Northumberland OPP – Weekly News Brief

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(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) – The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 225 incidents this past week, here are some examples:

Mar 19:

  • A business on Ontario St in Cramahe Twp reported the theft of two skids of solar panels sometime over the weekend. Police are continuing their investigation into an earlier similar theft from the same property reported three weeks ago. Evidence was collected at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.*
  • The Municipality of Trent Hills reported graffiti to the Campbellford water tower spray-painted in black paint sometime over the weekend.*
  • Police responded to a domestic dispute at a Port Hope home resulting in one partner leaving with the children. Officers kept the peace when this was occurring and no charges resulted.
  • Mar 20:
  • Officers stood by to keep the peace at a Brighton home as one partner removed her belongings.
  • Police responded to a family dispute in Hamilton Twp where a father was reportedly brandishing a knife. Officers intervened and apprehended the male under the Mental Health Act. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and no charges resulted.
  • Police attended a business on Harbour St where a patron was causing a disturbance after being refused service. Officers located the 55 yr old Colborne woman in the parking lot resulting in her being arrested and charged with Being intoxicated in a public place contrary to the Liquor Licence Act. She was held at the Brighton detachment until sober.
  • Police recovered a Chrysler 300 abandoned on Platt Rd in Alnwick-Haldimand Twp reported stolen to Durham Regional Police on February 28, 2018. The owner later contacted police and advised that he was responsible for the car being left at that location and that he failed to report locating his car in Ajax shortly after the theft resulting in the car still being listed as stolen.
  • Mar 21:
  • Police assisted the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) at a residence in Cramahe Twp where a large number of dogs were reportedly malnourished. Investigation ongoing by OSPCA.
  • Two citizens reported receiving fraudulent calls from someone claiming to be from Revenue Canada. Both Brighton residents recognized this as a fraud further advising that the phone number on their call display indicated that the call was coming from the Brighton OPP detachment. Police would like to remind the public that some scam artists have the ability to choose the number that appears on your call display so do not simply assume that is where they are calling from; be suspicious and vigilant and do not give personal information over the phone unless you have initiated the call to a person o r company you know to be legitimate.*
  • A Brighton resident reported receiving an email indicating that two purchases were in the process of being paid via her PayPal account and that if she chose to stop the payments she would have to open up a link on the email. The caller suspected this was a ‘phishing fraud’ as she had made no purchases. An officer advised her that if she had opened the link it would have led her to a fake PayPal account ‘sign in’ where her personal information would undoubtedly have been compromised.*
  • Mar 22:
  • At 1:50am police responded to a report of a fully engulfed car fire on Hwy 401 on the westbound shoulder near the Wesleyville exit to Port Hope. Witnesses report that a male, who identified himself as the driver, fled the scene in another vehic le that was parked directly behind the burning car. That vehicle was described as a blueish four door sedan with three occupants described as having light brown skin and approximately 25-30 yrs old. The small unplated Chevrolet four door compact car was completely destroyed. Investigation ongoing.*
  • At 3:55am EMS requested police and fire assistance at a Seymour Twp residence where a senior was in medical distress rendering him unable to open the door. Trent Hills firefighters forced entry into the home giving access to police. Paramedics then transported the man to a hospital for treatment.
  • Police were requested by the fire department to provide traffic control at three separate grass fires, Durham St South in Cramahe Twp, Thomas Rd and Minnetonka Rd, both in Alnwick-Haldimand Twp. No further police involvement was required at these scenes.
  • Northumberland OPP officers investigated two accidental 911 calls, two motor vehicle collisions, 43 traffic related complaints and conducted 18 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.
Pete Fisher
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