Home Invasion in Hawkesbury #OPP April 5, 2016


In the week of March 28th to April 04th, Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to 147 occurrences.  Two break and enter incidents were reported.  No incident of assault and four incidents of theft were reported. In the last week, officers investigated one impaired driving related incident. Out of these 147 occurrences, 27 concluded with charges.


(HAWKESBURY, ON)On Thursday morning March 31st, shortly before 10:30am, the Hawkesbury OPP received a report of a home invasion robbery at a residence situated on Spence Avenue in Hawkesbury.

The thief forced a window open and entered the residence while the owner was inside.  He then fled the scene on foot taking with him a jewelry box.  No one was injured in the event.

The OPP officers, including the Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit immediately responded to the residence.  They were assisted by the OPP Canine Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS).  The thief was soon after identified and arrested on the same day.

Patrick GORRY (38 yrs) of Hawkesbury, was charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– CC 344(1)(b) Robbery with Theft
– CC 279(2) Forcible Confinement
– CC 351(2) Disguise with Intent

Melanie BRAZEAU (36 yrs) of Hawkesbury, was also charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following section:

– CC 355(a) Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Several of the stolen property was recovered and returned to the owner.

GORRY was not released and kept for a bail hearing scheduled the next day on April 01st, 2016 at L’Orignal court.  He was then kept in custody pending his next court date scheduled on April 11th at L’Orignal court.

BRAZEAU was later released and scheduled to appear at court on May 04th, 2016 in L’Orignal.

Police seeks assistance

(NATION, ON) – The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is urging drivers to use caution when approaching intersections due to a recent report of mischief done to stop signs.

On Friday evening April 01st shortly after 11:30pm, the Hawkesbury OPP was called to the intersection of Concession Road 9 and County Road 22 in the Nation Municipality as stop signs had been removed in both directions.   On three separate occasions within the last three weeks, the stop signs were damaged and removed at this intersection posing a serious risk to motorists’ safety with possible fatal consequences.

The matter is still under investigation.

The OPP has increased patrol in the area but is asking the assistance of the public to contact the Hawkesbury O.P.P. Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, if they have any information about this matter.  Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display.  Your call will stay anonymous and your presence won’t be needed in court.


(CHAMPLAIN, ON) – In the night of April 02nd, at 1:20 am, Hawkesbury OPP officer, Luc Denommee intercepted a grey 2015 Subaru Legacy on Main Street in Vankleek Hill.

Interaction with the male driver gave the officer reason to believe that he had driven his motor vehicle with his abilities impaired by alcohol.

Consequently, the driver, Robert MACNAB (28 yrs) of Dalkeith, was charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

  • 253(1)(a) Driving While Ability Impaired – motor vehicle (Alcohol)
  • 253(1)(b) Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood.

The vehicle was seized for 7 days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

He was later released and scheduled to appear at court on April 20th, 2016 in L’Orignal.

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