RE: Over the weekend the Brockville Police received almost 90 calls for service; the following were as a result of a couple of arrests;
On the 7th of December, 2019 shortly after 4:30 pm the Brockville Police received a call to attend the North end residential area regarding a suspicious female. Police located a 27 year old female who was in breach of her release conditions. She was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
On the 9th of December, 2019 shortly after 2:00 am the Brockville Police received a call regarding a male throwing snow balls at a north end residence. Upon arrival police located a 34 year old male that was wanted for our service for failing to appear for court. He was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing.
SCAM – Canada Revenue Agency:
The Brockville Police has received numerous complaints regarding people in our community being scammed and victimized by people posing as the Canada Revenue Agency. The following message was taken from the Canada.ca site;
Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number.
These scams may insist that this personal information is needed so that the taxpayer can receive a refund or a benefit payment. Cases of fraudulent communication could also involve threatening or coercive language to scare individuals into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Other communications urge taxpayers to visit a fake CRA website where the taxpayer is then asked to verify their identity by entering personal information. These are scams and taxpayers should never respond to these fraudulent communications or click on any of the links provided.