BREAK AND ENTER, BREACH, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Cornwall, ON – Gerald Poitras, 46 of Cornwall was arrested on April 14th, 2014 and charged with break and enter, possession of a controlled substance and breach of probation and undertaking for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that on April 14th, 2014 the man removed a bicycle and a boom box from a First Street East garage. Police were contacted and while on route spotted the man in the area of First Street and Lawrence Avenue. He was taken into custody and during this time he was found to be in possession of what is believed to be a small quantity of cocaine. The man was charged accordingly and later released to appear in court on May 15th, 2014.
ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON, ASSAULT CAUSE BODILY HARM
Cornwall. ON – Mathew Beehler, 21 of Cornwall and Jamie MacDougall, 33 of Long Sault were arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and assault cause bodily harm. It is alleged that on March 29th, 2014 while at the Cornwall Civic Complex the two men threw items at an opposing hockey team member striking him in the head causing the player to suffer injuries requiring medical attention. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation both men attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. They were taken into custody, charged accordingly. Beehler was later released to appear in court on April 29th, 2014 while MacDougall was released to appear in court on May 15th, 2014.
FRAUD OVER $5000, UTTER FORGED DOCUMENT, ILLEGAL USE OF CREDIT CARD
Cornwall, ON – Robert Gravel, 51 of St-Hubert Quebec and Christopher Sarmadopoulus, 53 of Rosemont Quebec were arrested on April 14th, 2014 and charged with several fraud related offences. It is alleged that on November 14th, 2012 the two men attended a Cornwall business and purchased a quantity of construction equipment exceeding $5000 using a fraudulent credit card. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. On April 14th, 2014 a member of the Criminal Investigation Division attended the Cornwall Courthouse as the two men were in custody on unrelated matters. They were both taken into custody, charged accordingly and returned to court staff to await a bail hearing.
POSSESSION OF PROPERTY OBTAINED BY CRIME
Cornwall, ON – Clarissa Square, 20 of Cornwall was arrested on April 14th, 2014 and charged with property obtained by crime. It is alleged that on March 27th, 2014 a break and enter occurred at a Leonia Street address and jewellery was reported missing. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation it was learned that the woman was in possession of the jewellery. On April 14th, 2014 police attended her residence, took her into custody and charged her accordingly. She was later released to appear in court at a later date.
Cornwall, ON – A 47-year-old Cornwall woman was arrested on April 14th, 2014 and charged with assault. It is alleged that on April 14th, 2014 during an argument with her 51-year-old boyfriend she slapped him across the face. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. On April 14th, 2014 the woman who attended police headquarters to deal with the matter was taken into custody, charged accordingly and later released to appear in court on May13th, 2014. Her name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.
THEFT UNDER $5000, BREACH
Cornwall, ON – Geoffrey Jarvo, 40 of Cornwall was arrested on April 15th, 2014 and charged with theft under $5000 and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that in the early morning hours of April 15th, 2014 the man was spotted going through parked vehicles in the area of Champlain Drive. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation the man was located by police and taken into custody. He was charged accordingly and later released to appear in court on May 20th, 2014.
Ottawa Police Service
Be aware of Computer related Phone scams
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 14, 2014 11:45 am
(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service wants to inform the public of different computer-related phone scams that have been seen in the Ottawa region.
The first scam is phone based where someone calls a victim, questions the victim about ‘fake’ issues/problems with his/her computer, then gives guidance in resolving the problem. The scammers provide ‘fake’ advice by first obtaining banking information to wire money payments.
The second scam is computer-based and resembles a phishing scam whereby a victim clicks on a pop up screen’s button and is routed to a chat with a suspect, who then obtains the banking information needed to wire money payments to fix ‘fake’ ‘issues/problems with the victim’s computer.
It should be noted that:
- Microsoft does not call at home to verify on someone’s computer status;
- Microsoft will not offer solutions over the phone to improve computer performance;
- Microsoft does not need your banking information to do anything; and
- Never trust a pop-up from your computer.
Anyone with information with respect to these scams, or any other scams, is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Fraud Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5433 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.