Winchester man accused of trespassing at night, assaulting North Dundas homeowner

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

NORTH DUNDAS — Police arrested a 40-year-old Winchester man this week for trespassing at a North Dundas residential property and assaulting the owner during a late-night incident on Oct. 27.

The SD&G OPP responded to a reported suspicious person outside the home at 11:36 p.m. that evening.

Christopher McRoberts, 40, of Winchester was arrested Nov. 12, according to the detachment.  McRoberts is charged with Trespassing at Night, Assault with a Weapon and Theft under $5,000.

The accused was released to appear Dec. 4 in Morrisburg Court.

Akwesasne men attempt to flee police in South Dundas

SOUTH DUNDAS — Two Akwesasne men — alleged to be carrying stolen property as well as more cannabis than legally allowed —  unsuccessfully fled police on Highway 401 by driving a vehicle into a field and taking off on foot in the wee hours of the morning.

The Nov. 6 incident unfolded when a motorist refused to comply with an SD&G OPP officer’s attempt to pull him over for a traffic violation shortly before 4 a.m.

With the officer in pursuit, the non-compliant driver — accompanied by a passenger — left the roadway and entered the field.

Officers arrested Akwesasne resident Trent Benedict-Oakes, 22, a short distance away; the passenger, Kahiio Cree, also 22 and from Akwesasne, made it to South Grenville before police arrested him that day.

Police say Benedict-Oakes is charged with: Flight while pursued by peace officers; Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle; Fail to Comply with conditions of an undertaking; Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling (Cannabis Act); and Possession of property obtained by crime

Cree is charged with: Resist peace officer; Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling (Cannabis Act); and Possession of property obtained by crime.

Benedict-Oakes was held in custody to appear for bail in Cornwall court, while Cree was released and has a Nov. 30 court date in Brockville.


NORTH DUNDAS — An altercation between roommates led to charges for a Brockville man in North Dundas.

SD&G OPP officers arrested Joey Sullivan, 37, after responding to the North Dundas residence where a man threatened his roommate while holding a weapon that morning.

Sullivan, who was held in custody pending a Cornwall bail hearing, is charged with Uttering Threats and Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, according to the detachment.

Meth pills seized

NORTH GLENGARRY — An Alexandria woman is charged after police seized of a quantity of methamphetamine (speed) pills.

According to the SD&G OPP, Rebecca Lacombe, 41, was arrested after the OPP Community Street Crime Unit and officers with the detachment turned up the illicit substance during a Nov. 9 traffic stop, around 4:50 p.m., on Main Street in Alexandria.

Lacombe is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the purpose of Trafficking; and Fail to comply with conditions of a probation order.

She was released to appear Jan. 9 in Cornwall court.

Weapons charges laid

SOUTH GLENGARRY — An “unwanted person” call on Ruth Avenue, South Glengarry, prompted the arrest of a 58-year-old Cornwall man on Nov. 9.

Police were summoned to the scene shortly before midnight.

The SD&G OPP say their investigation revealed the man to be in possession of a weapon when ordered not to do so at that location.

James McDonald, 58, of Cornwall was arrested and charged with: Careless storage of firearm; Possession of firearm contrary to prohibition order (two counts); Unauthorized possession of a firearm; Being intoxicated in public place (liquor licence act).

He was released to appear Dec. 5 in Alexandria court.

Motor vehicle collision results in charges

NORTH STORMONT — A 46-year-old North Glengarry man faces several criminal charges following an Oct. 12 collision involving a stolen vehicle on County Rd. 43.

The two-vehicle smash-up occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on Oct. 12. One of the drivers — at the wheel of a vehicle stolen earlier that day — fled the scene but was apprehended by the SD&G OPP a short time later on private property.

Police say Nicko Charbonneau, 46,  was arrested and released to appear Nov. 15 in Cornwall court. He’s accused of Possession of Property obtained by crime over $5,000; Trespassing at night; Drive while under suspension (two counts) Highway Traffic Act; Careless Driving (HTA); Fail to remain (HTA); Novice Driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration above zero (HTA); Class G1 licence holder – unaccompanied by qualified driver (HTA).

Sexual assault charges in South Dundas

SOUTH DUNDAS —A 22-year-old male resident of Nunavut was arrested Oct. 12 in South Dundas and charged with sexual assault.

The investigation conducted by members of the SD&G OPP concluded the accused had sexually assaulted an adult female known to him.

He was released to appear later that month in Morrisburg court.

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

Dangerous driver halted in South Glengarry

SOUTH GLENGARRY — A traffic violation escalated into a slew of charges for a 58-year-old North Glengarry motorist who refused to stop for police and allegedly tried to hit them with his vehicle while getting away on Oct. 10

The incident started shortly before 2:30 p.m. on County Rd. 25 when the motorist failed to comply with an officer’s request to pull over because of the violation.

No injuries were suffered by officers involved in the ensuing attempt to bring the fleeing driver to a halt.

The SD&G OPP located and arrested Norman Bankley, 58, of North Glengarry, the next day. He’s charged with: Flight while pursued by peace officers; Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle; Fail to Comply with conditions of a probation order (two counts); Assault Peace officer while threatening to use a weapon; Assault with intent to resist arrest; and Drive while ability impaired – motor vehicle.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail appearance in Cornwall court.







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