Local News


Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/3/2016 9:53:00 AM

On May 01, 2016 at approximately 6:20pm a resident on Eganville Road in the City of Pembroke called police to report that a vehicle had left the roadway and struck their house.  The driver failed to remain and the vehicle proceeded to flee the scene.  Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers from the Pembroke Detachment responded and a short time later police located the driver and suspect vehicle, a 2006 Cadillac sedan, on Miller Street in the City of Pembroke.  The driver was taken into custody and during the arrest process he damaged a police cruiser.  As a result 26 year old Joshua Glenn MCKENNEY of Laurentian Valley Township faces the following Criminal Code charges:

  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

  • Mischief Under $5000

  • Fail to Comply with Probation – 2 counts

He was also charged with Fail To Remain under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and Possession of a Schedule ...

Charges against Stunt Drivers on Highway 17

Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/3/2016 4:39:00 AM

Four drivers recently had their vehicle impounded for 7 days and their driver’s licence suspended for 7 days as a result of stunt driving charges on Highway 17.  The highway is a posted 90km/hr. zone in this area.  Sgt. Derek McLeod stopped the first driver Tuesday April 12 at 8:35am on Highway 17 near Campbell Drive in McNab Braeside Township.  Cristina SIMO 42 of Laurentian Valley Township was issued a summons to appear in court in Renfrew on May 20 charged with stunt driving – speeding in excess of 50 km/hr. above the posted limit. Sgt. McLeod stopped another speeder on Sunday April 24 on Highway 17 near Gillan Road in Horton Township.  Mark PANFILI 39 of Pembroke was issued a summons to appear in court in Renfrew May 20 charged with stunt driving – speeding in excess of 50 km/hr. above the posted limit.  Sgt. Mcleod stopped the next ...

Fatal Injuries in Dirt Bike Collision

Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/3/2016 4:37:00 AM

One male suffered fatal injuries in a dirt bike collision on Sunday May 1 in the Township of Greater Madawaska. 

The collision happened on Bartraw trail off Clyde Lake Road at approximately 1:00pm. 

The male was the lead driver in a group of 4 drivers when he lost control and was ejected from his bike.

He died at the scene. 

He has been identified as Blake MACMILLAN 36 of Ottawa. 

Provincial Constable Joel Cobb is leading the investigation under the direction of the Ontario Chief Coroner’s Office

Fire destroys cottage at Petawawa Point

Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/2/2016 6:48:00 PM

Firefighters were called to a fire Monday afternoon on Island View Drive down at the Petawawa Point. 

Firefighters got the blaze under control but the Cottage which is quite old sustained a lot of damage.

More details to follow. 

House Fire in Renfrew

Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/2/2016 5:02:00 AM


The Renfrew Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from a residence located at 170 Prince Avenue West.




At 2:52 pm. Seventeen firefighters quickly brought the fire under control and remained on scene until 5:54 PM.




The home suffered extensive smoke and fire damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


2 Valley Men Among 80 Suspects Charged In Ontario Child Online Exploitation Investigation

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 4/28/2016 3:24:00 PM

2 Ottawa Valley men are included in a list of 80 people that were arrested as part of a sweeping child online exploitation investigation.  29 year old Nicholas Clouthier of Petawawa is charged with Posession of Child Pornography, Make Available Child Pornography and Accessing Child Pornogaphy.   53 year old Daniel Bruce Mitchell of Pembroke is charged with Possession of Child Pornography and Make Available Child Pornography.  OPP say the sweep involved participation from 26 municipal police services along with the RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency and United States Homeland Security.  The 80 suspects face a total of 274 charges.  Additional arrests are expected. 20 alleged victims have been identified in the investigation.

Break In At The Pembroke Memorial Centre

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 4/27/2016 7:16:00 AM
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP is investigating a break, enter and theft at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) on Pembroke Street West in the City of Pembroke.  Sometime between the evening of April 24, 2016 and the morning of April 25, 2016 suspect(s) broke into the PMC.  Once inside the suspect(s) overturned a quantity of oil in a mechanical room and stole a 6ft fiberglass step ladder. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pembroke Detachment of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613-732-3332 or Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

OPP Identify Construction Worker Killed In Hwy 17 Collision

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 4/26/2016 1:19:00 PM

The Renfrew Detachment of the OPP) continues to investigate a collision on Highway 17 that closed the highway west of Arnprior for several hours on Monday April 25.
OPP officers responded to the collision at 11:42am.  Preliminary investigation shows a black 2010 Jeep Patriot was travelling west bound on Highway 17.  Two construction vehicles were parked on the south shoulder of the Highway facing east.  The first was a white 2004 Intel 94 with an attached trailer and a hydraulic drill and compressor.  The second construction vehicle was a white 2008 Chevrolet Express van.  Two construction workers were out working on the shoulder of the highway in the vicinity of the drill.  The Jeep crossed the centre line and struck the two workers and both construction vehicles.  One worker suffered fatal injuries.  He has been identified as 42 year old William Danniel Milton of Addington Highlands Township.  The other ...

Garrison Petawawa Simulated Crash Exercise

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 4/26/2016 12:31:00 PM

The public should be advised that Garrison Petawawa is conducting a simulated crash exercise in collaboration with local civilian agencies including Renfrew County Emergency Services and the Pembroke Regional Hospital today (Tuesday April 26, 2016) from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.

Smoke and emergency vehicles  may be visible to the public during this exercise being held between Garrison Petawawa and the City of Pembroke. The simulated exercise will include road and air ambulance transport to the PRH

In collaboration with the civilian agencies and municipalities involved, the necessary measures have been taken to minimize disruptions to the public.  

SIU Investigating death in Bancroft

Posted By: Brian Burton · 4/26/2016 9:36:00 AM

On April 25, 2016 members of the Bancroft detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) executed a Feeney Warrant to arrest a male wanted in connection with an earlier incident.

When officers entered the Bancroft residence, they located an adult male deceased.

The province's Special Investigation Unit (SIU) was notified by the OPP and has invoked its mandate. Any further inquiries should be directed to SIU Communications at 416-622-2342

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122