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Prince Edward OPP reports – 2020

PEC OPP to survey business surveillance systems

Over the next three months, members from the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police will be canvassing local businesses for information regarding their video surveillance systems.

“These efforts will assist in the creation of a database which will improve the efficiency of current investigations,” said Const. Aaron Miller, community safety, and media relations officer.

The Prince Edward County Auxiliary unit will also be utilized. All officers will be identifiable by their uniform.

Driver charged

On Wednesday, Jan. 15 just after 4 p.m., an officer from the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment conducted a traffic stop on County Road 22 in Hallowell.

A 30-year-old Picton man has been charged with driving while under suspension contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused was issued a part three summons with a corresponding court date. The vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Weapons seized in Athol search warrant

A search warrant at an Athol home Thursday resulted in weapons charges for a 39-year-old Prince Edward County resident.

At approximately 2 p.m. the Prince Edward County OPP Detachment Crime Unit, Canine Unit and Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) executed a search warrant at a County Road 11 residence. Police seized an SKS semi automatic rifle, a Savage semi automatic rifle, a double barrel break action shot gun and an assortment of affiliated ammunition.

The man has been charged with unauthorized possession, careless storage and possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized.

He was released and is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Feb. 26.

Driver charged

On Thursday, Jan. 9 just after 12:30 a.m. an officer from the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment conducted a traffic stop on County Road 1 in Hallowell. As a result of the investigation, the driver was arrested and taken to detachment for testing.

A 21-year-old male from Belleville, Ontario has been charged with Operation While Impaired contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday, Jan. 29 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 is reminding people to report impaired drivers 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersquinte.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Calls for service include break-ins
Prince Edward OPP responded to 35 calls for service over the first few days of the new year – including reports of break-ins.

On Thursday, Jan. 2, officers investigated a theft from a job site on McFaul Road in Hillier that occurred between Dec. 27 and 31. A number of tools, valued at $15,000, were reported stolen, including:
Bostitch cap gun serial number: 18008001HBK
Bostitch metal connector serial number: 14308024F
Makita hammer drill serial number: C59AD15040371
Makita cordless brad nailer serial number: 26391E
Milwaukee hammer drill serial number: C8AD15154200282
4x Passload nail guns serial numbers: 183 6XC0023, 165XC0494, 1807XC0214,1638XC0903
Leica simplicity laser serial number: 15046111854
Leica LLNO laser serial number: 777069
Makita circular saw serial number: 1295K
Makita corded sawzall serial number: 549870K

Investigators are actively looking for information that may lead to a suspect or suspect(s) in this case.

On Saturday, Jan. 4 just after 3:10 p.m. officers responded to a report of a break, enter and theft at a residence on County Road 1 in Hallowell Ward. A number of personal belongings and electronics were taken including a 12-inch Apple Ipad.

Investigators seek information that may lead to a suspect or suspect(s) in these cases. Anyone with information is requested to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersquinte.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Prince Edward OPP investigated a report of a break and enter to a business in Picton in the early morning hours of new year’s day.

“With the assistance of local residents and their investigative skills the officers identified the suspect and he was arrested and charged,” said Const. Aaron Miller, media relations officer.

The 22-year-old Picton man was charged with break and enter a place- with intent to commit indictable offence contrary to section 348(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. He was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear Feb. 19, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton.

During a traffic stop Friday, Jan. 3 just after 11:15 p.m. on Union Street in Picton, a 42-year-old Timmins man was charged with operation while prohibited contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
He was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Jan. 29, 2020.

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