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From the OPP

Dash cam nabs driver

On May 18, the OPP received video footage of a near head-on collision on Highway 17 in Coyle Township.

The driver of the pickup truck captured the video on its dash camera.

The tractor-trailer unit was westbound at the time and crossed over the centre line into the eastbound lane.

The eastbound driver swerved to avoid the collision.

Cottages broken into

Members of the Kenora OPP, with the assistance of Scenes of Crime Officers, are investigating a number of break-and-enters that were reported over the weekend.

On Sunday, police received a report that sometime over the winter months, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a number of seasonal residences in the Sioux Narrows area.

The investigation is continuing.

Drowning confirmed

Members of the Kenora OPP are investigating the death of an eight-year-old boy over the weekend at the Rushing River Provincial Park.

On Saturday around 9:45 p.m., members of the OPP responded to a missing person incident at the park.

Break-in probed in Dryden area

The Dryden OPP is seeking public assistance in a break, enter, and theft at the Sunset Drive-In on Johnston Road in Wainwright Township.

Within the past couple of months, person(s) entered several buildings and items were stolen, including a clarinet and a couple of VCRs.

Other smaller items were stolen, along with some vandalism and senseless damage.

Boy's death probed

The Kenora OPP is investigating the death of an eight-year-old boy at Rushing River Provincial Park.

Members of the OPP responded to a missing person incident at the park.

Officers conducted a search of the park assisted by the Emergency Response Team, K-9 unit, Rushing River Provincial Park staff, and the Kenora Marine and Trails Unit.

Man dies in ATV crash

On Saturday around 6:20 p.m., the Nipigon OPP responded to a report of a male who was fatally injured in an all-terrain vehicle collision that occurred on a bush road east of the Little Sturge Lake.

The driver of the ATV was travelling on the bush road when he met another motor vehicle on a corner.

Child located safe

On Saturday, members of the Rainy River District OPP responded to a report of a domestic dispute in Chapple Township.

Upon arrival, officers learned the suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle in the company of a three-year-old female.

Officers then requested an Amber Alert through the OPP's Provincial Operations Centre.

Crash closes highway

Today around 7 a.m., members of the Marathon OPP responded to a vehicle collision on Highway 17 in the Township of Coldwell.

A westbound vehicle collided with the rear trailer wheels of an eastbound tractor trailer.

Emergency services, including the Marathon Fire Department and Superior North Emergency Medical Services, attended the scene to assist the four occupants.

Human remains found

The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was dispatched to human remains located in the Eva Lake area near Atikokan.

The Office of the Chief Coroner has been engaged and a forensic anthropologist will be attending to examine the remains.