Wednesday December 20, 2017 – Police seeking witnesses after pedestrian struck by car on Hilliard Street

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 19 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 20 at 8 a.m.) 73

Public Assistance:
The Peterborough Police Service is asking for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward after a pedestrian was struck by a car on Hilliard Street.

The incident took place at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday December 19, 2017 as the female pedestrian was attempting to cross Hilliard Street, just south of Marina Boulevard. EMS and police attended and the pedestrian was taking to a local hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses or those with information are asked to please contact PC Jason Cannon at 705-876-1122. The investigation continues.

Fraud Arrest:
A 31-year-old Bewdley resident is facing charges after stolen bank cards were fraudulently used to withdraw money from the victim’s account.

In late August or early September 2017 the victim had her bank cards stolen from her vehicle. The stolen cards were then used by an unknown suspect at local ATM machines to fraudulently withdraw money from her account. The suspect had also deposited a blank envelope into the victim’s account and then withdrew money from the account. Through the investigation the suspect was identified.

On December 17, 2017 police attended a Bewdley residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Aubrey Ryan Northey, 31, of Poplar Drive, Bewdley, is charged with the following:

  • Fraud under $5,000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (stolen bank cards)
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 4, 2018.

Warrant Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested a 28-year-old man on a warrant for charges including possession of stolen property and using a stolen credit card.

In late November 2017 the victim had his credit card stolen from his vehicle that was parked at a Cumberland Avenue residence. An unknown suspect then used the stolen credit card at a local convenience store and attempted to use the credit card several more times at stores but was unsuccessful.

Through the investigation the suspect was identified. On December 15, 2017 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Roland William Ferguson, 28, of Sherbrooke Street, for the charges of use of credit card, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and fail to comply with a recognizance.

On December 19, 2017 police located the accused in the area of Dalhousie and Park Streets where he was arrested on the warrant.

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

Tuesday December 19, 2017 – Arrest made in convenience store robbery

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 18 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 19 at 8 a.m.) 74

Robbery/Theft Arrest:
A 35-year-old Peterborough woman is facing robbery and theft charges following incidents at two local convenience stores.

On December 17, 2017 at approximately 2:35 p.m. an unknown female entered a Park Street South convenience store, indicated to the employee that she had a knife and demanded money from the till. When the clerk did not comply the female grabbed the cash register in an attempt to open it but was unsuccessful. The female then fled the store. The incident was reported to police and officers attended.

At approximately 8:40 p.m. that same day an unknown female attended an Orpington Road convenience store and stole several items including lottery tickets. Following the theft police were called and attended the store. Officers were provided a description of the female and a description of the suspect vehicle.

Through the investigation the female suspect was identified. At approximately 10:40 p.m. on December 17, 2017 the female suspect was located at a Peterborough residence where she was placed under arrest for the theft at the Orpington Road convenience store.

As a result of the investigation Connie Anne Desjardins, 35, of St. Mary’s Street, Peterborough, was charged with theft under $5,000.

Through further investigation it was revealed that the female was also connected to the robbery earlier in the day at the Park Street South convenience store. During the investigation officers located clothes in the suspect’s vehicle that had been stolen from a vehicle parked in the area of Barnardo Avenue.

Desjardins was additionally charged with the following:

  • Robbery with intent
  • Possession of stolen property

The accused appeared in court on December 18, 2017, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court on December 20, 2017.

Domestic Forcible Confinement/Assault Arrest:
A 68-year-old Lindsay man has been charged with assault and forcible confinement following a Monday night domestic incident.

On December 18, 2017 police attended a Lakefield residence for a domestic dispute. During an argument it was reported that the accused had assaulted the victim, a woman in her 60’s, and had prevented her from calling police or leaving the residence.

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

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

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

Trespass at Night/Possession of Stolen Property Arrest:
A 29-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges including possession of stolen property and trespassing at night following an investigation.

On December 7, 2017 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused for fail to comply with a probation order.

On December 19, 2017 at approximately 12:30 a.m. the accused was seen in the area of Wolfe Street but eluded police. A short time later he was located by officers behind a Paterson Street residence. The accused was subsequently arrested on the warrant. During a search incident to arrest the accused was found to be in possession of narcotics and stolen property including power tools.

As a result of the investigation Daniel John Laundry, 29, of Paterson Street, is charged with the following:

  • Fail to comply with a probation order
  • Breach of probation
  • Trespass at night
  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Codeine)
  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30grams)

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

Dec. 16 – 18, 2017 – Mississauga man charged after Peterborough woman defrauded of more than $15K

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 15 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 16 at 8 a.m.) 112
(Dec. 16 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 17 at 8 a.m.) 68
(Dec. 17 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 18 at 8 a.m.) 49

Fraud Over Arrest:
A 27-year-old Mississauga man has been charged with fraud over $5,000 following a local lottery scam.

On July 19, 2017 the victim, a Peterborough woman in her 80’s, received a phone call from a man stating she had won four million dollars through a lottery as well as a luxury car. The caller told the woman that in order to claim her prize and have the funds released to her she had to deposit $15,000 into his bank account.

The victim attended a Peterborough bank and went ahead with the deposit. On July 20, 2017 a relative of the victim, who has access to her banking records, noticed suspicious transactions in the victim’s account including two bank transfers totalling $927 along with the $15,000 bank transfer.

The relative attended the bank and was able to cancel the $15,000 bank draft before any funds had been withdrawn. Police were contacted and began an investigation.

Through the investigation the accused was identified and attended the Peterborough Police station on December 16, 2017 where he was placed under arrest.

As a result of the investigation Darren Sinclair, 27, of Shelby Crescent, Mississauga, Ontario, is charged with fraud over $5,000.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on December 16, 2017, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (Dec. 18).

The Peterborough Police Service reminds residents of the following:

  • Legitimate lotteries do not require you to pay a fee or tax to collect winnings.
  • Never send money to anybody you don’t know and trust.
  • Don’t provide personal banking details to anyone that you do not know and trust.
  • Examine all of the terms and conditions of any offer very carefully—claims of free or very cheap offers often have hidden costs. Calls to premium rate phone numbers or premium text messages can be very expensive.
  • Ask Yourself “Did I enter this contest?” You cannot win money or a prize in a contest unless you have entered it yourself, or someone else has entered it on your behalf.

From the Competition Bureau of Canada

For more information on how to protect yourself please visit the Competition Bureau or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A 47-year-old Peterborough resident is facing three counts of assault following a weekend domestic incident.

On December 17, 2017 at approximately 3:30 a.m. the accused and his common law spouse became involved in an argument at their Peterborough residence. During the argument it was reported that the accused assaulted his two children along with his common law spouse.

Police were called and attended the residence. As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault X3.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on December 17, 2017, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court on December 21, 2017.

The name of the accused will not be released to protect the identity of the victims involved.

Impaired/Over 80mg Arrest:
A 33-year-old Peterborough woman is facing charges including impaired driving following a traffic stop.

At approximately 12:40 a.m. on December 15, 2017 an officer on general patrol observed an SUV facing northbound on the east side of George Street, which is a one-way southbound street.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and while speaking with the driver noted a strong odour of alcohol coming from the driver’s breath.

A subsequent breath sample revealed the accused had nearly three times the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

As a result of the investigation Melissa Wood, 33, of Ferrier Crescent, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content. The driver was served with a 90 day Automatic Driver’s Licence Suspension and a seven day vehicle impoundment.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 11, 2018.

Fail/Refuse to Provide Breath Sample Arrest:
A London, Ontario woman has been charged with refusing to provide police with a breath sample following a weekend traffic stop.

On December 16, 2017 at approximately 12:45 a.m. officers in the area of Rye and Lansdowne Streets were conducting a RIDE program when they observed a vehicle driving erratically in the area.

Officers conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the female driver informing her that police were conducting a mobile RIDE check. While speaking with the driver officers detected an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath. Officers subsequently made the request for a breath sample to which the driver refused.

As a result of the investigation Daniela Flores Young, 22, of Devos Drive, London, Ontario, was arrested and charged with fail or refuse to provide sample. The driver was served with a 90 day Automatic Driver’s Licence Suspension and a seven day vehicle impoundment.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 11, 2018.

Theft from Vehicles:
The Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to double-triple check to ensure car doors are locked and secured following thefts from unlocked vehicles over the weekend.

Between December 16 and December 17, 2017 thieves made their way into unlocked vehicles parked at homes on Reid Street, Dublin Street, Bethune Street and Greenlawn Avenue. Items stolen from the unlocked vehicles includes sunglasses and documents including vehicle ownership and insurance slips.

Don’t make it easy for thieves to steal your property. Always check to make sure vehicle doors are locked, hide any valuables out of plain sight or take valuables with you and remember to report any suspicious persons in your neighbourhood to police.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers 

Friday December 15, 2017 – Peterborough resident charged with sexual assault

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 14 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 15 at 8 a.m.) 70

Sexual Assault Arrest:
A 57-year-old Peterborough resident has been charged with sexual assault following an investigation.

On the afternoon of December 14, 2017 the victim, an adult female, was in the area of Simcoe Street when she was approached by an unknown male and touched inappropriately. The incident was reported to police. Through the investigation the accused was identified and located still in the area.

As a result of the investigation Orland William James, 57, of Herbert Street, is charged with sexual assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 11, 2018.

Drug Arrests:
Three persons have been arrested and charged and a large quantity of cocaine seized following a drug search warrant at a Peterborough home.

As a result of an ongoing investigation, on December 14, 2017 members of the Peterborough Police Service’s ICAD (Intelligence, Crime Analysis, Asset Forfeiture and Drug Unit) executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant at Downie Street residence.

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

Samuel Djabah, 24, of Brampton, is charged with the following:

  • Traffick in schedule I substance (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking (Marijuana under 3 kg)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

Sheila Anderson, 47, of Downie Street, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Traffick in schedule I substance (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Deontay Willis, 24, of Newmarket, is charged with the following:

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

As a result of the search warrant the following was seized:

  • 54.7 grams of cocaine
  • 19.9 grams of marijuana
  • Drug paraphernalia including drug packaging, a scale and cell phones
  • Quantity of cash

All three accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today (Dec. 15).

Impaired Arrest:
A Fenelon Falls resident is facing charges including impaired driving following a Thursday evening motor vehicle collision.

On December 14, 2017 at approximately 7:15 p.m. a two-vehicle collision took place on County Road 10 and Hayes Line. A car, driven by the accused, had failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with pick-up truck that was travelling southbound on County Road 10. No injuries were reported as a result.

While speaking with the accused officers noted a strong odour of alcoholic coming from the accused’s breath. A subsequent breath test revealed the accused had more than the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

As a result of the investigation Shannon Thompson, 28, of Clifton Street, Fenelon Falls, 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 January 11, 2018.

Thursday December 14, 2017 – Peterborough resident charged following fraud at local store

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 13 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 14 at 8 a.m.) 68

Fraud under Arrest:
A 30-year-old Peterborough resident is facing charges following a fraud incident at a local store.

On December 13, 2017 at approximately 7:10 p.m. a loss prevention officer at a Lansdowne Street West store saw a person enter the store, select various products from the shelves, attend the customer service desk and return the products using an old receipt. The person was arrested by a store loss prevention officer and police attended to continue the arrest.

As a result of the investigation John Robert Thibeault, 30, of Parkhill Road West, is charged with fraud under $5,000 and fail to comply X2.

Farm Vehicle Safety Presentation:
Today (Dec. 14) the Peterborough Police Service’s Traffic Management Unit and Community Patrol Unit in conjunction with the Ministry of Transportation are hosting a free farm vehicle safety presentation from 10 a.m. to noon in the gymnasium at the Cavan Monaghan Township Office, 988 County Road 10, Millbrook.

The information session is regarding the safe use of farm vehicles on township roads and highways and the requirements under the Highway Traffic Act. Media are invited to attend.

Wednesday December 13, 2017 – Peterborough woman facing charges following dispute with roommate

Calls for Service:
(12 Dec. at 8 a.m. to 13 Dec. at 8 a.m.) 60

Weapons offence:

On December 12, 2017 the Peterborough Police responded to a downtown address regarding two roommates who were fighting. Investigation revealed that a verbal dispute had ensued over noise in the apartment when one of the roommates picked up a frying pan and threatened to kill the other roommate. When Police arrived the roommate was still in possession of the frying pan and they were taken into custody without incident.

Charged with Utter Threats to Cause Death and Bodily Harm, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Fail to Comply with Probation is a 23 year old female from Peterborough. The accused was held in custody and will appear in court on the 13th December 2017.

The name of the accused will not be released to protect the identity of the victim.

Are you missing property stolen from your vehicle?

A 34-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged after police received a call from a concerned citizen regarding suspicious persons going through vehicles.

At approximately 4:30 a.m. on November 23, 2017 police responded to information from the public regarding two male suspects in the area of Haggis Drive and Denure Drive going through vehicles.

Officers responded to the area and began searching for the two suspects. A short time later officers located one of the suspects hiding behind some shrubs at an Eagle Crescent residence and he was placed under arrest. During the investigation the accused was found to be in possession of a quantity of items including work boots, cell phones, glasses and a MP3 player, that had been taken from vehicles in the area.

As a result of the investigation Shawn Adam Belanger, 34, of Bolivar Street, was arrested and charged with trespassing at night and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Owners of the stolen property are asked to come forward by contacting the Peterborough Police Service’s non-emergency line at 705-876-1122 ext. 274 to identify and claim their property.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 14, 2017.

The investigation continues.

Tuesday December 12, 2017 – Peterborough residence facing numerous charges following domestic assault investigation

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 11 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 12 at 8 a.m.) 66

Warrant Arrest:
A 36-year-old Peterborough man is facing numerous charges following a domestic assault investigation.

On December 5, 2017 police received information regarding various incidents dating back to July 2014 where the accused had assaulted the female victim, damaged her property, threatened her while brandishing a knife and also threatened members of her extended family.

As a result of the investigation on December 6, 2017 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused.

On December 11, 2017 the accused attended the Peterborough Police station where he was arrested on the warrant for the following:

  • Assault X3
  • Mischief under $5,000 X2
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm X5
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on December 11, 2017.

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

Use of credit card/Theft Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has made an arrest after stolen credit cards were used at local stores.

On December 9, 2017 the complainant was at a Simcoe Street establishment when he lost his wallet in the parking lot. The wallet, containing personal I.D and bank cards, was picked-up and the stolen credit cards were used at local stores.

Through the investigation the accused was identified.

On December 11, 2017 the accused was located at a Princess Street address where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Donavan Anthony Huycke, 25, of Princess Street, is charged with the following:

  • Use of credit card X2
  • Theft under $5,000 X2
  • Fail to comply with a probation order X2

It was determined that the accused was also a suspect in a November 2, 2017 theft from a Lansdowne Street West store.

The accused is further charged with:

  • Theft 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 (Dec. 12).

Break and Enter:
The Peterborough Police Service is asking anyone with information to come forward following a break-in at a local restaurant.

At approximately 4 a.m. on December 11, 2017 unknown person(s) broke into a Sherbrooke Street restaurant and stole a large quantity of cash.

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

Theft Arrest:
An 89-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with theft following an incident at a local store.

On December 9, 2017 a male attended a Lansdowne Street West store, selected items off the shelves, concealed the items then left the store without making attempt to pay for the concealed merchandise.

A store security officer followed the male outside the store where he was placed under arrest. Police were called and attended.

As a result of the investigation Nevruz Kulla, 89, of Pulpit Road, Peterborough, is charged with theft under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 11, 2018.

Dec. 9 – 11, 2017 – Weekend wrap-up Media Release

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 8 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 9 at 8 a.m.) 77
(Dec. 9 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 10 at 8 a.m.) 66
(Dec. 10 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 11 at 8 a.m.) 57

Drive over 80mgs Arrest:
On December 3, 2017 the Peterborough Police were conducting a RIDE program downtown, at approximately 2 a.m. officers noticed a vehicle leaving a local parking garage driving erratically. The vehicle entered the RIDE program and the driver was spoken too. During the conversation an odour of an alcoholic beverage was detected on the driver’s breath.

As a result of the investigation Tracy Lynn Griffin, 36, of Young’s Point was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with More than 80mgs of Alcohol in Blood. Griffin was released from custody and will appear in court on January 4, 2018.

Assault Arrest:
On December 9, 2017 the Peterborough Police responded to a downtown address regarding an assault complaint. The investigation revealed that a male and female, who are in a domestic relationship, had been consuming alcohol with friends. Just prior to Police being called an argument ensued between the male and female over the amount of alcohol left in the residence, the argument got heated and it is alleged that the female assaulted the male causing minor injuries. The male was treated and released by EMS.

Charged with Assault is a 41-year-old female from Peterborough, she was held for Weekend and Statutory Holiday (WASH) court on December 10, 2017.

The name of the accused will not be released to protect the identity of the victim.

Drive over 80mgs Arrest:
On December 9, 2017 the Peterborough Police were conducting a RIDE program on Lansdowne St. East. At approximately 11:45 p.m. a motor vehicle entered the RIDE program and officers spoke with the driver. During the conversation an odour of alcohol could be detected from the driver.

As a result of the investigation, Brian Anderson, 51, of Peterborough is charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over 80mgs of Alcohol in Blood. Anderson will appear in court on January 11, 2018.

Weapons Offence:
On December 7, 2017 the accused attended a South end residence to demand monies owed to him. The accused, who was in possession of an operating chainsaw threatened several people regarding the amount owed.

As a result of the investigation Daryl Harper, 36, of Peterborough was arrested and charged with Possession of Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Utter Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm and Fail to Comply with Probation. Harper was released from custody and will appear in court on December 28, 2017.

The chainsaw was not used to assault anyone and no one was injured.

Possession of Stolen Property:
On December 9, 2017 three youths attended a North end store where two of them entered and selected several items. The youths then exited the store without paying for the items however the youths were stopped outside by a citizen who witnessed the crime. Peterborough Police were in the area and were flagged down by the citizen. Investigation revealed that two of the youths were on court ordered conditions to remain away from each other. While Police were dealing with the 3 youths, one of them escaped and fled on foot but was captured a short distance away. The youth then offered money to the officer to release them so they would not go to jail.

Charged with Failing to comply with a Sentence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act is a 16 year old male from Peterborough. The accused was released from custody and will appear in court on the 8th January 2018.

Charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 is a 17 year old male from Peterborough. The accused was released from custody and will appear in court on January 8, 2018.

Charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000, Theft Under $5,000, Escape Lawful Custody, Fail to Comply with Sentence and Bribery of Officers is a 16 year old youth from Peterborough. The accused was held for Weekend and Statutory Holiday(WASH) court on December 10, 2017.

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

Friday December 8, 2017- Residents encouraged to lock-it-or-lose-it as thefts from vehicles continue

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 8 at 8 a.m.) 61

Theft from Vehicles:
We are continuing to see thefts from vehicles and strongly encourage residents to take anything that is of any value out of the vehicle or make sure items are well hidden and double check to ensure vehicle doors are locked.

Sometime between 6 p.m. on December 6, 2017 and 9:30 a.m. on December 7, 2017 thieves entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a Saugeen Crescent home. The thieves then emptied the glove box and stole a wallet and some loose change.

Between 11:30 p.m. on December 6, 2017 and 8:10 a.m. on December 7, 2017 unknown person(s) entered a locked vehicle at a Pulpit Road home and stole a wallet from the storage compartment between the two front seats along with loose change that had been left out and was clearly visible.

We remind residents to keep an eye out for any suspicious persons in their neighbourhood and to always call police to report suspicious persons or activity.

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