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Court date

A Mon­treal man charged with sec­ond- de­gree mur­der af­ter an Ot­tawa man was dropped off at Hôpi­tal Glen­garry Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal un­der mys­te­ri­ous cir­cum­stances in June will ap­pear in Corn­wall court Septem­ber 8 via video.

Tri Minh Hoang, 61, of Mon­treal, was ap­pre­hended by the Stor­mont, Dun­das and Glen­garry OPP on High­way 34 in South Glen­garry on the evening of June 5 – shortly af­ter he and Anh Quang-Nguyen, 29, al­legedly left the dy­ing vic­tim, 29year-old Khanh Nguyen, at the hos­pi­tal and sped away.

A ju­di­cial pre-trial is cur­rently un­der­way for Mr. Quang-Nguyen, who has been charged with ac­ces­sory af­ter the fact to mur­der.

He is sched­uled to ap­pear in Corn­wall court, via video, Septem­ber 7.

Both sus­pects – cur­rently be­ing held in cus­tody at the Ot­tawa-Car­leton De­ten­tion Cen­tre in Glouces­ter – also face charges of mar­i­juana pro­duc­tion.

NY men charged

The Corn­wall Re­gional Task Force (CRTF) re­cently charged two Ho­gans­burg, N.Y. men with pos­ses­sion of un­stamped to­bacco, thanks in part to a com­mu­nity tip.

“Once again with the as­sis­tance of the pub­lic we were able to stop or­ga­nized crime ac­tiv­ity in our area,” said Sgt. Garry Be­lair, act­ing Op­er­a­tional NCO with the CRTF, said in a press re­lease.

“Fol­low­ing our June surge op­er­a­tion, com­mu­nity mem­bers have a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the im­por­tance in re­port­ing sus- pi­cious ac­tiv­i­ties, and it’s work­ing.”

Ty­lor Arm­strong and Blaze White, both 18, were ar­rested on Aug. 28 af­ter CRTF of­fi­cers spot­ted sev­eral sus­pects un­load­ing a cargo of garbage bags from a boat to a pair of pickup trucks on the shore of the St. Lawrence River, along Chevrier Road, in Sum­mer­stown.

As po­lice ap­proached the area, two sus­pects fled on the boat and man­aged to es­cape.

How­ever, Mr. Arm­strong and Mr. White, still ashore, were ap­pre­hended and charged ac­cord­ingly af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that the garbage bags con­tained 516 kg of il­le­gal fine cut to­bacco.

Be­sides the con­tra­band, po­lice also seized two pickup trucks, a 2007 GMC Canyon and a 2017 GMC Sierra, as well as five elec­tronic de­vices.

Both sus­pects were later re­leased and are sched­uled to ap­pear in Corn­wall court on Oc­to­ber 24.

401 in­ci­dent

Charges are pend­ing against the uniden­ti­fied driver of a trac­tor-trailer that spilled a load of lum­ber on High­way 401 in Lan­caster last Tues­day (Au­gust 29).

The in­ci­dent oc­curred in the west­bound lanes of the high­way, near Exit 814, around 12:30 p.m.

The driver sus­tained mi­nor in­juries, and no other ve­hi­cles were in­volved.

West­bound lanes of the 401 were closed for ap­prox­i­mately five hours and traf­fic was de­toured while po­lice in­ves­ti­gated and the area was cleaned up.

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