September 18 – 19, 2018 Incidents

 

Theft/Warrants

A 47 year old male was arrested last night after police responded to a theft call at the LCBO on Parkedale Avenue. The male, was currently wanted by our service for being unlawfully at large. That charges stems from the male not reporting to the Brockville Jail for his intermittent sentence. The male attempted to make an escape when officers arrived on scene, but ended up getting stuck in waist deep mud. He was arrested and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

Suspicious Person

Police are investigating a suspicious person who approached a female in the area of the museum on Henry St. around 7:30 pm last night. The complainant felt as though she was being followed by the male and headed West across the foot path toward the Metro grocery store and the Brock Trail. After crossing St Paul Street, the complainant stopped to let the male pass. As she turned around, the male attempted to grab her by her shoulders. The complainant successfully knocked one hand away from her shoulder and her dog lunged at and bit the male who then fled on foot. The male was described as white, 5’10”, skinny, beard, brown hair, gap between teeth, and wearing black/red shorts and a t-shirt.

 

Update – Hardy Park Investigation

 

The Brockville Police Service continues to investigate the cause of the death of Damian Sobieraj in the St. Lawrence River at Hardy Park during the late evening of Thursday September 13th. At present, investigators have been able to identify and interview all those present in Hardy Park between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. that evening.

We continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners including the Coroner’s office, Centre of Forensic Sciences, and other community agencies to further the investigation.

To assist in the investigation, detectives are asking members of the public, residents and business owners who may have cell phone video, or surveillance video of Hardy Park and surrounding area by Henry Street, Home Street and Water Street between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on the night of Thursday September 13th to contact Brockville Police at 613-342-0127.

Brockville Police also wish to pass on our thanks to members of the public for their cooperation and assistance with this investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 17 – 18, 2018 Incidents

Domestic Assault

A 34 year old male is facing charges in relation to domestic occurrences that have occurred over a period of two years. The male is now charged in three separate occurrences with three counts of assault.

 

Domestic Assault

Another 40 year old male is also facing an assault charge in relation to a domestic occurrence yesterday. The complainant contacted police shortly after 9:00 pm last night. The accused male left the scene prior to police arrival. A warrant for his arrest is to be obtained for the charges of assault and mischief.

 

Public Intoxication

A 57 year old male was arrested for public intoxication after police responded to a disturbance on King St. He was held in custody and released when sober.

Update – Missing Person Damian Sobieraj

Damian Sobieraj

On the 14th of September 2018 the Provincial Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) recovered the body of the missing person, Damian Sobieraj. The Brockville Police Service is continuing the investigation and his death is being treated as suspicious.

 

Missing Person – Damian Sobieraj

The Brockville Police Service is currently searching for a missing person.

On September 13th, 2018 between the hours of 10:30 pm and 11:00 pm at Hardy Park police received reports that a male was possibly in the St. Lawrence River. The incident occurred along the water front between Home Street and Henry Street.

We are currently looking to speak with two witnesses that were pushing a stroller in the park. The male and female witnesses briefly spoke with police last night when they first arrived on scene.

Currently missing is Damian Sobieraj 33 years old.

D Sobierai

 Please contact the Brockville Police Service at (6134)342-0127 with any information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Damian Sobieraj.

 

 

September 12 – 13, 2018 Incidents

Theft

A 37 year old male was observed by staff at “The Score” on Stewart Blvd. yesterday breaking into a storage bin and removing items. Police were contacted and arrested the male for theft, breach of probation and mischief. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

Mischief

Thursday at 8:45 am, a 39 year old male from Ottawa, for some inexplicable reason, walked into the McDonald’s restaurant on Parkedale Avenue; grabbed an air compressor walked out and used it to destroy the window of a customer’s vehicle. The male was arrested and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

September 11 – 12, 2018 Incidents

Disturb the Peace

Police responded to a disturbance at a convenience store on King St. West this morning at 2:40 am. Three people ended up in police custody over what started as a dispute over cigarettes. A 46 year old male and 33 year old male were charged under the city’s bylaw for fighting and released at the scene.   The third male, 25 years old, was arrested for obstructing the officers while they were trying to arrest one of the combatants. He was later released unconditionally. It appears alcohol was a factor in the disturbance.

 

Warrants

On the 25th of March 2017 a 25 year old male was arrested in relation to a domestic occurrence where he threatened a female complainant. He was brought before the courts and released with a new court date. The male then failed to re-attend court as required. He was involved in a pursuit on the June the 12th 2018, where he managed to evade arrest. The male was then involved in another domestic related occurrence on August 31st this year that resulted in another charge of threatening.

On September 11, 2018 at 9:00 pm officers were dispatched to an apartment in the center of the city where they happened to locate the accused in the lobby of the building. The officers recognized the male from previous dealings. He attempted to use a false name to avoid arrest. The officers then attempted to arrest the male who then resisted violently. The officers continued to struggle with the male and discovered that he was armed with a knife in his hand. The male was eventually handcuffed and the officers managed to secure the knife without injury.

The now 26 year old male is in police custody pending a bail hearing facing the following charges:

  1. Resist arrest
  2. Possession of property obtained by crime
  3. Possession of a weapon
  4. Personation with intent to resist arrest
  5. Fail to comply with recognizance (multiple accounts)
  6. Fail to comply with probation (multiple accounts)
  7. Flight from police
  8. Threats (multiple counts)
  9. Fail to attend court

 

Public Intoxication

Police responded to a King St. apartment at the request of ambulance as they had been called to respond to a male lying on the ground in front of the building, the result of a possible fight. When officers arrived they discovered that the injuries of the intoxicated male were the result of falling down the stairs at the apartment. The injured male was treated by paramedics. A second male at the scene was arrested for public intoxication. He was released from custody when sober.

 

Pedestrian Struck

At 6:24 pm on the 11th of September 2018, the Brockville Police Service along with paramedics and Brockville Fire Department responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle.

A pedestrian was struck while crossing the intersection by a White Toyota Highlander. The male pedestrian was pinned by the back wheels of the vehicle. Brockville Fire extracted the male from underneath vehicle. He was transported to the Brockville General Hospital with serious injuries.

The Ontario Provincial Police Traffic Collision Investigators have been asked to assist with the investigation.

September 8 – 10, 2018 Incidents

Domestic

A 35 year old male is facing charges related to a domestic occurrence that was reported on Sunday morning. The victim reported being assaulted throughout their relationship, which led to the arrest of the accused. The accused has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

Conditional Sentence Breach

A 57 year old male that was on a conditional sentence order for a domestic related offence was arrested for breaching that order. The accused had been observed away from his residence contrary to his conditions. He has been arrested and held in custody.

 

Warrants

On Saturday evening officers observed a 33 year old male that had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The accused had been previously arrested for possession of property obtained by crime and released with a court date and print date. The accused failed to attend for the print date as required and a warrant of arrest was issued.

 

Disturb the Peace

A 23 year old male was arrested Saturday night after several calls for an intoxicated male on Laurier Blvd. It was reported that the male was yelling, screaming and trying to start altercations. He was arrested and held in custody until sober.

 

September 6 – 7, 2018 Incident

Traffic Collision

At 7:20 am this morning a 15 year old female was walking to school when she was struck by a motor vehicle at Kensington Parkway and MacOdrum Drive. The 15 year old was crossing the street at the intersection when the vehicle made a right hand turn striking the female. The injured party was transported to Brockville General Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the vehicle has been charged with “failing to yield to a pedestrian.”

September 4 – 5, 2018 Incidents

Scam

Please be on the lookout and protect yourselves as there is a new scam that has been occurring in our area.

The suspect(s) described as 40s, male, south Asian approach the victims in parking lots as they leave a store. They tell the victim that they had just dropped some money and show them some cash. As the victim checks their wallet the suspect removes either a debit card or credit card. They likely watch the victim key in their pin numbers at the store prior to approaching them. The suspects then proceed to empty the victim’s accounts.

Please protect your pin numbers and contact our service if you see any suspicious activity.

 

Theft/Weapons

A 36 year old male was arrested yesterday at 10:30 am after the complainant observed a male in their vehicle which was parked on Wall Street. The suspect was observed sitting in the vehicle going through its contents. Police attended the scene and arrested the male who was also in possession of a prohibited weapon (knife that could be opened with the flick of a wrist). He was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, breach of probation, theft and possession of methamphetamine. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

Impaired Driving

On the 4th of September at 9:21 pm, police received information of a possible impaired driver traveling into Brockville. The 66 year old driver had been observed pumping gas being described as very unsteady on his feet. Officers located the male in the vehicle on Brock St. The male failed a road side screening device and was transported to the station in order to provide samples of his breath into an approved instrument. The male subsequently refused to provide a sample. He has been charged with failing to provide a sample of his breath, his licence suspended 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 7 days.

 

Assault

A 30 year old female was arrested today for an assault that occurred at Broad St. Billiards over the weekend. The victim was assaulted by the accused after an argument about the accused’s boyfriend. The accused was arrested today without incident and released with a future court date.

 

School Bus Safety

We are into the second day of the school year and a local driver will be facing a charge of “failing to stop for school bus”. The incident occurred on Park St. and was reported to police after the fact.

The driver or owner of a motor vehicle can be charged for failing to stop for a school bus. Upon conviction, defendants could face a $400 fine. Please drive with caution.

Officers have been out conducting enforcement in school zones this week. Today 10 charges have been laid in a community safety zone by one of our local schools.