Gananoque – Police reports from the Gananoque Police Service from July 18th to 29th, 2016.
In the late evening hours of July 23rd the Gananoque Police were called to the Municipal Marina to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers attended on scene and located an intoxicated male who was being restrained by several of his friends. The persons the male had a dispute with had left the scene prior to police arrival.
Follow-up investigation resulted in police arresting a 47 year old Gananoque man for one count of assault with a weapon, two counts of uttering death threats and one count of uttering a threat to kill an animal. The man was held for a bail hearing.
On July 27, 2016 at approx. 12:45pm The Gananoque Police Service responded to the Gananoque Dog Park on River Street for a report of a theft from a person’s purse that was using the dog park. The male suspect fled the area on foot, and was approached by a witness who had observed the incident. The male suspect assaulted the witness by punching him in the face, kicking him in the groin and also throwing rocks in his face. The male witness received minor injuries.
The suspect fled again, only to approach the same witness a short distance away and at this time the suspect pulled a knife, pointed it at the witness, and uttered a death threat. The witness retrieved the knife, only for the suspect to pull a second knife. The suspect again fled the area. Officers identified and located the 40 year old Gananoque male who was subsequently arrested without incident. Officers recovered the original victim’s property that was stolen, and also recovered the knife used.
The male was charged with theft, possession, assault, assault with a weapon, weapons dangerous, utter death threats, and failing to comply with conditions of a previous release for unrelated charges that are still before the court. The accused was returned to police headquarters and held in custody pending a show cause bail hearing.
On July 22, 2016 officers of the Gananoque Police Service were called to a King Street East apartment in regards to an on-going domestic dispute.
Upon arrival, they were advised that the boyfriend of the female victim had left the apartment after using a hard object to punch two holes in a wall and breaking the only key that the victim had for her apartment.
Officers contacted the 45 year old male and he turned himself into police where he was charged with two counts of Mischief Under $5000 dollars. The victim made further allegations of events that occurred during their brief relationship and police continue to investigate those matters with the potential for more charges against the male in the near future.
The male was released on a promise to appear and an undertaking before an officer in charge with a later court date.
In the evening hours of July 20th the Gananoque Police were called to an east end business to a report of a shoplifter. The store employee was able to identify the suspect, and the police located and arrested the female at her residence shortly after the incident.
As a result of the follow-up investigation, police have charged a 34 year old Gananoque woman with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and one count of failing to comply with the conditions of her probation order. Additionally, the accused, at the time of the incident was completing a conditional sentence order.
The accused was held pending a bail hearing and review of her conditional sentence.
On July 18th 2016 the Gananoque Police arrested a 36 year old Gananoque male on an outstanding arrest warrant for breaching conditions of a previous release. The male was transported to police headquarters and held in custody pending a show cause bail hearing in Brockville Court on July 19th, 2016.
On July 18th 2016 with the assistance of the Brockville Police Service, the Gananoque Police Service arrested an 18 year old female from Lansdowne on an outstanding arrest warrant for breaching multiple conditions of previous release. The female was returned to police headquarters, and held in custody pending a show cause bail hearing on July 19, 2016.
Police warn of dangers while playing Pokémon Go:
With the popularity of the virtual game Pokémon Go, police are warning people to be cautious and aware of their surroundings at all times while playing in public. Police also caution not to play Pokémon Go and drive. Doing so can result in a charge under the distracted driving section of the Highway Traffic Act, which carries fines of $490 and 3 demerit points.