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August 30, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested on Warrant / Male Youth Charged with Breaching Conditions / Female Arrested on Warrant


August 23rd, 2019

On August 23rd, 2019 while investigating a possible breach of a non-communication order, officers spoke with a 43 year old male from Brockville. Investigation revealed an outstanding warrant for the male from Kingston Police. The male was arrested and later turned over to officers from the Kingston Police.

August 27th, 2019

On August 27th, 2019 the Gananoque Police Service received a complaint of a youth who was failing to comply with conditions of his release. Officers attended and conducted an investigation. The youth was charged for Fail to Comply Undertaking and later released with conditions.

August 27th, 2019

On August 27th, 2019 the Napanee Detachment of the O.P.P. apprehended a 23 year old female on an outstanding Warrant of Committal (Surety Revocation) held by the Gananoque Police Service. The female was arrested and returned to Gananoque Police Service and held for bail court.

August 23, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Child Luring Investigation Leads to Arrest


August 22nd, 2019

On August 22nd, 2019, after a 2-month online investigation, Officers with The Gananoque Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police Child Sexual Exploitation Unit identified a 31 years old male from Brampton, Ontario involved in a child luring and child pornography investigation. The victim was 13 years old. As a result of the evidence collected during the investigation, the male was arrested in Concord Ontario. Officers conducted search warrants in Brampton Ontario. York Regional Police and Peel Regional Police assisted in the investigation. The accused was returned to Gananoque and taken to Brockville Court to attend a bail hearing.

Charged is Anthony Christopher BOWERS – 31 years old from Brampton, Ontario.

(1) Luring a person under 16 by telecommunication for the purpose of facilitating the commission of a sexual assault – Section 172.1(1)(b) CC
(2) Luring a person under 16 by telecommunication for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an invitation to sexual touching – Section 172.1(1)(b) CC
(3) Luring a person under 16 by telecommunication for the purpose of facilitating the commission of the offence of exposure to a person under 16 – Section 172.1(1)(b) CC
(4) Luring a person under 16 by telecommunication for the purpose of facilitating the commission of the offence of making child pornography – Section 172.1(1)(b) CC
(5) Transmit/Send Sexually explicit material to a person under 16 years old – Section 171.1(1)(b) CC
(6) Transmit/Make Available Sexually Explicit Material to a person under 16 years old – Section 171.1(1)(b) CC
(7) Indecent Exposure to a person under 16 years old – Section 173(2) CC
(8) Makes, Prints, Publishes or Possess for the Purpose any child pornography – Section 163.1(2)

August 21, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Counterfeit Money


August 21st, 2019

Over the past 2 weeks the Gananoque Police Service has received multiple incidents of a person(s) attempting to pass counterfeit $100 US currency at local businesses. We remind businesses to be vigilant when accepting any large denomination currency.

Counterfeit Prevention Resources including training materials can be found at: https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknot…/counterfeit-prevention/



August 19, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Bicycle Thief Arrested on Weapons Charges / Male Charged for Breaching Conditions / Theft and Mischief to Vehicles Over the Weekend


August 15th, 2019

On August 15, 2019 the Gananoque Police Service received a complaint regarding a stolen bicycle.

The following day on August 16, 2019 Police were contacted regarding information on the whereabouts of the bike. Officers attended the location and recovered the stolen bicycle and arrested a male who was in possession of the property.

The male also had in his possession 2 throwing stars and a butterfly flick knife. Further investigation revealed the male was currently on two separate weapon prohibitions and on probation.

A 26 year old male from Kingston was arrested and charged with;
-theft and possession of stolen property
-carrying a concealed weapon
-possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
-unauthorized possession of a weapon
-fail to comply with probation order
-possession of weapon contrary to prohibition order

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

August 18th, 2019

On August 18, 2019 officers while on routine patrol, conducted a traffic stop - upon further investigation the male driver was on a recognizance of bail with conditions.

The 21 year old male from Kingston was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his recognizance of bail. The male was released to appear in court at a later date.

August 19th, 2019

The Gananoque Police Service has received several complaints regarding thefts from and damage to parked vehicles over the weekend.

The Police would like to remind residents not to leave valuable items in their vehicles and to ensure their vehicles are locked.

The Gananoque Police are interested in speaking with anyone who may have information relating to the above noted incidents. Witnesses can contact the Gananoque Police Service at 613-382-4422, or can provide anonymous information by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

August 15, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Committing Indecent Acts


August 15th, 2019

On August 11, 2019 The Gananoque Police Service commenced an investigation regarding a male that had committed an indecent act by masturbating and exposing himself in a public place. Police were contacted approx. 1 hour after the incident was observed, and the male was not located the night of the incident.

Further in the early morning hours of August 15, 2019 The Gananoque Police Service received a report of a male who was masturbating within a public place at an east end business. Officers located the male whose genitalia was covered by his sweater but fully exposed from his pants upon officer’s arrival. The male was arrested and taken into custody. As a result of several linking characteristics the male was identified as being the male from the August 11th incident.

As a result, the 21 year old male from Gananoque was charged with Indecent Act X 2, Fail to Comply Probation, Fail to Comply Officer In Charge Undertaking. The male is held in custody pending a bail hearing.

August 12, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Suspicious Incident Under Investigation


August 11th, 2019

The Gananoque Police Service is investigating a suspicious incident that was reported to police on August 11, 2019. It is reported between 7:30PM-8:30PM a male was observed in the area exhibiting concerning behaviours. The male is described as wearing blue T-shirt and gray sweatpants and was in the area of Water Street and Kate Street. If anyone observed the male please contact the Gananoque Police Service 613-382-4422.

July 28, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Prohibited Driver Charged with Impaired


July 27th, 2019

On July 27, 2019 officers while on routine patrol observed a male operating a motor vehicle in the wrong direction on a one-way roadway in the Town of Gananoque. The male was also recognized by officers and was known to have a disqualified driver’s license from previous criminal code driving convictions. Officers conducted a traffic stop and confirmed the male’s identity. The male was observed to have open alcohol in the vehicle and further investigation revealed the male was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The driver provided a roadside screening device sample and as a result was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with over 80mg/ml.

The male was transported to police headquarters where he provided suitable samples of his breath with readings 2 times the legal limit.

The male was also on probation from previous criminal code convictions.

As a result of the investigation, the 25 year old male from Lansdowne was charged criminally with driving while prohibited, driving with over 80 mg/ml and fail to comply with probation x2.

The male was released from custody to appear in Brockville Court at a later date.

The accused received a further automatic 90 day drivers license suspension, and the vehicle was impounded for 45 days.

July 24, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Traffic Stop Leads to Impaired Charge / Male with Stolen Bike Receives Extra Charges


July 23rd, 2019

In the early morning hours of July 23, 2019 officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on King Street West and continuing westbound on highway #2 out of Gananoque.

Officers conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and as a result the driver was requested to provide a breath sample into an approved screening device. The driver registered a “fail” and as a result was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with over 80 mgs.

The driver was a 24-year-old male from the United States. The male’s drivers’ licence was automatically suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 7 days.

The male was released to appear in court at a later date.

July 23rd, 2019

On July 22, 2019 the Gananoque Police Service received a complaint from a citizen reporting their bicycle had been stolen.

On July 23, 2019 officers located the stolen bicycle in the possession of a male. The male had attempted to change the appearance of the bike by painting it. Upon his arrest the male was found to have crystal methamphetamine in his possession.

A 28-year-old male from Gananoque was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property, possession of the drug - crystal methamphetamine and failing to comply with his probation order. The male was released to appear in court at a later date.

The male was also wanted on outstanding warrants from Halton Regional Police for several fraud and theft related offences. The male was turned over to the Halton Regional Police.

July 22, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Arrested in Domestic Dispute


July 21st, 2019

During the early morning hours of July 21st 2019, Gananoque Police Service received a complaint of a disturbance at a local hotel. Witnesses advised that a male and female could be heard engaged in a domestic dispute. Officers arrived and spoke to witnesses as well as the occupants of the room. As a result of the investigation, an out of province female was arrested for one count of Domestic Assault. She was held for a show cause hearing.

July 19, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Youth Charged After Dispute at a Local Residence


July 16th, 2019

On July 16th, 2019 Gananoque Police responded to a call of a dispute in progress in front of an east end residence. Officers arrived and were advised that a car full of youths had pulled up to a residence and began shouting – seemingly trying to draw the occupants outside. Witnesses advised that one of the males had a gun and he appeared to be shooting it towards the residence.

Subsequent investigation revealed that the weapon shot at the house was a bb gun. A 17-year-old male was later charged with several counts including Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Assault with a Weapon, Criminal Harassment and Mischief to Property. The youth will appear in court at a later date.

Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact Gananoque Police.

Callers can always remain anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or contacting Gananoque Police and asking to remain anonymous.

July 15, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Fraud Investigation Leads to Charges


July 14th, 2019

On January 30, 2019 the Gananoque Police Service received a complaint regarding some irregularities with respect to the finances of a local charitable organization. On July 14, 2019, after a lengthy investigation, a 52-year-old male from Gananoque was charged with Fraud Over $5000, Theft Over $5000 and Criminal Breach of Trust. The male was released to appear in court at a later date.

July 11, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested on Multiple Charges / Male Arrested for Breaching Probation


July 9th, 2019

On July 9th, the Gananoque Police Service received a complaint of an incident that had taken place on July 8th, 2019. An adult male victim advised that he had been threatened by another male. The 50-year-old male suspect was upset over a previous encounter, when he approached the victim uttering death threats and brandishing a weapon. The victim was in a vehicle and able to leave the area prior to any further incident.

Where the accused was on probation, he was charged for Uttering Death Threats, Assault with a Weapon, and Breach of Probation. He was held in custody for a show cause hearing.

July 9th, 2019

On July 9th, 2019, Gananoque Police responded to a third party complaint of a 27 year old male said to be breaching probation conditions related to domestic violence charges. The male was located and found to be in breach of 2 conditions of his Probation Order. He was arrested and held in custody for a show cause hearing.

July 6, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested on Outstanding Warrant / Intox Male Found to have Warrants


July 4th, 2019

On July 4th, 2019 a 26 year old male was arrested by OPP for outstanding warrants held by Gananoque Police. The warrants stemmed from a Fraud investigation and were issued when the male failed to attend court. He was returned to GPS’s custody and held for a show cause hearing.

July 5th, 2019

On July 5, 2019 at approximately 6pm, Gananoque Police Service were called to assist a male that appeared to be intoxicated. Where the male was observed to be unable to stand and intoxicated by alcohol, he was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. In the process of the arrest it was discovered that the male was also wanted out of two different jurisdictions. The 31 year old male was held for OPP whom in turn held the male for a show cause hearing for other alcohol related offences.

June 28, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Arrested for Impaired


June 27th, 2019

On Thursday June 27th, 2019 Gananoque Police Service were called to assist OPP in dealing with a possible impaired driver at a local business. Upon arrival, officers were directed to a female that had been observed attempting to leave the premise in her vehicle. While doing so, the female driver struck a vehicle parked adjacent hers. Staff members intervened, preventing her from driving any further.

The driver was arrested and testing revealed that the driver’s Blood Alcohol Concentration was more than twice the legal limit. At the time of this incident, her drivers license was disqualified from a previous Impaired Driving conviction.

The driver was subsequently charged for the offences of Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration of Over .80mgs and Driving While Disqualified. Her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

Please remember, if you are going to be drinking, plan ahead. Always have a sober designated driver or use a taxi service. On behalf of the Gananoque Police Service, have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

June 25, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Uttering Threats / Male Arrested in Neighbour Dispute


June 24th, 2019

On June 24, 2019 in the early morning hours the Gananoque Police Service were contacted for a known male who had been continually attending a residence in Gananoque. The male had previously been spoken to by police to refrain from contacting or attending the residence. Upon officer’s arrival, the male had approached the residence and was engaged with the residents in a heated verbal exchange. The male uttered threats to burn down the residence. The accused - a 25-year-old male from Gananoque - was arrested for Criminal Harassment x 2 and Utter Threats to Cause Damage to Property x 2. The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

June 25th, 2019

On June 25, 2019 as a result of an ongoing investigation, officers arrested a 71-year-old Gananoque male for an ongoing neighbor dispute. The dispute escalated over a 4-month period to the accused committing several criminal offences during this time period. The accused made threatening gestures and comments towards the accused. The accused was arrested for Assault x 3, Utter threats x 1, and Failing to Comply with a Probation Order from an unrelated matter. The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

June 24, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Abandoned Vehicle Linked to Early Morning Hit and Run


June 23rd, 2019

On June 23rd 2019 at approximately 4am, Gananoque Police Service were called and advised that an unknown vehicle had struck numerous parked cars on King Street East and fled the scene. The impact of the collisions had caused the suspect vehicle to leak fluid which officers subsequently followed westbound on King Street. The vehicle was soon located abandoned on the side of the road, west of Gananoque.

Anyone with information involving this incident is asked to contact Gananoque Police at 613 382 4422.

Callers can always remain anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or contacting Gananoque Police and asking to remain anonymous.

June 22, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Domestic Assault / Male Youth Charged with Assault


June 21st, 2019

In the early hours of June 21st, 2019, the Gananoque Police were contacted by a concerned citizen regarding a domestic incident involving a couple in a moving vehicle on King Street East. Officers located the subject vehicle and determined that the couple involved were travelling in the vehicle and became involved in an argument. The argument escalated resulting in the male driver assaulting the female passenger. Police arrested the 56-year-old Lansdowne man for domestic assault. He was released from custody and will appear in court at a later date.

June 21st, 2019

The Gananoque Police were called to Gananoque Secondary School regarding an assault that occurred off school property between two students. Officers attended and determined that the involved students were known to each other and had problems with each other previously. The victim and a friend were walking on King Street East at the time of the incident. The suspect approached the victim, grabbed him by the throat and threw him to the ground.

The incident was reported after the fact and police later arrested the 15-year-old suspect. The young person was charged with one count of assault and will appear in court at a later date.

June 16, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested on Outstanding Warrant / Male Arrested for Impaired by Drug


June 14th, 2019

On June 14, 2019 officers with the Gananoque Police Service while on routine patrol observed a 24-year-old Gananoque man. The man was currently before the court on several theft and possession of stolen property related charges. The male was determined to be wanted on an outstanding committal warrant issued by Brockville Court for the male’s surety removing themselves. The male was arrested without incident and taken back to Brockville Jail.

June 15th, 2019

On June 15, 2019 at approx. 2:32AM officers with the Gananoque Police Service conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by a male driver on King Street East, Gananoque. The vehicle was stopped for being operated without rear lights and for failing to stop at a red light. The driver exhibited signs of impairment. Officers conducted a roadside Standard Field Sobriety Test which resulted in the male’s arrest for impaired operation. The male was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert Officer and as a result of the evaluation the male was charged with impaired operation by drug. The male’s Driver’s License was administratively suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. The male will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

June 3, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Arrested for Impaired at Scene of Accident


June 2nd, 2019

On June 2, 2019 at 5:25 PM officers respond to a 2-motor vehicle collision on Pine Street, Gananoque. As a result of the investigation, it was determined a 72-year-old female from Gananoque had been operating a motor vehicle and struck an unattended vehicle. The female exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested at the scene and transported to police headquarters. The female provided breath samples and they registered one and a half times the legal limit of blood alcohol concentration permitted while operating a motor vehicle. The female was charged with Impaired Drive and Over 80 and will appear in court to answer to the charges at a later date. Her vehicle was impounded for 7 days and she received an immediate 90-day administrative driver’s license suspension.

May 31, to June 2, 2019 - Targeted Traffic Enforcement

During the 3-day period of May 31 to June 2nd - 27 Highway Traffic Act violations were issued. Charges included, Suspended Driving, Speeding, Expired Validation Tag, No Mudguards, Cell Phone, Seat Belt, Unnecessary Noise, Red Light, Lane Light Violation, and Insurance Act Charges.

June 2, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

The Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Come to Gananoque Tuesday June 4th


June 2nd, 2019
The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will take place on Tuesday June 4, 2019 in the Town of Gananoque, ON. The run will include athletes, students, and local area Law Enforcement from The Gananoque Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and Canada Border Services. The event will commence at 9:00AM at Home Hardware located at 875 Stone St. North Gananoque.

The event is intended as a fundraiser to help local athletes raise money for their travel expenses and registration fees, as well as to help build awareness for the Special Olympics movement in Ontario.

History And Mission

With the endorsement of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the first Law Enforcement Torch Run in Canada was held in 1987 and generated $100,000 in funds with the participation of Law Enforcement personnel from Southern Ontario. Nationally, the run has become an annual event across Canada. In Ontario alone, in excess of $30 million has been raised, establishing it as one of the most profitable torch run relationships in the world.

The success and support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run over the years has been phenomenal. Since the torch began its partnership with Special Olympics Ontario, the number of registered athletes has grown from under 4,000 to greater than 26,000 athletes today.

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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