July 20 – 21, 2017 Incidents

RIDE Checks

Officers from the Brockville Police Service conducted RIDE Checks at various locations throughout the city last evening between 7pm and 11pm. One hundred and twenty vehicles were stopped during this time resulting in two roadside tests being administered. Of the roadside tests, one driver registered warning which resulted in a three day suspension from driving.

In addition to the roadside tests, five motorists were warned with various Highway Traffic Act infractions including a burned out headlight, not wearing a seatbelt and not having a front license plate. Additionally two drivers were warned for Liquor License Act infractions for possessing alcohol under the age of 19.

 

Kijiji Fraud

A Convay Crescent resident attended to the Brockville Police headquarters late yesterday afternoon to report that he has had 2 people show up at his residence in response to a Kijiji ad saying his house was for rent. He has lived in the residence for some time and he did not place the ad nor is his residence for rent.

At present he is not aware of anyone being victimized by this scam but wanted the incident reported to police in the event there are potential victims. The incident has been reported to Kijiji as a fraudulent ad who will take the ad down.

 

Keep Your Pets Safe and Cool This Summer

News Release

Keep Your Pets Safe and Cool This Summer

July 21, 2017

No Hot Dogs, Just Cool Cats

Summer is here, and for some people in Ontario that means road trips and exploring the outdoors with family and friends – including furry companions. If your pet is travelling with you in your car, keep their needs in mind as you plan your trip. Do not leave pets unattended in your vehicle. The temperature inside your vehicle will quickly become much hotter than the temperature outside, and it can be fatal. If your pet can’t go with you, leave them at home where they will be safe, cool, and comfortable. Here are some other things to keep in mind as you plan your summer road trips:

  • Ensure your pet is properly secured in your vehicle at all times
  • Always have fresh water available in the car for your pet
  • Take frequent breaks so both you and your pet have an opportunity to stretch your legs.

If you come across an unattended vehicle with an animal inside that appears to be in distress, act quickly and report it to the OSPCA at 310-SPCA (7722). You can also contact your local police service, your local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or your local Humane Society.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Every summer, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) runs the #NoHotPets campaign to keep pets out of hot cars. Consider signing the pledge and spreading the word to keep pets safe across Ontario.
  • Dogs in particular have very limited ability to sweat. Even a short period in a hot environment can cause suffering and distress and could result in brain damage or death.
  • Excessive panting, drooling, and listlessness are signs of heatstroke in animals. If you witness these signs in your pet, seek veterinary attention immediately, move the animal to a cool area and offer it drinking water.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

QUOTES

“Pets are treasured family members and loyal friends. Don’t leave them in your hot car – let them join in on your summer adventures, or let them stay home where they will be cool and safe.”  — Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

 

CONTACTS

Yanni Dagonas Minister’s Office 416-325-5982

Brent Ross Communications Branch 416-314-7024

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services http://www.ontario.ca/safety

July 19 – 20, 2017 Incidents

Arrest in Shoplifting Investigation

A 47 year old Brockville man wanted in connection with an ongoing shoplifting investigation was spotted yesterday by officers as he entered Wal-Mart department store.

Constable Damian Willis was on patrol passing through the Wal-Mart parking lot at approximately 9:40 p.m. last evening when he spotted the man entering Wal-Mart. He confirmed the man was wanted by police in relation to a complaint received July 15th in relation to several shoplifting incidents in the downtown area.

As a result, the man was arrested for the downtown thefts and brought to Brockville Police headquarters where he was released on a Promise to Appear and given a future court date for the theft charges.

 

Impaired Driving Arrest

Early this morning, Brockville Police stopped a 34 year old Barrie man in his delivery van and found him to be impaired by alcohol.

Officers first spotted the vehicle on William Street and travelling northbound on Stewart Boulevard and turning onto the westbound ramp of the 401 where it was stopped because of his erratic driving. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer noticed an odour of alcohol on his breath and other signs of impairment. As a result, the man was arrested for impaired driving and taken into custody for breath tests to be administered, where he complied and had readings well over the legal limit permitted to drive.

The man issued a Promise to Appear with a future court date for charges of impaired driving, and driving with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.

 

Fraud Scams active again in the Brockville area

A couple of familiar scams are making reappearances in the Brockville area in July.

In another version of the Tax Scam, the potential victims receive a call from a scammer pretending to be a police officer threatening to come and arrest the victim for overdue taxes. If the victim is not home at the time, a message will be left to call a number back immediately or face incarceration.

Residents are urged to just hang up on the caller and not to provide any personal information. Should you have any questions about your Canada Revenue Agency Account contact them directly at 1-800-959-8281 or online at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/myaccount/.

Brockville Police have also received several complaints of the Rental Scam appearing in the area.

In the latest Brockville area version, a fraudulent classified ad has been taken out on Kijiji for a rental property within the City of Brockville. Potential renters are asked to fill out an application including many personal details such as banking details, contact information, and occupation. The scammer will also ask for a security deposit to secure the application for the rental property.

Before the potential victim learns the advertised property is not for rent, it is too late.

Potential renters are urged when searching to physically go to the address and schedule a showing time to confirm its availability prior to transferring any money or providing any personal information. Also to complete an internet search on the property to ensure it is not a duplicate post and never send funds to strangers. Remember if it seems too good to be true it probably is.

For more information on how to prevent yourself from being a victim of this scam please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/rent-location-eng.htm

NOTICE THE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES – Railway Tunnel Parade

In celebration of the Tunnel opening, there will be a parade on Saturday, August 12th, in your neighborhood. The staging streets will be closed at 7:00 AM and floats will start to assemble at approximately 9:00 AM along Wall, William, James and Jail Streets. The parade will start at 10:30 AM and follow the path shown in red below.

If possible, please park vehicles in your driveway or on a nearby street. Your cooperation will be appreciated.

Hope to see you at the Rails to Trails Festival August 10th to 13th to celebrate Canada 150 and the opening of the Tunnel!

If you have any questions, please contact Lesley White at 613-342-8772 ext. 4439.

Railway Tunnel

July 18 – 19, 2017 Incidents

Lawnmower dispute

A dispute over a lawnmower yesterday afternoon resulted in Brockville Police attending a Delhi street residence to intervene.

Brockville Police were dispatched to the residence at 2:10 pm yesterday afternoon after receiving a call from female resident there that her ex-boyfriend was there arguing about the return of a lawnmower. She also believed he was currently on conditions not to be at her residence.

Before police arrived at the residence, the 33 year old man had fled and did not return to the house. Officers continue to try and speak with the man about the incident and the matter is still under investigation. Constable Eric Ruigrok is the investigating officer.

 

Public Intoxication Arrest

A call about two men drinking in a Central Avenue park resulted in a 47 year old Brockville man being arrested for public intoxication late Tuesday afternoon.

A concerned caller to the Brockville Police reported seeing two men drinking under a tree in the park area at the rear of Westminster School shortly after 4 pm yesterday. When officers arrived they located the man well under the influence of alcohol and unable to care for himself.

For his own safety, he was placed under arrest for public intoxication and brought the Brockville Police Service where he was held until sober.

 

Car vs Cyclist Collision

At 6:15 p.m. yesterday afternoon Brockville Police were notified by Leeds and Grenville EMS of a collision involving a car and cyclist on Parkedale Ave in front of Home Depot.

When officers arrived on scene the 19 year old Cyclist had already been transported by EMS to Brockville General Hospital with minor injuries. They spoke with the driver of the vehicle and witnesses at the scene before attending to the hospital to speak with the cyclist.

As a result of the investigation, the cyclist was charged under the Highway Traffic Act and served with a Provincial Offences notice. He was released from hospital with minor injuries.

 

July 17 – 18, 2017 Incidents

Impaired Driver

A Grant Street homeowner returned home early yesterday afternoon to find a landscaper he had hired for his property appeared to be well under the influence of alcohol.

Brockville Police responded to the residence at approximately 2:10 p.m. after the homeowner had confronted the 41 year old man whom he had hired as a landscaper about his drinking. He asked the man not to leave in his vehicle however the man was uncooperative and did anyway prior to police arriving. Twenty minutes later a second call was received about this same man now on George Street in Brockville where police were able to locate him.

The Prescott area man was placed under arrest for impaired driving and conveyed to Brockville Police headquarters where he refused to provide officers with a breath sample. As a result he was charged with impaired driving and refusal to provide a breath sample. He was held in custody until he was sober and released with a future court date.

 

Stolen Vehicle Arrest 

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. last evening Brockville Police received a report of a stolen vehicle from a King Street West residence. Attending officers learned the black 2014 Nissan was last seen earlier in the morning in the parking lot and the keys had been taken from inside the residence of the house.

While on patrol, officers spotted the vehicle in the parking lot of a Fairknowe Drive building with a 38 year old Brockville woman in the driver’s seat. Investigators learned the woman was the sister of the vehicles owner and she also had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear for her fingerprint date earlier in July.

As a result she was arrested and charged for taking a motor vehicle without owner’s consent and failing to appear for fingerprints and given a future court date.

 

 

July 16 – 17, 2017 Incidents

Public Intoxication Arrest at Drive Thru

A 54 year old Brockville man was arrested Sunday morning after staff at Harvey’s discovered him passed out on the curb of the drive-thru entrance at the rear of the restaurant.

At 9:20 am yesterday morning staff at the restaurant contacted the Brockville Police after seeing the male seemingly asleep at the curb near the drive-thru entrance. When police arrived they found the man, who was known to the officers in an intoxicated state and not able to care for himself. He was arrested for public intoxication and brought to Brockville Police headquarters where he was held until sober and released with a fine and given a provincial offences notice.

 

Traffic Stop leads to Probation Breach

Traffic stop yesterday afternoon led to the arrest of the vehicle’s passenger for breaching his probation order.

At 3:20 p.m. yesterday afternoon Brockville Police stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Parkedale Avenue at Millwood Ave for a traffic infraction. While dealing with the driver the officer recognized the passenger of the vehicle and further investigation revealed he was currently on probation not to have communication with the driver of the vehicle.

As a result, he was arrested for Breach of Probation and conveyed to Brockville Police Headquarters and later released with a future court date.

 

July 14 – 15, 2017 Incidents

Pursuit 

Police were involved in a short pursuit in the center of the city last night around 9:20 pm.  Officers had observed the vehicle commit several Highway Traffic Act infractions.  As they initiated a traffic stop the vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed going through a set of traffic lights.  The driver eventually made the error of turning onto a dead end street.   The driver attempted to leave on foot, but was quickly arrested.  The local 57 year old male was charged with dangerous driving, flight from police and served a 30 day suspension.

 

Fail to remain pedestrian struck

Today at 9:15 am a local pedestrian was on the sidewalk at Tim Horton’s on Parkedale Ave. when she was struck by a white GMC (either a truck or SUV) leaving the restaurant.  The pedestrian suffered minor physical injuries.   Police are seeking any witnesses to the incident to call.

 

Criminal Harassment

A 32 year old male was arrested and held for bail after police investigated a complaint of criminal harassment.

 

July 13 – 14, 2017 Incidents

Intoxicated Male

In the early morning hours of the 14th of July, the Brockville Police Service responded to calls for a shirtless male running up Pearl St. claiming that he had been beat up.  What officers discovered was an intoxicated male with no evidence of any assault.  He was arrested for his own safety due to his level of intoxication and released when sober.

 

Trouble with Youth

Two teenage males were arrested after police received several calls in regards to the pair setting off fireworks as they walked up a street in the north end.  As police attended they observed the pair attempting to gain entry into vehicles that were parked on the street.   The males were later released.