The following is a compilation of Cornwall police briefs, where typical cop jargon is replaced with a more interesting point of view. All of the accused are innocent until proven guilty.
A Cornwall man was charged with breaching his probation for taking some illegal swigs of alcohol. Police allege, on Sept. 15, they went to the residence of Christopher Dennison, 25, for an unrelated matter and caught a wiff of booze off him. The accused turned himself in the next day after being notified he had breached his conditions. He was charged with breaching his probation order by having consumed alcohol and failing to keep the peace. He was held for a bail hearing.
Nowhere to be found
A Cornwall man was charged twice for neglecting to tell his probation officer about moving. Police allege, on Sept. 11, they attended a Lennox Street address in relation to an unwanted person and discovered. During their investigation they discovered Roger Bastien, 43, was anywhere but his address. On Sept. 16, the accused turned himself into police. He was charged with breaching two probation orders for having failed to notify a change of address and not keeping the peace.
Even adults can’t break curfew
Having a curfew doesn’t always end when you’re a grown-up. A Cornwall man is facing charges after police attended a Glengarry Boulevard address, on Sept. 6, for an unrelated matter and during their investigation allegedly detected an odour of alcohol from a man who was out past his curfew. Once police established grounds for his arrest, they returned on Sept. 16. Cops were forced to add another charge when the odour of alcohol was once again detected on him. Normand Tremblay, 59, was charged with breach of recognizance for having consumed alcohol on two occasions and not abiding by a curfew. He was held for a bail hearing.
Fraud by numbers
You know you’re in big trouble, when a few breaches are the least of your problems. A Cornwall man allegedly tried to turn empty envelopes into full blown cash. On Sept. 16, cops arrived at a Lennox Street address during a fraud investigation. That is when they discovered Ahmed El Kerim, 32, (with an undertaking to notify of any address change) had moved there without telling them. Then police added two counts of utter forged documents and seven counts of fraud under $5000 to the list of charges, which included breaching an undertaking for having failed to notify a change of address and failing to keep the peace. Cops allege between Sept. 5 and Sept. 10 there were two NSF cheques and five empty envelopes deposited in his account. He was released with a future court date.