Police Blotter for Cornwall Ontario Area – OPP SIU – Friday July 5, 2013

Police Blotter for Cornwall Ontario Area – OPP SIU – Friday July 5, 2013

 

Cornwall PoliceBREACH

Cornwall, ON- A 14 year old Cornwall youth was arrested on July 4th, 2013. She was bound by a J.P Recognizance with the conditions of not to be away from my residence between the hours of 1000 pm and 0600 am except in the presence her adult surety. It is alleged that on July 2nd, 2013 she left her home alone and did not return breaching her condition. Police were contacted and an investigation followed. She was charged with Failing to Comply with Recognizance and held for a bail hearing.

BREACH & MISCHIEF

Cornwall, ON- A 15 year old Cornwall youth was arrested on July 4th, 2013. He was bound by two probation orders with the condition to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.  It is alleged that on June 25th, 2013 at approx 9:00 AM he was shooting BBs and struck a passing vehicle causing damage under $5000.00. Police were contacted and an investigation followed. He was charged with mischief under $5000.00 with Failing to Comply with Recognizance and two counts of failing to comply with probation orders. He was released to appear in court on July 25th, 2013.

THEFT SHOPLIFTING & ASSAULT POLICE

 

          Cornwall, ON- On July 4, 2013 Cory Sabourin, 34 of Cornwall was arrested for theft under $5000.00 and assault police officer.  On July 4, 2013 at approx 1:00 PM, police responded to a shoplifting incident at a Ninth Street East store.  Investigation revealed that the male had allegedly stole property from the store with a value under $5000.00. While the police where speaking with the man he picked up a stick and other debris and threw it at the officers. He was subsequently placed under arrest and charged for theft under $5000.00 and assault police.  He was released to attend court July 24th, 2013.

BREAK AND ENTER & ASSAULT

            Cornwall, ON- Kristen Hewitt, age 20, of Cornwall, was arrested on July 4th, 2013 for Break and Enter and assault. It is alleged that at approx. 2:00 PM she broke into a Second St West residence and assaulted the female occupant by slapping her across the face.  Police were contacted and an investigation followed. She was charged with Break and Enter, and Assault.  She was released to appear in court on July 24th, 2013.

 

THEFT SHOPLIFTING & BREACHES

            Cornwall, ON- Chantal Wolfe, 27 of Cornwall was arrested on July 4th, 2013. She was bound by a Recognizance with the conditions to reside in Winnipeg, not to possess, consume alcohol, illegal drugs or use prescription drugs unless prescribed or other intoxicating substances. She was also placed on probation with the conditions to abstain from the purchase, possession, consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances and keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

On July 4, 2013 at approx 9:30 PM, police responded to a shoplifting incident at a Brookdale Ave. store.  Investigation revealed that the female had allegedly stole property from the store with a value under $5000.00.  Police were contacted and an investigation followed. She was charged with theft under $5000, two counts of breach of JP’s Recognizance and two counts breach of probation. She was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 From the OPP:

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] Charge Laid 2013-07-05

(North Dundas) – On 04July13, at approximately 9:15am, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of an assault on Shaw Road, North Dundas Township.

The investigation revealed that a male was walking on Shaw Road when he was assaulted by another male.

The 45yr old male (Kevin BUCHOLTZ of North Dundas) was arrested and faces a charge of:

– Assault

He is scheduled to appear 09Sept13 in Morrisburg court.

SUMMER IS HERE…TIME TO “WEAR IT TO WIN”
Helmet safety program back for another season!

(North Glengarry)  Who says getting a ticket from the cops is a bad thing?

The “Wear it to Win” safety initiative is back for another season! SD&G OPP has once again teamed up with the Alexandria Dairy Queen, Alexandria Home Hardware Building Centre and Raage Skateshop to promote the importance of wearing a safety helmet this summer by providing a reward incentive to Glengarry youths who cycle safe and always wear a safety helmet while skateboarding.

Safe cyclists and skateboarders will be approached by SD&G OPP officers on patrol and issued a ticket for making a safe choice. The ticket issued will act as a reward and redeemable for a Dairy Queen ice cream cone (Alexandria location only) also serving as a ballot for a chance to win a new bicycle (donated by Alexandria Home Hardware) and a fully equipped skateboard (donated by Raage Skateshop), which will be drawn in early September.

Emily McBain, Manager at Alexandria Dairy Queen, Ron Aubin, owner of Alexandria Home Hardware Building Centre and Alain Lauzon, owner of Raage Skateshop, expressed the importance of educating and rewarding our youth for their role in safety and are proud to be supporters of this initiative.

The campaign runs throughout the summer months of July and August, ending on the 31st of August 2012.

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] Airplne Used in Enforcement 2013-07-04

(SD&G) – Over the Canada Day weekend, members of the HSD (Highway Safety Division) as well as SD&G OPP officers took part in a traffic initiative involving the use of the airplane on Highway 401.

HSD Acting Sgt. Peter Ralston stated that “some drivers were surprised when they were stopped and issued a Provincial Offence Notice for speeding; once they were advised to look skyward they realized that they had been observed by the airplane”.

The long weekend initiative resulted in the following charges:

– 5 Stunt Driving
– 209 Speeding
– 7 Other Provincial Offences Notices

SD&G OPP would like to remind the motoring public to time manage and respect all the rules of the road when travelling on our Highways.

From the SIU in Toronto;

SIU Concludes Toronto Firearm Injury Investigation

Case Number: 13-TFI-106

Other News Releases Related to Case 13-TFI-106
Appeals Form

Mississauga (5 July, 2013) — The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer with a criminal offence in relation to the shooting injury sustained by a 23-year-old man in April of 2013.

The SIU assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident. As part of the investigation, seven witness officers and seven civilian witnesses were interviewed. The subject officer consented to an interview with the SIU and provided a copy of his duty notes.

The SIU investigation found that the following events took place on Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25:
• The subject officer was a member of the Emergency Task Force (ETF) and assigned to assist in the execution of a Criminal Code search warrant at a basement apartment of a Wainfleet Road residence on April 24, 2013. One of the occupants was suspected of possessing a firearm that had been used in a criminal offence.
• The nine-member team arrived at the residence shortly before midnight. It was decided they would try a ‘breach and hold’ strategy, meaning the door to the basement would be broken open and the team would stay outside while calling on the apartment’s occupants to exit. The subject officer was armed with an MP5 submachine gun and was wearing full tactical uniform. The weapon was attached to his person by a sling that hangs in front of his body. The rifle has a safety toggle switch on its side that has three positions: ‘off’; ‘semi-automatic’ meaning one round discharges with each trigger pull; and ‘fully-automatic’ meaning multiple rounds discharge with a single trigger pull.
• The door was breached with a battering ram and several occupants left the basement after being called out. The team then entered the basement apartment and removed four other individuals. One of the team members reported that there was a male in a room at the back of the residence who was apparently asleep on a couch and not responding to the officers’ commands. One of the team members approached the man and placed a tactical shield on his chest in an attempt to hold him in place. The subject officer also approached the man, and said he placed the safety toggle switch in the ‘off’ position, as it had been in the ‘semi-automatic’ setting. The man opened his eyes, turned so that he was in a seated position and began to swing his feet and arms at the officers who were close to him. The subject officer released the MP5 machine gun from his hands so that it was dangling in front of his chest area on the sling and removed his Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) from its holster. He deployed his CEW twice with the prongs striking the man in his legs. Two other officers also deployed their CEWs. The man continued to resist and grabbed the subject officer’s MP5 with both hands. The officer yelled at him to let go of his weapon. At that point, the weapon discharged, with a projectile striking the complainant in the left ankle. The subject officer was then struck with enough force that he fell backward. By the time he righted himself, the complainant had been subdued and handcuffed by other members of the ETF.
• The man was transported to Scarborough General Hospital where his wound was bandaged.

The subject officer’s weapon was sent to the Centre of Forensic Sciences for examination.  There, it was determined that the complainant’s blood was found on the flashlight attached to the machine gun.

Director Scott said, “The subject officer was a member of the ETF who was acting on the authority of a validCriminal Code search warrant, and as a result had the lawful authority to enter the apartment in question for the purpose of executing the warrant. The involved officers also had the authority to temporarily detain its occupants to secure the room for the purpose of searching for firearms. In this case, the complainant put up a significant amount of resistance when he was woken up. I am of the view that the complainant likely caused the gun to accidentally discharge when he grabbed it in an attempt to fend off the officers. It is clear that there was contact between the complainant and the firearm based upon the CFS blood analysis. On this basis, the complainant’s firearm injury was probably the result of an accidental discharge caused by himself, and not by the subject officer. Therefore, the subject officer cannot be held criminally liable for this firearm injury to the complainant.”

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.

Milena Cardinal

2 Responses to "Police Blotter for Cornwall Ontario Area – OPP SIU – Friday July 5, 2013"

  1. joey   July 5, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Funny. My cars driver side window was shot with a Bb / pellet gun of sorts on the 3rd driving down Alice st. Shattered my window.

  2. Big D   July 5, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Just rounded up a flock of 300 Quebec geese and I’m headed to morrisburg. See you in next police blotter.

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