February 6 – 7, 2017 Incidents

Stolen Vehicle from Park Street

At approximately 8pm last evening a Park Street resident left his vehicle running in front of his house while he ran inside for a moment to pick something up and go on his way. However when he returned his vehicle had been stolen and he contacted police.

The stolen car is a 2004 Acura 4dr white with Ontario License #BTAP 533. At the time of the theft, the vehicle was low on gas. Anyone who may have been in the area of Park Street at Charles Street and witnesses a vehicle fitting this description or has additional information is asked to conavt the Brockville Police at 613-342-0127 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


Latest Fraud Scam in Brockville Area

Brockville Police are receiving numerous calls from area residents reporting a new scam to hit the area. Callers report being contacted, usually early in the morning, by someone pretending to be an employee from the bank who has noticed unusual transactions (between $200-$400) on their accounts. The caller states that in order for these transactions to be reversed they will either have to provide personal information to the caller or go to their computer and they will provide a link to an internet address to provide this information.

Brockville Police are reminding area residents to never provide personal information over the phone to anyone you do not know. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local bank branch and speak with a customer service representative or contact the bank security department by phone yourself.


International Safer Internet Day

Tuesday, February 7th marks International Safer Internet Day (#SID2017), a day where people around the world join forces to teach children and youth about using online technology in a safe and responsible way. This year, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) is introducing a new, free resource to help parents talk online safety with their kids.

Safety Rocks is an activity book aimed at children in Grades 3 and 4. Jack, Olivia and their dragons help parents teach important personal safety strategies that apply both offline and online – such as when to keep or speak a secret, who is a safe adult, and what is okay and not okay.

For this and other tips for Safe Internet useage for children please visit www.cybertip.ca

The Brockville Police Service is a proud supporter of International Safer Internet Day.