News Release – April 12 – 15, 2024

Fire Investigation

An investigation is underway regarding another fire at 122 Brock St., on April 14, 2024. Reports of the fire were received at about 9:30pm. The Brockville Fire Department responded quickly to the scene and kept the fire contained and eventually, extinguished. The Ontario Fire Marshal is not involved, but police believe this to be suspicious and continue to work on identifying the suspect(s). No one was injured in the incident. We are asking the public to review their security or doorbell cameras for any possible suspect footage within the area. You can report any information to us at 613-342-0127. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Intimate Partner Violence

On April 14, 2024, at about 8:00pm, police received a report of an assault that had taken place between a couple on George St. Investigation revealed that a 37-year-old, male was engaged in a dispute with his younger girlfriend. It escalated when the male threatened to harm the female and began choking the female. He choked her to the point of where it was described that she was losing consciousness, twice. Police eventually located the male subject and he was placed under arrest. The female suffered non-life-threatening injuries in this scary incident. He was held in custody for a bail hearing for the offences of assault, assault cause bodily harm, uttering threats, forcible confinement and breach of recognizance.



On April 13, 2024, at about 7:15pm, police received a call regarding a male walking up the middle of the street obstructing traffic and possibly had struck vehicles. Police attended and located a 44-year-old, male subject, matching the description. It was discovered that he was on a probation order and under the influence of drugs. He was arrested and due to his intoxication level, he was held in custody until safe to release. Police did not identify any damaged property. The male subject was charged with failing to comply with probation and causing a disturbance.


Male Arrested After Multiple Dangerous Driving Incidents

On April 12, 2024, a wanted male was located and arrested regarding repeated occurrences of putting the public at risk with dangerous driving incidents. Police were aware of the accused 18-year-old, male, who operates a copper coloured, Mitsubishi brand, vehicle. He was already on release order with bail conditions for dangerous driving incidents, where he failed to stop for police.

On March 17, 2024, at about 2:00am, police identified the male operating the vehicle downtown on Water St. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed. Later, on April 12, 2024, at about 10:00am, police observed the male operating his vehicle again, on King St. When officers attempted to stop him, he again fled at speeds up to 130km/h in the downtown area, weaving through traffic and lanes.

Officers were monitoring the area and a short time later, observed the suspect vehicle parked on Apple St., in the area of his residence. While officers were surveilling the area, the male subject was observed walking towards the vehicle. Officers reacted quickly and placed him under arrest. The male subject did resist the arrest, however, police quickly gained control.

This young male has been operating his vehicle dangerously in the community and also fleeing from police on multiple occasions. Even though he had already been charged and placed on bail conditions for similar, multiple counts of dangerous driving and flight from police, he was held in custody again for a bail hearing. This time the total list of new charges are two counts of flight from police, two counts of fail to comply with release order (bail), dangerous driving and resist peace officer. He was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with drive motor vehicle – perform stunt and Class G1 licence holder – unaccompanied by qualified driver.