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Prince Edward OPP Reports – 2017




Speeding results in alcohol charges

On Saturday the 18th of February at 9:20pm a speeding vehicle was stopped by a Prince Edward OPP officer on Hwy 62 near Bay Breeze Drive. The officer noted alcohol on the male driver’s breath so he conducted a roadside alcotest on which the driver registered a warn.

Along with a three day licence suspension, a 26-year-old Consecon man was issued four Provincial Offence Notices for a variety of Highway Traffic Act, Liquor Licence Act and Compulsory Automobile Act offences.

At 2:33am on the 19th of February another speeding vehicle was stopped on Hwy 62 near Burr Road. The driver, a 17 yr old male from Shannonville who possesses a G2 class licence, had been consuming alcohol and open alcohol was located in the vehicle. The driver was issued a roadside alcotest on which he registered a warn. The 17 yr old’s licence was suspended and he was issued four Provincial Offence Notices for both Highway Traffic Act and Liquor Licence Act offences. The 19 yr old passenger of the vehicle, of Belleville, was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Consuming Liquor in Other Than a Licenced Premise under the Liquor Licence Act.

The OPP wants to remind drivers that speeding and drinking and driving remain leading causes of motor vehicle collisions and fatalities on OPP patrolled roads.

Drugs seized from Royal Road home

On Sunday the 19th of February a complaint was received by Prince Edward OPP officers regarding a residence on Royal Road where a possible firearm had been observed as well as marijuana plants growing within the home.

With the assistance of the Prince Edward County Crime Unit, a search warrant for the residence was obtained and subsequently executed on Monday the 20th of February.

A quantity of marijuana plants was located in the residence and the firearm in question turned out to be a pellet gun.

A male charged with Producing a Schedule II Substance under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act is to appear in Picton court on the 29th of March to answer to the charge.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Prince Edward OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

Police release image of suspect in theft on Cty Rd 3
Overnight on the 11th of January 2017, an unknown suspect entered a business located on County Road 3 in Prince Edward County. While inside the suspect was observed on surveillance video walking about the business, ultimately stole a quantity of cash and then left the building.

The photo above is an image of the suspect from the business’ video surveillance.

The investigation is continuing.Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Prince Edward OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

Cash register reported stolen from Picton business

UPDATE FEB 1 – With the assistance of the public a male was identified and arrested by Prince Edward OPP officers last night in connection with the incident.

A 54 year old Picton man will attend Ontario Court of Justice Belleville for a bail hearing today, charged with break and enter and possession stolen property.

Prince Edward OPP officers are investigating the theft of a cash register from Scott’s Store on Lake Street.

At about 6:40am Tuesday, officers were called to investigate a break and enter. The suspect(s) entered the variety store by forcing open a door and removing the register that contained a quantity of cash and then fled.

The investigation is continuing.

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

Driver Arrested

At 8:30am on the 12th of January, an officer with Prince Edward OPP was on routine patrol on Hwy 62 in a marked police cruiser equipped with an Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) device that identifies un-licenced drivers. A vehicle passed the officer and the ALPR device alerted.
During the subsequent stop, the officer noted the smell of alcohol on the driver’s breath. A Roadside Screening Device was administered to the driver which she failed. The driver was arrested and brought to the OPP detachment where she provided further breath samples confirming her blood alcohol content was in excess of the legal limit of 80mgs.
A 55-year-old Sophiasburgh woman was charged criminally with Impaired Operation and Operate a Motor Vehicle with Over 80mgs of Alcohol. She was also charged with Driving without a license under the Highway Traffic Act. Her vehicle was impounded and her licence suspended for 90 days.
She is to appear in Picton court on the 1st of February to answer to her charges.

Cash, jewelry and firearm reported stolen

Update Jan 4 – A male known to the victim has been arrested and charged with the following criminal offences:
Break, Enter and Commit and Indictable Offence
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

The 36-year-old male, of Ameliasburgh Township, is to appear in Ontario Court of Justice Picton Feb. 1 2017 to answer to the charges.

Most of the stolen property, including the long gun and pellet gun, has been recovered.

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Two break and enters were reported to Prince Edward OPP over the past few days. One to a Main Street, Picton business and the other to a private residence in Sophiasburgh.

The first was reported to have happened between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Dec., 31 2016 where a front window to a local pizzeria on Main Street Picton was smashed. The business’ cash register containing a quantity of cash is reported stolen.

The second incident was reported on the evening Jan. 2 2017. A resident on Kimball Lane in Sophiasburgh reported they returned home at approximately 10 pm and discovered the home had been broken into. One long gun, a pellet gun, electronics, jewelry and ice skates are among the items reported stolen.

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

Driver lost control on icy road

On the 1st of January 2017, at 7:50am, Prince Edward OPP officers were dispatched to a single motor vehicle accident on Cty Road 49, south of Cty Road 35.
A nearby resident who was walking out of their home and observed the damaged passenger van in the ditch located an injured female trapped inside the vehicle and called 911.
The subsequent investigation revealed that at approximately 12:50am, the driver had been travelling southbound on Cty Road 49 and lost control on the icy road. The vehicle rolled over into the ditch, causing substantial damage to it, and injuring the driver. No one witnessed the collision and the vehicle was not visible to passing motorists resulting in the driver remaining trapped until the local resident observed the wreckage.
The driver, a 75-year-old woman from Hallowell, was transported to Picton hospital with serious, but non life-threatening injuries.

Impaired Driver Arrested

On the 29th of December 2016 at approximately 12:30pm, a Prince Edward Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer intercepted a vehicle on County Road 10 in Athol Township. The stop indicated that the adult female driver was under the influence of alcohol.
A 34-year-old woman from Athol Township was arrested and released to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on the 18th of January 2017 to answer to the charge of Operate Motor Vehicle with Over 80mgs of Alcohol.

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