The Smiths Falls Police Service Board would like to announce that following an internal promotional process, Staff Sergeant Jodi Empey will be promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police effective July 1, 2022. We are very excited to announce the first female Deputy Chief in our history. Jodi was a graduate of Carleton University with a degree in Sociology and went to high school at Cairine Wilson. She started with the Smiths Falls Police Service as a recruit in 1994, working very hard through the ranks, dedicating herself to policing our community and giving back. She has shown great leadership moving up the ranks and earning the respect of her peers and the public. She is a compassionate, dedicated professional who will effectively deal with the operational needs of the Service.
“I am very pleased at the decision of the Board to promote from within the Police Service. We have a great staff and we work hard on developing our people to be future leaders. I look forward to working with Deputy Chief Empey in her new role” says Chief Mark MacGillivray.
On Tuesday May 3, 2022, at approximately 4:55 p.m., police located and arrested a 32-year-old male suspect, of no fixed address, for an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The warrant was issued stemming from an April 2022, intimate partner violence incident at a Main Street east residence. Investigation revealed that the suspect, assaulted his partner, damaged personal property and was in breach of his probation order release condition.
The suspect is charged with the following: Assault, Mischief Under $5000.00 x2, breach of probation and was held for a bail hearing to answer to these outstanding charges.
Female arrested for intimate partner violence incident
On Saturday May 7, 2022, at approximately 5:34 p.m., police attended a Stratchona Street address for a report of an intimate partner violence incident. Investigation revealed that a 26-year-old female suspect had assaulted her partner and caused damage to his personal property.
The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest, is charged with Assault and Mischief Under $5000.00 and was held for a bail hearing to answer to these outstanding charges.
Male arrested for breaching his release order
On the 10th of May 2022 police arrested a 68 year old Smiths Falls male with breach of his release order stemming from an Intimate Partner Violence investigation where charges of criminal harassment were laid. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Male arrested for fraud related offences
On the 11th of May 2022 police arrested a male for fraud related offences stemming from an investigation that commenced in November 2021. Charged with fraud and forgery is 35 year old Brendan Laming of Smiths Falls. He was also arrested on a committal warrant and held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Wanted male arrested
On the 9th of May 2022 a Smiths Falls Police bike patrol officer spotted wanted male Dale Scott who at the time was operating a vehicle. On the 11th of May 2022 Smiths Falls Police located and arrested Dale Scott in Lanark Twp for breaches of his probation as well as several driving related offences. Scott was returned to Smiths Falls where he was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Male arrested for Intimate partner violence
Police investigated a serious Intimate Partner Violence incident that occurred on the 12th of May. A 26 year old Smiths Falls male was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, assault, uttering threats to cause death and bodily harm, and two counts of mischief. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Person arrested for assaulting an officer
On the 13th of May 2022 police received a call to attend a local restaurant parking lot on Beckwith St N regarding an intoxicated, belligerent person. Upon arrival, the person attacked the lone officer at the scene, punching, kicking and biting the officer. 2 bystanders assisted the officer until back up arrived. Charged with assault police, uttering threats and resisting arresting is a 19 year old resident from Smiths Falls. Their name will not be released.
***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).