The Glengarry News

crime

$75,000 machine stolen

publisher Feb 20, 2018 - 4:10pm

The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment is seeking the public's help in solving the theft of a payloader, that occurred sometime between December 22 and January 2 from a business property on Ste-Catherine Street, south of St-Isidore. The yellow 2006 John Deere, model 544J, equipped with an adjustable hydraulic snow blade, is valued at approximately $75,000. Anyone with information that can help nab the culprits is asked to contact Constable Alexandre Bolduc at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

New scam alerts

publisher Feb 13, 2018 - 10:28am

Be wary of the old tax fraud scam.

A local woman advises she received a bogus phone call warning her that she was facing tax fraud charges.

She was given a phone number that is linked to a fraud ring.

Another scheme has someone posing as a retailer who alerts a consumer his or her credit card account has been compromised. The victim is then told to call 911, as well as his or her financial institution, to report the fraud, but when the target hangs up, the person is unaware the call is not disconnected.

Police say the victims are then led to believe they made an outgoing call and are speaking to authorities. 

The victims are then told to go to their banking institution to transfer funds into a different account which is supposedly intended to safeguard their funds. The victim has in fact received these instructions from the original fraudster.

Drugs, cash, firearm, ATV seized

publisher Jan 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

A search warrant executed by Ontario Provincial Police and the Cornwall Community Street Crime in The Nation resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine (speed) pills, marijuana, crack cocaine, psilocybin (mushrooms), hydromorphone tablets, Canadian currency, and drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking. OPP also seized one prohibited firearm and a stolen four-wheeler ATV.  

Shawn Leblanc, 33, of Fournier, faces several charges, including possession of illicit drugs for the purpose of trafficking, unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm and careless storage of a weapon.

Beware duct company

publisher Jan 9, 2018 - 2:50pm

The Hawkesbury Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) needs the assistance of the public to identify two men operating under "Ontario Air Duct" which advertises through Facebook.

A resident of Alfred-Plantagenet Township has been victimized after using their services for air duct cleaning. Once the appointment was made, two male subjects attended the victim's home to complete the work. During the course of their visit, one subject committed a gesture of a sexual nature towards the victim. Both men left the residence driving an orange-coloured business truck. The victim was not physically injured during this incident.

This matter is still under investigation. The Hawkesbury OPP is asking that if you have any information on this company, have hired their services or, know the subjects, to contact Detective/Constable Eddy Saardi at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

Tractors stolen

publisher Nov 9, 2017 - 10:19am

Three farm tractors and a trailer were stolen sometime between November 4 and 7 from a residence on Marcoux Road near Alexandria.

Stolen were an International 534 with a white bucket/arm, and galvanized pump fittings in the back, an International 454, with a red tool box screwed to a mud guard, and a Ford 8N 12 Volt, which has a custom front with an oven grill. The trailer is faded green and blue.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Reward offered in woman's death

publisher Sep 21, 2017 - 3:12pm

The Ontario government continues to offer a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Jessica Godin, 18, whose body was found in a ditch on Du Parc Street in Fournier September 24, 2011.

Further details on this investigation can be viewed at www.opp.ca under “What We Do,” scroll to the bottom to “Investigations,” click on “OPP Rewards,” and scroll to “current investigations.”

The post-mortem examination indicated that the injuries she sustained and the location where her body was found were consistent with being struck by an eastbound vehicle which would have been travelling on Du Parc Street in Fournier.

18 tips on Nation River Lady case

publisher Aug 25, 2017 - 7:40am

August 1, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) launched a successful social media campaign in an effort to re-invigorate a homicide investigation that has been ongoing since 1975.    

The remains of a female, which came to be known as Nation River Lady, were discovered in the Nation River by a local farmer, south of the Town of Casselman on May 3, 1975. OPP investigators wanted to re-introduce this case to the public in an effort to identify her and identify the person(s) responsible for her death.  

Since the media launch, the OPP has received and is following up on over 18 tips so far from the public.

Under the direction of Case Manager, Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau of the Criminal Investigation Branch and Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies Unit (MPUB), members continue to follow-up on all information provided and thank everyone who has called or provided information via e-mail.

Anyone with new information on the case can call the dedicated missing persons hotline toll-free at 1-877-934-6363 (1-877-9-FINDME) in Canada only or 1-705-330-4144 from outside Canada. You can also submit information by e-mail at opp.isb.resolve@opp.ca

Missing person last seen in Curran

publisher Aug 16, 2017 - 8:11am

The Hawkesbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is seeking help in locating a missing elderly male.

The man, 78-year-old Gary Foster, left his residence on Concession 9 in Alfred-Plantagenet Township at approximately 3:34 p.m. August 15 and was observed entering a beige pick up truck with a beige fiberglass cap on the box.

This truck was travelling eastbound on Concession 9, Alfred-Plantagenet.

He was dropped off in the village of Curran and was last seen at about 4:30 p.m. walking westbound on County Road 2, about two kilometres west of Curran.

Gary Foster is described as being 5 "9", approximately 200-225 lbs. He was wearing a red Massey Ferguson ball cap, tank top and red shorts with an orange pinstripe on both sides, black socks and no shoes.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).