Minor injuries for officer dragged by fleeing vehicle

An SD&G OPP police cruiser. Nation Valley News file photo

SOUTH STORMONT — An SD&G OPP officer received minor injuries after attempting to disable the vehicle of a fleeing motorist who had stopped at the traffic light in St. Andrews West. A 30-year-old Ottawa man faces several charges in connection with the Sept. 27 incident that began when a speeding motorist refused to pull over for an OPP officer on Highway 401.

Officers ultimately intercepted the vehicle on Highway 138, near St. Andrews West. At one point, when the motorist stopped at a traffic light, an officer walked up and attempted to disable the vehicle but the driver drove off, dragging the male officer a short distance, according to the SD&G OPP. He was taken to hospital with minor injuries and released.

Police say the apprehended driver became resistant with them when finally arrested.

Jeffrey Sample, 30, of Ottawa is charged with: Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle; Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer; Assault a Peace Officer; and Resist Peace Officer.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.

Broken window leads to possession, mischief charges

SOUTH DUNDAS A late-night mischief investigation in South Dundas led to the arrest of a man from North Dundas on Sept. 27.

The SD&G OPP say they responded just before 1 a.m. to the breaking of a window at a County Rd. 31 residence by a male who had already left the area. But officers managed to intercept the suspect, who provided them with false identification. Upon his arrest, a quantity of suspected marihuana was also seized.

David MacNabb, 32, of North Dundas Township is charged with: Obstruct Peace Officer; Mischief Under $5,000; Possession of a Controlled Substance; and five counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.

Stopped vehicle leads to impaired charge

SOUTH DUNDAS — A damaged vehicle stopped along County Rd. 31 came to the attention of the SD&G OPP on the morning of Sept. 25 — ultimately leading to charges for a South Dundas man.

Damage to the vehicle led officers to believe the vehicle was involved in a prior single-vehicle collision on County Road 18.

The male driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

According to the SD&G OPP, Jordan Sypes, 22, of South Dundas Township was arrested and is charged with: Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired; Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle With More Than 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in Blood; and Fail to Remain at the Scene of a Collision.

The accused was released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Morrisburg on Oct. 11.

Domestic threats

NORTH STORMONT — A 25-year-old Cornwall woman faces two charges of uttering threats after the SD&G OPP responded to a reported domestic situation at a Country Rd. 43 property on the morning of Sept. 25.

Police say their investigation indicated a female had uttered threats to her ex-girlfriend/partner and another female.

The accused was released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on Oct. 18. Her name was withheld to protect the identity of the victims.

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