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Alberta driver nabbed

The Rainy River District OPP charged an Alberta male with impaired driving on Saturday around 1:15 a.m.

During routine patrol, officers stopped a pick-up truck on the 800 block of King’s Highway here after observing a male driving erratically.

The driver, a 32-year-old from Edmonton, was arrested at the scene and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

Woman still missing

The Pickle Lake OPP continues to search for a missing woman from there.

The OPP is seeking the assistance of the public in locating her.

Charnelle Masakeyash, 26, is a First Nation female described as 5’7” and 130 pounds, with a medium build, straight, shoulder-length black hair (usually worn in a pony-tail), and brown eyes.

She was reported missing on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Driver nabbed

On Jan. 1 around 2:40 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP conducted a traffic stop near Portage Avenue and First Street East.

After speaking with the driver, it was determined she had been drinking.

The driver, 31-year-old woman from Naicatchewenin First Nation, failed the roadside test and subsequently was arrested.

Death probed

On Tuesday around 4:15 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers responded to a call for service at the Emo Health Centre.

Upon arrival, officers located a 47-year-old female who had arrived at the hospital and was pronounced deceased.

Sudden death probed

Members of the Kenora OPP, Forensic Identification Unit, and Kenora Crime Unit are investigating a sudden death in Kenora.

On Friday, Nov. 27 shortly after 6 a.m., police received a report of a deceased male in the Norman area of Kenora.

The deceased has been identified at 84-year-old Douglas Quirk of Kenora.

Hit-and-run tips sought

The Rainy River District OPP is asking for help from the public.

Yesterday at 3:30 p.m., officers were advised that a pick-up truck had struck a car on the 600 block of Thompson Avenue and failed to remain at the scene.

The truck is described as a dark blue Ford extended cab truck with a male driver.

Festive R.I.D.E. blitz begins

Police know the approaching holiday season brings an increase in the number of alcohol-impaired drivers on Ontario roadways.

This means there likely is to be more tragedy on our roads in the days ahead.

The OPP is setting up traffic stops around the province—and around the clock—as it kicks off the 2015 Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign.

Heed calendar parking: OPP

The Rainy River District OPP is joining forces with the Town of Fort Frances to facilitate winter snow removal and to keep area roads safe.

The public is reminded that calendar parking is in effect all year long.

Violators may be issued a municipal bylaw parking ticket or have their vehicle towed.

The vehicle owner is responsible for towing and storage fees.

Death probed

The Sioux Lookout OPP is investigating the death of a 47-year-old man from there.

Shortly after 11 a.m. on Saturday, officers were conducting foot patrol in the bush area at the north end of Fourth Avenue when they discovered the deceased male.

SIU probing injury

Yesterday around 12:30 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers located a male, who was arrested on an outstanding warrant within the Town of Fort Frances.

The male was taken to Fort Frances detachment.

A short time after arriving there, he sustained an injury and was transported to hospital.