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Detour

publisher Apr 7, 2017 - 10:40am

Motorists are advised that Prescott-Russell County Road 9 on both sides of the Séguin Bridge in the Riceville-Fournier area is closed due to flooding. It is not yet known when the road will re-open for travel.

Like many other water courses, the South Nation River has risen rapidly over the last 24 hours due to heavy rain.

Offender arrested

publisher Apr 6, 2017 - 9:25am

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad reports that Patrick St-Denis, a federal offender who went unlawfully at large on March 31, has been apprehended in the City of Ottawa.

The Provincial ROPE Squad would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this investigation.

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Wanted

publisher Apr 5, 2017 - 3:54pm

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada-wide warrant as a result of his breach of parole.

Patrick St-Denis is Indigenous, 33 years of age, 5'10 tall, 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has visible tattoos on his face specifically an "arrow" surrounded by dots on his right cheek, a spade/arrow on his chin surrounded by black lines, and "FAST LIFE" written on his neck.

The offender is known to frequent Ottawa.

Anyone having contact with this offender or information in regards to their whereabouts is asked to contact the Provincial ROPE Squad at 416-808-5900 or toll free at 1-866-870-ROPE (7673) or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or call 9-1-1.

Visit www.www.opp.ca/Investigative/ROPE/index.htm

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Warrant for this man

publisher Mar 31, 2017 - 3:09pm

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada-wide warrant as a result of his breach of parole.

Christopher Raymond is 41-year-old indigenous man, 5'9", 175 lbs. with a fair/light complexion, brown eyes, and short black and grey hair. The offender is known to frequent the Ottawa and Cornwall, Ontario areas as well as the Gatineau and Oka/Akwesasne areas of Québec.

Anyone with information in regards to the whereabouts of him is asked to contact the Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad at 1-866-870-7673, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or call 9-1-1.

He is serving time for several offences such as possession of a weapon obtained by indictable offence, obstructing justice, possession of an unauthorized firearm and possession of illegal drugs.

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Seasonal spike in smuggling

publisher Mar 27, 2017 - 12:54pm

March 3, members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force seized 33 bags containing 595 kilograms of contraband fine cut tobacco on a Hamilton Island seasonal property.

“With the warming weather approaching, police will likely see an increase in illicit activities occurring on our waterways,” says Staff Sergeant Sylvain Leroux, acting Officer in charge of the CRTF. “If you witness or hear of suspicious activity occurring, we would ask that you contact the police. Together, we can reduce crime in our neighbourhoods.”

If you have any information regarding this crime or other criminal activity in your area, you can contact the CRTF at 1-613-937-2800 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. The CRTF is a joint forces partnership led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and includes the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Ministry of Finance.

Smuggling

Fraud suspected in tax bill errors

publisher Mar 27, 2017 - 11:02am

North Glengarry CAO Daniel Gagnon suspects that fraudulent actions may be the cause of problems with the township’s tax billing system. Since January, North Glengarry has heard from dozens of residents complaining about unusually high tax bills. At first, the municipality believed it was an internal error and hired an accounting firm to get to the bottom of the matter.

“With the help of the auditors, we suspect that fraud may be involved,” Mr. Gagnon says.“Council will hire some forensic auditors.”

Details in the March 29 edition of The News.

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