Missing Person Rebecca Neilson Update

Missing Person Rebecca Neilson

The missing person’s case of Rebecca Neilson is now a coroner’s investigation. 

On Sunday March 7th, community members banded together and organized a search of the area she was last known to have been.  Searchers located a deceased person shortly into their search.  The Brockville Police can confirm that the deceased subject was Rebecca Neilson.  The case has been turned over to the coroner’s office for a post mortem. 

On behalf of the Brockville Police Service I would like to offer my condolences to Rebecca’s family and friends for their loss.

March 5 – 8, 2021 News Release

Warrants

On March 7th at 1:55 PM officers on routine patrol on Buell St. observed a 29 year old male that was wanted on a bench warrant for failing to appear for court.  He was arrested without incident and issued a new court date.

Bail Violations

On March 8th at 2:06 AM a 33 year old male was arrested for failing to comply with a bail condition.  The male had failed to report to his bail supervision program as he was required.  The male was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing.

Breach of Probation

On March 6th at 11:09 AM a 45 year old male was arrested for breach of probation after he was located in an intoxicated state on Charles Street.  He was held in custody until sober and released with a new court date. 

At 4:44 AM on March 7th the same male was arrested for theft and breach of probation.  The male was arrested after a complaint of shoplifting from the Quickie on William Street.  He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Warrants

On March 5th at 3:00 PM a 29 year old male turned himself in to police for his bench warrant for failing to attend court.  He was charged and released from custody with a future court date.

 

March 4 – 5, 2021 News Release

Breach of Probation

On March 4th, 2021 at 11:37 AM officers were called to a Charles Street address for an unwanted guest.  A 45 year old male was at the residence in an intoxicated state.  The male was on a probation order not to be at the residence unless the owner had given him consent.  That consent could be revoked at any time.  The complainant had provided consent, but due to the male’s behaviour he called police wishing to revoke his consent and have the male removed.  The male was arrested and held in custody until sober.  He was later released unconditionally.

Domestic

On the 4th of March 2021 at 2:20 PM officers responded to domestic dispute at a residence in the center of the city.  A 33 year old male was arrested for assault, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm all on a 24 year old female victim.   The male was released from custody with a future court date.

Theft

On the 4th of March at 6:50 PM police were called to Dollarama on Parkedale Ave. for a shoplifting complaint.  The staff at the store provided a description of the suspect who was located hiding behind a dumpster. A 37 year old female was arrested for theft and also charged with breaching a probation order.  She was released from custody with a future court date.

Theft

On the 4th of March 2021 at 7:58 PM officers were called to Walmart for reports of a male suspect leaving the store with a cart load of merchandise.  A 50 year old male was arrested by police and charged with theft and breach of probation.

March 2 – 3, 2021 News Release

Pursuit

On March 2nd at 8:43 PM Brockville Police were contacted by “On Star” indicating that a stolen vehicle from Kingston was currently in Brockville.  “On Star” provided police with the vehicle’s location on Windsor Drive near Parkedale Ave.  Officers located the vehicle that was occupied by a young male driver and a female passenger.  Officers attempted to block the vehicle and conduct a traffic stop.  The vehicle sped away from police heading west bound on Parkedale Avenue, failing to stop at the traffic signals.  Due to the risk to the public, officers discontinued the pursuit. 

The vehicle was observed ramping on to Highway 401.  The Ontario Provincial Police were notified and “On Star” was patched over to their dispatch.  The OPP picked up the vehicle which was then remotely disabled by “On Star”.  A 14 year old suspect was taken into custody by the OPP.

February 28 – March 1, 2021 News Release

Warrants

On February 28, 2021 at 3:40 PM on officer on routine patrol in the area of King St. W. and Buell St. observed a male that was wanted for several criminal occurrences.  The officer arrested the 33 year old male without incident.  He was wanted for several thefts and fraud occurrences.  The male was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Impaired/refusal

On February 28th at 11:18 PM a 36 year old male was stopped for erratic driving on King Street West.  The vehicle had been observed fish tailing as it travelled down the highway.  The officer conducted a traffic stop and detected an odour of an alcoholic beverage on the driver.  The officer made a roadside demand for a sample of his breath.  The driver refused to provide the sample so he was charged accordingly with failing to provide a sample.  His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 7 days.  He will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge. 

Bail Violations

On February 27th at 7:23 PM police responded to a complaint for a disturbance at a residence on Brighton Cres.  Officers attend the residence a located the parties involved.  A 40 year old female was arrested as a result as she was on bail conditions not to communicate with a person that was present at the residence.  She was charged and released with a future court date.

Suspicious Person

On the 26th of February 2021 at 8:00 AM officers were called to the area of Church Street for a suspicious male who was described a eating a pencil and threatening people in the area. Officers located the 25 year old male and completed an investigation.  The male was charged with assault and failing to comply with probation.   The suspect had been involved in an altercation with a victim at the scene and was charged as a result.  He was released from police custody with a future court date.

Impaired Operation

A 25 year old male has been charged with impaired operation of a conveyance and drive with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol.  Officers were called to Court House Ave for a disturbance on the 26th of February at 10:54 PM.  A vehicle was stopped in the area and officers arrested the driver for impaired operation.  The driver subsequently failed a breath test and was charged accordingly.  He will appear in court at a later date.

Disturb the Peace

On the 27th of February at 1:02 AM officers responded to reports of a fight on King Street at John Street.  A 51 year old male was charged with threats and assault on a 55 year old male.  The two had been in an argument that became physical.  The accused was charged and released with a future court date.

Motor Vehicle Collision

A 27 year old male was charged with failing to stop at a red light after police responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of Parkedale and Stewart Blvd.  The sudden and heavy snow fall led to several accidents until the roads were cleared.  The collision caused the traffic signals to malfunction resulting in traffic delays. There were not of any injuries reported.

February 25 – 26, 2021 News Release

Warrants

On the 25th of February 2021 at 3:00 PM a 22 year old male was observed on Court House Avenue.  The officers had prior knowledge that this male had outstanding warrants for his arrest. The male attempted to flee on foot, but after a short foot pursuit and the assistance of a citizen he was arrested.  The male was held in custody for a bail hearing.

February 22, 2021 News Release

Theft

On the 22nd of February 2021 at 3:40 AM officers responded to an alarm at 26 Front Ave. West, the Hydro One lot.  Officers discovered that someone had entered the compound, but it is uncertain at this time if anything is missing.  Anyone with any information in relation to this occurrence is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

February 18 – 19, 2021 News Release

Drugs/traffic enforcement

On February 18th at 12:40 PM officers conducted a traffic stop on Stewart Blvd.  The driver of the vehicle was found to be in possession of unstamped tobacco and methamphetamine.  He was arrested and charged with being in possession of a controlled substance and possession of unmarked cigarettes.  He will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.

Bail violations

On the 19th of February at 20 minutes after midnight an officer on routine patrol located two subjects on Bartholomew Street.  A 22 year old female was arrested for breaching her release order by being with a 49 year old male that she was prohibited from associating with.  She was arrested without incident and held in custody for a bail hearing.

February 17 – 18, 2021 News Release

Warrants

A 36 year old male surrendered to police on February 17th for an outstanding warrant.  The male had been released for prior charges, but failed to comply with the conditions of his release.  A warrant was issued for his arrest.  When the male learned of the warrant he turned himself in to officers and was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Warrants/traffic offences

On February 18, 2021 at 3:20 AM an officer on routine patrol stopped a vehicle for speeding on King Street.  The 27 year old driver had a warrant for his arrest and was not properly licensed to drive.  The vehicle did not have the proper licence plate, nor did have a proper number plate light.  He was arrested on the strength of the warrant and charged with speeding, drive while under suspension, improper licence plates and improper number plate light.  The male will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.

February 12 – 14, 2021 News Release

Bail violations

On the 14th of February 2021 at 9:35 PM an officer conducting mobile patrol King St. West observed a white Mazda sedan travelling southbound on Perth St., approaching the intersection of King St. W. The white Mazda was observed to have its passenger headlight out.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and discovered a 32 year old passenger in the vehicle who was breaching her release order by being out past her 9:00 PM curfew.  She was arrested without incident and charged with the breach.  She will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.

Drugs/Bail violations

On the 13th of February at 7:15 AM officers responded to an address in the north end for a domestic disturbance.  As a result of that call a 43 year old male was arrested for breaching a release order by being at that residence.  A search incident to arrest led to further charges for being in possession of a controlled substance.  The male was held in custody for a bail hearing where he was released on conditions by the court.

Bail Violations

On February 13th, 2021 at 11:30 AM officers responded to a dropped 911 call at a downtown residence.  Officers attended and investigated the call and discovered the 39 year old accused female inside the residence.  She had previously been charged and was on conditions not to be at that residence.  She was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing.  The female was brought before the court for a “show cause” hearing where she was released on new conditions by the court.

Fraud

A local resident is the victim of a phone scam where he lost several thousands of dollars.  The victim was contacted by a suspect by phone. The victim then gave them access to his computer in order to repair viruses.  The victim’s computer was then hacked and the suspects gained access to his accounts. 

Don’t give out personal information

Beware of unsolicited calls where the caller asks you for personal information, such as:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your birthdate
  • Your Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Your credit card or banking information

If you didn’t initiate the call, you don’t know who you’re talking to.

Impaired

On February 13th at 6:16 PM the Brockville Police Service received a complaint of a possible impaired driver that was reportedly driving all over the road.  The vehicle was located and stopped by officers on Parkedale Ave. The 34 year old driver was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance and drive with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol.  His vehicle was impounded for 7 days and his driver’s licence suspended for 90 days.  He will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.

Bail violations/threats

A 28 year old male is facing charges of uttering a threat and breaching a release order.  The Brockville Police Service received the threatening complaint on the 9th of February.  The male was to be located and charged for the threats.

On the 12th of February he was then observed by the complainant breaching his bail conditions by being at or near an address on Perth Street that he was prohibited from being at.  The male was arrested and held in custody by police.  The male was released by the courts after a bail hearing on Saturday.

Medical assist

On February 12th at 10:25 AM members of the Brockville Police Service responded to a call for a “body” on the floor at a business on Pearl Street.  The attending officers quickly realized that the “body” was someone that had overdosed and immediately administered Naloxone.  Paramedics then arrived on scene and transported the male to the Brockville General Hospital.  The male had reportedly used what was believed to be fentanyl shortly before the overdose.  The male was later released by medical staff.

From the Health Unit:

Be Aware and Use Safely

There has been an increase of drug overdoses in the area.

    1. If you are going to use, don’t use alone.
    2. Don’t mix drugs.
    3. Use a small amount and test your drug first. If you are trying a new drug or haven’t used in 3 or more days use a small amount first.
    4. Know the signs of an overdose.
    5. Get a Naloxone Kit.
    6. CALL 911 – All overdoses are a medical emergency.

For more information call 1-800-660-5853.