Tuesday October 31, 2017- Two men arrested and charged following stabbing

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 30 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 31 at 8 a.m.) 59

Aggravated Assault Arrests:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged two men following a stabbing earlier this month.

At approximately 2:20 a.m. on October 13, 2017 officers on patrol in the downtown attended the area of George and Hunter Streets for an injured male. It was reported that the male had become involved in an altercation with two unknown males and during the altercation sustained a stab wound and lacerations. The male victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, treated and released. During the investigation police recovered a weapon (knife) from the scene.

On October 30, 2017 the first male suspect attended the police station where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged.

Justis Alexander Dignard, 22, of Morrow Road, Trent Hills, is charged with the following:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

The accused appeared in court on October 30, 2017, was released on a recognizance of bail and is scheduled to appear again in court on November 9, 2017.

On October 30, 2017 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the second male suspect. On the morning of October 31, 2017 the male attended the police station where he was arrested on the warrant.

Nicholas Peever, 21, of County Road 24, Warkworth, is charged with the following:

  • Aggravated assault

The accused is held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Oct. 31).

Robbery with Violence Arrest:
A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged after his mother was robbed and assaulted at her Peterborough apartment Monday night.

On the night of October 30, 2017 the victim was at her Peterborough residence when her 20-year-old son entered the apartment, assaulted her, stole her purse and then fled the home.

A neighbour saw the man fleeing the area and contacted police. EMS and police attended. The victim was transported via ambulance to a local hospital for treatment to her injuries.

Officers located the suspect walking in the area of Water Street where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged with robbery with violence, assault and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Oct. 31).

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

Theft Arrest:
A 27-year-old Peterborough man wanted on warrants is facing numerous charges after being located by Police Service Dog Wolfe during an investigation.

On October 27, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. police and the K9 Unit were dispatched to a Chemong Road store for a person inside the store on conditions to not be there and who is also wanted on outstanding warrants for charges including possession of stolen property, use of credit card and breach of probation.

A short time later officers located the suspect walking outside the store. When the suspect saw officers he began running. Police advised the male to stop running but he continued to flee the area crossing Chemong Road and rolling under an opening at the bottom of a fence. K9 Wolfe was released and followed the male suspect under the fence. A short time later K9 Wolfe located the male suspect hiding in the bushes.

As a result of the investigation Thomas Mark Perdue, 27, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested on the warrants and also charged with the following:

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Resist peace officer
  • Fail to comply with a probation order X2

The accused is also facing the following additional charges stemming from a theft incident that occurred the evening of October 26, 2017 at a Borden Avenue grocery store:

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on October 28, 2017, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court on November 6, 2017 via video appearance.

Mischief Arrest:
An 18-year-old Peterborough teen is facing mischief charges after paint was thrown onto parked cars outside a George Street North store.

On October 21, 2017 at 3 p.m. the complainant was told by a customer that someone had thrown paint onto cars parked in a lot behind the store. Police arrived on scene at 3:10 p.m. and were provided a description of the suspect.

At 3:20 p.m. officers located the suspect walking in the area of George and Simcoe Streets.

As a result of the investigation Mckenzie Bertin-Smith, 18, of Water Street, was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000 and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 9, 2017.

Assault Peace Officer Arrest:
A Peterborough teen has been charged after a police officer was assaulted while investigating an incident.

On October 30, 2017 police were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for a mother and her teenage daughter in a physical confrontation.

When officers arrived they attempted to speak with the teen at which point the teen assaulted the officer.

As a result of the investigation the 16-year-old was arrested and charged with assault a peace officer.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 27, 2017.

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