On February 7, 2022 at about 1:00PM at the Ontario Court of Justice, the Brockville Police executed an arrest warrant on a 28-year-old female on behalf of the Grenville County OPP. The warrant was a bench warrant for failing to appear for court. She was held in custody and later turned over the OPP.
On February 9, 2022 at about 9:30AM, a 59-year-old female, turned herself in to the Brockville Police as she had knowledge of an outstanding warrant. The warrant was in relation to a previous charge of mischief under $5,000. She was arrested and released with a new court date.
On February 10, 2022 at about 12:30AM, officers from the Brockville Police Service located a 35-year-old female in the area of Front Ave. It was found that the female was not being honest about her identity in attempts to hide the fact that she was wanted. There was a warrant out for her arrest for breach of release order (bail conditions).The female was placed under arrest for the warrant and when searched, officers located a quantity of fentanyl, crystal meth and counterfeit cash. She was held for bail on the warrant and additional charges of possession of crystal meth, possession of fentanyl and possession of counterfeit money.
On February 10, 2022 at about 12:45AM, the Brockville Police Service was investigating a complaint of a motor vehicle taken without consent. The person with the vehicle was known and believed to be in the area. The vehicle was located in the area of Ormond St. Police found a 28-year-old in the vehicle. The female was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant for failing to attend court. The vehicle was returned and she was released with a new court date.
On February 10, 2022 at about 11:00PM, a 37-year-old male turned himself into the Brockville Police Service, as he had knowledge two outstanding warrants. Both warrants were in relation to the male breaching his release order bail conditions. He was arrested and held for a bail hearing.
On February 7, 2022 at about 5:00PM, officers from the Brockville Police Service conducted a traffic stop in the area of Central Ave. The driver was identified to be a 49-year-old male. Investigation revealed that the male was a suspended driver. The vehicle he was operating was impounded for 45 days and he was charged with drive while under suspension.
Theft From Vehicles
In the early morning hours of February 10, 2022, a suspect was in the Bridlewood Dr. area on various streets, attempting to steal from vehicles. There is a photo of the suspect and it appears to be a young male in his mid to late teens. The investigation in relation to this incident is ongoing. This is yet another reminder to the community to ensure that you lock you vehicles as this significantly reduces these occurrences.
The Brockville Police Service would like to inform the community to be aware of scams and potential frauds. Various scams become more frequent. Please be aware and protect yourself.
First and foremost, there is no consumer protection when buying/selling products on sites like Kijiji, Craigslist, and Facebook Market Place. There is inherent risk to these types of transactions and is a ‘buyer beware’ situation. Once you enter into an agreement to purchase an item and a product/service is obtained, it is incumbent on you, either as a seller or buyer, to ensure that the transaction is complete. If not, this is a risk that is assumed by you.
As a purchaser/seller of goods you have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to avoid becoming the victim of a fraud. These include but are not limited to;
– Meeting in-person in a public location and thoroughly inspecting the product prior to offering to buy.
– Not purchasing a product without seeing first. Most importantly; this would include payment of first and last month’s rent without attending the property first.
– Do not agree to make payments via Google Play, Apple, XBOX, Playstaion or any other gift certificate type card.
– As a seller, that you do not accept cheques sent in the mail as payment. Cheques are becoming a frequent method and source of fraud.
– As a buyer, never send an e-transfer to an unknown individual.
– If a deal is too good to be true, then it most likely is. Use common sense to protect yourself from people who want to take advantage of you.
For more information regarding common scams, please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.