The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with a variety of incidents this past weekend, here are some examples:
- Police responded to a noise complaint involving yelling and swearing at a campsite in Ferris Provincial Park at 1:28 a.m. Officers spoke to the loud campers and cautioned them to quieten down. No further calls were received.
- Police responded to a break in at the Baker’s Dozen on Elizabeth St in Brighton when a passerby reported the front glass door smashed. The culprit is suspected to be a male, thin build wearing a hoody. Investigators have determined that the break in occurred shortly before midnight and that a cash register containing a quantity of cash was stolen. The cash register was recovered on Boes Rd later in the day. Evidence was collected and the investigation is ongoing.
- A homeowner on County Rd 29 (near Whitney Rd) in Alnwick-Haldimand Twp reported a break in sometime this past week to his residence and two freight containers on the property. The stolen items include a Stihl chainsaw model #MS170, a Stihl grass trimmer model #FS80 and a MotoMaster Eliminator power box model #11-1823-0. Investigation ongoing.
- Police were called to Presqu’ile Provincial Park shortly before 1:00 a.m. in response to some campers having an argument. Officers calmed the group down and took one man to a local hotel for the night to keep the peace. No charges resulted and alcohol was a contributing factor.
- A resident on Lakeshore Rd in Port Hope called police when she observed two men inside her vehicle at 3:30 a.m. Both males fled the scene in a vehicle towards the town of Port Hope. Officers were unable to locate the suspects and nothing was apparently taken.
- Police responded to a Lakeshore Dr residence in Hamilton Twp where one neighbour complained about being threatened by another neighbour. Officers arrested the offending neighbour for Breach the Peace and held the 43 yr old man until he was sober. He was subsequently released and charged with Being intoxicated in a public place.
- Police received a report of a possible impaired driver travelling eastbound on Hwy 401 in the Grafton area at 2:40 a.m. The grey GMC Sierra pickup truck was reportedly weaving from lane to lane and driving at inconsistent speeds. An officer located the truck still travelling on the highway in the Brighton area. The driver was arrested for impaired driving and taken to the Brighton detachment for further tests. As a result of these tests Ryan ROBERTS age 34 of Prescott, Ontario is charged with Impaired Operation of a motor vehicle and Care & Control of a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol content exceeded 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on August 16, 2017.
- At 4:24 a.m. police were notified by Onstar of a collision on County Rd 10 near the 7th Line of Port Hope. Officers located a grey GMC Sierra pickup truck involved in a collision. No other vehicles were involved and the driver was transported to a hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries. While at the hospital an officer determined that the lone occupant (driver) was impaired by alcohol. Further tests were conducted at the hospital resulting in Thomas Joseph MEESTER age 27 of Manvers Twp, Ontario being charged with Impaired Care & Control of a motor vehicle and Care & Control of a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol content exceeded 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on August 2, 2017.
Northumberland OPP officers also investigated six accidental 9-1-1 calls, nine motor vehicle collisions, 37 traffic related complaints and conducted three RIDE programs over the weekend.