September 18 – 19, 2017 Incidents

Daytime Break and Enter on Oxford Ave

An Oxford Avenue resident who left her house for a few hours on Monday morning returned to find someone had entered her residence and made off with some jewelry and some loose change.

Yesterday morning just before 11 a.m. the Brockville Police received a call from the victim reporting she had left her house earlier in the morning and locked her doors only to return home to find one of the entrances to her home had some damage. Officers responded and Brockville Police Scenes of Crimes officers photographed the scene and processed the house for forensic evidence.

At the time of the report the victim was still going through her belongings to see if there are items that are missing.

 

Ringing Cell Phone leads to Breach of Probation Charge

A cell phone ringing in Hardy Park that drew the attention of residents who contacted Brockville Police led to the arrest of a 22 year old Brockville man for breaching his probation order.

Brockville Police responded to a complaint of a cell phone which could be heard ringing in Hardy Park. When officers arrived they found the 22 year old man who was known to officers intoxicated and sitting on a park bench. Further investigation revealed that he was currently subject to a probation order with a condition that he abstains from the consumption of alcohol.

As a result he was placed under arrest for breach of probation and conveyed to the Brockville Police station where he was held overnight until he was sober and release with a future court date to face his new charges.

 

Big win for Little Brothers and Sister in Baseball Game

It was a big win for the Little Brothers and Sisters last night at the Annual Law Enforcement-Big Brothers Big Sisters baseball game.

The Little Brothers and Sisters went through the complete batting order 3 times in the 3 inning game and blasted the team of law enforcement officers in a fun game at Goldie Christopher Park last night.

The Brockville Police Service would like to thank everyone involved with the game including the staff and volunteers of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville and the family of the late Provincial Constable Gary Brewin who started the annual game and who come out every year to support the event. There were lots of smiles and laughs all over the diamond last night and we look forward to next years game.

September 17 – 18, 2017 Incidents

Repeated Text Messages leads to arrest for Breach of Conditions

A 34 year old Brockville man is in custody this morning as a result of an investigation which began over the weekend of him repeatedly calling, text messaging and emailing his former girlfriend.

Sunday afternoon around 12:30 pm the complainant attended to the Brockville Police Service to reports that over the past 15 months since his initial arrest in May 2016 for assault during a domestic disturbance the man has been contacting via text message, email and over the phone. As a result of the May 2016 arrest, the man was released before a Justice of the Peace on a Recognizance of Bail with a condition not communicate directly or indirectly by any physical, electronic or other means with the woman.

As a result of this, when he attended to the front desk of the Brockville Police Service for his regular sign- in condition this morning he was placed under arrest for breaching his recognizance and held in custody pending a bail hearing later today.

 

Curfew Violation leads to arrest

Members of the Brockville Police Service who were out checking compliance with curfew conditions found a 19 year old Brockville man violating his release conditions.

At 10:30 p.m. last evening officers attended to a King Street West residence to check to see if the man was inside his house as per the conditions of his Recognizance of Bail.

The man was released from custody on Friday afternoon in Brockville Court after charges of Resisting Arrest, Assaulting a Peace officer and breaching of previous release conditions the result of an incident last week. Officers found the man was not home and advised the other patrol officers they were looking for him.

A short time later the man was located in the area of the Brockville General Hospital and placed under arrest for violating the curfew conditions of his Recognizance and conveyed to the Brockville Police Service where he was held overnight and conveyed to court today for a bail hearing.

 

Big Brothers/Big Sister Baseball Game

Tonight from 6pm-8pm at Goldie Christopher Park (rear of the Brockville Memorial Centre) is the annual Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville Baseball-Law Enforcement baseball game.

The annual game is a September tradition started by Big Brothers and Big Sisters and a group of local Law Enforcement Officers including former Leeds OPP Constable Gary Brewin whose family still participates in the annual event. All are welcome to come enjoy the laughs and support the Big Brother and Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville.

September 15 – 16, 2017 Incidents

Shoplifter at Winners

On the 16th September, 2017 at approximately 9:15 a.m., the Brockville Police Service attended a complaint of an internal theft at a North end department store. A local, 49 year old male employee at the store, was caught on video removing cash from other employee’s purses. He was arrested on site and issued a fine under the Trespass to Property Act as the amount of money was minor. The theft that occurred today was of $20.00 and was returned to the victim.

 

Cause Disturbance

On the 15th September, 2017 at approximately 5:45 p.m., the Brockville Police Service attended the area of a North End Shopping Centre in regards to a male shouting, looking in vehicles and exhibiting bizarre behaviour. Officers recognized the male suspect in question to be a local, 24 year old male who is known to police. When officers approached the male to check on him, he ran into a nearby store knocking over property inside. With that accompanied by all of his shouting and swearing in the public place, officers placed him under arrest for causing the disturbance. Officer’s observed that the male portrayed symptoms of being under the influence of a narcotic substance which contributed to the bizarre behaviour. He was held until family could take custody of him. He was issued charges of cause disturbance and breaching his probation.

September 14 – 15, 2017 Incidents

Shoplifter at Giant Tiger

A 21 year old woman was arrested yesterday morning when she was apprehended for shoplifting from the Giant Tiger store on Park Street in Brockville.

The young woman was observed acting suspicious inside the store drawing the attention of the staff. As she was leaving staff asked her to return and awaited the arrival of officers. When officers arrived, further investigation revealed the woman to be on a probation order as well.

As a result, she was charged with both theft under $5000 and breaching her probation and released from custody with a future court date.

 

Assault Police, Resist Arrest and Breach Charges

Yesterday afternoon Brockville Police were called to the Home Depot on Parkedale Avenue when staff there reported two men passed out in the parking lot of the store with a dog with them.

Officers arrived at the store shortly after 4 pm and located the two men with the dog in the parking lot both showing signs of intoxication. The older male was awakened and he and his dog were given a taxi and sent home. The 19 year old who is known to police was awakened found to be out on an Undertaking from a November 2016 weapons charge with a condition that he abstain absolutely from the consumption of alcohol. As a result he was arrested for breaching his undertaking and began to struggle with police officers by kicking at them and knocking over lumber piles in the area.

The man was eventually secured in custody and conveyed to the Brockville Police Station where he was lodged in the cells. As officers were speaking with him in an attempt to calm and de-escalate the situation the young man spit at officers.

He now faces charges of Breach of his Undertaking, Resisting Arrest and Assaulting a Police Officer. He is to appear in Brockville Court later today for a bail hearing.

 

Public Intoxication Arrest on Bicycle

Customers at the Days Inn contacted the Brockville Police when they observed a 59 year old man causing problems inside the restaurant and then leave riding his bicycle into traffic.

Just after 8pm last evening Brockville Police received several calls about an intoxicated man causing problems inside the Days Inn. When officers arrived on the scene the male had left on his bicycle into traffic on Stewart Boulevard and narrowly avoiding a collision according to witnesses.

He was located on Stewart Boulevard on his bicycle just on the north side of the CN overpass showing all the usual signs of intoxication. For his own safety he was arrested for public intoxication and conveyed to the Brockville Police Station and released on a Provincial Offences Notice when sober.

 

Reminder: Minor traffic disruptions over the weekend:

There are a number of events taking place this weekend which will be causing minor traffic disruptions in the City of Brockville and area over the weekend.

On Saturday September 16th area Truck Drivers will be hosting their annual “Trucking for a Cure’ in Support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Truckers will begin staging in the Brockville Shopping Centre lot before exiting the lot and entering the 401 westbound to Long Beach where they will turn and return eastbound on Highway 2 and continue eastbound through King Street in Brockville at approximately 11:30 enroute to Prescott. They will then return on the 401 to Brockville for some activities at the Brockville Shopping Centre lot.

The annual Terry Fox Run will take place on Sunday September 17th beginning at 12 noon at Thousand Islands Secondary School. Walkers and runners will complete a 5km route through Parkedale Avenue, Laurier Boulevard and Windsor Drive in Brockville’s north end. Please watch for walkers, runners and volunteers during this time.

At 2 pm on Sunday, The Royal Canadian Legion will be holding a short parade to mark the opening of Legion Week. The ceremony will last approximately ½ hour in front of the Legion between their north parking lot and Edgewood Ave from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Motorists are asked if they could use Ormond Street during this time.

Finally the Canadian Paramedic Ride will be coming through Brockville between 4:00 and 4:30 pm Sunday afternoon. Riders will be entering Brockville leaving the Butternut Bay area around 3:30pm and travel east on highway 2 into Brockville and continue on King Street to Court House and Stewart Boulevard. Cyclists in the Canadian Paramedic Ride begin their tour in Toronto on Friday September 15th enroute to Ottawa for Monday September 18th to raise funds for a National Paramedic Memorial Monument in Ottawa.

Brockville Police ask area motorist to be aware of these minor traffic disruptions over the weekend and ask that everyone drive safely while supporting these charitable events.

September 13 – 14, 2017 Incidents

Arrest in Mac’s Milk Robbery

A 31 year old area man currently of no fixed address was arrested early this morning after police were called for a suspicious person in the area of the Phoenix Restaurant at approximately 4:10 a.m.

Officers were called when the man made some unusual comments to another man in the area about the contents of his back pack he was wearing. The witness contacted the Brockville Police about the conversation and a man fitting the description was located at Hardy Park. While speaking with officers, they noticed the males clothing and physical description matched that of the suspect from the Mac’s Milk robbery on Friday night. As a result, officers arrested the man and conveyed him to the Brockville Police Services where he was held in custody pending a bail hearing later today.

Detectives are continuing to interview witnesses regarding this investigation. They are looking to speak with other witnesses who in the area of Mac’s Milk on Friday evening around 11 p.m. In particular detectives would like to interview a male customer who spoke with the store clerk immediately after the Friday robbery and briefly with police after they arrived before leaving the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Graham Coe at 613-342-0127 ext. 4245

 

Speeders on Centre Street

Traffic officers from the Brockville Police will be monitoring the speeds of vehicles using Centre Street over the next couple of weeks after receiving complaints from several are residents regarding the speed of cars using the street.

With the Brock Street extension now complete, vehicle traffic on Centre Street has increased and according to area residents so has the speed of vehicles using the street.

Motorists are urged to use caution while travelling through this residential neighbourhood, in particular during the morning and afternoon school commute and watch for children.

 

Traffic stop leads to Drug and Obstruct Charges

An 18 year old Brockville man is scheduled to appear in bail court today as a result of a late night traffic stop last night.

At 11:15 the man was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by police for a Highway Traffic Act (HTA) infraction on Broome Road in the north end of the city. The officer thought he recognized the passenger in the vehicle who was wanted on outstanding warrants by the Brockville Police Service. In attempt to avoid arrest the man used a friend’s identification to provide to the officer. When officers recognized and confirmed his identify they proceeded to arrest him for the warrants. During the course of the arrest the man threw a quantity of drugs, believed to be methamphetamines on the floor of the vehicle. He was taken into custody and searched and to have a collapsible baton, machete, marijuana, pills and individual bags of unknown drugs in his possession.

In addition to the warrant the man now faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a concealed weapon, obstruct police, breach of undertaking, and mischief under $5000

 

Mischief on Bartholomew Street

The Bartholomew Street corridor between Reynolds Drive and the railway tracks continues to be a target. Yesterday afternoon a resident in the area attended to the Brockville Police Service to report her vehicle was scratched on the passenger side from the front bumper across the entire side of her vehicle to the rear bumper.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

September 12 – 13, 2017 Incidents

Thefts Continue on Bartholomew Street

Brockville Police are investigating a report of another daytime theft on Bartholomew Street, near the same area of the weekend break-ins.

Around 1:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon a Brockville area woman reported to police she had parked her vehicle on Bartholomew Street between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. When she returned her purse containing all of her identification, cards and money was missing.

Anyone with information on this incident or the residential break-ins in the area over the weekend is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

 

Pulled Fire Alarm at The Bar

A pair of unidentified males who were refused service at The Bar (the former Commercial Hotel) are being sought for pulling the fire alarm early this morning.

Just before 1:30 a.m. this morning Brockville Police and Brockville Fire received a call from The Bar that the unidentified males had pulled the fire alarm pull station and ran out the door toward the back alley toward Sheridan Mews. The men are described as being in their late 20’s and one of them was wearing an orange sweater.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

 

Reminder of Weekend Traffic Disruptions

There are a number of events taking place this weekend which will be causing minor traffic disruptions in the City of Brockville and area over the weekend.

On Saturday September 16th area Truck Drivers will be hosting their annual ‘Trucking for a Cure’ in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Truckers will begin staging in the Brockville Shopping Centre lot before exiting the lot and entering the 401 westbound to Long Beach where they will turn and return eastbound on Highway 2 and continue eastbound through King Street in Brockville at approximately 11:30 enroute to Prescott. They will then return on the 401 to Brockville for some activities at the Brockville Shopping Centre lot.

The annual Terry Fox Run will take place on Sunday September 17th beginning at 12 noon at Thousand Islands Secondary School. Walkers and runners will complete a 5km route through Parkedale Avenue, Laurier Boulevard and Windsor Drive in Brockville’s north end. Please watch for walkers, runners and volunteers during this time.

At 2 pm on Sunday, The Royal Canadian Legion will be holding a short parade to mark the opening of Legion Week. The ceremony will last approximately ½ hour in front of the Legion between their north parking lot and Edgewood Ave from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Motorists are asked if they could use Ormond Street during this time.

Finally the Canadian Paramedic Ride will be coming through Brockville between 4:00 and 4:30 pm Sunday afternoon. Riders will be entering Brockville leaving the Butternut Bay area around 3:30pm and travel east on highway 2 into Brockville and continue on King Street to Court House and Stewart Boulevard. Cyclists in the Canadian Paramedic Ride begin their tour in Toronto on Friday September 15th enroute to Ottawa for Monday September 18th to raise funds for a National Paramedic Memorial Monument in Ottawa.

Brockville Police ask area motorist to be aware of these minor traffic disruptions over the weekend and ask that everyone drive safely while supporting these charitable events.

September 16 – 17 – Busy Weekend of Events will Cause Minor Traffic Disruptions

Busy Weekend of Events will cause minor traffic disruptions:

There are a number of events taking place this weekend which will be causing minor traffic disruptions in the City of Brockville and area over the weekend.

On Saturday September 16th area Truck Drivers will be hosting their annual “Trucking for a Cure’ in Support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Truckers will begin staging in the Brockville Shopping Centre lot before exiting the lot and entering the 401 westbound to Long Beach where they will turn and return eastbound on Highway 2 and continue eastbound through King Street in Brockville at approximately 11:30 enroute to Prescott. They will then return on the 401 to Brockville for some activities at the Brockville Shopping Centre lot.

The annual Terry Fox Run will take place on Sunday September 17th beginning at 12 noon at Thousand Islands Secondary School. Walkers and runners will complete a 5km route through Parkedale Avenue, Laurier Boulevard and Windsor Drive in Brockville’s north end. Please watch for walkers, runners and volunteers during this time.

At 2 pm on Sunday, The Royal Canadian Legion will be holding a short parade to mark the opening of Legion Week. The ceremony will last approximately ½ hour in front of the Legion between their north parking lot and Edgewood Ave from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Motorists are asked if they could use Ormond Street during this time.

Finally the Canadian Paramedic Ride will be coming through Brockville between 4:00 and 4:30 pm Sunday afternoon. Riders will be entering Brockville leaving the Butternut Bay area around 3:30pm and travel east on highway 2 into Brockville and continue on King Street to Court House and Stewart Boulevard. Cyclists in the Canadian Paramedic Ride begin their tour in Toronto on Friday September 15th enroute to Ottawa for Monday September 18th to raise funds for a National Paramedic Memorial Monument in Ottawa.

Brockville Police ask area motorist to be aware of these minor traffic disruptions over the weekend and ask that everyone drive safely while supporting these charitable events.

 

September 11 – 12, 2017 Incidents

Arrest for Empty Envelope Deposits

A 54 year old Brockville man attended to the Brockville Police Service yesterday afternoon and surrendered himself in relation to a fraud investigation involving a deposit of empty envelopes which began on August 23rd.

The man allegedly deposited an empty envelope into an ATM at the Scotiabank on Stewart Boulevard during this time and withdrew cash from his account. Staff at the branch became aware of the incident when emptying the machine and notified the Brockville Police of the incident. The man was contacted by police and surrendered himself Monday.

He was charged with Fraud under $5000 and given a future court date.

 

Residential break-ins continue

The Brockville Police Service took three more reports yesterday of residential break-ins yesterday which occurred sometime between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.

Shortly after 12 noon yesterday a resident on Bartholomew Street returned home from work on her lunch to find someone had entered her residence through a kitchen window. A number of personal and electronic items were reported to have been taken and the resident is still compiling a complete list of the missing items.

Late yesterday afternoon officers were called to another residence on Bartholomew Street where the owners told police that over the weekend and unknown person or person(s) entered their residence through a kitchen window. At the time the resident there did not believe anything missing.

At 7pm a third resident of Bartholomew Street reported that their house was broken into with entry also gained through a side window. The resident at the time of the report was still going through the residence and putting together a list of items that were missing.

All three houses were on the east side of Bartholomew Street between the CN Tracks and Reynold Drive and entry gained through a window.

The Brockville Police Services Scenes of Crime officers attended all three residence and examined the scenes and collected forensic evidence. These break-ins remain under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

National Peace Officers Memorial Run and Canadian Police Officer’s Ride to Remember

During the week of September 18-23rd several members of the Brockville Police Service will be joining their colleagues from across Ontario in participating in the annual National Peace Officers Memorial Run (NPOMR) and the Canadian Police Memorial Ride to Remember leading up to the Canadian Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony on Parliament Hill on Sunday September 24th at 11 a.m.

This year’s run has special significance for local law enforcement as it marks the 10 year anniversary of the passing of RCMP Constable Douglas Scott in the line of duty in the Baffin Island hamlet of Kimmirut, Nunavut. Scott is originally from Lyn and went to St. Lawrence College is being remembered during the stops by the Runners and Riders at a ceremony at approximately 5:30 pm. Friday September 22nd, at Court House Green. Members of the Scott family are joining the Ride to Remember making the trek from the Ontario Police College to Ottawa in remembrance of Doug.

 

National Peace Officers Memorial Run

BPS RunnersThe Brockville Police Service will be represented again this year in the annual National Peace Officer’s Memorial Run (NPOMR) which is taking place September 21st -23rd this year. Constable Dan Hall, Special Constable Sierra Cauley and Acting Staff Sergeant Tom Fournier will all take turns in the 460km relay which starts in Toronto at the Queen’s Park Ontario Peace Officer’s Memorial and finishes at the Canadian Peace Officer’s Memorial on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. They will be assisted by Constable Nicole Henri who shuttles the runners between their relay points and ensures they arrive on time to run with their relay group.

The runners will then participate in the 40th annual Canadian Peace Officers Memorial Service on Sunday September 24th on Parliament Hill.

The National Peace Officers Memorial Run (NPOMR) began in 2005 when members of the Peel Regional Police decided to raise awareness of the annual Police and Peace Memorial Service on Parliament Hill and pay tribute to those officers who had so valiantly given their lives in service of their community and country. This year marks the 13 year anniversary of the run.

As in past years, the run will stop in Brockville on Friday September 22nd for the night. All runners will meet at Highway 2 West at the Lyn Road at 5pm for the short run along King St to Court House after which a short service will be held on the Court House grounds. Members of the public are invited to join the runners during the run from Lyn Rd to Court House and to come out along the route and show their support to the runners as they pass.

Participating officers raise money for the Memorial by selling Memorial Run shirts, but NPOMR also accepts donations and sponsorships. For more information please visit the National Peace Officers Memorial Run website at www.npomr.org

 

Canadian Police Officers Memorial Ride to Remember

BPS BikersThe Canadian Police Memorial Ride to Remember is also taking place leading up to the Canadian Peace Officers Memorial Service on Sunday September 24th. Cyclists will begin their 700km journey on Wednesday September 20th, 2017 at the Ontario Police College and meet up with the runners at the Queen’s Park Police Memorial in Toronto the following day for a morning ceremony before making their way east.

This year the Brockville Police Service will have four cyclists participating in the ride. The team led by Sergeant Andrew Harvie will consist of Detective Laurie Bennett, Constable Mark Chicoine and Brockville Police Chaplain Jonathan Zinck. They will again be joined by Constable Joel Darling of the Gananoque Police Service. Constable David Jeggo will assist he cyclists by driving in the escort and equipment vehicles along the route providing support along the way.

The Brockville Cyclists will leave a day early for the run and cycle from Niagara to the Ontario Police College to join the other cyclists from across the province and adding another approximately 200 km to their journey.

The Police Memorial Ride to Remember will also stop in Brockville on Friday September 22nd at the Canadian Tire Store on Parkedale Avenue in Brockville at 5:00 pm where there will be a brief ceremony and barbeque. Canadian Tire is a generous sponsor of this year’s ride to remember and through their local JumpStart program will be awarding bicycles to selected area youth.

 

Brockville Stop for Cyclists and Runners

The City of Brockville is a popular stop for runners and cyclists participating in the Memorial Run and Ride to Remember who often comment how warm and friendly the community is toward the participants and how nice the waterfront is. The Brockville Police Service thanks everyone in the Brockville area for their continued support and invites everyone to join the cyclists and runners along the route or to participate in the ceremonies at the Canadian Tire Store on Parkedale Avenue and Court House Green.

September 10 – 11, 2017 Incidents

Domestic Dispute leads to Breach of Undertaking Arrest

A call of a loud argument between and young man and woman in front of a Church Street residence early this morning led to the arrest of a 21 year old Brockville man for breaching his release conditions.

Brockville Police were called to the area of Church Street and Clarissa just before 1:30 a.m. this morning when residents in the area could hear a male and a female yelling in the street. When officers arrived they located the young man and his 19 year old girlfriend who both are known to the attending officers.

Police were able to confirm the man was released with conditions not to communicate with the young woman as a result of a July 3rd arrest for a domestic assault which is still before the courts.

As a result he was arrested for breaching his undertaking and held in custody pending a bail hearing later today.