Northumberland OPP Weekly Update
(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) – The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 274 incidents this past week, here are some examples:
– A business on Dale Road in the Municipality of Port Hope reported finding syringes in their parking lot. An officer attended and made arrangements for the safe disposal of the items. Police advisory: Extreme caution should be used when finding discarded drug paraphernalia or needles. With the prevalence of fentanyl on the streets exposure to the skin (touching) can be extremely dangerous. ‘Sharpes’ (needles) also have an inherent danger if not wearing the proper protective gear and following accepted procedures. Please do not handle the items, call the police and an officer will dispose of the items in a safe manner and conduct the appropriate follow up.*
– A property owner on Baxter Road in Alnwick-Haldimand Township reported the theft of approximately 20 pieces of wood rail fencing from his farm by a heavy set male driving a black pickup truck. The male fled in the truck when confronted by the owner. Investigation ongoing.*
– An officer stopped a red compact car on King Street East in Colborne and found the driver, a 71 year old local man, to be disqualified from driving as per a court order. He was arrested and subsequently released with a court date in July 2018. His vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for 45 days.
– Shortly after 9:00 p.m. an officer conducting radar enforcement on Highway 401 in the Brighton area measured a red subcompact car travelling 168 km/h resulting in the driver, a 21 year old female from Gores Landing, being charged with Race a motor vehicle to wit: excessive speed contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The car was towed from the highway and impounded for seven days. Her licence was also suspended for the same period of time.
– Two employees of a business on Second Street in Campbellford reported their unlocked cars rummaged through sometime during their nightshift. Money was taken.*
– A resident on the 12th Line East of Seymour Township reported two vehicles damaged overnight by what appears to be a hammer. Investigation ongoing.*
– Police responded to a family dispute at a residence in the Municipality of Port Hope where parents and an adult daughter were arguing over the recent discovery of missing money from the household. The daughter agreed to attend a hospital for mental health treatment and no charges resulted at the request of family members.
– Police assisted the Cobourg Sheriff’s Office with an eviction at a residence in Colborne which was completed without incident.
– A resident on Simpson Street in Brighton reported his home broken in to sometime between 12noon and 4:30 p.m. The suspect(s) forced open a rear kitchen window and rummaged through various drawers in the house. It is unknown at this time what items were stolen. Evidence was collected at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.*
– Police received information originating in Durham Region that a young male was contemplating self-harm in Northumberland County. Officers located the man in a rural area of the Municipality of Port Hope and determined that he was not presently at risk. A family member was advised and no further police involvement was required.
– Police responded to a report of an injured Hamilton Township man being transported to the hospital. Members of the Northumberland Crime Unit spoke to the 25 year old male at the hospital where he admitted the non-life threatening injuries were self-inflicted. He agreed to accept community services for support moving forward.
– Police received a complaint of an unwanted person banging on the front door of a Cramahe Township residence. Officers located a youth who stated that he was attempting to speak to an occupant of that house. He was transported to his home in Trenton after the occupant expressed no desire to speak to him. No charges resulted.
– A Hamilton Township resident contacted police to surrender a pistol for destruction which had been owned by her late father.
Northumberland OPP officers investigated eight accidental 911 calls, twelve motor vehicle collisions, 47 traffic related complaints and conducted fifteen 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.