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Lock your vehicles: OPP

The Atikokan OPP has been responding to several calls for service involving mischief and thefts of opportunity from vehicles.

In the majority of instances, vehicles that are left unlocked are targeted and smaller items of value, including change in the cup-holder, is being taken.

There are a few ways to ensure you are not a victim of this crime of opportunity:

OPP reminds public to stay safe around water

The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public to stay safe around water during the summer season and beyond. July 15-21, 2018 is National Drowning Prevention Week.

Swimming and water play are part of a healthy, active lifestyle that families often participate in, particularly during the summer months.

Man dies in lake mishap

On Friday (July 6), the Kenora OPP was dispatched to a report of a man who had entered into the water and did not surface at Goshawk Lake landing in Whitedog First Nation Territory.

Members of the OPP's Marine and Trails Unit, OPP Crime Unit, Treaty #3 Police Service, and Kenora Ambulance all attended the scene to search for the male.

Outboard motor stolen

Members of the Rainy River District OPP are asking for the public's assistance in recovering some stolen property.

On July 4 around 11:02 a.m., members of the OPP responded to a call of a stolen outboard motor.

The motor, described as a 25 h.p. Yamaha, is valued at more than $2,000.

It was last seen at a residence on Scott Street on July 3.

Two drivers facing charges

On June 29 around 8 p.m., a member of the Fort Frances OPP conducted a vehicle stop at the 100 block of First Street East in town.

The officer spoke with the driver, who he determined was under the influence of alcohol.

The driver was arrested and transported to the detachment, where he underwent more tests.

Fort man facing charges

On June 11 around 3:05 p.m., members of the Atikokan OPP received a report of threats that had occurred in the Town of Atikokan.

Further, officers were provided information that a break-and-enter had occurred at a residence there.

Police began an investigation into the break-and-enter and threats, and it is ongoing.