Busy week for Valley OPP

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January 21, 2015 at 11:57 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

MAILBOXES SHOT IN MCNAB-BRAESIDE

Police are looking for someone who is shooting at mailboxes in McNab-Braeside Township. The OPP is reporting that someone using a shotgun and birdshot has taken aim at one mailbox on Carmichael Side Road, and another on River Road. Police are warning people that anyone using a firearm in this manner could face serious weapons charges under the Criminal Code. Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

 

TIP LEADS TO ARRESTS AND DRUG CHARGES IN COBDEN

Thanks to a tip from a citizen in Cobden, two Toronto men are now facing drug charges. On January 14th around 1:20 p.m., a local resident called police to report that a female and two males were acting suspicious and then headed eastbound on Highway 17. The OPP located the vehicle and tried to stop it, but the suspects fled police and drove for another four kilometres before being stopped near Goshen Road. Police found a quantity of drugs in the vehicle, and all three people were placed under arrest. The 48-year-old driver was charged with possession of methamphetamine, and flight from police. The other man, aged 36, was also charged with meth possession. The woman was released without being charged.

 

COPS LOOK FOR VANDALS IN DEEP RIVER

Crime Stoppers, as well as the Deep River Police Service, are looking for the public’s help in solving a report of mischief. Sometime between the 1st and 10th of December someone spray painted graffiti on the south and west outside walls of the arena in Deep River, using multiple colours in the process. If anyone has information on this crime, you are asked to contact Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Your tip is anonymous, and you may qualify for a cash reward.

 

VINTAGE JEEP AND SNOWMOBILE STOLEN

Police are looking for a stolen Jeep and snowmobile in two separate incidents. Killaloe OPP are looking for information on the theft of a 1947 Willy’s Jeep from a property on Turner’s Road. It was taken sometime between August of 2014 and January when it was discovered to be missing. Police are also looking for a yellow and black Ski-Doo TNT stolen from a home on Matawatchan Road in Greater Madawaska. It had an Ontario Licence on it – 2AH610 – and a sticker on each side of the hood with the words “SLED-HEADZ”. The snowmobile was discovered stolen on January 13. Anyone with any information is asked to call police.

 

CALGARY MAN CAUGHT WITH COKE

On January 12th police stopped to assist a disabled vehicle in Head-Clara-Maria Township.  The driver of the vehicle, a 37-year-old Calgary man, was arrested and charged with breach of recognizance contrary to the Criminal Code and possession of cocaine.

 

GUARD RAILS EFFECTIVE

The guard rails along Riverside Drive in Perth are doing their job. On January 7th a Dodge Caravan left the road and struck the guard rails just after 6 p.m. There was damage to the van, but no one was injured. The guard rails were installed late last year following an accident that resulted in a woman being taken to hospital when her car left the road in almost the same location and entered the Tay River.

 

SLEW OF CHARGES FOR YOUNG DRIVER

The driver of a pick-up truck is facing a number of charges after an incident in Perth on January 14th. Just before 11 p.m. OPP officers on patrol saw the truck in a snow bank on Wilson Street West. The driver from North Dundas Township, who is a youth and cannot be named, was travelling south when he lost control and left the road. All four people in the truck fled the vehicle. The youth is facing impaired driving charges, operating over 80, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and careless storage of a firearm. He was also charged with a driving offence contrary to the Highway Traffic Act as he was a young driver who had a blood alcohol count above zero. He will appear in Smiths Falls court at a later date.

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