Wednesday May 10, 2017 – Peterborough man charged after break-in at local church

A 25-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with break and enter following an incident at a Murray Street church.

Calls for Service:
(May 9 at 8 a.m. to May 10 at 8 a.m.) 80

Break and Enter Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 25-year-old man following a break-in at a local church.

Between 8:30 p.m. on May 8, 2017 at 7 a.m. on May 9, 2017 a suspect gained access to a Murray Street church through an insecure door. Once inside the suspect was able to get into a locked office, stealing a computer tower. The incident was reported to police and officers attended.

Through the investigation the male suspect was identified. Shortly after 5 p.m. on May 9, 2017 officers located the suspect walking in the area of George and Lake Streets.

As a result of the investigation Donavan Anthony Huycke, 25, of Water Street, was arrested and charged with break and enter and failing to comply with a probation order.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (May 10).

Assault Arrest:
A 15-year-old Peterborough teen has been charged with assault following an incident at a youth home.

On May 9, 2017 police were dispatched to a Peterborough area youth home regarding an assault. It was reported that while at the home a 15-year-old male assaulted two staff members.

As a result of the investigation the youth was arrested and charged with assault X2.

The youth was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (May 10).

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act the name of a young person cannot be released.

Break and Enter: Patterson Street
The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating two suspects following a break-in at a Patterson Street home.

At approximately 9:50 a.m. on May 9, 2017 an unknown woman and man entered a Patterson Street home through an unlocked door while the resident was away. Once inside the thieves stole a purse containing cash and personal identification and bank cards.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect #1

  • Caucasian
  • Female
  • 5’7” to 5’8”
  • 160lbs
  • Wearing black and grey tights, black hoodie, grey shirt and running shoes

Suspect #2

  • Caucasian
  • Male
  • 5’8”
  • 200lbs
  • Wearing a black hoodie, jeans, red shirt and running shoes

In order to help prevent a break and enter, the Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to keep doors and windows locked, even when out for a brief period of time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers