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Prince Edward OPP Reports – 2018

Election signs stolen

On May 16, 2018 members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were informed that six progressive conservative yard signs for candidate Todd Smith had been stolen from three different locations around the County.

Two signs were taken from areas around County Road 2, three from Morrison Point Road, and one from in front of Shire Hall in Picton.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Prince Edward OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Cr ime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Female charged with Obstruct Police Officer

On May 14, 2018 members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to Downes avenue in Picton after receiving numerous 911 calls.

After an extensive investigation, Officers located the owner of the telephone and were certain they were the individual responsible for making the unfounded emergency calls.

As a result, a 19-year-old female from Picton was charged with public mischief contr ary to the criminal code of Canada section 140(1)(c) and is to appear at the Picton court house Wednesday June 13, 2018.

Citizens are reminded that 9-1-1 is for police, fire or medical emergencies when someone’s health, safety or property is in jeopardy or a crime is in progress. Phone 1-888-310-1122 for non-emergency situations.

Males charged with break and enter

On May 9, 2018 members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a break and enter at a residence on Victoria Road.

After an extensive investigation, Officers arrested two males responsible for the break in and were able to link the males to a previous break and enter that occurred on May 6, 2018 at the same address.

Charged is a 30-year-old male from Demorestville, and a 55-year-old male from Sophiasburgh. The two have been charged equally with 2 counts of break and enter contrary to the criminal code of Canada section 348(1)(b), one count theft of motor vehicle, contrary to the criminal code of Canada section 333.1, and possession of stolen property obtained by crime contrary to the criminal code of Canada section 354(1)(a).

Both males were released on a promise to appear with court dates in June.

Youth in custody following incident near schools

An incident involving threatening messages put Prince Edward Collegiate and nearby Queen Elizabeth Public School in ‘Hold and Secure mode’ Friday.

Just before 11 am officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward detachment were notified of an ongoing incident at PECI. School officials were made aware of some threatening messages directed toward a student at the school, and although the suspect was not on the premises, the safety measures were enacted at both schools.

Initial information revealed the threats were sent by a male who is not a student, but is known to the recipient of the threats, and this information was relayed to police.

Within a short time, officers using social media and other investigative techniques, were able to locate the suspect in the town of Picton.

A 16 year old male from Trenton was arrested and is currently in custody at the Prince Edward detachment of the OPP.

The accused has been charged with two criminal offences and remains in custody to attend a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice Belleville on Monday, May 14, 2018 to answer to charges of Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm and Harassing Communications.

Driver charged

On Friday, May 11, 2018 just after 7pm, an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police Prince Edward Detachment stopped a speeding vehicle on Cty Road 11 south of Picton.

The officer noted the odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath and administered a roadside screening device on which the driver registered a FAIL.

The driver was arrested and brought to the detachment for further breath tests.

A 55-year-old of Athol resident was subsequently charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle with Over 80mgs of alcohol in his blood and is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Picton on May 30, 2018 to answer to the charge.

No major incidents during fishing derby weekend
Prince Edward OPP constable Kim Guthrie reports there were no major incidents over the weekend in relation to the Walleye World Fishing Derby. Approximately 300 vessels were checked at launches and on the water.

Officers from the OPP Marine Unit, including those from the County and East Region SAVE (Snowmobile, All Terrain Vessel Enforcement) patrolled the Bay of Quinte and other waters.

Friday, four boats were prevented from launching due to non-compliance and two for insufficient life jackets. High wind and risk of thunderstorms caused unsafe conditions earlier in the evening causing the marine patrol unit to leave the water at 1630 hours.

Over the weekend, Guthrie reports high compliance with no major incidents. Officers conducted one boat rescue as anglers were broken down near Trenton. There was one Canada Shipping Act charge for speeding through a no wake zone and six minor Canada Shipping Act warnings.

Guthrie said there were no alcohol or life jacket violations.

Driver charged with Impaired by Drug

Just before 12:30am on February 21, 2018 officers of the Ontario Provincial Police Prince Edward detachment were called to a vehicle found in the middle of the road in the Village of Consecon. A female occupant was unconscious in the driver’s seat and paramedics were attempting to revive the woman.

The driver was transported to the Trenton Memorial Hospital where she was revived and later recovered.

The subsequent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident have revealed the female had taken illegal street drugs prior to driving and then fell unconscious while operating her vehicle.

On Sunday May 06, 2018, the 20-year-old Picton woman was formally charged with Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired by Drug. She is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Picton on May 30, 2018 to answer to the charge.

Suspicious Fire at Fish Lake

An early morning fire at Fish Lake is deemed suspicious by Prince Edward County OPP.

Just after 6am Saturday, May 5, officers were dispatched to Fish Lake Road to assist the Prince Edward Fire department at the scene of a structure fire.

The structure, a house located between Norton Road and Robinson Road was abandoned and had been boarded up.

The cause of the fire is unknown. The Ontario Fire Marshall’s office did not attend but the investigation is continuing by Prince Edward OPP.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Collision at County Road 1 and Hwy 62

Friday May 04, 2018 at 9:30pm a two vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Hwy 62 and Cty Road 1.

A southbound vehicle on Hwy 62 was struck on the passenger side by a vehicle travelling east on Cty Rd 1.

The intersection was blocked for a short while during the investigation which resulted in a 29 year old woman from Toronto being charged under the Highway Traffic Act for Failing to Yield to Through Traffic.

Each vehicle had two occupants whom were assessed at the scene by paramedics, no serious injuries resulted from the collision.

Accidents resulted in road closures

Early Thursday, May 3, officers were despatched to single motor vehicle accident on Church St. in Picton where a vehicle struck a hydro pole.

A 19 year old male from Picton has been charged with careless driving contrary to Highway Traffic Act section 130. Church St. was closed while crews cleared the road.

PEC OPP Cst. Patrick Menard reports officers were at County Road 8 on Wednesday after 8 a.m. where a loaded dump truck drifted too close to the shoulder of the road and was pulled into the ditch, hitting a culvert.

“The truck bounced back onto the roadway and flipped on its side spilling its load of gravel across the roadway. County Road 8 was closed for several hours while crews cleaned the area.”

He said the driver of the dump truck suffered minor, non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Picton Hospital by ambulance. No charges were laid.

Young cyclist in collision, speeders charged

An 11-year-old boy was struck riding his bicycle was sruct by a motor vehicle while he attempting to cross the road Friday in Picton.

Prince Edward County OPP was dispatched to King Street at about 2:47 p.m. The youth went to Picton Hospital with minor, non-life threatening injuries. No charges were laid.

Const. Patrick Menard reminds cyclists to pay close attention to vehicle traffic while riding.

Speeders in the County
Earlier Friday, while conducting vehicle patrol, officers witnessed a vehicle on County Road 1 travelling at a high rate of speed.

A 25-year-old Picton man was charged with excessive speeding. His vehicle was impounded for seven days and he is to appear at the Picton Court at a later date.

A half hour later, while still on County Road 1, the same officer observed another vehicle at a high rate of speed.

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 67-year-old woman from Toronto, was charged with race motor vehicle and excessive speed. Her vehicle was impounded for seven days. She is to appear in Picton Court at a later date.

Sunday, police were informed by a citizen that a suspicious male was seen carrying a knife while walking on Main St. Picton.

Upon police arrival, a 22-year-old male from Picton was charged for carrying a concealed weapon. He was issued an appearance notice with a Picton Court date of May 30, 2018.

In a separate incident, police stopped a motor vehicle near a RIDE program on Elk St. during the early morning Sunday. The driver, a 25-year-old Hallowell resident, was issued a three-day license suspension after police detected an odor of an alcohol beverage and administered an approved screening device (ASD).

More traffic stops in PEC

On the 18 April 2018, the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted 39 commercial motor vehicle traffic stops resulting in 10 highway traffic act charges.
This contributed to the 66 traffic stops officers conducted which made Prince Edward County the highest Detachment in Eastern Ontario for traffic stops.
Citizens are reminded to watch their speed, buckle up and put away your cell phones. Police are watching.

No collisions during ice storm

The Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want to send a big thank you to the citizens of Prince Edward County.

With the largest ice storm to come through southern Ontario in recent memory, OPP responded to more than 1,000 collisions across the province. Prince Edward County OPP responded to zero reported collisions.

The OPP want to say thank you and remind everyone to continue listening to public service announcements regarding weather warnings and to “drive to conditions”.

Male arrested on warrants

On the 13 of April 2018 members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were investigating a suspicious person call on Main Street Picton.
Police located a male who identified himself as 31 year old Quinte West man. A police check was done and revealed he had a warrant for arrest originating out of Belleville for assault and fail to attend court.
He was arrested and transported and turned over to the Belleville Police Service.

Child struck by motorcycle
On the 11 of April 2018 members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a motor vehicle accident where an 11 year old male was struck by a motorcycle.

At 4:16pm the youth was walking south bound up the hill on County Road 22 from Church Street Picton. The youth did not hear or see the motorcycle approaching and attempted to cross the highway. The motorcycle stuck the youth causing the motorcycle to crash. Ambulance and fire attended and the youth was transported to Kingston with a broken femur. No charges have been laid and the youth is recovering well.
Citizens are reminded that if you are walking up County Road 22 be vigilant of traffic and always look both ways when crossing the highway.

Youth Charged with Obstruct Police Officer
On the 11 of April 2018 members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted by a shop owner after a youth was observed attempting to steal merchandise from a Main Street Picton business.
Police later located the youth in question who identified himself by a different name but was visually identified from other recent mischief occurrences. Upon questioning of the youth several charges were laid including obstruct police and possession of property obtain ed by crime.
The youth is to appear at Youth Justice Court in Picton 14 May 2018 at 9:30am

Male Charged after motor vehicle collision

On the 02 of April 2018 members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a two vehicle collision on County Road 4.
After police investigation including officers from the (TTCI) and Prince Edward County OPP, Anthony Dekker, 76, of North Marysburgh has been issued a provincial offence notice for failing to share half of roadway contrary to section 148(1) of the Highway Traffic Act. The driver of the second vehicle is recovering from non- life threatening injuries after being ejected from the vehicle.
OPP are reminding drivers to wear their seatbelts at all times.

Two arrest warrants executed

Prince Edward OPP officers were contacted by Durham Regional Police Saturday, March 31, advising they had a male in their custody who was wanted on an arrest warrant issued in Prince Edward County. The warrant was for domestic related charges which occurred in June of 2015.

Prince Edward OPP officers met with Durham Region Officers and took the accused into their custody. The 28-year-old Quinte West man is to appear for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville April 3 at 1pm to answer to charges of Domestic Assault, two counts of Uttering Threats and Failing to Comply with a Recognizance.

A second, unrelated arrest warrant was executed by Prince Edward OPP officers April 1. Approximately 5:20pm, an officer on patrol on Loyalist Parkway near Smokes Point Road stopped a speeding vehicle. After investigating the driver, it was discovered he was wanted on a warrant with Belleville City Police.

The 41-year-old Ameliasburgh area man was arrested on the strength of the warrant for two counts of Breaching his Probation and delivered to Belleville City Police for processing.

Driver Charged

Prince Edward OPP officers were dispatched Saturday, March 31 about 12:30 a.m. to Smokes Point Road with information of two males consuming alcohol in their vehicles at that location.

Officers located the vehicles and the two males who were sitting in one of the vehicles. Open alcohol in the vehicle was discovered and signs of impairment were noted on the male in the drivers’ seat.

The male in the drivers’ seat was removed from the vehicle and arrested for being in Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired and Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle while Over 80mgs. The accused was brought to the detachment for breath tests where samples confirmed more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The 22-year-old Carrying Place resident was charged and released with a court date to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on the 18th of April to answer to the charges.

Male Charged with Theft

A 19-year-old Picton man was charged March 28 with theft and use of a credit card stolen in February from a locker at the Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre (PEFAC).

The theft was reported to Prince Edward OPP who launched an investigation. Video footage obtained from a location where the stolen credit card was later used assisted investigators in identifying the suspect.

The suspect was arrested and charged criminally with Theft of Credit Card, Use of a Stolen Credit Card and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000. He is to attend the Ontario Court of Justice Picton on April 18 to answer to the charges.

 

Driver Arrested
On Sunday March 11, 2018 just before 9:00pm a concerned motorist called 911 reporting an erratically driven vehicle on Cty Road 4 near Bethel Road.

The suspect vehicle was intercepted by an officer with the Prince Edward OPP detachment who determined the driver had been consuming alcohol.

The driver was arrested and brought to the detachment where he provided samples of his breath which registered in excess of the legal limit.

A 43-year-old Picton man was charged with Impaired Driving and Operate Over 80mgs.
He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Picton on April 4, 2018 to answer to the charges.

Police recover more than $35,000 in stolen property

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the Canine Unit executed a search warrant on Richmond St. Picton, Monday recovering more than $35,000 in stolen property.

CSCU units from Prince Edward, Frontenac, Centre Hastings, Bancroft, Quinte West, Napanee and Northumberland executed the search warrant in relation to an on-going multi-jurisdictional Break and Enter investigation.

Three people have been charged including a 35-year-old Picton man; a 32-year-old Brighton woman who have numerous break and enter, theft and possession of stolen property charges and were held for bail. A 21-year-old Picton woman was also charged with possession of stolen property. She was released on a promise to appear with a court date of May 16 in Picton.

CSCU members have currently linked the two males to over 50 Break and enters and thefts in the Quinte Area including Hastings, Prince Edward and Northumberland Counties. A vast amount of stolen property has been recovered and still being identified by police.

The investigation is ongoing with possible links to more break and enters, as the stolen property is identified. Police are asking if you were a victim to an unsolved break and enter in the last 5 months to contact your local OPP detachment.

Driver Arrested
On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 8:25pm, while conducting stationary radar on Loyalist Parkway, an officer with the Prince Edward Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a southbound motor vehicle conduct a high speed turn onto County Road 3. A short time later the vehicle was located after being involved in a single motor vehicle collision. No injuries were sustained

As a result of the investigation, a 27-year-old Ameliasburgh man has been charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operate Over 80mgs. He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Picton on 21 March, 2018 to answer to the charges.
His vehicle has been impounded for 7 days and his licence has been automatically suspended for 90 days.

Driver Arrested

On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at 6:20pm, officers of the Prince Edward Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were approached by a member of the public who advised that they had observed a truck being driven by a male they believed to be intoxicated.

Officers located the vehicle on Bridge St. Picton and conducted a traffic stop. The officer spoke with the driver who had an odour of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. An approved roadside screening device was administered and a 67-year-old Ameliasburgh man has been charged with Im paired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operate Over 80mgs.

He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Picton on 28 February, 2018 to answer to the charges and his vehicle has been impounded for seven days. Boyce’s licence has been automatically suspended for 90 days.

Anyone with information regarding this event is asked to call Prince Edward OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Driver arrested

On Saturday February 11, 2018 at 1:50am, officers of the Prince Edward Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting cruiser patrols in the town of Picton.

Officers observed a vehicle heading westbound on Main St and turned their cruiser around in order to conduct a traffic stop. An approved roadside screening device was administered and a 28-year-old Picton man has been charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operate Over 80mgs.

He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Picton on 28 February, 2018 to answer to the charges.

His vehicle has been impounded for seven days and her licence has been automatically suspended for 90 days.

Driver arrested

On Saturday Feb. 10, 2018 at 5:18pm, officers of the Prince Edward Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received an anonymous complaint that a vehicle travelling westbound on Main St, Picton had an intoxicated driver.

Officers later located the vehicle on Jericho Road and spoke with the driver who had a strong odour of an alcoholic beverage on his breath.

A 58-year-old Picton man has been charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operate Over 80mgs.

He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Picton on 28 February, 2018 to answer to the charges.

His vehicle has been impounded for seven days and her licence has been automatically suspended for 90 days.

Drugs, weapons seized in searches
Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Belleville and Kingston Police Services, executed four search warrants simultaneously at different locations, Thursday.

Police report a large amount of controlled drugs and substances were seized including, but not limited to, approximately four ounces of crystal meth, 15 grams of cocaine and a number of hydromorphone and codeine pills. The total amount of drugs seized represents an approximate street value of $15,000. Items located also included a 12-gauge shotgun, taser, crossbow, and a stolen Correctional Services of Canada badge and identification.

Five people, three females and two males ranging from 29 to 42 years of age have been charged:

A 38-year-old man from Picton and Kingston is charged with 18 different offences including; trafficking of a schedule 1 substance, possession of weapons for dangerous purpose and other drug and firearms related offences;

A 32-year-old woman from Kingston is charged with two counts of possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking, and unauthorized possession of a weapon;

A 33-year-old woman from Belleville is charged with 4 different offences including; possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose for trafficking, and unauthorized possession of a firearm;

A 42-year-old man from Belleville is charged with possession of a schedule 1 substance;

A 29-year-old Picton woman is charged with 3 different offences including; possession of schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

All five individuals have upcoming court appearances in Picton and Belleville.

Missing man found

A 72-year-old man reported missing from the Cherry Valley area has been found.

On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment received a report of a 72-year-old man that had not returned home after leaving in his vehicle earlier in the day.

Const. Patrick Menard On Friday Feb. 2, 2018 as a result of local radio station announcements, a concerned citizen provided a tip which lead to the male being located safe and in good health.

“The OPP thank the citizens of Prince Edward County for their assistance in solving this missing person occurrence.”

OPP report collisions were weather-related

The Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to five weather-related collisions Tuesday, morning as overnight snowfall turned the landscape and roads white again.

“Only minor injuries were reported and all collisions were a result of the weather conditions,” said Const. Patrick Menard. “Motorists are reminded to drive accordingly to the weather conditions. Be prepared by having extra warm clothing, washer fluid and of course, slow down on snow covered roads.

Criminal charges following search at Sophiasburgh residence

A 54-year-old Sophiasburgh man is facing several charges following an OPP search at a residence on Bethel Road.

Prince Edward OPP Const. Patrick Menard said the warrant was executed Wednesday, Jan. 24 by members of the OPP detachment with the assistance of the Tactical Response Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), and the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU).

“As a result of the search, several firearms, and a large amount of dried cannabis marijuana were seized along with other evidence of drug trafficking. The total amount of drugs seized represents an approximate street value of $ 100,000.”

The Sophiasburgh man has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, production of a schedule two substance, and numerous firearms related offences. He was held for bail and is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville.

Police pursuit

Prince Edward County OPP seek information on a blue Chevrolet Cruz speeding on Highway 62, Friday, Jan. 19 about 2pm.

An officer patrolling Highway 62 registered a vehicle traveling in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit of 80. The blue Chevrolet Cruz failed to stop for police and continued northbound out of the County.
Anyone with information on this is asked to call Prince Edward OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Three day licence suspension

On Saturday, Jan. 13, 2017 officers of the Prince Edward Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment pulled over a four-wheeler all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on Pitt St. Picton.

At 1:27am an ATV was stopped and while speaking with the driver, the officers suspected he had been consuming alcohol and conducted a roadside alcotest, which registered an “Alert”.

This resulted in an automatic three-day licence suspension for a 41-year-old man from the Picton area. His vehicle was removed from the scene.

Search warrant results in drugs seized

A search warrant this morning on the outskirts of Picton resulted in police seizing drugs and charging a 35-year-old woman.

Friday, Jan. 5th members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment with the assistance of the Tactical Response Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Canine Unit (K9) and Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed the search warrant.

As a result, a large amount of cocaine and crack cocaine was seized, along with marijuana and other evidence of drug trafficking. Police estimate the drugs seized represent an approximate street value of $22,000.

A 35-year-old female from Picton has been charged with two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and one count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000. She was released on a Promise to Appear and has a court appearance in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on March 14, 2018.

The investigation is ongoing.

One licence suspension over New Year’s

A driver who appeared to try to avoid a RIDE check on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve ended up with a three-day licence suspension.

Prince Edward detachment OPP officers were conducting a RIDE check in Consecon.
Prince Edward OPP Constable Kim Guthrie reported that at 3:30 p.m., a vehicle appeared to turn around before reaching the RIDE location causing officers to initiate a traffic stop to investigate the vehicle driver further.

Speaking with the driver, the officers suspected he had been consuming alcohol and conducted a roadside alcotest, which registered an ‘Alert’ reading.

This resulted in an automatic three-day licence suspension for a 41-year-old man from the Marmora area. His vehicle was removed from the scene.

No other impaired driving incidents were reported in Prince Edward County over the New Year’s weekend.

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