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October 19, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Arrested on Outstanding Warrant / Male Arrested for Assault / Male Arrested on Multiple Charges


October 16th, 2020

On October 16, 2020 officers located a 24-year-old female from Gananoque wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for breaching several of her conditions of release from previous charges. The female was bound by three separate release orders with several conditions. Her previous charges were related to assaults, mischief, harassment, and previous incidents of failing to comply. All charges had occurred over a 6-week period. The female was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

October 16th, 2020

On October 16, 2020 Gananoque Police Service responded to a domestic between a male and female. A subsequent investigation resulted in officers forming reasonable grounds that an assault causing minor injuries had occurred within the residence. As a result, a 34-year-old male from Gananoque was located and arrested for assault. He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

October 17th, 2020

On October 17, 2020 officers while on routine patrol observed a male with an outstanding warrant for breaching his release conditions at an earlier date. The male had been charged two weeks previous for drug related offences and released from custody with conditions. Officers observed the male breaching his curfew condition and he was subsequently arrested. Upon search of the male, officers located 22 grams of crystal methamphetamine packaged for individual sale, a quantity of purple fentanyl, and morphine pills. The male was also in possession of a large quantity of Canadian currency. The 41-year-old male from Gananoque was charged with several drug related and breach related offences and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

October 9, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested on Multiple Charges


October 8th, 2020

Brass KnucklesIn the early morning hours of October 8, 2020 Officers attended a residence for a reported unwanted male who had entered the residence, stole the victim’s cell phone and fled the residence in a taxi. The male then attended a local gas station.

The male was located at the subsequent address in Gananoque and taken into custody. Officers recovered the stolen cell phone, and a set of brass knuckles that the male was in possession of.

The male had been charged previously for theft from the gas station that he attended and was on conditions to refrain from going to that location. The 26-year-old male from Gananoque was charged with theft and weapons related offences, and also for breaching his current release conditions from the unrelated matter.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.


October 4, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Charged with Harassment / Female Charged with Mischief


October 4th, 2020

On October 3rd, 2020 the Gananoque Police Service were contacted regarding an ongoing harassment incident spanning the previous 3 1/2 months. Police had previously spoke with the accused cautioning him to cease all contact with the victim. On October 3rd, the victim had received multiple phone calls and 32 messages were left that were derogatory and threatening in nature. Other in person contacts were reported between the accused and the victim that were also unwanted. As a result of the investigation officers arrested a 54-year-old male from Gananoque with criminal harassment. The accused is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

October 4th, 2020

On October 3rd, 2020, the Gananoque Police Service were contacted as a result of the victims property being damaged by the accused. The accused was currently bound by release conditions not to have contact with the victim or attend his location as a result of previous criminal charges. As a result of the investigation it was determined the 24-year-old female accused attended the victim’s location, smashed one of the victim’s security cameras with a rock, and further threw glass bottles and animal feces over the victim’s property. The 24-year-old female from Gananoque was arrested and charged with 2 counts of mischief and 2 counts of fail to comply with release order. The accused is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

October 3, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested on Drug Charges


October 2nd, 2020

Crystal Meth on ScaleJust before midnight, on October 2, 2020, police arrested a local 41-year-old male for being in possession of approximately 30g of Crystal Meth, for the purpose of trafficking. Current street value is estimated at $3000. The male was released on an Undertaking with a court date scheduled for early December.



October 2, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Charged with Mischief / Male Charged After Domestic Complaint / Male Charged with Theft / Male Arrested After Domestic


September 27th, 2020

The Gananoque Police were called to a north end residence regarding a complaint of damage to property. Police attended and following an investigation a 24-year-old Gananoque woman was charged with one count of Mischief under $5000.00. The woman will appear in court at a later date.

September 29th, 2020

On September 29th the Gananoque Police responded to an ongoing domestic complaint. The victim reported receiving numerous unwanted and threatening messages from the accused to damage property. Officers located and arrested a 38-year-old Gananoque man. Following the arrest police located a quantity of crystal methamphetamine in the accused possession. The accused was charged with criminal harassment, uttering threat to damage property and possession of a schedule I substance. The accused was held for a show cause hearing.

September 29th, 2020

The Gananoque Police responded to a reported theft at an east end business. A male had taken a cab to the store and removed several items from the store before leaving without paying for the items or the cab fare. Police located and arrested the accused a short distance from the scene. The 26-year-old Gananoque man was charged with one count of theft under $5000.00 and one count of transportation fraud. He was released and will appear in court at a later time.

October 1st, 2020

The Gananoque Police responded to a southward residence regarding a domestic situation. Over the course of the day police were called several times to deal with the involved parties, however no criminal complaint was initially made. Police were called back to the residence and the victim reported to police that she had been choked by her partner, who by the time police arrived had left the area. The victim returned to the home later in the day to get some belongings and the accused further assaulted the victim by throwing her around the apartment and punching her in the head. The victim left the apartment and was able to call police. Officers located and arrested the 29-year-old Gananoque man. He was held for a bail hearing and was charged with assault causing bodily harm, overcome resistance by choking and mischief under $5000.00.

September 24, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Two Men Arrested for Breaching Conditions / Two Males Arrested in Separate Domestics / Stolen Vintage Motorcycle Recovered


September 14th, 2020

On September 14, 2020, the Gananoque Police located two people, wanted for Breaching their Probation Orders. The first was a local 23-year-old male, who was arrested with police finding him to be in possession of an illegal substance. The male was charged for breaching his Probation Order as well as being in possession of a Scheduled I substance as defined by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). The second local male, a 57-year-old, was arrested without incident. Both men are scheduled to appear in Brockville court in late November.

September 17th, 2020

In the early morning hours of September 17, 2020, the Gananoque Police responded to a domestic disturbance at a King Street East address. The female victim had sustained serious injuries as a result of being assaulted. Police located and arrested a 53-year-old male from the Gananoque area, charging him with Assault with a Weapon, as well as Breaching his Probation Order. Police held the male in custody for a bail hearing where he was denied bail. The male remained in custody and was back in court via audio/video conference on September 23, 2020 where his matter was dealt with.

September 18th, 2020

On September 18, 2020, the Gananoque Police were called to a Stone Street address where it was determined that a domestic disturbance had occurred the previous evening. As a result, a 57-year old male was arrested for Domestic Assault as well as Uttering Threats. The male was held for a bail hearing where he was released with several court ordered conditions and an appearance date in Brockville court in mid-October.

September 20th, 2020

Vintage MotorcycleIn early May of this year, a member of the community reported the theft of his 1951 BSA Gold Star motorcycle. The bike had an estimated value of $10,000 - $15,000, however, it had tremendous sentimental value for the 90-year-old owner, who was the original owner of the motorcycle. On September 20, 2020, the Gananoque Police arrested a 38-year-old local male for the theft of the motorcycle. The motorcycle had been located and recovered by police and has since been reunited with its owner. The thief was charged with Theft over $5000 as well as Possession of Property Over $5000, and has an appearance date scheduled for late November in Brockville Court.

August 31, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Domestic Assault / Male Charged with Mischief / Joel Stone Park Report


August 24th, 2020

On August 24th 2020, Gananoque Police responded to a call of a domestic disturbance outside a home in the south ward. The caller advised an adult male and female were engaged in a heated argument in a parked vehicle and that the male had become physical with the female. The caller also observed children near the couple at the time of the incident.

After speaking with several independent witnesses and the victim, a local 24-year-old male was identified and later arrested for one count of Domestic Assault. He was released on several conditions and will appear in court at a later date. Brockville Family and Children Services were also advised of the incident.

August 30th, 2020

On August 10th 2020, Gananoque Police were contacted regarding an incident that had just occurred outside a local business. A business owner took exception to a vehicle driving through his lot and allegedly threw a rock at the vehicle, breaking the rear window. Words were exchanged between the two parties and the vehicle driver reported the damage to police.

As a result of the investigation, a 57-year-old local male was arrested and charged with one count of Mischief to Property, Under $5000 on August 30th. He was released on conditions and will appear in court at a later date.

August 28th - 30th, 2020

On August 28th, 29th and 30th 2020, in response to community concerns, Gananoque Police Service continued the designated targeted patrols of Joel Stone Park. Given the scheduling of the Poker Run event, the waterfront area was patrolled routinely. This included scheduled staffed shifts at the parks, utilizing Special Constables and Community Volunteers, as well as foot patrols from police officers.

Numerous people were cautioned for Liquor License Act offences, and offences under the Smoke Free Ontario Act. Gananoque Police Service and community stakeholders are continuing to work together to ensure the park is a safe environment that can be enjoyed by families, youth, adults, locals and tourists alike. Members of the public are encouraged to report any inappropriate behavior that may require police assistance by calling 613-382-4422.

August 27, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

News Release for August 22 to 26, 2020


August 22nd, 2020

On August 22, 2020 Gananoque Police Service, Gananoque Fire Department and EMS attended a Gananoque residence for a suspected drug overdose. The patient was transferred to Kingston General Hospital and was pronounced deceased. The investigation is on-going.

In an effort, to reduce the number of drug overdoses in our community, the Health Unit and Police encourages the following safer use practices:
- Carry a Naloxone Kit
- Call 9-1-1 in the event of an overdose
- Avoid mixing substances
- Use a small test dose first
- Do not use alone


August 22nd-23rd, 2020

On August 22nd and 23rd 2020 Gananoque Police Service continued the designated targeted patrols of Joel Stone Park, in response to community concerns. This included scheduled staffed shifts at the parks, utilizing Special Constables.
In total 18 people were cautioned for Liquor License Act offences, 15 people were cautioned under the Smoke Free Ontario Act and 6 charges were laid under the Liquor License Act.
Gananoque Police Service and community stakeholders are continuing to work together to ensure the park is a safe environment that can be enjoyed by families, youth, adults, locals and tourists alike. Gananoque Police Service strongly encourages reporting any inappropriate behavior that requires police assistance and to contact our service at 613-382-4422.

August 22nd, 2020

On August 22, 2020 officers with the Gananoque Police Service responded to a residence for a disturbance call. As a result of the investigation, it was determined a female had been threatened and assaulted by a male. The female and male had previously been in a relationship and the male was on several conditions from previous domestic violence incidents with the same female victim. The 51-year-old male from Gananoque was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing. He was charged with utter threats, assault, fail to comply with probation x2 and fail to comply with an Officer in charge undertaking.

August 23rd, 2020

On August 23, 2020 at 2:30am Officers with the Gananoque Police Service conducted a traffic stop on King Street East as the vehicle was being operated in a concerning manner. The vehicle had crossed the center line multiple times and had started to advance into the intersection at a red traffic light. Officers determined the male driver had consumed alcohol and exhibited signs of intoxication. Open alcohol was also located inside the front compartments of the vehicle. As a result, the male driver was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance. He attended police headquarters and provided two samples that were twice the legal limit. The 18-year-old male driver was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance, operate a conveyance over 80 mgs and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date. The male was issued an automatic 90-day driver license suspension and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

August 23rd, 2020

On August 23, 2020 Officers were contacted from a local business regarding a male youth who had shoplifted. Officers identified, located and arrested the 16-year-old male youth. The youth was referred to Extra Judicial Measures as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act, in lieu of charges.

August 24th, 2020

On August 24, 2020 officers were contacted to attend a Gananoque apartment building regarding an ongoing dispute in the hallway between two males. Officers attended, and as a result of the investigation, determined one male resident threatened the other resident, his family, and property. The male also was in possession of a baseball bat during the exchanges. The 32-year old Gananoque male was arrested, charged with assault with a weapon, threatening x3 and held for a bail hearing

August 26th, 2020

On August 26, 2020 Gananoque Police Service located and arrested a 40-year-old male from Ottawa on outstanding warrants for theft and failing to attend court. The male is scheduled to appear in Brockville court to answer to the charges.

August 19, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

G1 Driver Charged / Structure Fire in West End


August 17th, 2020

On August 17, 2020, a 29-year-old female, from the Gananoque area, was caught driving with a class G1 driver’s licence while unaccompanied by a qualified driver. This was the second time the driver was stopped by police and charged under the Highway Traffic Act for the same offence.



August 18th, 2020

Just after 8pm, on August 18, 2020, the Gananoque Police along with the Gananoque Fire Department responded to a large structure fire to a home and vacant business, located on King Street West. All traffic was re-routed to avoid the area while Gananoque Fire Fighters put out the fire and ensured all three occupants made it out safely. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, and the road was opened shortly before 11pm.

August 17, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Charged with Assault and Mischief


August 14th, 2020

The Gananoque Police received a report of domestic violence that had occurred over the course of several weeks prior. As a result of the investigation, a 30-year-old Gananoque man was arrested for two counts of Domestic Assault and one count of Domestic Mischief under $5,000.00. The male was released from custody on conditions and will appear in court at a later date.

August 9, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Breaching Conditions / Female Charged in Domestic / Police Respond to Overdose / Patrols Continue at Gananoque Parks


August 1st, 2020

On August 1st, 2020 Gananoque Police Service received a call-in relation to a male who was currently bound by the court on several domestic related charges. The male was bound by conditions of his release to have no direct/indirect contact with the victims. Officers located the 83-year-old male from Gananoque and he was arrested and charged with failing to comply with conditions of his release order. The male was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

August 5th, 2020

On August 5, 2020 at 8:45PM officers with the Gananoque Police responded to a local hotel for a reported ongoing dispute in one of the rooms. Upon officer’s arrival the room had significant damage and it was determined a male, female and young child had occupied the room. The male had fled the area upon officer’s arrival. After further investigation it was determined an altercation occurred between the male and female, resulting in the female causing facial lacerations to the male’s face with a broken glass. The male attended Kingston General Hospital for treatment. The 25-year-old female from Battersea was located, arrested and charged with Assault cause bodily harm and mischief and will appear in court to answer to the charges.

August 6th, 2020

On August 6, 2020, The Gananoque Police Service attended a local hotel for a medical call to assist Emergency Medical Services with patient who was exhibiting no vital signs. Officers attended and determined the patient was experiencing overdose related symptoms. Upon responding the Gananoque Police Service successfully administered Narcan to the unconscious and unresponsive patient. The patient 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 Police Service deployed Narcan as part of their opioid response strategy and started carrying Narcan as standard equipment in 2017.

August 8th-9th, 2020

On August 8th and 9th, 2020 Gananoque Police Service continued the designated targeted patrols of Joel Stone Park, Oak Street Park, Town Park and Steel Street Park in response to ongoing complaints received. This included scheduled staffed shifts at the parks, utilizing Special Constables.

In total 12 people were cautioned for Liquor License Act offences,11 people were cautioned under the Smoke Free Ontario Act and 2 charges were laid under the Liquor License Act.

Gananoque Police Service and community stakeholders are continuing to work together to ensure the park is a safe environment that can be enjoyed by families, youth, adults, locals and tourists alike. Gananoque Police Service strongly encourages reporting any inappropriate behavior that requires police assistance and to contact our service at 613-382-4422.

July 31, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Charged With Theft / Youth Charged With Assault


July 29th, 2020

On July 29th, the Gananoque Police Service received a report of thefts from a King Street East business. Video surveillance and further investigation resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old male who was charged with Theft Under x 2 and Breach of Probation. The male was released on conditions, to be seen in court at a later date.

July 29th, 2020

On July 29th, officers responded to a report of an assault at a Gananoque public park. After conducting witness statements, a youth was arrested and charged with one count of Assault. The youth was released with conditions and will be seen in court at a later date.

July 27, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

News Release for July 14 to July 21, 2020


July 14th, 2020

On July 14th 2020, Gananoque Police Service responded to a call of a disturbance at Joel Stone Park – also known as “the Berm”. Upon arrival, police spoke with dozens of beach goers and were advised there had been a physical altercation between a group of teens and a pair of adults. It was alleged that an adult male had assaulted a 13-year-old youth. It was also alleged that the adult male was then assaulted by an older teenager and other adults stepped in to break up the fight.

Further investigation including statements from independent witnesses and video collected from involved parties revealed the group of teens were causing a disturbance by swearing loudly. When parents/adults politely asked the teens to take their antics elsewhere or simply stop swearing in front of the other young children in the area, their pleas were met by insults and more foul language. The group of teens then confronted the two adults that had confronted them, and things quickly became heated.

As a result, a 33 years old male from Gananoque has been charged with Assault. A 16 years old youth has been charged with Assault and Fail to Comply with Conditions of an Undertaking. Two 13 years old youths, were processed for Causing a Disturbance and referred to the Extrajudicial Measures Program.

Police are still seeking the public’s assistance in relation to this matter. Anyone that was present at the time of the incident is asked to contact Gananoque Police Service at 613-382-4422.

July 15th, 2020

On July 15th, 2020 at approximately 2009hrs the Gananoque Police Service attended Joel Stone Park “The Berm” regarding an intoxicated adult male touching kids, grabbing kids and throwing objects at various persons at the park. Police attended and located the male. As a result of the investigation it was determined that the male was intoxicated by alcohol. The male was swearing and shouting at people within the park and throwing food and other items at people. The accused was arrested for several offences. A 42 years old male from Gananoque was charged with assault, causing a disturbance, being intoxicated in a public place, failure to comply with condition from previous charges: where he was prohibited from consuming alcohol and was on house arrest, as well as, resist arrest. The accused was held in custody pending a show cause bail hearing.

July 18th, 2020

On Saturday July 18th, 2020 at approximately 04:56 hrs Officers received a call to attend at the intersection of King Street at Main Street in the Town of Gananoque regarding a single motor vehicle accident that had just occurred. As a result of the investigation a 45 years old male from Odessa was charged with Impaired Operation related offences. The accused is scheduled to appear in Brockville Court at a later date.

July 20th, 2020

On July 20th, 2020 officers attended private property at the request of the vacant lot owner for a male who was attempting to set up a temporary camping location on their property. Officers spoke with the 54 years old male from Montreal Quebec and advised him he needed to vacate the property. The male was provided time to vacate. Officers re-attended on July 21, 2020 and the male refused to remove his belongings and vacate the property. The male then lifted a folding stool above his head and threatened officers. The male was re-strained and arrested. The male was also breaching several release conditions for non-related matters for charges from Montreal. The male was charged with trespassing, assault police, resist arrest, and failing to comply with his release conditions. The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

July 21st, 2020

On July 21st, 2020 Officers were dispatched to a mid town residence regarding a male threatening his wife and other family members with a machete. Officers attend and made contact with the male and he was taken into custody without incident. Officers seized a 2 ft machete, and as a result of the investigation an 83 years old male from Gananoque is charged with weapons dangerous, assault with a weapon, and utter death threats. The male is held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Joel Stone Park - "The Berm"

Gananoque Police would like to address the ongoing, inappropriate, behavior at Joel Stone Park. It has been identified as an area of concern by numerous members of the public and community stakeholders. As such, over the past 10 days, and continuing throughout the summer, steps have been implemented to increase dedicated police presence in this area. This includes increased foot patrols, scheduled staffed shifts at the park, and utilizing Special Constables and Community Volunteers to assist in carrying out some of these duties. Gananoque Police Service management has been involved in continuous dialogue and engagement with Town Officials and community members in an effort to suitably address the ongoing concerns.

Gananoque Police Service and community stakeholders are continuing to work together to ensure the park is a safe environment that can be enjoyed by families, youth, adults, locals and tourists alike. Gananoque Police Service strongly encourages reporting any inappropriate behavior that requires police assistance and to contact our service at 613-382-4422.

July 15, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested After Report Of Domestic / Couple Arrested During Traffic Stop / Disturbance At The Berm Under Investigation


July 13th, 2020

In the early morning hours of July 13th, the Gananoque Police responded to a domestic dispute at a King Street East residence. Officers responded and determined that male and female within the residence had become involved in a dispute resulting in the male punching the female in the face. As a result, a 57-year-old Gananoque man was arrested for one count of assault. He was released from custody following a bail hearing.

July 14th, 2020

The Gananoque Police conducted a traffic stop at the west end of town. The male driver and female passenger were identified and found to each be on conditions not to communicate with the other. A 21-year-old Trenton woman was arrested for failing to comply with a condition of her undertaking and obstruct peace officer for lying about her identity. A 26-year-old Trenton man was arrested for failing to comply with a condition of his undertaking and obstruct peace officer. Both parties were released from custody and will appear in court at a later date.

July 14th, 2020 -Disturbance at Waterfront-

The Gananoque Police are investigating a disturbance that occurred at Joel Stone Park (Berm Park) on July 14th, 2020 at approximately 5:00 pm. Any witnesses willing to come forward are asked to contact the investigator, Constable Peter Lorenz at 613-382-4509.

July 02, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Charged With Public Mischief


July 2nd, 2020
In the early morning hours of June 27, 2020, the Gananoque Police Service responded to a complaint of a serious assault in the area of The Gananoque Recreation Centre. Multiple suspects were identified by the complainant, and their identity was reported to police as unknown.
Over the proceeding 4 days several police and community resources were deployed to assist in the investigation. As a result of the in-depth investigation it was determined the offences reported to the police had not occurred and the allegations were false.
As a result, an 18-year-old from Gananoque was charged with Public Mischief and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

July 02, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Routine Traffic Stop Yields Cocaine Seizure


July 1st, 2020
Drug BustOn July 1, 2020, the Gananoque Police conducted a routine traffic stop after observing a vehicle driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Further investigation revealed that the male driver, from Westport, was failing to comply with the conditions of an Undertaking for other criminal charges before the courts. A search incident to arrest uncovered close to 50 grams of cocaine, with a street value of approximately $5000 along with a small quantity of Xanax. The driver was arrested and held for a bail hearing on both criminal and drug related charges.

Reminders

March 5, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Gananoque Police Urges Residents to Beware of Scams


Telephone Scams

The Gananoque Police Service is reminding people to verify the legitimacy of any organization that calls asking for funds from the public, and to only provide personal information, credit card information and banking information to reliable and confirmed sources.

Credit Card Fraud Scams

The Gananoque Police Service is reminding the public to verify the legitimacy of any organization that calls advising a credit or debit card has been compromised and requests personal information, credit card information or banking information. This can be done by calling the credit card company or banking institution directly.

Canada Revenue Agency Phone Calls

The Gananoque Police have received several complaints from concerned citizens who have been receiving calls from individuals who claim to work for Revenue Canada. The caller demands payment for money owed from past income tax years, sometimes using aggressive tactics and ultimatums. Citizens are reminded that these types of calls are fraudulent and should be ignored. Additionally, citizens should never give financial or personal information out over the phone to non-trusted sources. For more information, the CRA has issues an advisory on this matter, or visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website at www.antifraudcentre.ca to learn more about this and other popular scams.

Door-to-Door Solicitors

Recently many Gananoque residents have again been the target of door-to-door solicitors using questionable tactics.
The Gananoque Police Service reminds citizens to be cautious when it comes to allowing strangers into their homes. Although many door-to-door sales campaigns involve legitimate companies the tactics used by some canvassers cause concern for some residents.
Please remember that you are not obligated to allow anyone into your home. Legitimate door-to-door canvassers usually have identification cards and literature explaining who they are and the products and services they are offering. Don’t allow the canvassers to pressure you into completing a transaction with claims such as "this is a one-time only deal" or "after today the price goes up". Take the time to research the product or service and "read the fine print" before making a financial commitment.
Residents are also encouraged to report the negative experience to the company that the solicitors are representing. Most companies welcome such feedback as they do not want their corporate image affected negatively by such behaviour from their employees. If, however, you feel you have been the target of a scam, fraud or aggressive tactics, please report the incident to police. Additionally, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre can be contacted at 1-888-495-8501 to report a fraud and to receive more information about frauds and scams. For further information visit their website at www.antifraudcentre.ca.

OPPA not soliciting funds for its Community Bear Program

The Gananoque Police Service has received a number of inquiries from Gananoque residents asking about telephone calls they have received soliciting funds for teddy bears for The Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA). The Gananoque Police Service is advising that the OPPA has confirmed that they do not solicit the public for its Community Bear Program and this is a confirmed scam.
The Gananoque Police Service is reminding people to verify the legitimacy of any organization that calls to solicit funds from the public, and to only provide personal information, credit card information and banking information to reliable and confirmed sources.

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

Reminder about School Buses


Back of School Bus with lights flashingThe 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.


diagram of bus stopped on roadway 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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