The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with a variety of incidents this past week, here are some examples:
- The owner of a Maplewood Av home in Brighton reported the theft of several tools from the house which is currently under renovation. The items were stolen between Sept. 26-30th and include a Ryobi Skill saw, Mastercraft Oscillating saw and a Craftsman Chop saw with laser level. Investigation ongoing.*
- A traveller who stopped at the Port Hope ONroute around 12noon reported his black iPhone 6S stolen from his table when he momentarily looked away. Serial #355398083724525. *
- An officer conducting radar enforcement on Hwy 401 in the Port Hope area measured a westbound grey Chevy Cruze travelling at 154 km/h. The 33-year-old Oakville, Ontario woman was found to be driving while her licence was under suspension. She was charged with Stunt Driving – Excessive Speed and Driving while under suspension. The rental car she was driving was towed from the highway and impounded for a seven-day period.
- A Campbellford senior reported receiving a phone call from someone identifying themselves as from ‘Publisher’s Clearing House’ indicating that she had won $5 million and a car. She became suspicious and called police. The officer determined that the phone number used was an untraceable internet based phone line and advised her this was a scam. No money was lost.
- An officer on general patrol in the area of Proctor Park in Brighton cautioned four young males for trespassing at night when the park is closed. No charges resulted.
- Police responded to a disturbance at a Colborne home that resulted in a 34-year-old male being arrested and charged with two counts of Assault against two other residents. He was released with an impending court date. Name withheld to protect the identity of the victims.
- A 35-year-old Brighton man was arrested and charged with three counts of Breach of Probation after he was reportedly near a Cramahe Twp home contrary to a court order. He was held for a bail hearing and remains in custody at the time of this release. Name withheld to protect the identity of the victim.
- An officer on general patrol on Bull’s Mill Rd in Alnwick-Haldimand Twp located a fallen tree across the road. Noticing the police in the area, a nearby resident attended and assisted by removing the tree.
- A grandmother was backing out of a Port Hope driveway as her grandson was in the process of opening the gate. The youth unexpectedly bent down to tie his shoe at which time the vehicle’s wheel ran over his foot. He was taken to a hospital where it was determined he had received minor injuries. No charges resulted.
- A Roseneath area resident on County Rd 18 reported an aluminum boat washed up on shore (Rice Lake). The boat is described as having an outboard motor, two life jackets and an anchor. Anyone missing a similar boat is asked to contact the Cobourg OPP Detachment at 905-372-5421.
- A resident on Lakeshore Rd (near Willow Beach Rd) in Port Hope reported a break-in to a shed between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm today. The culprit(s) forced entry through a back window and stole a wallet, iPad, Laptop and a quantity of cash. Evidence was collected at the scene and the investigation remains ongoing.*
- A homeowner on Waverly St in Bewdley reported a break-in that occurred sometime between Sunday Oct. 1st and today. The culprit(s) entered the residence through the front door and removed a large flat screen TV plus other items yet to be determined by the owner. Police are looking into the possibly that a report of two suspicious persons on Beech St two days earlier might be related. Both of those persons had thick foreign accents and were operating a black Kia 4-door car without a rear licence plate. The driver is described as a Caucasian male in his 20’s with a stalky build and shaved head wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt. The passenger is described as a Caucasian male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. Investigation ongoing.*
- A homeowner on County Rd 2 in the hamlet of Salem reported a break-in sometime between 5:00am and 5:00pm. The culprit(s) entered the residence through a west side sliding door stealing jewellery and a safe containing a quantity of money. Investigation ongoing.*
*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.
Northumberland OPP officers investigated five accidental 911 calls, nine motor vehicle collisions, 56 traffic related complaints and conducted 12 RIDE programs during this time period.