Child Pornography Charges
A 29 year old Brockville man is facing charges of Possession of Child Pornography after a Search Warrant was executed at his residence Thursday afternoon.
Members of the Ontario Provincial Police Child Exploitation Unit and Technical Crime Units assisted Detectives from the Brockville Police Services Criminal Investigations office in executing the warrant at the male’s residence. During the warrant, a computer and computer equipment were seized.
Police were alerted to the suspicious activities of the Brockville man by the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre after images were uploaded using a chat application.
The accused is facing two counts of Possession of Child Pornography and will appear in court Friday for a Bail Hearing.
Members of the public can assist and report suspected Child Abuse or Pornography confidentially through the website www.cybertip.ca
Disturb the Peace
Brockville Police received several calls early this morning of a man yelling and causing a disturbance on King Street West.
At approximately 12:45 am King Street West residents were awakened by the young man yelling, and throwing a garbage can around. When officers attended they located a 29 year old Brockville man who is known to the police under the influence of alcohol. The young man had told officers he had been assaulted earlier and had minor injuries to his facial area. However, he was uncooperative with the police at the time trying to investigate his claims.
During the investigation officers on the scene confirmed the man was on probation with a condition that he abstains from the consumption of alcohol. As a result, he was conveyed to the Brockville General Hospital for treatment of his injuries and left in their care after being given a future court date for breaching his probation.
Anyone who may have witnessed an assault on King Street West around 12:30 am Friday morning is asked to contact the investigating officer Cst. Mike Boszormeny at 613-342-0127 ext. 6075 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Door to Door Furnace Inspection
A north end Brockville resident contacted Brockville Police at 6:30 pm last evening to report a suspicious Furnace Inspector in their neighbourhood who had come to their residence. The caller advised police the male suspect was quite aggressive in seeking to enter the residence to look at their furnace. The only description the caller was able to provide to police was a young white male 20-25 years of age carrying a notepad last seen walking north bound on Windsor Drive.
Brockville Police are urging caution when dealing with door-to-door sales persons and inspectors. Residents should not let anyone into their home they do not know or trust. Legitimate sales persons will have identification of themselves and the company they represent, and call and make appointments. Residents can then search the company online for legitimacy and any complaints of their sales practices and make a decision if you wish the sales person to return to your residence. The Canadian Anti-Fraud and Better Business Bureau website are an excellent resource.
Residents are also reminded if you have signed a contract with a door to door sales person and are having second thoughts there is some protection under the Consumer Protection Act of Ontario. You may cancel the contract within 10 days after receiving a written copy of the agreement without any reason.