Missing 7 year old located safe
Yesterday afternoon just before 5 p.m. Brockville Police were contacted about a missing 7 year old boy who had gone missing while visiting the petting zoo at Ribfest.
Officers with the Brockville Police assisted RCMP officers who were in the waterfront area during the festival weekend searched for approximately 1 hour before the boy was eventually located at a residence on James St.
There had been some miscommunication and the boy had gone to a residence with one of his guardians and the others in the group had not been informed.
Brockville Police would like to thank members of the public for their assistance with locating the young boy.
Disqualified Driving Arrest
A 25 year old Brockville man is facing charges of driving while disqualified and breaching his probation following a traffic stop just after 12 p.m. yesterday.
Officers were on King Street near the Metro grocery store yesterday when they spotted the man driving a 2016 Silver Chev whom they recognized from previous incidents. Investigation confirmed he was on probation as well as a disqualified driver.
In addition to facing charges of Disqualified driving and Breach of Probation, the man had his vehicle towed from the scene and impounded.
Mischief Incidents at Waterfront Buildings
The Public Works department of the City of Brockville contacted the Brockville Police early Monday morning to report a number of their properties in the downtown area were the victims of vandalism over the weekend.
Staff reported that unknown person used a large marker to write “TEZ” in the washrooms at the Splash Pad, Hardy Park, Public Harbour at Blockhouse, Centeen Park and in the newly opened Railway Tunnel.
Anyone with information, or may have security or cell phone video, is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.
With Ribfest and the Rails to Trails festivals this weekend along with relatively nice weather, officers with the Brockville Police were kept busy all weekend.
In addition to participating in the festival activities such as the parade, Tunnel opening ceremonies and Kids, Cops and Fishing community events; from Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. until Monday morning at 8 a.m. officers responded to 102 calls for service.
Of the 102 incidents there were 9 Criminal Code offences including 2 for assaulting a police officer, and 3 persons arrested under the Liquor Licence Act.