CFN – Here is your police blotter for the Cornwall Ontario area for Tuesday December 20, 2011.
Cornwall, ON- Michael Witherden, 23 of Kingston was arrested on the 19th of December, 2011 under the strength of an outstanding warrant. It is alleged that on the 15th of December, 2011 he failed to comply with his house arrest and failing to reside at an approved residence. A warrant was issued. He was held in custody until court later that day.
DISOBEY COURT ORDER
Cornwall, ON- Orville Kebokee, 35 of Cornwall was arrested on the 19th of December, 2011. He was placed on a court order with the condition to abstain from communicating directly or indirectly with a 15 year-old youth and 30 year-old female. It is alleged that on the 11th of December, 2011 he contacted the females by telephone. Police were contacted and an investigation followed. He was charged with 2 counts of breach of disobey court order. He was held in custody until court later that day.
Cornwall, ON- Tanya Charbonneau, 23 of Cornwall was arrested on the 19th of December, 2011. She was bound by a recognizance with the relevant condition to reside with surety at a certain address, not to be away from my residence between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM. She was also bound by two probation orders with the relevant conditions to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. It is alleged that on the 19th of December, 2011 she was found to be away from her residence after curfew. Police were contacted and an investigation followed. She was charged with breach of probation order and fail to comply with recognizance. She was released to appear in court on the 17th of January, 2012.
Cornwall, ON- A 27 year-old Cornwall male was arrested on the 20th of December, 2011. He was bound by a probation order with the conditions not to have any contact with his
24 year-old ex-girlfriend, not to attend 100 metres from her residence, access to children through court order and keep the peace and be of good behaviour. It is alleged that on the 20th of December, 2011 the male attended his ex-girlfriend’s residence and had contact with her. Police were contacted and an investigation followed. He was charged with 4 counts of breach of probation order and held in custody until court later that day. His name was not released as it would identify the victim in this incident.
BREAK & ENTER
Cornwall, ON- The Cornwall Community Police Service is currently investigation a break and enter that occurred on the 19th of December, 2011 at an Augustus Street residence. The suspects gained entry by smashing a rear door window. The suspects were confronted by the homeowner and fled the area in a silver motor vehicle. If you have any information regarding this break and enter, please contact the Service at 613-932-2110 or Crime Stoppers at 613-937-8477.
OPP CAUTION PUBLIC ABOUT 9-1-1 POCKET DIALS
(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding the public about important but simple steps they can take to avoid what is commonly referred to as “9-1-1 pocket dials”.
A pocket-dial occurs when a cellular phone stored in an insecure fashion in places such as pockets, handbags and backpacks inadvertently place calls while being tossed about.
OPP Provincial Communications Centres (PCC) continue to see far too many pocket dials. These calls unnecessarily tie up 9-1-1 lines and can result in delayed response for people who are dealing with real emergencies and need immediate assistance from police, fire or medical personnel.
To prevent a cellular phone from pocket dialling, keep it in a holster that is designed for that specific cellular phone. If you don’t have a holster, make sure to lock your device’s keypad. Since some cellular phones allow 9-1-1 to be dialled even with a locked keypad, it is important to read your user manual or contact your cellular phone service provider to find out what other features are available to prevent pocket dials.
The OPP is also reminding the public that if a cell phone does accidentally dial 9-1-1, the wrong thing to do is hang up. When PCC operators receive 9-1-1 calls that result in the caller hanging up, they are required to make call-backs to ascertain whether the call is legitimate or accidental while also dispatching an officer to attend to confirm the caller’s safety when locations are identifiable. It is therefore important to stay on the line and tell the PCC operator what happened.
The OPP is relying on the public to take these important steps to avoid pocket dials so that 9-1-1 lines can be available to those who need them.