Members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to reports of a suspicious motor vehicle that was in the parking lot of a business on Highway 7 at approximately 12:15pm yesterday afternoon. The complainant reported that the vehicle was unplated and the driver was unresponsive. Officers attended and determined that the driver was under the influence of illicit drugs. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen from a business on Burnham Line.
Zachariah MICHEL (age 32) of Trent Hills, Ontario was arrested and charged with:
• Operation while impaired-alcohol and drugs
• Possession of a Schedule 1 substance-methamphetamine
• Possession property obtained by crime under $5000
• Fail to comply with Probation Order
The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on August 18, 2021.