Police are looking for the public’s help in finding a man who is considered a risk to public safety and is known to frequent
Renfrew, Arnprior, and Ottawa. The OPP have an arrest warrant for 47-year-old Michael Phillip Vitello who skipped out on his bail and has not been seen since October 12th. He’s wanted for three counts of breach of recognizance and was last seen in Ottawa. He may be driving a back 3025 Ford F-250 pickup truck with an Ontario licence plate A-N-3-7-1-7-6. The truck has a dump type trailer. You can also find his picture on the Valley Heritage Radio website as well as our Facebook page. He is considered dangerous and if you do come into contact with him you should not approach him. Instead notify police immediately by calling 9-1-1.
A Renfrew man who was charged with breaking into a home and stealing women’s underwear in September has been charged again after a second victim came forward with new evidence showing he did the same thing at another home. The OPP obtained a
search warrant for the man’s home and a quantity of bras and panties were seized. Police believe this has been occurring for a number of years. John Douglas (Doug) Burwell age 61, has been charged with break and enter to commit an indictable offence and faces numerous charges of possession of property obtained by crime. He was released on bail. He most recently lived in Renfrew and prior to that in the Douglas area. Police are interested in hearing from anyone who may have been a victim of theft where their underwear were stolen.
If you see more people wearing purple than usual tomorrow it is part of the Upper Canada District School Board’s Dress Purple Day. Staff and students at schools and workplaces across the Board will be asked to dress in purple attire on October 24th to break the silence regarding child abuse and show their commitment to children’s rights, safety and well-being. This initiative is part of creating awareness through Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Canadian Blood Services says there is a critical need for donations and every 60 seconds, someone in Canada needs blood. So if you’re interested in rolling up your sleeve and giving the Gift of Life you can do so next week at a clinic in Renfrew. If you want to donate, then clear your schedule for Monday, October 30th from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion. Drop-ins are always accepted but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca … or 1-888-2-DONATE.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Carleton Place Canadians continue to be the class of the CCHL as the defending champs won both of their games on the weekend against two rivals and improved their record to 18-2-and-1. The Canadians beat the Pembroke Lumber Kings 5-1 at the PMC on Friday afternoon then beat Smiths Falls 5-0 on Sunday. Michael Leach stopped all 17 shots he faced against the Bears and picked up the shutout while Connor Hill’s 10th goal of the season held up to be the game winner. Against Pembroke … Jeremie Forget stopped 24 shots for the win with only Jacob Kamps being able to get one past him. Jake Smith stopped 41 shots for the Lumber Kings, but took the loss.
Pembroke did bounce back Sunday as they beat Kemptville 6-2. Kamps led the way with two goals while Matt Barnaby, Jared Weber, Andre Simard, and Peter Falivena also found the back of the net. Jake Smith stopped 23 shots for the win.
In the CCHL-2 the Whitewater Kings were firing on all cylinders this weekend as they rolled to a pair of wins hammering Brockville 11-4 on Saturday and beating Athens 5-3 Sunday. Jacob McIntyre, Peter White, Gage Tremblay, and Dylan Kuehl, each scored twice for Whitewater against the Tikis while Matteas Derraugh and Michael Karas each had three assists. Against Athens, Lawson Leclaire led the way with two goals including the game winner. Darian McTavish and Kevin Proulx each picked up wins in net for the Kings.
The Renfrew Timberwolves split their weekend games beating Winchester 5-0 and falling 5-3 to Richmond. Bennett Oxborough had the shutout against Winchester while Alex Paquette scored twice. Luka Marinic led all Renfrew scorers on the weekend with six points.
The Arnprior Packers are back in the win column snapping a three-game skid by beating Perth 5-3 on Sunday night. Bailey Hein and Colin Baggio each scored twice with Brandon English adding one goal.