December 7 – 8, 2022 News Release

Distraction Thefts

It is important we make the public aware of a distraction theft incident. On December 7, 2022 at about 2:00pm, the Brockville Police service received a report of a theft that took place at the Canadian Tire on Parkedale Ave. Information was that two males approached the victim in the parking lot advising that there was a problem with her car. The female began to inspect her vehicle. One male suspect described to police as Oriental, distracted the female while a second suspect entered the vehicle and stole her wallet from her purse. Once the theft occurred the suspects left the area. The wallet contained $700.00 cash and financial cards. The suspects also made a $1,500.00 ATM withdrawal. This incident is still under investigation. We want to remind the public to protect your property at all times and be aware of the potential for distraction thefts if you are approached in this manner.



On December 7, 2022 at about 7:00pm, the Brockville Police Service received a complaint of a theft of a wallet from a purse while shopping at Walmart. The victim did remember that she had left her purse in a shopping cart and briefly unattended. When she contacted the financial institutions she is a customer of, she found that her cards had been used in the Kingston area. This is another example of just how quickly these crimes can be committed and create significant inconvenience for the victim.  



On December 8, 2022 at about 12:00pm, the Brockville Police Service became aware of a disturbance at the Brockville General Hospital. A 20-year-old male was discharged from the hospital and causing issues with staff at that time. He was yelling and shouting at security as he was being removed from the property. As the subject was being removed, a physical altercation took place between him and security. Officers arrived on scene and investigation revealed that the male subject assaulted the guards, one of which, with a weapon. The weapon in this case was a garbage can. He had also made threats to cause harm to the guards. The male was held in custody while the investigation was completed. Once calm, he was released with conditions and a future court date. The security guards were not seriously injured in this incident.


Failing to Stop for Police

On December 8, 2022 at about 11:30pm, an officer from the Brockville Police Service attempted a motor vehicle stop in the area of King St. The suspect vehicle was described as a red GMC Canyon truck. The vehicle was bearing Quebec licence plates that were not registered to the vehicle. When the stop was initiated, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed in a manner that was dangerous to public safety. The pursuit was not continued. Later the vehicle was recovered abandoned a short distance away in the area of King St. E. and Orchard St. There are leads regarding this incident being investigated but we still encourage anyone having additional information about this incident, please call the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).