June 27 – 28, 2017 Incidents

Theft of Cell phone and Computer

A 32 year old Brockville man and his 20 year old girlfriend are in custody this morning in relation to a theft of a cell phone and laptop computer from a 15 year old youth at the Brockville Library on Sunday.

Yesterday morning at 930 a.m. Brockville Police received a call from a man calling on behalf of the victim, who recently moved to Brockville after coming to Canada from Syria. The caller reported that the 15 year old was at the library Sunday from 2-4pm and had a low battery on his phone. He placed the phone on the charging station at the library and when he returned a short time later it was gone. He then returned to his work station where he had been doing work on his computer only to discover it also had disappeared while he was searching for his phone.

The victim and the police attended to the library to confirm the area of the library where the theft took place. Investigators then reviewed the surveillance video and later identified the couple as the responsible persons. They were located and arrested in connection to the theft as well as breaching their bail conditions they had previously released on for previous charges and held in custody pending a bail hearing today.


Break and Enter

Officers were called to a house on Church Street yesterday morning after residents discovered their home had been broken into and ransacked.

At 9:30 yesterday morning Brockville Police were called to a Perth St residence when the owner returned to find that persons had entered the residence overnight while they were away. Drawers had been opened and the contents strewn on the floor and furniture overturned. During the time of the report the home owner was still compiling a list of items taken from the house.

Detective Paul Smith of the Forensic Identification Unit attended the residence and processed the scene for forensic and DNA evidence. The break-in remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service 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.


Disturbance outside the Buell St Bistro

Brockville Police were called to Buell Street in front of the Buell Street Bistro early last evening on a report of two men fighting in front of the restaurant.

At 6:05 pm officers responded in front of the restaurant and located a 73 year old and 41 year old man engaged in a physical altercation in front of the restaurant.

Investigation revealed the two had begun the argument inside the restaurant after one of them answered his cell phone inside. The argument continued outside the restaurant and out on the street when police were called.

Both men are now facing charges under the City’s fighting bylaw.