OPP lay charges in boating incident

IN HOT WATER Prince Edward OPP have laid charges against a Belleville man in relation to an alleged swamping incident at Sandy Cove on June 21. (Facebook screen grab)

A Belleville man has been charged in relation to boating incident earlier this month on the Bay of Quinte.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment responded to a marine complaint on Sunday June 21, 2020. Officers were notified of a vessel attempting to swamp other vessels on the Bay of Quinte near Sandy Cove. Reports stated the vessel was boating erratically.

As a result of further investigation, Timothy Garrity, 44, from Belleville, was charged with Dangerous operation contrary to section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on October 7, 2020. The Prince Edward County Detachment of the OPP would like to thank everyone who came forward with information and continue to ask anyone who may have photos or videos of the incident to contact police at 1.888.310.1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

-Staff