September 14 – 15, 2017 Incidents

Shoplifter at Giant Tiger

A 21 year old woman was arrested yesterday morning when she was apprehended for shoplifting from the Giant Tiger store on Park Street in Brockville.

The young woman was observed acting suspicious inside the store drawing the attention of the staff. As she was leaving staff asked her to return and awaited the arrival of officers. When officers arrived, further investigation revealed the woman to be on a probation order as well.

As a result, she was charged with both theft under $5000 and breaching her probation and released from custody with a future court date.


Assault Police, Resist Arrest and Breach Charges

Yesterday afternoon Brockville Police were called to the Home Depot on Parkedale Avenue when staff there reported two men passed out in the parking lot of the store with a dog with them.

Officers arrived at the store shortly after 4 pm and located the two men with the dog in the parking lot both showing signs of intoxication. The older male was awakened and he and his dog were given a taxi and sent home. The 19 year old who is known to police was awakened found to be out on an Undertaking from a November 2016 weapons charge with a condition that he abstain absolutely from the consumption of alcohol. As a result he was arrested for breaching his undertaking and began to struggle with police officers by kicking at them and knocking over lumber piles in the area.

The man was eventually secured in custody and conveyed to the Brockville Police Station where he was lodged in the cells. As officers were speaking with him in an attempt to calm and de-escalate the situation the young man spit at officers.

He now faces charges of Breach of his Undertaking, Resisting Arrest and Assaulting a Police Officer. He is to appear in Brockville Court later today for a bail hearing.


Public Intoxication Arrest on Bicycle

Customers at the Days Inn contacted the Brockville Police when they observed a 59 year old man causing problems inside the restaurant and then leave riding his bicycle into traffic.

Just after 8pm last evening Brockville Police received several calls about an intoxicated man causing problems inside the Days Inn. When officers arrived on the scene the male had left on his bicycle into traffic on Stewart Boulevard and narrowly avoiding a collision according to witnesses.

He was located on Stewart Boulevard on his bicycle just on the north side of the CN overpass showing all the usual signs of intoxication. For his own safety he was arrested for public intoxication and conveyed to the Brockville Police Station and released on a Provincial Offences Notice when sober.


Reminder: Minor traffic disruptions over the weekend:

There are a number of events taking place this weekend which will be causing minor traffic disruptions in the City of Brockville and area over the weekend.

On Saturday September 16th area Truck Drivers will be hosting their annual “Trucking for a Cure’ in Support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Truckers will begin staging in the Brockville Shopping Centre lot before exiting the lot and entering the 401 westbound to Long Beach where they will turn and return eastbound on Highway 2 and continue eastbound through King Street in Brockville at approximately 11:30 enroute to Prescott. They will then return on the 401 to Brockville for some activities at the Brockville Shopping Centre lot.

The annual Terry Fox Run will take place on Sunday September 17th beginning at 12 noon at Thousand Islands Secondary School. Walkers and runners will complete a 5km route through Parkedale Avenue, Laurier Boulevard and Windsor Drive in Brockville’s north end. Please watch for walkers, runners and volunteers during this time.

At 2 pm on Sunday, The Royal Canadian Legion will be holding a short parade to mark the opening of Legion Week. The ceremony will last approximately ½ hour in front of the Legion between their north parking lot and Edgewood Ave from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Motorists are asked if they could use Ormond Street during this time.

Finally the Canadian Paramedic Ride will be coming through Brockville between 4:00 and 4:30 pm Sunday afternoon. Riders will be entering Brockville leaving the Butternut Bay area around 3:30pm and travel east on highway 2 into Brockville and continue on King Street to Court House and Stewart Boulevard. Cyclists in the Canadian Paramedic Ride begin their tour in Toronto on Friday September 15th enroute to Ottawa for Monday September 18th to raise funds for a National Paramedic Memorial Monument in Ottawa.

Brockville Police ask area motorist to be aware of these minor traffic disruptions over the weekend and ask that everyone drive safely while supporting these charitable events.