Facebook Messages

The Brockville Police Service has received several complaints from women in the Brockville area who have been contacted by an adult male over Facebook on the pretext of selling something and then insisting on being added as a friend to further see their messages. The male subject then attempts to meet with the female in an arranged upon location or makes completely inappropriate comments to them over Facebook.

The Brockville Police Service reminds the community to practice internet safety. Please do not add persons as friends on Facebook unless you are completely comfortable with that individual. Keep in mind when you add someone as a friend on Facebook you potential make your friends profiles available as well. Please double check your security settings on Facebook and add the person to your blocked list if you feel uncomfortable.

A person of interest has been identified and the Brockville Police are investigating the incidents further. If you have been a victim or have questions concerns please contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127.

Fatal Accident – Pearl St

On April 13th, 2014 at 3:50 pm emergency services personnel attended to the area of Pearl St West at John St. for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. A 70 year old female was struck by a vehicle backing up. As a result of the collision the female succumbed to her injuries. The investigation is still ongoing. The name of the victim will not be released at this time.

Break and Enter

During the late evening of April 12, 2014 a neighbor called police regarding a break and enter in progress at Manoll

Law Day

Guilty? Not Guilty? Hard to Say!

Brockville Collegiate and Thousand Islands law students will come to grips with the reality of the criminal justice system in a mock trial where student, Crystal Carr, faces a lengthy term of imprisonment for trafficking in the outlawed drug of heroin. The student jury will be faced with difficult issues of witness credibility, which will point them to their verdict.

Stephanie Goffin-Boyd and Jennifer O

Shoplifting

On April 9, 2014 a Walmart loss prevention officer watched as a male customer selected numerous items in Walmart, then leaving the store making no attempt to pay for the merchandise. The loss prevention officer was able to apprehend the suspect and police were notified at 6:45 p.m. The merchandise had a value of over $100. The 46 year old Prescott man was charged with theft and released with a future court date.

Surprise Guest

A James Street East family was awakened by their barking dogs at 3:08 a.m. on April 10, 2014. While investigating the cause of the barking a male youth was located sleeping on the porch of the home. Police were called and escorted the extremely intoxicated youth home to his mother. No charges were laid.

Jail and Bail

On April 10th 2014 the Brockville Police in cooperation with Brockville and Area Special Olympics, Crimestoppers, Upper Canada District School Board, Catholic District School Board and Riverside Ford will be reviving the Jail and Bail fundraiser. Bill Loshaw, Don Lewis, John Healy, Scot Birnie and Andy Wheeler will be arrested and lodged in a cell at the 1000 Island Mall (near SEARS). They will be required to raise bail funds in order to be released from custody. The event starts at noon and the cell is expected to be filled by 1 pm. Please drop by the mall between 1 pm and 3 pm and support this cause. Both Crimestoppers and Special Olympics will have information booths set up in order to draw attention and awareness to their role in our community.

Assisting in the arrests will be a surprise Chief for Day. She will also become the judge deciding who stays and who is released!

Arrests will be made as follows:(give or take with the time)
12:15 pm BCI
12:30 pm Riverside Ford
12:45 pm St. Mary High Schools
12:55 pm TISS
It is anticipated that Andy Wheeler will be located wandering a street somewhere in the City!

We hope you can get out to this great event!

Theft

Sometime during the 6th to the 8th of April, 2014 unknown suspects entered a pickup truck parked, unattended on Schofield Avenue. Sixty to seventy dollars of change was stolen. An oxygen bottle in the truck was emptied. The truck had been left unlocked at the time, it was not damaged.

Police remind the public that with nicer weather on the way these types of thefts tend to increase. Please keep your vehicles locked as a deterrent.

Disturbance on Bartholomew Street

On the 7th of April 2014 at 12:30 pm the Brockville Police responded to a complaint of a disturbance at a residence on Bartholomew Street. Two adult males aged 18 and 20 were armed with a machete and a hatchet and threatening the occupants of the residence.

Upon officers arrival the two accused males were located inside the residence and placed under arrest for uttering threats and a number of assault and weapons offences. They are scheduled to appear in court later today for a bail hearing.

Two hatchet type weapons and a machete were recovered by police at the scene. A male occupant of the residence suffered minor injuries as a result of the altercation.