The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained by a 64-year-old woman in Almonte. On Tuesday morningm at around 10:15 two Lanark County OPP officers went to a home to conduct an investigation and when they were on the porch of the residence, two dogs came out of the house and bit the officers. One of the officers discharged her firearm multiple times at one of the dogs and a bullet struck the 64-year-old woman who was also on the porch. The woman and the police officers were taken to hospital for treatment while the dog died at the scene. Four investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to the incident. The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to call 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website at siu.on.ca
Approximately 20 people were left without a place to sleep last night after a fire at an apartment building in Arnprior. Just after 7 o’clock on Tuesday evening, the Arnprior OPP, EMS and the Arnprior fire department responded to a 911 call on First Avenue. The fire was quickly under control as it was contained to one unit on the second floor. No one was injured and the fire is not being treated as suspicious.
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.
If you’re a blood donor and want to give the Gift of Life there is a clinic today at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior which runs from 1:30 to 4 o’clock and from 5 to 7:30. And if you live in the Almonte area there is a clinic tomorrow at the Civitan Club from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 5 to 8. 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 …
Andy Barber threw a two-hitter as West Carleton Electric shutout the Stittsville 56ers 2-0 last night in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action. Barber had a great night on the mound as he went all seven innings and struck out nine to pick up the win. He allowed only one base runner who reached on an error in the final five innings. Luc D’Entremont pitched well for Stittsville but took the loss. Shawn Rebertz (ree-burtz) drove in the winning run for West Carleton as his single plated Kevin Shonfield.
Tonight, Stittsville hosts the Ottawa Valley A’s at 9 o’clock and the undefeated Quyon Flyers travel to Manotick where they’ll face the Kars Aces in a double header with the first game at 7. On Thursday the Micksburg Twins host Carp for a double header with games at 7 and 9.