Canada’s Road Safety Week is in full effect until the 21st. Cops have been out in full force looking for drivers who are impaired … distracted … driving aggressively … or not buckled up. Police say on May 16th they caught a vehicle travelling at 142 km/h in a 90 zone on Highway 17 in Laurentian Valley Township. An 18-year-old driver from Pembroke was charged with stunt driving. Then police say about an hour later … on the same highway … in the same area … they nabbed a 60-year-old male from Whitewater Region doing 170 km/h in a 90 zone. He too was charged with stunt driving and both drivers had their licences suspended. Their vehicles were towed and impounded for 7 days. The OPP say slow down … and follow the rules of the road because the life you save could be your own.
The Killaloe OPP … and Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers … are looking for the public’s help in solving an incident involving a fire in South Algonquin Township. On the afternoon of May 12th police responded to a fire call at the township landfill site. The fire had been lit using discarded mattresses and quickly spread to the surrounding household garbage. The fire was contained by local firefighters and no one was injured. The investigation is ongoing and police would like anyone with information on this fire to come forward and share what they know. Please call the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
The OPP in Leeds County 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.
AND IN SPORTS …
There were two games in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League last night … and the defending champs picked up their second win of the young season. The Micksburg Twins defeated the Kars Aces 10-3 behind a dominant pitching performance by Joran Graham. He allowed only two hits and struck out 20. Luke Severson took the loss for Kars, in relief of Brad Porter. IN the night’s other game …the Quyon Flyers also picked up their second victory of the season with a 5-1 win over the Stittsville 56ers. Matt Greer had the pitching win, while Trevor Lahey saw action in relief and got the save. Kyle Olson was tagged with the loss for the 56ers.
Tonight there’s one game as the Ottawa Valley A’s host Kars in Carp. First pitch goes at 8:30.
AND … in the NHL playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning will look to tie their series with Washington tonight … as the Caps lead that one 2-1. Game time tonight is 8 o’clock. And last night, the Vegas Golden Knights picked up a 4-2 win over Winnipeg and now lead that series 2-1.