A delivery van containing building supplies was stolen from the gated outdoor storage area of Smitty’s Home Hardware on Pembroke Street West sometime overnight on December 11th and only two days later the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP arrested two Petawawa residents who now face a long list of charges. On December 13th … the OPP Crime Unity … along with other police teams … executed a search warrant at a home on Petawawa Boulevard recovering the stolen van and supplies. A 44-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man are each charged with possession of stolen property and marijuana possession. The woman is also facing a breach of probation charge while the man was also charged with break, enter and commit an indictable offence theft of a motor vehicle … mischief … and theft … along with a long list of Highway Traffic Act offences. But it doesn’t stop there … he was found to be connected to an incident at a Pembroke home in early November … and was slapped with additional charges of assault with a weapon … and uttering threats. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Everyone seems to be in a hurry during the Christmas season … but the OPP are reminding people that you need to slow down and proceed with caution when you see a tow truck … or an emergency vehicle … beside the road with its lights flashing. Police say if you can do so safely … you have to push over and leave one full lane between you and the emergency vehicle … because it’s the law. Failing to do so could result in a fine of anywhere between $400 and $2,000 … AND … they’ll nail you for 3 demerit points for your 1st offence. Also … slowing down and moving over helps keep our emergency workers safe.
If you live in Lanark County … you need to know that the Household Hazardous Waste program has closed for the season … and will reopen in May of 2018. There were a record number of visitors to the Carleton Place site to drop off hazardous waste in 2017 … helping to divert close to 112,000 kg of items from region’s landfills and waterways. Residents in all seven Lanark County municipalities were able to participate … with Mississippi Mills ratepayers responsible for dropping off more than 20% of the items … a little more than 23,000 kilos. Items considered household hazardous waste include aerosol cans … paint … motor oil … batteries … antifreeze … and flammable liquids such as gasoline or turpentine.
AND … ‘Tis the season for giving … and Valley Heritage Radio was in the giving mood yesterday … as the grand prize winner of our Mega 50/50 Christmas Cash Raffle was chosen just after 4:40 on Tuesday afternoon. Sarah Barager of Douro-Dummer, Ontario … just north of Peterborough … is now $3,593 richer. Congratulations, Sarah! And we would like to thank everyone who helped with the raffle … and those who bought a ticket. Your continued support of the radio station is appreciated.
AND IN SPORTS …
Two members of the CCHL-leading Carleton Place Canadians have been named to the CJHL Prospects Game set for January 23rd in Mississauga. Zachary and Ben Tupker will take part in the game … set for the Port Credit Memorial Arena. The showdown features 40 of the top Junior A prospects that are on the radar of scouts for the NHL’s 2018 Entry Draft.
Still with the Carleton Place Canadians, they are in action tonight heading to Kemptville to face the 73’s in a battle of first vs last place in the division. Puck drop tonight in Kemptville is 7:30.
There is a big rivalry game tonight in the CCHL-2 as Arnprior Packers host the Renfrew Timberwolves. Renfrew sits three points up on Arnprior in the division standings. Game time tonight at the Nick Smith Centre is 8 o’clock.