OPP Weekend Brief

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

August 18

-       A business on Telephone Rd in Hamilton Twp reported a break-in that occurred sometime overnight. The culprit(s) entered the building by forcing a front door open. The investigation is ongoing and it is unknown at this time what items were taken.*

-       A resident on Noonan Rd in Alnwick-Haldimand Twp advised police that she observed what appeared to be her dog (Lab/Shepherd/Rottweiler mix) in the back seat of a dark blue or grey four-door Toyota Tercel which was leaving the area of her home at 4:30pm. She followed the car and confronted the driver at a stop sign. The driver stated that he did not have her dog but when she called the dog’s name, it jumped out of the car through the rear window and came to her. The driver then admitted to taking the dog then left southbound towards County Rd 29 towards the hamlet of Burnley. No licence plate was obtained. The driver is described as a male Caucasian, approximately 25 years old with ‘shaggy’ dark hair and a scruffy appearance. He was accompanied by a female passenger only described as wearing a tie-dye shirt. Investigation ongoing. *

-       A female contacted police at 11:00 pm while walking on Dale Rd in Hamilton Twp after having a domestic dispute at a nearby residence. Officers assisted the caller by driving her home. Investigation ongoing.

August 19

-       A resident on Simmons St in Colborne reported an unknown male attempted to pull open his front door shortly before 4:00 am. The intoxicated male ran away when challenged by the homeowner. He is described as approximately 25 years old with short dark hair wearing a red t-shirt and jeans. The suspect left behind several items including a black San Francisco Giants baseball hat. Investigation ongoing.*

-       At about 5:00 pm a witness reported a black Honda Civic traveling eastbound on Hwy 401 strike the centre median near the Port Hope Onroute service centre. Officers located the car and formed the opinion that the driver had been drinking. He was arrested and then transported by EMS to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. Further tests were conducted and as a result, Nicholas James VICKERY age 37 of Bowmanville, Ontario is charged with Driving While Ability Impaired 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 September 6, 2017.

-       A caller reported a suspicious truck parked on County Rd 45 near Collins Rd south of Hastings in the early evening. Officers located the vehicle and determined that a man and woman were having a domestic dispute. Police assisted one partner in getting to a location where relatives could pick her up. No charges resulted.

August 20

-       Police responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a Golf Course on Dale Rd in Hamilton Twp shortly after 3:00 am. Officers checked the clubhouse and determined that the culprit(s) had already left the scene after forcing open a side door. A cash register drawer and a 2’ X 2’ black Sentry Fire Safe containing a quantity of money was taken. Investigation ongoing.*

-       Police attended a Colborne area residence in response to a domestic disturbance resulting in one partner being arrested and charged with Spousal Assault. The 33 yr old man was subsequently released with an impending court date. Name withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

-       A homeowner on Hansen Rd in Brighton reported a break in that occurred sometime during the day. The culprit(s) entered via a bedroom window and stole a pearl necklace. Investigation ongoing.*

Northumberland OPP officers also investigated three accidental 9-1-1 calls, six motor vehicle collisions, 51 traffic related complaints and conducted five RIDE programs over the weekend.

*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.