One man is in critical condition after a tractor he was driving flipped over pinning him underneath. The incident happened on Sunday afternoon near Constance Bay as firefighters arrived at the Northwoods Drive property just after 6 p.m. and had the man freed only a few minutes later. According to Renfrew County paramedics the man was in cardiac arrest when they arrived … but they were able to resuscitate him. He was then transported to hospital by air ambulance.
The OPP executed five search warrants in Lanark County last week and five people are now facing a long list of drug charges. On Thursday, July 5th … officers from the Community Street Crime Unit along with the OPP Emergency Response Team, the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau and other OPP teams searched two residences and a vehicle in Carleton Place … one residence in Perth … and another in Lanark Highlands. Seized were quantities of cocaine … marijuana … marijuana oil … hash … Morphine … and Ocycocet pills. Police also seized cash and an Audi passenger vehicle. And since explosives were discovered at one location … Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officers from CFB Petawawa were called in to assist. Charged are a 68-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman from Lanark Highlands a 39-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman from Perth and a 52-year-old Carleton Place man.
Lanark County officials are reminding residents that jumping from trail bridges within the County of Lanark is unsafe and strictly prohibited. The County was advised by the OPP that they are receiving reports of young people jumping into the Mississippi River from the fenced off and posted “No Trespassing” bridges located along the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail in Almonte. Representatives from Enerdu Power Systems Inc. have advised that the turbines which are located on the west side of the bridge where the youth were seen jumping are not currently being operated at full speed. Once the turbines are brought up to full speed, the risk for catastrophic injury greatly increases. Officials say the trail is currently closed and won’t officially be opened until the fall … therefore the public should not be on the bridge at all. Upgrades to the bridges are expected to start in the next week or two.
AND … Police are looking for any information that could help them find who was behind an act of property damage at Madawaska Valley District High School in Barry’s Bay. On June 26th just before 11:30 in the morning, the Killaloe OPP were called to the school and discovered suspects had poured oil in the parking lot and then did burnouts. A school surveillance camera was also damaged. Police say the vehicle was a black four-door pickup truck. The incident is still under investigation and if you have any information you’re asked to contact police.
A 22 year old Markam man has died after Renfrew OPP, Renfrew County Paramedics, and firefighters from Whitewater Region responded to a report of a swimmer who had gone under water at Owl Rafting. This all happened on Friday evening at 6:28 pm. The swimmer was located and pulled to shore where resuscitation efforts were started – he was then transported to hospital by paramedics but was pronounced dead a short time later. The man has been identified as Charles (Chuck) OZULUMBA aged 22 of Markham. A post mortem examination has been scheduled – Foul play is not suspected.
AND IN SPORTS …
If you’re a softball fan in the Valley … then you’ll be happy to know there are six games on the Greater Ottawa Fastball League schedule this week. Everything kicks off Wednesday night when West Carleton Electric is in Manotick to face Carp in a double header with the opener set for 7 o’clock. Also on Wednesday Stittsville hosts Kars. On Thursday, the Micksburg Twins are in Carp for a double header as they face the Ottawa Valley A’s in the opener at 7 and then take on the affiliate Kemptville squad in the nightcap at 9. The night’s other game has Kars in Quyon to face the Flyers. That one’s at 8 o’clock.