Police Blotter for Friday Dec 27, 2013 for Cornwall Ontario Region CPS OPP TPS

Police Blotter for Friday Dec 27, 2013 for Cornwall Ontario Region  CPS OPP TPS

Cornwall PoliceBREACH

 

Cornwall, ON – Timothy Williams, 49 of St-Andrews was arrested on December 24th, 2013 and charged with breaching his recognizance for having consumed alcohol. It is alleged that on December 24th, 2013 the man was spotted walking on Pitt Street when police spoke with him and detected the smell of alcohol. The man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released with a court date of January 28th, 2014.

 

Cornwall, ON – Albert Jocko, 22 of Cornwall was arrested on December 24th, 2013 and charged with breaching his recognizance for attending Cornwall Island, failing to keep the peace, associating with someone known to have a criminal record and not carrying his release papers with him. It is alleged that on December 24th, 2013 the man was returning from Cornwall Island with someone known to have a criminal record when he was stopped by a CBSA officer at the port of entry. He was taken into custody and found to have a small quantity of marihuana on him. The Cornwall Community Police were contacted and assumed custody of the man and charged him accordingly. The man was then held for a bail hearing.

 

IMPAIRED

 

Cornwall, ON – Michel Lascelle, 48 of St-Andrews was arrested on December 24th, 2013 and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and over 80. It is alleged that on December 24th, 2013 the man was found to be operating a motor vehicle while on Pitt Street. He was taken into custody during a traffic stop and charged accordingly. He was later released with a court date of January 9th, 2014.

 

Cornwall, ON – Sean Charles, 33 of Cornwall was arrested on December 26th, 2013 and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and over 80. It is alleged that in the early morning hours of December 26th, 2013 the man was found to be operating a motor vehicle in the area of Pitt Street and Eleventh Street while under the influence of alcohol. He was taken into custody during a traffic stop and charged accordingly. He was later released with a court date of January 9th, 2014.

ASSAULT

 

            Cornwall, ON – A 22-year-old Cornwall woman was arrested on December 23rd, 2013 and charged with assault. It is alleged that on December 21st, 2013 the woman was involved in a verbal argument with her 29-year-old ex-boyfriend while in the area of Prince Albert and Louisa Street when she punched him in the head. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. On December 23rd, 2013 the woman attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. She was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on February 18th, 2014. Her name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.

SD&G OPP

DOMESTIC INCIDENTS
(South Stormont) – On December 24, 2013 at approximately 2:15pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a domestic situation at a residence on County road 2, South Stormont Township. Investigation indicated that a verbal altercation had taken place between a female and her spouse. Further checks revealed that the female was in contravention of a non-communication order from a previous incident.

The 30 year old female (from Napanee ON) was arrested and is charged with;

– Fail to Comply with an Undertaking

She was held in custody pending a court appearance (bail) in Cornwall.

(North Glengarry) – On December 26, 2013 at approximately 12:30pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a domestic situation at a residence on Main Street in the Town of Alexandria. Investigation indicated that a verbal altercation between a male and his common-law spouse resulted in the female being assaulted and threatened.

The 48 year old male was arrested and is charged with;

– Assault
– Utter Threats
– Domestic Mischief
– Possession of Ammunition contrary to a Prohibition Order

He was held in custody pending a court appearance (bail) in Cornwall.

 

THEFT OF TOOLS
(North Dundas) – On December 25, 2013 at approximately 10:00pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a theft at a property on Spruit Road, North Dundas Township. Investigation indicated that a trailer was forcibly entered. Removed from inside was a Husqvarna

chainsaw, Coil roofing nailer and a Makita 18V cordless drill. A dark coloured van was observed in the area as a possible suspect vehicle.

An investigation continues.

 

MOTORISTS REMINDED TO BE COGNIZANT OF WILDLIFE NEAR ROADWAYS
(SD&G) – SD&G OPP wish to remind motorists of the dangers of wildlife on roadways this time of year. More movement in the deer population results in the creatures being near and/or crossing roadways in rural areas. Since December 24, 2013, SD&G OPP officers have investigated a total of 11 car vs deer collisions (Stormont-3, Dundas-2, Glengarry-6). Fortunately, no injuries resulted from these incidents.

Following simple driving techniques will reduce the chance of being involved in a collision;
– Be extra vigilant during morning (dawn) and evening (dusk) commutes as visibility is          reduced and wildlife are more active. Reduce your speed accordingly

– Be aware of signage in areas known for deer crossing

– Deer seldom run alone, if you see one, chances are there will be more

– When safe to do so, use high beams when driving at night and scan the ditch area

– If you need to avoid deer on roadways, do not swerve, brake firmly and stay in your lane     so not to lose control of your vehicle

– If you are in a collision with a deer, report same to police
By being a safe and cautious driver, fewer collisions occur, resulting in a reduction of injuries and lives saved.

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] Charges Laid 2013-12-24

(North Glengarry) – On 23Dec13, at approximately 6:30pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on County Road 43, North Glengarry Township.

The investigation revealed that the 57yr old male driver (Richard WAYE of South Glengarry) was westbound on County Road 43 when for reason under investigation his vehicle left the roadway and struck a number of guide rails. Further investigation revealed that the male was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

He was arrested and faces charges of:

– Care or Control Over 80 mgs.
– Care or Control While Impaired

He is scheduled to appear 08Jan14 in Alexandria court.
(South Dundas) – On 23Dec13, at approximately 11:00am, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of an assault on Caldwell Dr. South Dundas Township.

The investigation revealed that a 14yr old male youth was involved in a verbal altercation that resulted in the youth assaulting an adult female.

He was arrested and faces charges of:

– Assault
– Uttering Threats –  Cause death or bodily harm
– Mischief Under $5,000
– Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

He was held in custody pending an appearance in Cornwall court.

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] Ransomware Pop-Up Message Sports Fraudulent O.P.P. Logo 2013-12-23

Bogus online message could cost victims and contacts serious money

(ORILLIA, ON) – Members of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti Rackets Branch are warning computer users of a variation on so-called ‘ransomware’ that is hitting close to home.

‘Ransomware’ is a fraudulent threat to online security has been around since 2006 but only surfaced in Canada in late-2011. This malware is first installed by visiting malicious websites set up by criminals. The ransomware produces what has been called a “Police Trojan” or “scareware” because a notice pops up that appears to come from a law enforcement agency. Two recent complaints indicate the well-known O.P.P. shoulder flash – the logo seen on the uniforms of provincial police officers – is on the pop-up to amplify the perceived threat and come between unaware people and their money.

The message is a false accusation of accessing child pornography or other file-sharing websites and subsequently tells the consumer that a fee needs to be paid via money transfer or credit card to unlock the computer. When the victim submits their payment details, the criminals then steal and use personal information, fuelling further criminal activities.

In 2013, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) received 2828 reports from Canadian consumers who have reported receiving the ransomware pop‐up message. Of those, 129 victims were identified as having lost a total of more than $15,800.00 – roughly $122.50 per victim. In some instances, complainants indicated children were using popular social media sites when the ransomware message appeared while others saw the pop-up threat while viewing free TV online. This infection is easily distributed tens of thousands of times and relies on the fact that even if only two per cent fall victim to the scam, it is still a very good rate of return. It’s believed more than 97 per cent of victims are reluctant to report the crime.

Signs that you may have encountered ransomware:
• A pop‐up message or banner with a ransom request.
• A user cannot usually access anything on the computer beyond the screen.
• Sending money outside the traditional or mainstream banking system.
• Sending money to “unlock” a computer.

Tips to protect yourself from ransomware:
• Never click on a pop-up that claims your computer has a virus.
• Update your anti-virus software often and scan your computer for viruses regularly.
• Don’t click on links or attachments in e-mails sent to you by someone you don’t know.
• Turn on your browser’s pop-up blocking feature.
• Never download anti-virus software from a pop-up or link sent to you in an e-mail.

If you suspect you or someone you know has been affected by ransomware, contact your local police service, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
FRAUD…Recognize it…Report it…Stop it.
QUOTES

“I find it very concerning and that the criminal use of the OPP logo requires investigation. Always use common sense and be very suspicious of ransomware messages.”
– Deputy Commissioner Scott TOD, OPP Investigations and Organized Crime

“Ransomware rips data and personal information needed to fuel further criminal activities, such as credit card fraud and routing payments to offshore accounts from the victim’s computer. The best way to go is to stay away from suspicious websites in the first place.”
– Detective Inspector Paul Beesley, OPP Anti-Rackets Branch

Toronto Police Services

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Police seek public assistance in Assault Causing Bodily Harm investigation

Friday, December 27, 2013 – 12:11 PM
14 Division
416-808-1400

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance with an Assault Causing Bodily Harm investigation.

It is reported that:

– on Friday, November 1, 2013, at approximately 7:20 p.m., a man entered a bar in the College Street/Euclid Avenue area

– while in the bar, he assaulted another patron without provocation causing the victim serious injuries

tomThe man is described as white, approximately 25, 5’10″–6′, medium build, with short, straight dark brown hair. He was wearing a “Mill Street Brewery” T-shirt and dark jeans. It is believed that his first name may be “Tom.”

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Public assistance sought in Kidnapping and Aggravated Assault investigation

Friday, December 27, 2013 – 12:24 PM
41 Division
416-808-4100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance locating four people wanted in a kidnapping and aggravated assault investigation.

On Saturday, December 21, 2013, at approximately 3 a.m., police were called to the Bluffers Park area for an unknown trouble. Once on scene, police located a 33-year-old woman.

It is reported that:

– between Wednesday, December 18, 2013, and Saturday, December 21, 2013, a woman was held against her will at an apartment in the Lawrence Avenue East/Kingston Road area

– the woman was beaten repeatedly by three women and a man using a variety of weapons

– the woman was then taken to a second apartment in the Danforth Road/Kingston Road area where the four continued to assault the woman

– the woman was then placed in a car and driven to Bluffers Park

– while inside the car, one of the suspects used a seatbelt to choke the woman

– the woman managed to escape and alert a passerby

The four have been identified as:

1) John Brown, 44, of Pickering
2) Allison Bray, 35, of Toronto
3) June Wilson, 36, of Toronto
4) Elanna Marki, 40, of Toronto

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Graeme Naidoo 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Public assistance sought in shooting investigation

Friday, December 27, 2013 – 12:14 PM
42 Division
416-808-4200

The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in a shooting investigation.

It is reported that:

– on Thursday, December 26, 2013, a 31-year-old man was at a restaurant in the Midland Avenue/Silverstar Boulevard area

– while in the restaurant, he was shot

– the man made his way to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

There are no descriptions of the shooter.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have been in the restaurant or in the area at that time, and may have witnessed the incident or any persons or vehicles leaving the area, to call police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Milena Cardinal

 

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