February 21 – 22, 2017

Impaired Driving

A 42 year old Brockville woman is facing charges of impaired driving as a result of an early morning traffic stop in the city’s north end. At approximately 12:30 this morning officers while on patrol noticed a 1998 Jeep being driven erratically. They followed the vehicle for a brief time before stopping it on Peden Blvd. Upon speaking with the driver and odour of alcohol was detected on the driver’s breath and she was arrested for impaired driving and taken to Brockville Police Headquarters for breath tests. The driver provided samples more than twice the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle and was later released on a Promise to Appear for a future court date.


Latest Internet Banking Scam

Brockville Police are receiving increasing complaints of a new version of an Internet Banking Fraud targeting area residents. The potential victim receives a fraudulent email which is made to look like it is coming from your bank, citing an unsuccessful sign in to your online banking account. The receiver is then asked to click on a link provided in the email to confirm personal and account information. To look authentic, the email also includes phone numbers to contact for assistance.

Police are advising anyone who receives these email to not respond, click on the link or provide any personal information online to anyone you do not know. If you have received and responded to a similar email, it is recommended that you immediately change your passwords on your internet banking accounts and notify your banks security department or contact your local branch.

Should anyone have questions with regard to emails received identifying themselves as bank employees please contact your local bank branch before responding. The Canadian Anti-Fraud website at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca is also an excellent resource to search for up to date fraudulent activity.