Man arrested twice in one night
By Stephannie Johnson
November 15, 2012
PARRY SOUND – West Parry Sound OPP spent an hour conducting a RIDE check on Highway 141 and Lake Joseph Road in Seguin Township starting at 10:58 p.m. on October 31. Several vehicles were checked, and no infractions were found.
That was one of 164 calls for service the West Parry Sound OPP received. Others included: 11 motor vehicle collisions, two charges under the liquor license, one mischief charge, 25 calls to 911, and four break and enters.
Pump and dash
Police were called to the Nobel Esso station at 10:21 a.m. on November 1 where an employee reported that a white Chevy Silverado pickup truck left the gas station after filling up shortly after 9 a.m., failing to pay the $116.30 bill. Video footage captured the drive off and the man, wearing a baseball cap and black jacket. OPP are continuing their investigation and ask the errant driver or anyone with information that may solve this crime to contact the investigating officer, Constable Tim Nicksy, at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
No license, no car
While conducting a general vehicle patrol along Highway 124 in McDougall Township, police pulled over a white, 1996 Ford Club Wagon at 11:05 p.m. on November 2. The eastbound vehicle was traveling between the speeds of 60 and 90 km/hr in a posted 80-km/hr zone. Officers stopped the vehicle and after a check on the MTO database, police learned the driver was presently under suspension. The man was arrested and released shortly thereafter, with a summons to appear in a Parry Sound court in December to answer to the charge of driving while under suspension. A licensed driver removed the vehicle from the roadside.
Deer versus vehicle
Police were called to a single motor vehicle collision at 3:57 p.m. on November 3 after a car struck a deer on Highway 124 in Whitestone Township. The vehicle received minor damage and the deer failed to remain at the scene. The investigation was closed, as there was less than $1,000 damage. The OPP reminds the motoring public to be on the alert at all hours of the day for wildlife and other hazards on the roadway.
Arrested after an arrest
At 1:08 a.m. on November 4 police were conducting a patrol of downtown Parry Sound during bar closing hours when a security person at a licensed establishment approached them. Police were told there was a man who was causing problems, attempting to start fights and using offensive language towards other patrons. The man was located and found to be under the influence of alcohol. OPP gave the man the opportunity to call a cab and leave. The man refused, and became increasingly aggressive towards police. He was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place, and for his own safety and the safety of others, transported to the West Parry Sound Detachment. During and following his arrest, the man repeatedly made derogatory comments to the officers and while in custody he proceeded to urinate through the cell bars and into the common hallway. The man was re-arrested for the further offense of mischief under $5,000. The 40-year-old McKellar man was released later that morning, when sober, and served a promise to appear in a Parry Sound court to answer to the charges.
Speeding and drinking and driving
A West Parry Sound OPP officer responded to a traffic complaint at 2:50 p.m. on November 5 involving a blue, 2012 Mercedes SLO. Information received was that the vehicle had been seen speeding along Joseph Street and had parked at the Parry Sound Mall and the occupants had gone inside. Police located, and had a conversation with the driver and passenger at the vehicle when they returned. While doing so, the officer saw an open bottle of beer in the cup holder of the centre console. The male driver was seen to have physical signs of impairment by alcohol, and admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier. A demand was made for an Approved Screening Device (ASD) and a reading was obtained that was below the level for an alert. The partial bottle of beer was seized by police, and a 74-year-old man of Carling Township was charged with having open liquor in and area other than a licensed premises, residence or private place.
Seven false 911 calls
On November 6 at 4:36 a.m. police responded to the first of seven 911 calls that day, with the last being at 6:41 p.m. The calls originated from at least three different townships. Some callers were located, while others weren’t. None of the seven calls to 911 were emergencies.
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