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From the OPP

Beware of fraud: police

Members of the Rainy District Ontario Provincial Police were made aware last week of a phone scam which has affected multiple persons in the area.

The scammers have phoned unsuspecting persons and claimed that they have won a sweepstakes or prize of some sort usually many millions of dollars, vehicles, or a combination of both.

Woman killed by bear

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a call for service at Red Pine Island on Rainy Lake.

Officers were advised that the complainant believed her daughter, aged 62, was attacked by a bear.

The female had gone to check on her dogs and had not returned.

Man arrested for threats

Members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on Aug. 24 were called to investigate an accusation of threats involving the use of a firearm.

Members of the Rainy River District Crime unit as well as the Northwest Region (NWR) Emergency Response Team (ERT) conducted an investigation including the execution of a warrant in Morley Township.

District man arrested for making threats

Members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on Aug. 24 were called to investigate an accusation of threats involving the use of a firearm.

The Rainy River District Crime unit as well as the Northwest Region (NWR) Emergency Response Team (ERT) conducted an investigation including the execution of a warrant in Morley Township.

OPP looking for stolen firearms

Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Northwest Unit Crime Unit, with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Unit are investigating the theft of three firearms.

On Friday at approximately 12 a.m., police received a report that three firearms were taken from a pick-up truck situated on Pickerel Lake Road.

Two die in collision

At approximately 6:05 p.m. yesterday, officers from the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 near Pearl Road 5, in the Municipality of Shuniah.

Two impaired drivers nabbed

Shortly before 7 a.m. on Sunday, officers from the Rainy River District detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of George Road.

As a result of the collision investigation a young driver aged 17 was charged criminally with Operate Conveyance with 80 or more milligrams of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.