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October 7, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested After Serious Accident / Male Arrested for Breaching Conditions


October 5th, 2018

On October 5, 2018 officers with The Gananoque Police Service arrested and charged a 42-year-old Gananoque male with failing to comply with conditions of his probation order. The accused had been placed on probation to not have contact with his ex-common law wife and 2 children due to a previous incident that resulted in the probation order being placed on the accused. The accused was placed on the probation order in mid-September and on October 4, 2018 the accused communicated with the 3 individuals in a public place for an extended period of time. Police were notified, and the contact was confirmed. The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

October 6th, 2018

On October 6, 2018 at 3:48PM the Gananoque Police Service, Gananoque Fire Department and Leeds and Grenville EMS attended to the intersection of James Street and North Street, Gananoque as a result of a 2-motor vehicle collision. It was determined each vehicle had one occupant the lone driver. 1 driver was treated for minor injuries at Kingston General Hospital and released. The second driver was treated for serious non-life-threatening injuries and remains in hospital care receiving treatment. As a result of the investigation a 20-year-old Gananoque male was arrested and charged with:

• Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle Cause Bodily Harm - Section 249(3) CC
• Exceed 80 Milligrams Blood Alcohol Content/Motor Vehicle/with Bodily Harm, - Section 255(2.1) CC
• Driving While Ability Impaired Cause Bodily Harm/Motor Vehicle/Alcohol - Section 255(2) CC

The accused was held in custody to attend bail court.

The Gananoque Police Services is asking any witnesses that observed the collision to contact 613-382-4422.

October 1, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Traffic Stop Leads to Multiple Charges / Male Youth Arrested for Breaching Conditions / Two Males Arrested for Drug Possession


September 30th, 2018

On the 30th of September 2018, officers of the Gananoque Police Service conducted a traffic stop of a male known to them to be a habitual suspended driver. During the traffic stop the male was again found to be suspended, the licence plates on the car were not attached to the proper vehicle, the validation sticker was expired, and he was found to have no insurance. As a result, the licence plates were seized and the vehicle was towed. The male received two Part 1 Provincial Offences Notices as well as two Part III Summons to appear in Court at a later date.

September 30th, 2018

On the 30th of September 2018, the Gananoque Police responded to a youth group home to assist the staff with a problematic and aggressive 16-year-old youth. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the youth was breaching multiple conditions of his Probation and was subsequently charged and held for a bail hearing at the Brockville Youth Ontario Court of Justice.

September 30th, 2018

On the 30th of September 2018, police arrested two adult males found be in possession of heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine. Both males were charged for possession of schedule I substances as well as breaches of probation and conditions of recognizance. Both males will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville at a later date.

September 27, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Arrested for Theft


September 26th, 2018

On September 26th 2018, Gananoque Police Service arrested a 47 year old female in a position of trust for stealing from a client. The accused was providing health care to a disabled client. Over the course of several weeks the accused used her client’s bank card and PIN to make several unauthorized withdrawals and purchases – over $2000 in total.

The illegal transactions were discovered by a family member who then brought it to the attention of the Victim and reported it to Police.

The accused was charged for 3 counts relating to the theft and use of the Victim’s card. She was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

September 24, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Two Males Arrested During Traffic Stop


September 24th, 2018

In the early morning hours of September 24th, the Gananoque Police conducted a traffic stop on King Street East. Officers investigated two occupants, who were both from the Toronto area. It was determined that the driver was disqualified from driving resulting from a conviction for Impaired Operation. The 35-year-old was charged with driving while disqualified and released to appear in court at a later date. His vehicle was impounded for 45 days.

The passenger of the motor vehicle was found to be on bail with conditions not to have any contact with the male identified as the driver. As a result, the 27-year-old man was arrested for two counts of failing to comply with the conditions of his Recognizance. The male was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

September 14, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Search Warrant Leads to Drug and Weapons Charges


September 13th, 2018

On September 13, 2018 The Gananoque Police Service with the assistance of The Brockville Police K9 Unit executed a search warrant at a King Street East residence. Officers seized a quantity of hydromorphone, speed, crystal methamphetamine, cannabis and cannabis resin. Officers further seized a loaded 22 caliber rifle that had the stock and barrel modified so it was able to be concealed. Officers also located ammunition.

A 22 year old female from Gananoque was arrested and charged with drug related offences. A 47 year old Gananoque female was charged with drug related offences. A 55 year old Gananoque man was charged with drug related offences and several weapons related offences. All person are scheduled to appear in Brockville Court to answer to the charges.

September 9, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Criminal Harassment


September 9th, 2018

On September 9, 2018 as a result of an ongoing investigation officers arrested and charged a 27-year-old Gananoque male with criminal harassment and fail to comply with conditions on his recognizance of bail for contacting the victim. The male accused repeatedly contacted the victim by using blocked and private telephone numbers, multiple Facebook profiles, and third-party mobile apps that provide phantom locations and numbers where calls and text messages were sent. The male accused was charged previously last month with similar related offences with the same victim and was on release conditions from court. The accused was located and arrested held in custody pending a show cause bail hearing.

September 8, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Wanted Male Arrested and Charged


September 7th, 2018

On September 7, 2018 officers from The Gananoque Police Service while on patrol observed a known male that was wanted by The Brockville Police Service on outstanding charges of Assault. The male was arrested and searched, officers located a quantity of crystal methamphetamine on the male. The male was charged with possession of a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act and was held in custody and turned over to The Brockville Police Service.

September 7, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Search Warrant Leads to Weapons Offences


September 6th, 2018

On September 6, 2018 the Gananoque Police Service received a complaint regarding a male being in possession of a gun(s). As result of their investigation police obtained a search warrant for the residence where the male was residing.

Officers seized a 12-gauge shotgun from the residence as well as other related items.

A 37-year-old male from Gananoque was arrested and charged with the following offences;

Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
Carry a concealed weapon
Careless storage of a firearm
Unauthorized possession of a firearm
Knowledge of Unauthorized possession of a firearm
Failing to comply with undertaking
Failing to comply with probation.

The male was held in custody pending a show cause hearing.

September 4, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Possession of Crystal Meth


September 4th, 2018

On September 4th, 2018 as a result of an ongoing investigation the Gananoque Police Service arrested and charged a 33 year old Gananoque man for possession of crystal methamphetamine. The male was also found to be breaching conditions of a probation order and release conditions issued from the Ottawa Police Service for unrelated charges. The male was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

September 2, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Arrested on Outstanding Warrant / Male Arrested for Breaching the Peace / Male Arrested for Public Intoxication


September 1st, 2018

The Gananoque Police arrested a 33-year-old female who had warrants for various property offences and two counts of failing to attend court. The female was initially located and arrested by Kingston Police, who turned her over to Gananoque Police for processing.

The female was kept in custody pending a bail hearing.

September 1st, 2018

Late Saturday evening the Gananoque Police were called to a west end business to a report of a male who was intoxicated and had been arguing with his family. Police attended and found the male had causing some damage to the property and had become confrontational with his family.

The 26-year-old from out of province was arrested for breaching the peace and was held until he was sober and then released without charges.

September 2nd, 2018

Early Sunday morning, the Gananoque Police, while on patrol observed a lone male who appeared to be sleeping on a bench along King Street East. Officers spoke to the male who had urinated on the sidewalk and was found to be extremely intoxicated. The male did not have any companions to look after him, and as a result the 38-year-old man was arrested for his own safety. He was kept in custody until sober and released after being served a ticket for being intoxicated in a public place.

August 30, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Charged with Theft and Fraud Over $5000


August 30th, 2018

On July 9, 2018 the Gananoque Police Service commenced an investigation because of a report of a Gananoque resident reporting he had over $8000 in Visa transactions charged to his credit card which he was not responsible for. The victim hired a male to do a job for him at his residence and gave the accused his Visa card to purchase job related products.

Subsequent investigation determined the accused never purchased the agreed upon supplies to do the job and instead left on a vacation on June 28, 2018, headed out of province to Alberta without informing anyone of his whereabouts. The victim weeks later received a bank statement for his Visa and noticed multiple unexplained cash advances on the Visa totalling $8827.68.

On August 29, 2018 the accused was arrested by the Gananoque Police Service. During the arrest the accused was found to still be in possession of the Visa in the victim’s name. The accused an 80-year-old Gananoque resident is charged with Theft Over $5000, Fraud Over $5000, and unauthorized use of a credit card. The accused is scheduled to appear in Brockville Court at a later date.

August 29, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Police and Fire Assist EMS with Overdose Call


August 29th, 2018

On August 29, 2018 The Gananoque Fire Service and Gananoque Police Service attended a medical call to assist Emergency Medical Services with patient who was experiencing overdose related symptoms. Upon responding The Gananoque Fire Service successfully administered Narcan to the unconscious and unresponsive patient. The male become alert and was transported to Kingston General Hospital for further medical treatment.

Narcan (naloxone) is an opioid antagonist used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression.

The Gananoque Fire Department deployed Narcan as part of their opioid response strategy and started carrying Narcan as standard equipment in June 2017.

August 27, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Males Arrested in Stolen Vehicle


August 26th, 2018

On August 26th, 2018 at approx. 1:47AM officers with the Brockville Police Service attempted to stop a vehicle that was reported stolen from Ottawa. The vehicle failed to stop and officers initiated a police pursuit. The fleeing vehicle travelled West on County Road 2. Due to the vehicle reaching speeds in excess of 160km/hr, police terminated the pursuit in the interest of public safety. The Ontario Provincial Police and Gananoque Police Service were notified.

At 2:15AM Gananoque Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police officers located the vehicle entering Gananoque and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle within the town. The male driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot. A short foot pursuit ensued, resulting in officers catching and gaining control of the male who was arrested and taken into custody.

A male passenger was identified and was found to be breaching a curfew condition as per his recognizance of bail condition. He was also bound by two probation orders that he was further breaching.

The 37 year old driver of No Fixed Address is charged with theft, possession, flight from police, dangerous operation of MV, drive disqualified X 2, fail to comply probation.

The 28 year old passenger from Kingston is charged with Fail to comply recognizance, fail to comply probation X 2.

August 22, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested on Outstanding Warrant / Female Youth Arrested on Outstanding Warrant / Stolen Dirt Bike Recovered


August 15th, 2018

Gananoque Police Service officers attended the Toronto South Detention Centre and arrested a male party wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant.

During the weekend of April 27-29, 2018 there were numerous incidents reported to police that included theft of a motor vehicle, Mischief to Property and a theft of property within the Town of Gananoque. A subsequent investigation led officers being able to identify possible suspects.

On May 9th a female party from the City of Kingston who had been identified was arrested and charged with numerous criminal offences in-regard to her involvement in the incidents. She was held for a bail hearing and has already plead guilty to some of the criminal charges.

The 29 year old male, from the Peterborough area who was arrested in Toronto was charged with Motor Vehicle Theft, Theft Under $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Mischief Under $5000 and possession of a schedule 1 substance.

The male was held for a bail hearing and there is still an outstanding warrant of arrest for one male from the Kingston area and there is the potential for additional criminal charges to be laid against other parties that may have been involved in the incidents.

August 18th, 2018

Officers of the Gananoque Police Service were called to an apartment building in-regard to a disturbance.

During the course of their investigation officers were able to identify a number of people involved in the incident that included a 15 year old female who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for theft that had occurred on the 23' of June, 2018 in the Town of Gananoque.

The young person was arrested and charged with Theft Under $5000 dollars. The young female was released on a promise to appear and an undertaking before an officer in-charge into the custody of a parent to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

August 21st, 2018

Officers of the Gananoque Police Service executed a general search warrant in the town of Dundalk, Ontario to recover a dirt bike that had been reported stolen from a residence in the Town of Gananoque on 26 December, 2015.

Officers became aware of the location of the Honda CRF 230F dirt bike when the victim was contacted by a person who had acquired their information through the used vehicle package.

A young male who had purchased the stolen dirt bike was trying to resister it lawfully into his own name.

Further investigation revealed that the young male had recently purchased the dirt bike from another person who did not provide a copy of an ownership.

It was determined the young male did not have knowledge that the bike had been stolen and had paid a resemble amount of money to the seller. It is also believed that seller did not have any knowledge that it was stolen but did not attempt to register it into his name.

Officers seized the dirt bike and returned it to Gananoque to the victim and are waiting for information to help identify who may have stolen the dirt bike in December 2015.

An investigation is ongoing into this matter.

The Gananoque Police Service would like to make the public aware that if you purchase an item that requires an ownership such a motor vehicle or motor cycle you may not be able to register it into your name as the new owner without a previous ownership card.

It is prudent to have the seller have it registered in their name and have them sign the document over to you when you make the purchase. It is often deemed a civil matter, and police will not be in a position to investigate the matter to assist with the purchase.

As always when making a purchase from an unknown source. Buyer beware.

August 15, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested on Outstanding Warrant


August 15th, 2018

In the early morning hours of August 15th, 2018 the Ontario Provincial Police arrested a 37-year-old Gananoque man on the strength of numerous warrants that were held by the Gananoque Police. The male was returned to the Gananoque Police and will appear in bail court to answer to a variety of charges, including property offences, failing to comply with his probation order and failing to attend court.

August 8, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Criminal Harassment / Male Arrested on Outstanding Warrant


August 5th, 2018

On August 5, 2018 Gananoque Police Service was contacted by a female who was being continually watched by her ex-boyfriend. The female also had been receiving numerous unwanted and unsolicited text/Facebook messages and ongoing and repeated phone calls from the same ex-boyfriend. On the date in question the victim’s vehicle was also damaged. Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a 27-year-old male from Leeds and Thousand Islands Township. The male was charged with 2 counts of criminal harassment and mischief under $5000. The male was held in custody pending a bail hearing in Brockville Court.

August 6th, 2018

On August 6, 2018 a 42-year-old male from Leeds and Thousand Islands Township was located and arrested on the strength of an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to comply with a reporting condition on his probation order. The male was taken into custody and charged. The male was released and is scheduled to appear in Brockville Court at a later date.

August 7, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

YIPI Students Conduct Successful Bottle Drive!


August 7th, 2018

The Gananoque Police Service and students with the Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) conducted a town wide bottle drive in support of the Positive Opportunity Partnership (POP) program. Several volunteers assisted members of the police service in making the event a success, including the Brockville Police Service YIPI students, Gananoque Fire Service and several additional volunteers. The YIPI students would like to thank the local community for the support and several businesses who were very generous. After returning all bottles and receiving several cash donations approx. $1300 will be donated to the POP program.

The Positive Opportunity Partnership (POP) is a town sponsored subsidy program. POP assists families with children who would otherwise be unable to participate in recreational programs and provides them with financial assistance for these programs.

August 5, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested in Break and Enter Investigation


August 5th, 2018

In the early morning hours of July 17, 2018 police were called to a business in the town of Gananoque for a commercial alarm. Upon arrival police observed that the front door had been smashed and that several items had been taken from the store.

On August 5, 2018, after an extensive investigation, a 49-year-old male from Gananoque has been charged with Break and Enter, Theft Under $5000, Fraud Under $5000 X3, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 X2, and Fail to Comply with Recognizance X2. This male was released on a Promise to Appear and an Undertaking with an upcoming court date in September.

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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