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May 25, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Mischief and Criminal Harassment

May 21st, 2018

On May 21st, 2018 Gananoque Police Service arrested a 66-year-old male in relation to an ongoing seven month long investigation.

Police believe the accused man to be responsible for seven other incidents in which three vehicles belonging to two victims were targeted. The incidents occurred between the dates of October 1st of 2017 and May 16th of 2018.

On May 16th, 2018 the accused male was caught on video damaging the tires of one of the victim’s vehicles. Police sought the public’s assistance by posting still photos of the video and received several tips which lead to the arrest.

Following the arrest, Gananoque Police Service obtained and executed two search warrants on a residence in Gananoque, and another in Smiths Falls. The male has been charged with two counts of Mischief Under $5000 and one count of Criminal Harassment. He was held in custody for a show cause hearing.

May 25, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Breaching Conditions / Female Arrested for Trafficking

May 23rd, 2018

On May 23, 2018 the Gananoque Police Service was contacted regarding a 31-year-old male not following his bail conditions. The male was reported to have no fixed address, and also to be consuming alcohol against the wishes of his surety. The male was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his recognizance of bail. The male was held in custody pending a show cause bail hearing.

May 24th, 2018

On May 24, 2018 as a result of an ongoing investigation, officers with the Gananoque Police Service conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. As a result of the investigation a 54-year-old female passenger inside the vehicle from Gananoque was arrested and charged with Possession for the Purpose for Trafficking drugs. Officers seized crystal methamphetamine, morphine pills, and purple heroin. The female was also charged with failing to comply with probation. The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

May 20, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Three Males Arrested in Separate Incidents / Parolee sent to Jail

May 15th, 2018

On May 15, 2018 at 8:45PM officers with The Gananoque Police Service responded to a 911 call from a female victim who had fled to a payphone on King Street to contact police. Subsequent investigation determined that the female had been walking when approached by her ex-husband. The male was already on charges for previous domestic-related incidents with the same female, and currently out on bail conditions. The 49-year-old male accused approached the female, and a verbal exchange ensued resulting in the male punching and physically dragging the female towards his house. The female victim was able to break free and contact police. The male was located, arrested and charged with Assault and Failing to Comply with his previous bail conditions. The male was transported to Brockville Court and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

May 17th, 2018

On May 17, 2018 at 11:00PM officers with The Gananoque Police Service responded to a report of a domestic- related incident at a local motel. Officers attended, and subsequent investigation revealed the accused and victim along with 2 young children were staying in the motel. A verbal dispute ensued resulting in the accused punching the female victim in the face, ripping the phone cord out of the wall and threating the female victim. Additional domestic assault incidents were also reported to police from previous dates. The male fled the area prior to police arrival. The 27-year-old accused from Harrowsmith, ON was later located in Kingston and arrested without incident. He has been charged with Assault x 2, Mischief, Threats, and Obstruct. The male accused was transported to Brockville Court and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

May 19th, 2018

On May 19, 2018 at 7:00PM officers with The Gananoque Police service responded to an apartment building regarding a male who had forced his way into a residence yelling and threating the people, and damaging some items. The male also assaulted one of the residents. Officers attended and as a result the male was located and identified. The accused and the people of the residence that he attended were known to each other. The 52-year-old Gananoque man was arrested and charged with Forcible Entry, Assault, Mischief, Utter Threats. The male is scheduled to appear in Brockville court and answer to the charges at a later date.

May 20th, 2018

On May 20, 2018 at 4:05PM officers with the Gananoque Police Service located a 50-year-old Gananoque man who was currently released into the community on Statutory Release. The male was on a weekend pass and serving a Federal Sentence. The male failed to obey his parole conditions pertaining to residency and the non-consumption of alcohol. The male was arrested and returned to a jail at the direction of The Federal Parole National Monitoring Centre.

May 16, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Police Look for Public's Help in Identifying Mischief Suspect

May 16th, 2018

The Gananoque Police Service are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect in regards to a mischief to a vehicle. The incident occurred on May 16th, just after 3:30 a.m. near the main waterfront area.

Anyone who may be able to identify the male suspect is asked to contact:

Gananoque Police Service at 613-382-4509
or email Investigating Officer Cst. HARDING at jharding@gananoquepolice.com
You can also contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Neither service subscribes to Caller ID and you may remain anonymous.


April 27, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Break and Enter / Male Arrested after Leaving Accident

April 21st, 2018

On April 17th, the Gananoque Police Service received a report of a break and enter at an east end business which had occurred on April 11th. Video surveillance of the incident was turned over to police.

As a result of the investigation, a 35 year old Gananoque male was arrested and charged with Break and Enter – Commit indictable offence and Theft Under $5000. The male was released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking with conditions.

April 22nd, 2018

In the early morning hours of April 22nd, the Gananoque Police Service received multiple 911 calls reporting a vehicle striking a pickup truck which had been parked in a driveway. Despite significant front end damage, the suspect vehicle fled the scene.

The investigation led to the identity of the vehicle and driver. As a result a 23 year old male from Gananoque was arrested and charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident. The male was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date to answer to the charge.

April 19, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Charged with Impaired After Traffic Stop

April 19th, 2018

Gananoque Police arrested a 64-year-old Gananoque woman following a traffic stop in the west end late Wednesday evening. The female was stopped after being seen driving in an erratic manner. The female failed a roadside screening test and was taken back to the police station where her blood alcohol concentration was measured to be over two and a half times the legal limit.

The woman was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired and operating a motor vehicle while over 80 mgs. She will appear in court at a later date.

March 16, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Domestic Abuse Investigation leads to Charges

March 13th, 2018

On March 13, 2018 the Gananoque Police Service commenced an investigation pertaining to on-going domestic abuse and threats complaint. The offences occurred over a 3-week period. As a result of the investigation a 28 year old man from Battersea, ON was arrested and charged with Assault – 3 counts, Mischief – 1 count, Utter Threats – 2 counts, and failing to comply with previous bail conditions from unrelated charges. The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing in Brockville Court.

March 11, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Emergency Services Respond to Drug Overdose

March 11th, 2018

The Gananoque Police Service and Gananoque Fire Service attended a Gananoque residence with Leeds and Grenville Ambulance Services for a reported drug overdose. The victim was treated with Naloxone to reverse the effects of the overdose by a person at the residence. The use of Naloxone is credited with reversing the effects of the overdose. It is believed that overdose was caused by the usage of crystal methamphetamine or heroin that was laced with an opioid suspected to be fentanyl or carfentanil.

Police want to remind people who are involved in the use of illicit street drugs, including; marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, heroin, or pills being sold as fake prescription drugs (e.g., Percocet or OxyContin) - that they could contain various forms of fentanyl or carfentanil, an opioid 40 to 10,000 times stronger than morphine. People who ingest as well as those who use other methods; like injecting, smoking or snorting, should be extremely careful when using;
• Don't use alone.
• When with others: don't all use at the same time.
• Reduce the amount to see the effects.
• Have naloxone close at hand.
• Call 911 if there is an overdose

February 11, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Home Invasion Under Investigation / Male Arrested for Breaching Conditions

February 10th, 2018

On February 10, 2018 in the early morning hours officers with The Gananoque Police Service responded to a west end residence in relation to a home invasion. Multiple suspects forced entry into the home and weapons were brandished. The suspects demanded money and property. After a brief physical altercation between the suspects and one of the occupants inside the residence, the suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash and property in an awaiting vehicle. One victim sustained minor injuries. Police have described this as a targeted offence. Officers are seeking the publics assistance should they have observed any suspicious vehicle, or persons in the area of Victoria Avenue, Second St, Elm St or Birch St on the date of the incident at approx. 3:00AM. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact The Gananoque Police service at 613-382-4422.

February 10th, 2018

On February 10, 2018 officers with the Gananoque police arrested a 44 year old Gananoque man on an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to comply with his probation order. The male was released from custody and is scheduled to answer to the charges in Brockville Court at a later date.


May 2, 2017 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Reminder about School Buses

The Gananoque Police Service has received several complaints of vehicles failing to stop for local school buses which have their flashing lights activated and children boarding the bus.
We would like to remind drivers to remain vigilant when on the roads during the morning and afternoon hours.

When driving on a road WITHOUT a median:
  • drivers travelling in both directions must stop for a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing.
  • when you approach the bus from the front, stop at a safe distance to let children get on or off the bus and cross the road.
  • when approaching from the rear, drivers should maintain an approximate 20 metre space.
  • do not move forward until the red lights have stopped flashing or the bus begins to move.

Drivers can be charged if they pass a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing:

  • First offence: $400 to $2,000 and six demerit points.
  • Each following offence: $1,000 to $4,000, six demerit points and possible jail time (up to six months).
  • Vehicle owners can also be charged if their vehicle illegally passes a stopped school bus, even if they weren't driving.
  • If the vehicle owner does not pay the fine, they will not be able to renew the vehicle's permit.
February 21, 2017

Be Safe When Shopping Online

Today, with all the shopping transactions that take place daily online, the Gananoque Police Service understands that you may feel uncomfortable meeting a stranger to complete an internet transaction. This Service encourages individuals to use the Gananoque Emergency Services parking lot as a "Safe Exchange Spot" for your internet purchases. Our station is under video surveillance and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Gananoque Police Service
340 Herbert Street
Gananoque, Ontario
613-382-4422 or 613-382-4509
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