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July 02, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Charged With Public Mischief


July 2nd, 2020
In the early morning hours of June 27, 2020, the Gananoque Police Service responded to a complaint of a serious assault in the area of The Gananoque Recreation Centre. Multiple suspects were identified by the complainant, and their identity was reported to police as unknown.
Over the proceeding 4 days several police and community resources were deployed to assist in the investigation. As a result of the in-depth investigation it was determined the offences reported to the police had not occurred and the allegations were false.
As a result, an 18-year-old from Gananoque was charged with Public Mischief and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

July 02, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Routine Traffic Stop Yields Cocaine Seizure


July 1st, 2020
On July 1, 2020, the Gananoque Police conducted a routine traffic stop after observing a vehicle driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Further investigation revealed that the male driver, from Westport, was failing to comply with the conditions of an Undertaking for other criminal charges before the courts. A search incident to arrest uncovered close to 50 grams of cocaine, with a street value of approximately $5000 along with a small quantity of Xanax. The driver was arrested and held for a bail hearing on both criminal and drug related charges.

June 10, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Phone Scam Disguised As Police


June 23rd, 2020
Gananoque Police have received several calls from the public regarding the latest twist on an old scam.

A robodialer machine calls using the Service number (382-4422) as it's caller ID. The scam caller identifies themselves as a member of the Gananoque Police Service, usually with a fictitious badge number, and threatens to arrest whoever answers the call. The caller may request personal information such as Social Insurance Number or banking information. The caller then demands that a payment be made for various reasons including an arrest warrant, a payment to Revenue Canada, pay an outstanding fine, etc.

If you receive one of these calls, the best course of action is to simply hang up. Always remember to never provide any personal information over the phone.

June 10, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Incident Involving Male in Crisis Resolved Peacefully


June 9th, 2020
On June 9th, 2020 in the early evening hours Officers attended a residence in response to a report of a male in crisis. During police interaction the male made several threats towards police and himself. Due to the nature of the incident a perimeter was established, no overt force was used, and the male was contained to his residence. Officers with the Gananoque Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police subsequently negotiated the incident to a safe resolution. The male was transported to hospital for medical assessment. The investigation is continuing.

The Gananoque Police Service would like to thank all residents for avoiding the area during the on-going incident.

June 9, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Female Arrested on Drug Charges


June 8th, 2020
On May 26, 2020 in the early morning hours, as a result of an on-going police investigation, officers arrested 43-year-old male from Gananoque for several drug related offences. On the night of incident, a female passenger was also in the vehicle with a young child. With the best interest of the young child paramount, the female and child left the scene. As a result of the ongoing investigation the female passenger was identified, and a warrant was sought for her arrest. On June 8, 2020 the 31 year old female was located in Gananoque and arrested and charged with 3 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking under the controlled drugs and substances act. Officers seized 50g of suspected Purple Fentanyl, 36.5g of Crystal Methamphetamine, 8 Tablets MDMA, 6g cannabis, and $1515.00 cash during the investigation.

Substances seized amount to an approximate street value of over $35,000.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

May 29, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Traffic Stop Leads to Multiple Charges / Male Arrested on Outstanding Warrant / Investigation Leads to Arrest of Male for Theft


May 27th, 2020

On May 27th 2020, a routine traffic stop was conducted and revealed the plates were not associated to the vehicle. The male driving the vehicle was also a suspended driver. He was also wanted by Kingston Police for Fraud and Failing to Comply with conditions of his release order. The male was subsequently arrested and returned to Gananoque Police Service. He was served with several Provincial driving related offences. At the request of Kingston Police, the male was served a new release order in relation to their charges.

May 28th, 2020

On May 28th, 2020 Gananoque Police responded to a disturbance at a local hotel. The hotel owner reported that a male staying at the establishment was due to leave on this date, however he was refusing to do so and was causing a disturbance. Police spoke to the male who advised that he intended on leaving but felt that the hotel somehow owed him money. In speaking with the male, police discovered he was wanted by Kingston Police for breaching conditions of his probation order. He was arrested without incident and held until Kingston Police could attend to retrieve him.

May 28th, 2020

On May 28th of 2020, Gananoque Police attended the Town of Long Sault in relation to an ongoing investigation into a theft of a skid steer valued at approximately $60000. It was stolen from a local business in January.

The machine was recovered days later in South Dundas by OPP after executing a search warrant at a residence.

After a lengthy investigation, Gananoque Police were able to identify a 40-year-old male from the North Dundas area as the thief. He was arrested and charged with Theft of Property Over $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000, and 2 counts of breaching conditions of his probation order. He was released on several conditions.

May 26, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Seizure, Multiple Charges


May 26th, 2020
On May 26, 2020, in the early morning hours as a result of an on-going police investigation, officers conducted a traffic stop on a 43-year-old male from Gananoque. As a result of the investigation the male was arrested and charged with 3 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking under the controlled drugs and substances act, weapons dangerous, and drive while suspended. Officers seized 50g of suspected Purple Fentanyl, 36.5g of Crystal Methamphetamine, 8 Tablets MDMA, 6g cannabis, and $1515.00 cash.

Substances seized amount to an approximate street value of over $35,000.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

May 24, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Youth Arrested on Multiple Charges / Police and Fire Respond to Gas Leak / Male Charged with Criminal Harassment


May 22nd, 2020

On May 22nd, 2020 Gananoque Police responded to a suicidal teenager. Upon arrival, police found the young male upset but calm. After speaking with witnesses and the male, police determined that there were no grounds for an apprehension under the Mental Health Act.

It was determined, however, that there were grounds for several charges as a result of the young male’s behaviour. The male was arrested and charged for Uttering Death Threats, Mischief to Property, and Assault with a Weapon. The male was later released on several conditions with a future court date.

May 23rd, 2020

On May 23rd, 2020 Enbridge Gas workers were alerted by neighbours to a local home that smelled of gas. After arriving on scene and taking initial measurements, Gananoque Police and Gananoque Fire Services were dispatched to assist Enbridge by setting up a perimeter. Gas and Power lines to the home were shut down. As an additional safety measure Police and Fire asked residents of several surrounding homes to evacuate the area.

Gananoque Fire Fighters eventually entered the home with Enbridge. Fortunately, the home was vacant at the time. It is believed that a small leak caused levels to build up inside the house overnight to a dangerous level – high enough that the odour could be detected outside.

If you smell gas in your home, you should go outside immediately. Do not flip any switches or use any electronics, including your phone. Once outside, call your local utility provider and/or 911.

May 24th, 2020

On May 24th, 2020 Gananoque Police Service arrested a 67-year-old male for one count of Criminal Harassment. While investigating a separate occurrence, police learned of an incident that occurred approximately 1 year ago. A young male was standing outside a business waiting for a ride when the Accused walked by and made a very inappropriate comment, while making a disturbing gesture to him. The Accused was released on conditions with a future court date.

May 17, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

News Release: May 11 to May 17, 2020


May 11th, 2020

On May 11, 2020 a 38-year-old male from Kingston was arrested on the strength of an outstanding arrest warrant. The male had been previously arrested by the Gananoque Police Service and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle from an accident on August 7, 2019. As a result of further investigation, the accused’s vehicle was found to have several cheques, not in his name, inside. The owners were located, and they were deemed stolen. The male was charged with several theft/possession related offences and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

May 14th, 2020

In the early morning hours of May 14, 2020 officers responded to a report of a verbal dispute at a local motel. Upon attending officers determined the dispute was not criminal in nature, but the female caller was wanted by Cornwall Police Service for several outstanding criminal charges. The 26-year-old female, a resident Brockville with no fixed address, was arrested and returned to Cornwall to answer to the charges.

May 14th, 2020

On May 14, 2020 a 28-year-old Prescott female who was before the courts on drug possession and theft charges was arrested as a result of her current bail surety revoking their surety duties, and a warrant being issued. The female was transported to Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre and appeared in Brockville court the following day via video link.

May 15th, 2020

On May 15, 2020 officers responded to a Gananoque residence for a domestic dispute in progress. Upon the female’s contact with police, the male fled the residence to return to his residence which was not in the area. As a result of the investigation, and with the assistance of the Petawawa Military Police a 31-year-old from Petawawa was located, arrested and charged with 2 counts of assault and 1 count of failing to comply with probation for the consumption of alcohol.

May 17th, 2020

In the early morning hours of May 17, 2020 officers, while on routine patrol, observed a male walking along King St. The male was unsteady on his feet, requiring holding onto storefronts to hold himself in an upright position, and further took a seated position numerous times while speaking with police. The male was determined to be intoxicated by alcohol and was arrested for public intoxication for his own personal safety. The male was held in custody until sobered and released. The male was also in possession of a quantity of numerous cannabis products that he obtained by unlawful means in Ontario. The 54-year-old from Gananoque was charged with public intoxication under the Liquor License Act and Unlawful Purchase of Cannabis under the Cannabis Control Act.

May 07, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested on Drug Charges


May 6th, 2020

On May 6, 2020 Officers while on routine patrol observed a known 29 years old Gananoque male who was wanted on outstanding charges departing a residence in Gananoque. The male was attempting to enter a vehicle to evade police. Officers approached the male, but prior to the arrest the male attempted to conceal items within the car that were on his person. Subsequent investigation resulted in officers locating substances believed to be Crystal Methamphetamine and Fentanyl.

The male was arrested, charged and held in custody pending a show cause bail hearing. Total value of the Crystal Methamphetamine and Fentanyl was $1060.00.

May 03, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Youth Arrested After Report of 2 Youths with Rifles / Female Charged with Driving Suspended Again / Trespassers Removed from Home


April 27th, 2020

On April 27, 2020, several alert community members of Gananoque informed the police of two youths walking along the Gananoque Walking Trail carrying two guns described as rifles. Police were able to locate the youths in question, and after having them drop the guns, identified both as pellet guns. Investigation revealed, the youths had been shooting the pellet guns in close proximity to the Gananoque Walking Trail that was occupied by members of the community. As a result, a youth was charged by police for possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose as well as failing to comply with his release order. The pellet guns, pellets and a knife were seized, and the youth held in custody and attended a bail hearing.

May 01st, 2020

On May 1, 2020, the Gananoque Police conducted a traffic stop on King Street East with a 37-year-old female driver from Delta, Ontario with a suspended license. The vehicle she was driving had been rented by a friend and it was not allowed to be driven by anyone other than the person renting the vehicle. This same female had been charged by the O.P.P the previous night driving the same vehicle while suspended. As a result - the female was given her second Provincial Summons for driving while suspended with a court date scheduled for late summer. The vehicle was returned to the rental company.

May 02nd, 2020

On May 2, 2020, the Gananoque Police attended a Garden Street address to assist the landlord in the removal of multiple trespassers. The trespassers had taken advantage of the recent Emergency Pandemic with the landlord socially distancing in their home out of town. The trespassers had illegally entered the home sometime in March. All parties were identified and removed from the residence without incident.

April 26, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Male Arrested for Breaching Conditions / Male Arrested after Domestic / Theft of Gas Leads to Several Charges / Male Youth Arrested for Breaching Conditions


April 23rd, 2020

The Gananoque Police received a call for an unwanted male at a residence. Police attended and determined that the complainant was the surety for the accused, who had been previously charged with numerous offences and was out on bail. The complainant reported that there had been an escalation in the behavior of the accused and as a result she no longer wanted him to reside at the residence.

The accused, who is a 24-year-old Gananoque man, was arrested for failing to comply with the residency condition of his release and he was held for a bail hearing.

April 25th, 2020

Gananoque Police Service responded to a call of an ongoing domestic incident at a residence. Officers attended and spoke at length with both parties. The male left the residence willfully to seek alternative living arrangements.

After composing herself, the female victim later attended Gananoque Police and provided a detailed account of several assaults she has endured over the course of their year long relationship.

The accused male was later located, arrested on several counts of Assault and Choking to Overcome Resistance. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

April 25th, 2020

Gananoque Police Service responded to a theft of gas complaint at a local gas station. The owner of the business grew suspicious of a male customer and asked him to enter the store to pay his $30 bill. The male attempted to pay with 2 credit cards, however both were declined. When the male was overheard begging the owner not to call the police, another customer called 911. The male fled the scene in his vehicle. Thanks to the quick-thinking and observations of multiple witnesses, the vehicle was confirmed stolen and Gananoque Police were able to pass on a bulletin to partnering agencies to watch for it. OPP located and arrested the male driving at excessive speed on the highway 401 in Napanee. He was held in custody for a bail hearing on several property related offences.

April 25th, 2020

On April 4th, 2020, the Gananoque Police received a report of a missing youth. The youth was bound by several release orders and several probation orders at the time. Prior to leaving the residence the youth stole a phone belonging to another resident of the house. Accordingly, a warrant was sought to arrest the youth on charges of theft under $5,000, two counts of failing to comply with a condition of his release order and three counts of failing to comply with a condition of his probation order.

On April 25th, 2020, the accused youth was arrested in Trenton, Ontario and returned to the Gananoque Police Service. The youth was held for a bail hearing.

April 23, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Traffic Complaint Leads to Multiple Charges / Male Arrested for Transportation Fraud


April 22nd, 2020

On the afternoon of April 22nd, officers responded to a traffic complaint of a vehicle driving erratically. The vehicle was located, and a traffic stop was conducted. All occupants were found to be suspended drivers, with open alcohol in the vehicle. A further search was conducted resulting in the seizure of a firearm and a quantity of methamphetamine. Two males were arrested, the vehicle was impounded, and plates were removed for improper use.

As a result of the investigation, they were charged as follows:

A 38-year-old male from Springbrook, Ontario charged with:
CC 92(1) Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
CC 91(1) Unauthorized Poss of a Firearm
CC 86(1) Transport firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner
CDSA 4(1) Poss of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine
CC 94 Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was Firearm
CC 320.18(1)(a) Operation While Prohibited under the Criminal Code x2
LLA 32(1) Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor
CAIA 3(1) Fail to surrender insurance card
HTA 12(1)(d) Use plate not authorized for vehicle

A 47-year-old male from Brockville, Ontario charged with:
CC 92(1) Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
CC 91(1) Unauthorized Poss of a Firearm
CC 86(1) Transport firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner
CDSA 4(1) Poss of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine
CC 94 Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was Firearm

Both were released with conditions, to be seen in court at a later date.

April 23rd, 2020

Early on the 23rd of April, 2020 officers received a request for assistance from a local taxi company who had a male individual unable to pay his previous and current fares totaling approximately $93.00. The 35-year-old Gananoque male was arrested and charged with three counts of Transportation Fraud and one count of Fail to Comply with Probation Order. He was released on conditions, to be seen in court at a later date.

March 9, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Youth Charged with Assault / Female Arrested on Outstanding Warrant / Youth Arrested for Violating Court Orders


March 6th, 2020

On March 3, 2020 the Gananoque Police Service was contacted from school administration at Gananoque Intermediate and Secondary School regarding an incident where a student made intentional physical contact with a teacher. As a result of the investigation on March 6, 2020 a 17-year-old youth was arrested and charged with assault. The youth is scheduled to appear in Brockville court at a later date.

March 8th, 2020

On March 8, 2020 officers while on routine patrol observed a known female who was currently wanted by The Brockville Police service for Fraud Over $5000. Officers arrested the 39-year-old female from Gananoque on the strength of the warrant. She was transported to police headquarters and released to attend court at a later date.

March 8th, 2020

On March 7, 2020 Gananoque Police responded to a Gananoque group home in relation to a 17-year-old male youth who had left the residence AWOL. The youth was currently before the court on several release documents and probation orders from numerous offences over the past 2 years. Seven of the incidents have occurred in Gananoque. The accused was subsequently located and arrested for violating his current court orders and releases. The accused male youth was held in custody to attend a bail hearing in Brockville on all outstanding charges: Assault, Utter threats, FTC sentence order or probation x 5, Fail to attend for prints x 5, Fail to comply with release conditions x 4.

March 7, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Several Incidents From March 2nd to March 5th


March 2nd, 2020

On March 2, 2020 at 3:21 AM officers while on routine patrol conducted a traffic stop on a driver that was known to be a suspended. Subsequent investigation resulted in the seizure of 3.5 grams of cocaine, scales, packaging material and cutting agent. The male was also under the influence of alcohol. Although his readings did not meet the criteria for a criminal charge, as a result of his license status as a G2 driver he was not permitted to have any alcohol in his system. Open alcohol was located within the vehicle. The 22-year-old male from Leeds and Thousand Island TWP was subsequently arrested and charged with Drive suspended, Possession for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine, and Drive with open container of alcohol. His vehicle was impounded for 7 days. The accused is scheduled to attend Brockville Court at a later date.

March 2nd, 2020

On March 2, 2020 Gananoque Police responded to a Gananoque group home in relation to a 17-year-old male youth who had left the residence AWOL on February 28, 2020. The youth was currently before the court on several release documents and probation orders from numerous offences over the past two years. Six of the incidents occurred in Gananoque. The accused was subsequently arrested for violating several of his court orders. The accused male youth was held in custody to attend a bail hearing in Brockville for Fail to comply with undertaking x4, Fail to comply with Sentence (Probation) x4, Assault and Utter threats.

March 2nd, 2020

On March 2, 2020 Officers arrested a 53-year-old male from Kingston on an outstanding arrest warrant out of Kingston for failing to comply with conditions of his probation order. He was taken into custody without incident and turned over to the Kingston Police Service.

March 4th, 2020

On March 4, 2020 while officers were on routine patrol, they observed a 23-year-old male from Gananoque known to police and currently before the courts on several charges in relation to failing to comply with his probation. Further investigation revealed he had failed to attend court to answer to those charges and a bench warrant was issued from Brockville Court. Officers arrested the male and he was held in custody on his previous charges as well as charged additionally for Failing to attend court.

March 5th, 2020

On March 5, 2020 officers while on routine patrol observed a known 44-year-old female from Gananoque on King Street. A subsequent CPIC check revealed she was currently wanted by Kingston Police Service for failing to comply with conditions of her probation order. The female was arrested without incident and turned over to the custody of Kingston Police Service.

March 5th, 2020

On March 5th of 2020, at approximately 10:20pm, Gananoque Police received a call to a construction site located on South Street. An off-site monitoring company had called police to advise that they observed an unknown male inside the jobsite. Officers attended and located a stolen vehicle nearby. Subsequent investigation resulted in officers identifying and locating the lone male responsible for the vehicle theft and entry into the jobsite nearby. He was found to be in possession of material stolen from the jobsite. The male was arrested and returned to police headquarters.

While the male was in police custody his behaviour continued to escalate. It became evident that he was intoxicated by drugs. At one point the male pushed past officers in the cell block area resulting in officers having to physically restrain the male and place him into a restraint wrap for his own safety.

The male was currently bound by conditions of a probation order from non-related incidents. As a result of this incident, the 36-year-old male from Leeds and Thousand Island TWP was charged and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Charges:
Theft of Motor Vehicle - Section 333.1 CC
Theft of Property U$5000 - Section 334(b) CC
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime U$5000 - Section 354(1)(a) CC (2 COUNTS)
Probation Order - Non Compliance - Section 733.1(1) CC
Obstruct Peace Officer - Section 129(a) CC

March 3, 2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

The 2020 Special Olympics Winter Games


March 2nd, 2020

Sgt Gee, Brian, Chief Hull
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The Gananoque Police Service Youth In Policing Initiative (YIPI), members of the Gananoque Police Service, Gananoque Police Association and Gananoque Police Services Board raised $2800 in August of 2019 in support of sending Brian Secker and his team The Kingston Shot Rocks to The Special Olympics National Winter Games in Thunder Bay, ON. The games were played from February 25-29, 2020. Brian has participated locally for 16 years in the Gananoque Police Service Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) each Spring in Gananoque. Officers from around the province participated in the LETR to escort the flame into the opening ceremonies in Thunder Bay. We are proud to have supported our local athletes, and even more proud to advise that Brian and his team brought home a silver medal.


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Special Olympics Curling Teams Silver Medalists Kingston Team


Reminders

March 5, 2019 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Gananoque Police Urges Residents to Beware of Scams


Telephone Scams

The Gananoque Police Service is reminding people to verify the legitimacy of any organization that calls asking for funds from the public, and to only provide personal information, credit card information and banking information to reliable and confirmed sources.

Credit Card Fraud Scams

The Gananoque Police Service is reminding the public to verify the legitimacy of any organization that calls advising a credit or debit card has been compromised and requests personal information, credit card information or banking information. This can be done by calling the credit card company or banking institution directly.

Canada Revenue Agency Phone Calls

The Gananoque Police have received several complaints from concerned citizens who have been receiving calls from individuals who claim to work for Revenue Canada. The caller demands payment for money owed from past income tax years, sometimes using aggressive tactics and ultimatums. Citizens are reminded that these types of calls are fraudulent and should be ignored. Additionally, citizens should never give financial or personal information out over the phone to non-trusted sources. For more information, the CRA has issues an advisory on this matter, or visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website at www.antifraudcentre.ca to learn more about this and other popular scams.

Door-to-Door Solicitors

Recently many Gananoque residents have again been the target of door-to-door solicitors using questionable tactics.
The Gananoque Police Service reminds citizens to be cautious when it comes to allowing strangers into their homes. Although many door-to-door sales campaigns involve legitimate companies the tactics used by some canvassers cause concern for some residents.
Please remember that you are not obligated to allow anyone into your home. Legitimate door-to-door canvassers usually have identification cards and literature explaining who they are and the products and services they are offering. Don’t allow the canvassers to pressure you into completing a transaction with claims such as "this is a one-time only deal" or "after today the price goes up". Take the time to research the product or service and "read the fine print" before making a financial commitment.
Residents are also encouraged to report the negative experience to the company that the solicitors are representing. Most companies welcome such feedback as they do not want their corporate image affected negatively by such behaviour from their employees. If, however, you feel you have been the target of a scam, fraud or aggressive tactics, please report the incident to police. Additionally, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre can be contacted at 1-888-495-8501 to report a fraud and to receive more information about frauds and scams. For further information visit their website at www.antifraudcentre.ca.

OPPA not soliciting funds for its Community Bear Program

The Gananoque Police Service has received a number of inquiries from Gananoque residents asking about telephone calls they have received soliciting funds for teddy bears for The Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA). The Gananoque Police Service is advising that the OPPA has confirmed that they do not solicit the public for its Community Bear Program and this is a confirmed scam.
The Gananoque Police Service is reminding people to verify the legitimacy of any organization that calls to solicit funds from the public, and to only provide personal information, credit card information and banking information to reliable and confirmed sources.

May 2, 2017 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download PDF Version

Reminder about School Buses


The Gananoque Police Service has received several complaints of vehicles failing to stop for local school buses which have their flashing lights activated and children boarding the bus.
We would like to remind drivers to remain vigilant when on the roads during the morning and afternoon hours.


When driving on a road WITHOUT a median:
  • drivers travelling in both directions must stop for a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing.
  • when you approach the bus from the front, stop at a safe distance to let children get on or off the bus and cross the road.
  • when approaching from the rear, drivers should maintain an approximate 20 metre space.
  • do not move forward until the red lights have stopped flashing or the bus begins to move.

Drivers can be charged if they pass a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing:

  • First offence: $400 to $2,000 and six demerit points.
  • Each following offence: $1,000 to $4,000, six demerit points and possible jail time (up to six months).
  • Vehicle owners can also be charged if their vehicle illegally passes a stopped school bus, even if they weren't driving.
  • If the vehicle owner does not pay the fine, they will not be able to renew the vehicle's permit.
February 21, 2017

Be Safe When Shopping Online



Today, with all the shopping transactions that take place daily online, the Gananoque Police Service understands that you may feel uncomfortable meeting a stranger to complete an internet transaction. This Service encourages individuals to use the Gananoque Emergency Services parking lot as a "Safe Exchange Spot" for your internet purchases. Our station is under video surveillance and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Gananoque Police Service
340 Herbert Street
Gananoque, Ontario
K7G-1R1
Administration:
613-382-4422 or 613-382-4509
Fax:
613-382-7167
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