Media Invitation: Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days

Our media partners are invited to attend the annual Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days event taking place Wednesday July 10, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) building located on Guthrie Drive, Peterborough.

Hosted by the Peterborough Police Service and partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peterborough and the OFAH, Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days is an annual event where local children on the waiting list at Big Brothers and Big Sisters are partnered with a local police officer for a day of fishing and conservation education. Funding for the event is provided by the Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days in conjunction with the Police Association of Ontario. Officers volunteer their time for this event.

For our media partners your contact on-site at the event is Detective Constable Brent Mason. Please check-in with DC Mason to ensure photo approval for the children participating.

 

July 6 – 8, 2019 – Peterborough man arrested and charged with child luring as a result of online investigation

Calls for Service:

(July 5 at 8 a.m. to July 6 at 8 a.m.) 105

(July 6 at 8 a.m. to July 7 at 8 a.m.) 98

(July 7 at 8 a.m. to July 8 at 8 a.m.) 71

Child Luring Arrest:

A 28-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with child luring as a result of an online investigation.

During the investigation the accused engaged in online chats with someone he believed was a 14-year-old girl when in reality the accused was in communication with a member of the Peterborough Police Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit.

On July 5, 2019 the accused was arrested in the City of Peterborough.

As a result of the investigation, Jessie Smith, 28, of Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Child luring for sexual interference
  • Child luring for invitation to sexual touching
  • Child luring and commit indecent act
  • Child luring to commit sexual assault.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on July 5, 2019.

The Peterborough Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation on the internet. This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

Impaired/Over 80mgs Arrest:

A 38-year-old Etobicoke, Ontario man is facing charges including impaired driving following a weekend traffic stop.

On July 6, 2019 at approximately 2:30 a.m. an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle driving erratically in the area of Water Street and Marina Boulevard in the City of Peterborough.

While speaking with the male driver of the vehicle the officer noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system while operating a motor vehicle.
As a result of the investigation Scott Gordon Banks, 38, of Elsinore Path, Etobicoke, Ontario, was arrested and charged with operation while impaired and operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus.

The accused was served 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 July 23, 2019.

Assault/Mischief Arrest:

A 28-year-old Peterborough woman has been arrested and charged with assault and mischief following an incident a local motel.

On July 5, 2019 at approximately 9:10 p.m. police were dispatched to a Lansdowne Street East motel for a person reportedly being aggressive, attempting to assault staff and causing damage to a hotel phone.

When officers arrived they located the female suspect. As a result of the investigation Krista MacDowell, 28, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with assault and mischief under $5,000.
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on August 7, 2019.

Friday July 5, 2019-Media Release-

Calls for Service:

Thursday July 4, 2019 8 a.m. to Friday July 5, 2019 8 a.m.- 74

Child Luring Arrest:

A 58 –year- old- Peterborough man has been charged with child luring as a result of a month long online investigation.

The accused engaged in online chats with someone he believed was a 14-year-old girl. The accused made arrangements to meet the girl for a sexual encounter. In reality, the accused was in communication with a member of the Peterborough Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE).

On July 4, 2019 the accused was arrested in the City of Peterborough. Steve Darrington, of Peterborough is charged with child luring for sexual interference, child luring for invitation to sexual touching, child luring to make child pornography and child luring to commit sexual assault.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on July 4, 2019.

The Peterborough Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation on the internet. “This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.”

 

Criminal Negligence Charge:

On June 26, 2019 at 9; 30 a.m. the accused was operating a motor vehicle in the rear parking lot of a McDonnel Street apartment complex.

While the victim was walking, the accused accelerated his vehicle and backed into  the victim.  As a result of the impact the victim suffered a broken wrist and a number of abrasions.

On July 3, 2019 the accused was arrested and charged with Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm. The accused appeared in court on July 4, 2019.

The accused is a youth under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Therefore, his name will not be released.

 

Name: S/Sgt Dan MacLean

Telephone: 705-876-1122 ext. 269

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday July 3, 2019–Media Release–

Calls for Service:

Tuesday July 2, 2019 8 a.m. to Wednesday July 3, 2019 8 a.m.—75

Assault/Robbery:

On July 1, 2019 just after 12 a.m., the victim was walking with a friend on the path near Stewart and Bethune Streets. The victim met up with the two accused. All three became involved in an argument that turned physical.

The two accused began to assault the victim by kicking and punching him. The victim fell to the ground where the assault continued. At one point the victim became unconscious. The two accused left the area with the victim’s back pack.

The victim was transported to the hospital and admitted with swelling to his face and head trauma.

As a result two Peterborough men were arrested on July 1, 2019 and charged with the following offences:

Dah Dah POE, age 28 charged with Aggravated Assault, Robbery and Wounding, Uttering Threats.

Timothy Findley, age 59 charged with Aggravated Assault, Robbery and Wounding.

Both accused were remanded into custody on July 2, 2019.

Impaired Arrest:

Just after 2 a.m. on July 1, 2019 the accused left a local downtown pub after consuming alcohol. The accused got into his vehicle and while driving struck a canoe that was on display in front of a downtown business.

Several witnesses heard the loud bang and saw the accused attempting to drive away. With the help of security at a local business, witnesses were able to keep the accused at the scene until police attended.

Jessie Maciel, age 24 of Peterborough was arrested at the scene and charged with Impaired Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle with Alcohol over .08 and Breach of Undertaking.

Maciel was released on a promise to appear for court on July 24, 2019.

Name: S/Sgt Dan MacLean

Phone Number: 705-876-1122 ext. 269

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday July 2, 2019-Media Release-

Calls For Service:

Friday June 28th  8 a.m. to Saturday June 29th 8 a.m.—88

Saturday June 29th 8 a.m. to Sunday June 30th 8 a.m.—94

Sunday June 30th 8 a.m. to Monday July 1st 8 a.m. ——101 

Domestic Related Arrest:

A 44-year-old Peterborough male has been arrested for Break and Enter, Overcome Resistance by Attempting to Choke another person, Sexual Assault and Breach of Probation.

In the early morning hours of June 29, 2019 the accused broke into the victim’s residence. The accused woke the victim and began to remove her clothing and placed his hand over her mouth. During the assault the victim was able to break free, exit the residence and called for assistance from a person who had been driving past.

Once police attended, the accused was arrested near the scene. The victim was transported to Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The accused was remanded into custody.

To protect the identity of the victim the name of the accused will not be released.

Public Mischief Charge:

A 29-year-old male has been charged with public mischief following an incident at a post-secondary institution within the City of Peterborough.

On June 28th, 2019 at 9:30 pm, the accused called security and advised the school they should be put in lock down as there was a suspicious package in the school.

Five members of the Peterborough Police Service attended the post-secondary institution and began an investigation. The school was evacuated. Nothing suspicious was found.

Through the investigation police determined the accused Christopher Tam, Toronto was responsible for making the phone call.

On June 29, 2019 Peterborough Police arrested Tam at his Toronto area residence. Tam was transported back to Peterborough and released on conditions. Tam was charged with Public Mischief and will appear in court on July 18, 2019.

The public is reminded it is an offence to make false complaints regarding suspicious packages, bomb threats and pulling alarms. Police will investigate these incidents and lay the appropriate charges.

These investigations tie up considerable resources for a significant amount of time. This is time that could be better used responding to more urgent matters in our Community.

Domestic Assault Arrest:

A 28-year-old Peterborough female has been charged with two counts of assault following an investigation.

In the early morning hours of June 30, 2019 the accused attended a downtown bar and confronted the two victims.

An argument broke out. The accused pushed her spouse and head-butted the victim in the left eye. The second victim tried to intervene and was also head-butted in the face.

Both victims received minor injuries and did not require medical attention.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 17, 2019.

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

Off Road Vehicle Fatality:

On July 1, 2019 at approximately 4:30 pm, Emergency Services responded to a single off road vehicle collision on Fire Route 101 south of  Fire Route 2 in Cavan-Monaghan Township.

A lone male rider was ejected and sustained serious injuries. Olexandr Prokopenko, age 49 of Peel Region succumbed to his injuries and died as a result of the collision.

The Peterborough Police Traffic Reconstruction Unit is investigating this incident.

Name: S/Sgt. Dan MacLean

Phone Number: 705-876-1122 ext.269

Friday June 28, 2019 – Coe Hill, Ontario man arrested and charged following gas station robbery

Calls for Service:

(June 27 at 8 a.m. to June 28 at 8 a.m.) 94

Robbery Arrest:

A 34-year-old Coe Hill, Ontario man has been arrested and charged following a robbery at a Peterborough gas station.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on June 24, 2019 an unknown man entered a Clonsilla Avenue gas station, walked up to the front counter and demanded money from an employee. The employee handed over an amount of cash and the unknown male fled the store on foot, last seen heading northbound on Goodfellow Road. The incident was reported to police and officers attended

Through the investigation the male suspect was identified. On June 27, 2019 the male attended the police station where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Robert John Grahame, 34, of Highway 620, Coe Hill, Ontario, was arrested and charged with robbery with violence and breach of recognizance.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on June 27, 2019.

Original Media Release from Tuesday June 25, 2019: https://www.peterboroughpolice.com/2019/06/tuesday-june-25-2019-police-investigating-gas-station-robbery/

Break and enter Arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 38-year-old Peterborough man following a break-in at a City residence.

On June 11, 2019 an unknown male broke into a Water Street residence and stole items including a large quantity of alcohol.

Through the investigation the male was identified. On June 27, 2019 officers attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the male was placed under arrest.

William Kenneth Peacock, 38, of Bethune Street, is charged with break and enter and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on June 27, 2019.

Warrant Arrest:

A 39-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested on a warrant following a theft from outside a downtown store.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on June 7, 2019 an unknown male attended a downtown store and stole a quantity of decorative fencing from outside the store. The fencing is valued at $600. Through the investigation the male was identified.

On June 26, 2019 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused, Cary James Burgess, 39, of Murray Street, Peterborough, for the charges of theft under $5,000 and fail to comply with a probation order.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on June 27, 2019 officers located the accused at a Peterborough address where he was arrested on the warrant.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 23, 2019.

Traffic Unit continues to investigate after two pedestrian youths struck by motor vehicle

Ongoing Investigation:
The Peterborough Police Service Traffic Enforcement Unit continues to investigate a Thursday afternoon incident where two pedestrian youths were struck by a vehicle in the area of Parkhill Road and Ravenwood Drive. Roads in the area have re-opened.

Further updates will be provided when available.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Peterborough Police Service – Traffic Services Unit at 705-876-1122 ext. 289, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.stopcrimehere.ca.

Original Media Release from June 27, 2019:

The Peterborough Police Traffic Enforcement Unit is on the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision that occurred earlier today at approximately 5:00 pm. The collision happened in the area of Parkhill Road and Ravenwood Drive, in the City of Peterborough, where two pedestrian youths were struck.  Both youths suffered serious injuries, and were transported to Peterborough Regional Health Centre.  One of the youths has subsequently been flown to Toronto Sick Kids hospital by Ornge Air Ambulance.  The driver of the motor vehicle remained on scene.

Parkhill Rd remains closed from Wallis Drive to Chandler Crescent, and at Ravenwood Drive south to Fair Avenue, while the Collision Reconstructionist Team investigates.   This is expected to last until approximately midnight.

Further information relating to the investigation will be released in the coming days.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Peterborough Police Service – Traffic Services Unit at 705-876-1122 ext. 289, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers online 

Thursday June 27, 2019 – Media Release

The Peterborough Police Traffic Enforcement Unit is on the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision that occurred earlier today at approximately 5:00 pm. The collision happened in the area of Parkhill Road and Ravenwood Drive, in the City of Peterborough, where two pedestrian youths were struck.  Both youths suffered serious injuries, and were transported to Peterborough Regional Health Centre.  One of the youths has subsequently been flown to Toronto Sick Kids hospital by Ornge Air Ambulance.  The driver of the motor vehicle remained on scene.

Parkhill Rd remains closed from Wallis Drive to Chandler Crescent, and at Ravenwood Drive south to Fair Avenue, while the Collision Reconstructionist Team investigates.   This is expected to last until approximately midnight.

Further information relating to the investigation will be released in the coming days.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Peterborough Police Service – Traffic Services Unit at 705-876-1122 ext. 289, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.stopcrimehere.ca.

Have a safe and happy summer 2019!

The Peterborough Police Service wishes all students, staff and residents a safe and happy summer ahead! Please have a read of the following safety tips to ensure a safe summer is had by all.

Bike Safety

  • In Ontario it is the law that every cyclist under 18 years of age must wear an approved bicycle helmet.
  • Always obey the rules of the road.
  • Wear bright-coloured or reflective clothing while riding.
  • Always ride with traffic – never against it.
  • Parents should be aware of where their children are going, who they are with and when they will be back.

Drive with Care

  • Slow down and watch for children.
  • Children should never be left in the car alone, even for very short periods of time.
  • When putting children in the car in the summer, make sure their seat is not hot from the sun, especially with toddlers and infants.  Infants can suffer a burn easier than an adult, so ensure their car seat is cooled before placing them in it.
  • Always ensure every child is in a proper seat with a seatbelt. Never drive with more occupants than a vehicle is designed for, even if they all “fit”.

Vacation Watch

  • Lock-it-or-lose-it – Ensure all doors and windows are properly locked and secured when heading out on vacation or even for the day.
  • Have someone pick up your mail and newspapers.
  • Leave a lamp on a timer.
  • Don’t advertise your vacation plans on social media. Wait until you return home to share your vacation highlights on social media.

Water Safety

  • Always supervise children when in or around water. A responsible adult should constantly watch young children.
  • Teach kids to swim. Formal swimming lessons can protect young children from drowning.
  • Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Your CPR skills could save someone’s life.
  • Install a four-sided fence around home pools.

Beat the heat and sun 

  • Never leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.
  • Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-coloured clothing.
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully, for morning and evening hours.
  • Seek medical care immediate if your child has symptoms of heat related illness.

 

Thursday June 27, 2019 – Kingston, Ontario man charged with forcible confinement, assault with a weapon following domestic incident

Calls for Service:

(June 26 at 8 a.m. to June 27 at 8 a.m.) 94

Assault with a weapon/forcible confinement Arrest:

A 41-year-old Kingston, Ontario man is facing charges including forcible confinement and assault with a weapon following a Wednesday night incident.

On June 26, 2019 at approximately 11:45 p.m. officers were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for a domestic incident. It was reported that while at the residence the accused assaulted the female victim and prevented her from leaving the residence. When a male at the scene attempted to intervene he was also assaulted.

The accused was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Assault
  • Forcible confinement
  • Fail to comply with the conditions of an undertaking

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (June 27).

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