Public assistance needed by Russell County OPP after porta-potty set on fire and male exposes himself

Suspicious Fire

RUSSELL — A suspicious fire at the skateboard park on Concession St. in Russell was reported to police at 9:00 p.m. on August 18.

Police say a portable toilet has been deliberately set on fire and was destroyed. There were no injuries.

The OPP would like to talk to anyone who may have any information on the fire or any suspicious activity in the area.

Indecent Exposure

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND — A woman had been walking her dog on a walkway on August 18 in the area of Lawrence and Laurier Streets when she saw a man in the bushes exposing himself. The male appeared to follow the woman as she continued walking. The woman lost sight of the male in the Caron Street area. She reported the act to police around 9:30 p.m.

The male is described as white, 45-50 years of age, bald on top but grey, bushy hair around the back and sides of his head and 250-275 pounds. He was wearing prescription glasses, a tan t-shirt and cargo shorts.

Please contact the Russell County OPP Detachment at 613-443-4499 or the OPP Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 if you can assist with either of the above investigations.

If you have information on these matters and you would like to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime stoppers does not subscribe to Call display. Your call will stay anonymous and your presence won’t be needed in court. Tips can also be sent via text messages and email. For information visit National Capital Crime Stoppers’ website at ‎More information will be provided as it becomes available.

The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times. The OPP’s website,, contains a number of useful resources, tips and links.

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