Friday June 14, 2019 – Peteborough man facing several charges including domestic assault and forcible confinement

Calls for Service:

(June 13 at 8 a.m. to June 14 at 8 a.m.) 79

Forcible confinement/domestic assault arrest:

A 55-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges including domestic assault and forcible confinement following an investigation.

On June 12, 2019 police received information regarding several incidents of domestic assault and uttering threats and an incident of forcible confinement that occurred in 2018 and into early June of 2019 while the accused and female victim were in a domestic relationship.

On June 13, 2019 officers located the accused at a Peterborough address where he was placed under arrest.

The accused is charged with the following:

  • Domestic assault X4
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Forcible confinement

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (June 13).

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

Police warn public of sophisticated scam circulating in the area

The Peterborough Police Service is warning the public about a sophisticated scam that is circulating in our area.

During a recent frauds and scams prevention workshop in Peterborough that was held by the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) program, several residents in the audience reported receiving this scam call in the last couple of weeks.

The way the fraud works is that the scammer contacts the victim about a suspicious charge to their VISA and states that the victim needs to hang up and call 9-1-1 or their financial institution immediately to report the fraud.

The victim believes they have hung up the phone and begin to call 9-1-1 or the phone number on the back of their VISA card. In reality, the scammer is still on the other line and responds to the “call” pretending to be from the police or financial institution. The victim believes they are speaking to police or the bank and provide all of their card and personal information to the fraudsters.

While the length of time can vary between phone providers, there is a gap of time between when a person hangs up the phone and when the call is truly disconnected.

“Scams are evolving and becoming more sophisticated every day. We urge the public to remain extremely vigilant when receiving a phone call, email or text asking for personal or banking information,” says Detective Constable Jennie Fitzsimmons, Elder Abuse Investigator with the Peterborough Police Service.

“If you receive a phone call of this nature asking for personal or banking information make sure you hang up then wait at least one minute before dialing another phone number,” recommends Detective Constable Fitzsimmons.

Warning signs – How to protect yourself

  • Don’t trust your call display. It may say “Police” or “ABC”, but in reality, it is actually a scammer. It does not matter what the caller ID says, you cannot trust it.
  • If you get a call from someone who says they represent a company or a government agency seeking personal information, hang up and call the phone number on your account statement, in the phone book or on the company or government agency’s website to verify the authenticity of the request.
  • Never give out personal information such as account numbers, social insurance number (SIN), mother’s maiden name, passwords or other identifying information in response to unexpected calls.

To report a scam where you have handed over money or personal information please call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or report it online

To report a scam phone call where you have not lost money or handed over personal information please call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501  or via their online fraud reporting system

Thursday June 13, 2019 – Cavan, Ontario woman facing charges including impaired driver following single vehicle collision

Calls for Service:

(June 12 at 8 a.m. to June 13 at 8 a.m.) 86

Impaired/Over 80mg Arrest:

A 21-year-old Cavan, Ontario woman is facing charges including impaired driver following a single vehicle collision.

Shortly after 4 a.m. on June 8, 2019 police received a call regarding a vehicle that had left the roadway and was partially in a ditch on Morton Line in the Township of Cavan Monaghan.

Officers were dispatched to the scene and located the female driver. While speaking with the driver officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the female’s breath.

A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had approximately twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system while operating a motor vehicle.

As a result of the investigation Sally Margaret Lee, 21, of Morton Line, Cavan, Ontario, was arrested and charged with the following:

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

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 July 3, 2019.

Break and Enter: Baker Street

The Peterborough Police Service is asking anyone with information to come forward following a break-in to a vehicle and garage at a Baker Street home.

On June 12, 2019 at approximately 3:50 a.m. an unknown person entered a vehicle parked at a Baker Street residence. Once inside the vehicle the unknown person used the garage door opener and accessed the garage of the residence stealing a Mastercraft tool bag with a drill, battery and drill bits.

A neighbour then observed the unknown person attempting to open other vehicles parked in the neighbourhood. Police were later contacted and officers attended.

The suspected is described as:

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • 5’8” 0 5’9”
  • Wearing a dark hoody and blue jeans

The Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to double-triple check to ensure vehicle doors are locked and secured and garage door openers kept in vehicles are hidden and out of plain sight.

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

Wednesday June 12, 2019 – Peterborough man charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation following investigation

Sexual Assault/Sexual Exploitation Arrest:

A 39-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation following an investigation.

In March of 2019 the Peterborough Police Service received information and began an investigation regarding a historical sexual assault. It was reported that in 2015 and while in a position of trust and authority the accused was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a teenage female victim, who was 16-17 years of age at the time of the reported offence.

On June 11, 2019 police attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged.

Michael Francis McCormick, 39, of Rogers Street, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Sexual exploitation
  • Sexual assault

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

The Peterborough Police Service understands there are potentially more victims. Anyone with further information is asked to call police at 705-876-1122.  

Wednesday June 12, 2019 – Four Peterborough teens arrested and charged with break and enter following Tuesday night incident at City residence

Calls for Service:

(June 11 at 8 a.m. to June 12 at 8 a.m.) 75

Break and Enter Arrests:

Four Peterborough teens have been arrested and charged with break and enter following a Tuesday night incident at a City residence.

On Tuesday June 11, 2019 at approximately 8:15 p.m. police were dispatched to a Park Street South residence for a large disturbance. It was reported that four female teens broke into the residence of a person whom they know and a disturbance took place. During the incident damaged was caused to the residence.

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

Victoria Leeanne Larabie, 19, of Townsend Street, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Break and enter
  • Mischief under $5,000

Further, two Peterborough females, both 16-years-old, were charged with break and enter and another 16-year-old female was charged with break and enter and fail to comply with a recognize. Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act the name of a young person cannot be released.

All four accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today (June 12).

Impaired Arrest:

A 20-year-old Norwood, Ontario man is facing charges including impaired driving following a single vehicle collision in late May.

On May 26, 2019 at approximately 3:45 p.m. police received a 9-1-1 call regarding a vehicle that had swerved off the roadway on Ashburnham Drive and landed in a ditch.

When officers arrived at the scene they located the male driver. While speaking with the driver the officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath. A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system while operating a motor vehicle.

As a result of the investigation Karl Bordie Ferguson, 20, of Alma Street, Norwood, was arrested and charged with the following:

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

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

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 18, 2019.

Police remind residents to lock-it-or-lose it as thefts from vehicles in the City continue

The Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to lock-it-or-lose-it after thefts from vehicles continue to occur in the City.

Between June 2, 2019 to today’s date (June 11) thefts from vehicles have taken place in areas including Clonsilla Avenue, Charlotte Street, London Street, Rink Street and Adeline Street. Items stolen include loose change, sunglasses and cigarettes.

We remind residents to double-triple check to ensure all vehicle doors are properly locked and secured and any contents of value are hidden and out of plain sight.

Crime Prevention Tips:

  • Always double-triple check to ensure your vehicle is properly locked and secure
  • Remove keys and roll-up the windows when you park.
  • Keep valuables hidden and out of plain sight or locked in your trunk. Never leave valuables out on your seats, dashboard or floor. This even includes smaller items like loose change.
  • Don’t leave personal identification, credit cards, vehicle registration or insurance slips in your vehicle.
  • Park in well lit areas – if you park in your driveway or carport, try to leave the outside lights on home throughout the night, or install a motion light.
  • Do not leave a garage door opener in your vehicle – this may provide the suspect access into your home.
  • Consider installing an alarm/anti-theft device on your vehicle.
  • Report any suspicious activity to police by calling the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

June 8 – 10, 2019 – Weekend wrap-up media release

Calls for Service:

(June 7 at 8 a.m. to June 8 at 8 a.m.) 98

(June 8 at 8 a.m. to June 9 at 8 a.m.) 84

(June 9 at 8 a.m. to June 10 at 8 a.m.) 67

Unlawfully in dwelling house/drug Arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 34-year-old Ajax, Ontario man following an incident at a local residence.

On June 7, 2019 police attended a Peterborough residence after receiving a call for service where officers located the accused unlawfully inside the house. The accused was placed under arrest and during the search incident to arrest the accused was found to be in possession of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and an amount of Canadian currency.

As a result of the investigation Shawn Allan Singh, 34, of Daniels Crescent, Ajax, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Unlawfully in dwelling house
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was held in custody, appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on June 8, 2019, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court via video appearance later today (June 10).

Assault Arrest:

A 22-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including assault and mischief following a weekend family dispute at a Peterborough residence.

On the morning of June 9, 2019 police were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for a family dispute. When officers arrived it was reported that while at the residence the accused had assaulted and threatened an adult family member and assaulted an adult acquaintance. During the incident damage was caused to the residence.

The accused was located still at the residence where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged with assault X2, mischief under $5,000 and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 25, 2019.

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

 

Break and Enter: Rogers Street

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at an East City residence.

On June 7, 2019 at approximately 10:50 a.m. an unknown person was seen entering a Rogers Street residence through an unlocked sliding door while the homeowner was away. The homeowner was notified and attended the residence where it was discovered the unknown person had stolen a quantity of cash left in plain view. Police were then called and officers attended.

The suspect is described as follows:

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Approximately 6’
  • Thin build
  • Approximately 50 to 60 years old
  • Short greyish hair, balding in the middle
  • No facial hair
  • Wearing shorts and dark shirt

The Peterborough Police Service reminds all residents to double-triple check to ensure all doors and windows are properly locked and secured before leaving the residence and that any valuables such as cash, purses or sunglasses, are not easily viewed by persons looking into the residence through windows and doors.

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

Domestic assault Arrest:

A 41-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with domestic assault following a Friday night incident at a City residence.

On June 7, 2019 at approximately 11:40 p.m. police were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for a domestic dispute. It was reported that during a dispute between the accused and female victim the accused assaulted the victim.

Shortly after midnight on June 8, 2019 the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was held in custody, appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on June 8, 2019, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (June 10).

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:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 26-year-old Peterborough woman with assault and mischief following an investigation.

At approximately 8 p.m. on June 7, 2019 the accused and male victim became involved in a verbal dispute while driving in Peterborough. It was reported that during the dispute the accused assaulted the victim and damaged his eye glasses. The dispute continued once they arrived at a Peterborough residence where the accused continued to assault the victim. Police were contacted and arrived at the residence.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault and mischief under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 2, 2019.

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

Friday June 7, 2019- Media Release-

Calls for Service:

June 6th at 8 am to June 7th at 8 am: 97

Robbery:

On June 7th at 4:30 am the victim was exiting his George Street North residence, walking towards his parked vehicle. Upon approaching his vehicle the victim was approached by a lone male suspect.

The suspect punched and kicked the victim several times. The victim fell to the ground and the suspect ran northbound on George Street with some of the victim’s property. Police attended the scene but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as follows:

  • Male white
  • 5’10
  • Thin build
  • Chin goatee
  • “ECKO” hoodie
  • Dagger tattoo on his right neck

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

Name: S/Sgt. Dan MacLean

Phone Number: 705-876-1122 ext. 269

Thursday June 6, 2019 – Traffic stop leads to arrest of Peterborough man for charges including possessing Fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking

Calls for Service:

(June 5 at 8 a.m. to June 6 at 8 a.m.)

Drug Arrest:

A 40-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including possessing Fentanyl and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking following a Wednesday afternoon traffic stop in the City.

As a result of an ongoing investigation at approximately 3:20 p.m. on June 5, 2019 officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in the area of Edinburgh and Aylmer Streets. The accused was located inside the vehicle along with a large quantity of cash, cocaine and Fentanyl and stolen property including a wallet and passport.

As a result of the investigation Cory John Bulger, 40, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

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

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

Warrant Arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested a 36-year-old Peterborough man on a warrant for charges including break and enter, forcible confinement and uttering threats following a domestic incident.

The accused is currently on conditions stemming from a previous domestic incident to remain away from the female victim. On May 25, 2019 the victim returned home to find the accused in her residence. The accused threatened the victim then left the residence.

Police were called and attended. A warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused. On June 4, 2019 officers located the accused riding a bicycle in the area of Aylmer Street where he was arrested on the warrant. While attempting to place the accused under arrest the accused resisted. During the search incident to arrest an amount of methamphetamine was located on the accused. Further, it was determined the bicycle the accused was riding was stolen.

The accused is charged with the following:

  • Break, enter and commit
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Breach of probation
  • Resist peace officer
  • Possession of a schedule I substance (methamphetamine)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on June 4, 2019.

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

Assault/forcible confinement Arrest:

A 22-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a Wednesday night domestic incident.

On June 5, 2019 police attended a Peterborough residence for a domestic incident. It was reported that while at the residence the accused had assaulted the female victim and prevented her from leaving the residence. During the incident the accused threatened the victim’s father.

Police attended the residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault, forcible confinement and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

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

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

Theft:

The Peterborough Police Service is asking anyone with information to come forward following thefts from vehicles and from outside a residence.

Sometime between 6:30 p.m. on June 4, 2019 and 7 a.m. on June 5, 2019 unknown person(s) entered a locked vehicle parked at a Glencairn Avenue residence. Once inside the vehicle the person(s) stole items including sunglasses, wallet and a cell phone.

Between 10:30 p.m. on June 4, 2019 and 7 a.m. on June 5, 2019 thieves stole patio furniture from the side carport of a Stickland Street residence in the Village of Lakefield.

Sometime between 6 p.m. on June 4, 2019 and 9 a.m. on June 5, 2019 unknown person(s) entered a locked vehicle parked at a Westbrook Drive residence and once inside stole loose change and a cordless drill.
The Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to be aware of suspicious persons in your neighbourhood and to report any suspicious persons or activity to police at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS.

Wednesday June 5, 2019 – Peterborough man arrested and charged with robbery with violence following weekend incident in area of Bethune Street

Calls for Service:

(June 4 at 8 a.m. to June 5 at 8 a.m.) 82

Robbery with violence Arrest:

A 28-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with robbery with violence following a weekend incident in the area of Bethune Street.

Shortly after midnight on June 2, 2019 the victim, a 50-year-old male, was walking in the area of Bethune Street between Simcoe and Brock Streets when he was assaulted by three males and robbed of his wallet containing bank cards. The stolen bank cards were then used at a local convenience store.

Through the investigation one of the males involved was identified.

On June 4, 2019 the accused was located in the area of Bethune and Charlotte Streets where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Eric Christopher Godfrey, 28, of Rink Street, Peterborough, is charged with robbery with violence.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on June 4, 2019. The investigation continues.

Original Media Release from June 3, 2019

Robbery:

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating after a weekend robbery in the area of Bethune Street.

Shortly after midnight on June 2, 2019 the victim, a 50-year-old male, was walking in the area of Bethune Street between Simcoe and Brock Streets when he was assaulted by three males and robbed of his wallet containing bank cards. The stolen bank cards were then used at a local convenience store.

All three male suspects are described as Caucasian and in their early twenties.

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

Warrant Arrest:

A 50-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested on a warrant following a weekend robbery at a Peterborough residence.

On June 2, 2019 the accused was at a Peterborough residence during which time the male victim was assaulted and robbed of a large quantity of cash. During the incident the accused brandished a knife. The victim was taken to a local hospital via EMS for treatment to his injuries. The accused and victim know each other.

On June 3, 2019 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused. Later on June 3, 2019 the accused was located walking in the area of Edinburgh and George Streets where he was arrested on the warrant. During the search incident to arrest officers located an amount of Fentanyl on the accused.

Robert James Ward, 50, of Murray Street, is charged with the following:

  • Robbery with a weapon
  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Fentanyl)
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on June 4, 2019.

Impaired Arrest:

A 68-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including impaired driving after a police vehicle was struck in late May.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on May 21, 2019 a vehicle struck a police cruiser that was parked on Aylmer Street. The officers conducted a traffic stop and while speaking with the male driver of the vehicle the officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath.

A subsequent breath test 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 Veikko Thomas Piipponen, 68, of King George Street, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

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

The accused was issued 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 June 20, 2019.