Weekend News Brief – Northumberland OPP

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The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 157 incidents this past weekend, here are some examples:

Feb 23:
– Officers investigated 17 motor vehicle collisions throughout the day, nine of which occurred on Hwy 401. Icy road conditions contributed to the increase in collisions.
– A resident on County Rd 25 near Warkworth reported the theft of his snowmobile sometime overnight described as a light blue 2017 Ski Doo Ont. Lic. #4AN544 and VIN #2BPSVAHA0HV000165.*
– A suspicious male was observed near a home on Oak Ridges Drive in Hamilton Twp at approximately 10:00am described as Caucasian, mid 40s, dark brown collar length hair and full beard wearing a red jersey and dark pants possibly driving a small black car.*

Feb 24:
– A wallet found in Campbellford was turned in to police. Officers contacted the owner and returned the wallet and contents.
– At 3:15pm police received a report of a males flagging down motorists on County Rd 25 north of Hwy 401 in Cramahe Twp asking for money. Both suspects appeared to be of East Indian decent in the 30’s driving a sliver coloured minivan. They were reportedly advising people that they were out of money and needed to attend a hospital to help their father. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate them. Prior similar reports in the Port Hope area along the Hwy 401corridor would suggest that this is an active scam.*
– At about 6:00pm police responded to a report of a family dispute that resulted in an 18 yr old male fleeing into the bush from the Port Hope Onroute service centre. OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) members attended the scene and requested the Canine Unit (K9) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) as the male was not dressed for the weather and possibly contemplating self-harm. As OPP resources were being directed to the location for a search, the male contacted his mother from a residence 8 kms away from the service centre. Officers attended the residence and returned him to his family in good health.

Feb 25:
– A resident on Saskatoon Ave in Campbellford reported the theft of a grey/black baby stroller from the building’s common front entrance sometime overnight.*
– Officers attended a Bewdley residence for a domestic dispute resulting in one occupant spending the night elsewhere. Alcohol was a contributing factor to the dispute. No charges resulted.
– Police received an erratic driving complaint on Dale Rd in Port Hope involving a grey Mazda with three teenagers who were making rude gestures at the caller. Officers attended the registered owner’s address and spoke to parents who advised their son was out in their car. They advised police that they would deal with their son when he returned. No charges resulted.
– Police responded to a domestic disturbance at a Campbellford residence resulting in an occupant being arrested and charged with Spousal Assault, Assault with a Weapon and Theft Under $5,000. The 26 yr old man was released and faces an impending court date in April 2018. Name withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

Northumberland OPP officers investigated six accidental 9-1-1 calls, 20 motor vehicle collisions, 37 traffic related complaints and conducted four RIDE programs over the weekend.

*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.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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