The Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind residents to beware of a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam in which someone, claiming to be a representative from the CRA, calls to inform you that you owe the government money and that payment has to be made immediately.
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From the OPP
Once again it is time for students to head back to school—and for motorists to be on the lookout for them and school buses.
The Ontario Provincial Poli ce would like to remind everyone that school buses are back in service next week.
Motorists must obey the flashing red signal lights on stopped school buses.
Just after 2 a.m. today, the Rainy River District OPP received a complaint of a possible impaired driver in town.
Officers located the vehicle, travelling at a high rate of speed, on McIrvine Road near Birch Street.
The driver, a 21-year-old La Vallee Township man, was showing signs of impairment.
He was arrested and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.
Thunder Bay OPP received a report of a stolen vehicle Sunday around 8:10 a.m.
The vehicle—a blue 1969 Ford Mustang—was stolen from an address on Lyyli Road (Shabaqua area) sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Rainy River District OPP charged an adult male with impaired driving just after 6 p.m. on Aug. 14.
During routine patrol, officers stopped a 1997 pick-up truck on 800 block of Wright Avenue in Fort Frances after observing a male who was known as being a suspended driver.
As officers were speaking with the driver, it was determined he had been drinking.
At 12:59 a.m. on Saturday, officers of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle in the rear alley of the 200 block of Scott Street in the Town of Fort Frances.
After speaking with the driver, police determined the driver had been drinking.
Shortly after 3 a.m. on Dec. 28, Rainy River District OPP officers observed a vehicle driving in a suspicious manner on Colonization Road East in Fort Frances
Officers conducted a traffic stop and conducted an investigation.
As a result, a 23-year-old Fort Frances man was charged with one count of having a blood alcohol level over 80 mg.
Briggs Anderson, 14, of Fergus Falls, Mn., died Monday after being found floating and unresponsive in Rainy Lake, according to the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a report, officials received a 9-1-1 call at 6:22 p.m. that assistance was needed in the Diamond Island area of Rainy Lake in Voyageurs National Park.