Tall Ships Festival

The Brockville Police would like to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend. There are many activities going on including the Tall ships and the Beer and Wine Festival. As a result we are going to observe an influx of people in our community. Some tips to help over the weekend:

Scams

The Brockville Police have received more reports of scams via internet sites such as Craigslist or Kijiji. The public is warned that entering into an agreement on such sites and sending money is a risk. People are encouraged to ensure what they are paying for is what they are ordering. It is very difficult to investigate these matters as the internet offers anonymity.

Mystery Shopper Fraud

The Brockville Police Service has received reports of cheques being received in the mail for mystery shopping. Residents are to be reminded that if a deal appears to good to be true, then it probably is! In most cases the company will make contact and advise they made a mistake on the cheque and ask you to return a portion of the monies. When you send them money their cheque never clears and you are now a victim. Be vigilant!

Suspicious Activity

At Approximately 07h30 this morning, a young female was walking southbound on Kensington Parkway. She was approached by a male in a small red crossover SUV. The male stopped and asked the female if she wanted a ride to school. The male driver is described as in his 50s with grey hair, thin on top.

A woman walking her dog at the nearby grassy field attended and spoke with the female after the car took off southbound.

We would like to speak to the woman walking the dog as well as the male driving the SUV.

Please contact Constable Dave JEGGO at 613-342-0127.

What to do if you lose your wallet!

The following link will provide you with information should you lose your wallet and identification. Service Canada is a great resource to help you through the difficult task of obtaining new documentation. Do you need to carry your SIN card, birth birth certificate and other important paperwork with you at all times?

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/lifeevents/wallet.shtml

UPDATE: Missing Person

The Brockville Police Service were contacted at approximately 1:30 pm by family members of Judith Culic. They had been searching areas that were known to Judith. With sympathy we report that she was deceased when located. Our condolences go out to the family.

We are continuing our investigation and at this time have no reason to suspect foul play. Information will be provided as it becomes available.

Scam

The Brockville Police would like to remind people to be extremely cautious when dealing on-line. Transactions can include the purchasing of items, the sale of items or employment requests. These deals often appear to be promising but are a scam.

Some ways to ensure you do not become a victim: