News Release August 5 – 9, 2023

Impaired Driving

On August 5, 2023 at about 2:15am, police were on an unrelated investigation downtown in the area of King St. W and John St. While there a pickup truck and motorcycle were observed leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The motorcycle was stopped and found to not having functioning brake lights. The operator of the motorcycle was a 27-year-old, male. A breath demand was given and the male failed the roadside breath test. He was arrested and when searched, officers located brass knuckles in the male’s possession. During this event, the pickup truck that had taken off at a high rate of speed previously, had passed by the officers’ multiple times while conducting the breath tests. The truck was stopped and the operator was found to be a 48-year-old, male. Investigation led to the officer making a breath test demand and the 48-year-old, male, failed the breath test as well. Both males were taken for further testing. It was confirmed that the 48-year-old, male, was operating the vehicle at the “Alert” level, resulting in a three-day licence suspension and a separate traffic ticket. The 27-year-old, male, was confirmed to be operating the vehicle while over the legal limit. His motorcycle was impounded, licence suspended and charged with operation while impaired, operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80mg, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose and multiple traffic related offences. He was released with conditions and a future court date.


On August 6, 2023 at about 5:30pm, police received a complaint regarding a theft at Walmart on Parkedale Ave. Police identified the suspect to be a 53-year-old, male. He had attended the store an stole an electric lawn mower valued at $315. He was located shortly after and a and placed under arrest for theft. The item was recovered and returned to Walmart. Investigation revealed that the male also had a warrant for his arrest for fail to attend court in relation to a separate theft charge from earlier this year. He was held in custody for a bail hearing in relation to the warrant and his new charge of theft under $5,000.00.


Male Arrested for Damaging the Brockville Police Station

On August 8, 2023 at about 12:15pm, a 41-year-old, male, attended to the Brockville Police Service and without any warning, placed a rock in a sock and proceeded to smash multiple windows at the front of the police station. On his final targeted window, the rock was thrown through the window and damaged other property inside. Officers quickly responded and confronted the male on the front lawn. He was stopped and taken into custody. The total value of the damage is not yet known but is estimated to be several thousand dollars. The male, who is a member of our homeless community, was held in custody for a bail hearing.       


Male Arrested After a Family Dispute

On August 9, 2023 at about 3:15am, police received a call to attend a residence on Church St., in relation to a family dispute. Investigation revealed a 37-year-old, male, had been drinking and engaged in an argument with his wife and two teenage children. During the argument, the male proceeded to damage his wife’s cell phone. He had shoved his wife and when his children attempted to intervene, he shoved his daughter and struck his son in the face. He then took his wife’s identification and fled the residence as police were notified. All injuries are described as non-life-threatening. A short time later, the male was contacted and then turned himself into police. He was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing and charged with three counts of assault, mischief under $5,000.00 and possession of an identity document.