Category: Fort Frances

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Do You Own This? Police Recover Stolen Property

Do You Own This? Police Recover Stolen Property

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Ontario Provincial Police are seeking public assistance in attempting to identify owners in relation to stolen property that was recovered from a residence in Fort Frances on November 17, 2019. A search warrant was executed by members of the Rainy River District OPP with assistance from the Northwest Region Crime Unit and as a result,...

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Open Booze and Impaired Charge

Open Booze and Impaired Charge

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Shortly before 9:00 am on November 10, 2019 a member of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a gas station on King’s Highway to fuel his police vehicle. The officer was alerted to a possible impaired driver by the staff at the gas station. The...

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Police Advise Public About Collisions Involving Wildlife

Police Advise Public About Collisions Involving Wildlife

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – The Rainy River District Detachment on the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeing an increase in collisions involving wildlife across the district. In the Atikokan area alone, 6 moose were killed in a 7 day period. Motorists are reminded of the danger posed by animals moving in the area. Wildlife can cause significant...

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CRA Phone Fraud Slams The Region, Vulnerable People Ripped Off

CRA Phone Fraud Slams The Region, Vulnerable People Ripped Off

(Fort Frances, ON) – The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has recently received several complaints from local citizens regarding phone calls where the caller is identifying themselves as a representative of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). There are times that the CRA may contact you by telephone. However the CRA will...

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CSO Breach and Possession of Ammunition While Prohibited

CSO Breach and Possession of Ammunition While Prohibited

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Hardworking officers with the Fort Frances detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have once again arrested a 28-year-old Justin Rose. Rose was on a conditional sentence order, which means he was allowed to serve his sentence in the community rather than in jail. A conditional sentence order often has rehabilitative aspects...

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(VIDEO) – Theft and a Torched Cube Van

(VIDEO) – Theft and a Torched Cube Van

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Shortly after midnight on September 24, 2019 members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a vehicle fire at a construction site on Second Street East in Fort Frances. The investigation revealed that items were stolen from the vehicle. The fire is being...

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Home Invasion Suspect Arrest Again

Home Invasion Suspect Arrest Again

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – A 30-year-old Michael Pattison, who is up on charges stemming from a violent home invasion where a knife was involved, has found himself back in a cell at the Fort Frances OPP detachment. Officers found the man at a local establishment where he was clearly intoxicated and advised him that he...

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Significant Rainfall Across the Region

Significant Rainfall Across the Region

(WEATHER) – Significant rainfall is expected for Thunder Bay and some areas west up to Dryden and Rainy River. A rainfall warning is likely Below is the statement released by Environment Canada. Special weather statement in effect for: City of Thunder Bay Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park Upsala – Raith Dryden – Vermilion Bay Ignace...

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Fatal Bear Attack Victim Identified

Fatal Bear Attack Victim Identified

(RED PINE ISLAND – RAINY LAKE, ON) – Shortly after 6:30 pm on September 1, 2019 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...

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Woman Killed by Bear

Woman Killed by Bear

(RED PINE ISLAND – RAINY LAKE, ON) – Shortly after 6:30 pm on September 1, 2019 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...

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Fraudsters Target Fort Frances

Fraudsters Target Fort Frances

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – On August 28, 2019 members of the Rainy District Ontario Provincial Police were made aware 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...

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Fort Frances Border Crossing Impaired Bust

Fort Frances Border Crossing Impaired Bust

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Shortly before 7:00 pm on August 10, 2019 officers from the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were contacted by officers from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Fort Frances Port of entry. CBSA officers had conducted a roadside sobriety test with an approved screening device. The female...

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Nurse Charged With Murder

Nurse Charged With Murder

(FORT FRANCES, ON) –  A Fort Frances resident has been charged following a death investigation at a medical facility in Fort Frances. The investigation began on January 14, 2015, when the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information from La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances regarding a suspicious death along with a theft. As...

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Police Make Impaired Arrest

Police Make Impaired Arrest

(LAVALLE TWP, ON) – On July 27, 2019 shortly before 9:00 pm officers from the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were made aware of a possible impaired driver. The vehicle was observed parking in a local business on Hwy 11 in La Valle Township. An investigation was conducted and a demand for...

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Man Convicted After Buying Black Bear Guts

Man Convicted After Buying Black Bear Guts

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – A man has been convicted after buying black bear gall bladders. On July 5, 2019 in the Ontario Court of Justice in Fort Frances, Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill fined Byeong-ok Kim of Fort Frances $9,000 for unlawfully possessing six black bear gall bladders. The court heard that on two separate...

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Stolen Credit Card Shopping Spree Arrest Made

Stolen Credit Card Shopping Spree Arrest Made

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – On July 2019, members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a theft that had taken place over night. A credit card was stolen from a vehicle on Second Street East in Fort Frances. The credit card was subsequently used to purchase several items...

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Train Derails in Fort Frances

Train Derails in Fort Frances

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – At approximately 11:00pm on Sunday July 21, 2019 there was a collision between two trains at the McIrvine road crossing in Fort Frances, Ontario. This collision caused five train cars to dislodge from the tracks. The Ontario Provincial Police is glad to report that there were no injuries, and no leaks or...

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TORNADO WARNING: Fort Frances and Area

TORNADO WARNING: Fort Frances and Area

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – The precious tornado watch has been upgraded to a WARNING. Photo of actual event in Fort Frances, submitted by a TRCCTB.COM reader. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA. Tornado warning in effect for: Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River Seine River Village – Mine Centre At 6:52 p.m. CDT, Environment...

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Tornado Watch for Fort Frances and Area

Tornado Watch for Fort Frances and Area

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – A tornado watch has been issued by Environment Canada. Details below. Tornado watch in effect for: Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River Seine River Village – Mine Centre Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. Thunderstorms approaching the region this evening from northern Minnesota...

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Regional Heat Warning Issued, Stay Safe

Regional Heat Warning Issued, Stay Safe

(NORTHWEST ONTARIO) – Environment Canada has issued a regional heat warning. Below is what you need to know. Heat Warning in effect for: Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park Upsala – Raith Dryden – Vermilion Bay Ignace – English River Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake Sioux Narrows...

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Stolen DeWALT Power Tools, Aggravated Assault, Theft & MORE

Stolen DeWALT Power Tools, Aggravated Assault, Theft & MORE

(COUCHICHING, ON) – Appearing in a Thunder Bay bail court today via telephone from the Couchiching detachment of the Treaty Three Police Service is 34-year-old Kevin Yerxa. Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill was presiding along with Crown Attorney Delaney and duty counsel lawyer Morris. Yerxa was arrested while allegedly in possession of...

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Assault with a Weapon, Aggravated Assault, and More

Assault with a Weapon, Aggravated Assault, and More

(COUCHICHING, ON) – The quiet town of Fort Frances and neighbouring communities appear to be getting the same social issues as Thunder Bay is experiencing, everything from “crimes of opportunity” orchestrated by out of control drug addicts to violent crime. Appearing in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning via telephone from the Couchiching detachment...

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Dog Gets Run Over, Driver Flees The Scene

Dog Gets Run Over, Driver Flees The Scene

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – A family in Fort Frances, Ontario is torn to pieces after a tragic incident left their chihuahua deceased on the road. The owner of the dog stated that the driver of a dark grey truck ran over the dog and just kept on driving without slowing down or stopping. The truck...

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