Hawkesbury #OPP Report Busy Week of Policing 112918

THIS WEEK IN POLICING

ANNUAL OPP FOOD DRIVE OUTCOMES

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – On Saturday November 3, 2018, the Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) held its Annual Food Drive Event at Laurin Your Independent Grocer on Cameron Street in Hawkesbury.

Members of the Hawkesbury OPP Detachment and OPP Auxiliary Unit, with the assistance of the Hawkesbury Rotary Club, collected a total of over $3,000 in cash and food donations for the local food banks during this one day event.

The Hawkesbury OPP Detachment wishes to recognize the great contribution of the Hawkesbury Rotary Club members for assisting us that day, and to Laurin Your Independent Grocer.

A special thanks to our citizens for their great generosity and making this event a success. Thank you !

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QUICK CHANGE SCAM

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a fraud incident that occurred on November 4, 2018, at approximately 1:00 p.m. at a local store in Hawkesbury.

The fraudsters attended the customer service cash and made a small purchase using a large bill. The suspect then asked for change and in the process confused the cashier into giving more money than he was owed.

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

Photos of suspects is attached.

Quick change scam is when an individual target inexperienced cashiers by paying for small priced items with a large bill ($50 or $100). Before the cashier could give back the change the suspect would engage the cashier in a speedy series of money exchanges thereby confusing the cashier. In the confusion suspect would tell the cashier how much money to give back thus short changing the cashier. In some instances suspect(s) work in teams of two where one suspect would handle the money exchange while the second suspect act as a distraction to confuse the cashier even more. Police suggest to avoid being a victim to the scam, only complete the transaction for the purchase then close the cash register. If the customer is asking to exchange bills be weary of the scam and contact your manager before engaging in further interactions.

The Hawkesbury OPP reminds store owners and employees to be aware of the many types of fraud that target businesses and to take some easy steps to protect themselves and avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

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POLICE SEEKS ASSISTANCE TO IDENTIFY MALE SUSPECT

Robbery

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) needs the assistance of the public to identify a male suspect in relation to a robbery that occurred on October 19, 2018 at approximately 10:10 p.m.

The investigation revealed that a 59-year-old male attended the Bank of Montreal on Main Street East in Hawkesbury to withdraw money from the A.T.M. machine. Meanwhile, a male suspect entered the lobby and physically assaulted the victim and grabbed his money before running away. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries from the altercation.

The suspect is described as:

– White male,

– Approx. 6’0″ tall,

– 170-180 lbs,

– English speaking

Was wearing:

– Blue jacket with a black hoodie underneath,

– Blue jeans,

– Grey/black running shoes,

– Sunglasses

A photo of the suspect is attached.

Anyone who has information about the identity or knows the whereabouts of the suspect, please contact Constable Priess at the Hawkesbury O.P.P. at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

If you have any information regarding the suspect or his whereabouts 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.

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COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE – DRIVER ABOVE ZERO  

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – On Thursday November 1, 2018 at approximately 12:40 p.m., the Hawkesbury OPP Detachment responded to a single commercial motor vehicle collision on Tessier Street in the Town of Hawkesbury.

The vehicle was travelling on Tessier Street, when the driver lost control of his commercial motor vehicle, leaving the roadway and tipped over in the ditch.

Investigation revealed that the male driver had consumed alcohol several hours prior and had operated his commercial motor vehicle with blood alcohol content over 0 mgs.

Consequently, the driver, Gilles CHARBONNEAU (59 yrs) of Hawkesbury, was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with the following sections:

– Drive a commercial motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration level being over zero.

– Fail to remain

– Fail to ensure under-vehicle inspection report is completed accurately

– Careless driving

The Hawkesbury OPP would like to remind drivers of commercial motor vehicles of the Zero tolerance.

As of July 1, 2018 drivers of vehicles requiring an A-F class licence, vehicles requiring a Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) and road building machines are prohibited from having any presence of alcohol in their blood when behind the wheel of these types of vehicles. These drivers are also prohibited from having any presence of cannabis in their system as well as other drugs that can be detected by an oral fluid screening device.

If police determine that you have the presence of cannabis or alcohol in your system and/or that you are impaired by any substance including illegal drugs, prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications, you will face severe consequences and potential criminal charges.

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 IMPAIRED DRIVERS

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – On Friday November 2, 2018 at approximately 11:40 p.m., Hawkesbury OPP Constable S. Boudreau was conducting a R.I.D.E. initiative on John Street in Hawkesbury, when a silver 2015 Dodge Caravan stopped at the checkpoint.

Interaction with the female driver gave the officer reason to believe that she had operated her motor vehicle with blood alcohol content over 80 mgs.

Consequently, the driver, Jessica DENIS (31 yrs) of Laval Quebec, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with “Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood”.

She was later released and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on November 14, 2018.

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(HAWKESBURY, ON) – On November 7, 2018 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Hawkesbury OPP officer S. Boudreau intercepted a red tricycle propelled by electric motor (Power-Assisted Bicycle) on Bon Pasteur Street in Hawkesbury.

Interaction with the male driver gave the officer reason to believe that he had operated his electric powered tricycle, defined as a motor vehicle under the Criminal Code, with blood alcohol content over 80 mgs.

Consequently, the driver, Sylvain PILON (49 yrs) of Hawkesbury Ontario, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:



– Driving While Ability Impaired- motor vehicle (Alcohol)

– Fail or Refuse to Provide Sample

The traffic stop resulted in locating open alcohol on the tricycle. He was charged under the Liquor Licence Act with “Having liquor in open container in other than licenced premises, residence or private place”.

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

– Fail to share half roadway – meeting vehicle

– Fail to wear proper helmet on power-assisted bicycle

He was later released and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on November 21, 2018.

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Fail to remain at collision resulting in impaired driving charges

(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET, ON) – On Friday afternoon November 9, 2018 at approximately 1:53 p.m., Hawkesbury OPP officers responded to a motor vehicle collision, fail to remain, in a parking lot on St-Philippe Street in Alfred-Plantagenet.

Investigation revealed that a vehicle was backing up and struck another vehicle, at which point the female driver was seen taking off, leaving the collision scene. The licence plate number and description of the vehicle was immediately provided to police.

At approximately 2:00 p.m., the vehicle, a silver 2002 Mazda 3, was located and stopped by Constable Barbe on County Road 17, east of Wendover.

Interaction with the female driver gave the officer reason to believe that she had operated her motor vehicle with blood alcohol content over 80 mgs.

Consequently, the driver, Amber TEEPLE (36 yrs) of Gatineau Quebec, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Driving While Ability Impaired- motor vehicle (Alcohol)

– Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood

– Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident

The traffic stop resulted in locating open alcohol in the vehicle. She was charged under the Liquor Licence Act with “Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available”.

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

She was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on November 28, 2018.

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(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET TOWNSHIP) – On November 17, 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Hawkesbury OPP officer Chirke responded to a report of a possible impaired driver in the Alfred-Plantagenet area.

The vehicle, a white 2016 Hyundai Elantra, was immediately located and intercepted on County Road 17 east of Wendover.

Interaction with the male driver gave the officer reason to believe that he had driven his motor vehicle with his abilities impaired by drug.

Consequently, the driver, Eric SIMARD (38 yrs) of Hawkesbury Ontario, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with “Driving While Ability Impaired – motor vehicle (Drug)”.

He was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on November 28, 2018.

 

The Hawkesbury OPP wish to remind motorists that mixing driving with alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication may impair your ability to drive.

We rely on the public to report any crime, so if you suspect that someone is driving or about to drive impaired by alcohol or other drugs, please call 9-1-1 and report it.

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CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS MALE

Vehicle Theft

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – The Hawkesbury OPP is investigating a theft of a motor vehicle that occurred on Monday morning, November 5, 2018 between 8:30 – 9:00 a.m., from a business property situated on Highway 34 in Hawkesbury.

The stolen vehicle was recovered the following day in St-Jerome, Quebec.

The image of a male was captured on video surveillance. Police were not able to identify the person on the photo and are asking for your help.

(See attached photo – Male to be identified).

If anyone has information about the identity of this man, please contact Constable Priess of the Hawkesbury OPP Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

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PERSONS TO BE IDENTIFIED

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a shoplifting that occurred on November 24, 2018 at the LCBO store on County Road 17 in Hawkesbury.

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

(See attached photo – LCBO)

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

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SEARCH WARRANTS EXECUTED

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – On October 19, 2018, members of the Cornwall Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed a Search Warrant in the Town of Hawkesbury, resulting in the seizure of cannabis resin, methamphetamine, Canadian currency, and drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking.

The combined value of the seized property is estimated at more than $13,100.00.

Gaston RACINE (53 yrs) and Jeaninne LABELLE (58 yrs) both of Hawkesbury Ontario, were arrested and charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with “Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking- Other Drugs”.

They were also charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with “Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000 – in Canada”, and under the Cannabis Act with “Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling”.

Both accused were released and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on November 21, 2018.

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(HAWKESBURY, ON) – On November 1, 2018, members of the Cornwall Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), assisted by the East Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Canine Unit, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Search Warrant in the Town of Hawkesbury, resulting in the seizure of cannabis marihuana, methamphetamine, Canadian currency, and drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking. OPP also seized a prohibited weapon.

Eric VILLENEUVE (35 yrs) of Hawkesbury Ontario, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

– Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000 – in Canada

He was also charged under the Cannabis Act with “Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling”.

Brigitte SEGUIN (39 yrs) of Hawkesbury Ontario, was arrested and charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with “Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

Both accused were released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on November 28, 2018.

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