OPP seeking public's assistance . . .

Investigating assault with weapon . . .

Friday, Sept. 18th, North Dundas, ON - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Crime Unit are continuing to investigate a serious assault with a weapon that occurred on Spruce Drive in North Dundas Township. 

       On September 17, 2020 at approximately 6:09 p.m. SD&G OPP responded to an assault where one adult male suspect approached an adult female victim and assaulted her with an edged weapon, the suspect then fled the scene. The suspect fled the location on a red bicycle.

       The OPP Emergency Response team members (ERT) , Canine unit and OPP helicopter attended the location with unsuccessful attempts to locate the suspect.

       The adult female victim suffered a stab wound and was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was unknown to the victim.

The suspect was described as the following:

        •  Caucasian male 

        •  Aged 50-60

        •  "buzz" cut hair

        •  facial hair

        •  wearing blue converse shoes and a blue t-shirt

       The SD&G Crime Unit is continuing to investigate and requesting the public's assistance in identifying this suspect. 

If anyone has any knowledge of this incident or have seen an individual matching this description on or near any of the following roads: Ormond Road, Marionville Road or County Road 31 in the Winchester area they are asked to call the SD&G OPP to speak with the investigating officer Detective George Mikhael at 1-888-310-1122

        Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS),

or submit a tip online at www.seawayvalleycrimestoppers.ca 

You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000. 


Local OPP constable honoured . . .

U.S Border Patrol Assistant Chief Leonard Johnston, D/Const CJ Pierce and U.S Border Patrol Assistant Chief Dennis O'Neil.
U.S Border Patrol Assistant Chief Leonard Johnston, D/Const CJ Pierce and U.S Border Patrol Assistant Chief Dennis O'Neil.

Thursday, Sept. 17th - The United States Border Patrol has bestowed a unique and prestigious award to a member of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. On September 17, 2020 Detective Constable C.J. Pierce received the Meritorious Achievement Award and medal from the Border Patrol. This is the first time the award has been presented to a Canadian.

       While working in Northwestern Ontario, Detective Constable Pierce developed a method for elicitation and investigation, which has been utilized by the U.S. Border Patrol to enhance investigative and patrolling efficiencies. The Pierce Protocol involves techniques, used during interviews and criminal interrogations related to potential smuggling activities.

        Assistant Chief Dennis O'Neil of the U.S. Border Patrol noted during the presentation that it was a pleasure to be able to recognize Detective Constable Pierce's contribution, noting the value of strong relationships and partnerships between law enforcement on both sides of the border. He added that this type of recognition is very rare.

       For his part, Detective Constable Pierce noted that he was humbled by the honour.


Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry OPP News . . .

360 calls for service

Monday, Sept. 7th, to Monday, Sept. 14th, 2020.

       

 

 

Impaired Driver . . .

South Glengarry, ON - On September 8, 2020 at approximately 9:34 p.m Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers conducted a traffic stop for a Highway traffic act violation on Highway 401 in South Glengarry Township.

      Investigation revealed that the adult driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was uncooperative with Police directions during the interaction.

Stephen Rust (age 32) of Beaconsfield, Quebec was arrested and is charged with;

      •  Operation while Impaired - alcohol

      •  Operation while impaired - blood alcohol

            concentration - plus 80

      •  Obstruct peace officer

      •  Race a motor vehicle - stunt (Highway Traffic Act)

            131km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr Construction zone.

     The accused was released and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Alexandria on November 4, 2020.

 

Stolen SUV and Side-by-Side . . .

South Dundas, ON - On September 9, 2020 at approximately 8:28 a.m, Stormont Dundas &Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a SUV being taken from a property on County Road 2, South Dundas Township. Investigation indicated that sometime overnight culprits attended the property and removed a Blue 2008 Chevrolet Suburban with plate CMAH 378,  and a 2009 Green and Black Artic Cat U20 Side by Side on a trailer were removed from the location.

     An investigation continues.

 

Domestic Investigation . . .

North Stormont, ON - On September 10, 2020 at approximately 9:47 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 and female adult had assaulted each other during an altercation.

     A 56-year-old male accused of North Stormont, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;

      •  Assault

     A 25-year -old female of North Stormont, Ontario was arrested and charged with;

      •  Assault

     Both were released from custody and are scheduled to a court appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall November 10, 2020.

 

Charges Laid, Break-In . . .

North Dundas, ON - On September 12, 2020 at approximately 8:20 a.m., members of the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a break in at a residence on Bailey Avenue in North Dundas Township.

      The investigation determined that a male entered a home of a family member unlawfully. The victim was not home at the time.

     A 39 -year-old male of North Dundas, Ontario was arrested and charged with;

      •  Break and enter a place - with intent to

            commit indictable offence

     The accused was released from custody and was scheduled to appear in Morrisburg court on December 1, 2020.

 

Anyone having information on

any of the above or any crime

is asked to call SD&G OPP

at 1-888-310-1122

or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Grenville County OPP Detachment News . . .

Sunday, Sept 13th thru Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2020

 

Stolen Vehicle . . .

Prescott, ON - On September 15, 2020 shortly after 11:00 a.m. Grenville officers from the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle from a residence on Ann Street in the Town of Prescott. The homeowner advised the white pickup truck had been stolen from their property sometime overnight. It was located on September 18, 2020 in a ditch on Blair Road. The culprit had attempted to light it on fire but was unsuccessful. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

 

Driver charged - Impaired Driving . . .

North Grenville, ON - On September 16, 2020 at around 10:30 p.m. Grenville officers from the OPP responded to a motor vehicle collision on Smith Road, North Grenville Township. Upon Police arrival a vehicle was located off the road in the treeline. The driver had superficial injuries and after a brief investigation was arrested and taken to a nearby hospital for an evaluation.  

Jonathan LEMIRE, aged 32, from Kelowna, British Columbia, was charged with;

       •   Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs -

            Criminal Code (CC)s.320.14(1)(a)

       •   Failure or refusal to comply with demand -

            CC s.320.15(1)

 

     The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on October 9, 2020.

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 Grenville County 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.

 

Neighbour dispute . . .

Prescott, ON - On September 19, 2020 at around 1:30 p.m. Grenville officers from the OPP attended a residence on Victor Court in Prescott with regards to an ongoing neighbour dispute. Police arrested an individual for assault, CC section 266, after they sprayed their neighbour with water from a hose. They are to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on November 27, 2020.

 

Mischief . . .

     On September 19, 2020 at around 9:30 p.m. Grenville officers from the OPP received a mischief complaint on Prescott Street with regards to damage to a mobility scooter. Police spoke with the owner who advised that at some point that afternoon soil, cat litter and an unknown substance had been poured on to the seat of the scooter. The investigation is ongoing at this point.

 

Single Vehicle Collision . . .

     On September 20, 2020 at around 4:00 a.m. Grenville officers from the OPP responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 416 southbound just north of the Spencerville exit. A witness reported the vehicle had left the paved portion of the road and rolled the vehicle in the median of the Highway. The driver was ejected from the SUV as they had not been wearing their seatbelt. The driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

 

     If you have any information on the above investigations or any other please contact Grenville OPP on 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit your tip on-line at www.tipsubmit.com

     Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don't go to court, and you could earn cash reward.