Peterborough Man Arrested on Aggravated Assault Charges

Calls for Service:
(June 26 at 8 a.m. to June 27 at 8 a.m.) 133
(June 27 at 8 a.m. to June 28 at 8 a.m.) 99
(June 28 at 8 a.m. to June 29 at 8 a.m.) 71

Warrant Arrest and Drug Charges:

A 39-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of fentanyl following an investigation.

On June 16, 2020 at approximately 5:37 a.m. the Peterborough Police Service responded to an address in the area of Aylmer and Dublin Streets regarding a male with serious injuries.

The male was taken via EMS to a local hospital and was later transferred to a Kingston area hospital by Ornge air ambulance where he remains in serious condition.

Through the investigation it was determined that an altercation took place between the accused and the male victim, who know each other.

As a result of the investigation a warrant was issued for the arrest of Steven Sinclair Swanson, 39, of Brock Street.

On June 26, 2020 officers located the accused in downtown Peterborough and he was subsequently arrested. During the arrest he was found to be in possession of fentanyl.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on June 27th, 2020.


Impaired Driving and Drug Possession Arrest:

A 22-year-old resident of Delhi, Ontario has been arrested and charged after a weekend collision on Lansdowne Street West.

On June 27th, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m. a vehicle was observed striking a traffic pole before entering the parking lot of a restaurant and striking the building.

Police were contacted and attended the scene. A female driver was located in the vehicle and it was determined that she was impaired by drug and also in possession of methamphetamine.

As a result of the investigation Berlyn Rymer, 22, of Delhi, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

  • Operation while Impaired – Drug
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court on August 27th, 2020.


Domestic Assault with a Weapon Arrest:

A 33-year-old Peterborough resident has been arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, assault and fail to comply with a probation order following a weekend incident.

On June 27th, 2020 at approximately 12:28 p.m., the victim attended the Peterborough Police Service. It was reported that the victim and accused were involved in an argument at which time the victim was assaulted and had an object thrown at them.

As a result of the investigation the accused was located at a residence and charged with assault, assault with a weapon and fail to comply with probation order. The accused was released from custody and will appear in court on August 25th, 2020.

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


Mischief and Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest:

A 21-year-old Peterborough resident has been arrested and charged with mischief and assault with intent to resist arrest.

At approximately 9:44 p.m. on June 26, 2020 members of the Peterborough Police Service attended a north end residence in regard to a dispute between a mother and her son. It was reported that the accused has caused damage to the residence.

As a result of the investigation, reasonable grounds were formulated for the arrest of the accused for mischief. The accused was located in the vicinity of the residence and while being arrested attempted to strike the arresting officer. Police Service Dog Isaac was deployed and apprehended the suspect. The accused was then also charged with assault with intent to resist arrest.

The accused was released on an undertaking for a court appearance on August 25th, 2020.

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


Drug Arrest:

A 51-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and fail to comply with a probation order following an investigation.

On June 26th, 2020 an officer on patrol in downtown Peterborough observed a suspicious male outside a bus shelter about to consume drugs. The male was approached by police and found to be in possession of cocaine.

As a result of the investigation, Ernest Paul Stanley Rak of Peterborough was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order

The accused was released from custody and will appear in court on August 27, 2020.