Dangerous Driving / Harassment:
On the 23rd of May at 7:20 PM the Brockville Police Service received several traffic complaints about a Red Dodge SUV driving at a high rate of speed and failing to stop for traffic signals. The initial complainant described the driving behavior as “trying to run me off the road”. Several more calls were received about the vehicle with various locations given. Concerned for her own safety the complainant/victim attended the station. The complainant advised police that the driver was an ex-boyfriend. The vehicle was eventually located on King Street West at St. Lawrence Park where police arrested a 26-year-old Brockville resident for harassment and dangerous driving. The male was released with a future court date.
On May 22nd shortly before 4:00 PM the Brockville Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the center of the city. Officers arrived at the residence and arrested a 35-year-old female for assaulting her husband. The male suffered minor injuries. The accused was charged and released with a future court date.
911 call for help:
On the 20th of May at 5:00 AM a 46 year old male called 911 for assistance reporting he had been chased by unknown parties and had fallen off a cliff. The male stated that he was unable to climb out and needed assistance. He could not provide an accurate location, but described his surroundings. The male was located at the Lafarge Pit off of Highway 2 East. Firefighters were called to assist and used a ladder so the male could climb out of the pit. The male was arrested at the scene as he had a warrant for his arrest from the Ontario Provincial Police. He was turned over to the OPP after being treated for minor injuries.
On the 20th of May at 6:20 PM, the Brockville Police responded to a neighbour dispute on MacOdrum Drive. A 26-year-old male was arrested as a result of the incident and charged with causing a disturbance. He was released from custody with a future court date.
A traffic stop led to several criminal charges on the 20th of May at 11:37 PM. Officers conducted a traffic stop on Stewart Blvd. near Front Avenue. An unlicensed 23-year-old male driver and a 37-year-old male passenger occupied the vehicle. As result of the stop, both subjects were arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance. A search incident to arrest led to charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and possession of a prohibited weapon (stun gun). The subjects were also in possession of a replica handgun. They will appear in court at a later to answer to the charges.
Weekend Road Safety:
On Friday May 21st an officer was dedicated to traffic enforcement. That officer laid 17 charges for speeding and improper exhausts. He also had time to help a stranded motorist, pushing their broken down vehicle off the roadway.
On Saturday afternoon May 22nd from two officers were dedicated to bike patrol with their focus on the downtown core for traffic and community patrols along the bike paths. Those officers issued fines for seat belts, drive with hand held communication devices and driving without any insurance. They also charged one person for having open alcohol in a public place.