Press Release

Smiths Falls Police continuing to request public assistance in Missing Man

The Smiths Falls Police are urgently seeking the public’s assistance in locating 42 year old Lawrence BERTRIM who was last seen in the downtown core of Smiths Falls during the night of September 30th 2022. He was reported missing to this service on Sunday October 2nd.  He is a white male, 5’7 tall with a thin build. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing a ball cap, a hooded sweatshirt and was carrying a duffel bag. Police and his family are concerned for his safety and well-being.

Attached is a photo taken of Mr. Bertrim the day he disappeared and one from his family.

Anyone with any information regarding the disappearance of Lawrence Bertrim is to contact the Smiths Falls Police Service at 613-283-0357 ext 0 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Press Release

Arrest made regarding thefts from vehicles:

On the 11th of October 2022 police arrested 25 year old Perth area resident Jeffrey Hamilton for trespassing by night and breach of his probation officer after receiving information of a theft that occurred on Staples drive. Hamilton was identified by police prowling in the area checking unlocked vehicles. Hamilton has a history theft convictions. As a result, Hamilton was held in custody pending bail. His bail was since denied and he will be held until a trial.

Two males arrested for domestic related offences:  

On the 11th of October 2022 police attended a family dispute in the area of George St. As a result a 35 year old Smiths Falls male was arrested and charged with domestic related uttering threats to damage property and mischief. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

On the 13th of October 2022 a 35 year old Smiths Falls male was arrested and charged for breach of a release order for attempting to communicate with a victim in a prior Intimate Partner Violence incident. As a result, he was charged with breach of his release order and held in custody pending a bail hearing.    

Operation Impact

A reminder that Smiths Falls Police continue to be proactive in enforcing seatbelt, stunt driving and other distracted driving offences, not just on thanksgiving weekend but every day.   

***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).