Cornwall police make arrests during unrelated call at east end duplex

Cornwall Police Service Const. Sherri Cameron, a vulnerable sector officer, carries some belongings out of a duplex on Garder Avenue on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Police were there for a well being check and the call led to the arrests of two people on unrelated matters. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

Update 2:49 p.m. Wednesday: Police release details on charges laid.

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CORNWALL – What started as a well being check at an east end duplex in Cornwall ended in the arrests of two people Tuesday afternoon.

The Cornwall Police Service was called to 202-204 Gardner Avenue, just north of the intersection of Easton Avenue, around 1:45 p.m.

CPS Sgt. Mark Anderson told Cornwall Newswatch the call started as a well being check but then took an unusual turn with a “number of arrests on unrelated matters.”

Anderson confirmed two people – one on an outstanding warrant – are under arrest and a third person is under investigation.

Cornwall Police Service Const. Justin Wheeler holds a sport bike while another officer takes a picture during a call to a duplex on Gardner Avenue on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Police had been there for a well being check and ended up making a couple of arrests on unrelated matters. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

There were five police cruisers outside the two-storey building as the Cornwall Police Service mental health crisis team and other officers helped several people with their belongings from the building. They either drove away in their own vehicles or were shuttled away from the scene by cruiser (they were not under arrest).

Police also seized what appeared to be a partially stripped-down sport bike, which was loaded on a flatbed tow truck. Anderson said the bike was being seized for further investigation.

More details are likely to be released tomorrow.

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