Seven people have been arrested after police seized over 5,000 cannabis plants while executing a search warrant at a location on Hay Road in South Glengarry Township. In addition to the cannabis plants, growing and processing equipment was seized. Arrested were Jialin Chen, 56, of Markham, Jun Jiang, 36, of Markham, Shuhua Xu, 51, of Scarborough, Tao Zou, 29, of Unionville, Zongxin Zou, 49, of Cornwall, Yun Lin, 52, of Cornwall, and Yuhua Lin, 51, of Unionville. Charged with a slew of drug-related offences, they are scheduled to appear in Alexandria court April 7.
Police are seeking two suspects, one of whom may have been bitten by a dog, in an early-morning home invasion that occurred October 14 in South Glengarry.
Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers were called to the home on First Street shortly after 1:30 a.m.
The resident, who was alone in the house, was assaulted by two males after they had broken into the residence.
It's believed at least one of the individuals was bitten by a dog in the home before they fled on foot. The resident was not seriously hurt.
The OPP Canine Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services Unit are assisting the SD&G OPP Crime Unit with the investigation.
The attackers are described as being dressed identically in black cargo pants, black hoodies and red face coverings. Both are believed to be white with slim builds.
If you have any information on this incident, please call SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit a tip online at www.seawayvalleycrimestoppers.ca
A 75-year-old man was killed June 30 when the vehicle he was driving rolled over on County Road 19, between County Road 20 and Headline Road, in South Glengarry Township.
Preliminary investigation has indicated that at approximately 6:24 a.m., a westbound passenger vehicle left the roadway and rolled over.
The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Two suspects are being sought following a June 5 robbery at a residence on Beaupré Road in South Glengarry.
Two individuals wearing home-made surgical masks broke into the residence and held the victim against his will.
The thieves stole two air pistols, one air rifle, a cell phone, digital camera, a Medieval silver metal helmet, two leather holsters with belt and other electronics.
The suspects are described as being white males, French-speaking, 18-25 years old. They were both wearing jeans with dark T-shirts.
The victim suffered no injuries.
Call 1-888-310-1122 if you have any information on this crime.
South Glengarry has launched the Emily Project, a Farm 911 Civic Addressing initiative to help first responders answer rural emergencies.
Civic address signs will be erected at fields and other rural locations. An added benefit to the agricultural community is that the signage can be used as a field identifier for suppliers and custom operators.
“The Township of South Glengarry is proud to implement the Farm 911 addressing project in the name of Emily Trudeau, with an aim to improve life safety within our municipality,” stated South Glengarry Fire Chief, Dave Robertson. “Time is everything in the event of an emergency. Having a civic address at the entrance to a farm field will help us to improve emergency services in our community.”
Residents interested in purchasing a sign for their property can contact the Township of South Glengarry office at 613-347-1166. South Glengarry notes that financial support has been received from the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry to subsidize a portion of the first 166 signs purchased.
Effective March 16, the Township of South Glengarry's municipal office at 6 Oak St. in Lancaster, all recreation facilities, community centres, SDG libraries and municipal fire stations will be closed to the public. While the Township's municipal offices will be staffed, there will be no public access to these premises during this time to ensure the health of our residents and staff.
The council has postponed the first instalment of interim taxation to April 30. Preauthorized payments scheduled to be withdrawn on the due date, will now be withdrawn April 30.
Interest will also not be charged on outstanding water bills until further notice.
To make a payment, use the secure drop-box at the front of the building or consult your banking institution. For all other inquiries the township encourages all residents to call the office or communicate by email.
"South Glengarry will be monitoring all important and applicable announcements and websites and will remain a cooperative and responsible municipality for the betterment of our residents and staff," stated CAO Tim Mills. "The health and safety of our residents are our highest priority. As new information is constantly being released, the need for speedy decision making is likely."
A man was rescued from a burning house on Willow Drive at Westley’s Point Tuesday morning.
South Glengarry firefighters saved the man who was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
An Ontario Provincial Police officer was released from hospital after being treated for smoke inhalation.
Investigators from the Ontario Fire Marshall, assisted by SD&G OPP officers and SD&G OPP crime unit, continue the investigation.
A 41-year-old South Glengarry man has been charged by the Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment following a mail fraud investigation.
Ryan Flaro has been charged with criminal harassment, making a forged document, impersonating a peace officer and careless storage of a weapon.
The investigation began when police received complaints from people who had received fake court documents and fictitious sexual assault register documents.
Construction season is here! The Ministry of Transportation has issued a letter and maps to inform the public of the numerous constructions zones that will be encountered on Highway 401 this year. Projects taking place in the Township of South Glengarry include Raisin River Bridge/County Rd. 2 Underpass and Westley Creek Rd.
Another spring ritual is leaving its mark.
The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry OPP detachment is investigating a series of acts of vandalism involving residential mailboxes on Concession 8 Road and 2nd Line Road in South Glengarry.
Several mailboxes were burnt or otherwise damaged sometime on the night of May 23/24.