November 27, 2020 News Release

Assault with a Weapon

At 3:00 AM on November 27th, 2020 Brockville Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the city’s north end.  The investigation led the arrest of a 29 year old female for assault with a weapon and uttering threats.  The 29 year old female stabbed her common law partner after a heated dispute.  The injury was to his arm and is non-life threatening.  She has been held in custody for a bail hearing.


Sexual Assault Investigation

Sexual Assault

The Brockville Police Service has charged a 22 year old male with sexual assault after an interaction with a female resident he met while using online social media dating applications.

If anyone has information about similar behaviours, they are encouraged to contact Detective Constable Graham Coe at 1-613-342-0127 (4245).

The Brockville Police Service encourages the public to exercise caution when meeting in person with people first connected with through social media applications.

November 25 – 26, 2020 News Release


On November 25th, 2020at 3:30 PM the Brockville Police Service received a report of a 25 year old male that had brandished a knife and made threats towards the complainant after a dispute.  The male fled the area after the call and was later located at his residence.  The male continued the threatening behaviour towards police and threatened self-harm.  The male was contained in his residence and through successful negotiations surrendered to officers at the scene.  The male has been charged with various weapon offences and uttering threats.  He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


On November 25th, 2020 at 12:12 PM Brockville Police responded to a disturbance at a William Street residence.  A 35 year old female was arrested for failing to comply with a release order and possession of fentanyl.  She was breaching a condition of release by communicating with a male that she was on conditions not to communicate with.  She will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.

Missing Person Located

Bryan Lewis who was reported missing on November 12th has been located safe in another province.  Thank you for all the assistance provided in this missing person’s incident. 


November 21 – 22, 2020 News Release


On November 22, 2020 at 9:34 AM the Brockville Police responded to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in regards to a male that was witnessed taking envelopes from the church’s collection plate.  Officers located and arrested a 24 year old male for theft.  He was released from custody with a future court date.


On November 16, 2020 10:27 PM the Brockville Police received a complaint about a male that had entered a convenience store on William St.  The male asked for a quantity of lottery tickets. When the clerk produced the tickets the male fled without paying for them.  He was identified through the use of security footage.  On November 22nd at 10:00 AM the 31 year old male was located by officers on Abbott St. and arrested without incident.  He will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.


On November 21st at 2:45 AM the Brockville Police Service responded to MacDonald’s Restaurant on Parkedale Avenue as a driver had driven her vehicle onto the flower beds and was now stuck.  The 51 year old female driver was arrested at the scene for operation while impaired and operate a conveyance with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol.  She will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.  Her vehicle was impounded for 7 days and her driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 90 days.

Missing Diver

On November 21st 2020 at 2:32 PM police received a call of a missing diver from Centeen Park. A 61 year old male did not return from his dive excursion as planned and the complainant called 911.  The Ottawa resident was an experienced diver and had been to Brockville several times to dive in the past.  

The missing male was located on the 22nd of November in the area of Ogdensburg New York.  The victim was turned over to Canadian authorities for post mortem examination.  At the request of the family the name of the deceased is being withheld.

November 18 – 20, 2020 News Release

Mental Health Act

On November 18th, 2020 at 4:33 PM officers from C-platoon pulled a suicidal male to safety from the William Street overpass.  The 51 year old male place a call to the complainant stating that they would be the last person to ever hear from him and he was walking to the nearest bridge to end his life.  The male was located on the overpass with half his body hanging over the railing.  While he was distracted by the first two responding officers, two other officers approached from behind and pulled him to safety.  The male was then brought to the Brockville General Hospital for an assessment.  It was through Cst. Gamble, Cst. Fearon, Cst. McCullough and Sgt. Borgford’s actions that prevented this incident from ending tragically. 

Several of these officers were involved in dealing with a suicidal female at the same location approximately one month ago.

Over the 48 hour period from November 18-20, officers dealt with 4 mental health apprehensions.

November 17 – 18, 2020 News Release


On November 17th at 9:45 AM, an officer on routine patrol spotted 28 year old male in the downtown core that was wanted on a warrant for failing to attend court.  The male was arrested without incident and provided with a new court date.

On November 17th at 12:30 PM officers located a 40 year old male that was wanted on several warrants for his arrest.  The male was located on James Street West and arrested without incident.  The male had been previously charged with uttering threats and bail violations.  A warrant was issued for his arrest when the male failed to attend to attend for his court date.  He was held in custody for his bail hearing that will occur on the 18th of November.

Search Warrant/Drugs

A joint forces operation between the Ontario Provincial Police and the Brockville Police resulted in the arrest of a 21 year old male and a 19 year old female for being in possession of fentanyl and methamphetamine for the purposes of trafficking.  Shortly before 6 PM on November 17th members of Brockville Police Service’s Emergency Response Team executed the search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a Pearl Street West residence.  The ensuing search led to the discovery of a quantity of nearly $8000 in street value of illicit drugs. 

Anthony Mellon of Brockville was held in custody and has been charged with two counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking, two counts of failing to comply with a release order, two counts of breaching a probation order and one count of violating his weapons prohibition.

The 19 year old female will appear in court at a later date to answer to her two charges of being in possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

November 12 – 14, 2020 News Release

Suspicious Vehicle

November 12th, at 8:30 AM

The Brockville Police Service is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying a suspicious vehicle and driver.  On Friday morning between 8:30 – 8:50 AM on Pearl Street near Hamilton Street a 10 year old boy was approached by a suspicious male in a vehicle.  The driver began a conversation with the youth stating that he had been asked to pick him up.  The youth then ran to his school and did not have any further contact with the suspect.  The incident was reported to police the following day.

The vehicle is described as a black sedan with a scratch on the right front wheel well and a “Monster” energy drink decal on the front windshield. 

The driver is described as a white male 20-30 years of age, wearing a white toque, brown coat, black hoodie, blue jeans and had a moustache.

Anyone with information regarding this vehicle or incident is asked to call Det. Jamie Garvin at 613-342-0127 ext. 4248 or call Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


November 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM officers responded to a residence in the center of the city in response to an assault complaint.  A 20 year old male as arrested for assault as a result of the investigation.  The assault was on another family member.  He was released from custody with a future court date.


On November 14th at 5:50 PM officers conducted a traffic stop on Stewart Blvd.  The 49 year old driver was arrested and charged with impaired operation of a conveyance and operate a conveyance with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol.  His vehicle was impounded for 7 days and his licence was automatically suspended for 90 days.


November 12 – 13, 2020 News Release

Prescription Fraud

A 22 year old Ottawa man is facing fraud charges in relation after an alert local pharmacist contact police when they noticed a suspicious prescription.

Shortly after 2:00 pm yesterday,  Brockville Police were called to a north end pharmacy after they received a prescription from an Ottawa doctors office which looked suspicious. Some background checks revealed the prescription to be fraudulent. When the man returned to pick up his prescription last evening at approximately 8:30 pm police were contacted and located the man and placed him under arrest in relation to the incident.

Attempted Vehicle Purchase

A 25 year old Kitchener area woman has been identified as the person responsible for attempting to purchase a new vehicle from a local dealership Wednesday evening.

Officers had attended and arrested the woman Wednesday after an alert employee at the dealership became suspicious about the woman’s identification and contacted police. Officers attended and arrested the woman who had several pieces of identification on her in different names. She was conveyed to the Brockville Police headquarters, where detectives and forensic identifications officer were positively able to identify the woman.

The woman is now facing charges of 2 counts each of possessing another persons personal information. personation with intent, and uttering a forged document. She is also facing an additional charge of fraud over $5000.


Charges in Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

A 17 year old youth is facing two charges of failing to yield under the Highway Traffic Act in relation to the fatal motor vehicle collision last month at the intersection of King Street West and Clarissa Street.

Officers were called to the intersection at approximately 11:30 am October 10th after Brockville Police had received several 911 calls of a serious motor vehicle collision. After an extensive investigation involving the OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators, and the Brockville Police Services detectives, forensic identification, and patrol officers charges were laid yesterday.



Missing Person – Bryan Lewis, 60 years of age


The Brockville Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Bryan Lewis, 60 years of age from Brockville.

Lewis was last seen in the early morning hours Tuesday November 10th leaving his north end residence and has no vehicle, or cell phone. He is described as being 5’7″ tall and 220lbs and believed to be wearing blue jogging pants, a black hood sweatshirt and black safety shoes. (photo attached)

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brockville Police at 613-342-0127.

November 11 – 12, 2020 News Release

False Identification leads to arrest

An alert staff member at a local car dealership contacted police when they noticed issues with a female’s identification as she attempted to purchase a new vehicle at the dealership.

At approximately 7:20 pm last evening officers responded to a local car dealership where staff at the dealership had almost completed the necessary paperwork for the purchase of a new vehicle for a female customer. While preparing the necessary documents, problems were noticed with the identification provided by the customer, and police were notified and attended. The woman was arrested for Fraud and found to be in possession of identification of several persons.

Detectives are continuing their investigation this morning.