Press Release

Male arrested for prescription fraud

On Friday September 24, 2021, at approximately 5:25 p.m., police attended a Pharmacy for a report of a male suspect attempting to fill a fraudulent prescription.  Investigation revealed that a fraudulent prescription had been dropped off at the Pharmacy several weeks prior.  The suspect, a 21 year old, of Ottawa, was placed under arrest.  The suspect was also found to be in possession of a sharp edged weapon, contrary to his Probation release order condition.  

The suspect stands charged with one count of Fraud Under $5000.00, one count of breaching his Probation release order condition and was held for a bail hearing to answer to these charges. 

Domestic disturbance leads to charges

On Saturday September 25, 2021, at approximately 5:40 a.m., police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress at an Empress Avenue residence.  Investigation revealed that a 44 year old male suspect, and his female partner were engaged in a heated argument.  During this argument the suspect had threatened to damage her personal property and did damage personal property belonging to his partner.

As a result, the suspect was placed under arrest and is charged with one count of Uttering Threat to Damage Property and one count of Mischief Under $5000.00.  The suspect was held for a bail hearing to answer to these outstanding charges. 

Male charged with numerous domestic related offences

On Monday September 27, 2021, at approximately 11:27 a.m., police located and arrested a 24 year old male suspect, of no fixed address for numerous domestic related offences.  Investigation revealed that the suspect had contacted his former romantic partner, followed her in a vehicle, and attended her residence on several occasions while being prohibited by a Probation Order release condition.  The suspect also threatened to cause damage to the victim’s personal property and had communicated with the victim’s friends.  While being placed under arrest, the suspect resisted officers and uttered threats to damage to the officer’s personal property.

As a result the suspect is charged with the following:  Fail to Comply with Probation Order x3, Criminal Harassment, Resist Peace Officer and Uttering Threats to Damage Property x3.  The suspect was held for a bail hearing to answer to these outstanding charges.

Increase in daytime break and enters and unlocked vehicles being entered

We have had several complaints of daytime break and enters into residences over the past few weeks.  Please be vigilant in locking all doors and ground level windows.  If you observe anyone suspicious in your neighbourhood, please call our non-emergency phone number (613) 283-0357 to report it.  As per the Town’s bylaw, any agency or organization must be approved and have proper identification in order to conduct door to door contact. 

We have also received several complaints from the public of unlocked vehicle’s being entered and personal belongings being stolen.  Please also take the extra few seconds to keep any valuables out of sight if they are being kept inside your vehicle, roll up all windows and ensure all doors are locked.  If you observe anyone suspicious around a vehicle, please call our non-emergency phone number. 

If you see a crime in progress, please don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1.     

 ***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 domestic related offences

On Monday September 20, 2021, at approximately 3:20 p.m., police were called to attend a Lombard Street residence for a possible domestic disturbance in progress.  Investigation revealed that a 21 year old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had assaulted his common law partner and damaged her personal belongings.  The female victim suffered minor injuries as a result.

The suspect was placed under arrest, held for a bail hearing and stands charged with:  Assault with a weapon, Assault and Mischief Under $50000.00.

 ***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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***OCTOBER 1, 2021 UPDATE***

Police have received confirmation of the identity of the deceased, whose remains were located in a wooded area off of William Street West, on September 20, 2021. The deceased was identified as, 38 year old, Gregory MORYAS, of Smiths Falls. Mr. MORYAS was reported missing to our Police Service on July 13, 2021. No foul play is suspected in his death. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

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Police Presence on William St W The Smiths Falls Police Service are investigating the discovery of human remains in a wooded area on William St W. The remains were discovered yesterday afternoon at about 4:30 pm by a citizen cycling in the area. There will be heavy police presence with the assistance of the OPP and the Coroner’s Office in conducting a thorough search and gathering of evidence. The public is asked to stay clear of the area and to use caution if having to drive in this area. The investigation is ongoing and may be linked to a missing person report from July 2021. More information will be released pending further investigation and the identity of the remains is confirmed.

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Male arrested for breaching release condition

On Monday September 13, 2021, a 44 year old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, turned himself into police for an outstanding breach of his court imposed release condition, stemming from a domestic related incident.  While in custody, the suspect tampered with the fire suppression system in cells, causing damage and flooding to the cell block area.

As a result, the suspect stands charged with one count of breaching his court release condition and one count of mischief under $5000.00.  The suspect was held for a bail hearing to answer to these charges.

Suspicious persons call leads to numerous charges

On Sunday September 19, 2021 at approximately 2:39 a.m., police received a 9-1-1 call to attend a residence on Bourke Street for a report of two males attempting to gain entry into parked vehicles.  Police attended and located one male youth and one male adult in the immediate area.  Both were advised of the complaint and reason for police interaction.  Both males provided false names, dates of birth and addresses when asked.  Both suspects were subsequently placed under arrest and were found to have break in tools on their person. 

As a result both stand charged with: Prowl By Night, Obstruct Police, Possession of Break in Tools and were later released by way of a Promise to Appear with a future court date to answer to these 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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Domestic disputes lead to arrests

A 25 year old male was released at a bail hearing on the 16th of August 2021 after threatening, assaulting and confining a female he was involved in a relationship with. He will appear in court at a later date.

A 34 year old male was also released at a bail hearing on the 26th of August 2021 after unlawfully in a dwelling, assault and threats towards an ex-spouse. He will also appear in court at a later date.  

A 30 year old male was arrested on the 8th of September 2021 after police responded to a domestic related mischief call. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.  

Male sells narcotics to a plain clothes officer

On the 27th of August 2021 50 year old Wayne Mallory was arrested in front of a local business after attempting to allegedly sell prescriptions to a plain clothed officer. Mallory was charged with trafficking in a schedule 1 substance- hydromorphone, possession for the purpose of trafficking in hydromorphone and breach of a release order. He was later released at bail court for a later court date. 

Male released at bail hearing after theft reports

On the 4th of September 2021 Smiths Falls Police arrested 23 year old Dustin AMOS for offences relating to theft, breach of release order after investigating a bike that he allegedly rode out of the store making no effort to pay for it.

The Smiths Falls Police Service have responded or initiated over 529 calls for service in the last two weeks.