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$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.

Man charged with luring

publisher May 16, 2017 - 11:37am

A 64-year-old North Glengarry man is to appear in Alexandria court June 7 to face a charge of invitation to sexual touching.

Robert Leroux was arrested May 15 by Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers who responded to a report that a man on Derby Street had attempted to lure two girls.

No contact or injuries resulted.

Voyeurism, harassment charges

publisher May 11, 2017 - 12:26pm

A 56-year-old North Glengarry man has been charged following an ongoing investigation into incidents of voyeurism.

Roderick Welburn has been charged with two counts of voyeurism and one count of criminal harassment, reports the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.

The investigation indicated that between March and April, 2017, the man had attended a residence on County Road 24, North Glengarry Township and peered through a window of the home on two occasions.

Fraud victims sought

publisher May 11, 2017 - 9:07am

Investigators are seeking people who have been victimized by Kingston-based Next Level Investments, the subject of a police investigation that resulted in five people being charged with fraud.

The investigative team, which includes detectives from both the Kingston Police and the OPP, is now in a position to hear from people who may believe that they are a victim of this company or may have invested with them and either received or were promised a return for their investment. This link will provide direction of how to report and provide your information to police.

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Deadly snowmobile season

publisher Apr 21, 2017 - 3:16pm

With the data just in for the entire 2016/2017 season, the OPP is reporting 26 snowmobile deaths, which is the highest number of lives lost since the 2003/2004 season.  There were 12 deaths in February alone. Speeding, driver inattention and losing control were primary causes in half of these deaths. Notably, 17 of the 26 victims were between 45 and 64 years old.

"Our traffic data is compelling evidence that poor, careless behaviour is at the core of the majority of the fatal collisions and incidents we investigate on roads, waterways and trails. Despite the hard facts, some people fail to grasp the magnitude of their role in preventing these senseless deaths. The OPP remains committed to changing these costly behaviours through robust enforcement and education campaigns. The rest is up to Ontarians." - OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair, Provincial Commander, Traffic Safety and Operational Support.

Human remains found in Wendover

publisher Apr 21, 2017 - 2:20pm

The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment seeks the public's help in identifying a man whose remains were found April 18 on the shore of the Ottawa River, off Division Road, in Wendover.

The man was 40-50 years old, about six feet tall, with a shaved head and facial hair described as stubble or unshaven.

He was wearing size 11, black "Airwalk" running shoes, with a distinctive fluorescent yellow/green sole and tongue, an olive coloured jacket with zipper up the front, a quilted liner and velcro wrist cuffs, a dark long sleeved shirt with a knitted greyish/blue sweater over top, black nylon track pants with a two-tone grey strip on the side of the leg, and white or grey long underwear and maroon thick wool socks.

If you have any information that can assist in identifying the man, call 613-446-5124 or 1-888-310-1122.

135 speeding charges

publisher Apr 21, 2017 - 12:43pm

Over the past Easter holiday weekend, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry OPP officers charged 135 drivers with speeding.

Five motorists were charged with stunt driving, travelling more than 50 kilometres over the speed limit, while 20 people were not wearing seatbelts and two were distracted.

"With the return of warmer weather and summer activities comes an increase in traffic population on roadways - it is imperative that everyone focuses on safe driving," states SD&G OPP Detachment Commander, Inspector Mike Mulhearn. "The lives of so many people depend on it - please do your part!"

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Driver seriously injured

publisher Apr 18, 2017 - 1:51pm

A man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision which occurred at about 11:30 a.m on Highway 138 north of Sand Road, closing a section of 138 between County Roads 43 (Monkland) and 15 (Moose Creek.)

Police say a southbound passenger vehicle crossed into the north lane and collided head-on with a transport truck. The driver and lone occupant of the passenger vehicle was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The truck driver was not hurt.

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.