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From the OPP

Emo fire being probed

On Saturday around 8:35 p.m., the Rainy River District OPP and Emo Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on Highway 602 within the municipality of Emo.

The investigation continues into the cause of the fire with the assistance of the Fort Frances OPP Crime Unit, the Forensic Identification Unit, as well as the Ontario Fire Marshall.

Highway closed by spill

Around 8 p.m. yesterday, Rainy River District OPP officers, as well as the Emergency Medical Service and the Fort Frances and Watten Fire Departments, responded to a single-vehicle mishap on Highway 11 near the Windy Point bridge.

A tractor-trailer unit was westbound when the driver lost control.

Tips sought on robbery

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

On Tuesday at 11 p.m., OPP officers were advised of a robbery of a convenience store in the Township of Atikokan.

The suspect is described as a male, about 5’6”-5’8” tall.

Anyone with information on this incident, or who may have witnessed it, is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Tip helps police nab driver

At 12:45 a.m. today, Rainy River District OPP officers received a complaint about a motor vehicle in Fort Frances.

Officers located the vehicle on the 800 block of King’s Highway 11.

The driver, a 19-year-old Winnipeg man, failed the roadside test and was arrested and taken to OPP detachment for breath tests.

Hiker rescued

A 60- year-old female has been taken to hospital for medical care after injuring herself while hiking at Pukaskwa National Park near Marathon.

The Marathon OPP was contacted Thursday regarding the activation of an emergency transmitter.

Truck gets stuck on tracks

A man was charged after the tractor-trailer unit driver he was driving became stuck on the railway crossing on Railway Street in Kenora.

Police were notified of the truck being stuck on the crossing just before 8:30 a.m. yesterday.

Traffic was backed up and had to be re-routed until the truck could be removed shortly after 9 a.m.

Nipigon man drowns

Around 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Greenstone OPP received a report of a male submerged in the water at High Hill Harbour off Highway 580 north of Beardmore.

Police responded to the call, along with Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Beardmore Fire Department.

At around 9:10 a.m., the body of a male who was submerged in the harbour was recovered.

Bears enter eatery

The Schreiber OPP responded to a report of a bear entering a restaurant in Terrace Bay yesterday.

Police attended and located a sow and two cubs inside.

The bears had entered a rear door of the open and occupied restaurant, and were causing damage.

Employees were able to close an inside door—preventing the bears from entering the customer area of the restaurant.