An officer from the Hawkesbury OPP detachment helps conduct traffic during a parade. (Photo: Tara Kirkpatrick)

Police news: March 8

The local OPP publish a selection of police reports about every week. Here is what was shared on March 8.

Theft of snowmobiles

Alfred-Plantagenet – police says snowmobile owners should be extra vigilant after two attempted thefts of snowmobiles in Plantagenet in February, on Concession 3 and Boundary Road.

Impaired driving arrest

Champlain – A truck driver was charged for driving while allegedly under the influence of a drug, as well as for cocaine possession, after a traffic stop in the L’Orignal area, police say. He had been driving a commercial truck, a 2005 International model, which police say was parked on the shoulder of Bay Road when police responded. The 30-year-old from L’Orignal was also charged with failure to comply with a probation order. He was not released, and is instead being held in custody for a bail hearing on March 28.

Theft of an ATV

Hawkesbury – An ATV was stolen from a backyard on Hamilton Street in Hawkesbury overnight on February 23, police say. The 2010 Arctic Cat A20 ATV is still missing.

Drug arrests

Hawkesbury – Police in Hawkesbury used a search warrant in the town on February 24, and say they found methamphetamine, marijuana, ammunition, currency, and contraband cigarettes. A 51-year-old man was charged for possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking, possessing a firearm or ammunition despite a prohibition order, and trafficking contraband tobacco. A 46-year-old woman and a 25-year-old woman are facing similar charges. The man and the 46-year-old woman are being held in custody for a bail hearing on March 22, and the 25-year-old was released and will appear in court on April 5 in L’Orignal.