Police executed a warrant in Pembroke on July 6th and one man has been arrested on drug charges and in connection to a large quantity of stolen property. Kyle Peplinskie … age 31 … now faces 15 charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of prohibited weapons and ammunition, possession of stolen property, and other weapons charges. He remains in custody and will have a bail hearing on July 21st. The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP say that anyone who has been a recent victim of break and enters around the area are encouraged to contact police regarding their outstanding stolen property.
Police are reporting some acts of mischief and vandalism in the area after four tires on a pick-up truck were damaged last week. The damage occurred in a private driveway on Nadobny Lane in Renfrew and was discovered on Friday, July 6th. The Renfrew OPP also responded to a report of damage at the White Lake ball diamond that same day. A large triple-pane window was busted as two of the three panes of glass were broken. No entry was gained to the community centre. Police ask anyone with information to contact the Renfrew OPP.
There’s an old scam that’s back again, this time with a new twist. The Canada Revenue Agency scam has been somewhat reinvented as it looks as though scammers are using local numbers to contact their victims. Someone will call you and say you owe money to the CRA and if you don’t pay you could face jail time. Police want you to know the CRA will never leave this type of message. Nor will police … as it seems the scam artists will also pose as police officers when calling. Officials say if you receive this type of call, the best thing to do is, nothing. Just hang up … and call the CRA yourself if you want to confirm it is a scam. Don’t use any number the caller gives you … and make sure you hang up the phone properly. And never be fooled into paying with gift cards. Police say if you are a victim of this scam and have lost money … to call the OPP. Otherwise call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
AND … If you live in the Carleton Place area … and are a blood donor … there is a clinic set for tomorrow at St James Anglican Church. If you want to roll up your sleeve … you can do so from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Canadian Blood Services officials say there is an urgent need for donations. Drop-ins are always accepted … but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca … or 1-888-2-DONATE.
AND IN SPORTS …
A busy two days of men’s fastball kicks off tonight … in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League. West Carleton Electric and Carp meet tonight in Manotick for a double header with the first game set for 7 o’clock. Also on the schedule tonight, Kars is in Stittsville to face the 56ers. And tomorrow night, the Micksburg Twins travel to Carp to face the Ottawa Valley A’s with the first pitch at 7 o’clock. The Micksburg will battle Kemptville at 9. The night’s other game is in Quyon as the first-place Flyers host Kars. That one goes at 8.