Peterborough Police Service-Media Release-Wednesday August 14, 2019-

Calls for Service:

Tuesday August 13, 2019 8 a.m. to Wednesday August 14, 2019- 98

Theft of Motor Vehicle:

On August 13, 2019 Peterborough Police responded to a report the two accused had just left a Park Street South residence in a stolen vehicle.

Later on August 13, 2019 the vehicle was located, abandoned in the Park Street South area. Police searched the area and located the two accused.

Rachel McEwen age 23 of Denne Crescent has been charged with Theft over $5,000 and breach of probation.

Jessica Bright age 28 of Park Street South has been charged with Theft over $5,000. Both persons were held in custody and appeared in court on August 13, 2019.

Domestic Assault Charge:

The victim and the accused have been in a relationship for approximately one year. On August 13, 2019 both were at their residence. They became involved in a verbal argument.

The victim left the residence and the accused followed meeting up at a local park. The two continued to argue. The accused then placed the victim in a headlock and threw her to the ground.

Police were called by a witness who observed the assault. As a result of the investigation a 21-year-old Peterborough male was arrested and charged with one count of assault.

The accused was released from custody and will appear in court on September 4, 2019.

To protect the identity of the victim the name of the accused is not being released.

Missing Persons Investigation:

Peterborough Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 75-year-old man last seen on August 13, 2019 at 4:31 pm in Lakefield.

Helge Koch of Whitby was reported missing to police on August 13, 2019 after driving away from a Lakefield business. Koch has not been heard from since that time.

Koch is described as follows:

Age 75, male white wearing glasses

6’1”, 200lbs, right handed wearing blue dress shirt and beige dress pants.

Koch was driving a charcoal Mazda 5 bearing Ontario License Plate# CFNX418.

Please see below photo of Koch.

Anyone with information on Koch’s location is asked to call Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122.


Name: S/Sgt Dan MacLean

Phone: 705-876-1122 ext 269