During the week of February 21 to February 27, officers with the Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to more than 260 calls for service. These included:

Impaired driving

On February 26, shortly before 10:30 p.m., a Russell County OPP officer conducted a traffic stop for a Highway Traffic Act (HTA) offence on St-Joseph Street in Rockland, where an Ontario driver was arrested.

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

As a result of the investigation, a 50-year-old male from Rockland, was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) CC 320.14(1)(b) and
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs CC 320.14(1)(a)

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.


On February 26, shortly before 10:15 p.m., Russell County OPP officers responded to a domestic disturbance on St-Pierre Road in Russell Township.

During the investigation, it was determined that an altercation occurred between two adults. One of the individuals was uncooperative and became combative with an officer at the location.

As a result of the investigation, a 31-year-old, from Cornwall, was charged with:

  • Mischief – Domestic CC 430(4);
  • Failure or refusal to comply with demand CC 320.15(1);
  • Resist Peace Officer CC 129(a);
  • Assault a Peace Officer CC 270(1)(a) and
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine CDSA 4(1)

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

Driver arrested after failing to stop

On February 27, shortly after 1:45 p.m., Russell County and Hawkesbury OPP officers responded to a motor vehicle theft complaint, on County Road 17 in the City of Clarence-Rockland.

Officers located the vehicle travelling at very high speeds and a traffic stop was initiated, however, the driver refused to stop and fled, hitting one of the officers with the vehicle.

A short time later, a Russell County officer deployed a Tire Deflation Device at the suspect vehicle and the vehicle came to a full stop in the Ottawa area. The driver was apprehended shortly after by Russell County officers.

As a result of the investigation, a 36-year-old male from Gatineau, Quebec, was charged with:

  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 CC 355(a);
  • Dangerous Operation CC 320.13(1);
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle CC 333.1;
  • Flight from peace officer CC 320.17;
  • Assault a Peace Officer with a weapon CC 270.01(1)(a) and
  • Resist Peace Officer CC 129(a)

The accused was held for bail.