Northumberland OPP Weekend News Brief

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NORTHUMBERLAND, ON – The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 146 incidents this past weekend, here are some examples:

Mar 9:
– As a result of a RIDE program conducted in Castleton the driver of a grey Chev Silverado pickup truck (33 yrs) and his male passenger (38 yrs) were charged with Having liquor in open container in other than licenced premises, residence or private place contrary to the Liquor Licence Act. A 29 yr old Colborne area man, a passenger in a following vehicle, also faces the same charge.
– Police responded to a neighbour dispute in Brighton at approximately 2:00am involving flashing ‘disco’ lights keeping an apartment building tenant awake at night. Officers were unable to raise the other tenant and advised the caller to contact the housing authority for the building with any future complaints.
– An Elizabeth St business in Brighton reported the theft of an old appliance kept at the rear of the building sometime overnight.*

Mar 10:
– Police responded to a domestic disturbance in Campbellford at approximately 4:00am. The ensuing investigation revealed that during an argument several items in the residence as well as a vehicle had been damaged. A 31 year old female was arrested and charged with two counts of Mischief Under $5,000. She was released and faces an impending court date. Name withheld to protect the identity of the victim.
– Shortly after 8:00am an officer on general patrol observed a male lying in a ditch on County Rd 25 near Morganston. The 67 yr old male, who advised he was resting, was identified as the subject of a missing person’s investigation in the Cornwall area reported last month and last seen by family members in 2013. The Cornwall Community Police Service was contacted and arrangements were made for him to be reunited with family members.
– A Cobourg family visiting the Warkworth Maple Syrup festival reported their car, which was parked on Concession Rd 3 near the Sandy Flat sugar bush, broken in to sometime between 2:00pm – 3:30pm. A side window was smashed to gain entry. The stolen items included a blue COACH purse with identification and an Apple iPad Pro with a 10.5 inch screen. Evidence was collected at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.*

Mar 11:
– Police received two reports of gunshots in the area of Rolling Banks Rd in Alnwick-Haldimand Twp between 3:00pm -5:30pm. On both occasions officers attended the area and were unable to locate the source of the complaint.
– A Trent Hills youth was arrested and charged with Mischief Under $5,000, Assault, Fail to Comply with Sentence and Fail to Comply with Undertaking after an incident at his home. He was held for a bail hearing and remains in custody at the time of this report.
– Police responded to a report of a burglar alarm at a Port Hope business on County Rd 2 at 12:30am. The premises appeared to be secure when checked by officers.

Northumberland OPP officers investigated four accidental 9-1-1 calls, eight motor vehicle collisions, 38 traffic related complaints and conducted eleven 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
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