The Lanark County OPP is looking for the public’s help to find whoever is responsible for a theft of a two all-terrain vehicles in Mississippi Mills. Sometime during the day on February 21st a 2018 Polaris Side by Side 900 Razor and a 2018 Polaris Outlaw four-wheeler were stolen from an address on Clayton Road. If you have any information on this crime, you’re asked to call Lanark County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS that’s 1-800-222-8477. If your information leads to an arrest … you could qualify for a cash reward.
It looks like March is coming in like a lamb with temperatures getting back to seasonal during the day. That means the mercury will climb close to the zero mark for the next few days and while most residents will be happy with that police want to remind residents of the many dangers that may arise as the snow begins to melt. The OPP say that ice becomes increasingly dangerous this time of year and can be unpredictable so stay away from bodies of water as they begin to open up and always keep a close eye on your kids who may wander and play near rivers … ponds … creeks … or ditches. A child can drown in less than two inches of water. In most areas there is still plenty of ice but it will begin to disappear quickly as the temperature climbs above the freezing mark. Remember, less than three inches of ice thickness is extremely dangerous.
Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated 18 domestic disputes during the past week. One male was charged with three counts of assault. One male was charged with assault. One male was charged with failing to comply with undertaking. One female was charged with failing to comply with undertaking. And one male was charged with three counts of mischief. No other criminal offences were alleged. 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.
Police and the Canada Revenue Agency are asking people to be on the lookout for scam artists during tax time. A number of area residents have received calls from someone claiming to be with the CRA and they threaten the person on the phone, saying they will be arrested if they don’t pay money they owe. They ask it be sent by money transfer or by credit card. You need to be aware THIS IS A SCAM! The Canada Revenue Agency does not call taxpayers demanding money. If you receive a call like this … you are asked to call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. You can also find them online … at www.antifraudcentre.ca
AND IN SPORTS …
The CCHL-2 wild card playoff round continues tonight and the Renfrew Timberwolves can move onto the next series with a win over the Carleton Place Junior Canadians. Renfrew won the opener Wednesday night on a Luka Marinic overtime goal and now lead the best-of-three series 1-0. Tonight’s game is set for Mat-te-Way with puck drop at 8 o’clock. If Carleton Place wins tonight, hey’ll host Game 3 on Saturday night at 8:15.
Still with the Timberwolves veteran forward Andrew McIntyre has been named the league’s Most Valuable Player. The Cobden native led the CCHL-2 in scoring with 91 points and had 43 goals in 43 games. He also set a new league record with five hat-tricks this season.
In the CCHL this weekend the league’s top two teams meet tonight as first-place Carleton Place is on the road to take on the Brockville Braves. Then on Sunday afternoon, Carleton Place hosts Rockland at 3 o’clock. Also tonight, the Pembroke Lumber Kings are on the road in Smiths Falls to face the Bears and then return home on Sunday night as Brockville comes to town. Game time Sunday night at the PMC is 7 o’clock.