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April 28, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Charged in Break and Enter


April 26th, 2021

On April 26, 2021, The Gananoque Police Service was contacted due to a break and enter that occurred at a north-end business over the weekend. Further investigation revealed that two males had broken into the business and had stolen power tools. Police were able to identify the suspects and conducted a search warrant at a residence within the Town of Gananoque. Police were able to retrieve multiple stolen items. Investigation is still on-going. A 37-year-old male from Gananoque was charged with Mischief, Break and Enter, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Theft and is scheduled to appear in court.

April 17, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

New Emergency Orders for COVID in Effect / Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges


April 17th, 2021

Yesterday the Ontario Government announced new emergency orders to help limit the spread of Covid-19 that came into effect on April 17, 2021 at 12:01AM. We await clarity and direction of the newly announced orders. The Gananoque Police Service will continue to engage, explain, educate, and where appropriate enforce, but we will not be doing random stops of people or vehicles. We continue to recognize that we must have public trust.

April 13th, 2021

Bag of Cocaine on ScaleOn April 13, 2021 at approx. 10:45PM officers while routine patrol observed a known male in the passenger seat of a motor vehicle that was known to be on a curfew and was to be within their residence at the given time. The male is also currently before the courts on 2 separate drug related charges for trafficking and possession of cocaine. The male was subsequently arrested for failing to comply with his curfew and upon further search was in possession of cocaine. As a result, the 23-year-old male from Gananoque was charged with failing to comply with his release order X 2, possession of cocaine and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

April 11, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Driver Charged with Stunt Driving


April 11th, 2021

At approximately 9:30 Sunday morning, a Gananoque officer stopped a motorist for speeding 117 km/h on King Street East, which has a posted speed limit of 50 km/h. The driver, a 47-year-old Gananoque man, was charged with Stunt Driving – speeding. His vehicle and drivers licence were both seized for 7 days, and he’ll appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

April 9, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Charged with Impaired and Mischief


April 8th, 2021

On April 8, 2021, the Gananoque Police Service received a call for a possible impaired driver. Upon police investigation it was revealed that a domestic incident had initially occurred, resulting in the male damaging property before leaving the residence. The male was located and arrested on the domestic related charge. Further investigation revealed an odour of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the male’s breath. Male was required to provide a breath sample, which registered more than two times over the legal limit. The 31-year-old male from Gananoque was charged with Mischief, Operate Conveyance while Impaired, and Operate Conveyance with over 80mgs and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date. His driver’s license was automatically suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 7 days.

April 4, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Charged with Impaired and Assault


April 3rd, 2021

On April 3, 2021, The Gananoque Police Service dispatch was contacted from a concerned citizen regarding a female that had left a residence operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Officers responded and located the driver. It was established she had left the residence, drove to Kingston to purchase additional alcohol, and was located upon her return to Gananoque. Subsequent investigation also determined prior to leaving Gananoque she committed an assault on a person within the residence. The female was arrested and provided samples of her breath registering 1 ½ times the legal limited of alcohol permitted. The 43-year-old female from Gananoque was charged with Assault, Operate Conveyance while Impaired, and Operate Conveyance with over 80mgs and is scheduled to appear in court. Her driver’s license was automatically suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded for 7 days.

March 26, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Three Youths Charged After Reports of Hate Motivated Graffiti


March 26th, 2021

On March 24, 2021, two separate incidents of Mischief were reported to the Gananoque Police Service. In both incidents, hate-motivated graffiti which was racist in nature was displayed and discovered. As a result of the investigation, three youth have been identified and have been charged with Willful Promotion of Hatred and Mischief Under $5,000.

March 22, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Two Traffic Stops Lead to Arrests and Charges


March 20th, 2021

On March 20th, 2021 officer on routine patrol conducted a traffic stop. The male passenger was known to police and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. As a result, the 52 year old Gananoque male was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Breach Probation (4 counts).

During the course of the investigation, the driver was found to have a quantity of suspected methamphetamine in his possession. As a result, 46 year old male from Gananoque was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and release with a future court date.

March 22nd, 2021

In the early morning hours of March 22nd, 2021 officer while on routine patrol observed a suspicious vehicle exiting an east end business. The vehicles plate was not visible and a traffic stop was conducted. During the stop, it was determined that duct tape had been used to obscure the licence plate. A quantity of unopened product boxes belonging to the business were also observed in the rear of the vehicle.

As a result of the information obtained, the 37 year old male driver from Athens and the 32 year old male passenger from Brockville were both charged with Break and Enter, Mischief and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. Both were released with multiple conditions and court dates in the near future. The investigation is ongoing.

March 11, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit


March 11th, 2021

On March 11, 2021 at 12:36AM officers while on routine patrol observed a suspicious vehicle that was determined to have been reported stolen out of the City of Kingston on the previous day. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, at which time the vehicle fled and failed to stop for officers. Officers terminated the pursuit as a result of the driving exhibited by the driver and public safety concerns. Officers continued to patrol and investigate possible locations the vehicle may have attended and located the vehicle attempting to hide in a private driveway at the jurisdictional border of the City of Kingston and Leeds and Thousand Islands. The vehicle again attempted to flee the area and was contained by officers with Gananoque Police Service and Kingston Police Force. The vehicle became lodged in the septic bed of the residence and the two occupants were taken into custody without further incident. An 18 year female from Kingston was charged with Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance, Flight From Police, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Drive Motor Vehicle No License and held for a bail hearing.

March 10, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested in Domestic Dispute / Two Youths Arrested for Robbery


March 8th, 2021

On March 8th officers responded to a third party request for a well-being check on a female believed to have been the victim of domestic violence. Officers attended and spoke to the female regarding an incident from earlier in the day and statements were taken.

As a result of the investigation, the male suspect was located and apprehended a short time later. A 54 year old Gananoque male was charged with Domestic Assault, Forcible Confinement, Overcome Resistance by Choking and 2 counts of Fail to Comply Probation. The male was lodged in cells and held in custody for a Bail Hearing.

While in custody, the male became increasingly volatile. The male was transported to hospital for assessment before being transported to Brockville Jail. During transport, the male made repeated threats to cause physical harm to others. The male was further charged with 2 counts of Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm.

March 10th, 2021

On March 10, 2021 the Gananoque Police Service were contacted as a result of two individuals that had approached an elderly male who was unloading items from his vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot. The two individuals approached the man and snatched a bag of his belongings and fled on foot. Officers responded to the area and spoke to several witnesses who confirmed one of the individuals involved was observed carrying a silver-colored firearm when the offence was committed. A subsequent investigation resulted in officers identifying two youth under the age of 18. Officers located, and arrested the two accused young persons, recovered two silver colored replica firearms and the victim’s property at a secondary location. Officers were also able to link two separate mischief calls from the same date to the same two accused persons. In both instances of mischief, they caused damage to residences by defacing the outside of separate homes. Two youth under the age of 18 have been charged with Robbery, Imitation Weapon related offences, and two counts of Mischief . Both are scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

March 8, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested in Neighbour Dispute / Female Charged with Impaired


March 5th, 2021

On March 5, 2021 at approx. 9:00PM officers with The Gananoque Police Service were contacted regarding an ongoing neighbor dispute resulting in one neighbor threating bodily harm on the other neighbor by using a baseball bat. Officers attended, and as a result of the investigation police located and arrested a 68-year-old male from Gananoque for utter threats to cause bodily harm. The male was held in custody and attended a bail court.

March 7th, 2021

On March 7, 2021 at approx. 9:30PM officers with The Gananoque Police Service were contacted by concerned citizens regarding 2 intoxicated females that had just left a local establishment and it was believed one of them to be driving impaired. Officers located the vehicle in the south ward at a stop sign, as the passenger was outside the vehicle urinating on the street. Officers conducted a sobriety check on the driver and as a result of the investigation the female driver was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance. The accused later provided samples of her breath and registered almost twice the legal limit. Police have charged a 62-year-old female from IROQUIS, ON with Impaired Operation of a conveyance and Over 80MGS of a conveyance and she is scheduled to appear in court at a later date. The accused was also issued 90 Drivers License Suspensions and her vehicle as impounded for 7 days.

February 26, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested After Call of Disturbance / Male Arrested in Family Dispute


February 21st, 2021

On February 21, 2021 at 5:30PM officers with the Gananoque Police Service responded to a midtown residence for an ongoing disturbance in progress call. When officers arrived on scene, they located a male armed with a hammer striking a shed door, while a male known to the accused sought refuge inside the shed. The male attempted to flee into a building upon officers arriving on scene but was quickly arrested without incident. Prior to police arrival the male had smashed a window in the building. The male was further determined to be on release conditions pertaining to unrelated charges with several conditions. As a result, the 35-year-old male from Toronto was charged with mischief, causing a disturbance and multiple counts of failing to comply with an undertaking. The male is scheduled to answer to the charges at a later date.

February 24th, 2021

On February 24, 2021 at 1:30PM officers with the Gananoque Police Service responded to a family dispute in progress. Upon further investigation officers determined a male had uttered death threats to a member of his family and further smashed her personal property. The male was arrested without incident. The 24-year-old male from Gananoque was charged with utter threat to cause death, mischief, and 2 counts of failing to comply with release conditions from an unrelated incident. The male was held in custody and attended a bail hearing.

February 4, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Impaired


February 4th, 2021

At approximately 11:25 am the Gananoque Police were called to an East end business to a report of an impaired driver. Officers attended and located a lone male in the suspect vehicle, who exhibited obvious signs of impairment. The man was arrested and returned to the station for breath test analysis. The male provided samples of his breath that, when analysed, had a result of over four times the legal limit.

As a result, the 57-year-old Seeley’s Bay man was charged with one count each of: operate a conveyance while impaired and operate a conveyance while over 80 milligrams. He will appear in court at a later date.

February 1, 2021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Update to Animal Remains Investigation


February 1st, 2021

Gananoque Police are continuing to investigate a disturbing incident that occurred over night on January 29th where animal remains were discovered outside a local residence. Police have conducted extensive neighbourhood inquiries and are still seeking any information which would lead to identification of suspect(s) and/or a motive for the criminal offence.

Police have since obtained an expert opinion and it has been confirmed that the remains are from a wild animal. As the investigation continues police are confident that this incident does not pose a risk to domestic pets/animals.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gananoque Police at 613-382-4509 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

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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