The OPP’s festive ride campaign continues until the New year….and Police continue to monitor different areas of the valley….in an effort to deter impaired driving. In White Lake on Friday December 7th– at approximately 11:55pm – while police were conducting a RIDE spot check – they noticed that a car that made an abrupt turn from White Lake road onto Alston Street, and from there they turned onto John Box Street over to Burnstown Road. – Police believed this to be a deliberate effort to avoid the RIDE check and stopped the vehicle – after speaking with the driver they insisted on a roadside alcohol test – but the driver refused to comply, and he was arrested. As a result, a 31-year-old McNab Braeside Township man was charged with failing or refusing to provide a breath sample. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on January 9th.
Police are looking for leads after a skid steer was damaged. Renfrew Police said the owner of Hultink Landscaping reported that back on November 4th and 5th– a skid steer at a job site on Lime Kiln Road in Horton Township was moved to Ivy Street in Renfrew. When they fired up the machine it displayed warning lights concerning a malfunction and was taken in for servicing. Authorities say that it is believed that someone put diesel fuel in the diesel exhaust fluid system – making the skid steer inoperable. Estimates to repair the damage are in excess of$20,000. Police have no suspects. If you have information on this crime –you are asked to call police … or Crime Stoppers.
And a shoplifting complaint in Pembroke on December 3rd has resulted in impaired driving charges. Police say that charges were laid after the OPP received a shoplifting complaint from the Circle K convenience store in Pembroke’s east end on December 3rd. Police responded, and the suspect was found to be under the influence of drugs driving a motor vehicle. As a result, 41-year-old Bradley DOELL of Pembroke was arrested and charged with Theft under $5000 dollars, and Care or control while impaired- He was released on a promise to appear in Pembroke court on January 8th.
And Police want to remind shoppers that as we are right in the thick of the busy holiday shopping season, police are reminding vehicle owners and, to lock it or lose it! And the best way is to place your valuable items out of sight orremoving them altogether from your vehicle. Police say to lock your vehicle,never leave it while running, don’t leave keys in plain view and put packagesor valuables in the trunk – out of sight. They also advise you to park in awell-lit area and not to leave your purse or wallet in the vehicle even if thevehicle is locked. “LOCK IT OR LOSE IT” and don’t become a victim. Youcan report any suspicious activity to police by calling 1-888-310-1122 or lCrime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
AND IN SPORTS …
In the CCHL last night … the Pembroke Lumber Kings came up with their third win in a row, a convincing 5-0 shutout of the Ottawa Junior Senators. Jacob Collins scored twothird-period goals and added an assist to lead the Pembroke attack. Michael Douglas … Alex Lewis … and Brady Egan also scored for the Lumber Kings while Brennan Kitchen was perfect in goal … turning aside all 28 shots he faced … to earn the shutout. And also, last night the Carleton Place Canadians beat Kemptville 4-1. Jake Code and Jackson Sterrett each had a goal and an assist for the Canadians … while Arnprior native Jesse Dick scored the lone goal for Kemptville.
AND … one local team was in action in the CCHL-2 last night … but the Whitewater Kings came up on the losing end of a 4-3 decision to Richmond. A power-play goal in the game’s final two minutes was the difference in this one. Liam Enright … Conrad Cybulski … and Alec Lindecker scored for the Kings … while Kevin Proulx stopped 43 shots … but took the loss.