The Glengarry News

crime

79-year-old charged with sexual assault

publisher Mar 18, 2019 - 2:42pm

An arrest has been made as the result of an historical sexual assault investigation conducted by members of the Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP, assisted by the SD&G OPP Crime Unit.

Gilles Deslauriers, 79, of Vercheres, Quebec was arrested March 12.

He faces two counts of indecent assault on a male.

These charges are in relation to alleged incidents involving a young male victim, dating back to 1976.

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Alexandria April 3.

Serial gas thief

publisher Jan 10, 2019 - 8:25am

Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers are investigating multiple reports of theft of gas at the Highland Esso, located on County Road 20 at Highway 417 in North Glengarry Township. The first incident dates back to January 2017and have continued to December 2018.

The thief will pull up to the furthest pump from the store during a busy time, exit the vehicle and fuel up without ever looking up towards the cameras. The vehicle will then drive past the Tim Hortons drive-thru, around the back of the store and exit through the North entrance.

The suspect is 5 foot 6 inches to  5 foot 7 inches tall, wears a hoodie with a ball cap and drives a red Hyundai Veloster.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-888-310-1122 or 1-800-222-8477.

Attempted armed robbery

publisher Dec 31, 2018 - 9:37pm

Police are seeking help in finding a man who tried to rob a Canada Post worker December 27 at Summerset Acres Road and County Rd 2 in South Glengarry Township.

A man approached the postal worker, brandishing an ''edge weapon,'' reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment, and stated, "This is a hold-up." The victim left the scene immediately without sustaining any injuries. The suspect possibly left the scene in a silver four-door sedan.

The would-be thief is a Caucasian, with a slim build, is 20-25 years old, brown hair, approximately 5 foot, 6 inches tall, with a reddish moustache, black jogging pants, grey hoodie, dark-rimmed glasses and white-soled skater shoes. He spoke with a French accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

I'm guilty, says murder accused

publisher Oct 19, 2018 - 3:35pm

"I did the crime, I'll do the time," declared the man accused of killing Emilie Maheu when he appeared in Cornwall court Friday.

Brandon Smeltzer was charged with first-degree murder after the body of the 26-year-old Green Valley woman was found in a field near Lancaster October 13.

The 25-year-old man from Bayside, Nova Scotia later stated that he would "be with Emilie soon.”

He was put on suicide watch.

Man charged with murder

publisher Oct 18, 2018 - 7:29am

A 25-year-old man from Nova Scotia has been charged with the murder of Emilie Maheu, the 26-year-old Green Valley woman whose body was found last Saturday in a field east of Lancaster.

Brandon Smeltzer, of Bayside, Nova Scotia was located in New Brunswick and charged with first-degree murder.

The accused will be transported back to Ontario where he is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.

The community has been shocked by the death of the mother of a 22-month-old girl.

She was last seen leaving work at approximately 1 p.m. October 11 and was reported missing from a residence on County Road 34 in South Glengarry at approximately 8:30 p.m. October 11.   

Missing woman's body found

publisher Oct 12, 2018 - 10:22am

The body of a 26-year-old South Glengarry woman who was reported missing October 11 was found today (October 13).

The case is now being treated as a homicide.

The body of Emilie Maheu, who was last seen leaving work October 11 at 1 p.m. in Alexandria, was found in South Glengarry at 11:30 a.m. A post-mortem examination will be conducted later this week at Ottawa General Hospital. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact Detective Constable Lise Durocher at 1-888-310-1122 or if you wish to remain anonymous you may call the Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Fraud charges

publisher Oct 4, 2018 - 12:37pm

A 56-year-old South Glengarry woman has been charged with fraud over $5,000 following an investigation by the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment into a report of a theft of funds from a victim in South Glengarry Township.

Angela Zimmerman is scheduled to appear in Alexandria court October 10.

Have you seen this man?

publisher Aug 27, 2018 - 2:22pm

The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police detachment is looking for assistance in the identification of a male suspect who is involved in fraudulent cash withdrawals from banks in Grenville County, North Dundas and the Ottawa/Gatineau area.

The suspect is a white male, in his 50s or 60s, with grey stubble on his face and a medium build. If you have any information as to the identity of this man, call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Fraud warning

publisher Jun 19, 2018 - 10:22am

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Cornwall Detachment is issuing a public notice with respect to fraudulent telephone calls.

The RCMP is warning the general public of fraudulent telephone calls which appear to be coming from the RCMP. The callers impersonate a police officer on the phone and inform the victims that there is a large amount of money owning on their personal taxes, and that an arrest warrant has been issued in their name. The callers then demand that a large amount of money be paid forthwith via money transfer. The fraudsters are using Caller ID spoofing, which the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre describes as disguising telephone numbers appearing on a caller ID display. This popular tool allows scammers to disguise their calls, as the call will appear to be coming from local or familiar numbers to trick people into answering the phone and trusting the caller.

For more information on Call ID spoofing please check out this link.

Be aware that these fraudsters may use a variety of other scam tactics as well. The scams are designed to create anxiety so that victims respond by sending money quickly in order to fix the problem.

Be aware: the RCMP does not contact individuals via e-mail or telephone for the purpose of collecting fines or taxes.

If you have received similar telephones calls or know of someone who has, please contact your local police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or through their online reporting tool