The OPP always encourage people on the road to contact police if they see someone who they suspect may be driving while impaired. And that’s exactly what happened on June 1st … when a resident called the OPP just after 6 p.m.to tell them about a possible drunk driver on Waba Road in McNab-Braeside. Police then spotted the vehicle on Burnstown Road near the village of Burnstown and it was being driven erratically. When police pulled the vehicle over, they asked the 34-year-old woman behind the wheel for a breath test, which she failed. Following further breath tests at the detachment the Renfrew woman was charged with impaired driving and driving over 80 mgs. She’ll be in Renfrew Court on June 20th to face the charges. Police again encourage people to report anyone who is driving erratically or who you may suspect is drinking and driving.
Police are looking for anyone with information that may help them find those behind two separate acts of mischief this past week. On June 3rd, the OPP were called to a home on Goshen Road where two vehicles and the house were damaged with shots from a pellet gun. The damage happened sometime between May 14th and June 2nd. There is no suspect at this time. And in a separate incident on June 3rd several youths were seen throwing rocks on William Street in Arnprior breaking car windows, and at least one home window. This happened just before 2:30 in the morning. When police arrived, the youths were gone. The investigation is ongoing and if you have information, you are asked to call police.
If you live in the Upper Ottawa Valley you may see soldiers in your neighbourhood starting tomorrow. Personnel from Garrison Petawawa will be conducting training in Deep River and at the Rolphton Dam on Thursday, June 7th. Residents may notice military aircraft and vehicles, uniformed military personnel with weapons and hear noises associated with explosives and personal weapons. AND … if you live in the Calabogie area … similar training exercises will be held next week from June 12th to the 17th. The military advises that all efforts will be made to ensure that disruption to all communities will be at a minimum.
Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated 100 domestic disputes during the past week. No criminal offences were alleged and no charges were laid. 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.
AND IN SPORTS …
Last night’s Greater Ottawa Fastball League game between West Carleton Electric and the Micksburg Twins was rained out … and will be made up at a later date. Tonight … there’s a double header in Manotick as Stittsville plays Kars at 7 … then faces Carp at 9. Also tonight, West Carleton is in Kemptville to meet the Black Sox in their second of seven “affiliated” games, starting at 8:30. Tomorrow night … the unbeaten Quyon Flyers host the Ottawa Valley A’s at 7:30.