Brockville Police Blotter December 15-23, 2017

December 23, 2017 Incidents

Driving complaint leads to the arrest of a 57 year-old Brockville woman.

Shortly before 10pm Friday evening, Police attended the Brockville General Hospital, after being contacted by a witness with concerns over a motorist’s ability to drive.

Officers located and spoke with the female driver and confirmed that her ability to operate her motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. The woman was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Driving and Driving Over .08. Her blood alcohol concentration was found to be over twice the legal limit. She was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date.


Impaired Driving

A traffic stop early Sunday morning led to the arrest of a 22 year-old Brockville man.

Shortly after 3am, while on general patrol in the South end of the City, police conducted a traffic stop on the male due to his driving behaviour. In speaking with the driver, officers were of the opinion that the man had been consuming alcohol. The man was placed under arrest for Impaired Driving and Driving Over .08. He was escorted to Brockville Police Service Headquarters where he provided breath samples of nearly three times the legal limit. The man was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date.

December 22 – 23, 2017 Incidents

Intoxicated Female Arrested

A 26 year-old female was arrested late Friday evening after an argument with her partner.

Police we called to a center-town apartment after reports were received of a couple arguing within. Upon police arrival, the female had left the residence, but was located a short distance away, heavily intoxicated.

Given her level of intoxication, she was placed under arrest for being intoxicated in a public place contrary to the Liquor Licence Act. She was later released from custody, once sober.



Refusing to leave a downtown establishment after several requests led to the arrest of a local 23 year-old man early Saturday morning.

Shortly before 2 am, officers were called to the business to assist staff in dealing with the un-cooperative male. The man, who was heavily intoxicated, was arrested by police for being intoxicated in a public place contrary to the Liquor Licence Act and failing to leave when directed to do so under the Trespass to Property Act . He was later released from custody, once sober.


Intoxicated Female Arrested

A 23 year-old Ottawa woman was arrested by police early Saturday morning for being intoxicated in a public place contrary to the Liquor Licence Act.

The female was located walking in the North end of the City, in an intoxicated state, causing police to be concerned for her safety. The woman was subsequently taken into custody and escorted to Brockville Police Service Headquarters. She was later released into the care of a family member.

December 21 – 22, 2017 Incidents

Stolen Vehicle recovered in Toronto

A Dana Street woman contacted the Brockville Police yesterday morning to report her grey 2006 Ford 500 was stolen from her driveway sometime overnight.

Brockville Police were called to the residence just after 7:30 am and met with the woman told police her vehicle was parked in the driveway overnight and had a full tank of gas. She was awakened overnight by her dog barking and suspects that may have been when the car was taken.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m. last evening the Brockville Police were notified by the Toronto Police the vehicle had been recovered in their jurisdiction and it was being held for forensic examination.

Anyone with information on who may have stolen the vehicle is asked to contact the Brockville Police at 613-342-0127 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.


Impaired Driver arrested

A 21 year old Maitland area man is facing charges of impaired driving after a traffic stop yesterday evening just after 6:30 p.m.

Ministry of Transportation officers were driving through Brockville when they observed a silver 2004 Ford Diesel pick up with Competitive Roofing on the doors having open liquor in the vehicle. MTO officers performed a traffic stop and noted the driver of alcohol on his breath and contacted Brockville Police to attend. The driver registered “fail’ on the roadside screening device and was arrested having over the legal limit of alcohol in his system and driving.

He was conveyed to the Brockville Police Service where he provided two samples of his breath almost two times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. He was charged with impaired driving and driving with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The truck was towed and impounded as a result of the charges.

December 20 – 21, 2017 Incidents

Fraud Charges for False Invoices

A 23 year old Personal Support worker is facing fraud related charges for submitting fraudulent invoices for time worked and forging signatures to her employer.

Yesterday morning just after 10:30 a.m. the woman’s employer attended to the Brockville Police Service to report the fraudulent and forged invoices to police. Investigators received the supporting documents and spoke with the young woman who was served an Appearance notice charging her with 2 counts of Fraud and one count of Uttering a forged Document.

She will be appearing in court in the new year to answer to these charges.


Mischief Charges for incident in Courthouse Cells

A 25 year old man is facing charges after an incident at the Court House cells yesterday afternoon.

Just after 1:00 p.m. Special Constables at the court building asked the young man who was waiting to speak with his counsel if he needed to use the washroom which he declined. After dealing with other prisoners, the Special Constables returned 3 minutes later and noticed writing on the wall of his cell in feces and when asked about it, he told the officers he thought it was funny.

The man was removed from the cells and placed in another area. The damaged cell was cleaned, repaired and disinfected and he is now facing an additional charge of Mischief Under $5000.


Bail Violation charge for refusing drug test

A 28 year old Brockville woman is facing charges of breaching her undertaking.

The young woman was released earlier this month from the special drug court with conditions of her undertaking to report to her counsellor and submit to drug testing as required.

On the 19th of December the woman failed to show for a scheduled meeting and again yesterday refused to submit to a drug test as required and was reported to the police as per her release conditions.

Late yesterday afternoon, the woman was located on Front Avenue in Brockville and placed under arrest for Breach of Undertaking and held in custody for a bail hearing later today.

December 19 – 20, 2017 Incidents

Youth Surrenders to Police

A 15 year old youth, who was wanted for assault in relation to a Monday night incident, attended to the Brockville Police Service and surrendered to police Tuesday evening.

At approximately 5:15 p.m. last evening the young woman attended to the front desk and identified herself to officers in the building. She had learned officers were looking for her in relation to an incident at Thousands Islands Secondary School the previous afternoon after an altercation with her ex-boyfriend.

She was charged with assault and released from custody with a Promise to Appear at a future court date and an Undertaking with several conditions including not having any contact with the victim.


Unwanted Person call leads to arrest

A 50 year old Brockville man is in custody this morning after police received a call yesterday just before 2:00 p.m. of an unwanted male at a downtown apartment.

Officers responded to a King Street West apartment building and learned the man had been drinking and was fighting with his 56 year old common-law and not allowing her to leave the building. When he would not allow her to leave and he would not leave the apartment police were contacted by a friend of the woman to attend.

After arriving police spoke with those present and arrested the man for forcible confinement and brought him to police headquarters where he was held overnight pending a bail hearing later today.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision- 1360 Kensington Parkway

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision- 1360 Kensington Parkway

At 9:26 a.m. yesterday morning the Brockville Police Service and Leeds and Grenville Emergency Medical Services responded to a call of a pedestrian being struck by a commercial snow plow in the parking lot of the apartment building located at 1360 Kensington Parkway.

When they arrived they found the pedestrian, 30 year old Tyler Burtch of Brockville, to be in very serious condition and rushed him to Brockville General Hospital where emergency staff attended to him and prepared him for transport to the Kingston General Hospital. He was rushed by ambulance to Kingston General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on arrival.

Officers with the Brockville Police Service patrol services, detective office, and forensic identification unit where at the scene until early evening yesterday and continue their investigation. They are being assisted by investigators with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Technical Traffic investigations unit and the Ministry of Transportation as is normal practice in serious motor vehicle collisions.

All involved have cooperated with investigators. Police are still seeking witnesses to the collision and would like to speak with anyone who was in the parking lot area of 1360 Kensington Parkway yesterday morning between 9: 15 – 9:45 a.m. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Graham Coe at 613-342-0127 ext. 4245.

December 18 – 19, 2017 Incidents

Motor Vehicle Collision

Despite poor road conditions yesterday Brockville Police responded to only one minor motor vehicle collision yesterday.

At 6:45 p.m. yesterday officers responded to a three car collision in the intersection of Parkedale Avenue and Stewart Boulevard. A black 2010 Honda attempted to negotiate a left turn in the intersection when it was struck. No injuries were reported and the Honda had to be towed from the scene.

The driver of the Honda is also facing charges of failing to negotiate a left turn in safety under the Highway Traffic Act.



Two more shoplifters were arrested yesterday afternoon in separate incidents when they were caught leaving the Wal-Mart department store by Loss Prevention staff.

Yesterday afternoon at 1:20 p.m. Loss Prevention staff observed a 28 year old Spencerville area woman select a number of items from store shelves and attempt to leave without paying for the merchandise. She returned to the store security office without incident while police were contacted. On officers arrival they learned the woman was currently on probation for a shoplifting incident in May of this year at Giant Tiger. As a result she is now facing new charges of theft under $5000 and breach of her probation. She was released with a future court date.

Officers returned to the store shortly after 5:00 p.m. last evening when a 25 year old Brockville man was arrested by Loss Prevention staff for taking some headphones from the shelves and leaving the store without paying. He was charged under the Trespass to Property Act and served with a Provincial Offences Notice.


Road Rage Incident on Church Street

A Brockville Police officer was on the west end of Church Street yesterday investigating another incident when he observed a male passenger of a Grey 2006 Buick Allure hanging out the window giving hand gestures to another driver he felt had cut off their vehicle in a road rage incident.

The officer was able to catch up to the car and perform a traffic stop further west on Church Street and speak with the driver and passenger. The passenger of the Allure a 32 year old Brockville man was issued a provincial offences notice for not wearing his seat belt.

Police were not able to obtain a licence plate number for a white full size vehicle which was the other vehicle involved in the incident.

December 17 – 18, 2017 Incidents

Warrant Executed

Sunday night Brockville Police attended to the Lanark OPP detachment in Perth and arrested a 25 year old Perth woman for outstanding warrants she had in Brockville.

In June of this year the young woman was charged with being in a stolen vehicle recovered in Brockville. On the 18th of August and again on the 29th of August she failed to attend court in Brockville on these charges and as a result warrants were issued.

She is scheduled to appear later today in Brockville court for a bail hearing.


Winter Driving Reminders

Now that winter driving season is upon us and the holidays are near the Brockville Police would like to remind motorists of a few safe driving tips for winter conditions.

  1. Make sure your vehicle is prepared. Keep snowbrushes and scrapers available in your car and where possible emergency items such as a lightweight shovel, flashlight, and battery cables. Keep all of your windows and mirrors clear of snow.
  2. Winter tires are recommended
  3. Drive Smoothly and Slowly. Do not make abrupt turns or stops. Driving too fast for the conditions is the main cause of winter conditions.
  4. Lights On: turn your lights on to increase your visibility to other drivers
  5. Do not use cruise control in snow, wet or icy conditions. If your car were to slide or hydroplane you may lose control.

For more information and safety tips on winter driving please the Canada Safety Council website at

December 15 – 17, 2017 Incidents

Break and Enter

On Friday December 15, 2017 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. unknown person(s) forced entry to the residence at 36 Apple Street in the City of Brockville and have taken undisclosed items from within. Residents of the home were not present at the time. Anyone with information concerning this matter, including suspicious people or vehicles in that area, during that time are asked to contact Cst. Mike Noonan at 613-342-0127 x 6089. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Impaired Operation

On the 16th of December, 2017 at approximatley 2 a.m. witnesses observed a single vehicle collsion in the area of Ormond Street and Edgewood Avenue. The vehicle and driver were located by police and the driver was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The driver, a 23 year old Brockville resident, was released with a future court date on charges of impaired operation of driving a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol concentration was over 80 mgs. of alcohol in 100 mls of blood.


Young Person arrested for breaching conditions of his Probation

On the 16th of December, 2017 at approximatley 2 a.m. members of the Brockville Police attended to a home in the south end for reports of an out of control youth. The 13 year old boy was at large on a probation order with numerous conditions. The young person was arrested for breaching the conditions of his probation order and was remanded into custody to await a bail hearing.



On the 16th of December 2017 approximatley 150 vehicles were checked with one 7 day suspension being issued for operating a motor vehicle while the driver’s blood alcohol concentration was in excess to the allowable level.

The public can expect to see officers conducting R.I.D.E. check points through out the city during the holiday season. Remember if you drink don’t drive.


Liquour Licence Act

On the 17th of December, 2017 at approximately 3 a.m. a 20 year old Brockville man was observed in an intoxicated state in the area of James Street and Victoria Avenue. The man was described as rolling in the snow and yelling. Officers located the young man and he was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place contrary to the Liquor Licence Act. For his safety, the man was lodged in cells and released when he was sober.

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