Tuesday May 14, 2019 – Peterborough men facing additional charges following break-in at George Street North store

Calls for Service:

(May 13 at 8 a.m. to May 14 at 8 a.m.) 66

Additional Charges:

Two Peterborough men are facing additional charges following a break-in at a George Street North store.

Between 6 p.m. on May 7, 2019 and 10:45 a.m. on May 8, 2019 a break and enter took place at a George Street North shop where a large quantity of clothing, watches and shoes were stolen.

On May 10, 2019 police conducted a search warrant at a Hunter Street West residence where officers located and seized a large amount of stolen property including items stolen from the George Street North incident.

During the search warrant officers located two males inside the residence who, as a result of the investigation, were initially arrested and charged with possession of stolen property (See original media release below).

Through further investigation the males are now facing additional charges in relation to this incident.

Trevor Roderick Kotzma, 23, of Brock Street, Peterborough, is additionally charged with break and enter.

Jacob Ralph Moore, 22, of Hunter Street East, Peterborough, is additionally charged with break and enter.

The accused were held in custody and the additional charges were read in court on May 13, 2019.

Original Media Release: Possession of stolen property Arrest:

Two Peterborough men have been arrested and charged with possession of stolen property following a break-in at a George Street North store.

Between 6 p.m. on May 7, 2019 and 10:45 a.m. on May 8, 2019 a break and enter took place at a George Street North shop where a large quantity of clothing, watches and shoes were stolen.

On May 10, 2019 police conducted a search warrant at a Hunter Street West residence where officers located and seized a large amount of stolen property including items stolen from the George Street North incident.

During the search warrant officers located two males inside the residence who, as a result of the investigation, were arrested and charged.

Trevor Roderick Kotzma, 23, of Brock Street, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

Jacob Ralph Moore, 22, of Hunter Street East, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order
  • Breach of recognizance

The co-accused were held in custody and appeared in court on May 11, 2019.

May 11- 13, 2019 – Weekend Wrap-up Media Release

Calls for Service:

(May 10 at 8 a.m. to May 11 at 8 a.m.) 96

(May 11 at 8 a.m. to May 12 at 8 a.m.) 89

(May 12 at 8 a.m. to May 13 at 8 a.m.) 58

Possession of stolen property Arrest:

Two Peterborough men have been arrested and charged with possession of stolen property following a break-in at a George Street North store.

Between 6 p.m. on May 7, 2019 and 10:45 a.m. on May 8, 2019 a break and enter took place at a George Street North shop where a large quantity of clothing, watches and shoes were stolen.

On May 10, 2019 police conducted a search warrant at a Hunter Street West residence where officers located and seized a large amount of stolen property including items stolen from the George Street North incident.

During the search warrant officers located two males inside the residence who, as a result of the investigation, were arrested and charged.

Trevor Roderick Kotzma, 23, of Brock Street, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

Jacob Ralph Moore, 22, of Hunter Street East, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order
  • Breach of recognizance

The co-accused were held in custody and appeared in court on May 11, 2019.

Sexual assault Arrest:

A 21-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with sexual assault following an investigation.

On May 11, 2019 police received information regarding a sexual assault that had occurred in April 2019. It was reported that while at a Peterborough residence the accused sexually assaulted the female victim. The accused and victim know each other.

As a result of the investigation on May 12, 2019 Robert Richard McKerness, 21, of Talwood Drive, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Sexual assault
  • Fail to comply with a recognizance.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on May 12, 2019.

Drug Arrest:

A 33-year-old Peterborough man is facing drug charges after being in possession of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl following a motor vehicle collision investigation.

On May 11, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the corner of Hunter and Aylmer Streets for a two vehicle collision. As a result of the investigation one of the drivers was found to be in possession of an amount of cocaine and an amount of a heroin/fentanyl mixture.

Ryan Richard Demorest, 33, of St. Lukes Avenue, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Heroin)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Fentanyl)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Cocaine)

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 11, 2019.

Operation while prohibited Arrest:

A 26-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including stunt driving, speed and driving while disqualified following an incident in the Township of Cavan Monaghan.

On May 2, 2019 at approximately 12:15 p.m. an officer conducting traffic enforcement on Hayes Line in the Township of Cavan Monaghan saw a motor vehicle travelling approximately 50km/h over the posted speed limit of 40km/h.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and through further investigation it was revealed that the driver was a disqualified driver as well as a suspended driver.

As a result of the investigation Bradley Kyle Vienneau, 26, of Grady Avenue, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operation while prohibited
  • Driving while under suspension Highway Traffic Act
  • Speeding 50+km/h over posted limit Highway Traffic Act
  • Race a motor vehicle – excessive speed Highway Traffic Act

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 23, 2019.

Mischief under $5,000 Arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 25-year-old Peterborough man with mischief after causing damage to the police station.

Shortly after 10 p.m. on May 10, 2019 a male attended the police station and threw rocks at the main entrance glass doors causing damage to the glass. The man then left the area.

On May 11, 2019 an officer observed the accused in the area of George Street North where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested.

Tyler William Henderson, 25, of no fixed address, Peterborough, is charged with mischief.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on May 11, 2019.

Assault Arrest:

A 19-year-old Peterborough woman has been arrested and charged with assault following an altercation outside a Lansdowne Street West restaurant earlier in May.

On the evening of May 2, 2019 a verbal altercation amongst parties that know each other took place outside a Lansdowne Street West restaurant. It was reported that during the dispute the accused struck the male victim in the neck.

As a result of the investigation Hannah Mason, 19, of White Crescent, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 22, 2019.

Friday May 10, 2019- Media Release

Calls for Service:

May 9, 2019 at 8 a.m. to May 10, 2019 at 8 a.m.

Break and Enter:

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a Water Street Residence.

Sometime between 3:00 pm on May 7, 2019 and 9:00 pm on May 8, 2019 an unknown person(s) broke into a Water Street residence by smashing a window. Once inside the person(s) stole a number tools.

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

Break and Enter Arrest:

A 35-year-old Peterborough resident has been arrested and charged with break and enter to a downtown business.

On May 8, 2019 employees noticed a door had been propped open and a lock on a display fridge had been tampered with. Surveillance footage was reviewed which captured the suspect inside the business.

Police were called. On May 9, 2019 Peterborough Police were able to identify the suspect and an arrest was made.

Clinton Wood, of Murray Street was arrested for break and enter. Wood was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 23, 2019.

Robbery:

On May 9, 2019 an unknown male approached an employee at a Lansdowne Street West business. The suspect placed a disguise over his face and asked the employee to turn over some merchandise from the business. Merchandise was turned over to the suspect without incident.

Prior to leaving the business the suspect restrained the employee in a back room. After several minutes the employee was able to free themselves and call police.

The suspect is described as male, non-white, 20-25 years, 6’3” to 6’5”, thin build, un-shaven with a thin face, black hoodie, blue ball cap with a white symbol.

The employee received minor injuries. No weapon was used during this incident.

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

Name: S/Sgt D. MacLean

Phone Number: 705-876-1122 ext: 269

Media Invitation: Canine Retirement Ceremony

Our media partners are invited to attend a special ceremony recognizing the retirement and celebrating the many contributions of Police Service Dog Hal and Constable Sam McCullum and Police Service Dog Wolfe and Constable Tim Fish.

The Peterborough Police Service Canine Unit was originally formed in 1997. Since that time six police service dogs (including Wolfe and Hal) have served and retired.

PSD Wolfe and PSD Hal began their career with our Service in 2013. They are both German Shepherds imported from Kentucky and are direct brothers with one year separating them in age.

This breed of dog is chosen for their physical ability, strength and intelligence. A strong temperament is very important as these dogs are expected to perform in stressful situations.

PSD Wolfe was purchased by the Knights of Columbus Ernest J. Wolff Council 798 and donated to the Service while PSD Hal was purchased by the Kinsmen Club of Peterborough and also donated to the service.

“Without the generous donation of these organizations the Canine program would not have been the tremendous success that it is,” says Sergeant Jeff Chartier, Coordinator of the Peterborough Police Service Canine Unit.

“We wish to sincerely thank both organizations for their support to the community and to our Canine Unit.”

Police Service Dogs have many responsibilities. Their expertise includes narcotic detection, tracking, agility, article search, building search, open search, chase and apprehension, and handler protection. All handlers must complete an extensive thirteen-week course where the handler and dog learn as a team. Our PSD teams are trained and continue maintenance training under direction of the Niagara Regional Police Canine Unit. The K9 teams attend numerous public functions and school presentations.

“We want to thank PC Fish and his partner PSD Wolfe and PC McCullum and his partner PSD Hal for their commitment and dedication to this Unit over the past many years and for the numerous contributions they have made to community safety. We wish Wolfe and Hal a happy, restful and well deserved retirement,” says Peterborough Police Chief Scott Gilbert.

Wolfe and Hal’s service will be forever recognized with their photographs proudly displayed on the Canine plaque located in the lobby of the police station.

The updated Canine retirement plaque will be presented and hung during the ceremony on

Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the lobby at police headquarters, 500 Water Street, Peterborough.

 

PC Tim Fish and Police Service Dog Wolfe.

PC Tim Fish and Police Service Dog Wolfe.

 

PC Sam McCullum and Police Service Dog Hal.

PC Sam McCullum and Police Service Dog Hal.

Media Release from Kingston Police Service – Two Missing Youth

Release Date: May 7, 2019
19-13987 / 19-13539

Kingston Police are currently looking for two youths that are both missing from the same Kingston address.

17-year-old Shannon MacDuff is described as 5’11”, 157lbs, short brown hair and brown eyes. 17-year-old Randy McPhee is described as 5’8″, 128lbs, thin build, short brown hair and hazel eyes. No clothing descriptors for either youth.

The youths may be together. MacDuff is known to frequent Belleville, Picton and Peterborough area.

Please see attached photos, and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Lavigne at 613-549-4660 ext. 6270 or via email at blavigne@kingstonpolice.ca.
You can also provide tips anonymously via:

• By calling our general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to be anonymous
• By calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

Missing youth Shannon MacDuff

Missing youth Shannon MacDuff

Missing youth Randy McPhee

Missing youth Randy McPhee

Thursday May 9, 2019 -Peterborough man facing charges including sexual assault and robbery with violence following Tuesday night incident

Calls for Service:

(May 8 at 8 a.m. to May 9 at 8 a.m.)

Sexual assault/robbery with violence Arrest:

A 21-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including sexual assault and robbery with violence following a Tuesday night incident.

On May 7, 2019 the accused and female victim, who know each other, were at a Peterborough apartment. It was reported that while at the residence the accused sexually assaulted the victim and attempted to steal her laptop. During the incident the accused broke a window in the building. Police were called and officers attended.

As a result of the investigation Robert Richard McKerness, 21, of Talwood Drive, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Sexual assault
  • Robbery with violence
  • Mischief under $5,000

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on May 8, 2019.

Sexual assault Arrest:

A 37-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with three counts of sexual assault following an investigation.

On April 30, 2019 both female victims were at a Peterborough residence where they were sexually assaulted by the accused. All persons involved know each other. On May 5, 2019 one of the female victims was again sexually assaulted by the accused.

As a result of the investigation on May 6, 2019 the accused was located at a Peterborough residence where he was arrested and charged with sexual assault X3.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on May 6, 2019.

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

Break and enter Arrest:

A 55-year-old Peterborough woman has been arrested and charged following a break-in at a Peterborough apartment.

At approximately 3:10 p.m. on May 3, 2019 an unknown person broke into the victim’s Peterborough apartment while the homeowner was away. Once inside the person stole items including an assortment of jewellery valued in excess of $6,000.

Through the investigation the accused was identified. On May 4, 2019 officers located the accused at a Peterborough address where she was placed under arrest.

As a result of the investigation Christine Gwendolyn Feeley, 55, of Clonsilla Avenue, was arrested and charged with break and enter.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on May 5, 2019.

Police Week 2019 “Proudly Supporting Our Police”

The Peterborough Police Service is inviting the community to join us in celebrating Police Week from May 12 to 18, 2019.

Police Week is an annual event focused on raising awareness about the great work of police services across Ontario showcasing the diversity of roles across the profession.

Since 1970, Police Week has been observed in May to coincide with Peace Officers Memorial Day, recognized internationally on May 15.

This year’s provincial theme, “Proudly Supporting Our Police” promotes the policing profession and diversity of roles within the profession.

As part of Police Week 2019 the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services will use social media to showcase the impactful work of different policing teams/units across the province, including civilian teams and teams that the public does not readily see every day.

The Peterborough Police Service will be doing the same. Each day during police week the Service will feature a short video on its social media sites celebrating a different team/unit with our Service and highlighting the important work they do each and every day. Please follow the hashtag #PoliceWeekON to see the posts.

“Our Service is comprised of a variety of different units and teams that work together in concert to provide exceptional policing to the communities we serve in Peterborough, Lakefield and Cavan Monaghan,” says Peterborough Police Chief Scott Gilbert.

“There are a number of different roles within the policing profession from our civilian victim services coordinators to our forensic identification officers to our 9-1-1 communicators that are making a difference each and every day. This week is a wonderful opportunity to highlight and celebrate their important role and their contribution to the profession.”

In addition, the following events are taking place during Police Week 2019:

  • Canine retirement plaque ceremony: The names of recently retired Police Service Dogs Wolfe and Hal have been added to the Service’s Canine Retirement Plaque that hangs in the front lobby of police headquarters. The updated plaque will be presented and hung during a special ceremony on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the lobby at police headquarters, 500 Water Street, Peterborough.

 

  • Chief for a Day activities. A student from grades 3 to grades 6 is selected and outfitted as Chief of Police for the day. The student is partnered with an officer for the day and attends lunch with the Chief and Deputy Chief along with attending police related functions including the annual Knights of Columbus Police Appreciation Night where they are an honoured guest. The winner of the contest  and media opportunity will be announced shortly!

 

  • 41st Annual Knights of Columbus Police Appreciation Night. Wednesday May 15, 2019 beginning at 6 p.m. with the annual Auxiliary Unit inspection followed by the ceremony commencing at 7:15 p.m. The event takes place at the Knights of Columbus Bishop Doyle Hall, 317 Hunter Street West.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 – Peterborough man arrested and charged with domestic assault following investigation

Calls for Service:

(May 6 at 8 a.m. to May 7 at 8 a.m.) 73

Domestic assault arrest:

A 67-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with domestic assault following an investigation.

On May 6, 2019 police received a complaint from witnesses reporting a male striking a female while in a Peterborough parking lot.

Officers attended and as a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault. During the investigation further information was provided regarding a previous domestic assault that had taken place on May 2, 2019. The accused was further charged with domestic assault and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 7, 2019.

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

Assault arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 29-year-old Peterborough woman with domestic assault following an investigation.

On May 5, 2019 at approximately 4 p.m. the female accused and male victim were driving in the City when they became involved in an argument. It was reported that during the incident the accused struck the victim in the head.

The incident was reported to police and officers investigated. As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault.

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

Break-in: East City hair salon

The Peterborough Police Service is asking anyone with information to come forward following a break-in at an East city business.

Sometime between May 1 and May 6, 2019 unknown person(s) broke into a business in East City that was temporarily closed following a fire. Once inside the business the thieves stole items including an amount of cash.

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

Break-in: Waddell Avenue residence

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a Waddell Avenue home.

Sometime between 8 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. on May 6, 2019 unknown person(s) broke into the residence while the homeowner was away. Once inside the unknown person(s) stole three older style MacBook laptops.

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

Monday May 6, 2019 -Media Release

Media Release for Monday May 6, 2019

Calls for Service:

(May 3 at 8 a.m. to May 4 at 8 a.m.) 103

(May 4 at 8 a.m. to May 5 at 8 a.m.) 75

(May 5 at 8 a.m. to May 6 at 8 a.m.) 65

 

Domestic Assault Arrest:

A 31-year-old Peterborough resident has been arrested and charged with domestic assault following an incident that took place on the weekend.

On May 5, 2019 at approximately 7 a.m. the victim and accused started to argue over their relationship. During the argument, the victim was struck by can. A television was also damaged during the dispute.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and mischief under $5000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 23, 2019.

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

 

Name: S/Sgt D. MacLean

Phone Number: 705-876-1122 ext. 269