The Glengarry News

crime

Huge pot bust

publisher Mar 13, 2018 - 1:11pm

Illegal drugs with an estimated street value of $230,000 were seized by Ontario Provincial Police officers during a March 12 raid at a property on County Road 15, North Stormont Township.

Officers seized 34 pounds of cannabis, 30 pounds of hash cannabis resin and 50 pounds of cannabis shake, speed pills and a firearm.

Gérard Sauvé, 75, of North Stormont, was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, production of a controlled substance, and unauthorized possession and careless storage of a firearm.

Details released on drug, weapons seizure

publisher Mar 8, 2018 - 7:16pm

Details about a major seizure of illicit drugs and weapons in Alexandria last week have been released.

Raids on homes and a business resulted in the seizure of

  • 2260 methamphetamine pills (speed)
  • 1064 Hydromorphone pills
  • 27 Fentanyl patches
  • 594 grams of marijuana
  • 66 grams of hash

The estimated street value of drugs seized is $42,540

 This also resulted in the seizure of a quantity of weapons and Canadian currency:

  • 2 handguns
  • 2 Conducted Energy Weapons (Tasers)
  • Nunchucks
  • Over $15,000 cash
  • Multiple Long guns
  • Ammunition
  • 6 replica handguns

The following individuals were arrested and charged.

Pierre Larose, 59, of North Glengarry, was charged with

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the purpose of Trafficking (11 counts)
  • Unauthorized Possession of a weapon (2 counts)
  • Careless storage of ammunition (3 counts)
  • Public Mischief
  • Fraud over $5,000 (5 counts)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime (2 counts)

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing at Cornwall Court.

Brigitte Martinson, 49, North Glengarry, was charged with

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (11 counts)
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon (2 counts)
  • Careless storage of ammunition (2 counts)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime (2 counts)

She was held in custody pending a bail hearing at Cornwall Court.

Claude Lavigne, 53, North Glengarry, was charged with

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Production of a controlled substance
  • Fail to comply with conditions of a recognizance
  • Fail to comply with conditions of an undertaking

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing at Cornwall Court.

Luc Leroux, 52, North Glengarry, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was released and scheduled to appear in Alexandria court April 4.

Christian Seguin, 34, North Glengarry, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He was released and scheduled to appear in Alexandria court April 4.

Gordon Hodges, 31, North Glengarry, was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He was released and scheduled to appear in Alexandria court April 4.

Jonathan Carrierre, 21, North Glengarry, was charged with

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a controlled substance (2 counts)
  • Fail to comply with conditions of a probation order (2 counts)
  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to probation order (2 counts)

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing at Cornwall Court.

Rebecca Lacombe, 40, North Glengarry, Ontario was charged with

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a controlled substance (2 counts)
  • Fail to comply with conditions of a probation order (4 counts)
  • Fail to comply with conditions of a recognizance

She was held in custody pending a bail hearing at Cornwall Court.

Maxime Cater, 28, North Glengarry, was charged with

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon (3 counts)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime

The investigation continues.

 "These arrests will have a significant impact in the small community of Alexandria," states Dean Canham Detective Sergeant of the Ontario Provincial Police Community Street Crime Unit.

seized drugs, weapons

$75,000 machine stolen

publisher Feb 20, 2018 - 4:10pm

The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment is seeking the public's help in solving the theft of a payloader, that occurred sometime between December 22 and January 2 from a business property on Ste-Catherine Street, south of St-Isidore. The yellow 2006 John Deere, model 544J, equipped with an adjustable hydraulic snow blade, is valued at approximately $75,000. Anyone with information that can help nab the culprits is asked to contact Constable Alexandre Bolduc at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

New scam alerts

publisher Feb 13, 2018 - 10:28am

Be wary of the old tax fraud scam.

A local woman advises she received a bogus phone call warning her that she was facing tax fraud charges.

She was given a phone number that is linked to a fraud ring.

Another scheme has someone posing as a retailer who alerts a consumer his or her credit card account has been compromised. The victim is then told to call 911, as well as his or her financial institution, to report the fraud, but when the target hangs up, the person is unaware the call is not disconnected.

Police say the victims are then led to believe they made an outgoing call and are speaking to authorities. 

The victims are then told to go to their banking institution to transfer funds into a different account which is supposedly intended to safeguard their funds. The victim has in fact received these instructions from the original fraudster.

Drugs, cash, firearm, ATV seized

publisher Jan 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

A search warrant executed by Ontario Provincial Police and the Cornwall Community Street Crime in The Nation resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine (speed) pills, marijuana, crack cocaine, psilocybin (mushrooms), hydromorphone tablets, Canadian currency, and drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking. OPP also seized one prohibited firearm and a stolen four-wheeler ATV.  

Shawn Leblanc, 33, of Fournier, faces several charges, including possession of illicit drugs for the purpose of trafficking, unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm and careless storage of a weapon.

Beware duct company

publisher Jan 9, 2018 - 2:50pm

The Hawkesbury Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) needs the assistance of the public to identify two men operating under "Ontario Air Duct" which advertises through Facebook.

A resident of Alfred-Plantagenet Township has been victimized after using their services for air duct cleaning. Once the appointment was made, two male subjects attended the victim's home to complete the work. During the course of their visit, one subject committed a gesture of a sexual nature towards the victim. Both men left the residence driving an orange-coloured business truck. The victim was not physically injured during this incident.

This matter is still under investigation. The Hawkesbury OPP is asking that if you have any information on this company, have hired their services or, know the subjects, to contact Detective/Constable Eddy Saardi at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

Tractors stolen

publisher Nov 9, 2017 - 10:19am

Three farm tractors and a trailer were stolen sometime between November 4 and 7 from a residence on Marcoux Road near Alexandria.

Stolen were an International 534 with a white bucket/arm, and galvanized pump fittings in the back, an International 454, with a red tool box screwed to a mud guard, and a Ford 8N 12 Volt, which has a custom front with an oven grill. The trailer is faded green and blue.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.