Police notes: RIDE program results in recovery of stolen property

On July 8 at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County OPP were conducting a R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program at the intersection of Marysville Road and Waddingham Road in Tyendinaga Township.

A vehicle towing a trailer with an insecure load and improperly attached licence plate approached the checkpoint and was stopped. Officers observed stolen property in the trailer and placed the three occupants of the vehicle under arrest.

As part of the ongoing investigation police seized a significant quantity of copper wiring and a stolen licence plate.

As a result of the investigation a 52-year-old and 49-year-old man, both of Greater Napanee and a 32-year-old of Belleville have been charged with:

  • Two counts of possession of property obtained by crime

The Belleville man was also charged with fail to comply with probation.

All accused were released on an appearance notice and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on Sept. 14, 2021.

-On July 9 at approximately 7 a.m., officers of the Lennox and Addington OPP responded to a report of an eastbound tractor trailer being driven in an erratic manner on Hwy 401 in Greater Napanee.

Police initiated a traffic stop near the Palace Road exit and determined that the driver was showing signs of impairment. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to Detachment for further processing by a Drug Recognition Expert Officer.

As part of the investigation police seized suspected heroin and suspected cocaine.

L&A County OPP have charged a 29-year-old of Brampton with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drug
  • Two counts of possession of a Schedule I substance.

The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on July 27, 2021. The accused’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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