Media Release Saturday February 8, 2020

Stabbing Investigation:

On Saturday February 8, 2020 just before 10 am the 30 year old male victim was walking in an alley between Simcoe Street and Charlotte Street when he was approached by a lone male.

The suspect pulled out a knife, that he was concealing and stabbed the victim twice.  The suspect fled the scene and ran towards Charlotte Street. Police were contacted and discovered the victim in the area.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and later transferred to a Toronto hospital for further medical treatment.

As a result of the investigation police were able to identify the person responsible for this criminal offence. Dillon Cowen, age 23 years was arrested at 4:15 pm on Brock Street and transported to the station.

Cowen has been charged with one count of attempt murder. Police continue to investigate. Cowen will appear for a bail hearing on Sunday February 9, 2020.

The victim and accused did not know each other.

The victim underwent surgery in Toronto and is listed in stable condition.

Peterborough Police continue to investigate this incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or the Peterborough Police Crime Line at 705-876-1122 ext 555 through email at or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or

At this time there is no threat to public safety.

Phone: 705-876-1122 ext: 275