OPP INVESTIGATING AFTER MORE DEBRIS LOCATED ON HIGHWAY 17
On February 9, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m., members of the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to found debris on Highway 17 near B Line Road in Laurentian Valley Township.
The debris consistent of a hot water tank and water softener tank that were both found on the shoulder of the highway. Both tanks were seized by police and police continue to investigate this incident along with a number of other incidents involving debris being placed on Highway 17 between the Pembroke area and Renfrew.
As a result of the danger posed to public safety by these incidents the UOVOPP and Renfrew OPP have jointly initiated a focused patrol in an effort to deter these incidents and to apprehend the person(s) responsible. The UOVOPP Crime Unit has been engaged to assist along with an OPP Regional Operational Analyst (ROA) and OPP’s Forensic Identification Services (FIS).
Motorists are advised to be alert and watch for debris, especially in the early morning hours on Highway 17.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613-735-0188 or Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.valleytips.ca.
Contact: Provincial Constable Shawn Peever Media Relations Officer 613-732-3332 – (office)
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