Does Muskoka need so many expensive cops? Ask 150 people in Huntsville this weekend
HUNTSVILLE — Questions about local policing needs and costs got some ammunition this weekend.
Police here say during the past few days, members of the Huntsville OPP attended nearly 150 calls for service.
These calls included anything from 911 hang up calls to domestic investigations, including animals left in vehicles, traffic hazards, and liquor licence act offences.
On August 7, 2014 officers were advised of graffiti on billboards that had been taking place on a regular basis at LagoonTrailer Park. There are no suspects at this time; the owners are concerned that their sign is continuously being damaged.
On Friday August 8, 2014 officers were advised of damage to the golf course and a golf cart on BigwinIsland. There were no suspects or apparent witness at the time of the complaint.
On Friday August 8, 2014 officers observed a vehicle at a high rate of speed on Highway #11 north of Muskoka Rd #3 north. The vehicle was stopped for doing more than 50kms hour over the speed limit. The driver was served a provincial offences court notice had their driver’s licence seized and vehicle impounded.
On Wednesday August 6, 2014 just after 1:00am officers on patrol located a 22 year old intoxicated female on Brunel Rd., she was transported to the Huntsville detachment and lodged for her own safety along with being issued a provincial offences notice for being intoxicated in a public place.
On Saturday August 9, 2014 around 8:00am officers were advised of an intoxicated male sitting on the bench in front of the Metro grocery store. A 26 year old male from Huntsville was arrested, transported to Huntsville detachment and lodged for his own safety. He was also issued a provincial offences notice for being intoxicated in a public place.
On Sunday August 10, 2014 just before 2:00am officers located a male staggering on Main St in Huntsville. Officers were concerned for his safety after he staggered on the roadway arrested him for being intoxicated in a public place. He was taken to Huntsville detachment lodged for his own safety. The 39 year old male from British Columbia was issued a provincial offences notice for being intoxicated in a public place.
Just after the previous offence officers located a male urinating into the parking lot, behind the On the Docks Pub. He was having trouble standing without the assistance of a nearby vehicle. The 22 year old male from Vaughn was subsequently arrest, transported and lodged for his own safety at the Huntsville detachment. He was also issued a provincial offences notice for being intoxicated in a public place.
On Friday August 8, 2014 Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was notified of a theft from a garage on Peters Rd., in the town of Huntsville. Unknown culprits entered the secure garage and removed tools including an impact socket set, hammer, and a chop saw.
Sometime between Tuesday August 5, 2014 and Saturday August 9, 2014 unknown culprits removed 2 yellow Pelican fibreglass kayaks from a property on North Deer Lake Rd., Huntsville. The kayaks had been left on the beach of their owner’s property on FawnLake.
On Saturday August 9, 2014 Huntsville OPP were made aware of two bicycles that had been taken from Deerhurst Rd in the town of Huntsville. The two bicycles had been removed from a trailer sometime overnight. They are described as a Marin mountain bike, grey in colour value of $1300.00 and the other is described as a brown Canadian Tire brand value of $400.00.
Anyone with any information about the above thefts is asked to contact Huntsville OPP or Crime Stoppers.
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