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Impaired driving, mischief, and thefts have kept Russell County OPP busy

During the period of December 14, 2020 to January 11, 2021, officers with the Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 1,073 calls for service. These included:

Motorists charged with impaired driving

On December 26, 2020, shortly before 11:30 p.m., a Russell County OPP officer conducted a traffic stop for an alleged Highway Traffic Act offence on Russell Road in Clarence-Rockland where a driver was arrested.

During the investigation, the officer determined that the motorist had been consuming drugs and was impaired. The driver was transported to detachment for further testing with a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

A 42-year-old man from Almonte, was charged with operation of a vehicle while impaired due to alcohol and drugs.

On January 2, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a Russell County OPP officer conducted a traffic stop for an alleged Highway Traffic Act offence on Highway 417 westbound near the Limoges exit which resulted in the arrest of a driver.

During the investigation, the officer utilized the Approved Screening Device (ASD) on the motorist. The driver was transported to detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old woman from Rockland, was charged with operation of a vehicle while impaired due to a blood alcohol concentration of more than 80 milligrams.

A driver was arrested on January 3, 2021, shortly before 3 a.m. while Russell County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE Program on Laval Street in Bourget.

During the investigation, the driver refused to provide a breath sample and was uncooperative with the officer.

As a result of the investigation, a 57-year-old man from Rockland, was charged with failure or refusal to comply with a demand.

The motorist received a 90-day driver’s license suspension, and the vehicle was also impounded for seven days.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal at a later date.

Dispute leads to mischief charge

On December 21, 2020, shortly after 7:30 a.m., a Russell County OPP officer responded to a disturbance complaint on Heritage Road in Russell.

The investigation revealed that an altercation occurred between two adults.

As a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old Russell woman was charged with mischief for rendering a property dangerous, useless, inoperative or ineffective.

The accused was scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on January 13, 2021.

Suspicious vehicle leads to stolen vehicle charges

On December 24, 2020, shortly before 1:30 a.m., a Russell County OPP officer located a suspicious vehicle while conducting general patrol on Notre-Dame Street in Embrun.

The investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen.

As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old Ottawa man was charged with possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000, failure to comply with a release order – other than to attend court, and failure to comply with a probation order.

A 48-year-old woman from Ottawa was also charged with failure to comply with a release order – other than to attend court.

The accused are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal at a later date.

Suspicious vehicle leads to stolen vehicle charges

On December 31, 2020, shortly before 7:30 a.m., Russell County OPP officers responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint on Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road in Bourget.

The investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen.

As a result of the investigation, a 33-year-old man from Rockland was charged with possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000, operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code, and theft under $5000.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal at a later date.

 

 

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