BE WARY OF SCAMMERS
Scammers are at it again. Earlier this month … a report was filed in which someone reported receiving information through their computer … saying they were entitled to money for elderly/disabled/retired persons. She was then told to send in money for a processing fee through Western Union. Luckily she didn’t do it. According to the Canadian Antifraud Centre … “the scammers constantly re-invent the wheel and come up with new twists to prey on potential victims.”
DRUNK AND SPEEDING
A 32-year-old Pontiac man is facing a number of charges … including impaired driving and speeding … after he was caught by police last Saturday going 128 km/h on Highway 148. The man was pulled over by police at 5:40 in the afternoon on May 23rd … and sobriety tests showed he was had close to twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. He had just left his home and had travelled seven kilometres west … en route to Gatineau … when he was nabbed. His licence was suspended for 90 days … his vehicle was seized … he was fined $239 and three demerit points. He will face the other charges in court this August.
INDECENT ACT IN PETAWAWA
Police are investigating a report of a man who committed an indecent act in Petawawa. On May 20th … police were notified of a suspicious adult male on Petawawa Boulevard. He was last seen walking a dog in the area. If you have any information … you are asked to contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP.
POLICE SEEK HELP IN FINDING STOLE CANOES AND KAYAKS
Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers and the Killaloe Detachment of the OPP are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a theft. Overnight between May 17th and 18th … thieves made off with 2 canoes … 2 kayaks … paddles … an Astral “green jacket” PFD … and a red throw bag containing rope. The items were stolen from a parking lot on Palmer Road … and from the roof of a car parked on Jewelville Road in Brudenell-Lyndoch-Raglan Twp. If you have any information on these crimes or other crimes in our area … you are asked to call the OPP or Crime Stoppers at 613-735-8477.
COPS SAY ‘LOCK YOUR DOORS’
Police around the Ottawa Valley are asking people to lock the doors of their vehicles when they are parked … and to remove any valuables from sight. This helps to deter would-be thieves … because if you leave your car unlocked … you may be missing items when you return. The most recent rash of thefts from vehicles happened in Carleton Place between May 15th and 18th … when a number of unlocked vehicles were entered … and items were stolen. If you have any information … you are asked to contact police.
POTATOES TAMPERED WITH
Complaints have been received in Atlantic Canada about possible food tampering involving potatoes. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising people that nails and needles appear to have been inserted into potatoes … and the RCMP are leading the investigation into the matter. No one has become ill … and no one injured because of these incidents … but officials want people to be aware it has happened in the Maritimes. If you do find any foreign metal objects in a potato … you are asked to NOT throw out the potato … metal object … or the bag or tags. Instead … please contact the police.
DID YOU HEAR OR SEE ANYTHING IN RENFREW?
Police are hoping someone saw … or heard … something in Renfrew overnight between May 11th and 12th. That’s when someone stole a Bobcat skid-steer from a construction site at the Mac’s Milk location at Hall Avenue and Raglan Street South. The thief managed to take off with the Bobcat … and it was later recovered in Ottawa. But police are still looking to find the person responsible. If you have any information, please contact the Renfrew OPP.
COPS BUSY WITH B&Es
Area police have been busy investigating break, enters and thefts. Between the 1st and 12th of May … a yellow Champion 4,000-watt generator was stolen from a residence on Ferguslea Road in Admaston Bromley Township. Also between May 10th and 14th … three cottages were broken into on Morrow Lake Road in Greater Madawaska Township … AND … on Burns Road in McNab-Braeside … someone stole a 14-foot enclosed utility trailer. It’s a 2007 United 712 … is beige with a black top … and reads “Marathon Contracting” on the side. In Arnprior … A black Cervelo carbon bicycle was stolen from a home on Vancourtland Street … it has ‘Reynolds’ written on the side … and it’s valued at more than $7,000. AND … you can’t put a price on what someone stole from Patterson Road in Admaston-Bromley. A man believes his dog was stolen. Piper is a collie/retriever mix … and was last seen May 4th. If you have any information on any of these crimes, please contact your local OPP.
BE CAREFUL OF POCKET DIALING 911
According to the Upper Ottawa valley OPP, pocket dialing 911 is still an issue. This after Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officers responded to 28 false 911 calls during a one-week span. The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP say that 9-1-1 calls are meant for police, fire or medical emergencies only … if you accidentally dial 9-1-1, the wrong thing to do is to hang up … as this requires operators in the Provincial Communications Centre to call you back and ensure your safety which keeps the lines tied up, making it difficult for someone to get through to police who really needs assistance. If you do accidentally dial 9-1-1, stay on the line and tell the operator what happened. To help alleviate the number of erroneous calls received via cell phone mis-dials, the OPP encouraged you to read your cell phone user manual or contact your cell phone provider – to find out what options are available to “pocket dial proof” your phone.