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OPP busy on weekend

Members of the Rainy River District OPP were busy responding to 112 calls for service over the Labour Day long weekend.

In addition, members conducted proactive patrols on the district's highways, issuing 48 Provincial Offence Notices in total.

Driver facing charges

Today at 2:10 a.m., officers of the Rainy River District OPP received a complaint of a motor-vehicle collision on the 300 block of Third Street West here.

An investigation revealed the driver lost control of the vehicle, leaving the roadway and striking a residential structure.

Human remains ID'd

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located human remains in the Dryden area.

The Office of the Chief Coroner has been engaged and a post mortem examination began in Toronto last week.

The remains have been positively identified as Henry Stone-Arnold, 28 years-old, of Dryden who had been reported missing earlier this month.

Driver facing charges

On Aug. 4 around 2:50 p.m., a member of the Atikokan OPP conducted a vehicle stop on O'Brien Street in Atikokan.

The officer had a conversation with the driver and this led him to believe she had been consuming alcohol.

As a result, she was arrested and transported to the Atikokan OPP detachment, where she underwent further tests.

R.I.D.E. check leads to charge

Shortly after 9 a.m., yesterday, members of the Rainy River District OPP were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check.

Officers engaged a male and conducted an investigation at the roadside.

As a result of this investigation, a 46-year-old Atikokan man was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg.

Man charged in spraying

On July 24 around 10:55 p.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP were called to a disturbance at a gas station on King's Highway in Fort Frances.

Officers attended the area immediately and learned the suspect had fled the scene.

Members commenced an investigation and learned that three individuals had been sprayed by the suspect with a noxious substance.

Dispute leads to charges

On Monday around 11:05 a.m., two members of the Rainy River District OPP were on general patrol on Portage Avenue when they observed two individuals involved in a verbal exchange near a business.

The officers approached the two parties to investigate the matter and one of them subsequently was arrested.