News Release – March 15-17, 2024

Weekend Overview

It was another busy weekend for the Brockville Police Service with as we received 112 calls for service. This resulted in eight arrests, three apprehensions, 16 Criminal Code charges and seven traffic charges. Below are just a few of the details.


Dispute Leads to Assault

On March 17, 2024, at about 2:45am, police received a call regarding a disturbance at a residence on Perth St. Investigation revealed that there was an altercation that had taken place a short time previous at The Bar, on King St. W. At that time, the altercation was mainly between two females, however, it dissolved and all involved individuals left the area. Shortly after, the 31-year-old, female, involved in the original confrontation attended the residence of the second female. While there, another dispute took place that escalated and the 31-year-old, female assaulted the other at her residence. She was placed under arrest for assault and held in custody until sober. She was released on conditions with a future court date.


Impaired Driving

On March 17, 2024, at about 4:00pm, a 38-year-old, male was operating his vehicle in the area of Ormond St. The officer recognized this male and was aware that his driver’s licence was currently under suspension. The officer stopped the vehicle and noticed that the subject had been drinking. A roadside breath sample was taken and the test resulted in a fail. He was arrested and taken for further testing that confirmed he was operating over the legal limit. This is the third arrest for impaired driving since November 2023. As a result, he was charged with operation while impaired, operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80mg and drive while under suspension. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.


Repeated Behaviour Leads to Harassment   

On March 17, 2024, at about 3:30pm, police received a report of a 49-year-old, male who has been harassing a female. Investigation revealed a long history of similar type behaviour from the male subject. On the reported date, the male had observed the female in Brockville and began to follow and watch her. He continually passed by and made his presence known at her location. This behaviour, along with other history determined that the male would be charged. Later that day he was arrested and held for a bail hearing for the offence of criminal harassment.   


Panhandling and Disturbing Customers Leads to Arrest

On March 16, 2024, at about 12:30pm, police received a call regarding a 30-year-old, male who was harassing customers at Giant Tiger on Park St., by confronting them and asking for money.   Staff requested the male leave the property, however, he refused. Officers arrived and investigation revealed that the male was in Brockville visiting family form Maryland, U.S. He was then asked by the officers to leave the property but he continued to refuse. He was then advised he was being placed under arrest and he began to resist. A struggle ensued which resulted in one officer getting kicked by the subject in the back. The male was taken into custody and controlled. Luckily, no one was seriously injured. The male was held in custody for a bail hearing for the offences of resist peace officer, assault peace officer and failing to leave a premise when directed under the Trespass to Property Act.