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OPP Investigating Home Invasion in Rideau Lakes

OPP Investigating Home Invasion in Rideau Lakes
Rideau Lakes – The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a reported home invasion. On October 24, 2020 just after 4:30 a.m., officers from the Rideau Lakes office, Lanark OPP and Smiths Falls Police responded to a home on Highway 15, South Elmsley Township. The residents, who were in the house at the time, reported that... Read More

Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation celebrates 50 years with a call to protect conservation lands

Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation celebrates 50 years with a call to protect conservation lands
RIDEAU RIVER WATERSHED (Westport, Perth, Smiths Falls, Kemptville, Ottawa) – Members of the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) celebrated 50 years of conservation at its September 23 Annual General Meeting. Since 1970, the RVCF has dedicated itself to raising funds that support important conservation efforts throughout the Rideau River watershed. Efforts include conservation land acquisition, tree planting, outdoor education, water... Read More

Fall Season at Foley Mountain Conservation Area

Fall Season at Foley Mountain Conservation Area
RIDEAU LAKES/WESTPORT – Foley Mountain Conservation Area is a popular fall destination. Known for its breathtaking views and scenic hiking trails, Foley Mountain continues to welcome guests for much needed outdoor fun. “Fall is an exceptionally popular time to experience Foley Mountain,” said Rebecca Whiteman, Foley Mountain Conservation Area Supervisor. “And while we continue to welcome guests, we want everyone... Read More

Leeds OPP Investigating Fatal Collision on Highway 15 in Rideau Lakes

Leeds OPP Investigating Fatal Collision on Highway 15 in Rideau Lakes
Rideau Lakes – The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a fatal collision in Morton, north of Seeley’s Bay. On September 30, 2020, shortly before 4:00 p.m., Leeds OPP members, Rideau Lakes Township Firefighters and Leeds-Grenville Paramedics responded to a report of a head-on collision on Highway-15 in Morton. A third vehicle entered a ditch... Read More

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