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Death probed

On Jan. 31, the Pikangikum Police Service requested the assistance of the OPP with a sudden death investigation in the community of Pikangikum First Nation.

Earlier that day, Pikangikum Police Service officers had been contacted regarding an infant male who had been brought into the nursing station and subsequently was pronounced dead.

Area teen is missing

The Rainy River District OPP is seeking the public's assistance in locating a youth from the Fort Frances area.

Dustin Dexter, 14, last was seen yesterday in the Town of Fort Frances.

He is described as 5'9" and weighing 140 pounds, with light brown hair and blue eyes.

Seine River death being probed

On Feb. 3, the Treaty #3 Police Service requested assistance from the OPP's North West Region Crime Unit regarding an aggravated assault investigation in Seine River First Nation.

The victim, a 42-year-old male identified as Rudy Whitecrow of Seine River First Nation, was transported to Thunder Bay for medical assistance, where he succumbed to his injuries on Feb. 5.

SIU invokes mandate

On Feb. 3 around 1:45 p.m., Dryden OPP officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17 in Dryden.

During the arrest of the male driver, an altercation between officers and the occupant occurred.

The male later went into medical distress, at which time he was transported by Emergency Medical Services to a local hospital for medical assessment and treatment.

Charge laid

Shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday, members of the Rainy River District OPP were called to a single motor-vehicle collision on Highway 11 in Watten Township.

Officers attended the scene and conducted an investigation.

As a result, a 33-year-old Sioux Lookout woman was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg.

Trio charged over thefts

Three people face charges stemming from an ongoing joint police investigation into several property crimes in Kenora.

During the week of Jan. 10, the Kenora OPP received a number of reports of property crimes at businesses in the city.

It was reported that a large amount of tools, industrial supplies, and several computers were taken from the businesses.

Man facing charges

During the early-morning hours of Jan. 10, officers from the North Caribou Lake Police and the OPP responded to a disturbance at a residence in North Caribou Lake First Nation.

A subject allegedly broke into a residence and assaulted one of the residents in the home.

The subject then fled from officers but was located a short time after and proceeded to resist arrest.

Two killed in collision

On Saturday around 5:30 p.m., Dryden OPP officers responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 17 in Machin Township, west of Vermilion Bay.

An eastbound SUV lost control and collided with a westbound tractor-trailer unit.

The Dryden & Kenora Ambulance and Machin Fire Department attended the scene to assist the occupants of the vehicles.