Police say elderly woman harassed, struck in head with rock

The Upper Ottawa Valley detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) says it is investigating an incident of serious assault and harassment.

Police say that n the evening of August 20, 2020 OPP officers responded to a report that an elderly woman had been hit in the head with a rock in the Isabella Street and Rotary Park area in Pembroke. The victim was treated in hospital and later released.

The investigation has revealed that the assault was part of ongoing harassment. A group of young people had been committing vandalism to the victim’s home and yelling racial comments.

The four individuals are described as 15-17 years of age. At the time of the assault they were wearing shorts and baseball caps. One was wearing a red shirt. They travel on bicycles.

Investigators would like to hear from anyone in the Isabella Street area, who has home surveillance video, specifically from August 20 and 22. 

Anyone who can assist this investigation should contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS).

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