Assault

At approximately 10:00 am on August 14th, Brockville Police responded to the Brockville General Hospital in regards to staff needing assistance.

A 47 year old male patient had assaulted two hospital staff members and afterwards barricaded himself in a room. Police took control of the male and he was secured by hospital staff.

The Ottawa area male will possibly face assault charges when discharged. Injuries to the staff were minor in nature.

Shoplifter

On August 14th, Police responded to Wal-Mart in regards to an adult shoplifter.

A local 42 year old female was charged with Theft Under $5000.00 and Fraud Under $5000.00.

She was released from Police custody and given a future court date.

Suspicious Male

On August 14th, Police responded to a south end intersection in regards to a suspicious male.

A young boy on his bicycle was approached male party in a vehicle and asked to enter the vehicle for the purposes of getting directions to a local business. The boy left the area on his bike and police were contacted.

The male is described as having brown hair with grey on the sides, grey beard. The vehicle was described as an older bronze coloured vehicle, four doors, rust on bottom of passenger side door.

Mischief

On August 14th, Police responded to Centeen Park in regards to a mischief complaint.

A 20 year old male and a 22 year old male were arrested and charged with Mischief Under $5,000.00 after it was discovered they had torn out deck boards from the city walkway. Both parties are local residents.

The 22 year old was also charged with Breaching Conditions of his Undertaking stemming from past charges. They were released on conditions and given a future court date.

Theft

On August 14th, Police responded to a theft complaint at a north end drug store.

A male party was seen on video removing items from the store. Police believe same suspect is responsible for similar theft from store in May of this year.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no description or further information at this time.

Breach of Probation

In the early morning hours of August 13th, Brockville Police responded to a family dispute at a south end residence.

An eighteen year old male had snuck out of the residence sometime during the night and returned early in the morning and could not gain access to the house. The subject was on release conditions due to offences he was charged with in July of this year. One of these conditions involved a curfew.

Police subsequently arrested the party for breaching his release conditions. He was also charged with breaching Probation orders. He will be released later today to his parents.

Public Awareness

Police would like to remind the community again about a couple active scams taking place. These scams are not new but people are still being taken advantage of.

The first one involves a phone call being received advising of a computer problem. Residents are then advised to attend their computer and open it allowing access. They are charged a fee for fixing a problem that never existed or worse yet, their identity is jeopardized. Police remind people to ignore these requests and never allow remote access to their computers or credit cards. If you suspect there is a problem with your computer seek local computer expertise.

The second scam involves people trying to sell items on Kijiji etc. They receive a cheque from someone posing as a buyer which amounts to more than the price of the item for sale. They are then asked to attend a money transfer outlet and send the proposed buyer a wire transfer for the difference. These people are not legitimate and the cheques are not cashable.

These scams have been going on for a while now. We ask the public to be careful and avoid any transactions that raise a flag.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!!

Disturbance

In the early morning hours of August 12, Police responded to an unknown disturbance at an address in the center of town.

The police dealt with a male party at the residence who was under release conditions for previous charges. He was found to be consuming alcohol and not keeping the peace which was a breach of his release documents.

The 59 year old, local male was arrested and charged with Breach of his Undertaking X 2 counts. He will appear in bail court later today.

Police responded an hour later to same residence as above for further issues involving another male in the residence.

A 54 year old, local male was removed from the residence to prevent a further breach of the peace. He was released later the same day unconditionally.

Suspicious Couple

On August 11, Police responded to a complaint of a suspicious couple on King St. W.

The pair were trying to buy clothing at a downtown business however the credit cards they were in possession of were being declined for different reasons. The transaction was not completed.

Male is described as 5

Wanted – Christopher Merkley

The Brockville Police Service is currently trying to locate, Christopher Merkley, 36 years of age.

At approximately 10:00 am. on this date, Merkley confronted a male and a female riding their bikes on Water St. An altercation ensued which involved the female being assaulted and the male threatened with a weapon.

A warrant has been obtained and Merkely is wanted for Threats, Assault, Weapons Dangerous and Assault with a Weapon.

Injuries were minor in nature and no medical attention was sought.