Police Blotter & Crime Round Up for the Cornwall Ontario Area – CRTF Cigarette Bust – May 27, 2011

Cornwall ON – Here’s the latest news from the various local law enforcement agencies in the Cornwall Ontario area for Friday May 27, 2011.

POLICE SERVICES ACT – Douglas Thompson Matter

Cornwall, Ont. – June 1st has been scheduled as a date for the Hearings to receive motions from the defense in regards to gaining access to all Cornwall Community Police Service Niche reports in relation to the deceased, Douglas THOMPSON.  The matter has been resolved between counsel and the defense will be provided with redacted copies of all reports on file.

 

The hearing will resume on September 20th and 21st at the Seaway Room at the Best Western Parkway Inn at 1515 Vincent Massey Drive.

POLICE ACT HEARING UPDATE – Edgar Ethier Matter

Cornwall, Ont. – The hearing will resume on June 2nd, and then will be put over until the next hearing dates which are June 20th and 22nd.  The Hearing dates of June 2nd and 20th will be held at the Seaway Room at the Best Western Parkway Inn at 1515 Vincent Massey Dr.  The June 22nd hearing date will be held in the Adirondack Room at the Ramada Hotel, 805 Brookdale Avenue.

DRIVE WHILE DISQUALIFIED

Cornwall, Ont. – Martin Robert Dumesnil, 21, of Cornwall was arrested on May 26th, 2011 during a routine traffic stop.  On the offence date, it is alleged that he was operating a motor vehicle on Second Street while being disqualified from driving.  He is facing 1 count of Drive while Disqualified and was released to appear in court on the 21st of June, 2011.

 

 

CRIMINAL HARASSMENT and BREACH OF PROBATION

Cornwall, Ont. – A 46 year-old St-Andrews West male was arrested on the 26th of May, 2011 following an investigation.  The male was bound by a Probation Order with a condition to Keep the Peace and be of Good Behaviour.  On the offence date, it is alleged that he attended an ex-girlfriends’ residence after continuously making attempts to contact her by telephone.  Police were contacted and the male had left the area.  As a result of the investigation, the male was located and arrested for 1 count of Criminal Harassment and 1 count of Breach of Probation.  He was held in custody until court later that day. His name is withheld as it may identify the victim in this incident.

 

 

THEFT UNDER $5,000.00

Cornwall, Ont. – A 17 year-old Summerstown male was arrested on the 26th of May, 2011 following an internal theft from a department store.  On the 19th of May, 2011 it is alleged that the youth, while employed at the store, stole merchandise.  The incident was investigated internally and police were contacted.  As a result of the investigation, the youth was arrested for 1 count of Theft Under $5,000.00.  He was released to the custody of a parent and is scheduled to appear in court on the 23rd of June, 2011.  His name is withheld due to provisions under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

 

 

BREACHES

Cornwall, Ont. – Paul Andre L’Esperance, 45, of Montreal was arrested for breaching his conditions on the 27th of May, 2011 during a routine traffic stop.  He was bound by a Conditional Sentence Order with conditions:  to Not attend Cornwall, to abide by a full house arrest, to Keep the Peace and be of Good Behaviour and to Abstain from the consumption of alcohol.  He was further bound by a Probation Order with a condition to Keep the Peace and be of Good Behaviour.  Police allege that the male was a passenger in a vehicle being operated on Brookdale Avenue in the city of Cornwall.  As a result, the male was charged with 1 count of Breach of Probation and for breaching his Conditional Sentence Order conditions.  He was held in custody until court on the 27th of May, 2011.

 

 

BREAK AND ENTER

Cornwall, Ont. – The Cornwall Community Police Service is investigating a break and enter which occurred on May 26th, 2011 sometime between 09:00 and 10:30 am at a Fifth Street West second floor apartment.  The suspect(s) gained entry by breaking the glass to a main door on the north side of the building.  Once inside, the suspect(s) stole an Xbox 360, a PlayStation 2 and approximately 50 games.  If you have any information regarding this break and enter, please contact the Service at (613) 932-2110.

 

 

BREAK AND ENTER

Cornwall, Ont. – The Cornwall Community Police Service is investigating a break and enter which occurred sometime between November 2010 and May 26th, 2011 at a Prince Albert Street basement storage area.  The suspect(s) gained entry by breaching a locking mechanism.  Once inside the storage area, the suspect(s) stole crafts, beads, wool, dishes, camping gear and footwear.  If you have any information, please contact the Service at (613) 932-2110.

DOMESTIC INCIDENT
(South Glengarry) – On 24May11, at approximately 5:00pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to areport of a domestic incident on Thomas St. Lancaster, On.
The investigation revealed that a female and her boyfriend were involved in a verbalaltercation that resulted in both of them assaulting each other.
The male and female were arrested and face charges of:
Both are scheduled to appear in Cornwall court, the male 14Jun11 and the female 28Jun11.

ASSAULT


(North Stormont) – On 24May11, at approximately 9:00pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to areport of an intoxicated male causing a disturbance at a home on Concession 5 Crysler, On.
The investigation revealed that a 38yr old male (Sean KEECH of Crysler, On) had assaultedanother resident.
He was arrested and faces a charge of:
He was held in custody pending an appearance in Cornwall court.

DOMESTIC INCIDENT
(South Dundas) – On 25May11, at approximately 9:00pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to areport of a domestic incident on County Road 2, South Dundas Township.

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The investigation revealed that a female and her 42yr old ex-husband were involved in a verbalaltercation that resulted in the male assaulting the female.

He was arrested and faces a charge of:

He is scheduled to appear 28Jun11 in Cornwall court.

(North Dundas) – On 25May11, at approximately 11:00pm, SD&G OPP officers had occasion toconduct a traffic stop on county Road 7, North Dundas Township.

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The stop revealed that the 42yr old female driver (Sarah DERKS of North Dundas) was operating avehicle under the influence of alcohol.  She was arrested and faces charges of:  Impaired Operation / motor VehicleExceed 80mgs / Motor Vehicle
She is scheduled to appear 16Jun11 in Cornwall court.

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(South Dundas) – On 25May11, at approximately 2:00pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to areport of a theft on County Road 2, South Dundas Township.

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The investigation revealed that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) attended a residence andremoved a 1993 Yamaha 4-wheeler and a pressure washer.   The investigation is ongoing.

THREATS

 

(SD&G) –  As a result of a threat investigation conducted by the SD&G OPP Crime Unit,  a 61yr old male (Micheal Francis BROWN of Cornwall, On) was arrested on 24May11.

 

He faces charges of:

  • Utter Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm
  • Intimidation – Justice system – Justice  System Participant

He is scheduled to appear 21Jun11 in Cornwall court.

The Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) made and assisted in four (4) contraband tobacco seizures in the following jurisdictions between May 11th and May 26th, 2011:

  • Three (3) seizures at the Cornwall Port of Entry (POE)
  • One (1) seizure in South Glengarry, Ontario.

These seizures resulted in the arrest of the following two (2) individuals who have been charged with Possession of Unstamped Tobacco, contrary to Section 32(1) of the Excise Act, 2001, and/or who are facing or have been charged under the provincial Tobacco Tax Act for possession of a tobacco product not properly stamped:

  • Kennedy Benedict (age 23) and Elizabeth Benedict (age 58), both from Akwesasne, Ontario
    Elizabeth Benedict was attempting to cross into Canada at the Cornwall Port of Entry when CBSA officers located in her vehicle ten (10) cases of contraband cigarettes.  Ms. Benedict’s first appearance is scheduled for June 21st, 2011 in Cornwall, Ontario.
    The CRTF currently holds an arrest warrant for Kennedy Benedict for his involvement in this matter.  If anyone knows of his current whereabouts, they are urged to contact the CRTF at 613-937-2800.

ALSO, these seizures resulted in the arrests of three (3) other individuals who will be facing charges under the federal Excise Act, 2001 and/or the provincial Tobacco Tax Act for possession of a tobacco product not properly stamped.

Items Seized:

  • One (1) van, two (2) pickup trucks, and one (1) vehicle.
  • 2,000 re-sealable bags and/or cartons each containing 200 contraband cigarettes;
  • $994.00 in Canadian and US currency.

Sgt. Côté stated:

“With the St. Lawrence Seaway opened for all area residents to enjoy, we will see an increase of contraband smuggling activity occurring on our waterways.  To assist us in maintaining security on the water, we are urging our local residents to contact us if they observe or overhear of suspicious activity occurring on the river and/or along the shoreline.  The CRTF can be reached by calling 613-937-2800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.”

The CRTF is a joint forces partnership that includes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Border Services Agency, Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario Ministry of Revenue and Cornwall Community Police Service.

Wine Kitz

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