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OPP investigate break and enter in Red Gut Bay

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(Rainy River District, ON) On July 5, 2020 Members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial (OPP) received a complaint of a break and enter that occurred in Red Gut Bay on Rainy Lake.

Members of the OPP marine unit attended the scene and learned that the suspect had forced entry into a cabin located on the property. Upon further investigation, it was determined that a firearm, along with other items including a generator, solar equipment, Dewalt tools and a Yeti cooler were stolen from the property.

Police have recovered the firearm as well as number of items believed to be stolen.

The Rainy River District OPP is continuing to investigate the incident with the assistance of the Rainy River District Crime Unit, Northwest Region Emergency Response Team and Forensic Identification Unit.

The OPP is requesting anyone with information about this occurrence contact the Rainy River District Detachment at 807-274-3322 or 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

The OPP suggests that anyone with a seasonal property in the Rainy River District make efforts to have it checked on and report any suspicious activity. For safety and crime prevention tips, please visit our website at www.opp.ca.

(DRYDEN, ON) - On July 5, members of the Dryden OPP were conducting traffic enforcement duties on Highway 17, Southworth Township (east of Dryden).

Officers conducted traffic stops on two separate vehicles, further investigation revealed that between both vehicles, 386 cases of illegal cigarettes were located at a value of approximately $1,600,000.

As a result of the investigation, three individuals, aged 40, 23 and 33 of Winnipeg and a 27-year-old from Brampton have each been charged with one count of trafficking in contraband tobacco contrary to section 121.1 of the Criminal Code.

All four accused’s have been released on an Appearance Notice to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice- Dryden on September 14.

(ATIKOKAN, ON) - On July 1 at 2:26 pm, officers of the Atikokan Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Sunshine road. Officers conducted an investigation and upon speaking with the male driver determined he was impaired by alcohol. The male was arrested and transported to the Atikokan detachment for testing.

As a result a 41-year-old Thunder Bay man has been charged with Operation while impaired-alcohol and Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

He was released to appear in court in Atikokan on August 12, 2020 to answer to the charges.

(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) - On July 1 at approximately 2:03 am the Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) conducted a Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) warrant at a local hotel in Sioux Lookout. As a result of the investigation, police located approximately 43g of suspected Cocaine, 8 mg of Suboxone, and approximately $2,119.00 in Canadian currency and drug related paraphernalia.

As a result of the investigation, a 42 -year-old Dryden man and a 32-year-old and Thunder Bay man have been charged with the below offences:

- Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine

- Possession of a Schedule I substance - suboxone

- Possession of Proceeds of Property obtained by crime under $5,000.00

Both will be appearing in Sioux Lookout Court on September 8.

Any person with information regarding the illegal possession and trafficking of drugs should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

(IGNACE, ON) - Officers of the Ignace Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a traffic complaint of an erratic driver in the Township of Ignace. As a result of the investigation, a 30-year-old Ignace man has been charged with: Operation while impaired and Having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood

The vehicle was impounded by police. The accused is scheduled to attend in Provincial court on August 8 to answer to the charges.

OPP officers remain diligent with their focus on impaired drivers by conducting traffic enforcement, patrols and Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checks stops in various random locations every day across the Districts. If you have been consuming intoxicating substances, do not get behind the wheel of any vehicle.

(RED LAKE, ON) - On July 1 at approximately 9:45 p.m., officers from the Red Lake OPP were advised of a traffic complaint on Highway 618, within the Municipality of Red Lake.

The vehicle was located and through investigation it was determined that the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages. The officer made a demand for an approved screening device breath sample. The driver failed, was placed under arrest and returned to the detachment for further tests.

A 35-year-old Red Lake woman charged with: Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs. She was released by way of Undertaking for Red Lake court on September 19, to answer to the charges.

On July 4, at approximately 4:57 a.m., officers from the Red Lake OPP were advised of a motor vehicle collision in Madsen, within the Municipality of Red Lake.

As a result of the investigation a 15 year old youth, who cannot be identified as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), has been arrested and charged with: Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs and Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus). He was released by way of Undertaking for Red Lake court on September 17 to answer to the charges.

Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to drivers licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records and increased insurance costs. Please drive responsibly, don’t drink and drive.

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