Friday October 19, 2018 – A 30-year-old male has been charged with several offences against a domestic partner

Calls for Service: 80

Distribute Intimate Image Without Consent:

A 30-year-old male has been charged with several offences against a domestic partner including distributing intimate image without consent, criminal harassment, uttering threats and breach of recognizance.

On October 16, 2018 police were called to a residence in Millbrook. A female reported that she had received unwanted email messages from an ex male partner. The messages contained intimate photos of the female, which were also sent to the female’s new male partner, without her consent. The female complainant received numerous unwanted messages from her ex, whom is on conditions to not contact the female complainant, based on previous unrelated charges.

A request for a warrant was requested by the investigating officer.

On October 17, 2018 at approximately 1:00 P.M., a police officer was driving on High Street and saw the male, for whom there were grounds to arrest. The male was arrested and charged with Distributing Intimate Image Without Consent, Criminal Harassment, Uttering Threats to Cause Death and Breach of Recognizance.

The accused held in custody and was taken to court later in the afternoon on October 17, 2018.

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

Driving Offences:

A male, 56, has been arrested for several driving offences related to an incident which occurred in a paved retail parking lot on Monaghan Road.

On September 22, 2018 police were called to attend a multiple retail parking lot on Monaghan Road regarding a vehicle being operated in a dangerous manner. Upon arrival, police learned that a vehicle being operated by the accused John Wesley Garfield, 56, of Wallace Street, Campbellford, had intentionally chased and struck a male in the lot knocking him to the ground, then struck two parked vehicles. The accused then fled the area in his vehicle.

A warrant was requested for the accused for the charges of Driving While Disqualified, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident.

On October 17, 2018 at approximately 1:00 P.M., the accused attended at the police station to turn himself in. He was arrested and charged with the noted offences.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court in the afternoon of October 17, 2018.

Thursday October 18, 2018 – A 17-year-old male has been charged with sexual assault

Calls for Service: 73

(October 17, 2018 8 A.M. – October 18, 2019 8 A.M.)

Warrant Arrest:

A 43-year-old has been charged with numerous offences after a credit card was stolen and various purchases were made.

On 06 October, 2018, a female reported that her purse was stolen from her vehicle which contained a quantity of her identification and a credit card.

It was then discovered that several purchases had been made at retail outlets in Peterborough using the complainant’s credit card. The value of the purchases was under $5000. Through police investigation a suspect was identified and a warrant was requested for his arrest.

On October 10, 2018 at approximately 3:00 A.M., police were called to a suspicious male attempting to enter vehicles on Park Street. Police attended and a male fled the area. He was subsequently apprehended. It was discovered that the male was the same male involved in using the stolen credit card.

Justin Black, 43, of no fixed address was arrested on the strength of the noted arrest warrant. He was charged with Use of Credit Card x6, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 x2 and Breach of Probation x2.

He was subsequently released from custody to appear in court on November 01, 2018.

Sexual Assault:

A 17-year-old male has been charged with sexual assault after a female had her buttocks slapped and breast grabbed.

On October 17, 2018 a male and female were studying in a stairwell of a high school in Peterborough. The female victim was standing at one point and the male, 17, slapped her on the buttocks. She told the male that she did not want him doing that. The male then grabbed the female by the breast. The victim then left the stairwell and reported what happened to school staff, who in turn contacted police.

Police attended and arrested the 17-year-old male with sexual assault. He was released from custody to appear in court on November 01, 2018.

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

 

Special Media Release – Cannabis Legalization

As of today (Oct. 17) cannabis is legal Canada. Each province and territory has the ability to set its own rules for cannabis, including the legal minimum age to buy, use, possess and grow cannabis.

“Our Service is as ready as we can be. We acknowledge there will be a learning period regarding the new legislation for police and citizens alike. We want to be fair with citizens and will use our discretion for a period of time,” says Peterborough Police Deputy Chief Tim Farquharson.

“But we emphasize there will be zero tolerance for impaired driving by drug or alcohol and zero tolerance for the illicit sale of cannabis, whether through a dispensary or other means, to our youth. These will be the priorities for our Service.”

In Ontario the rules include the following:

Wednesday October 17, 2018 – Peterborough resident charged with mischief after various items in the downtown marked with graffiti.

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 16 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 17 at 8 a.m.) 64

Mischief Arrest:
A 27-year-old Peterborough resident has been charged with mischief after various items in the downtown were marked with graffiti.

On October 16, 2018 at approximately 10:45 p.m. an officer in the area of Bethune Street between and Charlotte and King Streets observed a person graffiti various items including a parking meter, fence post, light standard and parking sign. As a result of the investigation the person was arrested and charged with mischief.

While in custody at the police station the person proceeded to cause damage to a cell wall.

Jonathan Christian Gifford, 27, of Wolfe Street, is charged with mischief X2.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 15, 2018.

Tuesday October 16, 2018 – Non-Emergency Crime? Report it Online!

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 16 at 8 a.m.) 88

Non-Emergency Crime? Report it Online!
The Peterborough Police 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 https://www.peterboroughpolice.com/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.

Oct. 13 – 15, 2018 – Two Peterborough teens arrested and charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon following Sunday afternoon incident

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 13 at 8 a.m.) 100
(Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 14 at 8 a.m.) 62
(Oct. 14 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 15 at 8 a.m.) 55

Aggravated assault Arrest:
Two Peterborough teens have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon following a Sunday afternoon incident.

On October 14, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p.m. it was reported that the co-accused attended a Peterborough residence and assaulted the male victim with baseball bats, repeatedly striking the victim. The parties involved know each other. Following the assault the co-accused left the residence.

Peterborough Paramedics were called and attended. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Shortly after 4 p.m. that same day officers located the co-accused walking in the area of Hilliard Street and Towerhill Road.

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

Chase Lane, 18, of Hilliard Street, is charged with the following:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a weapon

A 15-year-old Peterborough male is charged with the following:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a weapon

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

Both accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today (Oct. 15).

Over 80mgs Arrest:
A 24-year-old Peterborough resident has been arrested and charged following a Friday night motor vehicle collision.

Shortly after 8 p.m. on October 12, 2018 police attended a two-vehicle collision in the area of Lansdowne Street and The Parkway.

While speaking with the driver of one of the vehicles involved, officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath. A subsequent breath test revealed the driver was operating a motor vehicle with more than the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

As a result of the investigation Dieneza Sadiku, 24, of Princess Street, is charged with driving with more than 80mgs 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 November 1, 2018.

Fraud Arrest:
A 79-year-old Georgina, Ontario resident has been charged with fraud following an incident at a Lansdowne Street West store.

On September 26, 2018 an unknown person was seen attending the returns desk at a Lansdowne Street West store and returning items that had not been purchased. Through the investigation the person was identified and attended the Peterborough police station on October 14, 2018 where he was placed under arrest.

Murray Brown, 79, of Park Road, Georgina, Ontario, is charged with fraud under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 1, 2018.

Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 22-year-old Peterborough resident with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and mischief following a weekend incident at a local store.

On October 14, 2018 at approximately 1:35 a.m. the accused and his friend attended a Sherbrooke Street store where the accused became involved in a verbal altercation with a store cleaner. As the accused was leaving the store it was reported that the accused brandished a knife and then punctured a tire to a company vehicle parked in the parking lot. The accused then fled the area. The incident was reported to police and officers attended.

A short time later officers located the accused walking in the area of Dobbin Avenue and Hospital Drive.

As a result of the investigation Zackery John Godin, 22, of Cochrane Crescent, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Mischief under $5,000

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 1, 2018.

Break and enter Arrest:
A 36-year-old Peterborough resident has been arrested and charged following a break-in to her sister-in-law’s home.

On October 11, 2018 at approximately 2:50 a.m. the accused attended the Peterborough residence of her sister-in-law where her presence was unwanted. Following the break-in the accused left the residence. The incident was reported to police and officers attended.

On October 13, 2018 the accused turned herself in at the police station where, as a result of the investigation, she was placed under arrest and charged with break and enter.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 1, 2018.

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

Domestic assault Arrest:
A 22-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with domestic assault following a weekend incident.

On October 14, 2018 at approximately 3:15 a.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Aylmer and King Streets after receiving a report from a witness of a male and female in an argument and the male striking the female.

Officers located the male still in the area where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 1, 2018.

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

Break and enter: Brealey Drive
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in to a Brealey Drive home.

Sometime between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on October 11, 2018 unknown person(s) broke into the home through a basement window that was not secured. Once inside the person(s) stole items including headphones, gym equipment and an Xbox.

The Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to double-triple check to ensure all doors and windows are locked and secured before leaving your home for any length of 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 

Friday October 12, 2018 – Peterborough man facing drug charges including possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking following investigation

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 11 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 12 at 8 a.m.) 89

Drug Arrest:
A 27-year-old Peterborough man is facing drug charges including possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking following an investigation.

As a result of an ongoing investigation, on October 11, 2018 members of the Peterborough Police Service’s Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug (ICAD) Unit conducted a stop of the accused in the area of Brock and Water Streets.

As a result of the investigation the accused was found to be in possession of a large quantity of marijuana, digital scales and a large quantity of Canadian currency.

As a result of the investigation Sean Peter Wickert, 27, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking (Marijuana under 3 kg).
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

As a result of the investigation police seized the following:

  • 119 grams of marijuana
  • Three digital scales
  • Approximately $1,505 Canadian currency
  • Pellet gun

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

Assault causing bodily harm Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 33-year-old Peterborough man with assault causing bodily harm following an incident.

During the early morning hours of October 10, 2018 the accused and male victim became involved in an argument while at a Peterborough residence. The accused and victim know each other. During the argument the victim was assaulted and subsequently transported by Peterborough Paramedics to a local hospital for treatment. The incident was reported to police and officers investigated.

As a result of the investigation Phairlenn Ray Windover, 33, of Bellaire Street, is charged with assault causing bodily harm.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on October 11, 2018.

Domestic assault with a weapon Arrest:
A 42-year-old Peterborough area man has been arrested and charged with assault with a weapon following a Thursday evening incident.

On October 11, 2018 the accused and victim became involved in a physical altercation while outside a Peterborough area residence. During the incident it was reported that the accused assaulted the victim with a weapon including spraying the victim with a fire extinguisher.

The incident was reported to police and officers investigated. As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and breach of recognizance.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on November 1, 2018.

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

Fraud Alert – Police warning of new scam targeting international postsecondary students

The Peterborough Police Service is warning residents about a new fraud circulating in our area scamming international postsecondary students into paying a fake “Welcome to Canada” tax.

In late September 2018 an international student living in Peterborough received an automated phone call advising he needed to pay a “Welcome to Canada Tax.” A live person then came onto the call and told the student there is a Canadian law saying he had to pay a $2,500 tax for coming into the county and if he did not pay he would be arrested.

The student then received a second call from someone personating a Peterborough Police officer and told the student he had two hours to pay or get arrested. The student also provided the fake officer with his Social Insurance Number.

The student withdrew the $2,500 from his bank account and went to a local bit coin machine in Peterborough where he entered the QR code he was given and transferred the money to the scammers. The phony officer told the student he would call back but the student did not receive any further phone calls.

We remind students that this phone call is a scam. It is important not to respond to the caller or transfer any money to persons whom you do not know. It is also important not to provide any personal or banking information over the phone without first verifying the callers identity.

When in doubt, hang up, call a trusted family member, friend, staff at your school or call the police.

The Peterborough Police Service continues to partner with both postsecondary institutions and local school boards in Peterborough along with the New Canadians Centre to provide education and awareness to students and new residents.

If you have been the victim of a scam, meaning you have handed over money, please report the incident to the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or via our online reporting system.

If you would like to report receiving a scam phone call or message please call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or make an online report.  

Peterborough Police lay 49 charges during Thanksgiving Weekend traffic enforcement “Operation Impact”

During the Thanksgiving Weekend (Oct. 5 -8) the Peterborough Police Service participated in Operation Impact, a national public awareness campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by 2025. The focus during the campaign was on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: impaired driving, lack of seat belt use, aggressive driving, and distracted driving.

During the campaign our Service laid 49 charges:

  • 10 – Hand held device
  • 27 – Speeding
  • 1 – Seatbelt
  • 1 – Careless
  • 10 – Other Highway Traffic Act

“Thank-you to all those residents that made the right choice and drove safe over the holiday weekend,” says Peterborough Police Service Traffic Sergeant Ryan Wilson.

“Your actions behind the wheel did make a difference and we are happy to report we had a fatal free weekend.”