Driving on suspension, consensual fight require OPP’s attention



Community Safety Officer Constable Patrick Menard reports Prince Edward OPP officers were required to respond to 225 requests for service in the past seven days.

Below is a cross section of the some of the calls local police officers responded to:

Aug. 20

  • An Ameliasburgh resident thought they were buying Bitcoin stocks and sent $250 to an unknown account. Police are asking the public to be aware of such frauds and ensure you know where and who you are sending money to. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.The Canadian anti-fraud Center can be reached at 1-888-495-8501

  • A traffic stop on County Road 49 resulted in a 40-year-old male being charged with driving while on suspension.

  • At another vehicle stop on County Road 49, a 31 year-old-female driver was charged with use of a false or invalid insurance card under the Canadian Automobile Insurance act.

  • Prince Edward OPP responded to a report of a possible ordnance found in the roadway near Army Reserve Road. If you do come across something that looks like ordnance, police are asking you do not pick it up .The public is asked to contact police who in turn contact CFB Trenton for proper disposal.

  • Police were contacted by Bayfield Treatment Centre in regards to a resident youth who had run away and was last seen on County Road 3.The youth was later located by staff and returned to the centre.

Aug. 21

  • Police attended Prince Edward Collegiate Institute after a report of an unauthorized electric vehicle charging at the school. The owner was spoken to and advised to contact Shire Hall to find an appropriate charging location.

  • Police attended a Spring St address in Picton over a Landlord/tenant issue. Rights and procedures for settling such disputes were explained to all parties.

  • Police reported to a two vehicle collision on Picton Main St. around noon. No injuries were reported in the crash and heavy rain was considered a factor when one vehicle rear ended the other. No charges were laid.

  • Police attended an Ameliasburgh address after a report of a 14 year-old-male making a social media post threatening suicide. The male was at home with family, fighting with another friend and pretending to harm himself. There were no injuries and the young man was spoken to.

  • A vehicle stop on Highway 62 resulted in a pair of Highway Traffic Act charges for a 22-year-old Bloomfield resident including speeding and driving while suspended.

  • Wet roads and inexperience was the determining causes for a single vehicle collision on County Road 4. There were no injuries at the scene but vehicle had to be towed by Shantz Towing.

Aug. 22

  • Domestic assault charges were laid on a 28 year old male.

  • Police responded to a traffic complaint of a vehicle stopped on Loyalist Parkway. The driver of the vehicle had stopped to avoid hitting a squirrel. Drivers are reminded to be vigilant of their surroundings and pull over if required to stop.

  • A vehicle was reported stolen from a North Marysburgh address. The keys were left in the vehicle and there are currently no suspects. The investigation continues.

  • A family dispute turned into a consensual fight between family members and required police assistance to separate the parties. All parties were spoken to and separated for the evening.

  • Police responded to a two vehicle collision on Short St. No injuries were reported but the vehicles blocked the roadway for a short period of time until being towed.

Aug. 23

  • Prince Edward OPP responded to two reports of failure to pay for fuel at a Wellington gas station in a 24 hour period. The investigation is continuing.

  • Traffic enforcement for seatbelt and distracted driving was conducted on Loyalist Parkway. In total, 127 vehicles were checked with three Highway Traffic Act charges being issued along with three warnings.

  • Foot patrol was conducted on Main St. Picton.

Aug. 24

  • Police responded to a County Road 34 location where a single vehicle collision occurred after a pot hole was struck, causing damage to the driver’s vehicle. The County of Prince Edward Roads department was contacted for repairs and the vehicle removed by Shantz Towing

  • Police responded to two separate vehicle collisions on the Glenora Ferry while the boat was docking. Drivers are reminded that vehicles are to remain in park until they are directed other wise by ferry staff.

  • A two vehicle collision in front of the LCBO in Picton resulted in a 65-year-old Picton female being charged under the Highway Traffic Act for not turning safely.

  • Police assisted The local SPCA in executing a warrant for an animal in distress at a County Road 10 address. 

  • Police are reminding all firearms users to be aware of their surroundings at all times after a report of a stray bullet striking a residence on County Road 24. A group of males were skeet shooting in the area. The parties were spoken to and warned about the proper use of firearms. 

  • A 21-year-old female Picton female was transported by ambulance to Kingston after a single motor vehicle collision on County Road 1. The investigation is continuing and, at last report, the female was being treated at the ICU at Kingston General Hospital.

Aug. 25

  • Police attended a single vehicle roll over after 27-year-old-male attempted to avoid a deer on Allison Road. The driver didn’t sustain any injuries and the vehicle was removed by Shantz Towing

  • Police investigated a break-and-enter to a County Road 34 business. The area was canvased by officers and the investigation is ongoing.

  • Police attended a windmill site on Royal Road after a report of a spool of wire reported as stolen. There are currently no suspects and the investigation is continuing.

  • An 84-year-old male cyclist was struck by a vehicle on Loyalist Parkway. The male was taken to Trenton Memorial Hospital as precaution and there were no life threatening injuries

  • Police attended a Consecon Treatment Centre after a report that three male youths had left the residence. All youth had returned to residence upon police arrival

  • Police responded to a single vehicle collision involving a pickup truck and a deer on County Road 1.

Aug. 26

  • Extensive damage was done to an Inkerman Ave. residence under renovations. Unknown suspects entered the residence and smashed drywall and broke windows, fleeing into the wood upon being discovered. The investigation continues

  • A total of four youth from the Bayfield Treatment Centre were spoken to by staff after reports the males were harassing local residents. Police attended and the issue is being handled internally.

  • Later that evening, the same 4 youth were reported missing and police assistance was requested. Before police arrived, all 4 youth had returned.

Overall, Prince Edward OPP officers investigated 17 accidental 911 calls, 10 motor vehicle collisions, and 34 traffic related incidents. A total of four RIDE programs were also conducted during this time period.

In addition to the regular calls service, the Prince Edward OPP teamed up with members of the  Highway Safety Division (HSD) and conducted Commercial Vehicle Inspections on vehicles with GVW/RGW over 4500 kgs.

Over the course of blitz, 22 inspections were conducted resulting in 15 charges laid.

Similar inspections were conducted on vehicles with GVW/RGW less than 4500 kgs and those spot checks resulted in three charges being laid.

Traffic Safety in all its components continue to be a focus in Prince Edward County. As written in the Provincial traffic safety program, “there can be no higher priority than saving lives”.