Hawkesbury OPP Police Blotter JULY 19, 2016

Hawkesbury OPP Police Blotter JULY 19, 2016

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal OPP Media Release HAWKESBURY THIS WEEK IN POLICING 2016-07-18

FROM/DE:    Hawkesbury OPP Detachment                       DATE: July 18, 2016

THIS WEEK IN POLICING

In the week of July 11th to July 18th, Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to 149 occurrences.  One break and enter incident was reported.  Three assault incidents and ten incidents of theft were reported.  In the last week, officers investigated three impaired driving related incident. Out of these 149 occurrences, 18 concluded with charges.

THEFTS OF BOAT MOTOR

(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET, ON) – The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a theft of an outboard boat motor that occurred between Friday, July 8th, and Monday July 11th, at a residence situated on County Road 17 in Alfred-Plantagenet.

The 2015 Mercury trolling motor, 4 horsepower, was stolen off a boat parked next to a detached garage.

Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact Constable Zachari Gonsalves at the Hawkesbury O.P.P. Detachment at613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

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(CHAMPLAIN, ON) – Constable Eddy Saardi of the Hawkesbury OPP is investigating a theft of an outboard motor that occurred overnight on July 13th and July 14th.  The investigation revealed that a black Mercury 15 horsepower outboard motor – valued at approximately 3500$ was stolen off a boat parked ashore on the owner’s property situated on Montpetit Street in L’Orignal.

Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact the investigating officer at the Hawkesbury O.P.P. Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

 

THEFT OF TRAILER

(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET, ON) – The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a theft of a cargo trailer that occurred sometime overnight between July 12th and 13th at a private property situated on Old Highway 17 in the Alfred-Plantagenet Township.

The black 2010 Sure-Trac cargo trailer containing some tools is valued at approximately $4000.

If you have information about this theft, please contact Constable Mathieu Desjardins at the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

THIEF ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – On Wednesday July 13th, at 4:15 pm, the Hawkesbury OPP was called to the Freshco grocery store on Spence Avenue in Hawkesbury for a shoplifting incident.  The cashier had caught a female shopper leaving the store carrying a re-usable grocery bag with over $94 of unpaid groceries.

Norrie HAMADE (23 yrs) of the Nation Municipality was charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following section:

– 334(b) Theft Under $5000– SHOPLIFTING

She was later released and scheduled to appear at court on August 03rd, 2016 in L’Orignal.

 

REPEAT OFFENDER ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – On Wednesday July 13th, shortly before 7:00 pm, the Hawkesbury OPP was called to the LCBO store on Main Street East in Hawkesbury for a shoplifting incident.  The thief, known by the LCBO staff as a habitual shoplifter, was seen stealing and leaving the store with a bottle of liquor worth $35.

The shoplifter was immediately located by police running on Main Street in Hawkesbury.

He was on Probation Order and in breach of his conditions.

Martin BRABANT (33 yrs) of Champlain Township was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– 334(b) Theft Under $5000- SHOPLIFTING
– 733.1(1) Fail to Comply with Probation Order (2 counts)

He was not released and kept for a court appearance the following day. He was then kept in custody and is scheduled to appear at court on August 24th, 2016 in L’Orignal.

R.I.D.E. LEADS TO SEVERAL CHARGES

(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET, ON) – On Thursday July 14th, shortly after 2:30 am, Hawkesbury OPP officers Zachari Gonsalves and John Leger were conducting a R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) initiative on St-Philippe Street in Alfred, when a 2014 black Ford F150 pickup truck stopped at the checkpoint after being heard squealing tires.

Interaction with the male driver gave the officer reason to believe that he had operated his motor vehicle with blood alcohol content over the legal limit.  Consequently, the driver, Claude Jr DUPUIS (32 yrs) of Alfred-Plantagenet, was arrested for driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood.

Once at the Hawkesbury OPP Detachment, the driver refused to provide a sample of his breath.

Consequently, the 32-year-old driver was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following section:

– 254(5) Fail or Refuse to Provide Sample 254(2)

Investigation also resulted in the driver being in possession of Cocaine.

He was then charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with the following section:

– 4(1) Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine

Furthermore, investigation revealed that he was suspended from driving in the Province of Ontario.

He was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with the following section:

– 53(1) Driving while under suspension (3 counts)

He was also charged under the Liquor Licence Act with the following section:

– 32(1) Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor

The vehicle was seized for 7 days.

He was later released and scheduled to appear at court on August 03rd, 2016 in L’Orignal.

IMPAIRED BOAT OPERATOR

(CHAMPLAIN, ON) – On Thursday July 14th, at approximately 6:45 pm, Hawkesbury OPP marine unit officer Dominique Sauve was on the Ottawa River patrolling the waterways when he intercepted a pontoon boat for safety equipment and documents check.

Interaction with the male driver gave the officer reason to believe that he had operated his vessel with blood alcohol content over 80 mgs.

Consequently, the vessel operator, Francois GREGOIRE (55 yrs) of the Nation Municipality, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following section:

– 253(1)(b) Operate Vessel with more than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Blood

He was also charged under the Canada Shipping Act 2001 Small Vessel Regulations with the following section:

– 206(a) Operating non-human-powered pleasure craft without prescribed vessel safety equipment on board

The driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

He was later released and scheduled to appear at court on August 03rd, 2016 in L’Orignal.

Drinking and boating continues to be a problem.

The OPP would like to say that drinking while boating is just as dangerous as drinking and driving and the very same laws apply.

If you are caught operating a motorized or non-motorized vessel while impaired, you will also lose your ability to operate your motor vehicle. Drinking alcohol on boats is only allowed when the boat has sleeping, cooking and washroom facilities and is anchored or docked.

Boaters are also reminded that if they are operating a vessel, it is their responsibility to ensure that their vessel has all of the proper safety equipment on board. Having the proper safety equipment is required by law, as well as a proper certified life jacket for EVERY person on board.

The OPP are operating on the waterways, so if you suspect that a person is operating any type of boat while impaired, please call 9-1-1 and report them.

 

IMPAIRED DRIVER

(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET, ON) – On Saturday July 16th, shortly after 12:30 am, Hawkesbury OPP officers were responding to a dispatched call when Constable Dominique Sauve intercepted a 2008 white Mitsubishi Lancer, parked in a private parking lot on County Road 17 in Alfred-Plantagenet.

Interaction with the male driver gave the officer reason to believe that he had operated his motor vehicle with blood alcohol content over 80 mgs.

Consequently, the driver, Francis BOTTIER (34 yrs) of Saint-Remi, Quebec, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following section:

– 253(1)(b) Care or Control Over 80 mgs.

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

He was later released and scheduled to appear at court on August 03rd, 2016 in L’Orignal.

STOLEN VEHICLE – THIEF CAUGHT

(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET, ON) – A stolen motor vehicle was recovered in the Alfred-Plantagenet Township on Thursday July 14th, shortly after 8:30 pm.

Constable Bradley Giroux of the Hawkesbury OPP was responding to report of a suspicious vehicle in Alfred.  A vehicle description and Quebec plate number was provided by the caller resulting in the vehicle being reported stolen out of Montreal.

The officer intercepted the 2002 blue Chevrolet Ventura minivan heading eastbound on County Road 17 near Blue Corner Road.

Consequently, the driver, Benoit BRUNET-VERREAULT (32 yrs) of Montreal, Quebec, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following section:

– 355(b) Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

Cannabis marihuana, methamphetamine (speed) tablets, contraband cigarettes and a scale were found.  He was consequently charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with the following sections:

– 5(2) Possession of a Schedule II substance for the purpose of Trafficking- under 3 kg
     – 4(1) Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

He was also charged under the Tobacco Tax Act with the following section:

– 29(2) Possess unmarked cigarettes

He was later released and scheduled to appear at court on August 17th, 2016 in L’Orignal.

BREAK & ENTER – SIGNIFICANT SUM STOLEN 

(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET, ON) – The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a daytime break and enter that occurred on Saturday July 16th at a private residence situated on Peladeau Road in the Alfred-Plantagenet Township.

The investigation revealed that someone gained access to the residence and stole a significant amount of money from a homemade safe.

The OPP Forensic Identification Services assisted in the investigation.

The matter is still under investigation.

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