Between 15 July and 22 July 2018, the Kemptville Office of Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police investigated 123 general occurrences: 31 Kemptville, 55 Municipality of North Grenville, 19 Village of Merrickville – Wolford and 18 on Highway 416.

On the evening of 20 July 2018, police were conducting a R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program on Prescott Street, Kemptville when a vehicle initially refused to stop. The male driver exhibited signs of impairment and registered a “fail” on the roadside screening device. The driver was arrested and transported to Kemptville OPP detachment for an intoxilyzer test. A man, aged 57 of Greeley, Ontario was charged with impaired driving by alcohol and driving a motor vehicle with over 80 mgs of alcohol.

Be Wary of Solicitors

The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to calls from the public, out of concern for 2 females panhandling for money, in the Town of Prescott.

On July 15 and the 25, 2018, the females, were holding a cardboard sign, asking for money to feed their children. Both incidents were reported in the area of the Canadian Tire Store and O’Reilly’s Grocery Store, on Commerce Drive.

These same females’ have been reported soliciting for money in the Tilsonburg, Trenton and Gananoque areas. The females are being transported to numerous locations, off the 401 corridor to solicit money.

The town of Prescott has a by-law, which prohibits solicitation for money or products, without a permit. The police would like to remind the public that often these types of organized solicitations are frauds and your cash donations often don’t go towards what they may be claiming.

The public is under no obligation to fund these activities and rather, they are encouraged to report further similar incidents to the Prescott OPP detachment at 613-925-4221.

The second OPP Charity BBQ of the season was a great success! Special thanks to our sponsor Lockwood Brothers Construction. A total of $835.00 was raised for North Grenville Accessible Transportation. This week’s barbeque was sponsored by Jansen Law with proceeds, amounting to $797, going to North Grenville Community Living. The 18th Annual OPP Charity barbeques are held every Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Kemptville OPP detachment. Hope to see you there!


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