OPP Weekly Report

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The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with a variety of incidents this past week, here are some examples:

July 10:

- Report of mischief to a lock on a shed at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery on IXL Rd in Campbellford sometime over the weekend. No entry was gained.*

- An officer conducting radar enforcement on Hwy 401 in the Brighton area measured a white Toyota Corolla travelling 164 km/h. The driver, a 23 yr old Orangeville man, was charged with Stunt Driving – Excessive Speed. The rental car he was driving was towed from the highway and impounded for seven days. His licence was also suspended for the same period of time.

- Police responded to a domestic disturbance at an Alnwick-Haldimand Twp home that resulted in no charges being laid. Both persons couldn’t remember how their argument started and were separated for the night. Alcohol was a contributing factor.

July 11:

- A 1992 red Honda TRX300 ATV was reported stolen from a Morganston Rd property in Cramahe Twp. Serial # 478TE1528NA404592, Ont. Lic. # NP914*

- Officers were called to a Cramahe Twp residence where a female had threatened self-harm by overdosing on medications.  EMS attended but were unable to take her for treatment due to her combativeness. Police apprehended her and transported her to a hospital for assessment and treatment.

- At approximately 9:00 p.m. officers observed the driver of a black Hyundai talking on a cell phone while travelling on Dundas St in Brighton. The car was stopped and the driver was found to have been drinking with open liquor available to her. She failed a roadside test and was taken to the Brighton detachment for further tests. As a result of these tests, Charlene Tara FORTH age 42 of Brighton, Ontario is charged with Care & Control of a motor vehicle while her blood alcohol content exceeded 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. She also faces charges of Drive motor vehicle on a highway while using a hand-held wireless communication device contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and Driving a motor vehicle with open container of liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act. She was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice Cobourg on August 9, 2017.

July 12:

-  A resident on Smith St Brighton reported a planter box smashed in her driveway plus the theft of her 911 sign, solar lights and a wooden dog sign sometime overnight. The 911 sign was later recovered by a nearby neighbour and returned. *

-  The owner of a new home under construction on County Rd 25 south of Hastings reported a break in through the garage door sometime overnight. The list of items taken is extensive and includes tools and building supplies such as bathroom fixtures, lighting, floor tiles, shelving and a Mikasa jumping jack ground pounder. Investigation ongoing.*

- A resident on Rice Lake Scenic Dr Hamilton Twp reported a suspicious person walking on the back deck of the house at 11:00 p.m. Officers patrolled the area but were unable to locate the suspect.*

Northumberland OPP officers investigated 13 accidental 911 calls, nine motor vehicle collisions, 32 traffic related complaints and conducted four 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 or toll-free 1-888-310-1122.

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.