Nov. 25 – 27, 2017 – Peterborough man charged with trafficking marijuana following investigation at bike store

Calls for Service:
(Nov. 24 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 25 at 8 a.m.) 96
(Nov. 25 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 26 at 8 a.m.) 84
(Nov. 26 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 27 at 8 a.m.) 46

Drug Trafficking Arrest:
A 59-year-old Peterborough resident has been arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana following an investigation at a George Street bike shop.

The Peterborough Police Service has been receiving ongoing information regarding the sale of marijuana from Poell’s Bike Shop on George Street and as a result of the complaints began an investigation in November of 2017.

On November 24, 2017 members of the Service’s Drug Unit attended the store where, as a result of the investigation, Edmundas Poell, 59, of George Street, was arrested and charged.

A Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant was executed at the shop where officers located and seized an amount of marijuana (2.75lbs), Oxycodone (43 tablets), a prohibited device (Knife) along with digital scales, cellular devices and drug packaging.

Poell is charged with the following:

  • Traffick schedule II substance (Marijuana under 3 kilograms) X3
  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Oxycodone)
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition (Knife)

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

The investigation is ongoing.

Mischief Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 35-year-old Peterborough resident with mischief after a window to his ex-partner’s vehicle was damaged.

The accused and the victim were in a previous domestic relationship. On November 26, 2017 it was reported that the accused had attended the address where the victim was staying and used a hammer to smash a window on her vehicle. The incident was reported to police and officers attended the area where they located the accused.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000 and breach of probation.

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

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

Warrant Arrest
A 50-year-old Burlington resident has been arrested on a warrant for domestic assault following an investigation.

On November 21, 2017 the accused and victim were at their Peterborough residence when a dispute took place and the victim was assaulted. The accused then left the residence. On November 22, 2017 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused for domestic assault.

On the evening of November 23, 2017 police located the accused at a Lansdowne Street West address where he was arrested on the warrant.

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

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

Publication of intimate image without consent Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 36-year-old Peterborough resident after intimate photos of his ex-partner were shared without her consent.

On November 24, 2017 police received information that the accused had published and distributed intimate photos of the victim without her knowledge or consent. The accused and victim had been in a previous domestic relationship.

As a result of the investigation on November 24, 2017 the accused was arrested and charged with publication of an intimate image without consent and fail to comply with a recognizance.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on November 25, 2017, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (Nov. 27).

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

Uttering threats Arrest:
A 37-year-old Port Hope resident has been charged following a domestic investigation involving threatening text messages to his ex-partner.

The accused and victim were in a previous domestic relationship. On November 22, 2017 it was reported to police that the accused had sent the victim a threatening text message.

On November 22, 2017 the accused was located and arrested by the Port Hope Police Service. Officers with the Peterborough Police Service attended Port Hope where they continued the arrest of the accused for the charge of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and transported him back to Peterborough. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 21, 2017.

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

Possession of stolen property Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has made an arrest in an investigation after tools were stolen from a vehicle and placed for sale in an on line ad.

Overnight on November 16, 2017 the victims had various power tools stolen from their vehicle while it was parked at a George Street South address. The stolen items were then placed for sale in an on line advertisement. Through the investigation it was determined that the accused had been in possession of the stolen items.

On November 23, 2017 Blair Nicholas Devison, 28, of Aylmer Street North, 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 December 14, 2017.

Friday November 24, 2017 – Youth arrested following incident at elementary school

Calls for Service:
(Nov. 23 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 24 at 8 a.m.) 81

Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose Arrest:
A 13-year-old Peterborough youth is facing charges following an incident at a local elementary school.

On November 22, 2017 police attended a local elementary school for an incident. It was reported that while on morning break a male student was in possession of a weapon and was using it to threaten other students in the school yard. When officers arrived they located the youth along with the weapon, which was determined to be a plastic toy gun capable of discharging plastic beads.

As a result of the investigation the youth was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The youth was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to attend court on December 18, 2017.

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

Warrant Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested a 35-year-old man on a warrant following a theft incident at a Charlotte Street store.

On November 21, 2017 staff at the store saw a person enter the shop, select clothing off the shelf and conceal the items in a backpack and under his clothing. When confronted by staff the person pushed past an employee and left the store without paying. Police were called and attended the store.

Through the investigation the suspect was identified. On November 22, 2017 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Robert Joseph Feeley, 35, of Hulls Road, Lakefield, for the charges of theft under $5,000 and breach of probation.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on November 23, 2017 the accused was located by officers walking in the area of Sherbrooke and Stewart Streets.

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

Thursday November 23, 2017 – Be a nosy neighbour and report suspicious activity to police!

The Peterborough Police Service is reminding residents to keep an eye out for suspicious persons in your neighbourhood and to report any suspicious activity to police following three recent vehicle break-ins.

Sometime between 9:45 p.m. on November 21, 2017 and 7:30 a.m. on November 22, 2017 unknown person(s) broke into a locked SUV parked in the driveway of a Hilliard Street home. A small pocket knife was stolen during the incident.

Between 8 p.m. on November 21, 2017 and 8:30 a.m. on November 22, 2017 a locked vehicle parked at a Homewood Avenue residence was broken into and a cell phone was stolen.

Sometime between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on November 22, 2017 a vehicle parked in a Cumberland Avenue church lot was broken into and a quantity of medical devices totalling more than $4,000 were stolen.

Anyone with information regarding 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

Thursday November 23, 2017 – Second arrest made following theft and use of stolen credit card

Calls for Service:
(Nov. 22 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 23 at 8 a.m.) 66

Warrant Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has made a second arrest in a September incident involving the theft and use of a stolen credit card.

On the morning of September 16, 2017 two persons entered an unlocked vehicle parked on Chambers Street and a wallet containing personal identification, cash, bank and credit cards was stolen.

On September 29, 2017 the first suspect was located by officers walking in the area of Brock and George Streets.

As a result of the investigation Robert James Ward, 49, of Rubidge Street, was arrested and charged with use of credit card, theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and fail to comply with a probation order. The accused appeared in court on September 30, 2017.

The second suspect was identified and on November 14, 2017 a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On the afternoon of November 22, 2017 a loss prevention officer at a Lansdowne Street West store observed a person select two boxes of tools from the shelf then exit the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The loss prevention officer apprehended the male and police were called and attended.

As a result of the investigation Terry Pheap Thang, 31, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested on the warrant and charged with use of credit card, theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and fail to comply with a probation order. He was additionally 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 (Nov. 23).

Assault Arrest:
A 45-year-old Peterborough resident has been charged with assault following a Wednesday night incident.

On November 22, 2017 paramedics were providing medical assistance to a person in the area of Hunter Street East. During the interaction one of the paramedics was struck in the head.

As a result of the investigation Laura Joanne King, 45, of Hunter Street East, was arrested and charged with assault.

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

Wednesday November 22, 2017 – Peterborough man facing additional charges in student housing rental scam investigation

Media Release for Wednesday November 22, 2017
Calls for Service:
(Nov. 21 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 22 at 8 a.m.) 57

Additional Charges in Fraud Investigation:
A 45-year-old Peterborough man is facing additional charges in an ongoing fraud investigation into a student housing rental scam.

On November 21, 2017 further information was provided to police reporting that the accused had accepted first and last month’s rent from two further victims for a room at a King Street residence with a move-in date of November 1, 2017 knowing that he would be unable to have the building permits completed and the property signed off by the Peterborough Fire Department and other agencies by that date. The two victims provided the accused with a deposit but were never able to move into the residence.

As a result of the investigation Sean Paul Cowling, 45, of King Street, Peterborough, is facing the following additional charges:

  • Fraud under $5,000 X2
  • Obtaining by false pretences X2

The accused remains in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court today (Nov. 22). The new charges will be read at this appearance.

On September 27, 2017 a Fire Prevention Officer from the Peterborough Fire Services attended the residence and as a result numerous charges were laid under the Fire Code. The accused was advised that the property was not to be occupied as a rooming house.

The investigation is ongoing. Police believe there may still be other victims and are encouraging anyone with similar concerns or experience to come forward and call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122.

Possession of stolen property Arrests:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged two men following an investigation into stolen snow plow equipment from a local company.

Earlier in November 2017 the Peterborough Police Service began an investigation into more than $15,000 worth of snow plow equipment that was fraudulently purchased from a Peterborough company and then listed for sale on line.

On November 16, 2017 two males believed to be in possession of the stolen equipment were located at a North York self-storage unit. A search warrant to enter the storage unit was obtained and the stolen property was located and seized.

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

Arif Syed, 35, of Rue Gold, Saint-Laurent, Quebec, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

Shea Flemmings, 32, of Wingarden Street, Scarborough, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

Both accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in a Peterborough court on December 17, 2017.

Peterborough man charged with fraud following student housing rental scam

A 45-year-old Peterborough resident has been charged with seven counts of fraud following a student housing rental scam investigation.

Through the investigation it was revealed that the accused had placed an on line advertisement for a rental home in Peterborough and collected first and last month’s rent from post-secondary students knowing that the home was either being sold or foreclosed.

When a group of students returned to their rental home in late September 2017 they found a foreclosure notice on the door. The incident was then reported to police.

As a result of the investigation on November 20, 2017 the accused was arrested and charged.

Sean Paul Cowling, 45, of King Street, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Fraud under $5,000 X7
  • Obtaining by false pretence X7

The accused appeared in court on November 20, 2017, was held in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court today (Nov. 21).

The investigation is ongoing. Police believe there may still be other victims and are encouraging anyone with similar concerns or experience to come forward and call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122.

Tuesday November 21, 2017 – Caledonia resident charged with assault following investigation

Calls for Service:
(Nov. 20 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 21 at 8 a.m.) 60

CORRECTION:
Please note in the media release issued for Monday November 20, 2017 the accused, a Welland resident, was found to have more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in her system. Our apologies for the error.

Assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 29-year-old Caledonia resident with assault following an investigation.

On November 14, 2017 police were contacted regarding an incident at a local group home that had taken place on November 12, 2017 where it was reported that a staff member used excessive force in attempting to restrain a youth.

On November 15, 2017 police attended a Peterborough address where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged.

Shannon Schpanouski, 29, of Unity Side Road, Caledonia, Ontario, is charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 7, 2017.

Break and Enter/Possession of stolen property Arrest:
A 16-year-old Peterborough teen has been charged following a residential break-in.

On the morning of November 20, 2017 officers were dispatched to an east-end residence for reports of a broken window and a person walking away from the scene.

The owner of the home arrived on scene shortly after and advised police that property totalling $2,500 had been stolen.

Police located the male suspect at a Peterborough address and found he was in possession of some of the stolen property.

As a result of the investigation the youth was arrested and charged with break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and fail to comply with a sentence.

The youth was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 11, 2017.

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

Theft/Assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 17-year-old youth following a theft and assault incident at a local store.

On the evening of November 20, 2017 a youth attended a Charlotte Street drug store, concealed products on his person and then attempted to leave the store without paying for the merchandise. When a lost prevention officer tried to stop the youth he was struck in the face.

Police were called and attended the store where, as a result of the investigation, the youth was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and assault with intent to resist arrest.

The youth was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 11, 2017.

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

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A 34-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a domestic assault incident.

On November 20, 2017 the accused and victim were involved in a verbal dispute at their Peterborough residence. During the dispute it was reported that the accused assaulted the victim. The incident was reported to police and officers attended.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault. During the arrest the accused was found to be in possession of marijuana. The accused is also charged with possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30 grams).

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court today (Nov. 21).

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

Theft Arrest:
A 37-year-old Peterborough resident has been charged with theft following an incident at a Chemong Road store.

On November 21, 2017 at approximately 10 p.m. a loss prevention officer at the store observed a person bagging multiple items at the self-check-out without scanning all of the items first.

Police were called and attended the store where they located the suspect.

As a result of the investigation Candice Mary Moss, 37, 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 (Nov. 21).

Theft Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 25-year-old woman with theft following an investigation.

On the night of November 20, 2017 loss prevention officers at a Lansdowne Street West store saw a person in the cosmetics department select items, conceal the items on their person and then exit the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise. Officers attended the store and located the suspect still in the area.

As a result of the investigation Chelsea Violo, 25, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court today (Nov. 21).

Nov. 18 – 20, 2017 – Weekend wrap-up Media Release

Calls for Service:
(Nov. 17 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 18 at 8 a.m.) 82
(Nov. 18 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 19 at 8 a.m.) 63
(Nov. 19 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 20 at 8 a.m.) 51

Over 80mg Arrest:
A 31-year-old Bomanville resident has been charged following a single vehicle collision.

On November 12, 2017 at approximately 6:45 p.m. witnesses called police to report a white pick-up truck that was upside down in a ditch on Johnston Drive. Following the collision the driver fled the vehicle.

A short time later police located the driver in a parking lot in the area of Airport Road and Beardsmore Road. While speaking with the driver officers noticed the odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath. A subsequent breath sample revealed the driver had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

As a result of the investigation Owen Donald Caza, 31, of Flaxman Avenue, Bomanville, Ontario, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content. The driver was also charged under section 200(1) of the Highway Traffic Act with fail to remain.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 7, 2017.

Impaired/Over 80mg Arrest:
A Welland resident has been charged after having more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in their system and driving the wrong way down a one-way street in Peterborough.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on November 18, 2017 an officer on patrol saw a vehicle turn northbound onto southbound, one way, George Street. The officer conducted a traffic stop and while speaking with the driver of the vehicle noted an odour of alcohol coming from the vehicle.

A subsequent breath sample revealed the driver had more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in their system.

As a result of the investigation Shannon Leigh Doherty, 32, of Line Avenue, Welland, Ontario, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content. The driver was served a 90 day driver’s licence suspension and the vehicle has been impounded for seven days.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 7, 2017.

Fail/Refuse to provide breath sample Arrest:
A 66-year-old Peterborough resident has been charged following a two vehicle collision.

On November 19, 2017 at approximately 12:30 a.m. police were dispatched to a two vehicle collision in the area of Parkhill Road East. The vehicle, driven by the complainant, was stopped and attempting to make a turn when it was rear ended by a truck.

When police arrived on scene the driver of truck was requested by officers to provide a roadside breath sample to which the driver refused.

As a result of the investigation Charles Thomas McGrayne, 66, of Parkhill Road East, was arrested and charged with fail or refuse to provide a breath sample.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on November 19, 2017.

Ongoing Traffic Investigation:
The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s help after a cyclist was struck by a vehicle in a parking lot.

On November 18, 2017 at approximately 5:45 p.m. a cyclist was struck by an SUV in the parking lot of a service station at Monaghan Road and Lansdowne Street. The incident was reported to police and officers attended. The cyclist reported minor injuries. Following the collision the SUV fled the scene. The only description available at this time is that the suspect vehicle is a white SUV with tinted windows, last seen heading southbound on Monaghan Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service Traffic Management Unit at 705-876-1122 ext. 289.

Thursday November 16, 2017 – Scarborough resident facing drug and weapons charges following vehicle check

Calls for Service:
(Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 16 at 8 a.m.) 61

Weapons and Drug Arrests:
On November 15, 2017 at approximately 8 p.m. members of the Peterborough Police Service Drug unit and Emergency Response Team conducted a vehicle check in regards to drug trafficking related to the vehicle. The driver was arrested and a search of the vehicle was conducted. Located in the vehicle was a loaded handgun, cocaine, marijuana and cash. The male arrested was also found to be on a prohibition order not to possess weapons or ammunition, an undertaking not to be in the city of Peterborough and a recognizance not to possess any weapons.

As a result of the investigation, Jermaine Anthony White, 29, of Scarborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • Fail to comply with conditions of undertaking
  • Possessession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of cannabis marijuana
  • Fail to comply with recognizance

The male was held in custody for a court appearance the morning of November 16, 2017.

Theft from Vehicles Arrest:
On November 16, 2017 at approximately 2 a.m. a resident of Cherry Hill Road in Peterborough observed a male looking through vehicles on the street with a flashlight. The resident contacted police and search of the area was conducted. A male was located by officers on Kawartha Heights Blvd. that matched the description given by the witness. The male was found to have a large amount of property on him. The male was arrested for possession of the stolen property. Charged with possession of property obtained by crime is Graham Taylor St. Pierre, 21, of Oxford Ont. The male was held in custody and is to appear in court this morning.

If you live in the West end of Peterborough and notice that items were stolen from your car last night please call the Peterborough Police Service to report the theft at Ext 274.