Prescott - Members of the Prescott Detachment of the Grenville County O.P.P. responded to a total of 158 calls for service from July 30 to August 7, 2012 inclusive.
Category: Prescott, Augusta & Edwardsburgh/Cardinal
Created on Tuesday, 07 August 2012 16:49
Highway 416 8 calls for service
Highway 401 21 calls for service
Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal 49 calls for service
Township of Augusta 32 calls for service
Town of Prescott 48 calls for service
Of the calls for service:
3 - Assaults
10 - Alarms
13 - 911 calls
2 - Break and Enters
0 - Drug enforcement
8 - Motor Vehicle Collisions
5 - Mischief’s
18 - Requests for Police Assistance
24 -Traffic Related Complaints
6 - Thefts
On August 1, 2012 just after 7:30 pm police were advised of a motor vehicle collision that just occurred near 2005 County Road 2 in the Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal. Police arrived on scene and observed a black 2006 Toyota Matrix in the ditch. The vehicle was damaged along with an address post and the ditch. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle had consumed alcohol. The roadside test was completed with the driver registering a fail. The driver was arrested and transported to the Prescott Detachment for breath tests. 51 year old Margaret Castonguay was subsequently charged with Exceed .08 and is to appear in Brockville Court at a later date.
On July 31, 2012 police were called to a theft of a mobile trailer from a lot on County Rd. 44 in Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Township. The trailer was an older model and had been parked on the lot for close to 30 years. Stolen was a 27 foot mobile trailer, PMC, 1973, yellow and beige in colour. Incident remains under investigation.
911 Pocket Dials
Orillia - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding the public about important but simple steps they can take to avoid what is commonly referred to as “9-1-1 pocket dials”.
A pocket-dial occurs when a cellular phone stored in an insecure fashion in places such as pockets, handbags and backpacks inadvertently place calls while being tossed about.
OPP Provincial Communications Centres (PCC) continue to see far too many pocket dials. These calls unnecessarily tie up 9-1-1 lines and can result in delayed response for people who are dealing with real emergencies and need immediate assistance from police, fire or medical personnel.
To prevent a cellular phone from pocket dialling, keep it in a holster that is designed for that specific cellular phone. If you don't have a holster, make sure to lock your device’s keypad. Since some cellular phones allow 9-1-1 to be dialled even with a locked keypad, it is important to read your user manual or contact your cellular phone service provider to find out what other features are available to prevent pocket dials.
The OPP is also reminding the public that if a cell phone does accidentally dial 9-1-1, the wrong thing to do is hang up. When PCC operators receive 9-1-1 calls that result in the caller hanging up, they are required to make call-backs to ascertain whether the call is legitimate or accidental while also dispatching an officer to attend to confirm the caller’s safety when locations are identifiable. It is therefore important to stay on the line and tell the PCC operator what happened.
The OPP is relying on the public to take these important steps to avoid pocket dials so that 9-1-1 lines can be available to those who need them.