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Prince Edward OPP Reports – 2018

Capsized boaters uninjured

Two people whose boat capsized early Saturday morning were found uninjured.
Around 10:30 am Saturday, Nov. 3, Prince Edward OPP officers responded to a report of a capsized boat with two people in the water. Both boaters were accounted for with no injuries.

As a result, police have issued a reminder that it is important to follow simple rules while hunting:
Never overload your boat
Never venture onto big water ion a boat that’s not seaworthy
Keep an emergency kit stored in your boat in a waterproof bag
Let family members or friends know of your plan like launch site where you plan to hunt and when you expect to return
Never carry a loaded firearm in your boat
Make sure the boat is operating properly
Never operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

“Heading home at the end of the hunting day is the most important so stay safe,” said Cst. Patrick Menard, PEC OPP Community Safety Officer.

Female unknowinly drugged; police seeking information

Prince Edward OPP seek assistance from the public in relation to an incident in October where a female was said to be unknowingly drugged.

On Oct. 18 officers investigated the allegations. As a result, search warrants were obtained and evidence was seized including computers and cellphones.

A 64-year-old male residing in Ameliasburgh was arrested and charged with:
Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) section 246(b) – overcome resistance by administering or attempting to administer a drug
CCC section 245(a) – administer noxious thing with intent – endanger life or cause bodily harm
Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA) – traffic in schedule IV substance

Police are continuing with their investigation and are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477(TIPS).

Driver arrested

Around noon on Saturday, Nov. 3, Prince Edward OPP officers responded to a report of a possible unlicensed driver travelling on County Road 29.

As a result of the investigation, a 49-year-old male from Ameliasburgh was found to be impaired and charged having more than 80mgs.of alcohol in blood while driving a motor vehicle and his ability impaired.

He was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Nov. 21, 2018 to answer to the charges. His vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Also charged was a female occupant in the vehicle who decided to open some alcohol while officers were still present.

Driver Arrested
Around 6:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, Prince Edward OPP officers responded to a report of a possible impaired female travelling on County Road 1 near Melville Road.

As a result of the investigation, a 23-year-old female from Belleville was charged with care and control of a vehicle with more than 80mgs of alcohol in blood and driving a motor vehicle while her ability was impaired.

She was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on November 21, 2018 to answer to the charges. Her vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Driver Arrested

Around 5:30 am Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, Prince Edward OPP officers attended a single motor vehicle in the ditch on Highway 62.

As a result of the investigation, a 31 year old male from Hamilton, was charged with driving with more than 80mgs. of alcohol in blood and driving a motor vehicle while his ability was impaired.

He was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on November 14, 2018 to answer to the charges. His vehicle was also impounded for seven days.

Traffic stop leads to drug charges

On Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 just before 8p.m., a Prince Edward County OPP officer conducted a traffic stop on Main St. Picton.

After speaking with the driver the officer arrested the 20-year-old female, with an address in Belleville, for ‘obstruct in contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada section 129(a)’ for providing the wrong name when asked for identification, and ‘drive while disqualified section 259(4)’ after properly identifying herself, revealing that she was driving while her license was disqualified.

Further investigation revealed that she was in possession of a golf ball sized amount of drugs. She was charged with Possession of a schedule 1 substance – methamphetamine, section 4(1) of the CDSA.

She was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on November 28, 2018 to answer to the charges.

‘Swatting’ incident leads to charges

On October 8, 2018 Prince Edward County Police were asked to assist in an investigation regarding a ‘swatting’ call received by the Gardner Police Department in Kansas, USA.
Swatting is a harassment tactic of deceiving an emergency service into sending a police response team to another person’s address under a fabricated crisis.

Investigation revealed that the correspondence originated from an internet gaming account belonging to a 17 year old Picton male. The male, whose name cannot be named due to his age, was arrested by Prince Edward County officers and charged with 2 counts of public mischief and 3 counts of uttering threats. The youth was held for bail Monday October 9, 2018.

Drivers Arrested

Thanksgiving weekend saw two separate incidents of impaired drivers being arrested and charged in Prince Edward County. This brings Prince Edward County total to 36 impaired driving charges so far in 2018.

Saturday afternoon October 6 around 3pm, a Prince Edward County officer was conducting stationary radar enforcement on County Road 10 stopped a vehicle for speeding. After speaking to the driver the officer could detect an odour of alcohol emanating from the drivers breath.

A Drager Alcotest roadside test was administe red resulting in a fail. A 46-year-old male from Milford was arrested and transported to the Prince Edward County Detachment. He was charged with driving with more than 80mgs.of alcohol in blood, and driving while ability impaired. He was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice courtroom in Picton on October 24, 2018. He was served a suspension notice as well as his vehicle being impounded.

In the early hours of October 8, 2018, a 26- year-old male residing on Loyalist Parkway was arrested and charged with driving with more than 80mgs.of alcohol in blood, and driving while ability impaired. He was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice courtroom in Picton also on October 24, 2018. He was served a suspension notice as well as his vehicle being impounded.

Police are reminding the public to plan ahead for a designated driver, taxi, or a lift from a family member. ARRIVE ALIVE, DRIVE SOBER.

Driver arrested

Just after 4pm on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Prince Edward OPP officers stopped a motor vehicle travelling on County Road 19 after an anonymous complaint was received regarding a possible impaired driver. During officer’s conversation with the driver, an odour of an alcoholic beverage could be detected and a roadside screening device was administered on the driver.
A a 33 year old male residing in Consecon was charged with driving with more than 80mgs.of alcohol in blood.
He was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on October 31, 2018 to answer to the charge. His vehicle was also impounded for 7 days.

Call about suspicious person at school bus stop leads to charges

On September 26, 2018, officers from the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a suspicious person hanging around a school bus pick up point in Bloomfield.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, a 68-year-old Picton man faces charges related to criminal harassment and assault.

He was released on a promise to appear in Picton on Oct. 31 at the Ontario Court of Justice Courtroom.

Police are continuing with their investigation and are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident, or if anyone has witnessed any unusual activity in that area, to contact the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477(TIPS).

Driver Arrested
On Friday, September 28, 2018 just after 7pm, Prince Edward OPP officers stopped a motor vehicle just outside of Wellington on Loyalist Parkway after reports of a possible impaired driver had left the Wellington Golf Course.

As a result of the investigation, a 49-year-old male from Carrying Place was charged with driving while ability impaired and driving with more than 80mgs. of alcohol in blood.

He was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on October 24, 2018 to answer to the charges.

Vehicle to identify

On September 21, 2018, officers with the Ontario Provincial Police, Prince Edward Detachment responded to a break and enter that had occurred on Foster Road. The incident happened sometime between Thursday September 20 at 2pm and Friday September 21 at 5pm. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home which is under construction and took approximately $20,000 worth of tools and machinery including a furnace, HRV system and a generator. Also taken were interior light fixtures and drills.

Police are trying to identify a vehicle that might be involved in this incident. Police are looking for a 2004 – 2008 Dodge Ram pickup that is red or maroon in colour with damage to the rear of the box. This type of truck was observed drawing a trailer that was about 12-14′ long with an open top and galvanized steel sides around the Foster Road area.

Police are continuing with their investigation and are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident or if anyone had witnessed any unusual activity in that area to contact the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477(TIPS).

Driver Arrested
Just before 1 am on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, Prince Edward OPP officers stopped a motor vehicle travelling south bound on Highway 62 for speeding. During officer’s conversation with the driver, an odour of an alcoholic beverage could be detected and a roadside screening device was administered on the driver.

As a result of the investigation, a 41-year-old male residing in Prince Edward County was charged with driving while ability impaired and driving with more than 80mgs. of alcohol in blood.

He was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on October 24, 2018 to answer to the charges.

Police seek assistance regarding break and enter

On September 21, 2018, officers with the Ontario Provincial Police, Prince Edward Detachment responded to a break and enter reported on Foster Road.

The incident happened sometime between Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2pm and Friday, Sept. 21 at 5pm. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home, which is under construction, and took approximately $20,000 worth of tools and machinery including a furnace, HRV system and a generator. Also taken were interior light fixtures and drills.

Police are continuing with their investigation and are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident or if anyone had witnessed any unusual activity in that area to contact the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477(TIPS).

Driver Arrested

Just before 10pm on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, Prince Edward OPP officers were notified of a vehicle driving all over the road northbound on County Road 4.

Police located the involved vehicle on Highway 62 and conducted a traffic stop. On speaking with the driver the officer observed an odour of alcohol.

As a result of the investigation, a 53 year old male from Belleville was charged with Impaired Operation and Operate Over 80mgs. He was also found to be driving under suspension and charged accordingly .
He was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on October 10, 2018.

This along with the two – three day suspensions issued on September 21, 2018, has Prince Edward County with 45 alcohol related traffic enforcement occurrences for the 2018 year.

Police are urging the public to plan a safe ride home for themselves, their families and their friends. ARRIVE ALIVE, DRIVE SOBER.

Weekly incident update Sept. 24

This past week the Prince Edward County OPP dealt with 194 incidents. A breakdown of some of the occurrences that happened around the County:
12 – Alarm calls
2 – Assaults (no charges)
1 – Insecure Premises
6 – Domestic dispute occurrences
6 – Family disputes
3 – Harassment calls
1 – Landlord tenant problems
11 – Motor vehicle collisions
17 – Accidental 911 calls
5 – Reports of theft
46 – Traffic related occurrences

With harvest season on us police want to remind everyone that farm vehicles will be on the highways. Drivers should expect delays and adjust accordingly. Be Safe, Be Seen.

Arrest in gas theft update

As a result of the investigation, a 41-year-old male from Picton was arrested and charged with Theft under $5000 in accordance with the Criminal Code of Canada section 334(b). He was released on a promise to appear with a court date of October 24, 2018 in Picton.

Prince Edward County OPP would like to thank everyone in coming forward and helping identify the individual involved in this occurrence.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at approximately 9:50am, officers with the Ontario Provincial Police, Prince Edward Detachment attended the Petro Canada gas station at 5529 Highway 62 after report of a male did not pay for fuel.

The police are requesting information on the unknown male who was captured on video surveillance and is described as approximately 35-50 years old, reddish brown or blonde hair, long in the back, a reddish scruffy beard, and heavy set. He was seen wearing a black baseball hat on backward, a black hoodie and a black windbreaker with fluorescent green panels on the arms, black shorts, white socks and black flip flops.

The vehicle was a 2006-2008 Ford Escape XLT greenish in colour headed north toward County Road 3.

Any person with information regarding the male responsible for theft should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

OPP incident wrap up

The tourists have dwindled, but summer is not over in the county. This past week the Prince Edward County OPP dealt with 248 incidents. A breakdown of some of the occurrences:
16 – Alarm calls
2 – Assaults (no charges)
3 – Break and Enters
8 – Domestic dispute occurrences
5 – Family disputes
4 – Harassment calls
2 – Landlord tenant problems
12 – Motor vehicle collisions
20 – Accidental 911 calls
5 – Reports of theft
35 – Traffic related occurrences
7 – R.I .D.E. programs were conducted.

Police would like to remind citizens that “911” is for emergencies only. For incidents that are non-emergency situations like driving complaints, neighbour disputes, property damage or theft, calling 1-888-310-1122 should be used. An officer will still investigate. Any municipal issues should be directed to the County municipal office at
613-476-2148.

Road closed while OPP investigate fatality

An investigation into the death of an Athol resident continues tonight.

Prince Edward OPP were dispatched to a collision involving a truck and an E-bike Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at approximately 4:50 p.m.

“The collision occurred on County Road 8 near County Road 25, when an eastbound truck collided with a westbound E-bike,” said Cst. Patrick Menard.

Ralph Chantrill, 78, of Athol, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Quaw Sheng Zhang, 50, from Belleville was arrested and charged with Criminal Code of Canada Section 249(4) – Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle cause death. Zhang is scheduled for a bail hearing Sept. 16.

Menard reports the OPP Technical Collision Investigation continues. It has closed County Road 8 between Bradley Cross Road and County Road 25 until further notice.

Alcohol, he said, was not a factor.

Driver Arrested
Just before 10pm on Thursday, Sept. 6, Prince Edward OPP officers investigated a traffic complaint and a separate motor vehicle collision, in Wellington. Upon locating the involved vehicle and driver it was determined the driver was involved in both incidents.

The officers noted the driver had been consuming alcohol and arrested him for impaired driving.

A 70-year-old Wellington man has been charged with Impaired Operation and Operate Over 80mgs. His license was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle he was driving has been impounded for 7 days.

He was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on October 10, 2018

OPP busy over Labour Day weekend

Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant John Hatch reports that Officers from the Prince Edward County (PEC) Ontario Provi ncial Police (OPP) responded to 88 calls for service in Prince Edward County over the long weekend.
Between Friday Aug. 31 and Sept. 4, 2018 officers from the PEC detachment attended and investigated, four assaults, four thefts, a break and enter and eleven traffic complaints.

Officers also attended and investigated four motor vehicle collisions, none of which resulted in serious injuries.

Officers also enforced Highway Traffic Act and other Provincial Acts which resulted in the following charges:
52 Provincial Offence Notices for Speeding
15 Provincial Offence Notices for Seatbelt offences
5 Drive with Hand Held Device
4 Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act violations
2 Liquor Licence Act violations
And a Stunt Driving offence (excess 50 km/h)

PEC OPP also conducted four R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) programs and arrested and charged four drivers for Impaired Operation or related charges.

Accident leads to impaired charges

On September 4, 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers from the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Hastings County EMS as well as Prince Edward County Fire Department responded to a single motor vehicle that crashed into a tree on Pigtail Lane in Prince Edward County.

The 57-year-old driver, of Prince Edward County, was arrested and charged with:
Driving While Ability Impaired s. 253(1)(a) as per the Criminal Code of Canada (CC); and with Driving with more than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Blood s. 253(1)(b) CC.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at 67 King Street, Prince Edward County, Ontario on October 10, 2018.

No injuries resulting from the crash were reported.

OPP are reminding the public that a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day impoundment of your vehicle accompanies an impaired charge. If you suspect a driver is impaired contact the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at 1-888-310-1122 – you may save a life.

Motorist helps keep roads safe
On September 2, 2018 at approximately 8:53 p.m., officers from the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a possible impaired driver on County Road 10, in Prince Edward County after a concerned motorist called 911.

The PEC OPP located the driver, a 50-year-old man from Prince Edward County arrested and charged him with:
Driving While Ability Impaired s. 253(1)(a) as per the Criminal Code of Canada (CC); and with Driving with more than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Blood s. 253(1)(b) CC.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at 67 King Street, Prince Edward County, Ontario on September 19, 2018.

OPP are reminding the public that a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day impoundment of your vehicle accompanies an impaired charge. If you suspect a driver is impaired contact the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at 1-888-310-1122 – you may save a life.

R.I.D.E results in arrest
On September 1, 2018 at approximately 3:58 p.m., officers from the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) while conducting R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) stopped a motor vehicle on County Road 11, in Prince Edward County.

The driver, a 23-year-old man from Prince Edward County was arrested and charged with:
Fail or Refuse to Provide Sample S.254(2) as per the Criminal Code (CC)
Fail to Comply with Probation Order S.733.1(1) CC (x2 Counts)
Obstruct Peace Officer S.129(a) CC
Mischief Under $5000 S.430(4) CC
Driving While Disqualified S.259(4) CC
Drive Suspended S.53(1) as per the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) (x2 Counts)
Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence S.32(1) HTA
The accused was held in custody for a Bail Hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at 67 King Street, Prince Edward County, Ontario on September 4, 2018.

OPP are reminding the public that a 90 day automatic driv ers licence suspension and a seven day impoundment of your vehicle accompanies an impaired charge. If you suspect a driver is impaired contact the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at 1-888-310-1122 – you may save a life.

Speeding driver charged with impaired
On August 31, 2018 at approximately 6:02 p.m., officers from the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a motor vehicle for speeding on Victoria Road, in Prince Edward County.

The driver, a 61-year-old Prince Edward County man was arrested and charged with:
Driving While Ability Impaired s. 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC); and with Driving with more than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Blood s. 253(1)(b) of the CC.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at 67 King Street, Prince Edward County, Ontario on September 19, 2018.

OPP are reminding the public that a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day impoundment of your vehicle accompanies an impaired charge. If you suspect a driver is impaired contact the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at 1-888-310-1122 – you may save a life.

Collision leads to impaired charges
On August 31, 2018 at approximately 6:24 p.m., officers from the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Union Street, in Prince Edward County.

The driver, from Belleville, was arrested and charged with:
Fail or Refuse to Provide Sample 254(2) as per the Criminal Code (CC).

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at 67 King Street, Prince Edward County, Ontario on September 26, 2018.

No injuries were reported resulting from the crash.

OPP are reminding the public that a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day impoundment of your vehicle accompanies an impaired charge. If you suspect a driver is impaired contact the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at 1-888-310-1122 – you may save a life.

225 incidents, calls and collisions

The Prince Edward County of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 225 incidents this past week. Officers investigated 17 accidental 911 calls, 10 motor vehicle collisions, and 34 traffic related incidents. Four RIDE programs were also conducted during this time period.

Aug 26
Extensive damage at an Inkerman residence under renovations after unknown suspects entered the residence and smashed drywall and broke windows. Suspects fled into the woods. Investigation continues
Four youth from Bayfield Treatment Center were spoken to by staff after reports the males were harassing local residents. Police attended and the issue was being handled internally.
Later that evening, the same four youth were reported missing and police assistance was requested. Before police arrived all four youth had returned.

Aug 25
A single vehicle roll over after a 27-year-old male attempted to avoid a deer on Allison Road. No injuries, vehicle towed.
Police investigated a break and enter to a County Road 34 business. The area was canvassed and the investigation is ongoing.
Police attended the wind turbine site on Royal Road after a report of a wooden spool of wire was reported stolen. No suspects, investigation continuing.
An 84-year-old male cyclist was struck by a vehicle on Loyalist Parkway. Male taken to Trenton Memorial Hospital for precaution. No life-threatening injuries
Police attended a Consecon treatment center after a report that three male youths had left the residence. All youth back at residence on police arrival.
Single vehicle collision involving a pickup truck and a deer on County Road 1.

Aug 24
Police responded to a County Road 34 location where a vehicle struck a pot hole resulting in damage to Wellington male’s vehicle. Roads contacted and vehicle ws towed.
Two separate vehicle collisions on Glenora ferry while docking. Drivers are reminded that vehicles are to remain in park until directed by ferry staff.
Two vehicle collisions in front of the LCBO in Picton. A 65- year-old Picton female was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for turn not in safety.
Police assisted SPCA in executing a warrant for an animal in distress at a County Road 10 address.
Police are reminding all firearms users to be aware of their surroundings at all times after a report of a stray bullet striking a residence on County Road 24. A group of males were skeet-shooting in area. Parties were spoken to and warned of proper use of firearms.
A 21-year-old female Picton female was transported by ambulance to Kingston after a single motor vehicle accident on County Road 1. Investigation is continuing and at last reporting, female was in the ICU in Kingston.

Aug 23
Two reports of fail to pay for fuel at a Wellington gas station over a 24-hour period. Investigation is continuing.
Traffic enforcement for seatbelt and distracted driving was conducted on Loyalist Parkway resulting in 127 vehicles being checked, three Highway Traffic Act charges being handed out and three warnings.
Foot patrol conducted on Main Street Picton. No incidents.

Aug 22
Domestic assault charges on a 28-year-old male.
Police responded to a traffic complaint of a vehicle stopped on Loyalist Parkway. Vehicle stopped to avoid hitting a squirrel. Drivers are reminded to be vigilant of their surroundings and to pull over if required to stop.
A vehicle was reported stolen from a North Marysburgh address. Keys in vehicle, no suspects. The investigation continues.
A family dispute turned into a consensual fight between family members required police assistance to separate parties. All parties spoken to and separated for the evening.
Two vehicle collision on Short St. Picton. No injuries. Vehicles blocking highway for short period until towed.

Aug 21
Police attended a report of an unauthorized electric vehicle parked and charging at the school. Owner spoken to and advised to contact City Hall to find appropriate charging locations.
Police attended a Spring Street address in Picton over a landlord tenant issue. Rights explained to all parties and proper procedures to be adhered to.
Two vehicle collision on Picton Main Street around noon. No injuries. Heavy rain was a factor when one vehicle rear ended the vehicle in front of it. No charges.
Police attended an Ameliasburgh address after a report of a 14-year-old male making a social media post threatening suicide. Male at home with family, fighting with another friend and pretending to harm himself. No injuries. Male spoken to.
A vehicle stop on Highway 62 resulted in a speeding charge and drive suspended charge for a 22-year-old Bloomfield male.
Wet roads and an inexperienced driver was the cause for a single vehicle accident on County Road 4. No injuries, but vehicle had to be towed.

Aug 20
An Ameliasburgh resident thought they were buying Bitcoin and sent $250 to an unknown account. Police are asking everyone to be aware of frauds. Be sure you know where and why you are sending money to anyone. Once it’s gone it’s gone. Canadian anti-fraud Center can be reached at 1-888-495-8501
A traffic stop on County Road 49 resulted in a 40-year-old male being charged with driving while on suspension.
At another vehicle stop on County Road 49, a 31-year-old female driver was charged with use a false or invalid insurance card under the Canadian Automobile Insurance act.
Police responded to a report of possible ordnance found on the road near Army Reserve Road. If you do come across something that looks like ordnance, do not pick it up. Contact police who will contact CFB Trenton for proper disposal from their Explosive Ordnance Device Unit.
Police were contacted by Bayfield Treatment Center in regard to a resident who had run away and was last seen on County Road 3. The youth was later located by staff and returned to the center. Police not required.

Vehicle inspections
Members of the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Ontario Provincial Police assisted Prince Edward County officers and conduct Commercial Vehicle Inspections on vehicles with GVW/RGW over 4500 kgs. Over the course of the day, 22 inspections were conducted resulting in 15 charges laid. Similar inspections were conducted on vehicles with GVW/RGW less than 4500 kgs as well, resulting in three charges being laid.

Domestic assault charge

On the morning of August 22, 2018 at approximately 8:45am, members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment were dispatched to a residence in Picton.

Once at the residence, police separated a male and female who were involved in a domestic altercation. Based on the evidence observed by police while on scene and statements given, a 28 year old male from Picton was arrested and charged with:

2 counts of Spousal assault – Criminal Code of Canada (CC) section 266, and one count of cruelty to animals – Criminal Cod e of Canada (CC) section 445.1(1)(a)

The male was released on a promise to appear at the Picton court house on September 26, 2018 to answer to the charges.

Accidental 911 calls, collisions, vandalism, fraud among 213 PEC OPP incidents

Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police officers dealt with 213 incidents this past week – including calls related to collisions, vandalism, fraud, alcohol, thefts and accidents involving deer.

Prince Edward OPP Community Safety Officer Patrick Menard reports several of the incidents among 17 accidental 911 calls, 10 motor vehicle collisions, and traffic related incidents. Eight RIDE programs were also conducted during this time period.

Aug 19

A single vehicle collision on Loyalist Parkway sent the driver to hospital with minor, non-life threatening injuries. No charges were laid.
A female was located after being reported missing for several hours. No concerns and park wardens confirmed they made contact with the female.

Aug 18

Police assisted Sandbanks Provincial Park staff with Liquor Licence Act enforcement. Three Provincial Offence Notices given along with three warnings.
Stationary Radar enforcement conducted on County Road 10. Three Provincial Offence Notices handed out and one warn provided
A 39 year old Picton resident was charged for impaired driving after police received a traffic complaint and the vehicle was located.
Three separate non-criminal domestic related occurrences were investigated by police within an hour time frame. All parties spoken to by police.

Aug 17

Around 9am police responded to a three vehicle collision at County Road 8 and 17. A 53 year old County Road 18 female was transported to the Picton Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Vehicles removed by Shantz towing and a male from County Road 13 was charged under the Highway Traffic Act
Hospital staff contacted police to report a 89 year old male had left the hospital and suffers from Alzheimers. Male located and transported back to the hospital without incident.
A youth was charged with assault with a weapon and held for bail after an altercation at a local treatment center. The victim, a staff member at the treatment center, received minor life-threatening injuries.
A 45-year-old male was spoken to after causing a disturbance after being refused alcohol at a Picton bar for being too intoxicated. The male returned to his residence without further incidents.

Aug 16

A concerned citizen contacted police to report a dog left in a vehicle. The vehicle was gone when police arrived. Police want to remind everyone of the danger of leaving pets in vehicles on hot summer days.
Lock it or Lose it initiative conducted on Picton Main Street. 75 vehicles checked. Five vehicles were unlocked and three of them had windows down. People are reminded to lock their vehicles at night.
A 70 year old South Marysburgh woman drove her vehicle into the ditch on County Road 13. Police attended and Holm was arrested and charged with impaired operation of a vehicle section 253(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Aug 15

A Wellington resident reported someone went through their vehicle taking gift cards and change. No witnesses. Police are reminding people to lock their vehicles at night
A two vehicle collision on County Road 1. No injuries, both vehicles towed by Shantz towing. Driver charged with fail to stop.
Tools taken from the back of a truck while doing yard work on Picton Main St. No witnesses, no suspects. Anyone with information to this are asked to call Crime Stoppers
Police responded to a possible a call about a suicidal person in Ameliasburgh. Police and EMS attended and the individual voluntarily went by ambulance to the Belleville Hospital.
Police requested at Bayfield Treatment home for an altercation that occurred between staff and youth. All parties were spoken to and confirmed accidental. Police not required.
A senior’s residence contacted police to report an assault between two elderly residents. Reported as per home’s protocol. No injuries, no charges.

Aug 14

An Athol resident contacted police to report ongoing issues with the landlord. Not a police issue as landlord / tenant issues are a civil matter falling under the Landlord, Tenant Act. 613-966-8686 is the number to call for information regarding this.
A County Road 19 resident contacted police – upset due to giving personal information to a CRA scam artist. Police remind residents to never give personal information over the phone or computer and verify information before sending money to a bill collector. If in doubt, do not provide the information.
A 42 year old Picton woman was held until sober after an altercation occurred and the female would not leave when asked. Female was removed and without incident.
An intoxicated male contacted police to report his dog was lost in his yard, possibly stolen. Dog located, police not required.

Aug 13

Light posts outside a King Street Picton address were damaged sometime during the previous evening. No witnesses or suspects Occurrence forwarded to the Frontline Support Unit (FSU) for follow up.
Single vehicle collision on Wellington Main Street. Property damage only, minor damage to both vehicle and building vehicle hit. No injuries.
Wellbeing check requested for an 80 year old Consecon female who had not contacted her friend in a few weeks. Check completed. Female in good health.
While at a RIDE initiative on Loyalist Parkway, an officer checked 78 vehicles which resulted in two Highway Traffic Act (HTA) warnings, 1HTA charge and a 3 day licence suspension for registering an “ALERT” on the roadside screening device for a female driver.
A vehicle was demolished when it swerved to miss a deer and hit a rock face on a Prince Edward County Road. No injuries. Vehicle removed by Shantz towing.
Another motor vehicle collision involving a deer. Sometime around 9pm a vehicle travelling on County Road 1 struck a deer. No injuries.

 

Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police officers dealt with 303 incidents over the past week – on land and water.

Community Safety Officer Patrick Menard has provided a wrap-up of some of the events on the past week – ranging from incidents of a missing child and youth to near-drownings, traffic incidents and a protest.

Aug 12
While doing traffic patrols, police conducted a vehicle stop and a driver was charged with driving under suspension.
At another traffic stop, a driver with interlock restrictions was driving a vehicle not equipped with an interlock. Male charged accordingly.

Prince Edward OPP officers investigated nine accidental 911 calls, six motor vehicle collisions, and 22 traffic related incidents. Seven RIDE programs were also conducted.

Aug 11
Police responded to a report of a large fight at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Police spoke with a large group who all denied seeing anything.
A seven day stunt drive charge was issued on a 21 year old male from Quinte West who was stopped on County Road 19 travelling over two times the posted speed limit.
Two youth reported missing from Bayfield Treatment Center. Patrols conducted with negative results. Both females reported to have returned later in the evening.

Aug 10
Reports of a boat being vandalized. Two engines damaged and fuel contaminated. Boat was in a storage facility on County Road 18 at the time but was since moved to owner’s cottage in Kingston. OPP Frontline Support Unit investigating
Two vehicle collision on Paul St. No injuries, Driver charged with start from stopped position not in safety.
Bayfield Treatment Center worker reported one youth at the residence threw a rock, damaging his truck’s windshield and scratching the hood. No charges, Bayfield to handle occurrence internally.
While conducting a RIDE on County Road 12, officers observed a vehicle attempt to turn around to avoid the stop. One male arrested and charged for impaired.
Bayfield Treatment Center staff report a threat to assault staff. Police issued to youth.

Aug 9
Commercial motor vehicle inspection on Belleville Street, Wellington resulted in a 52 year old male truck driver being charged with operating a motor vehicle with no valid CVOR
Police responded to a report of a five-year-old child missing while playing on the beach at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Child was located by a third party and returned to the family.
During a RIDE initiative, police stopped a vehicle and the driver was found to have a suspended licence due to unpaid fines. Notice of suspension served and vehicle removed by another licenced driver.

Aug 8
Two vehicle collision on Highway 62 near Victoria Road.
Bayfield Treatment Center contacted PEC OPP to advise that two female residents had run away from the home. Extensive patrols done with negative results. Surrounding OPP detachments notified. Both youth returned later that evening without incident.

Aug 7
Tow company contacted police regarding a vehicle in the ditch and driver appeared to be impaired. Vehicle later stopped and driver arrested for impaired. Vehicle towed. A 57-year-old male from Toronto was charged.
Ontario Premier in the County to make an announcement. Police stood by while a small group of protestors voiced concerns.
Police attended a Johnson Street address in Picton with reports of a domestic occurrence. A 32-year-old male was arrested and charged with one count domestic assault and one count domestic mischief. Names not released to protect the victim.
Police responded to reports of a possible impaired driver on Country Road 12 near Sandbanks Provincial Park. Vehicle located, a 27-year-old male from Quebec was issued a three day licence suspension.

Aug 6
JRCC reported a sail boat wedged on a rock in shallow water. OPP transported owner into Picton to make arrangements to have boat towed
Sandbanks report of two females possibly drowned. Both females revived and transported to Picton Hospital by EMS.
Motorcycle and golf cart collision on the Millennium trail in Wellingt on. Three people injured with non-life threatening injuries. A 28-year-old male from Consecon was charged in contrary to the Off Road Vehicle Act section 16 – careless driving.

Driver arrested

At approximately 8pm Friday, Aug. 10 Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a RIDE at the intersection on County Road 12 and Ridge Road when officers observed a vehicle pull into a driveway and appeared to be turning to avoid the RIDE stop.

Officers spoke with the driver and detected an odour of alcohol. A roadside screening device was administered on which the driver registered a “fail”. The driver was arrested and brought to the Prince Edward Detachment providing further samples of breath into the Intoxilyzer which confirmed alcohol in excess of the legal limit.

A 30 year old male from Montreal PQ has been charged with Impaired Operation and Operate Over 80mgs. His license was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle he was driving has been impounded for seven days.

He was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on August 29, 2018

Motor vehicle collision results in multiple charges

On August 8, 2018, the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 62 near Victoria Road at approximately 10:40 a.m.

As a result of the investigation, a 39-year-old male was found to have a suspended licence, and using a licence plate without authorization. Further investigation revealed he was also in possession of a firearm. He is prohibited to possess firearms and was subsequently charged.

He was held for bail to answer to the charges of:
Criminal Code of Canada
Section 249 (1)(a) – Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,
Section 86(1) – Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
Section 355(b) – Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.

Under the Highway traffic Act, he was charged with;
Section 53(1) – Driving while under suspension
Section 7(1)(c)(i) – Drive motor vehicle, no validation on plate
Section 11(2) – Fail to apply permit on becoming owner
Secti on 12(1)(d) – Use plate not authorised
Section 12(1)(e) – Use validation not furnished for vehicle

Several reports lead to driver’s arrest

On August 2, 2018 at approximately 2:47 p.m., officers from the Prince Ed ward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an impaired driver on Union Street in the town of Picton.

The 70-year-old driver, of Prince Edward County, was arrested and charged with:

Driving While Ability Impaired s. 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC); and with
Driving with more than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Blood s. 253(1)(b) of the CC.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at 67 King Street, Prince Edward County, Ontario on August 29, 2018.

The OPP received several calls regarding the driver’s condition from the concerned public.
Detachment Commander, Staff Sergeant John Hatch, stated that this is a great example of people doing the right thing, to keep our highways safe.

OPP are reminding the public that a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day impoundment of your vehicle accompanies an impaired charge. If you suspect a driver is impaired contact the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at 1-888-310-1122 – you may save a life.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Picton Main

A female crossing Main Street Picton, near Bridge Street, was struck by a vehicle Wednesday, July 18 at around 11:50 a.m.

She was taken to the hospital in Picton with non-life threatening injuries.

Prince Edward OPP are continuting their investigation. Police urge pedestrians to use posted crosswalks and to watch out for vehicle traffic.

Police officer butts out potential fire

A Prince Edward OPP officer on routine patrol of Main Street Picton butt out a potential fire Tuesday, after noticing smoke rising from the base of a tree.

The officer stomped out the smoldering mulch at the base of the tree that had started to burn after a cigarette butt was carelessly discarded into it.

Police are asking smokers to be especially vigilant during the hot, dry weather with their cigarette butts. Throwing cigarette butts out of car windows can also be problematic and easily start a forest or grass fire.

All of Prince Edward County is on a “partial Burn Ban” which restricts burning to a container with a screened top or a small campfire.

Driver Arrested

On Saturday July the 14th, 2018, just before 9pm, Prince Edward County O.P.P. officers were conducting a RIDE program in the village of Consecon.

A vehicle with two occupants approached the RIDE location and the officer noted the odor of alcohol from the driver’s breath and observed open alcohol in the vehicle.

A Roadside screening device was administered on which the driver registered a “fail”. The driver was arrested and brought to the Prince Edward Detachment where she provided further samples of her breath into the Intoxilyzer which confirmed she had alcohol in her system in excess of the legal limit.
A 22 year old Ameliasburgh resident has been charged criminally with Impaired Operation and Operate Over 80mgs and has also been charged with Driving Without a Seatbelt, Expired Validation Sticker and Having Open Alcohol in the Vehicle.

They are to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on August 01, 2018 to answer to the charges.

Woman Arrested for impaired driving and Assaulting police

On Saturday July the 14th, 2018, just after 7am, Prince Edward County O.P.P. were dispatched to a disturbance on Cty Rd 22 just south of the town of Picton.

The subsequent investigation revealed a domestic dispute was occurring between a male and female party. The female party was intoxicated and had been acting aggressively towards the male including driving her vehicle at the male party and then repeatedly driving the vehicle into a building located on the property.

When the responding officers were affecting the arrest of the accused she assaulted one officer and then a second assisting officer was assaulted by the accused.

The accused, a 39 year old female from Kingston was held for a bail hearing to be heard today in Belleville Court at 1 pm to answer to multiple criminal offences including:

Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Domestic Assault, Domestic Mischief and two counts of Assault Police.

No serious injuries resulted to any of the involved parties in this incident.

Daylight break and enter suspects arrested

An older couple has been arrested in relation to a daylight break and enter in Picton.

On July 9, Prince Edward County O.P.P. were dispatched to a break and enter reported at Prospect Avenue in Picton.

Officers responded and shortly after, located a vehicle matching the description given provided by the victim. Arrested was a 67 year old male from no fixed address but originally from Poland and a 61 year old female also with no fixed address and from Poland.

Both have been charged with break and enter, possession of break in instruments, possession of property obtained by crime under $5000, and obstruct peace officer.

They were held for bail with a court appearance in Belleville July 13.

Further investigation by the Prince Edward Detachment Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) revealed the two suspects may have been involved in numerous break and enters throughout Quinte and surrounding areas. The suspects will enter unlocked residences and when discovered inquire if the residence is for sale before leaving the scene.

Police are reminding people to lock their doors day and night and if you observe suspicious activity happening at a neighbour’s home document any information you can including licence plate numbers, vehicle make and color and descriptions of any individuals seen.

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- 8477(TIPS).

Driver charged with impaired

On Sunday June 8, 2018 around 11:15pm, while responding to a single motor vehicle accident, an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police Prince Edward Detachment noted the odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath.
A 23-year-old female from Hallowell was subsequently charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle with over 80mgs of alcohol in his blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada section 253(1)(b).
She is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Picton on August 1, 2018 to answer to the charge.

Glenwood Cemetery vandalized

On Thursday June 20, 2018 around 8:30pm, officers with the Ontario Provincial Police, Prince Edward Detachment were notified of extensive vandalism to gravestones and monuments at a Picton cemetery.

Sometime between 3:00pm and 7:30pm that day, numerous gravestones and monuments around sections “H” and “F” of the Glenwood cemetery were damaged. They extent of the damage is undetermined at this point but estimated to be in the thousands of dollars.

Police are continuing with their investigation and are asking that anyone with information on this incident to contact the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477(TIPS).

Industrial accident sends man to hospital

A man who had fallen from a scaffold at a construction project on County Road 8 in Picton is in Kingston hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On Thursday, June 20 around 7 a.m., officers with the Prince Edward Detactment OPP were notified by Picton Fire of the accident.

A 56 year old male from Tyendinaga Twp. suffered serious life threatening injuries and rushed to Kingston Hospital where he underwent surgery.

Police are continuing with their investigation and are asking that anyone with information on this incident to contact the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477(TIPS).

Driver charged
On Sunday June 12, 2018 around 10pm, while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 62 in Sophiasburgh for speeding, an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police Prince Edward Detachment noted the odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath.

A 29 year old male from Belleville was subsequently charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle with over 80mgs of alcohol in his blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada section 253(1)(b).

His vehicle was impounded and he will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Picton on July 4, 2018 to answer to the charge.

Search warrant results in arrests
In the early morning of June 12, 2018 members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Tactical Response Unit (TRU) and Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a search warrant at a Ferguson St. address in Picton.

As a result of the search, police located a quantity of methamphetamine and Canadian currency. Two males were arrested and held for bail hearing in Belleville.

A 33 year old male from North Marysburgh was arrested and charged with Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) section 5(2) – possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, CDSA section 4(1) possession of a schedule II substance over 1 gram, and Criminal Code of Canada (CC) section 145(5.1) fail to comply with conditions of an undertaking given by an officer in charge.

Also charged was a 26 year old male form Picton who was arrested and charged with CDSA 5(2) – possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, CDSA section 4(1) possession of a schedule II substance over 1 gram.

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- 8477(TIPS).

Four arrested on drug charges

On Friday June 08, a drug search warrant was executed by OPP officers with the Community Street Crime Unit, Emergency Response Team and the Tactics and Rescue Unit at two separate residences on Old Milford Road, in Prince Edward County.

As a result of the warrant a quantity of cocaine, methamphetamine, hydromorphone, cash and evidence of drug trafficking has been seized.

Four County residents – ages 33, 29, 29 and 31 – have been charged with drug possession and drug trafficking related offences.

They are to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on July 18, 2018 to answer to the charges.

Altercation at residence leads to charges

On June 7, 2018 at approximately 9:45am the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated an occurrence that was reported to have happened on earlier in the week.

While at a house party in Sophiasburgh on Saturday night June 2, a male was approached by two males and after a short verbal discussion was assaulted. As a result of the investigation, a 22 year old male form Hallowell and a 22 year old male from Bloomfield have both been charged with assault contrary to the Criminal code of Canada section 266.

Both males were released with a promise to appear at the Provincial Court of Justice, 67 King Street, Picton ON June 27, 2018.

Drivers charged

On Sunday, June 3, 2018 just before 3am, while conducting a R.I.D.E. program on Highway 62 in Rossmore, an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police Prince Edward Detachment noted the odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath from one of the vehicles passing through.

The driver was arrested and brought to the Belleville Police Station for further breath tests.

A 30 year old male from Sophiasburgh Twp was subsequently charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle with over 80mgs of alcohol in his blood.He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Picton on June 20, 2018 to answer to the charge.

On Friday June 1, 2018 just after 10pm, an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police Prince Edward Detachment stopped a speeding vehicle on Talbot St. in 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 24 year old male from Hillier Twp was s ubsequently charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle with over 80mgs of alcohol in his blood. He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Picton on June 20, 2018 to answer to the charge.

Later in evening, officers responded to single motor vehicle collision on Bethel road. While speaking with the driver, 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 transported to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital as a precaution, no serious injuries were sustained. Further breath tests were conducted and the driver was cleared medically.

As a result, a 30 year old male of Sophiasburgh Twp was charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle with over 80mgs of alcohol in his blood.

Licence suspended

Around 7:20pm on May 29, 2018 officers of the Ontario Provincial Police Prince Edward detachment were setting up a R.I.D.E. initiative on Church St. Picton when a vehicle turned around before reaching the Officers.

The vehicle was stopped by officers and after speaking with the driver, a 52 year old Picton woman was issued a three day licence suspension for registering an “Alert” on the approved road side screening device. She was also issued two provincial Offence Notices related to the incident.

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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