Cornwall Regional Police Blotter for Friday May 16, 2014 – OPP CPS

Cornwall Regional Police Blotter for Friday May 16, 2014 – OPP CPS

Cornwall PoliceASSAULT, THREATS, MISCHIEF, BREACH

            Cornwall, ON – A 26-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on May 15th, 2014 and charged with assault, mischief, threats and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that on May 11th, 2014 while in the area of Water Street and Marlborough Street the man was arguing with his 30-year-old girlfriend and punched and slapped her in the face. The man then met up with the woman a second time at the Square and tore a necklace from her neck. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. On May 15th, 2014 the man spotted by a member of the Cornwall Community Police Service walking on Sydney Street. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.

IMPAIRED, BREACH, DRIVE SUSPENDED

            Cornwall, ON – Jonathan Jasper, 22 of Williamstown was arrested on May 16th, 2014 and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, breach of a conditional sentence order for being out past curfew and consuming alcohol. He was also charged with driving a motor vehicle while suspended. It is alleged that on May 16th, 2014 the man was found to be operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol in the area of Second Street and Nick Kaneb Drive. He was taken into custody during a traffic stop and charged accordingly. He was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing.

OPP:

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] Warrant Executed 2014-05-16

(South Dundas) – On May 14th 2014, members of the OPP Cornwall Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) – Project Paradigm, the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), and S.D. &G. OPP members executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (C.D.S.A) warrant at a residence on Saving Street, Williamsburg ON.

Upon searching the residence, police seized a prohibited firearm, approximately 650g of cultivated Marihuana and 17 Marihuana plants.

The projected street value of the seized drugs is estimated at approximately $3,000.00.

Glen FROATS (48) and Kellie FROATS (41) were arrested and face charges of:

o Produce a Schedule II substance – (cannabis marihuana) CDSA 7(1)

o Poss. of a Schedule II substance for the purpose of Trafficking- under 3 kg, CDSA 5(2)
Glen FROATS and Kellie FROATS were both released on a Promise to Appear. They are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice of Ontario in Morrisburg, (ON) on June 3rd 2014.

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] OPP DATA SHOWS EIGHT OUT OF TEN BOATING INCICDENT VICTIMS NOT WEARING PFDs 2014-05-16

(ORILLIA, ON) – Personal Floatation Devices (PFD) are rarely found by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers when recovering deceased boaters in marine incidents.

With Safe Boating Awareness Week getting underway from May 17-23, 2014, the OPP is shedding light on some notable marine fatality facts and engaging the public in helping boaters make wise choices on the water.

Of the 23 boaters who died in OPP investigated marine incidents last year (2013), 20 of them were not wearing PFDs. This has been the trend for the past five years with eight out of ten victims who died in boating incidents between 2009 and 2013 being found with no PFD (or wearing them incorrectly).

The late arrival of spring has made for a cold start to the boating season. In some areas of the province, ice is still present and the open waters remain cold. Cold waters are dangerous and it is especially important to wear a PFD during cold water seasons – it can make an unexpected mishap survivable.

Make sure you are well-dressed and consider taking a few extra warming items on board. Hypothermia is a particularly significant risk right now.  Boaters and those working and playing near the water need to remember – the colder the water, the less rescue time there is!

Before heading out, it is important to do a thorough check of your boat and safety equipment and even more important when the waters have just thawed.  While the OPP has patrols underway on the water, they are reminding boaters that the unusual spring has delayed many operators and those who run into difficulties may experience delays with police assistance.

OPP statistics are also showing a five-year low in alcohol-related marine fatalities.  Four people died in impaired boating incidents in 2013, compared to seven in 2012 and 2011, 14 in 2010 and 13 in 2009. In spite of the decrease, even one life lost due to alcohol use on the water is one too many.  The OPP is asking the public to call 9-1-1 if they know or suspect that someone is operating a vessel while impaired.  In doing so, you could be saving lives.

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