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Update – Convenience Store Robbery in Kemptville
Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police have arrested a male in connection to a robbery at a convenience store in Kemptville, Ontario. At 2:15 a.m. on February 16, 2017, a masked male armed with a knife and wearing dark clothing entered the Quickie and Pioneer Gas Bar on Rideau Street and stole cigarettes, cash and lottery tickets. No one was injured.

On March 2, 2017, Grenvillle County OPP arrested and charged a male, aged 25, of Kemptville, Ontario with: Robbery with weapon; wearing a disguise with the intent to commit an indictable offence of robbery; possession property obtained by crime under $5,000. The accused is being held in custody for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice, Brockville on the March 6, 2017.

Anyone with information on the above occurrence is asked to call Grenville County O.P.P. Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit your tip on-line at www.tipsubmit.com. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don’t go to court, and you could earn cash reward.

Multi- Agency Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections lead to charges
On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachments, OPP East Region Highway Safety Division (HSD), OPP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit (CMVEU) along with members of the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) conducted a daytime initiative in the East Region of Ontario focusing on inspections of Commercial Motor Vehicles and legislation enforcement.

The day’s operations were part of the 2017 ongoing OPP Highway Safety Plan, to ensure the safety of all people using the Highways.
The operation consisted of multiple initiatives on East Region Highways and resulted in:

47 CMV inspections and 5 MOF inspections.
11 Vehicles were taken out of service.
12 Charges were laid by the MTO and MOF.
72 charges contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
One Damage only Motor Vehicle Collision involving CMV.
19 other “moving violation” charges contrary to the Highway Traffic were laid against drivers of non-commercial vehicles.

The charges laid in this operation all relate to driving and vehicle equipment issues that pose a threat to the public’s safe use of Ontario’s Highways. OPP advise drivers to be mindful of their speed and the distance between their vehicles and others. Decreasing speed and increasing distances in changing environments and conditions increase your chances of responding to sudden hazards.

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