Wednesday June 3, 2020 – Peterborough man arrested and charged following bank robbery

A 45-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a Wednesday morning robbery at a Hunter Street West bank.

Shortly before 10 a.m. on Wednesday June 3, 2020 police responded to a robbery at Hunter Street West bank. Officers were dispatched to the scene and an arrest was made very shortly after.

As a result of the investigation John Frederick Booth, 45, of Brealey Drive, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Robbery with theft
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was held in custody and will appear in court today (June 3).

Wednesday June 3, 2020 – Fraserville, Ontario man facing charges including child luring and distribution of child pornography

A 32-year-old Fraserville, Ontario man has been arrested and charged with distribution of pornography, luring a child under 18 years old and making sexually explicit material available to a child following a lengthy investigation.

On June 3, 2020, officers executed a search warrant at a Fraserville, Ontario residence where various electronics were located and seized.

As a result of the investigation, Christopher O’Hara, 32, of Cedar Valley Road, Fraserville, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Luring a person under 18 years of age by means of telecommunication
  • Make sexually explicit material available to a person under 16 years of age
  • Imports, distributes, sells or possession for the purpose of distribution or sale any child pornography

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on June 3, 2020.

The Peterborough Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to protect children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the internet. This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General

Wednesday June 3, 2020 – Male arrested following bank robbery

The Peterborough Police Service has made an arrest following a Wednesday morning robbery at a Hunter Street West bank.

At approximately 10 a.m. on Wednesday June 3, 2020 police responded to a robbery at Hunter Street West bank. Officers were dispatched to the scene and an arrest was made very shortly after. The person is currently in custody. There is no known threat to public safety.

More details will be released when available.

 

 

Wednesday June 3, 2020 – Peterborough man charged with assault following incident at local shelter

Calls for Service:

(June 2 at 8 a.m. to June 3 at 8 a.m.) 73

Assault Arrest:

A 41-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with assault following an incident at a local shelter.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on June 2, 2020 the victim was working at a Brealey Drive shelter where he was assaulted by the accused. The incident was reported to police and officers attended.

As a result of the investigation Trevor Lydell Smith, 41, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on August 6, 2020.

Stolen vehicle:

The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a stolen vehicle from a Whitla Street parking lot.

At 3 p.m. on June 2, 2020 the complainant parked his vehicle in a Whita Street parking lot to go fishing in the area. When he returned at approximately 9 p.m. the vehicle, that was reported as locked at the time, had been stolen. The vehicle is described as a white, 4-door BMW 5GX Ontario licence plate CMCZ 496.

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

Statement of Solidarity

The Peterborough Police Service wishes to reaffirm its commitment to bias free policing and the right for people to gather in peaceful protest. In a world where systematic racism has been embedded by a history of colonization, we understand that we must continuously reaffirm this commitment which is reflected in our core values:

 

* Integrity and loyalty

* Empathy and fairness

* Respect and civility

* Courage and leadership

The Peterborough Police Service continues to work with community partners to achieve safety, inclusion and wellbeing for all.

Monday June 1, 2020 – Peterborough man charged in hate crime following family dispute

Hate Crime/Assault Arrest:

A 26-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with assault that has been deemed a hate crime following a weekend family dispute.

On the evening of May 30, 2020 police received a report that while outside a Peterborough residence the accused and male victim had become involved in a verbal argument at which point the accused assaulted the victim while uttering derogatory names. The accused and victim are related to each other.

Later that same night police attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with assault and fail to comply with a probation order. The assault has been deemed a hate crime.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on May 31, 2020.

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

The Peterborough Police Service continues to track both hate crimes as well as hate incidents, incidents that may not meet the criminal threshold for charges but could support stronger sentencing down the road.

We encourage the public to report both hate crimes and hate incidents to us and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure our communities are safe places where everyone feels welcome. To report a non-emergency incident please call 705-876-1122 or 9-1-1 in an emergency. To make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online as www.stopcrimehere.ca

Impaired/Drug Arrest:

A 30-year-old Peterborough man is facing impaired driving and drug charges following a Friday afternoon incident.

On May 29, 2020 at approximately 2:50 p.m. the complainant was driving their vehicle east on Sherbrooke Street approaching Monaghan Road. When the vehicle came to a stop it was struck from behind by another vehicle. The suspect vehicle then left the area. The incident was reported to police and officers were dispatched to the area. A short time later officers located the suspect vehicle in a parking lot in the area of George and Sherbrooke Streets.

Through the investigation it was determined that the male driver was impaired by a drug. During a search incident to arrest the accused was found to be in possession of an amount of Fentanyl.

As a result of the investigation Chad Kent, 30, of Plati Avenue, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Fentanyl)

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on August 5, 2020.

The accused was issued an automatic 90 day drivers licence suspension and seven day vehicle impoundment.

Flight from police/dangerous driving Arrest:

A 62-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including dangerous driving following a Sunday evening police pursuit through the City.

Shortly after 5 p.m. on May 31, 2020 an officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Bethune and Hunter Streets for traffic violations including failing to stop for a stop sign. The vehicle continued driving and a police pursuit commenced. During the pursuit the vehicle was operated in a dangerous manner. A short time later the vehicle pursuit was called off due to public safety. Through the investigation the driver of the vehicle was identified.

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

As a result of the investigation Ronald Alan Beacom, 62, of Keene Road, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Flight from peace officer
  • Dangerous driving

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on August 4, 2020.

Monday June 1, 2020 – Peterborough man charged following weekend family dispute

(May 29 at 8 a.m. to May 30 at 8 a.m.) 81

(May 30 at 8 a.m. to May 31 at 8 a.m.) 84

(May 31 at 8 a.m. to June 1 at 8 a.m.) 88

Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose Arrest:

A 22-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose following a weekend family dispute.

On May 30, 2020 at approximately 3:15 p.m. police were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for a family dispute. It was reported that the 22-year-old male accused was in possession of a weapon (knife) and was threatening another male adult family member. Officers arrived on scene and located the male accused still at the residence.

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

  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Uttering threats
  • Fail to comply with a sentence order

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on May 31, 2020.

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

Did you know we offer a Vulnerable Person Registry?

Did you know the Peterborough Police Service offer a vulnerable person registry for families and caregivers of vulnerable persons?

In the event of an emergency, responding officers will have immediate access to this secure data base of information, improving police understanding and response.

A Vulnerable Person is defined as a person who due to a medical, mental health, or physical condition may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to themself.

This may include:

* A tendency to wander
* The inability to communicate
* Fascinations or attractions (water, construction sites etc.)
* Social responses (fear of strangers, aggression)

Examples include (but are not limited to) individuals with Alzheimer’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder or an acquired brain injury.

The following conditions must be met in order to add someone to the database.

* The Vulnerable Person must reside within the jurisdiction of the Peterborough Police. (The family or caregiver who registers the person need not reside within the jurisdiction).

* Confirmation of identity and authenticity of the person submitting the information

For more information or to register please visit the Vulnerable Person Registry.

Tuesday May 26, 2020 – Peterborough man charged with sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age and sexual interference

Sexual interference/Sexual assault Arrest:

A 30-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age and sexual interference following an investigation.

In May of 2020 police received information regarding historical sexual assaults that had occurred when the victim was under 16 years of age. The accused and the victim know each other.

As a result of the investigation on May 26, 2020 the accused attended the police station where he was placed under arrest.

Kristopher Lesley Keith, 30, of Springbrook Drive, Peterborough, is charged with sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age and sexual interference.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 23, 2020.

The Peterborough Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to protect children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the internet. This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.