November 20 – 21, 2017 Incidents

Public’s Assistance sought in Shopper’s Drug Mart theft

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a theft at Shopper’s Drug Mart late Saturday November 4th.

Shortly before midnight on November 4th the young man is observed entering the store wearing dark clothing and carrying either a duffle bag or large shopping bag with him. He is observed to walk down the Health and Beauty aisle and put several items into the bag and then proceed to the fragrance area and select more items. Once his bag was filled he proceeded to the exit where he set off the store alarm and continued walking out the door. Staff approached him to return but the suspect fled the area.

On the 6th of November 2017 staff at Shopper’s Drug Mart contacted police after reviewing the security footage and learning almost $2000 worth of Health and Beauty products was taken.

The suspect is described as approximately 20-30 years of age with blonde hair wearing a black toque, a grey coat over a brown sweater and blue jeans. He was carrying a grey or blue sports bag or duffle bag.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Dave Jeggo of the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 ext. 6078 or by email at djeggo@brockvillepolice.com. Tips can also be submitted 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.

 

Police Car strikes Deer

Just before 9 a.m. yesterday morning Constable Dustin Gamble was eastbound on Centennial Road just east of the OSPCA building when a deer jumped out of the ditch in front of his police vehicle. Despite braking he slid on the ice and struck the deer.

The police cruiser suffered minor front end damage to the grill and push bar on the front of the vehicle. Constable Gamble was not injured in the collision, but the deer had to be euthanized.

November 17 – 20, 2017 Incidents

Theft

On the 17th of November, 2017 in the late evening hours, police received a call regarding a theft in progress at a store in the north end of Brockville. Information received is the suspect had since left the store via a taxi. He was located a short distance later in a south end apartment complex where he was arrested for the offence of theft. A quantity of stolen property was located on the 36 year old accused. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

Shoplifting

On the 18th of November, 2017 in the afternoon, police received a call to attend a store in the north end of Brockville regarding a shoplifter in custody. Upon police arrival the 27 year old male shoplifter was resisting arrested and a struggle ensued. He was arrested by police. He was released on with a court date for resist arrest and theft under $5000.

 

Impaired Driving

On the 18th of November, 2017 in the evening hours, police conducted a traffic stop of a car in the City of Brockville. A road side test was conducted and as a result of the driver registered a fail, he was arrested for the offence of over 80mgs/100ml of blood. Breath tests were conducted of the driver which resulted in him having almost 3 times the legal limit in his blood. A 45 year old male was released with a court date.

 

Theft

On the 19th of November, 2017 in the morning hours, police received a call regarding a theft from a local restaurant. A vehicle description and driver was provided to police. The vehicle and occupant were located in the south end of town where he was arrested for the offence of theft under. A 26 year old male was released with a future court date.  

 

 

November 16 – 17, 2017 Incidents

Family Assistance Provided

Brockville Police were called to a Bartholomew Street residence yesterday morning to assist with a 27 year old single mother and her 4 year old child.

 At approximately 10:30 a.m. yesterday morning a concerned neighbour contacted police when the 27 year old woman was banging on her door and very upset. At the time she had her young child with her and was concerned for both her and her child’s safety.

 When police arrived, they were able to speak with woman and arrange for someone to come and look after her 4 year old child. The woman was then conveyed by police to the Brockville General Hospital for examination.

 

Telemarketing Scam

The Brockville Police Association is NOT telemarketing area residents.

Yesterday afternoon, Brockville Police received reports from area residents they were contacted by what appeared to be a Brockville phone number and advised by the caller they were calling on behalf of the Brockville Police Association. The caller was asking for large donations to educate children on bullying and drugs.

The Brockville Police Service and the Brockville Police Association are warning the public this is a fraudulent scam and are not currently participating in any such fund raising initiative. Please do not fall victim to this scam.

 

High Water Levels

As a result of the recent rain and cooler weather, water levels in area creeks and streams are again quite high and running fast.

 The Brockville Police are reminding area residents to respect the water levels, and remind children of the dangers of playing near fast running water, especially as temperatures dip and shorelines become icy and slippery.

 

Salvation Army Kettle Drive

Today is the opening day of this year’s Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive. Members of the Brockville Police Service will be staffing the kettle at the Canadian Tire Store on Parkedale Ave from 10 a.m. this morning until 6:00 p.m. this evening.

Please come out and see us and if possible make a donation to the Kettle for this very worthwhile cause.

 

November 15 – 16, 2017 Incidents

Busy Wednesday

Officers were kept busy Wednesday with 34 calls for service during the 24 hour period including 25 calls during the day shift between 7pm and 7am. The calls included 3 domestic disturbances resulting in 6 criminal code charges, 3 Calls under the Mental Health Act resulting in persons being taken to the Brockville General Hospital, 2 thefts, 2 calls to assist other police agencies, and an arrest for an outstanding warrant.

 

Domestic Disturbances

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning, officers were called to a King Street East apartment building on a report of a domestic disturbance in one of the units. Neighbours could hear yelling, banging and swearing from the unit.

When officers arrived they were able to calm the situation. While investigating observed damage that had been done inside the apartment and also confirmed the 33 year old man who resided there was on probation. As a result he was arrested for mischief under $5000 and breaching his probation and given a future court date.

 

Brockville Police are looking to speak with an 18 year old Brockville man in relation to a domestic disturbance yesterday afternoon just outside of BCI.

At 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon officers were called to the office at Brockville Collegiate where staff had the female victim inside waiting to speak with officers and the doors to the school had been locked. Several staff members had observed the young woman outside the school in an argument with boyfriend. The woman attempted to flee by running inside the school when the man grabbed her in an attempt to continue the argument. BCI staff was able to get her inside the school, lock the doors and call police.

 

Just before 5 p.m. Brockville Police were called to a Brock Street residence for another domestic dispute. At that time, the female victim texted her father asking him to call police as her husband was smashing property inside the residence. When police arrived at the home the 38 year old man had fled the residence but was located a short time later and arrested by police for mischief. He is being held for a bail hearing later today.

 

Warrant

A 39 year old Brockville area man was arrested late yesterday afternoon when officers spotted him walking along Park Street while he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

Police also confirmed the man who is known to them, to have an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court on November 10th and as a result was placed under arrest for the warrant and conveyed to the Brockville Police station where he was held until sober and released with a future court date with an additional charge of fail to attend court.

 

 

 

November 13 – 14, 2017 Incidents

Police are investigating several incidents of vehicle being entered overnight.  Most of the incidents occurred in the center of the city.  One contractor’s vehicle was entered while they were working at St. John Bosco Catholic School between the hours of 1700-1900.  Several tools were taken at an estimated loss of $3000.  All of the vehicle were left unlocked.

 

November 12 – 13, 2017

Warrant

On the 12th of November, OPP dealt with a call of two suspicious males at the Tim Hortons in Prescott. They discovered one of them to be a 20 year old that had two warrants from Brockville for fail to attend prints and fail to attend court. The male was arrested and brought to Brockville Police Service where he was held for wash court as one of the two warrants were non-endorsed.

 

Weapons Disturbance

On the 12th of November, Brockville Police dealt with a 26 year old male believed to be under influence of crystal meth and brandishing a knife. The male was refusing to allow his sister-in-law to leave the north end apartment. Police attended and took the male into custody without incident. He has been charged with assault and weapons offences.

 

Break and Enter

In the early hours of the 13th of November, Police received a call from Hydro One security that two suspects were breaking into the Brockville Hydro One compound. Officers were dispatched and observed the suspects running to the North West corner of the compound with a bag. Both were dressed wearing all black; gloves, neck warmers over their face and toques with lights built into them Two 28 year old males of Ottawa were located, arrested and held for wash court. The investigation is still in progress.

 

Warrant

On the 13th of November, Police executed a Warrant for Arrest on a 25 year old male when he was located at a south end residence during an inspection of the property. The male initially attempted to hide in the residence and was located shorty after Police were allowed access by the tenant. He was arrested without incident and held for bail.

November 11 – 12, 2017 Incidents

Arrest Warrant

On November 11, 2017, the Brockville Police Service executed a warrant to enter a residence in the South of the city to arrest a local, 29 year old male, on a previous arrest warrant and new allegations of domestic violence. Officers attended to the residence, made entry and arrested the male without incident. He was taken into custody and held for a bail hearing for the offences of three counts of assault (two domestic related), two counts of utter threats (one domestic related), mischief under $5,000.00 and two counts of breach probation.

 

Downtown Disturbance

On November 12, 2017 at approximately 3a.m., the Brockville Police Service received a call to attend to a business in the South of the city in regards to a disturbance involving two females. Officers attended and a local, 26 year old female was identified to be the cause of the disturbance due to intoxication levels. As officers began initiating the an arrest for public intoxication, the female began resisting. Control was gained and she was taken into custody to be held until sober. She was later released with a future court date for causing a disturbance by being drunk and resisting arrest.

 

November 10 – 11, 2017 Incidents

Shoplifter

On November 10, 2017, at 2:40p.m., the Brockville Police Service received a call to attend to a department store in the North of the city in response to a theft. There, Loss Prevention had a 54 year old female from Athens in custody. The approximate value of the theft was $150. She was charged with theft under $5000 and given a future court date.

 

Warrants

On November 10, 2017 in the early morning, the Brockville Police Service executed an arrest warrant on a 27 year old, local female for fail to attend court. She was charged and released from custody with a new court date.

 

Family Dispute

On November 10, 2017 the Brockville Police Service responded to a family dispute call in the Center of the City. There, a 60 year old, local male was intoxicated and in a dispute with his daughter. Officers attempted to rectify the situation. Due to the males intoxication level and inability to take advice to calm the situation, officers placed the male under arrest to prevent a breach of the peace. He was held in cells until sober and released unconditionally.

November 9 – 10, 2017 Incidents

Drug Warrant Executed

The Brockville Police Drug Unit, Emergency Response Team and Grenville County OPP Crime Unit executed a Drug Warrant at an apartment in the complex at 12 Cartier Court shortly before 7 p.m. last evening.

Once inside the apartment, investigators located crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, hashish, hydrocodone, and a unknown quantity of prescription pills with an estimated street value of over $10 000. Also seized was over $2 500 in cash, the proceeds from the sale of illicit drugs.

In addition, during the search of the apartment, officers located counterfeit Canadian and US currency which had been recently circulating in the Brockville area, and a replica handgun in a military style holster.

Three adult men are facing numerous charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Criminal Code as a result of the warrant. A 35 year old man from the Smiths Falls area who has been staying at the apartment will appear in Brockville court later today for a bail hearing. He had previously been charged by the Smiths Falls Police Service on October 2nd and was released on conditions that he notify their service of any change of address and to remain within his residence except for medical emergencies, work or school. He will face additional charges for breaching his release conditions.

The investigation is continuing.

 

Motorists Ignoring Bus Signals

Officers from the Brockville Police Service will be out early on weekday mornings watching school bus zones after receiving two more complaints yesterday of motorists ignoring the school bus stop lights while picking up children.

Yesterday morning, officers were advised by a young mother who was getting her child on the bus that she witnessed a black SUV travel through the school bus lights on Central Avenue in the city. She was also able to provide police with a partial license plate number and state the vehicle may have had a graphic of a bodybuilder on the rear. Police are continuing their efforts to locate the vehicle and speak with the driver.

The second complaint came from school bus drivers who report on going issues with vehicles ignoring the bus signals at the stop on Laurier Avenue and Flanders Road in Brockville. Some bus drivers have reported seeing driver’s on their cell phone while driving through the bus lights.

The penalty under the Highway Traffic Act for ignoring school bus signals is $490 fine and six demerit points. It is also an offence whereby the registered owner of the vehicle can be fined if police are unable to identify the driver.

 

Male taken off Train yesterday morning

Just before 10 a.m. yesterday morning, Staff from VIA Rail contacted Brockville Police about an unruly passenger on one of their trains approaching Brockville. They were going to stop in Brockville and have him removed from the train.

As a result, a 28 year old man from Toronto was removed from the train without incident and it was arranged he take a taxi for his trip back to family in Toronto.

 

November 8 – 9, 2017 Incidents

Arrest in Giant Tiger Theft

An 18 year old Brockville man attended to the Brockville Police Service last evening at approximately 8:00 p.m. to turn himself in after seeing himself in the local media in relation to a theft at Giant Tiger.

The young man surrendered himself at the stations front desk and turned over the property from the incident he had in his possession over to police. He was then arrested in relation to the theft, and processed before being released on a charge of theft under $5000 and given a future court date.

 

Crime Prevention Week tip of the day-Child Identification Program

The Brockville Police Service is proud to support the Masonic CHIP (Child Identification Program). The program captures your child’s physical description, voice pattern, DNA, dental impression and favourite places they like to hide. All of this data is collected at Masonic CHIP events and is turned over to you before you leave. At no time is any of this personal information stored by the police or the Mason’s. Events take place in our area as required or as set by our local Masonic Organizations.

Some safety tips for parents to help protect your child’s well-being in public:

  • It may seem harmless, but a t-shirt or sweatshirt with your child’s name on it, could be a lure to an abuser or abductor. A child is more likely to trust someone who knows his/her name and might not know the abductor has learned it from reading their t-shirt. It’s a simple thing to avoid and it puts distance between a child and an abductor.
  • Never leave a child alone in a public place, nor in a stroller or car. Not even for a minute. A lot can happen in a minute!
  • Accompany your small children to the bathroom and teach them not to play in and around the area. If you are a female with a little boy who is too old for the Ladies washroom, or vice versa, wait directly outside the door. If the child is in the bathroom for longer than you expect, ask a male/female to go in, look for the child and report back to you.
  • Keep and up-to-date photo of your child. A school or other professional picture is good. If you’d rather take the picture yourself, keep it full-face, simple and clear. Take a new one each year. Record changes in height, weight, and hair colouring each time you take your child in for a yearly physical as these are things that constantly change as a child grows.
  • Know your children’s friends and their addresses, where they play, even where they hide. These are things that don’t take much time, but each one contributes to your child’s safety, as well as your peace of mind.