One person was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Round Lake Road … yesterday afternoon around 5 o’clock. Killaloe OPP officers were called to the collision involving a pickup truck and two cars on Round Lake Road … near Jack’s Lake in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. The preliminary investigation shows the truck was northbound when it struck the two cars that were southbound. One person was pronounced deceased at the scene while the pickup truck passenger and the driver of one of the cars were taken to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. The name of the deceased has been withheld pending notification of the next of kin. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Killaloe OPP detachment.
Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying a man who tried to rob a convenience store in Pembroke on Monday evening. Upper Ottawa Valley OPP were called to the store located in the 600 block of Mackay Street … on June 3rd just after 8 p.m. They discovered a man had entered the store with a weapon and fled after an altercation with the clerk. The man fled on foot towards Bell Street. The clerk was not hurt. The responding officers along with OPP Emergency Response Team members and the Canine Unit were unable to locate the man. He is described as being in his 20s to 30s with dark hair and a dark beard. He was wearing black shoes blue jeans and a dark hoodie. Anyone with information is asked to call the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP or Crime Stoppers.
Police are asking the public to beware of a popular scam that seems to be popping up in the area once again. In this one people are being offered false employment opportunities on job sites, internet ads, through emails, texts or in newspapers. In some cases, if you’ve posted your resume online, you may be getting job offers. If you respond to these ads you’re told you’ve gotten the job and are sent payment by cheque, e-transfer or other means. You’re then told to deposit it into your bank account and send a large portion of the money somewhere else either through pre-paid gift cards or depositing the money into a bank account provided to you by the fraudsters. Once you move that money the bank calls to tell you the cheque or e-transfer was fraudulent and your account is overdrawn or frozen. And your money is gone. Police want to remind the public never to send money to anyone you don’t know … or trust.
Canadian Blood Services says there is a critical need for donations and every 60 seconds, someone in Canada needs blood. So, if you’re interested in rolling up your sleeve and giving the Gift of Life there are three opportunities around the Ottawa Valley coming up. The first blood donor clinic is today at the Civitan Club in Almonte … from 1:30 to 4 … and again from 6 to 8 p.m. Then … tomorrow … at the Royal Canadian Legion in Eganville … from 2:30 to 6:30. And on Wednesday, June 12th you can donate at St. John Chrysostom (krizz-oss-tum) Parish Hall in Arnprior … from 6 until 8 p.m. 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 …
In Greater Ottawa Fastball League action the Wednesday night doubleheader in Manotick saw Carp and Kars Aces both win over Kemptville Black Sox. The early game saw Carp pick up their first win of the season an 8-1 victory over the Sox. Neil Cooke had the complete game win, throwing a one-hitter. Zach Thompson took the loss and had relief from Tom Hanna. Chris MacFarlane had a homer for Carp and Matt McNish … Derek Martin and Curtis Scurr all had extra base hits. The late game was Kars Aces winning 12-0 over Kemptville. Brad Porter had the win while Tom Hanna took the loss with relief from Shannon Borho.
Also last night the Stittsville 56ers led for five innings until Quyon Flyers came back for a 5-2 win. Trevor Lahey earned the win for the Flyers. Kyle Olson took the loss and had a shutout through five innings, but a difficult top of the sixth and Luc D’Entremont came on in relief.
Quyon and the Ottawa Valley A’s have a home-and-home set to wrap up the week with the A’s hosting the Flyers in Carp on tonight at 8:30 and the Flyers hosting the A’s on Friday in Shawville. That one goes at 9 o’clock.