NORTH DUNDAS — A 23-year-old Smiths Falls man faces a couple of Criminal Code charges and several Highway Traffic Act charges after a vehicle fled police in Chesterville on April 21.
An SD&G OPP officer tried to pull over the involved motorist for a traffic violation in the village shortly after 6:30 p.m., but the vehicle — which was observed driving recklessly — failed to stop and fled the area. No pursuit occurred in the interests of public safety, according to the detachment. SD&G OPP officers nonetheless located the alleged driver the next day, arresting 23-year-old Blake Horne of Smiths Falls.
Police say Horne is charged under the Criminal Code with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Flight from Peace Officer. He’s also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with three counts of Disobey Stop Sign plus single counts of Careless Driving, Fail to Remain and Fail to Stop.
The accused was released to appear July 6 in Morrisburg court.
151 km/h on Highway 138 in South Stormont
SD&G — A 23-year-old South Stormont man immediately lost the vehicle he was driving for seven days, and his driver’s licence for the same period, as the initial penalty for driving 151 km/h on Highway 138. The posted limit was 80 km/h, putting the motorist into the “stunt driving” category with on-the-spot consequences.
The SD&G OPP stopped him shortly before 7:40 p.m. on April 23. He faces additional fines and penalties if convicted of the stunt driving charge under the Highway Traffic Act.
Charged with impaired in North Stormont
NORTH STORMONT — A traffic complaint on First Street in Crysler prompted an SD&G OPP officer to intercept and arrest an allegedly impaired driver shortly after midnight on April 24.
The detachment reports that Joseph Gauthier, 53, of North Stormont, faces impaired driving charges.
The accused was held in custody to appear May 27 in Cornwall court.
Stolen catalytic converters found during traffic stop
NORTH GLENGARRY — A man and a woman were arrested and charged under the Criminal Code April 27 after police found stolen catalytic converters aboard a vehicle officers had pulled over for a traffic violation on County Rd. 22.
Several catalytic converters had been stolen off of vehicles in the township a day or two earlier, on April 25-26.
The SD&G OPP say the male driver refused to identify himself and provided a false identity. His female passenger was in contravention of previous release conditions.
Police say Timothy Cosgrove, 23, of Boisbriand, Quebec, is charged with:
• Personation with intent to avoid arrest, prosecution or obstruct justice;
• Obstruct peace officer;
• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000;
• Theft under $5,000;
The passenger, Karisa Malette, 24, of North Glengarry, is charged with:
• Fail to comply with conditions of a undertaking;
• Obstruct peace officer.
Cosgrove was released to appear July 7 in Alexandria court.
Malette was held in custody (bail) and scheduled to appear in Cornwall court.
Charges following theft in North Glengarry
NORTH GLENGARRY — A purse was left at an Alexandria business but was gone when the owner returned to retrieve it — prompting a call to police and the arrest of a 51-year-old North Glengarry woman.
The SD&G OPP responded to the scene shortly after 11 a.m. on April 28. Their investigation revealed a culprit had used some funds from the purse.
The detachment reports that Tammy Maloney, 51, of North Glengarry is charged with Fraud Under $5,000 and Theft under $5,000.
The accused was released to appear June 29 in Cornwall court.