Friday May 3, 2019 – Police seek public assistance after pedestrian struck

The Peterborough Police Service is asking anyone with information to come forward after a pedestrian was struck while in a mall parking lot.

On April 9, 2019 at approximately 12:50 p.m. a male pedestrian was walking in a Lansdowne Street mall parking lot when he was struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian appears to have sustained minor injuries as a result.

The Peterborough Police Service is looking to identify and speak with the male in the following photo.  The male was driving a maroon car (please see photo below).

The male driver is described as follows:

  • Caucasian
  • Elderly
  • Bald
  • Wearing a beige jacket, blue jeans and black shoes

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Plumbe in the Traffic Services Unit at 705-876-1122 ext. 289.

The Peterborough Police Service is looking to identify and speak with this individual.

Friday May 3, 2019 – Peterborough man charged following late April traffic stop

Calls for Service:

(May 2 at 8 a.m. to May 3 at 8 a.m.) 94

Over 80mgs Arrest:

A 24-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a late April traffic stop.

On April 24, 2019 at approximately 2:20 a.m. an officer on general patrol in the area of Monaghan Road and Lansdowne Street saw a vehicle without proper lights activated heading east on Lansdowne Street.

The officer followed the vehicle and conducted a vehicle stop. While speaking with the male driver of the vehicle the officer detected a strong odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’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 Jesse Anthony Arbour, 24, of Monaghan Road, 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 seven day vehicle impoundment.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 21, 2019.

Media Invitation: Auxiliary Recruit Graduation May 27, 2019

The Peterborough Police Service is thrilled to welcome 15 new members to its Auxiliary Unit.

In the fall of 2018 the Service began a recruitment campaign seeking community-minded individuals from a range of backgrounds and mix of experience to join the Auxiliary Unit.

“We were looking for people who truly have a connection to our community and a real desire to want to give back. Many of the qualities we look for in an auxiliary member are the same qualities we look for in any member that joins our service – a person who is professional, friendly and helpful in all of their interactions with the public, whether on the phone or at the curbside, and understands the philosophy and importance of community policing,” says Inspector John Lyons, Operation Divisions.

Through the recruitment process 15 outstanding individuals were selected. For the past 13 weeks the recruits have undergone extensive training that includes developing an understanding of the various duties performed in policing, including (but not limited to): federal, provincial and municipal laws, use of force techniques, mental health procedures, and crime prevention strategies.

“We are extremely proud of our Auxiliary Unit and the thousands of hours they collectively contribute each year to community safety and wellbeing,” says Inspector Lyons.

“The Auxiliary Unit epitomises the community policing philosophy, particularly Sir Robert Peel’s principle “the Police are the public and the public are the Police”.

Auxiliary officers serve the community in a volunteer capacity. Most hold full-time jobs in completely unrelated fields, choosing to give back to the community by joining our Service.

Auxiliary Officers are required to perform a minimum of twelve hours of volunteer duties per month. Duties include assisting on patrol, traffic/pedestrian control at parades and events, and community events such as Police Week.

The Auxiliary Unit also provides the award winning Homeguard Inspection program and contributes significantly to the Car Seat Partnership by participating on the Committee and in the child car restraint installation clinics.

In recent years the Auxiliary Unit’s combined volunteer time has surpassed 6,000 hours.

Established in 1999 the Auxiliary Unit is structured like a platoon in the Operations Division with Staff Sergeants, Sergeants, and a number of authorized Constables.

In 2018 the Auxiliary Unit was comprised of 20 members (Two Staff Sergeants, three Sergeants and 15 constables). Due to attrition in the Unit this number was down significantly from the authorized strength of 35 members.

“The Auxiliary Unit is a vital part of the service we provide to the City of Peterborough, Village of Lakefield and Township of Cavan Monaghan. We are thrilled the Unit is back to its full strength, which means even more volunteer hours dedicated to our communities.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the auxiliary graduation ceremony

Monday May 27, 2019 beginning at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Adam Scott Collegiate, 175 Langton Street, Peterborough.

Member of Auxiliary Unit shaking hands with citizen.

Thursday May 2, 2019 – Four men arrested and charged following high risk vehicle stop

Three men from the GTA and one man from Peterborough are facing drug and fraud charges after attempting to fill forged prescriptions for opioid medications at local pharmacies.

On May 1, 2019 at approximately 6:45 p.m. police were alerted to four men attending local pharmacies attempting to fill forged prescriptions for opioids. Through information given by the pharmacies officers were provided a detailed description of the suspects along with the suspect vehicle.

At approximately 7 p.m. officers located the suspect vehicle in the area of Park and Lansdowne Streets where a high risk vehicle stop was conducted.

During the investigation officers located and seized items in the vehicle including the following:

  • Fraudulent prescriptions for opioids
  • Large quantity of oxycodone tablets

As a result of the investigation the following four persons were arrested and charged:

Luqman Rashid Jama, 19, of Courting Valley Road, Mississauga, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Oxycodone)
  • Possession of a forged document with intent
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Anas Haji-Dhaffe, 21, of Irvine Scott Street, Oshawa, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Oxycodone)
  • Possession of a forged document with intent
  • Use, deals, acts on forged document
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Personation with intent (identity fraud)

Marcel Dave Phang, 21, of Bristal Road, Mississauga, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Oxycodone)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Possession of a forged document with intent
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

Omari Robinson-Cooper, 22, of no fixed address, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Oxycodone)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Possession of a forged document with intent
  • Use, deals, acts on forged document

The co-accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court today (May 2).

The investigation is ongoing.

Thursday May 2, 2019 – Update to Wednesday evening investigation

Four persons have been arrested and charged following a high risk vehicle stop conducted Wednesday evening (May 1) in the area of Park and Lansdowne Streets.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. More details will be released when available. 

Original Media Release:

On Wednesday, the 1 May 2019, at approximately 7 pm, uniform patrol members of the Peterborough Police Service conducted a high risk vehicle stop on Lansdowne St, in the area of Park St, in the City of Peterborough.  This stop was in connection to a fraud investigation, and resulted in the arrest of four individuals.  The investigation is still on-going, and further information will be released tomorrow morning.

There is no danger to the public at this time.  The police would like to thank the motorists affected by this stop for their patience and support.

Staff Sergeant Peter Sejrup, #170

705-876-1122, ext 275.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Special Media Release

On Wednesday, the 1 May 2019, at approximately 7 pm, uniform patrol members of the Peterborough Police Service conducted a high risk vehicle stop on Lansdowne St, in the area of Park St, in the City of Peterborough.  This stop was in connection to a fraud investigation, and resulted in the arrest of four individuals.  The investigation is still on-going, and further information will be released tomorrow morning.

There is no danger to the public at this time.  The police would like to thank the motorists affected by this stop for their patience and support.

Staff Sergeant Peter Sejrup, #170

705-876-1122, ext 275.

SCAM ALERT

The  Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to always use extreme caution when providing personal information either over the phone or computer to someone you do not know.

Our Service recently received a call from a complainant stating that someone pretending to be “regional health” called him and began asking about whether or not he had received the flu shot this year or last year. The caller then asked the complainant about his family doctor and if he is receiving a pension. The caller began probing the complainant for further personal information at which point the complainant hung up and reported the call to police.

Scams are changing and evolving everyday with fraudsters devising new and more sophisticated methods to scam people out of money and/or steal their identity.

We remind residents to always stop, pause and think before providing any personal information to someone when you have not confirmed their identity.

When in doubt hang up, call a trusted friend or family member, call your bank or in this particular case your healthcare provider or call police.

To report a scam where you have handed over money or personal information please call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or report it online. To report a scam phone call where you have not lost money or handed over personal information please call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501  or via their online fraud reporting system. 

 

Wednesday May 1, 2019: Lakefield, Ontario woman arrested and charged with failing to stop following motor vehicle collision

Calls for Service:

(April 30 at 8 a.m. to May 1 at 8 a.m.) 81

Failure to stop after accident Arrest:

A 33-year-old Lakefield, Ontario woman has been arrested and charged with failing to stop following an accident after two parked vehicles were struck on George Street Tuesday morning.

On April 30, 2019 at approximately 6 a.m. officers were dispatched to the area of George and Brock Streets after receiving a report that a U-Haul being driven by the accused had struck two parked vehicles on George Street then abandoned the rented vehicle and fled on foot.

Through the investigation the accused was identified.

On the evening of April 30, 2019 the accused attended the police station where, as a result of the investigation, she was placed under arrest.

Tracy Arlene Jacobs, 33, of Fraser Street, Lakefield, is charged with the following:

  • Failure to stop after accident
  • Driving while under suspension (Highway Traffic Act)

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

Drug Arrest:

A third person has been arrested and charged following a drug search warrant at a Weller Street home where officers located and seized a large quantity of cannabis, cannabis edibles and magic mushrooms.

As a result of an ongoing investigation on April 25, 2019 members of the Peterborough Police Service’s ICAD (Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug) Unit and Emergency Response Team executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a Weller Street residence in Peterborough.

Upon entering the residence officers located two males. During the search warrant officers located and seized items including the following:

  • Large quantity of marijuana
  • Large quantity of Psilocybin (Magic mushrooms)
  • Cannabis edibles
  • Drug packaging

As a result of the investigation two males were initially arrested and charged (Original Media Release:  https://www.peterboroughpolice.com/2019/04/friday-april-26-2019-two-arrested-charged-following-drug-search-warrant-weller-street-home/)

Through the investigation a third party was identified as being involved.

On April 30, 2019 the accused attended the police station where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Robert James Pogue, 22, of Pontypool, Ontario, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking (Psilocybin)
  • Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling (Cannabis Act charge)

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on April 30, 2019

Wednesday May 1, 2019 – Hunter Street East Fire Investigation Update

The Peterborough Police Service is no longer on scene following a Tuesday morning fire at an East City apartment.

At this time the fire has been deemed non-suspicious in nature. There is no further police involvement.

Original Media Release from Tuesday April 30, 2019:

The Peterborough Police Service remains on scene following an early morning structure fire at an East City apartment.

At approximately 4:52 a.m. police received a call regarding a structure fire at a Hunter Street East address. Police, fire and EMS attended. One person was located inside the apartment. The person was initially taken to a local hospital then was flown to a Toronto-based hospital where they remain with serious injuries.

Police remain on scene and at this time are assisting The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal in their investigation.

Hunter Street East remains blocked from the Tim Hortons to Burnham Street. We continue to ask people to avoid the area. Access to the Tim Hortons is still available.

Further details and updates will be provided when available.

Tuesday April 30, 2019- Lindsay, Ontario man facing charges including assault, forcible confinement and dangerous operation following incident in the City

Calls for Service:

(April 29 at 8 a.m. to April 30 at 8 a.m.) 76

Dangerous operation/Assault Arrest:

A 19-year-old Lindsay, Ontario man is facing charges including assault, forcible confinement and dangerous operation following an incident in the City.

The accused and female victim were in a brief domestic relationship. On the morning of April 28, 2019 the parties became involved in a verbal argument. During the course of the argument the accused assaulted the victim.

The argument continued outside the residence where the accused took property from the victim’s vehicle then attempted to leave the area in his own vehicle. The victim attempted to retrieve her property from the accused’s vehicle at which point the accused began driving away while the victim was only partially inside the vehicle.

The victim was able to enter the vehicle and the accused continued driving while preventing the victim from exiting the vehicle. The victim was eventually able to leave the vehicle and police were notified of the incident.

At approximately 12:47 a.m. on April 30, 2019 the accused turned himself in at the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service. Peterborough Police attended and the accused was transported back to Peterborough where he was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (April 30).

The accused was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault
  • Forcible confinement
  • Dangerous operation
  • Theft under $5,000

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 25-year-old Peterborough man with assault and mischief following a Monday afternoon incident.

On April 29, 2019 at approximately 4:10 p.m. the accused and female victim became involved in an argument while outside a Peterborough residence. The accused and victim do not know each other. It was reported that during the dispute the accused punched the victim in the face, breaking her eye glasses. The accused then left the area.

Police were called and through the investigation the accused was located at a Peterborough address where he was placed under arrest.

Brandon William Brown, 25, of Murray Street, is charged with the following:

  • Assault
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (April 30).