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From the OPP

Home intruder nabbed

On Thursday shortly before 6:30 p.m., members of the Kenora OPP responded to a 9-1-1 call of an unknown male intruder in a residence in the Rideout area of Kenora.

Police attended and were advised the home owner had arrived home and found the door to the residence had been forced open and the suspect was inside.

When confronted by the home owner, the male fled the scene.

Drivers must stay focused: OPP

With spring coming in a few weeks, the OPP is reminding drivers to stay focused on the task of driving!

Distracted driving is of particular concern to the OPP as distraction-related collisions in its jurisdiction continue to rise.

But everyone travelling on roads and highways should be equally concerned about this alarming trend.

Death probed

On Jan. 31, the Pikangikum Police Service requested the assistance of the OPP with a sudden death investigation in the community of Pikangikum First Nation.

Earlier that day, Pikangikum Police Service officers had been contacted regarding an infant male who had been brought into the nursing station and subsequently was pronounced dead.

Area teen is missing

The Rainy River District OPP is seeking the public's assistance in locating a youth from the Fort Frances area.

Dustin Dexter, 14, last was seen yesterday in the Town of Fort Frances.

He is described as 5'9" and weighing 140 pounds, with light brown hair and blue eyes.

Seine River death being probed

On Feb. 3, the Treaty #3 Police Service requested assistance from the OPP's North West Region Crime Unit regarding an aggravated assault investigation in Seine River First Nation.

The victim, a 42-year-old male identified as Rudy Whitecrow of Seine River First Nation, was transported to Thunder Bay for medical assistance, where he succumbed to his injuries on Feb. 5.

SIU invokes mandate

On Feb. 3 around 1:45 p.m., Dryden OPP officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17 in Dryden.

During the arrest of the male driver, an altercation between officers and the occupant occurred.

The male later went into medical distress, at which time he was transported by Emergency Medical Services to a local hospital for medical assessment and treatment.

Charge laid

Shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday, members of the Rainy River District OPP were called to a single motor-vehicle collision on Highway 11 in Watten Township.

Officers attended the scene and conducted an investigation.

As a result, a 33-year-old Sioux Lookout woman was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg.