DRUGS, WEAPONS FOUND IN RAID
A quantity of drugs, weapons and cash was seized last week, as police executed a search warrant at a home on Turners Road in Mississippi Mills. Four people are facing charges following the raid on February 12th where police found cocaine, meth tablets, marijuana, hash and Oxycodone. In addition to the drugs, cops also located four shotguns, including two that were “sawed off”, a taser, crossbow, handgun, a handmade choking mechanism, ammunition, and a debt list, along with $625 in cash. Three men – aged 21, 26 and 29 – and a 29-year-old woman, are facing charges including possession and trafficking. One of the men is looking at weapons charges including pointing a firearm, and careless use of a firearm.
MINOR INJURIES IN CARLETON PLACE HIT & RUN
A pedestrian was struck by a pick-up truck recently in Carleton Place and police are looking for the driver who sped off, leaving the scene of the incident. Lanark County OPP are investigating after a 16-year-old female was hit by the truck while she was crossing Lake Avenue West around 2:30 in the afternoon on February 9. She was helped by witnesses, and later taken to hospital with minor injuries. Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP in Carleton Place or Crime Stoppers.
BUSTED FOR WEED
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP conducted two traffic stops last week and nabbed two teenagers with possession of marijuana. On Friday police stopped a vehicle in Pembroke, and a 19-year-old Laurentian Valley man was caught with weed. A similar scenario played out on Valentine’s Day when police pulled over a vehicle in Pembroke and wound up charging a 19-year-old Pembroke man with marijuana possession.
Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are investigating a pair of home break-ins that took place last week. On Feburary 11th police were called to a Pembroke residence after a TV was reported stolen, then two days later a reclining chair and a quantity of cash was reported stolen, also from a home in Pembroke. Both investigations are continuing.
LOOKING FOR STOLEN SLED
Crime Stoppers and the Renfrew OPP are asking the public for information to help find the person responsible for stealing a snowmobile, and to find the snow machine. Sometime overnight January 13th a yellow and black 2008 Bombardier 500-SS Ski-Doo was taken from a home on Matawatchan Road in Greater Madawaska. This particular machine was sporting a sticker with black lettering reading “SLED-HEADZ” on either side of the engine cover. Police believe someone may have information on this crime and are asking people with info to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You may qualify for an award of up to $2,000.00.
BEWARE OF DOOR-TO-DOOR SCAM
If you have someone come to your door claiming to be a furnace inspector with the Ontario Power Authority, you need to make sure they are who they claim to be. Lanark County OPP is asking the community to be aware of possible scam artists as a woman from the Clayton area recently had someone show up at her door and pressure her into setting up an appointment for a furnace and hot water tank inspection. Not convinced it was legitimate, she called Ontario Power Authority and was told they never solicit door-to-door, or by phone. She cancelled the appointment before they returned to her home. Police say you should always ask for ID when unsolicited sales people arrive on your doorstep, and never feel pressured into acting without having time to make an informed decision.
OVER 80 CHARGES
Despite all the information out there today and the presence of OPP along area roadways, people continue to drink and drive. Last week two people were charged with impaired driving. The first was a 29-year-old man stopped at a RIDE checkpoint in Madawaska Valley, and the second was a 33-year-old Greater Madawaska woman caught in Bonnechere Valley Township. Both are to appear in Killaloe Court early next month to answer to charges of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol level over 80mg.
CELL PHONE STOLEN FROM LAUNDRY FACILITY
In an act not fitting Valentine’s Day, someone stole a cell phone from a laundry facility at Algonquin Park. On February 14th someone took a Google Nexus 5 cell phone from another person’s jacket that was at the laundromat. Anyone with any information is asked to call Killaloe OPP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
CALL 511 FOR ROAD CONDITIONS
Three numbers could help you arrive at your destination safely this winter. The OPP is reminding motorists to plan ahead when making travel arrangements … and to be prepared by using the MTO’s Ontario 511 number … to call for Traveller Information Service. All you have to do is call 511, or visit ontario.ca/511, and you’ll be able to access travel information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes road conditions and closures … or delays … to provincial highways.