Peterborough Police Part of Provincial Human Trafficking Outreach Through Operation Northern Spotlight

(ORILLIA, ON) – Members of police services throughout Ontario, including the Peterborough Police Service, were able to ensure the safety of 6 people who had been working in the sex trade and were in exploitive situations, including 2 under the age of 16. Additionally, 12 people were charged with 21 offences as part of Operation Northern Spotlight, a coordinated, national effort to end human trafficking.

During Operation Northern Spotlight, police meet with individuals suspected of being in exploitive situations. They are provided contacts and information for community-based support agencies and are offered both immediate and future police assistance to leave the exploitation. The program is not intended to engage those who are not being exploited.

The Peterborough Police Service was one of 46 police services across Ontario, who over a seven-day period was involved in the project that saw 12 people were charged with 21 offences.

A total of 331 police officers, support staff and victim services engaged 198 people, as part of a joint effort coordinated by the Ontario Provincial Police. It was part of an international operation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), RCMP and involved police services from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia and the United Kingdom.

Eight officers with the Peterborough Police Service and City of Kawartha Lakes Police with one support staff engaged with eight local sex trade workers with one recovery. A recovery is when officers make contact and offer assistance and supports to a sex trade worker and that assistance is accepted. Supports include healthcare and housing.

“Ontario’s strategy to end human trafficking requires a community response including law enforcement, public health, housing and various other support agencies,” says Peterborough Police Service Staff Sergeant Neil Collins, Investigative Services.

“The Peterborough Police Service encourages anyone with information on suspected human trafficking to contact our police service.”

Wednesday October 18, 2017 – Trenton woman charged following investigation into theft of electronics

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 18 at 8 a.m.) 66

Theft Arrest:
A 31-year-old Trenton woman has been charged following an investigation into the theft of electronics from a Peterborough store.

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on August 27, 2017 a woman entered the Chemong Road Walmart with a man following shortly after, selected electronics off the shelves, concealed the items and then left the store without making any attempt to pay for the items. The total value of the theft is estimated at $950.

Through the investigation, which included the public dissemination of their photos, the female and male suspects were identified.

On October 16, 2017 the female suspect was arrested in Trenton, Ontario by the Quinte West OPP. Peterborough Police officers attended Trenton where they continued the arrest and transported the female accused back to Peterborough where she attended court on October 17, 2017.

As a result of the investigation Nicole Alyn Chan, 31, of Adrian Court, Trenton, is charged with the following:

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

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the male suspect. The name of the male suspect will be released once he is arrested on the warrant.

The investigation continues to identify the third suspect in the following media release previously issued:

Do you know this person? Police looking for public assistance in ongoing theft investigation

Domestic Assault Arrest:
Three Peterborough residents have been charged following a domestic incident on Tuesday night.

On October 17, 2017 officers on patrol were contacted by neighbours and passer-by’s regarding a domestic dispute taking place at a Peterborough residence.

It was reported that during an argument inside the residence the accused assaulted the victim, a 19-year-old Peterborough woman.

As a result of the investigation officers attempted to place the male under arrest during which time he resisted and assaulted an officer.

While attempting to speak with the victim the victim attempted to punch one of the officers.

At this time the mother of the male accused, a 52-year-old Peterborough woman, arrived on scene and interfered with the investigation and struck an officer in the face.

As a result of the investigation the following arrests were made:

A 25-year-old Peterborough man is charged with:

  • Domestic assault
  • Assault with intent to resist arrest
  • Mischief under $5,000 X2
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

A 19-year-old Peterborough woman is charged with:

  • Assault peace officer
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

A 52-year-old Peterborough woman is charged with:

  • Assault peace officer
  • Obstruct peace officer

All three parties were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today (Oct. 18).

Due to the domestic nature of this incident and in order to protect the identity of the victim no names will be released.

Break-in: Walkerfield Avenue
The Peterborough Police Service is reminding residents to keep their doors locked after a break-in at a Walkerfield Avenue home.

Sometime between 11:30 p.m. on October 16, 2017 and 6:30 a.m. on October 17, 2017 unknown person(s) entered a Walkerfield Avenue home through an unlocked front door. Once inside thieves stole a MacBook Pro valued at $1,000.

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 October 17, 2017 – Peterborough man charged with assault following domestic dispute

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 16 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 17 at 8 a.m.) 79

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A 58-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with assault following a Monday night domestic dispute.

On the night of October 16, 2017 the accused and victim became involved in a verbal dispute while at a Peterborough residence. During the dispute it was reported that the accused struck the victim, a woman in her 50’s, in the face and then fled the home. Police were called and attended the residence. A short time later officers located the accused walking in the area of Water Street.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault. He was held in custody and is scheduled to attend court later today (Oct. 17).

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

Assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has charged a Cavan Monaghan man with assault following an incident in early October.

On October 6, 2017 police were dispatched to a residence in Cavan Monaghan for an assault call. It was reported that during a verbal altercation between the accused and the victim, a man in his 20’s, the victim was struck numerous times in the head. The accused and victim know each other.

As a result of the investigation Terry James Williams, 42, of Valleyview Drive, Cavan Monaghan, was arrested and charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 2, 2017.

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A 32-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with assault following a late September incident.

On September 27, 2017 the accused and victim became involved in an argument while at their Peterborough residence. During the argument it was reported that the accused assaulted the victim, a woman in her 30’s, by grabbing her arm. The incident was later reported to police on October 13, 2017.

As a result of the investigation on October 13, 2017 police attended a Peterborough residence where the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on October 26, 2017.

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

Assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has charged a 14-year-old male with assault after an incident on Friday night.

The accused, a 14-year-old Peterborough teen, is currently on conditions to have no communication with the victim, a teenage male, and to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

On the night of October 13, 2017 the accused and victim were at a social function when the accused approached the victim and attempted to engage him in a fight. When the victim refused it was reported that the accused struck him in the face and continued to do so as the victim tried to leave the area. The accused and victim know each other. The incident was reported to police at which point the accused fled the area.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused for the charges of assault, breach of probation and breach of an undertaking.

On October 14, 2017 the accused attended the Peterborough Police station where he was arrested on the warrant. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 6, 2017.

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

Assault Arrest
A 16-year-old Peterborough teen has been charged with assault following a Friday afternoon incident.

Shortly after noon hour on October 13, 2017 the victim, a male teenager, and a friend were walking in the area of Hilliard Street when they were approached by the accused and his group of friends. It was reported that the accused then came towards the victim and struck him in the head. The accused and victim know each other. Police were called and EMS also attended. The victim was taken to a local hospital to have his injuries assessed.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 6, 2017.

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

Oct. 14 – 16, 2017 – Etobicoke man charged with extortion and transmitting intimate images without consent

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 14 at 8 a.m.) 94
(Oct. 14 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 15 at 8 a.m.) 69
(Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 16 at 8 a.m.) 83

Extortion Arrest:
A 36-year-old Etobicoke man has been charged with extortion and transmitting intimate images without consent following an investigation.

The investigation revealed that during a domestic relationship between the accused and the victim in 2016 and 2017 the accused took intimate photos of the victim, a woman in her 30’s, without her consent and distributed those photos without her consent.

That relationship has since ended and through the investigation it has been revealed that the accused is threatening to release those intimate images without the victim’s consent if she does not comply with his demands regarding a childcare issue.

On October 13, 2017 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused for the offences of extortion and transmit intimate image without consent.

On October 14, 2017 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) contacted the Peterborough Police Service advising they had the accused in custody on the warrant at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Peterborough Police officers travelled to a Toronto address where the accused was turned over to Peterborough Police custody and arrested on the warrant.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on October 15, 2017, was released from custody and is scheduled to re-attend a Peterborough court on November 2, 2017.

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

Break and Enter Arrest:
A Peterborough teen is facing several charges after a Caddy Street home was broken into where he was confronted and apprehended by the residents.

On the night of October 13, 2017 police received several calls for service regarding a suspicious male in the area of Armour Road and McFarlane Street. Police attended the area but did not locate the male.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. that same night police received a call about a break and enter in progress at a Caddy Street home. While the residents were watching television they heard a noise in the upstairs of their home. When they investigated the noise they located an unknown male inside their house. One of the residents called 9-1-1 while the other resident attempted to apprehend the male. Police arrived on scene and placed the unknown male under arrest, during which time he resisted. The male was also found to be in possession of an amount of marijuana and hashish.

Through further investigation it was revealed the same male had stolen money from a vehicle parked at an Armour Road residence, had broken into another home on Armour Road and stolen a laptop and had attempted to break into a third residence on Armour Road.

As a result of the investigation Alexander John Burke, 18, of King George Street, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Break and Enter X2
  • Attempt break and enter
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Resist peace officer
  • Possession of a schedule II substance X2
  • Breach of probation X4

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on October 14, 2017.

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A 21-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with four counts of domestic assault following an investigation.

On October 15, 2017 the accused and victim became involved in a verbal dispute at a Peterborough residence during which time the victim was assaulted. Officers were called and attended the area.

Through further investigation it was revealed that the victim, a woman in her 20’s, had been assaulted on three previous occasions dating back to 2016. During one of the previous incidents it was reported that the accused damaged the victim’s vehicle.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault X4 and mischief.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on October 15, 2017.

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

Criminal Harassment Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 37-year-old man with criminal harassment and breaking into his ex-partners residence.

The accused and the victim, a woman in her 40’s, were involved in a domestic relationship that came to an end in September 2017. Following the end of the relationship it was reported to police that the accused made repeated and unwanted contact with the victim through various means including numerous text messages, phone calls and voice messages. It was also reported that on October 15, 2017 the accused broke into the victim’s residence while she was inside.

As a result of the investigation on the night of October 15, 2017 police attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with criminal harassment and break and enter.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Oct. 16).

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

Break and Enter Arrests:
Two Peterborough men have been charged with break and enter following an investigation.

On October 13, 2017 police were called to an Aylmer Street North residence for a break and enter. When the homeowner had returned to his home he saw that his residence had been broken into and he located the two co-accused on the property. The victim and the co-accused know each other.

On October 14, 2017 the co-accused attended the police station where, as a result of the investigation, they were placed under arrest.

Justin Michael Dimock, 26, of Aylmer Street North and Kevin Robert Dimock, 24, of Water Street, are charged with break and enter.

Both accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court on November 2, 2017.

Break-in: King George Street
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a King George Street residence.

Sometime on October 14, 2017 unknown person(s) broke into the home through an insecure door while the homeowner was away. Once inside the thieves stole a large quantity of jewellery valued in the thousands of dollars.

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

Do you know this person? Police looking for public assistance in ongoing theft investigation

The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a third person in an ongoing theft investigation.

On August 24, 2017 at approximately 5 p.m. a female entered the Chemong Road Walmart, selected electronics off the shelves, removed the electronic security devices from the items, concealed the items in a bag she was carrying and then exited the store without making any attempts to pay for the items. The total value of the theft is more than $500. The female was last seen entering the passenger side of a red Ford Ranger pick-up truck Ontario licence plate AF71119 driven by a male.

The suspect is described as (please see photos below):

  • Female
  • Caucasian
  • Mid-thirties in age
  • Approx. 150 lbs.
  • Black hair
  • Tattoos on her left shoulder
  • Pink tank top
  • Black ripped leggings
  • Carrying a large pink bag
  • Left area in a red Ford Ranger pick-up truck with Ontario licence plates AF71119

Original Media Release from Friday October 13, 2017:

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 October 13, 2017 – Do you know these people?

Theft Investigation:
The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects in an ongoing theft investigation.

On August 24, 2017 at approximately 5 p.m. a female entered the Chemong Road Walmart, selected electronics off the shelves, removed the electronic security devices from the items, concealed the items and then exited the store without making any attempts to pay for the items. The total value of the theft is more than $500. The female was last seen entering the passenger side of a red Ford Ranger pick-up driven by a male.

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on August 27, 2017 a female entered the same Walmart with a male following shortly after, selected electronics off the shelves, concealed the items and then left the store without making any attempt to pay for the items. The total value of the theft is estimated at $950.

The suspects are described as (please see photos below ):

Suspect #1

  • Female
  • Caucasian
  • 30 to 40 years of age
  • Reddish blond hair
  • Wearing a black T-Shirt, black leggings and pink shoes

Suspect #2

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Mid-thirties in age
  • Short brown hair
  • Wearing a purple T-Shirt, grey long-sleeved dress shirt, black pants, black and white shoes and a ball cap

 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or the identity of the persons in the photos is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers

Break and Enter Arrest:
A 17-year-old Peterborough teen is facing charges after a west end home was broken into and firearms stolen.

Sometime between October 3, 2017 and October 10, 2017 a Brealey Drive residence was broken into and firearms were stolen from the home. The residents were not home at the time. Through the investigation the male suspect was identified.

On October 12, 2017 police located the male suspect in the west end. As a result of the investigation he was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000, break and enter and possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30grams).

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

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

Friday October 13, 2017 – Police investigating overnight stabbing in area of George & Hunter Street

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 13 at 8 a.m.) 75

Ongoing Investigation:
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following an overnight stabbing in the area of George and Hunter Streets.

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.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • 5’10” to 5’11”
  • 170lbs
  • Skinny build
  • Wearing boots, khaki pants, a black sweater and a flat brimmed black hat

 

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • 5’10” to 5’11”
  • Skinny build
  • Acne
  • Blond hair
  • Wearing a red sweater

Police are no longer on scene and roads in the area are open. It is believed there is no threat to public safety.

Anyone with information or any witnesses are asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers

Thursday October 12, 2017 – Toronto resident charged with assault and obstruct peace officer following rally in Peterborough

Further to the Media Release for October 12, 2017

Assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police has arrested and charged a Toronto resident with assault and obstruct peace officer following a large scale rally held in Peterborough.

On September 30, 2017 hundreds of people gathered in the area of Confederation Square in response to an organized rally.

During the rally police attempted to remove a person from the crowd by escorting them to a police cruiser. At that point an unknown protester concealing their identity emerged from the crowd and struck the person in the head. The protester was initially arrested and subsequently released unconditionally. The investigation revealed that the name the protester provided to officers at the time of arrest was false.

Through further investigation police were able to confirm the identity of the protester.

On October 5, 2017 police attended a Toronto residence where, as a result of the investigation, the person was arrested and charged.

William October, 22, of Richmond Street West, Toronto, is charged with assault and obstruct peace officer.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to attend a Peterborough court on October 26, 2017.

Police seek public assistance in identifying persons following rally at Confederation Square

The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s help in identifying the following persons involved in the rally held September 30, 2017 at Confederation Square in the City of Peterborough.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service Crime Line at 705-876-1122 ext. 555.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday October 12, 2017 – Peterborough man facing charges after stolen banking cards used at local convenience store

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 11 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 12 at 8 a.m.) 60

Fraud Arrest:
A 47-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including fraud and possession of property obtained by crime after stolen banking cards were used at a local convenience store.

Sometime between 11 p.m. on October 7, 2017 and 12:45 p.m. on October 8, 2017 unknown person(s) entered a locked vehicle parked in a Burnham Street parking lot. Once inside several items were stolen including a wallet containing banking cards. The banking cards were then fraudulently used at a local convenience store.

Through the investigation the male suspect was identified. On October 11, 2017 at approximately 1:30 a.m. an officer on patrol located the male suspect walking in the area of George and Charlotte Streets.

As a result of the investigation Carl James Hubbell, 47, of Murray Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

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

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on October 26, 2017.