Press Release May 16 2022

7 Hershey Drive, P.O. Box 818, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 4W7

(613) 283-0357 (phone) / (613) 283-1253 (fax)

Male arrested for outstanding warrant

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).

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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).

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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).

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Male arrested for breaching release conditions
On Sunday March 6, 2022, at approximately 8:42 a.m., police responded to a Parkland Court residence for a male suspect breaching his release conditions stemming from a previous Intimate Partner Violence related offence.

Police attended and located a 21-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, inside the residence. Investigation revealed that the suspect was in fact breaching his court ordered release conditions by being at the residence and communicating with a female resident inside.

The suspect was held for a bail hearing and stands charged with the following: Failing to comply with his court ordered release order x2.

Female arrested for domestic related offences
On Monday March 7, 2022, at approximately 10:21 p.m., police located and arrested a 44-year-old female suspect, of Smiths Falls, for an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The warrant stems from a January 2022, Intimate Partner Violence related incident, in where the suspect used a weapon and assaulted her male partner during an intense argument. The suspect also uttered threats to cause death to the victim and several family members.

The suspect was held for a bail hearing and stands charged with the following: Assault with a Weapon and Utter threats to cause death x2.

Males suspect arrested for theft of motor vehicle and drug related offences
On Thursday March 10, 2022, at approximately 3:25 a.m., police responded to an auto dealership on Lombard Street for a report of two suspicious males on the property. Investigation revealed that, 31-year-old, Ahmad NAZIM and 27-year-old, Kyle RICHARDS, both of Ottawa, were attempting to steal a vehicle off the lot and that they had attended the scene in a stolen vehicle from the same dealership stemming from a January auto theft.

Both NAZIM and RICHARDS were both placed under arrest, searched and found to have a controlled substance on their persons.

NAZIM and RICHARDS were both held for a bail hearing and are charged jointly with the following: Theft of a motor vehicle, Attempted theft of motor vehicle, Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00 and both also face possession of a Schedule 1 drug.

Male arrested for fraud and theft related offences
On Thursday March 10, 2022, at approximately 8:40 p.m., police located and arrested 34-year-old male suspect, Thierry MUANA MANTUNGI, of Windsor, Ontario, for an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The warrant stems from a January 2022 incident, in where the suspect used fraudulent identification to purchase a vehicle at a Lombard Street auto dealership.

As a result, the suspect was held for a bail hearing and stands charged with the following: Possess identity documents x2, Identity Fraud, Identity Theft, Uttering Forged Passport, Fraud over $5000.00, Motor Vehicle Theft and Fail to comply with undertaking release condition.

Male arrested for Intimate Partner Violence
On Thursday March 10, 2022, at approximately 7:22 p.m., police received a call to attend a Bourke Street address for a report of a possible domestic disturbance in progress. Investigation revealed that a 46-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had assaulted his female partner inside the residence.

The suspect was placed under arrest, held for a bail hearing and stands charged with one count of assault.

Male arrested for Intimate Partner related offences
On Friday March 11, 2022, at approximately 11:39 a.m., police received a call to attend the area of Old Sly’s Road for a report of a male suspect breaching his court ordered release conditions, stemming from previous Intimate Partner Violence offences. Investigation revealed that a 27-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had breached his release order conditions by being within a specified distance of the victim.

Police located and arrested the suspect a short time later. The suspect is charged with the following: Breach of Probation Order x2, Breach of Release Order x2 and Criminal Harassment.

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

Male arrested for shoplifting and breaches
On Sunday March 13, 2022, at approximately 7:00 p.m., police located and arrested a 27-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls for a shoplifting related offence that occurred on March 8th at a Beckwith Street business. Investigation revealed that the suspect had entered the business, selected several items, concealed them in a bag and attempted to exit without paying for the products.

As a result, the suspect was held for a bail hearing and stands charged with the following offences: Theft Under $5000 and two counts of Breaching his Probation Release Order conditions.

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).

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Female arrested for assaulting two youth in her care

On Monday February 14, 2022, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police attended a Main Street residence for a report of a youth being assaulted by a family member.  Investigation revealed that a 31-year-old female suspect, of Smiths Falls, had assaulted two youths in her care.

The suspect was later arrested and stands charged with the following:  Assault with a weapon and Assault.  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.

Male arrested for failing to stop for police

On Monday February 14, 2022, at approximately 2:09 p.m., police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Chambers Street.  The driver of the vehicle failed to stop as directed and a short pursuit ensued.  Once stopped, the 61-year-old male driver, of Smiths Falls, provided a false name to police and he was subsequently placed under arrest.  The driver was also found to have a suspended driver’s licence. 

As a result the driver was charged with the following:  Flight from Peace Officer and Obstruct Peace Officer.  The vehicle was also impounded as a result. 

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

Traffic stop leads to arrest

On Wednesday February 16, 2022, at approximately 12:50 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on Brockville Street.  Investigation revealed that the male driver was a suspended driver.  A 46-year-old female passenger was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest, stemming from a May 2021, theft related incident in where she failed to attend court. 

The female suspect was later released with a new court date to answer to this charge. 

Male arrested for breaching his bail release conditions

On Thursday February 17, 2022, at approximately 10:16 a.m., police located and arrested a 27-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, for breaching a condition of his bail release. 

The suspect stands charged with one count of Failing to comply with release order and was held for a bail hearing.

***The charges in these matters have not been proven in court***

The Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding these incidents, 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).

Responding to Femicide Community Forum

February 16 @ 11:00 13:00 Smiths Falls, Ontario

Lanark County Interval House and Community Support in partnership with the Smiths Falls Police Service, Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Foundation and Victim Services Lanark County welcomes you to join us for an informational forum addressing the concerns of our community around domestic violence, sexual assault and femicide. The event will take place virtually on Wednesday, February 16th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This forum is an opportunity to share information about local resources, tools to support the community in healing and to learn how and why to reach out if you are concerned about safety and violence. It is important to come together because of the recent tragic loss in the Smiths Falls community. This is an open forum; discussion is encouraged and feedback on how we can help the community to heal and feel empowered to reach out is appreciated.

This forum will not be a discussion of the recent femicide in Smiths Falls. This is an opportunity for learning and healing as a community.

All are welcome! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/…/responding-to-femicide-a…

If you have any questions about this event, please email [email protected]

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Male arrested for domestic offences

On Saturday January 29, 2022 at approximately 1:48 p.m., police responded to report of a domestic related incident after the fact.  Investigation revealed that a 26-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had uttered a threat to kill his previous intimate partner, assaulted and damaged property belonging to the victim. 

As a result the suspect was placed under arrest and stands charged with the following:  Uttering Threats, Assault and Mischief Under $5000.00 and are all domestic related.

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

Male arrested for driving offences

On Thursday January 20, 2022, at approximately 10:09 a.m., police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 51-year-old male suspect, of Ottawa, for a non-driving related matter.  The suspect refused to stop for police and a short pursuit ensued on Beckwith Street south.  The suspect drove his vehicle in a dangerous manner until stopping for police a short distance later. 

On Monday February 1, 2022, at approximately 3:50 a.m., the suspect was located, placed under arrest and stands charged with the following:  Flight from Peace Officer and Dangerous Operation.

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

Male arrested for uttering threat

On Monday February 1, 2022, at approximately 12:00 p.m., police responded to a Lorne Street business for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed, that a 45-year-old male suspect, of Perth, assaulted a co-worker.

The suspect was placed under arrest and is charged with one count of Assault. 

The suspect was later released by way of an Undertaking and will appear in court at a future court date to answer to this charge.

Male arrested for outstanding warrant

On Wednesday February 2, 2022, at approximately 10:00 a.m., police located and arrested a 28-year-old male suspect, of no fixed address, for an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  The warrant was issued on January 11, 2022, after the suspect failed to notify police of his address and failed to appear for identification purposes. 

As a result the suspect is charged with two counts of breaching his release Undertaking conditions. 

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

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Male arrested for fraud and identity theft offences

On Monday January 24, 2022, a Smiths Falls auto dealership, contacted police to report a suspected fraudulent transaction by one of their customers.  Investigation revealed that the suspect had completed the online finance application and did so fraudulently by using identity documents that were not his own in attempts to purchase a vehicle exceeding $100,000.00. 

On Tuesday January 25, 2022, at approximately 4:54 p.m., 58-year-old, Ghislain GALIPEAU, of Laval, Quebec, attended the dealership and was subsequently placed under arrest. 

GALIPEAU stands charged with the following:  Possess Identity documents x2, Identity Fraud, Identity Theft, Fraud over $5000.00 and Obstruct Peace Officer. 

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

Male arrested for shoplifting

On Friday January 28, 2022, at approximately 11 a.m., police received a call to attend a Lombard Street business for a report of a male shoplifter.  Investigation revealed that the 29-year-old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had selected several pieces of merchandise, concealed these items and exited the business and did not make any attempt to pay.

The suspect was issued an Appearance notice and will appear in court at a future date.

***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).