As a result of an ongoing investigation by the Brockville Police Service a 7 year veteran of the service is facing numerous charges. The officer has been suspended from duty since the 25th of April 2016 and will remain on suspension as per the Police Services Act. The officer faces the following charges:
- 1 count of Breach of Trust – Criminal Code
- 7 counts of Discreditable Conduct – Police Services Act
- 5 counts of Neglect of duty – Police Services Act
The officer will appear in criminal court on September 23rd, 2016 and his Police Act hearing will commence on October 21st 2016. Based on the nature of the allegations the officer is not being named.
A second officer is also facing disciplinary action as a result of a separate investigation. The Brockville Police Service requested assistance from the OPP after receiving information of potential criminal allegations. The OPP concluded their investigation and laid several counts of assault against the officer. The allegations all occurred off duty, did not occur in the City of Brockville and span several years. The officer is an 8 year veteran of the Brockville Police Service and has been moved to administrative duties. Based on the nature of the allegations the officer is not being named. The Brockville Police have commenced a Police Services Act investigation as a result of charges being laid.
On September 9th at 3:43 pm, Brockville Police attended a mental health group home in the south end of the city to assist with a resident.
A local 27 year old male had stopped taking his medication and staff were seeking the help of Officers in escorting him to local hospital. Once at the hospital, security staff relieved Officers while the subject awaited care.
On September 9th at 5:13 pm, Brockville Police received a complaint of domestic assault.
A local 29 year old male attended the residence of his ex-partner for child exchange purposes. The man indicated to Officers the dispute turned physical and he was struck several times in the head with a fist. No medical attention was required.
Police arrested and charged a local 27 year old woman with assault as a result. She was released later in the day and placed on conditions with a future court date.
On September 9th at 5:37 pm, Brockville Police attended a south end residence to investigate a breach of court issued release conditions.
A local 12 year old male had been charged with assault and released on multiple conditions. One of the conditions involved remaining in his home unless accompanied by a named adult. His caretaker reported the youth tore up his release documents and fled the home. Officers located him and he was arrested and charged with breaching his conditions, then released back to his home.
On September 10th at 6:34 pm, Police attended the residence again as the youth had taken off a second time. This time he was located and arrested but held for a remand appearance. Remand court on the weekends is done via video with Kingston serving as the hub for surrounding Police agencies. In the morning of September 11th, the Justice of the Peace released the youth into the custody of the Children’s Aid Society. The original assault charge and the subsequent breaches of release conditions will be dealt with in a future court date.
On September 9th at 11:52 pm, Brockville Police took a complaint of a residential break and enter.
During the overnight hours of September 6th, an unknown person(s) entered the victim’s home through an insecure, rear sliding door. A PlayStation along with a wallet from a purse was removed from the home.
The investigation continues into possible suspects.
On September 11th at 12:55 am, Brockville Police responded to a restaurant on King Street West for a mischief complaint.
One of the panes of glass at the front of the business was busted by an unknown individual. Entry was not gained as a secondary pane was still intact.
If anyone has information as to a suspect or was in the area at the time, please contact us. (613) 342-0127 Ext. ‘0’
On September 11th at 2:46 am, Brockville Police received information from a cab driver concerning a male lying in the lawn of a south end residence. Officers recognized the local man and noted he was intoxicated. The 52 year old was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was released later in the day when sober and issued a fine.
Brockville Police responded to the typical things that accompany a storm of Saturday nights magnitude. Trees blocked roadways and took down different utility lines. The biggest concern was a high voltage powerline, knocked down at Bramshot Avenue and Ormond Street. Hydro One was called in to deal with the problem. We are not aware of any personal injuries to citizens of the community.
On September 8th at 7:30 am, Brockville Police attended a south end apartment building to check on a local 64 year old female. She had called a crisis line talking about ending her life.
Officers found her apartment secure and gained entry through the property manager. The woman was found unresponsive and pills were observed scattered in the unit. Ambulance personnel removed the woman from the home and she was taken to hospital. It appears help arrived in time for her but Police do not have an update on her condition.
On September 8th at 3:41 pm, Brockville Police performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the north end of the city. Two local males, ages 37 and 35 years were the occupants.
Police discovered the males had fentanyl patches in their possession. The 35 year old was on release conditions from outstanding charges, one of those conditions prevented him from possessing drugs. Both parties were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. The younger male was charged with breaching his undertaking as well. They were released later in the afternoon on conditions and given a future court date.
On September 8th at 8:02 pm, Brockville Police attended a north end apartment building for a harassment complaint.
A local 25 year old female informed Officers that her 22 year old ex-boyfriend was continually texting her and causing problems for her over Facebook. Police are now looking to speak with the young man in regards to harassment allegations and possibly breaching his current probation order.
The investigation is continuing.
On Tuesday, the Brockville Police commented on a local 25 year old male who failed to sign in at the Police station as required when released on charges. On September 7th at 2:30 pm, the subject turned himself into Police. He was arrested and charged with breaching his recognizance. An appearance in bail court will take place.
On September 7th at 2:55 and 5:32 pm, Brockville Police took complaints of fraud in relation to a house rental.
A residence on Front Avenue was advertised online for rent. The first complainant forwarded money to the fraudster and the second one held off after doing some investigating.
This is becoming a more popular scam. Police remind the public to be careful when responding to rentals online and never forward monies until comfortable that everything is legitimate.
On September 7th at 12:27 pm, Brockville Police attended a disturbance within a city high school.
A local 12 year old male was causing problems for another male student. The youth was already on conditions for an outstanding charge of assault and breaching his conditions on the weekend. He was arrested and charged for breaching his release terms by failing to be of good behaviour as well as causing a disturbance by fighting.
The youth was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Domestic Dispute / Warrant
On September 7th at 3:07 pm, Brockville Police attended a domestic dispute at a south end residence.
The dispute was verbal in nature and parties had calmed down. However, the female resident, 25 years of age, was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Leeds OPP area. She was arrested in regards to the warrant and released to their custody later in the afternoon.
On September 7th at 9:39 pm, Brockville Police stopped a vehicle on Stewart Blvd. for a traffic violation.
The local, 18 year old, male driver was on probation for offences in relation to child luring. One condition of the order required he not be alone with any female under 16 years of age. His female passenger was 15 years old. On August 20th, the accused was found in the company of the same female. He was arrested and charged at that time with the probation breach and released on conditions. A charge of breaching those conditions was laid as well. He was held in custody and will appear in bail court.
On September 6th at 1:25 pm, Brockville Police began investigating a potential breach of release conditions.
A local female indicated her ex-boyfriend approached her in a south end park and wanted to speak with her. He had a beer in his hand at the time. On August 6th, Police had charged her ex with uttering threats, unlawfully in a dwelling and several breaches in relation to her. He was released at court on numerous conditions which included, no contact with her and no consumption of alcohol.
Officers are looking to speak with the local 44 year old in relation to the incident.
Secret Shopper Fraud
On September 6th at 6:10 pm, Brockville Police received another on-line fraud complaint in regards to the secret shopper scam.
A local 19 year old male cashed a cheque he received in the mail for several thousand dollars. The cheque was returned as fraudulent.
Once again, the Brockville Police advise people not to get involved in these on-line shopping offers. The person who cashes the fraudulent cheque ends up on the hook for monies spent before being advised the cheque is of no value. This complaint also shows there is no particular age group being targeted. Any member of our Community can be victimized and we stress that people not engage in these offers.
Warrant / Bail Violation
On September 2nd at 10:10 am, Brockville Police Officers noticed a man walking on Parkedale Avenue that resembled a wanted party for an outstanding warrant from Ottawa. The Ottawa native, 50 years of age, was on conditions for outstanding charges that required him to remain within their city. He was arrested and charged with breaching his recognizance and held for a bail hearing later in the day.
Ottawa was advised of the arrest so they can execute their warrant when the party is released from custody locally. They have him charged with assault and failing to appear for court.
Mental Health Apprehension
On September 2nd at 10:13 am, Brockville Police received a complaint of a local 31 year old man acting strangely at the rear of a King Street business. The man is known to Police to have mental health issues. He was shirtless, yelling at people and in obvious need of help. The young man left the area before Officers arrived and could not be located.
At 11:50 pm, the man attended his mother’s residence in the south end of town and woke her up. He broke picture frames containing his photo, cutting his hands in the process. He then smeared his own blood all over his face. He caused a lot of mischief within the residence and again took off before Police arrival.
He then attended his father’s residence and used a screwdriver to punch holes in the walls.
Finally, in the morning of the 3rd, he was located behind the same King Street business and was apprehended under the Mental Health Act. Officers transported the man to local hospital for appropriate treatment.
On September 2nd at 11:25 am, Brockville Police attended a domestic dispute in the south/east section of the city.
A local 27 year old man was confronted by his girlfriend about infidelity issues. He became upset and threw a nearly full drink can at her, striking her in the arm. Officers arrested the man for assault and weapons dangerous.
The victim suffered minor injuries in the incident. The accused was held for a bail hearing.
Caught Stealing / Fled on Foot
On September 2nd at 1:51 pm, Brockville Police attended a north end box store for a theft complaint.
A local 24 year old man attempted to leave the store with a quantity of merchandise without paying. When confronted by store security he fled on foot prior to Officers arrival.
The suspect has been identified and a warrant will be issued for his arrest for theft. The stolen items were recovered.
Wanted After Failing to Sign In
In March of this year a local female, 34 years of age, was charged with numerous criminal offences by the Gananoque Police Service.
She was released on conditions at court with one of the requirements being to sign in with the Brockville Police twice a week. Officers here noticed she had missed several sign in dates while updating their records on the weekend. The accused woman is now wanted by Ganaoque for failing to attend court and in Brockville for failing to report in.
A warrant will be issued for her arrest.
Impaired on an E-Bike
On September 2nd at 8:49 pm, Brockville Police attended a north end intersection for a single vehicle accident.
A local 40 year old man lost control of his E-Bike and struck the stop sign at the intersection. He was not injured but Officers noted his ability to operate the bike was impaired by alcohol.
He was arrested and charged with impaired driving and then refusal after he would not provide breath samples back at the station. The accused was released when sober with a future court date.
Assault on Motorist
On September 2nd at 9:49 pm, Brockville Police responded to an assault on a motorist in a south end parking lot.
A local 21 year old man and his 21 year old male passenger were attacked by a group of four males. The victims were coming to a stop in the parking lot when one of the suspects threw a trailer hitch through the window of the vehicle. The driver was then sprayed with an unknown substance in the face and struck a fence in the lot while trying to come to a stop.
The males fled the area and only one local 24 year old has been identified as a responsible party.
The driver and his passenger received treatment at hospital to have their eyes flushed and to check out other minor soreness.
Police are currently trying to locate the 24 year old suspect who is also responsible for the theft mentioned earlier from the north end box store. He faces charges of assault with a weapon, mischief and breaching his probation order.
Running From Police Leads to Charges
On September 3rd at 4:05 am, Brockville Police Officers observed a young male on a downtown street who fled on foot when noticing Police.
Officers located the local 20 year old and found him to be in an intoxicated state. While searching his person subsequent to his arrest Officers located a set of brass knuckles.
When sober, the man was released with a fine for the public intoxication and given a future court date for possession of a prohibited weapon.
On September 3rd at 6:16 am, Brockville Police attended a south end residence to check on the wellbeing of a local 19 year old female.
She had sent pictures to a friend that showed herself holding a knife to her throat and talking about self harm. Officers located the young woman and apprehended her under the Mental Health Act. She was escorted to hospital for appropriate care and was not injured when contacted by Police.
On September 3rd at 1:51 pm, Brockville Police attended the chip wagon in the Giant Tiger parking lot on Central Avenue.
Officers learned that an employee of the chip truck threw out a couple french fries for two dogs in the area. While a smaller dog was getting his share, a larger dog started nipping at the small dog.
The owner of the small dog proceeded to pull a knife from his pocket and stab the larger dog numerous times. The dog was stitched up at the animal hospital and is stable.
The small dog owner, a local 40 year old, was arrested and charged with weapons dangerous and injuring an animal. He was released with a future court date. The accused turned out to be the same man charged with impaired and refusing a breath test in the E-Bike accident the day prior.
Improper Storage – Firearm
On September 3rd at 4:42 pm, Brockville Police received information that a shotgun was being improperly stored at a south end residence. Officers attended and seized the firearm which was readily accessible and without a trigger lock.
A local 38 year old male was then looking at charges of careless storage of a firearm, possessing a firearm while prohibited from doing so and breaching his probation. The male was not at the residence when the firearm was seized.
On September 4th at 6:33 pm, Police received a complaint about the way a vehicle was being operated on city streets. Officers stopped the vehicle on Parkedale Avenue and discovered the male wanted for the firearm offence was a passenger.
The driver was sent on his way after his physical condition was checked on. Officers arrested the passenger and a search subsequent to his arrest turned up a quantity of both crystal meth and cocaine along with a set of scales, a small quantity of cash and a list of people who owed money. Another charge of possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking was added.
He will appear in bail court.
On September 3rd at 6:05 pm, Brockville Police took custody of a local 53 year old man after his arrest by neighbouring OPP Officers for a warrant held by our Service.
In March of 2014, the accused sold a stolen cell phone on Kijiji to a local female. The warrant was executed and the man was released on the charge of possession of stolen property.
He now faces a future court date.
On September 3rd at 6:56 pm, Brockville Police received a robbery complaint from a local 57 year old man.
The victim, a cab driver, was standing outside his vehicle in an apartment building lot. Another vehicle pulled up, a male jumped out and a demand was made for money from the victim in relation to outstanding debts.
The accused, a local 22 year old, then struck the older man in the face and knocks him down. The victim’s backpack was then taken from him and the accused left in the same vehicle with two other males.
The victim suffered cuts to his fingers and elbow.
On September 5th at 10:21 pm, Brockville Police observed the accused operating a vehicle on north end streets along with a male passenger. The vehicle was stopped and the driver arrested for the mentioned robbery.
The 33 year old passenger happened to be subject to an order requiring Police to apprehend him under the Mental Health Act for an assessment.
In the vehicle, Officers located over 500 grams of marijuana (approximately 1 pound). As a result, both men were charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking.
The 22 year old was held for a bail hearing, the 33 year old was taken to local hospital.
The marijuana is valued in excess of $5,000.00