November 7 – 8, 2017 Incidents

Male Wanted in Connection with Pharmacy Theft

A 36 year old Brockville man is wanted in connection to separate reports of thefts from different pharmacies yesterday.

At 3:20 p.m. yesterday officers attended to the Rexall Pharma Plus on William Street where staff observed a male attempting to steal razors from the store and fled when he was approached by staff. Security video was obtained from the store and it was determined other items were taken by the man who is known to and identified by police.

At 5:20 p.m. yesterday afternoon Brockville Police received another call from the Shopper’s Drug Mart at the 1000 Islands Mall where a male matching the same description was observed by staff selecting items off the shelves and concealing them and fleeing the store. Officers and staff were not able to locate the man after he fled but security footage determined it was the man from the earlier incident at Rexall.

This same man was involved in a third incident later in the evening in an altercation with another man outside of the library at 7:45 p.m. but had again fled the area before officers arrived.

The man who is well known to police is described as skinny, in his 30’s, dark circles under his eyes, and yesterday was wearing a dark sweatshirt with a hoodie. He was riding his bicycle around the city yesterday at two of the occurrences.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the investigating officer Cst. David Jeggo at 613-342-0127 ext. 6078 or djeggo@brockvillepolice.com

 

Breach of Probation

A 31 year old man who recently moved to Brockville was arrested yesterday evening at 9:30 pm when he was found stumbling up the hill on Perth Street and officers stopped him to check on his well-being.

When officers stopped the man, they detected a strong odour of alcohol on his breath and found him to be well under the influence of alcohol. Eventually they were able to confirm his identity and learned he was on probation with a condition that he abstains from consuming alcohol.

As a result he was placed under arrest for breaching his probation and conveyed to the Brockville Police Service where he was held overnight until sober and released in the morning with a future court date.

 

Police Seek Public’s assistance in Identifying Man

Investigators from the Brockville Police Service are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a young man in relation to a theft complaint they are investigating from October 19th.

Staff at the Park Street store contacted police on the 2nd of November about a young man who was observed in the store on October 19th and select a number of items off the shelf and leave the store. He had returned to the store again on the 2nd and was spotted by staff but left before police arrived.

The male is described a white male, approximately 20 years old with brown hair and wearing a black baseball cap backwards and dark jacket.

Theft Suspect

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer Cst. Dave Jeggo at the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 ext. 6078 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.

 

November 6 – 7, 2017 Incidents

Breach of Undertaking

A 26 year old Brockville resident is facing charges of Breaching his Undertaking this morning as a result of a call of a suspicious person at the CompuSilv.

Yesterday morning at 8:20 a.m. prior to the stores opening staff at CompuSilv observed a man who had arrived on his bicycle sitting outside the store wearing sunglasses and with a back pack on him. They had recognized him being in the store prior and not purchasing anything and were suspicious of his behaviour and as a result contacted police.

When officers arrived they located the man outside the store and spoke with him about the complaint. Officers further learned that he was at large on an Undertaking from Durham Region with a condition that he carry his identification and court papers with him at all times when leaving his residence which he admitted he did not have with him.

As a result he was arrested for breaching his conditions of his undertaking and brought to Brockville Police headquarters where he was processed and released with a future court date.

 

Warrants Executed

A 36 year old Brockville area man was arrested by Leeds OPP late last evening after a traffic stop showed some outstanding warrants for him held by the Brockville Police Service.

The outstanding warrants were for Failing to Appear in court for a June court date and failing to sign in at the Brockville Police Service, a condition of his recognizance of bail.

As a result the man was conveyed to the Brockville Police Service where he was held overnight and will appear in Brockville court today for a bail hearing.

 

Crime Prevention Week

 As this November 5th – 11th is Crime Prevention week in Ontario; the Brockville Police Service would like to highlight another of our own Crime Prevention initiatives in our community.

The Brockville Police Service with our community partners including the local chartered banks, service clubs, schools and media outlets on a continuing basis do education seminars on Internet Safety and Fraud. Residents are reminded to never share their passwords, provide personal or financial information to anyone they do not know, or open up attachments from strange or unknown people on the internet. Further, ensure your computer is in good working order and that the computer’s anti-virus protection is up to date.

For more information please visit the link on the Brockville Police website at: http://brockvillepolice.com/community-safety/safety-tips/seniors/fraud/

 

 

November 5 – 6, 2017 Incidents

Counterfeit Money

Yesterday afternoon shortly after 5 p.m. the Brockville Police attended to the Mac’s Milk on King Street West after receiving a complaint of a counterfeit $50 US bill being passed.

Staff at the store advised that a man entered the store and purchased $20 worth of gas and a milkshake from the store and received $26.50 Canadian money in change. He then left the store and left in a small darker coloured vehicle, possibly with out of province license plates and a female driver.

Staff and police are reviewing surveillance video of the transaction and the investigation is continuing.

 

Minor Damage at Cenotaph

Brockville Police are looking to speak with the driver of a transport driver in relation to a traffic incident late yesterday afternoon at the cenotaph.

At 5:45 p.m. yesterday, the Brockville Police communications staff received a call from the Keystorm Restaurant who observed a white tractor trailer negotiating a turn and striking the cenotaph area. The vehicle then continued northbound on Court House until the caller lost sight of it.

The truck may have damage on the driver’s side of the vehicle.   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.

 

Crime Prevention Week in Ontario

This week is Crime Prevention Week in Ontario. This year’s theme is “Building Safer Communities Together” and during this week the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police will be promoting and highlighting the importance of crime prevention as a means to achieving safer and healthier communities.

The Brockville Police Services support and participate in many crime prevention initiatives including our “Lock it or Lose it” campaign. Volunteers and students with the Brockville Police Service will attend parking lots and neighbourhoods placing “Lock it or Lose it” flyers on windshields reminding car owners to lock their cars when leaving them unattended. As we begin to get closer to the holiday season, and customers begin their shopping, we would like to remind residents to lock their vehicles, keep valuables out of sight, and park your vehicles in a well lit high traffic area whenever possible.

November 2 – 3, 2017 Incidents

Shoplifter at Wal-Mart

Just before the lunch hour yesterday, Brockville Police were called to the Wal-Mart department store to assist their Loss Prevention staff who had apprehended a 66 year old Brockville man for shoplifting.

At 11:40 a.m. officers attended to the store’s Loss Prevention office where the man was causing a scene in the office and verbally being uncooperative. Once Brockville Police arrived the situation calmed and the man was charged with theft under $5000 and released with Appearance Notice for a future court date.

The stolen items were recovered.

 

Outstanding Warrant executed

A 40 year old Brockville woman wanted on outstanding warrants for fraud was arrested yesterday afternoon by Brockville Police.

While on patrol yesterday afternoon officers spotted the woman on Park Street at 3:50 p.m. Once the outstanding warrants were confirmed the woman was taken into police custody and processed at the Brockville Police station.

She was later released with a Promise to Appear at a future court date.

 

November 1 – 2, 2017 Incidents

Youth arrested on outstanding warrant

A 16 year old Brockville youth was arrested yesterday afternoon after he turned himself in at Brockville Police headquarters for an outstanding warrant he had for charges of Uttering Threats and Breaching his Probation.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon officers with the Brockville Police Service and the Youth Probation office contacted the youth over the phone about the outstanding warrant and convinced him to come to the Brockville Police Service to turn himself in. He then attended to the front desk area and surrendered himself without incident.

As a result of the incident he was taken into custody and held at a youth facility and will appear in Brockville court to face the charges on a future date.

 

Mental Health and Well Being checks

Brockville Police were kept busy checking on the well-being of several residents yesterday as a result of calls from concerned family and friends.

Yesterday morning shortly after 10 a.m. the mother of a 26 year old Brockville man attended to the Brockville Police Service with concerns for the well-being of her son. She had earlier been to the court and obtained an order for her son to be examined by a doctor because of his health. As a result officers accompanied the mother to the residence and apprehended the young man and conveyed him to the Brockville General Hospital without incident for examination.

The Upper Canada School Board contacted police yesterday morning shortly after 11 a.m. when a young elementary school student had not shown up for class yesterday morning and the school had not heard from the parents. The school had tried several times to reach the parents by phone but were unsuccessful. Officers were able to locate the student and his mother in good health in Brockville and report back to the school.

At 11:30 a.m. yesterday morning, dispatchers with the Brockville Police spoke with a British Columbia man who had been unable to reach his 61 year old for over a week. He was concerned because they normally spoke daily and it was unusual not to hear from her. Officers were able to locate the woman at the 1000 Islands Mall in good health and pass on the message to contact her son.

Just before noon yesterday morning, Brockville Police were called by a friend of a 31 year old Brockville man to check on his well-being after he made concerning comments to his girlfriend. Officers were able to reach him by phone and speak with him and eventually learn of his location and ensure he was safe and that he would be staying with family for the remainder of the day.

And at 9:50 p.m. last evening Brockville offices were contacted and asked to check on the condition of a young teenage girl who had posted some concerning pictures on her social media account. Officers located the young girl at her residence and through the assistance of community partners were able to provide assistance to the girl and her family.

 

Minor Incident at SLC Picket

Just before 11 a.m. yesterday morning officers were called to the main entrance of St. Lawrence College after receiving a call of an aggressive driver at the picket.

A driver had become frustrated at being held up at the picket on several occasions while dropping off a family member. After speaking with those involved, the matter was quickly resolved.

Officers with the Brockville Police had previously met with picketers at the site and have provided information to them on what is a lawful information picket. So far during the strike, there have been no serious incidents and all sides have been respectful throughout.

October 31 – November 1, 2017 Incidents

Fire on Adley Drive

Officers from the Brockville Police Service responded with other emergency services personnel to a house fire at 307 Adley Street at approximately 6:20 p.m. last evening.

Police closed off area streets and interviewed witnesses while firefighters from the Brockville Fire Department battled the structural fire at the residence.

The fire appears to have started in the garage of the residence and is not believed to be suspicious in origin. Members of the Brockville Fire Department Fire Prevention office continue their investigation into the cause of the fire.

 

Unwanted Person

A 51 year old Brockville woman was arrested last evening for being intoxicated in a public place after she left her ex-boyfriend’s residence on Central Ave.

Officers from the Brockville Police Service received a call from the ex-boyfriend that the woman was currently outside his apartment door and refusing to leave. She had attended to the apartment and was upset when she had learned the relationship between them was over.

When officers arrived they found the woman in the parking garage, and under the influence of alcohol. She was uncooperative with officers who attempted to speak with her and resolve the situation. As a result she was arrested for public intoxication and taken into custody and released when was sober with a provincial offences notice.

 

Quiet Halloween in Brockville

It was a quiet in Brockville with only 22 calls for service in the 24 hour period from 7a.m. on Tuesday to 7a.m. Wednesday morning, with only 8 calls for service after 6 p.m.

Included in those incidents were 2 theft complaints and 2 complaints of an unwanted person to be removed. There were no criminal code arrests and only one arrest under the Liquor Licence Act.

October 30 – 31, 2017 Incidents

Struggle with Court Staff results in charges

A 33 year old man from the Brockville area will now face additional charges of Obstructing Police as a result of struggling with Brockville Police staff at the court building on Monday.

At approximately 10:30 yesterday morning after the man was finished speaking with his counsel, he refused to return to his cell where he was waiting for his court appearance later that morning. Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation by speaking with him to convince him to return to his cell so his matter could be dealt with. He then began to struggle with court staff and had to be restrained and returned to the cells in hand cuffs and shackles.

At an earlier court appearance the man had struggled with staff and refusing to go in the prisoner transport back to the correctional facility where he is being held in custody.

As a result, the man is now facing additional charges of Obstructing Police and will appear again in court on a future date.

October 29 – 30, 2017 Incidents

Domestic Disputes Sunday

Brockville Police responded to a pair of domestic disturbances last evening in an otherwise quiet day Sunday with 20 calls for service and minor in nature.

Sunday evening, just before 8 p.m. officers were called to the area of Buell Street at Pearl Street when a caller reported a young man and women in a heated argument. Caller advised the couple were walking westbound on Pearl Street. Responding officers eventually located the couple on Perth Street and spoke with the 19 year old man and his 21 year old girlfriend. Both reported it was a verbal argument only and agreed to go their separate ways for the night.

Shortly after 1 a.m. this morning Brockville Police were called to a King Street East apartment building, on a report of a domestic disturbance. When officers attended they spoke to the couple in the apartment who told police they were upset over some upsetting news they had received, which turned into an argument between the couple. Neither person was complaining of being assaulted or afraid nor the couple retired for the night.

 

Halloween Safety Tips

As Halloween is upon us tomorrow evening the Brockville Police Service would like to remind residents of a few easy safety tips to keep in mind so everyone can enjoy a fun and safe holiday.

  1. Ensure costumes are fun and creative but also safe. Make sure children can be seen by drivers and decorate costumes and bags with reflective stickers or tape. Carry flashlights or glow sticks so you can see better and can be seen by drivers.
  2. Cross at street corners and if there is a traffic control in place, obey the traffic signal. Make sure all directions are clear before crossing the street.
  3. Put down your electronic device! Keep your head up and walk across the street.
  4. Use sidewalks or pathways. If there are no sidewalks remember to walk facing traffic.

For Drivers:

  1. Slowdown in residential neighbourhoods especially between the peak trick or treating times of 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  2. Take extra time at intersections to look for children on medians and curbs. Children are very excited on Halloween and their behaviour may be unpredictable.
  3. Minimize any distractions in your vehicle. Avoid talking on your phone or eating so you can fully concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

Enjoy and have a Happy Halloween !

 

October 26, 2017 Incident

Impaired Charge

A 65 year old female was arrested and charged for Drive over .80mgs of alcohol and impaired operation of a motor vehicle after she was stoped by Brockville Police. She was released with a future court date, her drivers licence was suspended for 90 as well her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

 

October 24 – 25, 2017 Incidents

Warrant

At 21 year old male was arrested by Ottawa Police Service on outstanding Brockville Police Service warrant for Fraud, Breach of Probation and Fail to re-attend court. He was transported back to the Brockville Police Service to await a bail hearing.