Enjoy a Safe and Happy Holiday!

From all of us at the Peterborough Police Service have a safe and happy holiday!

Remember:

  • Lock-it-or-lose it. Keep any valuables and gifts out of sight and locked in the trunk of your vehicle or take them with you.
  • Don’t show off your gifts. Large displays of gifts should not be visible through the windows or doors of your home. Following the holidays don’t leave any large boxes on your curbside advertising new items inside your home. Instead, cut down the boxes and take to the recycling depot yourself.
  • If you’re travelling make sure your home looks lived in before you head out. Set lights/radio/television on a timer. Stop mail and newspaper delivery. Ensure your driveway is plowed while you’re away and have a trusted friend check on your home.
  • Think before you post. Don’t advertise your holiday plans on social media before leaving.
  • Don’t drive impaired. Use a designated driver, take a taxi, use public transportation or stay over. If you see an impaired driver call 9-1-1.
  • Make sure every person in the vehicle is properly buckled up no matter how short the distance travelled.
  • Put the cell phone away; many distractions can occur while driving, but cell phones are the main culprit.
  • When making a donation, ask for legitimate identification and only donate to registered charities.
  • If it seems too good to be true it probably is. If making a purchase online or through a classified ad arrange to meet at a neutral, public location and do not go alone.

 

Thursday December 20, 2018 – Peterborough man arrested and charged after police officer was assaulted and threatened during Wednesday night incident

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 19 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 20 at 8 a.m.) 79

Assault peace officer Arrest:
A 29-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged after a police officer was assaulted and threatened during a Wednesday night incident.

On the night of December 19, 2018 police were called to a Peterborough apartment after receiving reports that the accused was unwanted at the residence of a family member, where there had been ongoing issues, and he was refusing to leave. Officers arrived at the apartment and attempted to verbally communicate with the accused to have him leave the residence.

After several attempts at communicating with the accused the accused became aggressive with officers. As a result the accused was placed under arrest in order to prevent a breach of the peace. During the arrest the accused assaulted an officer and also assaulted and threatened an officer while at the police station.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault peace officer X2 and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Dec.20).

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

Theft/Unauthorized possession of weapon Arrest:
A 33-year-old Peterborough man and a 35-year-old Peterborough woman are facing charges following an incident at a Chemong Road store.

On December 19, 2018 at approximately 8 p.m. a loss prevention officer at a Chemong Road store observed a man and woman enter the store, select items off the shelves and conceal the items in a backpack. The couple then attended the self-check- out aisle and were seen scanning only some of the items in their cart and failing to scan the items concealed in their backpack.

The male accused is currently on conditions to remain off the property where this incident occurred. Police were called and attended the location.

As a result of the investigation the couple was placed under arrest. During the arrest officers located a prohibited knife on the male accused.

Gordon Frank Donaldson, 33, of McGill Street, is charged with the following:

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • Fail to comply with a recognizance

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Dec. 20).

Melissa Catherine Corbett, 35, of Parkhill Road West, is charged with the following:

  • Theft under $5,000

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

Warrant Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested a 37-year-old Peterborough man on a warrant for domestic assault following an incident that occurred in the summer of 2018.

On July 8, 2018 the accused and female victim became involved in an argument at their Peterborough residence. During the argument the accused assaulted the victim. The accused then left the residence. Police were called and attended. As a result of the investigation on July 9, 2018 warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused for domestic assault.

On December 18, 2018 officers located the accused at a Peterborough residence where he was arrested on the warrant. During the arrest the accused was found to be in possession of an amount of cocaine. The accused was further charged with possession of a schedule I substance (Cocaine).

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 10, 2019.

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

Wednesday December 19, 2018 – Peterborough youth arrested and charged following incident at local group home

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 18 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 19 at 8 a.m.) 69

Assault/Mischief Arrest:
A 17-year-old Peterborough youth has been arrested and charged following an incident at a local group home.

On December 18, 2018 officers were dispatched to a Peterborough youth home for an assault. It was reported that while at the home the female youth assaulted a staff member and caused damage to a door.

As a result of the investigation the youth was arrested and charged with assault and mischief under $5,000.

The youth was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 7, 2019.

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

Tuesday December 18, 2018 – Peterborough woman charged with domestic assault following investigation

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 17 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 18 at 8 a.m.) 66

Domestic assault with a weapon Arrest:
A 20-year-old Peterborough woman is facing charges including assault with a weapon following a domestic incident.

On the afternoon of December 17, 2018 officers were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for a domestic assault. It was reported that during an argument between the accused and male victim the accused assaulted the victim and struck him with a metal canister. Peterborough Paramedics also attended and the victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 9, 2019.

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

Domestic assault Arrests:
A Peterborough couple has been arrested and charged with domestic assault following an incident.

On the night of December 17, 2018 police were dispatched to a Peterborough residence in regards to a domestic dispute. During the dispute it was reported that the co-accused, a 40-year-old male and a 39-year-old female, had assaulted each other.

As a result of the investigation both parties were arrested and charged with assault. The male accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Dec. 18). The female accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 3, 2019.

The name of co-accused will not be released as they are also both victims in this domestic incident.

Dec. 15 – Dec. 17, 2018 – Weekend wrap-up media release

(Dec. 14 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 15 at 8 a.m.) 80
(Dec. 15 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 16 at 8 a.m.) 80
(Dec. 16 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 17 at 8 a.m.) 41

Domestic Arrest:
On December 14, 2018 a male had been arrested on numerous charges involving his estranged wife. The accused had a “no contact” order due to a previous incident.

On December 11, 2018 the estranged wife was waiting in her vehicle for her new boyfriend to finish an appointment when the accused approached to engage in an argument for her to leave the new boyfriend. On December 12, 2018 the accused call the new boyfriend and threatened to kill him.

On December 14, 2018 the accused followed the victims with his vehicle when they were driving on Sherbrooke Street. On three occasions the accused rammed the back of their vehicle while driving eastbound. The accused pulled alongside of the victims and sideswiped them in an attempt to run them off the road.Once the victims began to call for police on their phone the accused stopped following them and fled towards his residence. Officers located the accused outside his residence and after a brief foot chase the accused was arrested.

Charged with Utter Death Threats, Assault with a Weapon, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Drive while under Suspension, Breach of Probation x4, Breach of Undertaking x2 and Fail to have Vehicle Insurance; is a 49 yr old male from Wolfe Street Peterborough.

The accused name has been withheld in order to protect the victim’s identity in this matter.

Assault causing bodily harm Arrest:
On December 13, 2018, two male bumped into one another at a downtown bar on George Street, as a result the accused took exception to the incidental contact and decided to “head-butt” the victim in this matter knocking out a tooth.

Charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm is Lucas Beckering-Vinckers Stofer, 25, of Fleming Place, Peterborough.

Mischief Arrest:
On November 6, 2018 the victim was driving their vehicle in the area of Aylmer Street when they came upon the accused standing in the middle of the roadway. The victim stopped as the accused was blocking their way. When the accused did not move the victim honked the horn. The accused moved to allow the victim to pass and as they did the accused kicked the passenger widow damaging it.

Once police identified the accused they were located and arrested on the 15th of December. Charged with Mischief under $5000 was Michael Bragdon, 49, of Arrow Bay Road in Selwyn Township.

Friday December 14, 2018 – Peterborough woman arrested and charged after elderly family member defrauded out of more than $3,000

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 13 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 14 at 8 a.m.) 69

Fraud under Arrest:
A 25-year-old Peterborough woman has been arrested and charged after an elderly family member was defrauded out of more than $3,000.

On November 8, 2018 police received information regarding a possible fraud and began an investigation. The investigation revealed that between July 2018 and October 2018 the accused defrauded an elderly family member of approximately $3,770 by accessing the family member’s savings account.

As a result of the investigation on December 13, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough residence where the accused was arrested and charged with fraud under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 9, 2018.

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

Thursday December 13, 2018 – Peterborough man charged after stolen credit card used to make purchases

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 12 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 13 8 a.m.) 80

Break and Enter, Use Credit Card and Possession of Stolen Property Arrest:
A 41-year-old male has been charged with use of a stolen credit card, possession of stolen property and break and enter.

On November 8, 2018 a stolen credit card was used to purchase merchandise at a retail location on Lansdowne Street. Through a subsequent police investigation, a suspect was identified. The suspect was located on December 11, 2018. It was also learned that he had a credit card that was taken from a break and enter to a business on The Parkway on November 18, 2018.

Jacob Orion Prelosnjak, 41, of Water Street, Peterborough was arrested and charged with Use of Credit Card, Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $,5000 and break, enter a place.

The accused was held for court on December 11, 2018.

Assault Arrests:
Two 19-year-old females have been charged with assault following an altercation on George Street.

On November 21, 2018 police attended a residence and spoke with a female victim regarding a physical altercation involving several females which occurred in front of a restaurant on George Street. It was reported that it occurred on November 18, 2018 at approximately 2:30 a.m.

Through police investigation it was learned that the female victim was involved in a verbal altercation with several other females. At some point in the verbal altercation, the victim was knocked to the ground and physically assaulted by two females. The victim received minor injuries and did not require medical attention.

Natalie Rita Stephan, 19, of Second Street, London, Ontario was arrested on December 12, 2018 for Assault. She was subsequently released to appear in court on January 3, 2019. Danica Caracciolo, 19, of Weedon Street, King City, Ontario was arrested on December 07, 2018 and charged with Assault. She was subsequently released to appear in court on December 27, 2018.

Wednesday December 12, 2018 – Peterborough man arrested and charged following a domestic assault

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 11 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 12 at 8 a.m.) 72

Domestic assault Arrest:
A 30-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a domestic assault.

On December 11, 2018 officers were dispatched to a domestic altercation at a Peterborough residence. During the incident it was reported that the accused assaulted the female victim.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Dec. 12).

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

Tuesday December 11, 2018 – Lock-it-or-lose-it this holiday season

The Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to lock-it-or-lose-it this holiday season.
While we urge residents to lock and secure their vehicle year-round we remind vehicle owners/passengers to be especially vigilant during the holiday season when many people are doing more shopping than usual. Always double-triple check to ensure all vehicle doors and windows are locked and secured and any valuables are hidden out of plain sight or taken with you from the vehicle.

Top 10 things people look for when breaking into or stealing a vehicle:

1. Vehicle left running
2. Unlocked doors or trunk
3. Bags of any sort (especially shopping bags around Christmas)
4. Visible Electronics
5. Phone Chargers showing
6. Loose Change in view
7. Sunglasses
8. Tools
9. Watch or other jewellery
10. Easy access to the trunk from the vehicle cab

  • From the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP)

Dec. 8 – Dec. 10, 2018- Peterborough resident charged with mischief following several incidents at Sherbrooke Street liquor store

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 8 at 8 a.m.) 84
(Dec. 8 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 9 at 8 a.m.) 61
(Dec. 9 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 10 at 8 a.m.) 45

Mischief Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 27-year-old Peterborough resident with mischief following several incidents at a Sherbrooke Street liquor store.

From November 11, 2018 to December 8, 2018 it was reported that the accused attended a Sherbrooke Street liquor store on at least six separate occasions and caused issues with staff and patrons. On December 8, 2018 police attended the store and located the accused on the front steps of the store openly consuming alcohol.

As a result of the investigation Jonathan Christian Gifford, 27, of Wolfe Street, was arrested and charged with mischief (obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property) and was issued several Provincial Offence Notices for charges including being intoxicated in a public place.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 27, 2018.

Domestic assault Arrest:
A 52-year-old Peterborough resident has been arrested and charged with domestic assault following a weekend incident.

On December 9, 2018 at approximately 12:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for an assault. It was reported that the accused had become involved in an argument with the two victims, his partner and his partner’s teenage child, and during the incident both victims were assaulted.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested at the residence and charged with assault X2. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 27, 2018.

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