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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.

July 8, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Breaching Conditions / Male Arrested for Criminal Harassment


July 5th, 2018

The Gananoque Police arrested a 55-year-old Gananoque man for failing to comply with the conditions of his release. The man had been released previously on a recognizance with several conditions, including meeting with a member of the John Howard Society Bail Supervision Program, as well as, notifying the Gananoque Police of any change of address. The male did not attend his meeting as required and he also moved from his residence and failed to notify the Gananoque Police.

The male was charged with two counts for failing to comply with his recognizance and he was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

July 7th, 2018

The Gananoque Police arrested a 44-year-old Gananoque man for domestic violence related offences. The accused had over the period of several months engaged in unwanted contact with the victim, who was a former partner of the accused. The accused had previously been cautioned by police to have no further contact with the victim, however, the accused continued to communicate by leaving voicemails and text messages. In one voicemail the accused threatened to kill the victim.

The male was arrested and charged with criminal harassment and uttering threats to cause death. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

July 5, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Breaching Conditions / Male Arrested after Report of Domestic


July 4th, 2018

On July 4, 2018 officers attended a Gananoque business for a report of a male who was outside acting a in a bizarre manner. Further investigation determined the male was under the influence of drugs and further had missed a recent probation appointment. The 20-year-old male from Gananoque of no fixed address was arrested and charged with failing to comply with conditions of his probation order. The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

July 4th, 2018

On July 4, 2018 The Gananoque Police Service received multiple 911 calls to attend a residence for what was believed to be a domestic dispute in progress. A female victim was calling out for help alerting people to call police. Officers attended the house and could see the female victim on the floor inside the residence and her common law partner over top of her. Officers were required to force entry into the house and the accused was arrested without incident. As a result, a 71-year-old male from Gananoque has ben charged with assault and held in custody pending a bail hearing in Brockville.

July 4, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Mischief


July 3rd, 2018

On the evening of July 3rd Gananoque Police received multiple 9-1-1 calls to a King Street East premise to a report of a male smashing windows. Officers were able to determine that the male responsible for the damage was a resident of the building and witnesses stated that he remained at the scene after causing the damage. Officers attended immediately and forced entry to an apartment located within the building. The male was arrested without incident. A 33-year-old Gananoque man was charged with mischief under $5,000.00. The male was released from custody and will appear in court at a later date.

June 26, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Youth Charged with Assault / Male Arrested for Uttering Threats


June 26th, 2018

On June 25, 2018 the Gananoque Police Service was contacted regarding a physical confrontation that occurred at approx. 3:45PM between 3 females. As a result of the investigation a 17 year old female from Gananoque was charged with Assault. The female is scheduled to appear in Brockville Youth Court at a later date.

June 26th, 2018

On June 26, 2018 the Gananoque Police Service was contacted by a local medical facility regarding a patient that had uttered death threats to medical staff and his family. As a result of the investigation the male was located, and upon arrest he became uncooperative by resisting officers. The male was controlled and taken into custody. The 41 year old male from Gananoque was charged with 3 counts of utter threats to cause death, and resist arrest. The male was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

June 24, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Arrested on Outstanding Warrant


June 22nd, 2018

On May 28th, 2018 a 22-year-old Gananoque woman was to appear in court for sentencing relating to weapons and property offences. The woman failed to appear and as a result a warrant was issued for her arrest.

On June 22, 2018 officers with the Gananoque Police observed the female outside a north end residence. The female was arrested without incident and has been additionally charged with failing to appear for court and one count of failing to comply with the conditions of her recognizance. The woman was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

June 18, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Break and Enter / Female Arrested For Obstruct Justice / Male Arrested for Aggravated Assault


June 15th, 2018

On June 15, 2018 at about 1:00am a Gananoque Police Service officer observed a male party loitering at the back of a King Street East business. As the officer approached the male the officer discovered that the person had entered a fence enclosure and was rummaging through items located on the property.

A 36 year old Gananoque resident was arrested and charged with Break and Enter of a place with intent to commit and indictable offence. The male was also charged with failing to comply with a previous probation order and an undertaking given before an officer in charge.

A warrant of committal was on file from the Kingston Police Force so the male was released from the custody of the Gananoque Police Service on a Promise to Appear and an Undertaking before an Officer in Charge into the custody of the Kingston Police Force officers.

June 16th, 2018

As a part of an ongoing investigation into a harmed home invasion that occurred in Gananoque on February 10, 2018 the Gananoque Police Service arrested a 29 year old female resident of Gananoque.

The female was charged with Obstruct Justice and Public Mischief in-regard to her involvement with the incident. It is alleged she provided false information to the investigating officer in an effort to absolve herself of any responsibility for the incident and mislead Gananoque Police Officers in the course of the investigation.

The female was released on a Promise to Appear and an Undertaking before an Officer in Charge and will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.

This investigation is ongoing and other arrests are expected in the near future.

June 17th, 2018

Officers of the Gananoque Police Service were contacted to assist paramedics who were called to a King Street East apartment.

Upon arrival officers discovered a male party had received numerous serious lacerations to his facial area and the male was transported to hospital for treatment.

Officers conducted an extensive search for the male suspect who was later found hiding in the rear compartment of a motor vehicle. A gun point arrest was affected and the male was taken into custody without issue.

A K9 unit was used from the Ontario Provincial Police to try and locate the weapon that was believed to have been used in the incident.

A 44 year old male party was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for a dangerous purpose, Utter Threats to cause death or bodily haun and with two counts of Fail to Comply with a probation order.

The male was held for a show cause bail hearing.

June 14, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Assault/Threats


June 13th, 2018

On June 13th, 2018, a male party attended the Gananoque Police Service reporting a domestic incident which had occurred approximately one month prior, at the residence that the couple shared. Police conducted an investigation resulting in a 43 year old Gananoque man being charged with one count of Assault and one count of Utter Threats to Cause Bodily Harm. The accused was contacted and turned himself in to police and was later released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking with Conditions.

June 10, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Two Males Arrested in Separate Incidents for Breaching Conditions


June 8th, 2018

On June 6th, 2018 the Gananoque Police received a complaint from a female victim of domestic violence. Further investigation revealed that a 49-year-old Gananoque man had been charged previously with domestic violence related offences and accordingly was placed on conditions not to communicate with or be around the victim. The victim reported to police that over a two-day period the male followed her from place to place and repeatedly attempted to communicate with the victim and in several instances the male made a disturbance in public in his attempts.

After an investigation a warrant was obtained to arrest the man for 3 counts of failing to comply with the conditions of his recognizance. On June 8th, 2018 the man was arrested and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

June 8th, 2018

On April 24th, 2018 the Gananoque Police received a complaint regarding a 25-year-old male breaching release conditions prohibiting him from being around or communicating with a female victim of domestic violence. Following an investigation, a warrant was obtained to arrest the male for 2 counts of failing to comply with the conditions of his recognizance.

On June 8th, 2018 officers with the Gananoque Police located and arrested the male on the outstanding warrant. He was released from custody and will be appearing in court at a later date.

June 5, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested on Outstanding Warrant


June 5th, 2018

On June,5th 2018 a 55 year old Gananoque man was arrested and charged on an outstanding bench warrant for failing to attend court. The male was held in custody pending a bail hearing, attended court and was given a new court date then released on a Recognizance of Bail.

June 3, 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested and Charged with Sexual Offences


June 1st, 2018

On June 1 2018 the Gananoque Police Service was contacted regarding unwanted sexual contact from a male adult directed towards an 11 year old victim. As a result of the complaint and subsequent investigation a 61-year-old Gananoque man was located, arrested and charged with Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference. The accused was held in custody and attended weekend bail court.

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
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613-382-4422 or 613-382-4509
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613-382-7167
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