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Man busted for drugs

Members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) and the North West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence on 1200 block of King’s Highway here Monday.

Collision tips sought

The Rainy River District OPP is looking for assistance from the public.

Yesterday at 2:30 p.m., officers were advised that a white Dodge Caravan had struck a parked SUV on the 300 block of Church Street here.

The driver and passenger then fled the scene on foot.

The OPP’s Emergency Response Team (ERT), as well as the K-9 unit, searched the area with negative result.

Search still on for teen

Although the ground search for Delaine Copenace was suspended Monday, the OPP investigation into her whereabouts is continuing under the direction of Det. Insp. Randy Heida of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch.

Copenace was last seen in the evening hours of Feb. 27 in downtown Kenora.

Ground search ends

The ground search for Delaine Copenace, conducted by the OPP’s ERT and Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, was suspended today.

On Saturday, members of the Kenora OPP set up two checkpoints in the downtown area asking all motorists and pedestrians if they had any information on the whereabouts of the 16-year-old, who was reported missing Feb. 28.

Police nab escapee

On Friday around 2 p.m., Kenora OPP officers were at the Kenora Courthouse transporting several people in custody to the Kenora District Jail when a 31-year-old male escaped.

The male fled to the Kenora Bay waterfront, where he crossed the ice making his way to Treaty Island.

Teen still missing

The Kenora OPP is continuing to ask for the public’s assistance in locating a 16-year-old girl from there who was reported missing Feb. 28.

Delaine Copenace was last seen in the downtown area the previous evening.

She is described as First Nation, 5’10”, with long black hair and brown eyes.

Driver faces charges

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Rainy River District OPP officers were dispatched to a 9-1-1 call of a motor vehicle being operated in an unsafe manner on Highway 11 in the Gehl Lake area.

Officers located the vehicle in question and conducted an investigation.

A 31-year-old Thunder Bay man subsequently was charged with:

Driver faces charge

A Winnipeg driver has been charged with failing to provide a breath sample.

During routine patrol on March 4, Rainy River District OPP officers stopped a 2011 pickup truck on the 500 block of King’s Highway in Fort Frances just after 1:30 a.m.

The 28-year-old driver failed the roadside tests.

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