News Release – April 20 – 21, 2023


Brockville Arts Centre Incident

The second and final youth identified to be involved in the “Orbeez challenge” incident that occurred on April 14th, at the Brockville Arts Centre, has been arrested and charged with three counts of assault with a weapon. The youth was released with a future court appearance date.

The Brockville Police Service would like to thank everyone who was supportive, became involved and assisted police in bringing this investigation to its conclusion. We are appreciative and believe it’s important that community members assist police in resolving community problems. 



On April 21, 2023 at about 2:45AM, an officer from the Brockville Police Service performed a motor vehicle stop in the area of Central Ave. The stop was made to check the driver’s sobriety, due to concerns for the way the vehicle was being operated. Upon the stop, a 63-year-old male, was identified to be the driver. A roadside breath test was administered, which, resulted in a fail. The male was placed under arrest and escorted to police headquarters for further testing. There, it was confirmed that the male was operating with over twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. His vehicle was impounded and driver’s licence suspended. Once sober, he was released with a court appearance date for the offences of impaired operation and operation with blood alcohol concentration over 80mgs.