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.
Charged for missed meeting
Keeping your appointments can save a lot of trouble. Police allege a Cornwall man failed to attend a scheduled meeting on Sept. 26, as required. On Oct. 7, during an investigation, Pierre Godbout, 51, was located at his place of residence. He was charged with breaching his undertaking. The man was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing.
Man arrested in court house
Police allege a man from Snye, Quebec ducked a court date earlier this year and was found of all places, in court on another charge. Torran Mitchell-Terrance, 20, was arrested on the strength of a warrant. It’s alleged on Jan. 7, the man failed to re-attend court as required. On Oct. 7, police attended the Provincial Court house, arrested the man and held him in custody for a bail hearing.
Don’t drink and rob: Man steals earrings
Sometimes it pays off to be a window shopper. Police allege on Oct. 7, a 23-year-old Cornwall man stole a pair of earrings from the local mall. Police further allege, when they found him at his place, they realized he had been drinking despite his conditions not to. Dustin Bedingfield was charged with theft under $5000, breach of probation for having consumed alcohol and failing to keep the peace. He was released with a future court date.
Sticky fingers leads to cuffed wrists
If you miss an appointment with the cops, either way you’re getting your hands dirty. Police allege Paul Grant, 28, of Cornwall, breached his conditions by not attending a scheduled appointment with local law enforcement. On Oct. 4, they found him at his residence and charged him with breaching his conditions, by not attending for prints as required. He released with a future court date.
Wild night racks up charges
A lot can happen in one night. An Akwesasne man is facing a multitude of charges after police were called to a disturbance on Alice Street. Police allege in the early hours of Oct. 5, they spotted a man yelling and screaming, then running from the area. The man was intercepted by police and questioned. During their questioning police observed the man to be intoxicated and took him into custody for breaching his conditions. The man was also found to be carrying a prohibited weapon (knife). He’s charged with breaching his conditional sentence order by being out past curfew, having consumed alcohol, not remaining within the jurisdiction of Beauharnois, not to posses weapons, causing a disturbance and failing to keep the peace. He was held for a bail hearing. The man’s name was not released as per provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, given the order was as a result of charges stemming from when the was a youth.
Traffic stop lands impaired charge
Drinking and driving will always end badly. Police allege, on Oct. 4, Gordon Clendinneng, 49, of Cornwall was charged with impaired, after police stopped him on Second Street. He was later released with a future court date.
Driving over 80
A Long Sault man was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol in Cornwall. Police allege on Oct. 5, Gabriel Richer, 42, was pulled over in the area of Marlborough and Ninth Street and charged with driving over 80. He was later released with a future court date.
A man from Hogansburg, NY, is facing a charge after attempting to pass through the port of entry, allegedly under the influence of alcohol. Police allege on Oct. 5, Gerald Thompson, 57, was taken into custody by a Custom Officer, and was subsequently turned over to Cornwall Community Police and charged with impaired. The man was later released with a future court date.
Domestic assault charge laid
A 20-year-old Cornwall man was arrested for allegedly pushing his ex-girlfriend and kicking her car, causing damage. Police allege the incident took place on Oct. 5, during an argument. The man was held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.
Bade break up: Ex charged with criminal harassment
A 32-year-old Cornwall man is facing charges of criminal harassment and five counts of breach of probation. Police allege the man communicated with his 28-year-old ex-common law wife on several occasions, despite being bound by conditions not to. It’s further alleged that on Oct.5, the man went to her place, breaching his conditions by being within 50 meters of her residence. They found him at a Montreal Street address. He was held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.
Teen beats worker with wrench
A Cornwall teen is facing charges for allegedly going on the attack. Police allege on Oct. 5, the 16-year-old damaged two lights at a home, and then assaulted a group home staff member by hitting him with a wrench. During the police’s investigation the youth was located in the area and resisted arrest. He’s charged with breaching his probation order for not keeping the peace, two counts of mischief, assault with a weapon and resist arrest. The teen was held for a bail hearing. The youth’s name was not released as per provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Police allege, on Sept. 30, David Campbell, 41, was arrested in the early morning hours during a traffic stop, with someone who had a criminal past that violated his conditions. He was charged with breaching his recognizance for associating with someone known to use drugs and failing to keep the peace. The man was held for a bail hearing.
Bank card bandit
A Cornwall teen allegedly went on a shopping spree, at someone else’s expense. Police allege between Sept. 19 and 29, the youth made five different transactions, using someone else’s bank card without their consent. On Oct. 3, the youth was found at a Miron Street address, transported to police HQ and held for a bail hearing. The youth’s name was not released as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Impaired driver involved in collision
A 66-year-old Cornwall man is facing a charge for allegedly driving impaired and getting in an accident. On Oct. 3, police allege Jerry Szemborn was involved in a collision in the area of Thirteenth St. and Daily St. He was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and later released with a future court date.
Put on the brakes
A Cornwall man allegedly drove his car and ex crazy – both of which he was restricted from. Police allege in the month of July, a 22-year-old man communicated with his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend and was driving his vehicle, despite being bound by an undertaking with conditions not to do either. He attended police HQ on Oct. 2, was charged and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it might identify the victim in the incident.
Teen attacks female roommate
A 17-year-old Cornwall youth will have a hard time finding a new roomie. On Oct. 2, police allege the youth was involved in a verbal argument with his 18-year-old roommate, when he put his hands around her neck and later struck her in the stomach with his elbow. He was charged with assault and faces a future court date. His name was not released as per provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Missed court date
An Akwesasne woman faces a charge for having allegedly failed to attend a court ordered appointment. On Aug. 13, police allege the woman failed to make a scheduled meeting. On Sept. 25, police attended the Cornwall Court House as the woman was in custody on an unrelated matter and charged her with breaching a recognizance. The woman remained in custody for a bail hearing.