Eastern Ontario #OPP Round Up for FEB 5, 2016


(North Glengarry) – On February 2, 2016 at approximately 10:01pm, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers intercepted a vehicle on Main Street in the Town of Alexandria, North Glengarry Township. The stop resulted in the seizure of quantities of suspected marihuana, methamphetamine and hydromorphone. Further information also indicated that the male driver was in contravention of conditions imposed from a previous incident.

Michel PIETTE (43) of North Glengarry Township was arrested and is charged with;

– Possession of a Controlled Substance (3 counts)
– Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (2 counts)
– Fail to Comply with Conditions of a Recognizance (4 counts)

He was held in custody pending an appearance (bail) at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.


(South Dundas) – On February 3, 2016 at approximately 9:29pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a threats incident at a property on First Street, South Dundas Township. Investigation indicated that an adult male had threatened two (2) other individuals. Further information also revealed that he was in contravention of a condition imposed from a previous incident.

Michael LYON (35) of South Dundas Township was arrested and is charged with;

– Utter Threats (2 counts)
– Fail to Comply with a Recognizance

He was held in custody pending an appearance (bail) at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.


In the weeks of January 25th to February 01st, Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to 133 occurrences. Two break and enter incidents were reported. Three incidents of assault and three incidents of theft were reported. In the last week, officers investigated one impaired driving related incident. Out of these 133 occurrences, 20 concluded with charges.



(HAWKESBURY, ON) – On January 28th, 2016, members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau – Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) – Cornwall Community Drug Action Team and Tactical Rescue Unit (TRU) executed a Search Warrant in the town of Hawkesbury, resulting in the seizure of methamphetamine and ecstasy tablets, cannabis marijuana and firearms.

Stephane KIEFFER (44 yrs) of Hawkesbury was arrested and charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with the following:

– 5(2) Possession of a Schedule I (methamphetamines tablets) substance for the purpose of trafficking

– 5(2) Possession of a Schedule I (ecstasy tablets) substance for the purpose of trafficking

– 5(2) Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking

– 5(2) Possession of a Schedule II (Cannabis marijuana) substance for the purpose of trafficking

He was also charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following offences:

– 92(2) Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Weapon

– 117.01(1) Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order

– 733.1(1) Fail to Comply with Probation Order

He was not released and kept for a bail hearing scheduled on February 04th, 2016 at L’Orignal court.


(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET, ON) – A stolen snow blower was recovered on Montee Charette Road in Alfred near a snow mobile trail in the morning of Friday January 29th 2016.

Constable J. Laliberte of the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) was on duty when he stopped to assist a motorist on County Road 15 near Montee Charette Road.

The investigation revealed that a snow blower, valued at $1000, had just been stolen from a nearby residence.

Consequently, the motorist Paul Jr CAMPBELL (40 yrs) of Alfred was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following section:

– 334(b) Theft Under $5000

He was later released and scheduled to appear at court on March 02nd, 2016 in L’Orignal.

The owner of the snow blower was subsequently informed of the theft and property was returned.


(CHAMPLAIN, ON)  – On Saturday afternoon January 30th, shortly before 2:30pm, Hawkesbury OPP officer Mike Roy was dispatched to the scene of a two motor vehicles collision on County Road 17 at the intersection of Longueuil Street in L’Orignal.

The driver of a 2000 brown Chevrolet Malibu was traveling on County Road 17 when he struck the rear of a vehicle stopped at the red light at the intersection.  Both drivers did not sustain any injuries.

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

Consequently, the driver, Pascal LALONDE (42 yrs) of Victoria Street in L’Orignal, was charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

  • 253(1)(a) Driving While Ability Impaired – motor vehicle (Alcohol)
  • 253(1)(b) Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood.

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 February 17th, 2016 in L’Orignal.


(HAWKESBURY, ON) – Constable Sebastien Brisson of the Hawkesbury OPP is investigating a break and enter incident that occurred at a Nelson Street West apartment in Hawkesbury.

The investigation revealed that someone gained access to the apartment sometime on January 31st by breaking the front door window where a jewelry box was stolen.

The matter is still under investigation.

Anyone with information can contact the investigating officer at the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.


(HAWKESBURY, ON) – The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public that even though there is ice on some lakes and rivers in the area, you need to use caution if you choose to be on them.  Not every lakes or rivers are the same and varying winter weather conditions and temperatures can rapidly change ice conditions.

Always check the ice in several places before stepping or travelling onto it, wear a floatation suit, carry ice picks and if you are ice fishing, at least 10 centimetres (4inches) of clear blue ice is required for walking on, 20 centimetres (8inches) for snowmobiles and 30 centimetres (12 inches) minimum is needed for most light vehicles. Double these amounts if the ice is white or opaque.

Ice safety and weight-bearing properties of ice can be affected by many factors, including thickness, currents, age of ice, pressure cracks and snow cover. Ice does not freeze at uniform thickness across bodies of water. Thickness should be checked regularly as you move further out onto the ice.

The strongest ice is clear blue in color. White or opaque ice is much weaker. A layer of heavy snow on a frozen lake or river can insulate the ice below and slow down freezing. Travelling on ice with snowmobiles or vehicles can be potentially very dangerous and added precautions must be taken. Avoid slushy ice, untracked ice, or ice near moving water or dock bubblers.

It’s important to let others know where you’re planning to fish and advise when you plan to return.   If you are missing, rescue crews can narrow their search and potentially save your life.

Parents are always reminded to be mindful while children are out of school, as they may venture out on frozen ponds, ditches or waterways.

The OPP and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are reminding snowmobilers to take personal responsibility for their own safety and well-being this winter. Snowmobilers are advised to go online at www.ofsc.on.ca to check the status of local trails.

Those venturing onto the ice are reminded to keep safety in mind at all times and be prepared.  Always remember that no ice is without risk.

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [LEEDS COUNTY (Brockville)] BREAK AND ENTER – ELGIN BUSINESS UPDATE 2016-02-03

(LEEDS, ON.) –   Members of the Leeds County Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing an investigation into a break and enter at a retail establishment in Elgin. One Male has been arrested, while a second male involved is still outstanding.
On the 17th of January 2016 at about 10:30 pm Ontario Provincial Police officers were notified of an occurrence at Kenney’s Plumbing on Main Street in Elgin. Police investigation revealed that thieves had forced open a rear door at the business and removed several items including a boat motor, a generator, a welder, a pressure tank, a cash register, a chain saw, a drill, and a sawsall.
Joel ECHLIN, a 28 year old from Lanark County has been arrested and charged with Break, Enter and Theft over $5000, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. He will be answering to his charges at the Ontario Court of Justice – Brockville.
The second suspect who is still outstanding is described as a shorter male, stocky, dark coat, dark pants, lighter coloured gloves, and a dark toque.
They were operating a Green 4 door Buick car at the time of the offence.
Members of the Leeds County Crime Unit are continuing with this investigation.


From:  Renfrew Detachment                                                     Date: February 3, 2016


(RENFREW, ON) – Renfrew OPP officers continue to search for two firewood processing units which were stolen from a business property in White Lake.  The equipment was last seen on Monday December 28 and discovered missing on Thursday December 30.  Both units were Cord King Firewood Processors.  The first is described as a Cord King CS27-40 Model 60 and is valued at approx. $135,000.

The second one is a Cord King CS20-40 Model 48.  This unit is valued at approx. $62,000.   Anyone who may have information on this theft or the whereabouts of this stolen property is asked to call the OPP at 613-432-3211


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