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Lock it OR Lose it campaign
The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reminds motorists and passengers to Lock it OR Lose it when it comes to their vehicles and valuables as part of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) Lock It OR Lose It campaign.
On Sunday September 9, 2018 auxiliary OPP officers conducted checks of vehicles parked at the Petawawa Market Mall, Pembroke’s West End Mall, and at municipal parking lots in Pembroke including the marina/amphitheatre area, Pem Ice II and in the downtown core. Of the 258 vehicles checked, 32 vehicles were found to be unlocked and insecure. Several unlocked vehicles were observed to have valuables in plain view, including cell phones, tools and sports equipment. At the Pembroke Marina three boat trailers were observed to be unlocked.
During the Lock It OR Lose It campaign, police officers, auxiliary officers, and crime prevention personnel examine parked vehicles to confirm they are locked and that no valuables have been left in plain view. They place a small notice on vehicles checked indicating what safety precautions were neglected and offer simple prevention tips for drivers to protect their vehicles against theft. The notices also congratulate drivers who have secured their vehicle. The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP will use Lock It OR Lose It notices throughout the year as part of our on-going crime prevention efforts.
Motorists and passengers are also urged not to keep personal documents such as vehicle ownership, liability pink slips, credit card invoices, or other documents containing personal information in their vehicles. Identity thieves are looking for such documents so they can assume identities, secure credit card accounts, lease vehicles for export and even take out a mortgage against victims’ properties without their knowledge.
Killaloe OPP news as of Sept. 10
- During the week of September 4, 2018, to September 9, 2018 there were 68 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment.
- There were three motor vehicle collisions, two were animal related.
- There were four domestic dispute calls for service, and two domestic disputes resulting in criminal code charges.
Domestic Threats and Assault Charges
On Thursday September 6, 2018 at approximately 3:59 pm, Killaloe OPP Constable Steve Regan and Constable Kyle Fabian responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Madawaska Valley Twp. As a result of police investigation, a 67 yr. old male from Madawaska Valley Twp. was arrested and charged with Utter Threats and Assault, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 9:30 am, Ontario Court of Justice, Killaloe. The name of the accused has been withheld to protect the identity of the victim.
Domestic Assault, Overcome Resistance, and Mischief Charges
On Saturday September 8, 2018 at approximately 9:04 pm, Killaloe OPP Constable Julie McPeak and Constable Kyle Fabian responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Madawaska Valley Twp. As a result of police investigation, a 37 yr. old male from Madawaska Valley Twp. was arrested and charged with Assault, Overcome Resistance, and Mischief contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused was held pending a bail court hearing, Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke. The name of the accused has been withheld to protect the identity of the victim.
On Thursday September 6, 2018 at approximately 10:35 am, Killaloe OPP Constable Kyle Fabian responded to a fraud on Birch Crescent, South Algonquin Twp. The complainant reported a computer fraud which involved allowing a person claiming to be from Microsoft remote access to the complainant’s computer. The bank account was then compromised and the complainant defrauded $3,000. Police remind community members to never give out personal access to information to a source you have not confirmed. Always check the source and request further information. Don’t be a victim.
On Tuesday September 4, 2018 at approximately 10:02 am, Killaloe OPP received a mischief to property call on John Street, Bonnechere Valley Twp. The side of the Canada Post Office building had been spray-painted with the initials, “RGK” in black paint. This incident remains under investigation.
On Sunday September 9, 2018 at approximately 4; 20 pm, Killaloe OPP Constable Troy Halloran responded to a theft on Highway 60, North Algona Wilberforce Twp. A single axle trailer with black and white lettering, George’s Marine written on the side was stolen while parked at the boat launch in Golden Lake. This incident remains under investigation.
Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving these crimes. If you have information on any criminal offence that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2000. Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 613-735-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477. You could help solve a crime. All tips are anonymous and you will not have to attend court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. The telephones are answered 24 hours a day. Please visit the website www.valleytips.ca.
In the event you are reporting an occurrence that does not require immediate police assistance please call 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to speak to someone at the Killaloe Detachment contact 613-757-2600.
Upper Ottawa Valley OPP. (2018, Sept.10) Lock it or lose it [Press release]
Killaloe OPP. (2018, Sept. 10) Release for the week of September 4, 2018 to September 9, 2018 [Press release]