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Watch 9-1-1 calls: OPP

The OPP is reminding people to use 9-1-1 for its intended purpose only: to report emergencies.

Each time there is an accidental call, or one made for non-emergency incidents, it is consuming dispatcher time, hampering their ability to attend to real emergencies.

It also ties up officer resources that could be better utilized to respond to actual emergencies.

Pair busted for 'coke'

Shortly after 6 p.m. last Thursday, members of the Rainy River District OPP, along with a member of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) from Fort Frances, conducted a traffic stop and subsequent investigation on Highway 11B in Atikokan.

Officers located and seized a substance suspected to be cocaine.

Threat nets charges

Shortly after 3 p.m. on May 24, members of the Rainy River District OPP responded to Fort Frances High School regarding a report of a possible bomb threat.

Officers attended and conducted an investigation.

As a result of the investigation, a 15-year-old Fort Frances male has been charged with uttering threats to cause death, criminal harassment, and assault.

Driver facing charge

Shortly after 8 a.m. on Monday, members of the Rainy River District OPP investigated a drinking-and-driving related offence on Highway 622 in Atikokan.

As a result, a 29-year-old Atikokan woman was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg.

She is scheduled to appear in court there June 7.

Dash cam nabs driver

On May 18, the OPP received video footage of a near head-on collision on Highway 17 in Coyle Township.

The driver of the pickup truck captured the video on its dash camera.

The tractor-trailer unit was westbound at the time and crossed over the centre line into the eastbound lane.

The eastbound driver swerved to avoid the collision.

Cottages broken into

Members of the Kenora OPP, with the assistance of Scenes of Crime Officers, are investigating a number of break-and-enters that were reported over the weekend.

On Sunday, police received a report that sometime over the winter months, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a number of seasonal residences in the Sioux Narrows area.

The investigation is continuing.

Drowning confirmed

Members of the Kenora OPP are investigating the death of an eight-year-old boy over the weekend at the Rushing River Provincial Park.

On Saturday around 9:45 p.m., members of the OPP responded to a missing person incident at the park.

Break-in probed in Dryden area

The Dryden OPP is seeking public assistance in a break, enter, and theft at the Sunset Drive-In on Johnston Road in Wainwright Township.

Within the past couple of months, person(s) entered several buildings and items were stolen, including a clarinet and a couple of VCRs.

Other smaller items were stolen, along with some vandalism and senseless damage.

Boy's death probed

The Kenora OPP is investigating the death of an eight-year-old boy at Rushing River Provincial Park.

Members of the OPP responded to a missing person incident at the park.

Officers conducted a search of the park assisted by the Emergency Response Team, K-9 unit, Rushing River Provincial Park staff, and the Kenora Marine and Trails Unit.

Man dies in ATV crash

On Saturday around 6:20 p.m., the Nipigon OPP responded to a report of a male who was fatally injured in an all-terrain vehicle collision that occurred on a bush road east of the Little Sturge Lake.

The driver of the ATV was travelling on the bush road when he met another motor vehicle on a corner.