With the first half of the year behind them, the OPP has laid 932 “Move Over” charges so far this year against drivers who failed to slow down and move over when approaching an emergency vehicle with its lights flashing.
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On Sunday at approximately 2:25 a.m., a member of the Fort Frances Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a vehicle stop on King's Highway in Fort Frances.
The officer spoke with the driver, whom he determined was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to the detachment, where he underwent more tests.
On Friday at 8 a.m., officers from the Rainy River District OPP received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle on Strachan Road, northwest of Emo.
Police attended and searched the area, locating a deceased male within the vicinity of the vehicle.
No foul play is suspected.
The Atikokan OPP has been responding to several calls for service involving mischief and thefts of opportunity from vehicles.
In the majority of instances, vehicles that are left unlocked are targeted and smaller items of value, including change in the cup-holder, is being taken.
There are a few ways to ensure you are not a victim of this crime of opportunity:
On Friday at approximately 9:46 p.m., members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call of a large fight with a weapon involved, at the Point Park in Fort Frances.
The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public to stay safe around water during the summer season and beyond. July 15-21, 2018 is National Drowning Prevention Week.
Swimming and water play are part of a healthy, active lifestyle that families often participate in, particularly during the summer months.
The Rainy River District OPP is reminding residents to lock their vehicles to prevent theft.
Over the past few weeks, police in the area have received more than 10 reports of vehicles being entered in Fort Frances.
On Friday (July 6), the Kenora OPP was dispatched to a report of a man who had entered into the water and did not surface at Goshawk Lake landing in Whitedog First Nation Territory.
Members of the OPP's Marine and Trails Unit, OPP Crime Unit, Treaty #3 Police Service, and Kenora Ambulance all attended the scene to search for the male.
From July 4-9 in Fort Frances, many vehicles were entered and property was stolen.
Members of the Rainy River District OPP began investigating the circumstances of each incident.
As a result, a 20-year-old Fort Frances man has been charged with numerous offences, including eight counts of theft under $5,000 and seven counts of possession of property obtained by crime.
Members of the Rainy River District OPP are asking for the public's assistance in recovering some stolen property.
On July 4 around 11:02 a.m., members of the OPP responded to a call of a stolen outboard motor.
The motor, described as a 25 h.p. Yamaha, is valued at more than $2,000.
It was last seen at a residence on Scott Street on July 3.