Changes to Highway Traffic Act, Personal Use Trucks and Trailers
The Killaloe OPP would like to share information surrounding changes to the Highway Traffic Act related to personal use trucks and trailers. Effective July 1, 2019 pickup trucks and trailers for personal use are exempt from the requirements of an annual inspection and the displaying of the yellow decal or sticker. To qualify for the exemption, a pickup truck and trailer are to be used for personal use only without compensation. For more information, please contact Provincial Constable Brent Darraugh at the Killaloe OPP detachment.
Misuse of 911 System
The Killaloe OPP remind both community residents and the vacationing public that every time an accidental or hang up 911 call is received, police officers are distracted. If you accidentally dial 911, do not hang up, and stay on the line. Please remember to lock your electronic device keypad before storing it. When false 911 calls are attended by police, you may be taking a police officer away from a real emergency. #KnowWhenToCall
During the week of July 2 – July 7, 2019 there were 104 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment.
- There were eleven motor vehicle collisions, three were animal related.
- There were three domestic disputes with two domestic disputes resulting in criminal code charges.
Domestic Assault, Harassment Charges
On Wednesday July 3, 2019 at approximately 4:10 p.m., members of the Killaloe detachment responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Killaloe Hagarty and Richards Township. As a result of police investigation, a 29-year-old from Petawawa was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and Criminal Harassment, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., Ontario Court of Justice, Killaloe. The name of the accused has been withheld to protect the identity of the victim.
Domestic Disturbance Arrest, Public Intoxication
On Saturday July 6, 2019 at approximately 11: 35 p.m., members of the Killaloe OPP detachment responded to a domestic disturbance in Algonquin Park. Police located a heavily intoxicated person, and as a result of police investigation a 45-year-old from East York was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication, contrary to the Liquor Licence Act. The defendant was released, and issued a Provincial Offences Act Notice.
On Sunday July 7, 2019 at approximately 3: 50 p.m., Killaloe OPP responded to single motor vehicle rollover collision involving a passenger car on Foymount Road, Bonnechere Valley Township. The driver lost control and rolled into the ditch damaging a sign and the culvert. As a result of police investigation the 21-year-old driver of the vehicle Josh KRAVITZ of Thornhill was charged with Careless Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The defendant was issued a Provincial Offence Act notice. Minor injuries were reported, and the vehicle towed.
Stunt Driving Charge
On Thursday July 4, 2019 at approximately 9: 55 p.m., Killaloe OPP conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle for speeding on Highway 41, Bonnechere Valley Township. The 20-year-old driver of the passenger car from Gatineau was charged for Stunt Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act after being clocked on the police radar unit at 145 km in a posted 80 km speed limit. The licence was seized and suspended for seven days, and the vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.
On Tuesday July 2, 2019 at approximately 2:45 p.m. Killaloe OPP responded to a mischief and theft on Boulter Road, Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan Township. Damages to a construction site, and the removal of a road sign was reported. This incident remains under investigation.
In the event you are reporting an occurrence that does not require immediate police assistance please call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to speak to someone at the Killaloe Detachment contact 613-757-2600.
Yarmel,C. OPP Killaloe Detachment (2019,July8) OPP – Killaloe OPP Weekly Media Release July 2, – July 7, 2019 [media release]