On August 26, 2020 shortly before 7:00 p.m. Grenville officers from the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a walk in at the Grenville County Detachment in the Town of Kemptville, Ontario. A driver had attended the detachment for an appointment with an officer. After the driver was spoken to an Approved Screening Device (ASD) was utilized at the scene. The driver was arrested and brought into the detachment for further testing. The driver, aged 51 years old, from North Grenville was charged with:
Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) – Criminal Code sec-tion 320.14(1)(b)
The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on September 18, 2020.
OPP are reminding the public that a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day impoundment of your vehicle accompanies any impaired driving charge. The Grenville County OPP remains committed to reducing impaired driving. Your help is requested in assisting with keeping our roads safe. If you suspect a driver is impaired call 911. You could be responsible for saving a life.
During the summer months, the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has responded to a few bear sightings in the Grenville County’s area. The public is reminded that black bears that come into a populated area aren’t always a threat to public safety. The following explains who to contact if you encounter a bear;
CALL 911 if a black bear poses an immediate threat to personal safety by exhibiting threatening or aggressive behavior, such as:
- Entering a school yard when school is in session
- Stalking people and lingering at the site
- Entering or trying to enter a residence
- Wandering into a public gathering
- Killing livestock/pets and is lingering at the site
Ontario Provincial Police are the first responder in the Grenville County for any emergency situation. At the request of the police, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will respond to emergency situations to assist. Non-Emergency Encounters:
Call the toll-free Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866- 514-2327 (TTY 705-945-7641) if a black bear is:
- Roaming around, checking garbage cans
- Breaking into a shed where garbage or food is stored
- In a tree
- Pulling down a bird feeder or knocking over a barbecue
- Moving through a backyard or field but is not lingering
This line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week from April 1 until November 30. Trained staff can provide advice to you about black bear behaviour, how to avoid human-bear conflicts, and how to remove attractants from your property.