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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.

January 28, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Assault


January 28th, 2018

On January 28, 2018 the Gananoque Police Service received a report of a male and female arguing outside a local business. Upon arrival officers spoke to a female who reported being assaulted by her male partner. The male had left the scene prior to police arrival. The female sustained minor injuries. A short time later, police located and arrested a 31 year old male for assault. The male was released on conditions to appear in court on a later date.

January 27, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Impaired


January 27th, 2018

On January 27, 2018 at 12:35AM officers with the Gananoque Police Service while on routine patrol observed a motor vehicle being operated on Stone Street North without its headlights on. A subsequent traffic stop, and investigation resulted in the arrest of a 29 year old Gananoque male. The male was charged: Operating motor vehicle with over 80mgs of alcohol in blood. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days and the accused’s driver’s license was suspended for 90 days. The accused is scheduled in appear in Brockville Court at a later date.

January 21, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Kingston Male Arrested for Breaching Conditions / Male Charged with Uttering Threats


January 19th, 2018

The Gananoque Police received a complaint regarding a female having unwanted contact from her former partner. The investigation revealed that a 47-year-old Kingston man had made several attempts to communicate with the victim, despite that at the time of the complaint the man was on conditions not to have any contact with the victim.

As a result, the man was arrested by Kingston Police and turned over to the Gananoque Police. The male was charged with one count of failing to comply with a condition of his recognizance, and he was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

January 20th, 2018

In the late evening of January 20, 2018, the Gananoque Police received a complaint relating to a domestic incident. Police conducted an investigation and determined a 23-year-old Gananoque man had become upset with the victim and threatened her. Police were able to locate the man and he was arrested without incident.

The man was charged with one count of uttering threats to cause death and he was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

January 19, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Two Domestic Incidents Lead to Charges


January 17th, 2018

In the afternoon of January 17th, 2018, the Gananoque Police were called to an east end residence regarding a domestic incident. Once on scene police determined there had been an assault committed by a 17-year-old Gananoque youth on his girlfriend. When officers arrested the youth, he resisted and failed to comply with police demands.

As a result, the youth was charged with one count of domestic assault and two counts of resist peace officer. The youth was released from custody and will appear in court at a later date.

January 18th, 2018

In the early evening of January 18th, 2018 Gananoque Police were called to a domestic incident at a residence in the west end. Police attended and determined that a 60-year-old male at the residence had become intoxicated, damaged property within the home and assaulted his spouse. The male left the residence prior to police arrival, but was located by police in a wooded area near his home.

The male was charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of mischief to property under $5,000.00 and four counts of failing to comply with the conditions of his probation order.

The male was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

January 17, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested on Outstanding Warrants


January 15th, 2018

On January 15th the Gananoque Police Service executed outstanding warrants for a 45 year old male, formerly of Gananoque. Outstanding charges included Spousal Assault x2, Assault with a Weapon, Overcome Resistance by Choking, Fail to Comply Recognizance x2 and Fail to Attend Court. The accused was arrested and held in custody pending a Show Cause Bail Hearing.

December 21, 2017 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Impaired


December 20th, 2017

On December 20th, 2017 the Gananoque Police were conducting a RIDE program within the Town of Gananoque. At approximately 9:26 pm police observed a sedan travelling westbound on King Street West that did not have rear lights illuminated. The vehicle was noted by police to be the subject of a previous complaint regarding the registered owner habitually driving while impaired.
Police investigated the vehicle and the lone male occupant. The man exhibited signs of having consumed alcohol and as a result was given a Roadside Screening test, which the man failed. The man was arrested and transported to the police station, where tests were conducted that determined the man had a blood alcohol concentration that was double the legal limit.
A 57-year-old Gananoque man was subsequently charged with Impaired Operation and Operation of a Motor Vehicle while over 80 milligrams. The man was released to appear in court at a later date.

December 17, 2017 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Report of Suspicious Package


December 16th, 2017

On Saturday December 16, 2017, the Gananoque Police Service received a report of a suspicious package that had been left on a front porch of a residence.
As a result, of the information received the Explosive Disposal Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police was contacted. Officers from the OPP attended and after further examination and tests, were able to determine that the package was not explosive or hazardous in nature.
Residents in the immediate area were evacuated as a precaution and the street was closed for approximately 5 hours to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Police are continuing their investigation.

The Gananoque Police are interested in speaking with anyone who may have information relating to the above noted incident. Witnesses can contact the Gananoque Police Service at 613-382-4422, or can provide anonymous information by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

December 8, 2017 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Missing 16 Year Old Male


December 8th, 2017

The Gananoque Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 16 year old Cole MCDONELL. MCDONELL was last seen December 7th at approximately 4pm. He is 6'1", 140-150 lbs, short black hair, brown eyes and wearing a black hoodie, ripped jeans and Under Armor runners. MCDONELL was observed entering a black Chev/GMC pickup with flame decals down the sides. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Cole MCDONELL are asked to contact our service at 613-382-4509.





November 13, 2017 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Charged with Impaired / Female Arrested on Multiple Charges


November 9th, 2017

On November 9th, 2017 at 08:30am officers of the Gananoque Police Service conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. As a result of the traffic stop and speaking with the driver of the motor vehicle, officers requested the driver provide a breath sample into an approved screening device. The driver registered a “fail” on the device and was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with over 80 mgs of alcohol.

The driver was transported to the Gananoque Police Service where the driver provided two samples of breath into an approved instrument.

A 51-year-old female from Gananoque was charged with operating a motor vehicle with over 80 mgs of alcohol. The female was released to appear in court at a later date.

The female’s drivers licence was automatically suspended for 90 days. The vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.

November 13th, 2017

In the early morning hours of November 13th, 2017 officers of the Gananoque Police Service conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. As a result of the traffic stop a 31-year-old female from Kingston was arrested for drug possession. Pursuant to arrest police searched the motor vehicle and located a quantity of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia and a canister of pepper spray. The female is currently before the courts on an undertaking before an officer in charge and on probation. The female was held in custody pending a show cause hearing.

The charges include;

Possession for the purpose of trafficking 5(2) CDSA – 2 counts
Possession of substance 4(1) CDSA
Unauthorized possession of a weapon 91(2) CC
Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a weapon 92(2) CC
Carry concealed prohibited device 90 CC
Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose 88 CC
Fail to comply with probation 733.1 (1) CC
Fail to comply with undertaking 145(5.1) CC

Lock It Or Lose It

The Gananoque Police Service has received numerous complaints regarding thefts from the box portion of pick up trucks. The public are reminded to keep their vehicles locked, keys removed and valuables out of site and their windows closed to deter thieves from entering.

Reminders

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
K7G-1R1
Administration:
613-382-4422 or 613-382-4509
Fax:
613-382-7167
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