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Drugs, weapons seized

publisher May 13, 2019 - 10:39am

Two North Glengarry residents have been charged after Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers seized a quantity of drugs, weapons and currency during a raid May 10.

Robin Rozon, 40, and Melanie Larchevesque, 39, have been charged with possession of a controlled substance for purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime and failing to comply with an undertaking.

Unidentified body found

publisher Apr 26, 2019 - 10:50am

The Ontario Provincial Police  is seeking the public's help in identifying a man whose body was found in the Ottawa River, off Division Road, in Wendover.

The man is 50 to 75 years of age, between 165 to 182 cm (5'3" to 5'9") in height and approximately 167 pounds. He had a small amount of grey/brown hair at the back and facial hair described as short (stubble or unshaven) grey bread. The man's teeth were well-cared for, with visible fillings.

Anyone who can assist in identifying this person is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

79-year-old charged with sexual assault

publisher Mar 18, 2019 - 2:42pm

An arrest has been made as the result of an historical sexual assault investigation conducted by members of the Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP, assisted by the SD&G OPP Crime Unit.

Gilles Deslauriers, 79, of Vercheres, Quebec was arrested March 12.

He faces two counts of indecent assault on a male.

These charges are in relation to alleged incidents involving a young male victim, dating back to 1976.

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Alexandria April 3.

3-truck collision on 401

publisher Feb 5, 2019 - 11:22am

Three truck drivers were injured early Tuesday morning when three tractor-trailers collided on Highway 401 in South Glengarry.

One trucker suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries while two others sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash occurred between mile marker 825 and mile marker 814.

The preliminary investigation has indicated that at 12:21 a.m., a tractor-trailer was travelling westbound on Highway 401 when, for reasons under investigation, was struck from behind by another westbound tractor-trailer. A third tractor-trailer struck the rear of the second tractor-trailer.

The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment continues to investigate with the assistance of OPP Traffic Collision Investigators.

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.