Statement: Peterborough Police Service Supporting Inclusion and Tolerance

In response to public concern regarding racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism, the Peterborough Police Service offers the following statement:

Our Service works continuously with local partners striving year round to make Peterborough a safe, welcoming, accepting and inclusive community.

There are moments when we can leverage those relationships to uphold values of safety and inclusion.

We support the values reflected in the Unity Statement circulating online and as such, the Peterborough Police Service has added its name to the list of organizations and individuals that support diversity, inclusion and peace for everyone.

“We celebrate the many creative events taking place across the City this weekend that uphold the values of tolerance, acceptance and inclusion. We do not endorse or support confrontation,” says Peterborough Police Chief Murray Rodd.

“We will continue to work with our community and local partners to foster communities of safety and wellbeing.”

The Peterborough Police Service

Thursday September 28, 2017 – Peterborough man charged with aggravated assault following incident in Victoria Park

A 33-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with aggravated assault following a physical altercation in a local park.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on September 27, 2017 police and EMS attended Victoria Park in the City of Peterborough for an injured male. During a physical altercation between the accused and the 24-year-old male victim, who know each other, the victim sustained a stab wound. The victim was taken to a Toronto-based hospital with serious injuries.

On the afternoon of September 27, 2017 the accused was located in the area of George and Simcoe Streets, where he was taken into custody.

As a result of the investigation Clayton Ray Anness, 33, of Water Street, is charged with the following:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

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

Male in custody following investigation at Victoria Park

A male has been taken into police custody in relation to the investigation at Victoria Park. Police are not looking for any further suspects. The investigation is ongoing and further details will be released when available.

Original Media Release.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on September 27, 2017 police and EMS attended Victoria Park in the City of Peterborough for an injured male. The adult male was taken to a Toronto based hospital with serious injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. The public is asked to remain out of Victoria Park, located between Murray Street and Brock Street, for the police investigation until further notice (NOTE: The park has since re-opened).

Wednesday September 27, 2017 -Two Peterborough men charged with robbery with violence following Tuesday night incident

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 26 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 27 at 8 a.m.) 71

Robbery with Violence Arrests:
Two Peterborough men have been arrested and charged after a male was assaulted and robbed Tuesday night.

Shortly after 10 p.m. on September 26, 2017 a 27-year-old man was walking alone in the area of George and Lake Streets when he was approached by two men he doesn’t know. The two males assaulted the victim and stole his backpack. A bystander came to the aid of the victim and held one of the suspects until police arrival.

Officers arrived on scene and located one of the male suspects still in the area. A short time later officers located the second male suspect in the area of Park and Townsend Streets.

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

Nathaniel Robert Blair, 19, of Murray Street, is charged with the following:

  • Robbery with violence
  • Fail to comply with a sentence
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

Michael Thomas, 22, of no fixed address, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Robbery with violence
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

Both accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today (Sept. 27).

Public asked to remain out of Victoria Park for Police Investigation NOTE: The park has re-opened

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on September 27, 2017 police and EMS attended Victoria Park in the City of Peterborough for an injured male. The adult male was taken to a Toronto based hospital with serious injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. The public is asked to remain out of Victoria Park, located between Murray Street and Brock Street, for the police investigation until further notice. We will advise when the park is re-opened and further updates will be sent out when available.

There is no known threat to public safety.

NOTE: The park has since re-opened.

Tuesday September 26, 2017 – Bomanville man charged after found impaired and asleep behind wheel of vehicle

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 25 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 26 at 8 a.m.) 102

Impaired Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a Bomanville man after being found impaired and asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle.

Shortly before 4 a.m. on September 25, 2017 officers were dispatched to the intersection of Water Street and Parkhill Road for a possible impaired driver.

When officers arrived they located a man asleep behind the wheel of his motor vehicle that was stopped at a red light. While attempting to wake the man officers detected a strong odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. As a result of the investigation the man was arrested and charged, his vehicle impounded and his driver’s licence suspended.

The male was brought to the police station where he refused to provide a breath sample.

James Lawrence Adamson, 35, of Liberty Street North, Bomanville, is charged with impaired driving and fail or refuse to provide breath sample.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on September 25, 2017.

Possession of Stolen Property Arrest:
A 61-year-old Peterborough man has been charged after a stolen compound bow was sold to a local pawn shop.

On September 22, 2017 a compound bow was stolen out of the complaint’s vehicle that had been parked in a George Street parking lot. Officers attended a local hock shop and located the stolen compound bow. Through the investigation police identified a male suspect who had attended the shop earlier that day and sold the item.

On September 25, 2017 officers located the male suspect at the intersection of Hunter and George Streets where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Dennis Edward Monaghan, 61, of Dublin Street, Peterborough, is charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on October 19, 2017.

Sept. 23 – 25, 2017 – Peterborough woman facing charges following police pursuit and traffic stop where meth and cocaine seized

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 23 at 8 a.m.) 103
(Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 24 at 8 a.m.) 90
(Sept. 24 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 25 at 8 a.m.) 77

Drug/Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer Arrest:
A 36-year-old Peterborough woman is facing charges following a police pursuit and traffic stop where officers seized meth and cocaine.

Shortly after midnight on September 24, 2017 officers on patrol saw a vehicle with stolen licence plates heading east on Dalhousie Street.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the accused failed to pull over. After a more than two kilometre police pursuit the accused pulled the vehicle into the driveway of a Dalhousie Street home.

During the subsequent search and investigation the accused was found to be in possession of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine. Through the investigation it was revealed that the licence plates and a wallet found in the vehicle were stolen. It was also revealed that the accused is wanted on a warrant for failing to attend court on previous charges and is also a suspended driver.

As a result of the investigation Nicole Margaret Menard, 36, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Flight while pursued by peace officer
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 X2
  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Methamphetamine)

The accused was also charged with various offences under the Highway Traffic Act including driving while under suspension and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on September 24, 2017, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (Sept. 25).

Assault with a Weapon Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 24-year-old male following a weekend assault involving a knife.

On the morning of September 24, 2017 the accused became involved in a verbal dispute with the victim, a male in his 50’s, outside a Parkhill Road West multi unit residence. During the dispute it was reported that the accused brandished a knife and assaulted the victim. The two men know each other.

The incident was reported to police and officers and EMS attended the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment to injuries which appear minor in nature.

A short time later officers located the accused at a Chemong Road plaza parking lot where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest. While at the police station the accused threatened an officer.

Brandon William Brown, 24, of Parkhill Road West, is charged with the following:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Sept. 25).

Theft Arrest:
A 39-year-old Peterborough man is facing several theft charges following a weekend incident at a Lansdowne Street West store.

On September 23, 2017 police received a call to attend the Lansdowne Street West LCBO in relation to a shoplifter that was attempting to flee the custody of a loss prevention officer.

Police attended the store and located the male accused, where as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest for theft. Through the investigation it was revealed that the male was connected to five other theft incidents that occurred in August 2017.

As a result of the investigation Adrien Joseph Gervais, 39, of George Street, is charged with the following:

  • Theft under $5,000 X6
  • Fail to comply with a probation order X6

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on September 24, 2017, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (Sept. 25).

Assault with a Weapon Arrest:
A Peterborough teen is facing charges including assault with a weapon and forcible confinement following an incident involving her mother.

On September 22, 2017 the accused, a female teenager, was at her Peterborough home with the victim, her mother, when it was reported that she brandished a hammer, threatened the victim and prevented the victim from leaving the residence.

Police were contacted by a third party and officers attended the residence.

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

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Forcible confinement
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on September 23, 2017, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (Sept. 25).

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act the name of a young person cannot be released. Also, due to the domestic nature of the incident the name of the accused will not be released.

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A Peterborough man has been charged after a weekend incident where his stepson was assaulted.

On September 22, 2017 the accused, a 52-year-old man, was at a Peterborough residence with the victim, his teenage stepson, when it was reported that the accused assaulted and threatened the victim.

Police and EMS attended the residence. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on September 23, 2017, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (Sept. 25).

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

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A Peterborough teen is facing domestic assault charges following two incidents in September.

The accused and the victim, a teenage female, were in a previous domestic relationship that came to an end.

On the evening of September 14, 2017 the accused and victim were outside a McDonnel Street convenience store when they became involved in a verbal dispute. During the dispute it was reported that the accused assaulted the victim. On the morning of September 15, 2017 it was reported that the accused approached the victim while she was in a parked vehicle and again assaulted her. The two incidents were reported to police and officers investigated.

On September 15, 2017 the accused attended the police station where, as a result of the investigation, she was placed under arrest and charged with domestic assault X2.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on October 16, 2017.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act the name of a young person cannot be released. Also, due to the domestic nature of the incident the name of the accused will not be released.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A third male was later released unconditionally.

The following items were seized during the investigation:

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

The investigation continues.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following items were seized during the investigation:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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