Brockville Area Police Blotter DEC 28, 2016 #OPP #BPS

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal OPP Media Release LEEDS COUNTY (Brockville) LEEDS COUNTY O.P.P. MAKE SEVERAL ARRESTS OVER WEEKEND DURING R.I.D.E CHECKS 2016-12-28



(LEEDS COUNTY, ON) – Leeds County Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P) arrested two men over the weekend.

On the 23rd of December at around 6:15 p.m. Leeds County O.P.P were conducting a R.I.D.E program on County Rd 5 in Front of Yonge Township.  Upon checking a pickup truck, the driver, Ronald Jacques, 43 years old, of Front of Yonge Township was charged with Operate Motor Vehicle with No Insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.

On the 23rd of December at around 2:30 p.m. Leeds County O.P.P were conducting a R.I.D.E program On County Rd 2 in Front of Yonge Township when they stopped a red Dodge Pickup Truck.   The male driver of the pickup truck, William Henry Gilbert, 58 years old of Gananoque, ON was subsequently arrested and has been charged for Possession of a Schedule II Substance contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substance Act, Impaired Driving by Drug, and Possession of a Weapon for dangerous purpose, contrary to the Criminal Code.  He will appear in Brockville Ontario Court of Justice on the 27th of January 2017.

On the 25th of December 2016 an O.P.P. officer patrolling Highway 401 in Front of Leeds and Lansdowne Township, observed a vehicle committing an offence under the Highway Traffic Act and stopped the car.   An investigation was completed and the driver of the car, Brian Watson 32 years old of Flamborough Township was arrested and charged for Drive Disqualified contrary to the Criminal Code.

Anyone with any information regarding this or any other incident is asked to contact O.P.P at 1 888 310 1122 or your local Police Service.

December 22, 2016 Incidents


A central/east public school was the victim of a mischief after someone wrote a hate crime message on a school sign. Brockville Police attended the school around 9:30 am, on the 22nd and took pictures of the damage and searched for witnesses.  The damage was minimal and the small sign can be replaced if the message can’t be removed.

Police are still searching for a suspect.


Mental Health

A local, 66 year old man, was taken to hospital Thursday afternoon to check on his mental health.  Brockville Police attended his residence around 1:00pm., after a mental health professional indicated the male had not been taking his medication and was showing signs of hightened agitation.

Officers escorted the man to hospital for appropriate care.


Assault with a Weapon

Punching his younger brother and then producing a knife has resulted in the arrest of a local, 12 year old boy.  The young man got into a dispute with his 11 year old brother and punched him in the face.  He then produced both a knife and a baseball bat during the incident and made further threats to harm him.  Brockville Police attended the south end residence shortly after 1:00 pm., on the 22nd.  Officers arrested and charged the youngster with assault with a weapon, weapons dangerous and three counts of breaching his current probation order.

He was held in custody and will appear in bail court.  The younger brother suffered minor injuries to his face as a result of the punch, the weapons mentioned never made physical contact with his person.



Stealing jewellry from a north end box store has resulted in charges for a local, 35 year old woman.  Store security contacted Brockville Police on the 22nd around 2:00 pm.  Officers were informed the accused had a ring and a bracelet on her person.  She was arrested for theft and brought back to the station to be searched by a female officer, where the items were recovered.

She was released shortly afterwards with a future fingerprint and court date.


Mental Health

A local teenager was taken to hospital after threatening to hurt himself with a knife.  A family member contacted police on the 22nd around 5:00 pm.  She indicated the 17 year old, grabbed a knife and went upstairs within the north end home. Brockville Police officers attended the home and spoke to the young man.  It was decided he should speak with mental health staff at local hospital.  He was left in their care for further evaluation and treatment.



Stealing from a north end box store resulted in a theft charge for a local, 50 year old man.  Brockville Police attended the store on the 22nd around 5:00 pm., to speak to store security and the suspect.

He was arrested and charged with theft and released at the scene with a future fingerprint and court date.


Attempt Suicide

Brockville Police attended a south end residence last night, shortly after 11:00 pm., to speak to a local, 21 year old, threatening self harm  The man had attempted to hang himself but another family member cut him down before any harm was done.  The man then fled the residence and was located by officers several blocks away.  He was escorted to local hospital and left in the custody of security staff there.  However, he took off from their care and Brockville Police were called to re-attend.  This time, officers located him back at his residence.  The man was returned to hospital staff.


December 21, 2016 Incidents

Warrant For Arrest

Failing to show up for court resulted in the issuance of a warrant for a local, 39 year old woman.  In November of this year, Brockville Police arrested the woman for impaired driving and released her from custody with a court date in early December.  She failed to appear and a warrant was issued for her arrest.  On the 21st, shortly before 3:00 pm., the accused turned herself into Brockville Police, aware she was now a wanted person.She was arrested and charged with failing to appear for court, then released with all her charges put over to a January date to be addressed.


Liquor Compliance Checks

No liquor licence violations noted after inspections carried out on local establishments.  Shortly after 9:00 pm., Brockville Police in conjunction with a Liquor Inspector from the Alcohol and Gaming Comission of Ontario (AGCO), completed checks of local liquor licences to ensure compliance.  Violations can include, under age drinking, over crowding etc.  As stated, no offences were noted.



Brockville Police officers completed RIDE checks throughout the Community last night.  Hundreds of vehicles and their drivers were spoken to at different locations and sobriety levels checked to ensure no one was drinking and driving. Everyone that police interacted with was sober and no arrests were made.  These programs continue take place during the entire year but several more are added to the schedule during the holiday season.

Please help us to keep our roads safe.  Arrange a ride, take a cab or assign a sober designated driver!!



December 19, 2016 Incidents


Police are unable to determine the owner of a chair discovered on fire near the rail crossing on Park Street.  Brockville Police along with the Brockville Fire Department attended the area on the 19th just before noon.  Officers could not locate any witnesses in the area and are unsure of a motive.


Impaired Driving

A local, 31 year old man, has been charged with care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol consumption.  Brockville Police, on general patrol, observed a vehicle stuck in a snowbank on Stewart Blvd. at Front Avenue.  The accused was standing nearby and admitted to being the operator.  The man lost control and spun out at about 9:30 pm., on the 19th.  He was arrested shortly afterwards and taken to the station for breath tests.  Breath samples obtained registered almost three times the legal limit.  The subject was released in the morning with a future court date.


Public Intoxication

Causing problems while a passenger in a motor vehicle led to the arrest of a local, 19 year old man.  The accused was intoxicated and got into a verbal dispute with the female driver.  She wanted him out of the vehicle but he refused to leave resulting in police being contacted.  Brockville Police attended the north end apartment building lot on the 19th just before midnight.  Officers noted the subject was intoxicated and not very co-operative.  He was arrested and charged with public intoxication.  He was issued a fine when sober and sent on his way.

December 17 – 18, 2016 Incidents

Public Intoxication

A north end eatery contacted Brockville Police, concerned about an intoxicated man in the area of the liquor store.  On the 17th, just before 9:00 pm., officers located the local, 30 year old, noted he was very drunk and arrested and charged him with being intoxicated in a public place.  He was released the next morning when sober.  A fine of $65.00 is now due for the offence.


Theft From Unlocked Vehicles

Over the course of Sundays’ dayshift, the 18th, Brockville Police received three different complaints of vehicles entered overnight.  Items were removed in two of the incidents which took place in the cental/east portion of the city.  Brockville Police remind the community to lock their vehicles and remove the opportunity presented to these criminals.

If your vehicle was entered and police were not called, please do so.  These reports allow us to concentrate our efforts and identify patterns to reduce thefts or deal with the responsible parties.


Car Fire

A local man’s vehicle caught fire at a central area parking lot around 7:30 pm., on the 18th.  The vehicle was giving him problems starting and a tow truck had been called.  Shortly after the tow truck arrived, the fire started.  The cause is believed to be electrical in nature and damage was extensive.

December 16, 2016 Incidents


Property recovered after man arrested for theft. A 53 year old Brocvkille man was arrested and charged for theft of merchandise from a north end retail store. The man was cooperative when police located him after he had left the area and did return the stolen property. Police issued the culprit a future court date for the offence of theft under 5000 dollars contrary to the Criminal Code.


Liquor Licence Act

Man arrested after he calls police. A local 48 year old man was arrested to prevent any further breach of the peace following his call to advise police that everything was ok in his residence. Police attended the south end location and noted the man was intoxicated and if left in the residence could possibly result in further problems. The man had no other places to go for the night and was lodeged in cells to prevent any further breach of the peace. The man was released in the morning, unconditionally when sober.


Domestic Dispute

28 year old Brockville man arrested and held in custody for domestic assault and Mischief. On the 17th of December, 2016 at approximately 2 a.m. police repsonded to a south end residence for reports of a man and woman yelling and the sound of things being smashed. After the incident was investigated and all spoken to the man was arrested for assault and mischief. The man was held in custody and will appear in court on Monday the 19th of December, 2016. There were no serious injuries noted in this matter with no medical treatment required. Mischief reported was limited to throwing and breaking the victim’s IPAD rendering it useless.


Liquor Licence Act

Man arrested crawling down the street. A local 52 year old man was observed by police crawling on his hands and knees in the snow on John Street at approximatley 3 a.m. The man was intoxicated and not capable of properly caring for himself at that time. The man was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and to ensure his safety he was lodged in cells at the police station. The man was released, when sober, in the morning.

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