Minor Fire at Hardy Park
At approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Brockville Police were called to assist the Brockville Fire Department at Hardy Park in relation to a minor fire that they had extinguished earlier.
Firefighters attended to the Park and found articles of clothing had been lit on fire. Witnesses at the scene told police and fire an unidentified male was observed lighting the clothes on fire and then left the area. The male is described as wearing a blue shirt, approximately 5’8” -5’9” tall and slender to medium build.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer Constable Mihajlo Knezevic at 613-342-0127 ext. 6106.
Theft from Downtown Clothing Store
Brockville Police are investigating the theft of several articles of clothing from a clothes rack out in front of a downtown clothing store.
Yesterday afternoon at approximately 1:45 p.m. offices were called to the store after a report of an unidentified female removing a number of shirts from the clothing rack into a bag she was carrying and flee east bound on King Street on her bicycle.
The female suspect is described as wearing white jeans, a purple shirt and having her hair up in a ponytail.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer Constable Dustin Gamble at 613-342-0127 ext. 6087.
Scammers active in area
Brockville residents seem to be the target of fraudsters in the area again.
On Thursday evening Brockville Police received a call from a Brockville area woman who went to check on her elderly father who resides in the city. When she arrived at her father’s residence she observed her father had a large amount of gift cards sitting on his kitchen table. After speaking with her dad, she learned that he had been the victim of a scam whereby her father was encouraged to purchase gift cards to pay a bill.
Common versions of this scam operating in the area will be to coerce the victim into paying for a loved one’s medical bill who has been in an accident, or a tax bill of some sort such as duty to get a package into the country.
Residents are asked to watch out for family and friends who make abnormally large purchases of gift cards especially for items and from stores they do not normally purchases items from.
For more information on common scams please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at: Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca)