The Rap Sheet

Tuesday, October 17th


Bracebridge OPP has launched an online buy and sell exchange zone at the Bracebridge OPP detachment in an effort to make online transactions safer for buyers and sellers. This was one of the two official provincial launches of the new program that took place. The other official launch took place at the OPP Tecumseh detachment which was the detachment to develop and implement the program within the OPP. The purpose of Project Safe Trade is to create a ‘community safe zone’ at an OPP detachment parking lot, or other “safe” location to create a site in which to facilitate online property transactions. Creating a “community safe zone” is about moving online transactions away from secluded parking lots, personal residences or other areas and bringing them to a public place. A number of OPP detachments are inviting members of the public to use their OPP detachment parking lots to facilitate transactions at or with designated parking spaces. For more information visit and search Project Safe Trade. Contact your local OPP detachment to find out if Project Safe Trade is in your area.  Online transaction safety tips:

  • Meet in a busy public place
  • Bring a trusted friend or family member along as a witness
  • Keep transactions to daylight hours
  • Do not erase emails, texts or voicemails between yourself and the seller/buyer


The members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking the public for their assistance in solving this crime. At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017, unknown person or persons broke into the Competitive Edge Sports Store on Queen Street West in the Village of Elmvale and stole the following items:

  • Jerseys
  • Hockey Sticks
  • Sports Figurines
  • Other Sports related Merchandise and Memorabilia

The investigation into this crime is ongoing with assistance of the Huronia West OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU). If you have any information in regards to this crime, please contact the Huronia West O.P.P. at (705) 429-3575 or Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or others.