Cornwall, ON – Monte Yancey, age 46, of Cornwall was arrested on the 26th of September 2013. The Cornwall Community Police Service Street Crime Unit conducted an investigation then obtained and executed a search warrant at a Cornwall residence. As a result, Monte Yancey was charged with 2 counts of Drug Possession, believed to be Fentanyl and Hydromorphone, total street value of almost $5000, 2 counts of Drug Trafficking, 1 count of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, 1 count of Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, and 1 count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. He was held for a Bail Hearing on the 27th of September, 2013. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending in relation to a second male.
Cornwall, ON – Edward Steptoe, age 34, of Cornwall was arrested on the 26th of September, 2013. He is bound by a Probation Order with the relevant condition to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. He was also bound by an Undertaking with the relevant condition to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. It is alleged that between the 3rd of July 2013 and the 5th of July 2013 he made several empty envelope deposits and subsequent withdrawals at an instant teller machine in a local bank. He was charged with Fraud Under $5000, Breach of Probation and Breach of Undertaking. He was held for a bail hearing at a later date.
Cornwall, ON – A 49 year old female and a 39 year old female, both of Cornwall, were arrested on the 26th of September 2013. It is alleged that on the 25th of September, 2013 they assaulted a 45 year old female in the parking lot on Second Street East. Police were contacted and an investigation followed. The victim attended the Cornwall Community Hospital. She was treated and released with minor injuries. The 49 and 39 year old females were charged with Domestic Assault and Assault. Both females were released to appear in court on the 19th of October 2013.
ASSAULT WITH WEAPON
Cornwall, ON – David Gaudet, age 39, and Matthew Drew, age 22, and William Traverse, age 32, were arrested on the 26th of September 2013. It is alleged that David Gaudet engaged in a verbal argument with a 44 year old female which escalated into him assaulting her by grabbing her and pushing her. He also grabbed a wood handled axe and swung it toward two other 44 year old females on scene while threatening them. He then used the axe to smash their motor vehicle windows. It is alleged that Matthew Drew threw a beer bottle at the initial 44 year old female. Police were contacted and an investigation followed. David Gaudet was charged with 2 counts of Assault with a Weapon, 1 count of Assault, 2 counts of Uttering Threats, 1 count of Possession of a Dangerous Weapon and 1 count of Mischief Under $5000. He was held for a Bail Hearing on the 27th of September 2013. Matthew Drew was charged with 1 count of Assault with a Weapon and 1 count of Mischief Under $5000. He was held for a Bail Hearing on the 27th of September 2013. William Traverse is bound by an Undertaking with the relevant conditions to not be away from his residence after consuming alcohol and to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. He was charged with 2 counts of Breach of Undertaking. He was held for a Bail Hearing on the 27th of September 2013.
Cornwall, ON – Kayla Boyd, 22 of Akwesasne was arrested on the 25th of September, 2013 and charged with breaching a Recognizance for having failed to attend a court ordered appointment. It is alleged that on the 13th of August, 2013 the woman failed to attend her appointment and police were contacted. On the 25th of September, 2013 police attended the Cornwall Court House as the woman was in custody on an unrelated matter and charged her accordingly. The woman remained in custody for a bail hearing.
Cornwall, ON – Pierre Godbout, 51 of Cornwall was arrested on the 23rd of September, 2013 on the strength of a warrant. He was also charged for breaching an Undertaking for failing to attend for prints and failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that the man did not attend court on the 12th of September, 2013 and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Investigation also revealed that on the 29th of August, 2013 the man failed to attend Police headquarters for prints. On the 24th of September he was located at his residence, taken into custody and charged accordingly. The man was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing.
Cornwall, ON – A 42-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on the 24th of September, 2013 and charged with Assault. It is alleged that on the 24th of September, 2013 while investigating a domestic dispute at a First Street address police learned that on the 20th of September, 2013 the man was involved in an argument with his 36-year-old girlfriend when he pushed her. He was subsequently arrested and charged accordingly. The man was transported to police headquarters and later released with a future court date. His name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.
SIU Concludes Falling Death Investigation in Hamilton
Case Number: 13-OCD-219
Other News Releases Related to Case 13-OCD-219
Mississauga (27 September, 2013) — The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Hamilton Police Service officer with any criminal offence in relation to the death of a 61-year-old man earlier this month.
The SIU assigned three investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident. As part of the investigation, one witness officer and eight civilian witnesses were interviewed. The subject officer participated in an SIU interview and provided a copy of his duty notes.
The SIU investigation found that the following events took place on Tuesday, September 3, 2013:
• In the evening hours, the subject officer received information that a man had been standing on a bridge over the railway tracks on Centennial Parkway for an extended period of time.
• The officer drove to that location and saw the man leaning against a guardrail. The officer spoke to the man. When the officer asked him if he would like a ride, the man declined the offer, said he would leave and started to walk away, only to turn around and return to the same spot.
• The subject officer decided to meet with another officer to brief him about the situation in anticipation that the individual might respond more favourably to a different officer. When the officers returned to the bridge area, they could not see anyone. Upon looking over the bridge, they saw the man lying on his back approximately ten metres below.
• EMS was called, and the officers approached the man who was unconscious. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Director Scott said, “In my view, the subject officer did nothing wrong. He made reasonable inquiries of the man but clearly did not have the grounds to apprehend him under the Mental Health Act; the man was not acting in a disorderly manner and was not causing harm to himself or others, nor was he behaving violently or showing a lack of competence to take care of himself. Out of a sense of due diligence, the subject officer sought out the assistance of another officer and returned to the scene. Unfortunately, the man decided to end his life by falling or jumping off the bridge. In these circumstances, the subject officer cannot be held criminally responsible for the tragic but voluntary act of suicide by the man.”
SIU Concludes Death Investigation in Ottawa
Case Number: 13-OCD-191
Mississauga (24 September, 2013) — The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge two Ottawa Police Service officers with any criminal offence in relation to the death of a 22-year-old man last month.
The SIU assigned two investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident. As part of the investigation, one witness officer and eight civilian witnesses were interviewed. One subject officer consented to an interview and provided the SIU with a copy of his duty notes. The second subject officer did not consent to an interview and did not provide the SIU with a copy of his duty notes, as is his legal right.
The SIU investigation found that the following events took place on Friday, August 2, 2013:
• In the morning hours, the subject officers along with paramedics attended a seventh floor apartment at 1365 Bank Street to check on a possibly suicidal male.
• After unsuccessful attempts by police to have the man answer his door, two employees of the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation unlocked the door to the apartment. Upon entering, one of the subject officers saw the man standing on the apartment’s balcony with a large knife in his right hand. When the man saw the subject officers, he straddled the balcony railing with one of his legs. One of the officers yelled at him, ‘Don’t do it’. However, the man ignored this command, went over the side of the balcony and fell seven storeys to the pavement below, dying shortly thereafter.
A subsequent post-mortem examination concluded that the man died as a result of a fall from a height with no injuries on the body other than those related to the fall.
Director Scott said, “In my view, the subject officers did nothing wrong in relation to this incident. They were responding to a possible suicidal call. As a result they had the lawful authority to enter the apartment because they had reasonable grounds to believe that entry was necessary to prevent imminent harm to the man. There is no suggestion of contact between the decedent and the subject officers before the man fell from the balcony. While the man’s demise is a tragic event, the subject officers cannot be held criminally liable for his decision to fall seven storeys to his death.”
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.
SIU Concludes Gananoque Vehicle Injuries Investigation
Case Number: 13-OVI-206
Other News Releases Related to Case 13-OVI-206
Mississauga (24 September, 2013) —
Between September 16th and 20th, 2013, the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) along with members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Cornwall Community Police Service conducted a marihuana eradication operation within Prescott-Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry counties.
Operation SABOT is a yearly Canada-wide marihuana eradication program held in partnership between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Canadian Armed Forces and many provincial and municipal policing partners. Through the use of aerial patrols, along with the assistance from concerned citizens, outdoor marihuana grow operations are located and eradicated. The objective of the operation is to seize the crops prior to harvesting and reduce the supply of marihuana to Canadian communities.
“O-SABOT” is the Ontario portion of this operation and includes our provincial and municipal partners. During this year’s operation, in the Cornwall area, several sites were visited and a total of 7,547 marihuana plants were seized. Officers also arrested one male individual who tried to flee the scene as police were approaching. Charges for this individual are pending further investigation.
“Marihuana can negatively impact our community in several ways, including decreased real estate values, fire hazards, environmental dangers, and the violence and criminal activity associated with the illicit drug market”, said Inspector Tim Kimpan of the CRTF. He added, “These actions will have a major impact for our region, resulting in less marihuana being available for sale in our communities.”
Additionally, as our local officers were patrolling this area, they were able to inform the Sureté du Québec of another substantial grow operation along the Quebec-Ontario border. This resulted in the eradication of another 2960 plants as well as the seizure of 20 kg of hash and 41 kg of marihuana buds and the laying of charges.
Some Canadians consider marihuana to be a harmless drug however marihuana production often fuels a range of criminal activity and violence which are putting Canadians at risk. There are many individual and community health and safety concerns with the existence of marihuana grow sites. This year, on two different occasions, officers located “booby traps” that could have harmed anyone who would have been walking across the field near the grow operation. In this case they were both bear traps modified with nails.
We would like to thank the following agencies who assisted the CRTF and CAF in this endeavour: the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), OPP Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers, Sureté du Québec, Cornwall Community Police Service, CAF elements of support, and the RCMP’s RTF Criminal Intelligence Section (RTFCIS).
For photos please visit the RCMP “O” Division (Ontario) Newsroom.
The CRTF continues to address the complaints of suspicious activity observed by local residents. If anyone notices suspicious activity, they are urged to please contact the CRTF at 613-937-2800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The CRTF is a joint forces partnership that includes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Border Services Agency, Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario Ministry of Revenue and Cornwall Community Police Service.
Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] Domestic Incident / Racing Law Infraction 2013-09-26
(South Glengarry) – On 25Sept13, at approximately 10:00am, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a domestic incident on Queen St. Lancaster On.
The investigation revealed that a female and her 36yr old husband were involved in a verbal altercation that resulted in the male assaulting the female.
He was arrested and faces charges of:
– Overcoming Resistance to Commit Indictable offence
– Breach of Probation Order x2
He was held in custody pending an appearance in Cornwall court.
RACING LAW INFRACTION
– 24Sept13 (10:00pm), SD&G OPP officer stops an eastbound Infinity on Highway 417, North Glengarry….159km/h (posted 100km/h zone).
Update 2: Ottawa Police still seeking public assistance regarding fatal collision from August 11th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 26, 2013 2:50pm
(Ottawa) — Ottawa Police Collision investigators now have further information on the make and colour of a possible suspect vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run on Frank Kenny Road that occurred on August 11, 2013.
New information provides the possibility that the involved vehicle is a GM product with dark red/burgundy paint used between the years of 1997-1998 and 2003-2010. It is also possible that since the date of the hit and run, the vehicle might have been repaired by a garage or body shop.
Ottawa Police are asking anyone with knowledge in relation to this matter to contact Det. Lianne McAughey of the Ottawa Police Service Collision Investigation Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 2481 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.
Ottawa Police seek witnesses to assault near OC Transpo Park and Ride
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 26, 2013 1:30pm
(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service East District Investigations are asking for the public’s assistance following a report of an assault on a 14 year old girl in the wooded area near the OC Transpo Park and Ride on Champlain Street in Orleans at 3:40pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.
While walking through the woods, the girl was approached by an unknown male who knocked her to the ground, sat on top of her and began hitting her.
The girl’s screams attracted the attention of a pedestrian in the Park and Ride whose approach scared off the male. The male was last seen running through the woods away from the Park and Ride.
The male is described as having light brown skin complexion, brown hair, 6’3” (190cm) skinny but muscular, possibly between 30-35yrs of age.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Ottawa Police East District Investigations Det. Cameron Graham, at 613-236-1222, ext 3566 or phone Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.
Update: Ottawa Police responded to a call about a man with a gun at local school
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:52pm
(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service Tactical Team, with assistance of Patrol officers, has just completed the sweep of the school and has deemed it to be safe.
The arrested male, in his 50s, has been taken to a local hospital to be assessed.
The Ottawa Police continues to investigate the matter. No charge has been laid at this time.
Commentary by Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau on Supervised Injection Sites
I was not surprised to see the recent media comments by some individuals in our health community on an effort to establish a supervised drug injection site in Ottawa. It has been an ongoing discussion in various health circles for a long time.
I share the passion for helping people who are battling addictions. The members of the Ottawa Police Service see the terrible impact of illegal drugs every day and we have been working with our partners to advocate for more treatment space.
Earlier this year, the Federal government outlined a process for the approval of supervised injection sites. Among the steps in the process is an assessment by a number of stakeholders on how a supervised injection site would affect the community in which they are located.
This development is important because it recognizes that while the efficacy of an injection site may be a medical discussion, there are far more issues and considerations.
If a proposal for a site comes forward, my concern, as Chief of Police, would be the associated community safety and security issues. Those crime and disorder issues can’t be established or addressed until a detailed plan is presented. So far, all we have heard is generalities.
There are multiple questions about a supervised injection site that need answering – its location, the number of clients, operational hours, proximity to neighbourhoods and schools, just to name a few.
The proponents of a supervised injection site have done a lot of talking but their commentary has lacked the vital details that I know members of our community would want to hear. The proponents argue the benefits such a site has had in Vancouver but the case has not been made that Ottawa, our community, needs one.
I have also not seen any meaningful consultation with the people who would be affected by the location of a site — its neighbours, the businesses and community associations surrounding it. Our service has heard from many people who are against the imposition of a supervised injection site in their neighbourhood. These people matter and must be part of the discussion.
Too many questions remain and, in the absence of a detailed plan and meaningful consultation with the people affected, I can only be opposed to the establishment of a site.
I hope the proponents take the time to gather their details and talk to the entire community they would affect.
In the meantime, we at the Ottawa Police will continue to work in the community with our partners like Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services, Maison Fraternité and the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre on assisting people with addictions with limited funds available for counseling and treatment.
This comment was originally published in Ottawa Citizen at http://tinyurl.com/nhxtact