OPP: Charges laid in Combermere Road fraud

The OPP Killaloe Detachment Weekly Media Release for the week of January 14 to 20, 2019 reports that charges have resulted from a fraud investigation on Combermere Road begun in March of last year (Details below). Killaloe OPP also said there were 86 calls for service during last week, including the Whitney Detachment.

  • There were seventeen motor vehicle collisions, eight were animal related.
  • There were two domestic disputes, and one domestic dispute resulting in criminal code charges.

Fraud Charges

In March 2018 Killaloe OPP entered into a fraud investigation at a residence on Combermere Road, Madawaska Valley Township. The complainant was contacted and advised he had won a sum of money through a lottery. After a lengthy police investigation, which involved the execution of a search warrant, Killaloe OPP have arrested and charged 69-year-old John HUARD of Pembroke with three counts of Theft Under $5000, two counts of Fraud Under $5000, and Obtaining by False Pretense Over $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of Tuesday February 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke.

Domestic Assault, Mischief Charges

On Friday January 18, 2019 at approximately 5:21 p.m. Killaloe OPP responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Madawaska Valley Township. As a result of police investigation, a 29-year-old male from Madawaska Valley Township was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault, and two counts of Domestic Mischief, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused was held pending a bail court hearing, Ontario Court of Justice. The name of the accused has been withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

Snowmobile Collision

On Saturday January 19, 2019 at approximately 1:13 p.m. Killaloe OPP Constable Glenn Yaraskavitch and Sergeant Mark MacKisoc responded to a single vehicle collision involving a snowmobile on the B Trail, North Algona Wilberforce Township. The 59-year-old female snowmobile operator from Pembroke was transported to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries after striking several trees. This incident remains under investigation.

Moose Collision

On Saturday January 19, 2019 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Killaloe OPP Constable Ryan Szczygiel responded to a single vehicle collision involving a pickup truck and a moose on Highway 28, Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan Township. The 52 yr. old male driver from Addington Highlands Twp. was uninjured. The vehicle was damaged; however, no tow was required.

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.


Yarmel, C. OPP Killaloe Detachment (2019, Jan.21) Release for the Weeks of January 14 to 20, 2019 [Press release]

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