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Four charged in break-in

Members of the Rainy River District OPP recently responded to a break-and-enter to a King's Highway residence, resulting in the theft of firearms.

An investigation involving the Northwest Region Crime Management team, Emergency Response Team, and Forensic Identification Services was conducted.

As a result of the investigation, four people have been charged.

Driver killed

Yesterday around 11:20 a.m., Dryden OPP officers responded to a single motor-vehicle mishap on Highway 502, about 60 km south of Dryden.

A highway line-painting truck travelling southbound lost control and left the roadway, rolling over.

The driver of the vehicle, Michael Gibson, a 40-year-old resident of Worthington, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene.

OPP cop facing charges

On Sept. 8, investigators with the OPP's Professional Standards Bureau and the North West Region Crime Unit charged an OPP officer as a result of an investigation into an incident that occurred while the member was off-duty.

The provincial constable, a 10-year veteran assigned to the Sioux Lookout detachment, has been charged with assault and assault with a weapon.

Woman dies in collision

Yesterday around 5:50 p.m., the Marathon OPP responded to a motor-vehicle collision at the junction of Peninsula Road (Highway 626) and Highway 17.

A tractor-trailer unit eastbound on Highway 17 was passing two other tractor-trailers that also were eastbound in the lane to turn onto Peninsula Road.

Child escapes attempted abduction

Members of the Nipigon OPP are requesting for public assistance to help identify a suspect involved in an attempted abduction.

On Friday around 10 p.m., an unknown male grabbed a nine-year-old in the Newton Street area in Nipigon.

The child was able to run away from the suspect, who fled to a nearby bush area.

Police then were contacted to investigate.

Kenora woman drowns

On Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., members of the OPP received a call of a possible drowning at Bruin Lake in MacNicol Township.

Members of the Marine and Trails Unit attended the scene and learned a male and female's kayak had capsized.

The male survived but the female had passed away at the scene.

The female has been identified as Johnna Bertram, 57, from Kenora.

Man charged in death

On Saturday, Aug. 19 around 9:30 p.m., police were called to the school area on Airport Road in Pikangikum First Nation.

Upon arrival, a male was found unconscious and taken to the nursing station for treatment.

Bronson Lee Strang, 34, was pronounced dead at 10:09 p.m.

On Aug. 25, Kurri Turtle, 32, of Pikangikum First Nation, was arrested and charged with assault.