Northumberland OPP Weekend Update

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Northumberland OPP Weekend Update

(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) – The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 198 incidents this past weekend, here are some examples:

June 1:
– A resident on Little Lake Road in the Municipality of Brighton reported finding a 14’ aluminium boat on his shoreline that appeared to have drifted away from another cottage. If you are missing a similar boat from Little Lake please contact the Brighton OPP Detachment at 613-475-1313 or toll free 1-888-310-1122.
– A resident on Danforth Road East in Hamilton Township reported his wallet stolen from his unlocked vehicle sometime throughout the night of May 28, 2018.* Police would like to remind the public that an unlocked vehicle could not only result in an obvious loss of anything that may be left in it, but could allow an opportunistic thief the ability to gain valuable documentation that could lead to identity theft. Wallets and purses very often contain a lifetime of valuable information, not to mention currency, credit cards and other valuables that can be hard to replace. Lock it or Lose it; it’s that simple. You’ve worked hard for your identity; don’t let anyone else have what is rightfully yours.

June 2:
– A 27 year old visitor to a seasonal residence in Seymour Township dialled 9-1-1 reporting that she and her boyfriend had a disagreement about when to go to sleep. Officers ensured all was in order and cautioned her about misuse of the emergency number.
– As a result of a driving complaint initially received in Peterborough County area an officer located the black compact car travelling on County Road 25 south of Hasting in excess of the speed limit. The driver, a 32 year old Trenton man, was charged with Speeding, Careless driving and was also issued a 3-day licence suspension for registering between 50-80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood.
– Police assisted EMS at a Grafton area home where two occupants were unconscious from a suspected narcotic overdose. Paramedics administered Naloxone to both adults which revived them. They were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
– At 11:40 p.m. police received a complaint of a suspicious male on a bike trying car doors in driveways on Deerfield Drive in Hamilton Township. Officers located the male on a nearby street resulting in Andrew DRYSDALE age 26 of Hamilton Township being arrested and charged with Trespassing at Night, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 (loose coin), Fail to Comply with Recognizance and Fail to Comply with Probation Order. He was held for a bail hearing scheduled on June 4, 2018.
– Police shut down an outdoor prom party at a farmhouse on Ferguson Hill Road in the Municipality of Brighton attended by several hundred youths apparently organized by other students. Officers conducted a RIDE program nearby to promote safe and responsible choices for transportation as the youths left.

June 3:
– At approximately 12:30 a.m. police responded to a domestic disturbance at a Brighton home resulting in the arrest of a 47 year old Kingston man who was charged with Spousal Assault. He was released with an impending court date later in the month. Name withheld to protect the identity of the victim.
– Police responded to a threats complaint at a large prom party on Dale Road in Hamilton Township resulting in the arrest of an 18 year old North York woman who was charged with Utter Death Threats, Obstruct Peace Officer and Disobeying a Court Order. The woman, whose name is being withheld, was released with an impending court date in July 2018. Officers chose to shut down the party attended by a large number of youths for safety reasons.
– Police responded to a Castleton area home to assist EMS with an unconscious 45 year old male. Officers, who had arrived first, began CPR on the male resulting in a weak pulse being obtained. EMS attended and transported the man to a hospital for treatment. The attending physician and EMS supervisor credit the fast response and efforts of the officers as a major factor in saving the individuals life.

Northumberland OPP officers investigated eight accidental 9-1-1 calls, nineteen motor vehicle collisions, 43 traffic related complaints and conducted six 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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