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OPP cop facing charges

On Sept. 8, investigators with the OPP's Professional Standards Bureau and the North West Region Crime Unit charged an OPP officer as a result of an investigation into an incident that occurred while the member was off-duty.

The provincial constable, a 10-year veteran assigned to the Sioux Lookout detachment, has been charged with assault and assault with a weapon.

Woman dies in collision

Yesterday around 5:50 p.m., the Marathon OPP responded to a motor-vehicle collision at the junction of Peninsula Road (Highway 626) and Highway 17.

A tractor-trailer unit eastbound on Highway 17 was passing two other tractor-trailers that also were eastbound in the lane to turn onto Peninsula Road.

Child escapes attempted abduction

Members of the Nipigon OPP are requesting for public assistance to help identify a suspect involved in an attempted abduction.

On Friday around 10 p.m., an unknown male grabbed a nine-year-old in the Newton Street area in Nipigon.

The child was able to run away from the suspect, who fled to a nearby bush area.

Police then were contacted to investigate.

Kenora woman drowns

On Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., members of the OPP received a call of a possible drowning at Bruin Lake in MacNicol Township.

Members of the Marine and Trails Unit attended the scene and learned a male and female's kayak had capsized.

The male survived but the female had passed away at the scene.

The female has been identified as Johnna Bertram, 57, from Kenora.

Man charged in death

On Saturday, Aug. 19 around 9:30 p.m., police were called to the school area on Airport Road in Pikangikum First Nation.

Upon arrival, a male was found unconscious and taken to the nursing station for treatment.

Bronson Lee Strang, 34, was pronounced dead at 10:09 p.m.

On Aug. 25, Kurri Turtle, 32, of Pikangikum First Nation, was arrested and charged with assault.

Local youth missing

The Rainy River District OPP is seeking the public's assistance in locating a 16-year-old youth from the Fort Frances area.

Blade Lemieux was last seen yesterday in the Town of Fort Frances.

He is described as indigenous, 5'9" and weighing 150 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.