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From the OPP

Beware of invoice scam

On Jan. 24, the Ear Falls OPP was notified by a local business about receiving a fraudulent invoice for printer supplies from a company with a B.C. address.

Police conducted an online search into the company, which revealed it already had been flagged by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for a similar type activity.

Mailboxes damaged

The Rainy River District OPP yesterday responded to numerous mischiefs on several roads in the Township of Alberton.

Officers are looking for public assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for damaging and destroying mailboxes in the early-morning hours of Sunday.

Driver nabbed

Yesterday at 2:16 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP received a complaint about a motor vehicle operating in Fort Frances.

Officers located the vehicle on the 800 block of King's Highway.

The driver, a 36-year-old male of Garson, Ont., was arrested and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

He subsequently was charged with having a blood alcohol level over 80 mg.

Driver facing charges

On Jan. 20 at 1:35 p.m., the Rainy River District OPP received a complaint about a motor vehicle in Fort Frances.

Officers located the motor vehicle on the 900 block of King's Highway.

The driver, a 27-year-old Kitchener, Ont. man, was arrested and taken to OPP detachment for breath tests.

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

Highway shut down

Just after 5 a.m. today, the Kenora OPP was notified of a collision involving multiple tractor-trailer units on Highway 17A (Kenora bypass), just west of the Highway 17 East junction.

It was reported three eastbound vehicles had collided and were engulfed in flames, blocking the highway.

Four males were taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

Two teens found safe

The Rainy River District OPP advises that Teagan Copenace, 16, and Hailey Mathe-Bull, 14, were located safe in Fort Frances.

The pair last had been seen here Wednesday.

The OPP wishes to thank public and the media for their assistance in locating the teens.

Driver charged

On Saturday around 1:50 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP, while on patrol, observed an erratic driver in Fort Frances.

Officers then conducted a traffic stop on the 800 block of Williams Avenue.

The driver, a 24-year-old Fort Frances man, failed the roadside test.

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