(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) - The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 91 incidents this past weekend, here are some examples:
At 2:45 a.m. police responded to a disturbance at a Colborne area residence involving several family members. One occupant, who had been drinking, was removed and spent the night elsewhere. No charges resulted.
A resident on Sleeman Drive in the Municipality of Port Hope reported the theft of after-market taillights from his GMC pickup truck sometime overnight.*
An officer on general patrol on County Road 35 in the Municipality of Trent Hills had occasion to stop a grey sedan being operated westbound. The driver, a 43 year old Scugog Township woman, was found to be a suspended driver. She was charged with that offence plus Drive motor vehicle - no insurance and Possess licence while prohibited. The car was towed from the scene and she faces an impending court date in June 2018.
Just before midnight police were called to an abandoned house on Ferguson Hill Road in Brighton where a large field party was reported. Officers attended and dispersed several youths. No damages occurred and no charges resulted.
At approximately 1:00 a.m. an officer on general patrol stopped to investigate a grey Dodge Ram pickup truck parked on the shoulder of westbound Highway 401 west of Colborne. The vehicle was found to have been reported stolen from the Waterloo area on April 26, 2018. The lone occupant/driver who was sleeping at the time was arrested. Alyvia THEOBALD age 20 of Meaford, Ontario is charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000, Obstruct Peace Officer and two counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance. She was held for a bail hearing and remains in custody at the time of this release.
Police received a complaint of vehicles parking in the bike lane on Young Street in Brighton on an ongoing basis. Officers notified the municipal bylaw office for education and enforcement action.
A property owner on Jiggs Road (near Shelter Valley Road) in Alnwick-Haldimand Township reported ongoing issues with trespassers crossing her land to fish. OPP and MNRF officers to conduct regular patrols and take enforcement action when necessary.
A resident on Sandpiper Way in Brighton reported her home broken in to sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. today. The culprit(s) gained entry through the rear sliding doors and stole a quantity of jewellery. Evidence was collected at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.*
At 4:16 p.m. police responded to report of a possible impaired driver operating a grey pickup truck in the Brighton area. Officers located the vehicle entering a business parking lot on Elizabeth Street resulting in the arrest of the driver who showed signs of impairment. Shane FRASER age 37 of Brighton, Ontario is charged with Driving While Ability Impaired- motor vehicle (Alcohol) and Having 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 May 16, 2018.
Northumberland OPP officers investigated four accidental 9-1-1 calls, five motor vehicle collisions, 28 traffic related complaints and conducted four 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.