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Prevent fraud: OPP

During March, the OPP, the RCMP, and the Competition Bureau of Canada are joining police services across the country to promote public awareness to help prevent all Canadians from becoming victims of fraud.

This year, the OPP's Fraud Prevention Month education campaign will highlight three mass-marketing fraud priorities, including:

Driver facing charges

On March 10 around 5:30 p.m., the Rainy River District OPP received a report of a motor-vehicle collision in a parking lot on the 200 block of Third Street East.

During the investigation, the driver, a 49-year-old Fort Frances male, was arrested and taken to OPP detachment for breath tests.

The vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for the mandatory seven days.

Beware of thin ice

The Red Lake OPP investigated two separate incidents yesterday involving a motor vehicle breaking through the ice on Red Lake.

Also 24 hours earlier, the OPP received a report of a snowmachine breaking through the ice.

The vehicles did not break through the ice entirely, and those involved in all three incidents were not injured.

Arrest made in two deaths

Rainy River District OPP officers responded to a call for assistance at a residence in the Lakeview Trailer Park yesterday morning.

When they arrived, they found two deceased people in the residence.

Their identities are not being released at this time pending positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.

Police probing break-in

The Rainy River District OPP responded to a report of a break-and-enter to a local Atikokan business over the weekend.

Sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday, PJ's Pizza on Main Street was broken in to.

The suspect(s) remain at large.

A Scenes of Crime officer attended from Fort Frances to conduct an examination.

Locals face drug charges

Last Wednesday, members of the Red Lake OPP detachment responded to a complaint at the Balmer Motor Inn.

During the investigation, officers located a quantity of illegal drugs and paraphernalia inside one of the rooms.

A 26-year-old woman and 28-year-old man, both of Fort Frances, were charged with possession of a Schedule I substance (methamphetamine).

Truck hits restaurant

Shortly after 12:15 p.m. yesterday, members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Kenora Fire Department and Kenora Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a collision on Lakeview Drive.

Upon arrival at the restaurant, members observed that a lone vehicle had struck the building and entered inside the establishment.

Woman busted for drugs

Members of the Red Lake OPP Detachment received a complaint yesterday regarding suspicious drug activity in Balmertown.

Officers patrolled the area and conducted a traffic stop on a black Oldsmobile Alero. Upon stopping the vehicle officers observed a quantity of illegal drugs inside.