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4 Year Old Boy Seriously Injured, Renfrew Father Charged

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 10/22/2014 5:44:00 AM

A Renfrew father is facing charges after a child was seriously injured and admitted to hospital.  Hospital officials alerted Family and Children’s Services after an injured child was admitted to hospital and the injuries were inconsistent with the explanation of the injuries.  The 4-year-old boy was admitted to hospital on Sunday, and police were notified the next day.  Following the investigation the child’s father, a 30-year-old man, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.  He will not be identified to protect the identity of the boy.

School Cancelled For Valour High & Pinecrest Public School Students

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 10/21/2014 5:33:00 AM

It's a day off for some Petawawa students today.  Both Pinecrest Public School and General Panet High School (Valour) will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 21 due to a heating issue. Renfrew County District School Board staff are working diligently to correct the situation.

Pembroke Man Arrested In Online Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 10/17/2014 2:22:00 PM

A Pembroke man has been arrested and charged following an online child sexual exploitation investigation by members of the Ontario Provincial Police Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment and the United States Department of Homeland Security. On October 10, 2014, OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit received information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that an unknown individual was attempting to make arrangements via the Internet to sexually abuse a child.  Further OPP investigation lead to the execution of a search warrant at a Pembroke residence on October 12, 2014 in which electronic devices were seized containing images of child sexual abuse.  On October 12, 2014, police arrested 37 year old Derek Clayton JOYCE, of Pembroke and charged him with one count of Possession of Child Pornography and one count of Making Arrangement or Agreement to Commit a Sexual Offence Against a Child.  He will appear in Pembroke ...

Petawawa Man Charged In Child Pornography Investigation

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 10/17/2014 10:57:00 AM

A Petawawa man is facing child pornography charges.  Members of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit,  Technological Crime Unit, the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment and Military Police Garrison Petawawa  arrested and charged the man following a child pornography investigation. Police executed a search warrant at a Petawawa residence yesterday after receiving information that an individual was accessing and in possession of Child Pornography.  A computer and related computer equipment pertinent to the investigation was seized which contained images and movies of child sexual abuse.
32 year old Olivier Andre Larouche of Petawawa has been charged with two counts of Possession of Child Pornography and one count of Accessing Child Pornography. He's scheduled to appear in Pembroke court today.
The investigation is continuing.

Man Charged After $50,000 Worth of Coins Stolen

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 10/11/2014 7:28:00 AM

An Admaston Bromley Township man is facing several charges after more than 50 thousand dollars in silver coins and bars were stolen from a garage outside Renfrew on May 9th.

Renfrew OPP officers have charged 41 year old Marty Brownlee with break, enter, theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000, and two counts of trafficking in stolen property under $5,000. 

Operation Impact Underway

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 10/11/2014 7:23:00 AM

Renfrew OPP are taking part in a National road safety campaign this Thanksgiving weekend.

Operation Impact will focus on enforcement and education of the four main casual factors in motor vehicle deaths: distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving and not wearing a seat belt.

Passengers are also encouraged to speak up if a driver endangers their life through any dangerous driving behaviour.

Town Hall Tonight For Those who live in Garrison Petawawa Residential Housing Units

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 10/9/2014 9:20:00 AM

Canadian Forces Housing Agency  and4th Canadian Division Support Base Personnel Support Services and are hosting a Town Hall tonight for Garrison Residential Housing Unit (RHU) residents.  The meeting will take place at Garrison Petawawa Troyes Theatre tonight at 6:00 p.m.  Current and future planned projects to improve the quality of life in the RHU’s will be discussed.  It will also be an important opportunity to find out more about the Radon testing that was conducted a year ago in the housing units.  While all the results for Garrison Petawawa were within safety limits, residents should keep an eye out for a letter in the mail in the coming days which will inform you whether or not your house has been identified for further testing. The first of 2 sessions was held last night.          

Soldiers in Eastern Europe Participate in Operation ANAKONDA -Submitted by Capt Eric Morrow & Capt Jeremy Mathews

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 10/9/2014 9:06:00 AM

Canadian Soldiers Participate in Operation ANAKONDA

By Capt Eric Morrow & Capt Jeremy Mathews

Canadian soldiers from Oscar Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment took part in Exercise ANAKONDA-14. This Polish Armed Forces joint exercise ran from September, 24, 2014 to October, 3, 2014. Almost 12,500 personnel, including 750 soldiers from NATO Allied countries (Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Great Britain, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands and the United States) participated in the exercise held throughout Poland's training areas.

Canadian soldiers worked with Polish airmobile forces to practice helicopter insertion drills using the Polish MI-8 helicopter. "This was an excellent opportunity to work with our Polish partners and learn from each other;" said Major Piers Pappin, the Operation REASSURANCE Land Task Force Commander. "The Polish and the Canadian forces have benefited from a number of joint training exercises over the last few years. This has helped improve our soldier's skills and ...

Live Chicken With A Noose Around It's Neck Discovered In Barry's Bay

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 10/8/2014 6:05:00 AM

Killaloe OPP are looking for some help from the public in a strange investigation. On Saturday, police received a report that a live chicken was found at the gazebo in Barry’s Bay.  The chicken had a noose around its neck and a message stating, 'Vote Dave. Vote Dave'.  The chicken was captured and unharmed however, if anyone has information they're asked to contact the Killaloe OPP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Sexting Investigation At Local School

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 10/8/2014 5:55:00 AM

Renfrew OPP have opened a sexting investigation after a school official reported seizing a cell phone from a student with pictures which might be considered child pornography.  The school will not be identified to protect the identity of the victims.  Sexting is the sending of sexually explicit photos, or text messages.  Police say that teenagers may send sexual photos of themselves to boyfriends or girlfriends, not realizing the material may be considered child pornography.  They warn that when photos continue to be passed and shared it may be considered distributing child pornography.  Police are urging parents to discuss the issue with their children.