Weekend Arrests for Impaired & Drugs – Please Lock Your Car

Media Release

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017


Mid Afternoon Impaired Blows High

A 42-year-old Bethany area woman was arrested shortly after 1:00 pm on Friday after Kawartha Lakes Police received several complaints about an impaired driver.

On Friday, November 17th, 2017 Kawartha Lakes Police were contacted by several members of the public regarding a suspected impaired driver. After receiving a vehicle description, an officer spotted the vehicle on Weldon Road and stopped and spoke with the female driver. After the conversation, the officer suspected that the female had been drinking and requested that she provide a breath sample into a roadside screening device. The woman complied and registered a “fail” on the device. She was then transported to KLPS where she provided samples of her breath that registered readings of almost three times the legal limit.

42-year-old Michelle Stewart of Bethany was charged with operating a vehicle with over the legal limit of alcohol in her blood. Her licence was suspended for 90 days, and her vehicle was impounded for seven days as a result of the charge. She will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday, December 21st, 2017.


Pair Held For Bail After Drug Arrest

A man and woman from Lindsay both spent the weekend in jail on drug-related charges after being arrested on Friday afternoon.

On Friday, November 17th, 2017 members of the Kawartha Lakes Police Criminal Investigations Branch became involved in a drug investigation, which resulted in a vehicle being stopped on Ridout Street shortly after 2:00 pm. Both the male and female occupant of the vehicle was arrested, and a search revealed a quantity of cocaine and cash related to the sale of drugs. The female that was arrested and charged at the time was also found to be a surety for the male on other outstanding drug-related charges. Both the male and female were detained in custody for a Bail Hearing.

28-year-old Samuel Ribeiro of Lindsay was charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000.00, Failing to Comply with a Recognizance and Failing to Comply with Probation. 40-year-old Tanya Lidstone of Lindsay was charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Cannabis Resin and Failing to Comply with an Undertaking. Both parties were detained in custody and will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017.


Don’t Let The Grinch Ruin Your Day – Lock Your Vehicle

As the holiday season approaches, Kawartha Lakes Police are once again reminding area residents to lock your vehicles and garages to prevent a crime of opportunity from occurring.

Since November 1st, 2017 there have been 15 thefts reported to police that could have been avoided by simply locking car doors. Leaving your vehicle unlocked and/or with valuables in plain view offers would-be criminals an easy opportunity to victimize vehicle owners. Kawartha Lakes Police remind vehicle owners/passengers to be especially vigilant during the holiday season when many people are doing more shopping than usual.  These thefts also present opportunities for criminals who intend to steal personal identification from unsecured vehicles. Licenses, insurance, vehicle ownership, passports, as well as mobile devices or laptops are also easy targets for thieves.

Please enjoy your holiday season and make sure you Lock it or Lose it!