2022-01-21 - Daily News

Published on January 21, 2022

MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR VIOLENT OFFENCES DURING YESTERDAY’S BELMONT STREET INVESTIGATION

Cornwall, ON – At approximately 10:30 am on January 20th, 2022, members of the Cornwall Police Service attended the area of Belmont Street to conduct an investigation, resulting in heavy police presence. As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old Cornwall man was taken into custody on the strength of a warrant.

It is alleged on January 18th, 2022, during an argument with his girlfriend, the man assaulted her, confined her to an area of the residence, as well as pointed a firearm at the woman. It is further alleged the man recklessly discharged a firearm, causing damage to the floor. Police were contacted and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On January 20th, 2022, members of the Cornwall Emergency Response Team attended a Belmont Street residence, at which time the man was taken into custody on the strength of a warrant for the following offences:

  • Domestic assault causing bodily harm
  • Forcible confinement
  • Mischief under $5000
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Discharge a firearm into or at a place in a reckless manner
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Breach of prohibition order x 2

A 23-year-old Cornwall man was also present at the residence at that time.

During a search of the residence, police located ammunition. Both, the 23-year-old man and 35-year-old man were subsequently charged with careless storage of ammunition, possession of ammunition for a dangerous purpose, and breach of prohibition order. They were both charged accordingly and held in custody to await a bail hearing. Their names are not being released as it would identify the victim in the matter.

“The Cornwall Police Service is pleased to see a safe resolution to yesterday’s investigation, which has resulted in a violent offender being taken into custody,” said Inspector Chad Maxwell, Officer in Charge of Field Operations. “The collaboration between the Cornwall Emergency Response Team, Criminal Investigation Division, and Community Patrol Division was instrumental in successfully executing an arrest, while ensuring the safety of the victim and members of the public.”

The Cornwall Police Service is committed to continuing to work closely with our community partners to ensure that victims of domestic violence are provided with the necessary help and support. We would like to continue to encourage any victims of domestic violence to please call 613-932-2110 ext. 3 and report the incident to police.

FAIL TO ATTEND COURT

Cornwall, ON – Floyd Boots, 44, of Akwesasne was arrested on January 20th, 2022 and charged with failing to attend court. It is alleged on January 18th, 2022, the man failed to attend court for a driving while prohibited offence and police were contacted to investigate. On January 20th, 2022, the man attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on March 29th, 2022.

SHOPLIFTING

Cornwall, ON – Kevin Simser, 37, of Cornwall was arrested on January 20th, 2022 and charged with theft under $5000. It is alleged on January 20th, 2022, the man attended a Second Street business and removed merchandise, making no attempt to pay for the items as he left the store. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During the investigation, he was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on March 29th, 2022.

BREACH

Cornwall, ON – A 49-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on January 20th, 2022 and charged with breach of probation for contacting his ex-wife. It is alleged on January 20th, the man contacted his ex-wife, despite his conditions, and police were contacted to investigate. During the investigation, he was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on March 22nd, 2022. His name was not released as it would identify the victim in the matter.

CALLS FOR SERVICE

There were 35 calls for service in the City of Cornwall over the last 24 hours (8:00 am yesterday to 8:00 am today). To see what’s happening in your neighbourhood visit our Crime Plot Map.

The mapping data on the Crime Plot Map is an extract from the Cornwall Police Service and only contains incidents that meet public disclosure eligibility in order to protect the identity of the victims. Since only a subset of data is displayed, the number of mapped incidents may not be a true reflection of how many incidents are actually on file for the day(s) or time range selected.

CPS reserves the right to not post all calls for service in order to protect the identity of the victims.

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