Lottery fraud alert

area in Hawkesbury. Bruce Blais, 21, of Nel- son Street West, Hawkesbury, was charged with possession of cannabis resin. He is scheduled to appear in court November 7 in L’Orignal. October 20, shortly before 3:30 a.m., officers intercepted a blue Pon- tiac Sunfire on John Street, Hawkesbury. Following a search of the vehicle, Guillaume Couture, 23, Wellesley Street, Hawkesbury, was charged with possession for the pur- pose of trafficking, possession of cocaine and marijuana, and possession of property obtained by crime. He is scheduled to ap- pear in court November 24 in L’Orignal. Harassment charge October 15, police received a complaint from an employee at the Freshco super- market in Hawkesbury who had allegedly been harassed by a male client. Police say an elderly male, whom the victim met only once weeks before in Alexandria, ap- proached her and told her that he had been looking for her since they had met. He added that he had all her personal in- formation and that he knew what kind of vehicle she was driving. He added that he wanted to meet her later. The behavior made the victim fear for her safety. After Constable Jean-Michel Maceus investi- gated, Gaetan Martineau, 62, of Christine Street, Hawkesbury, was charged with crim- inal harassment and threatening conduct. He was later released and is scheduled to appear in court November 21. A 22-year-old Cornwall man is headed for court after a stolen van was found at the scene of an accident in North Glengarry. Jordon MacDonald has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, failing to remain at the scene of an accident, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failing to comply with an un- dertaking. The accident occurred at about 5:30 a.m. October 20 on County Road 34, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment. The investigation revealed that a man was op- erating a 2003 Chevy van when the vehicle left the roadway and went into a ditch. The van had been was reported stolen from Grenville-sur-la-Rouge. Stolen van recovered


HAWKESUBURY | The public is being warned about a scam perpetrated by fraudsters claiming their victims have struck it rich. The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Po- lice detachment has recently received complaints from people who have received phone calls telling them they have won a Lottery 6/49 draw. The fraudster would give out a name of Bill, with different last names on each occasion, pretending to be a rep- resentative of the 6/49 lottery. The person would then try to retrieve personal identifi- cation from the victims and would also ask them to create a Western Union account in order for them to receive the money. He also left a phone number for them to be able to contact him. Fortunately, on both reported occasions, which occurred in the last week, the persons did not give any personal information and did not lose any money. The Hawkesbury O.P.P. detachment is advising people to protect their personal information by not giving any details to strangers over the phone or by e-mail. In a similar type of incident, police re- ceived a complaint where someone was caught trying to befriend an elderly person in a retirement home in order to get money. If you are pressured into giving money, or solicited to have repairs carried out on your residence, report them immediately. If you find a scam, you can report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Call Centre. Reports can be filed easily online through the PhoneBusters site at: www.phonebusters. com , or by phone, toll free at, 1-888-495- 8501. More information on fraud and crime pre- vention is also available on the Crime pre- vention section of the OPP website at www. . 23 charges In the week of October 15-22nd, the de- tachment responded to 270 occurrences and laid 23 charges. Officers investigated two assaults, two break-ins, six thefts and conducted a RIDE initiative. There were no impaired driving-related charges laid. Drug seizures October 18, shortly before 1 p.m., Consta- ble Marc Lauzon intercepted a red Volkswa- gen at the Philippe Street boat launching

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Fire fighters throughout the region had been busy over the last fewdays, dispensing valuable information during Fire PreventionWeek. Here, some youngsters try out a fire extinguisher during an open house at the Vankleek Hill station.

The Editor, Remembrance Day, November 11, is very soon upon us. Did you know that 44,963 young Cana- dians (men and women) gave their lives during the 1939-45 World War, and that more than 65,000 during the 1914-18 World War also died so that we live freely in our beautiful Canada? Now the way to show you remember is to proudly wear a poppy during the Re- membrance period. Poppies will be offered to you by Le- gionnaires; there will be boxes of pop- pies on counters of most places of busi- ness in the district. Also Legionnaires will visit places of business, offices, etc., offering them to contribute towards wreaths that will be laid at the Cenotaph in different munici- palities listed below on days and time indicated. Sunday, November 4, at 11 a.m. in L’Orignal; Vankleek Hill, Sunday, Novem- ber 4 at 2 p.m., Alfred, Saturday, Novem- Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day ceremonies next weekend

ber 10, at 2 p.m., Hawkesbury, Sunday, No- vember 11 at 11 a . m . at the cenotaph. After the short ceremony in Hawkesbury, laying of wreaths , prayers, short remarks by our dignitaries , the public may join the Le- gionnaires at the Legion Hall to fraternise with the Veterans and light refreshments will be served . We must also remember our young men and women who have given their lives in the KoreanWar and on different missions in the Gulf War, Kosovo, Congo and the nasty Afghanistan conflict. To conclude, allow me to bring you a message from a young dying soldier to his sergeant in the battle field at Caen France in 1944 . “When you go back home tell them of us, tell them that for their tomorrow, we are giving our today.” These were his last words.

A Veteran of the 1939-45War René Bertrand, Hawkesbury

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