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Male arrested for breaching release conditions
On Sunday March 6, 2022, at approximately 8:42 a.m., police responded to a Parkland Court residence for a male suspect breaching his release conditions stemming from a previous Intimate Partner Violence related offence.

Police attended and located a 21-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, inside the residence. Investigation revealed that the suspect was in fact breaching his court ordered release conditions by being at the residence and communicating with a female resident inside.

The suspect was held for a bail hearing and stands charged with the following: Failing to comply with his court ordered release order x2.

Female arrested for domestic related offences
On Monday March 7, 2022, at approximately 10:21 p.m., police located and arrested a 44-year-old female suspect, of Smiths Falls, for an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The warrant stems from a January 2022, Intimate Partner Violence related incident, in where the suspect used a weapon and assaulted her male partner during an intense argument. The suspect also uttered threats to cause death to the victim and several family members.

The suspect was held for a bail hearing and stands charged with the following: Assault with a Weapon and Utter threats to cause death x2.

Males suspect arrested for theft of motor vehicle and drug related offences
On Thursday March 10, 2022, at approximately 3:25 a.m., police responded to an auto dealership on Lombard Street for a report of two suspicious males on the property. Investigation revealed that, 31-year-old, Ahmad NAZIM and 27-year-old, Kyle RICHARDS, both of Ottawa, were attempting to steal a vehicle off the lot and that they had attended the scene in a stolen vehicle from the same dealership stemming from a January auto theft.

Both NAZIM and RICHARDS were both placed under arrest, searched and found to have a controlled substance on their persons.

NAZIM and RICHARDS were both held for a bail hearing and are charged jointly with the following: Theft of a motor vehicle, Attempted theft of motor vehicle, Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00 and both also face possession of a Schedule 1 drug.

Male arrested for fraud and theft related offences
On Thursday March 10, 2022, at approximately 8:40 p.m., police located and arrested 34-year-old male suspect, Thierry MUANA MANTUNGI, of Windsor, Ontario, for an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The warrant stems from a January 2022 incident, in where the suspect used fraudulent identification to purchase a vehicle at a Lombard Street auto dealership.

As a result, the suspect was held for a bail hearing and stands charged with the following: Possess identity documents x2, Identity Fraud, Identity Theft, Uttering Forged Passport, Fraud over $5000.00, Motor Vehicle Theft and Fail to comply with undertaking release condition.

Male arrested for Intimate Partner Violence
On Thursday March 10, 2022, at approximately 7:22 p.m., police received a call to attend a Bourke Street address for a report of a possible domestic disturbance in progress. Investigation revealed that a 46-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had assaulted his female partner inside the residence.

The suspect was placed under arrest, held for a bail hearing and stands charged with one count of assault.

Male arrested for Intimate Partner related offences
On Friday March 11, 2022, at approximately 11:39 a.m., police received a call to attend the area of Old Sly’s Road for a report of a male suspect breaching his court ordered release conditions, stemming from previous Intimate Partner Violence offences. Investigation revealed that a 27-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had breached his release order conditions by being within a specified distance of the victim.

Police located and arrested the suspect a short time later. The suspect is charged with the following: Breach of Probation Order x2, Breach of Release Order x2 and Criminal Harassment.

The suspect was held for a bail hearing to answer to these charges.

Male arrested for shoplifting and breaches
On Sunday March 13, 2022, at approximately 7:00 p.m., police located and arrested a 27-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls for a shoplifting related offence that occurred on March 8th at a Beckwith Street business. Investigation revealed that the suspect had entered the business, selected several items, concealed them in a bag and attempted to exit without paying for the products.

As a result, the suspect was held for a bail hearing and stands charged with the following offences: Theft Under $5000 and two counts of Breaching his Probation Release Order conditions.

The charges in these matters have not been proven in court

The Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Female arrested for assaulting two youth in her care

On Monday February 14, 2022, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police attended a Main Street residence for a report of a youth being assaulted by a family member.  Investigation revealed that a 31-year-old female suspect, of Smiths Falls, had assaulted two youths in her care.

The suspect was later arrested and stands charged with the following:  Assault with a weapon and Assault.  The suspect was later released by way of an Undertaking with conditions and will appear in court at a future date to answer to these charges.

Male arrested for failing to stop for police

On Monday February 14, 2022, at approximately 2:09 p.m., police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Chambers Street.  The driver of the vehicle failed to stop as directed and a short pursuit ensued.  Once stopped, the 61-year-old male driver, of Smiths Falls, provided a false name to police and he was subsequently placed under arrest.  The driver was also found to have a suspended driver’s licence. 

As a result the driver was charged with the following:  Flight from Peace Officer and Obstruct Peace Officer.  The vehicle was also impounded as a result. 

The driver was later released by way of an Undertaking with conditions and will appear in court at a future date to answer to these charges.

Traffic stop leads to arrest

On Wednesday February 16, 2022, at approximately 12:50 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on Brockville Street.  Investigation revealed that the male driver was a suspended driver.  A 46-year-old female passenger was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest, stemming from a May 2021, theft related incident in where she failed to attend court. 

The female suspect was later released with a new court date to answer to this charge. 

Male arrested for breaching his bail release conditions

On Thursday February 17, 2022, at approximately 10:16 a.m., police located and arrested a 27-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, for breaching a condition of his bail release. 

The suspect stands charged with one count of Failing to comply with release order and was held for a bail hearing.

***The charges in these matters have not been proven in court***

The Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding these incidents, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Male arrested for domestic offences

On Saturday January 29, 2022 at approximately 1:48 p.m., police responded to report of a domestic related incident after the fact.  Investigation revealed that a 26-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had uttered a threat to kill his previous intimate partner, assaulted and damaged property belonging to the victim. 

As a result the suspect was placed under arrest and stands charged with the following:  Uttering Threats, Assault and Mischief Under $5000.00 and are all domestic related.

The suspect was held for a bail hearing to answer to these outstanding charges.

Male arrested for driving offences

On Thursday January 20, 2022, at approximately 10:09 a.m., police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 51-year-old male suspect, of Ottawa, for a non-driving related matter.  The suspect refused to stop for police and a short pursuit ensued on Beckwith Street south.  The suspect drove his vehicle in a dangerous manner until stopping for police a short distance later. 

On Monday February 1, 2022, at approximately 3:50 a.m., the suspect was located, placed under arrest and stands charged with the following:  Flight from Peace Officer and Dangerous Operation.

The suspect was held for a bail hearing to answer to these outstanding charges. 

Male arrested for uttering threat

On Monday February 1, 2022, at approximately 12:00 p.m., police responded to a Lorne Street business for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed, that a 45-year-old male suspect, of Perth, assaulted a co-worker.

The suspect was placed under arrest and is charged with one count of Assault. 

The suspect was later released by way of an Undertaking and will appear in court at a future court date to answer to this charge.

Male arrested for outstanding warrant

On Wednesday February 2, 2022, at approximately 10:00 a.m., police located and arrested a 28-year-old male suspect, of no fixed address, for an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  The warrant was issued on January 11, 2022, after the suspect failed to notify police of his address and failed to appear for identification purposes. 

As a result the suspect is charged with two counts of breaching his release Undertaking conditions. 

The suspect was held for a bail hearing to answer to these outstanding charges.

***The charges in these matters have not been proven in court***

The Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Male arrested for fraud and identity theft offences

On Monday January 24, 2022, a Smiths Falls auto dealership, contacted police to report a suspected fraudulent transaction by one of their customers.  Investigation revealed that the suspect had completed the online finance application and did so fraudulently by using identity documents that were not his own in attempts to purchase a vehicle exceeding $100,000.00. 

On Tuesday January 25, 2022, at approximately 4:54 p.m., 58-year-old, Ghislain GALIPEAU, of Laval, Quebec, attended the dealership and was subsequently placed under arrest. 

GALIPEAU stands charged with the following:  Possess Identity documents x2, Identity Fraud, Identity Theft, Fraud over $5000.00 and Obstruct Peace Officer. 

GALIPEAU was held for a bail hearing to answer to these outstanding charges.

Male arrested for shoplifting

On Friday January 28, 2022, at approximately 11 a.m., police received a call to attend a Lombard Street business for a report of a male shoplifter.  Investigation revealed that the 29-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had selected several pieces of merchandise, concealed these items and exited the business and did not make any attempt to pay.

The suspect was issued an Appearance notice and will appear in court at a future date.

***The charges in these matters have not been proven in court***

The Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Neighbour dispute leads to arrests

On Saturday January 15, 2022 at approximately 2:12 p.m., police received a 9-1-1 call to attend a residence on Empress Avenue for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed that a 24-year-old female suspect had engaged in a verbal argument with the victim outside of their residences.  The victim entered her residence and the suspect entered behind without permission, assaulted and uttered threats. 

The suspect was located a short time later, arrested and stands charged with the following:  Unlawfully in a Dwelling House, Assault, Utter Threats to cause Bodily Harm and one count of breach of Probation release condition. 

The suspect was later released by way of an Undertaking and will appear in court at a future court date to answer to these charges.

Male arrested for break and enter into business

On Saturday January 15, 2022 at approximately 1:23 a.m., police responded to an Abbott Street business for an alarm call.  Investigation revealed that 33-year-old Tyler PRETTY, of Smiths Falls, entered the business property and removed several products without lawful authority. 

PRETTY was located and arrested on Tuesday January 18, 2022 and stands charged with the following:  Break and Enter, Theft Under $5000.00 and Fail to comply with Probation Order. 

PRETTY was held for a bail hearing to answer to these outstanding charges.

 

***The charges in these matters have not been proven in court***

The Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Males arrested for break and enter into residences/possession of stolen property

During the last week Smiths Falls Police responded to an increase of daylight break and enters reported after the fact to police.

On the 13th of January 2022, police arrested and charged 35-year-old, Adam Jackson, of no fixed address with over 30 charges relating to break and enter, theft and possession of property obtained by crime. It’s alleged that Jackson would go to the door of unsuspecting residents and if no one was home he would go inside. If confronted, he would make an excuse about looking for someone and leave. Jackson was charged and convicted of break and enter offences back in 2019 when he broke into multiple houses in this and surrounding areas during the day and night. 

Jackson was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

35-year-old, Anthony Henderson, of no fixed address who was with Jackson was charged with breach of an undertaking and possession of property obtained by crime. He was also held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

Police remind residents to ensure all exterior doors, windows and unoccupied vehicles are secure.  If you notice anyone suspicious on or around your residence, please call police immediately rather than after the fact.    

Male arrested for breaking into vehicle on Aberdeen Ave

On the 14th of January 2022 an alert homeowner noticed someone trying to get into his vehicle and contacted police. Police responded immediately and arrested 24-year-old Jeffrey Hamilton, of Perth, Ontario, with possession of property obtained by crime, trespassing at night and possession of break in instruments.

Hamilton was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police are asking homeowners in that area to contact the station should they notice anything missing from their vehicle.

Stolen vehicle recovered

On the 8th of January 2022, 28-year-old Adam Huntley and 39-year-old Mary Milsap-Swain both of Kingston, Ontario, were charged with theft and possession of stolen property after taking a vehicle from a local dealership for a test drive and not returning with it. The vehicle was located in Kingston, Ontario and returned. Both are currently wanted by Smiths Falls Police for failing to attend for ident.

  

***The charges in these matters have not been proven in court***

The Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Caution to delivery drivers

The Smiths Falls Police Service investigated a matter in where a delivery driver making a delivery was inappropriately propositioned by a resident in the Town of Smiths Falls.  The investigation resulted in a 62 year-old male suspect being arrested and charged with the following:  Obtaining sexual services for consideration from person under 18 years and Administering noxious thing. 

Police are concerned that there may be more victims of this type of incident and are urged to come forward.  Police are not able to release any further details at this time due to a court imposed publication ban.

The suspect was denied bail and remains in custody at this time.

***The charges in these matters have not been proven in court***

The Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Crime stoppers tip leads to identity of male involved in a theft

In October 2021 police commenced an investigation into a theft from a retail store where a large amount of items were stolen. To assist in identity, police put the male suspects’ photo on their facebook page. A crime stoppers tip came in with a name of this individual. Investigation continued and on December 8th 2021 24 year old Lawson Penny was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000. He was later released on conditions with a later court date.

Breach charges laid      

On the 8th of December 2021 during a theft investigation, police identified a male on surveillance who was not to attend that business due to previous theft charges. A 51 year old male was arrested for breach of his release order and breach of probation. He was later released on conditions.  

 ***The charges in these matters have not been proven in court***

The Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Press Release December 4, 2021

Arrest leads to further drug charges;

On the 29th of November 2021 police responded to a call at 24 Bourke St. Upon arrival, police arrested a 53 year old male wanted on a warrant out of Quebec. On his possession was what police determined to be crack/cocaine. He was charged with possession CDSA. He will appear in court at a later date.

Aggravated assault charges laid in domestic

On the 30th of November 2021 police responded to a serious domestic assault incident on Main St. A 40 year old male is charged with aggravated assault, breach of a release order and being unlawfully in a dwelling. He was held in custody for a later court appearance.  

Motor vehicle collision leads to charges

On the 30th of November 2021 police responded to a 2 person motor vehicle collision- no injuries where the one vehicle fled the scene. Police located the vehicle on Highway 15 and determined the female driver of Carleton Place was a prohibited driver and on outstanding court imposed conditions not to drive. Upon arrest, she further was in possession with what police believed to be cocaine. She was charged with possession CDSA, fail to remain at the scene of an accident, breach of a release order and later released after a bail hearing.      

Lock it or Lose it

Police are reminding the public especially during the holiday season to lock your vehicles at all times, take valuable items inside, especially the car keys and don’t leave packages in plain view of the vehicle. Report suspicious people immediately to this service.      

***The charges in these matters have not been proven in court***

The Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Male arrested for breaching release conditions

On Tuesday November 16, 2021, at approximately 12:27 p.m., police responded to a Chambers Street residence for a possible domestic disturbance in progress.  Police located a 28-year-old male suspect hiding inside the residence.  The suspect was found to be on a Judges release order with conditions to have no communication or be within 200 meters of the female resident stemming from a previous domestic related incident. 

The suspect was placed under arrest, stands charged with 2 counts of breaching his Judges release order and held for a bail hearing to answer to these charges.

Male arrested for Exceed 80 and breaching release condition

On Thursday November 18, 2021, at approximately 3:37 p.m., police were alerted by a concerned member of the public on Chambers Street, in regards to male sitting inside a vehicle suspected to be consuming alcohol. 

Investigation revealed that 36-year-old, Henry VERHOEVEN, of Smiths Falls, was consuming and under the influence of alcohol while having care and control of his motor vehicle.  VERHOEVEN was subsequently placed under arrest and provided samples of his breath to a qualified breath technician, resulting in having more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. 

VERHOEVEN additionally stands charged with a breaching a release order condition stemming from a previous alcohol driving related offence in 2020, had his driver licence suspended for a period of 90 days and vehicle impounded as a result.   

VERHOEVEN was later released by way of a Promise to Appear and will appear in court at a future court date.

Male arrested for breaching release condition

On Friday November 19, 2021, at approximately 7:33 a.m., police received a call to attend the area of James Street, for a report of a male breaching his court ordered release condition.  Investigation revealed that a 63-year-old male, of no fixed address, was found to be in breach of his release condition by being in the Town of Smiths Falls for an unauthorized purpose. 

The suspect was located a short time later, arrested and released by way of a Promise to Appear and will appear in court at a future court date to answer to this charge.  

 ***The charges in these matters have not been proven in court***

The Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).