NATSIS SENTENCING IN OCTOBER
Pembroke dentist Christy Natsis will find out what her future holds when she returns to court in October to face sentencing. Natsis was recently found guilty of impaired and dangerous driving causing death in a 2011 crash on Highway 17 near Arnprior that claimed the life of Bryan Casey. The three-day sentencing hearing will be held in Pembroke court October 13th to 15th.
CALGARY MAN KILLED IN CRASH NEAR PERTH
Lanark County OPP are investigating a single motor vehicle collision near Perth that left one man dead, and another seriously injured. Just after 5:20 Saturday morning (June 13th) a car was found in the bush along Narrows Locks Road in Tay Valley Township near Powers Road. The car had struck several trees after entering the ditch, and the driver from Calgary was killed. Aaron James Machan, 24, originally from the Elgin area was pronounced dead at the scene, while his passenger was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash or anyone who may have more information.
TAY VALLEY RESIDENTS KILLED IN CRASH
Two people who were killed Sunday afternoon (June 14) after a crash on Highway 43 near Perth have been identified. Bruce Molyneaux, 61, and Karen Ann Molyneaux, 58, from Tay Valley Township were driving a motorcycle when they were hit by a truck and killed. A 53-year-old Rideau Lakes man who was driving the truck at the time was admitted to hospital with serious injuries. The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed the accident, or who initially helped at the scene, are asked to contact the Lanark County OPP at 613-267-2626 or at 1-888-310-1122.
BE WARY OF SCAMMERS POSING AT REVENUE CANADA
Killaloe OPP are asking the public to be wary of fraudsters who are calling people, posing as Revenue Canada. In this scam the person on the phone alleges you are being sued, and they provide a number for you to call in order to clarify the situation. Police want you to be aware of this potential scam, and to check out the Canada Revenue Agency website for more information on this and other cons where people claim to be with the CRA.
POLICE LOOKING FOR PERSON STOLE MONEY FROM PERTH LEGION
Police are looking for assistance from the public after money was stolen from a donation box at the Perth & District Legion, Hall of Remembrance. According to reports, the theft occurred around 2 p.m. on the June 12th. The identity of the thief is unknown, however, he is described as being, a young male wearing a black clothing and was last seen running toward the Crystal Palace in Perth. Police say that this is the third occurrence this month where someone has stolen money from the donation box. Anyone with information is asked to call Lanark County Crime Stoppers.
CHARGES LAID FOLLOWING ACCIDENT
Charges have been laid against a driver of a pickup truck who was involved in accident June 11th at the intersection of Highway #15 and the 10th Line in Beckwith Township. A 42-year-old Carleton Place woman has been charged with careless driving after she rear-ended a passenger vehicle with her pick-up truck. The vehicle was stopped at the intersection, and when it was struck from behind, both vehicles caught fire, as well as a hydro pole. Both drivers were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The highway was closed for close to two hours
FRAUDSTERS CLAIM TO BE FROM THE BANK
Another fraud to report, this time, on June 10th. According to the complaint, an unknown person called the victim, claiming to represent a banks fraud department, and offered to set up an online bank account to show the victim these allegedly unauthorized purchases made on his account. The suspect then sent an excess amount of money to the account, but then needed some money returned due to the overpayment. The antifraud centre says to protect yourself against this sort of scam, always know who you are dealing with….get verification from another source or trust your instincts – If you do not feel comfortable with the service, don’t use it.
A Mississippi Mills woman is facing trafficking charges after an investigation by police and members of the drug unit led to the seizure of pills and cash on June 12th. In addition to finding more than $900 in cash, police also found 100 Hydromorphone capsules, and 152 Oxycontin tablets. The 46-year-old has been charged with possession for the purpose of tracking, and three charges of failure to comply with recognizance of bail. She was held in custody pending a bail hearing in Perth court.
HELP SOUGHT TO SOLVE ARNPRIOR B&E
Police are hoping you can help them solve a break and enter that occurred in Arnprior on Saturday morning, June 13th. The OPP were called to Claude Street after a resident reported their apartment had been broken into. The thief made his way into the dwelling through the backdoor which was unlocked at the time. A lockbox, some jewelry, a TV, a laptop, and two cell phones were taken. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
BEWARE OF SCAM ARTISTS
Fraudsters are always coming up with new ways to try and get your cash. The OPP is reporting that an individual recently received a message on the computer from someone who she thought was her friend, advising her she’d received a $100,000 grant. She then encouraged the woman to apply for the same grant. Once the application was filled out, the woman was then asked to pay for the shipping and processing fee. At that point, a warning flag went up, the cash wasn’t sent, and it was discovered it wasn’t her friend who’d sent the message after all. Police are reminding people to be careful and on the lookout for possible scams. For more information, visit antifraudcentre.ca
MOUNTED DEER HEAD STOLEN
Police are investigating a break, enter, and theft in Killaloe, Hagarty Richards Township where someone stole a number of items, including a mounted deer head. Sometime between May 15th and June 7th a kayak, a Hummingbird fish finder, canoe paddles, and the stuffed doe head were removed from a property on Turner’s Road. If you have any information, you are asked to call the Killaloe OPP … or Crime Stoppers.
DOING 190 IN A 90 ZONE
Many people exceed the speed limit on the highway, but a man from Whitewater Region was caught doing more than 190 km/h in a 90 km/h zone last week near Haley Station. The 23-year-old raced past the OPP on Highway 17 in his red Mazda RX8 and when police did catch up to him on Gypsy Lane, they were quick to nail him for a number of offences. He was arrested and charged with dangerous driving and obstructing police. He will face these charges in Renfrew Court in August, and he is also facing a number of Highway Traffic Act offences including stunt driving, which is for going more than 50 km/h above the posted speed limit. He lost his driver’s licence for 7 days and had his vehicle impounded.
CRIME STOPPERS LOOKS AT JEWELRY THEFT IN PEMBROKE
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP and Crime Stoppers are looking to the public for help in solving a recent theft in Pembroke. Sometime between May 26th and 27th more than $1,300 in jewelry was stolen from the Bible For Missions Thrift Shop. This included a 10-karat gold bracelet, a 14-karat gold chain, and a 10-karat gold chain with a horn pendant. If you have any information on this crime you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You may qualify for an award of up to $2,000.
THIEVES HIT TWO PLACES IN ARNPRIOR
Police are also looking for information after thieves hit two places in Arnprior and made off with a number of tools. Overnight on June 5th someone cut the lock off a storage container on the property of Quality Inn and Suites on Madawaska Boulevard. Once they gained access they stole a table saw, a Makita grinder, and a 50-foot extension cord. A shed on Harrington Street was also broken into between June 5th and 7th. The thief also cut a padlock to get in, and then stole a Husqvarna chainsaw. Both investigations are ongoing.
DRUG RAID NEAR SMITHS FALLS
RCMP and OPP officers have raided a drug lab near Smiths Falls with enough chemicals on site to produce more than four million ecstasy pills. Two men were recently arrested at a property in Montague Township when 70 cops searched the Lanark County residence. They found 80 kilograms of pills that were ready to be sold, 20 kilos in stages of production, along with weapons and $80,000 in cash. Police said the synthetic drug-producing lab posed a huge risk to nearly residents due to the possibility of fire, explosion, and toxic chemicals. A 37-year-old Montague man and a 34-year-old man from Gatineau were arrested.
BASS BOAT, MOTOR AND TRAILERS STOLEN FROM CP MARINE
A new boat, motor, and trailer were recently stolen from Carleton Place Marine, and police are hoping the public can help to identify the person responsible. Sometime around 3:25 a.m. on June 6th the thief cut the lock off the gate of the business located on the 9th Concession of Beckwith Township and stole a 2015 Lund 1675 Bass Boat, valued at $32,000. The suspect was driving a newer silver extended cab pick-up truck and was last seen travelling towards Ottawa. If you have any information on this theft, you are asked to contact Lanark OPP or Crime Stoppers.
RIDE STOP RESULTS IN DRUG CHARGES
A RIDE program has resulted in a Pembroke man being charged with two drug offences. On June 3rd police pulled over a vehicle and the passenger was found with Fentanyl. The 36-year-old was charged with possession, and possession for the purpose of trafficking. He also faces breach of probation charges and will be in Pembroke court July 14th.