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OPP survey to start

Community satisfaction surveys are scheduled to start in January in North West Region to solicit public opinions about the services the OPP detachments deliver to communities throughout the region.

It is a telephone survey that randomly selects members of the public (age 16 or older) who live in Ontario.

Man killed in crash

On Sunday around 1 p.m., police and emergency services responded to a three-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 near Pearl Road 5.

Preliminary investigation found an eastbound pickup truck crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with a westbound tractor-trailer.

A secondary collision subsequently occurred between the pickup truck and a second westbound tractor-trailer.

OPP seek tips on hit-and-run

On Sunday around 5 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP responded to a motor-vehicle collision on the 200 block of Sixth Street West in Fort Frances.

Officers are looking for assistance in locating the driver of the vehicle that struck a taxi cab and fled the scene.

The driver of the cab suffered minor injuries in the collision.

Police cruiser struck

Members of the Kenora OPP are investigating a motor-vehicle collision involving a police cruiser.

On Tuesday shortly after 6 p.m., a member of the Kenora OPP was conducting an investigation on an abandoned motor vehicle on the side of Highway 17 near the Manitoba border.

'Stuff-A-Cruiser' deemed success

The eighth-annual “Stuff-A-Cruiser” initiative was held Saturday across Rainy River District.

Members of the Rainy River District OPP, Canadian National Railway Police, Rainy River District Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Treaty #3 Police Service, and Canada Border Services all were with emergency service vehicles loading up items in support of food banks.

Murder charges laid

On Dec. 6, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) requested the assistance of the OPP regarding the deaths of two people in Cat Lake First Nation.

The investigation has confirmed the two were victims of homicide.

That same day, an 18-year-old Cat Lake First Nations male was arrested by NAPS.

Woman dies in crash

Members of the Kenora OPP, with the assistance of Technical Traffic Collision Investigators and the OPP's Highway Safety Division, continue to investigate a fatal motor-vehicle collision that occurred Sunday afternoon on Highway 17.

Just before 3:30 p.m., the Kenora OPP was notified of a collision at Lindsay Road, west of Kenora.

Six charged in drug bust

In the early-morning hours of yesterday, several police units executed a search warrant at a Fort Frances residence.

A quantity of crystal meth (methamphetamine), along with cash, ammunition, and a firearm, were seized.

Two males aged 39 and 29, along with four females aged 37, 29, 27, and 19, also were arrested.