Tuesday March 28, 2017 – 17-year-old charged after convenience store robbery

Peterborough teen arrested and charged following a Monday evening robbery at a King Street convenience store.

Calls for Service:
(March 27 at 8 a.m. to March 28 at 8 a.m.) 64

Robbery Arrest:
A 17-year-old Peterborough female has been charged following a Monday evening robbery at a King Street convenience store.

On March 27, 2017 at approximately 5 p.m. a female entered a convenience store on King Street and brandishing a knife demanded cash and cigarettes from the employee at the til. The employee handed over an amount of money and cigarettes and the female fled the store.

Police were called and officers attended the scene where they were provided a description of the female suspect.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. officers located the female suspect at a Stewart Street residence.

As a result of the investigation the female was placed under arrest and charged with robbery with a weapon.

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

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

Robbery/Forcible Confinement Arrests:
Two Peterborough residents are facing a number of charges including robbery using a firearm and forcible confinement following two weekend incidents.

The victim, a man in his 50’s, met a woman online and they agreed to meet in person. On the night of March 24, 2017 the victim attended a Peterborough residence to meet the woman. While at the residence the victim became engaged in a physical altercation with an unknown male who brandished a knife and firearm. During the altercation the victim was robbed of his cellphone and cash. The victim was able to leave the residence and police were contacted.

As officers were investigating the first incident police received information about a second incident that had also taken place the night of March 24, 2017. During this incident a male, also in his 50’s, had met a woman online and agreed to meet her in person. While at a Peterborough residence the victim was robbed by a man brandishing a firearm and wearing a disguise.

During the early morning hours of March 25, 2017 officers located the co-accused walking in the area of Donegal and McDonnel Streets.

As a result of the investigation the co-accused were arrested and charged.

Ryan Clifford Short, 40, of McDonnel Street, is charged with the following:

  • Robbery using firearm X2
  • Forcible confinement
  • Disguise with intent
  • Conspiracy to commit indictable offence X2
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm

Kelly Applegath, 25, of McDonnel Street, is charged with the following:

  • Robbery using firearm X2
  • Forcible confinement
  • Disguise with intent
  • Conspiracy to commit indictable offence X2
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm

The co-accused both appeared in court on March 25, 2017.
Criminal Harassment Arrest:
A 45-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with criminal harassment after taking pictures of personal vehicles at police headquarters.

On March 27, 2017 at approximately 10 p.m. the accused attended the Peterborough Police station where he demanded service and threatened to take pictures of officers personal vehicles and license plates and post them online. The accused was cautioned about taking such action.
At approximately 10:45 p.m. the accused was seen in the parking lot at police headquarters photographing personal vehicles and license plates.

As a result of the investigation Robert Veale, 45, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with criminal harassment – beset and watch complainant and failing to comply with a probation order. The accused was additionally charged with mischief under $5,000 after damage was caused to the lawyer’s room at the police station.
The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (March 28).
St. Patrick’s Day RIDE Results:
On Friday March 17, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. the Peterborough Police Service conducted a number of RIDE checks throughout the City.

During the details 2, 205 vehicles were checked and three persons were arrested and charged with impaired driving.

As a result the following persons were arrested and charged:

  • Ryan Rowatt, 19, of Mary Street, Omemee, is charged with operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content. He was released from custody with an April 13, 2017 court date.
  • Catherine Chevarie, 43, of Parkhill Road W., is charged with impaired driving. She was released from custody with an April 13, 2017 court date.
  • Sherwyn Michael Thom, 29, of Cherry Lawn Avenue, Toronto, is charged with operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content. He was released from custody with an April 20, 2017 court date.

Monday March 27, 2017 – Police investigating arson at former outlaw motorcycle gang clubhouse

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating an arson at a former outlaw motorcycle gang clubhouse.

On Saturday March 25, 2017 at approximately 12:25 a.m. police and fire services were dispatched to a fire at a Perry Street home. The residence was a former clubhouse for an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

The fire has been deemed suspicious and is now an arson investigation.

The Peterborough Police Service is conducting a joint investigation with the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office.

Police remain on scene.

Further details will be released when available.

March 25 – 27, 2017 – Peterborough man charged with forcible confinement, aggravated assault

Weekend wrap-up media release from Saturday March 25, 2017 to Monday March 27, 2017.

Calls for Service:
(March 24 at 8 a.m. to March 25 at 8 a.m.) 98
(March 25 at 8 a.m. to March 26 at 8 a.m.) 72
(March 26 at 8 a.m. to March 27 at 8 a.m.) 40

Forcible Confinement/Aggravated Assault Arrest:
A 35-year-old Peterborough man is facing a number of charges including forcible confinement and aggravated assault.

On March 13, 2017 the accused was at a Peterborough residence. While at the residence it was reported that the accused assaulted a male and female, his parents, and prevented the female victim from leaving a room in the residence and from calling police. The accused then fled the residence and police were called. Several officers attended the residence and both victims attended a local hospital for their injuries.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of the male who was subsequently located and arrested on the warrant and charged with the following:

  • Aggravated assault X2
  • Forcible confinement

Through further investigation the accused is being charged with the following additional charges from a February 13, 2017 domestic incident involving a female victim.

  • Sexual assault
  • Assault
  • Utter threats X2
  • Mischief under $5,000

The accused appeared in court on March 24, 2017, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (March 27).

The name of the accused is not being released in order to protect the identity of the victims in these domestic incidents.

Robbery Arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has made an arrest in connection to a robbery at a King Street convenience store.

On Thursday March 9, 2017 at approximately 12:30 a.m. a male suspect walked into a convenience store located on King Street, selected some food items and then approached the til. Once at the til the man demanded money and cigarettes from the employee behind the counter and threatened the employee. The employee handed over an amount of cash from the register and cigarettes. The man then fled the store on foot, last seen heading west on King Street. Police were called and officers attended.

On March 24, 2017 the accused was arrested by the Peterborough Police Service on another matter and through the investigation he was connected to the March 9, 2017 robbery.

As a result of the investigation Mark Anthony Hale, 45, of Water Street, is charged with robbery with violence.

The accused appeared in court on March 24, 2017, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court today (March 27) via video appearance.

Domestic Assault with a Weapon Arrest:
The co-accused, a 35-year-old Peterborough woman and a 25-year-old Peterborough man, are currently in a domestic relationship.

On March 24, 2017 the co-accused became involved in a dispute at a Peterborough residence that turned into a physical altercation. It was reported that during the dispute the female brandished a knife and struck the male. It was also reported that during the dispute the male assaulted the woman. Police were called and arrived at the residence where they located the female.

The female was taken to a local hospital where her injuries were treated. A short time later the male was located at another Peterborough address. The male was also taken to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries.

As a result of the investigation the female accused was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault with a weapon (knife)
  • Assault causing bodily harm

The male accused was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault
  • Fail to comply with a recognizance

Both accused were held in custody, appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on March 25, 2017, were remanded in custody and are scheduled to appear again in court later today (March 27).

The names of the co-accused will not be released as they are also both victims in this domestic incident.

Assault Arrest:
A 51-year-old Peterborough woman has been charged with assault following a Saturday night incident at a Peterborough residence.

On Saturday March 25, 2017 at approximately 11:10 p.m. police were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for an assault. It was reported that during a dispute between the accused and the female victim the accused assaulted the victim. The accused and victim know each other.

As a result of the investigation Angela Virginia Tyron, 51, of Mason Avenue, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on April 13, 2017.

Friday March 24, 2017 – Peterborough man charged with domestic assault

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 58-year-old Peterborough man following a domestic assault.

Calls for Service:
(March 23 at 8 a.m. to March 24 at 8 a.m.) 57

Domestic Assault Arrest:
The accused, a 58-year-old Peterborough man, and the victim, a woman in her 50’s, are currently involved in a domestic relationship.

On March 23, 2017 police were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for an assault. During a domestic dispute it was reported that the accused assaulted the victim. Police attended the residence where they located the accused and as a result of the investigation he was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (March 24).

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

Mischief/Utter Threats Arrest:
A 16-year-old Peterborough teen has been arrested and charged with mischief and uttering threats following an investigation.

It was reported that following an ongoing dispute between the accused and victim, who know each other, in February 2017 the accused sent the victim threatening text messages. In early March, 2017 the accused followed the victim to his Peterborough home and damaged the outside of the residence.

As a result of the investigation on March 7, 2017 the accused attended the Peterborough Police station where he was placed under arrest and charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and mischief under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on April 3, 2017.

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

Criminal Harassment Arrest:
The accused, a 35-year-old Peterborough man, and the victim, a woman in her 30’s, were in a previous domestic relationship.

On March 22, 2017 police received information that the accused has been harassing the victim for the past several months including sending her unwanted text messages and attending her place of work. The accused had been previously cautioned regarding unwanted contact with the victim.

As a result of the investigation on March 23, 2017 police attended a Peterborough residence where the accused was placed under arrest and charged with criminal harassment.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on March 23, 2017.

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

Thursday March 23, 2017 – Peterborough Police collecting donations at Petes game for Special Olympics

A Special Olympics event is taking place during this Saturday’s Peterborough Petes game at the Memorial Centre.The Peterborough Police Service will be a part of the puck-drop event on March 25, 2017 at 7 p.m.

During the first period of the game uniformed members from our service will be volunteering their time and tolling the crowd seeking donations for Special Olympics Ontario via a bucket pass. Sponsor “Great Clips” will also be present providing haircuts with all proceeds going to Special Olympics Ontario.

“In the past the Peterborough crowd has been nothing but extremely generous,” says Peterborough Police Service Constable Cam Kenny, Coordinator for the Peter‎borough Law Enforcement Torch Run Team for Special Olympics.

Our Service is proud to be one of the top fundraisers for the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Ontario. In 2013, our Team won the Guardian Award at the International Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference. This award recognizes a program that “embodies the true spirit of the Torch Run movement and its affiliation with Special Olympics.

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 5.3 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in nearly 170 countries.‎

Peterborough Police Continue to warn residents about the Canada Revenue Agency scam

With March being Fraud Prevention Month and tax season approaching the Peterborough Police Service is warning residents that the Canada Revenue Agency scam, along with other frauds, continue to circulate in our area.

The Peterborough Police Service is continuing to promote its Canada Revenue Agency Fraud Prevention postcard campaign. The postcards provide vital information on how to avoid falling victim to the scam and who to call in the event of receiving a scam phone call.

With crime prevention being one of the five core functions of policing in Ontario, through the postcard campaign we are hoping to get this crucial messaging directly into people’s hands and into their homes to prevent any further victimization. Our hope is that people will read the message and then mail the postcard to a friend or loved one who may benefit from the messaging. Never make assumptions about who can fall prey to a scam. Anyone can be the next victim.

The postcards have been distributed at locations in the City of Peterborough, the Village of Lakefield and the Township of Cavan Monaghan. Participating locations include local banks, pharmacies, grocery stores, coffee shops, senior centres, township offices and service clubs.

Mac’s Convenience Stores is supporting the campaign and select Mac’s stores throughout Peterborough are continuing to carry the postcards. Mac’s Convenience stores have made it a corporate priority to educate their employees about the fraud in order that they can in turn warn and educate their customers.

This campaign was originally launched in August of 2016 with the 21,000 postcards printed through generous funding from the Peterborough Northumberland Crime Stoppers and grant money.

The Peterborough Police Service would like to thank Commercial Press & Design Inc. for their generous support in the printing of the postcards at a reduced cost.

For more information on the CRA scam please visit Canada Revenue Agency Fraud Prevention

 

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Wednesday March 22, 2017 – Drug and firearm charges laid following Bethune Street incident

Investigation Update:
On the night of February 22, 2017 the Emergency Response Team was called out to secure a residence in the area of Bethune and Dalhousie Streets after police received information regarding a possible weapon. Due to an investigation that was ongoing we are now in a position to release the following information:

The investigation revealed that while in the area of Bethune and Dalhousie Streets on February 22, 2017 a male was robbed by persons with a handgun. The incident was drug related.

As a result of the investigation five persons were arrested and charged. The charges are as follows:

Shannon Elizabeth Brooks, 27, of Division Street, Peterborough:

  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking (marijuana under 3kg)
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Failing to comply with a recognizance X2
  • Failing to comply with a probation order

Kevin Douglas King, 42, of Cooper Road, Madoc:

  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking (marijuana under 3kg)
  • Obstruct peace officer

King appeared in court on February 23, 2017.

Milad Moussa, 33, of Mountain Ash Road, Peterborough:

  • Robbery using a firearm
  • Failing to comply with a probation order
  • Breach of recognizance

Moussa appeared in court on February 24, 2017.

Victor Popa, 26, of Festhubert Street, Oshawa:

  • Carrying concealed weapon
  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking (marijuana under 3kg)

Popa appeared in court on February 23, 2017.

Isaih Sharp, 18, of Greenway Circle, Port Hope:

  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking (marijuana under 3kg)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Sharp appeared in court on February 23, 2017.

The investigation has concluded.

Wednesday March 22, 2017: Peterborough teen charged with forcible confinement and assault following domestic dispute

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 17-year-old Peterborough teen with assault, forcible confinement and mischief following a Monday evening domestic dispute.

Calls for Service:
(March 21 at 8 a.m. to March 22 at 8 a.m.) 64

Forcible Confinement Arrest:
A 17-year-old Peterborough teen is facing charges including assault and forcible confinement following a domestic dispute.

The accused, a 17 year old female, and the victim, a male in his 30’s, are currently in a domestic relationship.

On March 20, 2017 a domestic dispute took place at a Peterborough residence. During the dispute it was reported that the accused assaulted the victim and prevented him from leaving the home. The victim was eventually able to leave the residence. Both the victim and accused left the residence together in a motor vehicle where the dispute continued.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on March 20, 2017 a witness contacted police after observing the domestic dispute taking place in the motor vehicle. It was reported that when the victim pulled the vehicle over and exited the vehicle the accused climbed onto the hood of the vehicle and began striking the windshield.

Officers arrived on scene and located the suspect vehicle along with the accused and victim.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Forcible confinement
  • Domestic assault
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Failing to comply with a sentence

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

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

Break and Enter: Frank Street
Sometime between 1:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on March 21, 2017 unknown person(s) broke into a Frank Street residence through an insecure door. The homeowners were not home at the time. Once inside the thieves stole items including a safe, personal identification including passports and a quantity of jewellery.

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

Tuesday March 21, 2017 – Woman taken to Toronto hospital following ATV collision, charged under Trespass to Property Act

On Monday March 20, 2017 at approximately 10:10 p.m. police and EMS were dispatched to an ATV collision in the area of Crawford Drive and Harper Road in the City of Peterborough.

Through the investigation it was determined that the ATV, operating on private property at the time, had struck a fence.

The driver of the ATV, a 27-year-old Peterborough woman, was initially taken to a local hospital then transported to a Toronto-based hospital where her injuries are being treated.

The driver was charged under the Trespass to Property Act with entering premises when entry prohibited section 2(1)(a)(i)

The Peterborough Police Service is looking to speak with the driver of a second ATV that was believed to be in the area at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Traffic Constable Cameron Kenny at 705-876-1122 ext. 289.