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Property recovered by OPP, would-be thieves arrested

Stolen farm wagon recovered by OPP

Back in November 2019, the Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a theft of a farm wagon, stolen from a farm property in the Vankleek Hill area.

On January 13, 2020, as a result of the investigation, the Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit arrested a 19-year-old from Saint-clet, Quebec, in addition to an 18-year-old from Saint-Polycarpe, Quebec, who was also arrested on January 23, 2020.

They were both charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Theft Over $5000

– Trafficking in Stolen Goods over $5,000 (incl. possession with intent to traffic)

They were both released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on February 12, 2020.

The Agromaster wagon valued at approximately $15,000 was recovered and returned to its rightful owner on December 5, 2019.

Speeding resulted in various charges

On Thursday morning January 23, 2020 at 9:15 a.m., Hawkesbury OPP officer Vandergoten was conducting traffic enforcement on County Road 10 in the Nation Municipality, when he intercepted a pickup truck for a speeding infraction.

Investigation revealed that the 2008 Ford F-150, maroon in colour, was pulling a double axles utility dump trailer with a licence plate not authorized for the trailer. The pickup truck was registered in Ontario and failed to display a licence plate at the front of the vehicle.

The traffic stop resulted in the driver being in possession of Methamphetamine Speed tablets. Consequently, the driver, a 45-year-old Hawkesbury man, was arrested and charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with “Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine”.

The driver was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with the following sections:

– Speeding 1 – 49 Km/h over posted limit

– Use plate not authorized for vehicle

– Drive motor vehicle, fail to display two plates

Following an inspection by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), the utility trailer was removed and towed by a tow company as it was deemed unsafe to circulate.

The accused was released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on February 26, 2020.

Impaired drivers

On January 13, 2020 at approximately 11:45 p.m., Hawkesbury OPP Constables Simpson and Maceus responded to a single motor vehicle collision, vehicle in ditch, on County Road 9 in the Alfred-Plantagenet Township.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, a 26-year-old man from Casselman Ontario, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

– Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

The vehicle was seized for 7 days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

The accused was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on February 5, 2020.

On Sunday January 19, 2020 at approximately 1:45 p.m., Hawkesbury OPP Constable S. Boudreau was patrolling Spence Avenue in Hawkesbury, when he intercepted a grey 2002 Mazda B4000 pickup truck for a seatbelt infraction.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, a 27-year-old male from Hawkesbury, Ontario, was arrested for driving a motor vehicle with the abilities impaired by drug. The driver was charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with “Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs”.

The driver was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with “Driver – fail to properly wear seat belt”.

The vehicle was seized for 7 days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

The accused was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on February 5, 2020.

Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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