(NIPIGON, ON) – The Nipigon detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are advising motorists against picking up a hitchhiker in the area.
Officers in the area have been busy with what’s been called a “substantial situation” in the area. The suspect is believed to be on Highway 17 just east of Nipigon.
UPDATE: Hitchhiker Located.
The male to avoid is described by police as:
- 35 to 40 years old.
- Red backpack.
Police advise to not pick up this suspect and to contact police immediately.
This morning during bail court, there was one person in custody in Nipigon. The matter had to be stood down for a while until an officer was able to return to the OPP detachment to commence court by telephone. This was due to all officers being on the road looking for this man.
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