experience that I have gained along the way will serve me well in my new position as Detachment Commander – Superior East Detachment,” states S/Sgt. Loranger.  “I look forward to working with OPP members in Wawa, Chapleau, White River, and Hornepayne – once again.”

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