News Police thank public for help during suspicious package investigation in Bracebridge SHARE ON: James Bowler, contributor, Thursday May. 17th, 2018 OPP arm patch. Photo by James Bowler/99.5 Moose FM/Vista Radio The OPP is thanking the public for reporting a suspicious package to police in Bracebridge. Although it was deemed a false alarm by Bracebridge OPP, investigators say the report from the public shows how engaged locals are in community safety. The package was discovered next to a meter station on Balls Drive on Wednesday. During the police investigation, officers re-routed school buses and traffic. Police say the package was placed there purposefully by a professional and was related to gas flow.