News Release – September 26 – 27, 2023

Arrest Made After a Break and Enter

On September 27, 2023, at about 6:30pm, police received a call regarding an unknown person entering a residence in the area of Swiftwaters Rd. The suspect entered through the garage and into the home, where they were confronted by the home owner. This startled the suspect and they attempted to leave. Moments later, officers arrived on scene and arrested the suspect who was identified as a 34-year-old, male, who was intoxicated. He was held in custody until sober and released on conditions after being charged with break and enter.


Impaired Driving

On September 26, 2023, at about 8:30pm, police received a call regarding a male operating a vehicle on the train tracks in the area of Ormond St. Officers arrived and located the vehicle parked on the tracks between Ormond St. and Park St. There was a 30-year-old, male, alone in the vehicle. Investigation revealed that the male was intoxicated and officer’s had concern for his well-being, as he was parked on the tracks. He was placed under arrest for impaired operation and taken for further testing. Once testing was complete, it was confirmed that he was impaired by alcohol. His vehicle was impounded, driver’s licence suspended and charged with impaired operation and impaired operation – blood alcohol over 80mg.   

Special Statement

We are aware of the concerns, from many in our community, about alleged assaults, described as sexual in nature. We are attentive to these concerns from our community and take investigations of this nature seriously. Thus far, we do not have evidence or information to believe that any public safety messaging is necessary. We are sensitive to victims of crime and as always, we encourage anyone with information to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The Brockville Police would like to remind everyone that it’s always important to take proper precaution and make decisions to promote your personal safety. Here are some suggestions to keep in mind, no matter where you are:

  • If walking at night; try to walk in pairs or groups.
  • If walking at night; try to take routes that are lit and populated.
  • Carry a flashlight and cell phone.
  • Consider carrying a whistle or personal alarm device to attract attention, in the event of an emergency.

Public Safety is the number one priority of the Brockville Police Service. We strive for this security with the partnerships in our community.    

News Release – September 23 – 25, 2023

Theft of Tools from Building

On September 23, 2023, police received information about a break and enter to the old Black and Decker building on Central Ave., which, had some property stolen. It was found that the building had been entered overnight on September 22nd, where two air compressors were taken.  Police were involved with a 48-year-old, male, earlier the same night and had information about him that identified him to be a suspect of the incident. Further investigation revealed that the male in question was found to have been in possession of the stolen property from the building. That suspect was located and arrested on the night of September 23rd and charged with possession of stolen property and fail to comply with probation. He was released with a future court date.


Male Arrested after Causing a Disturbance and Obstructing Police Performing Duties

On September 24, 2023, at about 9:00am, police were in the area of Bartholomew St., investigating a motor vehicle collision. During the investigation, a 22-year-old, male, who was a family member of individuals involved in the collision, attended the scene. Once he arrived he began walking through the scene of the collision, berating officers, threatening one of the involved drivers and causing issues interfering with traffic control. Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation, however, the male only became more agitated. Due to the disruption and interference with officers’ duties, the male had to be placed under arrest. He was taken to Brockville Police Service where his behaviour continued. He was held for bail and charged with obstruct police, causing a disturbance, fail to comply with probation and uttering threats to cause harm.    


Domestic Disturbance

On September 25, 2023, at about 12:00am, police received a call to attend a residence on Abbott St., in regards to a domestic dispute. Investigation revealed that a 39-year-old, male, was involved in an argument with his girlfriend. The argument escalated and the male had damaged property in the residence, choked her, threw her on the floor and a struck her with a broom stick. The male had fled just prior to police arrival, but officers quickly located the male in a nearby area. He was arrested for assault with a weapon, two counts of assault, overcome resistance by attempting to choke, mischief under $5,000.00 and fail to comply with probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. The female received non-life-threatening injuries. 

News Release – September 16 – 22, 2023

Police Memorial Ride To Remember and Run To Remember

Today, Police officers from across the Province will be coming to Brockville as they honour all of our fallen heroes in policing. We will be welcoming those who are paying their respects as they take part in the Canadian Police Memorial Ride To Remember and Run To Remember. There will be a ceremony held at Court House Sq., this afternoon at approximately 5:30pm. Please,  come remember with us.


Robbery Investigation Leads to an Arrest

On September 20, 2023, at about 9:00am, police received a report of a robbery, that took place in the area of the Metro grocery store, on King St. W. It was learned that an unknown male had approached a female in the parking lot, wearing a disguise consisting of a wig and sunglasses. The suspect proceeded to forcibly take the victim’s purse from her while she was carrying it. The suspect fled the area and discarded some of the items used in the disguise. Shortly after, further information was received that the victim’s banking cards were being used at other locations. From that, officers discovered a better description of the suspect, which led to his identity. At about 5:00pm, officers located the suspect in the downtown area and identified him to be a 26-year-old, male. He was arrested and held for bail for the offences of robbery, disguise with intent, possession of a credit card and fail to comply with probation.


Weapons Call

On September 16, 2023, at about 7:00am, police received a call to attend the area of the LCBO on King St. W., in relation to a male believed to be in possession of a gun and yelling. Officers quickly responded to the area and located the suspect in question. He was identified to be a 20-year-old, male. He did have a holster containing a hand BB gun around his torso. He was arrested and safely taken into custody. Investigation revealed that he was in some type of verbal altercation, before police arrival. However, the other involved individual was undetermined. It was also believed that, at one point, the suspect had the BB gun out of the holster causing additional concern to witnesses. The male was charged with possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose and held in custody for a bail hearing.   


Break and Enter and Home Owner Assaulted

On September 16, 2023, at about 7:30am, police received a call regarding a 24-year-old, male, who entered a residence on Wall St., looking for an individual. While the suspect was in the residence, he assaulted the one of the residents by punching them and threatening harm. The suspect left the and approximately an hour later, police learned that the same suspect had assaulted a stranger in the area of King St. W. The two victims in these incidents suffered non-life-threatening injuries. As police were investigating these incidents, reports were received of the suspect attending back to the residence on Wall St. Officers quickly responded and arrested the male after he attempted to flee. After reviewing the facts of both incidents, he was held in custody for a bail hearing on the following charges; break and enter, two counts of assault, uttering threats and four counts of fail to comply with probation.  

Fire Investigation Update

Fire Investigation Update

The Brockville Police Service would like to announce that the three outstanding residents of the building who were unaccounted for have all been located and are safe. All known occupants of the building are now accounted for.

We are continuing to ask for everyone’s patience and to avoid the area as investigators work on gathering important information.

Fire Investigation – Corner of Perth & Brock Streets

Fire Investigation

At approximately 3:00am this morning, Brockville Fire, Brockville Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to an active structure fire in the area of Perth Street and Brock Street. At this time, one occupant of the building has been confirmed deceased. Police are still attempting to locate and speak with three other residents of the building. Personal details of the deceased are not being disclosed at this time in respect of their family.

The investigation is ongoing and involves The Brockville Police Service, The Brockville Fire Department, The Office of the Fire Marshall and the Office of the Chief Coroner. Unfortunately, as we know, fire investigations are complex. Police are asking that the public remain clear of the area while the investigation is underway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 extension 0. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS)8477.

Career Opportunity – Special Constable (Part-time)

Part Time Special Constable

The Brockville Police Service is currently seeking applications for part time Special Constables, who will be responsible primarily for prisoner control and court security functions. 

To be considered for this position the applicant must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Possess a secondary school diploma or higher;
  • Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position;
  • Successfully pass a security clearance and background investigation;
  • Possess a valid Ontario Drivers Licence;
  • Possess a valid First Aid and CPR certificate prior to commencement of employment;
  • Be able to recognize priorities, multitask and work within deadlines;
  • Must be able to meet the Ministry of the Solicitor General’s requirements for a Special Constable including being of good moral character and habits and have no criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted; and
  • Must provide proof of COVID vaccination prior to employment


  • Searching, guarding, controlling, caring for and transporting prisoners including youth within and outside the jurisdictions of the Brockville Police Service;
  • On-call monitoring of police prisoner cells;
  • Providing security and access screening to court facilities and courtrooms;
  • Service of legal documents and execution of warrants and other court orders;
  • Searching, evicting, arresting, or prohibiting entry to any persons deemed to be a threat public safety and/or the safety of the courts;
  • Providing security at crime scenes;
  • Obtaining DNA samples from persons as ordered by the Courts;
  • Attending all related training as required; and
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Experience working within police, corrections or court environments, and with Records Managements systems will be considered an asset. 

Successful candidates will be subjected to a comprehensive background check.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter to the following address on or before Noon EST, Friday, October 6th, 2023.

Deputy Chief Andrew Harvie
Brockville Police Service
2269 Parkedale Avenue
Brockville, ON
K6V 3G9


Or email to

We would like to thank you for your interest in the Brockville Police Service and only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.