Police have made one arrest … but are still searching for a second
dangerous suspect … following an altercation in Renfrew late Sunday night. The Renfrew OPP are looking for 34-year-old Darren Pearce in connection to a June 16th incident on Argyle Street … which left a man hospitalized with serious injuries. An arrest warrant has been issued for Pearce … and police say he’s considered dangerous … and are asking anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact police immediately … and not approach the suspect. The OPP have already arrested a 30-year-old man who is facing a number of charges including attempted murder. He remains in custody … with a court appearance scheduled for today. The investigation is ongoing … and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
The military community in the Upper Ottawa Valley … and across the country … is in mourning … as a Canadian soldier from Petawawa has been killed in a parachuting accident in Bulgaria. Bombardier Patrick Labrie … a member of the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery based out of Garrison Petawawa … died as a result of injuries sustained during parachute training exercise on June 17th. Exercise Swift Response is a United States-led multinational airborne field training exercise held in Bulgaria … Croatia … and Romania. The incident remains under investigation by the Canadian Military Police.
If you were travelling Highway 417 between Kanata and Bells Corners on Tuesday morning … the OPP are looking for your help in connection to an attempted theft of a trailer parked on the shoulder of the road. On June 18th … an individual was travelling on Highway 417 eastbound between Eagleson Road and Moodie Drive … pulling a two-axle trailer with approximately $130,000 worth of construction equipment on it. The driver realized that the trailer had a flat tire … so he pulled off the highway … just west of Moodie Drive. The trailer was left unattended for a short period of time while a new tire was purchased nearby. The owner of the trailer returned to the scene at approximately 7:30 a.m. … and saw a blue Ford extended cab pickup parked in front of the trailer … and a man was attempting to attach the trailer to his truck. The trailer owner parked his truck in front of the blue Ford … but the suspect fled the scene quickly without the trailer … and sideswiped the other vehicle in the process. The suspect is described as a white male with dark hair … a slender build … and standing approximately 5-foot-8. He is thought to be in his late 40s. If you have information on this incident … you’re asked to call the OPP.
AND … The OPP laid a total of 448 charges against commercial vehicle drivers during their annual Operation Corridor campaign which ran on June 13th and 14th. The highest number of charges were related to equipment violations … with 148 charges laid during the 24-hour enforcement blitz. Speeding was the second highest offence at 114 charges. A total of 44 commercial vehicles were taken out of service for various offences. Operation Corridor is an annual 24-hour enforcement and education campaign conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation. The initiative targets commercial vehicle drivers … with the goal is to reduce deaths … injuries …. and collisions involving commercial motor vehicles.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Micksburg Twins remain undefeated in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play … as they improved their record to 5-and-oh after a 7-2 win against West Carleton Electric last night. Joran Graham had a dominant performance on the mound for the Twins … throwing seven innings and striking out 16 along the way. Chad Costello homered for the Twins … and drove in three … while Andrew and Matt McIntyre had two hits each. For West Carleton … Steve Cavanagh went the distance on the mound and took the loss … while veteran Trevor Barton was 3-for-3 and scored once.
Tonight … Kars is in Orleans at 8 o’clock … Carp is in Stittsville at 9 … and the Ottawa Valley A’s face the Kemptville Black Sox in Carp. First pitch there is 8:30.
Thursday night games are Carp in Shawville at 8:30 to play the Quyon Flyers … and West Carleton is in Carp to take on the Valley A’s. That one is also at 8:30.