Police use video to connect suspect to credit card stolen at PEFAC

Last Wednesday, police charged a 19-year-old Picton man accused of stealing a credit card from a locker at the Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre Feb. 2.

The Prince Edward OPP broke open their investigation after obtaining video footage from a location where the stolen credit card was later used.

The man faces criminal charges for theft of a credit card, use of a stolen credit card, and possession of stolen property under $5,000. He is scheduled to face the charges April 18 in provincial court in Picton.

In other OPP news…

– Over the long weekend the Prince Edward detachment was on both sides of partnership with other police agencies, receiving an accused on an outstanding arrest warrant and executing a warrant for another police force.

The first incident came on Saturday around 1:30 p.m. when Durham Regional Police notified Prince Edward OPP officers they had a man in custody wanted on domestic-related charges from June 2015. The police forces arranged a hand-off and Prince Edward took custody of the accused. A 28-year-old Quinte West man was held for a bail hearing in Belleville Tuesday on criminal charges including two counts of uttering threats and single charges of domestic assault and failing to comply with a recognizance order.

Around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the OPP executed an unrelated arrest warrant after an officer noticed a speeding vehicle on Loyalist Parkway near Smokes Point Road in Carrying Place. After investigation, it was discovered the driver was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Belleville Police Service.

A 41-year-old Ameliasburgh man was issued two tickets and arrested on a warrant for two counts of breaching his probation. The officer then delivered him to Belleville police for processing.

– Police were called to Smokes Point Road at around 12:30 a.m. Saturday after receiving information about two males consuming alcohol in their vehicles.

Upon arrival, the officers observed two men in one vehicle. and noted signs of impairment of the man in the driver’s seat. That man was removed and arrested for being in care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired and with a blood/alcohol content over 80 mg/100 L. He was brought to the detachment for breath tests, which police say confirmed the man exceeded the legal limit. The 22-year-old Carrying Place man was charged. He’s due in Picton court April 18.