The Glengarry News

crime

Warrant for this man

publisher Mar 31, 2017 - 2:09pm

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada-wide warrant as a result of his breach of parole.

Christopher Raymond is 41-year-old indigenous man, 5'9", 175 lbs. with a fair/light complexion, brown eyes, and short black and grey hair. The offender is known to frequent the Ottawa and Cornwall, Ontario areas as well as the Gatineau and Oka/Akwesasne areas of Québec.

Anyone with information in regards to the whereabouts of him is asked to contact the Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad at 1-866-870-7673, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or call 9-1-1.

He is serving time for several offences such as possession of a weapon obtained by indictable offence, obstructing justice, possession of an unauthorized firearm and possession of illegal drugs.

Seasonal spike in smuggling

publisher Mar 27, 2017 - 11:54am

March 3, members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force seized 33 bags containing 595 kilograms of contraband fine cut tobacco on a Hamilton Island seasonal property.

“With the warming weather approaching, police will likely see an increase in illicit activities occurring on our waterways,” says Staff Sergeant Sylvain Leroux, acting Officer in charge of the CRTF. “If you witness or hear of suspicious activity occurring, we would ask that you contact the police. Together, we can reduce crime in our neighbourhoods.”

If you have any information regarding this crime or other criminal activity in your area, you can contact the CRTF at 1-613-937-2800 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. The CRTF is a joint forces partnership led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and includes the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Ministry of Finance.

Smuggling

2 men charged with sexual assault

publisher Jan 27, 2017 - 3:09pm

Two men have been charged with sexually assaulting two boys between 1992 and 1995 in Alexandria. A 56-year-old North Glengarry man faces four counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference while a 41-year-old Cornwall man has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and uttering threats.

They were arrested by Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers after investigating reports that several sexual assaults at residences in Alexandria.

Both were released and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Alexandria March 8.

The names of the accused persons are being withheld in order to protect the identity of the victims.

17-year-old charged for threat at VCI

publisher Jan 25, 2017 - 1:23pm

A 17-year-old male has been charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm after the Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment's investigation of threats being made at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute.

After receiving information shortly after midnight January 25, police ordered a lockdown at the high school.
The school remained closed for approximately one hour this morning while the Hawkesbury OPP, assisted by the East Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Canine Unit, conducted a search of the premises.

The accused has been detained pending a bail hearing today in L'Orignal court.

Scam alert

publisher Jan 23, 2017 - 11:54am

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