News Release – October 19 – 24, 2023

Impaired Driving

On October 19, 2023, at about 3:30pm, police were called to the RBC on Parkedale Ave., to investigate a suspicious request by a 58-year-old, male, with concerns he was falling victim to fraud. The male making the request was in the bank and upset. Officers discovered that the male had actually been consuming alcohol and had driven to the bank. After more investigation, the male had been arrested and taken to the Brockville Police Service for testing. It was discovered he was not operating the vehicle over 80mg, but had been drinking and was currently prohibited from driving. When searching the male, he was also found to be in possession of cocaine. He was later released after being charged with operation while prohibited, possession of cocaine and fail to comply with probation and released with a court date. The investigation in relation to any fraudulent activity is still under investigation. 



On October 19, 2023, at about 3:45pm, police were called to the King St. W. and John St. area, in relation to a male with a gun. It was described that a male had left a store in that area and was observed concealing a handgun in his waistband. Officers quickly attended the area searching for the described male. Very shortly after, the suspect was located and identified to be a 27-year-old, male. He was found to be in possession of an item that was determined to be a cap gun. However, the witnesses did not know, believed it was real and this behaviour was concerning for others. The male was charged with possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose and fail to comply with probation. He was released with a future court date.


Domestic Assault Leads to an Arrest

On October 22, 2023, at about 3:30pm, police received a call to attend a residence on Ormond St., regarding an unwanted person. Officers attended and investigation revealed that the people involved were in a relationship. A 40-year-old, female, was visiting the residence where they both had been drinking. The two were involved in a dispute throughout the night where the female had assaulted him by striking him several times and pushing him to cause damage to a window. As a result, she was arrested for assault. Once she was sober she was released on conditions and a future court date.


Impaired Driving

On October 24, 2023, at about 3:00am, police received a call regarding a collision with significant damage to both vehicles. Investigation revealed that a 36-year-old, male, was driving dangerously on King St. W. Due to his driving behaviour, a collision occurred with a parked vehicle. The male fled the area leaving his passenger behind. Officers spoke to the passenger and later located the driver of the vehicle in the nearby area. The driver received injuries that are considered non-life-threatening; however, he was taken to the Brockville General Hospital for care. It was discovered that the male had been consuming alcohol. A breath demand was refused and he would not comply. As a result, his driver’s licence was suspended, vehicle impounded and was charged with refusal to comply with a demand, operation while impaired and dangerous operation. He was later released with conditions and a future court date. Luckily, no one was seriously injured.