Arrest Warrant executed
A 21 year old Brockville man was arrested yesterday morning after police learned at a traffic stop he had an outstanding warrant from Kingston.
Just after 10 a.m. the man was stopped on Brock Street by police in his grey 2015 Hyundai for a traffic violation. When officers checked him at his traffic stop they learned he had an outstanding arrest warrant from Kingston Police and they would come to Brockville to pick him up.
As a result he was taken into custody by Brockville officers and held at the Brockville Police station where he was turned over to Kingston Police later in the day.
The Brockville Police received assistance from members of the Canadian Forces yesterday afternoon when some ammunition was located inside a local residence and had to be destroyed.
Just before the lunch hour Brockville Police were alerted to a possible grenade in an Ormond Street home and evacuated the residence. An explosives disposal unit from CFB Trenton was contacted and attended to retrieve the munitions from the residence. The explosives were believed to be inert, but the military took it to a safe area outside the city and destroyed the device out of caution.
Fraud Scammers active in the area again
Police are again receiving numerous complaints from residents regarding a couple of familiar scams targeting the area.
Newer versions of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam are targeting the area again. This time callers are claiming to represent law firms saying a class action law suit against the victim has been launched and if they do not pay a certain amount of money they will be sued in court. Victims may be requested to pay by Western Union money transfer or even iTunes cards.
The CRA would never ask for payment by pre-paid cards. Should you have any questions please contact the CRA directly at 1-800-959-8281 or visit the CRA website section “Protect Yourself against Fraud at www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/security/protect-yourself-against-fraud.html
The “Emergency Scam” or as it is sometimes known the “Grandparent Scam” has once again made an appearance targeting local residents.
In this particular scam, the victim receives a call claiming to be one of their children or grandchildren. In some cases the caller may be lawyer or medical professional calling on their family member’s behalf because of some emergency and needing money immediately. Typically it is for bail money or some medical emergency in a foreign country.
The victim is asked to send money by a money transfer through Western Union or Money Gram to assist. Before sending any money, please contact your family to verify the emergency, or verify the occurrence with local authorities.
For more information please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or visit their website at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/types/emergency-urgence/index-eng.htm
Donation Box stolen from Library
Yesterday afternoon Brockville police were contacted by staff at the Public Library on Buell Street who was reporting a theft of cash donation boxes from both the upstairs and downstairs customer service desks.
On arrival staff at the library had reviewed the surveillance video of one suspect taking a box at 9:15 a.m. Monday January 15th.
The Brockville Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying this man. Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer Constable Dan Hall at 613-342-0127 ext. 6090 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000. The Brockville Police Service is a member of the Kingston and 1000 Islands Crime Stoppers and please select this in the drop down screen.