14th Sexual Assault in Cornwall Ontario – Police Blotter for Friday May 9, 2014

14th Sexual Assault in Cornwall Ontario – Police Blotter for Friday May 9, 2014

cwpolicecar2-250x97ASSAULT

            Cornwall, ON – Kimberly Russell, 28 of Cornwall was arrested on May 8th, 2014 and charged with assault. It is alleged that on April 28th, 2014 during an argument on Pitt Street she struck a 22-year-old woman in the eye. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. On May 8th, 2014 the woman attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. She was taken into custody and charged accordingly. She was later released to appear in court on June 14th, 2014.

 

FAIL TO ATTEND FOR PRINTS

            Cornwall, ON – Katlyn Moore, 22 of Cornwall was arrested on May 8th, 2014 and charged with failing to attend for prints. It is alleged that on May 5th, 2014 the woman failed to attend police headquarters as required for prints and an investigation ensued. On May 8th, 2014 the woman was located at a Second Street address and taken into custody. She was charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.

 

HARASSMENT

            Cornwall, ON – Sarah Lindsay, 37 of St-Catherines was arrested on May 8th, 2014 and charged with criminal harassment. It is alleged that during 2008-2014 the woman had contacted a 36-year-old Long Sault woman by way of phone calls and Facebook despite having been warned by police not to. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. On May 8th, 2014 the woman attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. She was taken into custody, charged accordingly and later released to appear in court on June 26th, 2014.

SEXUAL ASSAULT, SEXUAL INTERFERENCE

            Cornwall, ON – A 36-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on May 8th, 2014 and charged with sexual assault and sexual interference. It is alleged that during the month of January, 2014 the man inappropriately touched his 14-year-old stepdaughter. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. On May 8th, 2014 the man attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and later released to appear in court on June 3rd, 2014. His name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.

 

BREAK AND ENTER, COMMIT INDICTIBLE OFFENCE

            Cornwall, ON – A 20-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on May 9th, 2014 and charged with break and enter, commit indictable offence. It is alleged that in the early morning hours of May 9th, 2014 the man attended his ex-girlfriend’s residence and forced his way in where he assaulted a 24-year-old man. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation the man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it might identify the victims in the matter.

CARE AND CONTROL

            Cornwall, ON – Kelly Tan, 43 of Long Sault was arrested on May 9th, 2014 and charged with care and controls as well as breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that in the early morning hours of May 9th, 2014 the man was found to be in the care and control of a parked vehicle on Marlborough South while under the influence of alcohol. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and later released to appear in court on May 20th, 2014.

OPP

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] Impaired Driver’s 2014-05-09

(South Dundas) – On 08May14, at approximately 5:00pm, SD&G OPP officers had occasion to conduct a traffic stop on Highway 401, South Dundas Township.

The stop revealed that the 45yr old male driver (Louis LEBLOND of Saint-Andre-D’argenteuil, QC) was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

He 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 03Jun14 in Morrisburg court.
(South Glengarry) – On 09May14, at approximately 01:45am, SD&G OPP officers had occasion to conduct a traffic stop on Highway 401, South Glengarry Township.

The stop revealed that the 32yr old male driver (Matthew COLLINS of South Stormont) was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

He 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 04Jun14 in Alexandria court.

SIU

SIU Concludes Toronto Firearm Injury Investigation

Case Number: 13-TFI-244

Mississauga (9 May, 2014) — The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer with a criminal offence in relation to the shooting injuries sustained by a 29-year-old man in October of 2013.

The SIU assigned five investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident. As part of the investigation, three witness officers and seven civilian witnesses were interviewed, including the injured person. The subject officer consented to an interview with the SIU and provided a copy of his duty notes.

The SIU investigation found that the following events took place on Saturday, October 5:
• At approximately 7:31 a.m., the subject officer was dispatched to a theft in progress call on Epping Street in Etobicoke.  Arriving shortly afterwards, the officer saw a man standing behind a van on the driveway of a residence.  The van’s rear windows were broken.
• The subject officer commanded the man several times to come out from behind the van.  The man said he had no intention of complying with the officer’s requests.
• The man picked up a garbage bin and, holding the bin in front of himself, approached the subject officer with it.  The officer took out his baton and directed the man to drop the bin, which he did.  The man then picked up a mallet from the ground.  He continued to advance toward the officer.
• The officer drew his firearm and continued to retreat backward, all the while ordering the man to drop the “hammer”, to no avail.  The man smashed the window of a second vehicle on the driveway before continuing to advance on the officer.
• The two were now on the sidewalk.  The officer continued to order the man to drop the “hammer” and get on the ground.  He refused.  When the distance between the two was about a metre and a half to three metres, the officer discharged his firearm twice.
• The man suffered serious injuries (gunshot wounds to his groin, forearm and chest).

Acting Director Martino said, “The man had given every indication that he was primed for an attack on the officer with the mallet.  He had used it only seconds before to smash out the rear window of a vehicle and was approaching the officer with menace, still armed with the mallet.  For his part, the subject officer gave the complainant every opportunity to desist from his violent course.  Regrettably, tactical communication and the threatened use of his baton proved ineffective as the complainant’s aggression only seemed to escalate.  In the circumstances, the officer’s fear for his life seems a reasonable one to have harboured, as was his belief that lethal force was necessary to preserve himself.  Consequently, whether pursuant to section 25(3) of the Criminal Code (prescribing the ambit of justifiable force by police officers in the discharge of their duty) or section 34 of the Code (setting out the defence of self-defence), I am satisfied the shooting in question was legally justified.”

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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