The Frontenac County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has begun disseminating information to the media on a week-by-week basis, allowing members of the public a glimpse of the amount of work the police do in the County, and some insight into the more outstanding calls and projects the OPP are undertaking.
According to Const. Roch Benoit, Acting Media Relations Officer for the Frontenac County OPP Detachment, these collections of OPP briefs will be published weekly, while larger, more serious incidents will be addressed individually. The following is the first of such weekly briefs from the Frontenac OPP.
During the week of November 14 to 21, 2022, officers from the Frontenac County OPP Detachment responded to 215 calls for service.
On Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, Frontenac OPP began an investigation into a possible breach of probation, according to the media release, dated Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. As a result of the investigation, a resident from the City of Kingston was charged with an adult failure to comply with a probation order. The OPP said that the accused is scheduled to appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston at a later date.
Last week, Frontenac OPP also charged two drivers with impaired driving charges.
On Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, officers responded to a driving complaint on Perth Road in South Frontenac Township. OPP said that the vehicle was stopped and, as a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old from South Crosby Township faces the following charges:
- Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired – with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit (over 80 mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood)
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
In response to inquiries from Kingstonist, Const. Benoit explained that the dangerous operation charge stemmed from the multiple calls the OPP received about the accused person driving in a dangerous and/or erratic manner.
The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston in December 2022.
The second incident took place on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, when Frontenac OPP responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Long Lake Road in Central Frontenac Township. As a result, the 26-year-old driver from South Frontenac Township was charged with the following:
- Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired — alcohol and drugs
- Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit (over 80 mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood)
- Failure to comply with a prohibition order
- Failure to comply with an undertaking
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Driving a motor vehicle with open container of liquor
- Resisting a Peace Officer
- Two counts of failure to comply with a release order — other than to attend court
- Three counts of failure to comply with a probation order
The accused was found to be in possession of a rifle, according to Const. Benoit, who said the accused was not authorized to be in possession of that firearm. The collision occurred just after 12 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, Benoit said.
The accused remains in custody pending a bail hearing.
The Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign began on November 17 and will continue until January 2, 2023. Frontenac OPP said that they want everyone to know that they will be out on the roads this holiday season to prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries by encouraging all motorists to drive responsibly.
In the release, Frontenac OPP said they responded to 30 motor vehicle collisions, but did not provide further information on these incidents.
Additionally, the Frontenac OPP is reminding the public that any person with information regarding any criminal activity should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Frontenac County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.