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From the OPP

Teen facing charges

A 17-year-old Kenora male has been charged in connection with an incident Tuesday that saw schools there go into lockdown.

The teen was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and carrying a concealed weapon contrary.

He will be appear in court in Kenora on Oct. 27.

Man facing two charges

Members of the OPP’s Community Drug Action Team and the North West Region Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at an Armit Avenue residence on Sept. 21.

As a result of the investigation, a 42-year-old man was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, as well as possession of property obtained by crime.

Several youths charged

Rainy River District OPP officers conducted a R.I.D.E check on Highway 71 in Chapple township on Friday evening.

Officers checked more than 300 vehicles for impaired drivers, as well as Highway Traffic Act and Liquor Licence Act infractions.

A total of nine young persons were charged under the Liquor Licence Act and a large quantity of alcohol seized.

Two mishaps probed

The Rainy River District OPP responded to two serious motor-vehicle collisions here early yesterday afternoon.

At 12:12 p.m., police and the Rainy River District Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to 500 block of Second Street East, near the intersection of Armit Avenue South, where a 46-year-old male was struck by a vehicle.

Pair of drivers charged

Two people were charged with impaired driving offences here over the weekend.

On Sept. 27 around 1:15 a.m., Rainy River District OPP officers stopped a pick-up truck after observing a Highway Traffic Act infraction on the 200 block of Second Street East.

After speaking with the driver, he was arrested and taken to the Fort Frances detachment for tests.

Election signs removed

The OPP would like to inform the public that tampering, vandalizing, or removing election signs could result in a criminal conviction if found guilty.

On Sept. 6, Manitouwadge OPP received a complaint regarding the unauthorized removal of election ads in that area.

On Aug. 24, 18 Green Party signs had been placed at locations throughout the community.

Beware of scam

A telephone scam has resurfaced in Rainy River District.

Recently, individuals have received telephone calls similar to the “Emergency or Grandparent Scam” that has occurred in the past throughout Canada and the U.S.

In the typical scenario, a grandparent or elder receives a phone call from a con artist claiming to be one of his or her grandchildren or other relative.