Police reports: Boy struck by motorcycle on County Rd. 22 Wednesday

Last Wednesday, an 11- year-old boy was struck by a motorcycle on County Rd. 11 and was transferred by ambulance to Kingston General Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a broken femur.

The Prince Edward OPP detachment reports the boy was walking southbound on the County Rd. 22 hill from Church Street. He did not hear or see the motorcycle coming and attempted to cross the highway. The motorcycle struck the boy and crashed. Paramedics and firefighters responded to the accident scene.

No charges were laid and police report the boy is recovering well.

The OPP is reminding pedestrians to be vigilant of traffic when walking up County Rd. 22 and to always look both ways when attempting to cross a highway.

Obstruction charge

A male youth is facing charges of obstructing a police officer and possession of property obtained by crime following an incident at a Main Street business in Picton last Wednesday.

Police were contacted by a shop owner who reported observing the suspect attempting to steal merchandise. Later, police questioned the suspect who gave a different name to officers. They were able to visually identify him from previous occurrences.

The suspect will appear in youth court in Picton May 14.

Executed warrant

On Friday, the OPP was investigating a suspicious person call on Main Street in Picton. A 31-year-old Quinte West man identified himself and police conducted a records check, which revealed the man had an outstanding arrest warrant in Belleville for assault and failure to attend court.

The man was arrested, transported, and turned over to the Belleville Police Service.

Misleading marketing

Police were notified by the Picton BIA about a marketing company making claims that may not be accurate when selling its services in Prince Edward County.

The company had been inviting merchants to purchase ad space on magnets that would be sold at the tills at Picton Sobeys and claiming that Sobeys owner Jamie Yeo suggested contacting them. The company is not connected to Sobeys.

The OPP is reminding business owners to be vigilant and to notify police or the Picton BIA with further information.