The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant. He is known to frequent the Pembroke, Ottawa, and Gatineau areas. Benjamin Liedtke is described as a Caucasian male … 41 years of age … standing 5-foot-8 and weighing 155 pounds. He has a fair complexion … with brown eyes and brown hair. He has tattoos on his upper back of a gun and skulla barbwire tattoo on his abdomen and a dragon on his right shoulder. He’s serving an 11-year sentence for a number of offences including armed robbery and firearms charges. Anyone having contact with Liedtke or information in regards to his whereabouts … is asked to call Crime Stoppers or 9-1-1
Ontario residents head to the polls today as it’s election day across the province. Polls are suggesting that a new party will be in power when all the numbers are in … as the ruling Liberals trail far behind both the Conservative and NDP in the latest voter surveys. However, we won’t know the results until tonight as the polls remain open until 9 p.m. If you’re an eligible voter, you’re encouraged to get out and cast your ballot anytime today and have a say in who will represent you at Queen’s Park.
Speaking of voting … municipal elections are set for this fall, and if you’re considering running for a spot around the council table there are some local candidate information sessions on the horizon in Lanark County. The two free sessions for potential candidates will help attendees gain a better understanding of how municipal elections work and what to expect if elected. Organizers say these sessions will be beneficial to both new and experienced candidates. The first will be held on Thursday, July 5th at the County Administration Building in Perth … and the second session will be Wednesday, July 11th at the Carleton Place Arena. Both will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, you can visit the County of Lanark website … or call the County offices.
Have you ever been driving on the highway … and had another vehicle race past you … well over the speed limit? And no doubt you hoped the cops would catch them … and that’s exactly what happened to a 19-year-old Horton man on May 28th … when the OPP caught him going more than 50 km/h over the speed limit of 90. When police caught up to him on Highway 17 east of Foresters Falls Road … they slapped him with a charge of stunt driving … and took both his car … and his licence for 7 days. He’ll be in court to face the charges in the near future.
AND IN SPORTS …
In Greater Ottawa Fastball League action last night the Stittsville 56’ers won both of their games downing Kars 5-4 and edging Carp 9-8. In the opener, Kyle Olson got the win while Luc D’Entremont got the “W” in the second game. He also helped his own cause with a triple and 2 RBIs.
Also last night, West Carleton Electric tied the Kemptville Black Sox 5-5. Steve Cavanagh pitched for the Electric with relief from Andy Barber. Dan Thompson and Will Lowe threw for the Black Sox. West Carleton led this one 5-4 heading into the final inning … but Kemptville managed to tie things up in the home half … with Dusty Lanier scoring on a rundown. Jeff Barber drove in two and scored once for West Carleton.
Still with fastball … there’s one game tonight … as the Ottawa Valley A’s are in Quyon to take on the Flyers. First pitch in that one is at 7:30.