Fort Frances Credit Union receives threatening note
(FORT FRANCES, ON.) – On September 12, 2013 shortly after 9:00 am, the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a bag located behind the Northern Lights Credit Union. Officers confirmed that a threatening note was left with the bag for Credit Union staff with instructions to fill the bag with money. The note indicated that if the instructions were not followed then there would be consequences for other businesses or schools in the Fort Frances area. The Credit Union remained closed for the day as officers collected evidence and consulted with staff. And, as a precaution, the Fort Frances schools remained in a “Hold and Secure” pattern until the end of the school day to ensure public safety and allow police time to conduct their inquiries. Children were dismissed from the school as per usual dismissal operations without incident.
The OPP can confirm that the investigation is continuing under the guidance of the Fort Frances OPP Crime Unit. No additional perceived threats have been received or reported. School Board officials have been consulted and updated.
We are urging the public to contact police should they have any information pertaining to this crime. Should they wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.00 if their information helps solve a crime they can anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at www.tipshelp.com , 1-800-222-TIPS, or by texting “tip262 and their tip information” to CRIMES (274637).