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********Update to this post*******

A male has been arrested in relation to this incident and several other offences that occurred in multiple jurisdictions. He is currently in custody with Lanark County OPP. More information to follow. The vehicle below has been recovered.

Vehicle Stolen at Gunpoint

Early this morning around 0200hrs Smiths Falls Police received a 911 call regarding a vehicle that was taken at gunpoint. The male driver had stopped at the side of the road on Beckwith St N at William ST to check his emails when a male opened the passenger door and sat inside. The driver saw that the male was brandishing a handgun and immediately exited the vehicle. A short time later, a Smiths Falls Police officer on patrol spotted the van driving erratically and engaged in attempting to stop the vehicle. At that time, he was alerted by the Comm centre of what just occurred and initiated a pursuit down Roger Stevens road attempting to stop the vehicle. OPP were advised but did not have officers engaged in this pursuit. Smiths Falls Police continued to pursue the vehicle, until it lost sight of it around the Boundary Road area due to its very high rate of speed.

Ottawa Police (OPS) were contacted to assist and spotted the stolen vehicle in their jurisdiction, in the East end. The pursuit continued through Ottawa and one of their cruisers were damaged.  OPS ended the pursuit when the vehicle continued into Gatineau in an unknown direction of travel.    

Investigation has revealed this vehicle and male suspect was spotted at a gas station in Aylmer Quebec after this pursuit. The suspect and vehicle have not yet been located. No injuries to the driver as a result of what occurred. Male is described as being white, approximately in his 20’s, 5ft 10inches, with a muscular build. At the time of the offence, the male was wearing a light coloured possibly grey tank top and did not have any noticeable tattoos. He had short shaved blond hair- clean cut.  Below is the photo from a gas station of the suspect.

Vehicle is a white 2017 GMC Savana van bearing ONT #AX 25477 with Andre J Pavelich Enterprises LTD down the side. It has two 35 ft ladders on the roof.

Male believed to be armed- if vehicle is located contact your local police immediately.     

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

Charges laid in a break and enter to a local business

On the 28th of June 21 police commenced an investigation into a break and enter and theft from a local business. On the 3rd of July 21 police arrested and charged 41 year old Shawn Woodcock currently of Brockville with break and enter commit theft, possession of property obtained by crime and breach of a recognizance of bail. He was later released to an address in Brockville at a bail hearing. Most of the property was recovered by police and returned to the owner.    

Drug charges laid after police noted suspicious activity at local park

On the 2nd of July 2021 police arrested and charged 28 year old David HANN of Smiths Falls and two 15 year old youths with possession of a controlled substance after noting suspicious activity at a local park. Police believe the substance to be crack/cocaine. All were released to appear in court at a later date.

Charges laid after police receive several reports of vehicles being rifled through

On the 8th of July 2021 police had posted a picture to identify a male in regards to using a stolen credit card. Later that day on patrol, police located the male matching description from the photo. A brief foot pursuit occurred in the downtown core and police arrested the male. During the arrest, the male resisted officers. Charged with 11 counts of unauthorized possession of a credit card, 3 counts of possession of property obtained by crime, 2 counts of resisting arrest of a peace officer and 1 count of possession of a controlled substance (believed to be crack/cocaine) is 32 year old Adam Reid of Ottawa. Reid is currently in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police are urging the public to ensure your vehicles are locked with valuables not left inside. All the thefts are ones of opportunity- vehicles have all been left unlocked.

Police looking for a vehicle reported stolen;

Smiths Falls Police are looking for a 2000 white Honda Civic ONT# CKVA-623 that was stolen from the Glen Ave area yesterday.

Domestic assault charges laid

On the 1st of July 2021 police investigated a domestic assault where charges against a 38 year old Smiths Falls male were laid. Male later turned himself in on the 8th of July 2021 on an outstanding warrant. He was charged with two counts of assault and mischief. He will appear for a bail hearing today.  

Male arrested for a bail violation

On the 5th of July 2021 a 35 year old Smiths Falls male was arrested for breaching a release order by communicating with a victim in a domestic related incident. That male was held in custody and later released at a bail hearing on further conditions.   

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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Domestic disturbance leads to arrest

On Tuesday June 22, 2021 at approximately 7:42 p.m., police were called to attend a residence on Running Avenue for a report of a domestic disturbance.  Investigation revealed that a 28 year old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had assaulted his common law female partner.

The suspect was placed under arrest and held for a bail hearing to answer to this charge.

Male arrested for outstanding warrant

On Friday June 25, 2021 at approximately 9:25 a.m., a 49 year old male suspect, of Carleton Place turned himself into police for an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  The warrant stems from a March 2021 incident in where the suspect did not abide by his court ordered release condition. 

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

Male arrested for domestic related incident

On Sunday June 27, 2021 at approximately 1:14 p.m., police received a complaint of an after the fact domestic related incident.  Investigation revealed that a 70 year old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had threatened to cause bodily harm to his wife during a heated argument. 

The suspect was located a short time later, placed under arrest, is charged with one count of uttering a threat to cause bodily harm (domestic) and held for a bail hearing.

Male arrested for mischief to business

On Monday June 28, 2021 at approximately 12:09 p.m., police responded to a business on Beckwith Street north for a report of mischief.  Investigation revealed that a 29 year old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had attended the business and caused damage to one of its windows.   

The suspect was located and arrested a short time later, stands charged with one count of mischief under $5000.00 and one count of failing to comply with a court ordered release condition.  The suspect was held for a bail hearing to answer to these charges.

Female arrested for domestic related offences

On Monday June 28, 2021 at approximately 10:27 p.m., police were called to a Maitland Street residence for a report of a domestic dispute in progress.  Investigation revealed that a 46 year old female suspect, of Metcalfe, Ontario had caused damage to her partner’s property during a heated argument. 

The suspect was placed under arrest, stands charged with one count of mischief under $5000.00 and was held for a bail hearing to answer to this charge.

Traffic stop leads to charges

On Tuesday June 29, 2021 at approximately 2:15 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on Lombard Street.  Investigation revealed that the licence plates attached to the vehicle were stolen out of the City of Brockville.  Further investigation revealed that the 27 year old male driver was a suspended driver and was under the influence of alcohol. 

The driver placed under arrest, had his vehicle impounded and is charged with the following:  Possession of stolen property under $5000.00, breach of probation x 2 and numerous Highway Traffic Act offences and was later released by way of an Undertaking with conditions and will appear in court at a future date.

Traffic stop of ATV leads to arrest

On Wednesday June 30, 2021, at approximately 7:35 p.m, police conducted a traffic stop of an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) in the area of Abbott Street North after observing it to be operating in an unsafe manner.  Investigation revealed that the 29 year old male driver, of Ottawa, was under the influence of alcohol.  A demand was made by police for the driver to provide suitable samples of his breath and he refused. 

The driver had his ATV impounded for 7 days, drivers license suspended for a period of 90 days and is charged with Refusal to provide a breath sample and was released by way of an appearance notice to attend court at a future court date.

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Officers checked suspicious vehicle- ended in arrest

On the 14th of June 2021 officers received a complaint of a male sleeping in his vehicle on a business property. Investigation revealed that the 23 year old male was wanted out of Russell County OPP for failing to appear in court. Upon arrest, the male resisted police officers. He was further charged with resisting arrest. 

Male arrested for Impaired during CDSA warrant

On the 18th of June 2021 police noted a pick-up truck jump a curb and a male starting walk over to a residence where officers were conducting a search warrant. Police intercepted the male and determined he was impaired by alcohol. Jeffrey Earl Peters age 38 years of Perth was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol and over 80mgs. His vehicle was impounded for 7 days. The accused will appear in court at a later date.

Domestic dispute ends in charges

On the 20th of June 2021 police attended a domestic in progress. A 44 year old male was charged with two counts of uttering threats, sexual assault, assault and breach of a weapons prohibition. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Mischief Incident at a local business   

On the 21st of June 21 police were called to a business on Ferrara drive after customers watched a male swinging a hammer damaging property. Police immediately gained control of the male who dropped the hammer. Shawn Woodcock of No fixed address was arrested for theft under, four counts of mischief, weapons dangerous and possession of weapon while prohibited. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

Male arrested for outstanding warrant

On the 20th of June 2021 police attended an address on Anderson Ave regarding a dispute. While there, police arrested a 38 year old male on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear court on domestic related charges. He was later released at a bail hearing.

Weapon complaint ends in charges On the 21st of June 2021 police received a complaint from a couple walking on Elmsley St who were approached by a male on a bike and started a confrontation with them. The male suspect allegedly pulled a knife on the couple who then fled the scene. Police quickly located the male involved and arrested him. Charged with weapons dangerous, carrying a concealed weapon, and assault with a weapon is Darius Kirton of no fixed address. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing. The knife was recovered by police.

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Smiths Falls Police execute a CDSA warrant

On the 18th of June 2021 at approximately 130PM members of the Smiths Falls Police with the assistance of the OPP ERT and CSCU teams executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act warrant at 83 Jasper Ave in the town of Smiths Falls.  In the execution of this warrant police seized a quantity of cocaine, methamphetamine, paraphernalia relating to drug trafficking, and cash.

One of the accused Clarence Joseph Mulrooney age 38 years of age had just been convicted of trafficking in a schedule one substance as a result of Project Daytona, an investigation into a multi- level drug trafficking operation in 2019 conducted by the OPP. He had just been sentenced June 17th 2021 to be allowed to serve his time in the Community on a supervision order.

Charged jointly with Possession of Schedule 1 Methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule 1- cocaine, Possession of Schedule 1 Cocaine for the purpose of trafficking are:

Clarence Joseph Mulrooney age 38 Smiths Falls,

Brenna O’Connor age 39 of Smiths Falls,

Jody MCDONALD age 43 of Smiths Falls,

Ryan Seguin age 42 of Smiths Falls,

Kyle Greene age 26 of Smiths Falls

Mulrooney and O’Connor were further charged with Possession of property obtained by crime. Mulrooney currently remains in custody. All others were released on conditions to abide by to a later court appearance.

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Female arrested for domestic assault

On Thursday June 3, 2021 at approximately 7:05 p.m., police responded to a domestic disturbance on Beckwith Street South.  Investigation revealed that a 22 year old female suspect, of Smiths Falls, had assaulted her male partner. 

The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest and stands charged with one count of domestic 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 this charge.

Male arrested for refusing to provide breath sample

On Tuesday June 8, 2021 at approximately 2:57 p.m., police were called to attend a business on William Street West for a report of a suspected impaired driver.  Police located the suspect and investigation revealed that, 35 year old Spencer COURNEYA, of Toronto, Ontario, was under the influence of an intoxicating substance.  Police demanded a suitable sample of his breath be provided into an approved screening device and he refused. 

As a result COURNEYA had his driver’s licence suspended for a period of 90 days, vehicle impounded and stands charged with Refusing to provide with breath demand.  COURNEYA was issued an Appearance Notice and will appear in court at a future date to answer to this charge.

Male arrested for domestic offences

On Wednesday June 9, 2021 at approximately 10:35 p.m., police responded to a Smiths Falls Avenue residence for a report of a domestic assault.  Investigation revealed that a 36 year old male suspect had assaulted his female partner and threw a cup at her inside the residence causing minor injuries.  Police located and arrested the suspect a short time later. 

As a result, the suspect is charged with one count of domestic assault and assault with a weapon.  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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Road Safety Week May 18-24th

Smiths Falls Police participated in the annual road safety week that’s conducted across Ontario. The campaign focusing on any type of behaviours that would put other drivers and pedestrians at risk, such as impaired and aggressive driving.

Officers here do it while also responding to a number of calls for service. During this week, officers also conducted random spot/RIDE checks as well in various areas around town. 

The follow tickets were issued in relation to this campaign to prevent impaired and aggressive driving. 27 tickets for speed, 4 tickets for running stop signs, 4 tickets for running red/amber lights, 1 ticket for handheld device, 1 for seatbelt, 1 for drive left of centre, 1 drive having liquor readily available, 1 for liquor in open container other than residence, 1 ticket for an unsafe move, 1 criminal code arrest for impaired by drugs and alcohol and 1 arrest for refusal of demand for impaired driving related offence.

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Male arrested for domestic offences

On Monday May 18, 2021 at approximately 6:38 a.m., police attend a residence on Broadview Avenue West, to follow up on a reported domestic assault.  Investigation revealed that a 42 year old male resident had committed the following offences against his common law girlfriend:  Assault, Assault with a weapon, Uttering threats and Forcible confinement.

The accused was subsequently placed under arrest and held for a bail hearing to answer to these outstanding charges.

Male arrested for domestic assault

On Saturday May 22, 2021 at approximately 9:43 p.m., police were called to attend the area of Queen Street for a report of an injured female.  Police located the injured female and investigation revealed, that the female victim had just been assaulted by her boyfriend in the park area by Old Sly’s Road.  The victim was transported to the hospital, was found to have suffered minor injuries and was later medically cleared. 

Police located and arrested the 25 year old male suspect, of Kemptville, Ontario, for one count of domestic assault. 

The accused was held for a show cause bail hearing to answer to this charge.

Male arrested for domestic assault

On Saturday May 22, 2021 at approximately 11:47 p.m., police were called to attend a Jasper Avenue residence, for a report of a domestic assault.  Investigation revealed that the 56 year old male resident had assaulted his common law partner.

The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest, stands charged with one count of domestic related assault and held for a bail hearing to answer to this charge.

Female arrested for breaching release conditions

On Sunday May 23, 2021 at approximately 9:25 p.m., police located a 33 year old female suspect at a Parkland Court residence, who was found to be in breach of her court imposed release conditions. 

The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest, stands charged with two counts of breaching her court ordered release conditions and held for a bail hearing.

Male arrested for historical domestic related offences

On Sunday May 23, 2021 at approximately 10:30 a.m., police received a complaint from a female victim in regards to historical domestic abuse with her ex common law partner.  Investigation revealed that a 34 year old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, had committed numerous serious domestic related offences against the victim throughout their relationship.

The suspect is charged with the following:  Assault with a weapon, Choking, Forcible confinement, Utter threats to cause bodily harm, Sexual assault, Criminal harassment, Fraud over $5000.00, Make forged document and Use forged document. 

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

Motor vehicle accident leads to numerous offences

On Monday May 24, 2021 at approximately 7:56 a.m., police were called to attend the area of Sussex Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident that had crashed into a yard.  Investigation revealed that 34 year old Reece Bonneau, of Perth, Ontario, was impaired and the lone occupant inside the vehicle.  While attempting to place the suspect under arrest, he resisted, assaulted officer’s and attempted to flee the area in his vehicle, causing damage to a police cruiser. 

As a result Reece Bonneau is charged with the following offences:  Imparied operation alcohol-drug, Refusal to comply with demand, Resist Peace Officer, Flight from Peace Officer, Dangerous operation of a vehicle, Assault a Peace Officer, Mischief Under $5000.00 and Driving while under suspension. 

Domestic disturbance leads to arrest

On Monday May 24, 2021 at approximately 7:13 p.m., police responded to a residence on Jasper Avenue for a report of a domestic disturbance.  Investigation revealed that a 52 year old male resident had assaulted his common law partner.  While investigating this offence, the victim disclosed several additional historical domestic related offences. 

As a result the suspect stands charged with the following:  Assault x3 (domestic), Uttering threat to cause bodily harm, Assault with a weapon, Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Careless use of a firearm, and Assault causing bodily harm.

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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