Northumberland 89.7 News for September 26, 2018

From the Northumberland 89.7 Newsroom, here are some of the stories we’re looking at.

She can’t stay out of trouble, can she?

Police responded to a business on Strathy Road after receiving a report of a female fleeing the area with a bag of stolen merchandise.

As a result of a subsequent police investigation, Police located and arrested 27 year old Crystal-Lynn Sparks of Cobourg The accused was subsequently held in the custody of the Cobourg Police Service, and was scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice for a bail hearing yesterday.

Also arrested with a similar, and possibly related crime, was 33 year old Brian Armstrong of Cobourg. He was released with a ticket to appear in court.

Seat Belt Enforcement

This week and next, the Northumberland Detachment of OPP will be participating in a Provincial Traffic Safety Initiative focusing on the usage of seat belts.

All drivers and passengers should be properly restrained within a vehicle, regardless of how short the trip may be. Drivers are responsible for ensuring all passengers under 16 years of age are using a seat belt or child safety seat properly.

Failure to do so can result in a ticket and fine. Last year, 49 people were killed on OPP-patrolled roads for failure to wear their seat belt.

Smashed Church Windows Update

Earlier this week, the new custom windows were installed at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church on Centre Street in Campbellford. The Church that is currently undergoing restoration. Overnight all the windows were smashed resulting in several thousands of dollars in damage.

The OPP is assisting with this ongoing investigation. Police are asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Northumberland OPP or Crimestoppers.

Police need volunteers

Speaking police activity, The Cobourg Police Service is currently accepting applications from anyone interested in joining the Cobourg Police Adult Volunteer program.

Specifically the force is looking for individuals who have availability during the day from Monday to Friday to work the front desk.

United Way

Northumberland United Way launched its 2018 Community Campaign goal of 848,000 dollars to continue their work of changing lives in Northumberland County.

This year’s Local Love campaign recognizes the powerful role we have as individuals to act on the issues we face in our community and create lasting, positive impact.

For more information on the impact United Way has in Northumberland County, or about the campaign, visit their website.


In pro ball, The Toronto Blue Jays took on the Houston Astros again, and the First place ‘Stros pinned downthe Jays bats in a 4 to 1 victory. Josh James picked up his first win of the season, while Sam Gaviglio gave up 4 runs, 3 earned over 6 to take the loss. The lone run was driven in by Billy McKinney.

Off the diamond, the assault case against former star Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna ended on Tuesday when the prosecution withdrew the charge against him in exchange for a one-year agreement he stay away from the mother of his child and continue counselling.

In preseason NHL hockey, the Columbus Blue Jackets went to Buffalo and defeated the Sabres 4 to 2.

Off the ice, the Montreal Canadiens trimmed their training camp roster on Tuesday, sending forward prospect Nick Suzuki to the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League and releasing veteran forward Joel Ward from his professional tryout contract.

And finally, former coach Mike Keenan is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.