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Man busted for break-in

On Sunday just before 4 a.m., the Kenora OPP responded to a call of a male unlawfully entering a vehicle in the Valley Drive area of the city.

The complainant confronted the subject and kept him at the scene until police arrived shortly afterwards.

A 23-year-old Kenora male was arrested and charged with trespassing by night.

Driver facing charges

On Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers observed a driver fail to stop for a red light in Fort Frances.

Officers then conducted a traffic stop on the 1000 block of King's Highway in town.

After the driver, a 54-year-old La Vallee Township man, failed the roadside test, he was arrested and taken to OPP detachment for breath tests.

Trio facing drug, firearm offences

Early Thursday evening, members of the OPP's Community Street Crime Unit, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, North West Region Crime Unit, and North West Region Emergency Response Team were involved in an investigation into drug- and firearm-related offences within Fort Frances.

This investigation led to a high-risk traffic stop in the 200 block of Scott Street.

Three nabbed in drug bust

Early yesterday evening, members of the OPP’s Community Street Crime Unit, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, North West Region Crime Unit, and North West Region Emergency Response Team were involved in an investigation into drug- and firearm-related offences within Fort Frances.

This investigation led to a high-risk traffic stop in the 200 block of Scott Street.

Home intruder nabbed

On Thursday shortly before 6:30 p.m., members of the Kenora OPP responded to a 9-1-1 call of an unknown male intruder in a residence in the Rideout area of Kenora.

Police attended and were advised the home owner had arrived home and found the door to the residence had been forced open and the suspect was inside.

When confronted by the home owner, the male fled the scene.

Drivers must stay focused: OPP

With spring coming in a few weeks, the OPP is reminding drivers to stay focused on the task of driving!

Distracted driving is of particular concern to the OPP as distraction-related collisions in its jurisdiction continue to rise.

But everyone travelling on roads and highways should be equally concerned about this alarming trend.

Death probed

On Jan. 31, the Pikangikum Police Service requested the assistance of the OPP with a sudden death investigation in the community of Pikangikum First Nation.

Earlier that day, Pikangikum Police Service officers had been contacted regarding an infant male who had been brought into the nursing station and subsequently was pronounced dead.