Busy Eastern Ontario Regional Police Blotter for Monday Aug 25, 2014 OPP OPS BPS SIU

Busy Eastern Ontario Regional Police Blotter for Monday Aug 25, 2014 OPP OPS BPS SIU

OPP

OPP SD&G

IMPAIRED DRIVING

(North Stormont) – On August 23, 2014 at approximately 10:00pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on County Road 15, North Stormont Township. Investigation revealed the adult male driver was under the influence of alcohol.

Jesse FONTAINE (21) of South Glengarry was arrested and is charged with;

– Driving a Motor Vehicle while Ability Impaired
– Driving with More than 80 Milligrams of alcohol in Blood

He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on September 16, 2014.

(North Glengarry) – On August 24, 2014 at approximately 3:52pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a two (2) vehicle collision in the parking of a commercial property on Main Street South in the Town of Alexandria, North Glengarry Township. Investigation revealed the driver of one of the vehicles was under the influence of alcohol.

Dwayne WYLIE (41) of North Glengarry was arrested and is charged with;

– Driving a Motor Vehicle while Ability Impaired
– Driving with More than 80 Milligrams of alcohol in Blood

He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Alexandria on October 1, 2014.

DOMESTIC INVESTIGATIONS

(North Glengarry) – On August 22, 2014 at approximately 11:29pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a domestic situation at a residence on Dominion Street in the Town of Alexandria, North Glengarry Township. Investigation indicated that a verbal argument had occurred between an adult male and his girlfriend. A check of the male revealed he was in breach of conditions imposed from a previous incident.

The 22 year old male (from North Glengarry) was arrested and is charged with;

– Fail to Comply with Recognizance (3 counts)

He was held in custody pending a court appearance (bail) at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.

(South Stormont) – On August 24, 2014 at approximately 3:47pm, SD&G OPP officers began an investigation into a report of a domestic situation which occurred at a residence on Highway 138, South Stormont Township. Investigation indicated that an altercation between an adult female and her ex-spouse resulted in the male being assaulted.

The 22 year old female (from Cornwall, Ontario) was arrested and is charged with;

– Assault

She was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on 23 September, 2014.

MISCHIEF

(South Stormont) – On August 22, 2014 at approximately 4:37pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on Forest Hill Road, South Stormont Township. Investigation indicated that a male youth was being aggressive and had caused damaged to the home and a vehicle on the property.

The 14 year old was arrested and is charged with;

– Mischief Over $5000

He was held in custody pending a court appearance (bail) at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.

UTTER THREAT

(South Dundas) – On August 23, 2014 at approximately 5:08pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a threat at a residence on Caldwell Drive in the Village of Iroquois, South Dundas Township. Investigation indicated that an adult male had uttered a threat towards an adult female.

The 32 year old male (from South Dundas) was arrested and is charged with;

– Utter Threat

He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Morrisburg on October 28, 2014.

DRUGS SEIZED

(North Glengarry) – On August 23, 2014 at approximately 9:05pm, an SD&G OPP officer had the occasion to stop a vehicle on Highway 417, North Glengarry Township. The stop resulted in the seizure of a small quantity of suspected marihuana from the adult male driver.

Thiam DEIRRY (22) of Gatineau, Quebec was arrested and is charged with;

– Possession of a Controlled Substance.

He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Alexandria on October 29, 2014.

(South Glengarry) – On August 23, 2014 at approximately 9:08pm, an SD&G OPP officer had the occasion to stop a vehicle on County Road 2, South Glengarry Township. The stop resulted in the seizure of a small quantity of suspected marihuana from the adult male driver.

Edmund POIRIER (58) of Cornwall, Ontario was arrested ad is charged with;

– Possession of a Controlled Substance.

He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Alexandria on October 1, 2014.

THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE

(South Dundas) – Overnight (24-25August, 2014) a vehicle was stolen from a property on Haines Road, South Dundas Township. The vehicle is described as a 2001 Infinity I30, green in colour.

An investigation continues.

MARINE

(SD&G) – On August 23, 2014, the SD&G OPP Marine Unit was on patrol of the St-Lawrence River. Throughout the day, a total of six (6) boat operators were charged for small vessels infractions, including a lack of required safety/distress equipment and documentation.

Police wish to remind waterways enthusiasts to be cognizant of the law and focus on safety at all times. Please refer to the following link for more information. http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2010-91/

Ottawa Police Service

Body recovered from the Ottawa River

(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service Marine and Dive Unit  recovered a body from the Ottawa River near Bates Island. The identity of the individual will not be released until next of kin notifications have been completed.

Brockville Police Service BPS

Monday, August 25, 2014
Press Release

On August 23rd, Police responded to a south end apartment complex in regards to an altercation between residents there.

A 33 year old male was arrested for Assault and Weapons Dangerous. The undisclosed weapon was present during the altercation but not used in the assault.

The victim was not treated for any injuries. The local accused was released later on conditions and a future court date.

 

Monday, August 25, 2014
Press Release

On August 23rd, Police responded to the center area streets of the city after a complaint of a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver was arrested and charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle. A 49 year old local male was released later in the day with a future court date.

He will start an automatic 90 day licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

 

Monday, August 25, 2014
Press Release

On August 23rd, Police responded to a residence in the center of the city.

A 54 year old local male, attended the residence and confronted another male. The issue being he was in possession of an axe handle while doing it.

The subject was arrested and charged with Weapons Dangerous and Uttering a Threat. He was released later in the day with a future court date.

 

Monday, August 25, 2014
Press Release

On August 22nd, Police responded to a disturbance on King St. W.

A local 22 year old male confronted a group of teens who he had ongoing issues with. The subject assaulted two males, 12 and 18 years of age with a golf club.The victims were treated for their non-life threatening injuries at BGH and released.

The accused was arrested and charged with Assault with a Weapon, Utter Threats and Breach of Probation. He will face a future court date.

 

Monday, August 25, 2014
Press Release

On August 22nd, Police responded to a north end apartment complex in regards to a domestic disturbance.

A local, 30 year old female was arrested and charged with Assault on her partner.

She was released from custody later and given a court date in the future. No injuries were sustained by the victim.

 

Friday, August 22, 2014
Press Release

The Brockville Police in conjunction with the Leeds OPP detachment would like the public’s help in locating a vehicle and it’s operator.

Brockville Police took a complaint on August 14th from a young male who was approached on a south end street and asked to enter a vehicle to show a male party where a certain store was located.

Leeds OPP took a complaint on August 21st in the Athens area from a young girl and her mother. The 12 year old girl was walking home and was spoken to by a male party asking her if she had far to go before she arrived home.

The vehicle description shares similarities. Described as a four door car, Bronze, brown and beige have been given as colours. A plate was given but did not match up. May be similar to BRFX 433.

The driver is described in both incidents as possibly having a grey beard, in his 50’s, wearing a ball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to contact either agency.

613-342-0127 or 613-345-1790

 

Friday, August 22, 2014
Press Release

On August 22nd, Police on general patrol and stopped a male youth known to police.

The local 17 year old was on court conditions for outstanding charges of theft. One of the conditions was a curfew.

Two counts of breaching his undertaking were laid and the youth was released later the same day with a future court appearance.

 

Friday, August 22, 2014
Press Release

On August 21st, Police conducted traffic stop while on general patrol in the north end of city. Driver of vehicle from Alberta was found to have an outstanding warrant from our service.

The 32 year old male was arrested on the strength of the warrant, held in custody and will appear on August 22nd for bail court.

A search of his vehicle also resulted in the seizure of 20 cartons of illegal cigarettes. Further charges laid on behalf of the Ministry of Finance.

 

Friday, August 22, 2014
Press Release

On August 21, Police responded to a residence in the center of town for an unknown disturbance.

Two local males, 30 years of age and 25 years of age were arrested to prevent a further breach of the peace. Alcohol was a factor in this incident.

The two parties were released when sober and police felt comfortable the incident would not repeat itself.

 

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Press Release

Elderly female resident victim of Fraud. Police following up.

Once again Police draw your attention to another type of phone scam. This one has been around for a while but still active.

Victim receives phone call from someone claiming to be a family member. They indicate they are in trouble or police custody somewhere and need money wired to them for bail. The request is usually made to access a western union location.

Further to media release from last week, police remind people once again to not get involved in any of these fraudulent scams.

If you have elderly relatives in your care or a local retirement home, speak to them about these scams. A lot of the times, these people are being made the targets.

SIU

SIU Concludes Investigation in Toronto Custody Death

Case Number: 14-TCD-032

Mississauga (22 August, 2014) — The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer with a criminal offence in relation to the death of a 51-year-old man in February of this year.

The SIU assigned seven investigators and four forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident. As part of the investigation, seven witness officers and seven civilian witnesses were interviewed. Two officers were designated as subject officers. Both officers consented to interviews and provided the SIU with a copy of their duty notes.  The SIU also obtained and reviewed in-car camera video captured by a police cruiser on the ground.

The SIU investigation found that the following events took place on Monday February 3, 2014:

  • That morning TPS officers attended a sixth floor apartment unit at 238 Bonis Avenue in relation to a domestic call.
  • Two witness officers arrived at the scene and entered the apartment where they found the man in the kitchen holding a knife in his right hand.  The knife was covered in blood and the man was bleeding from the neck.
  • The officers implored the man to drop the knife but he paid no heed, at one point raising the knife to his throat apparently inflicting further injury to his neck.
  • At 10:15 a.m. the first subject officer arrived at the scene following a request for a Cantonese-speaking officer. The subject officer spoke to the man in Cantonese and pleaded in vain for him to drop the knife.
  • The subject officer extended his baton intending to knock the knife out of the man’s hand.
  • By this time, the second subject officer, who was equipped with a conducted energy weapon (CEW), had arrived at the scene. This subject officer instructed all the police officers to clear the area and then deployed his CEW in the man’s direction.  The CEW probes missed the target and the man ventured out onto the balcony from the kitchen.
  • The man climbed over the glass partition and stood on the balcony’s edge holding onto the railing, the knife still in his right hand.
  • The officers continued to speak to the man through the kitchen’s balcony door as the man variously crouched and moved from side-to-side.
  • Fearing the man was about to jump, the first subject officer moved out onto the balcony in an attempt to grab hold of him.
  • The man fell from the balcony at about this time to the ground below.
  • A witness officer rendered first aid attempting to stem the flow of blood from the man’s neck until the arrival of paramedics.
  • The man was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he was pronounced dead shortly after 11:00 a.m.

Director Loparco concluded, “There are no reasonable grounds, in my view, to believe that the subject officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death. By all accounts, it appears the man was intent on harming himself on the morning in question and that his fall was the culmination of those efforts.  The officers on scene did what they could to save him.  They spoke with him in English and Cantonese attempting to bring the situation to a peaceful resolution.  When it appeared words alone were not going to get it done, a CEW was deployed in the hope of immobilizing the man.  Regrettably, the CEW missed its target and the man climbed over the balcony railing.  Here again the officers tried to cajole him from the precipice, but he remained undeterred.  Sensing the man was about to jump, one of the subject officers rushed onto the balcony in an effort to grab hold of one of his arms.”

Director Loparco continued, “Did the man slip and fall?  Did he intentionally jump? The evidence, including the video recording of the fall captured by a police cruiser camera, is inconclusive.   What is clear on the evidence is that the officers acted reasonably throughout and did nothing other than to try to avert the tragedy that ultimately materialized.”

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.

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