Provincial police say “contradictory evidence” has prompted them to withdraw a mischief charge laid earlier this week in connection with damage to the Pride crosswalk in Kemptville.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Grenville County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received a report of a mischief at the corner of Reuben Crescent and Prescott Street, Kemptville, the location of a newly painted Pride crosswalk.
A witness reported observing a female driver operating a pickup truck, intentionally spinning its tires as it drove over the crosswalk. Police identified a driver and charged a 36-yearold North Grenville woman at that time.
“Following the initial media release, the Grenville County OPP received contradictory evidence to support the charge being withdrawn,” police added.
The Grenville County OPP is continuing to investigate the incident, and is asking anyone with additional information or surveillance footage of the area to notify Grenville County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Arrested on warrants
Brockville police made two arrests in separate incidents involving warrants on Thursday.
A 47-year-old man who had warrants from Gananoque police and the OPP for various offences was arrested on King Street East at 11:30 a.m. He was then turned over to Gananoque police.
At 8:50 p.m., Brockville police on King Street West located a 54-year-old man who had a warrant for an alleged breach of probation. He was held in custody and has been remanded for a court appearance at a later date, police said in a news release.