TEEN STEALS TRUCK IN WHITEWATER
A 15-year-old is facing a number of charges after stealing a pick-up truck and breaking several probation orders. On December 31st a homeowner in Whitewater Region returned home to find the truck missing, along with a quantity of beer. Also missing was the teenage boy who lives there. The truck was located in the morning, only a short distance from the house, and the boy was arrested and charged with theft over $5,000, theft under $5,000, five counts of failing to comply with a probation order, and three counts of failing to comply with a sentence order. He was remanded into custody and cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
SHAWVILLE WOMAN PASSED OUT BEHIND WHEEL
Early in the morning on New Year’s Day police found a vehicle running in the ditch along Highway 17 near McCallum Road and the female driver was unresponsive. The 28-year-old woman from Shawville later failed a roadside alcohol test administered by the OPP and is facing charges of having care and control of a motor vehicle with a blood/alcohol level over 80 mgs. She was later released and will be in court February 11th.
THIEVES HIT UNLOCKED VEHICLES IN BRAESIDE
If you live in the Braeside area, police are asking you to make sure you lock your vehicle. The OPP are reporting that unlocked vehicles on Centre Street, River Road, and Burns Drive were recently targeted by thieves who have had their eyes open for unlocked vehicles throughout the Ottawa Valley from Petawawa through Arnprior. Police are reminding people to lock their cars and trucks, and to not keep valuables in their vehicles. If would-be thieves don’t see anything worth stealing, and if the doors are locked, they usually move on looking for “easy” targets. The OPP are telling people to “lock it or lose it.”
MONEY ‘LAUNDERING’ IN PERTH
Lanark County OPP officers are looking for help from the community to help solve a series of thefts and damage at laundry facilities in Perth. Coin-operated washing machines and dryers in a number of buildings around town have been damaged and money stolen. The thefts began the first week of December and have continued into the New Year. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lanark County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.