Public asked to help track down stolen livestock
Police are seeking the public’s help in finding three stolen cows after officers arrested two alleged rustlers from East Hawkebury Township.
The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment has recovered 13 of the 16 head that were taken in late September from a farm in Ferme-Neuve near Mont Laurier, Québec.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the animals that have an “IJ” brand is asked to call Constable Walter Vandergoten at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
The recovery of the 13 cows, valued at $26,000, and the arrests culminated an “exhaustive investigation” by the Hawkesbury OPP detachment, which was made aware of the theft September 26, when three of the stolen cows were brought to the Livestock Exchange Auction in Vankleek Hill to be sold.
Constable Vandergoten tracked down the cattle in early November, at a property on Aberdeen Road in North Glengarry Township. It was determined that a pasture was rented for the stolen livestock, and that the animals were neglected and had lost a lot of weight. The investigation resulted in the recovery of ten additional cows.
December 2, Jean-Phillip Dion, 34, of La Grande-Montée Road in East Hawkesbury, was charged with possession of property obtained by crime, failing to provide adequate food, water, care and shelter to an animal and theft.
Sylvianne Bordeleaux, 53, also of La Grande-Montée Road, was charged with possession of property obtained by crime.
December 24, at 4:17 p.m. Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry OPP officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Angel Road in North Glengarry Township. Claude Mark Bonneville, 25, of North Glengarry, was charged with taking a motor vehicle without consent. He was released and scheduled to appear in Alexandria court February 6.
Impaired driving charge
December 29 at 3:28 a.m., SDG OPP officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 401 in South Glengarry Township. The investigation revealed that the male driver was under the influence of alcohol.
Wendy Yves Walter, 34 of Montréal, was charged with impaired driving and failing to comply with a probation order.
SDG OPP did not take a break from traffic enforcement during the holiday season.
January 1, on Highway 401 in South Glengarry, police flagged down a 23-year-old from Etobicoke for travelling at a speed of 153 kilometres per hour.
December 29, in the same township on the same highway, a 58year-old Oakville man was charged with stunt driving after being clocked at 154.
January 3, a 49-year-old Laval man was stopped after he was travelling at 157 kilometres per hour.
The SDG detachment responded to 132 calls for service from January 2 to January 4. The occurrences included 12 motor vehicle collisions, 13 calls for assistance, 14 9-1-1 calls, 19 traffic complaints, 18 RIDE programs, three family disputes, five thefts, six alarms and four cases of fraud.
The SD&G OPP charged Paul Sauvé, 58, of South Glengarry with driving a motor vehicle while impaired following a traffic stop on County Road 34 in North Glengarry January 4. He is scheduled to appear in Alexandria court February 9.
The Cornwall Community Police Service charged two Glengarry men with drinking and driving-related offences following two separate incidents in the city December 22.
Corey Michaud, 23, of Apple Hill, faces one count each of impaired driving, operating a motor vehicle while having a blood-alcohol content exceeding 80 milligrams of alcohol, and refusing to provide a breath sample, after he was pulled over by police near the intersection of First Street East and Prince Arthur Street. He is scheduled to appear in court January 15.
Neil Thomson, 34, of Bainsville, was charged with having care and control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and driving with a blood-alcohol content over 80 milligrams of alcohol after police found him in a parked car near Third and Pitt streets. He was scheduled to appear in court January 8.
Failing to attend
On January 3, Cornwall police charged Daniel O’Brien, 31, of Alexandria, with failing to attend court for fingerprinting after he skipped a scheduled court date December 24. He is slated to appear in court January 17.