Trenton resident accused of stealing boat after ‘suspicious individual’ reported on Trent Severn Waterway

Photo via OPP

A Trenton resident is facing several charges, including theft of a boat, after OPP officers responded to an incident on the Trent Severn Waterway.

At approximately 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, officers were dispatched to the Trent Severn Waterway in Trenton in response to a report about a “suspicious individual” approaching the shore in a boat.

OPP said in a tweet that the allegedly stolen boat had run into engine trouble.

Police say in a press release that the individual in question refused to provide identification to the officers, prompting an investigation that ultimately resulted in an arrest.

OPP say that James Patrick, age 37, from Trenton, now faces the following charges:

  1. Theft of a motor vehicle (Vessel)
  2. Three counts of failing to comply with a probation order
  3. Obstruction of a peace officer

Charges have not been proven in court.

The accused has been detained in custody and will await a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville.

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