A 23-year-old Renfrew man is now facing a number of charges after assaulting a man and threatening him with a knife. OPP officers were called to a residence on Horton School Road at 1:30 in the morning on September 25th. Once on scene, police found the male suspect had fled on foot. He was pursued by a police dog but not caught. A warrant was then issued and on September 29th the suspect was located and arrested. He now faces charges of assault with a weapon uttering threats … and three counts of breach of probation. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Police are looking for any information that could help them find out who stole tools from the back of a pick-up truck parked in Calabogie late last week. The Renfrew OPP continue to investigate after the thief made off with two 20-litre gas cans … a Greenlee hole-saw kit … a Milwaukee SDS hammer-drill kit … other tools … and work boots. A tonneau cover was damaged to gain access to the tools. The truck was at the park-and-ride on Calabogie Road near the Country View Mini Mart and gas station. Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.
The OPP’s Fall Seatbelt Campaign is now in full swing and in the first five days Arnprior and Renfrew officers issued 26 tickets to those who weren’t buckled up. Across the OPP East Region, 337 tickets have been handed out. OPP officers are always on the lookout for drivers breaking the law but they’ll be on the lookout for those not properly buckled up until October 5th. They’re not just looking for people not wearing a seatbelt but they will fine drivers who have passengers under the age of 16 who aren’t properly secured, as well as the improper use of car sets and booster seats. Police say buckle up not to avoid a fine but because seatbelts save lives and reduce injuries.
AND IN SPORTS …
Nathan Blok from Beachburg was back on the track and behind the wheel of his race car for the first time this summer and had an extremely successful weekend at the CASC Celebration of Motorsport at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville. Wheeling a 490-horsepower Camaro in the GT1 class, Blok brought home three 1st place finishes and had the fastest lap of the weekend. This was his first and only race weekend in 2018 due to a non-racing related accident earlier in the year.
The national Jr A rankings are in for this week and the Carleton Place Canadians have cracked the top-20. Last week, the Canadians earned an Honourable Mention … and this week, thanks to three straight wins, they’ve jumped to #20. The only other CCHL team in the rankings is the Hawkesbury Hawks who slip to #15 … down a spot from last week. The Pembroke Lumber Kings who had an Honourable Mention last week slip off the rankings after dropping three straight games.