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2015 News Releases
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Press Release
Brockville Police also executed a search warrant at a south end residence this morning.

This investigation results from an investigation of a Kijiji ad. A local, 51 year old male was arrested and charged with Personation and Luring offences.
He will appear in bail court later today.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Press Release
Brockville Police, both uniform and detective officers , executed a search warrant at a residence in the center of town.

Officers recovered stolen property connected to the break and enter to “The Many Things Store” on January 5th. A local, 22 year old male has been arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and breaching an outstanding probation order. He was held in custody and will appear in bail court this afternoon.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Press Release
On January 27th, Brockville Police took a complaint of a stolen vehicle from the driveway of a north end residence. The vehicle had been left idling in the driveway while the owner was within the residence for a short duration.

At 10:50 pm., Police located the vehicle being driven in the city and a short pursuit commenced.
A local, 19 year old male was arrested and charged with numerous offences related to failing to stop for police, possession of the vehicle and breaching outstanding release conditions. He was held in custody and will appear in bail court later today.

Police would like to remind people of the risk involved when leaving running vehicles unattended.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Press Release
Kijiji Purchase scam: The victim placed an ad on Kijiji and lists the price. He then received a response from an interested party and an agreement to purchase is made and the ad is removed from Kijiji. The cheque for payment was then shipped only to have the scammer email a short time later saying the office staff had made a clerical error and there was an overpayment on the cheque sent and asked the victim to cash the cheque and ship the scammer back the difference. At this point the victim became suspicious and contacted the police and the cheque was learned to be counterfeit. Had the cheque been cashed at the bank and the money sent the victim would have been at a loss for the item on Kijiji, the amount of the cheque and the difference sent back to the scammer.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Dating Scam: Brockville Police received a report yesterday from a person who engaged in conversation with a person they had met through a dating website. After exchanging messages on the dating site the scammer then asked for the complainant’s private email so they could have a “private conversation”. After exchanging a few emails the complainant went back to the dating website and found the person she was chatting with had removed their profile which the complainant found suspicious. The scammer continued the conversations saying they ran a home based business. When the complainant suggested the 2 meet in a public place the scammer always refused saying they had a business meeting. Eventually the scammer told the complainant they had to go away on a business trip to Ghana and would be in contact after arrival. After the arrival in Ghana, suddenly the scammer had a family emergency with their son and required money for surgery and asked the complainant to send money. The complainant, already suspicious then contact the police.


This scam is common in the area and has different variations of the same story. Meeting on a dating site and exchange personal information. The scammer will never agree to a personal face to face meeting, but may talk over Skype or Yahoo Messenger, and always has a business meeting as an excuse. The con artist will then claim to go away on a business trip and will claim an emergency that requires the victim to send money to get them home. DO NOT send money to someone you do not know and have never met in person.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Press Release
A 17 year old male young offender charged last week in relation to the Break and Enter to “The Many Things Stores” was found by Brockville Police breaching his release conditions by being out past his curfew and arrested and charged with Breach of his Undertaking.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Press Release
A missing 48 year old male from Kingston was located in Brockville on Saturday, January 24th, at the Travelodge in good health. His family and friends were advised.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Press Release
A quantity of money was taken from an unlocked locker at the YMCA on Saturday, January 24th. The victim is a young student visiting Brockville. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brockville Police or Crimestoppers

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Press Release
An 18 yearr old adult male was charged with Break, Enter and Theft and Breaching his Recognizance in relation to the January 5th break-in to “The Many Things Store”. This brings the total number of persons charged in relation to this incident to four.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Press Release
A reminder to everyone shopping, dining or visiting in the area of King Street East across from City Hall of the NEW Taxi stand parking spaces. The parking spaces are marked and are for taxi’s only. Last evening 2 parking tickets were issued to vehicles parked in these spaces. With the increase in traffic this are over the weekend evening hours Brockville Police would like to remind customers of these new spots and you risk being ticketed if parked in them.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Press Release
Brockville Police received a couple of complaints overnight (Jan 22-23) of persons looking into and entering unlocked vehicles both in the west end and north end of the city. Once again, police a reminding residents to lock their vehicles overnight and to take any valuables inside your residence.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Press Release
This week Brockville Police have received complaints from persons who have responded to Kijiji Ads and been asked while responding to provide private personal and financial information. We continue to urge the community to be cautious giving any personal or financial information out over the phone or to someone you do not know. If you have and are feeling uneasy about please talk to your local banking branch and advise them and have your accounts monitored.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Press Release
On January 21st, Brockville Police responded to a complaint last evening of a male in the middle of the intersection at King St W and Broad St lying in the middle of the road. When a citizen tried to assist the male began kicking at her car causing minor damage. The adult male was arrested Breach of his Undertaking, Breach of Probation and Mischief and will appear in Provincial Court later today.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Press Release
Yesterday the Brockville Police conducted a traffic initiative during the afternoon commute from school at the intersection of Kensington Parkway and Laurier Boulevard. Officers monitored the crossing watching for various highway traffic act infractions at the well-travelled intersection and were happy to report no infractions were observed.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Press Release
On January 21st, Brockville Police detectives and uniform personnel executed a search warrant on a King St West apartment late yesterday morning in connection with an ongoing investigation into the break and enter at “The Many Things Store” on King St. One adult male and one young offender were arrested in the apartment and some swords, knives and watches were recovered. (Note: Name of the adult cannot be released at this time because the Information has not been sworn to before the courts)

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Press Release
On January 20th, Brockville Police responded to 5 minor Motor Vehicle Accidents yesterday. BPS is urging drivers to drive with caution during this cold spell as there is a lot of black ice on the roads. Please clear off all your windows and make sure drivers have a clear view in all directions before setting off on your travels.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Press Release
On January 19th, Brockville Police responded to a local group home where a resident was causing problems when returning to the residence.

A local, 20 year old male was found by police to have been drinking. Consumption of the alcohol along with his behaviour was in violation of two of the court conditions he was facing for outstanding charges.

He was arrested and charged with breaching his release conditions.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Press Release
On January 19th, Brockville Police responded to the King St. W. area in regards to a couple of males yelling on the street and bothering other pedestrians.

Police located one of the males in the area of the Metro on King St. W. He was found to be in an agitated state and under the influence of alcohol.

He was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and released when sober with a fine.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Press Release
On January 19th, Brockville Police responded to a theft complaint at a residence in the center of the city.

A 17 year old female had sold her Mother’s television set and her sister’s clothing while the Mother was away on vacation. Police arrested the local youth for theft under breaching a condition of an outstanding release document. A previous criminal charge placed a condition on the youth to be of good behaviour.

She was held in custody and will appear in youth bail court.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Press Release
On January 18th, Brockville Police arrested and charged a local 36 year old female on an outstanding warrant. She was wanted for failing to attend court. She was released with a future court date.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Press Release
On January 17th, Brockville Police took a theft complaint from the liquor store on Parkedale Ave. on November 25th, 2014.

As a result of that investigation, warrants were issued for a 32 year old male and a 22 year old female. On Sunday, the female was arrested on the strength of that warrant in the Gananoque area.

She was released with a future court date.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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On January 18th, Brockville Police responded to a complaint of a male lying on the roadway near the south end of Stewart Blvd.

A local, 44 year old male was located at that location. He was intoxicated and suffering injuries to one side of his face. He was taken to the Brockville General Hospital for treatment but became too much for staff to handle. He was taken from the hospital by police and released when sober with a fine. It is unknown if the male fell or was assaulted at this time due to his lack of cooperation.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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On January 17th, Brockville Police performed a traffic stop on North Augusta Rd. that resulted in drug charges.

A 20 year old, local male was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was released with a future court date.

Another male in the vehicle, 16 years of age, will have his charge diverted.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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On January 17th, Brockville Police responded to a store front in the south end of town in regards to a passed out male party.

The local, 22 year old was found to be in a an intoxicated state and unable to care for himself. He was arrested for Public Intoxication and held in custody until sober. A fine was issued when released.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Press Release
On January 16th, Brockville Police responded to TISS for a theft complaint of an IPAD.

Investigation revealed that a 14 year old male was in possession of the IPAD. It was further noted, five other IPADs are missing.

Charges have not been laid as of yet and the investigation is continuing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Press Release
On January 16th, Brockville Police arrested a local 21 year old male for sexual interference in regards to an outstanding investigation.

The subject was also charged for his involvement in a break and enter to “Many Things” on King St W. on January 5th. The sexual interference charge stems from an inappropriate relationship with a minor from late December, 2014.

Brockville Police have been investigating both incidents for several weeks. The break and enter is still an ongoing investigation.

The local party was held in custody and will appear in bail court.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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On January 16th, Brockville Police made aware that a 17 year old male was wanted for breaching his release conditions. An adult female who had signed as a surety for the youths release in bail court, reported he was not abiding by his terms. The local male was located and arrested by police. He was remanded into custody and will appear in bail court later today.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Press Release
During the 2014 year 691 motor vehicle collisions were reported to the Brockville Police Service. Of those reported 430 had a Motor Vehicle Accident Report completed which is required when property damage exceeds 1000 dollars or there is personal injury.

Of the 430 requiring reports:

• 360 included property damage only
• 58 involved non-fatal injuries
• 1 involved a fatal injury

Further Statistics:

• 831 vehicles were involved in collisions, of which 126 required a tow truck.
• 376 involved other motor vehicles, of which 126 were unattended.
• 12 collisions involved pedestrians.
• February had the most collisions
• Most collisions occurred on a Friday
• Most collisions occurred between 11 am and 1 pm
• Most collisions occurred when conditions were clear and roads were dry.
• 5 collisions involved a driver who had consumed alcohol.

Top intersections for collisions:

o Parkedale Ave and Stewart Blvd – 15
o Centennial Road at Stewart Blvd. – 12
o Jefferson Drive at Stewart Blvd. – 9

Please be safe on the road!

Monday, January 12, 2015
Press Release
Police issued over a dozen winter parking tickets on the weekend and towed several vehicles.
Although this enforcement is carried out after public notices are given, best practice is to avoid parking on city streets overnight to avoid these costly incidents.

Monday, January 12, 2015
Press Release
On January 10th, Brockville Police responded to a residence in the south end of the city for a neighbour dispute.

A 39 year old male became upset with his upstairs neighbours and attempted to enter their residence.
He also yelled threats to them and turned up his music so loud afterwards it could be heard on the street.

Police attended and arrested the male for forcible entry to the residence and, uttering threats and mischief. Once at the station, the male fought with officers and had to be physically subdued. Officers suffered minimal injuries. A subsequent charge of resist arrest was laid. The accused was held for remand court, was released and given a future court date.

Monday, January 12, 2015
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Brockville Police responded to the City Cab depot on King St. W. in regards to an unwanted male.

A local, 46 year old was causing problems for staff and would not vacate the premises on request. Police arrested the man for Public Intoxication. He was released later when sober and issued a fine.

Monday, January 12, 2015
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On January 10th, Brockville Police responded to the drive thru area of Wendy’s restaurant on Parkedale Ave. W. to check on the condition of a female operating a motor vehicle.

Police dealt with a local, 67 year old and discovered she was Impaired by alcohol consumption.
She was released when sober and given a future court date.

Friday, January 09, 2015
Press Release
An early intervention program is coming to Lanark, Leeds and Grenville to prevent youth from getting involved with the criminal justice system. The program, called Intersections, is aimed at children and youth who may have mental health, developmental disabilities, and/or substance use issues and who have had an initial contact with police services.

Community partners have been working together over the past nine months to customize and put the program in place in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville.

To introduce the Intersections program to the community, a one-day training event will be held on January 14, 2015, 9 AM to 3:30 PM, at North Grenville Municipal Centre in Kemptville, ON.

This event,aimed at professionals working with youth who have mental health, developmental and substance use problems. Teachers, social service professionals, police officers, family support workers, and allied professionals were in attendance.

The training session include:
• An overview of the new Intersections program and how it will be applied in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville;
• A look at health equity and supporting tools, including the Health Equity Impact Assessment;
• Presentations from local community support services, including addictions, mental health, developmental disabilities, and community policing.
This event was presented by the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Intersections Steering Committee, a regional implementation team within the Champlain Youth Justice Service Collaborative (CYSJC). CYSJC is one of 18 service collaboratives across Ontario. Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives is one initiative in Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, which is sponsored by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

About Intersections
Intersections is an early intervention program that focuses on navigation and coordination of services for children and youth with suspected mental health, developmental disabilities and/or substance use issues, who are at risk of becoming justice involved. The aim is to improve well-being and reduce involvement with police services.

Background
Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives is one of the initiatives under Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy. The service collaboratives across Ontario are focusing on improving transitions for children and youth. Four of them are dedicated to improving transitions between the mental health and justice systems. As sponsor of the initiative, CAMH is providing support to communities to implement new programs.

The CYJC brings together 74 agencies and organizations from Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Renfrew County and Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry. These agencies work in the sectors of health, mental health, addictions, education, justice as well as those serving the region’s priority populations: Francophones, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis.

The CYJSC identified “navigating youth through various pathways to appropriate individualized supportive services” as a system gap. To address this system gap, the service collaborative adapted the Intersections program from the Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion Model, which was developed by the National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network, Public Health England.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Press Release
In the evening on January 6th, Brockville Police responded to a theft complaint at Walmart on Parkedale Ave.

A 22 year old male from Smiths Falls was apprehended by store security trying to leave with numerous items. Police discovered the suspect was already on a probation order for past charges. There was also an outstanding undertaking in effect for charges the male had still before the courts. He was charged with Theft Under $5000.00, Breaching his Probation Order and two Breaches of his Undertaking. The party was held in custody and will appear in bail court.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015
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Brockville Police responded to a theft complaint at the Superstore on Parkedale Ave.

A 34 year old male from the Quebec was apprehended by a loss prevention officer who witnessed the male trying to leave without paying for items. While Police were investigating the incident they discovered the male was also in possession of stolen items from the local Walmart store. The accused was also on five outstanding probation orders for charges he had already dealt with. He was held for a bail hearing and will appear in court.

Monday, January 05, 2015
Press Release
Brockville Police responded to a disturbance within an apartment in the center of town.

The 63 year old tenant had trashed his entire apartment. While dealing with the male, it became obvious he issues centered around mental health.
He was transported to the Brockville General hospital and left in the care of staff there.

Monday, January 05, 2015
Press Release
On January 5th, Brockville Police responded to a Break and Enter at a business on King St. W.

Unknown person(s), smashed the storefront window and removed items from the store. Police are following up on several leads and the investigation is ongoing at this time. Brockville Police K-9 and a Scenes of Crimes Officer attended the area as well.

Monday, January 05, 2015
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On January 4th, Brockville Police responded to a Domestic Dispute on Laurier Blvd.

Although the dispute was verbal in nature, parties would not settle down while Police trying to intervene. A local, 19 year old male was arrested to Prevent a Further Breach of the Peace.
He was released later unconditionally.

Monday, January 05, 2015
Press Release
Further to press release sent by Sgt. Harvie.
Brockville Police are still investigating the complaint concerning an eight year old bitten by a dog on Laurier Hill.

The child was treated and released for minor injuries at Brockville General Hospital.
Police are still seeking the identity of the owner and the dog.

Monday, January 05, 2015
Press Release
On January 2nd, Brockville Police responded to a complaint of an intoxicated male on a north end street.

A local, 34 year old male was arrested for Public Intoxication after he was found unfit to care for himself. He was released with a fine when sober.

Monday, January 05, 2015
Press Release
On January 2nd, Brockville Police observed a wanted male party while on general patrol in the King St. W. area.

The local, 24 year old was arrested and charged with Failing to Appear in court. He was remanded into custody and will appear in Bail court.

Sunday, January 04, 2015
Press Release
On the 3rd of January 2015 around 7:00 pm an 8 year old female was bitten by a Husky or similar type breed of dog at Laurier Hill. The dog was chasing several children around the hill and eventually bite the victim puncturing her skin. Police are looking to identify the dog and the owner. If anyone has any information please contact Cst. Mike Noonan at (613)342-0127 ext. 6088.

Friday, January 02, 2015
Press Release
On January 1st, Brockville Police responded to a domestic dispute at a south end residence.
A 46 year old female and a 57 year old male were engaged in a heated dispute.

Police were not confident things would deescalate when departing the residence. The male party was arrested to prevent a further breach of the peace.
He was released unconditionally later in the day.

Friday, January 02, 2015
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On January 1st, Brockville police responded to a complaint of a group of males fighting in the area King St. W. and Apple St.

As a result of the melee, one male was pushed through a window, breaking same. He received minor injuries. Police are still investigating the incident and identifying participants. No charges have been laid at this point.

Friday, January 02, 2015
Press Release
On January 1st, Brockville Police were speaking to parties outside of a bar on King St. E. when they heard and observed a west bound vehicle strike a parked car in the area of King St. E. and Garden St.

The vehicle then fled northbound on Garden St. which is a one way street for south bound traffic.
The vehicle was stopped on Pine St. and the driver was found to be intoxicated.

A local, 30 year old male has been charged with Fail to Remain at an Accident Scene, Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Driving Over .08%.
He was released when sober with a future court date.
Damage was moderate to both vehicles.

His vehicle was also impounded for seven days and his licence suspended for 90 days.

Friday, January 02, 2015
Press Release
Brockville Police conducted RIDE stops at various locations within the city. One driver was issued a roadside screening device, no charges were laid.

Friday, January 02, 2015
Press Release
On December 31st, Brockville Police responded to a south end residence in regards to a male party intoxicated and bleeding from the head.

A local, 17 year old male was taken to Brockville General Hospital for treatment of a minor cut and monitoring due to level of alcohol consumption.
He was left in the care of hospital staff and family.

Friday, January 02, 2015
Press Release
On December 31st, Brockville Police Emergency Response Team in conjunction with their Intelligence Unit, conducted a search warrant on a residence in the south end of the city.

A quantity of a Controlled Drug was found within the residence and the male and female occupants were arrested and charged. The local 28 year old male and 23 year old female were released later with a future court date.

They face charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. The male was also breaching a Probation Order.