Kemptville drug bust; SD break-and-enter charges; mischief charges; impaired driving charges

The SD&G OPP sign at detachment headquarters in Long Sault. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Kemptville drug bust

KEMPTVILLE — A Kemptville man has been implicated in a drug bust conducted in that town.

Police say that Bryan Allen Birtch, 32, has been charged with possession of under 3 kilograms of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of over 1 gram of cannabis resin.

The charges follow a July 28 search warrant executed at a Maley Street residence involving the Grenville County OPP Crime Unit, the Ontario Provincial Police Community Street Crime Unit and the Ontario Provincial Police Emergency Response Team. Police say the 11:30 a.m. raid yielded marijuana bud, cannabis resin and currency.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Sept. 6.

Break and enter charge for 55-year-old man

MORRISBURG — A 55-year-old South Dundas man was arrested and charged in connection with a break-in on Sir James Morris Drive.

SD&G OPP officers responded July 31 to the residence where a culprit had forcibly entered and removed several items.  

Police say that Keith Runions, 55, faces charges of Break and Enter and Obstruct Peace Officer.

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

Mischief

NORTH STORMONT — A 17-year-old male faces a mischief charge following a family dispute that drew the attention of police on July 31.

Officers responded to the North Stormont residence at 10:15 p.m., arresting the teen.  

He was released and scheduled to appear Aug. 24 on a mischief charge at Cornwall Court.

The name of the accused is being withheld in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

Drug charges in South Dundas

SOUTH DUNDAS — A Cornwall man was arrested July 22 following a disturbance on County Rd. 41 that prompted a police visit and the seizure of suspected marijuana.

SD&G OPP officers responded to the scene shortly before 8 a.m.

Police say that Jake Buckshot, 19, of Cornwall, is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Over 30 Grams.

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Morrisburg on September 5, 2017.

South Dundas domestic situation

SOUTH DUNDAS — A South Dundas man was arrested and charged with mischief after police were summoned July 22 to a Rowena Rd. domestic situation.

SD&G OPP officers responded at 10:30 p.m. to an altercation involving a male and his girlfriend at the address. Police say the 44-year-old man damaged property at the residence.

He was released and scheduled to appear Aug. 8 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Morrisburg. The name of the accused is being withheld in order to protect the identity of the victim.

Impaired charge in North Dundas

NORTH DUNDAS — A July 23 RIDE stop led to the arrest of an Ottawa man on County Rd. 43.

SD&G OPP officers intercepted the motorist around 9:30 a.m.  

Police say that David Ballantyne, 33, of Ottawa, is charged with: Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in blood; and Driving a Motor Vehicle while Impaired.

He was released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Morrisburg on Aug. 1.

North Dundas domestic

NORTH DUNDAS —  An Ottawa man was arrested after a July 24 domestic altercation in North Dundas.

SD&G OPP officers responded to the residence at 10:16 a.m., where police say the male assaulted and threatened the woman and also damaged property at the residence. The 39-year-old man is charged with: Assault with a Weapon; two counts of Uttering Threats; and Mischief.

The name of the accused is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

Impaired driving charges in S. Dundas

SOUTH DUNDAS — A South Dundas man faces impaired driving charges after SD&G OPP officers stopped a vehicle July 26 on Beach Avenue.

Intercepted at 12:50 a.m., Victor Markell Markell, 58, was arrested, according to police. He’s charged with; Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in Blood; and Driving a Motor Vehicle while Impaired.

The accused was released and scheduled to appear Sept. 5 in Morrisburg Court.

Impaired driving charges in North Dundas  

NORTH DUNDAS — A female motorist from Ottawa must answer to impaired driving charges following her July 28 arrest in North Dundas.

SD&G OPP officers intercepted the driver at 11:19 p.m. on County Rd. 1.

The detachment says that Kassandra Bogie, 24, of Ottawa was arrested and charged with: Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in blood; and Driving a Motor Vehicle while Impaired.

She was released and scheduled to appear in Cornwall Court on Aug. 15.

Breach, drugs seized at N. Dundas traffic stop

NORTH DUNDAS — SD&G OPP officers stopped a vehicle July 29 on County Rd. 43, leading to the arrest of both the female driver and a male passenger.

After pulling the motorist over at 12:28 p.m., police determined the woman to be in contravention of conditions imposed from a previous incident. She then resisted arrest, according to the detachment.

Police say they also seized a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and marijuana from her passenger.

The detachment says that Candice Moore, 29, of North Dundas, was arrested and charged with: Fail to Comply with Conditions of a Probation Order; Resist Peace Officer; Assault with intent to resist arrest; Drive while Under Suspension (Highway Traffic Act); and Drive Motor Vehicle – No currently valid Permit (Highway Traffic Act).

Christopher Beattie, 32, of North Dundas, was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, according to police.

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

Beattie was released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Morrisburg on Sept. 9.

Break-in  

SOUTH STORMONT — Police are investigating the July 23 theft of electronics from a business on Moulinette Rd.

The SD&G OPP say that somebody forced their way into the premises before 1 a.m.  

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