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BREAK IN TO BUSINESS
On February 14, at 10:00 p.m. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Grenville County officers responded to a report of a break in at a business on County Road 43 in North Grenville Township. Investigation indicated that the culprits smashed the front door and took off with approximately $200 worth of product from the location.

SNOWMOBILE COLLISION
On February 15, 2020 at approximately 9:00 p.m., officers of the Grenville County OPP responded to a Motorized Snow Vehicle (MSV) collision involving one occupant on Kyle Road in Augusta, Ontario. The driver crashed after he lost control of the snowmobile on an S-Bend and was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

SNOWMOBILE SAFETY
The OPP, in partnership with the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC), encourages snowmobilers to educate themselves about staying safe. The OPP collaborates with the OFSC on providing safe, enjoyable snowmobiling on OFSC prescribed trails.

Adhere to OFSC trails, as these remain the safest areas to ride.

Travelling on unsafe ice, speeding, driving too fast for the conditions and alcohol consumption continue to be leading causes in OPP-investigated snowmobile fatalities
Many factors can severely limit your ability to see properly, including snow dust, white-outs, heavy snow or freezing rain, sun glare, flat light or fog; fogging or icing of visor and/or eye glasses, and darkness or over-riding your headlights.

IMPAIRED DRIVER
On February 16, shortly after 7:00 a.m., members of Grenville County Detachment of the OPP responded to a motor vehicle collision on County Road 44, Edwardsburgh, Ontario. Officers utilised the Approved Screening Device (ASD) at the scene and the driver was transported to the detachment for further testing.

As a result a woman, aged 36, from North Grenville, was charged with:

Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs – Criminal Code s.320.14(1)(a)
Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) Criminal Code s.320.14(1)(b)

The driver was released and is scheduled to appear in Brockville Ontario Court of Justice on March 6, 2020.

Anyone who believes someone is driving impaired should call 911. Your call could save a life!

If anyone has any information related to any of the above occurrences please contact Ontario Provincial Police 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit your tip on-line at www.tipsubmit.com. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don’t go to court, and you could earn cash reward.

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