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Driver facing charges

Yesterday at 8:30 p.m., the Rainy River District OPP was alerted to a stolen motor vehicle from the Town of Fort Frances.

The OPP and Treaty #3 Police Service began to patrol the area in an effort to locate the vehicle.

The vehicle subsequently was located in Fort Frances but as officers initiated a traffic stop, the vehicle fled from police.

Drug bust nabs pair

Members of the OPP's Organized Crime and Enforcement Bureau have charged two people with drug-related offences following an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in Kenora.

On Friday around 11:50 a.m., police arrested a male and two females in the north end of Kenora.

Truckers impaired

Yesterday around 11 p.m., members of the Greenstone OPP were conducting a R.I.D.E. check on Highway 11 at the Highway 584 turn-off in Geraldton when a tractor-trailer unit came through the checkpoint.

Based on driving behaviour, along with a number of other indicators, police soon developed grounds to believe the driver was impaired by drugs.

Learn more about OPP Auxiliary

Want to get involved in your communities? Interested in working alongside your local OPP officers?

The OPP Auxiliary Unit may be for you!

A free public information session to explain the hiring process for the OPP Auxiliary Program will be held this Sunday (Oct. 8) at 7 p.m. at the Fort Frances OPP detachment (located at the Civic Centre).

Four charged in break-in

Members of the Rainy River District OPP recently responded to a break-and-enter to a King's Highway residence, resulting in the theft of firearms.

An investigation involving the Northwest Region Crime Management team, Emergency Response Team, and Forensic Identification Services was conducted.

As a result of the investigation, four people have been charged.

Driver killed

Yesterday around 11:20 a.m., Dryden OPP officers responded to a single motor-vehicle mishap on Highway 502, about 60 km south of Dryden.

A highway line-painting truck travelling southbound lost control and left the roadway, rolling over.

The driver of the vehicle, Michael Gibson, a 40-year-old resident of Worthington, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene.

OPP cop facing charges

On Sept. 8, investigators with the OPP's Professional Standards Bureau and the North West Region Crime Unit charged an OPP officer as a result of an investigation into an incident that occurred while the member was off-duty.

The provincial constable, a 10-year veteran assigned to the Sioux Lookout detachment, has been charged with assault and assault with a weapon.

Woman dies in collision

Yesterday around 5:50 p.m., the Marathon OPP responded to a motor-vehicle collision at the junction of Peninsula Road (Highway 626) and Highway 17.

A tractor-trailer unit eastbound on Highway 17 was passing two other tractor-trailers that also were eastbound in the lane to turn onto Peninsula Road.

Child escapes attempted abduction

Members of the Nipigon OPP are requesting for public assistance to help identify a suspect involved in an attempted abduction.

On Friday around 10 p.m., an unknown male grabbed a nine-year-old in the Newton Street area in Nipigon.

The child was able to run away from the suspect, who fled to a nearby bush area.

Police then were contacted to investigate.