Press Release

Traffic complaint leads to arrest

On Sunday October 23, 2022, at approximately 3:06 p.m., police received multiple 9-1-1 calls about an erratic driver on Abbott Street North.  Police attended the area and observed a vehicle driving in an unsafe manner on Abbott Street north.  Police successfully stopped the vehicle a short time later and identified the 42-year-old male driver, of Smiths Falls. 

The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Dangerous Operation and later released by way of an Undertaking with conditions and will appear in court at a future date to answer to this charge. 

Traffic stop leads to multiple arrests

On Tuesday October 25, 2022, at approximately 4:06 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on Victoria Avenue for a traffic violation.  Investigation revealed that three occupants were all in possession of a Schedule I substance and were subsequently placed under arrest and charged with the following offences:

Randy LUFFMAN – age 41 of Perth, Ontario – Possession of a Schedule I substance and Fail to comply with a condition of his Probation order

Krista BERGWERFF – age 54, of Smiths Falls – Possession of a Schedule I substance and Fail to comply with a condition of her Probation order  

Maria AGIOMAVRITIS – age 40, of Perth, Ontario – Possession of a Schedule I substance

All three suspects were later released by way of Appearance Notices and will appear in court on a future date to answer to these outstanding charges.

Male and female suspects arrested after break and enter

On Tuesday October 25, 2022, at approximately 6:31 p.m., police responded to a Parkland Court residence for a report of a break and enter.  Investigation revealed that 29-year-old, Travis LUCIER, of Smiths Falls had entered the residence unlawfully and uttered a threat to cause death to the residents during this incident.  Police also arrested a 37-year-old female suspect, of Smiths Falls, for uttering death threats to the residents.

LUCIER was held for a bail hearing and is charged with the following:  Break and Enter with intent to commit an indicatable offence, Unlawfully in a Dwelling and Utter Threat to cause death. 

The female suspect was released by way of an Undertaking with conditions and will appear in court at a future date to answer to her outstanding charge.

Youth arrested for intimate partner violence and weapons offences

On Wednesday October 26, 2022, at approximately 4:55 p.m., police received a call to attend Queen Street for a report of a male assaulting a female.  Police attended and investigation revealed that a 16 -year-old male suspect had assaulted his girlfriend and was in the possession of a replica handgun concealed on his person. 

The suspect was placed under arrest, held for a bail hearing and stands charged with the following offences:  Spousal Assault, Carrying a concealed weapon and Possession of an imitation weapon for dangerous purpose. 

Male arrested for breaching release condition

On Thursday October 27, 2022, at approximately 2:48 p.m., police were called to attend the area of Parkland Court for a report of a male suspect breaching his court ordered release condition.  Investigation revealed that the 29-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had attended the Parkland Court residential area while on a condition not to be.  Police located the suspect a short time later and placed him under arrest. 

The suspect was held for a bail hearing to answer to this outstanding charge.

Unwanted person leads to arrest

On Sunday October 30, 2022, at approximately 1:47 a.m., police received a call to attend a Russell Street east business for a report of an unwanted intoxicated male patron.  Police attended and observed an intoxicated 30-year-old male suspect engaged in a verbal altercation with several other patrons.  The suspect was placed under arrest for being intoxicated in a public place and while being transported to the police station, spit on police equipment through the partition in the cruiser.  While being booked at the police station the suspect uttered threats to cause bodily harm to officers, assaulted an officer, spit on another and caused damages in the cellblock area.

As a result the suspect was held for a bail hearing and is charged with the following:  Causing a disturbance, Utter threats to cause bodily harm, Assault police x2, Mischief under $5000.00 and Breach of probation order release conditions x2. 

Male arrested for impaired driving offences

On Monday October 31, 2022, at approximately 3:32 p.m., police received a call to attend a Beckwith Street south business for a report of an unruly intoxicated patron.  Police located 40-year-old, Jonathan GREEN outside of the business who was under the influence of an intoxicating substance and confirmed he was the involved party.  GREEN was permitted to return to his residence and issued a warning about his actions. 

A short time later while police were still present, GREEN was observed exiting his residence and entered his motor vehicle, started it and reversed from a parking spot.  Police ordered GREEN to stop and he continued reversing.  Police were able to gain entry into GREEN’S vehicle and prevent it from any further movement for public safety.  GREEN was placed under arrest for impaired operation.  Investigation revealed that GREEN was also a prohibited driver stemming from previous impaired operation convictions. 

GREEN was held for a bail hearing and is charged with the following offences:  Operation while impaired, Dangerous operation, Flight from peace officer, Operation while prohibited and Refusal to comply with breath demand.