1,500 seat belt charges at Easter . . .

Thursday, Apr. 8th - The Ontario Provincial Police responded to three road fatalities, one off-road vehicle death and laid approximately 1,500 seat belt charges during its Easter long weekend seat belt campaign. Lack of seat belt use was reported in all three of the road fatalities, while losing control of the vehicle was the primary cause in the off-road vehicle death.

        As part of its long weekend seat belt campaign, the OPP conducted close to 8,000 traffic stops aimed at educating drivers and passengers about seat belt use and the critical role it plays in saving lives when collisions occur. 

        The OPP conducts traffic law enforcement year round as part of its commitment to saving lives on Ontario roads, waterways and trails.


Dangerous Driver charged . . .

North Dundas, ON - On April 9, 2021 shortly after 2:40 p.m, Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation in Chesterville, North Dundas Township. The vehicle was observed driving recklessly and failed to stop for police when directed. The vehicle was then located on Mill Street. The two occupants were arrested without incident. Further investigation revealed that the driver and passenger had imitation handguns (Pellet guns) within the vehicle.

        The driver, Adam BOLARINHO, (age 31) of North Dundas, Ontario was arrested and is charged with:

  •  Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle -

        Criminal Code Section - 320.13(1)

  •  Flight from peace officer - CC Sec. 320.17

  •  Possession of imitation weapon for dangerous purpose -

        CC Sec. 88

  •  Drive motor vehicle - no licence -

        Highway Traffic Act - 32(1)

  •  Fail to apply for permit on becoming owner - HTA 11(2)

  •  Use plates not authorized for vehicle - HTA - 12(1)

  •  Operate a motor vehicle without insurance - CAIA - 2(1)

  •  Drive motor vehicle with cannabis readily available -

        CCA2017 - 12(1)

        The passenger, Brandon CHARBONNEAU, (age 20) of Navan, Ontario was arrested and charged with;

  •  Possession of imitation weapon for dangerous purpose -

        CC Sec. 88

  •  Fail to comply with probation order- CC Sec. 733.1(1) -

        six counts

  •  Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to

        prohibition order - CC Sec. 117.01(1)

        Both males were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Morrisburg court on June 1, 2021.

 

Impaired driving charge . . .

South Stormont, ON - On April 9, 2021, Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officer intercepted a motor vehicle for driving improperly on County Road 15, South Stormont Township.

        Investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

        Meagan FLARO, aged 36, from South Stormont, Ontario was arrested and charged with;

  •  Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs -

        Criminal Code (CC) - sec.320.14(1)(a) 

  •  Operation while impaired - over 80 sec.320.14(1)(b)

        The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on the June 1, 2021. 

 

OPP are reminding the public that a 90 day automatic driver's licence suspension and a seven day impoundment of your vehicle accompanies any impaired driving charge. The SD&G OPP remains committed to reducing impaired driving. Your help is requested in assisting with keeping our roads safe. If you suspect a driver is impaired call 911. You could be responsible for saving a life.

 

Wanted Female arrested, 20 charges laid

North Dundas, ON - On April 10, 2021, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers located the accused female as she was wanted by the SD&G OPP for multiple offences. The accused was wanted for the theft of multiple stolen vehicles in North and South Dundas.    

        The accused was also wanted for committing thefts and frauds during the previous incidents.

        Investigation also indicated that the female was in contravention of conditions imposed from a previous incident.

       Roxanne HANSON (age 22) of North Dundas Township was arrested and is charged with;

  •  Fail to Comply with Probation order CC Sec. 733.1(1) -

        13 counts

  •  Theft under $5000 from a motor vehicle - CC Sec. 334(b)

  •  Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 

  •  Mischief under $5000 - CC Sec. 430(4)

  •  Theft under $5000 - CC Sec. 334(b) - two counts

  •  Theft over $5000 - CC Sec 334(a) 

  •  Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle -

        CC Sec. 320.13(1)

She was held in custody pending a court appearance (bail) at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.

 

Neighbour dispute leads to assault . . .

North Dundas, ON - On April 10, 2021 shortly before 3:00 p.m Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a report of neighbour dispute on St.Lawrence Street in Winchester, Ontario. Investigation revealed that an adult male had struck another adult male at the location. The accused also threatened another adult during the incident.

        Sean SWITZER (age 44), North Dundas Ontario was arrested and is charged with;

  •  Assault- Criminal Code Sec 266

  •  Uttering threats - cause death or bodily harm -

        CC Sec. 264.1(a)

        The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall court on June 2, 2021.

 

Driver charged following collision . . .

North Dundas, ON - On April 10, 2021, Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover on County Road 13, North Dundas Township. Investigation revealed the male driver was operating an ATV and lost control, causing the driver to be ejected. The driver was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

        Further Investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

        Zackery NELSON, aged 22, from North Dundas, Ontario was arrested and charged with;

  •  Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs -  

        Criminal Code (CC) - sec.320.14(1)(a) 

  •  Operation while impaired - over 80 sec.320.14(1)(b)

        The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Morrisburg on the June 1, 2021.

 

Impaired Driving Charge . . .

North Glengarry, ON -  On April 1, 2021 Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officer intercepted a motor vehicle following a reported traffic complaint on County Road 20, North Glengarry Township.

        Investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Further investigation revealed that the driver had threatened a family member prior to operating the motor vehicle.

Kelsey BLANEY, aged 29, from North Glengarry Ontario was arrested and charged with;

   •  Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs -

          Criminal Code (CC) - sec.320.14(1)(a)

   •  Operation while impaired - over 80 sec.320.14(1)(b)

   •  Driving while under suspension - Highway Traffic

          Act - sec 53(1.1)

   •  Uttering Threats - CC Sec. 264.1(1)(b)

   •  Having liquor in open container in other than licenced

          premises, residence or private place -

          Liquor licence Act Sec. 32(2)

        The accused was held in custody (Bail) and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on the April 2, 2021.

 

OPP are reminding the public that a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day impoundment of your vehicle accompanies any impaired driving charge. The SD&G OPP remains committed to reducing impaired driving. Your help is requested in assisting with keeping our roads safe. If you suspect a driver is impaired call 911. You could be responsible for saving a life.

 

Family dispute Leads to Assault Charge . . .

South Dundas, On - On April 2, 2021 shortly after 9:30 a.m Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a report of family dispute on Dr. Miller Drive in South Dundas Township. Investigation revealed that a male youth had assaulted a family member.

        A 14-year-old male youth of South Dundas, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;

   •  Assault- Criminal Code Sec 266

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall court on June 3, 2021.

 

Domestic Assault . . . 

North Stormont, ON - On April 3, 2021 shortly after 4:00 p.m Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a report of domestic situation in North Stormont Township. Investigation revealed that an adult male accused had struck his girlfriend. 

        A 23-year-old male accused of North Stormont, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;

   •  Assault - CC sec. 266

   •  Assault cause bodily harm - Choke, suffocate or

          strangle CC - sec. 267(c)

        The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on May 25, 2021.

 

Stolen Truck . . .

South Dundas, ON - On April 5, 2021 at approximately 7:43 a.m, Stormont Dundas &Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a truck being taken from a property on High Street, South Dundas Township.

        Investigation indicated that sometime overnight unknown individual(s) attended a residence and removed a Maroon 2007 GMC Sierra Pick- up truck with plate 578FV attached.  

        An investigation continues.

 

Excessive speeds . . .   

Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry - On April 2-3, 2021, SD&G Ontario Provincial Police officers conducted speed measuring enforcement on SD&G roadways and intercepted the following vehicles for traveling at excessive speeds. The vehicles were impounded and their driver's permit seized for seven (7) days in accordance to policy.

   •  April 2, 2021 7:06 a.m - Vehicle stopped for travelling 142km/h (80km/h zone) Highway 138, North Stormont.

Male driver (37) from Ontario was charged with Stunt Driving (Highway Traffic Act).

   •  April 3, 2021 10:52 a.m Vehicle stopped for travelling 159km/hr(100km/hr zone) Highway 401, South Glengarry. Male driver (28) from Quebec was charged with stunt driving (Highway Traffic Act)

 

Charges laid relating to Sexual Assault . . .

South Stormont, ON - As a result of a sexual assault investigation conducted by members of the Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police, a 45-year old male resident of South Stormont was arrested on April 14, 2021. Investigation indicated the male had sexually touched a young female known to him on multiple occasions.

        The 45-year old male resident of South Stormont faces charges of:

    •  Sexual Assault - Criminal Code Sec. 271

    •  Invitation to sexual touching under 16 years of age -

         CC Sec. 152

    •  Sexual Interference - CC Sec. 151 - two counts

    •  Sexual Assault on a person under 16 years of age -

          CC Sec. 271

        The accused was held in custody (bail) and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall court on April 15, 2021.

        The above charges are in relation to incidents involving a young girl. The name of the accused is being withheld in order to protect the identity of the victim.

 

Impaired Driving charges . . . 

North Stormont -  On April 13, 2021, Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officer intercepted a motor vehicle for driving improperly on Highway 138, North Stormont Township.

       Investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Further investigation revealed the accused was breaching a conditional sentence order.

Nicholas TROTMAN, aged 22, from North Stormont, Ontario was arrested and charged with;

    •  Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs -

          Criminal Code (CC) - sec.320.14(1)(a) 

    •  Operation while impaired - over 80 sec.320.14(1)(b)

    •  Operate a motor vehicle with no insurance -

           CAIA Sec 2(1)(a)

       The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on the April 14, 2021.

 

Excessive speeds . . .

Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry - On April 14, 2020, SD&G Ontario Provincial Police officers conducted speed measuring enforcement on SD&G roadways and intercepted the following vehicle for traveling at excessive speeds. The vehicle was impounded and their driver's permit seized for seven (7) days in accordance to policy.

    •  April 14, 2021 7:13 a.m. - Vehicle stopped for travelling 144km/h (80km/h zone) County Road 25, South Glengarry. Male driver (53) was charged with Stunt Driving (Highway Traffic Act).

 

Family dispute leads to Assault . . .

North Stormont, ON - On April 6, 2021 shortly before 9:00 a.m Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a report of family dispute on Sabourin Street in North Stormont Township. Investigation revealed that an adult male had struck a family member at the location.

        A 58-year-old male youth of Clarence-Rockland, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;

    •  Assault- Criminal Code Sec 266

        The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall court on June 1, 2021.

 

Break-In . . .

South Stormont, ON - On April 6, 2021 shortly after 1:00 p.m Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a break in at a local schools heritage building on County Road 18 in St. Andrews, Ontario.      

        Investigation revealed that an unknown culprit(s) entered the building and caused extensive damage to the interior of the building. An investigation continues.

 

Driver faces Impaired Driving Charge . . .

South Stormont ON - On April 6, 2021, Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officer intercepted a motor vehicle following a reported traffic complaint on County Road 2, South Stormont Township.

Investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

Brandon LAWRENCE, aged 49, from Prescott, Ontario was arrested and charged with;

    •  Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs -

            Criminal Code (CC) - sec.320.14(1)(a)

    •  Operation while impaired - over 80 sec.320.14(1)(b)

        The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on the June 29, 2021.

 

OPP are reminding the public that a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day impoundment of your vehicle accompanies any impaired driving charge.

The SD&G OPP remains committed to reducing impaired driving. Your help is requested in assisting with keeping our roads safe. If you suspect a driver is impaired call 911.

You could be responsible for saving a life.

 

Stolen Truck recovered . . .

South Dundas, ON - On April 5, 2021 at approximately 7:43 a.m, Stormont Dundas &Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a truck being taken from a property on High Street, South Dundas Township.

        Investigation indicated that sometime overnight unknown individual(s) attended a residence and removed a Maroon 2007 GMC Sierra Pick- up truck with plate 578FV attached. 

        On April 7, 2021 SD&G OPP responded to a call for service indicating a pick-up truck was located in field west of Morrisburg. Further investigation revealed the truck was the 2007 Maroon GMC stolen two days prior. The truck has since been returned to the owner. An investigation continues.

 

Charges Laid in Break-In . . .

South Stormont, ON - On April 7, 2021 at approximately 6:18 p.m., members of the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a break in a residence in progress on Abigail Crescent in Long Sault, Ontario.

        SD&G OPP officers attended the location and intercepted one adult male exiting the residence, a second adult male fled the location and was apprehended shortly after with the assistance of the OPP canine unit. Numerous amounts of stolen jewelry was recovered.

        Tholfikar KADHUM (age 24) of Ottawa, Ontario was arrested and charged with;

    •  Break and enter a place - with intent to commit

            indictable offence CC Sec. 348(1)(b)

    •  Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose -

            CC Sec. 88

    •  Possession of a schedule 1 substance - cocaine -

            CDSA Sec.4(1)

    •  Possession break in instrument - CC Sec. 351(1)

    •  Failure to comply with release order - CC sec.145(5)(a)

    •  Mischief Under $5000 - CC Sec. 430(4)

        Kadhum was held in custody and was scheduled to appear in Cornwall court April 8, 2021.

James HOULE (age 42) of Ottawa, Ontario was arrested and charged with;

    •  Break and enter a place - with intent to commit

            indictable offence CC Sec. 348(1)(b)

    •  Possession break in instrument - CC Sec. 351(1)

    •  Mischief Under $5000 - CC Sec.430(4)

        Houle was released from custody is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on May 25, 2021.

 

Dispute leads to charges . . .

South Dundas, ON - On April 8, 2021 shortly after 9:00 a.m Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a report of family dispute on Bay Street in South Dundas Township. Investigation revealed that an adult male was at the location in contravention to his previous release conditions.

        A 26-year-old male youth of South Dundas, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;

    •  Failure to comply with conditions of a release order -

            CC Sec. 145(5)(a) - two counts

        The accused was held in custody(bail) and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall court on April 9, 2021.

 

        Anyone having information on the above incidents or any other crime is asked to call SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or you can submit a TIP online at www.seawayvalleycrimestoppers.ca