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Atikokan driver charged

On Jan. 17 at 11:50 p.m., Atikokan OPP officers observed a motor-vehicle collision in the Township of Atikokan.

After speaking with the 49-year-old driver from Atikokan, she subsequently was arrested at the scene.

She was transported to the Atikokan detachment for breath tests.

Her vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for the mandatory seven days.

Two drivers facing charges

During routine patrol yesterday around 10:45 p.m., Fort Frances OPP officers stopped a motor vehicle on Stewart Street here.

Upon speaking with the driver, officers immediately determined he had alcohol in his body.

He subsequently was arrested and transported to the Fort Frances detachment for testing.

Dryden man facing charges

On Jan. 16 around 3:25 p.m., officers from the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau and Community Street Crime Unit conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in Dryden.

As a result, police seized 24 grams of methamphetamine, as well as several Percocet and hydromorphone pills.

The drugs have an estimated value of $5,400.

Pair of drivers nabbed

On Friday at 11:30 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers stopped a motor vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act infraction.

After speaking with a 17-year-old driver, he subsequently was arrested for an alcohol/drug-related offence.

He was taken to the Fort Frances detachment and released on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 28.

Man facing arson charge

On Jan. 6 around 4:05 p.m., the Kenora OPP was advised of an out building on fire at a residence on Highway 596.

The OPP, along with the Pellatt Fire Department, attended a short time later and were able to extinguish the blaze.

As a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old Kenora man was arrested and charged with arson.

Police seek tips in theft

Members of the Rainy River District OPP are investigating a theft from a vehicle.

On Jan. 3 between 1 and 3 p.m., about $700 was stolen from a vehicle parked in the downtown area of Atikokan.

If you have any information about this theft, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.