Cops and robbers, Jan. 15, 2014

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CORNWALL, Ontario: 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.

Man arrested for kicking in door

A 39-year-old Cornwall man has been arrested for damaging a house door, police say.

The incident took place shortly after an argument between the man and his ex-wife at a Hamilton Crescent residence on Jan. 14.

Police allege the man later returned and kicked in the door as a reaction to being locked out.

The alleged door kicker faces a charge of mischief. He was held for a bail hearing.

To protect the victim no names were released.

Welfare scam leads to fraud charge

A 23-year-old Cornwall woman was arrested for accepting $3603.24 in overpayments from the Ontario Works Resource Centre, police say.

City cops allege Patricia Boismenu continued to receive financial support from the centre after failing to declare changes in her living arrangements between July and October 2013.

Police were contacted and during the investigation she attended police HQ. She was charged with fraud under $5,000 and released with a court date of Feb. 20.

Case of the closet

A 19-year-old Cornwall woman is facing charges for associating with her boyfriend despite being on conditions not to.

Police responded to a disturbance at a Seymour Street address on Jan. 14. After a discussion with the woman it was revealed that her boyfriend was hiding in the closet.

The woman was charged with breaching her recognizance and failing to keep the peace. Her name was not released because the recognizance stems from a domestic incident.

Breaking curfew

A 22-year-old Morrisburg man breached his probation by being out past curfew, drinking and failing to keep the peace, police say.

During a traffic stop city cops allege John Rose was found with alcohol on his breath. He was taken into custody and released with a court date of Feb. 17.

Two Cornwall teens nabbed for stealing from parked vehicles

A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old were caught robbing cars, police say.

City cops responded to a suspicious persons call near Seventh Street and Gloucester Street on Jan. 12. Police allege they located the two youths with several stolen items from parked vehicles.

They were taken into custody, charged and later released with a court date of Jan. 30. Since they're under 18 their names cannot be released.

Organizations: Ontario Works Resource Centre

Geographic location: Cornwall, Seymour Street, Morrisburg Seventh Street Gloucester Street

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