Thursday August 31, 2017 – Peterborough man charged following robbery on Charlotte Street

Calls for Service:
(Aug. 30 at 8 a.m. to Aug. 31 at 8 a.m.) 76

Robbery with Weapon Arrest:
A 24-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested on a warrant following a robbery with a weapon.

On August 25, 2017 at approximately 3:20 p.m. police were dispatched to the area of Charlotte Street for a robbery. It was reported that while the victim, a man in his 20’s, was in the area earlier that day the accused brandished a syringe, threatened to destroy his property and robbed him of a large amount of cash. The victim and the accused know each other.

Through the investigation the accused was identified and on August 29, 2017 a warrant was issued for his arrest. On August 30, 2017 at approximately 7:50 p.m. the accused was located walking in the area of George Street North where he was arrested on the warrant.

Randy Lee Vilneff, 24, of Lansdowne Street East, is charged with:

  • Robbery with a weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Uttering threats – damage property
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Aug. 31).

Break and Enter Arrests:
Three Peterborough teens are facing charges after portables at a local elementary school were broken into and school supplies stolen.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on August 30, 2017 portables located at a City of Peterborough public elementary school were entered and various school supplies stolen.

Police were dispatched to the scene via an alarm call. Once on scene officers located the three accused.

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

A 13-year-old Peterborough male is charged with:

  • Break and enter
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a sentence

The youth was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on September 25, 2017. Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act the name of a young person cannot be released.

Brayden Nolan, 18, of George Street North, is charged with the following:

  • Break and enter
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

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

Nicholas John Buckingham, 18, of Parkhill Road West, is charged with the following:

  • Break and enter
  • Possession of break-in instruments

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

Wednesday August 30, 2017 – Ajax man facing additional charge of robbery using firearm

Robbery Using Firearm – Additional Charge:
An Ajax man is facing an additional charge following a July robbery with a handgun.

At approximately 1:20 a.m. on July 23, 2017 the victim, a man in his 20’s, was walking in the area of Park Street and Hopkins Avenue when he was approached by unknown males who robbed him of his cellphone and chain necklace. During the incident one of the males brandished a handgun.

Through the investigation one of the males was identified. The male is currently in custody in relation to an August 19, 2017 robbery in the area of George and Charlotte Streets.

James Alexander Park, 28, of Tansley Crescent, Ajax, Ontario, is further charged with robbery using firearm. The additional charge will be read in court today (Aug. 31).

Break and Enter:
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a Stewart Street home.

On August 28, 2017 at approximately 4 a.m. a male and his friends were watching television at his Stewart Street home when they heard a knock at the rear door. When the male went to check the door an unknown male forced the door open, stepped inside the room and sprayed what appears to be pepper spray. The unknown male then fled the residence. One of the victims called 9-1-1 and police attended.
The suspect is described as:

  • Male
  • Slim build
  • 5’10” to 6’
  • Wearing a black balaclava, black hoody and jeans

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:
A 25-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with theft following a Tuesday afternoon incident.

On August 29, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. a witness saw a male attempting to enter vehicles parked in an Aylmer Street parking lot. When confronted the male fled the area.

The witness contacted police and provided a description of the suspicious male. Officers were dispatched to the area and a short time later located a male in the area of Rubidge and Sherbrooke Streets that matched the description.

As a result of the investigation Micah David Drynan, 25, of Stewart Street, 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 (Aug. 30).

Wednesday August 30, 2017 – Arrest made in Chamberlain Street robbery; investigation ongoing

Calls for Service:
(Aug. 29 at 8 a.m. to Aug. 30 at 8 a.m.) 75

Robbery Arrest:
A 19-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a robbery at a Chamberlain Street home.

On August 29, 2017 at approximately 1:10 a.m. police responded to a call for service regarding a robbery at a residence on Chamberlain Street. It was reported that during the incident a male had brandished a knife and a violent altercation took place. It appears this was a targeted incident.

The victim, a male in his 30’s, was taken to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries and released.

As a result of the investigation Christian Emerson Cripps, 19, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Robbery with a weapon
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on August 29, 2017.

Police have cleared the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday August 29, 2017 – Two arrested following disturbance and vehicle break-in on Charlotte Street

Calls for Service:
(Aug. 28 at 8 a.m. to Aug. 29 at 8 a.m.) 70

Assault Peace Officer/Theft Arrest:
Two persons have been arrested and charged following a vehicle break-in on Charlotte Street.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on August 27, 2017 residents in the area of Charlotte Street heard a male and female yelling and causing a disturbance while breaking into a parked SUV.

Police were called and attended the area where they located the damaged vehicle that had a broken front passenger window. The complainant reported that loose change had been stolen from his vehicle along with an automotive battery.

A short time later an officer located the male and female suspects walking in the area of Brock and Chambers Street. The officer attempted to place the woman under arrest at which point she resisted and assaulted the officer. During this time the male suspect fled.

As a result of the investigation Bonnie Elisa McMillian, 30, of Middlefield Road, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault peace officer
  • Resist peace officer
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Causing a disturbance
  • Fail to comply with a probation order X2

The female accused was held in custody and appeared in court on August 28, 2017.

On August 28, 2017 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the male suspect. The male attended the Simcoe Street courthouse on August 28, 2017 where he was arrested on the warrant.

Allan James Johnson, 30, of 1st Line, Douro Dummer, is charged with the following:

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

The male accused was held in custody and appeared in court on August 28, 2017.

Tuesday August 29, 2017 – Investigation at Chamberlain Street residence

Peterborough Police are currently at a residence on Chamberlain Street regarding an alleged home invasion. The investigation is in the early stages and information is being gathered to assist officers moving forward.Once more is known, there will be a further release advising of same.
There are no safety concerns for members of the general public.

Aug. 26 – 28, 2017 – Peterborough man charged with dangerous driving and failing to stop at scene of accident

Calls for Service:
(Aug. 25 at 8 a.m. to Aug. 26 at 8 a.m.) 84
(Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. to Aug. 27 at 8 a.m.) 94
(Aug. 27 at 8 a.m. to Aug. 28 at 8 a.m.) 63

Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle Arrest:
A 30-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident following a Saturday morning incident on Lansdowne Street.

On August 26, 2017 at approximately 8:54 a.m. a male driving a vehicle on Lansdowne Street at Park Street struck another vehicle then fled the area, driving dangerously through a store parking lot at a high rate of speed. The complainant’s vehicle sustained a significant amount of damage in the collision while the complainant sustained no injuries.

Shortly after 9 a.m. officers located the suspect vehicle in an Aylmer Street South parking lot. As a result of the investigation the male driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged.

Vasikaran Inthirakumar, 30, of no fixed address, Peterborough, is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and fail to stop at scene of accident.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on August 27, 2017.

Utter Threats/Resist Peace Officer Arrest:
A 28-year-old Scarborough man has been charged with uttering threats and resisting a police officer following a weekend incident at a downtown nightclub.

On August 27, 2017 at approximately 2 a.m. it was reported that when security staff attempted to escort a male patron off the premises of a George Street North nightclub the male threatened two of the security staff.

Officers arrived on scene and, as a result of the investigation, attempted to place the male under arrest for threats at which point the male resisted. Officers were able to apprehend the male and he was arrested and charged.

Jermaine Anthony White, 28, of Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough, is charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm X2 and resist peace officer.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on September 28, 2017.

Causing a Disturbance/Resist Peace Officer Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 31-year-old man following a disturbance at a Hunter Street West bar.

On August 27, 2017 at approximately 12:54 a.m. officers were dispatched to a Hunter Street West establishment for a disturbance.

It was reported that a male patron was attempting to engage other patrons in a fight. When officers arrived on scene they saw the male in front of the establishment also attempting to engage security staff in a physical altercation.

When officers attempted to place the male under arrest for cause disturbance the male resisted. Officers were eventually able to apprehend the male.

As a result of the investigation Ian Matthew Lawless, 31, of Hopkins Avenue, was arrested and charged with causing a disturbance and resist peace officer.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on September 28, 2017.

Over 80mg Arrest:
A 16-year-old Peterborough teen has been charged following a weekend traffic stop.

On August 26, 2017 at approximately 1:20 a.m. an officer on patrol in the area of Water and Brock Streets saw a vehicle operating with no lights.

The officer conducted a traffic stop at Water and McDonnell Streets. While speaking with the male driver of the vehicle officers noted a strong odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from 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 the driver, a 16-year-old Peterborough male, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content and charged under section 44.1(3) of the Highway Traffic Act with Novice Driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration Above Zero.

The youth was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on September 18, 2017.

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

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A 32-year-old Peterborough man has been charged following a dispute with his ex-partner.

The victim, a man in his 40’s, and the accused were previously involved in a domestic relationship.

On the night of August 27, 2017 the accused and victim became involved in an argument. During the argument it was reported that the accused assaulted the victim.

Police were called and located the accused outside a Peterborough residence.

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

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

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: Murray Street
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating after a safe containing a large amount of cash was stolen from a Murray Street home.

At approximately 9 a.m. on August 26, 2017 the complainant returned to his Murray Street residence to find an unknown male running out the front door. The complainant attempted to chase the man but lost sight of him at Stewart Street. During the theft a small safe containing a large amount of money was stolen.

The suspect is described as:

  • Black male
  • 5’9” to 5’10”
  • Stocky build
  • Wearing a green hat and dark clothing

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 August 25, 2017 – Police investigating break-in to Easthill Drive residence

Calls for Service:
(Aug. 24 at 8 a.m. to Aug. 25 at 8 a.m.) 79

Break and Enter: Easthill Drive
Between August 4, 2017 and August 22, 2017, unknown person(s) forcefully entered an Easthill Drive residence through a side door and removed a quantity of jewellery (dollar amount unknown at this time).

Anyone with information in relation to this offence is asked to contact the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers

Warrant Arrest:
Between December 2016 and July 2017, several warrants were issued for the arrest of Shawna Procter for various offences. On August 24,
2017, officers attended a residence on Wolfe Street and located and arrested the accused.

Shawna Procter, 30, of Wolfe Street was arrested on the outstanding warrants for the offences of Mischief under $5,000, Theft under $5000 x 4 and Fail to Attend Court.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear for a Court on September 21, 2017.

Warrant Arrest:
On August 24, 2017, members of the Peterborough Police Service observed the accused, Robert Feeley on Murray Street in the City of Peterborough.

Robert Feeley, 35, of Murray Street was subsequently arrested on outstanding warrants for Fail to Comply with Probation x 3. The accused was held in custody for a future Court appearance.

Peterborough Police to lower flags outside HQ Aug. 31 to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

Time to Remember, Time to Act

On Thursday August 31, 2017 community partners and emergency services representatives will gather once again to help mark International Overdose Awareness Day by the ceremonial lowering of the flags at the Peterborough Police Service headquarters.

Along with the lowering of the flag, during International Overdose Awareness Day community agencies are partnering to offer three take-home naloxone pop-up locations in the City (at Silver Bean Café in Millennium Park, Peterborough Square and One Roof) where anyone can come and get free training and a naloxone kit.

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event that occurs each year on August 31st. It was established to commemorate loved ones who have died due to overdoses related to alcohol and other drugs. It also aims to raise awareness about overdoses and reduce the unnecessary stigma too often associated with drugs and drug-related deaths.

Peter Williams, of the Peterborough Police Service says, “International Overdose Awareness Day helps bring attention to an issue that is affecting many individuals and families across our city and county, reminding us of the importance of further enhancing our prevention, education, services and programs to address overdoses, stigma and harms associated with overdose and substance use. This is about saving lives.”

Over the last year, there have been a number of local initiatives working to help to reduce the chances of overdose by increasing the availability of naloxone.

The Peterborough Overdose Prevention Program (POPP) distributes naloxone, a lifesaving antidote to an opioid overdose to anyone who wants a naloxone kit. Kits are available through Peterborough Public Health, PARN or FourCAST. Between January and June of this year, POPP distributed more than 135 kits.

In February 2017 the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) also became one of the first hospitals in Ontario to give take-home naloxone to patients at risk of overdose. Research shows that 17 per cent of people who have a non-fatal overdose will have another overdose within two years. This successful program was a result of the strong partnerships that exist in our community between the partners of the Peterborough Drug Strategy and PRHC.

“Overdoses are preventable and we all have a role to play in keeping our loved ones, ourselves, and our friends and neighbours safe,” says Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health.
Opioids are pain-relieving drugs and include both prescription medications such as oxycodone and fentanyl, as well as illegal formulations such as heroin. The harms associated with these drugs are a significant public health and patient safety issue. Since 2003, the number of deaths has increased 99 per cent with more than 700 Ontarians dying from opioid-related causes in 2015.
Currently, it is estimated that two people every day die from an opioid overdose. In addition, non-fatal opioid overdoses have been estimated to be 20 to 25 times the number of deaths. Accidental overdose is the third leading cause of unintentional death in Ontario – a figure that far surpasses deaths due to traffic fatalities.

The most recent data shows us that Peterborough ranks 6th out of 49 communities in Ontario for the rate of opioid-related deaths and 7th for rate of Emergency Department visits. Overdoses continue to affect people of all ages, genders and socio-economic backgrounds, including those using as prescribed or those experimenting. Understanding the signs and how to respond is the first step to preventing harm.

Before naloxone is administered, the first priority is to call 9-1-1. Good Samaritan legislation, passed earlier this year, prohibits basic possession charges from being laid when police arrive to the scene of an overdose.

“The Peterborough Police Service has prioritized addressing opioid use and misuse in an effort to prevent overdoses and opioid-related harms for a number of years,” says Inspector Larry Charmley, Chair of the Peterborough Drug Strategy and Inspector with the Peterborough Police Service.

“Our Service has been and continues to be focused on saving lives and not laying drug related charges when someone has overdosed,” adds Peterborough Police Chief Murray Rodd.
“When our officers attend the scene of an overdose their number one priority is on ensuring the safety of all those involved and helping to garner information to support the appropriate medical treatment for the person who has overdosed.”

#EndOverdose
Overdose Day
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Wednesday August 23, 2017 – Peterborough man facing additional charges following theft from vehicle

Calls for Service:
(Aug. 22 at 8 a.m. to Aug. 23 at 8 a.m.) 84

Possession of Stolen Property/Use Credit Card Arrest:
A 27-year-old Peterborough man is facing additional charges following a theft from a vehicle at a Charlotte Street residence.

Overnight on August 1, 2017 an unknown male entered the complainant’s vehicle that was parked at a Charlotte Street home and stole her driver’s licence, banking cards and health card. Following the theft the complainant realized her stolen banking cards had been used at various local convenience stores.

The complainant called police and officers investigated. Through the investigation the male suspect was identified. The male had been arrested on August 15, 2017 on an unrelated matter and was in custody (original media release) Media Release for August 16, 2017

As a result of this investigation Thomas Mark Perdue, 27, of Murray Street, is being additionally charged with possession of property obtained by crime, use credit card and fail to comply with a probation order. The accused is scheduled to appear in court later today (Aug. 23).

Break and Enter: George Street North
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a George Street North music business.

At approximately 8:24 a.m. on August 22, 2017 police were called regarding a break and enter to a music business on George Street North that was locked at the time of the incident. Once inside the business thieves stole items including an iMac computer.

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

Possession of a Schedule I Substance Arrest:
A 23-year-old Peterborough woman is facing drug charges following an investigation.

During the course of an investigation, during the early morning hours of August 21, 2017 officers located a woman’s purse abandoned behind a Charlotte Street bar. Through the investigation the owner of the purse and its contents was identified. Inside the purse officers located an amount of cocaine along with a woman’s I.D.

Officers located the woman still in the area. As a result of the investigation Nicole Cierra Montgomery, 23, of River Road South, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with possession of schedule I substance (cocaine).

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

Tuesday August 22, 2017 – Peterborough woman charged with fraud following incidents at Brock Street grocery store

Calls for Service:
(Aug. 21 at 8 a.m. to Aug. 22 at 8 a.m.) 81

Fraud Arrest:
A 24-year-old Peterborough woman is facing fraud charges following two incidents at a local grocery store.

It was reported to police that on August 14, 2017 and again on August 16, 2017 a woman entered a Brock Street grocery store without any property on her person, selected new items off the shelves then used a receipt to return the items she had not originally paid for.

Through the investigation the woman was identified. On August 21, 2017 officers attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the woman was arrested.

Ginalisa Fusco, 24, of George Street North, is charged with fraud under $5,000 X2 and fail to comply with a probation order X2.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on August 21, 2017.