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Search Warrant leads to criminal charges & Enclosed trailer theft from local buisness

Posted By: Brian Burton · 7/27/2015 6:47:00 PM

(PEMBROKE, ON) – On July 24, 2015 members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit executed a Criminal Code search warrant at a residence in the City of Pembroke.  Police recovered a bed and mattress that had been previously been reported stolen from Walmart.  As a result John Wayne MASTERS, age 43 of Pembroke, has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

·         Theft Under $5000

·         Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

·         Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Masters was released on a promise to appear & is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke August 25th

The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating the theft of a 16ft tandem axle enclosed trailer from Ty’s Seamless Eavestroughing located on Pembroke St. West in the City of Pembroke.  The trailer was stolen from the business ...


Posted By: Brian Burton · 7/26/2015 9:08:00 PM

 On July 26, 2015 at approximately 5:00am Killaloe OPP attended a single motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 60 at Mink Lake Road.

 Alcide Poirier, 66 years of age of Killaloe, Hagarty, Richards Township was operating a Ford F250 pick-up truck westbound on Highway 60 when his vehicle struck guardrails, left the highway and rolled into the south ditch.

Jeffrey Poirier, 27 years of age of Moncton was a lone passenger in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.   Jeffrey Poirier was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

Alcide Poirier was taken to hospital with non- life threatening injuries.

The highway was closed for approximately 7 hours.  It was re-opened at 12:15pm.

Man Charged With Assaulting an Upper Ottawa Valley Police Officer.

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/25/2015 8:42:00 AM

A Pembroke man is charged with assaulting an Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officer.

On Thursday UOV Police officers went to check on 38 year old David Fitzgerald to make sure he was abiding the conditions of his probation.

Officers found Fitzgerald under the influence of alcohol and attempted to arrest him. Police alleged Fitzgerald assaulted them and fled his home. Fitzgerald was quickly tracked down at a neighbours home where he was taken into custody without further incident.

Fitzgerald is facing assaulting a peace officer, escaping lawful custody, and failing to comply with a probation order.

London Man Facing Charges After Single Vehicle Collision in Pembroke

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/25/2015 8:41:00 AM

A London, Ontario man is facing charges in Pembroke after a single vehicle collision in the city early yesterday(Friday) morning.

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP received a complaint of a possible impaired driver in a white SUV in Pembroke and while officers were enroute to the initial complaint a second call was received reporting an accident involving the same SUV in the West End.

34 year old Reijo Tyrvainen is facing impaired driving, refusing or failing to provide a breath sample and breach of recognizance charges.

OPP Lay Walmart Shoplifting Charges

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/23/2015 5:27:00 AM

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP have charged a man and woman from Quebec with shoplifting. They were called to investigate a shoplifting incident in progress at the Walmart in Laurentian Valley Township on Tuesday.  A man and woman were reportedly seen by Walmart staff leaving the store with electronics and food that they did not pay for.  27 year old Jessica Baudoin and 28 year old Daniel King, both of Bristol, Quebec are each charged with one count of Theft Under $5000. They'll appear in Pembroke court in September.

Police are also investigating a second, unrelated incident of shoplifting at Walmart.  On Sunday, Police say a man in his 30’s is alleged to have stolen a twin bed and mattress from the store.  The incident is still under investigation. 

Eganville's Melissa Bishop Goes For Gold At Pan Am Games

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/22/2015 5:22:00 AM

Eganville's Melissa Bishop will be competing for gold at the Pan Am Games later this evening.  She's advanced to the 800m final.  That race is scheduled for 7:30 tonight.  Meanwhile, Athletics Canada named Bishop to it's 51 member team for the IAAF World Championships Track and Field Team on Monday.  She'll compete at the World Championships in Beijing next month.

Retroactive Universal Child Care Benefit In Bank Accounts Monday

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/17/2015 7:22:00 AM

Families right across Canada will get a boost to their bank accounts on Monday.  That's the day that retroactive payments for the Universal Child Care Benefit will start to arrive.  Renfrew-Nippissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant welcomed Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development  to Pembroke yesterday.
He says every family with children under the age of 18 is entitled to recieve the benefit, regardless of income.  The retroactive payment on Monday will be $520 for each child under the age of 6 and $420 dollars for each child between 6 and 17 years old.  However, Poilievre says there are still a number of families that did not apply for the benefit when they filed their taxes.  It's estimated there are still 130 eligible families in Pembroke and 90 families in Petawawa that have not applied for the benefit.  If you haven't signed up, you can do so by going to ...

Greyhound Bus Depot Announced For Pembroke

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/16/2015 8:21:00 AM

A Greyhound Bus Depot has finally been announced for downtown Pembroke.  The Pembroke Depot will be located at the Prince Street entrance to Giant Tiger.  Service from that location begins Monday, July 20th.  Greyhound customers will be able to purchase tickets and send and receive packages from this location.  Pembroke Mayor Mike LeMay says he's pleased that Greyhound and Giant Tiger are joining forces to enable this to happen.  He adds that several seniors who regularly use Greyhound are pleased that the depot is downtown.  Information on bus schedules is available at www.greyhound.ca and will be available at Giant Tiger when the service begins.

Canoeist Rescued In Petawawa

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/15/2015 10:36:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Marine Unit was on patrol on the Ottawa River yesterday afternoon when they received an emergency call from staff at Petawawa’s Jubilee Lodge.  It was reported that a lone male canoeist was overdue.  Adding cause for concern was a thunder storm that had just hit the area featuring heavy rain, gusting winds, thunder and lightning.   Police were given the last known direction of travel for the canoeist and less than 10 minutes later the canoeist was located near King Edward Island near Petawawa Point.  Due to heavy rain the canoe had begun to fill with water.  The man, who was uninjured, was brought aboard the police boat and returned safely to shore.  The canoe was also towed back to shore by police. OPP warn that weather conditions can change rapidly and they remind boaters to always check the weather forecast prior to venturing out onto the waterways.  ...

House Fire In Pembroke This Morning

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/15/2015 6:57:00 AM

The Pembroke Fire Department responded to a house fire on Maple Avenue around 2:30 this morning.  When they arrived at the scene they found the lone occupant of the home outside with his dog.  Fire fighters made an aggressive interior attack and quickly brought the fire under control. The fire and most damage were contained to the room of origin within the building.  A dozen firefighters and 2 apparatus responded to the emergency and were on scene until about 4:30 this morning. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.