Wednesday June 6, 2018 – Three Peterborough residents charged, cocaine, Oxycocet pills and marijuana seized following drug search warrant

Calls for Service:
(June 5 at 8 a.m. to June 6 at 8 a.m.) 65

Drug Arrests:
Three Peterborough residents have been arrested and charged following a drug search warrant at a Hunter Street West home where police located and seized cocaine, Oxycocet pills and marijuana.

As a result of an ongoing investigation by the Peterborough Police Service’s Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug (ICAD) Unit on June 5, 2018 members of the Peterborough Police Service’s Emergency Response Team conducted a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a Hunter Street West residence.

During the search warrant officers located and seized the following:

  • 63.6 grams of cocaine
  • 17.3 grams of marijuana
  • 20 Oxycocet pills
  • Canadian currency
  • Multiple cellular phones
  • Weigh scale

As a result of the search warrant the following persons were arrested and charged:

Adam Felix Henry, 23, of no fixed address, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Oxycocet pills)
  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30grams)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a recognizance X4

Jeremy Jonathan Playter, 37, of Murray Street, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)

Patricia Lynn Beers, 49, of Hunter Street West, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

All three accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today (June 6).

Tuesday June 5, 2018 – Peterborough man charged with impaired driving following two-vehicle collision

Calls for Service:
(June 4 at 8 a.m. to June 5 at 8 a.m.) 81

Impaired Arrest:
A 25-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including impaired driving following a two-vehicle collision earlier in May.

On May 19, 2018 at approximately 2 a.m. officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision in the area of Park and Murray Streets. It was reported that a truck travelling in that area had struck a parked car. While speaking to the male driver of the suspect vehicle officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage 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.

As a result of the investigation Jamie Craft, 25, of Ferndale Avenue, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and care or control over 80mgs.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 21, 2018.

Monday June 4, 2018 – Peterborough man charged with dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident following a Saturday night collision

A 24-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident following a two vehicle collision Saturday night.

On June 2, 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m. a two vehicle motor vehicle collision took place on Lansdowne Street West. A lone male driver of the suspect vehicle was seen by witnesses driving prior to the collision at high rates of speed, swerving in and out of traffic and braking rapidly. The same male was also seen by witnesses fleeing the scene of the accident. Police and EMS were called and dispatched to the scene. Minor injuries were reported as a result of the collision.

Through the investigation the male suspect was identified and located a short time later at a Ford Street residence. The male refused officers entry into the residence. A warrant was issued and officers entered the home on the warrant and placed the male under arrest.

As a result of the investigation Dylan Lucas Brightman, 24, of Ford Street, is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and fail to stop at the scene of an accident.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 28, 2018.

Traffic Unit Launches “Safe Under 7” Campaign Targeting Speeding in Residential Neighbourhoods

The Peterborough Police Service is launching a summer traffic campaign targeting speeding in residential neighbourhoods.

The campaign is in direct response to community concerns and complaints.

“The number one complaint we hear on a daily basis is about speeding in residential areas,” says Traffic Sergeant Peter Sejrup.

“We have heard those complaints and are embarking on an aggressive traffic enforcement campaign that will slow down drivers and save lives.”

The campaign, called Safe Under 7, will take a zero tolerance approach to motorists driving in excess of 7 km/h over the posted speed limit in residential neighbourhoods.

“This number is not arbitrary. Driving just 7 km/h above the speed limit in residential neighbourhoods can have catastrophic results,” says Sgt. Sejrup.

“We know that many residents are frustrated at even the regular speed limit in their neighbourhood let alone speeds that exceed it. This campaign has the capacity to make a significant difference in reducing personal injuries, property damage and fatal collisions.”

The “Safe Under 7” Campaign will run for the months of June, July and August.

The campaign will be promoted through the Peterborough Police Service’s social media channels @PtboPolice and on its digital displays both inside and outside the station. Follow the campaign on social media #SafeUnder7

Residents who wish to report traffic concerns in their neighbourhood are asked to call the Peterborough Police Service Traffic Unit at 705-876-1122 ext. 289.

June 2 – 4, 2018 – Peterborough man charged with assault causing bodily harm following incident

Calls for Service:
(June 1 at 8 a.m. to June 2 at 8 a.m.) 110
(June 2 at 8 a.m. to June 3 at 8 a.m.) 96
(June 3 at 8 a.m. to June 4 at 8 a.m.) 49

Assault causing bodily harm Arrest:
A 30-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with assault causing bodily harm following an investigation.

On May 30, 2018 at approximately 11:30 a.m. the victim, a 21-year-old male, was walking in the area of Brock and George Streets when he was approached and punched in the face by an unknown male. The victim and male know of each other.

The incident was reported to police and EMS also attended the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries. Through the investigation the male suspect was identified. A short time later police located the suspect walking in the area of Victoria Park.

As a result of the investigation Anthony Craig Weatherup, 30, of Brock Street, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm.

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

Drug Arrest:
A 26-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including possessing cocaine and heroin for the purpose of trafficking following a stop conducted by a bicycle patrol officer.

On June 2, 2018 at approximately 8:20 p.m. an officer on general bike patrol in the area of Park Place approaching Wolfe Street conducted a stop of a cyclist for Highway Traffic Act infractions for fail to stop at a stop sign.

During the investigation the male was found to be in possession of crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin, a large quantity of Canadian currency and digital scales.

As a result of the investigation Kyle William Gozzard, 26, of Romaine Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Heroin)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on June 3, 2018.

Causing a disturbance Arrests:
Three Peterborough residents have been arrested and charged with causing a disturbance following a Saturday afternoon incident.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m. on June 2, 2018 police received a call to assist EMS with an unconscious individual outside a King Street address. When officers arrived on scene they located several persons who were intoxicated and consuming alcohol.

While attempting to enforce the Liquor Licence Act officers arrested one woman for causing a disturbance during which time two other persons obstructed police and caused a disturbance.

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

Tanya Melissa Hall, 42, of Murray Street, is charged with the following:

  • Causing a disturbance
  • Resist peace officer
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

Kimberly Darlene Picken, 39, of Cloverleaf Street, is charged with the following:

  • Causing a disturbance
  • Obstruct peace officer

Dustin Shane Kellestine, 38, of Park Street North, is charged with the following:

  • Causing a disturbance
  • Obstruct peace officer

All three accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court on June 28, 2018.

Friday June 1, 2018 – Peterborough woman charged with trafficking cocaine

Calls for Service:
(May 31 at 8 a.m. to June 1 at 8 a.m.) 96

Drug Arrest:
A 49-year-old Peterborough woman has been charged with trafficking cocaine and possessing heroin following an investigation.

As a result of an ongoing investigation by the Peterborough Police Service’s Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug (ICAD) Unit on May 31, 2018 the accused was located and arrested in the area of Park and Sherbrooke Streets.

Heather Linda Bell, 49, of Milroy Drive, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Traffick in schedule I substance (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Heroin)
  • Possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (June 1).

Domestic assault Arrest:
A 40-year-old Lindsay, Ontario man has been charged with domestic assault following an investigation.

On May 31, 2018 officers were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for a domestic incident. It was reported that during an argument between the accused and the female victim, whom were in a previous domestic relationship, the accused assaulted the victim.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault.
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 21, 2018.

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

Thursday May 31, 2018 – Peterborough man charged following domestic dispute

Calls for Service:
(May 30 at 8 a.m. to May 31 at 8 a.m.) 67

Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose Arrest:
Following a domestic dispute a 54-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with uttering threats and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

On May 30, 2018 police attended a Peterborough residence for a domestic dispute. During the investigation it was revealed that between September 2017 and May 30, 2018 the accused had threatened the female victim. The accused and victim are in a domestic relationship. It was also revealed that during the dispute on May 30, 2018 the accused had brandished a knife in a threatening manner.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm X2 and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (May 31).

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

Wednesday May 30, 2018 – Omemee man charged with aggravated assault following incident in McDonnel Street parking lot

Calls for Service:
(May 29 at 8 a.m. to May 30 at 8 a.m.) 61

Aggravated assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 19-year-old Omemee man with aggravated assault following an incident in a McDonnel Street parking lot.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on May 19, 2018 the male adult victim was walking past a McDonnel Street parking lot when he saw a large crowd gathered that appeared to be targeting an individual man. The victim attempted to intervene at which point he realized the man he thought was being targeted was actually attempting to engage the crowd a fight. The man then approached the victim and attempted to also engage him in a fight. During the incident the victim was assaulted and struck in the face. The victim then saw three males fleeing the area on foot.

Police arrived on scene and the victim attended a local hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Shortly after the incident the accused, Blake Nathanial Oswald, 19, of Grassy Road, Omemee, Ontario, was arrested at the scene and charged with obstructing police and breaching his recognizance. The accused appeared in court on May 19, 2018 and was remanded in custody.

On May 28, 2018 the accused was additionally charged with aggravated assault in relation to this incident. The accused remains in custody.

Tuesday May 29, 2018 – Police respond to four domestic assaults Monday night

Calls for Service:
(May 28 at 8 a.m. to May 29 at 8 a.m.) 99

Domestic assault Arrest:
A 25-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with domestic assault following a Monday night incident.

On May 28, 2018 police were called to a Peterborough address for a domestic dispute. It was reported that during a verbal argument between the accused and the female victim the victim was assaulted. The accused then left the area.

That same evening officers located the accused at a Peterborough residence 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 June 21, 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:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 38-year-old Peterborough man with domestic assault following an investigation.

On May 28, 2018 the accused and victim became involved in an argument at their Peterborough residence. During the argument it was reported that the accused assaulted the victim. The accused was located still at the residence where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

The accused was held custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (May 29).

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 42-year-old Peterborough woman has been charged with domestic assault following a Monday evening incident outside a Peterborough residence.

On May 28, 2018 the accused and the male victim were outside their home when the accused struck and assaulted the victim. A witness called police to report the incident.

Officers attended and, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault and failing to comply with a probation order to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

The accused was held custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (May 29).

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

Assault peace officer Arrest:
A 45-year-old Peterborough woman has been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer following a Monday evening incident.

On May 28, 2018 police responded to a domestic incident at a Peterborough residence. During the investigation the accused was placed under arrest to prevent a breach of the peace at which time the accused assaulted an officer.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault a peace officer and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 21, 2018.

The name of the accused will not be released due to the domestic nature of this incident.

Use, deals, acts on forged document Arrest:
A 49-year-old Peterborough man has been charged following an investigation into an altered cheque.

On May 4, 2018 police received information regarding the accused having altered a cheque that had been made payable to a local organization and had deposited the cheque into a personal bank account.

On May 14, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged.

Michael Kevin Westbrook, 49, of Woodward Avenue, is charged with use, deals, acts on forged document.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 7, 2018.

Assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 33-year-old Peterborough man with assault following an incident that took place earlier in May.

On May 12, 2018 police were dispatched to the area of Park and Rink Streets regarding a collision involving an e-bike and a motor vehicle. Following the collision it was reported that the male driver exited his vehicle and assaulted the victim. Following the incident the driver got back into his vehicle and left the scene. Through the investigation the male suspect was identified.

On May 19, 2018 police attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged.

Jason Arnold Wickert, 33, of Stewart Street, is charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 21, 2018.

May 26 – 28, 2018 – Weekend Wrap-Up Media Release

Calls for Service:
(May 25 at 8 a.m. to May 26 at 8 a.m.) 104
(May 26 at 8 a.m. to May 27 at 8 a.m.) 72
(May 27 at 8 a.m. to May 28 at 8 a.m.) 76

Impaired Arrest:
A 21-year-old Millbrook man is facing charges including impaired driving following an incident earlier in May.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on May 20, 2018 police received a call regarding a truck that had spun out on Lansdowne Street at George Street and had come to rest on a sidewalk.

Officers arrived on scene and located the truck on the sidewalk. While speaking with the driver of the vehicle officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath.

Based on the investigation the male was arrested for impaired driving. When a breath demand was made the driver refused to provide a breath sample.

As a result of the investigation Jeffrey Quackenbush, 21, of King Street, Millbrook, is charged with the following:

  • Impaired driving
  • Fail or refuse to provide a breath sample
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 21, 2018.

Sexual assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 16-year-old teen with sexual assault following an investigation.

On the night of May 25, 2018 the accused and the victim, a teenage female, were at a Peterborough address where the victim was sexually assaulted. The accused and the victim know each other and were in a previous domestic relationship before that relationship came to an end.

The incident was reported to police and officers investigated. As a result of the investigation on May 26, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough residence where the accused was arrested and charged with sexual assault.

The youth was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 18, 2018.

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

Theft Arrests:
Three Peterborough teens are facing charges including theft and mischief after damaging a parked vehicle and stealing items from another parked vehicle.

At approximately 12:20 a.m. on May 26, 2018 police received a call from a concerned citizen regarding three suspicious youths that were damaging a vehicle parked in a lot on Roger Neilson Way. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at approximately $4,000. The youths then began to go through backyards and into a Jane Street parking lot where police received another call regarding the youths attempting to go through the vehicles parked in the lot.

Officers were dispatched to the area where they saw the three suspicious youths inside a van. When officers approached the van the males fled on foot. All three males were located and arrested a short time later. During the investigation all three males were found to be in possession of marijuana.

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

17-year-old Peterborough male:

  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30grams)
  • Theft under $5,000 from a motor vehicle
  • Mischief under $5,000

16-year-old Peterborough male:

  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30grams)
  • Theft under $5,000 from a motor vehicle
  • Mischief under $5,000

16-year-old Peterborough male:

  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30grams)
  • Theft under $5,000 from a motor vehicle
  • Mischief under $5,000

All three youth appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on May 26, 2018.

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

Drug Arrest:
An Oshawa man is facing charges after suspected Fentanyl and heroin were located inside a vehicle during a K9 drug search.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on May 23, 2018 police received a call regarding a man who was in the drive-thru line at a Lansdowne Street East restaurant and acting erratically.

Officers arrived on scene and located the male suspected in a vehicle parked in the lot. Through a subsequent vehicle search done by the K9 Unit a Police Service Dog located a quantity of suspected fentanyl, heroin and Percocet inside the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation Kyle James Sears, 28, of Glen Street, Oshawa, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Heroin/Fentanyl)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Percocet)

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 7, 2018.

Assault Arrest:
A 23-year-old Peterborough resident has been charged after a staff member at a local drop-in centre was assaulted.

On the evening of May 26, 2018 the accused became involved in an argument with two other individuals at a Brock Street drop-in centre. The accused was asked by staff to leave the centre at which point the staff member was assaulted. The accused then left the area. Police were called and attended. Officers located the accused later that same evening walking in the area of Aylmer and Brock Streets.

As a result of the investigation Karyna Carruthers, 23, of Brock Street, was arrested and 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 June 28, 2018.

Stolen Vehicle:
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating after a vehicle was stolen from the driveway of a Glendale Drive residence in the City.

The theft took place sometime between 10:30 p.m. on May 26, 2018 and 6 a.m. on May 27, 2018. The vehicle is a brown, four-door 2007 Toyota Camry Ontario Licence Plate AJTR838.

The Peterborough Police Service reminds all residents to double and triple check to make sure all vehicle doors are locked and secured.

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

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

The break-in took place sometime between 2 p.m. on May 26, 2018 and 9:30 a.m. on May 27, 2018. During the incident a quantity of cash and hair products 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

Break-in: George Street North restaurant
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a George Street North restaurant.

On May 26, 2018 at approximately 4:10 a.m. police responded to an alarm call at a George Street North restaurant. During the incident unknown person(s) smashed in the front door to the business and once inside stole 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