Boat stolen in Glengarry Township . . .

Mid January, shortly after 8:00 a.m, Stormont Dundas &Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a boat being taken from a property on Old Highway 2, South Glengarry Township. Investigation indicated that sometime, overnight January 13th-14th, a 2006 26 foot Blue and white Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV boat and Black 2013 Shor SLI trailer with white vertical PVC posts (Ont marker L6191Y) was removed from the property.

        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

Police charge shoplifter . . .

Prescott, ON - On January 16, 2021 at around 5:30 p.m., officers from the Grenville County Detachment of the OPP responded to a shoplifting complaint from a store on Prescott Centre Drive, in the Town of Prescott. Store staff reported the theft of approximately $200 worth of product shortly after the person had left the scene. Police located the male on Massie Drive and, after a short foot pursuit, subdued and arrested the individual.

        Nathan TOWEY, aged 28 years old, from Prescott was charged under the Criminal Code with:

         •  Theft Under $5000-Shoplifting - sec. 334(b)

         •  Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 - sec. 354(1)(a)

         •  Resist Peace Officer - sec.129(a)

         •  Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose - sec. 88

        The accused was held for bail and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville at a later date. 

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


OPP investigate thefts at job site . . .

North Grenville, ON - The Grenville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating thefts at a local building site off of Royal Landing Gate in the Township of North Grenville. Police attended and were advised that there was approximately $5000 of material stolen including numerous orange insulated tarps and Hilti power tools.

       Two males (one wearing a reflective coat) can be seen on the surveillance video travelling in a dark coloured Ford Escape just after 2:00 a.m., on January 15, 2021.

     Please contact North Grenville Detachment on 1-888-310-1122 with any information pertaining to this incident.

 


Shoplifting, multiple charges laid . . .

South Stormont, ON - On January 12, 2021 at approximately 6:38 p.m, SD&G OPP responded to a report of a theft at a Business on County Road 2, South Stormont Township. Investigation indicated that an individual had removed several item from the store (Circle K). The accused was located in the store by officers. Further investigation revealed the accused had committed thefts multiple times at the same location.

Kelly ENGLISH (age 43) from South Dundas, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;

     •  Theft Under $5000 - Shoplifting - two counts     

     •  Possession of property obtained by crime - under $5000

     •  Fail to comply with release order - 8 counts

     •  Possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine

     •  Knowledge of unauthorized possession of weapon(mace)

        The accused was held in custody and was scheduled to appear in an Ontario Court of Justice on January 13, 2020 in Cornwall.


Appointments required . . .

Detachments restricted during lockdown . . .

Long Sault, ON/Grenville, ON - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is taking action to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by restricting the access to its facilities, including detachments, across the province.

        The OPP is limiting the processing of routine criminal record checks/vulnerable sector checks and finger printing to essential workers/volunteers only. Anyone seeking entry to OPP SD&G or Grenville Detachments must make an appointment first. Individuals will be pre-screened and are required to have proper personal protective equipment prior to entering the detachment.

         If you require any detachment-based service, including criminal record checks/vulnerable sector checks, please call your local detachment, Long Sault (613) 534-2223, Alexandria (613) 525-1954, Lancaster (613) 347-2449, Winchester (613) 774-2603, Morrisburg (613) 543-2949, Prescott (613) 925-4221, or Kemptville (613) 258-3441 in advance for an appointment. Our operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

        For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. For all other police matters, please call 1-888-310-1122 (SD&G)/1-888-310-1122 (Grenville) or your local detachment. Report online by visiting opp.ca/reporting.  

        The OPP thanks the public for helping us to keep our communities safe by using the means listed above to avoid unnecessary contact.

Canadian Police Services launch campaign . . .

National methamphetamine awareness . . .

Orillia, ON - January is Crime Stoppers Month in Canada and the theme for 2021 is "Helping All Communities Stay Safe". In support of this theme, Crime Stoppers Canada, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and police services across Canada are launching a national public awareness campaign over the next several months to help educate the public about the negative impacts of methamphetamine and how it poses a threat to the safety and well-being of our communities.

         Under the auspices of CIROC (the Canadian Integrated Response to Organized Crime), participating police services will feature a variety of communication strategies in order to provide information on indicators of methamphetamine production and the prevalence of methamphetamine within their local communities. Police services will focus on encouraging members of the public to report suspicious activity to their local police service, or to remain anonymous and report to Crime Stoppers.

        "The threat of methamphetamine production and its distribution within our communities continues to escalate. Often with ties to organized crime, this criminal activity poses a threat to our personal safety. The Canadian Crime Stoppers Association and its 87 member programs that support all communities across Canada encourage the public to report any suspicious activity to Police or to Crime Stoppers anonymously. Together we can help all communities stay safe." says David J. Forster, President, Canadian Crime Stoppers Association.

Did you know?

        Many Canadian law enforcement agencies have identified an increase in the use, trafficking, importation and production of methamphetamine. Methamphetamine has emerged as one of the most significant commodities within organized crime; entrenched from production, to importation and distribution.

        The production of one kilogram of methamphetamine produces about six kilograms of toxic waste. This waste is usually disposed of through illegal dumping resulting in environmental contamination and health hazards for the public.

        CIROC encourages social media followers to share the messages and information in order to help educate other members within your community of the potential indicators of methamphetamine labs as well as the dangers methamphetamine production poses within our communities.

About CIROC

        CIROC represents the totality of policing within Canada and coordinates national efforts to disrupt organized crime through information sharing and collaboration. These partnerships extend beyond policing and include agencies such as Canadian Border Services Agency, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada and other federal government departments.

        "The general public can be a powerful ally when it comes to combating organized crime. They can be our eyes and ears all across the country. Reporting suspicious activities is one way we can work together to fight the drug crisis." adds Chief Bryan Larkin, President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police


SD&G OPP News . . .  January 22, 2021

 

Assault Charges . . .

South Stormont, ON - On January 18, 2021 at approximately 3:45 p.m Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a report of dispute in progress on Frost Avenue in South Stormont. Investigation revealed that an adult accused had assaulted the victim several times.

     Suzanne KENNEDY, age 65, South Stormont Ontario was arrested and is charged with;

     •  Assault - Criminal code Sec. 266 - two counts

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

 

Fraud Charges Laid . . .

North Dundas, ON - On January 20, 2021 at approximately 2:52 p.m, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of fraudulent activity at a business in Chesterville.

     Investigation indicated that a male and female had fraudulently dealt with the business in order to obtain prescription medication.

Michael TURCHETTI, age 49, of North Dundas, Ontario is charged with;

     •  Fraud Under $5000 - CC Sec. 380(1)(b)

 Patricia TURCHETTI, age 44, of North Dundas, Ontario is charged with;

     •  Fraud Under $5000 - CC Sec. 380(1)(b) - two counts

     Both were released and scheduled to appear in Morrisburg court on April 6, 2021.

 

Driver Charged with Refusal . . .

North Stormont, ON - On January 21, 2021 at approximately 3:27 p.m, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry  Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Valley Street in North Stormont Township. 

     Investigation revealed that the adult driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver then refused to complete standard testing requested by the officers. The female driver also resisted officers during the arrest.

     Judith WILCOX, age 58, of Champlain Township was arrested and is charged with;

     •  Resist Peace officer - CC Sec. 129(a)

     •  Failure or refusal to comply with demand - CC Sec 320.15(1)

     The accused was released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall court on February 11, 2021.

 

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.

 

The SD&G OPP want to thank

the concerned citizens

for assisting in keeping our roads safe.

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.

Grenville County OPP News . . .

 

Impaired Driving charge . . .

North Grenville, ON - On December 28, 2020 around 7:00 p.m. officers from the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to Burritt's Rapids Road, in North Grenville, after witnesses were concerned a person in a stopped motor vehicle was sleeping. Officers attended and spoke with the driver. After further investigation Shane MCDONALD, aged 29, from Beckwith was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with;

     •  Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs

          sec.320.14(1)(a)

     •  Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration

          (80 plus) sec. 320.14(1)(b) 

     He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on January 22, 2021.

 

Prescription Fraudster Arrested . . .

Prescott, ON - On December 14, 2020 just after 3:30 p.m. Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers received a call for a fraud at a pharmacy on King Street in the Town of Prescott.

     The pharmacist had been sent a prescription that they believed to be fraudulent and notified police that a person was currently in the store requesting to pick up the Schedule II opioid. 

     Police attended and located the individual and after a short investigation Gabriel BOGDANOV, aged 18, from Ottawa was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with:

     •  Use, deals, acts on forged document - sec. 368(1)(a)

     •  Possession instruments for forgery - sec. 369(b)

     •  Fail to comply with Probation Order - sec.733.1(1)

     The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on February 26, 2021.

 

Motor Vehicle Collision . . .

Augusta, ON - On December 17, 2020 shortly after 3:30 p.m. Grenville County OPP officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Second Concession, Augusta Township.   After the driver was spoken to an Approved Screening Device (ASD) was utilized at the scene. The driver was arrested and taken to Prescott Detachment for further testing.

     Benjamin STALDER, aged 41, from Augusta, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with;

     •  Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs Criminal

          Code sec.320.14(1)(a)

     •  Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration

          (80 plus) - sec.320.14(1)(b)

     The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on January 21, 2021. 

 

Stolen Vehicle . . .

North Grenville, ON - On December 8, 2020 at around 11:30 p.m. officers from the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received notification of a vehicle on fire on Spruit Road, North Dundas. After an investigation, it was revealed that the SUV had been stolen from a residence near Boundary Road, North Grenville earlier that evening. The investigation is ongoing.

 

Driver refuses test . . .

On December 8, 2020 at around 10:00 p.m. officers from the Grenville County Detachment of the OPP were conducting a RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) check at French Settlement Road in the Township of North Grenville.    

        As a result of a police investigation, 22 year old

Patrick MARLEAU-MILLER of North Grenville has been charged with Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand, contrary to the Criminal Code s. 320.15(1).

        The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on January 8, 2021

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Motor vehicle collision . . .

On December 9, 2020 at around 10:00 a.m. members from Grenville County OPP attended a residence west of Johnston Road in North Grenville for a report of a single motor vehicle collision. An unoccupied vehicle had been set in motion inadvertently by a dog inside. The owner sustained minor injuries attempting to stop the vehicle.

 

 

     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.