January 26 – 28, 2018 Incidents

Intoxicated Male

A 67 year old Brockville man was arrested Friday afternoon for being intoxicated in a public place contrary to the Liquor License Act.

Police were called as a result of witnesses observing the male sitting on parkedale avenue with a bottle of alcohol. The man was taken into police custody and later released, when sober.

 

Domestic Disturbance

Police were called to a north end residence after receiving calls of a disturbance outside the residence. A 26 year old Brockville male was arrested on 3 outstanding warrants. He was also charged with assault as a result of the disturbance. He is being held for a bail hearing

A 29 year old Brockville male was arrested early Sunday morning as a result of a disturbance at a north end business. The male was charged with breaching his previous release conditions for consuming alcohol. He was released when sober and given a future court date.

January 25 – 26, 2018 Incidents

Suspended Driver Charged

Brockville Police officers observed a white 2012 Chevrolet Impala yesterday afternoon on William Street being operated by a 29 year old Brockville woman who they believed was suspended from driving by the province.

At approximately 1:30 yesterday afternoon officers stopped the woman on William Street and confirmed her license was suspended. Officers also learned the vehicle she was operating was also not insured. When informed, the woman immediately became confrontational with police and was briefly taken into custody for obstructing officers in the performance of their duties.

After a short period of time the woman calmed and was released from custody and charged with driving under suspension and with no insurance. The vehicle she was operating was also impounded.

 

Police Investigating a Residential Break-in

A King Street West woman reading in her room was disturbed last night just before midnight when she heard noises coming from the back of the house. When she realized someone breaking into her residence, she looked outside and saw one suspect fleeing her residence down the driveway toward King Street.

The woman went downstairs to discover her kitchen had been gone through, numerous drawers left open and her turquoise purse missing. There was considerable damage to the kitchen doors when the suspect(s) gained entry to the residence.

The suspect is described only as wearing dark clothing and wearing a dark coloured hoodie and last seen walking toward King Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Investigating Officer Cst. Keith Grace of the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 ext. 6091 (kgrace@brockvillepolice.com) or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000. The Brockville Police Service is a member of Kingston 1000 Islands Crime Stoppers so please remember to select this when submitting tips online.

 

 

January 24 – 25, 2018 Incidents

Man turns himself in

A 29 year old Brockville man wanted since November 25th for assault, mischief and weapons charges after an argument with his brother at a Brock Street residence surrendered to police yesterday.

In the November incident the man became upset with his older brother who lived in the same building as he did and began banging on the door. When he couldn’t gain entry he went outside the residence and threatened his brother holding undisclosed weapons in each hand. Police were called and before they arrived the man had left the area and a warrant was sought when they were unable to locate him.

After turning himself in, he was processed and released from custody with several conditions at bail court and given a future court date.

 

Theft from kitchen at Holiday Inn Express

Investigators are looking to identify 3 youths who entered the Holiday Inn Express on Kent Boulevard at approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday after and caused damage and took items from the kitchen.

The youths entered the hotel and asked staff to use the bathroom and were shown where to go. Staff then noticed the youths had entered the kitchen and confronted them and attempted to detain them but were unsuccessful. The youths then fled running towards Stewart Boulevard.

One youth is described as wearing a green shirt with a green back pack, the second wearing a blue coat and beige pants and the third wearing a blue coat with dark pants. They are believed to be in their mid-teens.

Staff at the hotel is still preparing a list of the missing items and preparing video surveillance footage for officers to view.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer Cst. Dustin Lafontaine at 613-342-0127 ext. 6098 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000. Remember to select Kingston 1000 Islands Crime Stoppers.

January 23 – 24, 2018 Incidents

Empty Beer Kegs Stolen

Yesterday morning Brockville Police were contacted by staff at Kelsey’s Restaurant reporting that sometime overnight Sunday night into Monday morning unknown persons entered a secure storage area and stole 4 empty beer kegs.

Staff at the restaurant have video surveillance in the storage area and at the time of the report were reviewing the footage to try and identify the responsible person(s) for taking the kegs.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer Cst. Lucas McArthur of the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 ext. 6097 or contact Crime Stoppers and submit a tip anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000. Brockville is a member of the Kingston 1000 Islands Crime Stoppers group, so please select this in the drop down screens when submitting tips online.

 

Unwanted Person leads to arrest and drug charges

A 40 year old Brockville man is facing charges of being unlawfully in a dwelling and possession of a controlled substance as a result of police receiving a complaint of unwanted person in a Laurier Avenue apartment.

At 10:25 a.m. yesterday morning officers attended to the apartment buildings at the corner of Laurier Boulevard and Kensington Parkway after receiving a complaint of squatters being in one of the apartments. When officers arrived they found three Brockville men inside the unit who were not allowed to be on the premises. Two of the men left and returned to their own residence while the 40 year old man was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

As a result he is now facing charges of being unlawfully in the dwelling and possession of a controlled substance. He was released from custody with a future court date.

 

Stolen Vehicle Recovered

While on routine patrol in the overnight hours officers spotted a blue 2013 Toyota Rav 4 on Fairknowe Drive in the parking lot of the apartment complex at 6 Fairknowe. When officers did a query of the license plate they learned the vehicle had been reported as stolen earlier from Gananoque.

Brockville Police then contacted their partners in Gananoque and arrangements were made to have the vehicle towed and held for forensic examination.

 

Latest Scams to hit area

Bank Inspector Scam

The Brockville Police have been receiving calls and walk in complaints today from a number of local residents who report receiving calls from a “bank employee” reporting their accounts, credit cards or debit cards have been compromised. The scammer then asks the victim for credit card numbers and PIN numbers to verify whether or not the card has been compromised.

This is a form of Identity theft called “phishing” whereby the caller solicits or “phishes” for information from the victim and uses this information for a fraudulent purpose.

Should residents receive such a call please just hang up! Theses scammers are “phishing” for any information they can get from their victims and information they receive over the phone can be used for their fraudulent purpose.

If you have any questions or feel there is a possibility of your banking information having been compromised please attend your local bank branch and speak with your personal banking officer.

For more information on these types of scams please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/identity-identite-eng.htm

 

Canada Revenue Agency Scam

The Canada Revenue Agency scam is once again active in the Brockville area and targeting local residents.

In the typical scam a resident will receive a phone call from someone claiming to be an investigator with CRA or a police officer with the RCMP or even a lawyer taking a civil action. They will threaten if you do not pay outstanding balances you could face incarceration or legal action.

Please just hang up on the caller and DO NOT provide them with any additional information. Engaging the scammer in conversation will only allow them to gain more personal information on you and your family and make your residence a target for future scams.

Should you have any questions about your taxes please call CRA directly at 1-800-959-8281 or visit the CRA website section “Protect Yourself against Fraud at www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/security/protect-yourself-against-fraud.html

For more information on this type of scam please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud website at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/types/tax-contribuable/index-eng.htm

January 22 – 23, 2018 Incidents

Shoplifter arrested and warrant executed

A shoplifting complaint from the Real Canadian Superstore yesterday afternoon led to the arrest and execution of an arrest warrant of a 25 year old man for credit card offences from early December.

At 4:55 p.m. yesterday afternoon officers with the Brockville Police were called to the Superstore when Loss Prevention officers had apprehended the 25 year old man for taking grocery items from the store shelves and exiting through the main door making no attempt to pay for them.

When officers arrived they recognized the man and records confirmed he had an outstanding arrest warrant for unauthorized use of credit cards from December of last year.

As a result, he was taken into custody and conveyed to the Brockville Police Services and charged with theft under $5000 and several counts of using a stolen credit card. He was later released from custody with a future court date.

 

Motor Vehicle Collisions

While the Brockville Police Service investigated four motor vehicle collisions yesterday, none were related to the storm which passed through the area yesterday afternoon, overnight and into the morning.

 Area motorists appeared to take the advice of weather forecasters and avoided unnecessary travel during the storm and those that did venture out allowed for extra time for the weather.

 

January 20 – 22, 2018 Incidents

Bail Hearing for flasher

A 39 year old Brockville man is in custody pending a bail hearing for a flashing incident Saturday evening in the area of Windsor Drive at Thousand Island Secondary School (TISS).

Just before 6:00 p.m. Brockville Police were notified a man on Windsor Drive near TISS yelling at a 14 year old boy to get his attention while he exposed himself to the boy. Arrangements were made for the boy and his parents to come to the Brockville Police station to take a statement from him while police officers attended the area to locate the man.

A short time later the 39 year old man was located with his pants still undone and no shirt on under his coat. At the time he was well under the influence of alcohol. Investigators placed him under arrest for an Indecent Act and conveyed him to police headquarters where he was held in custody. The accused will appear in bail court facing charges of committing an Indecent Act and Exposing himself to a person under the age of 16 years of age.

 

Bail Violations

A 44 year old Elizabethtown woman is facing charges of breaching her undertaking as a result of a traffic stop on Saturday evening.

The woman was driving her 2007 Black Dodge in the area of Central Ave at Balmoral Place when officers stopped her for a traffic violation. A records check showed she was on an undertaking for several offences before the courts with a condition that she notifies Leeds OPP of her change of address.

At the traffic stop, the woman provided a different address then on her undertaking and as a result she was charge for breaching her undertaking and release with a future court date.

 

Suspicious Person call leads to arrest

A 34 year old Brockville man is in custody this morning awaiting a bail hearing later today after a call of a suspicious person at a Brighton Crescent residence on Sunday morning.

At 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning officers were called to a Brighton Crescent residence after the resident there reported a man knocking on her door that she did not recognize. They watched as the man then entered a van parked in the driveway causing damage to the van’s interior.

When officers arrived they located the man inside the van and placed him under arrest for mischief to the van, possession of stolen property and an outstanding arrest warrant that was held for him. While searching him after the arrest officers also found a quantity of crystal meth. He is now also facing the additional drug charges as a result.

 

Prohibited Driver arrested

At 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning Brockville Police received a call of a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado in the north end of Brockville being operated a 41 year old Brockville man who was prohibited from driving because of a previous criminal code offence.

Officers on patrol spotted the vehicle on Buell Street and confirmed the driver was in fact prohibited from driving because of a previous criminal code offence and had just been dealt with again for a driving offence in court on Friday.

As a result he was arrested for driving while disqualified and breach his undertaking and he too was held for bail.

 

Break-ins

Brockville Police received a call from a resident on Chislett Street Sunday morning at 8:10 a.m. reporting that his house had been broken into Saturday between 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. while they were away.

The resident reported to police only an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the residence during the break in.

Later at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, a Pearl Street West resident reported between 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. their house was broken into, ransacked and an undisclosed amount of cash taken.

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/start.htm and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000. Brockville Police are members of the Kingston 1000 Islands Crimestoppers group so please remember to select this when submitting tips online.

 

Bail Violator turns himself in

A 47 year old Brockville man wanted for violating his bail conditions after his surety reported to police that he was violating his conditions by not remaining inside the residence, has turned himself in at Brockville Police headquarters Monday morning.

Thursday morning, Brockville Police received a call from the man’s surety who told officers the man had been living at her residence for approximately a month since he was released from custody and for at least the past 3 weeks has left the residence without any legal justification contrary to his bail conditions. She further advised police the accused will leave the residence both during the day and at night.

The 47 year old man is currently before the courts charged with several break and enters which occurred in the late summer and fall in the Bartholomew Street and Central Avenue area.

 

Arrest warrant leads to several charges

Brockville Police officers executing an arrest warrant at Kyle Court apartment last evening lead to a string of other charges for persons inside.

After receiving an arrest warrant authorizing entry into the apartment to locate a 38 year old Brockville man wanted for failing to appear in court, Brockville Police officers executed the warrant last evening at 7:30 p.m. Once inside the apartment, police located the 38 year old man inside the apartment and arrested him on the strength of the warrant. Officers also observed in plain view when they entered the apartment a quantity of drugs including crystal meth and cocaine. Several of the occupants of the apartment were also known to police and at large on release conditions prohibiting them from associating with one another.

As a result, the 38 year old man is facing charges failing to attend court and breaching his undertaking, and a 38 year old woman also in the apartment is facing charges of breaching her undertaking for associating with the 38 year old man. A 28 year old Augusta township man and a 29 year old Prescott woman are facing drug charges as a result of this incident as well. All except for the 38 year old man were released with future court dates.

He was held for a bail hearing later today.

January 19 – 20, 2018 Incidents

Fail to Appear

A 23 year old local male who failed to attend for his fingerprints from a prior charge was arrested at court on the 19th of January on an outstanding warrant. He was processed and released with a future court date.

 

Traffic and Weapons Offences

A 41 year old male who’s drivers licence was suspended due to a criminal suspension was stopped operating a motor vehicle that he had borrowed from a friend on January 19th. He was arrested for this crime and in the process of being searched was in possession of what is defined as “brass knuckles” which is also a criminal charge. He was released with the future court for disqualified driving and weapons charges. The car was impounded for 45 days as required by law.

January 18 – 19, 2018 Incidents

Bail Violator wanted

A 47 year old Brockville man is wanted for violating his bail conditions after his surety reported to police that he was violating his conditions by not remaining inside the residence.

Yesterday morning shortly after 10 a.m. Brockville Police received a call from the man’s surety to attend her residence where she told officers the man had been living at her residence for approximately a month since he was released from custody and for at least the past 3 weeks has left the residence without any legal justification contrary to his bail conditions. She further advised police the accused will leave the residence both during the day and at night.

The 47 year old man is currently before the courts charged with several break and enters which occurred in the late summer and fall in the Bartholomew Street and Central Avenue area. At present officers are in the process of obtaining a warrant for the man’s arrest. Efforts continue to locate him or speak with him and make arrangements to turn himself in at headquarters.

 

Wrong house – Man arrested

A 41 year old Brockville resident was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place when he attempted to gain entry into the wrong house.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. a Buell Street resident was in her house when overheard the man attempting to get into her residence and she told him he had the wrong house. She noticed that he was slurring his words and having difficulty with his speech and contacted police.

On arrival in the area, officers located the man and noticed he was very intoxicated and was belligerent to those trying to assist him in locating his residence. As a result he was placed under arrest for public intoxication and spent the night at the Brockville Police station until he was sober. He was released in the morning with a Provincial Offences Notice.

January 17 – 18, 2018 Incidents

Traffic Stop results in arrest and charges

Two Brockville men are facing charges as a result of a traffic stop yesterday morning at 10:30 a.m. on Buell Street.

Patrol officers spotted the vehicle being operated by a 40 year old Brockville man for a traffic violation on Buell Street. A check confirmed the man was prohibited from driving for a previous Criminal Code conviction and as a result was placed under arrest for prohibited driving. While searching the man after the arrest a quantity of counterfeit money and drugs, believed to be crystal methamphetamines, was located. As a result he was taken into custody and conveyed to the Brockville Police Service.

During the stop it was learned that his 35 year old male passenger was currently at large on a recognizance of bail with several conditions including not being in a motor vehicle he is not the registered owner of. As a result, he was also arrested for breaching his recognizance and conveyed to the Brockville Police headquarters where he was held for a bail hearing.

January 16 – 17, 2018 Incidents

Arrest Warrant executed

A 21 year old Brockville man was arrested yesterday morning after police learned at a traffic stop he had an outstanding warrant from Kingston.

Just after 10 a.m. the man was stopped on Brock Street by police in his grey 2015 Hyundai for a traffic violation. When officers checked him at his traffic stop they learned he had an outstanding arrest warrant from Kingston Police and they would come to Brockville to pick him up.

As a result he was taken into custody by Brockville officers and held at the Brockville Police station where he was turned over to Kingston Police later in the day.

 

Ammunition Destroyed

The Brockville Police received assistance from members of the Canadian Forces yesterday afternoon when some ammunition was located inside a local residence and had to be destroyed.

Just before the lunch hour Brockville Police were alerted to a possible grenade in an Ormond Street home and evacuated the residence. An explosives disposal unit from CFB Trenton was contacted and attended to retrieve the munitions from the residence. The explosives were believed to be inert, but the military took it to a safe area outside the city and destroyed the device out of caution.

 

Fraud Scammers active in the area again

Police are again receiving numerous complaints from residents regarding a couple of familiar scams targeting the area.

Newer versions of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam are targeting the area again. This time callers are claiming to represent law firms saying a class action law suit against the victim has been launched and if they do not pay a certain amount of money they will be sued in court. Victims may be requested to pay by Western Union money transfer or even iTunes cards.

The CRA would never ask for payment by pre-paid cards. Should you have any questions please contact the CRA directly at 1-800-959-8281 or visit the CRA website section “Protect Yourself against Fraud at www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/security/protect-yourself-against-fraud.html

The “Emergency Scam” or as it is sometimes known the “Grandparent Scam” has once again made an appearance targeting local residents.

In this particular scam, the victim receives a call claiming to be one of their children or grandchildren. In some cases the caller may be lawyer or medical professional calling on their family member’s behalf because of some emergency and needing money immediately. Typically it is for bail money or some medical emergency in a foreign country.

The victim is asked to send money by a money transfer through Western Union or Money Gram to assist. Before sending any money, please contact your family to verify the emergency, or verify the occurrence with local authorities.

For more information please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or visit their website at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/types/emergency-urgence/index-eng.htm

 

Donation Box stolen from Library

Yesterday afternoon Brockville police were contacted by staff at the Public Library on Buell Street who was reporting a theft of cash donation boxes from both the upstairs and downstairs customer service desks.

On arrival staff at the library had reviewed the surveillance video of one suspect taking a box at 9:15 a.m. Monday January 15th.

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The Brockville Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying this man. Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer Constable Dan Hall at 613-342-0127 ext. 6090 or dhall@brockvillepolice.com. Or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000. The Brockville Police Service is a member of the Kingston and 1000 Islands Crime Stoppers and please select this in the drop down screen.