The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with a variety of incidents this past week, here are some examples:
· Police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Lakeshore Rd in Port Hope at 6:55 a.m. Officers located a red Saturn car that had lost control and struck a guard rail. Both teenage occupants were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver, a 16 yr old Port Hope youth (male), was charged with Drive motor vehicle - no licence and Careless Driving.
· Report of a stolen 2009 Honda 2500 watt generator (model EP2500CX) from a construction site on Trentview Dr in Percy Twp sometime overnight. *
· Police responded to a domestic disturbance complaint at an Alnwick-Haldimand Twp home. As a result of the ensuing investigation, an 18 yr old male turned himself into police on July 20th and is charged with Spousal Assault (three counts), Mischief Under $5,000 (three counts) and Uttering Threats to cause death or bodily harm. He was held for a bail hearing and subsequently released with an impending court date. Name withheld to protect the identity of the victim.
· An American senior visiting from Florida reported losing his wallet somewhere in the Campbellford area. The wallet contained a combination of Canadian and US currency plus identification. If found, please turn in to your local police.
· Police attended a Hamilton Twp home where a father was reportedly accusing his daughter of stealing his marihuana. The adult daughter spent the night elsewhere and no charges resulted.
· A Port Hope landlord requested police accompany him for a home visit to assess damages in a rental unit. The visit was conducted without incident.
· Police received an accidental 9-1-1 call from an Apple watch at an Alnwick-Haldimand Twp residence. Officers confirmed there was no emergency.
· Police were called to a Campbellford area home where approximately 30 snakes were reported to be coming out from the basement of a vacant home where former tenants were thought to have bred them. Officers identified the snakes as common ‘garter snakes’ and advised the caller to contact the OSPCA.
· A member of the old Wesleyville Church on Lakeshore Rd in Port Hope reported a break in that occurred sometime overnight. Many displays including a casket were disrupted and a quantity of cash was stolen. Investigation ongoing. *
· A citizen who reported finding a black & white Shih Tzu dog on County Rd 2 near Huff Rd Brighton contacted police under the assumption that officers could check the dog’s microchip. Police advised the caller that they did not have that capability and referred her to a local area veterinarian who took the dog in temporarily.
· Police responded to a Colborne area home when persons were heard arguing at 6:00 a.m. Officers spoke to the couple who were having a verbal argument which resulted in no charges being laid.
· A homeowner in Brighton complained of ongoing harassment by a neighbour who has made several reports to authorities over environmental concerns involving her property. Officers advised the caller that people are within their rights to contact authorities if they have concerns and this did not constitute criminal harassment.
Northumberland OPP officers investigated 12 accidental 911 calls, 20 motor vehicle collisions, 61 traffic related complaints and conducted four RIDE programs during this time period.
* Northumberland OPP is asking for the public’s assistance with this ongoing investigation and would ask that anyone with information on this crime contact your nearest OPP detachment at 1-888-310-1122.