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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
On 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.

June 10, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Phone Scam Disguised As Police


June 23rd, 2020
Gananoque Police have received several calls from the public regarding the latest twist on an old scam.

A robodialer machine calls using the Service number (382-4422) as it's caller ID. The scam caller identifies themselves as a member of the Gananoque Police Service, usually with a fictitious badge number, and threatens to arrest whoever answers the call. The caller may request personal information such as Social Insurance Number or banking information. The caller then demands that a payment be made for various reasons including an arrest warrant, a payment to Revenue Canada, pay an outstanding fine, etc.

If you receive one of these calls, the best course of action is to simply hang up. Always remember to never provide any personal information over the phone.

June 10, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Incident Involving Male in Crisis Resolved Peacefully


June 9th, 2020
On June 9th, 2020 in the early evening hours Officers attended a residence in response to a report of a male in crisis. During police interaction the male made several threats towards police and himself. Due to the nature of the incident a perimeter was established, no overt force was used, and the male was contained to his residence. Officers with the Gananoque Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police subsequently negotiated the incident to a safe resolution. The male was transported to hospital for medical assessment. The investigation is continuing.

The Gananoque Police Service would like to thank all residents for avoiding the area during the on-going incident.

June 9, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Arrested on Drug Charges


June 8th, 2020
On May 26, 2020 in the early morning hours, as a result of an on-going police investigation, officers arrested 43-year-old male from Gananoque for several drug related offences. On the night of incident, a female passenger was also in the vehicle with a young child. With the best interest of the young child paramount, the female and child left the scene. As a result of the ongoing investigation the female passenger was identified, and a warrant was sought for her arrest. On June 8, 2020 the 31 year old female was located in Gananoque and arrested and charged with 3 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking under the controlled drugs and substances act. Officers seized 50g of suspected Purple Fentanyl, 36.5g of Crystal Methamphetamine, 8 Tablets MDMA, 6g cannabis, and $1515.00 cash during the investigation.

Substances seized amount to an approximate street value of over $35,000.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

May 29, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Traffic Stop Leads to Multiple Charges / Male Arrested on Outstanding Warrant / Investigation Leads to Arrest of Male for Theft


May 27th, 2020

On May 27th 2020, a routine traffic stop was conducted and revealed the plates were not associated to the vehicle. The male driving the vehicle was also a suspended driver. He was also wanted by Kingston Police for Fraud and Failing to Comply with conditions of his release order. The male was subsequently arrested and returned to Gananoque Police Service. He was served with several Provincial driving related offences. At the request of Kingston Police, the male was served a new release order in relation to their charges.

May 28th, 2020

On May 28th, 2020 Gananoque Police responded to a disturbance at a local hotel. The hotel owner reported that a male staying at the establishment was due to leave on this date, however he was refusing to do so and was causing a disturbance. Police spoke to the male who advised that he intended on leaving but felt that the hotel somehow owed him money. In speaking with the male, police discovered he was wanted by Kingston Police for breaching conditions of his probation order. He was arrested without incident and held until Kingston Police could attend to retrieve him.

May 28th, 2020

On May 28th of 2020, Gananoque Police attended the Town of Long Sault in relation to an ongoing investigation into a theft of a skid steer valued at approximately $60000. It was stolen from a local business in January.

The machine was recovered days later in South Dundas by OPP after executing a search warrant at a residence.

After a lengthy investigation, Gananoque Police were able to identify a 40-year-old male from the North Dundas area as the thief. He was arrested and charged with Theft of Property Over $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000, and 2 counts of breaching conditions of his probation order. He was released on several conditions.

May 26, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Seizure, Multiple Charges


May 26th, 2020
On May 26, 2020, in the early morning hours as a result of an on-going police investigation, officers conducted a traffic stop on a 43-year-old male from Gananoque. As a result of the investigation the male was arrested and charged with 3 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking under the controlled drugs and substances act, weapons dangerous, and drive while suspended. Officers seized 50g of suspected Purple Fentanyl, 36.5g of Crystal Methamphetamine, 8 Tablets MDMA, 6g cannabis, and $1515.00 cash.

Substances seized amount to an approximate street value of over $35,000.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

May 24, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Youth Arrested on Multiple Charges / Police and Fire Respond to Gas Leak / Male Charged with Criminal Harassment


May 22nd, 2020

On May 22nd, 2020 Gananoque Police responded to a suicidal teenager. Upon arrival, police found the young male upset but calm. After speaking with witnesses and the male, police determined that there were no grounds for an apprehension under the Mental Health Act.

It was determined, however, that there were grounds for several charges as a result of the young male’s behaviour. The male was arrested and charged for Uttering Death Threats, Mischief to Property, and Assault with a Weapon. The male was later released on several conditions with a future court date.

May 23rd, 2020

On May 23rd, 2020 Enbridge Gas workers were alerted by neighbours to a local home that smelled of gas. After arriving on scene and taking initial measurements, Gananoque Police and Gananoque Fire Services were dispatched to assist Enbridge by setting up a perimeter. Gas and Power lines to the home were shut down. As an additional safety measure Police and Fire asked residents of several surrounding homes to evacuate the area.

Gananoque Fire Fighters eventually entered the home with Enbridge. Fortunately, the home was vacant at the time. It is believed that a small leak caused levels to build up inside the house overnight to a dangerous level – high enough that the odour could be detected outside.

If you smell gas in your home, you should go outside immediately. Do not flip any switches or use any electronics, including your phone. Once outside, call your local utility provider and/or 911.

May 24th, 2020

On May 24th, 2020 Gananoque Police Service arrested a 67-year-old male for one count of Criminal Harassment. While investigating a separate occurrence, police learned of an incident that occurred approximately 1 year ago. A young male was standing outside a business waiting for a ride when the Accused walked by and made a very inappropriate comment, while making a disturbing gesture to him. The Accused was released on conditions with a future court date.

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


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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