Impaired by Drug
A 20 year old Brockville man is facing charges of impaired driving and driving while disqualified as a result of a traffic stop yesterday afternoon.
Shortly after 3:00 p.m. Cst Sam Evers of the Brockville Police observed the 2005 Dodge Dakota on William Street by the male whom he recognized to be a disqualified driver. He stopped the vehicle and confirmed the disqualification and while speaking with him noticed signs of impairment by drugs. As a result he was arrested and taken to the Brockville Police Service for tests.
The man was turned over to drug recognition expert police officer for tests to be performed and as a result of the tests it was determined the male was impaired by drugs.
He was later released on a Promise to Appear for a future court date.
Disturbance on Perth Street
Brockville Police were called to a disturbance at a Buell Street residence near the intersection of Pearl Street after a 25 year old Brockville man arrived at the residence yelling outside and swinging a baseball bat.
On arrival the male had fled the area but was located a short distance away from the residence. Officers learned that the young man was in a dispute with the residents of the house and began swinging the bat and breaking out some of the windows at the residence.
As a result the man was arrested for weapons offences, breaching his probation, mischief and causing a disturbance. He was conveyed to the Brockville Police Service where he was later released with several conditions and given a future court date.
Damage to Piano at Hardy Park
The Brockville Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for damage done to the public piano in the band shell at Hardy Park.
Early yesterday afternoon a volunteer who helped spearhead a local campaign to bring the piano to Hardy Park attended to the Brockville Police Service to report a number of keys and a foot pedal on the piano had been broken and the piano was no longer usable.
The community piano in the park was a result of a local social media campaign. Three people volunteered to donate a piano, an Art Class from Thousand Islands Secondary School painted it using paint donated by a Brockville Hardware store. A local moving company donated staff, a vehicle and to store the piano during the off season and the Downtown Business Improvement Association (DBIA) paid to have the piano tuned. Volunteers from the group checked and cleaned the piano regularly until the discovery of the damage on Wednesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brockville Police at 613-342-0127 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.
Members of the Brockville Police Service would like to extend our congratulations to some of our members today.
Our newest recruit Constable Lucas McArthur is graduating with his recruit class from the Ontario Police College in a ceremony today at the College. Lucas will start his training on shift at the Brockville Police Service next week and we look forward to having him join our team and working with him for years to come. Congratulations to Lucas and to his family on this special day.
As well, ladies of the Brockville Police Service proved once again they are far better hockey players than their male co-workers. Last evening the ladies capped off an undefeated season in the Brockville Women’s Ball Hockey League winning the league championship. Congratulations to all on a great season.