Thursday September 28, 2017 – Peterborough man charged with three counts of domestic assault

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 28 at 8 a.m.) 98

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A 25-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with three counts of domestic assault following an investigation.

On September 26, 2017 the Peterborough Police Service received information regarding assaults during an ongoing domestic relationship between the 25-year-old male accused and the victim, a woman in her 30’s. Through the investigation it was revealed that between August and late September 2017 the accused had assaulted the victim three times and also destroyed her property.

On September 26, 2017 officers attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault X3, mischief and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on September 27, 2017.

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.

Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose Arrest:
A 29-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats following an incident involving his father.

On September 27, 2017 the 29-year-old male accused became involved in a verbal dispute with the victim, his father. During the dispute it was reported that the accused brandished a shotgun and threatened the victim.

The incident was reported to police and officers attended the residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Sept. 28).

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic-based incident.

Rental Scam Alert:
The Peterborough Police Service is warning residents that the rental scam is currently circulating in our area.

A Crawford Drive home was recently listed online as being for rent with the “landlord” requesting first and last month’s rent. The “landlord” stated they live in the United States and was requesting a transfer of the rent money prior to viewing or meeting to exchange keys.

Police spoke with the real homeowner who was shocked to learn that someone was attempting to rent their home via a fraudulent online add.

The Peterborough Police Service encourages citizens to always do their homework before attempting to rent a property.

Warning Signs – How to Protect Yourself

  • When searching for rentals, go to the address. Schedule a showing and confirm its availability.
  • Request a lease/contract. Review it thoroughly.
  • Complete open source searches on rental addresses to ensure it’s not a duplicate post.
    Do not send funds to strangers.
  • Contact Equifax and Transunion if you’ve provided sensitive information on applications.

Remember, go with your gut. If something seems fishy or too good to be true it probably is.

Anyone who has been a victim of this scam can report the incident via our Report A Crime online tool or by calling the station at 705-876-1122 or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free 1-888-495-8501.

For more information please visit the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre 

Break and Enter: Lansdowne Street West
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating a break-in at a multiunit residence on Lansdowne Street West.

Sometime between 9 p.m. on September 22, 2017 and noon on September 25, 2017 unknown person(s) broke into a unit located within a rooming house located on Lansdowne Street West while the tenant was away. Once inside the room the thieves stole items including a tablet and a sound bar.

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