The Glengarry News

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Scam alert

publisher Jan 23, 2017 - 12:54pm

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has seen a significant decrease in the amount of losses attributed to the CRA scam, following a large number of arrests conducted by authorities at a number of "call centres" in India. The fraudsters are attempting to re-engage victims who have previously lost money to the CRA scam.

The following is an actual quote from an email sent to a victim: "We are happy to help you with our services. As you have already paid a huge amount of money to various scammers. Based on your background verification and as per your discussion with our senior management personnel Mr. David Carter, we are pleased to pay you CAD 97000 dollars. This is to inform you that the above amount will be given to you in four equal installments on the payment of nominal documentation fees which is 4.9% of CAD 97000$ which is equal to CAD 4753 dollar. This is a one time payment of the documentation charges which shall be collected at your door step by our representative. On receiving the said fees, we shall release your first installment cheque worth CAD 24250 dollars within 48 hours. If you have any queries you can reach us via email or you can call our management personnel whose details are as under. Mr David Carter".

Many victims never report these incidents to the police. If you or a family member has fallen victim to this fraud, please report to your local police service, as well as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. You have two ways to make a report to the CAFC: either by phone at 1-888-495-8501 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) or through their online reporting tool at http://www.antifraudcentre- centreantifraude.ca/reportincident-signalerin…/index-eng.htm

Cars targeted

publisher Jan 19, 2017 - 9:52am

On the night of January 16-17, several vehicles were entered as they were parked at residences on Saphire Drive, Randy Street and Wendy Street in South Glengarry Township. Cash, wallets, GPS, sunglasses and gift cards were stolen. The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment is investigating.

Man charged in cocaine seizure

publisher Dec 9, 2016 - 11:53am

A 50-year-old St-Zotique man has been charged for allegedly being part of an international drug smuggling ring.
Jaime Flores, 50, and two others were arrested Thursday after RCMP officers searched homes in St-Zotique and Lancaster, seizing 127 kilograms of cocaine.

Police say the accused were importing hundreds of kilos of cocaine from Los Angeles and Houston. The drugs were destined for the Montréal market.

Cocaine

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14-year-old charged

publisher Dec 8, 2016 - 5:39pm

A 14-year-old boy from North Glengarry has been charged after police seized a knife from him during a family dispute December 7 in Alexandria. The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment reports that during the altercation, a vehicle was damaged. The youth has been charged with possession of a weapon, mischief and failing to comply with a sentence.

14-year-old charged with assault

publisher Nov 16, 2016 - 12:47pm

A 14-year-old Glen Robertson youth faces eight charges – including two counts each of assault and assaulting police – following a recent incident at a Cornwall high school. The suspect was arrested on November 10 after he allegedly choked a female staff member and grabbed a male staff member and tried to assault him with an office stapler.

He also threatened to blow up the school. When police arrived to apprehend the suspect, he allegedly resisted arrest by biting, kicking and spitting at the attending officers. He was later released and is scheduled to appear in court on December 8.

Truck stolen

publisher Sep 30, 2016 - 9:51am

September 28, between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., a black 2007 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pick-up truck (Ontario plates 9387XZ) was stolen from a property on County Road 27 in South Glengarry Township.

Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for any incident should immediately contact SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

2 charged with thefts

publisher Sep 21, 2016 - 8:33pm

Two North Glengarry residents have been charged after police recovered a quantity of stolen goods at a Main Street, Alexandria residence September 20.

Stephane Brassard, 44, and Rebecca Lacombe, 39, were charged with break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime.

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Vandals sought

publisher Sep 8, 2016 - 8:43am

Over the past weekend, culprit(s) spray-painted graffiti on a commercial building located on Industrial Boulevard in Alexandria.

Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for any incident should immediately contact SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

16-year-old charged with sexual assault

richard Feb 2, 2015 - 2:16pm

A 16-year-old Cornwall male youth faces sexual assault charges after police investigated a report of sexual offences occurring at a residence on County Road 2 in South Glengarry Township.
Police say that June 2013 and January 2015, the accused repeatedly engaged in "sexual related incidents which involved another male and female youths."
More details in the Feb. 4 edition of The Glengarry News.