Traffic stop leads to drug charges

THE NATION MUNICIPALITY – On February 26, 2020 at approximately 3:45 p.m., OPP Constable E. Kombitsakis was conducting stationary speed enforcement on County Road 9, in St-Isidore in the Nation Municipality, when he intercepted a red 2009 Mazda 3 for travelling at a high rate of speed.

The traffic stop resulted in locating open alcohol and a variety of drugs including Methamphetamine, Oxycodone, Cocaine, Cannabis, and other drugs with paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

The driver, a 19-year-old from South Glengarry Township, Ontario, was arrested and charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with the following sections:

– Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

– Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Opioid (other than heroin) – (3 counts)

– Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking- Other Drugs – (3 counts)

The driver was also charged under the Cannabis Control Act with “Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling”, and also under the Liquor Licence Act with “Having care or control of a motor vehicle with liquor readily available”.

The accused was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on March 18, 2020.

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Stunt driver charged on County Road 17

ALFRED-PLANTAGENET – On March 1, 2020 at approximately 12:15 a.m., OPP Constables Simpson and Beausoleil were conducting stationary speed enforcement on County Road 17, in the Alfred-Plantagenet Township, when they intercepted a white 2015 Dodge Ram for travelling at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle was caught traveling at a speed of 145 km/h in a posted 90 km/h zone.

As a result, the 22-year-old driver of Alfred-Plantagenet Township, was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with “Race a motor vehicle-Stunt”.

The driver’s licence was immediately suspended for seven days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on April 2, 2020.

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Police seek assistance to identify persons of interest

HAWKESBURY – The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a shoplifting that occurred on February 13, 2020 at a grocery store in the Town of Hawkesbury.

During the investigation, the image of a person that police believe has information in the matter, was captured on video surveillance.

Police are asking for your help. If you can identify the person on the photo, please contact Constable Meloche at the Hawkesbury OPP Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

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The Hawkesbury OPP is investigating a shoplifting that occurred on February 23, 2020 at a store in the Town of Hawkesbury.

During the investigation, the image of two people that police believe has information in the matter, was captured on video surveillance.

Police are asking for your help. If you can identify the people on the photos, please contact Constable Pilon at the Hawkesbury OPP Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

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Break and enter investigation

EAST HAWKESBURY – The Hawkesbury OPP is investigating a break and enter incident that occurred between February 24 and February 25 at a residence situated on County Road 14 in the East Hawkesbury Township.

The investigation revealed that someone entered the residence and stole a safe containing documents and Canadian currency.

The matter is still under investigation.

Anyone with information can contact Constable Doucet at the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

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Theft of catalytic converters

HAWKESBURY – On Tuesday morning February 25, 2020, the Hawkesbury OPP received two reports of theft of catalytic converters on commercial vehicles that were parked at two separate business properties, both situated in the Town of Hawkesbury.

Culprits cut the catalytic converters off of GMC cargo and cube vans.

Anyone with information about this matter can contact Constable Priess or Constable S. Kombitsakis at the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

Hawkesbury OPP is encouraging owners to take precautions and follow these tips to deter criminals and help cut down on thefts:

– Install good lighting and functional security cameras that you know how to use;

– Park your vehicles in well-lit areas in view of security cameras;

– If possible, use a locked garage or compound to park your vehicles overnight;

– Watch for suspicious electrical tool noises and people under cars – especially late at night or in isolated parking lots;

– Call 911 if you think you see a crime in progress.

Remember, if you see something, say something….If you see suspicious behaviour or person roaming the area, call the Hawkesbury OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

 

If you have information regarding any criminal matters and wish to remain anonymous, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display. Your call will stay anonymous and your presence won’t be needed in court. Tips can also be sent via text message and e-mail. For more information, visit the National Capital Crime Stoppers’ website at www.CrimeStoppers.ca.