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Prince Edward OPP reports – 2022

Four charged with impaired driving

Prince Edward OPP has charged four people with impaired driving over the weekend.

On Sept. 16 at approximately 9:20 p.m., OPP conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on County Road 1 for speeding. A roadside test was administered, and the 34-year-driver from Quinte West was arrested and charged with Operation while impaired – alcohol; Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus);
Fail to comply with a probation order, and
Speeding.

On Sept. 17 at approximately 9 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Highway 62 for speeding. A roadside screening test was administered, and as a result of the test the 26-year-old driver from Kingston was arrested. Additionally, open alcohol and cannabis were seized. Charges included Operation while impaired – alcohol; Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus); Drive motor vehicle with cannabis readily available; Drive motor vehicle with open container of liquor, and
Speeding.

On Sept. 18 at approximately 3:20 a.m., OPP conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle for failing to obey a traffic signal on Picton Main Street. A roadside screening test was administered, and the 32-year-old driver from Prince Edward County was charged with Operation while impaired – alcohol; Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), and Amber light – fail to stop.

On September 18 at approximately 9:50 p.m., OPP responded to a single motor vehicle collision on County Road 13 at Mitchell Crossroads. Officer arrived on scene to find the vehicle well off the roadway and heavily damaged. A roadside screening test was administered, and the 21 year-old from Prince Edward County was arrested. Additionally, open alcohol was located within the vehicle. Charges included Operation while impaired – alcohol; Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus);
Young driver – blood alcohol concentration above zero, and Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available.

All accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville in October 2022. Additionally, all vehicles involved were impounded for seven days and their drivers’ licenses were suspended for 90 days.

92kms over limit on County Road 49

Prince Edward OPP stopped this vehicle northbound on County Road 49 on the Labour Day weekend for stunt driving 92kms over the speed limit.

The driver’s licence was suspended for 30 days, the vehicle impounded for 14 days and they will face charges in a return visit to the County for an upcoming court date.

Driver charged with multiple offences

Prince Edward County OPP has charged a driver with multiple offences following a single vehicle accident overnight.

On July 15 at approximately 12:30 a.m., the OPP responded to a report of a motor vehicle on County Road 14, just west of Doxsee Road.

Officers observed a male walking south of the vehicle with visible injuries. When questioned, the male fled on foot and was apprehended moments later. The accused was arrested for impaired driving and was transported to the Prince Edward County detachment for further testing, where their blood alcohol levels were determined to be above the legal limit.

A 37-year-old from Prince Edward County has been charged with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus); Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs; Resist peace officer; Obstruct peace officer; Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court; Fail to notify change of address; Fail to identify self; Novice driver – B.A.C above zero; Fail to report accident; Fail to remain; Class G1 license holder – unaccompanied by qualified driver; and; Class G1 license holder – drive at unlawful hour.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear for bail at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on July 15. Their license was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

OPP charge three with drug offences

Prince Edward County OPP has charged three people following a drug trafficking investigation.

On July 13 at approximately 6:30 a.m., the OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), assisted by the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a search warrant of an apartment unit on Picton Main Street. As a result, three people were arrested and a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, along with cash and drug paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking were seized.

A 27-year-old, 35-year-old, and 25-year-old, all from Prince Edward County have been charged with two counts of possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking. Additionally, the 35-year-old was charged with failure to comply with a release order – other than to attend court and was held in custody and scheduled to appear for bail.

The other two were release from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on August 17, 2022.

Five people face drug charges following search warrant on London Ave

The OPP have arrested and charged five people after the execution of a search warrant Thursday, June 30 on London Avenue in Picton.

Members of the Prince Edward County OPP with the assistance of the East Region Emergency Response Unit and East Region Community Street Crime Unit seized suspected cocaine, stolen property and associated drug paraphernalia.

The five – ages 26, 49, 47 and 51 from Prince Edward County and a 50-year-old from Deseronto – were charged with possession of a schedule one substance- cocaine contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Two were further charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code.

One was further charged with possession of property obtained by crime – under $5000 and two counts of failure to comply with release order contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused was held for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on June 30.

The other accused parties were released on undertakings to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Aug. 17.

Prince Edward OPP are asking anyone who may have information regarding this occurrence to report it by calling 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.

Driver charged

Prince Edward OPP have charged a driver after a series of traffic complaints Friday, July 1, 2022 about a possible impaired driver.

The vehicle was located on Highway 62 and stopped. After a discussion with the driver, the driver was arrested and taken back to detachment for further testing. A 64-year-old from Ajax, was charged with Operation while impaired, Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration – 80 plus.

The driver was released on an undertaking and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on July 20. They also had their drivers licence suspended for 90-days and vehicle impounded for a period of seven days.

 

OPP warn of ‘sextortion’ scams

The Ontario Provincial Police are warning the public of sextortion scams circulating within East Region and throughout Ontario.

Recent reports of sextortion involve scammers contacting the victim through social media or online dating sites and threatening to share intimate photos of them to their family, friends and contacts unless the victim pays them a sum of money.

“The scammer often requests the funds be sent via a money transfer services, cryptocurrencies or gift cards,” reports Sgt. Erin Cranton, East Region Media Relations Co-ordinator.

According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), extortion frauds represented $17 million in reported losses in 2021 and over $16.4 million in 2020.

“Sextortion frauds can begin on any social media site, dating site or online game where the context is for people to meet and communicate virtually. The shame, fear and confusion victims feel when they become caught in this cycle often prevents them from coming forward and asking for help.”

Tips for people to help protect themselves:
• Beware of unknown persons who attempt to communicate with you over the internet
• Never send money to people you do not know
• Never send compromising photos to anyone, regardless of who you may think the person is
• Cover web cameras when not is use
• Do not store sensitive/intimate images or information online or on your mobile device
• Use strong passwords and do not use the same password for multiple social media accounts/websites
• Ensure that security settings for social media accounts are activated and set at the highest level of privacy protection
• Report abuse to the various social media platforms, in order to ensure the scammers are held accountable and to prevent further victims.

If a scammer contacts you or if you have been defrauded, contact your local police service or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or visit their website at www.antifraudcentre.ca.

Mental Health services are available to everyone across the province. Contact Connex Ontario at 1-866-531-2600 or online at http://www.connexontario.ca/ for resources and information.

OPP investigate impaired driving

On Monday June 27, 2022 shortly after 2:30 a.m. Prince Edward OPP were conducting a RIDE program on County Road 3 near Rossmore. Officers stopped a vehicle and administered an approved screening device. As a result, the driver was arrested and transported to detachment for further testing. A 43-year-old from Belleville was charged with Failure or refusal to comply with demand and Operation while impaired – alcohol.

The driver had their licence suspended for a period of 90-days and the vehicle impounded for seven days. The accused is schedule to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on July 27.

Later that day, shortly after 11:30 p.m. officers discovered a vehicle that had struck a curb near the roundabout on Loyalist Parkway and spoke with the driver. An approved screening device was administered and as a result, a 20-year-old driver from Belleville, was charged with Failure or refusal to comply with demand and Operation while impaired – alcohol.

The driver had their licence suspended for a period of 90-days and the vehicle impounded for seven days. The accused is schedule to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on July 13.

 

 

Driver charged

Prince Edward OPP have charged a driver following a collision Saturday, June 18 just after 3 p.m. where an ATV struck an individual on James Street in Sophiasburgh.

One individual was transported to hospital with minor injuries. Officers spoke with a driver of the ATV and an approved screening device was administered. The driver was arrested and taken to detachment for further testing.A 38-year-old from Prince Edward County was charged with Operation while impaired – alcohol -; Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration- 80 plus.
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on July 27. The driver had their licence suspended for 90 days and their ATV was impounded for seven days.

Driver charged

Prince Edward OPP charged a driver following a traffic stop Tuesday, June 14 just after 5:30 p.m. Officers responded to a police assistance call in Picton; located the vehicle and spoke with the driver. The driver was taken to detachment for further testing. A demand was made for a drug recognition expert. A 30-year-old from Trenton was charged with Failure or refusal to comply with demand and Operation while impaired- drugs.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on July 20. The driver had their licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Person arrested for fleeing police

Prince Edward OPP have arrested an individual after fleeing from police. Shortly after 4 p.m. on May 26 an officer was on patrol on Highway 62 and attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic related offence. The driver fled from police in the vehicle and continued northbound. The vehicle was located a short time later stuck in traffic on Highway 62 in Rossmore. A 46-year-old from Belleville was arrested and charged with flight from peace officer. The accused is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton at a later date.

Impaired related offences

Prince Edward County OPP investigated multiple impaired-related offences over the weekend.

On Saturday, May 28 shortly before 1 a.m. a vehicle was stopped on County Road 1 for a traffic related offence when an alcoholic beverage was located in the cup holder. A 17-year-old driver from Prince Edward County was charged under the Liquo r Licence and Control Act. The driver also had their licence suspended for three days because they are a novice driver.

Shortly after 1 a.m. officers stopped another vehicle on County Road 1. A subsequent discussion lead to the administration of an approved screening device. As a result the driver was taken to detachment for further testing. A 60-year-old from Toronto, was arrested and charged with Operation while impaired- alcohol ; Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration (80 plus). The driver had their licence suspended for a period of 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days. The driver is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on June 22, 2022.

Around 2:30 a.m. officers received a call for service reporting a vehicle stopped in the middle of County Road 18 with an individual passed out at the wheel. Officers responded and administered an approved screening device. The driver registered a warn range suspension and had their licence suspended for three days.

The OPP remind drivers that novice drivers are prohibited from having any alcohol in their system while operating a vehicle or vessel.

Police ask residents to retrieve their stolen mailboxes

Prince Edward OPP recovered 21 mailboxes stolen from residences on the weekend and are asking residents who had theirs stolen to attend the detachment to pick them up.

Please call 1-888-310-1122 or 613-476-2151 prior to attending.

Police are still looking for information relating to the mischiefs. If you have any information, call 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.

OPP seek help to find mailbox vandals

Prince Edward OPP are looking for anyone who may have information regarding a series of mischiefs to mailboxes in Ameliasburgh.

Sometime overnight on Sunday May 15 five mailboxes were damaged in the area of Ridley Street in Rossmore.

Anyone who may have information is encouraged to contact 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.

Driver charged

Prince Edward County OPP have charged a driver following a traffic stop.

Officers were on patrol on County Road 10 when they observed a vehicle driving erratically. Officers conducted a traffic stop and spoke to the driver. A roadside screening test was administered and as a result, the driver was arrested and transported to detachment for further testing.
A 34-year-old 34 from Prince Edward County, was charged with Operation while impaired and Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on June 1, 2022. The driver had their licence suspended for 90-days and their vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Police seek witnesses to single vehicle crash on Ridge Road

Members of the Prince Edward County OPP re looking for witnesses of a motor vehicle crash.

On Thursday, May 5, 2022 shortly before 10:30 p.m. officers responded alongside Hastings Quinte Paramedic Service and Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue to a single motor vehicle collision on Ridge Road.

Crews worked to extricate the driver from the scene and they were transported to hospital with non-life -threatening injuries.

Officers had been approached while on patrol and notified of the collision.
Anyone who has information regarding this collision is asked to call 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.

OPP investigate impaired related offences

Prince Edward OPP continue to investigate multiple impaired related offences each week – through enforcement in place to detect impaired driving whether the offence is alcohol or drug.

On Friday April 29, 2022 shortly before 9 p.m. officers were on patrol and observed a vehicle weaving in its lane. The vehicle was stopped on Johnson Street in Picton and an approved screening device was administered. As a result, the driver was arrested and taken to detachment for further testing. A 47-year-old from Prince Edward County, was charged with Operation while impaired, Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).
The driver was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on May 18, 2022. The driver had their licence suspended for a period of 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days.

Later in the evening shortly before 1 p.m., officers observed a vehicle on Highway 62 with a burned-out headlight. As a result a 54-year-old from Belleville was charged with drive motor vehicle- not equipped with ignition interlock device and class G1 licence holder- unaccompanied by qualified driver. The vehicle was impounded for a period of 45-days and the driver was issued a summons for court.

On Saturday, April 30, 2022 shortly before 10 p.m. officers responded to Consecon for a report of a weapons complaint. An individual was found setting off fireworks and found to have been consuming alcohol while operating a vehicle. A 21-year-old from Belleville was charged with drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available as well as driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available.

On Sunday, May 1 shortly after 3 a.m. officers were conducting a RIDE program on Highway 62 in Rossmore when they suspected a vehicle driver had been consuming alcohol and administered an approved screening device. A 20-year-old driver from Prince Edward County was charged with novice driver- blood alcohol concentration above zero.

On Tuesday, May 3 shortly after 11 p.m. officers were on patrol on County Road 10 when a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation. As a result of the investigation, the driver was arrested. A 25-year-old from Belleville, was charged with Operation while impaired and Failure or refusal to comply with demand.
The driver was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on June 1, 2022. The driver had their licence suspended for a period of 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days.

OPP investigating sharing of intimate youth photos

Members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating reports of several young people that shared intimate photos of a young person.

Information was gathered on April 20 and with the assistance of the Prince Edward County Crime Unit, the investigation remains ongoing. Investigators believe these photos may have been shared with other individuals and are asking anyone with information to contact Prince Edward County OPP’s Detective Constable Jason CHIN-LEUNG at 1-888-310-1122 or 613-476-2151.

The OPP is reminding parents, guardians and other caregivers to be aware and have conversations regarding their children’s online activities. Sharing intimate photos of someone underage is illegal. This content is considered child pornography and parents are reminded to have these discussions to ensure children are not in receipt or possession of these images. With technology changing at a rapid pace, it is crucial everyone stays up to date with applications and their abilities.

Driver charged

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a driver following a traffic stop.

Officers were on patrol on Highway 62 when they observed a vehicle at a high rate of speed. Officers conducted a traffic stop and spoke to the driver. A roadside screening test was administered and as a result, the driver was arrested and transported to detachment for further testing.

A 19-year-old from Prince Edward County, was charged with Operation while impaired, Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration and Driving while under suspension.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on May 18, 2022. Additionally, their vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Driver charged

On Saturday, April 16 shortly after 1 p.m. members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a traffic complaint on County Road 2. Officers located the vehicle and administered a standard field sobriety test. As a result, the driver was subsequently arrested and taken back to detachment for further testing. A 38-year-old from Trenton, was charged with Operation while impaired, Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration.
The driver was released on an undertaking and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on May 11. They also had their drivers licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for a period of seven days.

Driver charged

Members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a traffic complaint on Picton Main Street. Officers located the vehicle in Picton and the driver was subsequently arrested and taken back to detachment for further testing. A 28-year-old from Thunder Bay, was charged with Operation while impaired and Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration.
The driver was released on an undertaking and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on May 4. They also had their drivers licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for a period of seven days.

Driver charged with several offences

Members of the Prince Edward OPP on patrol Friday, April 8 shortly after 10 p.m. were on Highway 62 when they stopped to investigate a vehicle stopped on the side of the road.

As a result, it was determined the driver was prohibited from driving under the Criminal Code. Further, the 49-year-old driver from Quinte West was arrested and taken to detachment for further testing. He was charged with Operation while impaired, Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code (four counts), Failure to comply with undertaking, Driving while under suspension, Deface plate, Use plate not authorized for vehicle and Operate motor vehicle without insurance.

He was held for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville. The vehicle was impounded for 45 days.

Fish truck, car off the roadways

On Tuesday, April 5, shortly before 1 p.m. members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle off the road on County Road 14 in Sophiasburgh ward.

Officers responded alongside Hastings and Quinte Paramedic Service to find a truck loaded with fish travelled a distance off the roadway before coming to a stop in the trees.

The 54-year-old driver from Windsor was not injured and was charged with fail to drive in marked lane. The roadway was closed for a period of time while the vehicle was removed.

On Wednesday, April 6 shortly after 4 p.m. officers responded to a report of a single motor vehicle on County Road 3 in Ameliasburgh ward.

Officers responded alongside Hastings Quinte Paramedic Services to a car that had gone off the roadway. Two individuals were in the vehicle and one was transported to hospital with minor injuries. The investigation into the collision is ongoing.

Person charged with drug offence

On Sunday, April 3, 2022 shortly before 11 p.m. officers were on patrol in Picton when they observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign on London Avenue and a traffic stop was conducted.

The driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant. A subsequent search revealed a quantity of suspected cocaine and methamphetamine. A 34-year-old from Prince Edward County was charged with two counts of possession of a schedule 1 substance – other drugs and driving while under suspension.

The accused was held for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on April 4, 2022.

Two charged with drug offences

On Friday, March 25 shortly before 4 a.m. officers were on patrol on County Road 22 in Hallowell ward when a traffic stop was conducted.

While speaking to the occupants, officers noted drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and as a result of investigation, both the driver and passenger were arrested. A quantity of suspected cocaine and heroin was seized as well as two cell phones and assorted drug paraphernalia.

A 37-year-old and 32-year-old, both from Prince Edward County, were arrested and charged with the following offences:
Possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – heroine; Possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking- cocaine; Possession of a credit card; Possession of an identity document and Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.

Both were released on undertakings and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on April 27.

OPP investigate impaired driving related offences

Members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on Thursday, March 24 shortly before 9 p.m. on Loyalist Parkway when a traffic stop was conducted.

An approved screening device was administered and as a result, a 65-year-old driver from Stirling had their licence suspended for three days.

Approximately 10 minutes later, officers were on patrol on County Road 4 when they observed a vehicle weaving between lanes and a traffic stop was conducted. As a result, an approved screening device was administered and the driver was arrested and taken to detachment for further testing. A 42-year-old from Prince Edward County was charged with Operation while impaired, Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The driver was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on April 13. The driver had their licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days.

On Friday, April 1 shortly before 10:30 p.m. officers conducted a traffic stop on Loyalist Parkway in Picton on a vehicle that was weaving into oncoming traffic. An approved screening device was administered and as a result, a 24-year-old from Madawaska Valley Township had their licence suspended for three days.

Driver charged

Prince Edward OPP responded to a report of a single motor vehicle in the ditch on Highway 62 in Ameliasburgh shortly before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22.

Officers responded alongside Hastings Quinte Paramedic Service. The driver was arrested at scene and taken to the detachment for further testing. A 31-year-old from Prince Edward County, was charged with Operation while impaired and Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration.
The driver was released on an undertaking and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on April 6. They also had their drivers licence suspended for 90-days and vehicle impounded for a period of seven days.

Child reported missing was not

On Tuesday, March 8 shortly after 6:30 p.m. members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a third party report of a missing child in the Inkerman Avenue area of Picton.

Police were contacted after a youth told neighbours that a child was missing. Police resources were focused in the area attempting to track down the missing individual and as a result, it was confirmed there was no missing child.

The OPP thank those who were willing to help search. They also remind individuals to have discussions with youth regarding the seriousness of situations like these and the implications of tying up emergency services.

OPP investigate several impaired driving related offences

Prince Edward OPP on patrol in Picton Saturday, March 12 shortly after 5 p.m. observed a vehicle disobey a stop sign on York Street. The vehicle was stopped and officers spoke with the driver. Subsequent investigation lead to the administration of an approved screening device. As a result, the 66-year-old driver from Piucton was arrested and taken to detachment for further testing and charged with Operation while impaired, Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) and Disobey stop sign.
The driver had their licence suspended for a period of 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days. The accused is schedule to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on April 27, 2022.

Later in the day, shortly after 9 p.m. officers received a report of a possible impaired driver. The vehicle was located on County Road 1. An approved screening device was administered and as a result, the driver was arrested and taken to detachment for further testing. A 54-year-old County resident was charged with Operation while impaired and Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The driver had their licence suspended for a period of 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days. The accused is schedule to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on April 6, 2022.

On Saturday, March 5, 2022 shortly after 12:30 a.m. officers were on patrol on County Road 3. Officers conducted a traffic stop and after speaking with the driver it was suspected the driver had consumed alcohol. An approved screening device was administered and the driver registered an Alert. The 65 year old driver from Prince Edward County had their license suspended for a period of three days.

Shortly after, just after 1 a.m. officers conducted a traffic stop on County Road 10. In speaking with the driver, an approved screening device was administered. As a result, the driver was arrested and taken to detachment for further testing. A 27-year-old from Belleville was charged with Operation while impaired and Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The driver had their licence suspended for a period of 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days. The accused is schedule to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on March 16, 2022.

That night, shortly before 10:30 p.m. officers were on patrol on County Road 3 when they observed a vehicle with no tail lights.

A traffic stop was conducted and upon speaking with the driver, officers suspected consumption of alcohol and administered an approved screening device. As a result, a 51-year-old from Prince Edward County had their licence suspended for a period of three days.

Prince Edward OPP thank motorists for remaining vigilant and reporting impaired drivers. To report impaired drivers, call 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.

Charges related to BB gun shots in Picton

An arrest has been made in relation to BBs being shot at local businesses and vehicles in downtown Picton.

Prince Edward County OPP and the East region Street Crime Units (CSCU) from Prince Edward County, Quinte West, Lennox and Addington were continuing the investigation.

On March 3 at approximately 10 p.m. officers observed a person acting suspiciously. As police approached, the male fled on foot. After a short foot chase the male was arrested. Additional investigation revealed the male was wanted for previous offences.

As a result of the investigation a 32-year-old from Quinte West, Ontario faces Criminal Code charges of Mischief Under $ 5,000, Resist Peace Officern and two counts of Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court.

The accused was held for a bail hearing and subsequently remanded into custody with a scheduled March 7 court date at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville.

 

Fraud charges

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment began investigating a report of fraud in August 2019. Officers were investigating reports of ongoing fraud surrounding building materials and services. With the assistance of the Prince Edward County Crime Unit an individual has been arrested and charged in connection. A 49-year-old from Belleville, has been charged with Fraud over $5000, Forgery, Theft, Use, deals, acts on forged document and Obtaining by false pretence. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on March 30.

Driver charged

Members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a single motor vehicle accident on County Road 12 near Ridge Road shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25.

Officers responded alongside Hastings Quinte Paramedic Service and Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue to a vehicle that had struck a pole. The driver was arrested at scene and taken to detachment for further testing. A 54-year-old from Prince Edward County, was charged with the following offences: Operation while impaired, Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration.

The driver was released on an undertaking and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on March 16. They also had their drivers licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for a period of seven days.

Driver charged
The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have charged a driver following a traffic stop.

On Wednesday Feb., 23 at approximately 11 p.m., officers were on patrol on Highway 62 when they observed a vehicle with lighting problems, weaving between lanes. Officers conducted a traffic stop and spoke to the driver. A roadside screening test was administered, and as a result of failing to comply with the demand, the driver was arrested.

A 21-year-old from Prince Edward County, was charged with failure or refusal to comply with a demand.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on March 30, 2022. Additionally, their licence was suspended for 90 days and their vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Disqualified driver charged

On Tuesday, Feb. 22 shortly before 4:30 p.m. members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a vehicle stop on Bridge Street in Picton. In speaking to the driver, it was discovered he was prohibited from driving under the Criminal Code. A 28-year-old from Prince Edward County was charged with operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code and driving while under suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
The accused was released on an undertaking and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on March 23. The vehicle was impounded for 45 days.

Police seek assistance to locate missing 13-year-old 

UPDATE: Missing teen found safe.

Ontario Provincial Police seek the public’s assistance to locate 13-year-old Heaven Budnaruk, described as 4’9’’ 100 lbs with long blonde hair.

She was last seen Monday, Feb. 21, 2022 at approximately 6 p.m. in the area of County Rd 3 and Old Orchard Rd CarryingPlace.

People are asked to call 1-888-310-1122 with any information.

Driver charged

Prince Edward OPP responded to a report of a traffic complaint involving a vehicle in a collision Thursday, Feb. 17 shortly before 6 p.m in Consecon. Officers located the vehicle and spoke to the driver. Further investigation lead to the arrest of a 72-year-old from Prince Edward County. He was charged with Operation while impaired, Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration and Fail to remain.

The driver was released on an undertaking and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on March 9. His drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Prince Edward OPP are thanking motorists for remaining vigilant and reporting impaired drivers. To report impaired drivers, call 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.

OPP seeks public’s help to investigate BB gun damage in Picton area

Prince Edward OPP seek assistance from the public to solve a series of at least six mischiefs in the Picton area since December involving pellets or BBs (air gun shooting metal spheres) being shot, causing damages to property, including windows.

Constable Aaron Miller states there have been reports from both individuals and businesses.

“It is believed these are not targeted occurrences and there have been no injuries reported,” he said. “Officers will be conducting follow up investigation with the assistance of the East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU). The identified person(s) responsible for the damage will be charged accordingly.”

He notes individuals and businesses are also reminded to register their video cameras on www.camsafe.ca. CAMSafe is designed to provide a starting point for officers to gather evidence by obtaining video footage to assist in an investigation. For example, if a crime occurs in your neighbourhood, an officer can log into CAMSafe, determine who has cameras registered and request footage from the owners. CamSafe is a voluntary, community-driven program and participants can add or delete their information at any time and only police have access to your details.

Prince Edward OPP are asking anyone who may have information regarding this occurrence to report it by calling 1.888.310.1122. People who wish to remain anonymous 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.

Drivers charged over the weekend

Prince Edward OPP on patrol on Friday, Feb. 4 shortly after 8 p.m. on County Road 1 in Hallowell ward observed a vehicle with no taillights and initiated a traffic stop which lead to the arrest of three occupants.

Officers attempted to administer an approved screening device. As a result, a 19-year-old from Prince Edward County was charged with
Failure or refusal to comply. Police also charged and 18-year-old from Prince Edward County with Obstruct a peace officer. The accused were released on undertakings and are schedule to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on March 2, 2022.

A third occupant was arrested to prevent breach of the peace and was charged with Person under 19 years of age – possess cannabis and
Person under 19 having liquor contrary.

The driver had their licence suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for seven days.

On Saturday, Feb. shortly after 8 p.m. officers received a report of a possible impaired driver on Main Street Picton. Officers located the vehicle on County Road 1. The driver was arrested and taken to detachment for further testing. As a result, a 21-year-old was charged with Operation while impaired and Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus.

The driver was released on an undertaking and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on Feb. 23, 2022. They also had their drivers licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days.

Prince Edward OPP are thanking motorists for reporting impaired drivers. To report impaired drivers, call 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.

Driver arrested

On Thursday, Feb. 3 shortly after 5 a.m. Prince Edward OPP conducted a traffic stop on County Road 22 in Hallowell. A driver was arrested as a result of being prohibited from driving. A 34-year-old from Deseronto was charged with Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code, Failure to comply with release order and Driving while under suspension.

The driver was released from custody on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on March 16. The vehicle being operated was impounded for 45 days.

Charges in incidents

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, shortly after 8:30 p.m. members from The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment stopped a vehicle on County Road 3 in Ameliasburgh. As a result, a 41 year old from Quinte West was charged with driving while under suspension and had their vehicle impounded for a period of 45 days.

Shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27 officers conducted a traffic stop on County Road 10. Subsequent investigation lead to the arrest of both occupants of the vehicle. A 34-year-old from Centre Hastings and a 29-year-old from Madoc were charged with two counts of possession of a schedule 1 substance- cocaine contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. The 34-year-old was was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Feb. 23.

The 29-year-old was further charged with four counts of fail to comply with release order contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code. The accused was held for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on Jan. 27.

Driver arrested

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, shortly before 9:30 p.m. Prince Edward County OPP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on County Road 10.

Officers located the vehicle and spoke to the driver. As a result of further investigation, the driver was arrested and taken to detachment for testing. A 44-year-old from Prince Edward County, was arrested and charged with Operation While Impaired, Operation While Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) and Driving while under suspension.

The driver was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on March 9. The vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Prince Edward OPP thank motorists for reporting impaired drivers. To report, call 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.

PEC OPP joins video and doorbell camera program

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has partnered with the Belleville Police Service to join the CAMSafe program.

CAMSafe, a community CCTV and security video registry, was established by the Belleville Police Service in June of 2021 and is now expanding into other communities across the province, including the Quinte West OPP detachment.

CAMSafe is designed to provide a starting point for officers to obtain video footage to assist an investigation. For example, if a crime occurs in your neighbourhood, an officer can log into CAMSafe, determine who has cameras registered and request footage from the owners.

Residents who wish to partner with police in solving crimes in their community can go to CAMSafe.ca and register video cameras/ doorbell cameras. Only basic details, such as a name, address a nd contact information are necessary to participate.

This is a voluntary, community-driven program and participants can add or delete their information at any time and only police have access to your details.

There is no direct access to cameras or account information through CAMSafe – it is only a directory for officers to utilize during investigations to locate the owners of potential footage.

Prince Edward County OPP encourages residents and businesses to register their cameras on CAMSafe.ca. Together, we can help to reduce crime in our community.

For more information related to CAMSafe, visit CAMSafe .ca 

Driver arrested

On Sunday, Jan. 16 shortly before 10 p.m. members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a possible impaired driver. The vehicle was located on County Road 4 in Sophiasburgh. As a result of subsequent investigation, the driver refused to provide a sample of breath. An officer was also assaulted in the arrest process. A 27-year-old from Trenton was charged with the following Criminal Code offences Operation while impaired, Failure or refusal to comply with demand and two counts of Assault peace officer.

The accused was released on an undertaking and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on Feb. 23, 2022. The driver had their licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days.

Traffic charges laid over the weekend

Prince Edward County OPP were on patrol Friday, Jan. 7 shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Loyalist Parkway in Carrying Place when a vehicle was observed travelling 114km/h in a posted 60km/h zone. A 17-year-old driver was given a court date for stunt driving, had their licence suspended for 30 days and vehicle impounded for 14 days.

Later in the night, early morning on Jan. 8, officers were on patrol on County Road 22 when a traffic stop was conducted. A 23-year-old was charged for driving while suspended.

On Sunday, Jan. 9 shortly before 2 a.m. officers conducted a traffic stop on Picton Main Street and as a result, a 39-year-old was charged for driving while under suspension. Shortly after 4:30 a.m., another vehicle was stopped on Picton Main Street and as a result, a 72-year-old was charged for driving while under suspension.

On the same date, shortly after 4 a.m. an individual was found on Church Street Picton to be failing to comply with a release order. As a result, a 51-year-old from Prince Edward County was arrested and charged with two counts of fail to comply with release order. The accused was held for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice on Jan. 9, 2022.

Driver tried to evade RIDE check
On Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 shortly before 2 a.m. officers were conducting a RIDE program on County Road 22 in Picton when they observed a vehicle attempt to evade their location.

Officers located the vehicle and spoke with the driver who fled from officers. With the assistance of the East Region Canine Unit and East Region Emergency Response Team the driver was located and arrested. Arresting officers also located a quantity of cocaine. A 32-year-old from Bancroft was charged with obstruct justice, possession of a schedule 1 substance and driving while under suspension. The accused was released on an undertaking and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on Jan. 19.

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