Friday December 14, 2018 – Peterborough woman arrested and charged after elderly family member defrauded out of more than $3,000

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 13 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 14 at 8 a.m.) 69

Fraud under Arrest:
A 25-year-old Peterborough woman has been arrested and charged after an elderly family member was defrauded out of more than $3,000.

On November 8, 2018 police received information regarding a possible fraud and began an investigation. The investigation revealed that between July 2018 and October 2018 the accused defrauded an elderly family member of approximately $3,770 by accessing the family member’s savings account.

As a result of the investigation on December 13, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough residence where the accused was arrested and charged with fraud under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 9, 2018.

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

Thursday December 13, 2018 – Peterborough man charged after stolen credit card used to make purchases

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 12 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 13 8 a.m.) 80

Break and Enter, Use Credit Card and Possession of Stolen Property Arrest:
A 41-year-old male has been charged with use of a stolen credit card, possession of stolen property and break and enter.

On November 8, 2018 a stolen credit card was used to purchase merchandise at a retail location on Lansdowne Street. Through a subsequent police investigation, a suspect was identified. The suspect was located on December 11, 2018. It was also learned that he had a credit card that was taken from a break and enter to a business on The Parkway on November 18, 2018.

Jacob Orion Prelosnjak, 41, of Water Street, Peterborough was arrested and charged with Use of Credit Card, Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $,5000 and break, enter a place.

The accused was held for court on December 11, 2018.

Assault Arrests:
Two 19-year-old females have been charged with assault following an altercation on George Street.

On November 21, 2018 police attended a residence and spoke with a female victim regarding a physical altercation involving several females which occurred in front of a restaurant on George Street. It was reported that it occurred on November 18, 2018 at approximately 2:30 a.m.

Through police investigation it was learned that the female victim was involved in a verbal altercation with several other females. At some point in the verbal altercation, the victim was knocked to the ground and physically assaulted by two females. The victim received minor injuries and did not require medical attention.

Natalie Rita Stephan, 19, of Second Street, London, Ontario was arrested on December 12, 2018 for Assault. She was subsequently released to appear in court on January 3, 2019. Danica Caracciolo, 19, of Weedon Street, King City, Ontario was arrested on December 07, 2018 and charged with Assault. She was subsequently released to appear in court on December 27, 2018.

Wednesday December 12, 2018 – Peterborough man arrested and charged following a domestic assault

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 11 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 12 at 8 a.m.) 72

Domestic assault Arrest:
A 30-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a domestic assault.

On December 11, 2018 officers were dispatched to a domestic altercation at a Peterborough residence. During the incident it was reported that the accused assaulted the female victim.

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

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

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

Tuesday December 11, 2018 – Lock-it-or-lose-it this holiday season

The Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to lock-it-or-lose-it this holiday season.
While we urge residents to lock and secure their vehicle year-round we remind vehicle owners/passengers to be especially vigilant during the holiday season when many people are doing more shopping than usual. Always double-triple check to ensure all vehicle doors and windows are locked and secured and any valuables are hidden out of plain sight or taken with you from the vehicle.

Top 10 things people look for when breaking into or stealing a vehicle:

1. Vehicle left running
2. Unlocked doors or trunk
3. Bags of any sort (especially shopping bags around Christmas)
4. Visible Electronics
5. Phone Chargers showing
6. Loose Change in view
7. Sunglasses
8. Tools
9. Watch or other jewellery
10. Easy access to the trunk from the vehicle cab

  • From the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP)

Dec. 8 – Dec. 10, 2018- Peterborough resident charged with mischief following several incidents at Sherbrooke Street liquor store

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 8 at 8 a.m.) 84
(Dec. 8 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 9 at 8 a.m.) 61
(Dec. 9 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 10 at 8 a.m.) 45

Mischief Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 27-year-old Peterborough resident with mischief following several incidents at a Sherbrooke Street liquor store.

From November 11, 2018 to December 8, 2018 it was reported that the accused attended a Sherbrooke Street liquor store on at least six separate occasions and caused issues with staff and patrons. On December 8, 2018 police attended the store and located the accused on the front steps of the store openly consuming alcohol.

As a result of the investigation Jonathan Christian Gifford, 27, of Wolfe Street, was arrested and charged with mischief (obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property) and was issued several Provincial Offence Notices for charges including being intoxicated in a public place.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 27, 2018.

Domestic assault Arrest:
A 52-year-old Peterborough resident has been arrested and charged with domestic assault following a weekend incident.

On December 9, 2018 at approximately 12:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for an assault. It was reported that the accused had become involved in an argument with the two victims, his partner and his partner’s teenage child, and during the incident both victims were assaulted.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested at the residence and charged with assault X2. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 27, 2018.

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

Friday December 7, 2018 – Two persons arrested and charged, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl seized during drug search warrant

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 6 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 7 at 8 a.m.) 65

Drug Arrests:
Two Peterborough residents are facing charges following a drug search warrant at a multi-unit residence on Burnham Street where police located and seized cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and a large quantity of cash.

As a result of an ongoing investigation on December 6, 2018 members of the Peterborough Police Service’s ICAD (Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug) Unit and the Emergency Response Team conducted a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a multi-unit residence on Burnham Street.

As a result of the investigation police seized the following:

  • 156 grams of cocaine
  • 30 grams of fentanyl/heroin mix (purple heroin)
  • More than $5,000 in Canadian currency

As a result of the investigation the following two persons were arrested and charged:

Darcy Neva Davis, 31, of Burnham Street, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Heroin)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Fentanyl)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000

Taun Conroy Dixon-Johnson, 27, of no fixed address, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Heroin)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Fentanyl)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a recognizance X3

Both accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today (Dec. 7).

Thursday December 6, 2018 – Peterborough man arrested and charged with possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking including purple heroin and cocaine

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 5 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 6 at 8 a.m.) 55

Drug Arrest:
A 37-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking including purple heroin and cocaine.

As a result of an investigation, at approximately 2:15 p.m. on December 5, 2018 officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in the area of Rubidge and Scott Streets. During the investigation the K9 Unit was deployed to assist and conducted a search of the vehicle indicating there were illicit drugs inside. Through the investigation officers located and seized a quantity of cocaine, purple heroin (heroin mixed with Fentanyl), along with drug paraphernalia and a large quantity of cash.

As a result of the investigation Joseph Donald Simon, 37, of Stewart Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Heroin)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Fentanyl)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Crack cocaine)

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Dec. 6).

Special Media Release: Two Local Arrests Made in Month-Long Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Investigation

A 29-year-old Peterborough man and a 57-year-old Selwyn Township man are facing charges including possession of child pornography and making child pornography available following a month-long provincial investigation.

The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is a multi-disciplinary Province-wide approach to combat internet crimes against children. It is comprised of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Section, 26 Municipal Police Services including the Peterborough Police Service and the Ministries of the Attorney General and Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Investigations were conducted for the month of November 2018 by all Provincial Strategy partners along with the RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency and the United States Homeland Security.

The results of those investigations were formally announced at a multi-jurisdictional media conference held today (Dec. 5) in Toronto. Representing the Peterborough Police Service at the media conference are Inspector Neil Collins and Sergeant Mark Elliott.

A total of 267 judicial authorizations were obtained, resulting in 551 charges against 122 persons, including 11 youth who cannot be identified under terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

In addition, 55 victims were identified during the investigations and referred to appropriate community-based resources for assistance. Police also seized a total of 17 firearms three of which were loaded handguns.

Locally, the contributions of the Peterborough Police Service involved the execution of two search warrants in the City of Peterborough and assisting the Ontario Provincial Police with a search warrant in Peterborough County.

As a result of one police investigation, Tyler Krobath, 29, of Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Import, Distribute, Sell or Possess for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale of any Child Pornography
  • Accessing Child Pornography

The accused appeared in court on November 22, 2018.

During another investigation the Peterborough Police Service assisted the OPP in the execution of a search warrant.

As a result of that search warrant Robert Alguire, 57, of Selwyn Township, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of Child Pornography x 3
  • Make Available Child Pornography x 2

The accused appeared in court on November 30, 2018.

One investigation remains on-going as a result of another warrant executed within the City of Peterborough pending forensic examination of the electronics.

In total 38 electronic devices were seized for further examination.

The 26 Municipal Police Services currently in the Provincial Strategy include: Barrie, Brantford, Durham, Guelph, Halton, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Niagara, Ottawa, Peel, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Waterloo, Windsor, York, Belleville, Chatham-Kent, Cornwall, North Bay, Peterborough, Sarnia, Timmins and Woodstock.

Education and Prevention:
The Peterborough Police Service strongly encourages parents and guardians to educate themselves to help keep children safe and predators out of both our real and virtual communities.

There are many ways for parents/guardians to protect their children. They can:

Be involved and know their child’s online activities.
Remind children to protect their passwords; encourage them not to share passwords with friends.
Use caution with web cams. Unplug web cams when they’re not in use.
Be sure of who they’re talking to before allowing them to turn on a web cam.
Make sure children are cautious with what content they post online.
Know their online friends the same way they know friends in real life.

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection offers dozens of resources for adults and children of all ages regarding child safety.

We encourage all members of the public to visit Canadian Centre for Child Protection and Understand and identify child sexual abuse to access these educational resources.

Wednesday December 5, 2018 – Police investigating after thieves break into unlocked Orpington Road home

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 4 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 5 at 8 a.m.) 71

Break-in: Orpington Road
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at an Orpington Road home.

Sometime between 1:10 p.m. and 4 p.m. on December 4, 2018 unknown person(s) entered a residence on Orpington Road through an unlocked front door. Once inside the person(s) stole more than $9,000 in items including an ipad, a large quantity of cash and a MacBook Pro. The homeowners were not home at the time of the incident.

Everyone has a role to play in crime prevention. We remind residents to help us help you by taking a moment to ensure your home is locked and secured before leaving.

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 

Tuesday December 4, 2018 – Peterborough man is facing charges including sexual interference following an investigation

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 3 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 4 at 8 a.m.) 64

Sexual interference Arrest:
A 25-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including sexual interference following an investigation.

In November of 2018 the Peterborough Police Service received information regarding the accused being involved in an inappropriate relationship with a person under 16 years of age.

On December 3, 2018 police attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Sexual interference
  • Fail to comply with the conditions of an undertaking
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Dec. 4).

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

Domestic assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 35-year-old Peterborough woman with domestic assault following an investigation.

On the afternoon of December 3, 2018 it was reported to police that the accused had assaulted the male victim while they were at their Peterborough residence. The incident was reported to police and officers attended where they located the accused still at the residence.

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

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

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

Over 80mg Arrest:
A 61-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with driving a motor vehicle with more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system following a traffic stop.

At approximately 11:20 p.m. on November 24, 2018 an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop after observing a motor vehicle travelling in excess of the speed limit the area of George and Lansdowne Streets. While speaking with the driver of the vehicle the officer noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. A subsequent breath sample revealed the driver had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system while operating a motor vehicle.

As a result of the investigation Kirk Gordon Haley, 61, of Champlain Crescent, was arrested and charged with driving with more than 80mg of alcohol in blood. The accused was served a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day vehicle impoundment.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 13, 2018.

Assault Arrest:
A 20-year-old Peterborough area man has been arrested and charged with two counts of assault following a family dispute.

On the night of December 3, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough area residence for a family dispute. It was reported that during the dispute the accused assaulted his mother and sister.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault X2.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 20, 2018.

In order to protect the identity of the victims in this domestic-based incident the name of the accused will not be released

Break-in: Crown Drive
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at an industrial complex in the City.

Shortly after 10 p.m. on December 3, 2018 unknown person(s) broke into a unit located in a commercial complex on Crown Drive in Peterborough. Once inside the person(s) stole a cash box containing an amount of money.

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