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Numerous Arrests

(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) – Members of the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have been busy with various investigations and resulting arrests.

On July 1, 2024, at approximately, 10:30 a.m., police received a call for service regarding an assault at a residence in the Municipality of Trent Hills. Police arrived and the subject of the complaint shortly made himself available to police. The individual was arrested and taken into custody.

A 33-year-old, from the Municipality of Trent Hills, was charged with:

–      Uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm

–      Assault

–      Assault cause bodily harm – choke, suffocate or strangle

–      Mischief – destroys or damages property

The accused shall not be named to protect the identify of the victim and was held for bail to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice.

On July 1, 2024, shortly after 2:00 p.m., OPP responded to a traffic complaint regarding a vehicle travelling on County Road 25 in the Township of Cramahe. The vehicle was located and stopped by police. The driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to a local detachment to undergo tests conducted by a Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE).

David DAWSON, 33-years-old, from the Township of Cramahe, has been charged with:

–      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Possession of a Schedule I substance – Cocaine.

In addition to a future court date, a further 90-day Administrative Driver Licence Suspension (ADLS) and a seven-day vehicle impound was initiated as per statute.

On June 3, 2024, at approximately 10:45 a.m., OPP responded to a report of a fire at a residence in Campbellford. Officers arrived and the Municipality of Trent Hills Fire Department were already on scene. The fire was extinguished and it was determined there was nobody inside. The scene was held as the Ontario Fire Marshall (OFM) conducted an investigation into the incident also assisted by police. The structure was searched and following a month long investigation, the Northumberland OPP Crime Unit arrested an individual on July 2, 2024.

Gregory COMTOIS, 40-years-old, from the Municipality of Trent Hills, has been charged with:

–      Unauthorised Possession of a firearm.

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

On July 2, 2024, at approximately 6:40 a.m., OPP responded to a dispute at a residence in Hamilton Township. Police arrived at the location and the subject of the complaint was also a male that was sought in connection to an incident of mischief which occurred on May 19, 2024, in the Municipality of Port Hope.

A 33-year-old, of no fixed address was arrested and charged with:

–      Mischief – destroys or damages property

–      Fail to comply with probation order

–      Unlawfully in a dwelling house

–      Possession of a Schedule I substance – Cocaine

–      Theft under $5,000.

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

On July 7, 2024, at around 4:30 p.m., police again responded to a dispute at the same location in Hamilton Township. The same individual was arrested and charged with:

–      Failure to comply with undertaking

–      Fail to comply with probation order. 

The accused was held for bail before the Ontario Court of Justice and shall not be named to protect the identity of the victims.

On July 8, 2024, at approximately 3:00 a.m., police responded to a report of a Remotely Piloted Aerial System (RPAS) at the Warkworth Institution. Officers patrolled the area and stopped a vehicle nearby on County Road 29. Officers conducted an investigation and the driver was arrested.

Phong HOANG, 43-years-old, from Ottawa, has been charged with:

–      Mischief – obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property

–      Conspiracy to commit summary conviction offence.

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

The Ontario Provincial Police is committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities.

The Northumberland OPP values your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please visit Crime Stoppers at: www.stopcrimehere.ca or call 1-800-222-8477.

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