Suspicious activity in Ameliasburgh results in court date

Prince Edward OPP are asking the community remains vigilant when it comes to any suspicious persons or activity that they would feel is out of the ordinary.

Such vigilance has netted a pair of individuals a court date in Picton next month after their behaviour caused neighbours to contact police.

On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at approximately 6:30 pm, Prince Edward OPP received several calls of suspicious persons /vehicles on County Rd. 23 and Spencer Rd. area north of the village of Ameliasburgh.

Witnesses reported a person running through a field with a stick, acting intoxicated. A vehicle in the area was followed to Park View Road which is a dead end.  The witness was diligent enough to call OPP and wait for the officers to arrive.

The officers eventually located the suspect vehicle on Loyalist Parkway at a nearby gas station. An investigation was conducted into the occupants and, as a result, two people were charged under the Highway Traffic Act.  An Investigation is continuing regarding the identity of the runner.

Bradley Douglas, 21, from Corbyville, ON was issued a Provincial Offences Notice for drive motor vehicle – no licence – 32(1) HTA and was issued a summons for drive under suspension – 53(1) HTA.

Lindsay Anne Montgomery, 35, from Colborne, ON has been issued a summons for Careless Driving – 130(1) HTA and driving while under suspension – 53(1) HTA.

Both accused are scheduled to appear in Provincial Offences Court on Friday Nov. 22, 2019 in Picton.

“Prince Edward OPP would like to thank the citizens that contacted OPP to report this suspicious activity and would like to remind everyone that greater community involvement is what helps keep Prince Edward County safe,” said Prince Edward Detachment Commander John Hatch. “The OPP Crime Prevention strategy is designed to reduce break and enter crimes and engages and empowers citizens to take an active role in helping prevent crime.”