August 7 – 8, 2019 Incidents

Traffic stop/Personation:

On the 7th of August, 2019 a traffic stop was conducted at approximately 9:30 ma with a vehicle in the superstore parking lot. The passenger of the vehicle was known to police and was wanted for possession of stolen property, fraudulent use of credit card and breach of probation in relation to an incident where he was using a stolen credit card throughout the city. The driver used a false name to attempt and trick officers into believing him. Well we caught on and he was arrested for personation, there was also warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in court. They were both released with future court dates.


On the 8th of August, 2019 at approximately 8am police received a call regarding a male passed out behind the wheel at a private residence in the south end of town. The 24 year old male was spoken too; a roadside demand was made to determine if alcohol was a factor where he registered a zero. A query of the vehicle determined that it wasn’t his vehicle, and nor did he have permission to have the vehicle. Police continued to speak with the individual to determine the reason he was sleeping behind the wheel, he surrendered to police a small quantity of cocaine. He was arrested for the possession of the drugs. He was brought to the police station. He was released with a future court date e for the possession as well as take motor vehicle without consent.


911 Caller/Wanted:

On the 8th of August, 2019 at approximately 10am a 41 year old intoxicated male contacted 911 accidentally. As police arrived to check on his well-being it was determined there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failing to appear for court. He was arrested and released with a future court date. He was not in need of emergency services and didn’t realize he was wanted.


Impaired/Over 80:

On the 8th of August, 2019 at approximately 10pm a vehicle was observed travelling at a high rate of speed through the metro grocery store parking lot, it was observed not to have any lights on, the driver was then observed mounting a curb where a family was observed attempting to enjoy their ribs from Ribfest. The vehicle was stopped a short distance later, the 55 year old male was demanded to provide a roadside sample which he failed. He was arrested for over 80 and escorted to the station to provide further samples.  The samples that were taken were just over the legal limit. He was released with a future court date, a 7 day vehicle impound as well as a 90 day licence suspension.


Last but not least… double cell phone tickets:

On the 8th of August, 2019 at approximately 3:30pm a traffic stop was conducted in the area of Parkedale Ave and Stewart Blvd where the driver a 61 year old male was observed using his cell phone while driving. A second driver who was driving by the area felt the need to obtain a picture of the officer completing his original traffic stop. That driver a 58 year old male was also stopped as a result. They both got a $615 fine for using a hand-held device. It should be noted that this is the area where the pavement is being resurfaced and there was workers present. Please be mindful of others using the road, and keep your cell phone away while you are driving, especially don’t be taking pictures of police during a traffic stops while you are driving.