January 23 – 24, 2018 Incidents

Empty Beer Kegs Stolen

Yesterday morning Brockville Police were contacted by staff at Kelsey’s Restaurant reporting that sometime overnight Sunday night into Monday morning unknown persons entered a secure storage area and stole 4 empty beer kegs.

Staff at the restaurant have video surveillance in the storage area and at the time of the report were reviewing the footage to try and identify the responsible person(s) for taking the kegs.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer Cst. Lucas McArthur of the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 ext. 6097 or contact Crime Stoppers and submit a tip anonymously 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. Brockville is a member of the Kingston 1000 Islands Crime Stoppers group, so please select this in the drop down screens when submitting tips online.


Unwanted Person leads to arrest and drug charges

A 40 year old Brockville man is facing charges of being unlawfully in a dwelling and possession of a controlled substance as a result of police receiving a complaint of unwanted person in a Laurier Avenue apartment.

At 10:25 a.m. yesterday morning officers attended to the apartment buildings at the corner of Laurier Boulevard and Kensington Parkway after receiving a complaint of squatters being in one of the apartments. When officers arrived they found three Brockville men inside the unit who were not allowed to be on the premises. Two of the men left and returned to their own residence while the 40 year old man was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

As a result he is now facing charges of being unlawfully in the dwelling and possession of a controlled substance. He was released from custody with a future court date.


Stolen Vehicle Recovered

While on routine patrol in the overnight hours officers spotted a blue 2013 Toyota Rav 4 on Fairknowe Drive in the parking lot of the apartment complex at 6 Fairknowe. When officers did a query of the license plate they learned the vehicle had been reported as stolen earlier from Gananoque.

Brockville Police then contacted their partners in Gananoque and arrangements were made to have the vehicle towed and held for forensic examination.


Latest Scams to hit area

Bank Inspector Scam

The Brockville Police have been receiving calls and walk in complaints today from a number of local residents who report receiving calls from a “bank employee” reporting their accounts, credit cards or debit cards have been compromised. The scammer then asks the victim for credit card numbers and PIN numbers to verify whether or not the card has been compromised.

This is a form of Identity theft called “phishing” whereby the caller solicits or “phishes” for information from the victim and uses this information for a fraudulent purpose.

Should residents receive such a call please just hang up! Theses scammers are “phishing” for any information they can get from their victims and information they receive over the phone can be used for their fraudulent purpose.

If you have any questions or feel there is a possibility of your banking information having been compromised please attend your local bank branch and speak with your personal banking officer.

For more information on these types of scams please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/identity-identite-eng.htm


Canada Revenue Agency Scam

The Canada Revenue Agency scam is once again active in the Brockville area and targeting local residents.

In the typical scam a resident will receive a phone call from someone claiming to be an investigator with CRA or a police officer with the RCMP or even a lawyer taking a civil action. They will threaten if you do not pay outstanding balances you could face incarceration or legal action.

Please just hang up on the caller and DO NOT provide them with any additional information. Engaging the scammer in conversation will only allow them to gain more personal information on you and your family and make your residence a target for future scams.

Should you have any questions about your taxes please call 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

For more information on this type of scam please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud website at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/types/tax-contribuable/index-eng.htm