The Glengarry News

crime

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

Huge pot bust

publisher Mar 13, 2018 - 1:11pm

Illegal drugs with an estimated street value of $230,000 were seized by Ontario Provincial Police officers during a March 12 raid at a property on County Road 15, North Stormont Township.

Officers seized 34 pounds of cannabis, 30 pounds of hash cannabis resin and 50 pounds of cannabis shake, speed pills and a firearm.

Gérard Sauvé, 75, of North Stormont, was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, production of a controlled substance, and unauthorized possession and careless storage of a firearm.

Details released on drug, weapons seizure

publisher Mar 8, 2018 - 7:16pm

Details about a major seizure of illicit drugs and weapons in Alexandria last week have been released.

Raids on homes and a business resulted in the seizure of

  • 2260 methamphetamine pills (speed)
  • 1064 Hydromorphone pills
  • 27 Fentanyl patches
  • 594 grams of marijuana
  • 66 grams of hash

The estimated street value of drugs seized is $42,540

 This also resulted in the seizure of a quantity of weapons and Canadian currency:

  • 2 handguns
  • 2 Conducted Energy Weapons (Tasers)
  • Nunchucks
  • Over $15,000 cash
  • Multiple Long guns
  • Ammunition
  • 6 replica handguns

The following individuals were arrested and charged.

Pierre Larose, 59, of North Glengarry, was charged with

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the purpose of Trafficking (11 counts)
  • Unauthorized Possession of a weapon (2 counts)
  • Careless storage of ammunition (3 counts)
  • Public Mischief
  • Fraud over $5,000 (5 counts)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime (2 counts)

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing at Cornwall Court.

Brigitte Martinson, 49, North Glengarry, was charged with

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (11 counts)
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon (2 counts)
  • Careless storage of ammunition (2 counts)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime (2 counts)

She was held in custody pending a bail hearing at Cornwall Court.

Claude Lavigne, 53, North Glengarry, was charged with

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Production of a controlled substance
  • Fail to comply with conditions of a recognizance
  • Fail to comply with conditions of an undertaking

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing at Cornwall Court.

Luc Leroux, 52, North Glengarry, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was released and scheduled to appear in Alexandria court April 4.

Christian Seguin, 34, North Glengarry, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He was released and scheduled to appear in Alexandria court April 4.

Gordon Hodges, 31, North Glengarry, was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He was released and scheduled to appear in Alexandria court April 4.

Jonathan Carrierre, 21, North Glengarry, was charged with

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a controlled substance (2 counts)
  • Fail to comply with conditions of a probation order (2 counts)
  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to probation order (2 counts)

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing at Cornwall Court.

Rebecca Lacombe, 40, North Glengarry, Ontario was charged with

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a controlled substance (2 counts)
  • Fail to comply with conditions of a probation order (4 counts)
  • Fail to comply with conditions of a recognizance

She was held in custody pending a bail hearing at Cornwall Court.

Maxime Cater, 28, North Glengarry, was charged with

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon (3 counts)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime

The investigation continues.

 "These arrests will have a significant impact in the small community of Alexandria," states Dean Canham Detective Sergeant of the Ontario Provincial Police Community Street Crime Unit.

seized drugs, weapons

$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.