September 26 – 27, 2017 Incidents

Court arrest leads to short foot pursuit

Yesterday afternoon court officers from the Brockville Police Service were involved in a short foot pursuit after spotting a 20 year old Brockville man who had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

At approximately 2:05 p.m. Special Constables from the Brockville Police working security at the court building spotted the young man coming into the court building. One of the Special Constables remembered the man had an outstanding warrant and confirmed this with his colleagues and confronted the subject in the lobby of the court building. After a brief conversation, the man took off out the north doors of the court building on foot. After a brief foot chase the man gave up and surrendered to police, and taken into custody.

The 20 year old will appear in Brockville court today.

 

Stunt Driving charges from Water Street Incident

A 23 year old Brockville man is facing charges of Stunt Driving and had his vehicle impounded for 7 days after witnesses observed him doing “brake burns” on Water and Market Streets around 9 p.m. last evening.

A witness who contacted police caught the young man and his vehicle on camera squealing his tires and turned the information over to police. Another witness obtained a license plate number of the involved vehicle and a short time later police located the car and driver at his residence. He admitted to driving his vehicle earlier in the evening.

As a result he was charged by Brockville Police officers with Stunt Driving under the Highway Traffic Act and served a Provincial Offences Notice.

 

Brockville hosting the Police Association of Ontario Civilian Conference

The Brockville Police Association will be hosting the Fall Quarterly Civilian Conference of the Police Association of Ontario from October 1st – 3rd at the Brockville Convention Centre next to the Holiday Inn Express on Kent Boulevard.

Presentations begin Monday morning and include; Brockville Police Chaplain Jonathan Zinck speaking on Protecting Police Employees from Job Related Stress and Trauma, The Brockville Police Community Outreach Program, and Community Involvement by The Cornwall Police Association. Participants will be updated on ongoing discussions regarding amendments to the Police Services Act by PAO President Bruce Chapman.

 

At the end of the day Monday, participants will bus to downtown Brockville and take a tour of the newly opened Railway Tunnel before going out for dinner.

Tuesday, participants will hear from the Niagara Regional Police Association on Performance Improvement Plans before have a round table discussion on recent topics of interest which have come up across the province to conclude the Conference.

 

Update on Kitten Investigation from June 24th

On June 24th a witness attended to the Brockville Police Service to report he was leaving the 1000 Islands Mall and travelling east on Parkedale Avenue when he observed white kitten which he believed was thrown from a vehicle in front of him. In addition he was able to provide officers with dash camera footage of the traffic on Parkedale at the time.

The witness followed the kitten into the Trillium property and bring it to a place of safety where it could be treated for the injuries it suffered during the incident.

Investigators reviewed the Dash camera footage which begins at approximately 7:05 p.m. on June 24th in front on Tim Horton’s on Parkedale, slowing it down and pausing the film. Officers were able to identify pedestrians and vehicles in the area at the time and interview them in relation to the incident. However, after all the interviews were concluded and the footage reviewed in detail, officers were not able to identify the responsible person or vehicle due to the traffic on Parkedale Avenue at the time.

There is some good news on this investigation. Staff at the shelter which “Casper” was taken to recover report he has recovered from his injuries and has been adopted by a caring local family. The “I Am Alive” Shelter and Brockville Police Service would like to thank everyone who assisted in investigation and recovery of Casper.

 

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