(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) – The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 212 incidents this past week, here are some examples:
- Shortly after midnight an officer conducting radar enforcement on Highway 401 in the Brighton area measured a white sedan travelling 168 km/h resulting in a 30 year o ld Belleville, Ontario man being charged with Stunt Driving – Excessive Speed. His car was impounded for seven days and his driver’s licence was suspended for the same period of time. He faces an impending court date in May 2018.
- At 1:15 p.m. police received a theft complaint at the Colborne LCBO store. Employees reported a male entered the store and was observed to select and conceal a 750ml bottle of Grey Goose vodka in his coat. The male was confronted as he was leaving the store but refused to return the bottle. The suspect is described as a male Caucasian, 20-25 years old, 5 10″ (178cm), a heavy build with a scruffy facial appearance. He was reported to be wearing a grey and blue toque, grey and blue varsity style coat with black sleeves with an emblem on the left chest and sweat pants.*
- Police were requested to conduct a well-being check on an adult female who was possibl y having thoughts of self-harm at a Hamilton Township motel. Officers located her and determined that she was not a danger to herself.
- April 10:
- Members of the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the Canine Unit assisted the Cobourg Police Service in a search for a missing person from the Town of Cobourg. Officers conducted a search in an area on Wicklow Beach Road in Alnwick-Haldimand Township where his vehicle had been abandoned resulting in police locating the missing 44 year old man nearby. He was transported to a hospital by ambulance. Investigation ongoing by Cobourg Police Service.
- A white Jeep Compass was reported stolen in the morning from a Ganaraska Road address in the Municipality of Port Hope sometime overnight. Shortly after 2:00 p.m. an officer obse rved the stolen vehicle in the area of Northumberland Hills Hospital. The vehicle turned into the Emergency Department entrance where both occupants fled on foot behind the hospital. Both suspects were arrested after a brief foot chase. Cory KEERS age 32 and Steven Michael NASTUK age 25 both of Cobourg, Ontario are charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – Over $5,000, Possession of a Schedule II Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – under 3kg, Theft Over $5,000 of a Motor Vehicle, Resist Peace Officer. NASTUK is also charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine, Fail to Comply with Probation Order and two counts of Fail to Comply with Undertaking while KEERS faces additional charges of Fail to Comply with Recognizance and two counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order. Both accused were held for a bail hearing and remain in custody at the time of this release.
- Police responded to a report of an apparently intoxicated man wandering in the area of County Road 28 north of Highway 401 in the Municipality of Port Hope at 9:30 p.m. Officers located the man and determined that the confused senior was suffering from dementia and had wandered away from his home within the town limits. He was returned to his residence in good health.
- April 11:
- Police were notified of two discarded suitcases with their contents strewn at the side of the road on Division Street North in Hamilton Township. Officers noted the contents belonged to a female but were unable to locate any identification. Police are attempting to identify the owner to return the property.*
- Police received several reports of mischief involving the loosening of vehicle lug nuts that has occurred ove r the past two weeks at an apartment complex parking lot on King Street West in Colborne. Investigation ongoing.*
- A resident on Dale Road in Hamilton Township reported his black 2014 GMC Sierra pickup truck bearing Alberta licence plate #BNN1909 stolen sometime over the past few weeks.*
- April 12:
- A resident on Burnham Avenue in Colborne reported his vehicle tires slashed sometime overnight.*
- A Brighton business on Elizabeth Street reported the theft of $93 worth of fuel by a male between 30-40 years old driving a newer model red Dodge pickup truck which occurred at 12:30 p.m.*
- A Colborne resident reported the theft of his 2013 dark blue Emmo e-bike from a property on Percy Street sometime overnight.*
- Northumberland OPP officers investigated nine accidental 911 calls, seven motor vehicle collisions, 44 traffic related complaints and conducted 15 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.