Friday September 8, 2017 – Fake Canadian currency circulating in Peterborough

The Peterborough Police Service is warning businesses and the general public to be watchful for counterfeit bills currently circulating in our area.

The bills, that may at first glance appear as Canadian currency, have identifiable Chinese characters marked on them. If your Canadian cash has Chinese writing on it, it’s a fake.

Three of these fake bills were recently seen at a Peterborough-based grocery store. The bills with Chinese lettering are apparently intended for training purposes and are not meant for circulation.

We are advising businesses and residents alike to always carefully check bills during transactions and immediately report any suspicious bills to the Peterborough Police Service via the non-emergency line 705-876-1122.

A similar counterfeit bill, seized by the Northeast District RCMP in late August 2017, is now being seen in Peterborough. Some of the counterfeit bills being circulated have blue Chinese characters.

Photo from the Northeast District RCMP

For more information on how businesses and consumers can protect themselves against counterfeit currency please visit the Bank of Canada

 

Friday September 8, 2017 – Can you help us identify this woman?

The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman regarding an ongoing theft investigation.

Shortly before noon hour on August 12, 2017 an unknown female entered the Shoppers Drug Mart on Charlotte Street, concealed approximately $950 in medication and make-up products in a bag and then left the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise.

On August 15, 2017 at approximately 11 a.m. the same unknown female attended the Shoppers Drug Mart on Lansdowne Street and stole approximately $1,500 worth of medication products.

The suspect is described as (please see photo below and attached)

  • Female, Black
  • Early twenties
  • Wearing black tights, a black long sleeve shirt, a black baseball cap and pink shoes.

The Peterborough Police Service is looking to identify and speak with the woman in the photos.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.stopcrimehere.ca

 

Friday September 8, 2017 – Oshawa man facing charges including assault causing bodily harm following domestic assault investigation

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 7 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 8 at 8 a.m.) 83

Domestic Assault with a Weapon Arrest:
A 41-year-old Oshawa man is facing charges including assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm following a domestic incident in the City of Peterborough.

The accused and the victim, a woman in her 50’s, are currently in a domestic relationship. On September 2, 2017 police received a 9-1-1 call regarding a domestic assault at a Peterborough residence. Following the incident the male suspect fled the residence in a vehicle.

Officers attended the home and located the victim. The victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital where her injuries were treated.

On September 4, 2017 the male suspect was arrested by the Durham Regional Police at an Oshawa address. As a result of the investigation the accused was charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The accused was transported back to Peterborough by Peterborough Police and was held in custody for a September 4, 2017 court appearance.

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

Domestic Assault/Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 47-year-old woman following a domestic incident.

On the evening of September 6, 2017 the victim, a male in his 60’s, and the accused became involved in a domestic dispute at their Peterborough residence. During the dispute the accused assaulted the victim, brandished a knife and threatened him.

Police were called and attended the residence. As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on September 7, 2017.

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

 

Friday September 8, 2017 – Lansdowne Street/Monaghan Road Motor Vehicle Collision Update

Shortly before 2 p.m. on September 7, 2017 a two vehicle collision took place at the intersection of Lansdowne Street and Monaghan Road.

The investigation revealed that a 61-year-old Oshawa man appears to have suffered a medical emergency while operating his vehicle and subsequently struck a Peterborough Police cruiser that was in the area at the time on an unrelated matter. The male was taken to a local hospital via EMS where he was later pronounced deceased.

The death does not appear suspicious and has been turned over to the Coroner.

The officer operating the police cruiser at the time suffered minor injuries and the police vehicle sustained minor damage.

No further information will be released.

Thursday September 7, 2017 – Peterborough man facing charges including fraud and criminal breach of trust following investigation into misuse of pre-paid funeral contracts

A 44-year-old Peterborough man is facing fraud, criminal breach of trust and forgery charges following a joint investigation with the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO).

In June of 2017 the Peterborough Police Service’s Fraud Unit began an investigation into the misuse of pre-paid funeral contracts.

Through a joint investigation with the BAO it was revealed that between 2006 and 2015 the accused defrauded a Millbrook funeral home of approximately $120,000 by not depositing pre-paid funeral contracts with customers into a trust account. During this time the accused owned and operated the funeral home.

The investigation also revealed that in January and February of 2017 the accused wrote pre-paid funeral contracts forging customers’ signatures.

On September 6, 2017 police attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged.

Patrick W. Benson, 44, of Otonabee Drive, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Fraud over $5,000
  • Criminal breach of trust
  • Use, deals, acts on forged document X7

The accused was held in custody, appeared in court on September 6, 2017, was released from custody and is scheduled to appear again in court on October 4, 2017.

Those victims affected during this investigation have been contacted.

Thursday September 7, 2017 – Nine persons arrested, cocaine, oxycodone, marijuana seized following drug search warrant

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 6 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 7 at 8 a.m.) 82

Drug Arrests:
Nine persons have been arrested and charged and cocaine, oxycodone and marijuana seized following a drug search warrant at a Park Street North home.

As a result of an ongoing investigation on September 6, 2017 members of the Peterborough Police ICAD (Intelligence, Crime Analysis, Asset Forfeiture and Drug Unit) with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant at a Park Street North residence in the City of Peterborough.

Upon entry into the home officers observed bags of cocaine being thrown out the window of the residence. During the investigation officers seized 73 grams of cocaine from the front lawn and roof area.

As a result of the investigation the follow parties were arrested and charged with the following offences:

Justin Ronald Boyer, 27, of Peterborough:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Oxycodone
  • Possession of a controlled substance – Marijuana
  • Proceeds of crime over $5,000
  • Breach of probation X2

Jonathan Nathaniel Greaves, 25, of Ajax:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana

Cory John Bulger, 38, of Park Street North, Peterborough:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a controlled substance – Marijuana
  • Proceeds of crime under $5,000

Jessica Lynn Needham, 30, of Rubidge Street, Peterborough

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana

Adam Felix Henry, 22 of Ajax:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a controlled substance – Marijuana
  • Proceeds of crime under $5,000
  • Breach of recognizance X2

Robert William Hall, 27, of Mount Pleasant:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana
  • Breach of Probation X2

Alannah Louise Ardila, 27, of King Street, Peterborough:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a controlled substance – Marijuana

Adam LaVallee, 31, of Park Street North, Peterborough

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine

All were held in custody for a bail hearing later today (Sept. 7).

A 17-year-old Peterborough male was also arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana.

The young person was released on a promise to appear with a court date of October 2, 2017. Under the Youth Criminal Justice Ac the name of a young person cannot be released.

The following items were seized during the investigation:

  • 151 grams of cocaine (5.3 oz)
  • 43 grams of marijuana
  • 61 Oxycodone tablets/pills
  • More than $10,000 Canadian Currency

Sept. 2 – 5, 2017 – Weekend wrap-up

(Sept. 1 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 2 at 8 a.m.) 97
(Sept. 2 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 3 at 8 a.m.) 83
(Sept. 3 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 4 at 8 a.m.) 75
(Sept. 4 at 8 a .m. to Sept. 5 at 8 a.m.) 69

Weapons Arrest:
On Friday September 1, 2017 the accused was observed walking in the area of downtown Peterborough in an obvious intoxicated state. Foot patrol officers recognized the male and knew that he was on Court ordered conditions to not consume alcohol. The male was then arrested. During a search of his backpack, a switchblade knife that was shaped like a gun was located and seized.

Charged was Jonathan Gauthier, 35, of Murray Street, with Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, Breach of Probation x 2 and fail to Comply with Undertaking. The accused was held for Weekend and Statutory Holiday (WASH) court on September 2, 2017.

Mischief Arrests:
On August 13, 2017 one adult and three youth attended the area of Crawford Drive and Monaghan Road and wilfully relocated a number of pieces of construction equipment. The group then moved north on Monaghan Road, broke into a residence, smashed windows on a local business and at Kenner Collegiate, then attempted to break the window at Mister Convenience.

As a result of an investigation, two male youths and a female youth were charged with Break and Enter and Mischief x 3.

Over 80mg Arrest:
On Sunday September 3 2017 at approximately 8:57 a.m. officers stopped a motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Parkhill Road and Crowley Crescent. During the vehicle stop, the driver was suspected to have been drinking, and a road side test was conducted. The result of the test showed that the driver was over the Provincial statutory limit of 0.050 milligrams of alcohol in 100 ml of blood, and his driver’s licence was subsequently suspended for 7 days. The driver was also charged with various Highway Traffic Offences.

Further investigation was conducted, which revealed that the driver provided a false name. The driver was subsequently located and arrested. Charged is Jonathan Reid, 28, of Parkhill Road, with Obstruct Peace Officer and various Highway Traffic Act charges. The accused was released with court in early October.

Friday September 1, 2017: Do you know this man?

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

On August 13, 2017 an unknown male broke into a Larmer Line home in the Township of Cavan Monaghan that is currently under construction and stole items including an air compressor and a reciprocating saw.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Slender to medium build
  • Long wavy, shoulder length brown hair
  • Dark moustache with goatee and thin growth
  • No glasses
  • Wearing a light coloured T-shirt
  • Dark pants
  • Runners
  • Operating a four-door sedan, plate unknown

Police are looking to speak with and identify the male in the photo below.

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 September 1, 2017: Back-to-school Safety Reminder for Motorists

With classes starting up next week, the Peterborough Police Service reminds all residents to be extra vigilant in watching for stopped school buses and children. As a reminder, drivers must always stop for a school bus with its upper red lights flashing.

For Motorists:

  • Do not pass a stopped school bus: Vehicle owners can be charged if their vehicle illegally passes a stopped school bus. For the first offence, fines range from $400 to $2,000 and six demerit points. Each subsequent offence: $1,000 to $4,000, six demerit points and possible jail time up to six months.
  • Drivers must always stop for the bus: Whether on a city street, highway or county road, and regardless of the speed limit and the number of lanes, motorists travelling in both directions must stop when approaching a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing. (The only exception: on highways separated by a median, traffic coming from the opposite direction is not required to stop).
  • Once all passengers have boarded, the STOP arm will fold away. Do not start moving until the red lights have stopped flashing and the bus begins to move.
    Be aware of school zone signs and reduce your speed in school zones.
  • Always try and make eye contact with children waiting to cross the road.
  • Be patient and wait for children to complete their crossing before proceeding.
  • Stop when directed to do so by a crossing guard.
  • Always slow down at school drop off and pick up zones.
  • Always follow the rules provided by your school with respect to drop off and pick up zones.

Reporting Drivers Who don’t Stop:

You can also attend the Peterborough Police Station, 500 Water Street, and file a complaint. An officer will ask you:

  • The date and time of the incident.
  • The vehicle’s make, model, colour and licence number.
  • Who was driving?
  • Was the bus a “chrome yellow” school bus with the words “School Bus” at both the front and rear of the bus?
  • Was it a small or a large school bus?
  • Was the school bus stopped?
  • Were the upper red lights of the school bus flashing while it was stopped?
  • Were there passengers boarding or leaving the school bus?
  • Did the vehicle pass the school bus from behind or was it coming toward the bus in the opposite lane?

Other details can also help, such as witness accounts or photographs.

For more information on school bus safety please visit the Ministry of Transportation

Friday September 1, 2017 – Peterborough man charged following traffic stop in Chemong Road parking lot

Calls for Service:
(Aug. 31 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 1 at 8 a.m.) 85

Over 80mg Arrest:
A 39-year-old Peterborough man has been charged following a traffic stop in a Chemong Road parking lot.

On August 31, 2017 at approximately 6:50 p.m. police received a complaint regarding a vehicle in the area of Chemong Road. A short time later officers located the suspect vehicle in the Brookdale Plaza parking lot and conducted a traffic stop.

While speaking with the male driver of the vehicle officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath. A subsequent breath sample revealed the driver had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

As a result of the investigation Paul Edward Delagran, 39, of Victory Crescent, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with 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 September 21, 2017.

Theft Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a third person following a theft at a Hunter Street laundromat earlier this summer.

On June 29, 2017 police were contacted regarding the theft of surveillance video cameras from a laundromat on Hunter Street that had occurred the day before. Through the investigation two males suspects were initially identified.

As a result of the investigation on August 6, 2017 a 16-year-old Peterborough male was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000. On August 16, 2017 an 18-year-old Peterborough male was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and fail to comply with a probation order.

Through further investigation the third male suspect was identified. On August 30, 2017 officers attended a Brock Street address where, as a result of the investigation, the third male was placed under arrest.

Christopher Busse, 20, of Brock Street, is charged with theft under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on September 21, 2017.

Original Media Release:

Thursday August 17, 2017 – Two Peterborough teens charged after theft at Hunter Street laundromat