Operation Door Knock
Members of the Brockville Police Service continued with their Operation Door Knock initiative checking on persons who have been released from custody on bail conditions, and that are serving sentences in the community, or are on probation and parole. The purpose is to ensure the individuals are in compliance with the court ordered conditions. On Tuesday evening several residences in the community were checked and all offenders were found to be in compliance with their conditions. This initiative will continue at variable unannounced times throughout the remainder of the year.
On Tuesday July 28th at 1030pm Brockville Police responded to a small fire at the rear of Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS). When police arrived, the fire was already out and caused some minor damage to athletic equipment in the yard. The fire appears to be the work of some vandals. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 613-342-0127.
The Brockville Police has received several complaints over the last week of residents being contacted and asked for large donations to a charitable organization. Residents were concerned about the legitimacy of the organization and the request. Before making any large financial contributions to unfamiliar charities the Brockville Police Service advises the following:
– Check the Canada Customs and Revenue Website at (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/menu-eng.html) to see if in fact they are a registered charity. Their financial information should also be available here
– Perform an internet search on the organization to see if the history with the charity
– Seek references from the organization requesting the donation for some of the work they have done
– Ask for written information about the charity, including name, address and telephone number. A legitimate charity or fund-raiser will give you information about the charity’s mission, how your donation will be used and proof that your contribution is tax deductible
– Check the charity with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/