Police in the valley were quite busy in October – first we had Lanark County OPP laying charges against a Perth man, in connection with a robbery at the LCBO in Lanark. According to The report – On October 2nd, police responded to a call regarding a robbery at the LCBO on Clarence Street in the Village of Lanark – where two people held up the store. No one was injured in the incident – and the suspects fled on foot. Two local elementary schools were placed in “Hold and Secure “mode to ensure the safety of the children and staff. As a result of the investigation, one man, 39 year-old Bryan Mordy, has been charged with one count of robbery using a firearm, one count of wearing a disguise with intent and two counts of pointing a firearm. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing in the town of Perth. The accused also faces charges in connection to another armed robbery at Donaldson’s Shell in Perth. Anyone who may have any information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Lanark county OPP Crime Unit at 613 267 – 2626 during business hours or the OPP toll free non-emergency number 1 888 -310-1122.
We are in the middle of Fall and the Ontario Provincial Police have been investigating a number of motor vehicle collisions involving deer recently. In an effort to minimize the chances of being involved in a collision with deer, police have some tips for motorists: the first is to be especially attentive from sunset to midnight and during the hours shortly before and after sunrise. These are the highest risk times for deer-vehicle collisions. and Remember – deer seldom run alone. If you see one deer, others may be nearby. Also, When driving at night, use high beam headlights when there is no oncoming traffic. The high beams will better illuminate the eyes of deer on or near the roadway. Slow down and blow your horn with one long blast to frighten the deer away. Brake firmly when you notice a deer in or near your path, but stay in your lane. Many serious crashes occur when driver swerves to avoid a deer and hits another vehicle or loses control of their own vehicle. Slow down, stay in control and stay alert. If you are involved in a collision with a deer, or any other animal, which results in personal injury to you or your passenger(s) and/or where the vehicle damage apparently exceeds $2,000, you must report the collision to police.
Renfrew OPP officers are investigating four break and enters during the past week.
On Tuesday October 14th, a break in was reported on Barryvale Road in Greater Madawaska Township. A maintenance shed, which belongs to the Calabogie Highlands Golf Club was entered overnight and the shed was damaged and property and tools were stolen – Video footage was obtained and the investigation is continuing.
A home was damaged when thieves attempted to gain entry through a window to the residence on McLean Street in Renfrew. The damage was reported on Tuesday October 17, but is believed to have happened over the weekend of October 14 or 15. No entry was made and nothing was stolen.
A hunt camp on Norton Road in Greater Madawaska Township was broken into between June 18 and July 1. The thief cut a screen and entered through the unlocked window. Once inside they stole a “Savage Arm” neon sign, a Vortex scope in a case, a silver Coleman lantern, a Stream Light rechargeable flash light, and a helmet for a 4 wheeler.
A cabin on Dunn Lake Road in Greater Madawaska Township was broken into between September 9th and October 15th. The unlocked cabin was entered and an orange Echo Chainsaw Model CS310 was stolen. The cabin was also trashed by the intruders. All of these break and enters are currently under investigation…if you have information – you can log onto valleytips.ca or call 613-732-2222 locally…toll free…..1-800-222 tips.
AND IN SPORTS …
The girls’ high school rugby playoffs get underway today with two games. Arnprior hosts Fellowes in a battle of first vs fourth while Opeongo visits Bishop Smith in the 2 vs 3 game. The finals go early next week. Worth noting, ADHS had a perfect record in five games and outscored their opponents by a whopping 331-3 margin. The only points scored against Arnprior were by Fellowes in the first game of the season.
Ottawa Jr Senators forward Isaac Anderson has been named the CCHL’s Player of the Week. The 20-year-old from Petawawa had a goal and five points in a pair of wins against Nepean and Kanata last week giving him 3 goals and 13 points this season his fourth in the league. Honourable Mention went to Carleton Place Canadians goalie Michael Leach who had two wins last week including a shutout against Smiths Falls and giving up only one goal against Navan. The Dunrobin native sits third in the CCHL in goals-against-average.