News Release – February 25 – 29, 2024

Arrest Made After Domestic Disturbance

On February 28, 2024, at about 5:30pm, police received a 911 call with information regarding a domestic assault that took place in the area of Reynold’s Dr. Officers attended the location and investigation revealed that the female had been assaulted by being pushed down and forcibly confined in the residence. The 38-year-old, male subject, had left the residence just prior to police arrival. Further to this, there was evidence that the victim had been assaulted and choked a short time previous. Injuries are non-life-threatening. Officers searched for the male subject and located him a short time later. He was placed under arrest and held for a bail hearing for the offences of two counts of assault, unauthorized possession of a weapon (knife), unlawfully in a dwelling, overcome resistance by choking, forcible confinement and fail to comply with probation.

 

Male Arrested After Threats with a Weapon  

On February 25, 2024, at about 8:00pm, police received a call regarding a male threatening multiple others with a knife. Investigation revealed that a 28-year-old, male attended a residence on Kensington Pkwy. There were multiple people in the residence and a verbal dispute ensued. During the dispute the male subject made threats to slit two individuals throats while in possession of a knife. The male was arrested for two counts of uttering threats and fail to comply with probation as he had a condition to abstain from the possession of weapons, including knives. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

News Release – February 17, 2024

Weapon Used in Aggravated Assault

This morning, February 17, 2024, shortly after 7:00am, the Brockville Police Service received a report of a stabbing that had taken place at a residence in the cities south end. Investigation revealed that four male suspects had attended to the residence and a male was stabbed by an edged weapon. He was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At this time, it is not believed there is any further risk to public safety. Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

Group Altercation

On February 17, 2024, at about 12:30am, police received multiple calls regarding a fight in the area of King St. W. It was described as involving a group in the range of 15-20 people.  The fight was instigated by two males who were originally in a verbal altercation. The altercation started out in a verbal dispute that escalated, where one male began striking the other male multiple times. Then, others in the area became involved and the disturbance became physical for many. Injuries received by anyone involved are considered non-life-threatening.  The incident is still under investigation and police have already identified many involved. Once the investigation is complete, applicable charges will be laid. If anyone has information regarding the incident we are asking that you contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127.

Call Statistics – February 12 – 16, 2024

Calls for Service

Since February 12, 2024, the Brockville Police Service has received 192 calls for service. Among those calls’ officers have executed six arrest warrants, four mental health apprehensions and laid 41 charges consisting of 17 traffic charges and 24 criminal charges. Officers during this period averaged almost 40 calls for service each day. Multiple investigations are significant and will be investigated in depth by our Criminal Investigations Branch.

News Release – February 10 – 13, 2024

Call to Assist Paramedics Leads to Arrest

On February 10, 2024, at about 3:00am, police received a call to a residence on Pine St. to assist Paramedics with an agitated male who has locked himself in the residence. Police attended and identified a 23-year-old, male at the residence, who eventually was co-operative. The male advised he felt as if people were watching him and he was admittedly experiencing drug withdrawals. This male was also known to be wanted on outstanding charges, stemming from an incident where he failed to stop for police on February 8, 2024. He was arrested for dangerous operation of a vehicle, flight from police and fail to comply with probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

 

R.I.D.E. Program Removes Impaired Driver from the Road

On February 11, 2024, at about 11:45pm, the Brockville Police Service was conducting a R.I.D.E. Program, on William St. At that time, a 35-year-old, male was stopped by officers while operating his vehicle. There were signs of alcohol consumption and officers requested a roadside screening breath sample. The test sample resulted in a fail. The driver was placed under arrest and taken to the Brockville Police Service for further testing. There it was confirmed that the male was operating the vehicle while over 80mg of alcohol. His vehicle was impounded, driver’s licence suspended and charged with operation while impaired and operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80mg. He was released on conditions and a future court date.

 

Impaired Driver Removed from Road

On February 12, 2024, at about 6:30am, officers were on patrol and received a call of a suspicious looking vehicle in the area of Church St. Officers located the vehicle in question and found a 45-year-old, female asleep at the wheel of her car. Investigation revealed that she was in fact impaired by drugs and in possession of various substances. She was placed under arrest and taken to the Brockville Police Service for further testing. Later, the tests confirmed her impairment. She vehicle was impounded, drivers licence suspended and charged with operation while impaired by drugs, possession of Cocaine and possession of over 30g of dried cannabis. She was released with conditions and a future court date.

 

Female Arrested for Assault

On February 12, 2024, at about 10:45pm, police received a call to a residence on Buell St., in regards to a male who had been assaulted. Investigation revealed that the male was there in an attempt to visit another person as the building is a multi-unit dwelling. Another resident identified to be a 44-year-old, female did not want this male at the residence. An argument ensued where she attempted to tell him to leave. She the slapped, kicked and then struck the male with a coat rack. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The female was arrested and charged with assault and assault with a weapon. She was eventually released with conditions and a future court date.

 

Female Arrested After Failing to Stop for Police

On February 13, 2024, at about 1:15am, an officer attempted to perform a motor vehicle stop on a female operating a Quebec plated vehicle, in the wrong direction, on the one-way section of William St. As the officer followed he observed other behaviour that drew concern to the driver’s sobriety. As he attempted to stop the vehicle, she made a U-turn and attempted to flee the area. The officer made several demands to her through an open window to stop, however, she yelled at the officer and fled. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed in a manner that was dangerous to the public, making no attempt to stop for stop signs.

A short time later other officers attended the area in search of the suspect. The suspect vehicle was located in the area of Ormond St., and boxed in by officers preventing it from fleeing any further. The driver was identified as a 38-year-old, female from Quebec. She was not co-operative with police when asked to exit the vehicle. Officers were able to get the door unlocked and she was taken into custody. She continued to struggle, yell and swear as she was resistant. Her vehicle was towed from the roadway. She was held in custody for a bail hearing for the offences of flight from police, dangerous driving, resist arrest, and various other traffic related offences including; driving wrong way, disobey stop sign, drive motor vehicle – no licence and insurance related offences.  

News Release – February 6 – 7, 2024

Incident at the ODR Leads to Assault Charges

On February 6, 2024, at about 4:00pm, police received a call of a youth who was assaulted at the Outdoor Rink at Rotary Park on George St. Investigation revealed that a 22-year-old, male became upset as he believed a group of youths was calling him names. As tensions escalated, the 22-year-old, grabbed one of the youths who was a 14-year-old, male and punched him numerous times. The youth received injuries however, they were considered non-life-threatening. Information was collected at the scene and police were able to identify the assailant. He was located, arrested and charged by police with assault and failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance. He was released with conditions and a future court date.

 

Intimate Partner Violence

On February 7, 2024, at about 8:15pm, police received multiple calls regarding a disturbance at a residence on Brock St. Officers arrived and investigation revealed that a 21-year-old, male had assaulted his girlfriend by throwing her to the ground, choking her and pulling her hair. Officers arrested the male where he spit on an officer and began to throw himself about in an attempt to claim injury while in custody. The victim received non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken to cellblock where his behaviour continued by punching the walls and making derogatory comments. He was held in custody for a bail hearing for the offences of assault, choking, assault police officer and mischief under $5,000.00.

 

Intimate Partner Violence

On February 7, 2024, at about 5:30pm, police received a call regarding a disturbance that took place at a residence on Webster Cres. Officers arrived and investigation revealed that a 49-year-old, male and his girlfriend had been in a dispute. It was discovered that the male was under the influence of alcohol, had become upset and struck his girlfriend with a chair. The victim injuries are considered non-life-threatening. The male was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and was later released with conditions and a future court date.  

 

 

Public Awareness Release Regarding Distraction Thefts

Public Awareness Release Regarding Distraction Thefts

Yesterday, February 2, 2024, the Brockville Police Service received multiple complaints regarding distraction thefts at various locations. The incident locations were reported from the Superstore, Food Basics and Giant Tiger. It is important to note that there could be others that have not yet been noticed or reported. Investigation revealed that two male suspects were involved. They can be observed in the photographs below for the best description. The suspects were targeting females and attempting to distract them in order to surreptitiously steal their purse or wallet. Multiple items were taken and fraudulent transactions were made on victims’ financial cards. In one incident at Food Basics, the victim became aware of what was happening and engaged in a tug-of-war over her purse. She was successful in retaining her purse and the suspects quickly fled.

These suspects are yet to be identified. Please be aware when out in public if you see anyone matching these descriptions. If you have any information regarding these incidents, please notify the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

News Release January 25 – 28, 2024

Impaired Driving

On January 25, 2024, at about 5:30pm, officers were on patrol in the area of Central Ave. and observed a vehicle travel through a red light. The vehicle was stopped and it was found that the driver was identified to be a 40-year-old, male. He was operating the vehicle while prohibited from driving due to previous impaired convictions. His driver’s licence was also under a separate suspension for unpaid fines. The officer was developed concern with the driver’s current level of sobriety. A roadside breath demand was made, however, the male refused to provide a sample. He was arrested and later released with the following charges; Failure or refusal to comply with demand, operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code, drive motor vehicle – not equipped with ignition interlock device, driving while under suspension and red light fail to stop. He has been issued a future court appearance date.

 

Disturbance Leads to Arrest Warrant Executed

On January 27, 2024, at about 9:30pm, police received a call regarding a group of people preparing to engage in a fight in the area of King St. W. and Apple St. Officers arrived and it appeared that the individuals involved had dispersed. Police learned that an 18-year-old, male, was attempting to engage in a fight with another male. It was found that the 18-year-old, male, had gone back to his residence in the area. However, he was on bail conditions stating not to be outside of his residence while under the influence of alcohol. Officers located the male and found him to have been consuming alcohol. He was also found to be in possession of a crossbow, BB gun and air soft gun, contrary to his conditions. He was arrested and later released with a future court date after being charged with two counts of fail to comply with undertaking.

Disturbance on King Street

Disturbance on King Street

On January 27, 2024 at approximately 1:13am The Brockville Police Service received a call for a stabbing that had just occurred outside an establishment located on King Street West. Police along with EMS attended to the scene where a male victim was found suffering from a stab wound.  The victim was transported to Kingston General Hospital by EMS where they are currently listed in stable condition.

Police were able to identify the other individual involved in the stabbing who had initially fled the scene. A  47 year old male subject has been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently in custody awaiting a Bail hearing.  The scene is currently secured by police as they continue to investigate and gather evidence.  We also encourage anyone with information to contact Det. McArthur at 613-342-0127 Ext: 4218 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

News Release – January 19, 2024

Disturbance at Dairy Queen Leads to Multiple Arrests

On January 18, 2024, at about 11:15, police received reports of a fight that was taking place at Dairy Queen located at Central Ave and Stewart Blvd. As officers were on route, more information was received that someone in the altercation was in possession of a knife. As officers arrived on scene they found that two suspects were fleeing the restaurant. They were located and both arrested in the area. Further investigation revealed that two males, 15 and 18 years of age, attended Dairy Queen and approached the black, male, victim. They uttered derogatory, racial slurs to the victim which instigated the physical altercation. This resulted in the victim being assaulted as he was punched in the head and body. Multiple others became involved in the altercation in attempts to break it up. At some point during the altercation, one of the suspects is seen brandishing a knife. Later after the arrest, it was found that both were in possession of knives and a substance believed to be cocaine. The victim received non-life-threatening injuries. The two male suspects were held for a bail hearing and both charged with criminal harassment, assault, carry concealed weapon, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, uttering threats, assault with a weapon, mischief under $5,000.00 and possession of cocaine. This incident is being investigated as a hate motivated crime.   

News Release – January 13 – 15, 2024

Impaired Investigation Leads to Arrest

On January 14, 2024, at about 7:45pm, police received multiple 911 calls regarding in response to a collision on First Ave. Officers arrived on scene and found that a 31-year-old, male, had lost control of his vehicle, struck a curb and also a parked vehicle. There was significant damage done to the vehicles. The subject attempted to flee the scene however became hung-up in a snowbank nearby. Officers arrived and arrested the driver for fail to remain and impaired driving. He was brought to the Brockville Police Service for further testing which confirmed he was over the legal limit. His vehicle was impounded, licence suspended and charged with operation while impaired, operation while impaired – blood alcohol over 80mg and fail to stop after collision. He was released on conditions and a future court date.

 

Arrest Made After Shoplifting Investigation

On January 13, 2024, at about 11:15am, police received a report of a shoplifter who had fled Food Basics, with a bag filled with meat products. Officers attended the area and located the 46-year-old, male, subject. The male attempted to flee after observing the police cruiser. Officers followed and took custody of him in the area of 125 Stewart Blvd. He was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000.00 and two counts of fail to comply with probation. Property was recovered and he was released with a future court date.

 

Unwanted Person Leads to Arrest

On January 14, 2024, at about 5:00am, police received a call to a residential area on Central Ave., regarding an unwanted person. Police attended the area and located the 38-year-old, male, subject. It was also known by police that there were grounds for his arrest from a previous incident on January 12, 2024, regarding charges of mischief under $5,000.00 and two counts of fail to comply with undertaking. He was arrested on those charges and held in custody for a bail hearing.  

 

Unwanted Person Leads to Arrest

On January 14, 2024, at about 9:30am, police received a call regarding a 40-year-old, female, who had locked herself in a bathroom at an address on Front Ave., for an extended period of time. Officers arrived and located the female. It was known by police that there were grounds for the females arrest for theft under $5,000.00. This was stemming from an investigation that took place on December 19, 2023. She was later released on conditions and a future court date.