Missing Person: Shreeya Howe

The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing person 17-year-old Shreeya Howe. She was last seen at approximately 6 p.m. on November 19, 2019 in the area of Aylmer and McDonnel Streets in the City of Peterborough.

Shreeya is described as:

  • Female
  • Black
  • 5’5”
  • Medium build
  • Medium length reddish brown dreads
  • Grey hooded sweater
  • Purple, black and white pants
  • Red shoes

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.stopcrimehere.ca

Missing person Shreeya Howe

Missing person Shreeya Howe

 

 

Media Invitation: Peterborough Police and OPP Kick-Off “Festive RIDE” Provincial Traffic Safety Campaign

(PETERBOROUGH, ON) – On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the Peterborough Police Service will be hosting a media launch for the annual “Festive RIDE” Provincial Traffic Safety Campaign and the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Red Ribbon Campaign.

The Festive RIDE campaign will run between November 23, 2019 and January 2, 2020.  The MADD Red Ribbon Campaign will run between November 1, 2019 and January 6, 2020. The OPP and Peterborough Police Service will be focusing their attention on those drivers who put public safety at risk by driving a vehicle while their ability to do so is impaired by alcohol or drug. During the campaign, officers will be highly visible as they conduct RIDE initiatives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the county.

The Festive RIDE campaign is a highly effective road safety initiative that has taken 6,495 suspected impaired drivers off OPP-patrolled roads during the holiday season over the past ten years.

Our message to everyone is that “Impaired Is Impaired”.

The media are invited to attend the Peterborough County OPP detachment for the media launch and RIDE initiative.  Officers will be available to answer questions and the Mobile Command Unit (MCU) will be available for viewing.

Details:

Date:             Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time:             2:00pm-Kickoff/Q and A       4:00pm-RIDE Program

Location:      453 Lansdowne Street East, Peterborough, Ontario

Non-Emergency Crime? Report It Online!

Did you know our Service offers an online reporting system for non-emergency crimes? Crimes that can be reported via our online system include the following:

* Theft under $5,000
* Fraud scams
* Theft from vehicle
* Damage to vehicle
* Lost property
* Damage to property

For more information or to fill out a non-emergency crime report online please visit our website Report A Crime

Those wishing to report a non-emergency crime can also call our Alternative Response Unit (ARU) Desk 24/7 at 705-876-1122 ext. 274.

In an emergency always dial 9-1-1.

Tuesday November 19, 2019 – Police investigating break-in at Lakefield business

Calls for Service:

(Nov. 18 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 19 at 8 a.m.) 102

Break and enter:

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a Lakefield business.

Sometime between 4 p.m. on November 16, 2019 and 5:30 a.m. on November 18, 2019 unknown person(s) broke into a Lakefield hardware store and lumber yard. Once inside the store thieves stole several power tools.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers Online

Assault arrest:

A 19-year-old Peterborough teen has been arrested and charged with assault following a disturbance at a Peterborough residence.

On November 17, 2019 police received several 9-1-1 calls from a Peterborough residence regarding an ongoing disturbance at the home between family members. It was reported that while at the residence the accused became involved in a verbal dispute with his father and when his sister attempted to intervene the accused assaulted her.

Officers attended and as a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 5, 2019.

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

Domestic assault arrest:

A 40-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with two counts of domestic assault after an incident at a Peterborough apartment.

On November 17, 2019 the accused and female victim were at their Peterborough apartment where they became involved in a verbal dispute which lasted throughout the evening. It was reported that twice during the evening the accused assaulted the victim. The victim left the apartment and police were contacted.

On November 18, 2019 police attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault X2.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on November 18, 2019.

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

Domestic assault/overcome resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle another person:

A 57-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges following an investigation into historical and ongoing domestic abuse.

On November 15, 2019 police received information regarding historical and recent abuse from the accused toward the victim during their relationship including two incidents where the accused choked the victim.

As a result of the investigation, on November 15, 2019 officers attended a Peterborough residence where the accused was arrested and charged with the following:

* Assault X2

* Overcome resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle another person X2

* Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm X2

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on November 15, 2019.

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

Nov. 16 – Nov. 18, 2019 – Weekend Wrap-up Media Release

Calls for Service:

(Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 16 at 8 a.m.) 75

(Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 17 at 8 a.m.) 69

(Nov. 17 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 18 at 8 a.m.) 55

Sexual assault arrest:

A 22-year-old Peterborough resident has been arrested and charged with sexual assault following an investigation.

On the evening of November 16, 2019 the accused attended a Peterborough residence where several other people were gathered. It was reported that during the evening the accused approached and sexually assaulted a female also at the residence. The accused then left the scene. The accused and victim do not know each other. Police were contacted and officers investigated.

Later that same evening officers attended a Peterborough residence where the accused was placed under arrest.

Raj Hemendra Bhanshali, 22, of Spillsbury Drive, Peterborough, is charged with sexual assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 3, 2019.

Assault with a weapon arrest:

A 52-year-old Peterborough woman has been arrested and charged after a recycling company worker was assaulted with a weapon.

On November 14, 2019 the victim was confronted by an irate female customer after the victim advised her that her mixed recycling would not be taken. It was reported that during the incident the accused struck the victim in the face with a bag of newspapers and books from her recycling bin. The incident was later reported to police.

On November 16, 2019 officers attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was placed under arrest.

Carmel Teresa Simmons, 52, of Summerhill Drive, Peterborough, is charged with assault with a weapon.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 12, 2019.

Domestic assault/forcible confinement arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 30-year-old man with forcible confinement and two counts of domestic assault following an investigation.

On November 16, 2019 the accused and female victim were at a Peterborough residence where they became involved in a verbal dispute during which time the victim was assaulted. Police were called and attended. As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault.

It was further revealed that during their relationship in November of 2018 the accused prevented the victim from leaving their residence and also assaulted the victim in June of 2019. The accused was additionally charged with forcible confinement and another count of assault.

The accused was held in custody, appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on November 17, 2019 was released from custody and is scheduled to appear again in court on November 26, 2019.

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

Trespassing at night/possession of stolen property arrest:

A call from a concerned citizen regarding a suspicious person going through vehicles in his neighbourhood has led to the arrest of a 42-year-old man for charges including trespassing at night.

At approximately 3:15 a.m. on November 16, 2019 the complainant was awake at his residence when he saw a suspicious man walking up to different vehicles in the area of Stocker Road and was looking into them. The complainant called police to report the incident.

Officers attended the area and saw the suspicious male in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked in the driveway of a Stocker Road residence. As a result of the investigation the male was placed under arrest. During the investigation the male was found to be in possession of an amount of loose change.

Robert Neilson Coleman, 42, of Cameron Street, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Trespassing at night
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a recognizance

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on November 16, 2019.

Over 80mgs arrest:

A 74-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with operating a motor vehicle with more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system following an incident in late October.

On October 29, 2019 at approximately 4:18 p.m. officers were in the Parkhill Road West when they saw the accused’s vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in order to speak with the accused on an unrelated matter.

While speaking with the accused officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the accused. A subsequent breath test revealed the accused had almost three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system while operating a motor vehicle.

As a result of the investigation Thomas Brian Yates, 74, of Parkhill Road West, was arrested and charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus.

The accused was issued 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 November 28, 2019.

Theft of vehicle:

The  Peterborough Police Service is asking anyone with information to come forward following the theft of a pick-up truck and trailer containing another vehicle was stolen from a Millbrook drive residence.

Sometime overnight on November 17, 2019 a black 2014 GMC Sierra pick-up licence plate AH58376 was stolen from the driveway of a Fredericks Avenue home in Millbrook.  Attached to the primary vehicle that was stolen was a black and silver 24 foot car hauler trailer containing a 1963 Chevrolet Nova.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.stopcrimehere.ca 

 

Friday November 15, 2019 – Peterborough man charged after stolen credit cards were used at local stores

Calls for Service:

(Nov. 14 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 15 at 8 a.m.) 80

Use of credit card arrest:

A 24-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges after stolen credit cards were used at various local convenience stores.

Sometime between October 8, 2019 and October 9, 2019 an unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle parked at a Peterborough address and stole a credit card. The stolen card was then used at a Hunter Street East convenience store.

Police also received information regarding the unauthorized use of credit cards on October 8, 2019 at a King Street convenience store and also at a McDonnel Street convenience store.

On October 24, 2019 police received an online report from another complainant detailing the theft of bank cards from her vehicle. The stolen bank cards were then used several times also at a Hunter Street East convenience store.

Through the investigation the accused was identified and contacted. On November 10, 2019 the accused turned himself in at the police station.

As a result of the investigation Jett John Burton, 24, of Parkhill Road West, is charged with use of credit card X4.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 26, 2019.

Thursday November 14, 2019 – Peterborough man facing drug and possession of stolen property charges following an investigation

Calls for Service:

(Nov. 13 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 14 at 8 a.m.) 68

Drug Arrest:

A 38-year-old man is facing drug and possession of stolen property charges following an investigation.

The accused is currently on a recognizance including not possessing any credit or debit card unless lawfully issued in his name.

On November 11, 2019 police were dispatched to a George Street South address for an investigation where the accused was located and found to be in possession of personal identification and bank cards not in his name. Also during the investigation the accused was found to be in possession of purple heroin. During the investigation the accused was taken to a local hospital for a medical issue and a warrant request issued for his arrest upon release.

The accused was later arrested on November 12, 2019.

Rickey Daniel Nielsen, 38, of no fixed address, is charged with the following:

* Possession of a schedule I substance (Heroin)

* Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

* Fail to comply with a recognizance X2

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on November 13, 2019.

Fail to attend court/drug arrest:

A 28-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with failing to attend court and possession of Fentanyl following an investigation.

On November 12, 2019 the accused failed to appear for a court date and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

On November 13, 2019 officers located the accused in a George Street parking lot where he was placed under arrest for fail to attend. During the investigation the accused was found to be in possession of an amount of Fentanyl.

Steven Anthony Gaspari, 28, of Aylmer Street North, is charged with possession of a schedule I substance (Fentanyl) and fail to attend court.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 3, 2019.

Break and enter: Lakefield business

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a Lakefield business.

Sometime between 4 p.m. on November 12, 2019 and 6:30 a.m. on November 13, 2019 unknown person(s) broke into a business located in a commercial plaza on Queen Street in Lakefield and stole an amount of cash from a cash box. The business was locked and secured at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers online

Wednesday November 13, 2019 -Peterborough man charged after attempting to break into commercial plaza on Lansdowne Street West

Calls for Service:

(Nov. 12 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 13 at 8 a.m.) 94

Break and enter arrest:

A 49-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged after attempting to break into shops and restaurants in a Lansdowne Street West commercial plaza.

On November 12, 2019 at approximately 10:40 p.m. police responded to a complaint of a suspicious male trying to open the back doors to businesses located in a Lansdowne Street West commercial plaza. When officers arrived they located the male who, as a result of the investigation, was placed under arrest.

Steven Patrick Twomey, 49, of Redwood Drive, Peterborough, is charged with break and enter.
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 28, 2019.

Assault arrest:

An assault at a local restaurant had led to charges for a 36-year-old Peterborough woman.

At approximately 1:45 p.m. on November 8, 2019 officers were dispatched to a Lansdowne Street West fast food restaurant for an assault. It was reported that while inside the restaurant the accused and male victim, who do not know each other, became involved in a dispute. During the dispute the accused struck the victim in the face. The accused then left the restaurant and police were called.

On November 9, 2019 at approximately 7:45 p.m. officers located the accused at a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, she was placed under arrest.

Crystal Angeline Eatmon, 36, of Alexander Avenue, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 3, 2019.

Assault Arrest:

A 16-year-old Peterborough teen is facing charges including domestic following an incident.

On the morning of November 12, 2019 the accused and female victim, currently in a domestic relationship, became involved in a dispute while in a Peterborough parking lot. It was reported that during the dispute the accused assaulted the victim. Police were called and officers attended.

As a result of the investigation the accused, a 16-year-old male, was arrested and charged with domestic assault. While in custody at the police station the accused was found to be in possession of an amount of cannabis. The accused was further charged with person under 19 years –  possess cannabis.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on November 12, 2019.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act the name of a young person cannot be released.

Theft arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 48-year-old woman with theft following an investigation.

In early November 2019 police were contacted regarding an ongoing theft at a Lansdowne Street store. It was reported that between September 2019 and October 2019 the accused, an employee at the store at the time of the incident, discounted several products at the till before selling them resulting in an approximately $930 loss to the business.

As a result of the investigation on November 10, 2019 the accused attended the police station where she was placed under arrest.

Tamara Collean Paul, 48, of George Street North, Peterborough, is charged with theft under $5,000.

Domestic assault arrest:

A 33-year-old Warsaw, Ontario woman has been charged with domestic assault following an investigation.

On November 10, 2019 the female accused and victim were at a Peterborough residence where they became involved in a verbal dispute. Through the investigation it was revealed that during the dispute the accused had assaulted the victim.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 4, 2019.

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

Theft from vehicle:

The Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to lock-it-or-lose-it following a theft from a vehicle on Marsdale Drive.

Sometime between 10 p.m. on November 8, 2019 and 7:30 a.m. on November 9, 2019 unknown person(s) entered an unlocked vehicle parked at a Marsdale Drive home and then used the garage door opener inside the vehicle to enter the garage and subsequently enter a second vehicle. An amount of loose change was stolen from the vehicles.

Between November 8, 2019 and November 12, 2019 thieves also entered other unlocked vehicles in areas including Grange Way, Leighton Road and Weller Street. Items stolen from these unlocked vehicles include a Bluetooth speaker, wallet and food items.

We remind residents to always check to ensure their vehicle doors are locked and secured as a garage door opener left inside a vehicle can be used to gain access into a garage and potentially into the home. Everyone has a role to play in crime prevention and doing a quick check of your vehicle and home is an easy way to help prevent a crime.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers online.

Canine Unit launches Instagram account

The Peterborough Police Service is pleased to announce that its Canine Unit has launched its own Instagram account.

The account @peterboroughpolicek9 will give a behind-the-scenes look at our Canine Unit and its two Police Service Dogs Chase and Isaac along with their handlers.

PSD Isaac is a two-year-old Belgian Malinois / Shepherd cross and is partnered with PC Bob Cowie.  PSD Chase is also a Belgian Malinois Shepherd and is two-and-a-half-years-old. PSD Chase is partnered with PC Kyle Adey.

Both dogs are early in their careers and have enjoyed many successes so far!

Read more about our Canine Unit

Police Service Dog Chase

Police Service Dog Isaac

Police Service Dog Isaac

Nov. 9 – 12 – Weekend wrap-up media release

(Nov. 8 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 9 at 8 a.m.) 81

(Nov. 9 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 10 at 8 a.m.) 73

(Nov. 10 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 11 at 8 a.m.) 68

(Nov. 11 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 12 at 8 a.m.) 85

Robbery: 

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following an attempted robbery at a Hunter Street convenience store.

Shortly before 6 p.m. on November 11, 2019 two males entered a convenience store on Hunter Street and demanded money from the employee. During the incident it was reported that one of the males brandished a screwdriver. The employee confronted the two males and they fled the store without obtaining any money.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect #1

  • Caucasian male in his 20’s
  • Wearing a black jacket, blue pants and grey shoes

Suspect #2

  • Caucasian male in his 20’s
  • Wearing a dark jacket, patterned scarf, black pants and greyish brown work boots

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers online. 

Assault with a weapon arrest:

A 17-year-old Peterborough teen is facing charges including assault with a weapon and uttering threats following an incident at a local youth group home.

On November 11, 2019 officers were dispatched to a Peterborough group home regarding an incident. It was reported that while at the home the 17-year-old male accused brandished a butter knife and threatened another youth. The two youth became involved in a physical fight and when a staff member attempted to intervene the staff member was struck with the knife.

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

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

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (November 12).

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act the name of a young person cannot be released.

Impaired/Fail to remain arrest:

A 22-year-old Longford, Ontario woman is facing charges including impaired driving and fail to remain at the scene of a collision following an investigation.

On November 8, 2019 at approximately 2:11 a.m. an officer on patrol on Aylmer Street saw a vehicle driving northbound on Aylmer Street with no tire on the passenger side front rim.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and while speaking with the female driver noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath. A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system while operating a motor vehicle.

As a result of the investigation Mallory Clara McRae, 22, of Switch Road, Longford, Ontario, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus

Through further investigation it was revealed that prior to the traffic stop the accused had been involved in a single vehicle collision in the area of George Street north of Lansdowne Street where the accused’s vehicle had mounted a curb and struck a large sign.

The accused was subsequently charged under the Highway Traffic Act with fail to remain at the scene of a collision.

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 November 28, 2019.

Break-in: Water Street North

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in to a Water Street North business.

Sometime between 5 p.m. on November 10, 2019 and 9 a.m. on November 11, 2019 unknown person(s) broke into a Water Street North business stealing cash from the register. The business was locked and secured at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers online

Theft arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 41-year-old Peterborough man with theft following an incident at a local rink.

On November 10, 2019 a male entered a Monaghan Road rink and stole items from the change rooms while a hockey game was taking place. An off duty police officer at the rink at the time became aware of the incident and as a result of the investigation, placed the male under arrest.

Ryan David Black, 41, of Lock Street, Peterborough, is charged with theft under $5,000 and fail to comply with a probation order. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 3, 2019.  

Assault arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 49-year-old Peterborough resident with assault following a Sunday evening incident.

On November 10, 2019 at approximately 6:20 p.m. officers were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for a disturbance. When officers arrived it was reported that during a dispute at the residence the accused had assaulted the female victim. The two parties involved know each other.

As a result of the investigation Sheri Lyne Warminger, 49, of Howden Street, was arrested and charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 5, 2019.

Use of credit card arrest:

A 24-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges after credit cards stolen from vehicles were used at local stores.

On October 11, 2019 the victim filed an online report to police stating that several items, including a credit card, had been stolen from his unlocked vehicle and the credit card had then been used at a local convenience store.

Through the investigation the male suspect was identified. It was further revealed that the male was a suspect in three other incidents where bank cards stolen from vehicles had been used at local stores.

On November 10, 2019 police contacted the male who turned himself in at the police station that same day.

As a result of the investigation Jett John Burton, 24, of Parkhill Road West, was arrested and charged with use of credit card X4

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 26, 2019.

Stolen vehicle:

The Peterborough Police Service is asking anyone with information to come forward after a work trailer was stolen from a Queensway Court parking lot.

Sometime between 4:50 p.m. on November 7, 2019 and 8 a.m. on November 8, 2019 a 2014 14ft black v-nose work trailer licence plate M8619P was stolen from the rear lot of the Queensway Court in Peterborough. The trailer contained several construction tools.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers online