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Police called to Beaver Brae

On Friday around 11:45 a.m., members of the Kenora OPP responded to Beaver Brae Secondary School to a report of a weapon on school property.

The OPP immediately advised nearby schools as a precaution and searched the area.

As a result, a 15-year-old male was arrested but later released after it was learned the weapon was an airsoft gun.

Rain eases fire scene

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by late yesterday.

As well, the number of active fires in the region has been reduced to two.

Red Lake Fire #30, a 3,739-hectare blaze that crossed the Manitoba boundary into Ontario on May 22, was listed as “under control” at last report.

Woman facing two charges

On May 29 around 1:45 a.m., members of the Fort Frances OPP received information about two unwanted parties at a residence in Fort Frances.

Officers subsequently attended the residence and located two individuals. Both parties were removed from the residence.

One female was found to be wanted by the OPP and further found to be breaching her release conditions.

Charges laid in fatality

Charges have been laid in connection to a fatal crash that occurred two years ago in Chapple Township.

A 28-year-old Fort Frances woman was charged with causing death by criminal negligence, dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death, and impaired operation of a vehicle causing death.

Pair of new fires reported

Two new fires were confirmed by yesterday afternoon in the Northwest Region.

Fort Frances Fire #9 was listed as “out" at 0.1 hectares at last report but Fort Frances Fire #10, located near Eva Lake, was "not under control” at 0.1 ha.

Red Lake Fire #30 has grown to 3,739 ha is size but now is listed as “being held.”

Atikokan driver charged

On Saturday around 2:40 a.m., a member of the Atikokan OPP was conducting patrol on Goodwin Street in the Town of Atikokan when he conducted a vehicle stop.

The officer determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

He was arrested and transported to the Atikokan OPP detachment where further tests were conducted.

Weekend quiet on fire scene

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon and only one new fire was confirmed on Saturday.

Dryden Fire #8, located near Seseganaga Lake, was listed as “being held” at 0.8 hectares in size at last report.

However, eight fires were confirmed in the region by the end of the day on Friday.

Investigation nets charges

Members of the Rainy River District OPP Crime Unit, along with the Community Street Crime Unit, commenced an investigation into an assault with a weapon allegation.

As part of the investigation, a search warrant was conducted at a local Fort Frances hotel room.

Officers located a quantity of crystal methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl, and a quantity of cash.

Two new fires sparked

Two new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake Fire #31, located near Borel Lake, was listed as “not under control” at 3.8 hectares in size.

Kenora Fire #47, located south of Esther Lake, also was listed as “not under control” at 0.1 ha.