Over $300 in cash recovered by Prince Edward OPP, returned to owner

Quick actions by employees at a local business and complete work by local police officers resulted in a shopper and their money being reunited last week.

Prince Edward OPP report that Thursday, March 26, 2020 members of the detachment responded to a report of a theft of money.

A customer was waiting in line to check out at a Picton business while an envelope fell to the floor containing approximately $340. The envelope was then picked up by another customer and taken home.

Thanks to the thoughtful actions of store employees and thorough investigative skills employed by the officers, the suspect was located and the money was returned back to its rightful owner.

No charges were laid.

In other OPP news:

•On Friday,  just after 7:00 p.m. officers with the Prince Edward County Detachment responded to a report of an assault.

Officers attended an address on Picton Main Street and spoke with the victim who had sustained minor injuries.

As a result of the investigation, a 38 year old male from Picton, was charged with the following offences

  • Mischief under $5000 – 430(4) – Two counts
  • Assault – 266
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm – 264.1(1)(a)
  • Forcible confinement – 279(2)

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date in Picton.

•On Saturday just before 6:00 a.m. officers with the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a serious assault.

Officers attended a hospital, where the victim was being treated. The male was later transported to a Kingston hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation remains ongoing with members of the Prince Edward OPP Crime Unit.

  On Sunday  just before 9:00 p.m. an officer from the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment conducted a traffic stop on Highway 62 in Hallowell Ward.

The vehicle was found to be travelling in excess of 50km/h over the posted speed limit. As a result, the driver was charged with stunt driving. The driver’s licence of the motorist was suspended and their vehicle impounded both for a period of seven days. The driver was summonsed to Provincial court in Picton at a later date.