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Prince Edward OPP reports – 2019

Man dies after fall from roof

A male who fell from the roof of his residence onto concrete was pronounced dead at the scene this morning.

Prince Edward Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a 9-1-1 call for assistance at a residence in Hillier Friday around 10:30 a.m. The OPP attended to assist Hastings – Prince Edward Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the Huyck’s Bay Road address.

Prince Edward OPP are in the process of notifying next of kin and will be continuing the investigation with the assistance of the local coroner.

Const. Karen German, media relations officer, stated the investigation is non-suspicious at this time.

Woman not paid for Kijiji sale

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County detachment received a report from a female who had been defrauded on a sale through the advertising website “Kijiji”.

The 75-year-old victim told police she had advertised a computer for sale for $650. She received a reply from a male in Miami, Florida, USA who wished to purchase the computer for $800 from her but was asking her to incur the shipping costs. The female agreed, sending the package on Wednesday afternoon with Canada Post to the purchaser. As of Thursday, she had not received her payment through the PayPal payment processing website as agreed. She then notified the OPP, Canada Post and Kijiji.

The investigation is continuing.

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Driver charged

On Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers from Prince Edward County detachment received a 9-1-1 call regarding a possible impaired driver.

Officers located the suspect vehicle parked on the east shoulder of Highway 62 near County Road 14 in Sophiasburgh. A Roadside Screening Device was administered and the male was taken back to detachment for further testing.

A 34-year-old Prince Edward County man has been charged with one count each of the following Criminal Code offences:

Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drugs – 320.14(1)(a)
Operation While Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) – 320.14(1)(b)

The accused was released from custody to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday Sept. 25, 2019 at 9 am in Picton. He was also given a 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Prince Edward OPP thank members of the public for participating in Operation Lookout – a year-round awareness campaign encouraging the public to report suspected impair ed drivers to 9-1-1 as a crime in progress.

Email scam cost victim $500
A woman taking action on a scam email is out $500.

Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are requesting that residents are mindful of online frauds and “phishing” scams.

On Thursday, Sept. 12 OPP received a complaint from a female who reported that she had a friend that was requesting by email that she purchase “Google Play” cards for a relative’s birthday gift on her behalf because she would be out of country.

“The officer took the complaint and determined that her friend’s email had not been compromised but only modified slightly which was not captured by the victim,” said Karen German, OPP Community Safety Officer. “The 75-year-old victim notified her banking institution however, lost $500. She did not provide any personal information.”

OPP remind residents that while using the internet can be beneficial and informative, it also comes with several risks and suggests ways to protect yourself and loved ones from online predators.

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– Never reply to spam email, even to unsubscribe – often this just serves to “verify” your address to scammers. The best course of action is to delete any suspicious emails without opening them.
– Turn off “viewing pane” as just viewing the email may send a verification to the sender that yours is a valid email address.
– Legitimate banks and financial institutions will never ask for your account details in an email or ask you to click on a link in an email to access your account.
– Never call a telephone number or trust other contact details that you see in a spam email.
– Confirm with persons on contact list, by means other than email, if they are actual senders of information and if they are not, delete.

If you think you have spotted a scam or have been a target of a scam, there are a number of government and law enforcement agencies in Canada that you can contact for advice to make a report. This may help you and prevent others from being ripped off by scam operators.

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre – www.antifraudcentre.ca – 1-888-495-8501

The Competition Bureau’s Information Centre – www.competitionbureau.gc.ca – 1-800-348-53 53

Local consumer affairs office – www.consumerhandbook.ca

Racing motorist charged

An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer from the Prince Edward County detachment nabbed an excessive speeder just before daybreak.

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 shortly before 6:20 a.m. an OPP officer conducting speed enforcement on County Road 1 near Alexander Road in Hillier stopped a westbound Dodge Caravan that was travelling in excess of the 80 km/hr posted speed limit.

A 22-year-old Prince Edward County male has been charged with Drive Motor vehicle – Perform Stunt – speeding by 50 or more km/hr in a post ed 80 km/hr zone – Section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is to appear in Provincial Offences Court on October 4, 2019 in Picton. His driver’s licence has been suspended for seven days and the vehicle impounded for seven days.

The OPP reminds motorists that exceeding the posted speed limit, following too closely, erratic/unsafe lane changes, failure to obey traffic signs/signals and road rage are all forms of aggressive driving.

911 call for female choking was only legitmate medical 911 call – of 13

Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to respond to unnecessary 9-1-1 calls throughout the area.

From Friday, Sept. 6 through to Sunday Sept. 8, 2019, OPP officers responded to 63 various types of calls for service.

Karen German, Community Safety Officer, said 13 calls were placed to the 9-1-1 emergency line for Prince Edward County.

“Only one of these 13 calls was a legitimate medical emergency where a female was choking and required an ambulance. Police were contacted for assistance,” she said.

The OPP has launched the #KnowWhenToCall campaign to further educate the public on unintentional calls, including pocket dials to 9-1-1.

“OPP would like to remind residents 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.”

For non-emergencies, call 1-888-310-1122.
For weather conditions, call Environment Canada.
For road conditions and closures, call 5-1-1.

To avoid accidental or “pocket dials”:
Lock the keypad on all your electronic devices before storing them.
Do not let children play with cell phones.

The 9-1-1 autodial on cell phones can also be disabled through the “settings” option which can prevent misdials.

For more information on how to prevent 9-1-1 “pocket dials”, go to www.opp.ca – Know When to Call.

Racing ends with collision, charges

On Thursday Sept. 4 at approximately 10:20 p.m. Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were sent to a motor vehicle collision in Hillier.

Officers found a single vehicle had gone into the ditch at Link and Lakeside roads just south of Carnrike Road.

Investigation determined the collision was a result of two vehicles racing each other when one driver lost control of the car he was operating and crashed. A Roadside Screening Device was administered and the driver was transported to the detachment for further testing.

A 22-year-old Prince Edward County man has been charged with the following offences:

Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drugs – 320.14 (1)(a) Criminal Code
Adult Failure or Refusal to comply with demand – 320.15 (1) Criminal Code
Fail to Report Accident – 199(1) Highway Traffic Act.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Wednesday Sept. 19. His driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Refusing to comply with a breath demand carries the same penalty as impaired driving.

Impaired driving remains the leading cause of criminal death in Canada. The OPP remains committed to ensuring Ontario roads are safe from alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired drivers.

The OPP is reminding drivers that no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving.

OPP investigate seven holiday weekend collisions

Prince Edward Ontario Provincial Police investigated seven different collisions within the County over the Labour Day Weekend in which three resulted in charges being laid and one collision resulted in serious injuries.

On Saturday, Aug. 30 at about 2:15 p.m. a collision at Bridge and Head streets in Picton, OPP officers and Hastings EMS responded to a two-vehicle collision where involved persons were treated and release by EMS.

A 30-year-old woman from Belleville was charged with Careless Driving and Driving while Under Suspension. She was issued a summons to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice -Provincial Offence Court on Oct, 4.

On Sunday, Sept. 1, officers responded to three collisions.

At about 2:30 p.m. officers were on scene of a three vehicle collision on Highway 62 and County Road 1 in Hallowell. Prince Edward County Fire Department and Hastings EMS also attended for assistance.

Police report a westbound vehicle on County Road 1 struck a southbound vehicle on Highway 62, then veered into a third vehicle stopped facing eastbound on County Road 1, after striking the southbound vehicle.

A 29-year-old from Vaughn has been charged with Fail to Yield to Traffic on through Highway.

Shortly before 5:30 p.m., a collision on Picton Main Street near Fawcett Avenue resulted in an SUV colliding with a pick-up truck towing a boat. The SUV was located on County Road 49.

A 63-year-old from Ottawa has been charged with Careless Driving and Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence. A 33-year-old from Ottawa was also charged with Obstruct Officer and Permit Unlicensed Person to Drive Motor Vehicle.

Just before 9 p.m. the County Fire Department and Hastings EMS also attended to assist OPP officers at a weather-related single vehicle accident on Loyalist Parkway, south of Smokes Point Road in Ameliasburgh.

A 60-year-old male driver travelling southbound lost control of his pick-up truck, and struck a hydro pole. He was transported to hospital with non-life threatening, but serious injuries. The highway was closed for a short period while Hydro One replaced the severed pole.

Also on Sunday Sept. 1, 2019 at approximately 8:50 p.m. an officer observed a vehicle travelling westbound on Loyalist Parkway, west of Lake Street in Picton without any running headlights, in an erratic manner after being observed.

A roadside screening device was administered and the driver was transported to the detachment for further testing.

A 33-year-old of Toronto resident was arrested and charged with Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drug – 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code
Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus) – 320.14(1)(b) Criminal Code
Novice Driver – B.A.C. above zero – 44.1(3) Highway Traffic Act.

His driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Oct. 2.

 

Busy Labour Day weekend for OPP

Ontario Provincial Police at the Prince Edward County detachment were kept busy over the last long weekend for the summer of 2019.

From Friday, Aug. 30 through to Monday, Sept. 2, officers responded to 122 calls for service related to seven motor vehicle collisions, two sexual assaults, two domestics, five thefts, five family disputes, 25 dropped 9-1-1 calls, two marine calls, one impaired, and one break and enter.

Prince Edward OPP officers also upheld their commitment to the OPP’s Labour Day Weekend Distracted Driving Campaign where 46 speeding, 19 seat belt, 16 other Highway Traffic Act offences, nine hazardous moving violation and six distracted driving charges were issued.

Persons charged were issued Provincial Offence Notices for their respective offences.

On Friday, officers conducting traffic enforcement for the Distracted Driving campaign stopped a vehicle for a significantly damaged windshield infraction.

Officers found that a male passenger was wanted in another police jurisdiction and a female passenger was in breach of her court-ordered release conditions. The female driver was not charged with an offence and warned to fix her windshield.
A 34-year-old Prince Edward County woman was charged with Possession of Schedule l Substance – Methamphetamine – 4(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Obstruct Peace Officer – 129(a) Criminal Code
Fail to Comply with Recognizance (Adult) – 145(3) Criminal Code – 8 counts.

A 35-year-old Prince Edward County man has been charged with Possession of Schedule l Substance – Methamphetamine – 4(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Obstruct Peace Officer – 129(a) Criminal Code
Fail to Comply with Recognizance (Adult) – 145(3) Criminal Code – 3 counts.

Both accused were held in custody to appear at a Show Cause Bail Hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 in Belleville.

Suspect in bulldozer fire charged

An 18-year-old Prince Edward County male has been charged with one count of Arson – Damage to property related to a bulldozer found ablaze on an unassumed road.

On Aug. 14 just after 11 p.m. Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a fire assist call regarding a bulldozer that had been set on fire.

Officers were requested to assist Prince the Edward County Fire Department on scene after a witness had observed flames on an un-assumed road that starts at Skutter Street going from Kingsley Road to Inkerman Street in Hallowell.

Thursday, officers attended the area and determined that a Liebherr model 631 bulldozer vaued at $30,000 had been purposely set on fire the night before and is being deemed as an arson.

In the late afternoon Sunday, August 25, OPP officers arrested an adult male suspect in connection to this arson.

He has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in Picton.

Investigators are continuing to follow-up this incident in relation to a second suspect possibly associated with the fire.

Trio found safe by PEC OPP canine
Missing persons were found in good health with no injuries Tuesday, by Prince Edward County canine OPP Zoey.

On August 27 at approximately 11:20 a.m., officers from the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) as well as the OPP Canine Unit responded to a report of three adults missing in the woods in the area of County Road 7 in Prince Edward County.

The three were visiting friends and decided to explore a wooded area of the property. The homeowner called police after becoming concerned for their safety when they failed to return.

Canine Zoey, with handler Constable Scott Gannon, with the assistance of the OPP emergency response team, searched the wooded area and found the trio approximately two and half kilometers away from their starting point.

They were found in good health with no injuries and were returned to the home.

Collision on Hwy. 62 fatal

A 24-year-old woman has died as a result of her injuries in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 62 on Friday.

Prince Edward OPP report that just before 7:30 p.m Aug. 23, near Crofton Road, a northbound car had gone out of control and partially crossed the roadway. It was stuck by a southbound vehicle.

The northbound driver, 24-year old Autumn Cooke of Belleville, died as a result of her injuries. Details were not available as to any injuries to the other driver.

Bill Dickson, OPP media relations co-ordinator, said the investigation into the collision is continuing, but charges are not anticipated.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately 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).

Man covered in cow manure faces slew of charges

A young man who rolled, or crawled, in cow manure while trying to evade police was sniffed out by the canine unit early Friday morning.

Just after 1 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, Prince Edward OPP officers received a report of a grey hatchback type vehicle in the ditch at the intersection of Bond Road and Maypul Layn Road in South Marysburgh. A second complaint was received by OPP regarding a male who went to a nearby residence asking for assistance and was now hiding in the bushes nearby.

Community Safety Officer Karen German said the OPP Emergency Response Team and Canine responded to the scene to assist as the male had fled further into the bush and through a cow pasture.

Meanwhile, she notes police received a third call in the area of a suspicious person on a front porch at a County Road 13 address.

“The person matched the description of the male hiding in the bushes. A suspect was located and arrested. It was determined he had rolled or crawled into cow manure while trying to evade police.”

A 23-year-old Prince Edward County, Ontario man has been charged with several Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act offences including Failure or refusal to comply with demand; Failure to stop after accident; Operation while Prohibited; Driving while under suspension – while suspended under HTA; Fail to report accident; Driver motor vehicle, no currently validated permit and Fail to remain.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The vehicle has been impounded for 45 days.

One in hospital following ATV accident

On Saturday, August. 17, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members of the Prince Edward County Detachment responded a call regarding an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on the Millenium Trail in Hallowell.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. were dispatched to the Millenium Trail at Greer Road and Danforth Road. Officers determined three occupants on a single ATV moved over to share the trail with cyclists. The ATV went over too far and into the steep ditch. All three riders were ejected from the ATV. The male driver was taken to hospital with critical injuries while the other two occupants were not injured.

Alcohol was not a factor, said Karen German, Community Safety Officer.

The OPP are continuing this investigation.

Be a safe and responsible rider
· take an ATV/ORV (off road vehicle) safety course and learn to ride from an expert
· know your ATV/ORV and read its operator’s manual before you ride
· graduated licensing requirements apply to young and novice drivers when driving on-road
· limiting the number of passengers to the number of available seating positions
· do a pre-ride inspection and check oil, gas and other fluid levels, lights, brakes and tire pressure
· stay in control – never ride beyond your skill level or abilities
· always ride according to trail, road and weather conditions
· use extreme caution when turning, crossing, climbing and descending hills – always cross obstacles using the proper technique
· drive sober – it’s against the law to drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs – they will affect your judgement and slow your reaction time
· ride with others and always let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to return
· be responsible and courteous, and respect others on the trail
· ride in designated areas only
· preserve the environment and keep noise levels low

Two collisions involved alcohol

On Saturday August 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members of the Prince Edward County Detachment responded to two motor vehicle collisions involving alcohol.

On Aug.t 17 at approximately 1:43 p.m. OPP officers went to a collision on County Road 5 at Davis Road in Sophiasburgh where a pickup truck with two occupants had rolled over and struck a telephone pole. The roads were closed from Elmbrook and County Road 5, north of Davis Road while officers conducted their investigation.

One male was transported to hospital for minor head injuries. Breath tests were conducted at the hospital and the male driver registered under the legal requirement.

A 20-year-old from Prince Edward County, has been charged with one count of Operate Motor Vehicle while Prohibited – Section 320.18 – Criminal Code. The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Aug. 28, 2019 in Picton. The vehicle was impounded for 45 days.

On Sunday, Aug. 18, OPP officers attended to a collision at approximately 1:30 a.m. where a van drove into a ditch and struck a tree on County Road 4 and Tripp Road in Hallowell Ward.

The male driver was arrested and transported to detachment for breath tests.

A 38-year-old County resident has been charged wit h one count each of Operation While Impaired – Section 320.14 (1)(a) Criminal Code and Operation While Imparied – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) Section 320.14(1)(b) Criminal Code.

He was released from custody to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2019 in Picton. He was also issued a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Male charged with stunt driving

On Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) patrolling roads in Prince Edward County were conducting speed enforcement when an officer had occasion to stop a motorist exceeding the speed limit at 145 km/hour in posted 80 km/hour zone.

The officer was travelling eastbound on County Road 1 near Station Road in Ameliasburgh at about 4:45 p.m. when a westbound vehicle was observed at a visibly high rate of speed. The officer stopped the vehicle and arrested the male driver for stunt driving.

A 23-year-old Aurora man has been charged with Race Motor Vehicle – Excessive Speed – Section 172 (1) Highway Traffic Act.

His driver’s licence has been suspended for seven days and the vehicle has been impounded for seven days.

The accused is schedule to appear in Provincial Offences Court in Picton on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

Speeding offences accounted for more than half of the total 385,278 traffic charges in 2018.

Exceeding the posted speed limit, following too closely, erratic/unsafe lane changes, failure to obey traffic signs/signals and road rage are all forms of aggressive driving.

Additional charges laid in roofing scam
As their investigation continues, OPP Prince Edward detachment officers have laid charges related to fraud in an alleged roofing scam amounting to about $29,700.

The investigation began July 16, 2019 when two people reported they had paid for work on their roofs, but the work had not been initiated. As of July 29, 2019 five other victims have come forward with complaints of roofing work that was paid for but never done.

A 37-year-old Consecon based contractor was charged in July 2019 with two counts Fraud over $5,000 – Criminal Code – 380 (1) (a)

Friday, Aug. 16, CRANDALL was additionally charged with the following offences:
Fraud Over $5,000 – Criminal Code 380(1)(a)- three counts
Theft Over $5,000 – Criminal Code 334(a) – four counts
Fraud Under $5,000 – Criminal Code 380 (1)(b) – one count
Theft Under $5,000 – Criminal Code 334(b) – one count
Use, deal, acts on Forged Document – Criminal Code 368 (1)(a) – one count

He accused was released to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.

The OPP are still canvassing for any other victims to please come forward to the Prince Edward County OPP Detachment by calling 1-613-476-2151.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.
If you or someone you know suspect they’ve been a victim of fraud contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Bulldozer was set ablaze

On Wednesday August 14, at about 11 p.m. OPP officers were requested to assist Prince Edward County Fire Department (PECFD) who attended to a fire after a witness had observed flames on an unassumed road that starts at Skutter Street going from Kingsley Road to Inkerman Street in Hallowell.

Officers determined that a Liebherr model 631 bulldozer had been parked on the un-assumed road and was purposely set on fire and is being deemed arson.

The property is valued at approximately $30,000.

Prince Edward OPP Crime Unit have been engaged to assist with the investigation.

OPP are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1 – 888 – 310 – 1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1 – 800 – 222 – 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at wepay@lks.net where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 or go to www.crimestoppersquinte.ca

OPP investigate 30 calls

Prince Edward County members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated 30 calls for service in the past 24 hours. Incidents of interest overnight include:

Just before 8:00 p.m. OPP officers received multiple calls of a possible impaired driver on Loyalist Parkway near County Road 1 in Hillier Ward. An officer located the vehicle east of County Road 2. The male driver was arrested and taken to detachment but the male went into medical distress before breath tests could be completed. He was transported to Picton Memorial Hospital for treatment. Breath tests were conducted at the hospital after assessment and as a result the male was charged accordingly.

A 61-year-old Mississauga resident has been charged with following offences:
Operation while Impaired – 320.14(1)(a) – Criminal Code
Operation while Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) – 320.14(1)(b) Criminal Code
Drive motor vehicle not equipped with an approved ignition interlock device while prohibited from doing so – 41.2 (13) – Highway Traffic Act.

The accused was released from custody to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday September 25, 2019 in Picton. He was also issued a 90 day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

OPP officers shortly after 10 p.m. attended to an unwanted person call at a residence on Main Street in Picton. Investigation determined that the male at the residence was subject of a serious domestic assault investigation in neighbouring police jurisdiction. The male was arrested and transported for follow-up investigation by that service.

While officers were at the unwanted person complaint, OPP received a report of a fail to remain collision on County Road 12 near Windatt Lane in Hallowell Ward just after 10 p.m. The vehicle was located parked at Windatt Lane. Investigation determined that the female driver had been drinking. She was arrested and taken to Picton Memorial Hospital for breath tests as the qualified breath technician was conducting tests there on the previously mentioned subject.
A 41-year-old from London resident has been charged with
Operation while Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) – 320.14(1)(b) Criminal Code
Fail to remain at accident – 200(1)(a) Highway Traffic Act.

The accused was released from custody to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday September 11, 2019 in Picton. She was also issued a 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension.

Officers then investigated a report of an intoxicated male at a resort on County Road 12 in Hallowell Ward at about 11:20 p.m. where the male had discharged a fire extinguisher at persons and objects. It was also reported that the male had entered some vehicles in the resort as well. The theft amounted to approximately $30 in coin.

A 19-year-old Oshawa resident has been charged with one count each of Theft under $5,000 – 334 (b) and Misc hief under $5,000 – 430(4) – Criminal Code.

The accused was released from custody to attend the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday September 25, 2019 in Picton.

Stolen horse tack equipment

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers at the Prince Edward County detachment investigated a report of a break, enter and theft on Friday, August 9, 2019 to a horse barn where several tack items were reported stolen.

Shortly after 7 p.m. on Friday OPP received a report of a break and enter to a barn located on Victoria Road in Ameliasburgh Ward. It is believed the incident occurred sometime between Wednesday August 7 and Friday August 9, 2019.

The stolen tack equipment consists of:
One “Marten Roper” brand saddle engraved with oak leaves on the skirt with an elephant hide seat valued at $4,500 US dollars.
A front Mohair girth with a rubber strap that goes from front girth to rear girth.
Two generic girths.
Four saddle pads.

The estimated value of the theft in combined Canadian and US dollar amounts is $7,500. OPP continue to investigate this incident.

Prince Edward OPP are reminding residents to ensure that their properties, including vehicles and out buildings are secured properly while away or not in use and encourage people to “lock it or lose it”.

OPP are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1 – 888 – 310 – 1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1 – 800 – 222 – 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at wepay@lks.net where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 or go to www.crimestoppersquinte.ca

One arrest and charges pending in business break-ins

Prince Edward OPP have identified two male suspects in relation to a break-in at a Picton business earlier this month.

On Aug. 2, police were notified of a break-in overnight at a Main Street, Picton business. Officers investigatingg found there was nothing stolen, however, more than $2,500 worth of property was vandalized.

On Aug. 12, an 18-year-old Prince Edward County, resident has been charged with Break and Enter, Mischief under $5,000, destroy or damage property and Fail to comply with a probation order.

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Sept. 18.

Charges are pending against a second male, age 13.

On Aug. 3, officers were also called to a County Road 18 Athol business due to a report of an overnight break and enter. Investigation determined that a safe containing more than $1,000 in Canadian currency was stolen.

There are no updates to report on the second incident and the investigation is continuing.

OPP Forensic Identification Unit (FIS) members attended to both scenes for examination.

OPP 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).

Police report road rage led driver to strike pedestrian

Three calls from citizens reporting a vehicle leaving the scene after striking a pedestrian near the No Frills plaza Monday morning have resulted in dangerous driving charges.

Cst. Karen German, community safety officer, reports that between 9:30 and 9:40 a.m. Prince Edward County OPP received three calls stating a pedestrian was struck by a white minivan and the vehicle left the location.

“Police determined through investigation that the collision was a result of a road-rage event on the Loyalist Parkway that occurred just prior to the 38-year-old male being struck in the parking lot of the plaza,” said German. “The male victim declined medical attention after receiving minor injuries.”

She notes the suspect and vehicle were later located at a construction site on Treasure Cove Lane in Athol. A 35-year-old Lindsay resident has been charged with one count of Dangerous Driving – Section 320.13(1) Criminal Code. He was released to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday Sept. 25, 2019 at Picton.

Drug warrant executed

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) members of the Prince Edward County Detachment executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) warrant on August 8, 2019.

Yesterday just after 3:30 p.m., Prince Edward OPP CSCU members assisted by East Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) members executed a CDSA search warrant in Picton at a Reichwald Court address. As a result of the search, officer seized trace amounts of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine and seven Hydro-morphine pills and drug related materials.

Two men, ages 32 and 46, both from Prince Edward County, have been charged with the following offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:

Possession of a Schedule l substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl -5(2) CDSA
Possession of a Schedule l substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine – 5(2) CDSA
Possession of a Schedule l substance – Hydro-Morphine – 5(2) CDSA

Both accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice – Federal Court on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Picton.

Fentanyl is an extremely potent synthetic opioid prescribed to manage acute and chronic pain. You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it. Fentanyl is lethal in quantities as small as two milligrams. That’s equal to 32 grains of table salt or seven poppy seeds.

If someone’s drug of choice is mixed with or contains even trace amount of fentanyl, it can kill them. Fentanyl and its derivatives are often used as a mixing agent within other illicit drugs, putting the public and police at risk.

In Ontario, seizures of illicit fentanyl include diverted pharmaceutical patches, fentanyl powder and pills.

The OPP continues to work with community partners to strategically and collaboratively address the opioid crisis at the local and provincial levels.

OPP investigate business break and enters

On the Civic Holiday Weekend officers at the Prince Edward OPP Detachment investigated break and enters at two area businesses.

On August 2, officers received a report just before 11:30 a.m. of an overnight break in at a Picton Main Street. Officers investigated and found there was nothing stolen, however, an approximate value of $2,500 worth of property was vandalized.

On August 3, around 10:30 a.m. an OPP officer attended to a business on County Road 18 in Athol Township where a report of a break and enter overnight had been made. Investigation determined that a safe containing approximately $1,000 in Canadian currency was stolen.

OPP Forensic Identification Unit (FIS) members attended to both scenes for examination. The investigations into both incidents is ongoing.

OPP 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).

Male charged with assault with a weapon

On August 7, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers at the Prince Edward Detachment responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in Hallowell Township where a male was struck on the back of the head.

At about 2:30 a.m. OPP officers attended to a McKnight Lane residence after receiving a 9-1-1 call regarding an assault. Police determined that an assault had occurred between two intoxicated males after an argument, and the victim was struck on the back of the head with a handle of a pool cue. The victim declined medical attention to minor injuries.

A 54-year-old Prince Edward County man has been charged with one count of Assault with a Weapon – Section 267(a) Criminal Code.

The accused was released from custody to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Picton.

Male charged with assault and mischief

On August 3, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers at the Prince Edward Detachment responded to a report of vehicles being damaged at a local campground, by an intoxicated male.

At about 9p.m. OPP officers went to a campground on County Road 18 in Athol Township in response to a report where a male had smashed a Dodge Charger and a Chrysler Town and Country van with a long, steel pipe. The male had smashed the windshields out of both vehicles and after striking the hood of the van, he swung the pipe at the owner of the vehicles.

A 60-year-old Prince Edward County man has been charged with one count of Assault – Section 266 Criminal Code and two counts of Mischief Under $5,000 Criminal Code. The accused was released from custody to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 in Picton.

Two in hospital following collision

Two people are in hospital following a collision Saturday, Aug. 3 between a car and a motorcycle, at County Road 4 and Fry Road in Hallowell.

Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Prince Edward County Fire, Hastings EMS and ORNGE Air Ambulance responded at about 2:20 p.m.

Cst. Karen German, Community Safety officer, states the 30-year-old male driver and the 28-year-old female passenger on the motorcycle were transported to hospital by ORNGE. Their status of injuries is not known at this time. No injuries were sustained by the car’s driver.

Prince Edward County Roads Department set up road closures while officers including Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) investigated.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Four alcohol-related incidents over Civic Holiday weekend

During the Civic Holiday weekend Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers at the Prince Edward Detachment investigated four alcohol related incidents.

On August 2, 2019 just before 1 p.m., Sandbanks Provincial Park staff alerted Prince Edward OPP to a vehicle that had been pulled over as a possible impaired driver on Outlet Road. Before the park warden could identify the driver, he opened the vehicle door and fled on foot into the wooded area. Investigation found that the male driver was prohibited from driving.

A 27-year-old Picton man was arrested on Aug. 3 and charged with the following offences:
Operation while Prohibited – Section 320.18 Criminal Code
Obstruct Peace Officer – Section 129 Criminal Code
Driving while under suspension – Section 53 Highway Traffic Act.

The accused was released and he is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Further on Aug. 2, at approximately 7:30 p.m., an OPP officer conducting traffic enforcement stopped a vehicle for exceeding the posted 80 km/hour speed limit on County Road 3 in Ameliasburgh Township, Ontario. As part of the officer’s investigatio n, a Roadside Screening Device was administered and the driver obtained a reading in the “Warn” range and was issued a seven day driver’s licence suspension as a result of a second offence.

At about 10 a.m. on Aug.t 3, 2019, OPP received a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver on Macsteven Drive in Picton. Officers located the vehicle at Spencer Street and Picton Main Street. As a result of the investigation, the male driver was arrested and taken to Prince Edward OPP detachment for tests.

Later on Aug. 3, shortly before 9:30 p.m. Prince Edward OPP officers responded to rollover collision on Loyalist Parkway, east of the village of Wellington, Ontario. Both occupants were not injured and alcohol was involved. The male was taken to Quinte West OPP detachment for tests.

A 54-year-old man from Prince Edward County, Ontario and a 25-year-old from Guelph have both been charged with the fo llowing offences in the separate incidents:

Operation while Impaired (alcohol & drug) – Section 320.14 (1)(a) Criminal Code
Operation while Impaired (80 plus) – Section 320.14 (1)(b) Criminal Code

Both accused were released and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Wednesday Sept. 4. Both accused were also issued a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicles were impounded for seven days.

Impaired driving remains the leading cause of criminal death in Canada. OPP continue to rely on the general public to report crime and impaired driving is a crime that should be treated no differently. If you suspect that someone is driving or about to drive impaired, call 9-1-1 and report it.

Five more claim they’re roofing scam victims

Members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing a fraud investigation, connected to an alleged roofing scam.

The investigation began July 16, 2019 when two people reported that they had paid for work on their roofs, but the work had not been initiated. As of July 29, 2019 five other victims have come forward with complaints of roofing work that was paid for but never done. The incidents involve more than $27,000.

Anyone who may have been the victim of such a situation is asked to contact Provincial Constable Aaron Miller of the Prince Edward OPP at 613-476-2151.

Arrests related to drugs in the County

On July 26 and July 28, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at Prince Edward County Detachment arrested three parties in separate drug investigations.

On Friday July 26, 2019 at about 11:30 p.m. a Prince Edward OPP officer on patrol observed a vehicle running with two occupants inside and the interior light on that drew his attention. The officer observed what he determined to be a drug/cash exchange transaction and identified himself to the pair. Through investigation, police seized a small quantity of drugs and $175 in Canadian Currency.

A 29-year-old Picton man has been charged with:
Trafficking In Schedule l substance – cocaine – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act – 5(1)
Possession of a Schedule l substance – cocaine – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act – 4(1)
Having Care & Control of vehicle with cannabis readily available – Cannabis Control Act 2017 – 12(1)

A 30-year-old Picton man has been charged with:
Possession of a Schedule l substance – cocaine – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act – 4(1).

Both accused were released from custody on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice – Federal Court on August 28, 2019 at 9:00 am in Picton.

On Sunday July 28, 2019 just after 7 p.m. OPP received a report of a break and enter to an apartment on Richmond Street in Picton. Officers attended and found an unauthorized female inside. Police conducted an investigation and seized several “loaded” hypodermic needles and assorted drug paraphernalia from the female.

A 35-year-old Picton resident has been charged with:
Break and Enter to commit indictable offence – Criminal Code – 348(1)
Fail to Comply Probation Order – Criminal Code – 733.1(1)
Possession of Schedule l substance – methamphetamine – Controlled Drugs and Substance Act – 4(1)

The accused was released from custody on a promise to appear and undertaking given to an officer in charge to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice – Federal Court on Wednesday September 11, 2019 at 9:00 am in Picton.

OPP arrest driver
On July 27, 2019 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at Prince Edward County Detachment out on patrol observed a vehicle that appeared to exceeding the speed limit on Loyalist Parkway.

The officers saw a dark pick-up truck exit a parking lot on Loyalist Parkway and accelerated at a high rate of speed believed to exceed 100 km/hr in the 60 km/hr zone. The vehicle was followed by police on Loyalist Parkway from the Cold Storage Road area and eventually stopped on Ferguson Street in downtown Picton.

Police conducted an investigation into the driving behaviour of the male driver and found that he had been drinking. The male was arrested and taken back to Prince Edward Detachment for breath tests.

A 29-year-old Alberta resident has been charged with:
Operation while Impaired – Criminal Code 320.14.(1)(a)
Operation while Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) – Criminal Code 320.14(1)(b)

The accused was released from custody to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday August 28, 2019 at 9:00 am. He has also been issued a 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Attempted break and enter in Hillier
On July 27, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at Prince Edward County Detachment responded to a report of persons attempting to break into a residence in Hillier Township.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, eleven OPP units including members from Prince Edward OPP, neighbouring detachments of Quinte West OPP, Lennox and Addington OPP, East Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Canine (K9) attended to a residence on Station Road where neighbours observed two males attempting to gain entry to the unoccupied property. The two suspects fled on foot through a pasture but were believed to have left the area in a vehicle parked nearby that left in a westerly direction.

Both males are described as being approximately 30 years of age and having dark hair. One male had his hair tied in bun and the other male had medium length hair. The pair were both wearing long pants, one with a black t-shirt and the other a grey t-shirt. One male was observed wearing a red bandana across his face. No description of the vehicle was provided.

Officers are still continuing with their investigation regarding this attempted break and enter and are asking Prince Edward County residents to be vigilant of any suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods and report to police.

OPP are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime S toppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Search warrant executed

On Thursday July 25, 2019 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at Prince Edward County Detachment assisted by East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed a search warrant at a housing complex in Picton.

Officers responded to a housing complex in Picton looking for a male who was believed to be wanted by police in another jurisdiction. Upon arrival officers determined that the female tenant had an outstanding warrant for failing to attend court and arrested her on the strength of the warrant held by Prince Edward OPP.

OPP found that the male was not in the apartment but observed evidence of stolen property and secured the apartment to obtain a general search warrant and were assisted by CSCU members in the search.

A few items seized as a result of the search:
two sets of bolt cutters and knives
a hand drill
weed eater along with two batteries and a charger
a wallet and a package belonging to persons not associated to the location
a trace amount of Methamphetamine

A 30-year-old Picton woman has been charged with the following Criminal Code (CC) and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) offences:
Unauthorized Possession of Weapon – 91(2) CC
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 354(1)(a) CC
Possession of Break-In Instruments – 351(1) CC
Possession of a Scheduled 1 substance – 4(1) CDSA

The accused has been released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking given to an officer in Charge to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Police are still continuing with their investigation regarding the outstanding male who will be charged with the same offences once located.

OPP 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).

Male charged following collision

On Tuesday July 23, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at the Prince Edward County Detachment investigated a personal injury collision in Hallowell Township that sent one person to hospital.

At 4:30 p.m. officers responded to a two vehicle collision on County Road 10 near Salmon Point Road. Police determine that both vehicles were south bound on County Road 10 when the lead vehicle was struck by a following vehicle. This collision caused considerable damage to both vehicles and were towed from the scene. The female driver of the lead vehicle was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

A 24-year-old Hallowell man was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Careless Driving under Section 130 (1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The total payable fine for this offence is $490 and six demerit points.

Erratic driver charged with impaired

On Saturday July 20, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at the Prince Edward County Detachment received a report of an erratic driver observed on Christian Road driving toward Highway 62 in Hillier Township.

OPP located the vehicle a significant distance away from where it was initially observed on County Road 22 approaching the former Air Force Base in the Picton Heights.

The officer found the male driver to be impaired after investigation where he arrested and taken to Prince Edward County OPP detachment for breath tests.

A 37-year-old Picton man has been charged with following offences:
Operation while Impaired (Criminal Code 320.14(1)(a) )
Operation while Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) (Criminal Code 320.14 (1)(b) )

The accused has been released to attend to the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 9:00 am. He was also issued a 90 day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Police rely on the public to report crime and impaired driving is a crime that should be treated no differently. If you suspect that someone is driving or about to drive impaired, call 9-1-1 and report it.

Impaired driving remains the leading cause of criminal deat h in Canada. The OPP remains committed to ensuring Ontario roads are safe from alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired drivers. The OPP is reminding drivers that no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving.

Mischief to gas and civic signs

On July 17, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at the Prince Edward County Detachment received a report of a mischief to property where a blue

9-1-1 property identifier, a Union Gas warning sign and a light post were damaged sometime overnight.

The Loyalist Parkway resident in Hallowell Township found the damage at approximately 10:45 a.m. and reported to police. Union Gas was notified by OPP.

There were no suspects identified in this mischief.

Any person with information regarding thi s incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Correct 9-1-1 property identification is essential to providing quick response in emergency situations. Emergency Responders such as Police, Fire, and Ambulance are trained to be able to easily locate properties based on this system.

Prince Edward OPP is requesting residents to check to ensure that their civic number / 9-1-1 property identifier is free of obstruction and debris. Without clearly posted civic numbers to guide them, Emergency Responders can sometimes have difficulty locating the address of a 9-1-1 emergency. Make sure that your civic number is posted in front of your home or business, and that it is clearly visible from the road day or night. This will assist police, firefighters and paramedics in being able to locate you as quickly as possible if an emergency should occur.

Speeding driver faces alcohol related charges

On July 16, 2019, shortly after 9:00 p.m., officers with the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a vehicle exceeding the 50 km/hr speed limit in downtown Picton in Prince Edward County.

Police stopped the driver and as a result of the investigation, a 24-year-old man from Toronto was charged with: Having a Blood Alcohol Concentration of over 80 mg per 100 ml of blood within two hours of Driving (Criminal Code 320.14)

He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on July 31, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

The accused was issued a 90 day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Medical assist call results in charges

On July 12, 2019 just before 2:30 p.m., officers of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Hastings Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a report of a driver who appeared to be in medical distress.

OPP and EMS attended the location at Salem Road and Whitney Road in Ameliasburgh Township, Ontario where paramedics determined the female was not in medical distress.

As a result o f this investigation, a 45-year-old County woman has been charged with:
Having a Blood Alcohol Concentration of over 80 mg per 100 ml of blood within two hours of driving (Criminal Code 320.14).

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 9: 30 a.m. She was also issued a 90 day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS) and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

SAVE 9-1-1 FOR REAL EMERGENCIES

Members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have responded to 377 various types of calls for service since July 1, 2019.

From July 1 to July 15, 2019, fifty-five (55) of these calls for service were made into the 9-1-1 Emergency Line as dropped calls or “pocket dials”.  Twenty-six (26) of these calls were on the Canada Day Weekend alone. This takes a toll on police resources, as accidental calls or abuse of 9-1-1 ties up emergency lines, communicators and officers which could result in the slow er response to a real emergency, risking the safety of people who may need urgent help.

OPP officers are required to attend all 9-1-1 calls, whether it’s an emergency or simply a pocket dial.

Ontario’s unintentional calls have decreased over the last few years, however more work needs to be done. The OPP has launched the #KnowWhenToCall campaign to further educate the public on unintentional calls, including pocket dials to 9-1-1.

In 2018, Prince Edward County OPP responded to a total of 664 calls to 9-1-1, however, only a portion of these were either pocket dials (76) or dropped cellphone (81) calls.

Dial 9-1-1 by mistake? Hanging up is the wrong thing to do! Let the emergency operator know it was a pocket dial / unintentional call. This will eliminate the need for the emergency operator to call back. Officers will still be dispatched to ensure you are safe.

In an emergency every second counts! Dial 9-1-1.

Phone 1-888-310-1122 for non-emergencies.

Contractor charged in roofing scams

A Consecon man will face charges from Prince Edward OPP following investigation into two complaints he had been paid for work on roofing that was never started.

The first complainant had enlisted a contractor for roofing in March 2019, could not resolve the issue on her own, and finally came to police. She reported a deposit of just over $9,400 was given to the suspect for work to be completed on her County Road 15 home in Hillier. A second complaint regarding the same suspect and details was reported on June 6, 2019 for a Centre Street, Picton address with a deposit of over $5,000.

The 37-year-old contractor has been charged with Fraud over $5,000 and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday, July 31 at 9:30 am.

Constable Karen German, Communiy Safety Officer, said any person with information regarding these incidents should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

If you or someone you know suspect they’ve been a victim of fraud contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Critical injuries for ATVers whose vehicle hit a tree

A driver and passenger were injured Sunday when their all-terrain vehicle hit a tree.

On Sunday, July 7 just before 8 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police officers at the Prince Edward detachment were called to the scene on County Road 3.

Cst. Karen German, Community Safety Officer, said the 24-year-old female driver and a 71-year-old male passenger were were assisted by Prince Edward Fire and EMS and transported to hospital with critical injuries.

OPP Technical Collision Investigator (TCI) and Reconstructionist attended to the scene to assist with the continuing investigation.

 

Trio arrested in fraud related to cheques from closed nursing home

On May 6, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers at the Prince Edward County Detachment started
An investigation that began in May regarding fraudulent cheques being drawn on an account at three banks in Picton has resulted in fraud charges.

A woman had reported information to the Prince Edward OPP about a fraudulent cheque that was given to her for deposit. The cheque belonged to Picton Manor, a nursing home that was closed in 2012.

“Police investigation determined an amount of over $10,000 was drawn on this account by three male suspects at three different banking institutions,” said Cst. Karen German, Community Safety Officer.

On June 22, 2019 Prince Edward OPP arrested a 19-year-old man from Bloomfield; an 18-year-old from Picton and a 16-year- old male from Bloomfield.

All have been charged under the Criminal Code with Fraud over $5,000, and Use, Trafficking or Possession of Forged Document.

Both accused adults were released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton. The youth was released on promise to appear in Youth Court in Picton at a later date.

“The Prince Edward OPP would like to appeal to the public for information, or victims of this fraudulent activity regarding cheques from Picton Manor,” said German.

Anyone with information should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the Prince Edward OPP at 1-613-476-2151. 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.

Second collision within days at Hwy 62 intersection

Prince Edward OPP and emergency services responded to a second collision within days at the intersection of Hwy 62 and County Road 1.

Thursday July 4, 2019 at approximately 4:30 pm officers responded to a two vehicle collision.

Const. Karen German, Community Safety Officer, said a Dodge Caravan travelling east on County Road 1 entered the intersection and was struck by a northbound Honda Flex.

“This is the second serious collision at this intersection within a matter of days that Prince Edward OPP have investigated. There was no injuries reported with this incident.”

A 32-year-old Markham man was served a Provincial Offence Notice and has been charged with fail to yield to traffic on through highway, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

Three people were sent to hospital following a collision at the intersection of Highway 62 and Prince Edward County Road 1 on Canada Day Monday.

A 70-year-old from man from Weston, Ontario was issued a Provincial Offences Notice for Careless Driving – Section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act.

Collision sends three to hospital

Three people were sent to hospital following a collision at the intersection of Highway 62 and Prince Edward County Road 1 on Canada Day Monday.

PC Constable Karen German, Community Safety Officer said Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers from the Prince Edward County Detachment were called shortly after 10 a.m.

“OPP officers attended to a two vehicle collision involving a car and an SUV with a boat being trailered. The car was travelling east on County Road 1 and was struck by the north bound SUV on Highway 62 causing the trailered boat to flip over, landing upside down.”

Prince Edward County Fire and EMS units also responded to assist.

Three people were transported to hospital, two with minor injuries while a third person has serious but non-life threatening injuries. The highway was closed for short period of time while officers investigated the incident.

A 70-year-old from man from Weston, Ontario has been issued a Provincial Offences Notice for Careless Driving – Section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act.

Enforcement on Millennium Trail results in charges

Several charges were laid Sunday by police patrolling the Millennium Trail.

Officers with the Snow Vehicle/All-Terrain Vehicle /Vessel Enforcement/Education (S.A.V.E) Team of the Ontario Provincial Police came to Prince Edward County to check for violators.

The trail is a former railway bed that has been transformed into a multi-purpose trail and is 46 kilometres across Prince Edward County from Carrying Place through Consecon, Wellington and Bloomfield to Picton with various access points.

Officers travelled throughout Sunday from Picton to Carrying Place and encountered more than 100 trail users on foot, bicycles, ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes.

Karen German, Community Safety Officer said enforcement action was conducted with the following charges being laid:

Off Road Vehicle Act (ORVA)
Fail to surrender evidence of insurance- 15(3) ORVA
Fail to apply for permit upon becoming owner – 8(2) ORVA
Fail to securely fasten chin strap – 9(1) ORVA

Trespass to Property Act (TPA)
Engage in prohibited activity on premises – 2(1)(a)(i) TPA – four charges.

OPP charge officer following rollover

Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to overturned vehicle in the ditch on Prince Edward County Road 2, near Salem Road, June 14 shortly before 8 p.m.

As a result of the investigation, Constable Patrick Menard, 48, was charged with: Having a Blood Alcohol Concentration of over 80 mg per 100 ml of blood within two hours of Driving (Criminal Code 320.14)

He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton in June 26.

The officer, a seven-year member of the OPP, assigned to the Prince Edward Detachment, currently on leave, was issued a 90-day Automatic Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Any person with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Driver Arrested

On May 31, 2019 around 11:00 pm, members of the Prince Edward OPP were conducting a RIDE spot check on County Road 5 just outside of Picton when a vehicle that had been approaching the officers’ location slowed, turned around and drove away from the RIDE location.

The officers proceeded to follow the vehicle and conducted a traffi c stop a short distance away. The subsequent investigation revealed the driver had been consuming alcohol and a roadside screening device was administered. The driver registered a “Fail”.

A 57 year old Picton man has been charged with the following criminal offences:

Operate while Having a blood alcohol concentration over .08
Operate a Motor Vehicle while Prohibited

He was additionally charged with two counts of Driving a Motor Vehicle while Suspended under the Highway Traffic Act.

He was released on a promise to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on June 26, 2019 to answer to the charges.

Driver arrested

On May 28, 2019 around 8pm, Prince Edward OPP received an anonymous complaint advising that the driver of a power loader, a large road building machine, was operating the machine while impaired.

Within seven minutes, officers located the power loader heading eastbound on May Road. On speaking with the driver an odour of an alcoholic beverage was emanating from their breath. A roadside test was conducted which resulted in a “Fail”.

Subsequently, a 22 year old Bloomfield male was arrested and escorted back to the Prince Edward Detachment. He was charged with Operation while impaired by alcohol and drugs and having a blood alcohol concentration over .08.

He was released with a promise to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on June 19, 2019 to answer to the charge.

Boater issued three-day licence suspension

On Saturday May 18, 2019 around 6pm, marine officers with the Ontario Provincial Police conducted a routine vessel check while patrolling the Bay of Qunite off Belleville.

During the check officers viewed a beer can in the cup holder of the vessel. An approved screening device was administered on the driver and a reading of “ALERT” was registered. This resulted in a three day suspension and his driver’s licence seized.

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police want to remind boaters that in Ontario, an “ALERT” warning-range reading on a boat will result in a three-day drivers licence suspension and operating a vessel over .08 will result in an impaired boating charge and a 90-day drivers licence suspension.

Make the right choices, whether on a highway, trail or waterway, impaired is impaired.

Two drivers arrested

Victoria Day weekend did not go as planned for two drivers in Prince Edward County when both were both charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

On May 18, 2019 around 4am, Prince Edward OPP responded to a single motor vehicle on Loyalist Parkway near Chuckery Hill Road. The female driver attended the Picton hospital for treatment of minor, non-life threatening injuries and on speaking with officers an odour of alcohol was emitting from her. A 22-year-old female from Hallowell with impaired operation by drugs. Woodward was served an appearance notice for the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on June 19, 2019 to answer to the charge. Her licence was suspended and the vehicle impounded.

Later that day around 7:30 pm, officers responded to another single motor vehicle collision on County Road 22 just south of County Road 23. On speaking with the driver, officers detected an odour of alcohol and a road side screening device was given which resulted in a “FAIL”.

A 37 year old female from Quinte West was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired. Coughlin’s licence was suspended and her vehicle impounded. She will also appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on June 19, 2019 to answer to the charge. Coughlin sustained no injuries from the collision.

Driver stopped for excessive speed
At approximately 16:00 hrs on Thursday, April 25, 2019, while conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 62, a Prince Edward County officers viewed a vehicle travelling southbound at a high rate of speed near Jericho Road.

The officer stopped the vehicle on Highway 62 and charged the driver, 25 year old male from Ottawa with stunt drive. His licence was seized and suspended. The vehicle was also impounded for seven days.

While speaking with the driver the officer noticed drug paraphernalia on the passenger seat and on further investigation found 1 pound of dried cannabis, approximately 16 grams of a cocaine like substance, and trafficking paraphernalia.

He was arrested and charged with multiple drug related charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a schedule 1 substance. He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on May 29, 2019 to answer to the charges.

OPP remind cyclists and motorists about road safety
With warmer weather on the way and more cyclists taking to the streets, the Prince Edward County of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding cyclists that they must stay alert and follow the rules of the road.

Cyclists are required to share the road with other vehicles. Bicycles should always ride with traffic, stay as far right as possible and use hand signals to alert others to your intended actions. Your bicycle should have a sounding device attached and if you are riding at night a proper lighting is required.

The most important piece of safety equipment you will need is an approved and properly fitted helmet. The law requires everyone under the age of 18 to wear a helmet but for safety reasons, the OPP recommends that all cyclists wear helmets at all times.

Motorists also have a role to play in cycling safety.

•Drivers must leave a minimum of one-metre distance when passing a cyclist. The penalty, if convicted under the Highway Traffic Act, is a fine of $110.
•Dooring- The penalty under the Highway Traffic Act for improper opening of a vehicle door (driver or passenger), is $365 if convicted.

Prince Edward County OPP officers will be visible with proactive bicycle patrols and enforcement to ensure all road users stay alert and stay safe at all times.
For further information related to cycling laws and safety, please visit the following link:
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/bicycle-safety.shtml

Two drivers arrested

Easter weekend did not go as planned for two Prince Edward County residents who were both charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol and drugs.

On April 21, 2019 around 12:30 pm, Prince Edward OPP responded to a single motor vehicle collision on County Road 2. On speaking to the driver the officer formed the grounds to charge a 24-year-old male from Wellington with impaired operation by drugs. He sustained no injuries but was transported to Picton Memorial Hospital by ambulance for precautionary measures. He was served an appearance notice for the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on May 29, 2019 to answer to the charge. His licence was suspended and his vehicle impounded.

Later that day around 3 pm, officers stopped a vehicle on Burr Road after turning off of Highway 62 for almost causing a collision. On speaking with the driver, officers detected an odour of alcohol and a road side screening device was given which resulted in a “FAIL”. A 26-year-old male from Athol was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired. His licence was suspended and his vehicle impounded. He is o appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on May 8, 2019 to answer to the charge.

Two arrested for break and enter

On April 16, 2019 around 9:30 pm, Prince Edward OPP responded to a break and enter to a cottage on Bass Lane in Hallowell. On arrival, police arrested two males who were located in a cottage.

Prince Edward County residents, a 32-year-old male, and a 27-yearold male were charged with break and enter with the intent to commit an indictable offence. On further investigation, both males were also charged with possession of a schedule 1 substance – Opioid.

One was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on May 22, 2019, while the other was held for bail and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville to answer to the charges.

Driver Arrested
On April 7, 2019 around 7:50 pm, Prince Edward OPP responded to a single motor vehicle collision on County Road 22 and London Ave. On speaking to the driver an odour of alcohol could be detected. The driver was arrested after being cleared medically by paramedics and transported to the Picton detachment. No injuries were sustained.
A 30 year old male from Picton was charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired and released with a promise to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on May 8, 2019 to answer to the charge.

Driver Arrested
On April 1, 2019 around 4:30 pm, a Prince Edward OPP officer stopped a vehicle for excessive speed on County Road 4. On speaking to the driver an odour of alcohol could be detected and a roadside screening device was administered which registered a “fail”. As a result, a 68 year old male from Hallowell was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired. He was released with a promise to appear on April 24, 2019 at the Picton Court house to answer to the charge. His licence was suspended and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

Prince Edward OPP are reminding drivers of the dangers of impaired driving. A study from the office of the Chief Coroner stated that in 2015, 52 per cen of Ontario drivers who died in collisions had drugs and/or alcohol in their system. Make the right choices and don’t get behind the wheel when impaired.

Driver Arrested
On March 23, 2019 around 1:40 am, a Prince Edward OPP were dispatched to County Road 17 at Bailey Road after reports of a vehicle in the ditch.

Officers later located the driver and administered a roadside screening device which registered a reading of “fail”. A 32-year-old male from Picton was charged and is to appear April 10, 2019 at the Picton Court to answer to the charge.

Driver arrested
On March 16, 2019 around 3:30 pm, a Prince Edward OPP officer stopped a vehicle on Talbot St. in Picton for a highway traffic act infraction.

On speaking with the driver, an odour of an alcoholic beverage was detected. A roadside screening device was administered resulting in a “fail”. A 61 year old female from Picton was charged and is to appear April 24, 2019 at the Picton Court to answer to the charge.

OPP investigating sudden death

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating the death of a Hallowell resident.

Early Monday afternoon, Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services reported a deceased person found inside a residence on Loyalist Parkway to the OPP Prince Edward County Detachment.

The deceased has been identified as 34-year-old Travis Rosseau.

Under the direction of Detective Inspector Brad Collins, of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, the investigation is being conducted by members of the Prince Edward County OPP Crime Unit, the Community Street Crime Unit, and East Region Forensic Identification Services.

Although the cause of death is being withheld pending the outcome of the investigation, police remind everyone of the dangers using prescription and non-prescription substances outside of a doctor’s care.

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

Increase in impaired charges

Three months into 2019 there has been a 33 per cent increase over last year’s number of impaired charges handed out in Prince Edward County.

“This is not related to the legalization of cannabis, with all eight impaired occurrences being alcohol related,” said Cst. Patrick Menard, Community Safety Officer.

The latest incident, he said, occurred last Thursday around 6:30 pm, when a Prince Edward OPP officer stopped a vehicle on Main St., Bloomfield travelling at a high rate of speed.

“On speaking with the driver, an odour of an alcoholic beverage was detected. A sample of breath was taken and a reading of ‘Fail’ was registered on the roadside screening device.”

A 35-year-old male with a Wellington address was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol and drugs, operation while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration over 80, and a Highway Traffic Act and Liquor Licence Act offence violation. He is to answer to the charges April 10 at the Picton Court House.

“The OPP remains committed to ensuring Ontario roads are safe from alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired drivers,” said Menard. “With impaired driving remaining the leading cause of criminal death in Canada, the OPP is reminding drivers that no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving.”

Drivers Arrested

On March 1, 2019 around 8:30 pm, a Prince Edward OPP officer stopped a vehicle on County Road 4 in Sophiasburgh for a highway traffic act infraction. On speaking with the driver, an odour of an alcoholic beverage was detected. The driver was arrested and charged with failure or refusal to comply with a breath demand. A 31 year old male from North Marysburgh is to appear on March 20, 2019 at the Picton Court to answer to the charge.

Shortly after midnight that same e vening, OPP responded to a motor vehicle collision on County Road 1 near Palmer-Burris Road. After speaking with the driver, Officers could detect an odor of alcohol and administered the roadside screening device. As a result of the test, a 44 year old male from Belleville was arrested and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. He is also to appear at the Picton Court to answer to the charge on March 20, 2019.

Both vehicles were impounded and driver licenses suspended.

Police seek information related to second claim of being drugged

Ontario Provincial Police, Prince Edward Detachment Crime Unit investigated allegations on Oct. 18, 2018 that a female had been unknowingly drugged.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, search warrants were obtained and evidence was seized relating to the occurrence 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

On Feb. 4, 2019 after a second victim came forward, police have charged the man with additional counts of sexual assault, overcoming resistance, administering a noxious thing with intent, criminal harassment, trafficking a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

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

Driver charged with impaired

Officers from the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended to a vehicle that had went into the ditch on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 just before midnight on Highway 62 near Mountain View.

Once on scene officers arrested a 21 year old male from Quinte West with operation of a vehicle while impaired – alcohol and drugs.

On further investigation over 40 oxycodone were seized and a charge of possession of a schedule 1 substance was also laid.

Squires was released on a promise to appear in Picton court on March 6, 2019 to answer to the charges. His vehicle was also impounded and his licence suspended.

Driver stopped for excessive speed

Officers from the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting stationary radar this past weekend on Highway 62 in Ameliasburgh Township.

At approximately 19:15 hrs on February 1, 2019, officers viewed a vehicle approaching them at a high rate of speed. The vehicle registered a speed of 136km per hour in a posted 80 km zone.

The officers stopped the vehicle on Highway 62 and charged the driver, a 59 year old male from Athol with stunt drive and seized and suspended his drivers licence for 7 days as well as impounded his vehicle for 7 days.

The male is to appear in court on March 15, 2019 to answer to the charge.

Polar vortex paralyzes County
The polar vortex that is gripping North America did not spare Prince Edward County. January 30, 2018 was a day of high winds and drifting snow.

Prince Edward County OPP responded to over 50 calls for service within the 24 hour timeframe, of which 22 of the calls being motor vehicle collisions. White out conditions later in the day prompted OPP to close all roads in the southern end of the county due to the poor visibility and road conditions. OPP’s emergency response team were also on hand to conduct sno wmobile patrol on secondary roads to search for stranded motorists who may have been stuck in the massive drifts caused by the wind.

OPP want to thank the citizens of Prince Edward County for staying off the roads and can report no serious collisions were reported. As of 8 am, all Prince Edward County roads are open. Drivers are still asked to drive according to the road conditions.

OPP arrest four, seize drug, money and firearm
Four Picton residents were arrested following a search at a York Street address in Picton Thursday.

Members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), and OPP Canine executed a search warrant as a result of an investigation by the CSCU unit.

Approximately four ounces of cocaine, cell phones, digital scales, Canadian currency, packaging material and a firearm were seized along with ammunition.

Three males, ages 29, 23 and 24; and a female age 20 were released with promise to appear in court on March 6, 2019.

Man dies in ice boat incident on Bay of Quinte
A 78-year-old male from Ameliasburgh lost his life in an ice boaing incident Tuesday afternoon on the Bay of Quinte.

Prince Edward OPP and emergency services were called to the scene at about 3:40 p.m. Jan. 15 on the Bay of Quinte near Rednersville Road in Ameliasburgh.

“Prince Edward Fire and EMS were on scene working on a male who was brought to shore by local residents who witnessed the event,” said PEC OPP Cst. Patrick Menard. “One witness stated they observed an ice boat on the bay and it appeared to have struck a pressure crack, causing the front blade to jam, stopping the boat immediately.”

Menard said the witness put on a floater suit and proceeded out on the ice to help.

“CPR was started and with the help of other witnesses, the pilot of the iceboat was brought to shore where paramedics took over.”

A post mortem will be conducted by the coroner to verify the cause of death. The incident, Menard said, is not considered suspicious.

“With this being the second ice incident within three days, Prince Edward County OPP is reminding everyone that with the recent fluctuating temperatures ice can vary in thickness and strength from area to area. Keep an eye on ice and snow conditions before venturing out on the ice.”

Man charged with theft from LCBO

On Jan. 15, 2019 around 10:30 a.m. Prince Edward OPP attended the LCBO in Picton after a report of an individual being caught on video stealing liquor.

Police spoke with LCBO staff who identified the male and a short time later, police located and charged and 18-year-old Picton man with CC 334(b) theft under $5000.

He was released on a promise to appear with a court date of Feb. 13 at the Ontario court of justice in Picton to answer to the charge.

Two impaired charges following dry December
After recording zero impaired incidents in the month of December, the first full weekend of the new year saw two separate incidents where drivers were charged with impaired driving.

On Jan. 4, around 2:30 pm, Prince Edward OPP responded to a report of a vehicle that had struck a residence on Burns Ave in Picton.

After speaking with the driver of the vehicle, officers detected an odour of alcohol and administered the road side screening device. After a suitable sample was not obtained, the driver was arrested and brought to the OPP detachment in Picton for follow up with a breath technician.

As a result, a 73-year-old female from Picton was charged with having more than 80mgs. of alcohol in her blood while driving a motor vehicle. She was released with a promise to appear Jan. 30 in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton. Her license was suspended and her vehicle impounded.

The following day, officers conducted a R.I.D.E. program on County road 22 near London Ave in Picton. Officers spoke with a driver and subsequently charged a 53-year-old male from Picton with having more than 80mgs. of alcohol in his blood while driving a motor vehicle. He was released with a promise to appear on Jan. 30 in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton. His license was suspended and his vehicle impounded.

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Police report citizens made good choices, for the most part, over holidays

Prince Edward County OPP report citizens made good choices between Dec. 20, 2018 and New Year’s Day.

“The detachment responded to 239 calls for service and wants to thank the citizens of the county for making the right choices which resulted in a safe holiday season,” said Cst. Patrick Menard, the OPP Community Services Officer.

Officers conducted 58 R.I.D.E. programs and another 39 traffic related enforcement occurences which resulted in three drivers being served a three-day suspension of their licence for registering an alert during a roadside check. One other driver was charged for having cannabis readily available in contrary to the cannabis control act.

“Thank you for making the right choices this holiday season and because of this, zero impaired driving charges were laid in Prince Edward County during this time frame.”

In other calls, a 45-year-old male was charged after a domestic related incident on Dec. 22. He was released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 23.

Two youth were charged with mischief and break and enter after an alarm was activated at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute on Dec. 30. Both have court dates for Feb. 11.

A 16-year-old female residing in Consecon was charged after an altercation with police Dec. 29 and is to appear in at the Picton courthouse Jan. 14.

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