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October 17, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Youth Arrested for Assault / Traffic Stop Leads to Drugs and Weapons Charges


October 16th, 2021

On October 16, 2021, officers of the Gananoque Police Service entered into an investigation regarding an assault that occurred one day earlier between two youth. The incident occurred in a residence where two youth were engaged in an argument. A third youth, who was not involved in the argument, attended and struck one of the youths in the face. The incident was reported to police the following day and the youth was arrested and charged with one count of Assault and one count of Breach of Sentence Order. The youth was transported to the Gananoque Police Service and held for a show cause hearing.

October 16th, 2021

On October 16, 2021, officers of the Gananoque Police Service entered into an investigation after conducting a traffic stop of a vehicle that did not have proper headlights and was speeding. While speaking to the occupants, officers formed the grounds to remove them from the vehicle and conduct a search of the vehicle and its occupants. The female passenger became agitated and appeared to be attempting to prevent the search from occurring. Officers locate two knives on the female, one of which is concealed in the sleeve of her shirt. Additional knives are located in the female’s belongings as well as a small quantity of suspected crystal methamphetamine and multiple banking/credit cards, and Id’s which did not belong to her.

The female passenger was charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000, Possess Weapons for a Dangerous Purpose, Carry Concealed Weapon, and Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance. She was later released on an Undertaking and is to appear in Court at a later date.

October 14, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Arrested for Theft / Male Arrested on Domestic Charges


October 10th, 2021

The Gananoque Police received a call from an east end business regarding the theft of a bicycle. Information provided to police was that a witness was following the suspect in a vehicle eastbound out of town. Police located the suspect, who was still in possession of the bike. A 35-year-old Brockville woman was arrested and charged with one count each of theft under $5,000 and possession of stolen property under $5,000. The woman was released from custody and will appear in court at a later date.

October 12th, 2021

The Gananoque Police received a report of domestic incidents that occurred over the course of several months. The subsequent investigation resulted in a warrant being issued for a 37-year-old Kingston man for the offences of three counts of domestic assault, one count of domestic sexual assault and one count of break and enter with intent to commit an offence. On October 13, 2021, the accused male was arrested by Kingston Police and transported and turned over to the Gananoque Police. The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

October 7, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

News Releases September 25 to October 7, 2021


September 25th, 2021

On September 25, 2021, officers of the Gananoque Police Service responded to a call for service regarding an assault that had taken place in the area of James Street in the Town of Gananoque. The complainant advised that he was walking home with a friend when he was approached by a male known to him. The complainant stated that the male was upset due to the nature of the conversation he and his friend were having. The male is alleged to have shoved the complainant to the ground and struck him once in the head. On September 26, a 29-year-old Gananoque man was arrested for Assault and later released by way of an Undertaking. He is to appear in Court at a later time.

September 28th, 2021

On September 28, 2021, officers of the Gananoque Police Service responded to a local business regarding allegations of threats being uttered toward a staff member by an agitated male. Police attended and spoke to both parties and formed the grounds that a threat had been uttered. An 88-year-old Gananoque man was arrested and charged with Utter Threats to Cause Bodily Harm. He was released by way of an Undertaking and is to appear in Court at a later time.

September 29th, 2021

On September 29, 2021, officers of the Gananoque Police Service received a call from Quinte Detention Center advising that a male currently wanted by the Gananoque Police was in their custody and was due for release. The Warrant was held in relation to an incident that occurred in Gananoque on July 08, 2021, where a local youth reported being assaulted and threatened with a firearm in a public park. The male was returned to Gananoque Police Service where he was held for a show cause hearing for the offences of Use Firearm in the Commission of an Offence, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Carry Concealed Weapon, Assault with a Weapon, and two counts of Fail to Comply Probation.

September 29th, 2021

On September 29, 2021, a youth, as defined by the Youth Criminal Justice Act, attended Gananoque Police Service regarding an unrelated matter. Police were aware that a Bench Warrant existed for the arrest of the youth for failing to attend Court the previous day. The youth was arrested for failing to reattend Court and later released by way of an Undertaking. The Youth is to appear in Court at a later time.

September 29th, 2021

On September 29, 2021, a youth, as defined by the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was arrested on the strength of a Bench warrant issued the previous day and held by the Gananoque Police Service. The youth was arrested for failing to reattend Court and later released by way of an Undertaking. The Youth is to appear in Court at a later time.

October 7th, 2021

On October 07, 2021, the Gananoque Police Service was contacted by the Central East Correctional Center and were advised that they were due to release a male for whom the Gananoque Police hold a Bench Warrant. Officers attended and returned the male to the Gananoque Police Service. The male had originally been arrested for Drive While Prohibited and had subsequently failed to attend Court. A 33-year-old male from Brampton was held in custody pending a show cause hearing.

September 21, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Charged with Impaired / Male Arrested on Warrant


September 17th, 2021

On the evening of September 17th, at approximately midnight, a vehicle was observed driving toward the police cruiser straddling the center line of the road, causing the officer to swerve to avoid a collision. After conducting a u-turn, the officer observed the vehicle to be completely in the oncoming lane of traffic. The officer conducted a stop and observed the driver to be exhibiting several signs of impairment by alcohol. The male driver was arrested for impaired driving. He later provided samples of his breath that were close to double the legal limit.

As a result, the 30-year-old Kingston area male was charged for Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, his drivers license is suspended for 90 days, and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. The male will have to attend court on a future date to answer to the charges.

September 21st, 2021

On the morning of September 21st, 2021, a 30-year-old Kingston male turned himself in to Gananoque Police Service on an outstanding bench warrant. The original charges stem from domestic related offences in October of 2020. The male was arrested in 2020, held for a show cause hearing and released from court on several conditions. The male subsequently failed to attend his next court appearance, resulting in a bench warrant being issued for his arrest. The male was held in custody for a show cause hearing and later released on further conditions.

Update on Missing Person

Gananoque Police Service can confirm that Sylvia Dumont has been located and has been spoken to by police. We would like to thank the public for all the shared social media posts and concern.

Reminder About Phone Scams

Gananoque Police would like to remind the public to be cautious of ongoing phone scams. Scammers will often pose as agents of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), computer companies, banking institutions and even police agencies in an effort to obtain your personal information. The CRA will never attempt to collect money via phone. Further, if anyone is demanding money over the phone, “cause the pause”. Ask questions. Call your local police service to inquire. Do not call numbers provided by possible scammers, look them up yourself. To learn more about these types of frauds you can visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.

September 17, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Missing Female


September 17, 2021

Sylvia DumontGananoque Police Service are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Sylvia Dumont.

Sylvia was last seen at her Gananoque residence at approximately 4pm on Thursday September 16th.

UPDATED HEIGHT INFO: She is described as being approximately 5’0” tall, slight/thin build, blonde hair, blue eyes, possibly wearing a blue ball cap with the words “human studies”. She usually wears a backpack and brown running shoes and headphones while walking.

She is 38 years old.

Please contact the station at 1-613-382-4422 if you observe her or have any information that may assist us in locating her.

September 11, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

News Releases August 31 to September 10, 2021


August 31st, 2021

On August 31st, 2021 officers responded to a report of three missing youths from a local group home, two of which were on conditions to abide by the rules of the home. Officers observed the youths and a traffic stop was conducted, resulting in the apprehension of the youths. One was returned to the residence and the other two were arrested and taken to the station. Both were charged with Fail to comply with release order and held for show cause hearings.

September 1st, 2021

On September 1st, 2021, while on patrol, officers observed a female currently wanted by a neighbouring police service. The 27-year-old female was stopped and arrested on the strength of the warrant and held until Leeds OPP attended to take custody of her.

September 7th, 2021

On September 7th, 2021 officers received a report of an assault on a staff member at a local nursing home. An investigation was conducted and information obtained by statements resulted in the arrest of an 88-year-old Gananoque male who was subsequently charged with Assault. The male was released on an Undertaking with conditions, to be seen in court at a later date.

September 8th, 2021

On September 8th, 2021 officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle observed at a high rate of speed. Upon approaching the vehicle, numerous alcoholic containers were observed within reach of the driver, resulting in a sobriety check of the driver and a search of the vehicle. As a result of the search, the driver and passenger were placed under arrest. The passenger was released at the roadside unconditionally, and the driver was returned to the station. A 20-year-old Delta man was subsequently charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine, Fail to Comply with Probation Order, and given a Provincial Offence Notice for Driving Motor Vehicle with Open Contained of Liquor under the Liquor License Act. He was released on an Undertaking with conditions, to be seen in court at a later date.

September 10th, 2021

On September 10th, 2021 in the early morning hours, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing a passenger failing to wear their seatbelt. Upon approaching the vehicle, open alcohol was observed. Identities were provided by all three occupants with one male providing false information. A cursory search was conducted on the vehicle, which was later towed to the station for a more in-depth search. All three occupants were arrested and returned to the station, due to the findings in the vehicle and two of the males having active warrants. As a result, the charges are as follows:

A 25-year-old male from Kingston, Ontario was charged with: Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid, Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine, Possession of a Schedule III Substance, Fail to Comply with Probation Order, Driving while Under Suspension.

A 40-year-old female from Kingston, Ontario was charged with: Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid, Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine, Possession of a Schedule III Substance,

A 43-year-old male from Kingston, Ontario was charged with: Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid, Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine, Possession of a Schedule III Substance, Failure to Comply with Release Order, Personation with Intent to Avoid Arrest, Prosecution, or Obstruct Justice, Obstruct Peace Officer.

All persons were released on an Undertaking with extensive conditions, and one male who had outstanding warrants with Kingston Police Force, was turned over to their care.

August 31, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges


August 31st, 2021

Drug BustOn August 31, 2021, officers of the Gananoque Police Service entered into an investigation after officers observed a truck on King St East bearing out of province licence plates that were unauthorized for the vehicle. Officers arrested the male driver for unauthorized plates and continued the investigation of the motor vehicle, locating open alcohol containers within. Further search of the vehicle revealed a substantial quantity of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, Gabapentin pills, digital scales and packaging materials. The male’s vehicle was towed, and he was returned to the Gananoque Police Service. The value of the drugs is estimated at approximately $8400. A 40-year-old Kingston man is charged with 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking a schedule 1 substance and 3 counts of failing to comply with a release order. The male was held in custody and is to be held for a show cause hearing.

August 30, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

News Releases August 24 to 29, 2021


August 24th, 2021

Olivia GibsonPolice are continuing to ask for the public’s assistance in locating a missing young person - Olivia GIBSON who left her Gananoque residence overnight on August 24th. GIBSON is 13 years-old and is believed to be in the Kingston area.

GIBSON is described as 5’1, 100lbs, slim build, shoulder length light brown hair. Will likely be wearing a black hoodie with “Anti-Social Social Club" written on it, black/white checkered backpack, black shoes or slides, tights or shorts.

Anyone with information regarding GIBSON’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact the station at 613-382-4422.

August 25th, 2021

On August 25, 2021, officers while on routine patrol observed a known male from Gananoque on King St E. who was wanted for failing to attend Brockville Court for outstanding Controlled Drug and Substance Act offences. Officers arrested the 46-year-old male from Gananoque, and upon searching the male located 2.5grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine. The male was charged with Failing to Attend Court, and Possession of a Schedule I Substance. The male was held in custody for a show cause bail hearing.

August 27th, 2021

Gananoque Police receive a call from a complainant advising her adult son had just been assaulted by an unknown male. Officers attend the scene and are advised that the 51-year-old male victim was approached by a group who then began yelling and swearing at him. A male in the group threw a canned drink at the victim, striking him in the face. The victim retreated to his residence nearby where the group followed him and continued to berate him in front of his family. During this altercation, the victim’s mailbox was also damaged.

Officers were soon after able to locate the group, who initially tried to evade police, but the 18-year-old Gananoque male accused of throwing the can was located and arrested. He was charged with Assault with a Weapon and Fail to Comply with his Probation Order. The male was released on conditions to appear in court at a later date.

August 28th, 2021

Gananoque Police attended Central East Correction Centre in Lindsay, Ontario to execute an arrest warrant on a 26-year-old male from the Gananoque/Brockville area. The male had been serving a sentence for Kingston Police related charges. He was arrested and escorted to Gananoque where he was processed for several driving offences from an incident in October 2020 - including Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Flight from Police. The male was then delivered to Brockville Police where he was wanted for several offences including Theft of Motor Vehicle and numerous counts of Failing to Comply with Probation. He is currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

August 29th, 2021

On August 29th, a 31-year-old Gananoque male was arrested by Kingston Police Force for shoplifting. In dealing with the male, Kingston Police discovered he had two arrest warrants held by Gananoque Police for Failing to Attend Court and Breaching his Probation Order. The male was returned to Gananoque where the warrants were executed, and he was held in custody for a bail hearing.

August 25, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Boater Charged with Impaired


August 24th, 2021

On the evening of August 24, 2021, the Gananoque Police were investigating a collision between two boats at the Gananoque Municipal Marina. After speaking with all involved persons, the driver of one of the boats was given an Approved Screening Device Demand and after providing a sample of his breath, was arrested for Operating a Conveyance with Over 80mg of Alcohol. A 71 year-old male from Quebec was charged with Operating a Conveyance with Over 80mg of alcohol as well as Operation of a Conveyance While Impaired by Alcohol. His driver’s license was seized and suspended for 90 days and he was later released on an Appearance Notice with a court date scheduled in late October.

August 23, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Two Males Arrested on Outstanding Warrants / Two Youths Arrested and Charged


August 21st, 2021

On August 21, 2021, officers of the Gananoque Police Service entered into an investigation when Kingston Police Force located and arrested a 31-year-old Kingston area male who was wanted on the strength of an outstanding arrest warrant held by the Gananoque Police Service for the offence of failing to attend for fingerprints. Custody of the male was transferred to the Gananoque Police Service where he was held for a show cause hearing.

August 21st, 2021

On August 21, 2021, officers of the Gananoque Police Service entered into an investigation when they were made aware that two youth had left a local youth group home without permission and were considered missing. One of the youths was located and arrested later the same day for breaching the conditions of a Conditional Supervision/Deferred Custody Probation Order. The youth was transferred into a youth detention facility as per an order made by a Youth Court Justice. The second youth was located the following day and returned to the group home. Shortly there after the youth caused damage to property in the group home resulting in police being called. The youth was arrested and charged with two counts of mischief, two counts of Breach of Probation and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. He was transported to the Gananoque Police Service and held for a show cause hearing.

August 22nd, 2021

On August 22, 2021, Officers of the Gananoque Police Service were contacted by Kingston Military Police who had taken custody of a 26-year-old Gananoque man on the strength of an arrest warrant held by the Gananoque Police. The male had previously been released from Court on numerous charges and was required to report to the John Howard Society which he failed to do. Custody was transferred to the Gananoque Police and the male was held for a show cause hearing.

August 19, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested on Multiple Charges


August 18th, 2021

On August 18th, 2021, the Gananoque Police were investigating an incident involving an adult male who had intentionally damaged a home to scare and intimidate the home owners. A short time later, police were able to locate the male who was walking in the area of the same home while holding a brick. A 26-year old male from the Town of Gananoque was arrested and charged with two counts of Mischief, two counts of Criminal Harassment, and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. The male was held for a Bail Hearing with his next court date scheduled for September.

August 15, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Charges Laid on Friday the 13th / Female Arrested on Warrant


August 13th, 2021

On Friday August 13th, 2021, Gananoque Police investigated a 42yr old male from Kenmore, Ontario who had a two-and-a-half-foot braided rope with a steel ball attached to the end. It was attached to the handlebar of his motorcycle with a quick release function. This device is known as the “get back whip” and is intended as a weapon of opportunity and has no function for the operation of a motorcycle. As a result, the male was charged with Weapon: Possession for a Dangerous Purpose and will subsequently appear in Court.

August 13th, 2021

On Friday August 13th, 2021, Gananoque Police while on patrol observed a 41yr old male from Tweed, Ontario and a 55yr old male from Deseronto, Ontario walking on King Street with open containers of liquor. Subsequently both males were charged under the Liquor License Act for Having Liquor in Open Container other then Licensed Premise, Residence or Private Place.

August 13th, 2021

On Friday August 13th, 2021, Gananoque Police conducted a traffic stop on a 50yr old male from Kingston, Ontario. The traffic stop revealed that the male was in possession of unmarked cigarettes. The male was charged under the Tobacco Tax Act for Possession of unmarked Cigarettes.

August 15th, 2021

On July 5th, 2021, The Gananoque Police Service while investigating a traffic stop observed drug paraphernalia within a vehicle and arrested three of the passengers from Kingston. The 40yr old female driver who is a former resident of Gananoque was arrested after officer observed what was believed to be crystal meth within her wallet as she was searching for documentation. The 40yr old female was released unconditionally at the time due to medical attention being required.

A complete search of the vehicle and the involved parties was conducted, and officers ended up seizing a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine, hydromorphone pills, Canadian Currency, a replica handgun, and break in instruments.

Officers attempted to locate the female at the hospital but were informed that she was never admitted as she fled prior to being triaged.

An arrest warrant was issued and on August 15th, 2021 the female was located and held for a bail hearing on the following charges:

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance Methamphetamine,
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance Morphine,
Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose,
Possession of Imitation Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and
Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime.

August 12, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Two Individuals Arrested on Outstanding Warrants


August 11th, 2021

On August 11th, 2021, the Gananoque Police conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle on King Street. Investigation revealed that the 48yr old male from Kingston was operating the vehicle as a G1 driver as well as having an outstanding Bench Warrant out of Kingston, Ontario. The male was arrested on the outstanding warrant and later released on an Undertaking and issued a provincial offence notice for G1 licence holder unaccompanied by qualified driver.

August 12th, 2021

On August 12th, 2021, the Gananoque Police observed a 26yr old female from Gananoque known to be on an outstanding Bench Warrant riding on the rear of an E-bike. Police arrested the female on the power of the warrant where it was also found that the female had an outstanding warrant out of Kingston, Ontario. The female was processed and released by both agencies with an upcoming Court date.

August 11, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

News Releases for August 5th to 10th, 2021


August 5th, 2021

On August 5th, 2021, The Gananoque Police Service received a report of a missing Youth. The Gananoque Police began a missing person investigation and with the assistance of multiple agencies located the Youth in Oakville, Ontario on August 8. The Youth was currently on a Release Order with a condition to only reside at an approved address. The Youth was transported back to Gananoque Police Service where he was held for a bail hearing for breaching a Release Order.

August 5th, 2021

On August 5th, 2021, The Gananoque Police responded to a report of an assault. Police investigation revealed that a Youth had punched and kicked two adult victims and had to be restrained. While the Youth was restrained awaiting police arrival the Youth made threats stating he would hack their heads off and that he would also take the guns off police then shoot the two victims and police. Police arrested the Youth and during the investigation located a homemade sword that had a wooden handle with a 12” metal saw blade.
The Youth was charged with two counts of Assault, two counts of Utter Threats and one count of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.

August 7th, 2021

On August 7th, 2021, at approximately 3:20am The Gananoque Police Service responded to a report of youths yelling in the area of the 300 block of Brock St. Officers located a group of youths and observed one of the males place an object down that sounded like glass. Officer observed the object to be a bottle of alcohol. The youth who placed the bottle down was unsteady on his feet and displayed multiple signs of being impaired by alcohol. The youth became argumentative with officers and was placed under arrest as a result of being in contravention of the Liquor Licence Act. The parent of the Youth was contacted so that the youth could be released from police custody. The Youth was charged with Being Intoxicated in a Public Place and Person Under 19 years Having Liquor.

August 10th, 2021

On August 10th, 2021, A 46yr old Male from Loyalist Township attended the Gananoque Police Service to turn himself in on an outstanding Bench Warrant for Failing to Attend Court. The male was arrested and then released on another Court date.

August 4, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Charged in Mischief Case / Male Arrested in Break and Enters


August 2nd, 2021

On August 02, 2021, at approximately 03:38 hrs, officers of the Gananoque Police Service entered into an investigation after receiving reports of a driver intentionally driving his truck onto a recently painted “Pride” flag on the roadway at the corner of Park St. at King St. and spinning his tires with the intent to cause damage to the painted flag. The flag had recently been repainted after a similar incident occurred just over one week prior. The investigation revealed, with the assistance of the public, that the person responsible was a 21-year-old male from Lansdowne. On August 03, 2021, the male agreed to turn himself in to the Gananoque Police and was taken into police custody and subsequently charged under the Criminal Code with Mischief Under $5000. Additionally, the male was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for Stunt Driving, his driver’s licence was suspended for 30 days, and his vehicle towed and impounded for 14 days. The male is to appear in Court at a later date to answer to both charges.

July 29th, 2021

On July 29, 2021, officers of the Gananoque Police Service received a call regarding a suspected break and enter at the Gananoque U-Lock Storage facility. Officers attended and located break in tools and items that led officers to approximately 35 Storage Units that had been entered. The individuals whose lockers were entered were contacted and officers learned that a number of items had been stolen, in particular, a large quantity of metal that was to be recycled. The investigation led officers to identify an involved vehicle that was registered to a Kingston male, who, through video surveillance was identified as the driver of the vehicle used in the offence. On August 04th an arrest warrant was sought for the male who was arrested a short time later. The 31-year-old male from Kingston is charged with Break and Enter, Theft, Possession of Property Under $5000 and Fail to Comply with Release Order. He was held in custody ad is to be held for a show cause hearing.

August 2, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Police Request Assistance From Public in Two Incidents


Bike Stolen from Tim Hortons Staff Member
Bike Theft SuspectPicture of Stolen BicycleAt 5:40 p.m., on Sunday, August 1, 2021, a Giant mountain bike was stolen from the rear area of the local Tim Hortons. Two persons were observed on video close to the garbage bins beside the drive through area and anyone with any information is asked to contact the Gananoque Police at 613-382-4509.

Mischief to Gananoque’s Painted Pride Flag
Vehicle Defacing Pride FlagJust after 3 a.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021, a driver intentionally conducted a break-stand and burn-out over the painted Pride flag, located on Park Street at King Street East. The vehicle appears to be a dark colored, newer Chevrolet Silverado with custom tires and black aftermarket rims. Again, anyone with any information about the vehicle, the driver, or the witness sitting on the park bench, is asked to contact the Gananoque Police at 613-382-4509.

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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