On November 30th, 2014 at approximately 1:50 p.m., the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service was dispatched to a residence on Cornwall Island, Ontario. Upon arrival, police discovered a deceased male.
Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service investigators, with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Forensic Identification Services Unit and Criminal Investigation Branch determined that foul play was involved in the death of David “Tawit” Benson Hopps, aged 61 years, of Cornwall Island, Ontario. A post mortem examination has been scheduled for today, December 1, 2014 in Ottawa.
Today, as a result of the investigation, Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service officers arrested Rachel Bertha FENN, aged 39 years, of Summerstown, Ontario and Christopher Philip BALDWIN, aged 31 years, of Westport, Ontario. Both subjects appeared in Ontario Court of Justice, Cornwall, Ontario today and have been remanded until December 5th, 2014. They have been charged with Second Degree Murder.
If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to contact the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service at 613-575-2340.
Cornwall, ON – Chloe McRae, 22 of St-Andrews was arrested on November 28th, 2014 on the strength of a warrant and also charged with possession of hydromorph. It is alleged that the woman failed to attend court and a warrant was issued for her arrest. On November 28th, 2014 the woman attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. She was taken into custody on the strength of the warrant and was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. She was charged accordingly and released to appear in court on December 30th, 2014.
RESIST ARREST, ASSAULT POLICE
Cornwall, ON – A 21-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on November 28th, 2014 and charged with assault police and resist arrest. It is alleged that on November 27th, 2014 police attended a Prince Arthur Street address in relation to a family dispute. During the investigation police attempted to gain control of the man who then attempted to spit on two officers and bit one officer on the hand. On November 28th, 2014 the man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on December 30th, 2014.
BREACH, DRIVE DISQUALIFIED
Cornwall, ON – Christopher Raymond, 38 of Cornwall was arrested on November 28th, 2014 and charged with drive while disqualified and breach of undertaking for being seated in the drivers’ seat of a motor vehicle, failing to carry identification and release documents as well as failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that on November 28th, 2014 the man was found to be operating a motor vehicle in the area of Brookdale Avenue and Thirteenth Street despite being on conditions not to be in the driver’s seat and being a disqualified driver. He was taken into custody during a traffic stop, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on December 30th, 2014.
ASSAULT, MISCHIEF, BREACH
Cornwall, ON – A 20-year-old North Glengarry woman was arrested on November 29th, 2014 and charged with assault, mischief under $5000 and breach of an adult probation order and youth probation order for failing to keep the peace. She was also charged with breaching an undertaking for having consumed alcohol. It is alleged that on November 28th, 2014 during an argument with her 20-year-old boyfriend the woman punched him several times in the face and damaged a floor heater. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. On November 29th, 2014 during their investigation the woman was located at a Bedford Street address, taken into custody and found to have consumed alcohol. She was charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. Her name was not released as it would identify the victim in the matter.
Ottawa Police Service
(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a fatal collision between a cyclist and a large truck that occurred at the intersection of Clyde Avenue and Lotta Avenue this morning at approximately 8:25am.
The male cyclist succumbed to his injuries on scene. Next of kin has yet to be notified.
Collision Investigators are investigating and seeking witnesses
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Collision Investigators Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 2481. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS), toll free at 1-800-222-8477 or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.
(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a shooting that took place in the 2900 block of Penny Drive on November 26, 2014 at approximately 8:45pm.
Multiple shots were fired at a residence and entered the upper window at the rear of the property. No injuries resulted from these gun shots; however there were 4 young children playing in the room at the time of the incident.
Guns and Gangs are investigating and are seeking witnesses.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police Guns and Gangs Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS), toll free at 1-800-222-8477
(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit has laid charges in relation to two west end swarmings.
On Friday November 21, at approximately 11:00 pm, a lone female, age 32, was leaving her place of employment and was walking home in the area of the 2900 block of Carling Ave. She was approached by two females and a male who first asked to use the victim’s phone. When she declined, the victim was thrown to the ground and assaulted. This victim was able to retain her property and the suspects left empty-handed. The victim suffered minor injuries that did not require further medical attention.
On the same date, at approximately 11:15 hrs, another female, age 28, left her place of employment and came across the same two females and male along the 2800 block of Carling Ave. When the victim reached the trio, one stepped in front of her and made a demand for money. When the victim attempted to continue walking, she was thrown to the ground and assaulted. The victim was able to draw attention to the situation and the suspects fled empty-handed. The victim suffered minor injuries that did not require further medical attention.
During the afternoon of Wednesday November 26, 2014, the three suspects were observed walking along Carling Ave. Police were contacted, attended, and located the suspects in a retail store. The three were arrested without incident.
Two females, ages 15 and 17, and a male, age 16, all of Ottawa, are jointly charged with two counts of robbery. They will all appear Youth Court on November 27, 2014.
(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Section has seen an increase in reports of the Canada Revenue /utilities scam.
The scam involves victims receiving phone calls from persons identifying themselves as Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees. They inform the victims that they owe the government money for back taxes and indicate to them that payment must be made immediately or they will be arrested.
Victims are directed to go to the nearest store and purchase “Visa Pay Power Cards” in various amounts. Once purchased, the victims are contacted again and asked for the card number and the security codes for payment of their “debt”. The suspects then access the cards and withdraw the funds purchased by the victim.
An alternate variation of the scam is a person calling and indicating that an immediate payment is required for hydro/water or the utility will be disconnected forthwith. Payment is again requested via the Visa Pay Power Cards.
“The public should be suspicious of any phone calls demanding immediate payment via this method of payment,” said Sgt. Mitch Proteau, Fraud Section, Ottawa Police Service. “The Ottawa Police recommends that any person contacted about an unpaid bill should contact the utility (or CRA) using the publicly available telephone number to verify their account status and the legitimacy of the call they received.”
Anyone with information regarding this type of fraud is asked to call Ottawa Police Fraud Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5162.
(Ottawa)— On Friday the 21st of November 2014 at 3:47 pm, the Ottawa Police Service responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Swale Rd. A 30 year old male driver, from the Ottawa area, was the sole occupant. He was transported to hospital and succumbed to his injuries.
The Collision Investigation Unit is investigating but the road was reopened at 9:30 pm.
The next of kin have been notified but no names are to be released at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police’s Collision Investigation Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 2481.