Foot pursuit leads to arrest for Theft and Outstanding Warrants
A 19 year old Brockville man is in custody this morning following a short foot pursuit late yesterday afternoon on Edgewood Avenue.
A citizen flagged down a Brockville Police vehicle in the area of Ormond Street and Edgewood Avenue reporting he observed a suspect riding a bicycle he had just reported stolen to the police and pointed out the male. Officers responding recognized the male and knew of several outstanding warrants for him and the foot pursuit began and continued through several back yards and over fences and sheds before he was eventually arrested.
The 19 year old man now faces charges of Possession of Stolen Property, in addition to the outstanding warrants he faces for Breach his Probation order and violating his release conditions. He will be appearing in Brockville court this afternoon for a Bail Hearing.
Police Week Activities
This morning a Brockville Police Services Community Volunteer will be visiting elementary schools in his uniform performing for the children and singing songs in conjunction with the Canada 150 celebration.
This afternoon, Brockville Police Services members will be meeting with our community justice partners to discuss issues which may arise during the court process locally.
Lock it or Lose It
As the nicer weather and long weekend approaches, people will be travelling, visiting friends and family and be out later in the evening.
The Brockville Police Service would like to pass on a few safety tips to protect yourself from being a victim of theft from your vehicle.
Always lock all doors to your vehicle and remove all of your valuables from inside the vehicle which may be attractive to would be thieves. Place all recently purchased merchandise out of view from would be thieves and preferably inside. Completely close all car windows and park your vehicle in well-lit and high traffic areas. By applying these simple tips your risk of theft would decrease dramatically