February 28 – March 1, 2017

Breach of Probation

A 22 year old Brockville resident is facing Breach of Probation charges after being found by officers under the influence of alcohol last evening.

At approximately 10:30 pm officers on patrol observed a male trying to break the glass at the Scotiabank on King Street. Officers went over to try and stop the young man and speak with him to find out what was going on and found him to be under the influence of alcohol. Further investigation revealed he was on probation with a condition that he abstains from the consumption of alcohol.

As a result he was arrested and held until sober and released from custody with a future court date for his new Breach of Probation charge. There was no damage to the window at the Scotiabank.


Arrest Warrant: Fail to Attend Court

While on patrol at 11pm last evening on Central Avenue, Brockville Police officers spotted a 51 year old Brockville woman wanted for failing to attend court on Friday February 24th. The woman was arrested without incident and conveyed to Brockville Police headquarters where she is being held in custody until Wednesday afternoon when she will appear at Brockville Court for a Bail Hearing.


Kijiji Fraud

Detectives with the Brockville Police Services Criminal investigation Branch are reminding residents to be extremely cautious of online purchases where the victim is being asked for a deposit to hold an item for viewing or sale.

A 31 year old man attended to the Brockville Police Service to report that he had agreed to make a deposit through e-transfer to view a 2010 Lexus he was interested in purchasing which he had found on Kijiji. The fraudster had provided a Hotmail.com email address to transfer the money to a Brockville address to view the vehicle and his wife’s name and a phone number to contact. When he arrived at the residence to see the vehicle, there was no car for sale and no one at the residence with the name provided, and residents had no idea about a vehicle for sale and the male victim had lost his deposit.

Brockville Police are reminding residents to never electronically transfer money to persons, businesses or organizations you do not know or trust. Prior to completing online purchases, search the individual, business, organization online for other similar scams. Be extremely cautious if asked to transfer money to Hotmail, Yahoo, or Gmail accounts you do not know or recognize or sending money to persons outside of Canada.

And finally, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!