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From the OPP

Highway shut down

Just after 5 a.m. today, the Kenora OPP was notified of a collision involving multiple tractor-trailer units on Highway 17A (Kenora bypass), just west of the Highway 17 East junction.

It was reported three eastbound vehicles had collided and were engulfed in flames, blocking the highway.

Four males were taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

Two teens found safe

The Rainy River District OPP advises that Teagan Copenace, 16, and Hailey Mathe-Bull, 14, were located safe in Fort Frances.

The pair last had been seen here Wednesday.

The OPP wishes to thank public and the media for their assistance in locating the teens.

Driver charged

On Saturday around 1:50 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP, while on patrol, observed an erratic driver in Fort Frances.

Officers then conducted a traffic stop on the 800 block of Williams Avenue.

The driver, a 24-year-old Fort Frances man, failed the roadside test.

He was arrested and taken to OPP detachment for breath tests.

More drug charges laid

In the early afternoon of Jan. 11, members of the OPP’s Community Drug Action Team, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, and North West Region Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence in Fort Frances.

In executing the warrant, a quantity of cocaine, marijuana, and crime-related proceeds were seized.

Driver facing charges

The Rainy River District OPP was notified of a traffic complainant in the east end of Fort Frances on Tuesday around 3:30 p.m.

Officers located the driver on the 800 block of Minnie Avenue.

A Lake of the Woods Township man, aged 61, was arrested at the scene and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

Trio busted

Three people face charges following an ongoing investigation into drug-trafficking in Kenora.

On Tuesday, Jan. 3 shortly before 8 p.m., police executed a search warrant on a residence in the Lakeside area of Kenora.

Two men, aged 43 and 26, and a woman, 35, all of Kenora, were arrested and searched at the scene.

Drug charges laid

On Jan. 4, members of the OPP’s Community Drug Action Team and North West Region Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence in Fort Frances.

In executing the warrant, a quantity of marijuana and crime-related proceeds were seized.