Cornwall, ON-The Cornwall Community Police Service currently have a section of the City cordoned off as a result of an incident in which a suspicious package was found. As a result the area of Bergeron Lane commonly known as the “RATS NEST” and the Cotton Mill area were secured by police. Police received a complaint shortly after 2 P.M. with regards to the suspicious package and efforts are being made to positively identify the contents.
For public safety, an outer perimeter has been established and The Cornwall Community Police Service is requesting that the public remain away from the area and nearby residents remain in their homes until further notified.
UPDATED 6:43 PM
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE REMOVED
Cornwall, ON- On the 16th of August, 2013 police were contacted in relation to unwanted property on Baldwin Street. Police attended the residence and a paper bag containing two explosive devices was turned over. Police believe the items were dated from years ago and that no criminal charges were warranted. The devices were transported by police to a safe area where the O.P.P. Explosive Disposal Unit attended and removed the devices without incident.
The Cornwall Community Police would like to thank our community for the understanding while city roads were cordoned.