On April 11, 2019 at 5 p.m., officers of the Fort Frances Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on the 300 block of Scott Street in the Town of Fort Frances.
After speaking with the driver, he subsequently failed the roadside test and was arrested at the scene.
A 54-year-old Fort Frances man was transported to the Fort Frances detachment for breath tests, where he failed to provide a breath sample.
Subsequently he has been charged with;
- Fail or refuse to comply with demand contrary to section 320.15(1) of the Criminal Code;
- Driving while Prohibited contrary to section 320.18 of the Criminal Code; and
- Fail to Comply with Undertaking contrary to section 145(5.1) of the Criminal Code.
He also faces Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charges.
His motor vehicle was towed from the scene and as a result of the driver being a prohibited driver the motor vehicle was seized for 45 days.
He was released to appear in court on May 6, 2019 in Fort Frances Provincial Court to answer to the charges.
Meanwhile, back on March 21, members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Community Street Crime Unit along with members of the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit and Treaty Three Police Service executed a search warrant at a residence in the Town of Fort Frances.
As a result of this investigation, three Fort Frances individuals have been charged.
A 38-year-old woman was charged with:
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
- Obstruct contrary to section 139 of the Criminal Code; and
- Uttering Threats contrary to section 264.1(1) of Criminal Code.
A 31-year-old man was charged with:
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
And a 28-year-old man was charged with:
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,
All three have been released from custody and will appear in court on April 29, 2019 in Fort Frances ON, to answer to the charges.
If you have information about the trafficking of illegal substances in the Rainy River District or elsewhere, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or the Rainy River District OPP at 1-807-274-3322.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. You may access their website at: http://www.p3tips.com/273.