Update #1 Richards Street Investigation

Update Richards Street Investigation

Brockville Police and Ontario Provincial Police Forensic officers along with Brockville Police Criminal Investigation members remain on scene at Richards Street.  The Brockville Police Service can confirm that a 44 year old male and a 33 year old female are deceased.  The matter is being investigated as a homicide and suicide and the police can confirm that the two deceased were involved in a domestic relationship.  Police personnel continue to work with both families of the deceased and will provide further updates as they are available.

Richard Street Investigation

Richards Street Investigation

The Brockville Police Service is currently involved in an active investigation on Richards Street in the City of Brockville.  The area is closed to vehicular traffic and we ask the public to avoid the area if possible.   Police were contacted in the early morning hours of April 1st, 2020 to check on the welfare of a person residing within a residence.  Officers were required to make a forced entry into the residence and located a female and male deceased.  A young child was also found in the residence and we can confirm the child was unharmed.  The Brockville Police are working closely with families and would ask that their privacy be respected at this time.  We will provide further details as they become available.

March 31, 2020 News Release

Stabbing

On March 31st 2020 at 7:45 a.m. the Brockville Police Service responded to reports that a 50 year old male had been stabbed and was requiring ambulance.  The male had been stabbed in the hand early in the morning at an apartment on King St. West.  He returned to his residence in the center of the city and attempted to treat the wound on his own. 

The investigation led officers to an address on King St. West.  One 49 year old suspect was located outside of the building and arrested without incident.  A second 41 year old male was arrested in the building and arrested.  Charges have not been laid at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

We are asking any witnesses to the incident to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

March 28 – 29, 2020 News Release

Warrants

On the 29th of March 2020 at 1:00 p.m. a 34 year old male was arrested on a warrant for failing to attend court.  The male had failed to attend court in January and the warrant was issued.  He was located at a Louis St. residence and arrested.  He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

 

Bail violation/theft

On March 28th, 2020 at 9:40 a.m. a 36 year old female was arrested and charged with a breach of recognizance of bail for failing to report to the Brockville Police Service as required.  She was released from custody with a future court date.

At 4:40 p.m. that female was arrested for shoplifting from Dollarama on Parkedale Ave.  A search incident to arrest led to the discovery of property from Canadian Tire that was also stolen. She was then charged with two counts of theft and another additional count of breaching her recognizance.  She was held in custody for a bail hearing.

March 24 – 26, 2020 News Release

Shoplifting

A 22 year old male was arrested yesterday at 4:30 pm for shoplifting.  The male was at Wal-Mart on Parkedale Ave. when he was observed by staff committing the offence of theft.  Police were contact and charged the male with theft under $5000.

 

Fail to Remain

On the 24th of March at 5:30 am, police responded to a report of motor vehicle collision.  It was reported that a vehicle had struck a tree and street sign on King St. West.  The vehicle was described as a black Chevrolet Impala.  That vehicle left the scene and has not yet been located.  The vehicle has front end damage.   If anyone has information they are asked to contact Cst. Justin Cullen at 613-342-0127 ext. 6079.

 

Assault/weapons

Officers were dispatched to a Victoria Avenue residence on March 24th at 6:50 pm for an unknown disturbance.  A 46 year old local male was arrested and charged with assault, threats and weapons offence.  The male had confronted neighbours over noise issues and had armed himself with a knife.  The male threatened to kill his neighbours during this confrontation and pushed the victim to the ground.  He did not use the knife in the assault.  He was held in custody for a bail hearing.   

Criminal Record Checks

Criminal Records Checks

In support of the current public health mandate of the Province of Ontario, the Brockville Police Service will be expediting police record checks, where it is required, for all essential workers, including health care personnel, social service workers, child care workers, individuals involved in food supply, and those involved in the maintenance of critical infrastructure.

We are currently limiting access to our building and are reminding people that you will have to apply online through our website for a criminal record check. In the event that you feel it is necessary to expedite your check based on the above criteria please submit your request online as per our website procedures  http://brockvillepolice.com/services/criminal-record-checks/  Following this, please email crc@brockvillepolice.com indicating that you have submitted a request and the reason for expediting it.  A member of our staff will either contact you, if further information is required, or email you the results upon completion of the check.

Out of Town Overnight Visitors

Out of Town Overnight Visitors:

Currently there is no legislation that mandates self-isolation.  As such, the Police do not have the ability to order people to do it.  We are working with local business to ask them to assist by not permitting overnight camping and screening people before they enter the store.  We have assigned an officer as a COVD19 Liaison officer who will reach out to businesses and provide some direction.  If they wish us to police their lots at night, we will certainly assist.

There is currently nothing in legislation that allows police to enforce self-isolation.  The area where campers are staying upon their return to Canada is private property.  Police would need to be directed by the owners of that property in order to take any action.

We continue to work with all levels of Government and our local businesses in order to rectify this situation.