Wednesday March 13, 2019 – 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 our non-emergency crime reporting page 

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.

 

Tuesday March 12, 2019-Media Release-

Calls for Service:

(March 11 at 8 a.m. to March 12 at 8 a.m.) 56

Domestic assault arrest:

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

On March 8, 2019 the accused and female victim were involved in an argument while at a Peterborough address. It was reported to police that during the argument the accused assaulted the victim. The victim was taken to a local hospital via ambulance for medical attention.

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

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 26, 2019.

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

March 9 – 11, 2019 – Peterborough man facing charges including break and enter and criminal harassment following three incidents earlier in March

Media Release for Monday March 11, 2019

Calls for Service:

(March 8 at 8 a.m. to March 9 at 8 a.m.) 66

(March 9 at 8 a.m. to March 10 at 8 a.m.) 68

(March 10 at 8 a.m. to March 11 at 8 a.m.) 40

Break and enter Arrest:

A 42-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including break and enter and criminal harassment following three incidents earlier in March.

On March 3, 2019 at approximately 2:30 a.m. an unknown male followed two unknown females from the downtown area to their residence. It was reported during this incident the male called the females derogatory names.

Later that same morning the unknown male attended the victim’s residence where he unlawfully entered uninvited in an attempt to look for the unknown females. The man was told to leave the residence.

At approximately 8 p.m. that evening the male again returned to the residence knocking on the door in search of the females.

The incidents were reported to police and offices attended the area. Through the investigation the male was identified.

On the afternoon of March 9, 2019 officers located the male suspect in the area of Bethune and Simcoe Streets.

As a result of the investigation Kurt Alistair Li, 42, of Hospital Drive, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Break and enter
  • Criminal harassment
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on March 10, 2019, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court today (March 11).

Assault with a weapon Arrest:

A 25-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with assault with a weapon following an incident in a Peterborough parking lot.

Shortly after midnight on March 1, 2019 the male victim was getting into a vehicle parked in a Peterborough parking lot when an unknown male approached the victim and swung his backpack at the victim, striking the car door which in turn slammed shut onto the victim. The male suspect then left the area. Through the investigation the male suspect was identified.

On March 10, 2019 the male suspect attended the police station where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Liam Edward Whiteside, 25, of Murray Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault with a weapon (car door)
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 28, 2019.

Over 80mgs Arrest:

A call from a concerned citizen has led to the arrest of a 70-year-old Peterborough man for the charges of driving over 80mgs.

At approximately 11:55 p.m. on March 2, 2019 a witness observed a vehicle leaving a Lansdowne Street West parking lot and hitting two vehicles before heading east on Lansdowne Street. The witness contacted police and provided a description of the suspect vehicle.

Shortly after midnight on March 3, 2019 officers located the driver at a Peterborough residence. While speaking with the driver officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage from the driver’s breath.

A subsequent breath sample 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 Gary Armstrong, 70, of Lansdowne Street West, was arrested and charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus.

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

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 19, 2019

Friday March 8, 2019- Barrie, Ontario man charged with sexual assault following investigation

Calls for Service:

(March 7 at 8 a.m. to March 8 at 8 a.m.) 54

Sexual assault arrest:

A 36-year-old Barrie, Ontario man has been charged with sexual assault following an investigation.

On March 2, 2019 the accused and female victim, who know each other, were at a Peterborough residence. It was reported that while at the residence the victim was sexually assaulted. As a result of the investigation on March 7, 2019 the accused was arrested and charged.

Stuart James McConnell, 36, of Holgate Street, Barrie Ontario, is charged with sexual assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 27, 2019.

Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose arrest:

A 45-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose following a Thursday night incident.
The accused is currently on conditions to abstain from communicating with the female victim and is also on conditions to remain away from the victim’s residence.

On March 7, 2019 police received a 9-1-1 call reporting that the accused had attended a residence where the victim was staying and had brandished a knife.

Officers attended and as a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Fail to comply with a probation order X3
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (March 8).

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

Thursday March 7, 2019 – Two Peterborough residents arrested and charged with trespassing at night

Calls for Service:

(March 6 at 8 a.m. to March 7 at 8 a.m.) 76

Trespass at night arrest:

A call from a concerned citizen has led to the arrest of two Peterborough residents for trespassing at night.

On March 2, 2019 at approximately 1:50 a.m. police received a complaint from a concerned citizen regarding two suspicious persons on Cardinal Avenue that were walking up driveways and attempting to open doors of parked vehicles.

Officers located the suspicious male and female in the driveway of a Cardinal Avenue home where, as a result of the investigation, they were placed under arrest.

Robert Neilson Coleman, 41, of Cameron Street, Peterborough, is charged with trespassing at night. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 12, 2019.

Katie-Lynne Hughes, 32, of Cameron Street, is charged with trespassing at night.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 13, 2019.

Assault arrest:

A 17-year-old Peterborough teen is facing charges including assaulting a police officer and mischief following a Monday incident at a Peterborough office.

On March 4, 2019 police received a call for service regarding a youth that had attended an office of a Peterborough organization, threatened a staff member and was refusing to leave.

Officers attended and when advising the youth she had to leave the property the youth spat in the officer’s face and also spat on a staff member. During the incident damage was caused to a wall in the building.

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

  • Assault
  • Assault a peace officer
  • Mischief under $5,000

While being transported in a police cruiser to the police station the youth spat several times inside the rear of the vehicle which subsequently required cleaning. The youth was additionally charged with mischief under $5,000.

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

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

Assault arrest:

A 15-year-old Peterborough teen has been arrested and charged with assault following an incident at a local group home.

On the evening of March 5, 2019 police were called to a local group home regarding a youth that had assaulted two staff members.

Officers attended and as a result of the investigation the female youth was arrested and charged with assault X2.

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

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

Wednesday March 6, 2019 – Peterborough man charged with accessing and possessing child pornography

Calls for Service:

(March 5 at 8 a.m. to March 6 at 8 a.m.) 69

Child pornography arrest:

A 37-year-old Peterborough man is facing child pornography charges following an investigation.

On March 5, 2019 police executed a search warrant at a Peterborough residence where a cellular device was seized and child pornography files located on the device.

As a result of the investigation Peter Clark Bittner, 37, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Accessing child pornography
  • Possession of child pornography

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

The Peterborough Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation on the internet. The Strategy has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Domestic assault arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 34-year-old Cavan Monaghan man with domestic assault following a Tuesday night incident.

On the night of March 5, 2019 the accused and female victim became involved in an argument while at their home in the Township of Cavan Monaghan. It was reported that during the argument the accused assaulted the victim.

Police were contacted and officers were dispatched to the residence.

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

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 26, 2019.

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

Tuesday March 5, 2019 – Peterborough man facing drug charges after police located and seized quantity of purple heroin

Calls for Service:

(March 4 at 8 a.m. to March 5 at 8 a.m.) 72

Drug Arrest:

A 28-year-old Peterborough man is facing drug charges after police located and seized a quantity of purple heroin in his possession.

At approximately 5 p.m. on March 3, 2019 officers in the area of George Street North detained the accused for investigative purposes. During the investigation the accused was found to be in possession of a quantity of purple heroin.

As a result of the investigation Christopher Michael Fitzgerald, 28, of Hilliard Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Heroin)
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 19, 2019.

Assault Arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 25-year-old man with assault following an incident in late February 2019.

On the morning of February 28, 2019 the female victim was walking in the area of Simcoe Street. It was reported that when she walked by a man not known to her the male spat in her face.

Through the investigation the male was identified. On March 1, 2019 officers located the male in the area of Aylmer and Simcoe Street where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Phillip Lane Leggette, 25, of no fixed address, Peterborough, is charged with assault and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 27, 2019.

Impaired Arrest:

A call from a concerned citizen regarding an impaired driver has led to the arrest of a 33-year-old Ennismore, Ontario man.

On February 24, 2019 at approximately 12:50 a.m. police received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a possible impaired driver in the area of Chemong Road and Towerhill Road.

A short time later officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Towerhill Road.

While speaking with the male driver of the vehicle officers noted the odour of an alcoholic beverage when the driver spoke. 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 Gerard O’Connor, 33, of Young’s Cove Road, Ennismore, was arrested and charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus.

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

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 20, 2019.

Warrant Arrest:

A 31-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested on a warrant for charges including assault and mischief following an incident in early January 2019.

At approximately 2 a.m. on January 1, 2019 the male victim and his friends were stopped in front of the King Street parkade in their motor vehicle when they were approached by a group of unknown males. The victim exited the vehicle at which time one of the males struck the victim in the face and proceed to kick and punch the victim’s vehicle, causing damage.

Through the investigation the male accused was identified. As a result of the investigation on March 1, 2019 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused, Michael Wayne Armstrong, 31, of Perry Street, for the charges of assault, mischief under $5,000 and fail to comply with a probation order.

On March 1, 2019 the accused attended the police station where he was arrested on the warrant.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 19, 2018.

March 2 – March 4, 2019 – Peterborough man charged with sexual assault following investigation

Calls for Service:

(March 1 at 8 a.m. to March 2 at 8 a.m.) 97

(March 2 at 8 a.m. to March 3 at 8 a.m.) 67

(March 3 at 8 a.m. to March 4 at 8 a.m.) 55

Media Invitation Reminder:

Our media partners are invited to attend a special ceremony as Police Chief Scott Gilbert presents our two new Police Service Dogs K9 Isaac (partner PC Bob Cowie) and K9 Chase (partner PC Kyle Adey) with their police badge.

The presentation takes place today, Monday March 4, 2019, at noon at police headquarters (500 Water Street, Peterborough).

Members of the media are asked to gather in the main lobby at the police station.

Sexual assault arrest:

A 69-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with sexual assault following an investigation.

On March 2, 2019 police were contacted regarding a sexual assault. It was reported that the accused had attended a Peterborough address uninvited and sexually assaulted the victim, an adult female. The accused knows the victim.

A short time later the accused was located by police and as a result of the investigation arrested and charged.

Gerald Henry Corbin, 69, of Frank Street, Peterborough, is charged with sexual assault.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on March 3, 2019.

Friday March 1, 2019 – Media Release

Media Release for Friday March 1, 2019

Calls for Service:

(Feb. 28 at 8:00 am to Mar. 1 at 8:00 am) – 74

Domestic Assault Arrest

A 36 year-old Peterborough man is facing a domestic assault charge following an investigation.

During the early evening hours on February 28, 2019 the Peterborough Police were dispatched to an address for a domestic incident. As a result of the investigation police learned that the accused allegedly punched the victim in the stomach after arguing about relationship issues.

The accused was subsequently arrested and charged with domestic assault and was held in custody to appear before the courts on March 1, 2019.

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

Assault Bodily Harm Arrest

A 20 year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with Assault Cause Bodily Harm following an incident outside a downtown bar on February 23, 2019.

During the early morning hours of February 23, 2019 the victim was standing outside a local bar speaking with friends when the accused who was unknown to the victim allegedly became aggressive; purposefully interrupting the victim’s conversation with a friend. The victim told the accused to give them some space. Moments later the accused allegedly came up from behind the victim and punched him in the head.

The victim was rendered unconscious and was transported to hospital for treatment. Sometime later the victim was released to continue with recovery at home.

As a result of the investigation Anthony Moon, 20, of Hunter Street was charged with Assault Bodily Harm. The accused is to appear in court on March 20, 2019.

Thursday February 28, 2019 – Media Release

Calls for Service

(Feb.27 at 8:00 am to Feb. 28 at 8:00 am) 65

Assault Bodily Harm Arrest

A 43 year old Peterborough resident has been arrested and charged with Assault Bodily Harm after an altercation with his roommate.

On February 26, 2019 the accused in this matter answered a Kijiji add for a room to rent. On that day the accused moved into the victims residence. On February 27, 2019 the two roommates got into a verbal dispute over household issues.

It is alleged that the accused attacked the victim, striking him in the face and got on top of him. The victim broke free and attempted to leave the residence. The accused allegedly grabbed a pot of boiling chicken broth off of the stove and threw it’s contents over the victim. The victim was treated for second degree burns at PRHC.

As a result of the investigation Ryan Rue, 43, of no fixed address was arrested and charged with Assault with a Weapon and Assault Cause Bodily Harm. The accused is to appear in court on March 14, 2019.