OPP Beat – December 19th

During the week of December 11, 2018 to December 16, 2018 there were 88 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment.

There were nine motor vehicle collisions, seven were animal related. The remaining collisions were minor, with no reported injuries.

There were three domestic disputes, with no domestic disputes resulting in criminal charges.



On December 11, 2018 at approximately 3:31 p.m., Killaloe OPP Constable Steve Regan responded to a theft on Guiney Road in Madawaska Valley Township. Jewellery and money were stolen. Police are continuing to investigate.



On December 12, 2018 at approximately 12:04 p.m., Killaloe OPP Constable Ian Morin responded to a break and enter into a garage on Bochert Road in Bonnechere Valley Twp. The Scenes of Crimes Officer assisted with evidence collection. This incident remains under investigation.



The Killaloe OPP detachment has conducted a total of 97 RIDE spot checks and laid one impaired operation charge to date. The OPP Festive RIDE campaign began on November 23, 2017 and will run until January 2, 2019. The aim is to reduce impaired driving by both alcohol and or drugs. Please drive responsibly.

In the event you are reporting an occurrence that does not require immediate police assistance please call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to speak to someone at the Killaloe Detachment contact 613-757-2600.


The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding motorists and passengers to Lock it OR Lose it when it comes to their vehicles and valuables as part of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) Lock It OR Lose It campaign.

On December 16, 2018, auxiliary OPP officers conducted checks of vehicles parked at the Pembroke Mall, the West End Mall and at parking areas in downtown Pembroke. A total of 335 vehicles were checked and 14 vehicles were found to be unlocked and insecure. Several unlocked vehicles were observed to have valuables in plain view including hockey equipment, money, electronic devices, and Christmas gifts.

During the Lock It OR Lose It campaign, police officers, auxiliary officers, and crime prevention personnel will examine parked vehicles to confirm they are locked and that no valuables have been left in plain view. They place a small notice on vehicles checked indicating what safety precautions were neglected and offer simple prevention tips for drivers to protect their vehicles against theft. The notices also congratulate drivers who have secured their vehicle. The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP will use Lock It OR Lose It notices throughout the year as part of our on-going crime prevention efforts.

Motorists and passengers are also urged not to keep personal documents such as vehicle ownership, liability pink slips, credit card invoices, or other documents containing personal information in their vehicles. Identity thieves are looking for such documents so they can assume identities, secure credit card accounts, lease vehicles for export, and even take out a mortgage against victims’ properties without their knowledge.



Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to seek witnesses and culprits as part of an ongoing murder investigation.

Frederick “John” HATCH was last seen alive on December 16, 2015 in the area of West Hunt Club Road and Merivale Road in Nepean between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. His body was discovered 450-kilometres away near the Town of Erin, Ontario, on December 17, 2015. The OPP has been searching for the person(s) responsible ever since.

At the time of his death, the 65-year-old Hatch was wearing a denim vest with Mickey Mouse characters on the back, a black leather jacket, a blue/white bandana, glasses and black Harley Davidson boots, and was carrying a red duffel bag. He was a Canada Pension Plan recipient and received Old Age benefits. In the weeks before his tragic death, Mr. Hatch had led a transient lifestyle, staying with acquaintances, when available, or he was provided with a place to stay by his acquaintances. There were also times where he would spend the night on the streets.

Over the past three years, the OPP has used social media, mainstream media, a mobile billboard and personal and text messaging canvasses to contact potential witnesses who may have had contact with John Hatch but may not have been aware of the murder.

A $50,000 reward remains in effect for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Frederick “John” Hatch. If you have any information, please contact the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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