While on patrol in the downtown area early yesterday afternoon officers were flagged down by a pedestrian and advised of a possible domestic disturbance taking place at a King Street residence.
At approximately 1:40 p.m. officers driving in the downtown were stopped by a citizen who could hear yelling from a residence she had passed. Officers then responded to the residence and were met at the door by 38 year old woman who was upset, and told officers she had been in an argument with a boyfriend but provide little details to investigators. Short time later officers were able to locate a 42 year old male who was the other person involved and spoke to him who gave his version of the events which differed from the woman’s version.
At this time the incident remains under investigation.
Door to Door Sales
Just after 7 p.m. Brockville Police received a called from a resident in the Bramshot Avenue/ Ormond Street area of two males going door to door representing an Energy Sales Company and asking to see the homeowner’s thermostat.
Officers on patrol at the time attended to the area and were unable to locate the men fitting the description provided by the caller.
Area residents are reminded to be cautious of door to door sales persons. Ask for photo identification and get the name of the company they represent. Never share any personal information of provide them with bills or copies and always research before you sign any contract.
Residents are also reminded that in Ontario, customers have a 10 day cooling off period in which if a contract is signed the contract can be cancelled for any reason within that period. As well, residents of the City of Brockville have a by-law regarding door to door sales persons and the requirement to notify the City they are operating door to door.