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
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.