January 22 – 23, 2018 Incidents

Shoplifter arrested and warrant executed

A shoplifting complaint from the Real Canadian Superstore yesterday afternoon led to the arrest and execution of an arrest warrant of a 25 year old man for credit card offences from early December.

At 4:55 p.m. yesterday afternoon officers with the Brockville Police were called to the Superstore when Loss Prevention officers had apprehended the 25 year old man for taking grocery items from the store shelves and exiting through the main door making no attempt to pay for them.

When officers arrived they recognized the man and records confirmed he had an outstanding arrest warrant for unauthorized use of credit cards from December of last year.

As a result, he was taken into custody and conveyed to the Brockville Police Services and charged with theft under $5000 and several counts of using a stolen credit card. He was later released from custody with a future court date.

 

Motor Vehicle Collisions

While the Brockville Police Service investigated four motor vehicle collisions yesterday, none were related to the storm which passed through the area yesterday afternoon, overnight and into the morning.

 Area motorists appeared to take the advice of weather forecasters and avoided unnecessary travel during the storm and those that did venture out allowed for extra time for the weather.

 

January 20 – 22, 2018 Incidents

Bail Hearing for flasher

A 39 year old Brockville man is in custody pending a bail hearing for a flashing incident Saturday evening in the area of Windsor Drive at Thousand Island Secondary School (TISS).

Just before 6:00 p.m. Brockville Police were notified a man on Windsor Drive near TISS yelling at a 14 year old boy to get his attention while he exposed himself to the boy. Arrangements were made for the boy and his parents to come to the Brockville Police station to take a statement from him while police officers attended the area to locate the man.

A short time later the 39 year old man was located with his pants still undone and no shirt on under his coat. At the time he was well under the influence of alcohol. Investigators placed him under arrest for an Indecent Act and conveyed him to police headquarters where he was held in custody. The accused will appear in bail court facing charges of committing an Indecent Act and Exposing himself to a person under the age of 16 years of age.

 

Bail Violations

A 44 year old Elizabethtown woman is facing charges of breaching her undertaking as a result of a traffic stop on Saturday evening.

The woman was driving her 2007 Black Dodge in the area of Central Ave at Balmoral Place when officers stopped her for a traffic violation. A records check showed she was on an undertaking for several offences before the courts with a condition that she notifies Leeds OPP of her change of address.

At the traffic stop, the woman provided a different address then on her undertaking and as a result she was charge for breaching her undertaking and release with a future court date.

 

Suspicious Person call leads to arrest

A 34 year old Brockville man is in custody this morning awaiting a bail hearing later today after a call of a suspicious person at a Brighton Crescent residence on Sunday morning.

At 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning officers were called to a Brighton Crescent residence after the resident there reported a man knocking on her door that she did not recognize. They watched as the man then entered a van parked in the driveway causing damage to the van’s interior.

When officers arrived they located the man inside the van and placed him under arrest for mischief to the van, possession of stolen property and an outstanding arrest warrant that was held for him. While searching him after the arrest officers also found a quantity of crystal meth. He is now also facing the additional drug charges as a result.

 

Prohibited Driver arrested

At 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning Brockville Police received a call of a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado in the north end of Brockville being operated a 41 year old Brockville man who was prohibited from driving because of a previous criminal code offence.

Officers on patrol spotted the vehicle on Buell Street and confirmed the driver was in fact prohibited from driving because of a previous criminal code offence and had just been dealt with again for a driving offence in court on Friday.

As a result he was arrested for driving while disqualified and breach his undertaking and he too was held for bail.

 

Break-ins

Brockville Police received a call from a resident on Chislett Street Sunday morning at 8:10 a.m. reporting that his house had been broken into Saturday between 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. while they were away.

The resident reported to police only an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the residence during the break in.

Later at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, a Pearl Street West resident reported between 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. their house was broken into, ransacked and an undisclosed amount of cash taken.

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/start.htm and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000. Brockville Police are members of the Kingston 1000 Islands Crimestoppers group so please remember to select this when submitting tips online.

 

Bail Violator turns himself in

A 47 year old Brockville man wanted for violating his bail conditions after his surety reported to police that he was violating his conditions by not remaining inside the residence, has turned himself in at Brockville Police headquarters Monday morning.

Thursday morning, Brockville Police received a call from the man’s surety who told officers the man had been living at her residence for approximately a month since he was released from custody and for at least the past 3 weeks has left the residence without any legal justification contrary to his bail conditions. She further advised police the accused will leave the residence both during the day and at night.

The 47 year old man is currently before the courts charged with several break and enters which occurred in the late summer and fall in the Bartholomew Street and Central Avenue area.

 

Arrest warrant leads to several charges

Brockville Police officers executing an arrest warrant at Kyle Court apartment last evening lead to a string of other charges for persons inside.

After receiving an arrest warrant authorizing entry into the apartment to locate a 38 year old Brockville man wanted for failing to appear in court, Brockville Police officers executed the warrant last evening at 7:30 p.m. Once inside the apartment, police located the 38 year old man inside the apartment and arrested him on the strength of the warrant. Officers also observed in plain view when they entered the apartment a quantity of drugs including crystal meth and cocaine. Several of the occupants of the apartment were also known to police and at large on release conditions prohibiting them from associating with one another.

As a result, the 38 year old man is facing charges failing to attend court and breaching his undertaking, and a 38 year old woman also in the apartment is facing charges of breaching her undertaking for associating with the 38 year old man. A 28 year old Augusta township man and a 29 year old Prescott woman are facing drug charges as a result of this incident as well. All except for the 38 year old man were released with future court dates.

He was held for a bail hearing later today.

January 19 – 20, 2018 Incidents

Fail to Appear

A 23 year old local male who failed to attend for his fingerprints from a prior charge was arrested at court on the 19th of January on an outstanding warrant. He was processed and released with a future court date.

 

Traffic and Weapons Offences

A 41 year old male who’s drivers licence was suspended due to a criminal suspension was stopped operating a motor vehicle that he had borrowed from a friend on January 19th. He was arrested for this crime and in the process of being searched was in possession of what is defined as “brass knuckles” which is also a criminal charge. He was released with the future court for disqualified driving and weapons charges. The car was impounded for 45 days as required by law.

January 18 – 19, 2018 Incidents

Bail Violator wanted

A 47 year old Brockville man is wanted for violating his bail conditions after his surety reported to police that he was violating his conditions by not remaining inside the residence.

Yesterday morning shortly after 10 a.m. Brockville Police received a call from the man’s surety to attend her residence where she told officers the man had been living at her residence for approximately a month since he was released from custody and for at least the past 3 weeks has left the residence without any legal justification contrary to his bail conditions. She further advised police the accused will leave the residence both during the day and at night.

The 47 year old man is currently before the courts charged with several break and enters which occurred in the late summer and fall in the Bartholomew Street and Central Avenue area. At present officers are in the process of obtaining a warrant for the man’s arrest. Efforts continue to locate him or speak with him and make arrangements to turn himself in at headquarters.

 

Wrong house – Man arrested

A 41 year old Brockville resident was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place when he attempted to gain entry into the wrong house.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. a Buell Street resident was in her house when overheard the man attempting to get into her residence and she told him he had the wrong house. She noticed that he was slurring his words and having difficulty with his speech and contacted police.

On arrival in the area, officers located the man and noticed he was very intoxicated and was belligerent to those trying to assist him in locating his residence. As a result he was placed under arrest for public intoxication and spent the night at the Brockville Police station until he was sober. He was released in the morning with a Provincial Offences Notice.

January 17 – 18, 2018 Incidents

Traffic Stop results in arrest and charges

Two Brockville men are facing charges as a result of a traffic stop yesterday morning at 10:30 a.m. on Buell Street.

Patrol officers spotted the vehicle being operated by a 40 year old Brockville man for a traffic violation on Buell Street. A check confirmed the man was prohibited from driving for a previous Criminal Code conviction and as a result was placed under arrest for prohibited driving. While searching the man after the arrest a quantity of counterfeit money and drugs, believed to be crystal methamphetamines, was located. As a result he was taken into custody and conveyed to the Brockville Police Service.

During the stop it was learned that his 35 year old male passenger was currently at large on a recognizance of bail with several conditions including not being in a motor vehicle he is not the registered owner of. As a result, he was also arrested for breaching his recognizance and conveyed to the Brockville Police headquarters where he was held for a bail hearing.

January 16 – 17, 2018 Incidents

Arrest Warrant executed

A 21 year old Brockville man was arrested yesterday morning after police learned at a traffic stop he had an outstanding warrant from Kingston.

Just after 10 a.m. the man was stopped on Brock Street by police in his grey 2015 Hyundai for a traffic violation. When officers checked him at his traffic stop they learned he had an outstanding arrest warrant from Kingston Police and they would come to Brockville to pick him up.

As a result he was taken into custody by Brockville officers and held at the Brockville Police station where he was turned over to Kingston Police later in the day.

 

Ammunition Destroyed

The Brockville Police received assistance from members of the Canadian Forces yesterday afternoon when some ammunition was located inside a local residence and had to be destroyed.

Just before the lunch hour Brockville Police were alerted to a possible grenade in an Ormond Street home and evacuated the residence. An explosives disposal unit from CFB Trenton was contacted and attended to retrieve the munitions from the residence. The explosives were believed to be inert, but the military took it to a safe area outside the city and destroyed the device out of caution.

 

Fraud Scammers active in the area again

Police are again receiving numerous complaints from residents regarding a couple of familiar scams targeting the area.

Newer versions of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam are targeting the area again. This time callers are claiming to represent law firms saying a class action law suit against the victim has been launched and if they do not pay a certain amount of money they will be sued in court. Victims may be requested to pay by Western Union money transfer or even iTunes cards.

The CRA would never ask for payment by pre-paid cards. Should you have any questions please contact the CRA directly at 1-800-959-8281 or visit the CRA website section “Protect Yourself against Fraud at www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/security/protect-yourself-against-fraud.html

The “Emergency Scam” or as it is sometimes known the “Grandparent Scam” has once again made an appearance targeting local residents.

In this particular scam, the victim receives a call claiming to be one of their children or grandchildren. In some cases the caller may be lawyer or medical professional calling on their family member’s behalf because of some emergency and needing money immediately. Typically it is for bail money or some medical emergency in a foreign country.

The victim is asked to send money by a money transfer through Western Union or Money Gram to assist. Before sending any money, please contact your family to verify the emergency, or verify the occurrence with local authorities.

For more information please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or visit their website at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/types/emergency-urgence/index-eng.htm

 

Donation Box stolen from Library

Yesterday afternoon Brockville police were contacted by staff at the Public Library on Buell Street who was reporting a theft of cash donation boxes from both the upstairs and downstairs customer service desks.

On arrival staff at the library had reviewed the surveillance video of one suspect taking a box at 9:15 a.m. Monday January 15th.

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The Brockville Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying this man. Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer Constable Dan Hall at 613-342-0127 ext. 6090 or dhall@brockvillepolice.com. Or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000. The Brockville Police Service is a member of the Kingston and 1000 Islands Crime Stoppers and please select this in the drop down screen.

 

January 15 – 16, 2018 Incidents

Theft from Liquor Store

A 21 year old man from Gananoque is facing charges of theft and breaching his probation after stealing a bottle of liquor from the King Street LCBO yesterday afternoon.

At 2:05 p.m. yesterday staff at the LCBO observed two men enter the store and select bottles off the shelf and leave the store making no attempt to pay for the liquor. Brockville Police were contacted as the pair was observed running away from the store on King Street. When officers arrived they were watching the video surveillance footage of the incident and noticed one of the men in the LCBO again.

Officers attended to the floor area of the store and arrested the man for theft under $5000 and learned that he was on probation at the time of the incident. He will also face charges of breaching his probation order as a result.

The second male remains at large and officers are still attempting to locate him.

 

Snow Removal

Brockville Police were active last evening issuing snow removal tickets to vehicles parked on the streets as snow removal crews were working during the overnight hours. Six vehicles in the city’s south end were ticketed and towed as snow removal crews worked overnight to clear snow.

A reminder to motorists parking is prohibited on city streets from 2 a.m. – 7a.m. during the months of November through March inclusive with few exceptions. For more information please call 342-8772 ext. 600, or visit the City of Brockville website at https://brockville.com/index.cfmID=437&ViewItem=Yes&IDln=1284&ShowText=No

January 12 – 14, 2018 Incidents

Screws found in driveway

A 28 year old woman is again the victim of mischief to her driveway after someone threw over 100 screws in her driveway overnight Thursday night- Friday morning.

The Bartholomew Street resident reports sometime in between 11 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday morning someone attended to her residence and threw the screws on her driveway behind her vehicle in an attempt to damage the tires as she left her residence. She had reported a previous incident to Police on January 1st this year when nails were left on her driveway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Dave Jeggo of the Brockville Police At 613-342-0127 ext. 6078 or or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000. Remember to select Kingston and 1000 Islands Crime Stoppers on the drop down screen.

 

Warrants Executed

Two men attended to Brockville Court on Friday and surrendered themselves to court officers on outstanding arrest warrants which were out for them.

At 9:30 a.m. a 21 year old Cornwall man surrendered himself to Brockville Police court staff after he failed to appear in court on October 6th of last year on charges of being unlawfully at large from the Brockville Jail where he was serving weekends on an intermittent sentence. He will be appearing for a bail hearing.

Later Friday morning, just before 11 a.m., a 28 year old Brockville man surrendered himself to Court officers after failing to appear for his fingerprints to be taken on October 19th at the Brockville Police Station. He is now facing additional charges of failing to appear and was released from custody with a new court date.

At 4:30 pm on Friday afternoon a third arrest warrant was executed when a 27 year old Brockville woman was located in The Score at the Brockville Shopping Centre. Brockville Police held 2 outstanding warrants for the woman, the first for failing to attend court on Friday January 5th, 2018 and a second Warrant of Committal for breaching her Probation. She was held for a bail hearing at a later date.

On Sunday evening at 7:40 pm. officers spotted a 40 year old Brockville man wanted for a Christmas Day assault in his vehicle on Tunnel Avenue. In the Christmas incident, a family gathering for Christmas dinner led to an argument inside a north end apartment building between family members. The argument turned physical and spilled out into the hallway of the building before it broke up and resulted in the 36 year old victim calling EMS for treatment.

The 40 year old was conveyed to Brockville Police headquarters where he was charged for assault and released from custody with several conditions and a future court date.

 

Bail Violation

A 31 year old former Brockville resident now living in Belleville was arrested early Sunday Morning when he was spotted in a vehicle behind a downtown business with improper licence plates by officers on general patrol.

The man and a 40 year old woman were spotted in a vehicle at 12:45 a.m. Sunday and spoken to by police who learned he was currently at large on a recognizance of bail with conditions that he not be in Leeds County except for court and that he be in his place of residence between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily.

The man was taken into custody and held for bail and his vehicle towed and impounded.

 

Barricaded man taken into custody

Barricaded man taken into custody

A 30 year old Brockville man was apprehended yesterday afternoon and taken to Brockville General Hospital after a 5 ½ hour standoff at his residence on Havelock Street.

Brockville Police were contacted just after 10:00 a.m. yesterday morning by a family member concerned for the man’s well-being after he became very agitated and upset for no apparent reason and began throwing items inside the residence. Initial responding officers arrived a short time later and spoke with the family member and learned what had taken place earlier in the morning. The young man was still agitated and had retreated to the second floor of the residence. When officers attempted to speak with him he began throwing items of furniture at them from the top of the stairs and then grabbed a weapon and threatened harm to himself and officers on scene.

Responding officers then set up a perimeter inside the residence and called for assistance while maintaining communication with the man inside the house. The family member who contacted the police initially was taken to a neighbour’s residence for safety and the Brockville Fire Department and Leeds and Grenville Emergency Services were contacted about the situation and asked to attend the scene and be on standby, and the Police Services Crisis Negotiators and Emergency Response Team (ERT) were called in to attend the scene. At approximately 12:30 p.m. the ERT team relieved the initial responding officers from their positions inside the residence while negotiators continued to speak to the man inside the residence.

Over the next three hours negotiations continued with the man who eventually retreated to the dark attic of the residence with the weapon and a lighter in his possession. Police utilized some of the Brockville Fire Departments equipment to light up the attic and absorb the paint and other liquid which had been thrown on the stairs to reach the attic area and eventually were able to take the young man into custody.

During the incident one member of the Emergency Response Team was treated by EMS after he had an unknown substance thrown at him and get into his eyes. He suffered only minor discomfort and after treatment was able to return to his position at the scene.

The 30 year old man was conveyed by officers to the Brockville General Hospital emergency for assessment. At the time of the occurrence the man was at large on a Recognizance of Bail for outstanding charges from an August incident at the same residence. This incident remains under investigation.

January 9 – 10, 2018 Incidents

Impaired Drivers

Brockville Police Officers were kept busy yesterday dealing with a couple of impaired driving incidents in the city.

Yesterday afternoon shortly after 2:00 p.m. an officer was flagged down on Pearl St at Brockville Collegiate (BCI) regarding a vehicle which had left the roadway and was stuck in the snow on the front lawn area of the school. When the officer and passerby went to assist the driver they noticed an odour of alcohol on her breath and other signs of impairment.

The 44 year old Brockville woman was arrested at the scene for impaired driving and conveyed to the Brockville Police Service where she provided breath samples over twice the legal limit. She was released from custody with a Promise to Appear at a future court date. Her vehicle was seized and a quantity of alcoholic beverages was located inside the car.

Just after 5:30 p.m. officers received a complaint from a witness at one of the gas stations at the Parkedale and Stewart Boulevard intersection of a male who appeared intoxicated and was having difficulty pumping gas into his vehicle. A witness attempted to speak with the man but was told to mind his own business and the driver left.

The 54 year old man was located a short time later in the area of the A+W drive thru and was arrested for impaired driving. He was also brought to the Brockville Police Service where he provided breath samples over three times the legal limit. His vehicle was impounded and he is also facing charges of impaired driving and driving with over the legal limit of alcohol in his system and will appear at a future court date.

 

Arrest Warrant

A 49 year old man from Toronto was arrested and returned to Brockville yesterday after he was involved in a motor vehicle collision and Toronto Police discover he had an outstanding warrant in Brockville.

In October of 2015 a fraudulent credit card was used to purchase over $5000 in copper wire from a local electrical company. Detectives learned the copper wire was then transported to a business in Toronto by a moving company where it was then transferred to the accused in a minivan. When they were unable to locate the man, a warrant was obtained for his arrested for possession of stolen property over $5000.

The man was arrested by Toronto Police and held in custody until court officers from the Brockville Police Service attended and returned him to Brockville where he remains in custody pending a bail hearing later today.