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OPP Police Press Releases Quinte West

Dine & Dash Leads To Numerous Charges – Names Released

(QUINTE WEST, ON) – An initial report of a dine and dash in Quinte West has led to serious charges, including firearms related counts.

On July 7, 2024, members of Quinte West Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), responded to a theft from a local restaurant, where three parties left without paying, and stole tableware. The individuals were also involved in a single vehicle collision, with their vehicle leaving the road and entering the ditch.  

Three people were arrested and a loaded firearm was seized. 

Tara GAGE, age 26 of Oshawa was charged with: 

  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Theft Under $5000
  • Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Food and lodging fraud
  • Failure to comply with an undertaking
  • Passenger – fail to properly wear seatbelt

Nathan LOPEZ, age 26 of Toronto was charged with: 

  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Theft Under $5000
  • Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Food and lodging fraud
  • Fail to comply with a probation order – two counts
  • Failure to comply with undertaking
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • Driver – fail to properly wear seatbelt

Andrew VIVIAN, age 19 of Clarington was charged with:

  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Theft Under $5000
  • Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Food and lodging fraud
  • Fail to comply with probation order 
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • Passenger – fail to properly wear seatbelt

All three accused remain in custody, with a bail hearing scheduled this week before the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville.