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Drug & Weapons Bust

(PEMBROKE, ON) – Four individuals are facing drug and weapons-related charges after a traffic stop in the City of Pembroke.

On the afternoon of June 21, 2024, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), with the assistance of patrol officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the OPP conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Hunter Street in Pembroke.

Brass knuckles and a quantity of suspected cocaine were seized by police. Three occupants of the vehicle were arrested without incident  A fourth individual was arrested after a foot chase and an officer sustained minor injuries after being assaulted.   

As a result of the investigation 33-year-old Tyler GODERRE of Pembroke, 20-year-old Patricia GOULET-COUSINEAU of Pembroke, 31-year-old Kyle JONES of Pembroke, and 30-year-old Terry TURCOTTE of Pembroke have each been charged with the following Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and Criminal Code (CC) offences:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance – cocaine
  • Possession of a prohibited device

TURCOTTE faces the following additional CC charges:

  • Assault a peace officer
  • Resist a peace officer
  • Fail to comply with a probation order – two counts

GODERRE faces the following additional CC charge:

  • Obstruct peace officer

JONES faces the following additional Highway Traffic Act (HTA) charge:

  • Driving under licence of another jurisdiction while suspended in Ontario

TURCOTTE was held for bail hearing and remains in custody until his next court appearance on June 28, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke. GODERRE was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on July 29, 2024. JONES and GOULET-COUSINEAU were released and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on July 30, 2024.

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2 More Drivers Arrested

(PEMBROKE, ON) – Two local drivers are facing Criminal Code (CC) charges after members of the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently investigated two separate incidents.

On June 19, 2024, at approximately 11:00 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on Petawawa Boulevard in the Town of Petawawa. As part of the investigation a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) was conducted, and the driver was transported to the detachment for further testing.   

As a result of this incident Donald ITEKA, age 26 of Petawawa, was charged with the following CC offence:

  • Failure or refusal to comply with demand

The accused was released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on July 9, 2024. They had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.

On June 20, 2024, at approximately 2:45 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop on Eganville Road in Pembroke after an alert was received from the Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) integrated with the police cruiser’s In-Car Camera (ICC).

As a result of this investigation 39-year-old Ashley RUSSELL of Bonnechere Valley Township is charged with the following CC offence:

•          Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code

The accused was released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on July 9, 2024, and their vehicle was towed and impounded for 45 days. 

The ALPR system can read thousands of licence plates per minute allowing officers to process more information on licence plates. It also has the capability of capturing vehicles of interest such as Amber Alerts, drivers with a suspended licence and stolen vehicles. 

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2 More Impaired Drivers Arrested

(PEMBROKE, ON) – Two drivers are facing Criminal Code (CC) impaired driving charges after members of the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently investigated two separate incidents. One incident was reported by an off-duty officer and the other was reported after a citizen called 911 to report a suspected impaired driver.

On June 9, 2024, at approximately 4:45 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on Angus Campbell Drive in Pembroke in relation to a complaint from an off-duty officer regarding a possible impaired driver. Police seized cannabis and as part of the investigation a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) was conducted. Further testing was conducted by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer at the detachment. 

As a result of this incident 27-year-old Jessica Lynn TUCKER of Pembroke is charged with the following CC and Cannabis Control Act (CCA) offences:

•             Operation while impaired – drugs

•             Have care or control of a vehicle with cannabis readily available

The accused was released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on July 9, 2024.

On June 12, 2024, at approximately 8:00 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17 in Laurentian Valley Township in response to a complaint of a possible impaired driver. Suspected methamphetamine was seized and as part of the investigation a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) was conducted. Further testing was conducted by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer at the detachment.    

As a result of this incident Joel ROBINSON, age 37 of Gloucester, ON, is charged with the following CC, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (CAIA) offences:

·        Operation while impaired – drugs

·        Possession of a schedule I substance – methamphetamine

·        Driving while under suspension

·        Drive motor vehicle – no licence

·        Fail to obey lane sign

·        Use plate not authorized for vehicle

·        Operate a motor vehicle without insurance

The accused was released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on July 22, 2024.

Both accused individuals had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicles were towed and impounded for seven days.

The public are reminded to call 911 to report impaired drivers. 

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Melissa CARLE – Drug Trafficking

(PEMBROKE, ON.) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) have arrested one person in relation to drug trafficking after an investigation in the City of Pembroke.

On June 6, 2024, just after 5:00 p.m., OPP were investigating an incident that took place in the 1000 block of Pembroke St. East. During the investigation CSCU observed suspicious activity. As a result, one person was arrested.

During a search after the arrest police seized a quantity of cash along with suspected fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine tablets and crystal methamphetamine.

Melissa CARLE, 43 years old, of Pembroke has been charged with trafficking in schedule I substance three counts as well as one count of possession of proceeds obtained by crime under $5,000.

The accused remains in custody and is scheduled to appear at a bail hearing on June 7, 2024

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Two Arrested For Break & Enter

(PEMBROKE, ON) – The Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid charges against two individuals after a recent break and enter.   

On June 3, 2024, at approximately 6:15 p.m., officers from the UOV OPP responded to a break and enter in progress at a residence on Church Street in Pembroke. Two people were arrested at the scene and taken into custody by police.   

As a result of this incident 54-year-old Mark MARTYN of no fixed address, and 38-year-old Derick Timothy Scott SULLIVAN of Allumette Island, QC, have both been charged under the Criminal Code (CC) with break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence. MARTYN faces an additional CC charge of failing to comply with probation.

MARTYN was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on July 8, 2024.  

SULLIVAN was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on June 7, 2024.  

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Matthew VON DUNGERN Arrested Following Hit & Run

(PEMBROKE, ON) – A Laurentian Valley resident is facing several charges after a two-vehicle collision in the City of Pembroke.

On April 27, 2024, at approximately 11:45 a.m. the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began investigating a fail to remain motor vehicle collision that occurred on Pembroke Street East near Angus Campbell Drive. A grey SUV was eastbound on Pembroke Street East when it stopped in a line of traffic. The grey SUV was rear-ended by a white SUV that was also eastbound on Pembroke Street East. The white SUV failed to remain. Two occupants of the grey SUV sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision.

Police have identified the driver of the vehicle that failed to remain and as a result of this investigation 40-year-old Matthew VON DUNGERN has been charged with the following Criminal Code (CC), Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (CAIA) offences:

  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Fail to remain
  • Fail to report accident
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on June 4, 2024.   

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Clayton YACKOBECK Was Arrested Again

(PEMBROKE, ON) – A local individual is facing a charge of uttering threats after an unwanted person was reported at a Pembroke residence.

On the morning of May 2, 2024, at approximately 7:15 a.m., officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a residence on Renfrew Street in response to a report of an unwanted person in the backyard. Investigation found that the homeowner and their family had been threatened. A short time later, police located the unwanted individual nearby and took them into custody.  

Clayton YACKOBECK, age 49 of no fixed address, has been charged with the following Criminal Code (CC) offences:

  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Fail to comply with probation

The accused was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on May 7, 2024. 

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5 Arrested Drugs & Cash Seized

(PEMBROKE, ON) – Five people were arrested after a warrant was executed on a residence in the City of Pembroke. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) with assistance from the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) detachment executed the warrant.

On May 2, 2024, OPP entered a residence on Hunter Street in the City of Pembroke. Inside the residence, OPP located three persons wanted on outstanding warrants. Five people in total were arrested and police seized a quantity of drugs and cash.

Chantal LANCE, 36 years old, of Pembroke was arrested and released on charges of possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000 as well as three counts of possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking. The accused was released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on June 24, 2024.

Trish BURGESS, 51 years old, of Pembroke was charged with possession of a schedule I substance. The accused was also released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on June 24, 2024.

Stephanie MARTIN, 45 years old, of Ottawa was charged with two counts of fail to comply with release order, one count of fail to comply with probation order as well as one count of being unlawfully at large. The accused also had a warrant for outstanding charges. They remain in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

Corey POPKIE, 37 years old, of Pembroke has been charged with two counts of possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of fail to comply with release order and one count of possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000. The accused also had a warrant for outstanding charges. They remain in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

Terry TURCOTTE, 30 years old, of Pembroke was charged with fail to comply with probation order and well as possession of a schedule I substance. The accused also had a warrant for outstanding charges. They remain in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

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Mark RECKZIN Was Arrested

(PEMBROKE, ON) – A local individual is facing drug possession charges after an unwanted person was reported at a business in Pembroke.

On the evening of April 23, 2024, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a restaurant on Pembroke Street West in Pembroke in response to a report of an unwanted, intoxicated person at the location. Police attended, located the individual and took them into custody. Suspected fentanyl was seized during the investigation.  

Mark RECKZIN, age 45 of no fixed address, has been charged with possession of a schedule 1 substance – fentanyl, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on May 28, 2024. 

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2 More Drunk Drivers – Names Released

(PEMBROKE, ON) – Two local drivers are facing Criminal Code (CC) impaired driving charges after members of the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently investigated two separate incidents.

On April 2, 2024, at approximately 4:00 p.m., police responded to a report of a possible impaired driver in the City of Pembroke. Police located the vehicle on Bell Street in Pembroke. As part of the investigation a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) was conducted, and the driver was transported to the detachment for further testing. Police also seized open liquor from the vehicle.  

As a result of this incident 35-year-old Krista FORSTER of Pembroke is charged with the following CC offences:

•             Operation while impaired – alcohol

•             Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80mg plus

•             Having care or control of a motor vehicle with an open container of liquor

The accused was released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on April 30, 2024.

On April 10, 2024, at approximately 12:30 a.m., police responded to a single-vehicle collision on Highway 17 between Perry Hill Road and Oattes Road in Whitewater Region Township. Preliminary investigation indicates the westbound passenger vehicle left the roadway and rolled. The driver, who was the lone occupant, sustained minor injuries.  As part of the investigation a Roadside Screening Device was utilized, and the driver was transported to the detachment for further testing.   

As a result of this incident 23-year-old Rachel BURGESS of Petawawa is charged with the following CC offences:

·        Operation while impaired – alcohol

·        Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80mg plus

·        Novice driver – BAC above zero

The accused was released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on May 7, 2024.

Both accused individuals had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicles were towed and impounded for seven days.

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