Police seek public assistance after truck crashes into fence at Quinte Detention Centre

The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released the above photos and is asking for public assistance to identify the person or people responsible for damaging a fence at Quinte Regional Detention Centre.

According to the OPP, at approximately 1:27 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, officers with the L&A Detachment responded to the Quinte Regional Detention Centre, which is located on Richmond Boulevard in Napanee, after receiving a report regarding a vehicle that had just crashed into the fence at the provincial prison. Police said that a Caucasian male was driving the vehicle – a black pickup truck – at the time, and described the man as being in his early 40s with salt and pepper hair and a skinny build, standing approximately 6’ (182.8 cm) tall. At the time, the man was wearing a grey sweater and jeans.

“Police are looking for anyone with home security video or vehicle video that may have captured the incident,” the L&A OPP said in a press release on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.

Anyone with information concerning this incident or the identity of the person(s) responsible for it is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Anyone with information who prefers to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers to submit a tip at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or online at Crimestoppers.ca.

Quinte Regional Detention Centre can hold a up to 228 inmates of any gender who are serving time in provincial custody. The prison was first constructed in the early 1970s.

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