November 21, 2019 News Release

Warrants: 

A 52 year old male was arrested by Kingston Police yesterday for charges of fraud stemming from an incident in Brockville.  The male was turned over to our service and was released with a future court date.

Theft:

On the 20th of November 2019 at 12:37 p.m. police responded to Walmart on Parkedale Avenue for shoplifter. The suspect had assaulted the loss prevention officer and fled the scene.  A 30 year old female was identified through CCTV footage and will be charged with theft, assault and several breaches of her court ordered conditions. 

Breach of Conditions:

On the 21st of November 2019 at 12:08 p.m. a male was observed by staff at the Brockville Police Service urinating on the fence that separates the station and the train tracks.  The male was spoken to by an officer.  The 21 year old male was actually on his way to the station to turn himself in for a breach of a bail condition.  He was arrested without incident and held in custody for a bail hearing.  He was given advice to use a washroom the next time nature called.

Request for Police Assistance – November 17th Incident

Brockville Police continue to investigate the incident which occurred between 9:30 and 10:00 pm on November 17, 2019 on Cedar Street in the City. Investigators would like to speak to the driver and occupants of several vehicles that are believed to have been in the area around that time.

Please contact the Brockville police at 613-342-0127 if you are one of those persons.

November 19, 2019 News Release

Drugs

On the 16th of November at 9:30 a.m. officers were on routine patrol on Perth St. when they observed a 30 year old female that was wanted on a warrant for failing to attend court.  Officers arrested the accused party and a search incident to arrest led to charges for being in possession of cocaine and methamphetamine.

Weapons:

On the 16th of November 2019 at 8:50 p.m. officers responded to a disturbance on King St. West.  Officers located one male a short distance away who was armed with a collapsible baton.  The male was arrested for a weapons offence.  The 37 year old male was released from custody with a future court date. 

Homicide Investigation

At approximately 9:55 p.m. last evening officers with the Brockville Police responded to a call of a disturbance on Cedar Street between Church and Abbott Street. The caller stated one of the individuals involved had suffered injuries and needed an ambulance.

When officers and EMS staff arrived, the male victim had suffered serious injuries and despite the efforts of police and paramedics attending to the victim, he did not survive the altercation.

Members of the Brockville Police Services Emergency Response Team (ERT) were called and attended to the area and learned the other persons involved in the altercation had gone into a nearby residence. A negotiator with the ERT team was able to make contact with suspects and negotiate a safe surrender to police.

Detectives and members of the Forensic Identification Unit assisted by the OPP East Region Identification Unit are continuing their investigation at this time. Anyone who was in the area of Cedar Street between Abbott and Church Streets between the hours of 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127.  

Homicide Investigation Update – Nov 18, 2019

Homicide Investigation Update

On November 17, 2019 9:55 p.m. Brockville Police responded to a call of a disturbance on Cedar Street between Church and Abbott Street. The caller stated one of the individuals involved had suffered injuries and needed an ambulance. 

Officers arrived on scene to discover the victim suffering from stab wounds.  The officers and paramedics attempted lifesaving efforts, but the victim Matthew McKinnon 32 years of age did not survive.

The accused male took refuge in a nearby residence and later surrendered to police through the use of a negotiator and the Emergency Response team.  Ryan Russell Ballantyne, 34 years of age, has been charged with Second Degree Murder and Weapons Dangerous.  Ballantyne was held in custody. 

Anyone who was in the area of Cedar Street between Abbott and Church Streets between the hours of 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127. 

November 15, 2019 News Release

Theft/Bail:

A 21 year old male was arrested for theft and held for a bail hearing yesterday.  The male was arrested for stealing a bike from Canadian Tire at 9:40 a.m.  Officers responded to a call for a shoplifter at the store and took over the investigation.  It was discovered that this male was on a recognizance of bail and as a result he was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Theft:

A 52 year old male was charged with theft and breaching a condition of his probation for stealing $150 worth of merchandise from the Metro on King Street.  The male was arrested at 12:50 p.m. yesterday after police were called to the store by loss prevention officers.  The accused is well known to police.  He was released on an appearance notice with a future court date.

Theft/Bail:

On the 14th of November at 6:15 p.m. a 31 year old male was arrested as he attempted to steal $1050 worth of merchandise from the Real Canadian Superstore.  The male was arrested by officers as he exited the store.  It was discovered that the male was on a recognizance of bail from previous charges.  He was held in custody being charged with theft and breach of recognizance. 

November 13, 2019 News Release

Motor Vehicle Collisions:

During the first heavy snowfall the Brockville Police report there were 9 Motor Vehicle Collisions between the 11th and 12th of November. Only one driver, a 62 year old male faced a $110 fine for failing to stop at a stop sign. No major injuries or damage was reported.

With winter here now, police are reminding the public to ensure their vehicles are completely cleaned off. Failing to have a clear view out your windows could result in a $110 fine.

November 12, 2019 News Release

Unlawfully at Large:
On the 11th of November, 2019 a 33 year old male was arrested for failing to appear at the jail for his intermittent sentence on the 8th of November. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

 

Weapons:
On the 11th of November, 2019 a 43 year old was arrested from an incident stemming from the previous night shortly after 9:30pm. A call was placed to the Brockville Police regarding a suspicious person at a north end apartment complex. The 43 year old is currently on a weapons prohibition order, the investigation revealed him to be breaching that order. He will be charged with the breach as well as the possession of the weapon. He will be held for a bail hearing.

 

Stolen Vehicle:
A 2006 green Dodge Caravan with Ontario Licence BZEW 794 was stolen from behind the Brockville Arts Centre on the 11th of November, 2019 between the hours of noon and 9:30 pm. There was a 14’ ladder situated on the roof of the minivan. If anybody was witness or sees the van please contact the Brockville Police at 613-342-0127.

November 8 – 11, 2019 News Release

Flight from police:

On the 9th of November, 2019 at shortly after midnight officers on general patrol observed a vehicle west bound on King Street in the City of Brockville committing Highway traffic Act violation. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop and the vehicle fled from police and pulled quickly into a residence in the south end of the city. A 53 year old male was arrested for flight from police and was released with a future court date.

 

Domestics:

On the 8th of November, 2019 shortly after 2:00 pm a 40 year old female attended to the Police station to report a domestic that has been on-going for a couple months. The 25 year old male was arrested on the 9th of November, 2019 for the offences of Domestic Assault, Forcible Confinement, Overcoming resistance by attempting to choke, Utter Threats, Break and Enter and Mischief. He will be held for a bail hearing. The female received minor injuries.

On the 10th of November, 2019 at 7:30 am police received a call regarding a domestic in the center of town. Upon arrival it was learned that a 36 year old male had assaulted his 32 year old female partner and damaged some of her property. He was arrested for the offence of Domestic assault and mischief. He was released with a future court date. The female received minor injuries.

November 7, 2019 News Release

Traffic Stop/Drugs:

On the 6th of November, 2019 at 10:50 in the morning the Brockville Police conducted a traffic stop in the south end of town. Two men aged 31 and 38 were arrested. They will be charged with 6 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, various breaches and Highway Traffic Act related charges. The drugs included in the search were Fentanyl, Crack, Speed, Crystal Methamphetamine, Hydromorphone, and oxycodone. The street value of the drugs was estimated at over $8000. They will be held in custody for a bail hearing.