Local News

Suspicious Vehicle At Graveyard

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 9/3/2015 7:33:00 AM

Renfrew OPP responded to three suspicious vehicle calls on Monday September 1.  One caller at 10:02 pm reported a vehicle parked near the graveyard on Haley Road and a group of people possibly damaging property inside the graveyard.  When OPP officers arrived the vehicle was gone and no damage was observed.  Two other calls were received reporting vehicles that were similar to the suspect vehicle related to a call in Calabogie on Saturday.  One vehicle was located and ruled out; the other vehicle was not located by police.

Fire In Horton Township

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 9/3/2015 7:32:00 AM

A fire on Monday morning at a seasonal residence on Gagan Lane in Horton Township caused minor damage to a deck.  OPP received a call about the fire at 10:30 in the morning.  The fire was determined to be accidental, as a pile of ashes on the deck caught fire.  No one was injured.  Paramedics and the Horton Fire Department attended as well.

19 Year Old Charged With Stunt Driving On Hwy 17

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 9/2/2015 5:57:00 AM

A 19 year old is facing a stunt driving charge.  On Monday afternoon, just after 1 o'clock, police stopped a speeding vehicle on Highway 17 near Bruce Street.  While conducting radar enforcement the officer spotted the suspect travelling at 159 km/hr in a posted 90 km/hr zone.  19 year old Ryan Davis of Ottawa was issued a summons for court in Renfrew on September 18 charged with stunt driving.  The vehicle he was operating was impounded for 7 days, and his licence was suspended for 7 days.

Pembroke Woman Facing Weapons Charges In Neighbour Dispute

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 9/2/2015 5:46:00 AM

A woman is facing weapons charges after Police were called to a neighbour dispute in Pembroke on Friday.  It was found that one of the involved neighbours pointed a pistol style BB gun at the victim and assaulted the victim while making threats to use the weapon.  As a result a 51 year old woman from Pembroke is charged with Pointing a Firearm, Possession of Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Assault with a Weapon.  She was held for a bail hearing.  Her name is being withheld in order to protect the identity of the victim.

Students Head Back To School Today!

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 9/1/2015 5:19:00 AM

It's back to school for students in Renfrew County today.  With that in mind, the OPP is reminding motorists to be extra diligent as school buses are back on the roads.  Motorists are reminded to stop whether meeting or following school buses with signals flashing and the stop sign extended.  Fines for disobeying school buses with signals flashing range from $400 to $2,000 and 6 demerit points. 
Students will be excited and may forget some of their safety rules for crossing streets and boarding school buses. Parents are encouraged to review school bus safety with students.  Younger children should be supervised while waiting for school buses to arrive.  Parents of children walking or biking to school should also review the rules of the road with their kids to keep them safe while they are travelling to and from school.

Man Tries To Lure Child Into Van In Calabogie

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 8/31/2015 5:05:00 AM

Police are investigating after a report that a man tried to lure a 12 year old boy into a van in Calabogie Saturday near dinner time.  Officers from the Renfrew Detachment of the OPP were called after the boy reported the suspicious incident to his relatives.  He was in Calabogie playing with a cousin when they began to bike home taking seperate routes.  The boy was on his bike on Mill St near the Community Centre when he stopped to look at a van on a path or dirt road that had just started and startled him.  The male driver opened the door and told him to "come here".  The boy refused and the man walked towards him and placed his hand on the boy's shoulder.  The boy pulled away and took off.  He was followed by the van for a short time.  The boy met up with his cousin near the school and then went  to ...

Police Identify Victim Of Fatal Hwy 17 Crash

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 8/27/2015 9:23:00 AM

Police have identified the victim of yesterday's fatal crash on Highway 17 as 51 year old David Bean of Caledon.  At 10:16 am officers, paramedics and the Whitewater Region Fire Department were called to Highway 17 near Cobden for a two vehicle collision involving a transport and a passenger car.  The transport, driven by 36 year old Roy Sylvain of Mansfield Que. was travelling westbound.  The car was driven by the victim, David Bean.  Mr. Bean was pronounced dead at the scene.  Mr. Sylvain was treated for his injuries at hospital.  Preliminary investigation shows the car was eastbound and entered the westbound lane and was struck head on by the transport.  The transport entered the south ditch and started on fire.  Diesel fuel was also spilled at the scene.  The truck was carrying a load of sawdust.  The Highway was closed for more than 12 hours for the Technical Collision Investigators to complete their work, cleanup ...

Hwy 17 Reopens After Fatal Crash

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 8/27/2015 5:27:00 AM

Highway 17 has reopened following a fatal collision east of Cobden.  A 51 year old Caledon man was killed in the head-on crash between a car and a tractor trailer.  Highway 17 was closed between Chenaux Road and Forresters Falls Road in the Township of Whitewater Region for most of the day yesterday.  O-P-P are investigating ... to determine the cause of the crash.  The highway reopened around 5:30 this morning.

Fatal Collision Closes Hwy 17

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 8/26/2015 10:34:00 AM

The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police  is investigating a fatal collision on Highway 17 east of Cobden.  Highway 17 is closed between Chenaux Road and Forresters Falls Road in the Township of Whitewater Region and traffic is being rerouted.  The collision involved a transport truck and trailer and a car.  One person is deceased as a result of the collision. 

Kittens Left In Hot Vehicle While Owners Were Rafting

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 8/26/2015 6:18:00 AM

Renfrew OPP say pet owners are continuing to leave animals in hot cars while they go shopping or do other things. On Sunday officers were called by an employee at River Run Rafting concerned about several very young kittens inside a hot vehicle in their parking lot. Police say the kittens were left while the owners were rafting on the Ottawa River. Prior to police attending the employee was able to locate the owner and make arrangements for the animals to be removed from the vehicle. 

OPP officers also responded on Saturday afternoon to the No Frills parking lot after a report of a dog in a hot truck.  As the officer arrived the man was leaving.  He was stopped and warned for leaving an animal in a hot vehicle.