Jan. 5 – 7, 2019 – Peterborough man arrested and charged with assault and mischief following domestic incident

Calls for Service:

 (Jan. 4 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 5 at 8 a.m.) 73

(Jan. 5 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 6 at 8 a.m.) 52

(Jan. 6 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 7 at 8 a.m.) 52

Domestic assault arrest:

A 27-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with assault and mischief following a domestic incident.
On the morning of January 6, 2019 police received information regarding a domestic assault that had taken place at a Peterborough residence the night before. It was reported that during the incident the accused had caused damage to a door at the residence. The co-accused are on conditions to not communicate with each other.
As a result of the investigation on January 6, 2019 the accused was arrested and charged with the following:

• Domestic assault

• Mischief under $5,000

• Fail to comply with the conditions of an undertaking

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Jan. 7).
Also as a result of the investigation the female accused, a 32-year-old Peterborough resident, was charged with fail to comply with the conditions of an undertaking. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 22, 2019.

The name of the accused will not be released in this domestic incident as the female accused is also a victim. 

Operation while prohibited arrest: 

Following an investigation a 51-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged for driving while prohibited.

On January 2, 2019 police received information that the accused was driving daily while his driver’s licence is suspended.
On January 3, 2019 an officer located the accused driving in the area of Croftdale Crescent and Stewartcroft Crescent. The officer conducted a traffic stop and as a result of the investigation Stephen Daniel Gillingham, 51, of Croftdale Crescent, was arrested and charged with operation while prohibited.

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

Friday January 4, 2019: Peterborough woman facing charges including impaired driving following single vehicle collision in late December

Media Release for Friday January 4, 2019
Calls for Service:
(Jan. 3 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 4 at 8 a.m.) 63

Impaired driving/failure to stop at scene of accident arrest:
A 35-year-old Peterborough woman is facing charges including impaired driving following a single vehicle collision in late December.

At approximately 3:50 a.m. on December 29, 2018 police received a call regarding a vehicle that had struck a pole at Lansdowne Street and Monaghan Road then left the scene following the collision.

A short time later an officer located the vehicle heading east on Romaine Street. The officer conducted a traffic stop and while speaking with the driver of the vehicle noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage. A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system while operating a motor vehicle.

As a result of the investigation Ashley Marie Potvin, 35, of Stenson Boulevard, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Impaired driving
  • Drive over 80mgs
  • Failure to stop after accident

The accused was also 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 January 17, 2019.

 

Thursday January 3, 2019: Peterborough man facing several charges including sexual assault and forcible confinement following investigation 

Calls for Service: (Jan. 2 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 3 at 8 a.m.) 71

Sexual assault/forcible confinement arrest: 

A 21-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges including sexual assault and forcible confinement following an investigation.

Between spring of 2017 and summer 2018 the accused and female victim were in a domestic relationship. During that time it was reported that the accused sexually assaulted, assaulted, threatened the victim and prevented the victim from leaving their residence when she wanted to. The incidents were reported to police in late November 2018.

As a result of the investigation on December 14, 2018 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused.

On December 22, 2018 the accused attended the police station to turn himself in on the warrant for the following charges:

• Sexual assault

• Assault

•Overcome resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle another person

• Forcible confinement

• Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on December 22, 2018.

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

Assault causing bodily harm arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 31-year-old Peterborough woman with assault and assault causing bodily harm following an incident on Christmas Eve.

On December 24, 2018 at approximately 9:45 p.m. officers were dispatched to a Peterborough home for a domestic dispute. It was reported to police that the accused had attended the residence of her ex-boyfriend’s mother and assaulted her ex-boyfriend and his mother. The female victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment to her injuries.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested at the residence and charged with assault causing bodily harm and assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 17, 2019.

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

Assault arrest: 

A 21-year-old Peterborough area man has been arrested and charged with assault with a weapon following a late December incident at a Peterborough nightclub.

On December 29, 2018 at approximately 1:45 a.m. officers attended a downtown nightclub for a report of an assault. It was reported that while outside the establishment the accused threw a rock at a security guard striking the security guard.

As a result of the investigation Evan Mikneil Gilbert, 21, of Keene Road, was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 15, 2019.

Impaired driving arrest:

An 18-year-old Hiawatha man has been charged with impaired driving following a single vehicle collision in East City.

On December 24, 2018 at approximately 12:55 a.m. police were dispatched to a single vehicle motor vehicle collision where a car had struck a traffic light pole at the intersection of Burnham and Hunter Streets.

During the investigation officers noted a strong odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath. The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

As a result of the investigation Taylor William Musgrave, 18, of Paudash Road, Hiawatha, was arrested and charged with impaired driving.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 16, 2019.

Assault with a weapon arrest: 

A 67-year-old Peterborough area man is facing several charges of domestic assault following an investigation.

Shortly after 7 p.m. on December 25, 2018 an officer on patrol observed the accused strike the female victim while in a parking lot. Through further the investigation it was revealed that the accused had assaulted the victim on several other occasions.

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

• Assault X3

• Assault with a weapon (sharp object)

• Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on December 26, 2018.

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

Sexual assault arrest: 

A 24-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with sexual assault following an investigation.

In late December 2018 police received information that while the female victim was at a Peterborough residence in mid-November 2018 the victim had been sexually assaulted. The accused and victim know each other.

On December 29, 2018 the accused attended the police station where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was placed under arrest.

Dana Beland, 24, of Denure Drive, is charged with sexual assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 15, 2019.

Assault/impaired driving arrest: 

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 35-year-old Omemee man with impaired driving and domestic assault following a December incident.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on December 23, 2018 police received information from a witness that a male had struck a female while inside a vehicle in the area of Aylmer and Hunter Streets. The victim exited the vehicle and the accused continued driving the vehicle west on Hunter Street passed an officer on patrol.

The officer located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Aylmer Street North. While speaking with the accused the officer noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the accused’s breath.

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

• Assault

• Impaired driving

• Operate a motor vehicle without insurance (Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act)

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 January 17, 2019.

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

Failure to stop at scene of accident arrest: 

A 45-year-old Peterborough woman is facing charges including failure to stop after an accident and assault with intent to resist arrest following a December motor vehicle collision.

On December 22, 2018 at approximately 2:25 a.m. police received a call from a witness reporting a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Water Street and Woodland Drive.

The witness reported seeing the driver of the vehicle walking away from the vehicle. A short time later an officer located the female walking northbound on Lakefield Road.

As a result of the investigation the accused was placed under arrest for fail to stop after accident. During the incident the accused resisted arrest, threatened and assaulted an officer.

Nicole Helen Lefebvre, 45, of Park Street North, is charged with the following:

• Failure to stop after accident

• Assault with intent to resist arrest

• Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm

• Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 16, 2019.

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Special Media Release for Wednesday January 2, 2019

In an effort to update our processes and remain transparent, fair and accountable to our community and our media partners we are streamlining the Service’s media release distribution process.

Currently our media releases are sent out via email to a media email distribution list.

Immediately following the email the media release is posted on the Service’s website and posted on the Service’s social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook).

Effective today (Jan. 2) we will post our media releases and media invitations on our Service’s website and on social media only. There will no longer be a daily email.

This will ensure all members of the media, accredited journalists, citizen/freelance journalists, along with community members receive the same information at the same time and in the same manner.

We ask that members of the media and our community follow our Service on social media to receive notification of when a new media release or media invitation is posted and to check our website regularly https://www.peterboroughpolice.com/

For critical incidents that take place after hours and on the weekends we will continue to keep the media and community informed through the use of our MyBeat notification system, which automatically updates our Twitter and Facebook accounts with the same messaging, and through a media release posted on our website and social media.

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Wednesday January 2, 2019 – Peterborough resident arrested and charged following convenience store robbery

Calls for Service:
(Jan. 1 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 2 at 8 a.m.) 52

Robbery Arrest:
A 20-year-old Peterborough woman has been arrested and charged following a robbery at a local convenience store.

At approximately 1:25 p.m. on December 29, 2018 two females entered a Parkhill Road East convenience store and approached the cash counter where they made a minimal purchase in order for the store employee to open the cash register.

Once the cash register was open one of the female suspects grabbed the cash register while the other female suspect sprayed the employee in the face with bear spray.

The two female suspects then fled the store with an unknown amount of cash.

Police were called and officers, along with the Canine Unit, were dispatched to the scene.

Through the investigation the suspects were identified. On December 30, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough residence where the first suspect was arrested and charged.

Autumn Elizabeth Nesbitt, 20, of no fixed address, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Robbery with weapon
  • Assault with a weapon (bear spray)
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose (bear spray)

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on December 31, 2018.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the second female suspect. The investigation continues.

Public Assistance:
The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of a large black vehicle that was involved in a collision with an E-bike.

The incident occurred on December 23, 2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the area of Wolsely Street and Barnardo Avenue. The suspect vehicle is possibly either an SUV or pick-up truck.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC McGill at 705-876-1122.

Friday December 21, 2018 – Peterborough man arrested and charged following Thursday night incident at Chemong Road store

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 20 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 21 at 8 a.m.) 69

Theft Arrest:
A 28-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a Thursday night incident at a Chemong Road store.

On December 20, 2018 at approximately 7 p.m. a loss prevention officer at a Chemong Road store observed a man enter the store, select items off the shelves then attend the self-check-out area where he was seen to only scan and pay for one item and not the second item in his possession. The male then left the store.

The loss prevention officer followed the male outside the store and attempted to place the male under arrest during which time the male resisted and assaulted a loss prevention officer. The male then attempted to flee the area on a bicycle. The male is currently on conditions including not attending the premises of the store in this incident.

Police were called and attended the store where, as a result of the investigation, the male was arrested and charged.

Donald Richard Thibault, 28, of Morrow Street, is charged with the following:

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Assault with intent to resist arrest
  • Fail to comply with a recognizance X2

The accused was also arrested on four outstanding warrants from previous incidents.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 10, 2019.

Domestic assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 28-year-old Peterborough man with domestic assault following an investigation.

On December 20, 2018 police received a call from a third party regarding a domestic dispute at a Peterborough residence. When officers arrived they located the female victim who was taken to a local hospital for treatment to her injuries.

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

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on December 20, 2018.

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

Enjoy a Safe and Happy Holiday!

From all of us at the Peterborough Police Service have a safe and happy holiday!

Remember:

  • Lock-it-or-lose it. Keep any valuables and gifts out of sight and locked in the trunk of your vehicle or take them with you.
  • Don’t show off your gifts. Large displays of gifts should not be visible through the windows or doors of your home. Following the holidays don’t leave any large boxes on your curbside advertising new items inside your home. Instead, cut down the boxes and take to the recycling depot yourself.
  • If you’re travelling make sure your home looks lived in before you head out. Set lights/radio/television on a timer. Stop mail and newspaper delivery. Ensure your driveway is plowed while you’re away and have a trusted friend check on your home.
  • Think before you post. Don’t advertise your holiday plans on social media before leaving.
  • Don’t drive impaired. Use a designated driver, take a taxi, use public transportation or stay over. If you see an impaired driver call 9-1-1.
  • Make sure every person in the vehicle is properly buckled up no matter how short the distance travelled.
  • Put the cell phone away; many distractions can occur while driving, but cell phones are the main culprit.
  • When making a donation, ask for legitimate identification and only donate to registered charities.
  • If it seems too good to be true it probably is. If making a purchase online or through a classified ad arrange to meet at a neutral, public location and do not go alone.

 

Thursday December 20, 2018 – Peterborough man arrested and charged after police officer was assaulted and threatened during Wednesday night incident

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 19 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 20 at 8 a.m.) 79

Assault peace officer Arrest:
A 29-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged after a police officer was assaulted and threatened during a Wednesday night incident.

On the night of December 19, 2018 police were called to a Peterborough apartment after receiving reports that the accused was unwanted at the residence of a family member, where there had been ongoing issues, and he was refusing to leave. Officers arrived at the apartment and attempted to verbally communicate with the accused to have him leave the residence.

After several attempts at communicating with the accused the accused became aggressive with officers. As a result the accused was placed under arrest in order to prevent a breach of the peace. During the arrest the accused assaulted an officer and also assaulted and threatened an officer while at the police station.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault peace officer X2 and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Dec.20).

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

Theft/Unauthorized possession of weapon Arrest:
A 33-year-old Peterborough man and a 35-year-old Peterborough woman are facing charges following an incident at a Chemong Road store.

On December 19, 2018 at approximately 8 p.m. a loss prevention officer at a Chemong Road store observed a man and woman enter the store, select items off the shelves and conceal the items in a backpack. The couple then attended the self-check- out aisle and were seen scanning only some of the items in their cart and failing to scan the items concealed in their backpack.

The male accused is currently on conditions to remain off the property where this incident occurred. Police were called and attended the location.

As a result of the investigation the couple was placed under arrest. During the arrest officers located a prohibited knife on the male accused.

Gordon Frank Donaldson, 33, of McGill Street, is charged with the following:

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • Fail to comply with a recognizance

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Dec. 20).

Melissa Catherine Corbett, 35, of Parkhill Road West, is charged with the following:

  • Theft under $5,000

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 15, 2019.

Warrant Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested a 37-year-old Peterborough man on a warrant for domestic assault following an incident that occurred in the summer of 2018.

On July 8, 2018 the accused and female victim became involved in an argument at their Peterborough residence. During the argument the accused assaulted the victim. The accused then left the residence. Police were called and attended. As a result of the investigation on July 9, 2018 warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused for domestic assault.

On December 18, 2018 officers located the accused at a Peterborough residence where he was arrested on the warrant. During the arrest the accused was found to be in possession of an amount of cocaine. The accused was further charged with possession of a schedule I substance (Cocaine).

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 10, 2019.

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