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Beware of fraud: police

Members of the Rainy District Ontario Provincial Police were made aware last week of a phone scam which has affected multiple persons in the area.

The scammers have phoned unsuspecting persons and claimed that they have won a sweepstakes or prize of some sort usually many millions of dollars, vehicles, or a combination of both.

Woman killed by bear

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a call for service at Red Pine Island on Rainy Lake.

Officers were advised that the complainant believed her daughter, aged 62, was attacked by a bear.

The female had gone to check on her dogs and had not returned.

Man arrested for threats

Members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on Aug. 24 were called to investigate an accusation of threats involving the use of a firearm.

Members of the Rainy River District Crime unit as well as the Northwest Region (NWR) Emergency Response Team (ERT) conducted an investigation including the execution of a warrant in Morley Township.

District man arrested for making threats

Members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on Aug. 24 were called to investigate an accusation of threats involving the use of a firearm.

The Rainy River District Crime unit as well as the Northwest Region (NWR) Emergency Response Team (ERT) conducted an investigation including the execution of a warrant in Morley Township.

Fire hazard low due to wet weather

The forest fire hazard is predominantly low to moderate with an area of high hazard in the eastern portion of the region. Rain is in the forecast for the next few days.

There were no new forest fires confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

There are currently 25 active fires in the region. One fire is being held, seven fires are under control, and 17 fires are being observed.

OPP looking for stolen firearms

Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Northwest Unit Crime Unit, with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Unit are investigating the theft of three firearms.

On Friday at approximately 12 a.m., police received a report that three firearms were taken from a pick-up truck situated on Pickerel Lake Road.