Voyeurism charge A Calgary man is charged with counsel- ling to commit voyeurism after he hired private investigator to take inappropri- ate photos of a Cornwall woman. Shahzaib Merwat, 24, was arrested in on Oct. 6 under the strength of an out- standing warrant. A private investigator reported to Corn- wall police that he was hired in June 2012, to obtain inappropriate photos of a 39-year-old woman. Debit card fraud A 51-year-old Cornwall man is accused of using a woman’s debit card to steal $1,400 from her bank account more than one month ago.. Ronald Villeneuve was arrested by Cornwall police last Wednesday. He is ac- cused of fraudulently using a woman’s debit card between Sept. 3 and Sept. 8. Villeneuve is charged with 12 counts of fraud and 12 counts of possession of sto- len property. Cut with a kick A Cornwall teen is accused of kicking a neighbour so hard last Wednesday that he required stitches. Sierra Aspirot, 19, was arrested by Cornwall police the same day as the al- leged assault. She is charged with assault causing bodily harm and three counts of breach of probation. Break and enters Cornwall police are seeking information about four break and enters that oc- curred recently in the city. Sometime between Sept. 20 and Sept. 30, suspect gained entry to a Leonia Street residence through a basement window and removed a ladies rope-style gold chain with a cross, a thin gold chain and a silver camera. Sometime between Oct. 6 and Oct. 7, CRIME SCENE

suspects gained entry and removed a nu- merous gold rings, diamond gold neck- lace, numerous gold chains, and earrings from a Jase Street residence. On Oct. 7, suspects gained entry to an Ivan Crescent home and removed a wooden jewelry box, an undisclosed amount of money, numerous gold rings, bracelets, a gold chain and a watch. On Oct. 9, suspects gained entry to a Sheridan Street residence and removed a Toshiba laptop, an undisclosed amount of money, a gold chain and personal doc- uments. Damaged home A 19-year-old Cornwall man accused of assaulting his 28-year-old girlfriend and damaging her property during an alter- cation Sept. 22 is accused of damaging her home during a subsequent break-in attempt on Oct. 6. The man is charged with domestic as- sault, uttering threats, criminal harass- ment, domestic mischief under $5,000, and break and enter. He was held in custody until court the following day. His name was not released as it would identify the victim in this in- cident. Hit parked car A 42-year-old Cornwall man is accused of striking a parked vehicle on Seventh Street while intoxicated last Wednes- day. Eric Lang, 42, is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving while over the legal blood-alcohol limit. Between friends A 27-year-old Lunenburg man faces charges after he was accused of assault- ing an acquaintance on Aug. 25. Matthew Comptois was arrested by Cornwall police on Oct. 6. after he was accused of assaulting a 29-year-old male acquaintance weeks earlier.

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City cop charged with child prostitution, luring Charred furniture sits outside the Sunset Motel on Second Street West in Cornwall after a fire engulfed one of the units in the west wing of the motel shortly before 5 a.m. on Oct. 8. A number of people were displaced by the blaze which is believed to have been caused by careless smoking.

was then referred to the Sûreté du Québec, professional standards division, according Cornwall police. Rossignol, who has been a member of the Cornwall Community Police Service since May 22, 2007, remains under suspension with pay, according to Cornwall police. Staff-Sgt. Garry Derochie of the Cornwall Community Police Service told The Journal “there is an active Professional Standards Bureau investigation ongoing” but that “no notice of hearing has been served.” He said whenever an officer has been accused of misconduct, “any discipline or discipline hearing would be stood down or adjourned until after the criminal matter has been resolved” because “the evidence should be first heard by the criminal court deciding if there was criminal misconduct.” Anyone with additional information about the investigation is asked to contact Derochie at 613-933-5000 ext. 2411


A Cornwall police officer is facing child sex charges after a two-year investigation by police in Quebec. Const. Pascal Rossignol faces charges of invitation to sexual touching, child luring on the Internet and two counts of prosti- tution of a person under the age of 18, ac- cording to a release from Cornwall police. Rossignol, who was relieved of his duties on Oct. 13, 2010, the same day the allega- tions were made against him, appeared Fri- day in Québec Provincial Court inValleyfield to face the charges. Cornwall police initially referred the al- legations to its special investigations unit, which determined that the alleged offenc- es occurred in Québec. The investigation

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