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Police called to Beaver Brae

On Friday around 11:45 a.m., members of the Kenora OPP responded to Beaver Brae Secondary School to a report of a weapon on school property.

The OPP immediately advised nearby schools as a precaution and searched the area.

As a result, a 15-year-old male was arrested but later released after it was learned the weapon was an airsoft gun.

Woman facing two charges

On May 29 around 1:45 a.m., members of the Fort Frances OPP received information about two unwanted parties at a residence in Fort Frances.

Officers subsequently attended the residence and located two individuals. Both parties were removed from the residence.

One female was found to be wanted by the OPP and further found to be breaching her release conditions.

Atikokan driver charged

On Saturday around 2:40 a.m., a member of the Atikokan OPP was conducting patrol on Goodwin Street in the Town of Atikokan when he conducted a vehicle stop.

The officer determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

He was arrested and transported to the Atikokan OPP detachment where further tests were conducted.

Investigation nets charges

Members of the Rainy River District OPP Crime Unit, along with the Community Street Crime Unit, commenced an investigation into an assault with a weapon allegation.

As part of the investigation, a search warrant was conducted at a local Fort Frances hotel room.

Officers located a quantity of crystal methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl, and a quantity of cash.

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.