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 56-year-old Cornwall man was put in cuffs for not meeting the conditions of his release. Police allege Yvon Lavergne attended police headquarters on Jan. 8 instead of Jan. 7. For being a day late, he was arrested and charged with breaching his recognizance and failing to keep the peace. He was held for a bail hearing.
Missing in court
A 50-year-old Cornwall woman who allegedly missed court for a drug-related charge on Jan. 8 was arrested. After a brief investigation, Mary Whiteford was located at a Danis Street residence later that day and held for a bail healing.
Failed to check-in for prints
A 51-year-old Cornwall man is facing charges for not attending police headquarters on Dec. 27, 2013 for fingerprints and a scheduled court appearance on Dec. 30, 2013, according to police. On Jan. 7, Cameron Brassard willingly attended police headquarters and was arrested for breaching his release conditions. He was later released to attend court on January 23.
Missing in court
Deven McGlaughlin, a 19-year-old Cornwall man, allegedly failed to attend court on Oct. 8, 2013 and Nov. 26, 2013 for a theft under $5000 charge. He was arrested after willingly attending police headquarters on Jan. 7 and later released with a court date of Feb. 6.
Public intoxication, a warrant and a jail cell
A 59-year-old Cornwall man who managed to avoid law enforcement after missing court on Nov. 26, 2013 for a mischief under $5000 charge was arrested on Jan. 7.
While patrolling the area of Second Street and Lefebvre Avenue police spotted an intoxicated man. After a brief conversation, they discovered he had a warrant out for his arrest. Daniel Ouellette was arrested and held for a bail hearing. Lesson learned: When on the lam, taking a leisurely stroll down a busy street while inebriated is a big no-no.
21-year-old man assaults girlfriend, 17
A Cornwall man, 21, who had been drinking became involved in an argument with his 17-year-old girlfriend while at a Fourth Street East address, when he allegedly grabbed her by the collar and shook her on Jan. 6, police say.
On Jan. 7, police arrested the man at a Fifth Street address and transported him to police headquarters where he was held for a bail hearing. No names were given to protect the identity of the victim.
A dish served cold
A 21-year-old Cornwall man is facing a serious charge after an altercation with his 21-year-old ex-girlfriend on Jan. 6. Police allege he threw a glass dish in her direction that shattered from the impact of hitting a door.
Police were contacted and during their investigation the man was transported to headquarters where a small amount of marijuana was allegedly found. He faces an assault with a weapon charge and was held for a bail hearing. No names were given to protect the identity of the victim.
Alleged impaired driver arrested at POE
Elienne Assinewai, 47, of Cornwall, was allegedly stopped at the port of entry by a Canadian Border Services Agency officer for impaired operation of a motor vehicle in the morning hours of Jan. 7.
Police arrived on scene and transported her to their headquarters where she refused to provide a sample of her breath. The woman was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and refusal. The woman was released with a court date of January 21.
Keeping it 'real' takes wrong turn
A 24-year-old Cornwall man is facing a slew of charges for reckless behaviour, police say.
Police allege Benjamin Martin was involved in a verbal argument with a 52-year-old Cornwall man when he flashed a hand gun later identified as a BB gun before driving away.
The 24-year-old was followed by the complainant and police were contacted. Police observed the man to be driving in a dangerous manner as he collided with another motor vehicle in the area of McConnell Avenue and First Street. He faces charges of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and dangerous driving.
A 45-year-old Cornwall man picked the wrong place to breach his release conditions.
Police allege the man was intoxicated at an Andre Avenue residence on Jan. 4 when they arrived to deal with a domestic situation. He was taken into custody, charged twice for breaching his undertaking and held for a bail hearing.
Missing for prints, bad company
A 47-year-old Cornwall man failed to appear for prints on Dec. 24, 2013, according to police. During an investigation, the man was located at the residence of a person he has conditions not to contact on Jan. 4.
He was taken into custody, charged with failing to appear for prints and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. The man was later released with a court date of Jan. 21. No names were given to protect the identity of the victim – since the probation orders stem from a domestic incident.
Pedestrian allegedly clipped by vehicle
Bonnie Thompson, of Cornwall, was driving at a considerably dangerous speed on icy road conditions when she struck a 32-year-old woman at the Montreal Road and Edward Street crosswalk on the evening of Jan. 5, according to police.
She was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm. Police who were in the area and witnessed the collision took the woman into custody. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.