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Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 5/27/2016 5:07:00 AM
The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police is currently investigating an occurrence of mischief at Our Lady of Lourdes elementary school on Iriving Street in the City of Pembroke.  On May 25, 2016 school staff called police to report that several window screens had been ripped and pulled out of their frames.  The damage is believed to have occurred overnight between May 24 and May 25.  Entry was not made to the school and there are no suspects at this time.       
Anyone with information regarding this mischief 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).    

9 People from Ottawa & Renfrew arrested in province-wide drug bust

Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/26/2016 7:09:00 AM

A major drug investigation in northeastern Ontario has resulted in 300 charges and 55 arrests, including nine in the Ottawa area.

Ontario Provincial Police worked with Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) to identify and dismantle drug distribution networks trafficking prescription medications and illicit drugs to communities in northeastern Ontario.

Police say the lengthy six-month investigation focused on the Timmins and Chapleau area and James Bay coastal communities, noting these drugs typically sell at four times the street price compared to urban centres, like Ottawa, providing considerable profit incentive for criminals to exploit vulnerable residents in Aboriginal communities.

Drugs seized in the investigation are worth $833,000 in Ottawa, but have a street value of $2,100,000 in northern Ontario.

OPP made arrests at homes on Treaty Court and Pineglade Crescent in Ottawa on Thursday May 19, 2016. 
In all nine people from Ottawa and Renfrew were arrested. Police say two of the ...


Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 5/25/2016 2:17:00 PM

The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating the theft of a black 2009 Lincoln MKZ SUV from the driveway of a residence on Glenwood Drive in the City of Pembroke.  The vehicle was stolen between the hours of 10pm on May 24 and 6am on May 25 and it bears Ontario marker BHDM 749.  The key for the vehicle had been left inside the SUV.         

Anyone with information regarding this vehicle theft 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).    


Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/25/2016 8:35:00 AM

Three motorcycle drivers and one motorcycle passenger were killed in preventable collisions on OPP-patrolled roads over the long weekend bringing the motorcycle fatality total for 2016 to nine deaths. The OPP is concerned that the death toll will mount further on Ontario highways unless all drivers respect each other.

Drive defensively. Leave adequate space between all vehicles. Respect the speed limit and never drive impaired. Remember that motorcycles are smaller but increasingly popular. Car drivers need to check carefully for motorcycles and all vehicles before changing lanes or turning.

As the days are getting longer, more Ontarians enjoy getting out and participating in leisure outdoor activities on provincial roads, waterways and trails. This is especially true now with the warmer weather arriving. With the increase in outdoor activities, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) historically sees an increase in the number of serious injury and fatality incidents across the Province.

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Tragic start to Boating Season in Ontario

Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/20/2016 8:51:00 AM

There have been eight boating deaths on Ontario Provincial Police- (OPP)-patrolled waterways so far this year, which is almost three times as many as this time last year.

Tragically, none of this season’s eight victims was wearing a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) or lifejacket.  Investigations into these deaths also revealed that alcohol was likely a factor in all but one of the six incidents.

The OPP is releasing details about this year’s six boating tragedies as OPP Marine Officers prepare to hit Ontario waterways to promote Safe Boating Awareness Week (May 21- 27, 2016) with the  Canadian Safe Boating Council and other marine safety partners.

Six of this year’s victims were engaged in kayaking or canoeing activities and entered the water by either falling overboard or capsizing.

The two remaining incidents involved a small overloaded outboard boat that ultimately swamped, as well as a personal water craft occurrence that ...

OPP investigating 2 instances of Mischief involving graffiti in Pembroke

Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/18/2016 7:55:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating an act of mischief to the City Hall clock tower in Pembroke.  Sometime between late April and May 16, 2016 unknown suspect(s) gained access to the roof area of City Hall and spray painted graffiti below the clock face.  The investigation, including how the suspect(s) accessed the roof and clock tower area, is continuing.       

Anyone with information regarding this mischief 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).    

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking for the publics’ assistance in solving a break enter and mischief to property in the City of Pembroke.

Sometime between 9:00 pm on the 29th of April and noon on the 30th of April unknown suspects gained entry to a rooftop ...

Pembroke Man charged with Impaired Driving and drug possession

Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/18/2016 4:29:00 AM

On the afternoon of Sunday May 15, 2016 members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received erratic driving complaints regarding a black Jeep that was being driven in the Petawawa area. 

Police located the vehicle on Victoria Street in Petawawa and conducted a traffic stop.  

The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol and as a result 30 year old Dustin GREEN of Laurentian Valley Township was charged with Impaired Driving – Alcohol, and Driving with More than 80mgs of Alcohol in his Blood contrary to the Criminal Code.  

He was also charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) with Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine.

His license was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was towed and impounded for 7 days.   

He was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear on ...

Bancroft Police investigate fatal motor vehicle collision involving motorcycle

Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/16/2016 9:47:00 AM

Shortly before noon on Saturday (May 14th), police officers with the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Old Hastings Road in the Township of Wollaston.

Police and ambulance attended the scene, where a motorcycle had collided with a pick-up truck.  Police assisted with providing first aid and C.P.R. to the single male rider of the motorcycle, who was non-responsive.

49 year old Robert James Harris of Sackville New Brunswick was declared deceased at the scene.

A Technical Traffic Collision Investigator with the O.P.P. was called in to conduct further examination of the scene in conjunction with a coroner’s investigation.  Following the completion of that investigation, no charges were laid in relation to the incident

President of Poland Visits Petawawa

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 5/11/2016 6:22:00 AM

The President of the Republic of Poland,  His Excellency Andrzej Duda,  was in Petawawa yesterday.  He flew in from Ottawa on a Chinook helicopter to meet with Canadian Armed Forces personnel from Garrison Petawawa who participated in Operation REASSURANCE.  The President addressed the troops with the help of a translator.  He thanked them for their courage and dedication and spoke of the long history of support between our 2 nations.  After a short inspection, he toured a number of static displays of military equipment and spoke with soldiers about their experiences in Poland.  Following the visit, the commander of 2 CMBG, Colonel Conrad Mialkowski, told media that the visit was significant. He said that while there have been some Royals that have come to vist Petawawa, he cannot recall having the head of a country visit to say 'thank you for coming and serving in my country.'  Canadian Armed Forces ...

Renfrew Man Arrested and Facing Drugs and Weapons Charges.

Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/10/2016 8:48:00 AM

On May 04, 2016 members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the OPP’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), Tactical Response Unit (TRU) and Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit (PWEU) executed a Criminal Code (CC) search warrant and a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant in the City of Pembroke.

As a result 27 year old Donald Wesley SULLIVAN of Renfrew was arrested and is facing the following CDSA and CC charges:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl

  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance  – Marihuana

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine

  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order – Replica Firearms            2 counts

  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

He was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on May 10, ...