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Prince Edward OPP Reports – 2016

 

Domestic Assault Charges Laid

On the evening of December 23rd members of the OPP Prince Edward detachment were called to the Picton General Hospital to investigate a complaint of a domestic assault.
A 59 yr old Picton resident disclosed to officers she had been assaulted and threatened by her common law husband over the previous two days.
Officers located the male suspect, arrested him and held him overnight at the Prince Edward OPP detachment. He was released later in the morning on the 24th of December with conditions.
The accused, a 56 yr old Belleville resident has been charged with two counts of Assault and two counts of Uttering Threats. The accused will appear in Picton court on the 25th of January to answer to the charges.
The victim suffered non- life threatening injuries as a result of the assaults.

Stolen guns recovered, additional charges laid

On the 26th of November 2016 a break and enter occurred at a home located on Big Island in Prince Edward County. Four firearms, all long guns, were stolen at the time.
Subsequent investigation between Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward detachment, Napanee OPP Crime Unit and Tyendinaga Police Service resulted in a search warrant being executed Thursday the 8th of December at two residences on the Tyendinaga Territory.
A 47 year old Prince Edward County man and a second male age 42, of Tyendinaga Territory have already been arrested and charged with several criminal offences and have court dates in January 2017.
The ongoing investigation revealed a third male suspect who was involved in the stolen firearms.
On the 22nd of December, a 30-year-old Tyendinaga Territory man was arrested and charged with three counts of Possession of a Firearm contrary to a Prohibition Order. He is to attend the Ontario Court of Justice, Picton on the 1st of February 2017 to answer to the charges.
Three of the four stolen firearms have been recovered.
OPP and Tyendinaga Police Service ask that if you any further information on this crime or any other crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Stolen pick up truck

Prince Edward County OPP are investigating the theft of a pick up truck that occurred sometime after 9pm on the 20th of December 2016.

Police were called to the County Road 12 address on the morning of the 21st of December when the owner discovered the vehicle was gone from his driveway.

The stolen vehicle is a 4 door 2010 Ford F150, 4 wheel drive, dark red in color with Ontario plates AD91844. The truck has an Artic brand plow blade attached to it. The blade is 8’ wide, grey in color and has a motor and light package.

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

Three of four stolen guns recovered

On the 26th of November 2016 a break and enter occurred at a home located on Big Island in Prince Edward County. Four firearms, all long guns, were stolen at the time.
Subsequent investigation between Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward detachment, Napanee OPP Crime Unit and Tyendinaga Police Service resulted in a search warrant being executed Thursday the 8th of December at two residences on the Tyendinaga Territory.
A 47-year-old County man has been arrested and charged with the following offences:
Two counts of Break and Enter
Break and Enter and Steal Firearms
Possession Property Obtained by Crime
Possession for the Purpose of Weapons Trafficking
Trafficking in Firearms
He appeared in bail court at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on the 19th of December and was held in custody until his next court appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice, Picton on the 21st of December.
A second 42-year-old man from Tyendinaga Territory has also been arrested and charged with the following offences:
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
He was released from custody following his arrest and is to attend the Ontario Court of Justice, Picton to answer to his charge on the 25th of January 2017.

Three of the four stolen firearms have been recovered.
The investigation is ongoing, with further charges pending.
OPP and Tyendinaga Police Service ask that if you any further information on this crime or any other crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Youth charged with domestic assault

On Thursday the 15th of December 2016, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Prince Edward Detachment were dispatched to a Hallowell address to investigate a domestic dispute between a young person and an adult.
The investigation revealed the suspect, age 15 years, had assaulted the victim, age 18 years, causing minor injuries to the victim.

As a result the youth has been charged with Domestic Assault and is to attend Picton court on the 9th of January 2017 and is also on conditions not to have any contact with the victim.

Male charged with assaulting children

On Tuesday the 13th of December 2016, Prince Edward OPP officers were contacted by the Highland Shores Children’s Aid Society (CAS) with regard to a complaint about a child who had possibly been assaulted. The CAS had been contacted by a concerned teacher earlier in the day about a four year old who had visible, unexplained bruising.

The subsequent investigation brought officers and CAS to a residence in Hallowell where a couple resided with two young children ages 4 and 8. The children were interviewed and a male party, the boyfriend of the children’s mother, was subsequently arrested for assaulting both kids.

A 38 year old Picton male has been charged with assault on both children and was later released from custody with conditions not to have contact with the children. He is to appear in Picton court on the 4th of January 2017 to answer to the charges. To protect the victims, the name of the accused will not be released.

If you have any further information on this crime or any other crime please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Stolen guns seized in PEC
Prince Edward County OPP has seized a quantity of firearms from two residences on the Tyendinaga Territory.
This stems from a break and enter that occurred at a home on Big Island in Prince Edward County on November 26, where several firearms were stolen. Further investigation resulted in PEC OPP and the Tyendinaga Police Service conducting a search warrant yesterday, where they recovered the stolen guns.
Charges are pending as a result.
Anyone with further information on this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Male arrested for multiple thefts

On the 4th of December just after 1:30pm, members of Prince Edward OPP were notified of a possible theft from the Picton LCBO. Staff members gave officers a description of the male suspect who was located a short distance away with the stolen bottle of liquor hidden in his jacket.
The male was subsequently identified as the suspect in previous thefts from a grocery store in October and the LCBO in November.
A 25-year-old Picton man faces 13 criminal charges including several thefts and breaches of probation.

Three day suspension issued at RIDE

On the 3rd of December 2016 shortly after 10pm, officers from the Prince Edward OPP were conducting a RIDE program near the intersection of Cty Rd 1 and Cty Rd 2 when a young driver entered the spot check and an odour of alcohol was detected on his breath.

A roadside test was conducted on the driver who registered an “Alert”, which results in an immediate three-day driving suspension. The vehicle he was driving was subsequently towed from the scene.

The G2 class driver, a 16-year-old male from the Wellington area was issued his three-day Administrative Driver Licence Suspension at the scene and was further issued a ticket for Driving Contrary to the Conditions of his class of licence.

Impaired Driver Arrested at RIDE

On the 4th of December 2016 shortly after 1am, officers from the Prince Edward OPP were conducting a RIDE program in the village of Rossmore when a vehicle approached the officers and drove past them despite being directed to stop. The officers caught up to the vehicle and pulled it over a short distance away.

The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was subsequently arrested and brought to the Prince Edward Detachment for further breath testing which confirmed the driver’s blood alcohol level was two times above the legal limit of 80mgs.

A 54-year-old Bloomfield man faces criminal charges of Impaired Operation and Operate a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 mgs of Alcohol in his blood. His vehicle has been impounded for seven days and his drivers licence has been suspended for 90 days. He is further charged with three counts of Driving While Suspended under the Highway Traffic Act.

Driver arrested
On the 5th of November 2016 at approximately 9:30p.m., a Prince Edward OPP officer was operating a police cruiser equipped with an Automated Licence Plate Recognition System – a device that assists officers with identifying expired licence plates. The officer was patrolling on Loyalist Parkway when the device identified a suspect vehicle. The officer followed the vehicle for a short distance as it entered the town of Picton, then initiated a traffic stop on the Main Street.
Subsequent investigation revealed the driver is the subject of six driving suspensions both under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Highway Traffic Act. The licence plates were not authorized for the vehicle he was operating and turned out to be stolen. The driver was also not covered under an insurance policy to operate a motor vehicle.
A 34-year-old Picton man was arrested and held for a bail hearing to answer to all related charges.
Driver arrested
On the 4th of November 2016 just before midnight, officers from the Prince Edward OPP initiated a traffic stop on Main Street Picton. A male driver exhibited signs of alcohol consumption and was subjected to a roadside test which he failed.
Further breath testing was conducted at the OPP detachment which confirmed the driver’s blood alcohol level was above the legal limit.
A 59-year-old Picton man was charged with Impaired Operation and Operate a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 mgs of Alcohol in his blood. His vehicle has been impounded for 7 days and his drivers licence has been suspended for 90 days.
He was later released with a court date of the 23rd of November to answer to the charges.

Driver over-corrected

On the 7th of November 2016 at approximately 4:30am a single motor vehicle overturned on Hwy 62 near Fenwood Gardens.

Prince Edward County OPP investigation revealed the northbound vehicle left the roadway and briefly drove on the east shoulder. The driver over corrected and the vehicle skidded across the highway, and landed on its roof, in the west ditch.

The sole occupant of the vehicle, a 24-year-old female, from Belleville, was transported to Belleville General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

No charges were laid as a result of the collision.

Brooklyn man charged with refusal

On the 22nd of October, 2016 at approximately 10:21PM Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting RIDE in the Town of Picton. Officers observed a white Volkswagen turn quickly and accelerate away from officers at the checkpoint. The vehicle was subsequently stopped in a parking lot nearby. Investigation revealed that the driver of the motor vehicle had consumed alcohol prior to driving. The male did not provide a sample of his breath to officers for analysis.
A 27-year-old Brooklyn, Ontario man was charged with one count of Driving while Ability Impaired and one count of Fail or Refuse to Provide a Sample. He was released by Promise to Appear and is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice, Picton Ontario on November 16th, 2016.

Male charged with trespassing at scrap yard
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment has laid charges against an adult male in relation to a Break and Enter investigation.
On October 3rd, 2016 at approximately 10:30 PM, OPP received a call reporting a break and enter in progress at a metal recycling facility on County Road 25 in North Marysburgh.
As a result of the investigation OPP arrested and charged a 19 year old Picton man with Attempt to Break and Enter with Intent and Trespassing at Night. He was released on a Promise to Appear. He is scheduled to appear on November 16th, 2016 at the Provincial Court of Justice, Picton ON.

60 weekend calls
Officers from the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 61 calls for service during the past weekend. Those calls occurred between Friday September 30th at 4 PM until Monday October 3rd at 8am. Some of the types of investigations conducted included domestic disturbances, Liquor Licence Act calls, noise complaints, traffic complaints and subsequent enforcement and motor vehicle accidents. RIDE checks and bar patrols were also conducted throughout the community.

Three counts of mischief
On October 1st, 2016 at approximately 6:30 PM OPP was called to a licensed establishment in Picton in response to a disturbance. An investigation commenced, and as a result, officers determined that a 32 year old Hallowell man would be charged with 2 counts of Mischief Under $5000 and one count of Mischief Over $5000. The male was released on a Promiser to Appear. He is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice, Picton ON, on November 2nd, 2016. His name will not be released in order to protect the victim in this matter.

Charge of careless driving
On September 26th, 2016 at approximately 9:25 PM, Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to investigate a single vehicle collision on County Road 5 in Hallowell Ward. Police investigation determined that a pickup truck left the roadway there and rolled into the ditch. The driver of the vehicle along with the passenger sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision. An 18 year old Picton man has been charged with Careless Driving. He was issued a Provincial Offence Notice.

Driver collides with parked vehicle

On September 22nd, 2016 at approximately 2:30PM, Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to investigate a three vehicle collision on Main Street in Wellington.
Police investigation determined that a West bound vehicle collided with a parked vehicle, which then collided with a second parked vehicle. The second parked vehicle was forced across the road to the opposite side. The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to hospital. The roadway was closed for approximately one and a half hours as a result of the collision.
A 77-year-old Wellington woman has been charged with Careless Driving. She was issued a Provincial Offence Notice.

ATV and pick-up collide
On September 12th, 2016 at approximately 5:27PM, the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were called to a two vehicle head on collision on Marsh Road . Police determined that an ATV and a pickup truck had collided there. The rider of the ATV was injured in the collision. He was taken to Belleville General Hospital with minor injuries. Both drivers were issued Provincial Offence Notices as a result of the collision and subsequent investigation.
The rider of the ATV, a 16-year-old Ameliasburgh male was charged with distracted driving.
The driver of the pickup truck, a 19-year-old Ameliasburgh male was charged with failing to share the roadway.

Charge male in County Canteen theft

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment has laid charges against an adult male in relation to a Break and Enter investigation.
On September 7th, 2016 at approximately 08:10 a.m., OPP received a call reporting a break and enter at The County Canteen on Main Street in Picton.
As a result of the investigation OPP arrested and charged a 54-year-old Picton man with Breaking out of a Place and Theft Under $5000. He was released on a Promise to Appear. He is scheduled to appear on October 12th, 2016 at the Provincial Court of Justice, Picton.

Steady weekend for PEC OPP
Officers from the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to 50 calls for service during the past weekend. Those calls occurred between Friday Sept., 16th at 1pmm until Monday Sept., 19th at 8am. Some of the types of investigations conducted included domestic disturbances, Liquor Licence Act calls, noise complaints, traffic complaints and subsequent enforcement and motor vehicle accidents. RIDE checks and bar patrols were also conducted throughout the community.

Kingston man charged with impaired after collision

(ATHOL WARD, ON) – On September 11th, 2016 at approximately 7:48 AM, members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate a collision on County Road 11 in Athol Ward. The caller indicated that an SUV had left the roadway and driven into the ditch. An investigation determined that the driver had been drinking alcohol prior to driving. There were no injuries.
A 33 year old Sumit Kingston man has been charged with Driving with More than 80mg of Alcohol in 100 ml of Blood. He was released on a Promise to Appear. He was also served with a 90 day ADLS driver’s license suspension. He is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice, Picton ON October 12th, 2016.

Ameliasburgh woman charged with assault
On September 8th, 2016 Officers from the Prince Edward County OPP (OPP) were called to investigate a dispute that had occurred at approximately 11:38PM on Massassauga Road. Officers determined through investigation that a 40 year old female would be charged with one count of Assault. She was released on a Promise to Appear with an Undertaking. Her name will not be released in order to protect the victim.
The woman is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice, Picton Ontario on Sept. 28th, 2016.

Ameliasburgh man charged with assault and threats
On September 7th, 2016 officers from the Prince Edward County OPP (OPP) were called to investigate a dispute that had occurred at approximately 12:40 AM on County Road 3 near Rednersville. Officers determined through investigation that a 45 year old male would be charged with one count of Assault and one count of Uttering Threats. He was released on a Promise to Appear with an Undertaking. His name will not be released in order to protect the victim.
The man is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice, Picton Ontario on Oct. 12th, 2016.

Hamilton man arrested for Over 80
On September 5th, 2016 at approximately 3:28 a.m., members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were investigating a traffic complaint when officers observed a vehicle attempting to execute a curved portion of the roadway at a high rate of speed. The officer proceeded to pull over and observed the same vehicle make a U-turn travelling back towards them. The officer caused the vehicle to be stopped and upon investigating, determined that the driver had been drinking alcohol prior to driving.
A 30-year-old Hamilton man has been charged with Driving with More than 80mg of Alcohol in 100 ml of Blood. He was released on a Promise to Appear. He was also served with a 90 day ADLS driver’s license suspension. He is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice, Picton ON October 12th, 2016.

Markham male arrested for Over 80
On September 3rd, 2016 at approximately 7:57 PM, members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a traffic complaint regarding a vehicle that had just left Sandbanks Provincial Park. Information received was of a male driver believed to be intoxicated driving his vehicle out of the park. Just after 8p.m., police observed the vehicle travelling northbound on Highway 62 and caused the vehicle to be stopped. After an investigation, officers determined that the driver had been drinking alcohol prior to driving.
A 53 year old Markham man has been charged with Driving with More than 80mg of Alcohol in 100 ml of Blood. He was released on a Promise to Appear. He was also served with a 90 day ADLS driver’s license suspension. He is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice, Picton ON October 12th, 2016.

Picton man charged with multiple offences, in custody
On September 1st, 2016 Officers from the Prince Edward County OPP (OPP) were called to investigate a dispute that had occurred at approximately 8a.m. on County Road 4. Officers determined through investigation that a 50-year-old male would be charged with one count each of Assault, Utter Threats, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Mischief Under $5000 and Fail to Comply with Probation. The male was held for a Show Cause Hearing. His name will not be released in order to protect the victim.
The man is due to appear again in the Provincial Court of Justice, Belleville Ontario on Sept. 20th, 2016.

Satisfaction survery under way
A Community Satisfaction Survey is scheduled to start in September in East Region to solicit public opinions about the services the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments deliver to communities throughout the region.
The Community Satisfaction Survey is a telephone survey that randomly selects members of the public (16 years or older) who live in Ontario. The survey takes about five to seven minutes to complete and is strictly voluntary. Those contacted and willing to participate are asked about issues such as community security, perceptions of crime and youth issues in the community, OPP presence in the community, service delivery and even how the OPP investigates crime and enforces the law.
The information provided by those surveyed is being collected by a research consultant, R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. that has been retained by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. The information is treated confidentially and the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of those surveyed will not be included in the survey results provided to the OPP.
Once the survey is complete, the results will be used in the OPP Business Action Plan and Annual Report. The information will also be useful in helping OPP’s East Region set out goals and objectives to improve on the services it delivers to communities across the region. These surveys are conducted throughout the province on a rotational three-year schedule.
The East Region detachment surveys will start in September and are expected to be completed by November 30, 2016. The OPP would like to thank those who participate in the Community Satisfaction Survey and who take the time to help the OPP in its vision of Safe Communities…A Secure Ontario.

Motorcycle rider injured

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Fire (FIRE) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were called to a single vehicle collision near the intersection of County Road 33 and County Road 1 in Consecon ON.
At approximately 1:08PM, OPP and other emergency services personnel attended the location of the collision. Police determined through investigation that a motorcycle and rider had left the roadway and entered the ditch at that location. The collision was caused by another driver turning in front of the oncoming motorcycle. A 62 year old North York woman has been charged with Careless Driving. The collision resulted in minor injuries. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Trenton Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Two arrested in thefts from vehicles

On August 27th, 2016 the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated several thefts from motor vehicles which were reported in the Rednersville area overnight.
Police responded to a residence on County Road 3, after a homeowner confronted the suspects and an altercation ensued. The homeowner and suspect were both injured during the incident. The injuries were minor, and no medical attention was received. Police attended the area, and with the assistance of OPP Canine unit, and Belleville Police Service (BPS), two adult males have been arrested and are currently in custody.
The accused are a 41-year-old of of no fixed address, and a 24-year-old from Belleville.
Both accused are charged with one count of Robbery and one count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and will appear for a Show Cause hearing on August 29th, 2016 at the Provincial Court of Justice in Belleville Ontario. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending. No additional information will be released at this time.

OPP investigate mischief

On Wednesday, Aug. 24th, 2016 just before 2a.m., Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were called to a Pitt Street residence in Picton that had been vandalised.

Police noted several males had attended the residence in a white pickup truck throwing eggs, some of which struck the victim’s home. As well, the suspects were yelling profanity and insults. Police conducted extensive patrols but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

The suspect vehicle is described as:
A white pick-up truck, similar in style to a Dodge product
Seats in the front and back
The male suspects are described as:
Driver – male, dark shoulder length bushy/curly hair
Passengers – male, no other descriptors

Police are continuing to investigate and is seeking the assistance of the public. If anyone has any information they are being asked to contact the Prince Edward County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime 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) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

Trenton man charged with mischief
On August 22nd, 2016 Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were called to investigate an allegation of mischief in Picton. The suspect had fled before police arrived.

On the 23rd August 2016, OPP received information that the suspect had returned to the residence. Police attended and located the suspect at the front door. After he was placed under arrest, the suspect ran from police, but was located and taken into custody a short time later.

A 22 year old male from Trenton, ON has been charged with one count of Mischief, one count of Escape Lawful Custody, one count of Failing to Comply with a Probation Order, and three counts of Uttering Threats.

He was held in custody pending a Show Cause hearing at the Provincial Court of Justice in Belleville on August 24th, 2016.

The name of the accused is not being released to protect the identity of the victim.

Thefts from vehicles continue

On August 22nd, 2016 The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated several thefts from motor vehicles which were reported in the Rossmore area and appeared to have occurred overnight. OPP would like to take this opportunity to remind citizens of Prince Edward County that many thefts from vehicles can be prevented with some precautionary measures.

The OPP “Lock it or Lose it” initiative is a proactive crime prevention program designed to encourage vehicle owners to take a few simple precautions to prevent thefts from vehicles. Here are some helpful tips and reminders:

Always roll up your vehicle’s windows and lock the doors.
Never leave your vehicle unattended while it is running.
If you have a garage, use it and lock the door as well as your vehicle.
Never leave your car keys in plain view or in an easily accessible area.
Always park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
Never leave valuable objects or packages in full view. Put them in the trunk. Better yet, take them inside the residence.

OPP investigating assault of three people

Prince Edward County’s OPP detachment is investigating a road rage incident that led to three people being assaulted.

On Sunday, Aug. 21, at approximately 1:10a.m., officers were requested to attend Belleville General Hospital in response to an assault call. They were redirected to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital where they made contact with victims of the alleged incident.

They report sometime between 10:30p.m. and 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, a verbal altercation the Hamlet of Consecon between three males. The argument continued onto the highway, where it is alleged a red vehicle was being operated in an aggressive fashion. All involved parties exited their respective vehicles and a physical altercation ensued. Two men and one woman were injured during the fracas. Their injuries were not life threatening.

Police are continuing to investigate and are seeking the assistance of the public in this matter. If anyone has any information they are being asked to contact the Prince Edward County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

Picton woman charged with assault in neighbour dispute

On Sunday, Aug. 21 officers from the Prince Edward County OPP were called to investigate a dispute that had occurred at approximately 12:40pm on Disraeli Street in Picton. Officers charged a 36 year old woman with one count of assault. She was released on a Promise to Appear with an Undertaking. She is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice, Picton Ontario on September 21st, 2016.

Picton man charged with sexual assault

On Saturday, Aug. 20 at approximately 8:20pm the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were called to investigate an allegation of sexual assault. A 31year old male has been arrested and charged with one count of Sexual Assault and one count of Failing to Comply with a Probation Order. The Picton man has been held in custody, pending a Show Cause hearing. His name will not be released in an effort to protect the victim in this matter.
He is due to appear at the Provincial Court of Justice in Belleville on August 22nd, 2016 for his bail hearing.

Man back in custody after three additional breaches

On Aug 17th, 2016 at approximately 1:30pm The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate a threats complaint in Rossmore. Officers determined through investigation that a 27 year old male had threatened to harm other persons and threatened to damage property there. He was arrested and held in custody pending a show cause hearing.
He was subsequently released on a Recognizance entered into before a Justice of the Peace on August 18th. Very shortly after his release from custody, an investigation determined that he breached his conditions again. He has been charged with two additional counts of Breaching a Recognizance, and one count of Breaching a Recognizance of Peace, under the Criminal Code.
The male has been held in custody again pending a show cause hearing at the Provincial Court of Justice in Belleville Ontario on August 19th, 2016.

Police investigating break-ins at business and residence

Prince Edward County OPP officers are investigating break-ins over the past two days at a Picton business and a residence.

On Tuesday, Aug. 16 officers were called to The Source electronics store, at the 97 Main Street Picton plaza.

At approximately 3a.m., two unknown persons attempted to break into the store by using an implement to smash the door. They were unable to gain entry to the business, so nothing was reported taken. A damage estimate is unknown. The OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) was requested to assist in the investigation.

Wednesday, Aug. 18 officers attended a call reporting a break-in at a Richmond Street residence.

Sometime between 5pm Aug. 15th and 10pm Aug. 17th, two flat screen televisions and a quantity of cash were reported stolen.

Police seek the assistance of the public in both these cases. If anyone has any information they are being asked to contact the Prince Edward County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Belleville man charged with uttering threats

On Aug 17th, 2016 at approximately 1:30pm The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate a threats complaint in Rossmore. Officers determined through investigation that a 27-year-old male had threatened to harm other persons and threatened to damage property there. He was arrested and held in custody pending a show cause hearing. He has been charged with one count of Uttering Threats, and one count of Breaching a Recognizance under the Criminal Code.
The male has been held in custody pending a show cause hearing at the Provincial Court of Justice in Belleville Ontario on August 18th, 2016.

Collision overheard by officers
On August 16th, 2016 at approximately 11:50PM, the Ontario Provincial Police Prince Edward County Detachment (OPP) was investigating an occurrence at a residence when officers heard a collision occur. An investigation determined that the driver of the motor vehicle had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. As a result of the investigation, a 52 year old man was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in 100 Millilitres of Blood. His vehicle has been impounded, and his Driver’s license has been suspended for 90 Days. He has been released on a Promise to Appear.
The Toronto man is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice in Picton Ontario on September 28th, 2016.
OPP 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. If you see that someone is impaired by alcohol or other drugs and intends on driving, strongly discourage them from driving and call 9-1-1 if they insist.

Quinte West man charged with assault

On August 14th, 2016 at approximately 8:15AM Officers from the Prince Edward County OPP (OPP) were called to investigate a domestic occurrence at an Ameliasburgh Ward residence. Officers determined through investigation that 31 year old male would be charged with one count of Assault. The male was released on a Promise to Appear with an Undertaking. His name will not be released.
He is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice, Picton Ontario on September 28th, 2016.

Toronto man charged with breach of prohibition

On August 14th, 2016 Officers from the Prince Edward County OPP (OPP) were called to assist Sandbanks Provincial Park (Sandbanks) Wardens with an unwanted person who was trying to access the park. Officers determined through investigation that a 57 year old male would be charged with two counts of Failing to Comply with a Prohibition Regarding Children after finding the man in possession prohibited items at the park. The male was held in custody pending a Show Cause Hearing. His name will not be released in an effort to protect the identity of the victim or victims in this matter.
He is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice, Belleville Ontario on August 15th, 2016.

Hillier man charged with assault

On August 13th, 2016 Officers from the Prince Edward County OPP (OPP) were called to investigate a domestic occurrence that had occurred at approximately 1:00 PM. Officers determined through investigation that 61 year old male would be charged with one count of Assault Causing Bodily Harm. The male was released on a Promise to Appear with an Undertaking. His name will not be released in an effort to protect the identity of the victim in this matter.
He is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice, Picton Ontario on September 7th, 2016.

Swimming scare for 11-year-old

An 11-year-old unconscious, but breathing, after a misadventure in the waters of Lake Ontario is expected to make a full recovery.
On Thursday, Aug. 11 at approximately 2:30 p.m. a concerned citizen called 911.
“An independent witness observed the boy playing with some kids approximately 40 feet from the shore in the lake when the incident occurred,” said Connor Durkin, PEC OPP Safety Officer. “He was carried to shore by the children and a nearby adult placed the boy into the recovery position while they waited for medical assistance.”
The Prince Edward County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, Prince Edward County Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services arrived at the scene.
The boy was treated by EMS and taken to Trenton Memorial Hospital for further assessment. He was later transported to Kingston General Hospital.
“The OPP encourage all Ontarians and those visiting from elsewhere to take personal responsibility for ensuring water safety for themselves and their children,” said Durkin. “Never leave a child without supervision when they are on or near the water – even if they are wearing an approved personal flotation device. It is important for everyone to be aware of proper boating and swimming practices. If you are a poor swimmer or a non-swimmer always wear a PFD while in, or around water.”

OPP reminds public to beware of telephone and other scams

Recently, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) warned the public about ongoing Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scams running rampant throughout Ontario.

It has now come to our attention that our Provincial Communications Centres are being inundated with calls from the public advising that they received one of these calls. It is not necessary to contact the OPP to report that you have received one of these calls unless you are a victim of Fraud that can be attributed to this scam. In Prince Edward County there have been approximately 80 of these calls since the beginning of 2016.

Any calls regarding the Canada Revenue Agency Scam should be directed to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or to their website at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca . This website will provide an online means of reporting and offers great tips so that you do not become a victim of this or any other fraud.

Some of our Communications Centres are receiving upwards to 100 or more calls per day from people wanting to advise that they received one of these scam related calls and although your intentions are appreciated, it is these calls which are at times restricting the OPP’s ability to take calls for service from the public that require a police response.

The following link to the Canada Revenue Agency website will assist in recognizing this and other scams that are plaguing Canadians:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/nwsrm/lrts/2015/l150610-eng.html

OPP investigate break-in on Picton Main
Prince Edward County OPP have called in Forensic Identification Services and also seek the public’s assistance in the investigation of a break-in downtown Picton overnight.

Officers were called to Town & Country Video at about 2 a.m. regarding a break and enter. A quantity of cellular devices were taken. The value of the theft and damages to the business are currently unknown.

People with information helpful to the investigation are being asked to contact the Prince Edward County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122. Those who wish to remain anonymous, may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

Young person charged with threats, mischief
On Aug 4th, 2016 at approximately 8pm The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a dispute at a residential facility in the hamlet of Consecon. Officers determined through investigation that a young male had threatened other persons and threatened to damage property there. The male was arrested and removed from the residence. He has been charged with two counts of Uttering Threats, and one count of Mischief Under $5000 under the Criminal Code. The youth has also been charged with one count of Failing to Comply with a Sentence or Disposition under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The 14 year old male was later released on a Promise to Appear with an Undertaking. He is due to appear at the Youth Court of Justice in Picton on September 19th, 2016. His name will not be released in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

Driver charged with impaired

On August 4th, 2016 at approximately 1:28PM, the Ontario Provincial Police Prince Edward County Detachment (OPP) was called to an unwanted person on Gilead Road in Hallowell Ward. Officers arrived and observed the male driving his motor vehicle, and subsequently initiated a traffic stop. An investigation determined that the driver of the motor vehicle had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. As a result of the investigation, 47 year old Hillier resident was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in 100 Millilitres of Blood. His vehicle has been impounded, and his Driver’s license has been suspended for 90 Days. He has been released on a Promise to Appear. He is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice in Picton Ontario on September 7th, 2016.

OPP 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. If you see that someone is impaired by alcohol or other drugs and intends on driving, strongly discourage them from driving and call 9-1-1 if they insist.

County OPP respond to more than 100 calls

Officers from the Prince Edward County’s OPP detachment responded to 112 calls for service during over the August Civic Holiday long weekend.

Between Friday July 29th at 4pm and Tuesday Aug. 2nd at 8am investigations conducted involved domestic disturbances, Liquor Licence Act calls, noise complaints, traffic complaints and enforcement and motor vehicle collisions. RIDE checks and bar patrols were also conducted throughout the community.

The following incidents resulted in criminal charges being laid by officers:

Driver charged with impaired
On July 29th, at approximately 8:20pm officers were called to Prince Edward Drive in Wellington by a concerned citizen who witnessed a female leaving a licensed location intent on driving in her vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle and determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol. A roadside screening test was administered, which the 70-year-old Wellington resident failed. She was arrested and transported to the detachment where she provided two samples of her breath directly into an approved instrument. She was released and is scheduled to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice in Picton on Aug. 24.

Fail to comply
On Aug. 1st around 7:40pm officers were called to an apartment complex in the town of Picton where it was alleged a male party was communicating with a former partner. A male has been arrested and charged with Failure to Comply with an OIC Undertaking. The male, who’s name will not be released to protect the identity of the victim, has been held in custody for a show cause hearing at the Provincial Court of Justice in Belleville.

Assault with a weapon
On August 2nd, shortly before 1am, officers were called to a disturbance at a group home in Ameliasburgh where a young female was involved in a violent altercation with one of her caregivers. The female, aged 15, has been charged with Assault, Assault with a weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Uttering Threats, Mischief Under $5000 under the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC), and Failure to comply with a Sentence or Disposition Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). The female, who’s name will not be released in accordance with the YCJA, has been held in custody pending a Show Cause hearing at the Provincial Court of Justice in Belleville.

84 calls for OPP on the weekend

Prince Edward County OPP officers responded to 84 calls for service this past weekend.

Connor Durkin, Community Safety Officer reports the types of investigations included domestic disturbances, Liquor Licence Act calls, noise complaints, traffic complaints, enforcement and motor vehicle accidents. RIDE checks and bar patrols were also conducted throughout the community.

Of interest, at approximately 2:22a.m. on July 25th, an 18-year-old male was involved in two separate traffic incidents. The man was stopped by officers on Ontario Street in Picton, where it was determined he was a G1 driver, and was not accompanied by a qualified driver. He was issued a Provincial Offence Notice, and then several minutes later, was observed by the same officers driving another vehicle.

Officers attempted a second stop, but the driver failed to stop for the officers when he was signalled to do so, then collided with a stop sign. He was charged with Failing to Stop, Careless Driving, and Being an Unaccompanied Driver under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario. He was issued a summons with an appearance date of August 19th, 2016 in the Provincial Court of Justice in Picton.

Road closed as OPP investigate scene of fatal accident

A road closure is expected to continue this morning as Prince Edward County OPP are on scene of a fatal motor accident on County Road 2 between Closson Road and Wilson Road in Hallowell.

Officers, and other emergency personnel were dispatched at approximately 4:30 a.m.

“Upon officers arriving on scene, it was discovered that a single motor vehicle had left the roadway and collided with a tree at that location,” said Constable Connor Durkin. “The vehicle was extensively damaged by fire.”

One person was killed. Police are working to determine the identification of the deceased. Once identified, the name of the deceased will not be released until next of kin is notified.

Detours around the road closure are in place. OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are on scene to assist with the investigation

OPP investigate break-ins at businesses in Wellington

The OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) has been called to assist Prince Edward County OPP Detachment is investigating a series of break and enters that occurred along Main Street in the Town of Wellington.

On Monday, July 18th, 2016 at approximately 2a.m., police received a call reporting a break and enter to a business in the area.

“Police attended and discovered that other businesses had been broken into,” said Const. Connor Durkin, community safety officer. “The total value of the thefts is currently unknown. The amount of damage to the businesses is currently unknown.”

Police seek the assistance of the public. If anyone has any information they are being asked to contact the Prince Edward County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

Anyone with information regarding any break and enter occurrence 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) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

E-bike driver in collision

On July 6th, 2016 just before noon, the Ontario Provincial Police Prince Edward County Detachment (OPP) received a call to Main Street in Picton where a male driver operating an Electric Bike (E-Bike) struck another vehicle. No injuries were reported. Officers determined the driver of the E-Bike had been consuming alcohol. As a result of the investigation, a 52-year old Sophiasburgh man was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in 100 Millilitres of Blood. He was released on a Promise to Appear. His vehicle was impounded, and his Driver’s license has been suspended for 90 Days.
He is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice in Picton Ontario on August 10th, 2016.
OPP 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. If you see that someone is impaired by alcohol or other drugs and intends on driving, strongly discourage them from driving and call 9-1-1 if they insist on driving.

Wellington man charged with assault

On July 4th, 2016 officers from the Prince Edward County OPP (OPP) were called to investigate a domestic occurrence that had been occurring over a span of some time. Officers determined through investigation that a 30-year-old man would be charged with one count of assault. He was released on a Promise to Appear with an Undertaking.
He is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice, Picton Ontario on July 20th, 2016.

Young person charged with assault, threats

On July 2nd 2016 officers from Prince Edward County OPP (OPP) were called to a dispute at a grocery just outside of Picton.
Officers determined that multiple offences had occurred. A young male, aged 16 years, has been charged with two counts of Assault and one count of Uttering Threats stemming from the incident. The name of the young person will not be released in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).
The male was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Picton Youth Court on August 15th, 2016.
Altercation at Bayfield leads to charges

On July 2nd 2016 officers from Prince Edward County OPP were called to an altercation at a Bayfield Homes residence in Ameliasburgh. Officers determined that multiple offences had occurred. Two young females, aged 14 and 16 years, have been charged. The 14-year-old female has been charged with Aggravated Assault and Failure to Comply. The 16 year old female has been charged with Assault, Uttering Treats and Possession of a Weapon. The names of the young persons will not be released in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).
Both females were released on Promise to Appears and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Picton Youth Court on August 15th, 2016.

Charge of impaired driving

On June 21st, 2016 just before 10pm, Prince Edward County Detachment OPP officers stopped a vehicle travelling in an unusual manner in the town of Wellington on Prince Edward Drive. The driver was stopped by officers who determined that the male 75-year-old had been drinking. The Wellington resident was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in 100 Millilitres of Blood.
He is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice in Picton Ontario on July 27th, 2016.

Assault charge laid following dispute

On June 19th, 2016 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment attended a residence on Upper Lake Street in the Town of Picton in response to a dispute. A verbal argument turned physical in nature, resulting in the arrest of a 19 year old Picton man. He was charged with one count of assault, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada and released on a Promise to Appear. He is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice in Picton Ontario on July 27th, 2016.

Quinte West man charged with impaired driving

On June 18th, 2016 the OPP Prince Edward County Detachment was alerted to an impaired driver travelling north on Highway 62. The driver was stopped by officers at the intersection of Highway 62 and County Road 14 in Sophiasburgh. Officers determined the 64-year-old Quinte West man had been drinking. He was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in 100 Millilitres of Blood.
He is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice in Picton Ontario on July 13th, 2016.

300 vehicles checked on beach day
On June 6th, 2016 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment with the assistance of The Highway Safety Division (HSD) and the Snowmobile, Vessel, and ATV Enforcement Team (SAVE), engaged in active enforcement activities at various locations surrounding and inside Sandbanks Provincial Park, as a result of information received that a large gathering of students would be present.

Several RIDE checks were conducted which resulted in over 300 vehicles checked throughout the day.

During a RIDE check three young males were found to be in possession of Marihuana and Drug Paraphernalia.

Two of the males, aged 16 were charged with one count each of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). The third male, aged 17 was charged also charged under the CDSA with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. 175 grams of marihuana were seized, along with materials used in the consumption and sale of marihuana.

All three males were released on Appearance Notice’s with a courtdate for July 11, 2016, at the Ontario Court of Justice, Picton Youth court. The names of the young persons will not be released in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

Canada Revenue Agency scam

The Quinte West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has recently received complaints regarding persons representing themselves as Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) agents.

The OPP reminds the public that phone calls soliciting money from the CRA are scams.

The following information is taken directly from the CRA website:

“Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number.

These scams may insist that this personal information is needed so that the taxpayer can receive a refund or a benefit payment. Cases of fraudulent communication could also involve threatening or coercive language to scare individuals into paying fictitious debt to the CRA.

Other communications urge taxpayers to visit a fake CRA website where the taxpayer is then asked to verify their identity by entering personal information. These are scams and taxpayers should never respond to these fraudulent communications or click on any of the links provided.”

CRA, banking institutions, and credit card companies won’t call and ask you for personal information that they already have.

If you suspect that someone is trying to scam you contact the agency directly, if you believe that you are being scammed hang up. If you have been defrauded contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

MARCH 24 UPDATE – OPP continue investigation into house fire

On March 12, 2016 at 8:55 am on duty police officer with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County detachment came across a fully engulfed residential fire located on Main street, Picton, (Prince Edward County). Prince Edward Fire Services and EMS attended. Three (3) of occupants made it out safely. All three were transported to Hospital and treated for smoke for inhalation. Twenty-five-year-old Zachary Dubois was located deceased.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. The investigation is continuing.

Driver faces numerous charges after fleeing police

A Kingston man is facing numerous charges after a police chase in the County Wednesday morning.

Prince Edward County OPP were called around 7:20 a.m. to Big Island regarding reports of a possible impaired driver. Officers observed the suspect vehicle, then the driver fled from police.

Due to safety concerns officers discontinued their attempt to stop the vehicle. Shortly after, a report of a stolen vehicle in Wellington resulted in the initial suspect vehicle being recovered.

Another officer observed the stolen vehicle travelling on Loyalist Parkway in Wellington and attempted to stop the fleeing suspect vehicle. The driver lost control near the intersection of Loyalist Parkway and Huycks Point Road and came to rest in the southwest ditch of Huycks Point Road.

The driver, a 29-year-old Kingston man, was arrested, assessed at the scene by ambulance as a precautionary measure and released to the custody of police.

He is facing numerous charges and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Picton, on Thursday, March 17 for a bail hearing.

Officers had set-up road checks on Highway 62 near Belleville, Highway 33 in Quinte West, County Road 49 near Tyendinaga Territory and at the Glenora Ferry during the ongoing investigation. Highways were not closed.

The investigation is continuing.

OPP arrest two males in break and enter incidents

During the months of November and December of 2015, Prince Edward County OPP investigated several incidents of break and enter and thefts in and around the Upper Lake Street area of Picton.
As a result of their investigation a 19-year-old Picton, man and another male, who cannot be under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), have been charged with 4 counts of Breaking and Entering contrary to section 348(1)(a) of the Criminal Code and one count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to section 354(1) of the Criminal Code.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Prince Edward County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Police seek information on accident following Picton woman’s death

Prince Edward OPP on Tuesday have sent out a request for information from the public related to an accident in December that resulted in the death of a Picton woman.

On Dec. 5, 2015 at approximately 2:50p.m., officers with the Prince Edward County Detachment responded to a call at Queen Street in Picton.

Leslie Chamberlain, 62, was operating a motorized scooter when she was struck by a pick-up truck. She was transported to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries and died in hospital on Jan. 9, 2016.

Prince Edward OPP are continuing the investigation. No charges have been laid to date, and they ask that people with information related to the incident contact the OPP at 613-476-2151 or 1-888-310-1122.

OPP investigating break and enter into business

On Tuesday, 19 January, officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County detachment responded to a break and enter at The Acoustic Grill in Picton. The police investigation revealed that the incident occurred during the early morning hours when the premise was empty. A quantity of money was stolen. The OPP Forensic Identification Unit is assisting with the investigation.
The OPP is encouraging anyone with information regarding this break and enter, to call Prince Edward County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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