Tempers Flare in Cornwall Ontario Regional Police Blotter for Monday Jan 6, 2014 TPS OPP CPS

Emergency or “Grandparent” Scam

 

Though the “Emergency Scam” (or sometimes referred to as the “Grandparent Scam”) has been around for years, the Cornwall Community Police Service warns the public to be on alert after noting a marked increase in the number of complaints recently.

 

In the typical scenario, a grandparent receives a phone call from a con-artist claiming to be one of his or her grandchildren.  The caller goes on to say that they are in some kind of trouble and need money immediately. Typically they claim being in a car accident, trouble returning from a foreign country or they need bail money.

 

A typical call can go something like this:

 

Con-artist: Hi, Grandma/Grandpa

Victim: Hi.

Con-artist: Do you know who this is?

Victim: John?

Con-artist: Yeah.

 

Victims don’t verify the story until after the money has been sent as the caller specifically asks that they do not want other relatives to know what has happened.  Wanting to help their grandchild, the victim sends money by a money transfer company such as Money Gram or Western Union.

 

Variations on the scam exist such as an old neighbour, a friend of the family etc. but predominantly the emergency scam is directed toward the grandparents.

 

The Cornwall Community Police Service is committed to our residents through our Vision:  “A Safer Cornwall, reducing crime always”.

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON, POSSESSION OF A WEAPON FOR A DANGEROUS PURPOSE, DANGEROUS DRIVING

 

Cornwall, ON – Benjamin Martin, 24 of Cornwall was arrested on January 3rd, 2014 and charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and dangerous driving. It is alleged that on January 3rd, 2014 after a verbal argument with a 52-year-old Cornwall man, the man flashed a hand gun later identified as a BB gun and drove away. He was followed by the complainant and police were contacted. Police observed the man to be driving in a dangerous manner as he collided with another motor vehicle in the area of McConnell Avenue and First Street. The man was taken into custody and charged accordingly. He was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing.

 

THREATS

 

Cornwall, ON – A 35-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on January 3rd, 2014 and charged with two counts of threats. It is alleged that on January 3rd, 2014 the man attended his sister’s house and threatened to break her legs and the legs of her 38-year-old husband over a face book posting. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation it was learned that the 26-year-old woman was also threatened by way of a text message in October, 2013. Police attended the man’s residence, took him into custody and charged him accordingly. He was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it might identify the victims in the matter.

 

BREACH

 

Cornwall, ON – A 45-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on January 4th, 2014 and charged with breaching his undertaking for having consumed alcohol and failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that on January 4th, 2014 police attended an Andre Avenue residence in relation to a domestic situation and found the man to be intoxicated. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as the undertaking stems from a domestic incident and might identify the victim in the matter.

 

Cornwall, ON – A 47-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on January 4th, 2014 and charged with failing to appear for prints and breach of probation for associating with someone he has conditions not to and failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that the man failed to appear for prints on December 24th, 2013 and an investigation ensued. During the course of their investigation police located the man at the residence of the person with whom he has conditions not to contact. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and later released with a court date of January 21st, 2014. His name was not released as the probation orders stem from a domestic incident and might identify the victim in the matter.

 

 

DANGEROUS OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE CAUSING BODILY HARM

 

Cornwall, ON – Bonnie Thompson 42 of Cornwall was arrested on January 5th, 2014 and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm. It is alleged that in the evening of January 5th, 2014 the woman was driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that was dangerous given the icy road conditions when she struck a 32-year-old woman who was crossing the crosswalk at Montreal Road and Edward Street. Police who were in the area and witnessed the collision took the woman into custody and charged her accordingly. The injured woman was taken to the hospital by ambulance with non life threatening injuries.

SD&G OPP

FAMILY DISPUTE

(North Dundas) – On January 3rd, 2014 at approximately 9:30pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a family dispute at a residence on Main Street in the Village of Winchester, North Dundas Township. Investigation indicated that an intoxicated male had assaulted and threatened a family member and acquaintance in the home. He also exposed himself inappropriately.

The 40 year old man was arrested and is charged with;

– Assault (2 counts)
– Utter Threats (2 counts)
– Fail To Comply with Conditions (2 counts)
– Breach of Recognizance
– Indecent Act

He was held in custody pending a court appearance (bail) in Cornwall court.

 

DOMESTIC INVESTIGATION

(North Dundas) – On January 4th, 2014 at approximately 12:30am, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a domestic situation at a residence on Mill Street in the Village of Chesterville, North Dundas Township. Investigation indicated that a verbal altercation between a male and his common-law spouse resulted in the female being assaulted. The male was also bound by conditions from a previous incident.

The 33 year old man was arrested and is charged with;

– Assault
– Fail to Comply with Orders (3 counts)

He was held in custody pending a court appearance (bail) in Cornwall court.

 

ASSAULT

(South Glengarry) – On January 4th, 2014 at approximately 12:00pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a commercial property on Highway 401, South Glengarry Township. Investigation indicated that a verbal altercation between two males resulted in one assaulting the other.

Martin MESSIER (46) of St-Charles-Borromee QC was arrested and is charged with;

– Assault

He was released to appear in Alexandria court on February 5th, 2014.

 

MISCHIEF

(North Dundas) – On January 5th, 2014 at approximately 3:00am, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of gunshots heard on Spruit Road, North Dundas Township. Further investigation identified a male who had discharged a firearm at several road signs in this area causing damage to same. Fortunately, only property was affected.

Benjamin HORTON (18) of North Dundas was arrested and is charged with;

– Mischief (3 counts)
– Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

He was released to appear in Morrisburg court on February 4th, 2014.

 

STORM RESULTS

(SD&G) – Mother Nature’s latest offerings over the weekend kept SD&G OPP officers busy responding to a variety of traffic related incidents from collisions to vehicles in ditches/medians. At time of writing, officers responded to a total of 37 calls for service (Stormont-16, Dundas-10, Glengarry-11). Minor injuries resulted to two of the collisions.

Officers currently continue to tend to freeing vehicles from overnight occurrences. As adverse road conditions still apply, motorists are urged to adjust accordingly, drive cautiously and be cognizant of the safety of emergency personnel on duty!!

Toronto Police Service

See video above:

ublic assistance sought identifying man for theft of donation jar, Security camera video released

Monday, January 6, 2014 – 1:25 PM
55 Division
416-808-5500

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance identifying a man in a theft investigation.

It is alleged that:

– on Friday, December 27, 2013, at approximately 2:30 am, a man entered the Kingston Road Animal Hospital at 1025 Kingston Road 

– the man stole a Phillipines typhoon relief donations jar

He is described as white, 25-40, with short brown hair. He was wearing a black winter jacket.

The clinic has posted a capture of their surveillance video which can be seen here. (The audio is not from the surveillance video)

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online atwww.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Four men, three women, face 98 charges in drug and firearm investigation, Loaded AK47 and ammunition seized

Monday, January 6, 2014 – 12:59 PM
Drug Squad
416-808-6100

On Saturday, January 4, 2014, members of the Toronto Drug Squad, with the assistance of the Peel Regional Police Tactical Unit, executed a Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant in the Dundas Street West and Hurontario Streetarea of Mississauga.

As a result of the search warrant, it is alleged that the following was seized:

– loaded 7.62 mm AK47 assault rifle
– five boxes containing a total of 90 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition
– two empty magazines for a 9 mm Glock handgun
– a bulletproof vest
– Canadian currency
– powder cocaine and marijuana

Four men and three women were arrested.

Matthew Ward-Jackson, 26, of Mississauga, is charged with:

1. Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
3. six counts of Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
4. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
5. Careless Storage of Firearm
6. Possession of cocaine
7. Possession of marijuana
8. Possession of Proceeds of Crime
9. four counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance

Joseph North, 53, of Mississauga, is charged with:

1. Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
3. six counts of Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
4. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
5. Careless Storage of Firearm
6. Possession of cocaine
7. Possession of marijuana

Carlos De Sousa, 30, of Mississauga, is charged with:

1. Possession of a loaded Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
2. Possession of a Firearm knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
3. six counts of Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
4. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
5. Careless Storage of Firearm
6. Possession of cocaine
7. Possession of marijuana

Niccolaas Markis, 25, of Bolton, is charged with:

1. Possession of a loaded Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
2. Possession of a Firearm knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
3. six counts of Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
4. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
5. Careless Storage of Firearm
6. Possession of cocaine
7. two counts of Possession of Marijuana

Stephanie Cima, 25, of Brampton, is charged with:

1. Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
2. Possession of a Firearm knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
3. six counts of Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its possession is Unauthorized
4. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
5. Careless Storage of Firearm
6. Possession of cocaine
7. Possession of marijuana

Roberta Lam, 32, of Mississauga, is charged with:

1. Possession of a loaded Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
2. Possession of a Firearm knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
3. six counts of Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
4. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
5. Careless Storage of Firearm
6. Possession of cocaine
7. Possession of marijuana

Michelle Camilleri, 28, of Caledonia, is charged with:

1. Possession of a loaded Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
2. Possession of a Firearm knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
3. six counts of Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
4. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
5. Careless Storage of Firearm
6. Possession of cocaine
7. Possession of marijuana

All accused appeared in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, January 5, 2014.

Milena Cardinal

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