State­ment from Depart­ment of Na­tional Defence on mil­i­tary ex­er­cise in Cornwall Po­lice Blotter

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CORNWALL, On­tario - In an in­ter­view with Cornwall Se­away News the Depart­ment of Na­tional Defence (DND) con­firmed that they had con­ducted a mil­i­tary train­ing ex­er­cise in Cornwall at night on Tues­day, April 10, 2018.

The ex­er­cise in­cluded low-fly­ing he­li­copters along the City of Cornwall’s wa­ter­front as well as forces on the ground.

“Mem­bers of the Cana­dian Forces were con­duct­ing valu­able train­ing ex­er­cises in an ur­ban area which lends re­al­ism,” said Capt. Jamie Dono­van, Pub­lic Af­fairs Of­fi­cer with the DND.

It is be­cause of this com­mit­ment to re­al­ism, that a gen­eral pub­lic no­ti­fi­ca­tion about the ex­er­cise was not re­leased.

Capt. Dono­van ex­plained that only the Cornwall Com­mu­nity Po­lice Ser­vice, Cornwall City Hall and the Mo­hawk Coun­cil of Ak­we­sasne were in­formed of the ex­er­cise.

Dono­van went on to ex­plain that while it might be un­usual in Cornwall, this type of train­ing is com­mon in other parts of Canada.

He said that the train­ing ex­er­cise was now over, and that the depart­ment would be re­view­ing its pol­icy of not re­leas­ing a gen­eral no­ti­fi­ca­tion for fu­ture ex­er­cises. He said that the DND apol­o­gized for any dis­rup­tion or con­cern they may have caused to cit­i­zens who were un­aware of what was go­ing on.

Dono­van said that he could not com­ment on what units were in­volved in the ex­er­cise or from which bases they were from. CORNWALL MAN AR­RESTED FOR US­ING COUN­TER­FEIT MONEY

CORNWALL, On­tario - Jody Burgess, 49, of Cornwall was ar­rested on April 10, 2018 and charged with ut­ter­ing coun­ter­feit money and breach of pro­ba­tion for at­tend­ing a cer­tain lo­ca­tion and fail­ing to keep the peace.

It is al­leged on Jan­uary 2, 2018 the man at­tended a Wa­ter Street busi­ness, de­spite his con­di­tions, and gave clerks two coun­ter­feit $20 Amer­i­can bills. Po­lice were con­tacted and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion en­sued. On April 10, 2018 po­lice lo­cated the man. He was taken into cus­tody, charged ac­cord­ingly and re­leased to ap­pear in court on May 15, 2018.

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