Northumberland OPP weekend briefs:
• A business on Prince Edward St Brighton reported a break-in that occurred at approximately 1 a.m. The culprit(s) disconnected the hydro to the building then broke a window to gain entry into an office area. Once inside mirrors were smashed, nothing was apparently taken. Investigation ongoing.
• Several motorists on Hwy 401 in the Port Hope area reported a possible plane crash. Fire officials arrived at a small landing strip on East Townline Rd and confirmed that the single engine aircraft had landed safely. Police were advised that they were not required.
• Report of a neighbour dispute in Brighton over parking at the end of a dead end street. Both were advised that the Municipality allows anyone to park in that location.
• At 7:25 p.m. police received a report of erratic driving within a seasonal resort in the area of Island Park Rd in Trent Hills. Witnesses reported a black Jeep that had spun sideways causing the driver to fall out of the vehicle which continued to roll towards a building with several families in the area. The uninjured driver was identified as a visitor to the resort, arrested by police and taken to the Campbellford detachment for further tests.
As a result of these tests, Iain Elliott, 27 27 of Tyendinaga Twp, ON is charged with Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle, Impaired Care & Control of a motor vehicle and Having Care & Control of a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol content exceeded 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. He was held until sober then released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on September 21.
• At 10:48 p..m police conducting a RIDE program on County Rd 21 and Pogue Rd in Cramahe Twp stopped a grey Dodge pickup truck. The driver was found to have been drinking and failed a roadside test. He was arrested and taken to the Brighton detachment for further tests
. As a result of these tests, Bradley L Chapman, 52, of Cramahe Twp, ON is charged with Having Care & Control of a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol content exceeded 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on September 28.
• Presqu’ile Provincial Park reported several thefts from campsites overnight. Items taken include a wallet with credit cards, sunglasses, a table top BBQ, a children’s iPad, liquor, three mountain bikes, two coolers and a Sony camera.
Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspects who are described as 1) male, Caucasian, 30’s, 5-foot-7, thin build, greying hair with scruffy beard carrying a black backpack. 2) female, Caucasian, 20s, 5-foot-4, blonde unkempt hair wearing shirt/shorts and flip flops.
• A silver Nissan was stopped on Hwy 401 in Alnwick-Haldimand Twp for an expired validation sticker. The driver, a 25-year-old Colborne woman was found to be driving with a suspended licence. She was charged accordingly and the passenger, the owner of the car, was also charged for the expired validation.
• Police responded to a domestic dispute in the Brighton area. As a result of the ensuing investigation, one partner was charged with breaching a probation order by consuming alcohol and the other was charged with spousal assault. Names are withheld.
• Report of a man ‘passed out’ behind a Campbellford building in a laneway at 8 p.m. EMS transported him to a hospital due to his level of intoxication.
• Police attended a Campbellford home for a domestic dispute involving two intoxicated partners. They were separated for the night and no charges resulted.
• Police responded to a domestic dispute on a visiting boat moored on Trent River in Campbellford. Officers determined that the couple were having an argument over a bottle of shampoo falling overboard. Both partners were calm when police arrived and no charges resulted. Alcohol was a contributing factor.
• Police responded to a domestic dispute at a Hamilton Twp home where a separated couple were arguing over child custody issues. Both were counselled to seek legal advice and no charges resulted.
Northumberland OPP officers also investigated six accidental 911 calls, 14 motor vehicle collisions, 47 traffic related complaints and conducted four RIDE programs over this weekend.