(FORT FRANCES, ON) – On 15 May 2021, at approximately 9:39 am, officers of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Colonization Road East and Fifth Street East in Fort Frances, ON.
The collision occurred when two pedestrians were walking northbound across Colonization Road East towards Fifth Street East when one of pedestrians was struck by a westbound red or maroon coloured automobile. The male pedestrian was knocked to the ground as a result of the collision and required medical attention. Immediately following the collision, the red/maroon vehicle fled the scene.
Rainy River District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attended the scene to tend to the pedestrian and transported him to Riverside Hospital in Fort Frances, ON for non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation is continuing. Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this crime 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), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
(FORT FRANCES, ON) – On May 16, 2021 at approximately 4:48 pm, officers of the Fort Frances Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a local Fort Frances business after receiving a report of a male brandishing a wooden handled tool when confronted by store staff about not paying for merchandise. The male fled the store on foot. The store staff provided the Thunder Bay OPP Provincial Communications Centre a description of the male which helped officers in their response.
At 4:54 pm, officers located the accused approximately two blocks away, placed him under arrest and seized a weapon identified as a picaroon. The stolen merchandise was also located.
A 41 year old man from Fort Frances, Ontario has been charged with Robbery. He remains in custody awaiting his next Fort Frances Provincial Court appearance scheduled for May 25.
Accused in custody
(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – An individual is facing charges after a serious assault in Sioux Lookout.
On May 11, 2021 the Sioux Lookout Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was advised of an assault at a hostel on Meno Ya Win Way.
Emergency Medical Services attended the scene and transported two victims to hospital. One of the victims was air lifted to Winnipeg with potential life threatening injuries.
OPP officers arrested an individual at the scene.
A 35 year old of Pikangikum First Nation has been charged with Assault a Peace Officer, Resist a Police Officer, Assault, Aggravated Assault.
The name of the accused cannot be released in order to protect the identity of the victims. The accused attended a bail hearing on May 17, 2021 at Ontario Court of Justice and has been remanded into custody.
The investigation by the North West Region Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services (FIS), under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, is continuing.
Members of the public who have information regarding this investigation are urged to contact the OPP at or can provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (TIPS). Crime Stoppers tips can also be submitted on-line at ontariocrimestoppers.ca . You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.1-800-222-8477 1-888-310-1122.
(Atikokan, ON) -On Tuesday May 18, 2021 at approximately 6:20pm a member of the Atikokan Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a black pickup truck travelling on Main Street in the Town of Atikokan, the driver was known to police as a suspended driver.
A traffic stop was initiated. The vehicle stopped for police and after conversing with driver, fled the scene. Due to public safety the officer did not pursue the vehicle.
The vehicle was later observed at a residence in Atikokan. Subsequently police arrested a resident of Atikokan and she was transported to the Atikokan OPP detachment for process.
The driver, a 37 year old woman from Atikokan, was arrested and charged with Flight from Peace Officer, Drive while under Suspension.
The accused was later released with a Provincial Court date of 16th June, 2021 in Atikokan to answer to the charges.
(KENORA, ON) Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested and charged four people with Impaired Driving offences over the weekend.
At 8:50 p.m. on May 15, 2021, Police conducted a vehicle stop on 71 Highway after receiving a traffic complaint. Police spoke with the driver of the vehicle and determined the driver had been consuming alcohol. The accused was arrested at the scene and transported for further tests. As a result of this investigation, a 29 year old Onigaming First Nation Territory man has been charged with Operation While Impaired-Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus).
At 3:20 a.m. on May 16, 2021, Police were dispatched to a vehicle rollover on Fifth Street in Keewatin. Upon speaking to the driver, Police determined the driver had consumed alcohol. As a result of this investigation, a 19 year old Kenora man has been charged with: Operation While Impaired-Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus) and Operation While Impaired-Alcohol and Drugs.
At 4:41 a.m. on May 16, 2021, Police were dispatched to an unwanted person on Transmitter Road. Upon attending Police located a vehicle and determined that the vehicle driver had consumed alcohol. As a result of this investigation, a 20 year old Kenora woman has been charged with Operation While Impaired-Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus).
At 3:36 p.m. on May 16, 2021, Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Second Street South in the City of Kenora. Upon speaking to the driver, Police determined the driver had consumed alcohol. As a result of this investigation, a 28 year old Kenora woman has been charged with Operation While Impaired-Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus), Operation While Impaired-Alcohol and Drugs.
Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to drivers licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records and increased insurance costs. Drivers 21 years of age or younger have a Zero blood alcohol rule while driving. Please drive responsibly, don’t drink and drive.
The OPP is committed to safety for all who utilize Ontario’s roadways. Members of the public are urged to report Impaired Driving by calling 911 in emergency situations or for non-emergent call 1-888-310-1122.