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OPP East Region Community Street Crime Unit Seizes Over 11,000 Cannabis Plants in Three Separate Warrants in Our Region

OPP East Region Community Street Crime Unit Seizes Over 11,000 Cannabis Plants in Three Separate Warrants in Our Region
Rideau Lakes/Elizabethtown-Kitley – The Ontario Provincial East Region Community Street Crime Unit executed three separate warrants on September 23rd, 2 in Rideau Lakes and 1 in Elizabethtown-Kitley. OPP SEIZES OVER 6500 CANNABIS PLANTS NEAR TOLEDO (RIDEAU LAKES TWP, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) have seized more than 6500 cannabis... Read More

OPP POLICE RECORD CHECKS UPDATE

OPP POLICE RECORD CHECKS UPDATE
ORILLIA – As the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to improving customer service for citizens seeking police record checks. Due to COVID-19, the OPP is currently experiencing a high volume of police record check requests. Current processing times are four to six weeks. The OPP is working on improving the technical capacities of... Read More

Leeds County OPP: Bear Encounters – When to Call Police

Leeds County OPP: Bear Encounters – When to Call Police
Leeds County – The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has received information of recent black bear sightings in the Athens, Ontario area. The public is reminded that black bears that come into a populated area aren’t always a threat to public safety. The following explains who to contact if you encounter a bear; Emergency Situations CALL 911... Read More

Leeds County OPP Weekly Police Reports – August 31- September 2, 2020

Leeds County OPP Weekly Police Reports – August 31- September 2, 2020
Leeds County – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to investigate various calls for service. Sex Assault: On August 31, 2020 officers received information regarding an alleged sexual assault involving an adult victim. As a result of this investigation a 50 year old male from South Elmsley Township was charged with: • Sexual... Read More

Small towns, big stories: Ontario Festival of Small Halls gathers true community tales

Small towns, big stories: Ontario Festival of Small Halls gathers true community tales
Eastern Ontario – What do a whale skeleton, an eccentric millionaire, hillside ghosts, an historic ship, a pimple, and a canoe fit for a queen have in common? They’re all part of legendary true stories from communities across Eastern Ontario. The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is capturing some of those incredible tales as a part of a new project,... Read More

Leeds OPP Investigating Fatal Collision Northeast of Portland

Leeds OPP Investigating Fatal Collision Northeast of Portland
Portland – The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a fatal collision which occurred northeast of Portland. On August 24, 2020, shortly after 6:00 p.m., Leeds OPP members, Rideau lakes Township Firefighters and Leeds-Grenville Paramedics responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on Highway-15, at County Road-5. The investigation found that a pick-up truck... Read More

Health Unit Warns Residents of Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms

Health Unit Warns Residents of Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms
Brockville – Potentially harmful algal blooms including blue-green algae are a natural seasonal phenomenon that may appear in our lakes, rivers and ponds. Many of these blooms are relatively harmless; however, some species have the potential to produce toxins which may be harmful to people and animals. The presence of a harmful algal bloom and its toxins can only be confirmed... Read More

MPP CLARK: LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVE OVER $6 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDS

MPP CLARK: LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVE OVER $6 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDS
Brockville – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark announced today that municipalities in Leeds and Grenville will receive more than $6 million to address operating pressures as they continue to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clark said the financial relief, provided in partnership with the federal government, is part of the first round of emergency... Read More

Leeds County OPP Weekly Police Reports – July 23-July 26, 2020

Leeds County OPP Weekly Police Reports – July 23-July 26, 2020
Leeds County – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to investigate various calls for service. Multiple charges after physical altercation On July 23, 2020 just before 9:00 p.m. officers responded to a physical altercation on Jonas Street, Lyndhurst. An investigation was conducted and one person was arrested. Jonathan VINCENT, 47 years old, from... Read More