Two men have been arrested and charged following two recent armed robberies in the Ottawa Valley.
Darrin Chalmers, age 24, of Pembroke faces a number of charges connected the armed robbery of Conway’s Pharmacy in Eganville on December 4, including possession of a Schedule 1 drug, disguise with intent, robbery with a weapon, theft, and uttering threats.
On November 19 there was an armed robbery at Mac’s Milk in Pembroke, and Kyle Peplinski, age 28, of Toronto has been charged with disguise with intent, robbery with a firearm, firearm use while attempting to commit an offence, possession of a firearm, and possession of Schedule 1 and 3 drugs.
Both men were remanded in custody.
A 33-year-old Pembroke man and a 47-year-old man from Osgoode are facing a number of drug-related charges after police raids on homes in Laurentian Valley and Ottawa late last week.
On December 3rd and 4th members of the OPP’s Drug Enforcement Unit and other groups under the umbrella of Project Paradigm executed search warrants and seized quantities of cocaine, meth, Hydromorphone pills, marijuana and cash.
The charges include possession and trafficking. Both men have court dates pending and the investigation is ongoing.
LOCK YOUR VEHICLES
With the Christmas shopping season now in full swing, police are reminding people to remove valuables from their vehicles, or stow them in the trunk out of sight, and lock your car when it’s not in use.
Last week two more parked cars were the targets of thieves in Pembroke. In the first instance someone stole a wallet from a vehicle parked on Bennett Street on December 1, and in the second case a variety of items were stolen including an iPod Nano, a MacBook Pro, an iPod Touch, school books and clothing. This was all taken from a car that was left unlocked at the East End Mall on December 6.
Two people from Eganville are facing a number of fraud charges following a recent police investigation.
The pair has allegedly been passing bad cheques.
The man and woman, both age 36, were each charged with eight counts of Fraud Under $5,000, three counts of possession of stolen property, and the woman was also charged with breach of probation.
The investigation is ongoing and police say more charges may be laid. Both will be appearing in court later this month.