Your Police Blotter for the Cornwall Ontario Area SCAM ALERT – June 12, 2012

Your Police Blotter for the Cornwall Ontario Area SCAM ALERT – June 12, 2012

WARRANT

 

            Cornwall, ON- A 15-year-old Akwesasne youth was arrested on June 11th, 2012 under the strength of an outstanding warrant. It is alleged that the youth failed to attend court on May 31st, 2012 and a warrant was sought. He was held in custody until court later that day. The youth’s name was not released as per provision under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

 

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

 

            Cornwall, ON- A 33-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on June 11th, 2012. It is alleged that on June 11th, 2012 he unlawfully entered his 29-year-old ex-common-law’s residence and got into an altercation with her when he assaulted her and his 9-year-old daughter. The victims did not require medical treatment. Upon leaving, he removed property that was not his. Police were contacted and an investigation followed. He was charged with Unlawfully in a dwelling, Break & enter, Theft under $5000 and 2 counts of Domestic Assault. He was held in custody until court the following day. His name was not released as it would identify the victims in this incident.

 

STOLEN PROPERTY & BREACHES

            Cornwall, ON- A 16-year-old Cornwall youth was arrested on June 11th, 2012. The youth was bound by Probation Orders with the conditions to Keep the Peace and be of Good Behaviour. It is alleged that on June 7th, 2012 he removed property from a motor vehicle. Police were contacted an investigation followed. He was charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Breach of Probation order. He was held in custody until court the following day. The youth’s name was not released as per provision under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

 

FAIL TO COMPLY

 

            Cornwall, ON- A 17-year-old Green Valley youth was arrested on June 11th, 2012. It is alleged that the youth failed to attend for finger prints of April 12th, 2012. She was charged with Fail to Comply and released to an adult to attend court on July 24th, 2012. The youth’s name was not released as per provision under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

From the OPP:

STOLEN VEHICLE


(South Glengarry) – On 11Jun12, at approximately 11:30am, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle on County Road 19, South Glengarry Township.

The investigation revealed that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) attended a residence and removed a 2006 Polaris ATV from a barn.

The ATV is valued at approximately $3500:00 dollars, the investigation is ongoing.

SCAM ARTISTS


(SD&G) – SD&G OPP would like to remind you that this is the time of year that a certain type of criminal becomes active. They usually work with three or four people in a paving or residential maintenance crew.

They could be from another area of the province or another country. They will attend a residence and do a good job for a fair price, then once the word has spread that they are a reputable group, the less than professional work comes into play.

These criminals target older and vulnerable people. They are pushy and will go to great lengths to secure a job and payment before the work is completed. They use tactics that make people feel that they have to have the maintenance done, and on completion the home owner is far from satisfied.

The SD&G OPP wants to advise our residents that nothing has to be done under pressure. Always ask for a list of other satisfied customers in the area. They should be able to provide this along with a written estimate for the job you want completed. Get more than one estimate.

If you are not sure, consult a family member or close friend about the work and the price that is being suggested. If you feel the people attending your property are trying to intimidate you and are putting pressure on you, ask them to leave. Write down any information you may observe about their description, number of people, and the vehicles that they are using, especially a licence plate. Call 888-310-1122 to report them to the OPP immediately.

There are many excellent, reputable contractors in our area. Make sure you make an informed choice before allowing anyone to do work for you.

Remember, you are the home owner and you decide what work you want done and you choose the contractor to complete it.

Milena Cardinal

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