Forcible confinement, spousal assault, break-ins, drug seizures

The SD&G OPP sign at detachment headquarters in Long Sault. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

NORTH STORMONT — A 30-year-old North Stormont man is accused of preventing his common-law spouse from leaving their County Rd. 13 home during previous incidents that came to light after police responded to the couple’s address at just after 5:30 p.m. yesterday (May 30).

Held in custody pending a Cornwall bail appearance, he’s been charged with: Forcible Confinement; two counts of Assault – Spousal; two counts of Utter Threats; Criminal Harassment; and four counts of Mischief.

No injuries resulted to the woman involved, according to police, who say she was assaulted and threatened during an altercation with the accused. Police say he also caused damage within the home and to a vehicle on the property.

The ensuing investigation turned up information about “historical incidents where the victim was withheld from leaving the home.”
His name has been withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

Spousal assault

MORRISBURG — A Sir James Morris Drive residence drew the attention of police officers at 7:50 p.m. yesterday evening (May 30), leading to charges of spousal assault, assault and mischief for a 24-year-old South Dundas man.

The man’s common-law spouse and a female guest were both assaulted during a domestic altercation, according to the SD&G OPP. Also accused of damaging property within the home, the man was held in custody pending a Cornwall bail appearance. His name has been withheld to protect the identity of the victims.

Break-ins hit North Dundas, South Stormont

HALLVILLE — Cigarettes, cell phone charging cords and cash were stolen overnight from Loughlin’s Country Store.
The culprits forced their way into the North Dundas establishment sometime overnight on May 30-31, according to police.

SOUTH STORMONT — Thieves took quantities of cash and alcohol from inside a residence and garage located on Willy Allan Road, South Stormont Township, sometime between May 28 and May 29.
Police say they continue to investigate both break-ins.

Flight from police

NORTH GLENGARRY — A motorist triggered a police pursuit across township lines after failing to stop for an SD&G OPP officer on County Rd. 20 in North Glengarry.

The May 27 incident unfolded at 11:23 p.m. when the officer attempted to pull the driver over.

The fleeing vehicle was later successfully intercepted in the area of Street Rd, in South Glengarry, but the man behind the wheel then took to his feet — only to apprehended with the assistance of the OPP Canine unit a short distance away. Upon his arrest, he became assaultive with officers.

According to police, Joshua Tilley, 24, of Cornwall is charged with: assaulting a peace officer, flight while pursued by peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), and three counts of failure to comply with conditions.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail appearance in Cornwall court.

A female passenger, Jessica Tiessen, 23, of Cornwall, was also arrested and charged with obstructing a peace officer.
She was released and is scheduled to appear in Alexandria court on July 12.

Drugs seized in North Dundas traffic stop

NORTH DUNDAS — An SD&G OPP officer intercepted a vehicle on County Road 43, in North Dundas, on May 27, leading to trouble for a female passenger.
A quantity of suspected marijuana was seized in the 8:31 p.m. stop.

Dystiny Janisse, 20, of South Elmsley, a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to police.

She was released and scheduled to appear in Morrisburg court on July 11.

Suspected cocaine, pot seized on Highway 401

SOUTH GLENGARRY — Police seized suspected quantities of cocaine and marijuana after stopping a vehicle on Highway 401 in South Glengarry on May 27.

The male driver, Ricardo Joseph, 24, of Laval, Que., was arrested. Charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, as well as failure to comply with conditions of an undertaking (non-communication), the accused was held in custody pending a bail appearance in Cornwall court.

A female passenger, Marjorie Grondin, 20, of St-Jerome, Que., was also arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

She was released to appear in Alexandria court on July 12.