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Man dies in lake mishap

On Friday (July 6), the Kenora OPP was dispatched to a report of a man who had entered into the water and did not surface at Goshawk Lake landing in Whitedog First Nation Territory.

Members of the OPP's Marine and Trails Unit, OPP Crime Unit, Treaty #3 Police Service, and Kenora Ambulance all attended the scene to search for the male.

Outboard motor stolen

Members of the Rainy River District OPP are asking for the public's assistance in recovering some stolen property.

On July 4 around 11:02 a.m., members of the OPP responded to a call of a stolen outboard motor.

The motor, described as a 25 h.p. Yamaha, is valued at more than $2,000.

It was last seen at a residence on Scott Street on July 3.

Two drivers facing charges

On June 29 around 8 p.m., a member of the Fort Frances OPP conducted a vehicle stop at the 100 block of First Street East in town.

The officer spoke with the driver, who he determined was under the influence of alcohol.

The driver was arrested and transported to the detachment, where he underwent more tests.

Fort man facing charges

On June 11 around 3:05 p.m., members of the Atikokan OPP received a report of threats that had occurred in the Town of Atikokan.

Further, officers were provided information that a break-and-enter had occurred at a residence there.

Police began an investigation into the break-and-enter and threats, and it is ongoing.

Drive safe this weekend: OPP

With the Canada Day holiday approaching and summer upon us, the Rainy River District OPP wants to remind motorists to take care and use caution when travelling on roadways and highways.

OPP officers will be conducting R.I.D.E. and seatbelt spot checks to ensure strict compliance when it comes to impaired driving and seatbelt usage.

Charge laid in stabbing here

Just after midnight on June 11, members of the Rainy River District OPP were dispatched to a report of an altercation on Third Street East in Fort Frances.

Two male parties received minor injuries as a result of the incident.

As a result of the police investigation, a 21-year-old Fort Frances man is facing a charge of assault with a weapon.

Charged upped to murder

On Feb. 26, 2018, shortly after 8 a.m., members of the Kenora OPP responded to a report of a sudden death at a residence on the 800 block of Railway Street in Kenora.

The female victim, identified as 77-year-old Brenda Richardson of Fort Frances, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trenton Richardson, 26, a former Kenora resident, was charged with assault causing bodily harm.