The OPP are warning people that an old scam has resurfaced. An area resident was recently defrauded for a substantial amount of money after someone claimed to be their son. They scammers called posed as the son and then had a second person call claiming to be a lawyer saying the son was in a crash and charged with impaired driving. Eventually the victims paid $6,000 through iTunes gift cards. The OPP remind residents that if you get a call or email from someone claiming to know you and asking for help … check to confirm that it’s legitimate before you send any money. Impostor scams are cleverly designed to play on your fears and it’s hard to avoid falling for them. Police say don’t send money unless you’re sure it’s the real person you know.
A serious collision yesterday in Tay Valley Township near Perth resulted in one man being taken to hospital with major injuries. According to police, a pick-up truck collided with a tractor trailer at around 7:30 Wednesday morning. The driver of the pick-up suffered major injuries and had to be air-lifted to an Ottawa hospital. Highway 7 between Cameron Side Road and Glen Tay Road was closed until after 8 o’clock last night. The investigation is ongoing.
AND … if you’re a blood donor … and want to give the Gift of Life … there is a clinic today at Almonte 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 …
The Stittsville 56ers won 4-3 at home on Wednesday night over the Ottawa Valley A’s in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play. Kyle Olson had the win while Ben Broek took the loss. Jamie O’Hare hit a 2-RBI walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to clinch the 56ers victory.
Last night’s double header in Manotick between Quyon and Kars was rained out. Tonight, Micksburg hosts Carp for two games with the first one set for 7 o’clock and first pitch in Game 2 at 9 o’clock.