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Study says no to expanding Smiths Falls police to other townships

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 08:11 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Chris Must
chris@pdgmedia.ca 

A study has concluded that having Smiths Falls police offer their services to five neighbouring townships isn’t worth the effort.

Currently, the municipalities of Merrickville-Wolford, Montague, Drummond-North Elmsley, Rideau Lakes and Westport, which border on Smiths Falls, receive police service from the Ontario Provincial Police, while Smiths Falls has its own municipal force. The town commissioned a study earlier this year to determine if it would be advantageous for Smiths Falls to bid for the right to provide police service to its neighbours, replacing the OPP.

Cliff Strachan, vice president of business development for Investigative Solutions Network Inc., the firm hired to carry out the study, told town councillors at a Nov. 14 meeting that minimal cost savings would result, due to the need to hire more officers, buy more vehicles and replace the current communications system to serve a larger geographic area.  “We do not feel it would be feasible for the Smiths Falls Police Service to service all five of the surrounding municipalities,” he said.

The town police service currently has a chief, a deputy chief, four sergeants, 17 constables and 9.5 full-time equivalent civilian staff. The proposal in the feasibility study was to serve the town and the surrounding municipalities by increasing the number of uniformed officers to 47. If the townships accepted the proposal, it would result in a savings of $385,487 from the combined costs of providing policing for all six municipalities, which Strachan said, is “not a lot of significant dollars,” especially in light of unknown additional capital costs for extra manpower and vehicles.

Councillors agreed to write to the neighbouring municipalities to see if any were interested in sharing police services on an individual basis, provided they were willing to share in the cost of any further studies of the issue.

OPP arrest last of suspects in recent serious assault

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 03:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested the last of the wanted suspects in the ongoing investigation of a serious assault in the Township of Drummond North Elmsley.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, OPP were called to a home on Drummond Concession 10 A, where a 29-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were injured. The woman’s injuries were serious.  Both victims were taken to Hospital.

Johnathan Young, 34, surrendered himself to Lanark County OPP and is held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Provincial Court in Perth.

Lance Curry, also 34, and Stephanie Vigrass, 32, were arrested in the Ottawa area on Monday, Oct. 17. They, too, remain in custody pending a bail hearing at the Provincial Court in Perth.

Linda Wiseman, 52,  of Smiths Falls was previously in custody but was released with conditions and will appear at a later date in the same Court.

Each of the three suspects is charged with the following:

1 count aggravated assault;
1 count possession of a weapon;
1 count break and enter a dwelling;
1 count assault causing bodily harm;
1 count forcible confinement; and
1 count of mischief under $5,000.

Young is charged with the same offences as the other parties and is further charged with one count of assault.

OPP Operation Impact in full force over holiday weekend

Thursday, October 6, 2016 @ 09:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be taking part in a national four-day traffic safety initiative called Operation Impact over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officers will be conducting focused patrols from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10 with special attention being paid to “The Big 4” which are the four main causal factors in motor vehicle collision deaths: distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving and lack of occupant restraint.

Motorists are advised to cut the distractions, buckle up, obey the posted speed limits and arrive alive – drive sober in order to make this holiday weekend a safe one for everyone using our roadways.

 

Man drives dangerously and acts assaultively

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 03:09 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

(TOWN OF PERTH, ON) – At about 02:54pm on Saturday 3rd September 2016, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), started to receive a succession of 911calls reporting a green Ford Truck driving dangerously in different areas of the Town of Perth.

Reports included that the vehicle was traveling at high speeds, doing “donuts” in parking lots and driving over sports fields and recreational areas. Members of the community were present and at risk at all locations.

The truck was located by police and was successfully stopped on Spence Side Road in Drummond North Elmsley Township. The driver was non-compliant and assaultive.

Adam BOWLER, 18 years old, of Drummond North Elmsley Township, is charged:

Three (3) Counts. – Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

One (1) Count. – Driving a Motor Vehicle While Impaired.

One (1) Count. – Fail or Refuse to provide Breath Sample.

One (1) Count. – Resist Police Officer.

Three (3) Counts. – Assault Police Officer.

One (1) Count. – Utter Threats to Cause Death or Bodily harm.

One (1) Count. – Mischief Under $5,000.

Each offence is contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

BOWLER was also charged with Provincial Offences contrary to the Highway Traffic, Liquor Licence Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.

He attended a Bail hearing at the Provincial court in the Town of Perth and was subsequently released on conditions to appear at a later date.

OPP to be conducting community satisfaction surveys by phone

Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 11:09 AM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Submitted

A Community Satisfaction Survey is scheduled to start in September in East Region to solicit public opinions about the services the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments deliver to communities throughout the region.

The Community Satisfaction Survey is a telephone survey that randomly selects members of the public (16 years or older) who live in Ontario. The survey takes about five to seven minutes to complete and is strictly voluntary. Those contacted and willing to participate are asked about issues such as community security, perceptions of crime and youth issues in the community, OPP presence in the community, service delivery and even how the OPP investigates crime and enforces the law.

The information provided by those surveyed is being collected by a research consultant, R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. that has been retained by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. The information is treated confidentially and the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of those surveyed will not be included in the survey results provided to the OPP.

Once the survey is complete, the results will be used in the OPP Business Action Plan and Annual Report. The information will also be useful in helping OPP’s East Region set out goals and objectives to improve on the services it delivers to communities across the region. These surveys are conducted throughout the province on a rotational three-year schedule.

The East Region detachment surveys will start in September and are expected to be completed by Nov. 30. 

OPP East Region detachment has a new commander

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 12:08 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Staff
editorial@pdgmedia.ca 

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region detachment has a new leader. Superintendent Chris Harkins, former commander of the fleet, supply and weapons services bureau at OPP general headquarters, has been promoted to chief superintendent and named commander of OPP East Region.

Harkins fills the vacancy created by the retirement of the former regional commander, Dan Redmond.

“Chief Superintendent Harkins brings vast and varied experience to his new role. He has a strong understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities facing not only the members of the OPP, but also the residents of Eastern Ontario,” said OPP deputy commissioner Gary Couture.

Originally from the Pembroke area, Harkins has been a member of the OPP for over 26 years. He has served in the Killaloe and Upper Ottawa Valley detachments, has been commander of the physical surveillance unit, section manager of the analytical section of the Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau, and deputy director of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau. He’s also been the executive officer for three former deputy commissioners and a former provincial commander.

Harkins is a graduate of the Rotman School of Management Police Leadership Program and of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Global Studies Program.

Harkins will oversee more than 1,200 uniformed and civilian members who are responsible for providing front-line and specialized policing services. East Region covers 43,000 square kilometres with 16-host detachments and 15-satellite detachments.

“I couldn’t be more proud to be appointed to my new position in East Region,” said Harkins. “I look forward to working with the dedicated members of the OPP as we rise to meet the challenges of policing such a large, diverse area.”

 

What to do when flashing lights appear in your rear-view mirror

Monday, August 29, 2016 @ 12:08 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Chris Must
editorial@pdgmedia.ca

There’s nothing like a set of flashing blue and red lights suddenly appearing in the rear-view mirror to get a motorist’s attention. Every driver knows to pull over and come to a stop, and it’s always a relief when the speeding police car continues on its way: it wasn’t you this time.

In Ontario police vehicles responding to an emergency will display red and blue flashing lights. An ambulance is equipped with red lights. But blue and red are not the only colours used by emergency vehicles. The Highway Traffic Act of 1990 authorizes firefighters to display a flashing green light when responding to emergencies. The act restricts the use of flashing green lights in Ontario to firefighters only. Tow trucks are equipped with amber lights.

But regardless of the type of emergency vehicle a driver encounters on the road – police, fire or ambulance – the requirement, as explained in the Ontario Ministry of Transportation Drivers’ Handbook, is the same. “When an emergency vehicle is approaching your vehicle from any direction with its flashing red or red and blue lights, or siren or bell sounding, you are required to bring your vehicle to an immediate stop.”

The handbook goes on to explain that when bringing your vehicle to a stop you are required to bring it as close as practical to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, not onto the shoulder of the roadway. This is because emergency vehicles may be using the shoulder of the road to make their way around traffic.

If you are in an intersection and preparing to make a turn when an emergency vehicle is approaching, you should abandon the turn and clear the intersection by proceeding straight when safe to do so, then pull to the right and stop. This will clear the intersection and minimize the possibility of a collision with the emergency vehicle should it be passing you on the side you intended to turn towards.

The handbook also notes that it is illegal in Ontario to follow within 150 metres of a fire vehicle responding to an alarm.

Safety tips
1. React quickly but calmly.

  1. Don’t slam on the brakes or pull over without signalling.
  2. Check your rearview mirrors to make sure it’s safe to stop. Also make sure the way is clear, and signal, before merging back into traffic.

The penalty for failure to slow down or move over when safe to do so near emergency vehicles or two trucks that are stopped with sirens or lights flashing is a fine of $400 to $2,000 for a first conviction, and three demerit points upon conviction, according to the Ministry of Transportation. Fines increase for subsequent offences.

Carleton Place OPP investigating on High Street, road closed

Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 12:08 PM
posted by discsf

Submitted

The Carleton Place Ontario Provincial Police are currently conducting a police investigation in the area of High Street in Carleton Place. The area has been secured in the interest of public safety until the investigation is concluded.

High Street will be closed from Thomas Street to Flora Street. Thomas Street, Moffat Street and Flora Street will be closed south from Charlotte Street to McRostie Street.

Drivers and pedestrians are asked to select another route when travelling in the area until the conclusion of the investigation.

Smiths Falls Police expansion feasibility study more expensive than budgeted

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 12:06 AM
posted by discsf

By Howaida Sorour-Roberts – Smiths Falls

On June 6 Smiths Falls council approved the awarding of a police expansion feasibility study to Investigative Research Group to the tune of $22,180 plus HST.

“We had four proposals that were submitted, the budget was for $15,000 — but all the proposals came in over budget, the lowest was for $17,700 and the highest was for $46,530 and that’s not including HST,” said Kerry Costello, director of corporate services.

The Town’s review team included Costello, Malcolm Morris, CAO and Smiths Falls Police Chief Bob Dowdall.  The team scored the proposals on content, experience and cost.

“Investigative Research Group came in with the highest score, they had the best content as well as the experience and qualifications,” said Costello.

There was concern expressed by several council members over the increased cost of the feasibility study.  The study’s purpose is to clarify whether expanding the town’s police service could be cost effective in terms of revenue to the town if expanded to neighbouring municipalities.  This is just first step in the process.

“If it seems feasible, we will move to a deeper study in step two and at that stage we will go to our neighbouring municipalities to discuss cost sharing for the final study,” said Chris Cummings, councillor.

It is the second study that will lay out the details of potential agreements and the cost of an expanded service.

“The reason we are going through this first step is to find out if it’s feasible to expand our services to neighbouring municipalities – anything can be done, it’s a question of whether it’s feasible to do it,” said Dowdall.

Warrant executed on Smiths Falls man

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 11:05 AM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

On May, 27 Smiths Falls Police Officers attended the Gatineau Police station to take custody of a 22 year old male who was wanted on a warrant held by Smiths Falls Police for Breach of Recognizance. The male was returned to the Smiths Falls Police Station and held pending a bail hearing.

Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283- 0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-TIPS (8477).

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Study says no to expanding Smiths Falls police to other townships

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 08:11 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Chris Must
chris@pdgmedia.ca 

A study has concluded that having Smiths Falls police offer their services to five neighbouring townships isn’t worth the effort.

Currently, the municipalities of Merrickville-Wolford, Montague, Drummond-North Elmsley, Rideau Lakes and Westport, which border on Smiths Falls, receive police service from the Ontario Provincial Police, while Smiths Falls has its own municipal force. The town commissioned a study earlier this year to determine if it would be advantageous for Smiths Falls to bid for the right to provide police service to its neighbours, replacing the OPP.

Cliff Strachan, vice president of business development for Investigative Solutions Network Inc., the firm hired to carry out the study, told town councillors at a Nov. 14 meeting that minimal cost savings would result, due to the need to hire more officers, buy more vehicles and replace the current communications system to serve a larger geographic area.  “We do not feel it would be feasible for the Smiths Falls Police Service to service all five of the surrounding municipalities,” he said.

The town police service currently has a chief, a deputy chief, four sergeants, 17 constables and 9.5 full-time equivalent civilian staff. The proposal in the feasibility study was to serve the town and the surrounding municipalities by increasing the number of uniformed officers to 47. If the townships accepted the proposal, it would result in a savings of $385,487 from the combined costs of providing policing for all six municipalities, which Strachan said, is “not a lot of significant dollars,” especially in light of unknown additional capital costs for extra manpower and vehicles.

Councillors agreed to write to the neighbouring municipalities to see if any were interested in sharing police services on an individual basis, provided they were willing to share in the cost of any further studies of the issue.

OPP arrest last of suspects in recent serious assault

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 03:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested the last of the wanted suspects in the ongoing investigation of a serious assault in the Township of Drummond North Elmsley.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, OPP were called to a home on Drummond Concession 10 A, where a 29-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were injured. The woman’s injuries were serious.  Both victims were taken to Hospital.

Johnathan Young, 34, surrendered himself to Lanark County OPP and is held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Provincial Court in Perth.

Lance Curry, also 34, and Stephanie Vigrass, 32, were arrested in the Ottawa area on Monday, Oct. 17. They, too, remain in custody pending a bail hearing at the Provincial Court in Perth.

Linda Wiseman, 52,  of Smiths Falls was previously in custody but was released with conditions and will appear at a later date in the same Court.

Each of the three suspects is charged with the following:

1 count aggravated assault;
1 count possession of a weapon;
1 count break and enter a dwelling;
1 count assault causing bodily harm;
1 count forcible confinement; and
1 count of mischief under $5,000.

Young is charged with the same offences as the other parties and is further charged with one count of assault.

OPP Operation Impact in full force over holiday weekend

Thursday, October 6, 2016 @ 09:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be taking part in a national four-day traffic safety initiative called Operation Impact over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officers will be conducting focused patrols from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10 with special attention being paid to “The Big 4” which are the four main causal factors in motor vehicle collision deaths: distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving and lack of occupant restraint.

Motorists are advised to cut the distractions, buckle up, obey the posted speed limits and arrive alive – drive sober in order to make this holiday weekend a safe one for everyone using our roadways.

 

Man drives dangerously and acts assaultively

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 03:09 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

(TOWN OF PERTH, ON) – At about 02:54pm on Saturday 3rd September 2016, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), started to receive a succession of 911calls reporting a green Ford Truck driving dangerously in different areas of the Town of Perth.

Reports included that the vehicle was traveling at high speeds, doing “donuts” in parking lots and driving over sports fields and recreational areas. Members of the community were present and at risk at all locations.

The truck was located by police and was successfully stopped on Spence Side Road in Drummond North Elmsley Township. The driver was non-compliant and assaultive.

Adam BOWLER, 18 years old, of Drummond North Elmsley Township, is charged:

Three (3) Counts. – Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

One (1) Count. – Driving a Motor Vehicle While Impaired.

One (1) Count. – Fail or Refuse to provide Breath Sample.

One (1) Count. – Resist Police Officer.

Three (3) Counts. – Assault Police Officer.

One (1) Count. – Utter Threats to Cause Death or Bodily harm.

One (1) Count. – Mischief Under $5,000.

Each offence is contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

BOWLER was also charged with Provincial Offences contrary to the Highway Traffic, Liquor Licence Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.

He attended a Bail hearing at the Provincial court in the Town of Perth and was subsequently released on conditions to appear at a later date.

OPP to be conducting community satisfaction surveys by phone

Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 11:09 AM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Submitted

A Community Satisfaction Survey is scheduled to start in September in East Region to solicit public opinions about the services the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments deliver to communities throughout the region.

The Community Satisfaction Survey is a telephone survey that randomly selects members of the public (16 years or older) who live in Ontario. The survey takes about five to seven minutes to complete and is strictly voluntary. Those contacted and willing to participate are asked about issues such as community security, perceptions of crime and youth issues in the community, OPP presence in the community, service delivery and even how the OPP investigates crime and enforces the law.

The information provided by those surveyed is being collected by a research consultant, R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. that has been retained by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. The information is treated confidentially and the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of those surveyed will not be included in the survey results provided to the OPP.

Once the survey is complete, the results will be used in the OPP Business Action Plan and Annual Report. The information will also be useful in helping OPP’s East Region set out goals and objectives to improve on the services it delivers to communities across the region. These surveys are conducted throughout the province on a rotational three-year schedule.

The East Region detachment surveys will start in September and are expected to be completed by Nov. 30. 

OPP East Region detachment has a new commander

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 12:08 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Staff
editorial@pdgmedia.ca 

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region detachment has a new leader. Superintendent Chris Harkins, former commander of the fleet, supply and weapons services bureau at OPP general headquarters, has been promoted to chief superintendent and named commander of OPP East Region.

Harkins fills the vacancy created by the retirement of the former regional commander, Dan Redmond.

“Chief Superintendent Harkins brings vast and varied experience to his new role. He has a strong understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities facing not only the members of the OPP, but also the residents of Eastern Ontario,” said OPP deputy commissioner Gary Couture.

Originally from the Pembroke area, Harkins has been a member of the OPP for over 26 years. He has served in the Killaloe and Upper Ottawa Valley detachments, has been commander of the physical surveillance unit, section manager of the analytical section of the Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau, and deputy director of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau. He’s also been the executive officer for three former deputy commissioners and a former provincial commander.

Harkins is a graduate of the Rotman School of Management Police Leadership Program and of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Global Studies Program.

Harkins will oversee more than 1,200 uniformed and civilian members who are responsible for providing front-line and specialized policing services. East Region covers 43,000 square kilometres with 16-host detachments and 15-satellite detachments.

“I couldn’t be more proud to be appointed to my new position in East Region,” said Harkins. “I look forward to working with the dedicated members of the OPP as we rise to meet the challenges of policing such a large, diverse area.”

 

What to do when flashing lights appear in your rear-view mirror

Monday, August 29, 2016 @ 12:08 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Chris Must
editorial@pdgmedia.ca

There’s nothing like a set of flashing blue and red lights suddenly appearing in the rear-view mirror to get a motorist’s attention. Every driver knows to pull over and come to a stop, and it’s always a relief when the speeding police car continues on its way: it wasn’t you this time.

In Ontario police vehicles responding to an emergency will display red and blue flashing lights. An ambulance is equipped with red lights. But blue and red are not the only colours used by emergency vehicles. The Highway Traffic Act of 1990 authorizes firefighters to display a flashing green light when responding to emergencies. The act restricts the use of flashing green lights in Ontario to firefighters only. Tow trucks are equipped with amber lights.

But regardless of the type of emergency vehicle a driver encounters on the road – police, fire or ambulance – the requirement, as explained in the Ontario Ministry of Transportation Drivers’ Handbook, is the same. “When an emergency vehicle is approaching your vehicle from any direction with its flashing red or red and blue lights, or siren or bell sounding, you are required to bring your vehicle to an immediate stop.”

The handbook goes on to explain that when bringing your vehicle to a stop you are required to bring it as close as practical to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, not onto the shoulder of the roadway. This is because emergency vehicles may be using the shoulder of the road to make their way around traffic.

If you are in an intersection and preparing to make a turn when an emergency vehicle is approaching, you should abandon the turn and clear the intersection by proceeding straight when safe to do so, then pull to the right and stop. This will clear the intersection and minimize the possibility of a collision with the emergency vehicle should it be passing you on the side you intended to turn towards.

The handbook also notes that it is illegal in Ontario to follow within 150 metres of a fire vehicle responding to an alarm.

Safety tips
1. React quickly but calmly.

  1. Don’t slam on the brakes or pull over without signalling.
  2. Check your rearview mirrors to make sure it’s safe to stop. Also make sure the way is clear, and signal, before merging back into traffic.

The penalty for failure to slow down or move over when safe to do so near emergency vehicles or two trucks that are stopped with sirens or lights flashing is a fine of $400 to $2,000 for a first conviction, and three demerit points upon conviction, according to the Ministry of Transportation. Fines increase for subsequent offences.

Carleton Place OPP investigating on High Street, road closed

Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 12:08 PM
posted by discsf

Submitted

The Carleton Place Ontario Provincial Police are currently conducting a police investigation in the area of High Street in Carleton Place. The area has been secured in the interest of public safety until the investigation is concluded.

High Street will be closed from Thomas Street to Flora Street. Thomas Street, Moffat Street and Flora Street will be closed south from Charlotte Street to McRostie Street.

Drivers and pedestrians are asked to select another route when travelling in the area until the conclusion of the investigation.

Smiths Falls Police expansion feasibility study more expensive than budgeted

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 12:06 AM
posted by discsf

By Howaida Sorour-Roberts – Smiths Falls

On June 6 Smiths Falls council approved the awarding of a police expansion feasibility study to Investigative Research Group to the tune of $22,180 plus HST.

“We had four proposals that were submitted, the budget was for $15,000 — but all the proposals came in over budget, the lowest was for $17,700 and the highest was for $46,530 and that’s not including HST,” said Kerry Costello, director of corporate services.

The Town’s review team included Costello, Malcolm Morris, CAO and Smiths Falls Police Chief Bob Dowdall.  The team scored the proposals on content, experience and cost.

“Investigative Research Group came in with the highest score, they had the best content as well as the experience and qualifications,” said Costello.

There was concern expressed by several council members over the increased cost of the feasibility study.  The study’s purpose is to clarify whether expanding the town’s police service could be cost effective in terms of revenue to the town if expanded to neighbouring municipalities.  This is just first step in the process.

“If it seems feasible, we will move to a deeper study in step two and at that stage we will go to our neighbouring municipalities to discuss cost sharing for the final study,” said Chris Cummings, councillor.

It is the second study that will lay out the details of potential agreements and the cost of an expanded service.

“The reason we are going through this first step is to find out if it’s feasible to expand our services to neighbouring municipalities – anything can be done, it’s a question of whether it’s feasible to do it,” said Dowdall.

Warrant executed on Smiths Falls man

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 11:05 AM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

On May, 27 Smiths Falls Police Officers attended the Gatineau Police station to take custody of a 22 year old male who was wanted on a warrant held by Smiths Falls Police for Breach of Recognizance. The male was returned to the Smiths Falls Police Station and held pending a bail hearing.

Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283- 0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-TIPS (8477).

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