911: Concerned citizens’ calls to police lead to impaired driving charges

September 20, 2019   ·   0 Comments

Orangeville Police arrested and charged a 45-year-old Orangeville man with impaired driving after a resident found him parked in a driveway sleeping, at a Hillside Drive residence last Saturday morning.

On Saturday, at approximately 10:20 a.m., police received a call to attend a residence on Hillside Drive. The resident reported that a male was sleeping in a vehicle parked in the driveway of his residence. The unconscious male had been found with a syringe in his hand and the vehicle’s engine was running.

Police attended and were able to waken the man and seize the syringe.

As a result of the investigation, Jay Jonathan Taylor, 45, of Orangeville, was arrested for operation of a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs and possession of a schedule 1 substance, opioid. The accused was assessed by Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel and later released from custody. He is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on October 1,  to answer to the allegations.

On Sunday (Sept. 15), at approximately 10:15 p.m., police received a call from a concerned citizen who was following a car travelling north on Riddell Road approaching Broadway and believed that the driver might be impaired due to the erratic actions of the vehicle. 

Orangeville police officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Veteran’s Way to investigate the driver.

As a result of the investigation, Tissan Robert Brookes, 37, of Orangeville, was arrested and charged with failure or refusal to comply with a breath demand and resisting a peace officer. He is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on September 25, to answer to the allegations.

In both incidents police seized the vehicle for seven days and both drivers received 90-day licence suspensions.

Tip leads to five youths’ arrest

Orangeville Police arrested five Scarborough-area youths as the result of a suspicious vehicle call last Friday afternoon.

On Friday, September 13, at approximately 2:30 p.m., police received a call regarding an abandoned car in the area of Dawson Road and Hillside Drive. The vehicle had two different licence plates attached to it.

Investigation revealed that the vehicle, a black 4-door Honda Civic, had been stolen from a Toronto address. The Toronto Police Service was contacted and provided information to Orangeville officers regarding the identity and description of possible suspects. 

The youths were wanted by Toronto Police in connection with several armed robberies in the Toronto area. The suspects were observed at the Zehrs grocery store at approximately 7:15 p.m. Orangeville Police officers, assisted by the Toronto Police Service hold-up squad, attended the area and intercepted the youths as they left the store at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Three female and two male youths from Scarborough were arrested and transported to the OPS office on C Line. Toronto Police officers attended to continue with the arrest of the youths and return them to Toronto. All charges will be dealt with in the city of Toronto.

Police probe fail-to-remain collision

Orangeville Police are investigating a fail-to-remain collision Friday morning at the intersection of Faulkner Street and McCarthy Street.

At approximately 9:00 a.m., a 16-year-old male youth was walking to school along McCarthy Street approaching Faulkner Street when a white 4-door car approached the intersection and stopped. The youth proceeded to cross the street and was struck on the back of his leg by the vehicle. The force was minor and not enough to cause him to fall to the ground. The incident was reported to police approximately 1.5 hours later.

The vehicle is described as a white 4-door car, driven by an older lady with white hair. After striking the male the vehicle is said to have swerved and collide with the curb. Two loud “pop” sounds were heard which led the youth to believe that tires may have been flattened.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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