Cornwall Ontario Alert for Suspicious Person – Human Trafficking in Ottawa Ontario? BLOTTER for Friday Aug 23, 2013 OPS SIU OPP

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            Cornwall ON- The Cornwall Community Police Service is currently investigating a suspicious person which has been seen on Nick Kaneb and Second Street East. The male is described as a white male, muscular build, early 20’s with short dark hair. He was last seen a wearing a grey t-shirt and dark coloured shorts as well as a blue back pack. While on a bicycle he was seen inappropriately touching himself and exposing himself to females. If you have any information regarding this person please contact the service at 613-932-2110 extension 2758 or Crime Stoppers at 613-937-8477.




There are ways in which you can reduce the risk of being a victim:


  • Walk assertively and in well-lit areas.
  • Avoid being alone if you can.
  • Walk in the centre of the sidewalk, away from alleys and doorways.
  • If you suspect you are being followed, cross the street, go to the nearest home, a service station or a business and call the police.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and avoid areas that increase your chances of being a victim. ( Unlit areas of parks, vacant land and parking lots)
  • Report problems to the police, we welcome the information and can advise you on prevention methods.



            Cornwall, ON – A 17-year-old Cornwall youth was arrested on the 22nd of August, 2013 and charged with Assault It is alleged that on the 22nd of August, 2013 the 17-year-old youth was involved in an argument with her 18-year-old boyfriend and during the argument punched him in the eye. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation the 17-year-old youth was taken into custody and charge accordingly. The youth was transported to police headquarters and later released with a court date of the 19th of September, 2013. The youths’ name was not released as per provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.



Cornwall, ON – A 30-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on the 22nd of August, 2013 and charged with breaching a Recognizance for being away from his residence. It is alleged that on the 30th of July, 2013 police attended his last known address to speak with the man, however the man had moved out. On the 22nd of August, 2013 the man attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as the original charges stem from a Domestic incident and may identify the victim.


Cornwall, ON- A 43-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on the 22nd of August, 2013 and charged with two counts of threats to life. It is alleged that on the 22nd of August, 2013 the man was overheard yelling that he was going find and kill his 29-year-old ex-girlfriend and her daughter. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation they located the man at his residence, took him into custody and charged him accordingly. He was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it might identify the victims in the matter.




            Cornwall, ON – Thomas Benedict, 40 of Akwesasne was arrested on the 22nd of August, 2013 for having breached his Conditional Sentence order by having consumed alcohol and failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that on the 22nd of August, 2013 police were contacted to attend a Brookdale Avenue restaurant in relation to an intoxicated male. On arrival police spoke with the man and detected an odour of alcohol. He was subsequently arrested for breaching his conditions and taken to police headquarters where he was held for a bail hearing.




            Cornwall, ON – Jordan Merpaw, 22 of Cornwall was arrested on the 22nd of August, 2013 and charged with Assault. It is alleged that on the 22nd of august, 2013 the intoxicated man was involved in a verbal argument with a 26-year-old man while on Cumberland Street. During the argument the man punched and kneed the 26-year-old man. The altercation then continued into the 26-year-olds residence. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation the man who was still on scene was taken into custody and charged accordingly. He was transported to police headquarters and later released with a court date of the 26th of September, 2013.




Cornwall, ON – David Campbell, 40 of Cornwall was arrested on the 22nd of August, 2013 on the strength of a warrant. It is alleged that the man failed to attend court on the 13th of August, 2013 and a warrant was issued. On the 22nd of August, 2013 the man `was identified during a traffic stop in the area of Guy Street and taken into custody. The man was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing.

from the Ottawa Police Service;

The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a swarming and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspects, one of whom was captured on a nearby surveillance camera.

On Saturday August 10, at approximately 9:00 pm, a lone male was sitting on his porch along the 700 block of Gladstone Avenue, when he was approached by 3 males. The suspects began intimidating the victim and became assaultive. The victim was punched to the face and fled his porch to a nearby gas station. He was pursued by one of the suspects into the gas station where he was captured by cameras. When the victim eventually returned to his residence, property had been stolen by the suspects. There were no injuries.

The suspects were described as follows:
Suspect # 1-Caucasian male, short brown hair, 25-30 years, 5’9″(175 cm), black t-shirt
Suspect # 2-Caucasian male, French speaking, missing front teeth, 40+ yrs of age, approx. 5’10″(178 cm)
Suspect #3 (captured on video)- male, thin build, olive- skinned complexion, approx. 20 yrs of age, small moustache/goatee, 5’10”-6″1″(178 cm – 185 cm), dark hair. He wore glasses, jeans, a grey “hoodie”, and a red/blue Blue Jays baseball cap.(see attached image)

Anyone with information with respect to this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to contact the Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

Ottawa Police is expecting yesterday’s conviction of a man for Human Trafficking to bring other victims forward.


On August 21, 2013, Jamie BYRON, 24, of Montreal was found guilty of various charges ranging from living off avails of juvenile prostitution, trafficking of a person under the age of 18 years and assault.


“This conviction sends a strong message that Human Trafficking is a serious crime that we will fully investigate and won’t tolerate,” said Acting Superintendent Johnston.  “The victims of these crimes are particularly vulnerable, as in many instances they are prevented from reaching out for help.”


Police are still looking for other people who may have been victimized in this or any other case.


“Anyone who has been victimized by this person needs to know that we are here to help, and that police will listen and fully investigate allegations,” said Acting Supt. Johnston.


In August 2011, Ottawa Police Central District Investigators began investigating a third party tip that an underage girl was involved in prostitution at an Ottawa area hotel.   Detectives located and rescued the girl, who was taken to a place of safety and put in contact with proper support groups.


The ensuing multi jurisdictional investigation enabled investigators to obtain extensive evidence corroborating the victim’s story, resulting in the arrest and charges of Byron.


“The success of this investigation included victim support throughout the investigation and subsequent trial,” said Supt. Johnston. “We want other potential victims out there to know we are ready to help them too.”


The Ottawa Police encourages anyone who has information related to these types of offences to come forward.  Call the Ottawa Police at 613-230-6211 or Crime stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

From the OPP;

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] Impaired Driver 2013-08-23

(North Glengarry) – On 22Aug13, at approximately 4:00pm, SD&G OPP officers had occasion to conduct a traffic stop on County Road 23, North Glengarry Township.

The 56yr old male driver (Harry HOUGH of North Glengarry) was found to be operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

He was arrested and faces charges of:

– Impaired Operation / Motor Vehicle / Alcohol
– Exceed 80 Milligrams Blood Alcohol Content / Motor Vehicle

He is scheduled to appear 03Sept13 in Cornwall court.

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] E Bike Regulations 2013-08-23

 (SD&G) – The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police regularly receives questions about the rules around the use of e-bikes. The following outlines the rules and regulation about e-bike usage.

Electric Bicycles (“e-bikes”)
Can be operated on roads in Ontario

Since October 3, 2009, electric bikes (both those resembling conventional bicycles and those resembling motor scooters) have been permanently allowed on roads and highways where conventional bicycles are currently permitted.  They must follow the same rules of the road as set out in the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) that currently applies to cyclists, with some exceptions.
In order to operate an e-bike:
• Operators must be 16 years of age or older;
• All operators must wear an approved bicycle or motorcycle helmet at all times.
In addition:
• No person who is the owner or is in possession or control of an e-bike shall permit a person who is under the age of 16 years to ride on, drive or operate the e-bike on a highway.
• An e-bike must not be ridden on, driven or operated unless it is good working order.
• Similar to bicycles and mopeds, power-assisted bicycles are prohibited from use on certain provincial controlled-access highways.
• Any municipal by-law prohibiting bicycles from highways under their jurisdiction also apply to e-bikes. Municipalities may also pass by-laws specific to e-bikes that prohibit them from municipal roads, sidewalks, bike paths, bike trails, and bike lanes under their jurisdiction.
To operate an e-bike on Ontario roads, an e-bike must meet the following equipment requirements:
• Have a maximum unladen weight of 120 kg (includes the weight of vehicle and battery).
• Must be equipped with at least two independent braking systems that applies force to each wheel and is capable of bringing the e-bike, while being operated at a speed of 30 km/h, to a full stop within 9 metres from the point at which the brakes were applied.
• Must have wheels with a minimum diameter and width of 350 mm and 35 mm respectively.
• Must have all electrical terminals completely insulated or covered and, along with the battery and motor, must be securely fastened to the bicycle to prevent them from moving while the bicycle is in motion.
• No modifications to the motor of an e-bike to permit it to exceed the federal requirements for motor output or speed for an e-bike (500W and a speed greater than 32 km/h) are allowed.
• Must meet the federal definition of a power-assisted bicycle (for the full definition, please see subsection 2(1) of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, which includes:
• Has steering handlebars and is equipped with pedals;
• Is designed to travel on not more than three wheels;
• Has an electric motor that has a power output rating of 500W or less. (Note: the motor is electric, and is incapable of propelling the cycle at speed of 32 km/h or greater on level ground, without pedaling) and
• Bears a permanently affixed label by the manufacturer stating in both official languages that the vehicle conforms to the federal definition of a power-assisted bicycle.

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