Quality of cat coif questioned by customers, argument leads to charges

Prince Edward OPP. (Gazette File Photo)

Dissatisfied customers angry with the quality of a cat clipping have been hit with trespassing charges by Prince Edward OPP.

Officers from the Prince Edward County Detachment responded to a business in Ameliasburgh Ward last Tuesday after receiving a report of two belligerent clients. 

Staff had requested the clients leave the premises and they refused to do so. According the OPP, the client was not satisfied with the hair cut provided to her cat. 

A 20-year-old female and her friend were charged with fail to leave premises when directed under the Trespass to Property Act. 

In other OPP news, officers with the Prince Edward detachment were kept busy with a variety of calls this weekend.

The calls for service included:

• On Saturday around 1:00 a.m. officers were called to a business on Loyalist Parkway in Hallowell Ward where an individual had reportedly caused damage to a front door and other property. As a result of further investigation, a 38-year-old male from Belleville was arrested and remanded in custody until a scheduled appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville.

•Officers were also on marine patrol Saturday on West Lake. Officers located a personal watercraft towing a wakeboarder without a spotter. The operator was charged accordingly.

•Saturday evening, officers responded with Hastings Quinte EMS to a motor vehicle collision on Wellington Main Street involving a vehicle and motorcycle. One person was transported to hospital. The investigation remains ongoing.

•Later on Saturday evening, officers were called to an address on County Road 12 in Athol Ward for a dispute. Officers responded with Hastings Quinte EMS who treated an individual for minor injuries. As a result, a 54-year-old female from Mississauga was arrested and charged with assault. She was released on an undertaking and is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton at a later date.

•Shortly before 6:00 p.m. officers were called to an address on Stinson Block Road in Consecon where they received a report of a dispute. A 36-year-old male from Quinte West was arrested and transported to Detachment where he caused damage to the cell area. The individual was charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Assault – 266- Three counts; Sexual assault-271- Two counts; Assault with a weapon – 267(a); Fail to comply with probation order – 733.1(1); Mischief – 430(1)(a).

The male was remanded in custody until a scheduled appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville.

•On Sunday evening just before 7:30 p.m. officers responded to a motor vehicle collision at the corner of Loyalist Parkway and Mallory Road near Bloomfield. Two vehicles were involved in the collision and, as a result, a 57 year old male from Toronto was charged with fail to yield to traffic on through highway under the Highway Traffic Act.