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Inattentive drivers linked to twice as many road deaths as impaired this year.

Posted By: Brian Burton · 8/30/2016 8:56:00 AM

For the first time since Ontario distracted driving laws were introduced in 2009, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reporting that driver inattention-related road deaths are poised to double the number of impaired-related deaths this year.

As the OPP prepares to launch its Distracted Driving Campaign over the Labour Day weekend, as of mid-August, the OPP has investigated 38 road deaths in which an inattentive driver was involved, compared to 19 deaths involving an impaired driver.

While both of these driving behaviours are equally threatening to the safety of road users, this latest data has the OPP calling for a heightened awareness of the prevalence of distracted drivers and the risks they pose on our roads. The OPP is also calling on Ontarians to develop a similar level of public intolerance of these dangerous drivers that exists of impaired drivers.      

When you are riding with a distracted driver, know ...

OPP charge Pembroke man with internet luring & Child pornography offences

Posted By: Brian Burton · 8/29/2016 10:18:00 AM

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Upper Ottawa Valley assisted by The Child Sexual Exploitation Unit have arrested and charged a Pembroke man following a  internet luring investigation.

 On August 26th , 2016 members the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, OPP Technological Crime Unit and the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment  arrested a 19 year old male for Luring a Child by Means of Telecommunication. As a result of this investigation information was recovered that that involved a second female who is 16 years of age.

Calvin KIDD, age 19 years, of Pembroke  Ontario is charged with two counts of Internet Luring, one count of Possession of Child Pornography and one count of making Child Pornography, and  two counts of Breaching conditions on his bail (on previous charge).

 The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing. He is scheduled to appear on August 29, ...

OPP QUICKLY LOCATE MISSING MAN

Posted By: Brian Burton · 8/24/2016 4:27:00 AM

Just before 10am on August 23, 2016 the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report that an 18 year old man with autism had wandered away and was missing from his residence in Laurentian Valley Township. 

OPP’s Canine Unit and Emergency Response Team (ERT) were deployed to the scene and the man was found in good health by police shortly after 11am in a wooded area a short distance from his home.     

Round Lake Road Washed Out

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 8/22/2016 6:15:00 AM

Killaloe OPP say flooding has washed out a section of Round Lake Road, but they expect to have the road reopened some time today.

The road has been reported closed at John Street, east of Round Lake Centre, since about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. OPP are detouring vehicles down Simpson Pit Road to Highway 60.

17 year old charged with second degree murder

Posted By: Brian Burton · 8/17/2016 6:47:00 AM

On August 13, 2016, at approximately 11:32 p.m., officers from the Renfrew County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a residence on Cobus Road, Horton Township where a 60 year old man, from Horton Township, was found deceased.

  On August 16, 2016, a 17 year old male from Renfrew County was charged with one count of second degree murder under the Criminal Code of Canada. The youth appeared for a bail hearing and was remanded until 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke Youth Court. 

  On August 16, 2016, a court imposed Publication Ban was issued by the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke.

  The identity of the deceased will not be released to protect the identity of the accused. The name of the young person will not be released in accordance with the Youth ...

OPP asking for the publics’ assistance in solving a report of vandalism

Posted By: Brian Burton · 8/16/2016 8:05:00 AM

Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers and the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking for the publics’ assistance in solving a report of vandalism.

On the 24th of May 2016 police were advised that graffiti that was written on the bench at the lookout on Lookout Road in the Twp. of Whitewater Region.

Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving this crime.  If you have information on any criminal offence that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000.00.  Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at (613) 735-8477 or you can reach us at 1-800-222-8477.  You could help solve a crime.  All tips remain anonymous and you will not have to attend court.  Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display.  Our telephones are answered 24 hours a day.   Please visit us ...

TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER CHARGED WITH CARELESS DRIVING AFTER COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 17

Posted By: Brian Burton · 8/16/2016 4:35:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision just after 2pm on August 12, 2016 on Highway 17 between Doran Road and Black Bay Road.  A westbound tractor trailer left the roadway and struck guardrails before coming to rest in the eastbound ditch of Highway 17.  No injuries were reported.  The 20 year old driver, Manpreet SINGH of Cornwall, was charged with Careless Driving under the Highway Traffic Act.   Highway 17 between Doran Rd and Black Bay Rd was closed for several hours while heavy tow truck operators removed the tractor trailer from the ditch

Driver involved in Mud Lake Road collision has died.

Posted By: Brian Burton · 8/15/2016 8:07:00 AM

The driver who was seriously injured in the August 12th collision on Mud Lake Road in the City of Pembroke has died in hospital.  Dead is 25 year old Alexander Joseph SPIDLE of Whitewater Region Township.

Officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the single vehicle collision just after 730am on August 12th after a 2011 Ford SUV left the roadway and stuck a utility pole.  The Pembroke Fire Department were called to the scene to provide extrication services.  The collision closed Mud Lake Road between Paul Martin Drive and Sawmill Road for several hours.  OPP’s Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are assisting with the investigation

Second Degree Murder Charge Laid

Posted By: Brian Burton · 8/14/2016 9:08:00 AM

 

On August 13, 2016, at approximately 11:32 p.m., officers from the Renfrew County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a residence on Cobus Road, Horton Township where a 60 year old man, from Horton Township, was found deceased.

 

 On August 16, 2016, a 17 year old male from Renfrew County was charged with one count of second degree murder under the Criminal Code of Canada. The youth appeared for a bail hearing and was remanded until 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke Youth Court. 

 

 On August 16, 2016, a court imposed Publication Ban was issued by the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke.

 

 The identity of the deceased will not be released to protect the identity of the accused. The name of the young person will not be released in accordance with the ...

Mud Lake Road closed as OPP investigate serious single vehicle collision

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 8/12/2016 7:30:00 AM

Just after 730am on August 12, 2016 officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious single motor vehicle collision on Mud Lake Road in the City of Pembroke.  Preliminary investigation has shown that the lone vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole. 

 Pembroke Fire Department attended the scene to provide extrication services for the lone male driver.  Renfrew County Paramedics transported the driver to hospital with serious injuries.  Mud Lake Road is currently closed between Sawmill Road and Paul Martin Drive and will remain closed as the investigation continues.      

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