Easter Weekend News Brief – Northumberland OPP

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(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) – The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 219 incidents this past weekend, here are some examples:

Mar 30:
– Several mailboxes were reported damaged possibly with a baseball bat sometime overnight on Purdy Rd in Cramahe Twp, Castlehill Dr in Hamilton Twp and Archer Rd in Alnwick-Haldimand Twp. Investigation ongoing.*
– Police provided traffic control for a disabled car containing two small children on Hwy 401 in the Port Hope area. The vehicle was towed from the highway without incident.
– Police responded to a report of two unresponsive patrons in a room at a Port Hope hotel. Officers located two adults, a male and female passed out due to apparent illicit drug use. EMS attended and provided medical assistance to the individuals. No further police involvement was required.

Mar 31:
– An Alnwick-Haldimand Twp landlord contacted police seeking advice regarding evicting a tenant. Police referred him to the Landlord and Tenant Board (1-888-332-3234) as this was not a police matter.
– A Port Hope resident on Ganaraska Rd reported hearing gunshots at 3:00pm. Officers located the individuals responsible and determined that they were shooting at targets on a nearby large rural property in a safe manner with the appropriate licencing.
– Police responded to a Colborne apartment building numerous times for an ongoing neighbour dispute resulting in the arrest of a tenant. The 50 yr old man was charged with Mischief – obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property and Uttering Threats. He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on May 9, 2018.

Apr 1:
– A Hastings resident attended the Campbellford detachment to report his ATV stolen sometime overnight. Police determined that his son had hid the bike as an ‘April Fool’s’ trick.
– A Grafton area resident on County Rd 2 reported three unlocked vehicles entered sometime overnight. Loose change was taken.*
– At approximately 11:30am an officer on general patrol observed a white Chev pickup truck parked at the side of the road on County Rd 50 in Trent Hills. He then observed a male run from a nearby residence and get into the truck which then drove away. As a result of this suspicious activity the officer stopped the vehicle to investigate the circumstances. When questioned, the driver indicated that he and his passenger were contractors working at the home they had just left and provided a false name to the officer. He was eventually identified and found to be driving with a suspended licence. Delroy HARRIS age 57 of Oshawa, Ontario was arrested and charged with Obstruct Peace Officer and Driving while under suspension. He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on May 9, 2018.
– At approximately 8:00pm an officer conducting radar enforcement on Hwy 401 in the Brighton area measured a white Ford sedan travelling 167 km/h. The 27 yr old Ottawa, Ontario driver was charged with Stunt Driving – Excessive Speed. The vehicle was towed from the highway and impounded for seven days. His licence was also suspended for the same period of time and he faces an impending court date in May 2018.

Apr 2:
– At approximately 2:00am an officer on general patrol in downtown Campbellford observed a silver Toyota Corolla travelling on Bridge Street without proper lighting to aluminate the rear licence plate. The officer stopped the vehicle resulting in the driver being charged with Drive motor vehicle – no licence, Use plate not authorized for vehicle, Improper number plate contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and Operate a motor vehicle without insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. The 37 yr old woman from Seymour Twp faces an impending court date in May 2018.
– An officer conducting radar enforcement on County Rd 8 in Trent Hills stopped a red Honda SUV for speeding. When speaking to the driver, the 44 yr old Campbellford man made threats of self-harm to the officer. He was apprehended and taken to a hospital for an assessment.
– A resident on County Rd 2 in Alnwick-Haldimand Twp reported the theft of a black 2009 Ford F150 Platinum Series pickup truck with Ontario Licence #BXEH886 sometime over the weekend. The truck is described as having a six inch ‘lift kit’, 35 inch tires on black rims and a black soft tonneau cover. Investigation ongoing.*

Northumberland OPP officers investigated 13 accidental 9-1-1 calls, 12 motor vehicle collisions, 60 traffic related complaints and conducted 36 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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