November 8 – 9, 2021 News Release

Stolen Vehicle

Police are currently investigating a stolen vehicle on the morning of November 8, 2021 from a North end apartment complex.  The vehicle is described as a brown 1991 Ford Thunderbird with an Ontario license plate CTKY 531.  The Brockville Police Service ask that they be contacted if you have any information on this case. 

 

Shoplift

On November 8, 2021 at approximately 3:00pm Brockville Police officers assisted a Loss Prevention Officer by taking a 37 year old female into custody for a theft at a Parkedale Avenue business.  The accused was released from custody and is to appear in court at a later date on charges of Theft Under $5000 and Fail to Comply with Probation.

Closure of 206 King Street West, Brockville

On Friday November 5th, 2021 Emergency Services personnel from the City of Brockville, Brockville Fire Department and the Brockville Police Service removed residents from 206 King Street West after numerous safety concerns were brought to the attention of City staff. Other agencies including staff from the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville attended to provide transitional supports.  

The City of Brockville, Brockville Fire and Police has for several months, received complaints about the conditions inside of the apartment complex at this building. As a result of these complaints the City Building Department and Fire Prevention office of the Brockville Fire Department attempted to work with the building owner since early summer,  to make improvements addressing the building and fire safety concerns brought forward by the complainants. On Wednesday November 3, 2021, members of the Brockville Police Service entered the building on a separate investigation and were so concerned about the safety of the building, they contacted both the Fire and Building Departments to attend and inspect the premises, which they did.

Due to the condition of the building at 206 King Street West, a decision was made to remove the residents from the building immediately under the authority of the Fire Prevention and Protection Act and the building posed an immediate danger to the safety of the residents and the neighbouring buildings. With the assistance of other emergency personnel, residents were asked to gather up personal belongings and other essentials to take with them for a few days. They were then escorted from the building to meet with staff from the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville who provided them with temporary emergency housing, transportation to the emergency housing facility and food vouchers.

The building is to remain closed until procedural steps outlined in the Order to Remedy Unsafe Building issued by the Chief Building Official have been complied with and the building is rendered safe for occupancy.

Emergency Services continue to work with the residents of 206 King Street West to retrieve their belongings. Also, staff at the United Counties continue to work with residents to find alternative and more permanent housing options.

 

November 5 – 8, 2021 News Release

Impaired Driver

On November 5, 2021 police responded to a motor vehicle collision at a North end business located on Parkedale Avenue.  The 65 year old operator of one of the vehicles was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and was placed under arrest for impaired driving.  The accused later refused to cooperate with providing samples of his breath and was charged with impaired operation as well as refusal to comply with the breath demand.   

 

Domestic Dispute

On the evening of November 6, 2021 a 24 year old man attended the residence of his ex-girlfriend in contravention of his court order.  A physical altercation took place at the residence leading to further charges of assault, fail to comply with probation x3 and fail to comply with a Release Order.  The accused was apprehended by police and held in custody for a bail hearing.   

November 4, 2021 News Release

Single Vehicle Motor Vehicle Collision

 

On this date, at approximately 06:00 a.m. a transport trailer had struck a hydro line in a private lot causing damage to a transformer in the area of Parkedale and Windsor Drive.  Power was lost to the area however, Hydro crews attended to make necessary repairs.  It is noted that Brockville Fire Department was on scene and a portion of the roadway closed to traffic while necessary repairs were conducted.

There were no injuries as a result of the incident.

November 3, 2021 News Release

Warrant – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

On this date, Police including Brockville’s Drugs and Intelligence Unit, Emergency Response Team assisted by the Ontario Provincial Police Community Street Crime Unit executed a search warrant pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act on an apartment at 206 King Street West in the City of Brockville.

The search yielded quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription medications all seized as part of the investigation.

A 46-year-old female has been arrested and held for a bail hearing on 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The Brockville Fire Department and members of the City’s Property Standards office also attended the address to conduct parallel investigations addressing any safety concerns that may exist. 

Investigations continue into ongoing complaints surrounding this address.

November 1 – 2, 2021 News Release

Fail to Comply with Probation

On November 1, 2021, a 30-year-old man had attended a residence in contravention of his court ordered probation.  Police arrested the man, without incident, for failing to comply with the condition of his probation order.  The man was released on an appearance notice with a future court date.

 

Warrants

On November 1, 2021, members of the Brockville Police Service attended to a south end residence for an unrelated matter.  During the investigation, it was discovered that one of the parties had an outstanding warrant for their arrest held by the Kingston Police.  The 20 year old man was consequently arrested on the authority of the warrant.  Members of the Kingston Police Service subsequently attended and returned the man to Kingston in order that he address the outstanding matter.

 

October 30 – November 1, 2021 News Release

Fraud and Drugs

On October 30, 2021, officers arrested a 39-year-old male for an outstanding fraud offence.  A search of the subject incident to arrest revealed him to be in possession of crystal meth, cocaine and brass knuckles.  The accused was released on an undertaking with a future court date.

 

Domestic Dispute

On October 31, 2021, police responded to a domestic dispute in progress in the City’s south end.  The investigation resulted in a 31 year old female being arrested for numerous offences including assault, mischief and criminal harassment.  The accused was released on an undertaking with a future court date.

 

Halloween – R.I.D.E.

 The Brockville Police Service conducted a R.I.D.E. program and pleased to report no criminal charges for impaired driving.  A total of 5 drivers were issued warnings for various highway traffic act offences.

No serious concerns related to Halloween were reported to this service.

 

Appointment of Deputy Chief Harvie

The Brockville Police Services Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Harvie as Deputy Chief of Police effective November 1, 2021.

Deputy Chief Harvie began his career in 1998 with the Toronto Police Service. He moved to Brockville in January of 2001 and worked the bulk of his career in uniform.  During his tenure as a constable, he served in Criminal Investigations, Emergency Response Team and as a police instructor.  He was promoted to rank of Sergeant in 2009 and to Staff Sergeant in 2018.

He was born and raised in Montreal and moved to Russell, Ontario in 1979.  He spent two years living in Saudi Arabia and returned to Russell in 1986.  He attended Algonquin College and obtained a diploma in Law and Security Administration.  He has served in the Canadian Primary Reserves with the Governor General Foot Guards and has worked as a correctional officer for both the federal and provincial system. Andrew has received extensive training through the Ontario Police College.  Deputy Chief Harvie is a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP).

Deputy Chief Harvie is a valuable member who has displayed dedication to the Service and the Community. The Board looks forward to working with him as he assumes his new role.

October 25 – 29, 2021 News Release

Fraud Investigation

The Brockville Police Service has received multiple complaints regarding a local landscaping company. Parties have made substantial down payments for proposed work that is not completed. If you have provided a down payment to a local landscaping company and the agreed upon work was not completed, please contact Detective Constable Jamie Garvin at 613-342-0127, EXT 4248.

 

The Brockville Police Service would like to remind the residents of Brockville to remain vigilant when hiring companies they have not previously used. Reputable businesses can often provide references and examples of work previously done.  Websites such as the Better Business Bureau are also able to offer valuable insight to prospective customers.

 

Mischief

October 25, 2021 at 9:28 AM, the Brockville Police Service responded to a suspicious fire inside the public washrooms at Hardy Park.  There was minimal damage in relation to the fire and the occurrence is still under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Cst. Knezevic at 613-342-0127 ext. 6106 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

Warrants

October 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM, officers arrested a 26-year-old Ottawa resident when she was located in the area of Pearl Street East and Ormond Street.  Her probation officer had issued a warrant for her arrest for failing to comply with one of her conditions.  She was arrested without incident and issued a court date to answer to the charge.

 

Theft/Warrants

October 25, 2021 at 4:19 PM, officer were called to the Metro on King Street West for reports of a shoplifter.  A 35-year-old Brockville woman was arrested by the loss prevention officer for shoplifting, but when officers arrived they discovered that she had a warrant for her arrest for failing to attend court.  She was arrested for the warrant and held in custody for a bail hearing.  She was not charged for the theft.

 

Shoplifting

October 27, 2021 at 5:24 PM, officers responded to Canadian Tire on Parkedale Avenue for reports of a shoplifter.  A 49-year-old male was arrested by the loss prevention officer at the store and turned over to police.  Officer continued the arrest and charged the male for theft under $5000.  He was released at the scene with a future court date.

 

Shoplifting

October 28, 2021 at 12:14 PM, the Brockville Police Service received a call of a shoplifter that had broken away from the loss prevention officer at Canadian Tire.  The male left in an east bound direction on Parkedale Avenue heading towards the police service.  He was arrested as he approached the station for the offence of theft.  He was later released with a court date to answer to the charge of theft under $5000.

 

Regular Board Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1:30 pm