Cornwall, ON – Jeanna Bourgon, 18 and a 16-year-old youth both of Cornwall were arrested on January 9th, 2014 for fraud related charges. It is alleged that on November 28th, 2013 the 16-year-old opened a bank account using Bourgon’s ID with her permission. On the same date a deposit was made with an empty envelope and a withdrawal was made in the amount of $100.00. On November 29th, 2013 a second deposit was made with an empty envelope and a second withdrawal of $100.00 was made. During an unrelated investigation police learned of the crime and an investigation ensued. As a result of the investigation both were arrested on January 9th, 2014 resulting in the youth being charged with fraud under $5000, forgery, identity fraud and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. Bourgon was charged with fraud under $5000. Both were released with a future court date. The youth’s name was not released as per provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
ASSAULT, SEXUAL ASSAULT, THREATS
Cornwall, ON – Donald Mc Bride, 25 of Oshawa was arrested on January 8th, 2014 and charged with assault, sexual assault and threats. It is alleged that in the early morning hours of August 12th, 2013 the man attended a Vincent Massey Drive hotel and met with 26-year-old Whitby woman at which point they engaged in a verbal argument. During the argument the man slapped the woman in the face, pinned her down and inappropriately touched her. Prior to leaving the area the man advised the woman and that he had a gun and threatened to kill her. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. The man’s whereabouts were unknown and a warrant was obtained for his arrest. On January 8th, 2014 the Cornwall Community Police Service attended Durham as the Durham Police had the man in custody on the strength of the Cornwall warrant. The Cornwall Community Police assumed custody of the man and charged him accordingly. The man was transported to Cornwall and held for a bail hearing.
Cornwall, ON – A 26-year-old woman from Cornwall was arrested on January 9th, 2014 and charged with threats to life, threats to cause bodily harm and breach of her probation and undertaking for having failed to keep the peace. It is alleged that on January 9th, 2014 police attended the Cornwall Community Hospital – Second Street site for an unruly patient. Once on scene and in the presence of police the woman threatened to punch and kill the staff at the hospital. She was taken into custody, charged accordingly and transported to police headquarters where she was held for a bail hearing.
Cornwall, ON – Yvon Lavergne, 56 of Cornwall was arrested on January 8th, 2014 and charged with breaching his recognizance for having failed to sign in as directed and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that the man attended police headquarters to sign in on January 8th, 2014 rather than January 7th, 2014 as directed. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.
Cornwall, ON – Mary Whiteford, 50 of Cornwall was arrested on January 8th, 2014 on the strength of a warrant. It is alleged that on January 8th, 2014 the woman failed to attend court for a drug related charge and a warrant was issued for her arrest. Police located the woman at a Danis Street address, took her into custody and held her for a bail hearing.
Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] Charges Laid in Robbery 2014-01-09
(South Dundas) – The Ontario Provincial Police, SD&G OPP Crime Unit have charged two people in connection with a robbery that occurred on Wednesday 27Nov2013, South Dundas Township.
A 28yr old male (Patrick RABIDEAU-BLACKADDER of Cornwall, On) and a 25yr old female (Michelle RICHER of Cornwall, On) face charges of:
– Robbery with Weapon
– Assault with a Weapon
– Assault Cause Bodily Harm
– Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
– Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Weapon
– Fail to Comply with Probation Order
Both were held in custody pending an appearance in Cornwall court
Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] Impaired Driver 2014-01-10
(South Glengarry) – On 10Jan14, at approximately 02:45am, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of an erratic driver on Main St. Alexandria, On.
The suspect vehicle was observed southbound on county Road 34, South Glengarry Township where a traffic stop was conducted.
The 18yr old male driver (Francis LABERGE of Saint-Louis-de Gonzague, QC) was arrested and faces charges of:
– Driving While Ability Impaired
– Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood
He is scheduled to appear 23Jan14 in Cornwall court.
Ottawa Police Service
Information and tips sought in Sexual Assault Investigations
(Ottawa)— Today, the Ottawa Police Service made an appeal to the public for information leading to the arrest of the man responsible for a series of sexual assaults in Ottawa over the past 17 months.
The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) has been investigating the stranger sexual assaults – which occurred between August 2012 and October 2013 – and now has evidence to connect three cases to one as yet unknown individual.
“We are asking the public to take at look at the two artist’s rendering of the suspect, read his description and the description of the crimes and consider whether this is someone they know and whether they have information about these cases,” said Chief Charles Bordeleau. “Someone knows this individual and may even suspect something already. We need their help to protect potential future victims and to identify the individual responsible.”
The linked sexual assault cases are:
- August 5, 2012 at approximately 3 a.m. – sexual assault of a woman at her home on Banner Road;
- June 26, 2013 at approximately 10 p.m. – sexual assault on a footpath between Lancaster Road and Erinbrook Crescent;
- October 7, 2013 at approximately 9:50 p.m. – sexual assault of a woman on Aldea Avenue near Lasalle Street.
All female victims were between the ages of 18 and 30 and were walking alone previous to the time of the attacks.
“These activities are criminal and they are never the fault of the victim,” said Chief Bordeleau. “As we investigate these cases, we have a responsibility to the community to ensure residents remain aware of the developments in these cases and are reminded of cautions.”
The description of the male is as follows: possibly of Middle Eastern descent, short dark hair, spoke English and possibly a foreign language, 20-30 years old, 5’9” to 5’11” (175 to 180cm), slim to medium build, trimmed facial hair, thick eyebrows and a prominent nose.
According to some witness statements, he takes care of his appearance, is a neat or fashionable dresser; and in the most recent case, he was described as toned, athletic build with broad shoulders.
In the three linked cases the victims were choked. The individual may show a preference for this type of behavior in his personal and intimate relationships.
“If you suspect this is someone you know or if you have information about these cases call us at 613-236-1222, extension 4774,” said Chief Bordeleau. “If you want to report information anonymously, you can call Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477.”
As these cases have come forward, the OPS has kept the public informed with information releases and public safety warnings. Investigators have been gathering evidence, following up on tips, interviewing witnesses, eliminating persons of interest and consulting experts from the Behavioural Sciences and Analysis Services of the Ontario Provincial Police.
Review of other sexual assault cases
Investigators regularly review cases to look for connections and, at this time, an additional seven cases are suspected but not confirmed as linked to this individual. Similarities noted include: stranger to victim assault; similar descriptors of the offender; and young woman walking alone, close to home, in darkness. A list of the seven cases presenting similarities is attached as Appendix 1.