Monday, August 21st, 2017
If Your Fingers Are Doing The Talking – You Might Get Arrested
A Lindsay man found out the hard way why you should not be letting your fingers do the talking while driving Friday afternoon when he was arrested after being stopped by a Kawartha Lakes Police officer for texting while driving.
The incident started shortly after 1:00 pm on Friday, August 18th, 2017 when a patrol officer spotted a man texting on his cell phone while he was driving. The officer stopped the man and requested his driver’s licence, which was provided but found to be under suspension. When the man provided his licence, he also gave the officer a little extra when the officer found a partial fentanyl patch stuck to the licence. The officer then arrested the man for possessing a controlled substance. When the man was searched after being arrested the officer also located a pair of brass knuckles in the man’s pant pocket. Further investigation located more fentanyl, two cell phones and a quantity of cash.
38 – year – old Andreas Tzadimas of Lindsay was detained in custody on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance For the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl), Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000, Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, Fail to Comply with Probation Order and Driving while under Suspension. He will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Monday, August 21st, 2017 for a bail hearing.
Female Shoplifter Also Wanted On Outstanding Warrants
A Lindsay woman who was arrested by the staff of a downtown grocery store for stealing cookies was also found to be wanted on a number of outstanding charges after police were called to assist.
Kawartha Lakes Police responded to the store at 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 18th, 2017 after being contacted by store staff who had caught the woman stealing some cookies and some bread. When the officer arrived, it was discovered that the woman was also wanted on a warrant for a number of outstanding theft and credit card related charges. Those charges stemmed from an investigation involving the theft of a wallet and subsequent fraudulent transactions completed with the stolen credit cards in July of this year.
Charged with Using a Stolen Credit Card x5, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00, Theft Under $5000.00 and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00 is 27 – year – old Jacklyn Burns of Lindsay. She will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday, September 21st, 2017.