August 3 – 4, 2017 Incidents

Bail Violations

A 24 year old Brockville man was arrested yesterday fternoon shortly after being released from custody at court.

On Wednesday evening an off duty officer spotted the male leaving the Wal-Mart parking lot whom the officer knew was wanted in relation to a weekend domestic incident. He was arrested in a vehicle on Laurier Boulevard and held for a Bail Hearing on Thursday at the Brockville Court.

In court on Thursday the young man was released into the custody of his surety and while they were leaving the court house, he and his surety became involved in an argument. The male then fled in a taxi and his surety reported the incident to the police and withdrew himself as surety. He was located a short time later in a north apartment building,arrested, and again held in custody.

 

Power Lines fall on vehicle

Two occupants in a parked van were fortunate to escape injury when a tree fell on their vehicle parked on James St.

Just before 7 pm last evening Brockville Police were called to the area of James Street West between Court House and Buell Streets when a tree fell on a parked van with two people inside. The falling tree also took down power lines that were in the area.

Both occupants remained in the vehicle while Hydro and Emergency Services attended and made the area safe for them to exit the vehicle and cut power to the lines.

 

Bicycle Safety

As the August long weekend arrives the Brockville Police Service would like to remind cyclists of some of their requirements to ride a bicycle on the roadways.

Under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario bicycles are considered vehicles and must obey the rules of the road just as other vehicles on the roadway. While riding a bicycle does not require the cyclist to have a licence, insurance, or licence plates and registration; cyclists must obey all traffic laws and cannot carry passengers. Cyclists must stay to the right to allow for faster moving vehicles to pass.

Children under the age of 18 years of age must wear a helmet and it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure their child is wearing their helmet.

For more information please visit the Ministry of Transportation website at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/bicycle-safety.shtml

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