The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP is currently investigating a break and enter at a bell cell tower site in Bissett Creek. According to the report, the call came in on September 7th and is believed to have occurred on the previous evening, September 6th. Several deep cycle batteries and a quantity of copper conduit were stolen. OPP Forensic Identification Services officers are assisting with the investigation. If you or anyone you know has information regarding this incident – you are asked to contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613-735-0188 or Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.valleytips.ca.
Killaloe OPP responded to a fraud on Birch Crescent, South Algonquin Twp on Thursday September 6th. At approximately 10:35 am – police received a report of a computer fraud which involved allowing a person claiming to be from Microsoft remote access to the victim’s computer after which, the bank account was then compromised, and the complainant was defrauded by $3000 dollars. Police remind the public to never give out personal access to information to anyone you have not confirmed and to always check the source and request or further information. Don’t be a victim. If you have any questions … contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or visit the website at www.antifraudcentre.ca.
And on the afternoon of September 7th the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the OPP and the OPP’s Community Street Crime Unit responded to a call regarding a shoplifting incident in progress at Walmart in Laurentian Valley Township. A known male was observed exiting the store with grocery items that he did not pay for. The suspect left the scene on a bicycle and was arrested by police a short distance away from the store. The same man was also wanted in relation to two prior shoplifting incidents at Walmart in early September. Grocery items were also stolen in the prior thefts. Police charged 54-year-old Donald David KINGSBURY, of Pembroke, with three counts of theft under $5000 dollars, Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 and failure to comply with probation. He was released on a promise to appear with a court date on October 2, 2018 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke.
If you are a blood donor … and want to give the Gift of Life … you can do so next tomorrow at a blood donor clinic in Arnprior. If you are interested in rolling up your sleeve and making a donation … you can do so September 12th … from 1:30 to 4 p.m. … and again from 5 to 7:30 … at the Nick Smith Centre. Officials from Canadian Blood Services say there is always a need for donations this time of year. Drop-ins are accepted at the Arnprior clinic … but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca … or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE.
AND IN SPORTS …
A champion has been crowned in the five-team Shawville Men’s Fastball League playoff tournament … as the Brewers won all their games to clinch the title. The reeled off wins against the Athletics … Royals … and Bucks … then went on to beat the Twins 1-0 in the finals on Friday night to claim the championship. Trevor Lahey was the winning pitcher and Todd Hearty took the loss. Steve McCord doubled then scored the game’s lone run on an error.
AND … still with fastball … the Kars Aces and Stittsville 56ers battle tonight … in Game 2 of their Greater Ottawa Fastball League opening round series. Kars won the opener … and with a win tonight … would punch their ticket to the Final Four. Stittsville needs a win tonight to stay alive in the best-of-three series. The winning of the series will join West Carleton Electric … the Ottawa Valley A’s … and the Quyon Flyers in the next round.