Cornwall Ontario & Area Police Blotter for Friday September 6, 2013 Ontario Works Fraud – OPS – SIU

Cornwall Ontario & Area Police Blotter for Friday September 6, 2013  Ontario Works Fraud – OPS – SIU

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Cornwall, ON- Crystal Benedict, 29 of Cornwall was arrested on the 5th of September, 2013 and charged with Fraud Under $5000. It is alleged the woman failed to declare changes in her living arrangements to the Ontario Works Resource Center between   April, 2010 and September, 2010 which resulted in an overpayment of $4310.00. On the 5th of September, 2013 the woman attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. She was taken into custody and later released with a court date of the 20th of September, 2013.

 

BREACHES

 

                Cornwall, ON – Alexander Lemont, 19 of Cornwall was arrested on the 5th of September, 2013 and charged with breach of an Undertaking for having failed to notify change of address, not abiding by a curfew, consuming alcohol and failing to keep the peace. He was also charged with breach of a Probation order for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that in the early hours of the 31st of August, 2013 police were contacted to attend the area of Third Street and Marlborough Street in relation to a disturbance. While police were conducting an investigation they interviewed the man in relation to the matter. Police detected an odor of alcohol from the man and decided to re-interview the man at a later time. Investigation revealed the man interviewed was bound by conditions and police attended his last known address to find that the man had moved without any notification. On the 5th of September, 2013 the man who had learned that police were looking for him attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. The man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.

 

DRIVE DISQUALIFIED, BREACHES

 

                Cornwall, ON – Marc Pharand, 22 of Williamsburg, ON. was arrested on the 5th of September, 2013 then charged with Drive While Disqualified along with breach of Probation and Undertaking for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that on the 5th of September, 2013 the man was driving a motor vehicle in the area of Eighth Street and Sydney Street when he was stopped by a police officer on routine patrol. The man was taken into custody, charged accordingly then transported to police headquarters where he was held for a bail hearing.

WARRANTS

 

Cornwall, ON – Adam Albers, 25 of Cornwall was arrested on the 4th of September, 2013 on the strength of a warrant. It is alleged that the man failed to attend court on the 29th of August, 2013 and a warrant was issued for his arrest. On the 4th of September, 2013 the man attended police headquarters in order to deal with the matter. The man was taken into custody and held for a bail hearing.

 

 

POSSESSION STOLEN PROPERTY

 

Cornwall, ON – Bradley Johnson, 40 of Cornwall was arrested on the 4th of September, 2013 then charged with Property Obtained by Crime and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that on the 16th of January, 2013 the man entered a garage on Second Street and removed property without permission. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation on the 4th of September, 2013 police attended the court house and advised the man who was in custody on an unrelated matter of the additional charges. The man was then turned over to court staff to await a bail hearing.

 

 

ROBBERY

 

            Cornwall, ON – Robert Thibeault, age 29 and John Watts, age 32, both of Cornwall, were arrested on September 4, 2013.  It is alleged that on August 22, 2013, they took a number of items from a Brookdale Avenue store and left making no attempt to pay for the items.  Upon being confronted in the parking lot by a Loss Prevention Officer, Robert Thibeault pushed him and fled the area.  He was picked up on the roadway by a motor vehicle driven by John Watts.  Police were contacted and an investigation followed.  Robert Thibeault is bound by a Probation Order with the relevant condition to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.  He was charged with Robbery and Breach Probation. John Watts was charged with Robbery.  Both men were released to appear in court on September 24, 2013.

 

 

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

 

            Cornwall, ON – A 21 year old Cornwall woman was arrested on September 5, 2013.  She is bound by a Probation Order with the relevant condition to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.  It is alleged that she engaged in a verbal argument with her fiancée which escalated into her striking him in the face.  Police were contacted and an investigation followed.  The woman was charged with Assault and Breach Probation.  She was released to appear in court on October 1, 2013.

OPS –

Update 3: Ottawa Police arrest and charge 5th suspect in shooting incident on Heron Road

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04/09/2013

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 4, 2013          4:57pm

 

(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Guns and Gangs Section have arrested and charged a fifth person involved in gun shots being fired in the area of Heron Road near Finn Court in Ottawa, on April 27, 2013.

 

Mohamad ABDULLAH, 19 years old, of Ottawa, has been charged with Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm.  He was held in custody to attend Show Cause this afternoon.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Guns and Gangs Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5050 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Update: Arrest warrant issued for home invasion suspect

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04/09/2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday September 4, 2013 9:10 am

(Ottawa) -The Ottawa Police Service would like to advise that Christine Green was arrested on August 29 without incident.

She appeared in court August 30, 2013 and remains in custody. She appears next September 23, 2013.

Three people charged after three-month drug investigation in Ottawa’s East End

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05/09/2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 5, 2013 12:25pm

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Street Crime Unit concluded a three month undercover investigation on Tuesday, September 3rd with the execution of a search warrant at a residence in the 0-100 block of Seguin Street in Ottawa.

Tactical Unit officers executed the warrant at 8:00pm on September 3rd and arrested three people in the residence. Another adult is being sought; their identity is not being released at this time.

The Ottawa Police investigation revolved around the trafficking of crack cocaine and Fentanyl patches in the area of Seguin Street. Charged are:

• Jamie WALSH, 39 years old, of Ottawa. Walsh is charged with 30 charges including Trafficking, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds of Crime and Possession of Stolen Property. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending against Walsh. He attended a Show Cause hearing on September 4 and was remanded in custody.

• Sheena LAFLAMME, 28 years old, of Ottawa. Laflamme is charged with 13 charges including Trafficking, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds of Crime and Possession of Stolen Property. She attended a Show Cause hearing on September 4th and was remanded in custody.

• Allan LONG, 51 years old, of Ottawa. Long is charged with Trafficking a Schedule I Substance and Possession of a Schedule I Substance. He was released on a Promise to Appear with Conditions.

The fourth accused is being sought by police.

The Ottawa Police seized the following:
• Crack cocaine, powder cocaine, Fentanyl patches, Crystal Meth and Heroin with a street value of over $17,000.
• 8 replica firearms were seized and are currently undergoing testing by the Ottawa Police Guns & Gangs Unit. Charges are pending the results of these tests.
• Large amounts of property believed to be stolen from break & enters, possibly in excess of $100,000. The East Break & Enter Team is currently investigating to determine the origin of the property.

Update: Missing 49 year-old female

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05/09/2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 5, 2013 10:50 am

(Ottawa) –The Ottawa Police Service would like to advise that Gloria Higdon has been located safe and sound.

The Ottawa Police would like to thank the public and the media with their assistance.

SIU –

SIU Concludes Injuries Investigation in Brampton

Case Number: 13-OCI-194

Appeals Form

Mississauga (5 September, 2013) — The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Peel Regional Police officer with a criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by 37-year-old Ian Hanniford last month.

The SIU assigned two investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident. As part of the investigation, seven witness officers and four civilian witnesses were interviewed. The subject officer declined to provide a statement or duty notes to the SIU, as is his legal right.

The SIU investigation found that the following events took place on Sunday, August 4, 2013:
• At approximately 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a noise call at a large plaza situated at Clarence Street and Kennedy Road. It was apparent that an establishment at that location was hosting a party, and people were milling about drinking from cups. Officers decided to conduct sobriety checks on drivers leaving the area. At the intersection of Kennedy and Tullamore Roads, officers pulled over the vehicle being driven by Mr. Hanniford.
• Mr. Hanniford was arrested when he refused to provide a breath sample. The subject officer placed a handcuff on Mr. Hanniford’s left wrist, and he was transported to 22 Division where he was released very early the next day.
• Mr. Hanniford went to Brampton Civic Hospital where he was diagnosed as sustaining a fracture of a bone in his left wrist.

Director Scott said, “A review of the cell video where Mr. Hanniford was lodged following the arrest showed Mr. Hanniford completing three sets of 35 push-ups without apparent difficulty or pain. An expert medical opinion obtained by the SIU in this investigation suggests that someone with a recently fractured scaphoid bone of the nature suffered by Mr. Hanniford could not perform three sets of 35 push-ups without apparent difficulty or pain. As a result, it is a mystery how Mr. Hanniford fractured this bone in his left wrist. Without being able to attribute the injury to the actions of the subject officer, I cannot form grounds to believe that the officer was responsible for Mr. Hanniford’s fractured wrist bone.”

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.

OPP

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] O.P.P. Looking for Owner 2013-09-06

(South Stormont) – SD&G OPP want to advise the public that on 08Aug13 a container was turned into Police (by a pedestrian) at the   Long Sault O.P.P Detachment. The container had various denominations of currency inside. If you or anyone you know has lost a container containing monies (and can identify the contents) please call your local O.P.P Detachment to set up an appointment to speak to an officer.

Milena Cardinal

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