Your Cornwall Ontario Police Blotter for Monday June 24, 2013

Cornwall PoliceWARRANTS

            Cornwall, ON- On June 22, 2012, Tamara MacDonald, 21 of St. Andrews, was arrested on the strength of an outstanding Warrant.  It is alleged that on January 17th, 2013 she failed to attend court to answer to a drug related charge; a Bench Warrant was issued.  She was held in custody for a bail hearing on June 24, 2013.


         Cornwall, ON- On June 22, 2013, a 49 year old male was arrested for Assault.  Cornwall Police were called to attend a Brookdale Avenue residence in reference to a domestic.  Investigation revealed that a male gained entry to the residence of his ex-wife and pushed her.  The male was subsequently arrested and charged with Break and Enter and Assault. He was held in custody for a bail hearing June 24, 2013.  His name was not released as it may identify the victim. The female did not require medical attention.



         Cornwall, ON- On June 21, 2013, Cornwall Police were dispatched to a local high school regarding possible drug possession.  Police investigation revealed that a 16 year old male student was in possession of marijuana, as well as a set of brass knuckles.  He was subsequently arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.  He was released to attend court August 8, 2013.  The youth’s name cannot be released due to provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.



         Cornwall, ON- A 66 Cornwall male was arrested June 23, 2013 for assault and theft.  It is alleged the he stole money from a female roommate, and then assaulted her.  Police were called and arrested the male for Theft Under $5000.00, and Assault.  He was released to attend court July 23, 2013. The female did not require medical attention.

 From the OPP:


FROM/DE: OPP Highway Safety Division                                         DATE: June 24, 2013



                            “People Are Important Safety Partner”ť Says OPP

(ORILLIA, ON) “ With people getting set for what is traditionally one of the busiest long weekends of the year, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is also gearing up for a busy weekend on Ontario roads, trails and waterways this Canada Day Long weekend.

In particular, the OPP will be keeping a close eye out for people who display aggressive driving behaviour, whether in a motor vehicle, boat or all-terrain vehicle.

The OPP is reminding the public that speeding is not the only form of aggressive driving they will be watching out for over the weekend.  Following vehicles too closely, improper lane changes, weaving in and out of lanes and a general disregard for traffic laws are all forms of aggressive and dangerous driving behaviour that put all road users at risk.

As they have done in the past, the OPP will be looking to every motorist, boater and trail user to partner with them for a safe and enjoyable weekend.

People are finally getting the message that they themselves play a far greater role in keeping everyone safe than the OPP does. We may be seeing the results of this positive attitude shift reflected in our fatality statistics this year, with the number of deaths on roads, waterways and trails we police at 110 compared to 173 this time last year,”ť said Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey, Provincial Commander, Traffic Safety and Operational Support.

“We want to see this positive trend continue and one way to make this happen is to have everyone become our number one safety partner and to make road, boating and trail safety the same top priority as we do over busy long weekends and throughout the year at the OPP,”ť said Chief Superintendent Don Bell, Commander, OPP Highway Safety Division.

Over and above aggressive driving, the OPP will be watching for: seat belt compliance; distracted driving; impaired while driving, boating or off-roading; compliance with Move Over laws; and use of boating safety equipment such as Personal Floatation Devices (PFD).

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