Cornwall ON – Here is your area Police Blotter for Thursday November 4, 2010
Over the last few days, SD&G OPP officers on patrol monitoring traffic and ensuring safety on area roads had the occasion to stop the following vehicle, which were travelling at high rates of speed.
(South Stormont) 31Oct10 – 24yr old male driver from St-Leonard QC stopped at 154km/h in a 100km/h zone on Highway 401.
(South Dundas) 31Oct10 – 18yr old male driver from Mississauga ON stopped at 152km/h in a 100km/h zone on Highway 401.
(South Glengarry) 31Oct10 – 25yr old male from Montreal QC, stopped at 162km/h in a 100km/h zone on Highway 401.
(North Dundas) 01Nov10 – 24yr old female from Ottawa ON, stopped at 149km/h in a posted 80km/h zone on County Road 43.
BREACH OF RECOGNIZANCE
Cornwall, Ont. – A 17 year-old Cornwall youth was arrested on the 03rd of November, 2010 for failing to abide by his conditions. He was bound by a Recognizance Order with conditions to Abide by the rules of his residence and to Attend school without truancy. It is alleged that on the offence date, the youth failed to abide by his parents’ rules and further failed to attend school. The youth was arrested for 2 counts of Breach of Recognizance and held in custody until court later that day. His name is withheld due to provisions under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
ESCAPE LAWFUL CUSTODY
Cornwall, Ont. – A 17 year-old Cornwall youth was arrested on the 03rd of November, 2010 following an investigation into a missing persons’ complaint. On the 28th of October, 2010 the youth was assigned to reside at a Cornwall youth facility. The youth left the facility within hours of his arrival. Police were contacted and an investigation commenced The youth was located and arrested for Escape Lawful Custody and held for court later that day. His name is withheld due to provisions under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
BREACH OF CONDITIONAL SENTENCE ORDER
Cornwall, Ont. – Melvin Thompson, 46, of Akwesasne was arrested on the 03rd of November, 2010 while entering Cornwall through the point of entry. He was bound by a Conditional Sentence Order with conditions to Keep the Peace and be of Good Behaviour and to Abstain from the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol. It is alleged that he attempted to enter Cornwall while he was in the possession of alcohol. He was arrested by a member of the Canada Border Services Agency and detained until the arrival of the Cornwall Community Police Service. He was held in custody until court on the 04th of November, 2010.
BREACHES and THEFT UNDER $5,000.00
Cornwall, Ont. – Christian Claude Seguin, 26, of Cornwall was arrested on the 03rd of November, 2010 following a shoplifting incident. He was bound by a Probation Order and two Recognizance Orders with the same condition : to Keep the Peace and be of Good Behaviour. It is alleged that he attended a Second Street East department store and stole property. He was arrested by the store’s Loss Prevention Officer and detained until the arrival of a member of the Cornwall Community Police Service. He faces 1 count of Theft Under $5,000.00, 1 count of Breach of Probation and 2 counts of Breach of Recognizance. He was held in custody until court on the 04th of November, 2010 to answer to the charges.
BREACH OF UNDERTAKING
Cornwall, Ont. – Adam Helmer, 19, of Cornwall was arrested on the 03rd of November, 2010 for breaching his conditions. He was bound by an Undertaking Order with conditions to Keep the Peace and be of Good Behaviour, to carry his release documents on him at all times and to abide by a curfew. On the offence date, it is alleged that he was observed by a member of Community Patrol running on Montreal Road. The officer stopped to check on the welfare of the male and uncovered that he was bound by conditions. Police determined that the male had failed to abide by his curfew and did not have the required documentation as per his conditions. As a result, the male faces 3 counts of Breach of Recognizance and was released to appear in court on the 09th of December, 2010 to answer to the charges.
BREAK AND ENTER
Cornwall, Ont. – The Cornwall Community Police Service is investigating a break and enter which occured overnight on the 02nd of November, 2010 at a Campbell Street business. The suspect(s) gained entry by smashing a glass door. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole cash. If you have any information regarding this break and enter, please contact the Service by dialing (613) 932-2110.
CHARGES LAID IN STOLEN PROPERTY INVESTIGATION
(Over $9000.00 in steel recovered)
(North Glengarry) – On 03Nov10, at approximately 8:15am, SD&G OPP officers began an investigation into a report of suspicious males attempting to dispose of a large quantity of steel at a business in Alexandria.
The investigation revealed approximately 4580lbs of iron rail tie plates (railway tie supports), the property of Canadian National Railway (CNR), had been stolen from a site in Les Coteaux QC (west of Montreal). All property, valued at $9160.00 was recovered. SD&G OPP worked jointly with CNR authorities.
David RAFUSE (40) of Coteau-du-Lac QC, and Donald LAFRANCHISE (33) of St-Zotique QC were arrested and each face a charge of;
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000.00
Both were released to appear in Alexandria court 05Jan11.
THEFT OF MOTORHOME
(North Glengarry) – On 03Nov10, SD&G OPP began an investigation into a report of a stolen Recreational Vehicle (RV), which was parked at a residence on County Road 34, North Glengarry Twp. The unit was taken within the last few days and is described as;
- 1989 Itasca 32’ Recreational Vehicle, brown in colour.
On 03Nov10, SD&G OPP officers on patrol had the occasion to intercept the following vehicles for excessive speeds. In both cases, the drivers had their vehicles and driver’s permits seized for a period of 7 days. In addition, they each face a charge of Stunt Driving, as per the Highway Traffic Act.
(South Glengarry) At approximately 3:30pm, 25yr old male driver from Kingston ON driving a Ford Mustang, stopped on Purcell Road, South Glengarry Twp, travelling 138km/h in a posted 60km/h zone. Summonsed to attend Alexandria court 13Dec10.
(North Glengarry) At approximately 6:00pm, 23yr old male driver from Edmonton AB, driving a Dodge van, stopped on County Road 24, North Glengarry Twp, travelling 141km/h in a posted 80km/h zone. Summonsed to attend Alexandria court 13Dec10.
How do we find out if someone who has stolen stuff from us is being charged?
This person also appeared in court on other chat=rges but, we hear nothing of the results.
Is the court system such that it holds its sessions in camera away from the public eye?
You can sit on many proceedings, you can search court cases at sites like canlii.org. and look through Cornwall Police website each week.
I would imagine because of privacy concerns, you will not see many names of people charged, convicted is different.
I have often wondered why we do not have a reporter giving us updates on stories, but if you want something do it yourself.