(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) – The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 178 incidents this past weekend, here are some examples:
– Shortly after 1:00 a.m. an officer on general patrol in the area of Wicklow Beach in Alnwick-Haldimand Township observed an abandoned car in the boat launch parking lot. Upon further checking, the grey Mazda was found to have been reported stolen from the Toronto area on April 12, 2018. The car was towed to the Cobourg detachment where evidence was collected to assist the Toronto Police Service with their investigation.*
– A Raglan Street resident in Brighton reported her unlocked vehicle was rummaged through sometime overnight. No items were apparently missing. Similar reports were received on Ontario Street, Iroquois Avenue and Mohawk Avenue with owners all reporting their vehicles were unlocked. The items reported stolen include various amounts of loose change, CD’s, cigarettes, and a wallet containing identification. The OPP would like to remind the public that by taking simple preventative measures, such as confirming your vehicle is locked and by placing items of value out of sight or removing valuable items from your vehicle altogether, victimization can be avoided.*
– Police responded to a domestic disturbance at a Percy Township residence resulting in a 23 year old man being arrested and charged with Spousal Assault, Uttering Death Threats and Domestic Mischief. He was held for a bail hearing scheduled the next day that resulted in his release with an impending court date later this month. Name withheld to protect the identity of the victim.
– Shortly after 6:00 p.m. police responded to a collision on Donaldson Road West in Hamilton Township involving an ATV that struck a hydro pole. The operator, who showed signs of impairment, was transported to a hospital by EMS to receive treatment for his non-life threatening injuries. A further investigation resulted in the male’s arrest. Tyler GREEN age 33 of Port Hope, Ontario is charged with Impaired Care & Control of a motor vehicle and Care & Control of a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol content exceeded 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on May 2, 2018.
– Police attended a Hamilton Township residence when a child playing with a deactivated iPhone dialed 9-1-1. Officers confirmed there was no emergency.
– A 60 year old Brighton woman was arrested and charged with Fail to Comply with Undertaking and Fail to Comply with Probation Order when she was found to be at a Brighton motel contrary to earlier release conditions. She was held for a bail hearing and remains in custody at the time of this release.
– Officers attended several weather related incidents including motor vehicle collisions, requests for information on hydro outages and a well-being check of a vulnerable elderly Brighton resident who was without power. Northumberland OPP would request that if you seek information about a power outage to please call Hydro One on their outage hotline at 1-800-434-1235 as information such as this is not a police matter and ties up resources that could be required at an emergency.
– Officers continued to respond to several weather related motor vehicle collisions throughout the day.
– A Brighton resident called police to report an injured seagull apparently frozen into the pavement on Bay Street West (due to the freezing rain). Officers attended and noted that the bird managed to free itself and leave the area.
– Shortly before 5:00 p.m. police responded to a report of a car that flipped over into a ditch on County Road 2 near Boes Road in Brighton. Officers identified the driver who showed signs of being impaired. He was arrested and taken to the Brighton detachment for further tests. As a result of these tests, Liam VANBUREN age 24 of Brighton, Ontario is charged with Care & Control of a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol content exceeded 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on May 9, 2018.
Northumberland OPP officers investigated seven accidental 9-1-1 calls, 53 motor vehicle collisions, 19 traffic related complaints and conducted one RIDE program 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.