Police are investigating a robbery at a home on Fourth Avenue in the Town of Arnprior. Officers were called to the scene shortly after 11 p.m. on Halloween night and discovered that an unknown man had forced his way into the home and confronted one of the residents. The lone male fled the area on a bicycle and was last seen on Bridge Street, near Madawaska Boulevard. He was dressed entirely in black and his face was covered. A 53-year-old woman suffered a minor injury in the incident and was transported to hospital for treatment. One other family member was home at the time but was not injured. The investigation is ongoing.
The Upper Ottawa Valley have been busy investigating a number of thefts in the area and they are looking for help from the public to help solve these crimes. Sometime overnight between October 22nd and 23rd … a Meyer-brand snow plow was stolen from the property of Kool-Vent Heating & Cooling on B-Line Road in North Algona-Wilberforce. It’s yellow and is 7-and-a-half feet wide. In a separate incident, someone broke into an apartment complex construction site on Melton Street in Pembroke sometime overnight between October 23rd and 24th. A significant quantity of heavy-gauge electrical wire was stolen. It was later discovered an orange Echo-brand leaf blower was also taken from the same construction site … between the 22nd and the 26th. If you have any information that could help police find out more about these thefts you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Police carried out a search warrant in Pembroke on October 25th and recovered a number of vehicles which had been stolen earlier in the month. Police executed the warrant at a home on Julien Street and seized a lawn tractor, utility trailer and a motorized snow vehicle. All had been reported stolen from a Pembroke Street West property on October 23rd. Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officers also found a Honda passenger vehicle on the property that had been stolen from the 600 Block of Pembroke Street East. The investigation is ongoing but no one has been arrested in connection to the thefts at this point. If you have information you are asked to call the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
If you are a blood donor and want to give the Gift of Life, you can do so Friday at a blood donor clinic in Carleton Place. If you are interested in rolling up your sleeve and making a donation … you can do so November 3rd … from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. … at the Carleton Place Arena. And there are also three clinics set up in the area for next week. On Monday, November 6th you can donate in Eganville at Legion between 3 and 7 p.m. Then on Wednesday the 8th a clinic is set for the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior from 1:30 to 4 and again from 5 to 7:30. And on November 9th you can make a donation in Almonte at the Civitan Club from 3 to 7 o’clock. Drop-ins are always accepted … but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca. Officials from Canadian Blood Services say there is always a need for donations this time of year.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Arnprior District High School girls’ rugby team won their eighth straight Upper Ottawa Valley championship yesterday with a 44-10 win over Bishop Smith Catholic High School. The win was the seventh of the season for ADHS which included an undefeated regular season and a big semi-final win against Fellowes to earn a spot in the title game. Bishop Smith had five wins in seven games losing to Arnprior twice. With the County title, ADHS will now represent the area at the Eastern Ontario championships which will take place in the spring.
There’s one local team on the ice tonight in the CCHL as the Carleton Place Canadians are in Ottawa to face the Jr Senators in the battle of the league’s top-two teams. The Canadians lead the standings with 41 points while Ottawa is only 5 points back. And both are among the top-ranked Jr A teams in Canada with Carleton Place at #4 and Ottawa checking in at #11 in the country. Puck drop tonight is 7:20 at the Jim Durrell Arena.
Carleton Place forward Samuel Knoblauch was named the league’s Third Star from the month of October. The 19-year-old from Rochester, Michigan scored six goals and had 18 points in 11 games for the Canadians and leads the league in scoring and assists.
Pembroke Lumber King forward Brendan Browne earned an Honourable Mention for the league’s Player of the Week. He had three goals and five points in helping Pembroke pick up wins against Nepean and Hawkesbury and now has 23 points in 20 games this season.
For more on the CCHL and CCHL-2, stay tuned to Valley Heritage Radio this afternoon for Rink Wrap, our hockey talk show. Hosts Geoff Patterson and Adam Noack will bring you up to speed on everything happening on rinks around the Valley and beyond. The show begins right after the 5 o’clock news and runs until 6 p.m.