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OPP probing assault

The Rainy River District OPP is looking for assistance from the public.

Officers were advised of an assault on the 100 block of Fourth Street West here around 1:50 a.m. today.

Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the assault, is asked to contact the Provincial Communications Center at 1-888-310-1122.

Soccer pitch gets vandalized

The Rainy River District OPP responded to a mischief at the soccer pitch on McIrvine Road yesterday.

Officers are looking for assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for damaging the fields used by many members of the public.

An unknown motor vehicle drove onto to the fields, causing significant damage.

Cocaine bust made

A 24-year-old Kenora man is facing charges following an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking there.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Friday, police tried to arrest a male in the downtown area of Kenora.

A brief foot chase ensued before the male was arrested by police.

Teen hit by train

Shortly after 8 p.m. yesterday, Sioux Lookout OPP officers responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a train about four km west of there.

Officers attended the scene and, along with the assistance of the Lac Seul Police Service and the Northwest Emergency Medical Services, rescue efforts were conducted.

Three injured in crash

Police are continuing their investigation into a two-vehicle collision that occurred Wednesday around 2:25 p.m. on Highway 17 west of Keewatin.

Three people were transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Two had to be extracted from two different vehicles using the “jaws of life.”

Murder charge in death

On Oct. 19 around 7 a.m., an officer with Nishnawbe Aski Police Service responded to a report of a disturbance outside a residence on Six Nations Road on Kasabonika Lake First Nation.

A 54-year-old male of Kasabonika Lake First Nation, identified as Alec Tom McKay, was transported to medical treatment and subsequently pronounced dead by medical staff.

Three killed in crash

On Saturday around 3:30 p.m., Atikokan OPP officers responded to a report of a single motor-vehicle accident involving a pickup truck.

The vehicle was eastbound on Little Falls Road in Atikokan when it drove through a low concrete barrier, went airborne, and landed in the Atikokan River at Little Falls.

Police and Emergency Medical Services attended the scene.