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Drug charges laid in Pembroke

Posted By: Brian Burton · 11/21/2014 6:31:00 PM
On the 19th of November 2014, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau - Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) - Project Paradigm, Members of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP and the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence in the City of Pembroke resulting in the seizure of cannabis marihuana and codeine pills.
5 People were arrested and charged:
Dakota LECLAIRE (21yrs- Pembroke) is charged with of Possession for the purpose of trafficking in a schedule II substance - cannabis marihuana and Possession for thePpurpose of Trafficking in a Schedule I Substance (codeine). He was released on a recognizance of bail to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke.
Richard MIREAULT (51yrs - Pembroke) is charged with 2 Counts of Trafficking in a Schedule I Substance (methamphetamine) and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in a Schedule ...

Robbery at Mac's Milk

Posted By: Brian Burton · 11/20/2014 4:09:00 PM
The Pembroke Detachment of the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating an armed robbery that was reported on Wednesday the 19th of November at Mac’s Milk on Pembroke St. West in the City of Pembroke.
Investigated revealed that at approximately 1:28 am, a lone male entered the business.    The male threatened the store employee and demanded cash.  The male left without obtaining any money.  No one was injured.  Constable Jamie Holt is the investigating officer.  The investigation is continuing.
If anyone has any information concerning this crime please contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613 732-3332, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving these crimes.  If you have information on any of these criminal offences that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000.00.  Call ...

Arrest made in Violent Break & Enter

Posted By: Brian Burton · 11/20/2014 4:06:00 PM
 On the 16th of November at approximately 10:00 pm the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the OPP was advised of a break enter and robbery with violence. The victim answered the door, and a male forced his way into the residence and assaulted the elderly female resident.  The victim was transported to hospital.  Members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment as well as the Upper Ottawa Valley Crime Unit, ERT, K9 and Identification Unit attended the scene to investigate. 
As a result of the investigation 19 year old Codie Dufault of the Twp. of Whitewater Region has been charged with the following: • Disguise with Intent • Uttering Threats - Cause death or Bodily Harm • Assault • Forcible Confinement • Fail to Comply with Probation Order • Firearm - Use while committing offence • Robbery with Intent • Break, Enter dwelling house - commit indictable offence • Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking Given by Officer in ...

Missing Person Body Found

Posted By: Brian Burton · 11/20/2014 4:00:00 PM
On the 18th of November the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the OPP was advised of a missing person, 62 year old Randy Clouthier.
Mr. Clouthier was located deceased with his vehicle off Hunt Camp Lane in North Frontenac Township. on the 19th of November. 
A post mortem is to be conducted on the 21st of November.
The investigation is continuing.

Elderly Woman Attacked In Beachburg Home

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 11/18/2014 6:04:00 AM

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are investigating a break enter and robbery with violence at a home in Beachburg.  It was reported Sunday night around 10:00 pm.  The victim answered the door, and a man forced his way into the home and assaulted the elderly woman who lived there.  She was taken to hospital.  Members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment as well as the Upper Ottawa Valley Crime Unit, ERT, K9 and Identification Unit attended the scene to investigate.  The investigation is continuing. 

 

OPP release update on fatal collision in Pembroke

Posted By: Brian Burton · 10/28/2014 3:36:00 PM

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is continuing to investigate a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Hwy 17 just west of Hwy 41.  The collison was reported at approximately 7:00 am on the 27th of October 2014.

Investigation indicates that three passenger vehicles were westbound on Hwy 17 and a log truck was east bound.  The log truck was carrying logs.  A collison occurred between the log truck pup trailer, and one of the westbound vehicles.

 

The driver of this passenger vehicle, the lone occupant, 51 year old Andrew Gribbon of Pembroke was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The other two passenger vehicles were indirectly involved.  No other injuries were reported.  A 43 year old male of Desbarats, Ontario was the driver of the log truck. 

 

Hwy 17 was closed between Hwy 41 and “B” Line Road in Laurentian Valley Twp.  ...

RBC Donation To The Renfrew County United Way Campaign

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 10/28/2014 10:55:00 AM

The United Way accepted a major donation from the RBC Foundation this morning.  United Way 2014 Honorary Campaign Chair Peter Emon and United Way Executive Director Gail Logan were presented with a cheque for $5000 at the downtown Pembroke Royal Bank branch.  RBC Regional Vice President Glen Kelsey said the money was raised through Royal Bank's annual Employee Giving Campaign and an RBC corporate donation. This year's United Way Campaign goal is 400-thousand dollars.

-Pictured in Photo are RBC Regional Vice President Glen Kelsey, Branch Manager for Pembroke and Petawawa Pam Etmanskie, Royal Bank's Brigette Blais,  United Way Executive Director Gail Logan & United Way 2014 Honorary Campaign Chair and Warden of Renfrew County Peter Emon.

Election Results

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 10/28/2014 5:32:00 AM

Unofficial Election Results

Pembroke

Mayor - Mike Lemay

Council - Ron Gervais

Pat Lafreniere

Les Scott

John McCann 

Andrew Plummer

Christine Reavie

 

Petawawa

Mayor – Bob Sweet

Council -  Tom Mohns

James Carmody

Treena LeMay

Murray Rutz

Theresa Sabourin

Gary Serviss

 

Renfrew

Mayor – Don Eady

Reeve – Peter Emon

 

Arnprior

Mayor – David Reid

Reeve – Walter Stack

Council – Tom Burnette

Frank Dugal

Lynn Grinstead

Dan Lynch

Ted Strike

 

Township of Laurentian Valley

Mayor – Steve Bennett

Reeve – Debbie Robinson

Council – Jennifer Gauthier

Brian Hugli

James Sheedy

Keith Watt

Allan Wren

 

 

Township Of Madawaska Valley

Mayor – Kim Love

Council – Ernie Peplinski

Carl Bromwich

Shelley Maika

Elser Lee Faith Archer

 

Township of Whitewater Region

Mayor – Hal Johnson

Reeve – Terry Millar

Council – Charlene Jackson

Dave MacKay

Daryl McLaughlin

Cathy Regier

Chris Olmstead

 

Township Of Admaston ...

ID Checks At Garrison Petawawa

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 10/23/2014 5:42:00 AM

Following the events in Ottawa yesterday, Garrison Petawawa closed Montgomery Gate and McCurry gate from 6 last night until 6 this morning.  Public Affairs says that as of this morning there will be a 100 percent ID check for people coming on to base.  Expect that there will be traffic delays.

4 Year Old Boy Seriously Injured, Renfrew Father Charged

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 10/22/2014 5:44:00 AM

A Renfrew father is facing charges after a child was seriously injured and admitted to hospital.  Hospital officials alerted Family and Children’s Services after an injured child was admitted to hospital and the injuries were inconsistent with the explanation of the injuries.  The 4-year-old boy was admitted to hospital on Sunday, and police were notified the next day.  Following the investigation the child’s father, a 30-year-old man, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.  He will not be identified to protect the identity of the boy.

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