July 6 – 8, 2019 – Peterborough man arrested and charged with child luring as a result of online investigation

Calls for Service:

(July 5 at 8 a.m. to July 6 at 8 a.m.) 105

(July 6 at 8 a.m. to July 7 at 8 a.m.) 98

(July 7 at 8 a.m. to July 8 at 8 a.m.) 71

Child Luring Arrest:

A 28-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with child luring as a result of an online investigation.

During the investigation the accused engaged in online chats with someone he believed was a 14-year-old girl when in reality the accused was in communication with a member of the Peterborough Police Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit.

On July 5, 2019 the accused was arrested in the City of Peterborough.

As a result of the investigation, Jessie Smith, 28, of Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Child luring for sexual interference
  • Child luring for invitation to sexual touching
  • Child luring and commit indecent act
  • Child luring to commit sexual assault.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on July 5, 2019.

The Peterborough Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation on the internet. This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

Impaired/Over 80mgs Arrest:

A 38-year-old Etobicoke, Ontario man is facing charges including impaired driving following a weekend traffic stop.

On July 6, 2019 at approximately 2:30 a.m. an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle driving erratically in the area of Water Street and Marina Boulevard in the City of Peterborough.

While speaking with the male driver of the vehicle the officer noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system while operating a motor vehicle.
As a result of the investigation Scott Gordon Banks, 38, of Elsinore Path, Etobicoke, Ontario, was arrested and charged with operation while impaired and operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus.

The accused was served an automatic 90 day drivers licence suspension and seven day vehicle impoundment.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 23, 2019.

Assault/Mischief Arrest:

A 28-year-old Peterborough woman has been arrested and charged with assault and mischief following an incident a local motel.

On July 5, 2019 at approximately 9:10 p.m. police were dispatched to a Lansdowne Street East motel for a person reportedly being aggressive, attempting to assault staff and causing damage to a hotel phone.

When officers arrived they located the female suspect. As a result of the investigation Krista MacDowell, 28, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with assault and mischief under $5,000.
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on August 7, 2019.