Smiths Falls – Smiths Falls Police Service News Briefs for February 23rd, 2017.
Male arrested after traffic stop
On Saturday February 18, 2017 at approximately 8:41 a.m. police conducted a stop of a motor vehicle on Church Street West. A 31 year old male passenger was found to be breaching his court mandated release conditions. Police arrested the male and charged him with two counts of breaching his undertaking conditions. The male was later released from police custody by way of an appearance notice and undertaking with conditions. The male was given a future court date to answer to these charges.
Male arrested for shoplifting and outstanding warrant
On Saturday February 18, 2017 at approximately 11:40 a.m. police attended a business on Lombard Street for a reported shoplifting call. Investigation revealed that the 25 year old male suspect had removed an item inside the store and attempted to conceal it into another item of much less value and go through the cash. The suspect also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for similar offences. The suspect was arrested, charged with one count of fraud and one count of theft. The suspect was later released by police by way of an appearance notice and officer in charge undertaking to answer to these charges.
Driving complaint results in numerous criminal charges
On Saturday February 18, 2017 at approximately 1:09 p.m. police received a call about a suspected impaired driver driving into the Town of Smiths Falls. The 36 year old male driver attended a residence in Smiths Falls and engaged in a verbal argument with its two residents. The male uttered threats to the residents and caused damage to their property. The male suspect was also observed wielding a golf club during this altercation. Police located the male suspect a short time later and placed him under arrest. He is charged with dangerous driving, two counts of uttering threats, causing a disturbance, assault, mischief under $5000, weapons dangerous, criminal harassment and breaching his officer in charge release condition. The male suspect was held for a bail hearing to answer to these charges.
Male drives through own garage and then into neighbour’s residence
On Sunday February 19, 2017 at approximately 2:08 a.m. police were called to a residence on Brockville Street for a report of a motor vehicle crashing into a residence. Police attended and investigation revealed that the 44 year old male driver had actually driven his motor vehicle into his own garage and then across the street into his neighbour’s residence. The male driver attempted to flee the scene after crashing into the residence. The male was unable to get his motor vehicle un-lodged from the residence so fled the scene on foot. Police located the male driver a short time later and placed him under arrest. The male driver is charged with dangerous driving and failure to stop at the scene of the accident. The male was later released by way of an appearance notice and promise to appear in court to answer to these charges.
Female turns herself into police on outstanding warrant
On Sunday February 19, 2017 at approximately 7:25 p.m. a 19 year old female turned herself into police for an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The female was arrested and held for a bail hearing.
Male arrested for outstanding warrant
On Tuesday February 21, 2017 at approximately 3:44 p.m. police located and arrested a 49 year old male for an outstanding warrant held by the Ottawa Police Service. The male was later turned over to the Ottawa Police Service.
The Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).