(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) – The Northumberland detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 176 incidents this past weekend, here are some examples:
Police were contacted by the Northumberland Recycling plant in Alnwick-Haldimand Twp when they discovered three road flares while sorting materials. Officers seized and destroyed the flares.
Theft of a 1980’s John Deere tractor reported by a resident on County Rd 35 in Trent Hills. Investigation ongoing
Police received a report of an osprey lying on the road, apparently as a result of falling out of its nest on Concession Rd 13 in Percy Twp. OSPCA was contacted, attended the scene and took over care of the injured bird.
Police received a number of complaints in the morning involving the activities of a brown GMC Safari van overnight in Brighton. Owners reported the attempted theft of a camper trailer on Monk St. and an attempted theft of BBQs at the No Frills outside display. As a result of the ensuing investigation, it was determined that the van had been stolen from a Brighton address. The suspect was identified and as a result, Jesse David Fraser, age 28 of Brighton, Ontario was arrested and charged with the following offences:
Theft of a motor vehicle
Mischief Under $5,000
Possession of break-in instruments
Possession of a Schedule 1 substance; morphine
Theft Over $5,000
Breach of probation (3 counts)
He was held in custody for a bail hearing scheduled August 7, 2016
Police received a report of a lost pony from its owner in the area of County Rd 2 and Trenear Rd in Cramahe Twp (2:16 p.m.). The animal had not been located at the time of this report.
Report of an attempted theft of farming equipment at the New Holland sales dealership on Grand Rd in Campbellford at 6:00 a.m. Investigation ongoing.
Police received a report at 8:00 p.m. of several intoxicated persons near a pickup truck at the Campbellford Fair. A witness observed a firearm being displayed. Officers attended the fair and searched the truck locating two unloaded shotguns. As a result of the ensuing investigation, Troy Clarke, age 21 of Warkworth, Ontario was arrested and charged with two counts of Careless storage of a Firearm and two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm. He was released with an impending court date.
A 20 yr old Campbellford man was arrested and charged for being intoxicated in a public place at the Campbellford fair. He was held at the Campbellford detachment until sober
Police responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcyclist on Burnham St. N. in Hamilton Twp at 10:00 p.m. The driver, a 25 yr old Port Hope man, was transported to an area hospital then airlifted to a Toronto area trauma centre with serious life altering injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
Police responded to a report at 1:42 a.m. of a blue Hyundai that had left the Campbellford Fair and subsequently struck a hydro pole and wooden planter on Front St. N. in Campbellford. The collision caused the loss of a tire leaving a gouge trail in the pavement as the car continued to drive. The driver was found with the car at a nearby residence and arrested. Diane Dudley, age 33 of Warkworth, ON is charged with Impaired Care & Control of a motor vehicle and Having Care & Control of a motor vehicle while her blood alcohol content exceeded 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. She was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brighton on September 6, 2016.
A family dispute in Hamilton Twp resulted in an adult son being taken to an area motel for the night. No charges resulted.
Police responded to reports of a possible impaired driver in a grey Jeep in the area of Hwy 401 and County Rd 45 in Hamilton Twp. Officers located the vehicle entering Hwy 401 and spoke to the driver who had been drinking. As a result of the ensuing investigation, Jessica Leigh Mathias, age 26 of Clarington, ON is charged with Impaired Care & Control of a motor vehicle and Having Care & Control of a motor vehicle while her blood alcohol content exceeded 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. She was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on September 14, 2016.
Northumberland OPP officers also investigated five accidental 911 calls, 16 motor vehicle collisions and 57 traffic related complaints over this weekend.
Police would like to remind the public that with the onset of summer weather, there are many distractions to a driver despite the ideal road conditions. Whether it is scenery or finding an address, drivers must remain vigilant and keep their full attention to the safe operation of their vehicle and what lies ahead.