Thursday September 13, 2018 – Peterborough man facing drug charges including possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking following investigation

Calls for Service:
(Sept. 12 at 8 a.m. to Sept. 13 at 8 a.m.) 71

Drug Arrest:
A 20-year-old Peterborough man is facing drug charges including possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking following an investigation.

On September 11, 2018 at approximately 4:50 p.m. an officer was on patrol in the area of Aylmer and London Streets when the officer located and arrested a male on outstanding warrants for charges including failing to attend court.

During the subsequent investigation the accused was found to be in possession of cocaine and marijuana.

As a result of the investigation Ryley Elwood Brooks, 20, of Lansdowne Street, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30grams)
  • Fail to attend court

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on September 12, 2018.

Break and enter Arrest:
A 24-year-old Peterborough man has been charged following two break-ins to homes on William Street.

Shortly before 7 p.m. on September 12, 2018 the victims were at their William Street home when they found an unknown male inside their screened-in porch. The victims told the man to leave and advised they were calling police. A short time later another victim was at their William Street home when they found the same male standing in their sunroom. The man was told to leave and he fled the residence on foot.

Officers arrived on scene and a short time later located the male suspect in a laneway next to a residence on William Street.

As a result of the investigation Jordan Edgerton, 24, of no fixed address, Peterborough, is charged with break and enter X2 and breach of recognizance.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Sept. 13).

Fraud Alert:
The Peterborough Police Service is warning residents that the fake priest scam targeting local parishioners for electronic gift cards is still circulating in our area and has now evolved to include the name of the Bishop in the fraudulent communication.

In August 2018 the complainant received an email from someone pretending to be a local priest. In the email the bogus priest asks for $400 in iTunes gift cards for a friend going through cancer at the hospital.

The email went on to state that once the victim had purchased the gift cards they needed to take a picture of the numbers on the card and send the image back via email. The email ended with “many blessings” and the name of a local priest. The victim did not fall for the scam and contacted the Peterborough Diocese and the Peterborough Police Service.

Locally, this fraud is evolving and we have received recent reports that the fraudulent emails are now personating the Bishop and being signed in the Bishop’s name.

To date no one locally has fallen victim to the scam. The Peterborough Police Service continues to work closely with the Peterborough Diocese to ensure parishioners are informed regarding this scam.

If you receive one of these fraudulent emails please contact the Office of the Bishop/Communications of the Peterborough Diocese at ab@peterboroughdiocese.org or 705-745-5123 and also contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or online Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

If you have fallen victim to this fraud, meaning you have lost money, please contact the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or report the incident online https://www.peterboroughpolice.com/report/a-crime/

For more information on frauds and scams please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre