Arnprior and Renfrew OPP officers investigated 30 domestic disputes during the past two weeks with a few charges being laid. Last week, one man was charged with three counts of assault and the previous week another man was charged with criminal harassment, harassing communication, and three counts of breach of probation. If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship, police want you to know that help is available. You can contact Bernadette McCann House 24/7 for support, advice or the safety of a shelter … at 1-800-267-4930. The Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County is also available 24/7 for information and support … at 1-800-663-3060. You could also attend the emergency department of any Renfrew County hospital and ask to speak to a member of the Assault Response Team. In emergencies you should call 9-1-1.
With construction season in full swing, police want you to slow down and proceed with caution when passing through construction zones. The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP say that when you are nearing a construction zone, pay attention to the signage and workers. Speeds are normally reduced around, and in, those areas … as it is against the Highway Traffic Act not adhere to the stop or caution signs that are held by the workers. Don’t forget speed fines are doubled in construction zones when workers are present. If you are planning a trip and want to know where all the construction is happening … you can call 5-1-1…or visit www.ontario.ca/511
Scam season is once again upon us. The OPP report that people are again being contacted with someone claiming to be from Microsoft and the person was looking for banking information so the company could send a refund. Police say you need to be aware and always protect yourself if someone is looking for your personal information over the phone. The OPP say, always asking yourself this question … “If I give out that information, am I putting myself at risk?” If the answer is yes, or you’re not sure … police say … don’t answer their questions.
AND … yet another scam warning. Police are asking residents to be careful about giving out personal information and are pointing to a recent mailout from an insurance company … that looks like it’s coming from the government. It’s a brown envelope, addressed to “Canadian Residents Born After 1938” … and contains a form inside with information about supplementing the Canada Pension Plan Death Benefit with the “Final Needs Planning Program.” The OPP say to use caution about handing over your information to anyone … especially when they try to mimic government logos and forms. Police say to deal with local businesses who you know and trust or ask friends and family for referrals.
AND IN SPORTS …
In Greater Ottawa Fastball League action last night, the Micksburg Twins edged the Ottawa Valley A’s 7-6 in Carp. Matt McIntyre earned his first career pitching win for the Twins while Adam Rueckwald took the loss and had relief from Ben Broek. Andrew McIntyre and Jared Steege both had homeruns for Micksburg while Ryley Burns and Ben Wade each hit one out for the Valley.
In the night’s other game … the Kars Aces won 5-3 on the road against the Quyon Flyers. Cory Alkerton had the win for the Aces. Matt Greer took the loss for the Flyers, in relief of Trevor Lahey. Alkerton helped his cause with a homerun … and Cory Morrison also went deep for the visitors.