Police are looking for a Bristol woman in connection to a theft at the LCBO store in Renfrew on Monday, August 20th. That morning, just after 11 o’clock, two women entered the store. One distracted an employee while the other placed three large bottles of alcohol in a large bag. The two then paid for a small item and left the store together in a pick-up truck. The employees were suspicious and they immediately reviewed surveillance video and saw the theft. The responding officer was able to identify one of the suspects as Bonnie Sue Pirie … age 49 … of Bristol, Quebec. An arrest warrant has been issued for her as she’s wanted for Theft Under $5,000 … and Fail to Comply with a Recognizance.
Police are investigating a similar theft in Arnprior at the LCBO on Wednesday, August 22. Two females entered the store and were acting in a suspicious manner. Employees checked video surveillance after the two left the store and discovered three large bottles of liquor had been stolen. They left the store in a beige Ford pick-up truck. If you have information that can help the OPP in connection to this crime you are asked to please contact police.
Police are investigating a break-in at a home on White Lake Road that happened last week. On August 23rd … just before 2 in the morning, the OPP were called to the McNab-Braeside residence after the homeowner returned to find a ladder leaning against the house leading to an open window on the second floor. It appears the suspect searched several areas of the home, but nothing was stolen.
With the fall municipal election set for October, election signs are beginning to pop up on lawns and properties around the Ottawa Valley. With that in mind, the OPP are reminding residents that anyone found damaging or removing election signs can face charges under the Criminal Code. Police say that if you see anyone vandalizing election signs in your area … you are asked to call your local OPP detachment … or Crime Stoppers. If you prefer, you can leave a tip online at tipsubmit.com
Still with the fall elections, officials for the municipal and school board elections are reminding residents to confirm that you are eligible to vote, and are on the Voter’s List. Confirming that you’re on the list is as simple as going online to voterlookup.ca and following a few easy steps. But keep in mind, you need to do this by August 31st. If you have trouble updating your information or would prefer to speak to a live person you should call or visit your local municipal office. Election Day is set for Monday, October 22nd.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Greater Ottawa Fastball League schedule should wrap up this week, if the weather cooperates as rain-out and makeup games are all that remain to be played. Tonight the Kars Aces are in Kemptville to face the affiliated Black Sox, then on Wednesday, the Aces are in Manotick for a double header taking on Carp at 7 o’clock and the Ottawa Valley A’s at 9. Once these games are wrapped up, the standings will be finalized and playoff pairings will be set. All that’s known at this point in time is that the Quyon Flyers will get a bye to the second round after finishing first overall in the regular season.
the CCHL exhibition season continued last night, and the Pembroke Lumber Kings posted a 3-1 win in Kanata over the Lasers. Malcolm Arseneau led the Lumber Kings with a hat-trick while Michael Douglas chipped in two assists. In the Pembroke net, Jake Smith stopped all 15 shots he faced and Darian McTavish stopped 12 of 13. Each played 30 minutes. The regular season begins this weekend with the annual Showcase event in Kanata.