Man charged with assault, forcible confinement
A 52-year-old North Glengarry man was charged with assault causing bodily harm and forcible confinement following a domestic incident involving his girlfriend at a residence on McCormick Road March 8.
The suspect, who was not named in order to protect the identity of the victim, was later released and is scheduled to appear in Cornwall court April 4. His girlfriend was taken to hospital for treatment of non- lifethreatening injuries, reports the Stormont- Dundas- Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.
A 15-year-old North Glengarry youth was charged with uttering threats after he threatened a woman at a property on Main Street in Alexandria March 9. The suspect is scheduled to appear in Cornwall court April 20.
Drinking and driving
The Cornwall Community Police charged a 38- year- old Maxville woman, Sasha MacMillan, with impaired driving following a traffic stop March 5.
The SD&G OPP charged a 27year-old South Dundas man with failing or refusing to provide a breath sample, domestic mischief and resisting a peace officer March 4 following a domestic incident involving his ex-spouse in Avonmore.
A 35-year-old Laval man was charged with impaired driving and driving while disqualified following a traffic stop on Highway 401 in South Glengarry March 9. Vinayagalingam Abeyalingam was also charged with four counts of failing to comply with the conditions of a recognizance.
Hawkesbury OPP charged a 19year-old Alexandria man with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking following a RIDE program traffic stop in StIsidore February 11. Philipe Burelle was arrested after a subsequent search revealed that he was in possession of methamphetamine speed tablets and marijuana.
A 17-year-old North Dundas youth was charged with marijuana possession following an OPP traffic stop on the 401 in South Glengarry March 9. He was released and is scheduled to appear in Cornwall court April 4.
Glengarry during where a maroon golf cart and a red and white XR100 Honda dirt bike were stolen sometime between March 19 and 23.
The OPP recently charged four motorists with street racing/stunt driving over a four-day span. March 1, a 19-year-old North Glengarry man was arrested after being clocked at a speed of 143 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone on Highway 43. A 27-year-old Etobicoke man was pinched March 3 after being pulled over for travelling 160 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone on Highway 401 in South Glengarry.
The following day, two more males were caught on the 401 in South Glengarry – a 35-year-old Laval resident and a 22-year-old Montrealer – after registering speeds of 152 km/h and 160 km/h, respectively, in posted 100 km/h zones. All had their driver’s licences suspended and their vehicles impounded for seven days.
A 15-year-old North Glengarry youth was charged March 6 with two counts of failing to comply with the conditions of an undertaking or recognizance imposed from a previous incident.
Fraud, pot charges
Three Québec residents were each charged with six counts of unauthorized use of credit card data following a traffic stop Highway 401 in South Glengarry March 15.
Junior Dormevil, 24, of StLéonard, and a passenger, Staycy Datus-Bazile, 22, of Montréal, were also charged with possession of an instrument used in copying credit cards and possession of marijuana. Both are scheduled to appear in Alexandria court April 5.
Farouk Louriachi, 24, was also charged with possession of an instrument used in copying credit cards, failing to comply with a recognizance and a probation order, impersonation with intent to avoid arrest, obstructing a peace officer, and possession of marijuana.
Loader driver charged
Andrew Vallieres, 52, of North Glengarry, was charged with impaired after he was found operating a Skid Steer construction loader on McCormick Road in North Glengarry March 19.
He was also charged with mischief under $5,000 after allegedly causing damage to the roadway with the vehicle.
March 25, when an OPP officer intercepted a vehicle on County Road 12 in South Stormont, he discovered a quantity of marijuana and charged André Valade, 34, of North Glengarry with possession of a controlled substance. He is to appear in Cornwall court April 25.
The same day, a SD&G OPP officer intercepted a vehicle on County Road 30 in North Glengarry, charging Martin Desjardins, 31, of North Glengarry, with possession of a controlled substance. His court date in Cornwall is May 3.
A 26-year-old Ottawa man was charged with two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and one count of methamphetamine possession following an altercation with his ex-girlfriend at a residence in Alexandria March 11. The suspect, whose name was withheld in order to protect the identity of the victim, is scheduled to appear in Alexandria court May 3.
A 20-year-old North Glengarry man was charged with six counts of failing to comply with a probation order and two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance following an incident on Main Street in Alexandria involving his ex-girlfriend on March 13.
A 22-year-old Rockland man was charged with six counts of failing to comply with a probation order following an incident involving his ex-girlfriend at a residence on County Road 24 in North Glengarry on St. Patrick’s Day.
Commercial vehicle violation crackdown
Some 11 vehicles were removed from the road last week during a day-long crackdown on commmercial transportation infractions in eastern Ontario.
Officers recently conducted 52 inspections, laying 72 charges under the Highway Traffic Act. Another 12 charges were laid by transportation and finance ministry officials.
Authorities laid 19 other “moving violation” charges against drivers of non-commercial vehicles.
At the same time, a collision involving a commercial vehicle occurred. Nobody was injured.
The charges laid in this operation all relate to driving and vehicle equipment issues that pose a threat to the public's safe use of Ontario's highways, the Ontario Provincial Police says.
Drivers are reminded to be mindful of their speed and the distance between their vehicles and others. Decreasing speed and increasing distances in changing environments and conditions increase your chances of responding to sudden hazards.
The driver of a double-decker bus involved in a collision on Highway 401 in South Glengarry a year-and-a-half ago returns to Cornwall court April 11. Gary Graham, 66, of Lombardy, Ont., was charged with careless driving in December 2015 following the June 23, 2015 incident in which he allegedly rear-ended a westbound tractor-trailer, east of Lancaster, causing the bus to leave the road and end up in the ditch among a cluster of trees. Half of the 45 passengers were injured, at least four seriously.