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Hawkesbury OPP Police Press Releases

Only One Headlight Leads To $30,000 Drug Bust

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged two people, and seized more than $30,000 worth of drugs and $2,235 in Canadian currency following a traffic stop.

On April 16, 2024, at approximately 1:20 a.m., OPP officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle headed eastbound on Highway 417 at mile marker 35 due to a burnt out headlight.

As a result of the investigation, the driver – 34-year-old Etienne Joseph Montpetit from Ottawa – was arrested and charged with the following offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), and the Criminal Code (CC):

  • CDSA – Adult possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • CDSA – Adult possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • CDSA – Adult possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Other Drugs
  • CC Adult possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 – in Canada

The passenger, 39-year-old Ryan Gordon from Ottawa, was also charged with the following offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), and the Criminal Code (CC):

  • CDSA – Adult possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • CDSA – Adult possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • CDSA – Adult possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Other Drugs
  • CC Adult possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 – in Canada

Both males were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court on May 8, 2024 at the L’Orignal Court of Justice. 

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OPP Warn Thieves Targeting Heavy Machinery

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to warn local business owners of heavy machinery theft in The Nation Municipality.

On March 30, 2024, a male suspect was observed trespassing on private property at a business near St Isidore, and acting suspiciously around heavy machinery.

On April 2, 2024, a backhoe valued at approximately $235,000 was stolen from a business located at a different property in the same area.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Hawkesbury OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

The investigation is ongoing and officers are working on any leads they may have.

Officers urge business owners to take necessary steps to protect themselves from theft. Here are a few tips for preventing theft of heavy machinery:

  • Always roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the doors and pocket the key.
  • Park other vehicles around heavy machinery to act as a deterrent to thieves.
  • Consider installing security cameras and alarms in the yard and at the entrance.
  • Consider installing motion-activated lights in the yard.
  • Install a third party GPS tracking device in high-value machinery.
  • Ensure gates or access points are locked and secured before leaving at night.
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Ahmed OUMALLOUK & Abdelaziz SENOUCI Arrested

(HAWKESBURY, ON) – The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged two individuals after a vehicle failed to stop for police.

On February 27, 2024, at approximately 03:35 a.m. on Highway 417, an OPP officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle at mile marker 62 in The Nation municipality. The vehicle failed to stop.

At approximately 04:30 a.m. on Highway 417 near mile marker 4, the same vehicle was stopped by officers using a tire deflation device.

As a result, 19-year-old male Ahmed OUMALLOUK from Montreal was arrested and charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada (CC):

  • CC 320.17 Adult flight from peace officer
  • CC 353(1)(b) Adult possessing automobile master key
  • CC 145(5)(a) Adult failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court
  • CC 351(1) Adult possession break in instruments
  • CC 88 Adult possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

Abdelaziz SENOUCI, a 21-year-old male from Montreal, was also arrested and charged with the following under the Criminal Code of Canada (CC):

  • CC 353(1)(b) Adult possessing automobile master key
  • CC 733.1(1) Adult fail to comply with probation order – 2 counts
  • CC 355(b) Adult possession property obtained by crime under $5000
  • CC 351(1) Adult possession break in instruments
  • CC 88 Adult possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

Both males were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court on March 20, 2024 at the L’Orignal Court of Justice. 

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