Northumberland OPP Weekly News Brief

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(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) – The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 191 incidents this past week, here are some examples:

Feb 5:
– Police responded to a domestic dispute in Bewdley where a couple were arguing over use of a truck. Officers provided advice to the separating couple and directed them to settle their civil matters through proper legal channels.
– Officers attended a Hamilton Twp home and assisted a couple who were in the process of separating. Police stood by to keep the peace as one partner left with their children. No charges resulted.
– Police received a complaint of a silver Chev Cruze speeding and passing unsafely on County Rd 25 southbound from Hastings. An officer located the car and measured it to be travelling in excess of the speed limit. The 20 yr old female driver from Trenton was charged accordingly with speeding.

Feb 6:
– A resident on County Rd 45 just north of Hwy 401 reported the theft of his truck’s front licence plate #AD36804.*
– At approximately 3:30pm police received a report of a blue Chrysler 200 driving erratically eastbound on Hwy 401 into the Port Hope area. The car was observed to leave the highway and strike a light pole. Witnesses reported the male driver in medical distress which resulted in him being transported to a nearby hospital. A search of the car revealed suspected narcotics. The driver, a 32 yr old Roseneath area man, was arrested for Care and Control of a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. He was subsequently released unconditionally and left in the care of hospital staff with charges pending.
– Police received a report of a stolen 2004 red GMC Sierra pickup truck Ont Lic. #3913NB taken sometime between 5:00am and 8:00am from the highway carpool lot on County Rd 45. Investigation ongoing.*

Feb 7:
– Police provided traffic control at three separate locations where tractor-trailers were stuck due to road and weather conditions. Lyle St in Grafton, Bridge St East in Campbellford and Danforth Rd East in Hamilton Twp. No significant road closures occurred and a total of 12 motor vehicle collisions were investigated throughout the day.
– Police received a report of a suspicious male walking towards Colborne on County Rd 2 not dressed for the weather in shorts and a T-shirt. The male was located and advised officers that he was simply walking from his house to his grandfather’s nearby residence to shovel his driveway. No further police involvement was required.

Feb 8:
– A resident on Percy Boom Rd in Trent Hills reported the fuel lines of her truck tampered with. Investigation ongoing.*
– Police responded to a report of suspicious males possibly in possession of a handgun in the driveway of a Seymour Twp residence. Several officers attended and found no evidence of persons on or near the property later determining that the complaint made by the child did not likely occur.
– Officers intervened in a Brighton neighbour dispute involving the placement of shovelled snow. The caller was referred to the Municipal bylaw office. No further police action was necessary.

Northumberland OPP officers investigated eight accidental 911 calls, 21 motor vehicle collisions, 24 traffic related complaints and conducted 13 RIDE programs during this time period.

*Northumberland OPP is asking for the public’s assistance with these ongoing investigations and would ask that anyone with information on these crimes call their nearest OPP detachment. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Peterborough/Northumberland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 and not have to appear in court.

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