LEEDS – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to make numerous arrests for a variety of offences.
Traffic stop leads to multiple charges
On August 6, 2019 at about 2:55 a.m. Leeds County officers stopped a vehicle for traffic related offences. The male driver fled on foot, but was located with assistance from the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and OPP Canine unit.
Jason GILFILLEN, 33 years old of Loyalist Township, Ontario was arrested and charged with:
• Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose – three counts
• Escape lawful custody
• Resist Peace Officer
• Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was prohibited or restricted weapons
• Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order – two counts
• Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
• Operate unsafe vehicle – Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
• Operate a motor vehicle without insurance – Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (CAIA)
Impaired on the St. Lawrence
On August 10, 2019 at about 4:05 p.m. a joint marine patrol was conducted on the St. Lawrence River with Leeds County OPP and RCMP. Bryan BUCHANAN, 33 years old of Chittenango, New York was arrested for impaired driving and driving with more than 80 mg of alcohol in his blood. He was also charged with operating a boat underway with an open container of liquor.
Stolen boat recovered
On August 11, 2019 just before 10:00 a.m. officers were called to Charleston Lake Provincial Park for a possible stolen vehicle and boat. Investigation led to Nicholas TUTTLE, 34 years old of Kingston, Ontario being arrested for Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, Theft over $5000 of a motor vehicle and mischief under $5000.
Charges laid after cruiser damaged
On August 13, 2019 just before 1:30 a.m. officers were conducting patrol on Maple Grove Road, Front Leeds-Lansdowne Township. A lone male incorrectly identified the officer’s cruiser and smashed the windshield with a rock.
Todd MCCALPIN, 34 years old of the same Township was arrested and charged with:
• Assault a Peace Officer
• Mischief under $5000
• Fail to comply with a probation order
• Fail to comply with a recognizance
Driving complaint leads to charges
On August 17, 2019 at about 9:45 p.m. Leeds County officers were dispatched to a traffic complaint involving a convertible, northbound on County Road 29, near Jasper. The vehicle was located on the shoulder of Golf Club Road. Martin SCHOONES, 59 years old of North Dundas Township was arrested for driving with more than 80 mg of alcohol in his blood. He was also charged for stunt driving under the Highway Traffic Act.