(RAINY RIVER, ON) – Officers of the Rainy River Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a vehicle operating unsafely on Highway 11-71 in Manitou Rapids. A traffic stop was conducted which led to one individual being arrested for numerous Criminal Code offenses, including impaired operation.
On February 17, 2023, at approximately 11:39 p.m. officers of the Rainy River OPP were conducting general patrol duties on Highway 11-71 and observed a motor vehicle operating unsafely. A traffic stop was conducted and through investigation, it was determined the driver was impaired by drugs. Search incident to arrest revealed suspected methamphetamine, break in tools, stolen property linked to a series of mischief and thefts from local postal boxes, as well as a spring-loaded knife and throwing knives.
As a result of the investigation, a 27-year-old Nestor Falls woman has been charged with; Operation While Impaired; Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine; Possession of Article Stolen from Mail; Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose; Theft Under 5,000 and Possession of Break In Instruments.
Further, a 31-year old of Winnipeg Manitoba was arrested on a Canada Wide Warrant and returned to the Department of Corrections.
The accused is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on March 27, 2023.