Northumerland OPP Police Press Releases

Double Fatal Collision

(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) – The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a fatal two vehicle collision in Alnwick-Haldimand Township.

On Friday March 28, 2024, at approximately 11:30 p.m., members of the Northumberland OPP, with assistance from Fire and EMS, responded to a report of a serious collision on County Road 45 near Beagle Club Road.

Sadly, as a result of the collision, the drivers of both vehicles and a passenger were confirmed deceased. Two other passengers were transferred to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

County Road 45 was closed between County Road 22 and Beagle Club Road during the investigation and has recently reopened.

The investigation is ongoing.

The OPP is requesting that if anyone was in the area during the timeframe of the collision and has any information, dash cam or surveillance footage that may assist investigators, to please call Northumberland OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Northumerland OPP Police Press Releases

Pervert Principal Alert: Douglas KENNEDY

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, ON) – The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit has charged an individual in relation to a historical sexual offence.

The investigation began on November 16, 2023, after the victim reported the incident to police.

The incident is reported to have occurred between 1988 to 1991 while the accused was a principal at a school in Northumberland. The victim was a student and known to the accused during this time frame.

As a result, Douglas KENNEDY, 78-years-old of Peterborough, was arrested and charged with:

  • Sexual assault

The accused is due to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a future date.

Anyone who has any information about this, or a similar incident, is asked to call the Northumberland OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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