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Serial gas thief

publisher Jan 10, 2019 - 8:25am

Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers are investigating multiple reports of theft of gas at the Highland Esso, located on County Road 20 at Highway 417 in North Glengarry Township. The first incident dates back to January 2017and have continued to December 2018.

The thief will pull up to the furthest pump from the store during a busy time, exit the vehicle and fuel up without ever looking up towards the cameras. The vehicle will then drive past the Tim Hortons drive-thru, around the back of the store and exit through the North entrance.

The suspect is 5 foot 6 inches to  5 foot 7 inches tall, wears a hoodie with a ball cap and drives a red Hyundai Veloster.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-888-310-1122 or 1-800-222-8477.

Attempted armed robbery

publisher Dec 31, 2018 - 9:37pm

Police are seeking help in finding a man who tried to rob a Canada Post worker December 27 at Summerset Acres Road and County Rd 2 in South Glengarry Township.

A man approached the postal worker, brandishing an ''edge weapon,'' reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment, and stated, "This is a hold-up." The victim left the scene immediately without sustaining any injuries. The suspect possibly left the scene in a silver four-door sedan.

The would-be thief is a Caucasian, with a slim build, is 20-25 years old, brown hair, approximately 5 foot, 6 inches tall, with a reddish moustache, black jogging pants, grey hoodie, dark-rimmed glasses and white-soled skater shoes. He spoke with a French accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

More clout to curb impaired driving

publisher Dec 18, 2018 - 12:56pm

With Part 2 of Bill C-46 coming into effect December 18, the Ontario Provincial Police will begin to exercise new authority for investigating impaired drivers on Ontario roads.

Police officers will now be able to demand a roadside breath sample from any lawfully stopped driver to determine whether a person has alcohol in his or her body without first having to suspect the motorist has been drinking. Until now, officers had to have a reasonable suspicion that a driver had alcohol in their body before demanding a sample. Drivers need to be aware that it is mandatory for them to comply with this demand and that those who do not can be charged with failing or refusing to provide a breath sample. Under the new legislation, drivers impaired by alcohol will also face higher mandatory minimum fines and some higher maximum penalties.

"The new mandatory alcohol screening serves as an important deterrent to drivers who are impaired by alcohol, including those who believe they can avoid detection by police. So far this year, alcohol and/or drugs have been a factor in the deaths of 41 people on OPP-patrolled roads. Every person who uses our roads has the right to be safe. The OPP fully supports this and any other legislation that enhances our ability to reduce the number of preventable deaths attributed to this deadly driving behaviour."

The OPP has laid more than 7,300 impaired driving charges across the province between January 1 and mid-November.

Man charged with impersonating soldier

publisher Nov 6, 2018 - 4:01pm

A 47-year-old North Glengarry man has been charged with unlawful use of a military uniform.

Simon De Rothschild was arrested November 2 when Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry OPP officers observed a male in a Canadian military uniform soliciting funds for a charitable organization.

An investigation revealed that the man did not have authorization to wear the uniform.

He was released and scheduled to appear in Alexandria court Dec. 12.

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.

Four days left for gun amnesty

publisher Apr 27, 2018 - 1:52pm

Some 67 firearms have been surrendered to the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment during a gun amnesty that ends at the end of April.

The gun amnesty is for any Ontario resident who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition.

Interested gun owners are strongly urged to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 to arrange for officers to attend and safely retrieve the weapons. Gun owners can also use the OPP website button -- www.opp.ca/gunamnesty -- or the Citizen Self Reporting tool to notify police.

Under no circumstances should anyone deliver guns or ammunition directly to police facilities.

Wrong way on 401, driver charged

publisher Mar 28, 2018 - 7:44am
A New Brunswick man faces several charges after a driver suffered serious injuries in a March 27 collision caused by a vehicle driving the wrong way on Highway 401 between Lancaster and Cornwall. An Ontario Provincial Police officer suffered minor injuries when he stopped Cary Carrière, 47, of Grand Falls, who was charged with flight causing bodily harm, assaulting and obstructing a police officer, dangerous operation of a vehicle, impersonation, leaving the scene of an accident and breach of probation conditions, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment. The crash occurred at about 4:15 p.m. on the eastbound 401 between McConnell Road and Boundary Road when a commercial rental vehicle travelling westbound entered the eastbound lane, colliding with a passenger vehicle.

The man driving the eastbound passenger vehicle, the sole occupant, was taken to hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries.

Photos: OPP joins forces with Glengarry DHS hockey players for exhibition action

sean Mar 27, 2018 - 3:24pm

Last Friday at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria, members of the OPP, bolstered by teachers Ryan Winter, Glen Campbell, and Kelsey Thomson, took on student hockey players from Glengarry District High School, in an afternoon tilt enjoyed by throngs of students filling the stands.

Guest referees Jacob Peerenboom and John Robinson officiated proceedings, that saw the Badgers prevail in overtime, 7-6. Jason Cholette scored the game-winner for the OPP. Gaels finding the net in the contest were Liam MacDonald (2), Ethan Attridge (2), Kevin Doyle, and Lachlan MacDonald.

We have coverage in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, and an online photo gallery can be viewed here.

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Brian Caddell drops the puck between David MacMaster, left, and Mike Mulhearn. (Sean Bray photo)

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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.

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