Three suspects caught during Break-and-Enter attempt

Prince Edward OPP. (Gazette File Photo)

A pair of allegedly impaired motorists, a break-and-enter and three COVID-19 related calls kept Prince Edward County OPP officers busy this weekend.

On Friday,  officers conducted a traffic stop on Main St in Picton shortly after 10:00 p.m. As a result of further investigation, the driver, Kyle McConnel, 27 from Prince Edward County, was arrested and charged with Operation While Impaired – 320.14(1)(a) and Operation While Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) – 320.14(1)(b)

The accused was also charged with driving a motor vehicle with no insurance. The driver was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on June 24, 2020. He was also given a 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

On Saturday,  shortly after 3:00 p.m., officers received a traffic complaint of a vehicle being driven in an erratic manor. Officers located the vehicle in Carrying Place. As a result of further investigation, the driver, Noel Radmoski, 50, from Oshawa, was arrested and charged with: Operation while Impaired – CC 320.14(1)(a) and Possession of a schedule one substance – CDSA 4(1)

The driver was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on June 24, 2020. He was also given a 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension

Prince Edward OPP is thanking motorists for remaining vigilant and reporting impaired drivers. To report impaired drivers, call 9-1-1.

Early in the morning of Monday, April 20, 2020, officers received a report of a break and enter in progress at a business on Crofton Road. With the assistance of the OPP Canine Unit and Emergency Response Team, three individuals were arrested.

Vanessa Croft, 20, from Brighton; Marcus Lane, 20, from Belleville; and Timothy Nicholls, 20, from Trenton, were charged with Break and Enter contrary to section 348(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

All three were released on an undertaking and are scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on July 8, 2020.

Additionally, officers responded to three COVID-19 related calls on Saturday, including:

  • Officers responded to a birthday celebration. Partiers were reminded of the regulations surrounding the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The individuals accepted the warning and complied with officers.
  • A male who recently returned from outside the country had gone grocery shopping. He was spoken to by officers who explained the potential impacts of defying the Quarantine Act and province-wide emergency orders currently in place. The individual complied and returned home.

If you wish to report an incident, please call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, if your matter is an emergency call 9-1-1. For more information on COVID-19 you may visit the Ontario Government website at Ontario.ca or call the County’s helpline at 1-833-676-2148.

-Staff