SD&G OPP & Cornwall Ontario Police Blotter for Wednesday June 4, 2014 CPS

SD&G OPP & Cornwall Ontario Police Blotter for Wednesday June 4, 2014  CPS

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BAIL VIOLATION

(South Glengarry) – On June 2nd, 2014 at approximately 12:45pm, an SD&G OPP officer had the occasion to conduct a traffic stop on Old Highway 2, South Glengarry Township. A check of the male driver indicated that he was in contravention of conditions imposed from previous incidents.

Casey FRAAS (19) of Lancaster, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;

– Fail to Comply with Conditions (3 counts)

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

DRUGS SEIZED

(South Glengarry) – On June 3rd, 2014 at approximately 5:45am, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a drug offence at the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) scales area on Highway 401, South Glengarry Township. Officers located and seized a small quantity of suspected marihuana and methamphetamine from the vehicle.

Robert PROVENCHER (60) of Compton, Quebec was arrested and is charged with;

– Possession of a Controlled Substance (2 counts)

He was released and schedule to appear in Alexandria court on August 6th, 2014.

(South Glengarry) – On June 3rd, 2014 at approximately 12:15pm, an OPP Highway Safety Division officer had the occasion to stop a commercial vehicle on Highway 401, South Glengarry Township. The stop resulted in a small quantity of cannabis resin (hash) seized from inside the vehicle. A further check of the male driver also indicated he was in contravention of a condition imposed from a previous incident.

Maninder SINGH (24) of Toronto, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;

– Possession of a Controlled Substance
– Fail to Comply with Conditions

He was released and scheduled to appear in Alexandria court on August 6th, 2014.

BREAK-IN

(North Glengarry) – On June 3rd, 2014 SD&G OPP began an investigation into a report of a break-in at a residence on Ouellette Road, North Glengarry Township. On the noted date, between 8:45am and 6:00pm, unknown culprit(s) forcibly entered the residence and removed a quantity of fishing equipment and Chinese currency.

DISQUALIFIED DRIVER

(South Glengarry) – On May 29th, 2014 at approximately 3:00pm, SD&G OPP officers were conducting Reduced Impaired Drivers Everywhere (RIDE) spot checks at an onramp to Highway 401, South Glengarry Township. A check of a male driver indicated his driving privileges were disqualified.

Hilton BISSONNETTE JR (39) of Cornwall, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;

– Drive While Disqualified

He was released and scheduled to appear in Alexandria court on July 9th, 2014.
DRUGS SEIZED

(South Dundas) – On May 30th, 2014 at approximately 2:00am, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a family dispute at a residence on County Road 31, South Dundas Township. A verbal argument had occurred between family members. Investigation at the scene resulted in a quantity (114grams) of suspected crack cocaine seized by police from a female at the residence. The street value of the substance is estimated at $10,000.

The 24 year old female was arrested and is charged with;

– Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

She was released and scheduled to appear in Morrisburg court on July 8th, 2014.

 

THEFT FROM VEHICLE

(South Stormont) – Overnight (29-30May14), a vehicle was entered while parked at a property on Ash Street in the Village of Newington, South Stormont Township. A set of Callaway golf clubs with bag and a pair of Oakley sunglasses were removed from inside.

Police remind vehicle owners to always lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of sight…Lock it or Lose it!!

Cornwall Police Service

THEFT UNDER $5000

            Cornwall, ON – An 18-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on June 3rd, 2014 and charged with theft under $5000. It is alleged that sometime in the month of May, 2014 the, man removed a WII FIT consol from his foster parents’ house. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation the man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and later released to appear in court at a future court date. His name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.

ASSAULT, BREACH

            Cornwall, ON – A 23-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on June 3rd, 2014 and charged with assault and three counts of breach of probation for failing to keep the peace and communicating with someone that he has conditions not to communicate with. It is alleged that in the early morning hours of June 3rd, 2014 during an argument with his 22-year-old girlfriend the man punched her in the head and shoulder. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation the man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.

BREACH

            Cornwall, ON – A 19-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on June 3rd, 2014 and charged with breach of recognizance for being out past curfew. It is alleged that on June 3rd, 2014 police attended the area of the 200 block of Water Street for a suspicious person’s call. Once in the area police located the man, 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 the recognizance stems from a domestic incident and may identify the victim in the matter.

SIU

SIU Concludes Investigation in Shooting Death in Ajax

Case Number: 13-OFD-293

Mississauga (3 June, 2014) — The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) officer with a criminal offence in connection with the shooting and death of 47-year-old Michael MacIsaac on December 2 and 3, 2013, respectively.

The SIU assigned 13 investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident. As part of the investigation, five witness officers and 17 civilian witnesses were interviewed. One subject officer was also designated.  He consented to be interviewed but did not provide a copy of his notes, as is his legal right.  Physical exhibits were gathered from the scene and examined, as were a number of video clips taken by a witness with his phone of parts of the incident before and after the shooting in question.

The SIU investigation found that the following events took place:
• On the morning of December 2, 2013, Mr. MacIsaac left his residence unclothed after reportedly having physically confronted his spouse and sister-in-law, prompting a call to police.
• In the minutes that followed, the DRPS received additional calls from citizens reporting a male (Mr. MacIsaac) running and walking naked in the neighbourhood.
• Mr. MacIsaac eventually made his way onto Dring Street where he confronted three separate motorists. He approached the driver’s side door of a male motorist’s pickup truck and banged forcefully at the window.  He then went to a female motorist in the area, pounding on the hood of her vehicle and the driver’s door window.  He did the same to another female motorist, who was in her vehicle parked in her driveway having just returned to her home on Dring Street.  This motorist drove away as Mr. MacIsaac approached her with a rock retrieved from a rock garden. Mr. MacIsaac proceeded onto the front porch of her home, picked up a patio table and used it to strike the front door. The table broke and Mr. MacIsaac was left holding two of its legs.
• At around this time, the subject officer and two witness officers arrived at the scene and were directed by the male motorist towards Mr. MacIsaac.
• The subject officer exited his vehicle and was making his way to the rear driver’s side when he saw Mr. MacIsaac approaching him holding one of the metal table legs in a threatening fashion.
• The officer drew his firearm, pointed it at Mr. MacIsaac and ordered him to stop and drop the weapon.  Mr. MacIsaac continued to advance towards the officer, prompting the subject officer to shoot twice.
• Mr. MacIsaac was felled by the shots and restrained by the two witness officers, who proceeded to administer first aid until paramedics arrived.
• Mr. MacIsaac was transported to Rouge Valley Hospital and then airlifted to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto where he succumbed to his injuries on December 3, 2013.

Director Loparco said, “Narrowing in on the circumstances that immediately prevailed at the time of the shooting, Mr. MacIsaac was moving in the officer’s direction brandishing a metal patio table leg measuring about a metre in length. This is consistent with descriptions provided by a number of civilian witnesses and officers. The evidence also indicates that Mr. MacIsaac was in close proximity to the subject officer at the time that the officer discharged his firearm.  This distance is variously described by the witnesses within a range of about five to seven feet.  A short video clip taken by one of the eyewitnesses of what appears to be the immediate aftermath of the shooting depicts the subject officer within the range described by witnesses.”

Director Loparco continued, “In the final analysis, the subject officer was in the lawful discharge of his duties when he was confronted by Mr. MacIsaac, armed with a metal table leg approximately one metre in length who was not complying with commands to stop and drop his weapon. In the circumstances, the officer’s fear for his life seems a reasonable one to have harboured, as was his belief that lethal force was necessary to preserve himself.  Consequently, whether pursuant to section 25(3) (outlining justifiable force by police officers in the discharge of their duty) or section 34 (setting out the defence of self-defence) of the Criminal Code of Canada, I am satisfied the shooting in question was legally justified.  Accordingly, there are no reasonable grounds, in my view, to believe that the subject officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting and death of Michael MacIsaac.”

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 Investigates Vehicle Injuries in Mississauga

Case Number: 14-OVI-121

Mississauga (30 May, 2014) — Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a single vehicle collision in Mississauga.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
• On the morning of Friday, May 30, 2014, an officer with the Peel Regional Police Service (PRPS) was conducting a radar speed check at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Hewicks Lane in Mississauga.
• The officer had stopped a vehicle, when another vehicle drove past and collided with a pole.
• The SIU is investigating the serious injuries sustained by two occupants of the vehicle involved in the collision.

The SIU has assigned four investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist to probe to probe the circumstances of this incident.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1957.

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