November 2 – 5, 2018 Incidents

Disturbance

A disturbance in the west end of the City led to the arrest of a 20 year old Brockville man Friday evening. Police were called to the area after several 911 calls were received regarding an altercation. The man, who had been drinking, was found to be on conditions not to consume alcohol. As a result he was placed under arrest for failing to comply with his officer in charge undertaking and released with a future Court date.

 

Impaired Driving

A 52 year old Brockville woman was arrested early Saturday evening after fleeing the scene of a motor vehicle collision in the City’s south end. Just before 5:00 pm the woman was observed by witnesses striking a garbage can and a vehicle while attempting to leave an address on King Street. After the collision, the female parked her vehicle and began to walk away. Witnesses were able to identify the driver to Police as they arrived on scene. As a result of the investigation, the female was arrested for Impaired Driving, Drive Over .08 and Failing to Remain at the scene of an accident. Her blood alcohol concentration was found to be almost three times the legal limit. She was released with a future Court date, her Driver’s Licence was suspended for 90 days and her motor vehicle has been impounded for 7 days.

 

Warrants

A 40 year old Brockville man was arrested on outstanding warrants in the City’s south end late Sunday evening. While on general patrol, police located the male, who was wanted in another jurisdiction for numerous offences. As a result, he was placed under arrest and turned over to the Ontario Provincial Police.

 

 

November 1 – 2, 2018 Incidents

Impaired Driving

On the 1st of November at 11:34 pm, a 47-year-old male was observed operating his vehicle on King St. at Victoria St. The male was observed exiting his vehicle and stagger away. The driver was approached by police who detected an odour of alcohol emitting from his breath. The male failed a roadside screening device that detects the presence of alcohol. He was transported to the Brockville Police Service where it was discovered that his blood alcohol was more than twice the legal limit. He has been charged with driving over 80 mgs of alcohol and impaired driving. His vehicle has been impounded for seven days.

 

Conviction on Charges

On the 29th of December 2015 the Brockville Police Service conducted an investigation where they formed reasonable grounds to believe that the accused, Trevor Mellon, would be in possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. Officers arrested the accused on that date and searched the male incident to arrest. The accused had on his person 222 grams of cocaine, 1.01 kilograms of fentanyl and 504 grams of marijuana.

On November 1st, 2018 Trevor Mellon convicted of trafficking fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana. Sentencing will be on January 11, 2019.

Shine he Light

Shine the Light Campaign

On November 5th at 11 am members of the Brockville Police and Staff and Volunteers from Interval House raised the flag on the Shine the Light Campaign.  The month of November is awareness month for violence against women and children. Our hope is to turn the City Purple with lights and decorations as purple is the colour of this campaign.  This also kicks off Crime Prevention Week and we are happy to share this moment with Interval House.  The flag will fly for the month of November and together we can all make a difference.  Let’s do our part to put an end to domestic violence!

Shine he Light

 

October 31 – November 1, 2018

Halloween

Officers, along with community members were out in full force monitoring the city’s streets and parks during the prime time Halloween trick or treating hours. I am pleased to report that very few incidents were reported during this time.

 

Motor Vehicle Collisions

Officers responded to four motor vehicle collisions in a four hour span. Two of the collisions occurred at the same intersection. None of the accidents resulted in any personal injury.

 

Shoplifting/public intoxication

An intoxicated 35 year old male entered the “Quickie” on William St. last night around 11:00 pm and attempted to steal a brownie. The male was confronted by staff and brief struggle ensued. A passerby contacted police to report a fight. Officers attended and arrested the male. He was held in custody and released when sober.

October 28 – 30, 2018 Incidents

Warrants

On Sunday October 28th at 4:00 pm, a 51 year old male was observed by an off duty officer. This male was previously charged with a domestic incident and released with a court date. He had failed to attend court as required and a warrant of arrest was issued. The officer contacted the Brockville Police Service who attended and arrested the accused.

 

Domestic

On Sunday October 28th at 4:30 pm, a 58 year old male was arrested for assault in relation to a domestic occurrence. The male was involved in a heated argument with his common law spouse that escalated to the assault. Police were contacted and the male was arrested for assault without incident. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

Mischief

On Monday October 29th at 2:00 pm, a 37 year old male was arrested and charged for mischief. The male broke a window to the front entrance of a building after being evicted.

 

Domestic

On October 29th at 11:01 pm the Brockville Police Service responded to a complaint of a domestic incident at a north end apartment building. The complainant reported to police that her ex-common law spouse had broken into the apartment, assaulted her and took some property. He then left the premise and police were contacted.

On the 30th of October the 21 year old male attended the Brockville Police Service and was arrested for assault, break and enter to commit theft and theft. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

Damian Sobieraj Death Investigation

Damian Sobieraj death investigation

A 15-year old Brockville youth has been arrested this morning in relation to the September 13, 2018 death of 33-year old Damian Sobieraj at Hardy Park.

The youth, who cannot be named, will appear in Bail Court later this afternoon facing charges of Manslaughter, Criminal Negligence Causing Death, Obstruct Police, and Assault.

On the evening of Thursday, September 13, 2018, shortly after 10:30 p.m., Brockville Police received a 911 call from an unidentified male indicating he was in an altercation at Hardy Park with a group of youths. Before 911 Communicators could get the caller’s name and location, the call was dropped and communication lost. Officers responding to the scene stopped persons leaving the park, who indicated they knew nothing of the call. Officers were later able to identify the caller by obtaining subscriber information from the caller’s phone. With the assistance of Brockville Police K9 Unit the entire park was searched and no other persons were located in the park. All officers were able to locate was Sobieraj’s dog, Rosie.

The following day, with the assistance of the OPP Underwater Search & Rescue Unit, the body of Damian Sobieraj was located in the river a short distance from the shoreline of Hardy Park. Since that time, four members of the Detective office of the Brockville Police Service have been working full time on the investigation, resulting in today’s arrest.

From the beginning of the investigation, Damian’s family has been in constant contact with the investigative team and updated on the progress of the investigation. At this time, the family is dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one, and police ask that their privacy be respected.

October 27 – 28, 2018 Incidents

Impaired Driving

In the morning hours of the 28th of October 2018 officers were on patrol just after midnight and observed a vehicle being driven without lights being turned on which caused officers to initiate a traffic stop. During the course of the interview an odor of alcohol was detected on his breath. As a result the driver was given a road side screening device demand which resulted in the device issuing a warning alert. The law requires a temporary suspension of driving privileges for a period of 7 days for second time alert warnings, as was the case for this 39 year old man.   The incident didn’t end there. Later on in the evening officers see the same vehicle being operated again without lights turned on and the car is stopped again. This time another male who is under the influence of alcohol is behind the wheel. During that investigation the 64 year old male demands that he will display his sobriety to officers and in the process fails. He was arrested for impaired driving and subsequently supplied samples of his breath which resulted in readings of being over the legal limit and received a future court date for the offence. The vehicle was impounded.

October 25 – 26, 2018 Incidents

Warrant

On the 25th of October 2018, a 29 year old Brockville man was attending a neighboring police service to have fingerprints and photograph taken as he was dealing with criminal allegations in that respective jurisdiction. The Brockville Police Service was advised by the officer in charge that they were dealing with the male and that we had grounds to arrest this same male for an outstanding assault investigation that had been conducted in Brockville.

He was taken into custody and officers from Brockville attended and transported him back to our jurisdiction where he has a bail hearing this afternoon.

October 22 – 23, 2018

Wanted Person

On the 22nd of October, 2018 a 20 year old female was located in relation to a breach of her conditions; by not living at an approved address as set out by the John Howard Society. She was arrested and is in custody pending a bail hearing.