Friday September 22, 2017 – Drug arrests made after cocaine and cash seized at local hotel

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 22 at 8 a.m.) 84

Drug Arrests:
A Scarborough man and a Peterborough woman are facing drug charges after cocaine and cash were seized at a local hotel Thursday afternoon.

On September 21, 2017 the Peterborough Police Service received a call from a local hotel about unwanted parties believed to be involved in criminal activity. Members of uniform and the ICAD (Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drugs) Unit attended the hotel to investigate the matter.

Information received and evidence located at the scene led to the arrest of three parties for drug offences. Members of the ICAD Unit executed search warrants on two separate hotel rooms.

As a result of the investigation the following persons were arrested and charged:

Jahmaal Frederick, 29, of Scarborough, is charged with the following:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Proceeds of crime over $5,000

Frederick was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Sept. 22).

Shannon Mingo, 41, of Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a controlled substance – Cocaine
  • Breach of probation

Mingo was released on a promise to appear with a court date of October 12, 2017.

A third male was later released unconditionally.

The following items were seized during the investigation:

  • A quantity of cocaine
  • $5,100 Canadian Currency

The investigation continues.

Possession of Stolen Property Arrest:
A 30-year-old Peterborough man has been charged after tools were stolen from a downtown building.

Between September 14, 2017 and September 18, 2017 an unknown suspect entered a vacant George Street North building that is currently being renovated and stole tools, including a compressor. Through the investigation it was revealed that the suspect then attended a local swap shop with the stolen compressor and pawned the item.

Through the investigation the male suspect was identified. On September 21, 2017 at approximately 4:10 a.m. officers located the male in the area of Simcoe Street.

As a result of the investigation Robert Frank Huffman, 30, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on October 12, 2017.

Thursday September 21, 2017 – Two men arrested, cocaine and cash seized following search warrant at City home

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 20 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 21 at 8 a.m.) 71

Drug Arrests:
A Peterborough man and a Toronto man have been arrested and charged following a drug search warrant at a Clonsilla Avenue home where cocaine and cash were seized.

On September 20, 2017 as a result of an ongoing investigation, members of the Peterborough Police Service ICAD (Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drugs) Unit along with the Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Clonsilla Avenue in Peterborough.

As a result of the investigation two parties were arrested and charged at the residence:

Marcus Jackson, 20, of Toronto and Nelson Harper, 56, of Peterborough are both facing the following charges:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Proceeds of Crime

The following items were seized during the investigation:

  • 56 grams of cocaine (2oz)
  • $1,500 Canadian Currency

Both accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today (Sept. 21).

Over 80mg Arrest:
A 47-year-old Peterborough woman is facing charges following a traffic stop in a Lakefield restaurant parking lot.

On September 3, 2017 at approximately 10 a.m. police attended a fast food restaurant on Bridge Street in Lakefield after receiving a complaint about an irate person who was possibly impaired by alcohol.

Officers located the woman inside a vehicle as it was pulling away and a traffic stop was conducted. While speaking with the driver officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath.

An initial roadside breath sample registered a “fail” and the driver was arrested for having more than the legal limit of alcohol in her system while operating a motor vehicle.

The driver was transported to the Peterborough Police station where a breath demand was issued and the driver continuously failed to properly provide a sample after several warnings.

As a result of the investigation Sherry Ann Christian, 47, of Talwood Drive, Peterborough, is charged with operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content and fail or refuse to provide a breath sample.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on October 5, 2017.

Good Neighbour Program a Great Partnership Between Fleming College and Peterborough Police

The Peterborough Police Service and Fleming College are partnering once again to promote the Good Neighbour Program.

At the beginning of each school year members of our Service that police Area 3, in which Fleming College is located, and staff from Fleming College take the time to chat with and provide education and support to students living off-campus along with permanent residents in the area around being a good neighbour.

This year’s program will take place on Wednesday September 20, 2017 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

“The goal of this program is always prevention and education. We want to ensure that both residents and students feel their neighbourhood is a safe, inclusive, welcoming and vibrant area in which to live, work, study and play,” explains Peterborough Police Constable Mark Jilesen, Area 3 Team Member.

“We want to give residents a chance to voice their concerns and provide those residents with possible solutions or goals we may have for the year. It is also to raise awareness for students living in the area that we have a zero tolerance stance on several issues including noise and property damage.”

Information garnered from speaking with residents and students during the evening will be used to come up with new strategies on how the Service and College can collectively create a better relationship between students and permanent residents in the area.

“Fleming College is committed to making community connections and assisting students with the transition into community living. We are excited to continue the Good Neighbourhood visits this year with new student leaders and new representatives from Peterborough Police Service,” says Kelsey Doherty, Fleming College Residence Life & Off-Campus Housing Coordinator

“We hope for another great year of visits in our local community and look forward to speaking to as many community members as possible. It is important that if you were not able to speak with representatives of Fleming College or Peterborough Police Service during this initiative to contact Fleming College Housing Services with any feedback you may have.”

Fleming College provides students living off-campus with the Good Neighbour Guide. The Guide highlights the needs and responsibilities of students as well as landlords and local homeowners (please see guide attached). Included in the guide are good neighbour tips around keeping it quiet, keeping it clean, helping out, partying responsibly, parking and traffic rules, personal safety tips for students, community involvement and conflict resolution.

The Guide states:
“By understanding and respecting everyone’s needs, we believe our neighbourhoods will be more connected, inclusive, supportive, safe and enjoyable for all.”

Missing Person: 14-year-old Abigail Domer

Missing person 14-year-old Abigail Dormer is now believed to be in the Peterborough area.

From the Ottawa Police Service:

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service is asking for public assistance in locating missing Abigail (Abby) Dormer, 14 years old, from Ottawa.

Abigail has been missing since September 1st and was last seen in the downtown Ottawa area on Friday, September 8th.

She is described as a Caucasian female, 5′ 4” (163 cm), 229 lbs (104kg) with black hair, and hazel-coloured eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Abigail Dormer’s location is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or the Peterborough Northumberland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers

Missing Person Abigail Dormer

 

Tuesday September 19, 2017 – Peterborough man charged with domestic assault

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 18 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 19 at 8 a.m.) 86

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A 57-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with assault following a Monday night domestic incident.

On September 18, 2017 the accused and the victim, a woman in her 40’s, became involved in a verbal altercation in a Peterborough parking lot. It was reported that during the incident the accused assaulted the victim. A passerby who witnessed the altercation called police and officers attended the area.

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

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Sept. 19).

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

Public Assistance:
The Peterborough Police Service continues to ask for the public’s assistance in identifying a male in an ongoing theft investigation.

On August 13, 2017 an unknown male broke into a Larmer Line home in the Township of Cavan Monaghan that is currently under construction and stole items including an air compressor and a reciprocating saw

The suspect is described as:

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Slender to medium build
  • Long wavy, shoulder length brown hair
  • Dark moustache with goatee and thin growth
  • No glasses
  • Wearing a light coloured T-shirt
  • Dark pants
  • Runners
  • Operating a four-door sedan, plate unknown

Police are looking to speak with and identify the male in this photo.

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

Sept. 16 – 18, 2017 – Weekend wrap-up Media Release

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 15 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 16 at 8 a.m.) 97
(Sept. 16 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 17 at 8 a.m.) 111
(Sept.17 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 18 at 8 a.m.) 73

Assault with a Weapon Arrest:
A 30-year-old Peterborough woman is facing assault with a weapon and assault charges following incidents earlier in September.

On September 17, 2017 police received information regarding three assaults that had taken place earlier in the month.

It was reported that on September 10, 2017 the accused and the victim, a woman in her 30’s, had become involved in an altercation during which time the victim was assaulted and struck with a rubber mallet. It was also reported that on September 11, 2017 the accused assaulted the victim two more times. The accused and victim know each other.

At approximately 7:25 p.m. on September 17, 2017 officers attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged.

Shawna Ann Procter, 30, of Wolfe Street, is charged with assault with a weapon and assault X2.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Sept. 18).

Assault Arrests:
Four men from Courtice, Ontario, have been charged with assault following a weekend incident at a multi unit residence in Peterborough’s north end.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. on September 17, 2017 several officers were dispatched to a multi unit residence on Milroy Drive for reports of four males assaulting one of the residents, a male in his 20’s. The victim knows one of the males involved in the incident.

Police located all four accused still in the area and as a result of the investigation all four parties were arrested and charged.

  • Vasyl Popadyn, 27, of Caleche Avenue, Courtice, is charged with assault.
  • Michael MacMillan, 25, of Sandringham Drive, Courtice, is charged with assault.
  • Derrick Crossey, 30, of Huntington Crescent, Courtice, is charged with assault.
  • Bronson LaChance, 23, of Fieldcrest Avenue, Courtice, is charged with assault.

All four accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court on October 26, 2017.

Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 23-year-old man following an incident involving a knife.

On September 16, 2017 at approximately 11:15 a.m. police were dispatched to the area of Rubidge and Sherbrooke Streets for a disturbance.

It was reported that while in the area the accused had become involved in a dispute with an unknown male and had brandished a knife.

Officers located the accused in the area of Bethune and King Streets where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged. During the investigation police seized a folding style knife.

Curtis Arthur Chrysler, 23, of no fixed address, Peterborough, is charged with possession of weapon for dangerous purpose and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on September 17, 2017, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court on October 2, 2017 via video appearance.

Assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 45-year-old Peterborough man with assault following a Saturday evening incident.

On the night of September 16, 2017 police were dispatched to the area of Rutherford Drive for a disturbance. When police arrived it was reported that the male accused had assaulted the victim, a woman in her 20’s, and then fled on foot. The accused and victim know each other.

A short time later officers located the accused underneath the deck in the backyard of a Wolfe Street residence.

As a result of the investigation Mark Anthony Hale, 45, of McDonnel Street, was arrested and charged with assault and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on October 12, 2017.

Break and Enter: Armour
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating a break-in at an Armour Road residence.

Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on September 8, 2017 unknown persons entered an Armour Road apartment that was left insecure. Once inside the thieves stole thousands of dollars of property including an iPod, an embroidery machine, camera, laptop, jewellery and tools. The theft was reported to police on September 15, 2017.

We remind citizens to double and triple check to ensure doors and windows are locked and secure before leaving your residence.

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

Friday September 15, 2017 – Peterborough man arrested and charged following bicycle theft

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 14 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 15 at 8 a.m.) 81

Theft Arrest:
A 41-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged after a bicycle was stolen from outside a local mall.

On September 15, 2017 at approximately 2:30 a.m. an unknown male was seen stealing a bicycle from a bike rack outside a Lansdowne Street mall and then riding the bike east through the parking lot.

Police were called and provided a description of the male. A short time later officers located the male in a Monaghan Road restaurant and located the stolen bicycle outside the restaurant.

As a result of the investigation Michael Joseph Giroux, 41, of Hunter Street East, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Sept. 15).

Theft Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 20-year-old Peterborough man following a theft from a local grocery store.

On the evening of September 14, 2017 a male entered a Towerhill Road grocery store, selected items off the shelves, concealed the items in a backpack and then left the store without making any attempt to pay for the items. When a store employee attempted to stop the male and check his backpack the male fled the area on foot.

Police were called and officers attended the area. A short time later officers located the male suspect on Chemong Road.

As a result of the investigation Dillon Dwayne Cowen, 20, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Sept. 15).

Thursday September 14, 2017 – Two arrested in human trafficking investigation

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 14 at 8 a.m.)

Human Trafficking Arrests:
A 22-year-old Peterborough man and his teenage girlfriend have been arrested and charged following a human trafficking investigation.

In late August 2017 the Peterborough Police Service received information related to local human trafficking and began an investigation.

It was reported that a Peterborough man and his teenage girlfriend had coerced another local teenage female, whom they know, into creating an ad for sexual purposes and then having dates with men, exchanging sexual services for money. Any money made by the victim was turned over to the co-accused. The incidents took place between July and August 2017.

Through the investigation it was also revealed that the male accused had made and distributed a video containing sexual images of himself and his girlfriend to several people.

As a result of the investigation warrants were issued for the arrest of the male accused and the female accused. On September 13, 2017 the co-accused were arrested on the warrants.

A 22-year-old Peterborough male is charged with the following:

  • Traffic in persons under 18 years of age
  • Procuring under 18 years of age
  • Material benefits from sexual services under 18 years of age
  • Makes, prints, publishes or possess for the purpose of publication child pornography
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Imports, distributes, sells or possess for the purpose of distribution or sale any child pornography
  • Fail to comply with the conditions of an undertaking

A Peterborough female under the age of 18 years is charged with the following:

  • Traffic in persons under 18 years of age
  • Procuring under 18 years of age
  • Material benefits from sexual services under 18 years of age

Both co-accused are scheduled to appear in court later today (Sept. 14).

As the male accused is in a domestic relationship with the female accused, whom is also a victim and a young person in this incident, the name of the co- accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim(s) and comply with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A 58-year-old Peterborough man has been charged following a domestic assault investigation.

On September 13, 2017 the accused and the victim, a woman in her 50’s, were at their Peterborough residence when the accused threatened and assaulted the victim. Police were called and officers attended.

As a result of the investigation shortly after midnight on September 14, 2017 the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault 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. 14).

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

Fraud Arrest:
A Peterborough woman has been arrested and charged after bank cards were stolen out of vehicles and fraudulently used at local stores.

In the early morning hours of September 11, 2017 an unknown female suspect entered a vehicle parked on Corrigan Crescent and stole a wallet and spare car keys. The suspect then fraudulently used the victim’s credit card to purchase items at a local gas station and at a local convenience store.

On September 12, 2017 police were called to Collison Crescent home for a similar matter where a female had stolen a purse, and other items, from a vehicle and then fraudulently used the victim’s bank card at a Peterborough convenience store.

Through the investigation the female suspect was identified. At midnight on September 14, 2017 officers attended a St. Mary’s Street residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged.

Connie Anne Desjardins, 35, of St. Mary’s Street, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Fraud under $5,000 X2
  • Theft under $5,000 X2

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on September 28, 2017.

Possession of Stolen Property Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 21-year-old woman with possession of stolen property.

In early August 2017 a ring was stolen from a Mount Pleasant Road home in the Township of Cavan Monaghan. The theft was reported to police and officers investigation.

On August 3, 2017 a female attended a George Street pawn shop where the stolen ring was pawned. Through the investigation the female suspect was identified.

On September 10, 2017 the accused attended the Peterborough police station, where as a result of the investigation, she was placed under arrest.

Salena Phillips, 21, of George Street North, is charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on October 5, 2017.

 

Wednesday September 13, 2017 – Peterborough woman facing theft charges following stolen U-Haul investigation

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 12 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 13 at 8 a.m.) 78

Theft of Motor Vehicle Arrest:
A 34-year-old Peterborough woman is facing theft charges following an investigation involving a stolen U-Haul.

On September 12, 2017 police received a call from the U-Haul head office in Toronto reporting that one of their rental trucks had been stolen. It was reported that the vehicle, rented on August 17, 2017 in Peterborough and due back the next day, was never returned on time and the customer failed to make any further payments.

Later on September 12, 2017 police were contacted regarding a suspicious vehicle containing two occupants at a convenience store in the area of Orpington Road and Monaghan Road.

When officers arrived they located a female driver and male passenger inside the missing U-Haul.

As a result of the investigation Carolyn Ann McDonald, 34, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with theft of motor vehicle. The male passenger was released unconditionally.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Sept. 13).

Tuesday September 12, 2017 – Register your bike with our FREE bicycle licence program

Sometime between September 9, 2017 and September 11, 2017 a purple child mountain bike, a lime green adult mountain bike and a black and pink child skateboarding helmet were stolen out of the backyard of a Montague Court home in Peterborough.

Between September 6, 2017 and September 9, 2017 a Norco black adult mountain bike was stolen from a shed at a Wellington Street residence.

The Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to always keep bikes locked and secured when not in use.

Also, we encourage residents to register their bike with our free bicycle licence program. This service is meant to safeguard your bicycle and increase the chances of having your bicycle returned to you if it is lost or stolen.

You can either register in-person at one of our police stations or online: Free Bicycle Licence

In order to register online you must first obtain a licence sticker. Licence stickers can be obtained at bicycle retailers or at the front counter of the Peterborough Police Service headquarters at any time, 365 days a year.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.stopcrimehere.ca