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OPP to take on Char-Lan DHS boys hockey team in Monday fundraiser

sean Dec 16, 2017 - 1:57pm

A team of OPP officers is scheduled to play the Char-Lan DHS boys hockey team in an exhibition game Monday afternoon in Williamstown, raising funds in support of the Julie MacLachlan Foundation.

Students from the high school will be filling the stands.

Opening puck drop is slated for 2:15 p.m. More information is available on the event Facebook page here.

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Section of 401 closed at Prescott

publisher Nov 28, 2017 - 8:35am

A section of Highway 401 remains closed following a multiple vehicle collision on Highway 401 between Prescott and Highway 416.

Preliminary investigation has indicated that two transport trailers and three vehicles were travelling eastbound on Highway 401 when the collision occurred.

Two individuals were pronounced deceased at the scene. Three individuals have been transported to the hospital by ambulance and one individual by air ambulance with serious and life-threatening injuries.

The identity of the deceased is being held pending notification of next of kin.

A 60-year-old male from Brossard, Quebec was arrested for dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm.

Highway 401 eastbound is closed until further notice.

Highway 401 westbound remains closed from an earlier collision on November 27 at approximately 3:50 p.m. involving two other transport trailers.

The Ontario Provincial Police Technical Collision Investigator is assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information on the above occurrence is asked to call Grenville County O.P.P. Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don't go to court, and you could earn a cash reward.

Tax collector fired

publisher Nov 9, 2017 - 4:29pm

North Glengarry has fired tax collector Sandra Cameron as an investigation into tax bill discrepancies continues.

The Ontario Provincial Police has been contacted, says the municipality which has since January been investigating and correcting several tax account errors.

The Township commissioned a forensic investigation that was conducted by Deloitte LLP. That investigation is ongoing but an interim report was recently received. The report confirmed the nature and scale of transactions which, in the township’s view, "violated municipal policies and practices. In accordance with the Township’s insurance policy, the Ontario Provincial Police has been contacted."
Discrepancies first appeared in January when the interim tax bills were produced. Township staff, with assistance from specialized auditors, have been making corrections to individual accounts ever since. The discrepancies typically relate to the manner in which payments, penalties and interest were applied and reported.

No further details are available at this time.

Tractors stolen

publisher Nov 9, 2017 - 11:19am

Three farm tractors and a trailer were stolen sometime between November 4 and 7 from a residence on Marcoux Road near Alexandria.

Stolen were an International 534 with a white bucket/arm, and galvanized pump fittings in the back, an International 454, with a red tool box screwed to a mud guard, and a Ford 8N 12 Volt, which has a custom front with an oven grill. The trailer is faded green and blue.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

61-year-old dies in rollover

publisher Oct 24, 2017 - 12:34pm

A 61-year-old Cornwall man was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident which occurred at 4:30 p.m. Monday when a vehicle went out of control and rolled over on the McConnell Avenue off-ramp on Highway 401 near Cornwall.

The victim has been identified as Edmund Poirier.

The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment and OPP technical collision investigators continue the investigation.

Reward offered in woman's death

publisher Sep 21, 2017 - 4:12pm

The Ontario government continues to offer a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Jessica Godin, 18, whose body was found in a ditch on Du Parc Street in Fournier September 24, 2011.

Further details on this investigation can be viewed at www.opp.ca under “What We Do,” scroll to the bottom to “Investigations,” click on “OPP Rewards,” and scroll to “current investigations.”

The post-mortem examination indicated that the injuries she sustained and the location where her body was found were consistent with being struck by an eastbound vehicle which would have been travelling on Du Parc Street in Fournier.

Body of missing man found

publisher Aug 30, 2017 - 8:45am

A search for a missing Alfred-Plantagenet man ended at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, when the body of Gary Foster, 78, was found by an Ontario Provincial Police canine unit in a densely wooded area near Curran.

He had been reported missing August 15.

The Office of the Chief Coroner attended the scene and a post mortem will be scheduled to determine the cause of death.

The OPP would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance in this matter.                          

Hit, run, assault charges

publisher Aug 25, 2017 - 2:28pm

A 39-year-old North Glengarry man has been charged after a driver left the scene of a two-vehicle accident only to return a short time later to attack the other motorist, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.

Murray McTeer was charged with assault with a weapon, assault, dangerous operation of a vehicle and failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

The incident occurred August 23, at approximately 3:30 p.m. on County Road 18 in South Glengarry Township. The investigation revealed that after leaving the scene, a man returned to assault the driver of the other vehicle.

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Alexandria October 11.

18 tips on Nation River Lady case

publisher Aug 25, 2017 - 8:40am

August 1, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) launched a successful social media campaign in an effort to re-invigorate a homicide investigation that has been ongoing since 1975.    

The remains of a female, which came to be known as Nation River Lady, were discovered in the Nation River by a local farmer, south of the Town of Casselman on May 3, 1975. OPP investigators wanted to re-introduce this case to the public in an effort to identify her and identify the person(s) responsible for her death.  

Since the media launch, the OPP has received and is following up on over 18 tips so far from the public.

Under the direction of Case Manager, Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau of the Criminal Investigation Branch and Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies Unit (MPUB), members continue to follow-up on all information provided and thank everyone who has called or provided information via e-mail.

Anyone with new information on the case can call the dedicated missing persons hotline toll-free at 1-877-934-6363 (1-877-9-FINDME) in Canada only or 1-705-330-4144 from outside Canada. You can also submit information by e-mail at opp.isb.resolve@opp.ca