Suspicious vehicle, male trying to pick up up children in Embrun

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at approx. 6:30 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) – Russell County detachment – received a complaint about a suspicious vehicle driven by a male who approached children walking near the arena in Embrun, Ontario.

This unknown male driving a red SUV slowed down on Blais Street and engage in a conversation with the children. The driver rolled down the passenger window and told the two youths; “He was just on the phone with their parents and they wanted him to drop them off at their home”.

Assistance is being sought from the public in helping to identify him, and/or the vehicle with the following description:

The male is described as:

  • Between 5’9″ -6′
  • Caucasian male
  • Muscular built
  • Right arm full of tattoos
  • English speaking with no accent
  • Medium length dark hair
  • Long side burns
  • Wearing a tank top white
  • Sunglasses on top of the head

The vehicle is described as:

  • Mazda CX5 shiny red;
  • Brand new tires;
  • Dark tinted windows;
  • At the top left of the back windshield it was written “keep calm” and something written in pink;
  • Partial marker C##V ### or C##K ###.

Police invites parents to discuss and review the “Stranger Danger” tips with their children. If you or anyone you know are aware of this male’s identity or have any further information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Russell County OPP at 613-443-4499 or OPP Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122.

 

Late-night break-in, assault at home in Alfred

A man broke into an Alfred residence on Wednesday evening (September 12), confronted the home’s residents and assaulted one person, who sustained life-threatening injuries.

The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with members of the Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit is investigating this residential break-in, with violence, in the Village of Alfred.

On September 12, 2018, between 11:30 P.M. and midnight, it was reported that a lone male entered a home in the area of Valain and St. Victor Streets in Alfred, assaulting one of the residents.

The male is described as being in his late 20’s or early 30’s. He was wearing jeans and no shirt.

If you have any information on this incident you are asked to contact Detective Constable Sabastien Brisson at 613-632-2729.

The OPP encourages everyone to ensure windows and doors are locked, especially at night.

If you have information on this matter and you would like to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime stoppers does not subscribe to Call display. Your call will stay anonymous and your presence won’t be needed in court. Tips can also be sent via text messages and e-mail. For information visit National Capital Crime Stoppers’ website at www.CrimeStoppers.ca ‎More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Suspicious males attempting to pick up children; OPP asking for public’s help

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) – The Russell County Detachment has received two separate complaints about a suspicious male attempting to pick up a child from a local day care and a suspicious vehicle which followed a child biking in Russell, ON.

The first incident occurred on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at approx. 5:00 p.m. A male attended a local day care and pretended he wanted to pick up a child but could only provide a first name. The staff confirmed with parents that no one was supposed to pick up their child.

The suspect was described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Approx. 5’9″
  • 35-40 years old
  • English speaking with no accent
  • Cover with tattoo
  • Well built
  • Facial hair – (unshaved, no goatee and no sideburns)
  • Wearing plaid t-shirt

The second incident occurred on Wednesday September 5, 2018 at approx. 2:30 p.m. An unknown person driving an older black car slowed down and followed a child biking on Concession Street and Craig Street in Russell, ON. The windows and windshield were tinted so assistance is being sought from the public in helping to identify the vehicle with the following description:

The vehicle is described as:

  • Older black car (size between a Honda Civic and Nissan Maxima)
  • With tinted windows and windshield
  • Dark rims
  • Unknown marker
  • Rust above from plate

It is unknown if the two incidents are connected. If you can assist to identify the male or the vehicle or have any information in regards those events please contact Detective Constable Michael CUNNING ([email protected]) or 613-443-4499 or toll free at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or call 9-1-1.

Theft, impaired driving charges, shoplifting

Can you identify this male?

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – The Hawkesbury OPP is investigating a theft that occurred on Thursday afternoon, August 16, 2018 at a local store in Hawkesbury.

The image of a male, that police believe has information in the matter, was captured on video surveillance. Police were not able to identify the person on the photo and are asking for your help.

If anyone has information about the identity of this man, please contact Constable Priess of the Hawkesbury OPP Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

 

Damaging election signs is illegal

The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reminds the public that damaging or removing election signs can lead to charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.

It is an offence to remove or damage official election signs. Further, according the Canada Elections Act, “No person shall prevent or impair the transmission to the public of an election advertising message without the consent of a person with authority to authorize its transmission.”

Impaired driver

(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET TOWNSHIP) On Sunday evening, September 2, 2018 at approximately 8:20 p.m., Hawkesbury OPP officers David and Vandergoten intercepted a grey 2004 Honda Civic on County Road 17, east of Alfred, in the Alfred-Plantagenet Township.

Interaction with the male driver gave the officer reason to believe that he had operated his motor vehicle with blood alcohol content over 80 mgs.

Consequently, the driver, a 25-year-old man from Clarence-Rockland Township, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Driving While Ability Impaired- motor vehicle (Alcohol)

– Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood

The traffic stop resulted in locating open alcohol inside the vehicle.  He was also charged under the Liquor Licence Act.

The vehicle was seized for 7 days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

He was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on October 3, 2018.

Theft of vehicle

Police Seeks Assistance

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – The Hawkesbury OPP needs your help in solving a theft of a white 1999 pickup truck, Ford F250 Super Duty with flatbed.

The commercial vehicle was stolen overnight on Sunday September 2, 2018, from a business property situated on County Road 4, west of Front Road in Champlain Township.

Please be aware that the business decals were removed from the vehicle at the time it was stolen.

Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact Constable Maceus at the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

Shoplifter arrested

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – Hawkesbury OPP Constable Charbonneau investigated a shoplifting incident that occurred on August 31, 2018 at a pharmacy in Hawkesbury.

The image of a male was captured on video surveillance. Police were able to identify the person as; 27-year-old, Kevin JOHNSTON-ST-JEAN, of Hawkesbury, ON.

He was immediately located and arrested by Hawkesbury officers. He is charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with Theft Under $5000- Shoplifting, and Fail to Comply with Probation Order.

He was released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on October 3, 2018.

 

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If you have information regarding any criminal matters and wish to remain anonymous, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display. Your call will stay anonymous and your presence won’t be needed in court. Tips can also be sent via text message and e-mail. For more information, visit the National Capital Crime Stoppers’ website at www.CrimeStoppers.ca.

Can you identify these women?

PERSONS TO BE IDENTIFIED

The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a shoplifting that occurred at a store on Mill Street in Vankleek Hill.

During the investigation, the image of two (2) females, that police believe has information in the matter, was captured on video surveillance.

Police are asking for your help. If you can identify the persons in the photos, please contact Constable Bolduc at the Hawkesbury OPP Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.


 

SHOPLIFTER ARRESTED

Hawkesbury OPP Constable Priess investigated a theft that occurred on Thursday afternoon, August 16, 2018 at a local store in Hawkesbury.

The image of a male was captured on video surveillance. Police were able to identify the person as a 19-year-old man from Salaberry-De-Valleyfield QC.

He was located and arrested by the investigating officer on Wednesday, August 26, 2018. He is charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with Theft Under $5000- Shoplifting.

He was released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on September 26, 2018.

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THEFT OF BOAT AND TRAILER – THIEVES NABBED IN ACTION

On Sunday night, August 26, 2018 at 10 p.m., members of the Hawkesbury OPP Detachment responded to a report of a break and enter incident at a business property in Wendover, where thieves had left the location pulling a pontoon boat on a trailer.

While heading to the scene, Hawkesbury OPP Constable Lacelle observed the suspects’ vehicle pulling the stolen pontoon on County Road 17 in Plantagenet. The suspects attempted to escape the officer but, at some point, abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. The male passenger was immediately arrested at scene, while the male driver failed to surrender and escaped on foot. The suspect was soon after located and arrested by the OPP Canine Unit.

Investigation revealed that the driver was disqualified from driving and was in breach of several of his court conditions.

The driver, a 24-year-old male from Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu QC, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Theft Over $5000

– Fail to Comply with Probation Order (3 counts)

– Fail to Comply with Undertaking

– Possession Break In Instruments

– Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – in Canada

– Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer

– Driving while Disqualified – court order

– Break, Enter a place – commit indictable offence

– Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle

A 22-year-old male from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu QC, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Theft Over $5000

– Break, Enter a place – commit indictable offence

– Possession Break In Instruments

Various break-in tools were seized from the suspects’ vehicle.

The stolen property was valued at over $50,000.

The 24-year-old was not released and kept for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on August 28, 2018.

The 22-year-old was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on September 19, 2018.

BACK TO SCHOOL = STUDENTS WALKING AND BUSES ON THE ROAD!

Students are heading back to class and motorists should be on the lookout for students AND school buses. The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind everyone that some school buses will be on the road this week, while the remainder will be back in service next week.

Safety is the number one priority.

Every driver, encountering a stopped school bus that has its overhead red signal-lights flashing, shall stop before reaching the bus and shall not proceed until the bus moves or the overhead red signal-lights have stopped flashing. The minimum fine for failing to stop is $400.

Many children walk to school and motorists should also be aware of the increased pedestrian traffic as children make their way to school. Many may be distracted by excitement for the first day of class. Slowdown in school zones and be extra cautious. Motorists should watch for Community Safety Zones, where speed limits are reduced and fines increased. Community safety zones are clearly marked with road signs and are found near schools.

Drivers can expect to see an increased police presence. Adjust your driving, pay attention and be prepared to stop for children and school buses.  Make it safe for everyone!

Suspect sought in connection with fraudulent cash withdrawals

The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are looking for assistance in the identification of a male suspect. The suspect is involved in fraudulent cash withdrawals from banks, located in Grenville County, North Dundas and the Ottawa/Gatineau area.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 50’s or 60’s, grey stubble on his face, with a medium build.

OPP seek public’s help after suspicious fire at skateboard park in Russell

The Russell OPP detachment is seeking help from the public after a suspicious fire occurred at the skateboard park on Concession Street in Russell.

At about 9 p.m.  on August 18, 2018 officers with the Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Russell Fire Department responded to a reported fire at the skateboard park on Concession Street in Russell.

A portable toilet has been deliberately set on fire and was destroyed. There were no injuries.

The OPP would like to talk to anyone who may have any information on the fire or any suspicious activity in the area.

Please contact the Russell County OPP Detachment at 613-443-4499 or the OPP Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 if you can assist with the investigation.

If you have information on this matter and you would like to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime stoppers does not subscribe to Call display. Your call will stay anonymous and your presence won’t be needed in court. Tips can also be sent via text messages and e-mail. For information visit National Capital Crime Stoppers’ website at www.CrimeStoppers.ca.

 

Man exposes himself in Clarence-Rockland

At approximately 9:30 PM on August 18, 2018 officers with the Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a male committing an indecent act in Clarence-Rockland.

A woman had been walking her dog on a walkway in the area of Lawrence and Laurier Streets when she saw a man in the bushes exposing himself. The male appeared to follow the woman as she continued walking. The woman lost sight of the male in the Caron Street area.

The male is described as white, 45-50 years of age, bald on top but grey, bushy hair around the back and sides of his head and 250-275 pounds. He was wearing prescription glasses, a tan t-shirt and cargo shorts.

Please contact the Russell County OPP Detachment at 613-443-4499 or the OPP Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 if you can assist with the investigation.

If you have information on this matter and you would like to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime stoppers does not subscribe to Call display. Your call will stay anonymous and your presence won’t be needed in court. Tips can also be sent via text messages and e-mail. For information visit National Capital Crime Stoppers’ website at www.CrimeStoppers.ca ‎More information will be provided as it becomes available.

The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times. The OPP’s website, www.opp.ca, contains a number of useful resources, tips and links.

Missing person: Police need your help to locate Tina-Louise Tessier

Quebec police are looking for help from the public as they try to locate a missing person. Tina-Louise Tessier, of Brownsburg-Chatham, has been missing since August 13. The 49-year-old woman was last seen at about 8 p.m. on August 13 in Grenville and was in a sports/utility vehicle, a 2002 Buick Rendez-Vous, dark blue, with the licence plate: E36 KPD.

There is reason to fear for her safety.

She is described as 5-feet, 8 inches tall, weighing about 160 lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes. She speaks French and English.

She was last ween wearing dark blue jeans, a black button-front shirt with sleeves rolled up to the elbows as well as a pair of tinted glasses.

Anyone who thinks they may have seen Tina-Louise Tessier is asked to call 911. Note that all calls and tips are confidential and can also be made by calling 1 800 659-4264.

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La Sûreté du Québec demande l’aide du public afin de retrouver Tina-Louise Tessier, disparue de Brownsburg-Chatham, depuis le 13 août dernier.

Tina-Louise Tessier, 49 ans de Brownsburg-Chatham, aurait été vue pour la dernière fois vers 20 h00 le 13 août à Grenville. Elle se déplacerait à bord d’un véhicule utilitaire sport de marque Buick, modèle Rendez-Vous, 2002, de couleur bleu foncé immatriculé : E36 KPD.

Ses proches ont des raisons de craindre pour sa santé et sa sécurité.

Description

Taille : 1,75 m (5 pi 8 po)

Poids : 73 kg (160 lb)

Cheveux : blonds

Yeux : bleus

Elle s’exprime autant en français qu’en anglais.

La dernière fois qu’elle a été vue, elle portait un jean bleu foncé, une chemise noire avec boutons sur le devant et les manches roulées jusqu’aux coudes, ainsi qu’une paire de lunettes fumées noires.

Toute personne qui apercevrait Tina-Louise Tessier est priée de communiquer avec le 911. Soulignons également que toute information qui permettrait de le retrouver peut être communiquée, de façon confidentielle, à la Centrale de l’information criminelle de la Sûreté du Québec au 1 800 659-4264.

Thefts, stolen patio furniture recovered: all part of comprehensive OPP crime round-up

THEFTS OF BOAT AND TRAILER

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – The Hawkesbury OPP needs your help in solving a theft of a boat and trailer that occurred the night of July 31, 2018.

The 17 foot, white and blue, 1989 opened deck Doral Spirit boat with inboard motor, and trailer, was stolen from a residential backyard situated on Cameron Street in Hawkesbury.

Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact Constable Pilon at the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

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(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET TOWNSHIP) – The Hawkesbury OPP needs your help in solving a theft of a boat and trailer that occurred the night of June 26, 2018.

The 2017 Shorelander V22 trailer, and a blue 2017 16foot Crestliner 1650 Superhawk Aluminium boat, were stolen from a private residential driveway, situated on Principale Street in Wendover. The boat was equipped with a black outboard motor, 115 horsepower Mercury Exlpt Pro XS 4 stroke, and a Terrova 60″ Electric trolling motor.

The stolen property is valued at over $42,000.

 

Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact Constable Bernard at the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

 

PERSON TO BE IDENTIFIED

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a loss of property incident that occurred at a local gas station in the Town of Hawkesbury.

During the investigation, the image of a male, that police believe has information in the matter, was captured on video surveillance.

 

Police are asking for your help. If you can identify the person on the photos, please contact Constable Charbonneau at the Hawkesbury OPP Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

 

 

SEARCH WARRANT EXECUTED

Suspect of multiple Break-ins arrested

(CHAMPLAIN TOWNSHIP) – In April 2018, the Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated numerous reported break and enter incidents that had occurred at individual storage units on Pleasant Corner Road, in the Champlain Township. Members of the Cornwall Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed a Search Warrant at a residence situated on High Street in Vankleek Hill, resulting in the recovery of over $20,000 worth of property, such as tools, furniture, home appliances, military equipment, medical books, and several other properties, and some illicit drugs. All recovered stolen property has been returned to their rightful owners.

A 31-year-old male of Vankleek Hill was arrested and charged with 9 counts of Break and Enter, Mischief Under $ 5,000, Theft Under $5000, Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 – outside Canada, Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order, and Possession of a Schedule II substance – Other drugs

He was not released and kept for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal.

 

BREAK AND ENTER INVESTIGATIONS

(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET TOWNSHIP) – Between July 27 and July 30, 2018, culprit(s) broke into a trailer situated on a private property on Route 16 in the Alfred-Plantagenet Township.

Several tools and other items were stolen.

If you have information about this matter, please contact Constable Landriault at the Hawkesbury O.P.P. Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

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(CHAMPLAIN TOWNSHIP) – On Monday July 30, 2018, the Hawkesbury OPP received a report of a break and enter that occurred at a private residence situated on High Street in the Champlain Township.

Investigation revealed that the suspect(s) broke into a temporary storage shelter, stealing some tools and other items.

If you have information about this matter, please contact Constable Laberge at the Hawkesbury O.P.P. Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

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(CHAMPLAIN TOWNSHIP) – Constable Kombitsakis of the Hawkesbury OPP is investigating a break and enter incident that occurred between July 26 and July 30, 2018, in a shed situated on a residential property on County road 17 in the Champlain Township.

The culprits gained entry and stole a bicycle, and fishing equipment such as rods and tackle boxes.

The matter is still under investigation.

Anyone with information can contact the investigating officer at the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

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(HAWKESBURY, ON) – The Hawkesbury OPP received a report of a break and enter that occurred sometime between August 4 and August 11, 2018, at a residential property situated on Atlantic Street in the Town of Hawkesbury.

The investigation revealed that someone entered a shed and stole a 16 inch EFCO MT3700 chainsaw and a Poulan gas trimmer, totaling an approximate value of $400.

If you have any information about this matter, please contact Constable Vortasio at the Hawkesbury O.P.P. Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

 

THEFTS OF PATIO FURNITURE IN VANKLEEK HILL

– Property recovered –

(CHAMPLAIN TOWNSHIP) – The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has been investigating a series of theft incidents that occurred in the Vankleek Hill area within the past few weeks. Patio sets were targeted and stolen from porches, balconies and backyards.

As a result of the execution of a search warrant at a residence on High Street in Vankleek Hill, stolen patio furniture was recovered.

Most of the property has been returned to their rightful owners. The owners are asked to contact Detective Constable Giroux of the Hawkesbury (OPP) Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122 to identify and retrieve their property.

 

IMPAIRED DRIVERS ARRESTED OVER THE WEEKEND

(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET TOWNSHIP) On Friday evening August 10, 2018 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Hawkesbury OPP Constable Simon Boudreau intercepted a red 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt on Water Street in the Alfred-Plantagenet Township.

Interaction with the female driver gave the officer reason to believe that she had operated her motor vehicle with blood alcohol content over 80 mgs.

Consequently, a 44-year-old Hawkesbury woman was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Driving While Ability Impaired- motor vehicle (Alcohol)

– Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood

The traffic stop resulted in locating open alcohol inside the vehicle. She was also charged under the Liquor Licence Act.

The vehicle was seized for 7 days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

She was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on August 22, 2018.

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(NATION TOWNSHIP) – On Saturday August 11, 2018 at approximately 11:05 p.m., Hawkesbury OPP Detachment responded to a motor vehicle collision on Ste-Catherine Street in St-Isidore in the Nation Township.

Investigation revealed that a white 2013 Ford Focus had struck a stationary motor vehicle parked on the shoulder.

Interaction with the female driver gave the officer Pascal Boudreau reason to believe that she had operated her motor vehicle with blood alcohol content over 80 mgs.

The driver, a 33-year-old woman from Curran ON, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following section:

– Driving with More than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Blood.

The vehicle was seized for 7 days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

She was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on August 22, 2018.

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(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET TOWNSHIP) On Sunday evening August 12, 2018 at approximately 11:15 p.m., Hawkesbury OPP Constable Simon Boudreau was conducting a R.I.D.E. initiative on St-Philippe Street in Alfred, when a red 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 stopped at the checkpoint.

Interaction with the male driver gave the officer reason to believe that he had operated his motor vehicle with blood alcohol content over 80 mgs. Further investigation also revealed that he was in violation of his court conditions.

Consequently, the driver, a 34-year-old man from Alfred, ON, was charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood.

– Fail to Comply with Recognizance

Cannabis Marihuana was located in the vehicle. He was then charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with the following section:

– Possession of a Schedule II substance- Cannabis Marihuana – under 30grams

The vehicle was seized for 7 days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

He was kept in custody for a bail hearing on August 13, 2018 at L’Orignal court. He was then release pending his next court date scheduled on August 29, 2018 at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal.

 

RESIDENTIAL FIRE: Police still seeking information

Seeking public’s assistance

(HAWKESBURY, ON) On Tuesday evening November 14, 2017 at approximately 8:15 p.m., a fire ignited at a residential structure on McGill Street in the Town of Hawkesbury. The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Hawkesbury Fire Department responded to the emergency.

An investigation was conducted by members of the Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit, assisted by OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and the Office of the Fire Marshal.

The Ontario Provincial Police is seeking the public’s assistance. The matter is still under investigation and numerous interviews were conducted, but the OPP is interested in speaking to anyone who would have information related to this investigation. The witnesses are asked to contact Detective Constable Lafrance of the Hawkesbury (OPP) Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

If you have any information regarding this matter and wish to remain anonymous, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display. Your call will stay anonymous and your presence won’t be needed in court. Tips can also be sent via text message and e-mail. For more information, visit the National Capital Crime Stoppers’ website at www.CrimeStoppers.ca.

 

PETS LEFT IN VEHICLE

(HAWKESBURY) – Over the summer months, Ontario Provincial Police officers attend calls about pets left in unattended vehicles.

During warm weather, pet guardians must take precautions against the danger of heat exhaustion and heatstroke for their pets. The temperature in a parked vehicle, even in the shade with the windows partly open, can rapidly reach a level that could seriously harm or even kill your pet. Leaving your pet in a car with the air conditioning on is also taking a risk as many pets have died as the result of a faulty air-conditioning system.

Dogs (and cats) cool themselves by panting and by releasing heat through their paws. On summer days the air and upholstery in your vehicle can heat up to high temperatures that make it impossible for pets to cool themselves. Your dog will be more comfortable if left at home.

Symptoms of heatstroke

– Exaggerated panting (or the sudden stopping of panting);

– rapid or erratic pulse;

– salivation;

– anxious or staring expression;

– weakness and muscle tremors;

– lack of coordination;

– tongue and lips red (which may eventually turn bluish in colour);

– convulsions or vomiting;

– collapse, coma and death.

Remember, if you see young children or pets left in vehicles, say something… 

Write down the description of the vehicle, make, model, color, and license number, and call the police immediately.

DON’T MIX ALCOHOL AND BOATING

The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wishes to remind boaters that in Ontario, the consumption of alcohol by anyone on board any boat underway is unlawful. Boaters are allowed to have open alcohol only on boats with permanent sleeping, cooking and washroom facilities built into the boat’s design and only when those boats are docked or at anchor.

Whether operating a motorized boat, canoe or any other type of marine vessel, doing so while impaired by alcohol or drugs is investigated similarly to driving a land vehicle and has the same consequences. Impaired operators face criminal charges and immediate suspension of their driving privileges for motor vehicles.

OPP marine officers continue to patrol Ontario waterways, promoting safety through equipment checks, encouraging paddlers and small craft operators to wear their lifejackets and focusing on alcohol enforcement and deterring reckless behaviors.

Get on board…don’t drink and boat!

 

If you have information regarding any criminal matters and wish to remain anonymous, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display. Your call will stay anonymous and your presence won’t be needed in court. Tips can also be sent via text message and e-mail. For more information, visit the National Capital Crime Stoppers’ website at www.CrimeStoppers.ca.