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From the OPP

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.

R.I.D.E. working

The Rainy River District OPP has completed more than 160 R.I.D.E. checks between Nov. 27 and Dec. 22.

Officers have laid four impaired driving charges and issued three three-day driver’s licence suspension.

Two people also were arrested on outstanding warrants while several drivers were charged under the Highway Traffic Act during that span.

OPP charge driver

On Saturday at 3:30 a.m., Rainy River District OPP officers received a complaint about a motor vehicle on Highway 11 in Dawson Township.

Shortly afterwards, officers received another complaint that the vehicle had left the roadway before coming to rest on railway tracks belonging to Canadian National Railway.

Driver killed in crash

On Dec. 2 around 5:15 p.m., the Manitouwadge/Marathon OPP responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision involving two pickup trucks on Highway 614 about 16 km south of Manitouwadge.

Police and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attended the scene and determined a northbound Dodge Ram pickup impacted with a southbound Nissan pickup.

R.I.D.E stop nabs pair

On Wednesday around 2:20 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers were conducting a Festive R.I.D.E. check at the intersection of Highway 600 and 621.

After speaking with the driver of the vehicle, it was determined two occupants had outstanding warrants for arrest.

Town OVR use illegal

The Rainy River District OPP and the Town of Fort Frances’ Bylaw Department wish to advise the public that the operation off-road vehicles is illegal here.

The operation of OVRs is prohibited at all times within the Town of Fort Frances, according to the Bylaw 46/15.

Two drivers nabbed

Two male drivers were charged with impaired driving offences Saturday.

The Rainy River District OPP was advised of a traffic complainant in the west end of Fort Frances on Saturday morning.

Officers located the vehicle on the 900 block of King’s Highway.

Driver charged after accident

The Rainy River District OPP was notified of a single motor-vehicle collision on Highway 71 in Chapple Township on Saturday around 8 a.m.

A 23-year-old Northwest Angle First Nation woman was arrested at the scene and taken to Fort Frances for breath tests.

She was charged with having a blood alcohol level over 80 mg and driving while suspended.