News items for the period between August 1st and August 7th, 2011
Officers of the Gananoque Police Service investigated 68 occurrences during the seven day
period ending August 7th, 2011. This included 18 criminal occurrences, 5 motor vehicle
collisions, and 3 calls to 911 for assistance. Several charges were laid under the Highway
August 1st, 2011
On August 1st, 2011 the Gananoque Police Service responded to a call of possible child abuse
in front of a local business located on King Street. Officers conducted an investigation and
after interviewing witnesses concluded that grounds did not exist for criminal charges.
August 2nd, 2011
On Tuesday August 2nd 2011 Officers of the Gananoque Police Service responded to an
emergency medical call on Henrietta Street, of a 51 yr old female found with no vital signs. The
female was transported by ambulance to the Kingston General Hospital where she was
pronounced dead. Police do not consider this sudden death suspicious and are withholding
female’s name out of respect for the family.
August 2nd, 2011
Gananoque Police Service received a call regarding a stolen boat and motor. The owner of boat
advised that sometime between 8pm August 1st and 8am August 2nd his 1978 17foot
Peterborough boat and 70hp Johnson motor were stolen from a boat house on the Gananoque
River. The boathouse was located behind St. John’s Church on Stone St S. Police are advising
boat owners that this is the second boat and motor theft in as many weeks.
August 2nd, 2011
On August 2nd, 2011 the Gananoque Police Service responded to a call of a motor vehicle
accident involving a truck that had driven into the water at the municipal boat ramp. When
officers arrived they found the truck submerged with water above the truck’s dashboard. There
were no injuries and no cause was found during the investigation.
August 3rd, 2011
A Driver attended Gananoque Police Service to report a fail to remain accident which happened
at the Pioneer Gas Bar on Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 at approximately 10:00am. The driver
advised the suspect vehicle is possibly a 4 door jeep, possibly gold in colour. Anyone with any
information regarding this incident please contact Gananoque Police Service.
August 4th, 2011
Gananoque Police Service received a call for assistance by Kingston Ambulance Dispatch on
Brock Street. The ambulance attendants requested police assistance with an 80 year old male
who had been drinking and was in possession of a knife, threatening to harm himself. Officers
attended with ambulance attendants and male was transported to Kingston General Hospital for
treatment without further incident.
August 4th, 2011
Officers of the Gananoque Police Service responded on Dempster Dr to a call of a sick fox. No
action was taken against the fox as the officer determined the animal to be healthy.
Wildlife in Town
The Gananoque Police Service has been receiving numerous reports of coyote and fisher
sightings in the area. Everyone should take extra precautions in keeping their family pets safe, in
particular cats and smaller dogs, especially during night time hours.
The Gananoque Police Service does not destroy animals unless they are visibly sick or exhibiting
behavior that would be dangerous to the public. If someone should trap an animal on their
property it will be their responsibility to take care of that animal. The public may contact a
professional animal removal service to assist them. Such services can be found in the Yellow
Pages under Pest Control. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources website also contains
helpful information for the control of wildlife.
August 5th, 2011
On August 5, 2011 members of the Gananoque Police Service executed a Search Warrant in a
residence on Pine Street in the Town of Gananoque. The warrant was sought for the collection
of evidence in an on-going criminal investigation. Police are unable to disclose further details at
August 6th, 2011
Officers of the Gananoque Police Service responded to a concern for well being call at a
Gananoque residence located on Stone Street North. As a result of the police investigation a 51
year old male was arrested and charged with assault. The accused was released on a Promise to
Appear and an Officer in Charge Undertaking to appear in court at a later date.
August 6th, 2011
Gananoque Police received a call that a Municipal Works truck had its window smashed out, the
vehicle was parked at the Gananoque Town Marina. Officers attended and interviewed
witnesses. Occurrence still under investigation.
August 6th, 2011
A young male attended the Gananoque Police Service to report found money at an ATM
machine. The young male advised Gananoque Police Service that when he entered the bank
machine area there was $160.00 lying on the counter. While the youth was at the Gananoque
Police Service, a gentleman walked into the station to report he had lost money after a
withdrawal at the bank machine. The money was returned to the owner.
If you have information on these or any other criminal occurrences you may contact the
Gananoque Police Service at 613-382-4422. The Gananoque Police dispatch system does not
have call display and no one is required to identify themselves. The public can also call Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Information that is provided is confidential and you will not be
required to identify yourself. Crime Stoppers pays a monetary reward for information that leads
to an arrest of a suspect.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday August 10, 2011
Subject: Recovered Stolen Vehicle
(Gananoque) - Shortly before midnight of August 9th, 2011 while on patrol, Gananoque
police officers noticed a black pickup truck stopped in the parking lot of No Frills
grocery store with two young males in the vehicle.
A nearby witness approached the officers and explained the youths were driving
dangerously, making “doughnuts” in the parking lot. When the officers approached the
pickup truck, it sped off in the direction of the Canadian Tire store. Officers located the
vehicle parked behind the Canadian Tire Store.
The two suspects were found nearby hiding in tall grass and arrested without incident.
The police investigation revealed the vehicle had been stolen from an Elmwood Drive
residence. A second vehicle from the property, a Grand Am was also found to be
damaged. The suspects admitted to stealing the two vehicles from the same residence
when they noticed the keys were left in the vehicles.
The two young offenders were determined to be France nationals on vacation with their
parents and leaving on a tour bus in the morning. As a result with consultation with the
vehicle owner, restitution was made to the owner at the scene and the two males were
later released from police custody to their parents.
Media release by
Chief of Police
YIPI Newsletter (August 1st – August 7th)
By: Sam Watters
The week of August 1st to 7th; the YIPI students have been hard at work in the community. The
two community positions (Samantha and Mike) have been hard at work in the GYC (Gananoque
youth center). We have been building bird houses and bird feeders for the kids to paint. Mike
also takes a couple of the kids trailing in his spare time. Mike and I have learned to watch out for
little kids, and how to enjoy our job. The rest of YIPI’s have been busy to painting the benches
and picnic tables at the Rec. Center. They also helped Sharon; the Gardener for the town, redo
the gardens in the Garden Street parking lot across from the Salvation Army. They weeded,
picked up garbage, laid down mulch and watered all the plants. Sharon, the YIPI’s and the other
volunteers are very pleased with their hard work .Their hard work paid off because the gardens
look great and they have received various compliments from several people in the community on
how wonderful they look. The other YIPI’s have also been helping at the 1000 Island Kayaking
Company as well as doing their everyday activities such as garbage clean up and helping tourists.
All the YIPI`s help the tourist by giving them directions, the usual place where this happens is
down at the water front and Main street. We not only give the tourist`s direction but references
where to go and dine, and we provide them with alternate activities to do such as visiting The
Arthur Child Heritage Museum and Haunted Walk. Also talking to tourist`s can make a long and
lasting friendship, a couple of YIPI`s met a family from Montreal we talk every day though text
messaging and emails and we keep them up dated on what’s going on in the small town of
Gananoque. This job helps put a different perspective on the community’s outlook on teenagers,
proving that most of us care about the community, tourist and our co-workers. It also changes
teenager’s perspective on the police officers and their work.