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.
Charges stemming from 2013 catch up to Cornwall man
A case that had police searching for a 22-year-old Cornwall man is finally over. On Nov. 11, police visited the residence of Mathiew Labrecque to ensure he was in compliance of his release conditions when they realized he no longer lived there. Months went by without any word until Jan. 2 when he willingly attended police headquarters and was arrested. The man was charged with breaching his probation order for failing to keep the peace, failing to notify a change of address and not abiding by a curfew. He was also charged with breaching a recognizance for breaching a curfew and not residing at a specific address.
Alleged theft at mall
Police arrested a 30-year-old Cornwall woman for allegedly shoplifting at the Cornwall Square on Dec. 31. A loss prevention officer stopped Christina Lafrance after she allegedly removed a shirt from one of the stores without paying for it. She was charged with theft under $5000, breach of recognizance for being out without her surety and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. During the investigation she was taken into custody and held for a bail hearing.
New Year’s Eve ends in cuffs
A 41-year-old Cornwall man spent New Year’s Day behind bars. On Dec. 31, Steven Doychak was spotted by police allegedly past curfew and intoxicated as they patrolled the area of William Street and Marlborough Street. Doychak attempted to evade police, but was arrested and charged with breaching a recognizance for being out past curfew and for having consumed alcohol. He was held for a bail hearing.
Man with longstanding bench warrant found at local bar
Missing a court date five years ago caught up with a 29-year-old Cornwall man at a tavern. Kevin Greer was arrested on Dec. 29, 2013 on the strength of an outstanding bench warrant for failing to attend court in 2009. He was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing.
Christmas text puts ex-boyfriend in jail
The gift of gab was lacking for a 29-year-old Cornwall man on Dec. 25, 2013. Police say he texted his 22-year-old ex-girlfriend on Christmas despite being on conditions not to. The message was loud and clear to knock it off when police arrived at his residence on Dec. 30. He was arrested and charged with breaching his undertaking for communicating with his ex-girlfriend and failing to keep the peace.