Peterborough Police Service Media Release – October 8, 2019

Media Release for Tuesday October 8, 2019

Calls for Service:

(Monday October 7, 2019 at 8 a.m. to Tuesday October 8, 2019 at 8 a.m,) 97

Missing Person Located:

 On October 07, 2019 Peterborough Police located missing person Destiny Paul. Thank you to the public for their assistance.

Carrying a Concealed Weapon Arrest:

On October 7, 2019 the Peterborough Police Service received information that a male would be attending a Dalhousie Street property in the City of Peterborough carrying a weapon. Shortly after 2:00 pm the male accused arrived at the Dalhousie Street property and was arrested by police who located a large butcher style knife concealed on his person.

As a result of the investigation, the male was arrested and provided a false name to police. Further investigation revealed the identity of the accused.

21 year old Nathan Kabwe of Toronto was charged with the following offences:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Fail to comply with recognizance

Kabwe was held in custody for court on October 8, 2019.

Weapons Dangerous Arrest: 

On October 7, 2019, the male accused entered a local taxi at a Romaine Street address in the City of Peterborough and was taken to different locations around the city by the victim. Upon arrival at the final destination the accused brandished a knife on the victim.

Police were notified and the accused, 40 year old Jason Martin Zemitis of Peterborough was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Uttering threats to cause bodily harm or death
  • Fail to comply with probation order

Zemitis was held in custody for court on October 8, 2019

Sexual Assault/Forcible Confinement Arrest:

A 26-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including forcible confinement and sexual assault following an investigation.

On October 7, 2019 the accused forcibly confined and sexually assaulted the victim at a Medical Drive property in the City of Peterborough.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Sexual assault
  • Forcible confinement

The accused was held in custody for court on October 8, 2019.

In order to protect the identity of the victim in this incident the name of the accused will not be released.

Family Week:

In appreciation of family week, Peterborough Police are reminding the public that the service is hosting a free skate being held at the Evinrude Centre at 911 Monaghan Road from 330-500pm.

Cram-A-Cruiser 2019:

In support of Kawartha Foodshare, this Thanksgiving weekend inititive takes place at participating Sobey’s and Foodland locations in our area.

You can drop by at a participating location, drop off a donation, purchase a pre-packed bag of non-perishable food items or make a monetary donation.

Items most needed during this year’s food drive are:

  • Tuna, fish and meats
  • Canned vegetables
  • Pasta sauce
  • Pasta
  • Pork and beans
  • Mac and cheese
  • Soup/stew
  • Canned pasta

The dates and locations for this year’s event are as follows:

Thursday October 10, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Sobeys Landsdowne Street
  • Sobeys Towerhill Road
  • Foodland Hunter Street
  • Foodland Sherbrooke Street

Friday October 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Sobeys Lansdowne Street
  • Sobeys Towerhill Road
  • Foodland Lakefield

The Kawartha Food Share currently assists more than 8,100 men women and children every month through its 36 member agencies. This includes their four meal programs, four City food banks, six housing projects, seven county food banks, and more than 20 food cupboards across the City & County of Peterborough. Last year their warehouse distributed more than 5 million dollars worth of food and emergency care needs.

During the 2018 Cram-A-Cruiser, approximately 17,000lbs of food was donated through this event.

For more information on the Kawartha Food Share please visit


Name: PC Tom White

Phone: (705) 876-1122 ext: 289