False alarm in Napanee leads to cruiser collision with bridge

An OPP Cruiser clipped the corner of the CN overpass bridge in Napanee on Thursday, Jul. 13, 2023, coming to a rest in the tunnel under the bridge. Photo by Michelle Dorey Forestell/Kingstonist.

An officer with the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) created more congestion than intended when responding to what was believed to be an active crime in Napanee during rush hour last week.

At approximately 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jul 13, 2023, officers with the L&A OPP received a report of a break and enter in progress at an address in Napanee. With an active crime in progress, officers responded to the address, however, while en route, one of the officers responding collided with the CN train bridge in the heart of the Town of Greater Napanee. The collision caused significant damage to the cruiser.

In response to Kingstonist inquiries, Constable David Yome of the L&A OPP said that other officers responded to the location in question and, upon arrival, learned that the people on the property had permission to be there.

“[Officers] determined that the suspects that were reported to be breaking in were supposed to be there and there was no criminal offence that occurred,” Yome said in an email to Kingstonist on Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2023.

Another OPP officer attended the scene of the collision, which was cleaned up within the hour. According to witnesses, no injuries were sustained in the collision.

Yome confirmed the officer involved was not injured and was not charged in connection with the collision.

One thought on “False alarm in Napanee leads to cruiser collision with bridge

  • huh.. Im saving this .. for the next time “I” get in a wreck

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