NEWS – August 29, 2018

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August 29, 2018 at 11:52 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are investigating a number of break and enters in Pembroke over the past week. On August 19th officers were called to a B&E at a Lea Street home and among the items stolen were three Sony flat screen TVs … a 40-inch … a 47-inch … and a 52-inch … along with a Panasonic 12-inch TV with a built-in DVD player. A Sony Blu-Ray player was also taken along with a Nintendo WII U game console and a Sega Dreamcast console. The theft took place sometime between August 11th and the 19th. Then,  on August 27th, police responded to break and enters at three different Pembroke locations. Cash was stolen from Mid-Town Cleaners on Prince Street,  Rapid Rent-To-Own on Lake Street and Blok Pools on Bennett Street. OPP Forensic Identification Services officers are assisting with the investigations. If you have any information on these thefts, you are asked to contact the OPP … or report it anonymously through Crime Stoppers.


If you’re travelling in the Upper Ottawa Valley near Algonquin Park, you need to be aware of moose in that area. Last week, the Killaloe OPP responded to two collisions involving vehicles and moose on Highway 60 in the Park. On August 22nd … just before 10 p.m.  two vehicles were in a crash caused by a moose on the road. An SUV hit the moose and the driver of a passenger car swerved to avoid a collision and landed in the ditch. Then … on August 26th … around 9 p.m., another moose was struck by an SUV. In both cases, the vehicles needed to be towed  and no one was injured. Police ask that people are extra diligent when driving at night in that area … as moose are on the move.


Police continue to investigate a break, enter and theft at a garage on Highway 28  in Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan Township. Just after 2:30 p.m. on August 26th officers were called to the garage and found that a Johnson 15-horsepower motor and a second Evinrude 4-horsepower motor had been stolen. Also taken were fishing rods, a tackle box, and a chainsaw. The incident remains under investigation … but if you have any information … you are asked to contact police.


Ottawa Police are looking for the public’s help to find any witnesses to a fatal collision on Hazeldean Road in Kanata on Saturday, August 25th. Around 1:15 that afternoon,  a motorcycle was westbound on Hazeldean when it collided with an eastbound vehicle. Both drivers were taken to hospital but the 57-year-old man who was driving the motorcycle later died. The woman driving the car suffered only minor injuries. Investigators are looking for more information from any witnesses who may have seen something prior to,  or at the time of the collision. If you were in that area at the time in question, and saw anything that may be helpful to police … you are asked to contact Ottawa Police … call Crime Stoppers … or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.


AND IN SPORTS …

The McNab-Braeside Ladies Fastball League wrapped up this week and the Valley Storm were crowned A champs after beating Wicked in the finals. Jenn and Shauna McNulty shared pitching duties for the champs while Chrissy Laforce was on the mound for Wicked. In the B finals, the Pink Ladies topped the Kinburn Ladies for the title. Jayne Coady and Carole Lavallee pitched for Kinburn while Christina Howard got the win for the Pink Ladies…… And in the C final, Renfrew Pizzaria came out on top in a close battle with Ed’s Dirty Pitches.


Still on the diamond … the Kars Aces came up with a big 9-0 win over Kemptville last night in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League. Brad Porter pitched a gem for Kars allowing only three hits, while Cory Alkerton had the big bat, hitting two homers, including a grand slam and driving in six. Kars can still finish in second place … if they win both of their games tonight in Manotick. They face Carp at 7 o’clock … and wrap up their season against the Ottawa Valley A’s at 9.

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