May 19 – 20, 2020 News Release

Barricaded Subject

On May 19th, 2020 just before 10:00 pm the Brockville Police Service responded to a noise complaint on Millwood Avenue.  Upon arrival police recognized the male and female involved.  The 30 year old male was on conditions from a previous release order to not be at that residence.  He barricaded himself in an upstairs bedroom with a weapon.  The male made threats to harm himself and police.  The Brockville Police Service Emergency Response Team along with the Ontario Provincial Police East Region Tactics and Rescue Unit were able to negotiate a peaceful surrender almost five hours after the incident began.  As a result the male from Prescott was charged with Domestic assault, mischief under $5000 and two counts of failing to comply with conditions of a judicial release order.  He was held for a bail hearing.

Impaired

On the 19th of May 2020 at 10:15 p.m. an officer on routine patrol observed a motor vehicle being driven on California Ave.  The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to be intoxicated by alcohol.  The male was arrested and charged with impaired operation of a conveyance and operate a conveyance with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol.  He was released from custody with a future court date.

May 16 – 18, 2020 News Release

Warrants

On May 16th 2020 the Brockville Police attended a south end apartment for reports of a family dispute.  The investigation led to the arrest of a 33 year old Belleville man.  The accused had a warrant from Brockville for failing to comply with probation.  He was also wanted by the Belleville Police for domestic violence related charges.  He was processed and released by Brockville, and turned over to the Belleville Police to deal with his warrant.

Threats

On the night of May 18, 2020 a 39 year old accused male and a female victim had been drinking at the victim’s residence at a residence in the center of the city.  The two parties engaged in a heated argument which resulted in the male leaving the residence.  The male returned later that day and threatened the victim, but left prior to police arrival.  The male was later located by police, arrested and charged with uttering threats.  The male has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

Bail Violations

On May 17th at 4:18 a.m. police on routine patrol observed a 30 year old male on Georgina Street who was out of his residence contrary to his release conditions.  The male was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his officer in charge undertaking.  He was released from custody and given a future court date.

Other calls

Officers were also kept busy over the long weekend with 5 mental health apprehensions, 5 domestic disputes, 6 motor vehicle accidents and 13 suspicious person complaints and 13 traffic complaints.

May 14 – 15, 2020 News Release

Driving

Just after midnight on May 15th, 2020 the Brockville Police observed a vehicle on Stewart Boulevard at an extremely high speed.  A 26 year old male from Lyn was behind the wheel when police caught up with him.  The radar registered 138 km/hr in the 60 km/hr zone.  As a result the driver was charged with stunt driving for being 50 km/hr above the speed limit, his car was impounded for seven days and his licence automatically suspended for seven days.  In addition the driver was also charged for not having plates or insurance on the vehicle.

 

Drugs

On May 15th, 2020 at 01:30 hours the Brockville Police observed a male lying on the sidewalk near King Street West and John Street.  When the 28 year old noticed an officer approaching, he threw several items out of his pocket.  Police recovered drugs believed to be fentanyl, crystal meth and cocaine.  He was charged with three counts of possession of a substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  The Brockville resident of no fixed address was released from custody with a future court date.

May 13, 2020 News Release

Theft

On May 13th, 2020 the Brockville Police arrested a 30 year old female for shoplifting at the Metro on King St.  After being approached by store security the female became assaultive and punched and kicked the employee.  As a result she was charged with theft under $5000 and assault.  The accused was also on probation and was charged with breaching her probation order.

Less than an hour after being released from custody, police were again called to deal with her.  Staff at Dollarama observed the female concealing items in her bag.  She left from the store and made no attempt to pay.  She was again located and arrested by police.  She faces additional charges for the theft.  She was again released from custody.

May 11 – 12, 2020 News Release

Theft

On May 11th, 2020 at 8:55 p.m. a 31 year old male attempted to leave the Superstore on Parkedale Ave. with $1200 worth of merchandise.  When the male was confronted he fled on foot, but was arrested a short distance away.  The male was on a previous release condition with a 7:00 p.m. curfew.  He was charged with theft under $5000 and breach of a bail condition.  He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

May 9 – 10, 2020 News Release

Drugs

On May 9th, 2020 the Brockville Police arrested a 40 year old female on King Street.  The accused had been stopped for a Highway traffic Act offense.  The investigation led to the seizure of multiple drugs, including opiates.  As a result the accused was charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, as well as a Highway Traffic Act charge for driving while under suspension.

 

PAWS Act

Police attended an address on Row Place on April 26th 2020 at 8:46 a.m.  Officers were dispatched for an unrelated occurrence, but while at the residence they discovered a total of 10 adult dogs and 16 juvenile dogs.  The officers were concerned about the living conditions of the animals and the care being given so they were seized. The dogs were turned over to Animal Welfare Services with the Ministry of Solicitor General. 

A 42 year old male was charged with five charges under the Provincial Animal Welfare Act (PAWS):

1) Adult causing distress

2) 4 counts of adult standard of care

The animals have been returned to the male and the majority have been either adopted or sold.   The male’s charges are still before the courts. 

Bear Sighting Update

Police have contacted the Ministry of Natural Resources and is aware of the bear sighting. They advised residents to go to the Ontario.ca website and look up “Bear Wise”  You will locate some useful tips and information regarding spotting a bear and what to do.

If you encounter a black bear
When bears are caught off guard, they are stressed, and usually just want to flee.
 
Stop. Do not panic. Remain calm.
Generally, the noisier the bear is, the less dangerous it is, provided you do not approach. The noise is meant to “scare” you off and acts as a warning signal.

Do:

  • Slowly back away while keeping the bear in sight and wait for it to leave.
  • If the bear does not leave, throw objects, wave your arms and make noise with a whistle or air horn. Bang pots and pans together to scare it off.
  • Prepare to use bear spray.
  • If you are near a building or vehicle get inside as a precaution.

Do not:

  • Run, climb a tree or swim — a bear can do these things much better than you
  • Kneel down
  • Make direct eye contact

Call 911 or your local police if a bear poses an immediate threat to personal safety and exhibits threatening or aggressive behaviour, such as:

  • stalks people and lingers at the site
  • enters or tries to enter a residence
  • wanders into a public gathering
  • kills livestock/pets and lingers at the site

Police will respond first to an emergency situation, but may request assistance from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.The contact number for the Ministry is 1-866-514-2327 for reported sightings.

The last area the bear was located was Dana/Windsor area, it’s possible its moving to the MAC Johnson park.

Bear Sighting in North End

In the early morning hours of May 8th, Brockville Police received numerous reports of a young bear in the area of Peden, Windsor, Laurier and Duke Street. It was last seen at 6 am this morning at Duke and Windsor.

With kids being off school it is important for parents/caregivers to be extra careful in the outdoor time and ensure the children are monitored and keep and eye out for the cub. It appears to be alone, and presume it is looking for it’s mother. Please keep all garbage and food sources inside and away from wildlife.

If you locate the bear, please do not attempt to catch it, remove your self from the immediate area, seek safety and contact the Brockville Police at 613-342-0127.

May 6 – 7, 2020 News Release

Driving/Shoplift

On morning of May 6th, 2020 the Brockville Police stopped a vehicle on King Street.  The investigation led to the arrest of a 53 year old male for driving while disqualified, a criminal offense.  The accused has several previous criminal convictions for driving offences, which led police to impound the vehicle for 45 days.

Four hours later the Brockville Police were called to Food Basics for the same 53 year old male.  He had been observed by staff concealing items in his backpack before leaving the store.  He was located and arrested a short distance away.  He was charged under the trespass act and released at the scene.