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From the OPP

Police probing fire at lodge

On Sunday around 9:20 p.m., the Kenora OPP received word of a fire at a lodge on Highway 17 near Vermilion Bay.

The Machin Fire Department attended prior to the OPP and was able to extinguish the fire with assistance from the Longbow Lake Fire Department.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Vehicle goes through ice

Around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, the Kenora OPP received a call of a pick-up truck that had gone through the ice near Clearwater Bay.

Police were advised that a Manitoba resident was driving on an ice road on Lake of the Woods when the vehicle went through.

All of the occupants were able to make it to safety without injury.

Pair charged in cat killing

Members of the Kenora OPP, assisted by the Northwest Region Crime Unit, the Kenora Community Street Crime Unit, Treaty #3 Police, and Lac Seul Police Service, have charged two youths for cruelty to animals.

On Wednesday, March 28, the Kenora OPP received information about a video circulating that showed a male suspect killing a cat while a female suspect took the video.

Hitting train nets charges

On March 30 around 11:05 a.m., the Kenora OPP responded to a report of collision between a vehicle and a train on Highway 671.

The OPP, Treaty #3 Police, and Kenora Ambulance all attended the scene, where the lone male occupant was able to be removed from the vehicle and transported to the hospital for medical attention.

Four crashes in short span

Members of the Marathon and Manitouwadge OPP detachments responded to four separate motor-vehicle collisions that occurred on Highway 17 in just over a four-hour period.

Yesterday around 9:25 p.m., officers attended a single motor-vehicle collision near the Prairie River bridge.

The vehicle left the roadway, coming to rest in the ditch, with no injuries to the occupants.

Trio charged

On Monday, members of the Fort Frances OPP conducted a drug-trafficking investigation in Rainy River District.

A vehicle stop subsequently was conducted in Watten Township around 11:45 p.m., which resulted in three males aged 45, 40, and 39, all of Rainy River District, being arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Fire leads to arson charge

On April 8 around 8:20 p.m., members of the Kenora OPP were called to a residence there to a report of a house fire as a result of an explosion.

The OPP and the Kenora Fire Department attended a short time later and were able to extinguish the fire.

As a result of the investigation, a 59-year-old male from Kenora was arrested and charged with arson—damage to own property.

Driver charged

On April 7, the OPP's Provincial Communication Centre received a call of a male driver passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle on Highway 11 in Dawson Township.

An officer from the Rainy River detachment went to the scene and located the male.

As a result of the investigation, the male was arrested and transported to the Fort Frances detachment to provide breath tests.

Fatal crash victim named

Yesterday around 12:25 p.m., officers from the Thunder Bay OPP, the Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS), and the Kaministiquia Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 about two km east of Finnmark Road.

An east-bound pickup truck collided with a west-bound tractor-trailer unit.