SIU Crotch Lake Police Victim Dies – Cornwall Ontario area Police Blotter for Tuesday July 30, 2013 OPP



Cornwall, ON – Marisa Lupien, 35 of Cornwall was arrested on the 29th of July, 2013. It is alleged that she failed to attend court on the 23rd of July, 2013. A bench warrant was then issued. On the 29th of July, 2013 a police officer on patrol in the area of Alice Street and Walton Street spotted the female and took her into custody and charged with failing to attend court. She was transported to police headquarters and released with a court date of the 29th of August, 2013.




                Cornwall, ON – Eric Deschesnes, 36 of Cornwall was arrested on the 29th of July, 2013. It is alleged that on the 29th of July, 2013 police were contacted and attended a Marlborough Street address for an unwanted person. An investigation then ensued. During their investigation they located the unwanted man now at his own residence on Prince Arthur Street. Police detected an odour of alcohol from the male who is bound by an Undertaking with conditions to abstain from the consumption of alcohol and to keep the peace. He was taken into custody and charged with two counts of breach of Undertaking then transported to police headquarters where he was held for a bail hearing.


Cornwall, On –Michael Fox, 46 of Cornwall was arrested on the 30th of July, 2013.It is alleged that just after midnight a police officer on patrol spotted the man walking on Montreal Rd . The man was known to the officer to be bound by an Undertaking with a curfew of10pm-6am.The man was taken into custody and charged with breach of Undertaking. He was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing.




                Cornwall, ON – A 44-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on the 29thof July, 2013. It is alleged that on the 28thof July, 2013 he attended his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend’s residence and threatened her all the while brandishing an edged weapon. Police were contacted and attended on the 29thof July, 2013 as the man re-attended her residence. An investigation then ensued. During the investigation it was revealed that the man was bound by a Probation order with conditions not to possess any weapons and to keep the peace. The man was taken into custody and charged with threats, assault with a weapon, weapons dangerous and two counts of breaching his Probation order. He was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it might identify the victim.

from the OPP;


(AURORA, ON) – As the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) gears up for a busy Civic Holiday Long Weekend, they are giving the public a heads-up on what dangerous driving habits they’ll be watching out for and what positive driving behaviours they will be expecting from motorists throughout the province.

One important law the OPP will be looking for drivers to adhere to is Ontario’s Move Over law.  This law applies to all motorists who are approaching a police, fire or ambulance vehicle in the same direction of travel, stopped on the roadside with its lights flashing.  Drivers in this situation are required to slow down and pass with caution, but if the road has multiple lanes, drivers must move over into another lane, if it can be done safely.

According to Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey, Provincial Commander, Traffic Safety and Operational Support, far too many drivers ignore this law. “Since 1989, we have lost 5 OPP officers who were tending to their duties on the side of the road when they were killed by approaching vehicles and many of our emergency partners have also died at the hands of careless drivers in the same situation,” said Beechey.

The OPP is reminding motorists that because this law was introduced 10 years ago (in 2003), the grace period during which officers tend to raise awareness of a new law and let people off with a warning is no longer in effect and violating this law comes with a $400 to $1200 fine and 3 demerit points upon conviction.

“Over the 2012 Civic Holiday Long Weekend, we lost 5 people in motor vehicle collisions within OPP jurisdiction and this year our officers will be on alert for people who display aggressive driving habits, those who drive while impaired or distracted and those who are not wearing seat belts,” said Chief Superintendent Don Bell, Commander of the OPP Highway Safety Division.

OPP officers will also be highly visible on the water and on trails, laying charges against people who show a disregard for public safety while boating or off-roading this weekend.  According to Bell, six people have died in off-road vehicle incidents so far this year and alcohol was a factor in four of those fatalities.


THREATS(South Stormont) – On July 26, 2013 at approximately 10:15am, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of disturbance at a residence on Fairgrounds drive, South Stormont (Newington). While officers were at scene, a male became irate and uttered threats towards another male. Police also observed a firearm (shotgun) not safely stored.Ronnie HAWN (66) of South Stormont was arrested and is charged with;

–          Utter Threats

–          Unauthorized Possession of Firearm

–          Careless Storage of Firearm

He was released and scheduled to appear in Cornwall court August 29, 2013



(North Dundas) – On July 26, 2013 at approximately 11:45pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a domestic situation at a property on Queen Street, North Dundas (Chesterville Fair). Investigation revealed that an altercation between a female and her ex-spouse resulted in the female assaulting the male.

The 21 year old female (from North Dundas) was arrested and is charged with;

–          Assault

She was released to appear in Cornwall court on August 20, 2013.



(North Glengarry) – On July 27, 2013 at approximately 9:00pm, SD&G OPP officers had the occasion to conduct a traffic stop on Main Street in the Town of Alexandria, North Glengarry Township. The stop resulted in the seizure a of a small quantity of suspected marihuana from inside the vehicle.

Alexis CAMPEAU (23) of Ste-Telesphore QC was arrested and is charged with;

–          Possession of a Controlled Substance

He was released and scheduled to appear in Alexandria court on September 09, 2013.



(North Dundas) – On July 28, 2013 at approximately 4:00am, SD&G OPP officers responded to a family dispute at a residence on South Street, North Dundas Township (Chesterville). Investigation revealed male had left the residence with the family vehicle without permission and that he was not licenced. The vehicle was located in Chesterville.

The 18 year old male was arrested and charged with;

–          Take Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent

–          Young Driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration above Zero (Highway Traffic Act)

–          Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence (Highway Traffic Act)

He was released (criminal charge) and scheduled to appear in Morrisburg court at a later date.



(South Stormont) – On July 28, 2013 SD&G OPP received a report of a stolen vehicle from a property on Eaman Road, South Stormont Township. Investigation revealed that between July 27(11:00pm) and July 28 (9:45am), a 2003 grey Dodge Dakota 4×4 pick-up was taken from the driveway.

An investigation continues.



(SD&G) – Over the past weekend, SD&G OPP officers conducted ongoing safety patrols of area roads and waterways in the United Counties. The following are enforcement results (charges);



Liquor Licence Act violations (open in vehicles) – 2

Radar Warning Devices seized – 3

Excessive Speed (50+ kms over limit) – 3 (153km/h/162km/h/151km/h…all in 100km/h zone)

Suspended Drive – 1

Drive Motor Vehicle-No Insurance – 2

Other Highway Traffic Act – 6



Speed – 1

No Proof of Competency – 2

No Life Jackets – 1

Liquor Licence Act violations – 2

Safety is paramount and ALL operators are reminded to drive responsibly. With another long weekend approaching, being extra vigilant is a must!

from SIU in Toronto;

Update: Man shot in Central Frontenac Succumbs to Injuries

Case Number: 13-PFD-178

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Mississauga (29 July, 2013) — A 45-year-old man involved last week in an interaction with Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in Central Frontenac succumbed to his injuries yesterday evening. Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) continues to probe the circumstances surrounding his death.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
• At approximately 5:20 p.m. on July 25, 2013, members of the OPP Lanark County Detachment attended a rural residence on Crotch Lake;
• During the interaction between OPP officers and a male at the residence, police firearms were discharged and the man was struck multiple times;
• He underwent surgery for his injuries at Kingston General Hospital. He died yesterday at 7:48 p.m.

The SIU has assigned five investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.  At this time the SIU has designated two subject officers and six witness officers in relation to this incident. A post mortem will be conducted tomorrow.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1935.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.

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  1. I hope the investigation will be thorough, unbiased and truthful.

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