OPP charge woman with assaulting police officers

A 39-year-old Kingston woman will face criminal charges including the impaired and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, domestic assault, domestic mischief, and two counts of assaulting a police officer following an incident south of Picton Saturday.

The Prince Edward OPP was dispatched to a disturbance on County Rd. 22 at about 7 a.m.  A subsequent investigation suggested a domestic dispute was in process between a man and a woman.  Police say the woman was intoxicated and had been acting aggressively toward the man, including driving her vehicle at him and driving the vehicle repeatedly into a building located on the property.

Police say the woman assaulted two responding officers as they were affecting her arrest. No serious injuries resulted to any involved party.

The woman was held for a bail hearing today in Belleville.

In other police news…

– A suspected impaired driver was arrested at the site of a RIDE program Saturday night in Consecon.

The OPP reported a vehicle with two occupants approached the checkpoint and an officer noted an odour of alcohol on the driver’s breath and observed open alcohol in the vehicle.

A roadside screening device was administered on site and the driver registered a “fail” reading. Upon arrest, the driver was taken to the Prince Edward detachments where further breath samples into an Intoxilyzer device confirmed she had alcohol in her system in excess of the legal limit.

A 22-year-old Ameliasburgh woman faces the criminal charge of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle with over 80 mg blood/alcohol content. The woman also faces charges of driving without a seatbelt, driving with an expired validation sticker, and having open alcohol in a vehicle.  She is scheduled to attend Picton court Aug. 1 to face the charges.

– On July 9, police attended the scene of a break-and-enter on Prospect Avenue and quickly apprehended two suspects.

The police received a description of the vehicle involved upon arrival and quickly located it. They arrested a 67-year-old man and a 61-year-old female, both with no fixed address who had originally come from Poland.  They were charged with break-and-enter, possession of break-in instruments, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and obstructing a peace officer. They were held for a court appearance Friday.

After further investigation, the Prince Edward OPP’s street crime unit believes the two suspects may have been involved in numerous break-and-enter incidents around the Quinte region an surrounding areas.  They say the suspects would enter unlocked homes and, if discovered, inquire if the residence is for sale.

Police are reminding the public to lock their doors day and night and to document any suspicious activity at a neighbour’s home, including licence plate numbers, vehicle makes and colours, and descriptions of individuals.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.