The Brockville Police would like to remind people to be extremely cautious when dealing on-line. Transactions can include the purchasing of items, the sale of items or employment requests. These deals often appear to be promising but are a scam.

Some ways to ensure you do not become a victim:

Telephone Computer Repair Scam

The Brockville Police Service would like to remind people that anyone contacting you via telephone in order to assist in repairing your computer is trying to scam you. The Province is experiencing a high volume of these calls and some people are being taken by them. Please do not allow anyone you do not know to have remote access to your computer. Once they are in your computer they have access to your information.

Railway Crossings

The Centennial Road railway crossing had a malfunction causing one arm to remain lowered the other raised. Crews were quick to arrive and repair the issue. Thanks to the people who reported this as we are able to quickly notify the appropriate agency to repair it.

Computer Scam

The Brockville Police would like to remind people to ensure they are aware of who they are obtaining services from particular on the internet. Companies who contact you advising that you have a problem with your computer are committing a fraud. Please do not allow them access to your computer or provide them with any money. This scam is prevalent around the world and we have had victims of this scam in Brockville.

Selective Traffic Enforcement

The Brockville Police Service will be dedicating the month of March to seatbelts with their STEP program. Increased education and enforcement relating to seatbelts can be expected for the month of March. Offences relating to seatbelts carry a 110.00 fine. Be Safe!

Crime Prevention

The Brockville Police Service today joined police services across Ontario in supporting the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police

Selective Traffic Enforcement Program

The Brockville Police Service will be focusing on traffic light offences for the month of February. Collision data indicates that intersections along Stewart Blvd have a higher number of collisions than other intersections throughout the City. Please drive safely! Officers will continue to enforce all regulations of the roadway while conducting increased enforcement and education around traffic lights.

The month of January focused on distracted driving. Last month officers dealt with 14 incidents of distracted driving. In these cases drivers were issued with a ticket for distracted driving. Get the message! Don

Motor Vehicle Collisions

The Brockville Police responded to 2 motor vehicle collisions over the past 24 hours. The accidents were minor with no injuries being reported. Both accidents were attributed to weather issues.