Police Blotter for Cornwall Ontario Area for Monday April 28, 2014 CPS SIU

Police Blotter for Cornwall Ontario Area for Monday April 28, 2014  CPS SIU

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            Cornwall, ON – A 17-year-old Cornwall youth was arrested on April 25th, 2014 on the strength of two warrants for having uttered threats and breaching her recognizance by being out without her surety. It is alleged that on April 25th, 2014 the youth was located by police at a Third Street East address and taken into custody. She was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing. Her name was not released as per provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

            Cornwall, ON – James Labelle, 26 was arrested on April 25th, 2014 on the strength of a warrant for a theft under incident. It is alleged that on April 25th, 2014 the man was located at a Brookdale Avenue address and taken into custody on the strength of the warrant. He was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing.

BREACH

            Cornwall, ON – A 23-year-old Cornwall woman was arrested on April 25th, 2014 and charged with breaching her recognizance by associating with someone that she is not supposed to. It is alleged that on April 25th, 2014 while on an unrelated call on Brookdale Avenue police found the woman to be in the company of someone that she has conditions not to associate with. She was taken into custody, charged accordingly and transported to police headquarters where she was held for a bail hearing as she was also wanted on a warrant for failing to attend court on April 24th, 2014. Her name was not released as the recognizance stems from a domestic incident and might identify the victim.

ASSAULT

            Cornwall, ON – A 32-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on April 25th, 2014 and charged with assault. It is alleged that on April 25th, 2014 the man was involved in a verbal argument with his 27-year-old ex-girlfriend when he pushed her on two occasions. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation the man was taken into custody and charged accordingly. His name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.

THREATS

            Cornwall, ON – A 20-year-old Cornwall woman was arrested on April 25th, 2014 and charged with threats. It is alleged that on April 25th, 2014 the woman threatened to stab her 21-year-old ex-common law. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation the woman was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. Her name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.

IMPAIRED

            Cornwall, ON – Carey Smith, 44 of Cornwall was arrested on April 26th, 2014 and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and over 80. It is alleged that in the early morning hours of April 26th, 2014 the man was operating a motor vehicle on Pitt Street north of Thirteenth Street while under the influence of alcohol. He was taken into custody during a traffic stop and charged accordingly. He was transported to police headquarters and later released to appear in court on May 6th, 2014.

            Cornwall, ON – Lori Roberts was arrested on April 28th, 2014 and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and over 80. It is alleged that in the early morning hours of April 28th, 2014 the woman was found to be operating a motor vehicle in the area of Brookdale Avenue and Thirteenth Street while under the influence of alcohol. She was taken into custody during a traffic stop and charged accordingly. She was later released to appear in court on May 6th, 2014.

WARRANT

            Cornwall, ON – Patrick Tessier, 34 of Cornwall was arrested on April 26th, 2014 on the strength of a warrant as he failed to attend court as required for an attempt break and enter charge and a warrant was issued for his arrest. It is alleged that in the early morning hours of April 26th, 2014 the man was spotted by police in the area of First Street and Pitt Street. He was subsequently taken into custody on the strength of the warrant and further charged with breaching his recognizance for being out without his surety and failing to notify a change of address. He was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing.

            Cornwall, ON – A 20-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on April 26th, 2014 and charged with assault, mischief and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that on April 26th, 2014 during an argument with his 15-year-old girlfriend the man punched her in the shoulder and threw her phone against the wall causing it to break. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation the man was taken into custody and charged accordingly. He was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.

BREACH

            Cornwall, ON – Bernard Lacombe, 45 of Barrie, ON was arrested on April 26th, 2014 and charged with breaching two recognizances for failing to abide by his curfew conditions. It is alleged that on April 26th, 2014 during a traffic stop the man was found to be out past his curfew. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.

ASSAULT

            Cornwall, ON – A 60-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on April 27th, 2014 and charged with assault. It is alleged that during an argument with his 17-year-old stepdaughter he grabbed her by the neck. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation the man was taken into custody and charged accordingly. He was later released to appear in court on June 17th, 2014. His name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.

SIU

SIU Concludes Ottawa Vehicle Death Investigation

Case Number: 13-OVD-239

Mississauga (24 April, 2014) — The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer with the Ottawa Police Service with any criminal offence in relation to the death of a 53-year-old man in October of 2013.

The SIU assigned three investigators, two forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist to probe the circumstances of this incident. As part of the investigation, two witness officers and five civilian witnesses were interviewed. The subject officer also consented to an interview and provided a copy of her notes to the SIU.  GPS data from the involved police cruiser and video footage from public cameras along the path of the incident were also obtained and reviewed.

The SIU investigation found that the following events took place on Wednesday, October 2, 2013:
• At approximately 3:50 a.m. the subject officer was driving a marked cruiser eastbound on Laurier Avenue and witnessed a Honda Civic travelling westbound at a high rate of speed.
• The officer activated her emergency lights and made a U-turn to follow the vehicle.
• The driver of the vehicle did not stop and collided with a southbound Kia Rondo at the intersection of Laurier Avenue and Bank Street.
• A 53-year-old man, the driver of the Kia Rondo, died as a result of the collision.

Director Loparco said, “Evidence collected by the SIU indicated that the subject officer’s cruiser was slowing down and no closer than approximately 200 metres from the collision between the Honda Civic and the Kia Rondo. As such, in my view there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the subject officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the fatal collision between the Honda Civic and the Kia Rondo.”

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.

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