Driver apprehended with meth and stolen vehicle on 401, is released to appear Nov. 4 in court

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

SOUTH GLENGARRY — The SD&G OPP apprehended a stolen vehicle and its Quebec driver as the 2017 Toyota Highlander sped along Highway 401 in South Glengarry.

Stolen in Toronto, police stopped the SUV around 8:20 a.m. Oct. 16 after it whipped through an 80 km/h construction zone at 148 km/h. The resulting stop also yielded a quantity of suspected methamphetamine from the driver.

The detachment reports the arrest of Steve Dube, 48, of Rimouski, Que., who’s charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance. He also faces the Highway Traffic Act charges of stunt driving and driving without a license.

Dube was released to appear Nov. 6 in Alexandria court.

Additional charges in mail fraud and impersonation case

SDG — Two individuals have been arrested and charged  in connection with a mail fraud and criminal harassment and impersonation case that began last spring.

The SD&G OPP Crime Unit launched an investigation May 27 into the delivery of unexpected packages containing phoney court documents and fictitious sexual assault register documents. Additional complaints also came in once police started investigating.

The detachment reports the Oct. 10 arrest of Ryan Flaro, 42, of South Glengarry, and Allison Dent, 46, of St. Lambert, Que.

Flaro has been charged with three counts of criminal harassment, two counts of obstruct justice and two counts of failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance. He was held in custody to appear Oct. 11 in Cornwall court.

Dent was charged with four counts of criminal harassment, two counts of making forged documents and personating a peace officer.

She was released to appear Nov. 28 in Cornwall court. The SD&G OPP Crime Unit continues to investigate the matter.

Charges laid in home invasion

NORTH GLENGARRY — Two individuals have been charged after an Oct. 7 home invasion drew SD&G OPP officers to a George Street, North Glengarry, address shortly after 6 p.m.

Three individuals broke into the residence and assaulted one adult victim with a weapon before fleeing the home in a vehicle, according to the detachment.

Officers responding to the call located the vehicle a short distance away with two of the suspects inside. A third individual remains to be apprehended.

The victim suffered minor injuries and did not attend hospital.

Arrested and charged were Kevin Currier, 35, and Kelly Currier, 57, both of North Glengarry. Both accused are charged with assault with weapon, break and enter and mischief. They were released to appear Nov. 6 in Alexandria court.

Multiple thefts from vehicles in South Stormont

SOUTH STORMONT — Money was stolen from inside several vehicles entered overnight, Oct. 9-10, on Myers Road, South Stormont.

SD&G OPP are seeking the public’s assistance in obtaining any outdoor surveillance video or information on any suspicious persons observed in the area during the previous evenings.

An investigation continues, and meanwhile, the detachment encourages citizens to “Lock It or Lose It” as a precaution to protect vehicle contents from theft.

Driver charged with impaired in South Stormont

SOUTH STORMONT — An early-morning traffic stop Oct. 12 in South Stormont led to alcohol-impaired charges for a South Glengarry man.

The SD&G OPP reports the arrest Tristan Lalonde, 23, of South Glengarry, after his vehicle was pulled over shortly before 2:30 a.m. He’s due Nov. 5 in Cornwall court.

Driver charged with impaired

SOUTH STORMONT — A traffic complaint led SD&G OPP officers to apprehend an allegedly impaired driver on Highway 138, Oct. 10.

The detachment says the call came in shortly after 1:16 p.m., and that Brandon Francis, 30, was arrested as a consequence. Facing alcohol-impaired driving charges, the Akwesasne resident was released to appear Oct. 24 in Cornwall court.

On October 10, 2019 at approximately 1:16pm, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 138, South Stormont Township.

Investigation revealed that the adult driver was under the influence of alcohol.


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