Home security system helps nab would-be robber

A Prince Edward County man has a court date next week after a home security system alerted a Hallowell home owner of an unlawful presence at their residence.

On Thurs., Nov. 28, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment responded to a break and enter just before 8: a.m. when the home owner received an alert from a home security system.

Officers located a suspect when they arrived at the Hallowell Ward address.

Albert Elsbury, 40, was arrested. He was charged with break, enter a dwelling house with intent to commit indictable offence contrary to section 348(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada. The accused was released is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Dec. 18.

In other OPP news:

On Wed., Nov. 27, at approximately 6:00 a.m. members of the Prince Edward County OPP Detachment, the East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Canine Unit and Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) executed a search warrant at a residence on South Big Island Road in Sophiasburgh Ward.

As a result, police seized of a quantity of methamphetamine as well as related property and assorted drug paraphernalia.

OPP have charged Justin Nolan, 38, with: Possession of a schedule one substance for the purpose of trafficking (other drugs) – section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000 – Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada and Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused was released on a promise to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Jan. 8, 2020.