OPP officers step up patrols as extra heavy particles discovered on shoulder of Hwy 17

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Car rims, rocks and now water tanks are among the many gadgets discovered on and close to Freeway 17 in incidents between the Pembroke space and Renfrew underneath investigation by Ontario Provincial Cops.

A scorching water tank and a water softener tank have been discovered on the shoulder close to B Line Street in Laurentian Valley Township at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Higher Ottawa Valley OPP mentioned. The gadgets have been seized by police who’ve a rising assortment of particles.

A number of wheel rims have been discovered on the roadway close to Sawmill Street in Laurentian Valley Township at about three:20 a.m. Sunday.

Two vehicles were damaged in another incident reported at about 1:50 a.m. on Jan. eight during which three rocks, every barely bigger than a basketball, have been discovered throughout the freeway close to Rox Siding Street in Whitewater Township.

Because of the “hazard posed to public security by these incidents,” officers from the Higher Ottawa Valley and Renfrew detachments have launched a “centered patrol” to behave as a deterrent and catch whoever is accountable.

Higher Ottawa Valley OPP crime unit investigators, a regional crime analyst and forensic officers are additionally on the case.

“Motorists are suggested to be alert and look ahead to particles, particularly within the early morning hours on Freeway 17, the OPP warned.

Anybody with info relating to these incidents was requested to name the Higher Ottawa Valley OPP at 613-735-0188 or to contact Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or valleytips.ca