NEWS – August 2, 2018

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August 2, 2018 at 1:36 pm  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

Two Petawawa residents have been charged with Stunt Driving…..The Upper Ottawa Valley say that on the morning of August 2nd OPP conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17 in the Town of Petawawa after two vehicles, a motorcycle and a passenger car, were found to be travelling 161 kilometres per hour in a posted 90 kilometres per hour zone. Both drivers from Petawawa, a 31-year-old male and a 37-year-old female, were charged with operating a motor vehicle while performing a stunt – and speeding.  The drivers were issued a summons to appear at the Ontario Provincial Offences Court in Pembroke and both drivers also had their drivers licenses suspended, and their vehicles towed and impounded, for a period of seven days.


With More and more scams popping up recently – the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP want to warn residents of a new phone scam that has recently surfaced in the area. With this scam – the victim will get a phone message saying that the would-be victim is being sued. The scammer attempts to create a sense of urgency by stating an arrest warrant will be issued for the victim if they do not return the call immediately.   These types of calls are often made late in the evening or early in the morning, with the hopes of catching the potential victim off guard. The OPP would like to remind everyone to verify the legitimacy of any caller before providing any personal information over the phone.

Still with frauds….. Renfrew OPP officers investigated two fraud related calls during the past week. In the first fraud they got their victim to purchase iTunes cards – valued at $150 and provided the access code to a scammer who was to fix a problem with a cell phone.  In the other scam, one victim reported someone obtained two credit cards in their name and made significant purchases or cash withdrawals.

And Killaloe OPP recently responded to two separate fraud complaints where monies had been exchanged. One was a western union money order fraud in Madawaska Valley Twp. where the victim had sent a money order for $450. Officers also investigated a telephone fraud in Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Twp. where the victim was scammed $3500 from a bank account. These incidents remain under investigation.  If you have been defrauded contact your local police service and for more on scams and how to protect yourself, you can call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501, or visit their Website: antifraudcentre.ca


And in sports…….

Last night in Ottawa Valley Fastball action…. Despite Severe weather warnings, the Ottawa Valley As pulled out a 3 nothing win against Stittsville on Wednesday night.  Adam Rueckwald earned the win for the Valley As, while Kyle Olson took the loss for the 56ers. Ben Wade had a crucial home run for Valley in the win as well……the other game on the docket – was cancelled.

And Canadian golfer Brooke Henderson is in Lancashire, England for the Women’s British Open – she’s off to a good start – opening with a 69 – 3under par – with 5 birdies on the back 9 this morning.  The Women’s British Open continues tomorrow and wraps up on Sunday.

 

 

 

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