Press Release

Male arrested for Intimate Partner Violence offence

On Monday April 11, 2022, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police received a 9-1-1 call from a female victim advising she had just been threatened by her ex-partner.  Investigation revealed, that a 27-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, uttered a threat to kill the victim.

As a result, the suspect was charged with one count of uttering a threat to cause death.

The suspect was located and arrested a short time later and was held for a bail hearing to answer to this charge.

Female arrested for shoplifting

On Tuesday April 12, 2022, at approximately 8:59 p.m., police received a call to attend a Lombard Street business, for a report of a female shoplifter.  Investigation revealed, that the 36-year-old female suspect, of Smiths Falls, had selected several products, concealed them, and made no effort to pay before exiting the business.  

Police located and placed the suspect under arrest.  She stands charged with one count of Theft Under $5,000.00, released by way of an Appearance Notice, and will appear in court at a later date to answer to this charge.

Female arrested for Intimate Partner Violence offence

On Wednesday April 13, 2022, at approximately 12:33 p.m., police attended a Church Street residence for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed that a 19-year-old, female suspect, of Perth, Ontario, had assaulted her partner on this date and several other previous dates.

The suspect was placed under arrest, stands charged with three counts of Assault, and was held for a bail hearing to answer to these charges.  

Traffic stop leads to arrest

On Friday April 15, 2022, at approximately 7:23 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation.  A check of the 34-year-old, male driver, revealed that he was a prohibited driver stemming from an outstanding impaired driving charge; had several suspensions against his drivers license, and was in breach of his Conditional Sentence Order, house arrest release condition.
As a result, the suspect was placed under arrest, had his vehicle impounded, and was held for a bail hearing.

Male arrested for outstanding warrant

On Monday April 18, 2022, at approximately 6:42 p.m., police located and arrested a 38-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, for an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  The warrant was issued stemming from an April 10, 2022, incident in where the suspect failed to update his address as part of his court-ordered release conditions from an Intimate Partner Violence-related incident.   

The suspect was held for a bail hearing 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 also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Drug warrant leads to multiple arrests

On Friday April 8, 2022, at approximately 6:52 p.m., the Smiths Falls Crime Unit and O.P.P. Community Street Crime Unit, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search warrant at a Robinson Avenue residence.  Police made several arrests as a result and a quantity of illicit Drugs, Drug trafficking paraphernalia and a quantity of cash were seized. 

The following five accused are charged jointly and were held for bail hearings to answer to the outstanding charges against them:

Christian DESARMIA – 30 years of age, from Smiths Falls 

April KIRBY – 32 years of age, from Smiths Falls 

Vernon WATTS – 56 years of age, from Smiths Falls

Melissa WILLIAMS – 40 years of age, from Smiths Falls

Robert JARVIS – 52 years of age, from Smiths Falls

Charges:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of a Schedule III Substance
  • Possession of a Schedule III Substance for the purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of proceeds obtained by crime

***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).

Press Release

Male arrested for outstanding warrant

On Thursday March 31, 2022, at approximately 1:43 p.m., police located and arrested a 50-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, for an outstanding warrant.  The warrant was issued stemming from a January 2022, incident in where, the suspect had stolen tools from a McGill Street residence that he had temporarily been residing at. 

The suspect stands charged with the following offences:  Theft Under $5000.00 and Breach of Probation release order conditions x2. 

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.

Female arrested for outstanding warrant

On Thursday March 31, 2022, at approximately 3:55 p.m., police located and arrested a 39-year-old female suspect, of Kingston, for an outstanding warrant.  The warrant was issued stemming from and January 8, 2022 incident in where the suspect failed to attend for fingerprints and failed to provide an up to date address as per her release conditions. 

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

Male arrested for Intimate Partner Violence offences

On April 3, 2022, at approximately 2:44 p.m., police located and arrested an 18-year-old male suspect, of Bancroft, Ontario, for numerous historic Intimate Partner offences.  Investigation revealed that the suspect had committed numerous offences against his ex-partner during the course of their relationship. 

The suspect stands charged with the following:  Assault x2, Overcome Resistance by Attempting to Choke x2 and Forcible Confinement x2. 

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

Male arrested for Intimate Partner Violence offence

On Monday April 4, 2022, at approximately 1:03 p.m., police responded to an Old Mill Road residence for a report of an unwanted male suspect.  Investigation revealed that a 67-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had attended the residence of his ex-partner after being warned several times previously not too. 

The suspect was placed under arrest and stands charged with one count of Criminal Harassment and was held for a bail hearing to answer to this charge.

Female arrested for Mischief

O Monday April 4, 2022, at approximately 12:36 p.m., police located and arrested a 35-year-old female suspect, of Smiths Falls, for mischief to property under $5000.00.  This charge stems from a March 2022 incident, in where the suspect caused damage to an acquaintance’s electronic device.   

The suspect stands charged with one count of mischief under $5000.00 and was later released by way of an Undertaking release order with conditions and will appear in court at a future court date. 

Female arrested for impaired driving

On Tuesday April 5, 2022, at approximately 12:08 p.m., police received a call to attend a Union Street business for a report of a suspected impaired driver.  Investigation revealed that the driver, 54-year-old, Kelly HERMER, of Smiths Falls, was under the influence of a controlled substance and impaired.

As a result, HERMER stands charged with one count of Impaired driving by drug, had her vehicle impounded and driver’s licence suspended as a result.

HERMER will appear in court at a later date to answer to this charge.

Male arrested for breaching his release order

On Wednesday April 6, 2022, at approximately 1:42 p.m., police located and arrested a 39-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, for breaching his court imposed Conditional Sentence Order.  Investigation revealed, that the suspect was out of his residence and in the community while he was under house arrest.

The suspect was held for a bail hearing as a result.

Female arrested for outstanding warrants and assaulting a peace officer

On Thursday April 7, 2022, at approximately 12:12 a.m., police attended a Russell Street East residence for a report of a wanted female.  Police attended and located and arrested a 30-year-old female suspect of no fixed address.  Investigation revealed that the suspect had two outstanding warrants for her arrest stemming from a July 2020, Intimate Partner Violence related incident.  The suspect was located with a person whom she was on a previous release order to have no communication with.  While interacting with the suspect, she used her leg and attempted to kick officers. 

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 also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).