News Release – April 9 – 12, 2024

Follow-up Information Regarding the February 2nd Distraction Thefts

The Brockville Police Service released information for public awareness in regards to multiple distraction thefts that had occurred at Superstore, Food Basics and Giant Tiger on February 2, 2024. Photos of two out of three male suspects were posted to the public and other police services. There was concern that these suspects were involved in similar occurrences in other jurisdictions.

With the public’s assistance, and liaising with multiple other police agencies, one of the suspects was positively identified to be a 50-year-old, male, from Mississauga. He was located and arrested for other offences by the Hamilton Police Service and held in custody. The subject has since been returned to Brockville on April 5, 2024, to answer to charges of Theft Under $5,000.00. He was held in custody for a bail hearing and faces additional, similar charges in other jurisdictions.


Male Arrested for Weapons Offences

On April 11, 2024, at about 6:00pm, police received 911 calls reporting a male threatening people in the area of Cowan’s Dairy on Park St., with a knife. This is the second serious weapons call with concern for public safety in less than 2 weeks. The male was making threats towards people in the area and when they began to call police, he continued to threaten them while following the callers. Officers attended the area quickly, identified and engaged the 18-year-old, male. The officers made a gun point arrest and took him into custody. Once arrested, his despicable behaviour continued as he began urinating and throwing feces around the cell block area. It was learned that the subject was also on probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing for the offences of assault with a weapon, two counts of uttering threats, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, mischief under $5,000.00 and fail to comply with probation. Luckily, no one was injured in the incident, however, this type of interaction would be extremely scary for the victims and public involved.


Reported Disturbance Leads to Threats Charges

On April 9, 2024 , at about 5:15pm, police received a report of a subject making death threats towards an employee at the Quickie on William St. Investigation revealed that a 40-year-old, male had attended the convenience store where he was observed urinating just outside the store. The subject then entered the Quickie and yelled at the employee while threatening to “chop his head off.” He then proceeded to throw some items around the store and left. He was observed attending an address nearby and officers located and arrested the subject there. He was held for a bail hearing after being charged with uttering threats and causing a disturbance.   


Neighbour Dispute Leads to Charges

On April 10, 2024, at about 9:00am, police received a 911 call to an apartment building near Ormond St. and Central Ave., regarding a dispute. Investigation revealed that a 32-year-old, male and 32-year-old, female, attended to one of their neighbour’s units and engaged in an argument. The argument escalated to the point that the two subjects began to threaten one of the residents in the unit. Police located and arrested the two subjects responsible for the threats. They were held in custody for a bail hearing due to concerns for safety of the victim. Both the male and female subjects were charged with uttering threats.