February 14 – 18, 2020 News Release

Theft:

On February 15th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. the Brockville Police Service responded to a theft complaint at the Metro on King St. West.  A 45 year old male had been arrested by the loss prevention officer for shoplifting.  Officers continued the arrest and discovered that the male was on a probation order with the condition to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.  The male was charged with theft under $5000 and breach of probation.  He was released from custody with a future court date.

 Weapons:

On February 14th at 11:00 a.m. a 34 year old male was arrested on King St. West for being in possession of a firearm.   Officers had received information that the male was in possession of the firearm.  He was located, along with the firearm and arrested.   The accused has been charged with being in possession of a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, tampering with a serial number and breaching a court order.  He was held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

Conditional Sentence Breach:

On the 14th of February 2020 at 10:00 p.m. police responded to a north end residence in response to complaints that a 29 year old male was intoxicated and breaching his conditional sentence order.  The male was arrested at the residence and transported to the station.  While in cells the male proceeded to urinate on the floors and throw his feces around the cell area.   He was further charged with mischief for his actions.  He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

Robbery at Central Avenue Car Wash

Robbery:

The Brockville Police Service is once again asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a violent robbery.  On the 31st of January shortly after 8:00 p.m. the 64 year old victim was at the Central Avenue Car Wash when he was struck from behind by the suspect.  The victim was knocked to the ground while the suspect continued the assault with punches and kicks.  The suspect then takes the victim’s wallet and leaves in a 4 door blue vehicle. 

The suspect is described as male white, athletic build, short brown hair, wearing a white t-shirt, light coloured blue jeans and white running shoes. 

Please contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Motor Vehicle Collision Fatality – February 13, 2020

Motor Vehicle Collision Fatality:

On Thursday February 13th 2020 at 1:08 p.m. the Brockville Police Service responded to reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle in the parking lot of the Brockville General Hospital.  The pedestrian, Jeanette Runciman, was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot as it backed out of a space.  Senator Bob Runciman, the spouse of Jeanette, was at the hospital with his wife at the time of the collision.  Witnesses, staff from Brockville General Hospital and paramedics performed immediate first aid on the victim.  She was rushed into the emergency department, but later succumbed to her injuries.  The investigation is ongoing, but it is not considered a criminal investigation. 

We ask that you respect the privacy of the family.

Police are looking to speak with witnesses to the incident.  They are asked to call Staff Sergeant Tom Fournier at 613-342-0127 ext. 4258.

February 10 – 11, 2020 News Release

Impaired:

On the 10th of February 2020 shortly before 10:00 pm the Brockville Police Service received a complaint of a possible impaired driver on Central Ave.  The vehicle was located by officers and stopped.  The driver of the vehicle, a 36 year old male, was arrested for impaired operation by drug.  He was transported to the station where he was evaluated by a drug recognition expert.  Upon failing that test his licence was automatically suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 7 days.  He was released from custody with a future court date for impaired operation of a vehicle. 

There was a 37 year old female passenger in the vehicle.  That female was wanted by our service in relation to an assault from January 5th.  In that incident the female is accused of kicking another female.  She was arrested in relation to that warrant and searched incident to arrest.  Police located a small amount of fentanyl, methamphetamine and pills believed to be ecstasy.  She was further charged with being in possession of a controlled substance. 

February 8 – 10, 2020 News Release

Warrants:

On the afternoon of the 8th of February 2020 a 53 year old male was arrested by Canada Border Services Agency officers when he returned to Canada at Pearson International Airport.  The male had a warrant for his arrest for failing to comply with a court ordered condition.  The male was returned to Brockville and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

Stolen vehicle recovered:

On the 8th of February 2020 at 11:00 a.m. a stolen transport truck was recovered at the Home Depot parking lot on Parkedale Ave.  The vehicle had been reported stolen in Quebec was located abandoned at the store.

 

February 5 – 6, 2020 News Release

Impaired by drugs:

On February 6, 2020 at 1:20 a.m. the Brockville Police Service received a call of a possible impaired driver on Front Ave.  The caller indicated that the vehicle was all over the road apparently unable to steer.  When officers arrived to investigate the driver fled on foot.  He was arrested a short distance later.  One officer was sent to hospital for a minor injury he received in the foot pursuit.  The plates that were on the vehicle belonged to a local company and they did not match the vehicle.  The male has been charged with impaired operation by drug, drive disqualified and possession of property obtained by crime.  The vehicle has been impounded for 45 days as he was a disqualified driver.

January 30, 2020 Theft

Theft:

On the 30th of January 2020 at 10:30 a.m. police responded to the TSC store on Broome Road in response to a theft of power tools.  The service is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in the theft (see attached photos).  If you have any information regarding this crime please contact Cst. Lafontaine at 613-342-0127 ext. 6098 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

February 3 – 4, 2020 News Release

Warrants:

On the 3rd of February 2020 at 11:30 a.m. police responded to a suspicious person on Strowger Blvd.  Officers located a 31 year old female who was pointed out as the suspicious person.  The female had a warrant for her arrest for failing to re-attend court.  She was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

Warrants:

On the 4th of February 2020 at 1:00 a.m. police located a male loitering around private residences on Liston Ave.  The male was known to police and had a warrant for his arrest for failing to attend court.  He was arrested at the scene and officers located a large quantity of marijuana on his person.  He was charged with being in possession of more than 30 grams of dried cannabis under the Cannabis Control Act and issued a new court date for his outstanding charge of failing to attend court.

February 1 – 3, 2020 News Release

Assault:

On February 1st, at 12:30 p.m. a 43 year old male was charged with assault after he pushed his landlord and struck a neighbour.  The landlord and the neighbour of the accused attended his residence due to excessive noise.  When confronted by the two about the noise the accused male lashed out.  Police were then contacted and attended the Park St. apartment building. 

 

Bail violations:

On the 1st of February a 23 year old male was charged with failing to comply with his release order for being at a Daniel Street address.  Police were called to a theft complaint and discovered that the male had been frequenting the address contrary to his conditions.  He was also charged with being in possession of property obtained by crime.  

 

Theft:

On the 1st of February at 10:00 p.m. a 36 year old female was arrested and charged with theft and breach of probation.  The female was apprehended by loss prevention officers at Walmart when they observed her committing the theft.  She was turned over to police who also charged her with breaching her probation order.

 

Theft/Drugs:

On the 2nd of February at 12:30 a.m. police located and charged a 19 year old male with possession of property obtained by crime, possession of break/enter tools and possession of a controlled substance.  Police had received a call earlier in the evening report the theft of a bicycle.  Officers later observed the suspect on the bike and arrested him for being in possession of it.  A search incident to arrest led to the discovery of crystal methamphetamine and bolt cutters.  He was released from custody with a future court date.

 

Drugs/weapons:

A 42 year old male and a 45 year old male are facing several charges after their vehicle was stopped shortly before 3 AM on the 2nd of February.  The 42 year old passenger had a warrant for his arrest failing to attend court.  He was arrested when the vehicle was stopped on Stewart Blvd.  A search incident to his arrest led to new charges for being in possession of a quantity of crystal methamphetamine, cocaine and crack cocaine.  He was held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

The 45 year old driver was also charged with being in possession of a controlled substance and weapon offences.  In the vehicle officers had located a small quantity of drugs, half a pool cue and a pool ball in a sock. He was released from custody with a future court date.

 

Public Intoxication:

A 32 year old male was arrested on the 31st of January at 11:00 p.m.  The male was located in the hallway of a hotel on Kent Blvd.  Staff contacted police when they discovered the male in one of the hallways.  He was not a guest of the hotel and was in an intoxicated state.  He was arrested by police for being intoxicated in a public place and held in custody until sober.  He was issued a $55 dollar fine.

 

Police Pursuit:

On the 1st of February at 1:00 a.m. off the Brockville Police Service was involved in a pursuit.  A black Dodge Durango was observed by officers on Parkedale Ave.  The vehicle had been cruising around closed stores in the area.  When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle it fled at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle made contact with one of the police vehicles attempting to stop it resulting in minor damage to the cruiser.  The vehicle then ramped on the 401 east bound.  The Ontario Provincial Police continued the pursuit for a short distance before discontinuing.  The investigation is ongoing and the driver has not yet been identified.

January 28 – 29, 2020 News Release

Assault:

On the 28th of January 2020 a 55 year old male was arrested for assault while attending a court proceeding.  The male was arrested by officers at court when they observed him assault another person in the court.  He was released room custody with a future court date.

 

Mischief:

On the 28th of January 2020 at 9:30 p.m. police received a complaint of several tires being slashed in the King St. West area.  The caller had observed two youth run from the area. While officers were on scene one of the suspects was brought back to the area by a relative.  The 14 year old male was charged with mischief.  The second youth involved was not charged.

 

Drugs:

On the 29th of January 2020 at 3:30 a.m. officers conducted a traffic stop Church St.  As the vehicle stopped two males were seen running from the vehicle.  The 43 year old female driver remained with the vehicle.  In the vehicle officers discovered a quantity of methamphetamine along with concealed weapons.  The weapons included an air pistol, baseball bat, machete and several knives.  She was charged with weapons offences and possession of a controlled substance.

 

Assault:

The Brockville Police Service is investigating an assault that occurred on Hamilton St.  The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. when someone discovered the 53 year old victim laying on the street.  The male had significant injuries from the assault.  He was treated by paramedics and transported to hospital.  No suspects have been identified at this time and the investigation is continuing.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident please call the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).