(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) – The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 132 incidents this past weekend, here are some examples:
– A Burlington resident reported posting an ad on Kijiji looking for a house to rent in Campbellford as she would be working in the area for a period of time. She received a response and an agreement was made resulting in her paying $3,000 via an e-transfer. The caller arrived at the home today only to discover the home was not for rent and she had been defrauded. Investigation ongoing.*
– Police received a driving complaint on Harwood Rd in Hamilton Twp regarding a red Pontiac minivan. Witnesses reported the van swerving into oncoming traffic and almost entering the ditch several times. An officer located the van on County Rd 9 and observed the same erratic driving. The vehicle was stopped and it was determined that the two occupants were having a domestic dispute causing the driver to lose attention to his driving. Both parties were separated for the day with the driver, a 29 yr old local man, being charged with Careless Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
– Police responded to an alarm at the Port Hope Fire hall on Ganaraska Rd in Campbellcroft and determined it to be caused by cleaning staff on site.
– A Campbellford landlord contacted police when his tenants refused to open their door to be served an eviction notice. Officers advised the caller that they cannot force tenants to open their doors for this reason. The landlord was advised to contact the Landlord and Tenant Board and to consider using a third party process server.
– Stolen items were recovered at a construction site at King Street and Durham Street in Colborne by children using a metal detector. These items, which included a passport, coins and bank cards, linked back to a residential break in that occurred in October last year at a nearby County Rd 2 home. Investigation ongoing.*
– Police intervened in a family dispute between two adult brothers arguing over their deceased mother’s estate. Advice was given and no charges resulted.
– At 12:55am police responded to a report of a car down an embankment into a ditch on Little Lake Rd in Cramahe Twp. Officers located the driver who showed signs of impairment. The uninjured driver was arrested and taken to the Brighton detachment for further tests. As a result of these tests, Paige TAYLOR age 22 of Bowmanville, Ontario is charged with Impaired Care & Control of a motor vehicle and Care & Control of a motor vehicle while her blood alcohol content exceeded 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. She was held at the detachment until sober then released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on April 4, 2018.
– Police were called to a Campbellford residence where a woman had threatened self-harm and refused to allow first responders into the apartment. Officers successfully negotiated with the woman who eventually exited her residence willingly. She was taken to a nearby hospital to receive treatment to assist her with her mental wellness.
Over this past weekend Northumberland OPP Auxiliary members participated in the food drive ‘Cram the cruiser’ in support of local food banks. Members were accepting donations at various grocery store outlets in Campbellford, Hastings and Brighton and are happy to report at total of 6,833lbs of food and $1,646 in cash were donated by customers to help those in our communities in need of assistance. (see attached photo, Aux OPP members: Jeff Box and Katrina Myers)
Northumberland OPP officers investigated seven accidental 9-1-1 calls, five motor vehicle collisions, 29 traffic related complaints and conducted nine 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.