The OPP North West Region would like to thank outgoing Chief Superintendent Mark Pritchard for all his hard work, and congratulate Superintendent Dave Lucas in his promotion to chief superintendent and new commander of the region, effective Dec. 1.
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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.
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.
The Sioux Lookout OPP was dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle on Wednesday.
It was stolen from the parking lot of Fresh Market Foods in Sioux Lookout.
The vehicle was recovered later in the day being driven by a 14-year-old youth.
On Saturday around 11:30 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP, along with the Watten Fire Department and Rainy River District EMS, responded to motor-vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Nickle Lake Road, east of Fort Frances.
The driver of an eastbound vehicle crossed the centre line and collided with a westbound pickup truck.
Members of the Kenora OPP have charged a Fort Frances man with impaired driving offences.
Shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday, police conducted a vehicle stop on Fifth Street South in the City of Kenora.
Police determined the male driver had been consuming alcohol.
He was arrested at the scene and transported for tests.
Members of the Kenora OPP, the Northwest Region Crime Unit, and the Kenora OPP Forensic Identification Unit (FISU) attended the scene of a sudden death on Friday, Nov. 3, around 2:40 p.m.
Police attended and located a male deceased in an outdoor area.
Yesterday around 3:20 p.m., members of the Marathon/Manitouwadge OPP responded to an airplane crash east of Marathon.
Wilderness Air assisted with a helicopter and two OPP officers to locate the aircraft.
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.
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).