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).