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From the OPP

Beware of scam

A telephone scam has resurfaced in Rainy River District.

Recently, individuals have received telephone calls similar to the “Emergency or Grandparent Scam” that has occurred in the past throughout Canada and the U.S.

In the typical scenario, a grandparent or elder receives a phone call from a con artist claiming to be one of his or her grandchildren or other relative.

Pair charged for pellet gun

Two Kenora men are facing weapons charges following an incident in downtown Kenora involving a pellet gun.

On Friday just before 9:30 p.m., members of the Kenora OPP received a number of 9-1-1 calls regarding two males in the downtown area.

One was reported to be wearing a covering on his face and carrying what appeared to be a rifle.

Pair die in house fire

Two people have died in a house fire in Nipigon.

Early Sunday, Nipigon OPP officers were dispatched to a structure fire on First Street there.

The Nipigon Fire Department was able to contain the fire to a single residence that was badly-damaged due to the smoke and flames.

Three die in collision

Dryden OPP officers responded to a two-vehicle collision around 1:10 a.m. yesterday on Highway 17 at Airport Road, just east of Dryden.

Police confirmed the three occupants of one of the vehicles were killed.

The two occupants of the other vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Teen missing

The Rainy River District OPP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing youth.

Sarah Cupp, 15, was last seen on Friday (Sept. 11) leaving Fort Frances High School.

She is described as a First Nation female, 5’10” tall and weighing 150 pounds, with black hair.

She was wearing dark clothing at the time.

Man killed in crash

On Tuesday, the Red Lake/Ear Falls OPP received a report of a single motor-vehicle collision on Joyce Lake Road northeast of Ear Falls.

An investigation revealed the lone male driver was northbound on a remote logging road in his pickup truck when he lost control and entered the west ditch, rolling the vehicle.

He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time.

Kenora man killed

Ignace OPP officers were dispatched to a motor-vehicle collision on Highway 17 yesterday at 9 a.m. about 40 km east of Ignace.

The collision occurred when an eastbound Toyota Rav4 crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a westbound Nissan Pathfinder.

The driver of the Toyota, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was identified as Bimal Adhikari, 48, of Kenora.

Youth charged in fatality

Around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Kenora OPP received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle leaving Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation (Rat Portage).

The vehicle was located travelling on the north side of the city and police activated their emergency lights.

The suspect vehicle proceeded to Highway 17A and a Suspect Apprehension Pursuit (SAP) ensued.

Man dies in jump off bridge

On Aug. 30 around 7:30 p.m., Kenora OPP received a report that a male had jumped off the Keewatin bridge into Lake of the Woods.

The male immediately was located in the water with life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to the hospital, where he died shortly afterwards as a result of injuries sustained in the fall.

Foul play is not suspected.

Motorist charged

A male driver was charged with impaired driving here yesterday around 12:50 p.m.

During a routine patrol, officers stopped a motor vehicle on the 200 block of Fifth Street East after observing a male driving who was known as being a suspended driver.

As officers were speaking with the driver, it was determined he had been drinking.