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OPP warning parents of 'dangerous game' played by youth across Renfrew County

Police say they will be out in full force this weekend watching for any suspicious activity.
2021-05-20 OPP cruiser

The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP is warning young people and parents about a dangerous “game” being played by some across parts of Renfrew County.

Police said Friday that students from multiple schools in the area have been participating in an ongoing activity they describe as a “car rally.”

Parents have been led to believe that this is some type of fundraising activity.

In reality, the participants — who range in age from 14 to 19 — pay money to an organizer and perform a series of tasks as a competition.Some of these tasks are potentially dangerous, indecent and/or illegal, police stress.

The tasks are recorded on video, and it should be noted that sharing videos such as they involving young people could potentially result in criminal charges, police warn.

Members of the OPP will be out watching for any suspicious activity this weekend, they say.

Anyone with information regarding this serious matter should contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or anonymously to Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.valleytips.ca.

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