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.

Wednesday October 11, 2017 – Police investigating after Thanksgiving Weekend mischief at local elementary school

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 10 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 11 at 8 a.m.) 78

Public Assistance:
The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance after a local elementary school was spray painted during the Thanksgiving Weekend.

Sometime between October 7, 2017 and October 9, 2017 unknown persons(s) used black spray paint and caused mischief to St. John Catholic Elementary School located on Park Street South in Peterborough. Police were notified of the mischief on October 10, 2017.

The large initials of “O.G.B.B.” and O.G.B.B.D” were painted on the school’s northwest corner wall and exterior gym door. (Please see photos below). At this time the meaning of the script is unknown.

 

 

 

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

Break-in Crawford Drive:
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating after thousands of dollars’ worth of tools were stolen from a work van parked in a lot on Crawford Drive.

Sometime between 6 p.m. on October 6, 2017 and 7:45 a.m. on October 10, 2017 unknown person(s) broke into a locked work van that was parked in a secured lot on Crawford Drive. Once inside the van the thieves stole more than $8,000 worth of tools.

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

Chief Murray Rodd Announces Retirement After 35 Years in Policing

From Police Chief Murray Rodd:

At the last Police Services Board meeting I submitted my letter of intent to retire. My last day of work will be June 30, 2018.

By that time I will have completed 35 years of policing, serving 10 years as Chief of Police.
Being a Police Officer is the only job I’ve ever wanted to do. Fifty years ago I was inspired by my Uncle, the Chief of Police of Oshawa at the time, to go into policing as a helping profession. His forage cap has been in my office for my entire term as Chief.

I have had a most fulfilling career and blessed to have had the opportunity to serve for a full 35 years. Serving as Chief has been an exceptional experience. I have been privileged to have served under three Chiefs of Police and four Deputy Chiefs.

As the Chief I’ve approached every aspect of my duties from a team approach, which included three extremely able Deputies and a very talented Executive Team. Together we were able to develop a very effective and efficient Police Service.

It has been an honour to have worked with some of the best police officers, civilians and volunteers in law enforcement. I am extremely proud of their commitment to serving the communities of Peterborough, Lakefield and Cavan Monaghan.

I would like to thank all members, sworn and civilian, for their commitment to duty and cooperation over the last 10 years and through the remainder of my term as Chief.

Respectfully,

Murray C. Rodd
Chief of Police

From the Police Services Board:

October 10th 2017

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Chief Murray Rodd after 35 years of an illustrious career with the Peterborough Police Service. Chief Rodd will officially retire on June 30th 2018 having served as Chief of Police for the last ten years.
Chief Rodd started with the Peterborough Police Service on June 20th 1983 after graduating from the law and security program at Fleming College. He quickly climbed the ranks and on August 15th 2008, after a national search, the Peterborough Lakefield Police Services Board appointed him as Chief of Police.

Under his leadership, numerous award winnings programs were developed, several positions civilianized and the Service achieved clearance rates that are among the highest in the province.

Over the past decade, he has been very active in the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) chairing numerous committees and hosting the annual conference.

Chief Rodd is a distinguished community leader having volunteered with a number of local agencies over the past 35 years such as the United Way, serving as Campaign Chair in 2010, and the Board of Governors at Fleming College, serving as Board Chair from 2007-2011. He also served in the Canadian Forces Reserve for 22 years achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Throughout his career, he’s received numerous awards and accolades. In 2011, he was awarded the Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (M.O.M.) from the Governor General of Canada and in 2015 was the recipient of the OACP’s highest honour; the President’s Award.

Chief Rodd is recognized throughout the province for his leadership, dedication to public service and relentless commitment to improving the policing profession in Ontario. We are very fortunate to have such a distinguished and innovative leader. We thank Chief Rodd for his dedication and wish him success, happiness and good health in his retirement. He has served our community and Police Service extremely well.

Thank you

Bob Hall, Chair

Oct. 7 – 10, 2017 – Peterborough man charged with sexual assault on female under 16 years of age

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 6 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 7 at 8 a.m.) 103
(Oct. 7 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 8 at 8 a.m.) 86
(Oct. 8 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 9 at 8 a.m.) 79
(Oct. 10 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 11 at 8 a.m.) 52

Sexual Assault/Sexual Interference Arrest:
A 24-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age following an investigation.

On October 7, 2017 police received a call regarding a sexual assault and began an investigation. It was reported that while the accused was at a Peterborough residence visiting a person whom he knows a female in the home under 16 years of age was sexually assaulted.

As a result of the investigation on October 7, 2017 Raymond Samual Wilson, 24, of Murray Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Sexual interference with a person under 16 years of age
  • Sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age
  • Fail to comply with a prohibition regarding children
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on October 8, 2017 was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (Oct. 10).

Impaired/Dangerous Driving Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 52-year-old man with impaired driving and dangerous driving following a Friday night investigation.

At approximately 8:45 p.m. on October 6, 2017 police were called to the area of Monaghan Road and Lansdowne Street in response to a vehicle driving erratically in a commercial parking lot and almost hitting the building.

Additional information was provided that the same vehicle had been involved in a collision in the parking lot of a Lansdowne Street East motel and had also been seen striking vehicles in a fast food restaurant parking lot at The Parkway and Lansdowne Street.

During this time police received multiple calls for service regarding the accused’s driving actions.

Shortly after 9 p.m. police located the suspect vehicle on Clonsilla Avenue where it had crossed the road and struck a curb coming to a stop at a private driveway. Officers observed a single male occupant exit the driver’s seat. Through the subsequent investigation it was determined the male was impaired by both alcohol and drugs.

As a result of the investigation Charles Lanford Reid, 52, of McDonnel Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Impaired driving (Alcohol and Drug)
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Take motor vehicle without consent

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

Over 80mg Arrest:
A 25-year-old Cavan Monaghan man has been arrested and charged following an investigation involving a car driving the wrong way down a one way street in Peterborough.

At approximately 12:55 a.m. on October 1, 2017 officers on patrol in the area of George and Sherbrooke Streets saw a car heading north on George Street jump a median and then continue driving the wrong way on the one way street.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on Water Street and through the investigation and subsequent breath sample it was determined the male driver had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system while operating a motor vehicle.

As a result of the investigation James Joseph Cormier, 25, of Moncrief Line, Cavan Monaghan, 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 October 19, 2017.

Mischief Arrest:
A 19-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with mischief after a window to a downtown store was smashed.

On September 24, 2017 at approximately 3:10 a.m. a male punched the front window to a George Street North clothing store causing the window to break. The male suspect was located a short time later at the intersection of Hunter and Aylmer Streets.

As a result of the investigation Isaiah Mackenzie Beardy, 19, of Stewart Street, was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000.

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

Tuesday October 10, 2017 – Two charged with trafficking cocaine in the City following search warrant

A Scarborough man and a Peterborough man have been charged with trafficking cocaine following a search warrant at a Hunter Street East apartment complex.

On October 6, 2017 as a result of an ongoing investigation, 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) warrant at an apartment complex on Hunter Street East in the City of Peterborough.

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

Tquan Robertson, 22, of Scarborough

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

Jeremy Ward, 40, of Hunter Street, Peterborough

  • Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Breach of Probation

Both accused were held for a bail hearing on October 7, 2017.

Two other parties were arrested at the scene and were released unconditionally during the course of the investigation.

The following items were seized during the investigation:

  • 168 grams of cocaine (6 oz)
  • $5,480 Canadian Currency

Peterborough Police Part of Thanksgiving Weekend National Traffic Safety Campaign

This Thanksgiving weekend the Peterborough Police Service is once again participating in Operation Impact, a national traffic enforcement and education initiative led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by 2025.

The project targets the “fatal four” offences that put drivers, passengers, other road users and pedestrians at most risk: Distracted driving; impaired driving; speeding and lack of seatbelts.

“Our focus is both enforcement and education. There is no excuse for any of these offences that put people’s lives at risk on a daily basis,” says Sergeant Jeff Chartier, Peterborough Police Service Traffic Management Unit.

“We want everyone to have a safe and happy long weekend. Please keep 100 per cent of your attention on the road 100 per cent of the time.”

Thursday October 5, 2017 – Peterborough man arrested on a warrant

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 4 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 5 at 8 a.m.) 78

Warrant Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested a 20-year-old man on a warrant.

On September 22, 2017 a warrant was issued for the accused, Evan Taylor Barry, 20, of no fixed address, Peterborough, for the charges of fail to comply with a probation order X2.

On October 4, 2017 the accused was located in the area of Anson Street where he was arrested on the warrant. During the search incident to arrest a quantity of marijuana was located on the accused. He was subsequently charged with possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30 grams).

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on October 4, 2017.

Unlocked Vehicles:
The Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to keep their vehicles locked at all times.

Sometime on October 3, 2017 unknowns suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle parked at a Herman Street address and stole a wallet containing ID, credit cards and money.

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

Wednesday October 4, 2017 – Peterborough teen charged with theft

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 3 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 4 at 8 a.m.) 77

Theft Arrest:
A Peterborough teen is facing charges including theft and breach of probation following an incident at a local retail outlet.

On September 24, 2017 the accused, a male teenager, attended a Peterborough store and proceeded to select merchandise from the shelves. The male then exited the store making no attempt to pay for the goods.

As a result of the investigation, on October 3, 2017 the accused was arrested at his residence and charged with the following offences:

  • Theft Under $5,000
  • Fail to Comply with Sentence (Keep the peace and be of good behaviour)

The accused was held in custody to attend Court on the same date.

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

Causing a Disturbance Arrest:
A 22-year-old Peterborough woman is facing charges in relation to a disturbance that occurred on October 2, 2017.

On the above date, members of the Peterborough Police Service attended an address in response to information that there was a female on site attempting to solicit fights with others persons. While interacting with the female, she proceeded to yell and swear at others.

As a result of the investigation, Karyna Carruthers, 22, of Aylmer Street, is charged with the following:

  • Causing a Disturbance
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of October 19, 2017.

Tuesday October 3, 2017 – Peterborough woman charged with fraud following investigation involving rent money

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 2 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 3 at 8 a.m.) 91

Fraud Under $5,000 Arrest:
A 43-year-old Peterborough woman has been charged following a fraud investigation.

In late September 2017 police were contacted and began a fraud investigation regarding inconsistencies involving rent money.

It was reported that between June and September 2017 the accused collected rent money from tenants at a Peterborough apartment building. The investigation revealed that while the accused provided tenants with rent receipts indicating they had paid in full the accused had withheld a portion of the money collected instead of turning over the entire sum to the property management company. The accused is employed by the property management company.

On October 2, 2017 police attended a Peterborough address where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged.

Tianna Simpson, 43, of Settlers Ridge, Peterborough, is charged with fraud under $5,000.

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