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Drive safe this weekend: OPP

With the Canada Day holiday approaching and summer upon us, the Rainy River District OPP wants to remind motorists to take care and use caution when travelling on roadways and highways.

OPP officers will be conducting R.I.D.E. and seatbelt spot checks to ensure strict compliance when it comes to impaired driving and seatbelt usage.

Charge laid in stabbing here

Just after midnight on June 11, members of the Rainy River District OPP were dispatched to a report of an altercation on Third Street East in Fort Frances.

Two male parties received minor injuries as a result of the incident.

As a result of the police investigation, a 21-year-old Fort Frances man is facing a charge of assault with a weapon.

Charged upped to murder

On Feb. 26, 2018, shortly after 8 a.m., members of the Kenora OPP responded to a report of a sudden death at a residence on the 800 block of Railway Street in Kenora.

The female victim, identified as 77-year-old Brenda Richardson of Fort Frances, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trenton Richardson, 26, a former Kenora resident, was charged with assault causing bodily harm.

Driver facing charges

On June 11 around 5 a.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP received a call of a stolen vehicle in the Town of Fort Frances.

Officers commenced an investigation and located a vehicle matching the description of the stolen vehicle at the intersection of Central Avenue and Third Street West.

Fake jewellery being sold

The Kenora OPP has been made aware of fraud regarding fake gold jewellery being sold in the Kenora area.

Police have been told that individuals driving a small grey hatchback have approached Kenora residents trying to sell fake gold jewellery that is stamped “18K” with a story that they are trying to get back to Montreal.

Armed robber nabbed

Yesterday around 11:20 a.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP were dispatched to a 9-1-1 call of a robbery in progress at a local business.

The suspect was wielding a weapon at the time of the robbery.

All available officers immediately attended the area of the business and conducted patrols for the suspect.

Murder charge in death

A 24-year-old male was arrested yesterday and charged with first-degree murder following the death of a 15-year-old female.

Darrell Tuesday, from Mishkosiminiziibiing (Big Grassy River First Nation), has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Fort Frances on June 25.