On December 1, 2022 at about 3:30pm, the Brockville Police Service was investigating an incident in the area of Brock St., when information was learned of a tires being slashed nearby. It was learned that a 29-year-old female had been in a dispute with the owner of the vehicle and is responsible for slashing two tires with a knife. She was arrested for the offence of mischief under $5,000.00. She was later released on paperwork with a future court date.
While the Christmas Holiday Season is one of the most enjoyable times of year, there unfortunately can be an increase in attempts of fraudulent activity for retailers. For example, on December 1, 2022, the Brockville Police Service received a complaint of fraudulent gift card purchases at Shoppers Drug Mart on Parkedale Ave., totaling the amount of $7243.16. The act was not noticed until the following day as it happened on November 30th, 2022. Part of the cause of this is that the employee became distracted. I mention this during the holiday season as stores become busy and it is easy for an employee to attempt to multi-task and, of no fault of their own, become distracted. Gift cards and pre-paid credit cards are quite often involved in fraudulent activity. Whether being used for fraudulent means or victim’s being scammed into purchasing gift cards as payment methods. Everyone must be vigilant and aware of the variety of fraudulent activity and scams. This incident is currently under investigation by police.
Disturb the Peace
On December 2, 2022 at about 8:00pm, the Brockville Police Service received a complaint regarding a male disrupting traffic in the area of Stewart Blvd. and Central Ave. He was described as throwing things into traffic and that he actually jumped onto a vehicle causing the windshield to smash. Police attended the area and located the 34-year-old male, identified to the one responsible. It was evident that he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. The male was uncooperative with police and was arrested at Taser point due to threats made towards the officers. No one was injured during the arrest and he was taken into custody. He continued to be threatening towards officers while in custody. He caused additional damage to property at the police station as well. As a result he was held for a bail hearing for the offences of two counts of mischief under $5,000.00, two counts of uttering threats and fail to comply with probation.
Break and Enter
On December 3, 2022 at about 9:15pm, the Brockville Police Service received a reports of a 25-year-old male kicking in a door to a residence. Information was that the male had entered into an apartment building on King St. E. and kicked in the door to a specific unit where he was confronted by the resident. The male then fled to a different unit in the building. Officers attended and located the male who does not reside in the building. He was arrested for break and enter. He also had outstanding charges issued by the OPP. Regarding this incident, he was held in custody for a bail hearing for the offences of break and enter and two counts of breach probation.
Suspicious Person and Drug Possession
On December 3, 2022 at about 10:30pm, the Brockville Police Service received a call about a suspicious person in the area of George St. and Gilmour St. The information was that this male was lingering around that area and screaming. He actually began knocking on the rear doors and windows to residences in the area and yelling at people inside. Officers arrived on scene and located a 35-year-old male. He fled form police for a short distance but was arrested. It was found that he was in possession of cocaine and multiple doses of methadone. The OPP attended as well as they had an outstanding warrant for the male which they executed. The male was later released with a new court date for the OPP warrant and the new offences of trespass at night and possession of cocaine.