Yesterday afternoon shortly after 5 p.m. the Brockville Police attended to the Mac’s Milk on King Street West after receiving a complaint of a counterfeit $50 US bill being passed.
Staff at the store advised that a man entered the store and purchased $20 worth of gas and a milkshake from the store and received $26.50 Canadian money in change. He then left the store and left in a small darker coloured vehicle, possibly with out of province license plates and a female driver.
Staff and police are reviewing surveillance video of the transaction and the investigation is continuing.
Minor Damage at Cenotaph
Brockville Police are looking to speak with the driver of a transport driver in relation to a traffic incident late yesterday afternoon at the cenotaph.
At 5:45 p.m. yesterday, the Brockville Police communications staff received a call from the Keystorm Restaurant who observed a white tractor trailer negotiating a turn and striking the cenotaph area. The vehicle then continued northbound on Court House until the caller lost sight of it.
The truck may have damage on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.
Crime Prevention Week in Ontario
This week is Crime Prevention Week in Ontario. This year’s theme is “Building Safer Communities Together” and during this week the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police will be promoting and highlighting the importance of crime prevention as a means to achieving safer and healthier communities.
The Brockville Police Services support and participate in many crime prevention initiatives including our “Lock it or Lose it” campaign. Volunteers and students with the Brockville Police Service will attend parking lots and neighbourhoods placing “Lock it or Lose it” flyers on windshields reminding car owners to lock their cars when leaving them unattended. As we begin to get closer to the holiday season, and customers begin their shopping, we would like to remind residents to lock their vehicles, keep valuables out of sight, and park your vehicles in a well lit high traffic area whenever possible.