Wednesday February 27, 2019 – Media Release

Calls for Service:  (Feb. 26 0500 – Feb. 27 0500) 85

Stolen Property Arrests

On the 13th of February 2019, Music equipment was stolen from a vehicle on Dalhousie Street.  On the 21st of February two parties attend a George Street Pawn Shop and sold music equipment matching what was stolen.  Further investigation lead to the items, in fact, being identified as stolen and on the 27th of February, Sarah Payne (30) and Ryan Flynn (33) of Bolivar Street, Peterborough were arrested and charged with Possession of Property Obtain by Crime and Breach of Probation. Flynn was held for court on the 27th of February and Payne was released with a next court appearance of the 7th of March.

The stolen property had been recovered and returned to the owner.

Tuesday February 26, 2019 – Media Release

Calls for Service:

(Feb. 25 at 5 am to Feb. 26 at 5 am) 82

Assault Arrest

On the 27th of January 2019 Peterborough Police investigated an assault that occurred in the area of Charlotte and Aylmer street.  On the night in question, three persons (a female and 2 males) exited a vehicle in the area.  The female began to strike one of the males.  A innocent bystander came by to ask the male being attacked if they were okay.  This male, whom had been attacked, turned on the bystander and began assaulting him.  The bystander/victim received several facial fractures as a result of the unprovoked attack.  Charged on the 24th of February was Jordan Morin (21) of Crystal Drive Peterborough with Assault Causing Bodily Harm.  Morin’s next court appearance is on the 13th of March.

Monday, February 25, 2019 – Media Release

Calls for Service:

(Feb 22 at 7 a.m. to Feb 23 at 7 a.m.) 67

(Feb 23 at 7 a.m. to Feb 24 at 7 a.m.) 72

(Feb 24 at 7 a.m. to Feb 25 at 7 a.m.) 67

 

Theft of Protein Powder Leads to Arrest

 

A 38-year-old Millbrook resident has been arrested and charged for theft of protein powder from the Real Canadian Superstore in Lansdowne Place.

On 10 February, Loss Prevention officers observed an unknown female acting suspiciously near the entrance to the store, then leaving with multiple bags filled product. A review of the security surveillance system showed the female selecting a number of protein powder containers valuing $194, and then leaving the store without paying for them.  Security called police to report the theft.

As a result of the investigation, Jennifer Jones, 38, of Brookside St, Millbrook, was arrested on 23 February and charged with Theft Under $5000. She was later released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 13, 2019.                                                                      

Facebook Threats Result In Domestic Related Arrest

A 29-year-old Peterborough male has been arrested and charged for Utter Threats following an investigation into remarks posted on Facebook.

On 20 February, a friend of the victim observed comments posted on Facebook that caused her concern for the safety of the accused’s ex-spouse. The messages were forwarded on to the ex-spouse by the friend, and in turn, the Peterborough Police were contacted.

As a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested on the 23 February and charged with domestic related uttering threats. He was later released, and is scheduled to attend court on the 12 March, 2019.

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

 

Thank you,

S/Sgt. Peter Sejrup

Phone Number: 705-876-1122 x 275

Friday February 22, 2019 – Peterborough man facing child pornography charges following investigation

Child pornography arrest:

A 40-year-old Peterborough man is facing child pornography charges following an investigation.

On February 22, 2019 police executed a search warrant at a Peterborough residence where a computer was seized and child pornography files located on the computer.

As a result of the investigation Ian Arthur Cody, 40, of Benson Avenue, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Imports, distributes, sells or possesses for the purpose of distribution or sale any child pornography
  • Possession of child pornography

The accused as held in custody and appeared in court on February 22, 2019.

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.

Media Invitation: Police Chief to present new Police Service Dogs with their police badge

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 on 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.

Friday February 22, 2019 – Peterborough man charged with trafficking blue heroin following an investigation

Calls for Service:

(Feb. 21 at 8 a.m. to Feb. 22 at 8 a.m.) 71

Drug arrest:

A 38-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including trafficking blue heroin following a drug investigation.

As a result of an ongoing investigation by the Peterborough Police Service’s ICAD (Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug) Unit, on February 21, 2019 officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in the area of Hunter and Rubidge Streets.
During the investigation the accused, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to be in possession of approximately 10.6 grams of blue heroin (heroin mixed with Fentanyl) and an amount of Canadian currency.

As a result of the investigation Edward Travis Pafford, 38, of Wallis Drive, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Traffick in schedule I substance (Fentanyl/Heroin)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000 (Fentanyl/Heroin)

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (February 22)

 

Thursday February 21, 2019 – Millbrook, Ontario man facing several charges including impaired driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident following Wednesday morning incident

Calls for Service:

(Feb. 20 at 8 a.m. to Feb. 21 at 8 a.m.) 58

Impaired/Dangerous operation arrest:

A 21-year-old Millbrook, Ontario man is facing several charges including impaired driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident following a Wednesday morning incident.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on Wednesday February 20, 2019 police received several 9-1-1 calls reporting a collision at County Road 28 and County Road 21 in the Township of Cavan Monaghan.

It was reported to police that a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and passing several other vehicles while approaching County Road 21 had smashed into the rear of another vehicle south of the roundabout. Following the collision, the vehicle was then seen driving the wrong way on the roundabout and striking another vehicle. The male driver then failed to stop at either of the collisions and continued operating the heavily damaged vehicle before abandoning the vehicle on Larmer Line and leaving the area on foot.

Officers located the male walking in the area of Highway 28 and Larmer Line. While speaking with the male officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the male’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 Quinn Shane McConnell, 21, of Carmel Line, Millbrook, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80plus
  • Dangerous operation
  • Fail to stop after accident X2

The accused was also issued 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 13, 2019.

Theft/Possession of stolen property arrest:

A 23-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges following recent break-ins at local businesses.

On February 9, 2019 a witness at a Charlotte Street store saw a male select items from the shelf and then leave the store without paying for the merchandise. Police were contacted and through the investigation the male was identified.

On February 18, 2019 officers located the male in the area of Charlotte Street where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged with theft.

Once at the police station the male was found to be in possession of several items of property that had been stolen during break and enters that occurred between February 16 and February 18, 2019 at local businesses. He was also found to be in possession of property that had been stolen in late January 2019 from a construction office trailer located on Bonnacord street.

As a result of the investigation Trevor Roderick Kotzma, 23, of Murray Street, is charged with the following:

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Break and enter X4
  • Possession of property obtained by crime X5

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on February 19, 2019.

Impaired arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 21-year-old Peterborough resident following a single vehicle collision.

On February 15, 2019 at approximately 3:15 a.m. police received a 9-1-1 call regarding a vehicle that had struck a snowbank in a George Street north parking lot. Officers arrived and located the vehicle with its front end buried in the snowbank and located a male in the driver’s seat. EMS also attended and the male was taken to a local hospital for assessment to any injuries.

During the investigation the officer detected an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the male driver. The driver refused several times to provide a proper breath sample and threatened officers.

As a result of the investigation Lukas Wheeler Haw, 21, of Olympus Avenue, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired
  • Failure or refusal to comply with demand
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 6, 2019.

Domestic assault arrest:

A 34-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with domestic assault following a Wednesday morning incident.

On the morning of February 20, 2019 the accused and female victim became involved in an argument while at the victim’s residence. It was reported to police that during the argument the accused assaulted the victim.  Police were called and attended 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 February 21, 2019.

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

Vulnerable Person Registry

Did you know we offer a vulnerable person registry for families and caregivers of vulnerable persons?

In the event of an emergency, responding officers will have immediate access to this secure data base of information, improving police understanding and response.

A Vulnerable Person is defined as a person who due to a medical, mental health, or physical condition may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to themself. This may include:

* A tendency to wander
* The inability to communicate
* Fascinations or attractions (water, construction sites etc.)
* Social responses (fear of strangers, aggression)

Examples include (but are not limited to) individuals with Alzheimer’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder or an acquired brain injury.

The following conditions must be met in order to add someone to the database.

* The Vulnerable Person must reside within the jurisdiction of the Peterborough Police. (The family or caregiver who registers the person need not reside within the jurisdiction).

* Confirmation of identity and authenticity of the person submitting the information

For more information or to register please visit Vulnerable Person Registry 

 

Tuesday February 19, 2019 – Media Release

Call for Service:

(Feb 18 0500 to Feb 19 0500) 43

Neighbourhood Watch

Just a reminder to the public to be diligent with their known environments and call police with any suspicious behaviour that is “out of the norm”.

Peterborough Police receive daily reports of theft from vehicles throughout all areas of the city.  These events can lead to police discovering other crimes such as break and enter and prowl by night.

  • Know your neighbourhood – if you trust your neighbours, allow them to know if you are going to be away from your residence for an extended period of time.  Conversely, if you know your neighbour is at work and someone is suspiciously walking around the property, call police.
  • Trust you instinct – if you see a stranger picking up a UPS parcel that has been dropped off on your neighbour’s door step while your neighbour is at work, call police.
  • Help Police Identify these person(s) – with almost every person owning a smart phone, take a photo of the person, their vehicle (especially the license plate), and call police.

A healthy community relationship is a good relationship to a safe community.

Feb. 16 – 18, 2019 – Weekend wrap-up Media Release

Calls for Service:

(Feb. 15 at 8 a.m. to Feb. 16 at 8 a.m.) 95

(Feb. 16 at 8 a.m. to Feb. 17 at 8 a.m.) 47

(Feb. 17 at 8 a.m. to Feb. 18 at 8 a.m.) 57

Over 80mgs arrest:

A 39-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges following a two vehicle collision.

On February 13, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m. a two vehicle collision took place at Parkhill Road and Wallis Drive.
While speaking with the male driver of one of the vehicles involved the officer noted a strong odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s mouth. 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 Mohammad Naeem Najeeb, 39, of Emery Way, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus.

The accused was issued 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 6, 2019.

Break and enter:
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a Charlotte Street store.

Sometime between 7:30 p.m. on February 15, 2019 and 7:30 a.m. on February 16, 2019 unknown person(s) broke into a store located on Charlotte Street that was locked and secured at the time. Once inside the thieves stole items including jewellery, a laptop and an iPad.

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. 

Break and Enter:

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

Sometime between 3 p.m. on February 14, 2019 and 7:40 a.m. on February 15, 2019 unknown person(s) broke into a business on Charlotte Street and stole items including a key cutting machine and deadbolts.

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. 

Break and Enter:

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in to a business located on Hunter Street East.

Between 7 p.m. on February 15, 2019 and 9:30 a.m. on February 17, 2019 unknown person(s) broke into a Hunter Street East business through a locked door and stole an amount of cash from a locked cash box.

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.