Presentation by MP Michael Barrett

Sergeant Borgford, A/Sgt. Eric Ruigrok, Cst. Ross McCullough, Cst. Dustin Gamble and Cst. Geoff Fearon were recognized today by Member of Parliament Michael Barrett for their life saving efforts.  Mr. Barrett presented the officers with a scroll at the Brockville Police Service.

On October 17th Eric Ruigrok, Ross McCullough, Dustin Gamble and Geoff Fearon responded to a call on the William Street overpass for a suicidal subject.  The officers arrived on scene and observed the 23 year old female sitting on the railing of the over pass with her legs hanging over the edge.  The officers began a dialogue with the female.  Dustin Gamble took over the negotiations as he had developed a rapport with her from previous encounters.  She was convinced to bring one leg back over the railing to safety and the rest of the officers moved in pulling her to safety.

On November 18th Shawn Borgford, Ross McCullough, Dustin Gamble and Geoff Fearon responded to another call for a suicidal male on the William Street overpass.  The police service had received several calls about a male straddling the railing on the overpass threatening suicide.  Ross McCullough was the first officer to arrive on scene and observed the 51 year old male straddling the railing.  An unknown citizen was trying to defuse the situation with the male, but left when police arrived.  McCullough began a conversation with the male and waited for the rest of the shift to arrive to assist.  The responding officers developed a plan.  When the officers were able to safely approach the male without risking any injury to him, they pulled him to safety.

Both subjects were transported to the Brockville General Hospital.  The officers would like to thank the unknown citizen who attempted to intervene in the second incident.  They would also like to thank their dispatchers who played a pivotal role in the incidents: Kendra Adair, Jeff Hepburn, Sophie Turner, Alicia Benson and Cst. Darlene Reilly.

December 14 – 15, 2020 News Release

Mental Health Act

On December 15th 8:32 AM officers responded to a downtown address for a female that was yelling, shouting and naked from the waist down.  When officers arrived the female charged at them, continuing to yell and scream.  She was apprehended under the mental health act and transported to the Brockville General Hospital for treatment.

Thefts

On December 15th at 4:56 PM a 60 year old female was stopped by staff at Canadian Tire for shoplifting.  The Brockville Police Service was contacted, attended and charged the female for theft.  She was released at the scene with a future court date.  The value of the merchandise was approximately $120.

On December 15th at 7:00 PM a 38 year old male was also stopped by staff at Canadian Tire for shoplifting $15 worth of merchandise.  Officers attended a second time and charged this male under the “Trespass to Property Act” and issued him a $55 fine.

Warrants/attempted disarming

On December 14th at 7:10 PM officers from the Brockville Police Service responded to a downtown residence for an unrelated medical call.  While at the call officers located a 42 year old female that had an outstanding warrant for her arrest for breaching a release order.  She was arrested at the scene and held in custody for a bail hearing.

After her bail hearing on December 15th, the female was to be transported to custody by prisoner transport.  While attempting to facilitate the escort officers were assaulted by the female.  She attempted to disarm one of the officers by grabbing his firearm.  She was secured and will be charged with disarming a peace officer.

Break and Enter

The Brockville Police Service is currently investigating a “break and enter” to a north end dealership.  Suspect(s) entered the Hyundai dealership between the hours of 10:00 – 11:00 PM on December 12th 2020 and removed a large quantity of tools.  The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information in regards to this occurrence is asked to contact Det. Garvin at 613-342-0127 ext. 4248 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

December 10 – 14, 2020 News Release

Break and Enter

On December 13th, 2020 at 10:11 AM officers responded to a Beley St. residence as the complainant was reporting that they discovered a male in their garage.  A 25 year old male was located in the area and arrested.  He has been charged with “break and enter” then released from custody with a future court date.

Theft

On the 10th of December 2020 at 10:25 PM officers located and arrested a 33 year old male for theft.  The male was identified as a suspect in two thefts at local convenience stores where he entered and removed a quantity of lottery tickets.  He will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.  

Mental Health Apprehensions

Ove the weekend period officers dealt with 7 different apprehensions under the mental health act.

 

Update to Shoplifting Arrest of December 7, 2020

Update to Shoplifting Arrest December 7th

A 50 year old London woman and a 14 year old female were arrested for theft at the Shopper’s Drug Mart on Parkedale Ave. on Monday December 7th at 12:40 PM.  Store employees recognized the 50 year old from previous theft complaints and contacted police.  The previous incidents resulted in the theft of more than $2000 worth of perfume. Both were arrested in the store. 

Both accused have been charged with theft and will appear in court at a later date.

“Police executed a search warrant on the seized vehicle used in Monday’s shoplifting occurrence and recovered approximately $13, 000 worth of suspected stolen merchandise. The recovered products range from electronics to cosmetics and health products.”

It is believed that the pair from London has been targeting communities along the 401 corridor.  The investigation is continuing…

December 8 – 9, 2020 News Release

Theft

On December 8th at 4:01 PM officers responded to Giant Tiger on Park Street for a theft complaint.  A 33 year old female was observed leaving the store with property not making any attempt to pay.  She was approached by staff asking her if she was going to pay for the item.  She refused and fled the area.  The accused was located by police and arrested for theft under $5000.  She was also charged with breaching a probation condition.  She will appear in court at a later date.

Domestic

On December 8th at 10:14 PM officers responded to a domestic dispute in the city’s north end.  As a result of attending a 29 year old female was arrested for breaching a release order.  She was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Theft

A 50 year old London woman and her 14 year old female were arrested for theft at the Shopper’s Drug Mart on Parkedale Ave. on Monday December 7th at 12:40 PM.  Store employees recognized the 50 year old from previous theft complaints and contacted police.  The previous incidents resulted in the theft of more than $2000 worth of perfume. Both were arrested in the store. 

Both accused have been charged with theft and will appear in court at a later date.

Firearm Charges

A 29 year old Brockville resident has been charged with 1) careless storage of a firearm 2) unauthorized possession of a firearm 3) unauthorized possession of a weapon and 4) failing to comply with an undertaking. The Brockville police service began the investigation in November and the accused was arrested today.   A 12 gauge shotgun was seized from a vehicle in the downtown core.  The accused will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

December 4 – 6, 2020 News Release

Officers were kept busy responding to 77 calls for service including 6 mental health apprehensions over the weekend.

Theft

On December 6th at 11:10 AM officers responded to a theft complaint from “The Score” on King Street West.  Staff reported that a male had stolen a coat and left in an unknown direction.  A 41 year old Quebec resident was later located with the coat on and arrested.  He was charged with theft and will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

Bail Violations

On December 5th at 9:00 AM officers began a suspicious person’s investigation on Wall Street.  The complainant reported that a male had been hanging around his residence the previous night and had left some property in the area.  The male was identified by the complainant and police.  The male was on court ordered release conditions not to be near the residence.  The 39 year old male is now facing charges of failing to comply with a release order.  He has not been located at this time.

Mischief

On December 5th at 9:27 PM officers arrested a 49 year old male and arrested him for failing to comply with a release order for being out past his curfew.  The male was also wanted for breaking into mail boxes at a King Street apartment building.  He was released from custody with a future court date.

Domestic

On December 4th at 7:51 AM officers responded to a domestic dispute in the center of the city.  A 32 year old female was charged with assault with a weapon and a 40 year old male was charged with breaching a release order.  The two parties were in a heated argument that lead to the female striking the male with a stick and threatening him with a knife.  The male was arrested for violating his release order by not residing at his proper address.  She was released from custody with a future court date and he was held in for a bail hearing.

December 2 – 3, 2020 News Release

Collision leads to Impaired Driving Charges

A 32 year old Brockville area woman is facing impaired driving charges in relation to a motor vehicle collision early last evening on Ormond Street near the intersection of Bramshot Avenue.

Brockville Police, Fire and Leeds Grenville EMS were called to the intersection at approximately 6:30 pm last evening after receiving several calls. It was learned that one of the vehicles travelling southbound on Ormond Street had crossed over into the northbound lanes and struck the northbound vehicle head-on.

Several young passengers in the woman’s vehicle were checked and were uninjured. The male driver of the other vehicle however was taken to Brockville General Hospital by ambulance and treated for injuries suffered in the collision.

Officers at the scene found the woman to be under the influence of alcohol and as a result, placed her under arrest for impaired driving. She was conveyed to Brockville Police Headquarters and provided breath samples over the legal limit. She was released from custody with a court date and served with an automatic 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS).

December 1 – 2, 2020 News Release

Arrest in Domestic Incident

A 35 year old Brockville man is scheduled to appear in bail court today after police were notified of a domestic dispute which had taken place earlier in the day at a residence in central Brockville.

While interviewing the female victim, investigators also learned of a previous domestic assault which had occurred on Monday at the couple’s residence. At the time of both incidents the male was currently serving a Community Sentence Order for previous offences.

Shortly after 4:30 pm the 35 year old man was located and placed under arrest in relation to the domestic incidents. He is now facing charges of 2 counts of assault, forcible confinement and breach of his conditional sentence order. The victim is in good physical condition and did not require medical attention.

Stolen Bicycle

The Brockville Police are seeking the public’s assistance with regards to a break and enter investigation reported yesterday.

Officers attended to a residence in the area of Toniata School where a shed was broken into and a number of items taken including a racing bicycle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Found Husky

The Brockville Police are trying to locate the owner of a black and white husky found early last evening in the John and Brock Street area.

Shortly after 7pm last evening from an area resident reporting they had found the dog in the area. The husky had no tags, and was wearing a leather collar. Officers canvassed the neighbourhood knocking on doors but were unable to locate the dog’s owner.

The dog was taken to Meowtown for its safety and kept there. They may be contacted at 613-342-7816

November 30 – December 1, 2020 News Release

Man facing Assault Charges

A 31 year old Brockville area man is facing several charges after officers in the area on an unrelated matter,  witnessed a disturbance yesterday afternoon at a north end building.

At approximately 2pm yesterday afternoon two Brockville Police detectives were just returning to their vehicle when they witnessed a victim being chased by the 31 year old man and being knocked to the ground. With the victim on the ground the assault continued briefly until officers were able to intervene and make the arrest.

Upon searching the man, police also found a wooden club concealed in his clothing. He was taken into custody and will be appearing in bail court today facing charges of assault, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, using a disguise, and break and enter with intent to commit an offence.

 

 

November 27 – 29, 2020 News Release

Over the weekend the Brockville Police Service responded to 97 calls for service which included several calls to assist with traffic as a result of the popularity of the Christmas parade.

Mental Health Apprehensions

From Friday morning until late Saturday afternoon officers conveyed 4 individuals to the Brockville General Hospital after apprehending them in crisis under the Mental Health Act.

The calls continue a recent trend of increase calls for service to the police of persons suffering from mental health and addictions issues in our community.

The Brockville Police would like to remind area residents they can call Brockville General Hospital Mental Health Crisis Line at 613-345-4600 or 1-866-281-2911 at any time (24 hours/7days a week) if in crisis. They may also contact Lanark Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health at 613-342-2262 during regular business hours Monday to Friday for assistance.