ASSAULT IN PETAWAWA
Two men have reported to police they were assaulted while walking in Petawawa on the weekend. The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are currently investigating the assault which took place in the early morning hours on Saturday, April 4th. The two men said the assault took place along Petawawa Boulevard, near Portage Road. The injuries they received from the unknown suspect – or suspects – were non-life threatening. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Petawawa OPP detachment at 613-735-0188.
SIU CALLED TO INVESTIGATE DEATH AT JAIL
The province’s Special Investigation Unit has been brought in to follow up on the death of a 63-year-old man who was in custody at the Lanark County OPP detachment in Perth. On Wednesday morning just after 8:30, the man had what police are describing as a “medical emergency” in the cells of the detachment. The Emergency Medical Service was brought in to help the man and he was taken to hospital by ambulance, where he was confirmed deceased. The investigation is ongoing.
LOOKING FOR THIEVES THAT HIT ARNPRIOR STORE
Police are looking for help in identifying suspects who broke into the B&B Buy Back store in Arnprior last month. Just before 1 in the morning on Sunday, March 1st the thieves smashed the front window of the John Street North store, and after grabbing knives and electronics, fled on foot down Rock Lane towards Daniel Street. Both suspects were wearing hoodies and carrying backpacks, and one of them may have been cut during the robbery. Anyone with information that may help solve this crime is asked to contact the Arnprior OPP at 613-623-3131 or 1-888-310-1122.
TIPS LEAD TO IMPAIRED CHARGES
Police received two complaints last week of possible impaired drivers on the road and as a result, three people are facing charges. On March 30, the OPP followed up on a tip and tracked down a vehicle on Paul Martin Drive in Pembroke. After an investigation, two men are now facing drug charges. A 38-year-old from Pembroke and a 50-year-old from Kingston have been charged with possession, and possession for the purpose of trafficking. The next day, following another tip, police pulled over a vehicle on Petawawa Boulevard and charged a 39-year-old Petawawa woman with impaired driving. Anyone who suspects someone on the road may be impaired should call 911 and give police all the details.
HELP WANTED TO SOLVED B&E AND THEFT
The OPP and Crime Stoppers are looking for the public’s help in solving a break, enter and theft that took place in February. Sometime between the 19th and 26th of February 2015, someone entered a residence on Highway 60 in North Algona/Wilberforce Twp. Once inside the suspect stole jewellery. Police think someone may have information that could help solve this crime, and anyone with info is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 613-735-8477 … or 1-800-222-8477.
RENFREW MAN FACING CHARGES
A 29-year-old Renfrew man was arrested and now faces drug-related charges after he was picked up by police on Hall Avenue on April 1st. Members of the Renfrew OPP, along with the Drug Enforcement Unit, stopped the man as he was walking down the street, and 75 grams of marijuana was seized, along with drug paraphernalia and $2,000 in cash. The man was charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, and was later released on a Promise to Appear. He’ll be in Renfrew Court on May 13th.
A Whitewater Region Township woman is facing serious charges as the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Crime Unit continues to investigate complaints about fraud pertaining to mortgages. The 25-year-old has been charged with four counts of uttering forged documents, fraud over $5,000 and one count of perjury. The charges stem from the police investigation about mortgages that were fraudulently obtained through a mortgage broker. Police believe others may have been the victim of similar frauds, so anyone with information is asked to contact Det.-Const. Jamie Holt at 613-732-3332.