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Police seeking tips on missing youth

Members of the Rainy River District OPP are requesting the public's assistance in locating a youth reported missing around 6:25 p.m. yesterday.

Johnny Shawataskung, 14, of Big Island First Nation, last was seen yesterday morning at Rainy River High School.

He is described as a First Nations' male with brown hair and brown eyes. He also wears black-framed prescription glasses.

Tips sought on stolen truck

Members of the Rainy River District OPP is seeking the public's assistance in locating a stolen vehicle.

On Oct. 8 around 5:10 p.m., a Fort Frances resident contacted the local OPP to report his truck has been stolen.

The vehicle last had been parked at a residence in the area of Second Street West in Fort Frances and last was seen on Oct. 7 around 10 a.m.

Kenora female found dead

On Saturday around 1 p.m., the Kenora OPP received a call to assist Kenora Emergency Services.

Upon arrival, officers observed the body of a female in a bush area on the north side of Kenora.

She was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The woman was identified as Logan Philipchuk, 20, of Kenora.

A post-mortem will be conducted in Toronto this week.

Pair nabbed

On Oct. 7 around 5:10 p.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP were dispatched to a call of a possible impaired driver at a local restaurant drive-thru.

An officer attended the scene and located the suspect vehicle in the parking lot.

The member spoke with the driver, whom he suspected had alcohol in his body.

Man caught after chase

On Oct. 3 around 3:20 p.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP received a trespassing call at a Fort Frances institution.

An officer attended the location and observed the man, subsequently asking him to leave the premises.

An investigation revealed the male had warrants for his arrest. Upon being informed of the warrants, he fled the scene on foot.

Drivers charged

On Sunday around 6:10 p.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP were dispatched to a report of an impaired driver on Scott Street who almost had caused a collision and then pulled into the Safeway parking lot.

The vehicle was located and upon speaking to the driver, the officer suspected he was under the influence of a controlled substance.