Tuesday June 19, 2018 – Peterborough man facing several charges including assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose following Monday night incident

Calls for Service:
(June 18 at 8 a.m. to June 19 at 8 a.m.) 95

Assault arrest:
A 36-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges including assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose following a Monday night incident.

On June 18, 2018 at approximately 8:45 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Stewart Street for an assault. It was reported that while the female victim was at a residence the accused assaulted the victim and brandished a kitchen knife and threatened the victim. The accused and the victim know of each other. The accused then fled the residence.

Officers located the accused walking in the area of Dalhousie and Stewart Streets where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest. During the investigation the accused also threatened an officer.

Chad Michael Clarke, 36, of Brock Street, is charged with the following:

  • Assault
  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm X2
  • Fail to comply with a probation order X2

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (June 19).

Trespassing at night Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 30-year-old man with trespassing at night following an investigation.

At approximately 3:45 a.m. on June 18, 2018 officers on patrol in the area of Bethune and King Streets observed a male going between residences. When the male noticed the police vehicle he fled the area on a bicycle later leaving the bicycle and fleeing on foot. Officers searched the area and found the man concealing himself in an alley.

As a result of the investigation Daniel John Laundry, 30, of Park Street South, was arrested and charged with trespassing at night and fail to comply with a probation order.

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

Domestic assault Arrest:
A 27-year-old Peterborough woman has been charged with domestic assault following a Monday afternoon incident.

On June 18, 2018 police received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a verbal dispute taking place outside a Peterborough residence where the citizen reported observing the accused assault the male victim.

Officers attended the area and as a result of the investigation the accused was placed under arrest and charged with assault.

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

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

June 16 – 18, 2018: Peterborough man charged with fail to stop at scene of accident following incident in mall parking lot

Calls for Service:
(June 15 at 8 a.m. to June 16 at 8 a.m.) 100
(June 16 at 8 a.m. to June 17 at 8 a.m.) 80
(June 17 at 8 a.m. to June 18 at 8 a.m.) 72

Fail to stop at scene of accident Arrest:
A 72-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident following an incident in a mall parking lot.

On June 2, 2018 at approximately 3 p.m. the accused was operating a motor vehicle in the Lansdowne Place mall parking lot and struck the victim, a man in his 70’s. The accused then left the scene without getting out of his vehicle or stopping. The victim was taken to a local hospital where his injuries are still being treated.

On June 15, 2018 the accused attended the police station where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged.

Thomas Brian Yates, 72, of Parkhill Road West, is charged with the following:

  • Fail to stop at scene of accident
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 12, 2018.

Dangerous operation of motor vehicle Arrest:
A 21-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with dangerous driving and criminal negligence following a Saturday night traffic investigation.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on June 16, 2018 the victims were driving in a motor vehicle when another vehicle driven by the accused began following closely behind them and driving in a manner that was dangerous to the public including travelling at a high rate of speed, driving alongside the victim’s vehicle into on-coming traffic and eventually rear-ending the victim’s vehicle. The parties in both vehicles know each other.

An officer on patrol observed the incident and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Aylmer and Sherbrooke Streets.

As a result of the investigation Timothy Wilkins, 21, of Park Street North, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Criminal negligence
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on June 17, 2018, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (June 18).

The investigation continues.

Drive while disqualified Arrest:
A 27-year-old Havelock, Ontario man is facing several charges following a Friday morning traffic stop.

Shortly after 9 a.m. on June 15, 2018 an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop in the area of O’Connell Road for a vehicle with an improper muffler. While speaking with the male driver of the vehicle the driver provided the officer with someone else’s name and date of birth.

Through the investigation it was revealed that the accused was driving while disqualified and while under suspension.

As a result of the investigation Randy Allen Heigh, 27, of Highway 7, Havelock, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Driving while disqualified
  • Personation with intent
  • Fail to comply with a probation order X2
  • Drive while under suspension X3 (Highway Traffic Act)
  • Improper muffler (Highway Traffic Act)

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 12, 2018.

Domestic assault with a weapon Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 29-year-old Peterborough man with assault with a weapon and mischief following a weekend incident.

On June 16, 2018 the accused and the female victim were at a Peterborough residence during which time the accused struck the victim with a weapon (belt with a metal buckle) and caused damage to the residence. The victim attended the hospital for treatment to her injuries.

The incident was reported to police. On June 16, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault with a weapon and mischief under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 12, 2018.

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

Domestic assault Arrest:
A 25-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with domestic assault following an investigation.

On the night of June 17, 2018 the accused and the female victim were walking in the City when witnesses observed the accused assault the victim. The incident was reported to police.

Officers attended the area where they located the accused. As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault and fail to comply with a probation order.

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

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

Break and enter Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has made an arrest in a November 2017 break-in at a Stewart Street office building.

In November of 2017 an unknown suspect broke into an office building on Stewart Street. Through the investigation that has been ongoing since that time the male suspect was identified.

On June 16, 2018 an officer on patrol located the suspect walking in the area of Hunter Street.

As a result of the investigation Terry Pheap Thang, 31, of Walker Avenue, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with break and enter and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on June 16, 2018, was released from custody and is scheduled to appear again in court on July 5, 2018.

Break and enter Arrest:
A 35-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a break-in at his ex-girlfriend’s home.

At approximately 1:45 a.m. on June 15, 2018 officers were dispatched to a Peterborough residence after receiving a report that the accused was attempting to break into the victim’s apartment. The accused is currently on conditions including not contacting or communicating in any way with the victim and not going within 100 metres of any place where the victim may work, reside, go to school or frequent.

Officers attended and located the accused where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with break and enter and breach of probation X3.

The accused appeared in court on June 15, 2018.

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

Resist peace officer Arrest:
A 22-year-old Scarborough man has been charged following a weekend incident outside a George Street North nightclub.

Shortly after 1 a.m. on June 17, 2018 due to the ongoing behaviour and actions of the accused, the accused was placed under arrest outside the nightclub for public intoxication. During the arrest the accused resisted and attempted to flee the area on foot. The officer was able to apprehend the accused.

As a result of the investigation Shadreck Alston-Mairs, 22, of Trudelle Street, Scarborough, was arrested and charged with resist peace officer.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 12, 2018.

Domestic assault Arrest:
A 30-year-old Peterborough woman has been charged with domestic assault following an incident earlier in June.

On June 4, 2018 the accused and male victim were at a Peterborough residence where they became involved in a verbal argument during which time the victim was assaulted and had his phone damaged. The incident was later reported to police.

On June 9, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault, mischief under $5,000 and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 12, 2018.

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

Friday June 15, 2018 – Peterborough man charged following break-in at Bethune Street residence

Calls for Service:
(June 14 at 8 a.m. to June 15 at 8 a.m.) 92

Break and enter Arrest:
A 39-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a break-in at a Bethune Street residence.

On June 13, 2018 at approximately 6 p.m. an unknown male broke into a locked unit at a multiunit residence on Bethune Street. Once inside the male stole a number of tools valued at approximately $2,500. Through the investigation the suspect was identified.

On June 14, 2018 officers attended a King Street apartment where the accused was located and placed under arrest. A search warrant of the apartment was authorized and officers entered the apartment where they located and seized the stolen property.

As a result of the investigation Joseph Peter Southall, 39, of King Street, is charged with the following:

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

The accused was held in custody and will appear in court later today (June 15).

Domestic assault Arrest:
A 41-year-old Port Perry man has been charged with domestic assault following an incident in Peterborough.

On the night of June 14, 2018 the accused and female victim were at a Peterborough residence when it was reported that the accused assaulted the victim then left the residence. The accused and victim are currently in a domestic relationship.

Police were called and attended the residence. A short time later the accused was located in a local parking lot where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 5, 2018.

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

Thursday June 14, 2018 – Report any suspicious persons in your neighbourhood to police

Calls for Service:
(June 13 at 8 a.m. to June 14 at 8 a.m.) 85

Theft from Vehicles:
The Peterborough Police Service is reminding citizens to report any suspicious persons in their neighbourhood to police.

Sometime between 7:30 a.m. on June 12, 2018 and 9:30 a.m. on June 13, 2018 unknown person(s) broke into a locked vehicle parked in the driveway of a Brioux Avenue home stealing items including a Swiss Army knife. Between 6 p.m. on June 12, 2018 and 6:30 a.m. on June 13, 2018 thieves broke into a locked car parked at a Bolivar Street home stealing a tablet and an amount of change.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS 

Wednesday June 13, 2018 – Peterborough man charged after loaded firearm, fentanyl, cocaine seized during search warrant at Dublin Street home

Calls for Service:
(June 12 at 8 a.m. to June 13 at 8 a.m.) 85

Drug Arrest:
A 30-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges following a search warrant at a Dublin Street home where members of the Drug Unit located and seized items including a loaded firearm, ammunition, fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.

As a result of an ongoing investigation by the Peterborough Police Service’s Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug (ICAD) Unit on June 12, 2018 the accused was arrested and charged in the area of George and Dublin Streets where he was found to be in possession of knives, a scale, a cell phone, marijuana and cocaine.

Following the arrest, on the evening of June 12, 2018 members of the Drug Unit conducted a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a Dublin Street home.

During the search warrant officers located and seized items including the following:

  • Norwich Arms .30 calibre loaded firearm
  • Firearm holster
  • Ammunition
  • 102.5 grams powered cocaine
  • 34.3 grams marijuana
  • Cell phones
  • Scales

As a result of the investigation and subsequent search warrant Dallas William Costain, 30, of Aylmer Street North, is charged with the following:

  • Trafficking in schedule I substance (Heroin)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (Fentanyl
  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Unauthorized possession of restricted of prohibited firearm
  • Possession of loaded restricted or prohibited firearm
  • Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition

The accused was held in custody and will appear in court later today (June 13).

Cocaine seized during drug search warrant on June 12, 2018.

Cocaine seized during drug search warrant on June 12, 2018.

Loaded Norwich Arms .30 cal firearm seized during drug search warrant on June 12, 2018.

Loaded Norwich Arms .30 cal firearm seized during drug search warrant on June 12, 2018.

Peterborough Police Warn of the “Virtual Kidnapping Scam” Circulating in the Area

The Peterborough Police Service is warning the community that the “virtual kidnapping scam” targeting international postsecondary students is now circulating in our area.

On Monday June 11, 2018 a media conference was held at police headquarters with represenatives from both Trent University and Fleming College attending.

Recently two students from China attending postsecondary institutions in Peterborough have been targeted by this fraud.

In the first incident approximately $18,000 Canadian was extorted. No money was handed over in the second incident.

“This scam is not unique to Peterborough and has been circulating for some time in other parts of the country,” explains Staff Sergeant Daniel MacLean, Criminal Investigations Unit.

“The Peterborough Police Service is working closely with both postsecondary institutions in Peterborough to ensure students are well informed and well educated regarding scams and frauds and that they feel safe.”

Here’s how the scam works:

  • The victim gets a phone call, often from a number that appears to be coming from the Chinese Consulate.
  • They are told either that there is a Chinese warrant for their arrest, or that the Chinese police need their help with an investigation.
  • The scammers then convince the target to make a phony video in which they say they’ve been kidnapped or are the victim of a crime.
  • These videos are sent to the victim’s family members, who are extorted for money by paying the ransom.
  • The victim in Canada is convinced by the scammers to go to a motel and hide from local police.

“This scam is extremely elaborate and sophisticated,” says Staff Sgt. MacLean.

“Through pro-active crime prevention education and messaging we hope to prevent any further victimization of our international student population.”

The Peterborough Police Service urges students and the community at large to pay close attention to the following tips:

  • Do not trust your call display. It may say “Police”. In reality, it may be an actual scammer. It does not matter what the caller ID says, you cannot trust it.
  • If you get an urgent call from someone stating they represent the Chinese Consulate, a company or a government agency seeking personal information, hang up. Call the phone number on your account statement, in the phone book or on the company or government agency’s website to verify the authenticity of the request.
  • Never give out personal information in response to unexpected calls. This includes account numbers, social insurance number (SIN), information relating to your family members, your passport information, passwords or any information about your identity.
  • If someone on the phone tells you to keep a secret alarm bells should be going off.
  • When in doubt hang – up. Call a trusted family member, friend, staff at your school or call us.
  • As a reminder, the Chinese police will not arrest you in Canada, or ask you to take photos or videos of yourselves pretending to be the victim of crime.
  • Stop, pause and think before reacting to any suspicious phone call or communication you receive.

With information from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

If you receive a scam call please report it immediately to the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or via our non-emergency crime online reporting system , Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501.

For further information please visit:

Consulate-General Of The People’s Republic of China in Toronto website 

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website

To watch the video from our media conference please visit the Peterborough Police Service Facebook page 

Staff Sergeant Daniel MacLean and Detective Constable Mark Reesor, Criminal Investigations Unit, address questions at a media conference held June 11, 2018 at police headquarters.

Staff Sergeant Daniel MacLean (left) and Detective Constable Mark Reesor (right), Peterborough Police Service Criminal Investigations Unit, address questions at a media conference held June 11, 2018 at police headquarters.

June 9 – 11, 2018 – Weekend Wrap-Up Media Release

Calls for Service:
(June 8 at 8 a.m. to June 9 at 8 a.m.) 111
(June 9 at 8 a.m. to June 10 at 8 a.m.) 98
(June 10 at 8 a.m. to June 11 at 8 a.m.) 57

Sexual assault Arrest:
A 29-year-old Norwood, Ontario man has been charged with sexual assault following a weekend incident.

On June 10, 2018 at approximately 3 a.m. the victim, a woman in her 20’s, and the accused were walking in the area of George and Sherbrooke Streets during which time the victim was sexually assaulted.

Police were contacted and attended the area. A short time later the accused was located in a Dalhousie Street parking lot where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged.

Stig-Christen Westrum, 29, of Asphodel 5th Line, Norwood, is charged with sexual assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 5, 2018.

Dangerous driving/impaired Arrest:
A 27-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges including dangerous driving and impaired driving following an investigation.

On June 8, 2018 at approximately 3:15 a.m. an officer on patrol saw a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and running a red light in the area of Water and McDonnel Streets.

Shortly after, the same vehicle was then observed by another officer travelling at a high rate of speed in the area of Parkhill and Monaghan Roads. The vehicle was estimated to be travelling at approximately150km/h.

A short time later the suspect vehicle was located parked in the driveway of a Maple Crescent home. Officers then located two males hiding in the bushes. While speaking with the male driver of the suspect vehicle officers noted a strong odour of alcohol 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 Kevin Richard Kemp, 27, of Kensington Drive, is charged with the following:

  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Impaired driving
  • Operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mgs of alcohol in blood
  • Trespassing at night

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 June 28, 2018.

Break and enter Arrest:
A 32-year-old Bethany, Ontario man has been arrested and charged following a break-in at a Hunter Street West bar.

At approximately 7 p.m. on June 10, 2018 an unknown male entered a Hunter Street West bar through a rear door and removed an empty beer keg and a purse containing cash, personal identification and a credit card.

The male then attended a local drug store where the stolen credit card was fraudulently used to purchase a pre-paid VISA gift card. Through the investigation the accused was identified.

At approximately 8:40 p.m. that same day an officer located the male suspect in the area of Aylmer and Townsend Streets where he was placed under arrest for break and enter. During the search incident to arrest the accused was found to be in possession of an amount of cocaine and marijuana. The accused was also found to be in possession of the stolen credit card and the stolen personal identification cards.

As a result of the investigation Jesse Armitage, 32, of Dranoel Road, Bethany, is charged with the following:

  • Break and enter
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Use of credit card
  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30 grams)

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (June 11).

Over 80mg Arrest:
A call from a concerned citizen has led to the arrest of a 58-year-old Peterborough man for operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mgs blood alcohol content and care or control while impaired.

On June 6, 2018 at approximately 4:30 p.m. police received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a possible impaired driver in the area of George and Lake Streets. Officers were dispatched to the area and located the male driver outside the suspect vehicle that had broken down and was in the process of being towed.

While speaking with the male driver of the suspect vehicle officers noted an odour of alcohol coming from the driver’s breath.

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 Terry J. Kirkwood, 58, of no fixed address, Peterborough, is charged with operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mgs of alcohol in blood and care or control while impaired.

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 June 28, 2018.

Friday June 8, 2018 – Investigation re-opened into male located with injuries in mall parking lot

As a result of further information provided, the investigation in the following incident has been re-opened and is ongoing at this time.

Anyone with information or any witnesses are asked to call PC Cumming in the Traffic Services Unit at 705-876-1122 ext. 289 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers

Original Media Release for Monday June 4, 2018:
Injured Male:
On Saturday June 2, 2018 at approximately 3 p.m. police received reports of an elderly male possibly struck by a vehicle in the Lansdowne Place Mall parking lot. Through the investigation it was determined the male had fallen on the ground outside the mall causing injuries to his face. The male was taken to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries. There is no further investigation.

Friday June 8, 2018 – Peterborough man charged with break-in at Townsend Street business

Calls for Service:
(June 7 at 8 a.m. to June 8 at 8 a.m.) 86

Break and Enter Arrest:
A 24-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a break-in at a Townsend Street business.

Shortly after 5 a.m. on June 5, 2018 officers attended a business on Townsend Street after receiving a report that a window at the business had been smashed. Officers were also provided a description of the male suspect. Through the investigation the male suspect was identified.

At approximately 9:45 a.m. that same day officers located the suspect outside an Aylmer Street address where as a result of the investigation he was placed under arrest.

Brandon Wayne Kelly, 24, of Stewart Street, is charged with break and enter.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on June 5, 2018.

Break and Enter: Parkview Drive
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a Parkview Drive home.

On June 5, 2018 at approximately 11:45 a.m. the complaints left their Parkview Drive residence. When they returned at 12:45 p.m. they discovered their home had been broken into through a locked door. During the break-in several pieces of jewellery were stolen.

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

Break and Enter: Fortye Drive
The Peterborough Police Service is asking anyone with information to come forward following a break-in at a Fortye Drive residence.

Sometime between 10:40 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on June 5, 2018 unknown person(s) broke into a Fortye Drive home. Once inside the suspect(s) stole various pieces of jewellery and a quantity 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 Crime Stoppers

Thursday June 7, 2018 – Peterborough man arrested and charged with theft after vehicles entered

Calls for Service:
(June 6 at 8 a.m. to June 7 at 8 a.m.) 94

Theft Arrest:
On June 6,2018 members of the Peterborough Police High Risk/Bail Management Unit located a male wanted by police for stealing from vehicles. The male was taken into custody without incident.

Charged with Theft under $5,000 and breach of probation is 25 year old Micah Drynan of Peterborough. Drynan was released from custody and will appear in court on June 21, 2018.

Disqualified drive Arrest:
On June 3,2018 the Peterborough Police stopped a motor vehicle on Lansdowne Street West for a Highway Traffic Act violation. Further investigation revealed that the male driver was also prohibited from driving, for a conviction of dangerous driving.

Charged with Driving while disqualified is 27 year old Sean Wickert of Peterborough. Wickert was released from custody and will appear in court on June 21, 2018.

Mischief Arrest:
On May 30, 2018 the Peterborough Police responded to several businesses around the Parkhill Road and George Street area regarding vandalism. Officers attended and located numerous business windows broken by having rocks thrown through them.

The suspect was located nearby and taken into custody without incident. Charged with Mischief under $5,000 is 53 year old Timothy Brougham of Peterborough. Brougham was released from custody and will appear in court on June 21, 2018.

 

Theft arrest:
In March of 2018 a local restaurant chain notice discrepancies in their accounting and contacted the Peterborough Police. Investigation revealed that an employee was misappropriating funds from the business.

Charged with Theft over $5,000 is 27 year old Molly O’Brien of Peterborough. O’Brien was held for a bail hearing on June 6, 2018.