News OPP search for suspects and close Highway 144 to protect public SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, contributor, Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 2016 Photo credit: Supplied South Porcupine OPP are asking the public to steer clear of a section of Highway 144 near Timmins. Police have closed the roadway as they search for two people wanted in connection with a stolen vehicle. OPP were chasing the vehicle just before 10:00am Tuesday when the driver and passenger stopped and ran into a wooded area off the highway. The Highway 144 closure is several kilometres long. It runs from Highway 101 west of Timmins up to a rest stop just south of Highway 661. For your own safety, police are warning the public to stay away from the area and call 1-888-310-1122 if you see any suspicious activity.