A 73-year-old Mississippi Mills man is now facing attempted murder charges following a domestic altercation at an Almonte home early Wednesday morning. Police responded to the call just after 12:30 a.m. and found a woman had been seriously assaulted. She was later treated at hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The man was arrested and has been charged with Attempt to Commit Murder Uttering Threats and Overcome Resistance by Choking, Suffocating or Strangling Another Person. He was held in custody until a bail hearing Friday in Perth Court. His name is not being released in order to protect the identity of the victim. The Lanark County OPP Crime Unit is continuing the investigation.
Someone has been setting fires overnight in Pembroke and police want to know who’s responsible. They’re looking into 3 fires the first took place on Murray Street just after 10:30 p.m. on September 19th. The second occurred a day later at a residence on Mary Street at around 2:30 in the morning. Police say both fires were started near the entrance of the dwellings. Minutes after the 2nd fire a 3rd was reported to police this time on Isabella Street as a motorized tamper was set ablaze. The residences sustained minor damage and no injuries were reported. Police are treating the fires as suspicious in nature and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are also looking for the public’s help for information about a stolen boat and motor in Laurentian Valley Township. Sometime between the evening of July 12th and the afternoon of July 13th a boat a motor that was moored at a home on Forest Park Drive was taken. The boat is a 14-foot green 2009 Lund Jon-Boat with the number 3-3-7-7-7-4-0 on the hull. The motor is a 2012 25-horsepower Evinrude outboard. Anyone with information is asked to call police.
If you were debating whether or not to enter the Valley Heritage Radio Valley Search for a Star contest you’ve waited too long. One week after registration opened the contest is now filled up as 40 singers have signed up to show their stuff at the contest which is set to be begin on Wednesday, October 4th. The grand prize is $3,500. Keep listening for more details as we’ll bring you more information as the launch date draws near.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Ottawa Valley A’s are on their way to the semi-finals of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoffs thanks to a big 6-5 win over the Kars Aces last night in an elimination game. Adam Rueckwald went the distance on the hill for the A’s and picked up the win while Cory Alkerton had a tough outing for Kars and took the loss. The A’s roughed up Alkerton for 6 runs in the first three innings to take a 6-1 lead but the bats were silenced when Brad Porter came in to pitch. And the Kars bats came to life but the A’s held on for the win. Kyle Couvieau was 3-for-3 for the A’s and Clayton Vance scored a pair. Porter had a good night at the plate for Kars with a pair of hits scoring once and driving in another.
The A’s will now face West Carleton Electric next week in Fitzroy Harbour (Tuesday @ 8:00pm) with the winner moving on to take on the Micksburg Twins for the championship. We’ll bring you the day and time of those games when they are available.
Carleton Place Canadians forward Samuel Knoblach (knob-lock) has been named the CCHL’s Player of the Week. The Rochester, Michigan native had two goals and 8 points in three wins for the Canadians and is tied for the league scoring lead with 14 points. Pembroke Lumber Kings forward Matt Barnaby was runner-up for the honour after scoring four points in two games.