June 20 – 21, 2017 Incidents

Head-on Collision on King Street

Two Brockville women were taken to Brockville General Hospital late yesterday afternoon as a result of a head-on collision on King Street East.

Shortly after 5:00 p.m. yesterday Brockville Police were called to area of King Street East and Orchard Streets when a westbound black Ford minivan which was being driven by a 17 year old Brockville woman struck an eastbound Volkswagen being driven by an 18 year old woman from the Mallorytown area.

Both the driver of the Volkswagen and a 33 year old female passenger in the minivan were conveyed to Brockville General with minor injuries.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has information is asked to contact the investigating officer Constable Dave Jeggo at 613-342-0127 ext. 6078.

 

Impaired Driving arrest

A concerned motorist contacted police after she observed a vehicle driving erratically in the city’s north end which resulted in a traffic stop and charges of impaired driving.

The caller observed a silver Honda making several driving infractions and operating at various speeds before contacting police with the location and licence number of the vehicle. Police in the area were able to catch up with the Honda near the intersection on Stewart Blvd at Jefferson Drive. Upon speaking with the driver, officers detected an odour of alcohol on the driver’s breath and conveyed him to police headquarters for breath tests.

After providing breath samples, the 59 year old Addison area man was charged with impaired driving and driving with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. He was released and given a future court date.

 

June 19 – 20, 2017 Incidents

Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement

The Brockville Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police and Ministry of Transportation Enforcement officers teamed up yesterday for a Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement blitz at various locations throughout the city.

During the initiative, 9 motor vehicles were thoroughly inspected resulting in 12 charges under the Highway Traffic for a variety of offences and 2 vehicles being taken out of service.

 

Thefts from Vehicles in the City’s south end

Yesterday morning Brockville Police received three complaints from vehicle owners of minor thefts from unlocked vehicles parked in various locations throughout the city’s south end. Items taken from the vehicles include loose change, clothing and electronics equipment such as cellphones.

A fourth complaint was received from a car owner reporting damage to his vehicle in the south end but did not notice anything missing from their vehicle.

Car owners are reminded to lock their cars overnight even if the vehicle is in your driveway. If you must park your car on the street overnight, park it in a well-lit area, and remove all valuable items from view from outside the car.

Residents are asked to contact police if you observe individuals walking in the area of parked cars and checking door handles and not to approach these people themselves. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or submit a tip 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.

June 16 – 19, 2017 Incidents

Bank Security Scam

Brockville Police were alerted by area residents Friday of a scam re-appearing in the area over text message asking the receiver to verify their banking information.

Residents contacted the police to advise they had received a text message from persons alleging to be from bank corporate security advising them their account had been temporarily suspended and providing them with a link to reactivate their account information.

Police remind area residents that bank security personnel do not send out security alerts via text message. If you receive such a message please contact your local bank branch and advise them and check with them on the status of your account. Never provide your account or any banking information to someone you do not know.

 

Mental Health Act calls

Friday was a busy day for the Brockville Police Service and their Mental Health community partners as three persons were apprehended under the Mental Health Act and brought to hospital for their safety.

On one call for service, medical staff became concerned about the well-being of one of their patients living in the community and signed an order to have them brought to the Brockville General Hospital for examination by a physician.

The other two calls to the police were from family and friends asking police to check on the well-being of a loved one as they had received some concerning messages. In both cases police attended and felt it best they be taken to the hospital for examination.

 

Warrants Executed

A 53 year old Brockville man was arrested Friday after a call was received of a suspicious male lying in the grass near Food Basics.

At approximately 12:40 pm Friday afternoon, Brockville Police received a call of the suspicious male near Food Basics and located him in the grass nearby. Further investigation revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for Breaching his Recognizance and as a result was taken in to custody on the outstanding charges.

Early Friday evening a 38 year old Brockville woman was arrested for an outstanding warrant for breaching her Probation. The woman, who is known to police, was taken into custody for a brief period of time while the warrant was executed and released with a future court date.

 

RIDE Check leads to arrest

Brockville Police conducted RIDE program checks during the evening and early morning hours on Saturday. Over 100 vehicles were stopped and no impaired driving charges resulted from the RIDE checks.

However while conducting the RIDE check, a 34 year old Brockville woman who is known to police was spotted in a vehicle and it was confirmed she had outstanding warrants from the OPP. She was arrested and conveyed to the Brockville Police Headquarters where she was turned over to the OPP who in turn released her with a future court date.

 

Hit and Run on Park Street

Officers from the Brockville Police continue to investigate a hit and run accident which occurred on Park Street early Sunday morning.

At approximately 2:40 am Sunday morning police received a call of a hit and run which just occurred on Park Street. The suspect vehicle was observed to continue south on Park Street to King Street where it turned and continued east bound. The suspect vehicle was described as being a Toyota RAV 4, 4-door hatchback and a rust colour with visible damage to the right front corner.

The suspect vehicle was located later Sunday morning and towed to a secure compound. Sunday afternoon the registered owner of the vehicle attended to the Brockville Police Service and told police he had parked his vehicle in the TISS parking lot overnight and left it unlocked with the keys in it and wished to report his vehicle stolen. The vehicle is being held for forensic examination by Detective Paul Smith of the Forensic Identification unit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer Constable Jeff Wiwchar at 613-342-0127 ext. 6072 or submit a tip 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.

 

Medical Assistance

Officers from the Brockville Police Service were called to the front of 10 Cartier Court early Sunday morning when a female dressed only in pyjamas was wondering out in front and appeared confused and unable to speak.

At 4:20 am Brockville officers located the woman on Cartier Court by herself and without any identification on her person. Concerned for her well-being officers contacted EMS who conveyed the woman to Brockville General Hospital where she was kept for examination.

On Sunday afternoon, hospital staff reported to police they still had no identification for the female and while she was able to say a few words, was not able to tell staff her name.

As a result, officers from the Brockville Police canvassed the area around Cartier Court in an attempt to identify the woman and also issued a public appeal to the media for their assistance in obtaining her identity.

As a result of this, a number of tips were received and the identity of the woman was confirmed and her family members contacted.

 

Theft of SeaDoo

Sometime overnight Saturday unknown persons attended to Matt’s Auto located on Stewart Boulevard just north of the William Street overpass and took a SeaDoo and trailer from the parking lot.

Brockville Police were contacted at approximately 8:30 am Saturday morning and advised of the theft from the businesses parking lot. Nearby vehicles in the parking lot were left untouched while the theft took place.

Anyone with information or surveillance video of the area is asked to contact the investigating officer Constable Jordan Latham at 613-342-0127 ext. 6088 or submit a tip 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.

 

Tire Slashing continues

Vehicles parked in the area of the Brockville Arts Centre continue to be the target of tire slashers. On Sunday morning two more vehicles suffered damage by their tires being slashed.

Anyone with information or surveillance video of the area is asked to contact the investigating officer Constable Mike Boszormeny at 613-342-0127 ext. 6075 or submit a tip 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.

 

Threats

A 21 year old Brockville area man was arrested and charged with threatening in relation to a relationship with his former partner.

The female victim attended to police headquarters saying she feared for her safety from man after he made some threatening comments to her and sent a number of text messages to her friends and family members.

Police contacted the young man by phone and advised him of the incident and he agreed to come to the Brockville Police headquarters and turned himself in. He was later released with several conditions and given a future court date.

June 15 – 16, 2017 Incidents

Domestic Dispute leads to arrest

A 33 year old Brockville woman will appear today for a bail hearing in Brockville court after a domestic disturbance early this morning.

Just before 2:00 a.m. Brockville Police were called to a Brock Street residence by the 44 year old male victim reporting that he and his common wife had been in an argument and he had been hit several times and received cuts on his face.

When police arrived they located the male victim inside the residence and spoke with him. A short time later the 33 year old woman who fled the residence when police were called, returned to the residence and spoke with officers. As a result of the investigation and interviews of those involved she was arrested for domestic assault and mischief under $5000 for a window which was broken in the residence during the altercation.

The woman was conveyed to the Brockville Police headquarters and conveyed to Brockville Court this morning for a Bail Hearing later today.

 

Shoplifter Arrested

A 41 year old Iroquois woman was arrested for shoplifting Thursday morning at the Real Canadian Superstore after store security spotted her in the clothing section selecting a number of items and leaving the store without paying for them.

Brockville Police were called to the store yesterday morning around 9:30 am by security staff after the woman was apprehended outside the store and returned to the office. On police arrival, officers continued the arrest and charged the woman with Theft Under $5000 and gave her a future court date.

The clothing was recovered and returned to store staff.

 

June 14 – 15, 2017 Incidents

Social Media Reports of Overdose Death are False

Yesterday morning the Brockville Police Service received a phone call regarding a Facebook post stating a 39 year old man and his 34 year old girlfriend had suffered an overdose from an illicit street drug. The couple were allegedly conveyed to the Brockville General Hospital where the man was rumoured to have succumbed to the overdose.

The Brockville Police Service can confirm those reports are false. Officers were able to locate both persons yesterday and speak with them. Both the male and female were in good health and had no idea where the reports originated from.

 

Theft from Downtown Shop

Police are looking for a 32 year old Brockville man in relation to a theft of a Mygica PC with Windows 10 from a downtown store yesterday afternoon. Just after 3 p.m. officers attended to the Alternative Cash store located at 45 King St East, Brockville after the owner noticed the computer missing from the store

The man, who is known to police and staff in the store, is observed selecting the computer and leaving the store on the store security camera making no attempt to pay for the merchandise.

The computer has not been recovered.

 

Loud Party at Tunnel Bay

At approximately 9:30 p.m. last evening Brockville Police received a couple of phone calls of a loud party going on at one of the boats moored in Tunnel Bay. Callers stated those on board had been drinking at the time and were concerned the boat occupants were going to try and operate the boat and leave the harbor.

When police arrived the party noise had calmed. All parties had settled for the night and the boat remained docked in the harbor.

Brockville Police would like to remind boaters that consuming on boats is only permitted when the boat is docked or anchored and the vessel must have living facilities such as rest rooms and sleeping quarters. As well, operating a vessel while impaired by alcohol carries the same penalties as operating a motor vehicle.

June 13, 2017 Incidents

Attempt Escape from Court

A 27 year old Brockville woman is in custody today after she attempted to escape from custody while at Bail Court yesterday afternoon.

The woman was being led into the court room prisoner’s box when she turned to speak with someone seated in the gallery. She then made a break for the court room door in an attempt to escape custody but was quickly apprehended by court room staff before she could make it out of the court room.

As a result the young woman remains in custody and will appear in court a future date to have her bail hearing.

 

Firearm seized from a vehicle

A complaint of a possible impaired driver led Brockville Police to an improperly stored firearm in the rear of a vehicle in downtown Brockville.

At approximately 3:20 p.m. yesterday afternoon Brockville Police received a call from a downtown business of a possible impaired driving leaving their parking lot. A description of the driver and the passenger was obtained and 911 dispatchers relayed the information to the responding officers. Shortly thereafter officers located the vehicle at Centeen Park unoccupied with the keys still in the ignition and the suspects walking a short distance away.

Located inside the vehicle wrapped in a blanket was a shotgun which was seized by officers.

Two 31 year old Brockville area men were arrested and charged with taking a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful storage of a firearm. One of the men was also on probation at the time and faces an additional charge of Breach of Probation.

June 12 – 13, 2017 Incidents

Arrest Warrant

A 19 year old Kingston woman attended to the Brockville Police Service yesterday morning and surrendered herself for some outstanding warrants from July of 2016.

She was originally charged with Theft under $5000 and failed to appear for a subsequent court date in relation to the charge. As a result of the warrant, she was held in custody overnight and will appear today in bail court and face an additional charge of failing to attend court.

 

Theft of Shoes

A 27 year old Brockville woman was arrested yesterday afternoon on Central Avenue for stealing a pair of shoes she selected and put on before walking out of The Score Thrift store at the Brockville Shopping Centre.

At approximately 3:50 p.m. yesterday afternoon staff at the Score noticed the woman select a pair of high heel shoes and put them on her feet. She exited the store making no attempt to pay for the shoes and boarded a City transit bus travelling eastbound on Central Avenue.

Officers located the woman on Central Avenue at Ormond Street after she exited the bus with the shoes in her hand. She was then arrested in relation to the theft and the shoes were recovered. Further investigation learned the woman was also on probation at the time of the incident.

As a result she will appear today for a Bail Hearing at Brockville Court.

June 9 – 12, 2017 Incidents

Newspaper Fire

Unknown persons lit some newspapers on fire next to an empty building on Water Street between the museum and The Mill restaurant Friday evening.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. Brockville Police and Fire Services responded to a call of a small near the proposed Wayfare Condominium complex. The fire department quickly extinguished the fire and there was little damage and no injuries.

Constable Dustin Gamble is investigating.

 

Unwanted Person leads to Arrest

Police were called to a Ferguson Drive residence late Friday evening on a complaint of a person refusing to leave the residence after being evicted.

At 10:30 p.m. officers arrived at the residence to learn the unwanted female was attempting to take a bike which the property owner claim claims does not belong to her. While police were attempting to mediate that situation, a 25 year old male friend of the woman was also present and known to the police.

Further investigation revealed the man to have an outstanding warrant for breaching his probation and as a result he was arrested for the warrant and released with a future court date.

 

Public Intoxication

A 39 year old Brockville man spent the night at the Brockville Police station after being found intoxicated and asleep at the corner of King Street and Victoria Avenue.

Officers on patrol located the man at approximately 1:50 a.m. Saturday morning and learned earlier in the evening he was involved in several altercations on King Street with other bar patrons.

As a result he was arrested for Public Intoxication for his own safety and held until sober when he was released with a provincial offences notice in the morning.

 

Disturbance at Buell St Parking lot

While on patrol officers came across a disturbance between two males in the Buell St parking late Saturday night.

At 10:50 p.m. located the disturbance while in the downtown core. Brockville police officers separated the 48 year old and 41 year old male combatants and sent them to their respective residences in opposite directions on King Street.

Neither male appeared to have any injuries from the incident.

 

Tires Slashed in Downtown area

Overnight Saturday evening and Sunday Morning the Brockville Police Service responded to 7 complaints of tires being slashed King Street West and St. Paul St Area.

The majority of the vehicles that were damaged were parking in the Metro store parking lot.

Some of the damaged vehicles had been parked there from 4:30 pm Saturday afternoon until police were contacted Sunday morning at 3:00 a.m.

Anyone with information, or businesses in the area who may have video surveillance are asked to contact the investigating officer Cst. Steve Rogers of the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 ext. 6074 or submit a tip 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.

 

June 8 – 9, 2017 Incidents

Passenger on VIA Train requests assistance

A 21 year old male passenger of a westbound VIA Train called police early last evening asking police to meet him at the VIA station when he arrived.

The passenger enroute from Montreal to Toronto was not feeling well, had not eaten in a number of days, and was without his medication and wanting to go to the hospital to be examined. When he arrived in Brockville, he identified himself to officers who conveyed him to the Brockville General Hospital where he was examined and treated by staff at the hospital.

 

Don’t leave pets in your vehicles

With the warmer weather finally arriving and more expected this weekend, Brockville Police are beginning to receive calls about pets being left unattended in vehicles.

The Brockville Police would like to remind all pet owners, not to leave pets unattended in vehicles while they go shopping and especially in the warmer weather. Please consider the safety of your pet first.