Local OPP bulletins at July 27 2021

No hot pets — leave them at home

The Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is urging pet owners to leave their pets at home as temperatures begin to rise. The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP has already started to receive calls from concerned citizens after pets were left unattended in vehicles.

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With warmer temperatures in the forecast the danger for the unattended pets in vehicle increases. The sun heats ups the surfaces in a vehicle causing the interior temperature to rise above the temperature outside the vehicle. Because the heat is originating from inside, even on mild days or when parked in the shade or with a window left slightly open, temperatures can quickly become deadly. Pets can experience heatstroke, brain damage and even death if left unattended in a vehicle.  The public can report animal welfare concerns 24/7 by calling 1-833-9ANIMAL (1-833-926-4625). The public can also call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their local police service.  


Killaloe OPP investigate Kartuzy Road dirt bike collision

On Sunday, July 25, 2021, at approximately 2:35 p.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle collision involving a dirt bike on Kartuzy Road in the Township of Madawaska Valley.

The 21 year old operator from Madawaska Valley received non-life threatening injuries, and was transported to hospital by Renfrew County Ambulance. No tow was required.

 Police remind operators of off-road vehicles to exercise caution and ride within laws that are designed to keep you safe while operating any type of off-road vehicle (ORV).  

OPP investigations into ORV collisions continue to show that losing control, alcohol consumption, lack of experience and overall carelessness are major contributing factors in severe injuries and deaths.  

Driving an ORV while impaired by alcohol or drugs is as unlawful as driving any other vehicle and carries the same impaired driving penalties that apply to driving a motor vehicle.

Operators who do not wear their helmets are at a much higher risk of serious injury or death if they crash, lose control or their ORV tips over.

The OPP remains committed to saving lives on Ontario roads, trails and waterways.

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(2021,July26) OPP INVESTIGATE COLLISION INVOLVING DIRT BIKE [media release]

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