July 23 – 27, 2020 News Release

Special Investigation Unit

SIU press release: “On July 25, 2020, a 56-year-old man fell from the North Augusta Road overpass in Brockville to the westbound on-ramp for Highway 401. He was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Moments before his fall, Brockville Police Service officers had approached the man on the overpass. 

In accordance with the Special Investigations Unit’s name release policy which requires consent from next of kin, the Unit is now able to identify the man as Alberto Ayala Guerrero of Houston, Texas.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator are continuing to investigate this incident. The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.”

Please contact the SIU for any media inquiries regarding this incident.

Warrants

A 41 year old male was arrested on the 23rd of July 2020 just before 8 PM when police responded to a medical complaint in the downtown core.  The male was located inside the residence and arrested for an outstanding warrant stemming from an incident on June 18th.  That incident resulted in an assault charge along with a charge of breaching a bail condition for a communication breach.  The male was not located until the time of his arrest.  He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Sudden Death

On the 23rd of July 2020 at 7:36 PM police responded to call for a sudden death in the downtown area.  Officers discovered a 31 year old female deceased from a suspected drug overdose.  The case has been turned over to the coroner’s office.

July 21 – 23, 2020 News Release

Domestic Assault

Around 2 AM this morning, the Brockville Police responded to a downtown address for a domestic incident.  As a result of that call a 44 year old male was arrested for assaulting his common law spouse.  The injuries were minor in nature and did not require medical attention.  The accused has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

Disturbance

On July 12, 2020 at 3 AM the Brockville Police were dispatched to a disturbance on Pearl St. West.  The caller had observed two individuals in a heated argument.  One of the males then drew and pointed what appeared to be a firearm.  That firearm (air pistol) was recovered that night.  The suspect was identified and arrested on the 21st of July.  Both parties were known to each other and are Brockville residents.  The 41 year old accused male was released from custody with a future court date.

Bail Violations

A 54 year old male was arrested on July 21st at 4:11 PM for failing to comply with a release order.  He was then arrested when he attended the station on an unrelated matter and held in custody for a bail hearing.  The male had come to the attention of the service when a local vehicle rental company reported that the male had not returned a vehicle.  That vehicle was returned to the company at the time of his arrest.

Bail Violations

A 19 year old male was arrested on July 21st at 6:25 PM for breaching a bail condition.  The male was observed out of his residence on Seven Oaks Avenue contrary to his release conditions.  He was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing.

Bail Violations

On July 21st at 2020 at 7:40 PM a 48 year old male was arrested for breaching a release order.  The male was subject of a trespassing complaint at a King St. West apartment building.  Officers attended the building located the male and arrested him for breaching his undertaking.  The male was on conditions not to be at the apartment building.  He was released from custody with a future court date.

Weapons/Drugs

On July 21st at 7:41 PM Brockville Police responded to an “unwanted guest” complaint at a Perth St. residence.  Officers attended the resident and spoke with the complainant.  A 29 year old male had been staying at the residence and was no longer welcome.  He was asked to leave the residence by police.  While on scene the officers located a firearm that was in possession of the 29 year old male.  The male was prohibited from possessing any firearms and was then arrested.   A search incident to arrest led to the discovery of a small amount of fentanyl and methamphetamine.  The male was charged with being in possession of the drugs and the firearm.  The non-restricted firearm is a center fire semi-automatic rifle.  The male was held in police custody for a bail hearing. 

July 16 – 21, 2020 News Release

Break and Enter

The Brockville Police Service is seeking information regarding a break and enter that occurred to the Youth Arena on Broadway Ave.   Police received a call for the alarm at 2:40 AM and arrived on scene shortly after.  They discovered that the suspect(s) had gained entry to the building and entered the rooms inside the arena.  It is unknown at this time if anything was taken. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cst. McArthur at 613-342-0127 ext. 6097 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Trespass by Night

A 23 year old male was arrested on July 20th at 12:30 AM for “trespass by night” and breach of probation.  The Brockville Police received multiple calls about the male going through parked vehicles in the area of Wright Cres.  He was arrested and released with a future court date.

Theft

On July 19th at 8 PM a 32 year old male was arrested by the Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) at the Real Canadian Superstore for attempting to steal $130 worth of meat.  Police were contacted and charged the male with theft then released him from custody with a future court date.

Warrants/unwanted guest

On July 18th at 9:30 PM the Brockville Police were requested to remove an unwanted guest from an inbound VIA train.  When the train arrived officers located the 28 year old female and escorted her from the train.  Officers discovered that she had a warrant for her arrest from Ottawa.  She was arrested and turned over to the Ottawa Police Service.

Impaired Operation

On July 19th, 2020 shortly after midnight, a 20 year old accused was observed operating a 2010 Ford Fusion westbound on Pearl Street W. at Stewart Boulevard. The accused’s vehicle had a flat tire which could be heard by police parked nearby.

Police initiated a traffic stop and noted the driver had had signs of impairment by alcohol. Police formed suspicion that the driver had been consuming alcohol and the male failed a roadside exam.

The accused was arrested for the offence of impaired operation of a conveyance. The male subsequently provided two samples of his breath that were double the legal limit.

The male has been charged with impaired operation of a conveyance and operation with more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 7 days.  He will appear in court at a later date.

Assault

On the 17th of July 2020 shortly after 10 PM, police responded to a disturbance at a residence on Central Ave.  As a result of that call a 30 year old Brockville woman was arrested and charged for assaulting her roommate.  She was released from police custody with a future court date.

On July 18th at 3 PM that same female returned to her residence and assaulted the victim a second time.  She was arrested again and held in custody for a bail hearing.

Disturbance

On July 18th shortly after midnight, police were called to a disturbance at a downtown establishment.   A 26 year old male was threatening other customers and was involved in an altercation.  The male was located at the scene and arrested.  He was charged with being intoxicated in a public place and released when sober.

Assault with a Weapon

On July 16, 2020 at 2 PM a 50 year old accused was on the Brock Trail behind a King St. West.

The Accused was sitting unconscious at a picnic table with several needles on the table. The complainant approached the accused to ask him to clean up his items and move on as it was a park area.

The accused became aggressive with the complainant and took out a golf club which he had in the area.  He held the golf club over his shoulder with two hands and the complainant felt that he was going to be hit with the golf club. The complainant pushed the accused to the ground and backed away.

The complainant contacted the police and the accused left the area.

The accused was located a short time later on the Brock Trail in the area of St. Paul and Water St. He was placed under arrest for Assault with a Weapon and Breach of Release Order.  He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

July 15 – 16, 2020 News Release

Fail to remain

On July 7th at 1:41 the Brockville Police Service responded to a fail to remain traffic collision.  The collision occurred on Park Street at Front Avenue.  The suspect vehicle caused enough damage to the second vehicle rendering it inoperable.  The driver of that vehicle was transported to Brockville General Hospital for minor injuries. The driver of the suspect vehicle then left the scene, making no attempt to stop. Through investigation a 32 year old male was charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident and failing to comply with probation.

At the time of the collision officers located the suspect vehicle a short distance away parked behind a building.  The police canine “Diesel” was deployed and successfully tracked the driver to his residence.  The officers were able to positively identify the driver and lay the appropriate charge.  He was arrested for those charges on July 15th shortly after 3 PM.  He will appear in court at a future date.

July 14 – 15, 2020 News Release

Drugs 

Police arrested two people in a joint-forces drug bust near the north end Super Centre in uptown Brockville on Tuesday afternoon.

The Brockville Police Service, along with the Ontario Provincial Police, carried out a targeted traffic stop off Parkedale Avenue, just before 2:00 PM on Tuesday.

Officers seized a quantity of cocaine, methamphetamine and weapons.  The drugs have an estimated street value of over $13,000.

Also seized was a motor vehicle being used as a conveyance and a quantity of Canadian currency.

Police arrested the 31 year old male and the 32 year old female at the scene but are unable to publicly identify them at this time as the charges have not been sworn to at the time of this release.  Both were released with a future court date, each with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking of a schedule I substance.

Bail Violations

At 9:00 AM on the 14th of July officers were called to a downtown residence for a 25 year old male that was out of control and breaking property in a residence.  Officers attended and were able to de-escalate the situation.  The male was arrested without incident for a breach of a bail condition and also charged with mischief for damaging the property.  The male was released from police custody with a future court date.

Domestic Assault

On July 15th shortly after midnight officers responded to south end residence for a domestic incident.  As a result of their investigation a 45 year old male was arrested for assault and held in custody for a bail hearing.

 

July 13 – 14, 2020 News Release

Bail violations

Two people were arrested in separate incidents this morning; both were charged with breaching a bail condition. 

The first was a 50 year old male that was arrested on John St. at 8:40 AM.  He was wanted for breaching a reporting condition on his release documents.  He was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing.

The second was a 37 year old female that was arrested on Ormond St.  The female was wanted for a communication breach contrary to her release conditions.  She was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Break and Enter

Two females are charged with “break and enter” stemming from an incident last night at 7:53 PM.  The females had a friend drive them to a residence on King St. East.  While one suspect kept watch the other entered the unlocked residence.  They were confronted by the homeowners and left.  The 33 and 32 year old suspects were located a short distance away and arrested.  One was released from the station with a future court date and the second was held in custody for a bail hearing.

 

July 10 – 13, 2020 News Release

Thefts

The Brockville Police Service has responded to a rash of thefts from vehicles over the past weekend.  These thefts typically occur during the early morning hours.  The thieves’ primary targets are vehicles that are left insecure.  There were 7 thefts reported over the weekend and all were contained to the downtown area.

Theft of motor vehicle

On July 12th at 11:54 AM the Brockville Police Service received a complaint of a stolen vehicle from a downtown residence.  The vehicle was a 2017 Dodge Caravan and was later involved in a fail to remain accident on Perth St. 

The accident occurred at 2:53 PM. The service received several 911 calls about a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Perth St. losing control and hitting a pole by the train station.  The vehicle left the scene only to be recovered abandoned a short distance away.  Hydro crews had to be called out to repair the damaged pole.

The accident investigation and the theft of the motor vehicle are ongoing.  A suspect has been identified in the theft and will be charged when located.  

Anyone with information is asked to call the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Public Intoxication

On the 13th of July 2020 at 12:48 PM a 44 year old male was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place.  The male was located on Charles St. and arrested for his own safety.  He was transported to the police station and lodged in a cell until sober. 

Warrants

A 28 year old female was arrested on her outstanding committal warrant on the 13th of July at 2:20 AM.  The female was arrested by the Smiths Falls Police Service and then turned over to the Brockville police.  She was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Theft

On June 13th 2020 the Brockville Police Service received a complaint of a theft from a parked vehicle that had occurred sometime the previous night.  A 49 year old suspect was identified in that theft. 

Officers located the male on July 11th at 11:58 AM on King St. West.  He was arrested without incident being charged with fail to comply with probation, possession of property obtained by crime and using a stolen credit card.  He was released with a future court date.

Drugs

On July 11th at 6:30 PM officers observed a vehicle being driven erratically in the downtown area.  The vehicle as stopped at Bethune St. and King St. East.  A 31 year old male was arrested for being in possession of cocaine.  He was charged with being in possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and released with a future court date.

Bail Violations

A 61 year old male was arrested on the 11th of July at 7:10 PM for breach a release condition.  The male was located at a downtown address contrary to his release conditions.  He was arrested without incident and later released with a future court date.

Home Invasion

On July 12th at 2:30 AM officers from the Brockville Police Service responded to what was described as a “Home Invasion”.  The caller stated that a numbers of suspects had forced their way into his apartment on Kensington Parkway.  The suspects restrained the victim and robbed him.  The victim had minor injuries as a result of the incident. The suspects left the victim and fled in light coloured SUV. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Bail violations

 On July 12th at 4:34 AM a 46 year old male was arrested for breaching a bail condition.  The male was located outside of his residence despite being on a curfew until 6:00 AM.  He was arrested in the downtown area, charged and released.   

Warrants

 A 43 year old male was arrested on Friday afternoon by the Brockville Police.  The male was wanted by Gatineau Police for a domestic incident.  Gatineau requested our assistance with identifying and arresting the male.  Our officers were able to identify the male and located him at a residence on King St. West.  He was arrested and then turned over to Gatineau Police for their investigation.

Public Intoxication

On July 10th at 6:15 PM police were contacted about a 57 year old male that appeared to be asleep on a park bench on King St. West.  The male was located and found to be in an intoxicated state.  Officers attempted to locate friends and family that would care for the male, but were unsuccessful.  He was then arrested and lodged at the station until sober.

Disturb the Peace

On July 10th at 9:00 PM police were called to an apartment on Cartier Court for a disturbance.  A 31 year old male was arrested at the scene after engaging in an altercation with a neighbour.  The male was on a probation order with the condition to abstain from the consumption of alcohol.  He was charged and released when sober with a future court date.

 

Downtown Enforcement:

 

On Friday night 5 charges were laid under the Highway Traffic Act with our continued enforcement of illegal exhaust and noise in the downtown core.  There was significantly less traffic due to the weather. 

July 9 – 10, 2020 News Release

Drugs

In a joint forces operation, six people are facing charges after the Brockville Police Service alongside the Ontario Provincial Police executed a search warrant at 69 King St. East. 

The joint forces operation executed a search warrant using the Emergency Response Team that resulted in the seizure of a quantity of crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, oxycodone pills and weapons including a switch blade knife.   Also seized were a motor vehicle and a large quantity of Canadian currency.

Four people were arrested at the scene and two individuals were arrested in the vehicle. 

Andrew Beauregard, 43 years of age, was charged with 4 counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking,   He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Also charged, but released:

  • 53 year old female – possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and failing to comply with a bail condition
  • 49 year old male – charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • 62 year old male – 4 counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • 51 year old female – 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and breach of probation
  • 40 year old male – possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

Their names cannot be released until the information is sworn to.

Public Intoxication

A 43 year old male was arrested at the Brockville General Hospital for being intoxicated in a public place.  The male was arrested shortly after midnight when staff at the hospital called police to deal with the male.  He was held in custody until sober and charged with being intoxicated in a public place.   

Downtown Enforcement

Officers conducting the downtown enforcement initiative were advised of a male passed out at Cunningham Park.  The officers located a 41 year old male who had set up residence in the park.  He was moved along and cleaned up his campsite. 

The officers stopped a vehicle shortly after 10 PM on King St. West.  The vehicle was occupied by a 42 year old unlicensed driver and an 18 year old female.  The officers observed an open container of liquor in the vehicle and located a can of mace, brass knuckles and crystal methamphetamine.  The 42 year old male was charged with 2 counts of being in possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a controlled substance, drive motor vehicle with an open container of alcohol, drive with cannabis readily accessible and prohibited drive.  The 18 year old female was not charged.

While conducting this traffic stop the officers were passed by a motor vehicle that had the wrong plates on it.  That vehicle was stopped and the 50 year old male driver along with the 43 year old male passenger are found to be in possession of a quantity of illicit drugs. 

The 50 year old driver was charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Use plates not authorized (Highway Traffic Act)
  • Fail to wear seatbelt (Highway Traffic Act)

The 43 year old passenger was charged with:

  • 2 x possession of a controlled substance
  • Passenger fail to wear seatbelt (Highway Traffic Act)

July 7 – 8, 2020 News Release

Mischief:

A 23 year old male from Brockville has been charged with mischief and theft after he was observed smashing the window out of a parked vehicle on Victoria Avenue.  The male was also seen trying to open other vehicles.  He was located by police and arrested without incident on July 7th at 7:00 AM.  He has been charged with mischief, theft under $5000 and failing to comply with a probation order.  He was released from custody with a future court date.

 

Bail Violations:

A 23 year old male was located and arrested on Blockhouse Island as a warrant for his arrest had been issued.  The male was wanted for breaching his release conditions as he had failed to report as required.  He was located on July 7th, 2020 at 10:20 PM by officers who were on routine patrol.  He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

July 6 – 7, 2020 News Release

Missing Person Located

The Brockville Police are happy to report that the Peter Tielsch has been located safe and sound.  Thank you to all the public’s assistance in this investigation.

Weapons

A 19 year old male is facing multiple charges relating to an incident that occurred on July 5th, 2020 at 11:30 PM.  The complainant reported that they have had ongoing issues with the male suspect.  On this date, the male was blocking the complainant’s vehicle on Garden St.  He was approached by the complainant as this type of behaviour had been occurring for some time.  As the complainant approached the male he produced a knife and threatened to stab them.  The male left the area and police were contacted. 

The male was located on the 6th of July and arrested for the offences of uttering a threat and assault with a weapon.  He was held in custody for a bail hearing.