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Driver facing charges

On Saturday at noon, Rainy River District OPP officers received a complainant regarding a motor vehicle in Fort Frances.

A citizen reporting he saw a hit-and-run in the east end of town, with the driver failing to remain at the scene.

Officers located the vehicle on the 200 block of Church Street.

Death considered homicide

The death of a male in the area of Howey Street in Red Lake on Oct. 29 has been confirmed to be as a result of a homicide.

Police, in conjunction with the OPP's North West Region Crime Unit, are continuing their investigation under the direction of Det. Insp. Darryl Sigouin of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Drive with care: OPP

With snowfall on the way, the Rainy River District OPP is urging drivers to slow down to adjust to road and weather conditions.

It is recommended to increase stopping distances and adjust to slower speeds.

The public may call 5-1-1 or refer to the Ministry of Transportation's website for road closures and up-to-date road conditions.

Fort man charged

Last Thursday around 4 p.m., a Thunder Bay OPP officer was on patrol on Highway 11/17 in Shuniah.

The officer conducted a traffic stop for a Highway Traffic Act infraction.

While speaking with the driver, the officer determined he had been consuming alcohol.

The driver was arrested and taken to detachment for further tests.

Driver facing charges

Yesterday at 8:30 p.m., the Rainy River District OPP was alerted to a stolen motor vehicle from the Town of Fort Frances.

The OPP and Treaty #3 Police Service began to patrol the area in an effort to locate the vehicle.

The vehicle subsequently was located in Fort Frances but as officers initiated a traffic stop, the vehicle fled from police.

Drug bust nabs pair

Members of the OPP's Organized Crime and Enforcement Bureau have charged two people with drug-related offences following an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in Kenora.

On Friday around 11:50 a.m., police arrested a male and two females in the north end of Kenora.

Truckers impaired

Yesterday around 11 p.m., members of the Greenstone OPP were conducting a R.I.D.E. check on Highway 11 at the Highway 584 turn-off in Geraldton when a tractor-trailer unit came through the checkpoint.

Based on driving behaviour, along with a number of other indicators, police soon developed grounds to believe the driver was impaired by drugs.

Learn more about OPP Auxiliary

Want to get involved in your communities? Interested in working alongside your local OPP officers?

The OPP Auxiliary Unit may be for you!

A free public information session to explain the hiring process for the OPP Auxiliary Program will be held this Sunday (Oct. 8) at 7 p.m. at the Fort Frances OPP detachment (located at the Civic Centre).

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.