Regional Police Round Up

The O-P-P say two Quebec men pulled over for stunt driving on Highway 401 called 9-1-1 when told their vehicles would be towed and impounded.

It's alleged the men were clocked at 54 kilometres over the speed limit on Sunday, as they drove side-by-side on the 401 east of Gananoque.    

Police say the men -- aged 20 and 44 -- challenged the officers' authority to tow their vehicles for stunt driving, and even tried calling 9-1-1 from the side of the road.

Under provincial legislation, police in Ontario have the authority to impound a vehicle for seven days for stunt driving.


Brockville Police are investigating the latest scam to hit the area, this one includes an ad placed for a caregiver of an elderly person.

Late Tuesday morning, Salisbury Avenue resident contacted police regarding an ad she had answered for a job...looking for a caregiver.

When she answered the ad and was awarded the job, she was given a cheque for $5000 and asked to deposit in an account that had been set up through the TD Bank for a wheel chair and accessories for the elderly client and to keep $450 for her first week of work.

When the victim went to the bank, she was told the cheque was fraudulent.

Bank employees also reported to police that at least two other people had been into the bank with similar cheques and the same story.

Any other victims who may have answered this ad are being asked to call Brockville Police or Crime Stoppers.