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Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/30/2016 5:15:00 PM

On Monday the 30th of May the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics begins its journey through the Ottawa Valley. 

Officers with the OPP, Ottawa Police Service, Provincial Corrections, RCMP and other law enforcement partners, along with local Special Olympians will be running and walking through communities raising funds for, and awareness of, Special Olympics.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest source of revenue for Special Olympics Ontario, which supports more than 20,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities. 

Locally the run will begin in the City of Pembroke on the 31st of May at approximately 10:30 am at the Pembroke Legion and will run to Riverside Park.  The group run will then reform at the Petawawa Legion at approximately 12:30 pm and run to Our Lady of Sorrows in the Town of Petawawa where the youth and Special Olympics athletes will have a game of soccer baseball.

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UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY OPP INVESTIGATE COLLISON ON ZION LINE

Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/30/2016 5:14:00 PM

Just before 11:00 am on the 30th of May 2016, officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle roll over on Zion Line in the Twp. of Whitewater Region. 

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a north bound box truck on Zion Line carrying chlorine, sulfuric acid and phosphoric acid left the road way and rolled over onto its side into the ditch.  The driver was not injured and exited the vehicle safely.  A hydro pole was struck and damaged.

A south bound propane delivery truck made contact with the hydro wires that were across the road.  Hydro One attended to remove the wires.  The propane delivery truck driver was not injured.

There is no evidence at this time of any chemical spill.  The Twp. of Whitewater Region Fire Department, Hydro One and Renfrew County Paramedics are on scene.  Zion line ...

Stolen Lincoln SUV located

Posted By: Brian Burton · 5/30/2016 10:00:00 AM

On the afternoon of May 29, 2016 officers from the Renfrew Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment received a report of an abandoned Lincoln SUV on Barry Lake Trail in Greater Madawaska Township.  Officers identified the vehicle as the black 2009 Lincoln MKZ SUV that was reported stolen on May 25 from the driveway of a residence on Glenwood Drive in the City of Pembroke.  The vehicle had sustained a flat tire and multiple areas of the exterior were damaged.  The vehicle was held for examination by the OPP’s Forensic Identification Services Unit (FISU).

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).    

Git 'Er Done Mud Run Raises over $102,000

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 5/30/2016 7:55:00 AM

The first ever Git 'Er Done Mud Run in support of the Renfrew County branch of the Canadian Cancer Society was a great success.  Nearly 700 runners participated in the 6k, 16 obstacle Mud Run at Wilderness Tours on Saturday.  A total of $102,050 was raised.  The top fundraisier was Katie Levesque with $6535.  Chris Inch had the top time of the day finishing the course in less than a half hour at 29:58:51. 

OPP INVESTIGATE MISCHIEF AT PEMBROKE SCHOOL

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 ...

OPP INVESTIGATE OVERNIGHT THEFT OF LINCOLN SUV IN PEMBROKE

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).    

PREVENTABLE MOTORCYCLE DEATHS MAR LONG WEEKEND

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 ...

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