Thursday August 3, 2017 – Peterborough man facing charges following early morning disturbance

Calls for Service:
(Aug. 2 at 8 a.m. to Aug. 3 at 8 a.m.) 82

Drug Arrest:
A 33-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges following an early morning disturbance in the area of George and Charlotte Streets.

On August 3, 2017 at approximately 2:40 a.m. several police officers were dispatched to the area of George and Charlotte Streets for a disturbance between the accused and other persons.

The accused was arrested at the scene and initially charged with cause disturbance. Following the arrest, which the accused resisted, the accused was found to be in possession of an amount of crack cocaine, a large amount of cash and drug paraphernalia.

As a result of the investigation Shan Patel, 33, of King Street, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Causing a disturbance
  • Resist peace officer
  • Possession of a scheduled I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Aug. 3).

Impaired/Over 80mg Arrest:
A call from a concerned citizen about an impaired driver at a Chemong Road fast food restaurant resulted in the arrest of a 62-year-old Peterborough man.

On August 3, 2017 at approximately 12:20 a.m. a concerned citizen called police regarding a possible impaired driver. The citizen provided police with a vehicle description, licence plate and told dispatchers that the vehicle was at a fast food restaurant on Chemong Road.

Officers arrived and located the vehicle in the drive-thru line. When the vehicle attempted to accelerate out of the line officers stopped the vehicle. While speaking with the male driver officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath.

A subsequent breath sample revealed the driver had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

As a result of the investigation John Virtanen, 62, of Lawrence Street South, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on August 24, 2017.

Impaired/Over 80mg Arrest:
A 28-year-old Barrie woman is facing charges following an early morning traffic stop in Peterborough.

Shortly after 3 a.m. on August 3, 2017 an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle driving erratically in the area of George and Hunter Streets.

While speaking with the female driver, officers noted a strong odour of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath. A breath sample revealed the driver had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

As a result of the investigation Melissa Maggie Giannone, 28, of Brighton Road, Barrie, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on August 24, 2017.