Haliburton Highlands OPP has arrested and charged a man after a vehicle crashed into the front entrance of Emmerson Lumber in Haliburton.

Acting Sgt. Dan Collings said police responded April 4 to the scene, which resulted in damage to the entrance door and railing. He said police also investigated vandalism to two bank machines at the nearby CIBC branch.

Collings said a Haliburton male was arrested and charged with two counts of mischief to property and one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, in connection with both incidents.

Owner Kim Emmerson said the situation appears to be a “mental health issue” and declined to comment further.

The accused is scheduled to appear at court in Minden May 5.

Fatal collision

A Toronto man died in a collision on Bobcaygeon Road April 7.

Haliburton Highlands OPP said they responded to the road in Minden Hills. Police said a motorcycle travelling northbound failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a ditch. The rider was transported by Haliburton County Paramedic Services to hospital.

The 58-year-old Bradley Benedict was identified as the rider and pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at hospital.

The road was closed for several hours while OPP investigated the scene.

Vandalism at skate park

Haliburton Highlands OPP is seeking help to find the persons who spray painted graffiti at the Dysart skate park.

OPP said they received a report of mischief March 29. It said the incident occurred over the weekend of March 27 to 29.

Anyone with information is asked to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at crimestoppers.ca.

Minden man charged with impaired driving

Peterborough County OPP charged a Minden man with impaired operation of a motor vehicle April 3.

Police said they responded to a motor vehicle collision on Drummond Line at approximately 11 a.m. A vehicle had entered the ditch and struck a culvert. They said the driver was uninjured but was found to be under the influence of drugs.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough May 4.

Impaired collision in Minden

Haliburton Highlands OPP responded to a single motor-vehicle collision on County Road 21 in Minden March 31.

After an investigation, police charged a Selby man with impaired operation of a vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle, possession of over 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent in a public place and driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available.

The accused is scheduled to appear in Minden court May 5.


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