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From the OPP

Trio of drivers charged

On Sunday around 4:20 a.m., a Rainy River District OPP officer was patrolling on King's Highway in Fort Frances when he observed erratic driving.

A traffic stop was initiated by the officer, who determined the driver had been consuming alcohol.

The driver was arrested and transported to the detachment for further tests.

Three nabbed in drug bust

Three Kenora men face numerous drug- and Criminal Code-related offences following arrests there on Monday.

An investigation was conducted by the OPP and the Treaty #3 Police Service that focused on methamphetamine trafficking in and around the Kenora area.

It concluded with the arrest of three individuals.

OPP kept busy

On Saturday at 10:25 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers received a report of a traffic complaint on King's Highway 11 in Watten Township.

Officers patrolled and located the vehicle and driver.

During the investigation, the driver, a 28-year-old woman of Emo Township, failed the roadside test, was arrested, and transported to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

Police probing fire at lodge

On Sunday around 9:20 p.m., the Kenora OPP received word of a fire at a lodge on Highway 17 near Vermilion Bay.

The Machin Fire Department attended prior to the OPP and was able to extinguish the fire with assistance from the Longbow Lake Fire Department.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Vehicle goes through ice

Around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, the Kenora OPP received a call of a pick-up truck that had gone through the ice near Clearwater Bay.

Police were advised that a Manitoba resident was driving on an ice road on Lake of the Woods when the vehicle went through.

All of the occupants were able to make it to safety without injury.

Pair charged in cat killing

Members of the Kenora OPP, assisted by the Northwest Region Crime Unit, the Kenora Community Street Crime Unit, Treaty #3 Police, and Lac Seul Police Service, have charged two youths for cruelty to animals.

On Wednesday, March 28, the Kenora OPP received information about a video circulating that showed a male suspect killing a cat while a female suspect took the video.

Hitting train nets charges

On March 30 around 11:05 a.m., the Kenora OPP responded to a report of collision between a vehicle and a train on Highway 671.

The OPP, Treaty #3 Police, and Kenora Ambulance all attended the scene, where the lone male occupant was able to be removed from the vehicle and transported to the hospital for medical attention.