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Murder charge laid after dying man left at hospital

publisher Jun 7, 2017 - 8:37am

Two men have been charged after a dying man was left at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria Monday night.

Facing charges of second degree murder and production of marijuana is 61-year-old Tri Minh Hoang, of Montréal.

Anh Quang Nguyen, 29, of Ottawa, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder and production of cannabis.

Both accused men were remanded into custody and will next appear June 8 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.

June 5, at 7:20 p.m. Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers were dispatched to the hospital where occupants of a white Honda Odyssey had dropped off a male suffering from a life threatening physical injury and then fled the area.

The victim, 29-year-old Khanh Nguyen, of Ottawa, was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.  

At approximately 7:45 p.m., police observed the suspect vehicle travelling southbound on County Road 34 in South Glengarry Township where the two male occupants were arrested and taken into custody.

The SD&G OPP Crime Unit is seeking any witnesses with information on this homicide and will be continuing with the investigation, under the direction of Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Constable Daniel Roy at the SD&G detachment at 613-534-2223 during business hours or 24/7 at 1-888-310-1122.

If you wish to provide information anonymously you can call Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Dying man left at hospital

publisher Jun 6, 2017 - 11:46am

Police are seeking the public’s assistance after two men drove off after leaving a dying man  at the Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria Monday night.

At 7:25 p.m. Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment officers were dispatched to the hospital, where two suspects had left the man who was suffering from a life-threatening injury and then fled. The victim, a 29-year-old from Ottawa, was pronounced dead shortly later.

The suspect vehicle, a white Honda Odyssey with Québec licence plates, was located a short time later. The two men, ages 57 and 29, have been arrested and are currently in custody. No charges have been laid at this time.

Investigators are seeking any witnesses or information to this incident.

At this time, the name of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification and a post-mortem examination.

The investigation into this death is continuing by the SD&G OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB). Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Constable Daniel Roy at 613-534-2223 during business hours or 24/7 at 1-888-310-1122.

If you wish to provide information anonymously you can call Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit your information online here.

Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Assault, voyeurism charges

publisher Jun 5, 2017 - 3:04pm

A 30-year-old South Glengarry man faces several charges after a Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment investigation into a report of incidents at a residence on County Road 34, South Glengarry.

The investigation found that between now and 2014 a man had assaulted, sexually assaulted and threatened his common-law spouse. Upon his arrest, officers seized a quantity of methamphetamine.

The man is charged with two counts of sexual assault, five counts of spousal assault, three counts of voyeurism where he recorded the victim without her knowledge, uttering threats, publication of an intimate image without consent, possession of a controlled substance and failing to comply with recognizance.

His name is being withheld in order to protect the identity of the victim.

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$1,000 a week for life

publisher May 31, 2017 - 4:58pm

Congratulations to Diana Murray, of Apple Hill, the latest winner of $1,000 a week for life with Instant Cash for Life. "My family likes to give lottery tickets as birthday, anniversary and special occasion gifts,” said the lucky winner at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. “My ticket was tucked into a gift from my husband.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on Brookdale Avenue in Cornwall.

$22.8 million for water and sewage

publisher May 26, 2017 - 3:39pm

The federal and Ontario governments are providing $22.8 million to finance a remedy to Maxville's chronic water problem and to plan an expansion of Alexandria's sewage treatment facility.

North Glengarry will receive $15.2 million from the federal government and $7.6 million from the province, while the township will be required to pay $7.6 million.

Funds were announced Friday in Maxville.

More details in the May 31 edition of The News.

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Bear sighting

publisher May 25, 2017 - 3:45pm

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Hawkesbury detachment is asking residents of L'Orignal (Champlain Township) to be extra aware of their surroundings after a black bear was spotted near the village.

Sightings of the animal near Ivaco Rolling Mills and Longueuil Street were reported to police this afternoon. OPP officers are currently on scene and are attempting to locate the bear.

The OPP would like to reassure residents that all measures are being taken to ensure the bear doesn't pose a risk to the community.  The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is sending personnel to assist. Residents are asked to keep a safe distance if they see the bear and to notify police of any sightings by calling 911.

$70,000 drug seizure

publisher May 19, 2017 - 3:18pm

A 45-year-old South Glengarry man has been charged after police confiscated about $70,000 in illicit drugs at a marijuana growing operation on Arlington Road near Lancaster.

Marc Rondeau faces charges of producing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

He was arrested when the Ontario Provincial Police Community Drug Action Team officers assisted by OPP Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit and Crime Unit members executed a search warrant at a residence on Arlington Road.

A large quantity of marijuana, cannabis resin, with an estimated street value of $70,000, and growing equipment were seized.

The accused is to appear in Alexandria court June 7.

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Standing guard

publisher May 19, 2017 - 9:16am

Guard

With Summer unofficially beginning this weekend, many will be considering taking a dip at the beach in Alexandria's Island Park. However, folks ought to tread lightly as some Canada geese have staked a claim on a section of the shore. This bird is very determined to protect newly hatched goslings. Remember that the Victoria Day long weekend also marks an increased police presence on highways.

Car ads work

publisher May 18, 2017 - 12:58pm

Seven out of ten community newspaper readers report that they read or look at the automotive ads that appear in their printed paper.  

Newspapers continue to be a key driver in the automotive path-to-purchase, even with today’s reliance on the internet.

Collision blocks strip of 417

publisher May 17, 2017 - 5:27pm

The westbound lanes of Highway 417 near the Ontario-Québec border are closed following a collision involving two trucks.

The collision occurred when a westbound transport truck collided with a vehicle known as a "Truck Mounted Attenuator (also commonly referred to as Crash Truck)" which was stopped on a portion of the roadway where repair work was being conducted. The drivers of both involved vehicles have been transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Detours have been set up re-routing westbound traffic at the provincial border. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

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