Brockville – Police reports from the Brockville Police Service from February 3rd to 5th, 2018.
Quiet 24 hour period:
Officers experienced a relatively quiet 24 hour period from Saturday through to Sunday morning with police responding to 19 calls for service over that time. Included in the 19 calls were three minor motor vehicle collisions, two calls where an unwanted person had to be removed and eventually left as requested without incident, and a minor fire to an apartment door at a King Street West residence.
Motor Vehicle Collisions:
At 8:19 a.m. Saturday morning officers responded to a motor vehicle collision in the parking lot of the Canadian Tire Gas Bar at the intersection of Parkedale and Stewart. Both vehicles suffered relatively minor damage and were pulled off to the side when officers arrived, and drivers had already exchanged information. There were no injuries in the accident and both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.
Saturday afternoon, Brockville Police were dispatched to a collision near the intersection of Brock and Centre Streets in the city’s west end. A resident in the area was backing out of his driveway when he struck a vehicle travelling down the roadway in the right front fender. Again, damage was minimal, there were no injuries and both vehicles could be driven from the scene.
The intersection of John and Pearl Streets was the scene of the third motor vehicle collision late yesterday afternoon. Shortly after 6:00 p.m. officers were dispatched to the intersection where a white Hyundai had struck a no parking sign and eventually stopped on Pearl Street near Perth Streets. The sign was eventually dislodged from under the vehicle and the driver was able to drive the car home. The Hyundai suffered minor damage and the no parking sign will have to be replaced.
Mischief to Apartment Door:
The Brockville Fire Department called police for assistance after they responded to an apartment door that was lit on fire early Sunday morning. Police and Fire Crews responded to a King Street West apartment at 1:50 a.m. on Sunday morning as suspects had set the front door of an apartment on fire. Fire Crews quickly extinguished the fire and contained the damage to the door. Residents in the apartment were not hurt.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer Constable Keith Grace of the Brockville Police Service at 613-342- 0127 ext. 6091 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000. Brockville is a member of the Kingston/1000 Islands Crime Stoppers Group so please select this when submitting a tip online.
Impaired by Drug:
Brockville Police while on patrol late Sunday night stopped a black Chevrolet Cobalt near the intersection of Kent Boulevard and Jefferson Drive being operated erratically which resulted in a 34 year old Brockville woman being arrested for impaired driving.
At 11:30 pm, officers observed the Cobalt going southbound on Kent Boulevard and then make a quick U-turn at Jefferson Drive and return northbound on Kent. Officers stopped the vehicle a short distance later and approached the driver whom they recognized. The driver was asked for her driver’s license and admitted to being a suspended driver. She showed physical signs of being under the influence of drugs and as a result was placed under arrest for impaired driving. While being searched she turned over a syringe which was in her pocket in a sweater she was wearing.
Her vehicle was searched at the scene which and numerous syringes and other drug paraphernalia located. In her purse remnants of crystal meth were found on spoons inside. As a result she was conveyed to Brockville Police headquarters and searched. On her possession was a quantity of crystal meth. The woman was charged with impaired driving by drug, possession of a controlled substance and driving while under suspension. She was later released with a future court date.
APLR finds suspended driver:
Patrol officers in the department’s traffic vehicle containing the new Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) unit alerted police to a suspended driver who had been under suspension since 2004.
Constable Dan Hall was operating the traffic vehicle with the ALPR system in it near the intersection of King Street West and Cedar Streets when an ALPR hit alerted him to the vehicle. Constable Hall then stopped the vehicle a short distance later and learned the driver of the motor vehicle had been under suspension since July 2004.
Further investigation revealed the driver had been convicted over 27 times since 2000 for various Highway Traffic Act offences including 9 previous charges for driving while under suspension and 7 previous charges of driving without a license. He will now have another court date for driving under suspension.