The Brockville Police Service is receiving an increased number of calls regarding potential scams operating in the area both by phone and over the internet. In most cases the person receiving the call is asked to provide the caller or sender with some personal information. This may include a social insurance number, banking information, or ages and number of people living in your house. Some local scams in the area include pitches for investment opportunities or verification of your personal identity from a financial institution. If you are contacted over email the scammer may also provide a link in the email to go to.
Residents are reminded to never provide personal information over the phone to someone you do not know. If you have questions about the validity of the caller, please contact the local office, bank or institution. If contacted by email or text message, please do not open links from senders you do not know, and just delete the message.
You can also check for the most recent scams at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at
Brockville Police arrested four adults yesterday as a result of outstanding arrest warrants being executed.
A 60-year-old Brockville man was arrested yesterday morning just before the lunch hour at a local coffee shop after staff called and asked that he be removed. A check revealed the man had two outstanding warrants for an arrest in September and later failing to show at his scheduled court date, and for a December incident for which he had yet to be located. He was taken into custody and later released with several conditions
At approximately 1:30 p.m. officers on patrol spotted a 38-year-old Brockville woman outside a local convenience store who had outstanding warrants after she failed to appear in court in January on charges stemming from a November arrest for theft. She will appear later today in court for a bail hearing.
A 47-year-old man was arrested yesterday afternoon is Ottawa as a result of a warrant held by the Brockville Police for a July 2018 incident. The male was scheduled to appear in Brockville court for his trial on February 7th in relation to the incident, and failed to show in court on that date and a warrant was issued. Members of the Brockville Police Service attended Ottawa and conveyed the accused back to Brockville where he will appear for a bail hearing today.
Early this morning, officers while on patrol spotted a male who appeared to quickly hide from them as he saw the police car approach. A short time later officers saw this same individual and were able to stop him and learned he too, had outstanding warrants and just after 5 a.m. he was arrested on the strength of the warrant. Upon searching the 36 year old man officers located a knife on him. They also learned he was breaching the conditions of his probation and release orders.