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From the OPP

Sexual assault in spotlight

May is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in Ontario—a month dedicated to raising awareness of issues related to sexual violence and promoting ways to stop sexual violence.

The OPP continues to work with our communities and regional partners to ensure all sexual assault victims are informed, protected, and supported.

Trio of drivers charged

On Sunday around 4:20 a.m., a Rainy River District OPP officer was patrolling on King's Highway in Fort Frances when he observed erratic driving.

A traffic stop was initiated by the officer, who determined the driver had been consuming alcohol.

The driver was arrested and transported to the detachment for further tests.

Three nabbed in drug bust

Three Kenora men face numerous drug- and Criminal Code-related offences following arrests there on Monday.

An investigation was conducted by the OPP and the Treaty #3 Police Service that focused on methamphetamine trafficking in and around the Kenora area.

It concluded with the arrest of three individuals.

OPP kept busy

On Saturday at 10:25 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers received a report of a traffic complaint on King's Highway 11 in Watten Township.

Officers patrolled and located the vehicle and driver.

During the investigation, the driver, a 28-year-old woman of Emo Township, failed the roadside test, was arrested, and transported to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

Police probing fire at lodge

On Sunday around 9:20 p.m., the Kenora OPP received word of a fire at a lodge on Highway 17 near Vermilion Bay.

The Machin Fire Department attended prior to the OPP and was able to extinguish the fire with assistance from the Longbow Lake Fire Department.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.