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From the OPP

Grass fires tips sought

Over the past several weeks, members of the Rainy River District OPP were called to investigate suspicious grass fires.

These incidents occurred in the Township of La Vallee and Emo.

Anyone with any information relating to these incidents is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Man drowns

On Thursday around 4:30 p.m., Atikokan OPP officers responded to a call for assistance on Marmion Lake.

A 63-year-old Missouri man, who had entered the water to retrieve a boat, subsequently went underwater and did not surface.

Crash victim identified

Police responded to a two-vehicle collision Tuesday on Highway 17 in Mutrie Township near Dryden.

The driver of one vehicle died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision with a cattle truck at around 5:30 p.m.

He has been identified as David Bowes, 63, of Ear Falls.

Motorist busted in stop

On May 31 around 8:35 a.m., Dryden OPP officers initiated a stop for a highway traffic offence on Highway 17 within the City of Dryden.

As a result, a large amount of cocaine was seized, along with a large amount of methamphetamine, with a total value of $120,000.

A large amount of Canadian currency also was located and seized.

Woman found dead

On Saturday around 10:55 a.m., a Thunder Bay woman was located deceased within Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.

The Thunder Bay OPP was advised of a report of a missing woman at the park on Thursday around 10:20 p.m.

Driver faces charges

An Atikokan man is facing impaired driving charges following an incident around 2:15 a.m. today.

Rainy River District OPP officers on patrol located a motor vehicle in the ditch of Highway 11B, near Highway 622, within the Township of Atikokan.

A 36-year-old male was arrested at the scene and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

Child killed by truck

Officers from the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Big Trout Lake) detachment of the OPP were dispatched to the scene of a fatal motor-vehicle collision involving a truck and a pedestrian around 9:20 p.m. yesterday on Sakeetawanakak Road.

The pedestrian, a two-and-a-half year-old boy, was pronounced dead at the scene.

OPP hiring two students

Rainy River District OPP has received funding from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to hire two students for the Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI).

Successful applicants will assist the community services officer with delivery of public safety programs within the district.

The students also will be seen as ambassadors for the OPP and the Town of Fort Frances.

ATV driver faces charge

At 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, the Ear Falls OPP responded to a single motor-vehicle collision involving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

Upon speaking to the driver, officers suspected alcohol was a factor and administered a roadside screening device.

Upon failing the device, the driver was arrested and taken to the Ear Falls detachment for further breath tests.