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OPP officer dragged after checking out suspicious vehicle in Hamilton Township

A Northumberland County OPP officer was dragged by a fleeing vehicle while investigating suspicious activity at a home on Hircock Rd. in Hamilton Township Wednesday.

Police say an off-duty officer was driving on the road at about 5:30 p.m. when he saw a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of a home known to him.

Four men then ran out from behind the house and got into a white Cadillac. The officer approached, identifying himself as a police officer. The driver then threw the car into gear and drove off, dragging the officer down the driveway before he let go and the vehicle left the area, heading north on Nagle Rd.

Police determined that a trailer in the backyard had been ransacked. Nothing was taken, said the homeowner, who was home during the incident.
The car is an older four-door white Cadillac with Ontario licence plates ending in ----740.

The driver is a white male, 18-20 years old, clean-shaven, wearing a red baseball cap, red hooded sweat top and jeans.

The other passengers were also white males, 18 to 20. One had a heavy build with a round face and collar-length brown, curly hair, standing 5'10” to 6'. The second was 5'7”, medium build with brown hair, wearing a dark jacket and jeans, and the third was 5'7”, with frizzy unkempt hair and dark clothes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cobourg OPP detachment at 905-372-5421 or toll free 1-888-310-1122.