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From the OPP
On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at 2:30 p.m., members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Rainy River District Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Ornge air ambulance, Watten and Fort Frances Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 502, approximately 20 kilometers north of Highway 11.
With holiday shopping season upon us, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding the public to beware of “porch pirates.”
Porch pirates are thieves who steal packages that are left at someone's house when they are not home to accept the parcel.
Some tips to help keep delivered packages safe:
Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Ignace Detachment are investigating the sudden death of a 37-year-old Burlington, Ont. man which occurred on Dec. 6, 2019 at approximately 8:43 a.m. on West Street in Ignace.
Over the weekend of Dec. 6-8, members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police continued to actively conduct enforcement of impaired drivers through the use of many different RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) initiatives.
As a result of these RIDE checkpoints and traffic stops three persons in the Rainy River District were charged criminally.
At approximately 7 p.m. yesterday, officers from the Thunder Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two tractor trailer units. The collision occurred on Hwy. 17, west of Raith.
The tractor trailer units were involved in a head on collision and became engulfed in fire.
With the first significant snowfall of the year, it is a good time to remind members of the public about the changes to some of the by-law's, specifically parking by-laws.
Calendar parking is now in effect in the Town of Fort Frances.
Drivers are reminded to ensure they are parking on the proper side of the road and observing the signed restricted parking areas.
Shortly after 1 a.m. on Monday, members of the Rainy River District detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were dispatched to a complaint of a possible impaired river in the area of Stewart Street and King's Highway in Fort Frances.
The vehicle that was subject of the complaint was located and the officers conducted an investigation.
Shortly before 4 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 24), members of the Rainy River District detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), responded to an incident where a man had been fatally injured while hunting.
The male has been identified as Brent Secord, 18 years old, of Timmins, Ont.
The Ontario Provincial Police are seeking public assistance in attempting to identify owners in relation to stolen property that was recovered from a residence in Fort Frances on Nov. 17, 2019.
A search warrant was executed by members of the Rainy River District OPP with assistance from the Northwest Region Crime Unit and as a result, police have arrested and charged one person.