March 15, 2019–Special Media Release–Mischief To Vehicles–

The Peterborough Police Service is currently investigating 18 incidents of damage to vehicles throughout the City. The incidents started on March 14, 2019 at 10 pm and continued into the early morning hours of March 15, 2019.  The suspects used an unknown metal object to smash windows and damage body panels to vehicles parked in driveways and on the road.

The incidents have been random throughout the City with the majority of the incidents occurring in the West end and East City areas. Police believe two to three suspects are involved using an unknown vehicle to move from one location to another.

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the persons responsible for these crimes.  If you have noticed any suspicious persons in your neighbourhood or have any information call police at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

St. Patrick’s Day – Please enjoy responsibly!

The Peterborough Police Service encourages residents to enjoy this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities responsibly.

The Traffic Services Unit will be conducting RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) details on Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17, 2019 throughout the City, Village of Lakefield and Township of Cavan Monaghan.

“We’ve said this before and we will keep saying it. There is no excuse for driving impaired, either by alcohol or by drugs,” says Traffic Service Sergeant Ryan Wilson.

“Plan ahead, make alternatives arrangements to get home safely, use a designated driver, call a cab, take public transportation or stay overnight.”

Sgt. Wilson notes the officers conducting the RIDE details will be out at various times and in various locations.

The Peterborough Police Service urges everyone to make the right choice this St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy responsibly.

 

Friday March 15, 2019 – Cavan, Ontario man facing several charges including impaired and dangerous driving following Wednesday night motor vehicle collision

Calls for Service:

(March 14 at 8 a.m. to March 15 at 8 a.m.) 79

Impaired/Dangerous operation arrest:

A 25-year-old Cavan, Ontario man is facing several charges including impaired and dangerous driving following a Wednesday night motor vehicle collision.

On March 13, 2019 at approximately 9:45 p.m. it was reported to police that a motor vehicle collision had taken place in the area of Towerhill Road and Brittany Street in Peterborough and following the collision the driver fled the area. It was also reported that during the incident the driver had been operating the vehicle in a dangerous manner. Further investigation revealed that on the same night the accused had been involved in an altercation with two males during which time the males were assaulted.

Through the investigation the driver of the suspect vehicle was identified and officers located the suspect at a residence in the Township of Cavan Monaghan. While speaking with the male driver officers noted an 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 Darren James Shaughnessy, 25, of Maplegrove Road, Cavan, Ontario, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired by alcohol
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Operation while prohibited
  • Failure to stop after accident
  • Dangerous operation
  • Assault X2
  • Possess more than one licence (Highway Traffic Act offence)
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance (Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act offence)

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on March 14, 2019.

Robbery with theft arrest:

A 48-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with robbery with theft and assault causing bodily harm following an incident at a Peterborough apartment earlier in March.

On March 9, 2019 the accused was at a Peterborough apartment visiting an acquaintance. It was reported that while at the apartment the accused attempted to steal an amount of money from the male victim at which point a physical altercation took place and the victim was assaulted. The accused then left the apartment with the money and police were contacted. The victim attended a local hospital for treatment to his injuries.

On the evening of March 13, 2019 officers located the accused walking in the area of McDonnel and Aylmer Streets.

As a result of the investigation Larry Junior Carriere, 48, of Crystal Drive, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Robbery with theft
  • Assault causing bodily harm

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on March 14, 2019.

Break-in: Murray Street church

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a Murray Street church.

Sometime between 11 p.m. on March 12, 2019 and 7 a.m. on March 13, 2019 unknown person(s) broke into a church located on Murray Street in Peterborough stealing items including cash, a bank card, cheques and 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-in: King Street restaurant

The Peterborough Police Service is asking anyone with information to come forward following a break-in to a King Street restaurant.

Between 1:30 p.m. on March 10, 2019 and 9 a.m. on March 19, 2019 unknown person(s) broke into a restaurant on King Street. Once inside the unknown person(s) stole 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

Thursday March 14, 2019 – Two persons arrested and charged, blue heroin and cocaine seized following traffic stop and search warrants

A 27-year-old Peterborough man and a 29-year-old Omemee, Ontario man have been arrested and charged following a traffic stop and drug search warrants executed at two homes where police located and seized blue heroin and a large quantity of cocaine.

As a result of an ongoing investigation on March 13, 2019 members of the Peterborough Police Service’s ICAD (Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug) Unit conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Spruce Avenue and Riverside Drive in the City of Peterborough.

During the vehicle stop the following items were located and seized:

  • An amount of fentanyl/heroin mixture
  • Cell phones
  • Quantity of Canadian currency
  • An amount of cocaine
  • Large quantity of gifts cards

Following the vehicle stop a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant was conducted at a Lundy’s Lane residence and at a Romaine Street residence, both in Peterborough.

As a result of the search warrant the following was located and seized.

  • Approximately one kilogram of cocaine
  • Approximately three ounces of blue heroin (heroin mixed with fentanyl)
  • Approximately $50,000 Canadian currency
  • Assorted drug packaging
  • Digital scale

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

Kyle William Gozzard, 27, of Romaine Street, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Fentanyl)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Heroin)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000

Justin Steven Geary, 29, of Woods Road, Omemee, is charged with the following:

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

Both accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today (March 14).

Blue heroin and cocaine seized during a March 13, 2019 drug investigation.

 

Cash seized during a March 13, 2019 drug investigation.

MISSING: 57-year-old Robert Welch

The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing person 57-year-old Robert Welch of Peterborough. Welch was last seen in the Lindsay area in December of 2018 and was reported missing to Peterborough Police in mid-March 2019.

Welch is described as follows (see photo below):

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Approximately 200lbs
  • 6’5” tall
  • Black hair turning grey
  • Scruff beard
  • Wearing glasses

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

 

Photo of missing person Robert Welch

Missing person 57-year-old old Robert Welch was last seen in December of 2018 in the Lindsay, Ontario area.

Wednesday March 13, 2019 – Non-emergency crime? Report it online!

The Peterborough Police Service offers an online reporting system for non-emergency crimes. Crimes that can be reported via our online system include the following:

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Fraud scams
  • Theft from vehicle
  • Damage to vehicle
  • Lost property
  • Damage to property

For more information or to fill out a non-emergency crime report online please visit our non-emergency crime reporting page 

Those wishing to report a non-emergency crime can also call our Alternative Response Unit (ARU) Desk 24/7 at 705-876-1122 ext. 274. In an emergency always dial 9-1-1.

 

Tuesday March 12, 2019-Media Release-

Calls for Service:

(March 11 at 8 a.m. to March 12 at 8 a.m.) 56

Domestic assault arrest:

A 24-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with domestic assault following an investigation.

On March 8, 2019 the accused and female victim were involved in an argument while at a Peterborough address. It was reported to police that during the argument the accused assaulted the victim. The victim was taken to a local hospital via ambulance for medical attention.

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 March 26, 2019.

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

March 9 – 11, 2019 – Peterborough man facing charges including break and enter and criminal harassment following three incidents earlier in March

Media Release for Monday March 11, 2019

Calls for Service:

(March 8 at 8 a.m. to March 9 at 8 a.m.) 66

(March 9 at 8 a.m. to March 10 at 8 a.m.) 68

(March 10 at 8 a.m. to March 11 at 8 a.m.) 40

Break and enter Arrest:

A 42-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including break and enter and criminal harassment following three incidents earlier in March.

On March 3, 2019 at approximately 2:30 a.m. an unknown male followed two unknown females from the downtown area to their residence. It was reported during this incident the male called the females derogatory names.

Later that same morning the unknown male attended the victim’s residence where he unlawfully entered uninvited in an attempt to look for the unknown females. The man was told to leave the residence.

At approximately 8 p.m. that evening the male again returned to the residence knocking on the door in search of the females.

The incidents were reported to police and offices attended the area. Through the investigation the male was identified.

On the afternoon of March 9, 2019 officers located the male suspect in the area of Bethune and Simcoe Streets.

As a result of the investigation Kurt Alistair Li, 42, of Hospital Drive, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Break and enter
  • Criminal harassment
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on March 10, 2019, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court today (March 11).

Assault with a weapon Arrest:

A 25-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with assault with a weapon following an incident in a Peterborough parking lot.

Shortly after midnight on March 1, 2019 the male victim was getting into a vehicle parked in a Peterborough parking lot when an unknown male approached the victim and swung his backpack at the victim, striking the car door which in turn slammed shut onto the victim. The male suspect then left the area. Through the investigation the male suspect was identified.

On March 10, 2019 the male suspect attended the police station where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Liam Edward Whiteside, 25, of Murray Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault with a weapon (car door)
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 28, 2019.

Over 80mgs Arrest:

A call from a concerned citizen has led to the arrest of a 70-year-old Peterborough man for the charges of driving over 80mgs.

At approximately 11:55 p.m. on March 2, 2019 a witness observed a vehicle leaving a Lansdowne Street West parking lot and hitting two vehicles before heading east on Lansdowne Street. The witness contacted police and provided a description of the suspect vehicle.

Shortly after midnight on March 3, 2019 officers located the driver at a Peterborough residence. While speaking with the driver officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage from the driver’s breath.

A subsequent breath sample 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 Gary Armstrong, 70, of Lansdowne Street West, was arrested and charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus.

The accused was also served 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 19, 2019

Friday March 8, 2019- Barrie, Ontario man charged with sexual assault following investigation

Calls for Service:

(March 7 at 8 a.m. to March 8 at 8 a.m.) 54

Sexual assault arrest:

A 36-year-old Barrie, Ontario man has been charged with sexual assault following an investigation.

On March 2, 2019 the accused and female victim, who know each other, were at a Peterborough residence. It was reported that while at the residence the victim was sexually assaulted. As a result of the investigation on March 7, 2019 the accused was arrested and charged.

Stuart James McConnell, 36, of Holgate Street, Barrie Ontario, is charged with sexual assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 27, 2019.

Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose arrest:

A 45-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose following a Thursday night incident.
The accused is currently on conditions to abstain from communicating with the female victim and is also on conditions to remain away from the victim’s residence.

On March 7, 2019 police received a 9-1-1 call reporting that the accused had attended a residence where the victim was staying and had brandished a knife.

Officers attended and as a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Fail to comply with a probation order X3
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (March 8).

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

Thursday March 7, 2019 – Two Peterborough residents arrested and charged with trespassing at night

Calls for Service:

(March 6 at 8 a.m. to March 7 at 8 a.m.) 76

Trespass at night arrest:

A call from a concerned citizen has led to the arrest of two Peterborough residents for trespassing at night.

On March 2, 2019 at approximately 1:50 a.m. police received a complaint from a concerned citizen regarding two suspicious persons on Cardinal Avenue that were walking up driveways and attempting to open doors of parked vehicles.

Officers located the suspicious male and female in the driveway of a Cardinal Avenue home where, as a result of the investigation, they were placed under arrest.

Robert Neilson Coleman, 41, of Cameron Street, Peterborough, is charged with trespassing at night. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 12, 2019.

Katie-Lynne Hughes, 32, of Cameron Street, is charged with trespassing at night.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 13, 2019.

Assault arrest:

A 17-year-old Peterborough teen is facing charges including assaulting a police officer and mischief following a Monday incident at a Peterborough office.

On March 4, 2019 police received a call for service regarding a youth that had attended an office of a Peterborough organization, threatened a staff member and was refusing to leave.

Officers attended and when advising the youth she had to leave the property the youth spat in the officer’s face and also spat on a staff member. During the incident damage was caused to a wall in the building.

As a result of the investigation the youth was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault
  • Assault a peace officer
  • Mischief under $5,000

While being transported in a police cruiser to the police station the youth spat several times inside the rear of the vehicle which subsequently required cleaning. The youth was additionally charged with mischief under $5,000.

The youth was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 25, 2019.

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

Assault arrest:

A 15-year-old Peterborough teen has been arrested and charged with assault following an incident at a local group home.

On the evening of March 5, 2019 police were called to a local group home regarding a youth that had assaulted two staff members.

Officers attended and as a result of the investigation the female youth was arrested and charged with assault X2.

The youth was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 25, 2019.

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