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From the OPP

Man facing arson charge

On Jan. 6 around 4:05 p.m., the Kenora OPP was advised of an out building on fire at a residence on Highway 596.

The OPP, along with the Pellatt Fire Department, attended a short time later and were able to extinguish the blaze.

As a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old Kenora man was arrested and charged with arson.

Police seek tips in theft

Members of the Rainy River District OPP are investigating a theft from a vehicle.

On Jan. 3 between 1 and 3 p.m., about $700 was stolen from a vehicle parked in the downtown area of Atikokan.

If you have any information about this theft, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

New drunk driving laws take effect

With Part 2 of Bill C-46 coming into effect yesterday (Dec. 18), the OPP has begun to exercise new authority for investigating impaired drivers on Ontario roads.

Police officers now will be able to demand a roadside breath sample from any lawfully-stopped driver to determine whether a person has alcohol in their body without first having to suspect the motorist has been drinking.

Stabbing leads to arrest

Yesterday around 1:50 a.m., the Greenstone OPP detachment received a report of a stabbing on the First Nation Territory of Long Lake 58.

Police attended a residence to find a male with multiple stab wounds to his hands and torso.

The victim was transported to hospital to be treated for his wounds.

He was being flown to Thunder Bay for further evaluation.