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November 25, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Vehicle Seized, Male Charged / Youth Arrested for Assault

November 23rd, 2020

On November 23, 2020, the Gananoque Police Service was contacted from the owner of a construction company from Manitoba. Police were advised that a company vehicle was being operated unlawfully by a former employee. The employee had quit, failed to return it, and made comments to the owner that they had no intentions of doing so. Subsequent investigation resulted in police locating and seizing the vehicle. As a result of the investigation a 36-year-old male from Manitoba was charged and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

November 24th, 2020

On the afternoon of November 24th, 2020, the Gananoque Police Service and Leeds Granville Paramedics attended a local school after a report of an assault on a student. Witness statements and further investigation resulted in the arrest of a Gananoque youth who was subsequently charged with Assault, Assault with a Weapon and Utter Threats to Cause Death. The youth is scheduled to appear in court at a later date. The victim was transported to hospital for further assessment and treatment.

November 23, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Motor Vehicle Accident Leads to Impaired Charges

November 20th, 2020

On the evening of November 20th, 2020, Gananoque Police responded to a request from Paramedics to assist with a motor vehicle accident and a possible impaired driver. On route to the call, Officers were advised the male suspect drove his truck off the road and into the ditch. He had a brief interaction with witnesses before fleeing into the woods. Upon arrival, with the assistance of Paramedics, the male driver was located hiding in the brush nearby. He was arrested for impaired driving and escorted to the Gananoque Police Station without incident.

A 35-year-old Gananoque male was subsequently charged for Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Refusing to Comply with a Demand from an Officer. His vehicle was impounded for 7 days and his drivers license is suspended for 90 days, pending criminal proceedings.

November 16, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Motorcyclist Flees From Police / Winter Parking Bylaw in Effect

November 14th, 2020

On November 14, 2020 officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a motorcycle that did not have license plates. The vehicle was followed and upon emergency lights being activated by the officer, the motorcycle fled at a high rate of speed failing to stop for police and failing to stop at a red light. Officers discontinued for public safety reasons. As a result of the investigation officers identified and located the driver and motorcycle at a residence in Gananoque. Officers arrested a 31-year-old male from Inverary. The male was charged and is scheduled to appear in court in Brockville for; Drive suspended, Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police.

November 15th, 2020 - Winter Parking Bylaw

The Gananoque Police Service would like to remind citizens that Winter Parking begins November 15th, and runs until April 1st. No vehicles may be parked on the street between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Vehicles left on the street may be ticketed. Further should the vehicle be interfering with snow removal it may also be towed at the owners expense.

October 26, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Breaching Conditions

October 26th, 2020

On October 25th, 2020, OPP located a male wanted by Gananoque Police for failing to comply with conditions of his release. The 29-year-old Gananoque male was originally arrested and charged in relation to several domestic violence charges, earlier in the month. He was held in custody by police and taken to court for a show cause hearing. He was soon after released from Court with numerous conditions. A warrant was sought after officers received information that the accused breached his conditions the day of his release. He was again held for a bail hearing.

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.


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
613-382-4422 or 613-382-4509
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