Wednesday March 6, 2019 – Peterborough man charged with accessing and possessing child pornography

Calls for Service:

(March 5 at 8 a.m. to March 6 at 8 a.m.) 69

Child pornography arrest:

A 37-year-old Peterborough man is facing child pornography charges following an investigation.

On March 5, 2019 police executed a search warrant at a Peterborough residence where a cellular device was seized and child pornography files located on the device.

As a result of the investigation Peter Clark Bittner, 37, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Accessing child pornography
  • Possession of child pornography

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (March 6).

The Peterborough Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation on the internet. The Strategy has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Domestic assault arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 34-year-old Cavan Monaghan man with domestic assault following a Tuesday night incident.

On the night of March 5, 2019 the accused and female victim became involved in an argument while at their home in the Township of Cavan Monaghan. It was reported that during the argument the accused assaulted the victim.

Police were contacted and officers were dispatched to the residence.

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.

Tuesday March 5, 2019 – Peterborough man facing drug charges after police located and seized quantity of purple heroin

Calls for Service:

(March 4 at 8 a.m. to March 5 at 8 a.m.) 72

Drug Arrest:

A 28-year-old Peterborough man is facing drug charges after police located and seized a quantity of purple heroin in his possession.

At approximately 5 p.m. on March 3, 2019 officers in the area of George Street North detained the accused for investigative purposes. During the investigation the accused was found to be in possession of a quantity of purple heroin.

As a result of the investigation Christopher Michael Fitzgerald, 28, of Hilliard Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Heroin)
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 19, 2019.

Assault Arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 25-year-old man with assault following an incident in late February 2019.

On the morning of February 28, 2019 the female victim was walking in the area of Simcoe Street. It was reported that when she walked by a man not known to her the male spat in her face.

Through the investigation the male was identified. On March 1, 2019 officers located the male in the area of Aylmer and Simcoe Street where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Phillip Lane Leggette, 25, of no fixed address, Peterborough, is 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 March 27, 2019.

Impaired Arrest:

A call from a concerned citizen regarding an impaired driver has led to the arrest of a 33-year-old Ennismore, Ontario man.

On February 24, 2019 at approximately 12:50 a.m. police received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a possible impaired driver in the area of Chemong Road and Towerhill Road.

A short time later officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Towerhill Road.

While speaking with the male driver of the vehicle officers noted the odour of an alcoholic beverage when the driver spoke. 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 Gerard O’Connor, 33, of Young’s Cove Road, Ennismore, was arrested and charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus.

The accused was 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 20, 2019.

Warrant Arrest:

A 31-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested on a warrant for charges including assault and mischief following an incident in early January 2019.

At approximately 2 a.m. on January 1, 2019 the male victim and his friends were stopped in front of the King Street parkade in their motor vehicle when they were approached by a group of unknown males. The victim exited the vehicle at which time one of the males struck the victim in the face and proceed to kick and punch the victim’s vehicle, causing damage.

Through the investigation the male accused was identified. As a result of the investigation on March 1, 2019 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused, Michael Wayne Armstrong, 31, of Perry Street, for the charges of assault, mischief under $5,000 and fail to comply with a probation order.

On March 1, 2019 the accused attended the police station where he was arrested on the warrant.

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

March 2 – March 4, 2019 – Peterborough man charged with sexual assault following investigation

Calls for Service:

(March 1 at 8 a.m. to March 2 at 8 a.m.) 97

(March 2 at 8 a.m. to March 3 at 8 a.m.) 67

(March 3 at 8 a.m. to March 4 at 8 a.m.) 55

Media Invitation Reminder:

Our media partners are invited to attend a special ceremony as Police Chief Scott Gilbert presents our two new Police Service Dogs K9 Isaac (partner PC Bob Cowie) and K9 Chase (partner PC Kyle Adey) with their police badge.

The presentation takes place today, Monday March 4, 2019, at noon at police headquarters (500 Water Street, Peterborough).

Members of the media are asked to gather in the main lobby at the police station.

Sexual assault arrest:

A 69-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with sexual assault following an investigation.

On March 2, 2019 police were contacted regarding a sexual assault. It was reported that the accused had attended a Peterborough address uninvited and sexually assaulted the victim, an adult female. The accused knows the victim.

A short time later the accused was located by police and as a result of the investigation arrested and charged.

Gerald Henry Corbin, 69, of Frank Street, Peterborough, is charged with sexual assault.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on March 3, 2019.

Friday March 1, 2019 – Media Release

Media Release for Friday March 1, 2019

Calls for Service:

(Feb. 28 at 8:00 am to Mar. 1 at 8:00 am) – 74

Domestic Assault Arrest

A 36 year-old Peterborough man is facing a domestic assault charge following an investigation.

During the early evening hours on February 28, 2019 the Peterborough Police were dispatched to an address for a domestic incident. As a result of the investigation police learned that the accused allegedly punched the victim in the stomach after arguing about relationship issues.

The accused was subsequently arrested and charged with domestic assault and was held in custody to appear before the courts on March 1, 2019.

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

Assault Bodily Harm Arrest

A 20 year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with Assault Cause Bodily Harm following an incident outside a downtown bar on February 23, 2019.

During the early morning hours of February 23, 2019 the victim was standing outside a local bar speaking with friends when the accused who was unknown to the victim allegedly became aggressive; purposefully interrupting the victim’s conversation with a friend. The victim told the accused to give them some space. Moments later the accused allegedly came up from behind the victim and punched him in the head.

The victim was rendered unconscious and was transported to hospital for treatment. Sometime later the victim was released to continue with recovery at home.

As a result of the investigation Anthony Moon, 20, of Hunter Street was charged with Assault Bodily Harm. The accused is to appear in court on March 20, 2019.

Thursday February 28, 2019 – Media Release

Calls for Service

(Feb.27 at 8:00 am to Feb. 28 at 8:00 am) 65

Assault Bodily Harm Arrest

A 43 year old Peterborough resident has been arrested and charged with Assault Bodily Harm after an altercation with his roommate.

On February 26, 2019 the accused in this matter answered a Kijiji add for a room to rent. On that day the accused moved into the victims residence. On February 27, 2019 the two roommates got into a verbal dispute over household issues.

It is alleged that the accused attacked the victim, striking him in the face and got on top of him. The victim broke free and attempted to leave the residence. The accused allegedly grabbed a pot of boiling chicken broth off of the stove and threw it’s contents over the victim. The victim was treated for second degree burns at PRHC.

As a result of the investigation Ryan Rue, 43, of no fixed address was arrested and charged with Assault with a Weapon and Assault Cause Bodily Harm. The accused is to appear in court on March 14, 2019.

Wednesday February 27, 2019 – Media Release

Calls for Service:  (Feb. 26 0500 – Feb. 27 0500) 85

Stolen Property Arrests

On the 13th of February 2019, Music equipment was stolen from a vehicle on Dalhousie Street.  On the 21st of February two parties attend a George Street Pawn Shop and sold music equipment matching what was stolen.  Further investigation lead to the items, in fact, being identified as stolen and on the 27th of February, Sarah Payne (30) and Ryan Flynn (33) of Bolivar Street, Peterborough were arrested and charged with Possession of Property Obtain by Crime and Breach of Probation. Flynn was held for court on the 27th of February and Payne was released with a next court appearance of the 7th of March.

The stolen property had been recovered and returned to the owner.

Tuesday February 26, 2019 – Media Release

Calls for Service:

(Feb. 25 at 5 am to Feb. 26 at 5 am) 82

Assault Arrest

On the 27th of January 2019 Peterborough Police investigated an assault that occurred in the area of Charlotte and Aylmer street.  On the night in question, three persons (a female and 2 males) exited a vehicle in the area.  The female began to strike one of the males.  A innocent bystander came by to ask the male being attacked if they were okay.  This male, whom had been attacked, turned on the bystander and began assaulting him.  The bystander/victim received several facial fractures as a result of the unprovoked attack.  Charged on the 24th of February was Jordan Morin (21) of Crystal Drive Peterborough with Assault Causing Bodily Harm.  Morin’s next court appearance is on the 13th of March.

Monday, February 25, 2019 – Media Release

Calls for Service:

(Feb 22 at 7 a.m. to Feb 23 at 7 a.m.) 67

(Feb 23 at 7 a.m. to Feb 24 at 7 a.m.) 72

(Feb 24 at 7 a.m. to Feb 25 at 7 a.m.) 67

 

Theft of Protein Powder Leads to Arrest

 

A 38-year-old Millbrook resident has been arrested and charged for theft of protein powder from the Real Canadian Superstore in Lansdowne Place.

On 10 February, Loss Prevention officers observed an unknown female acting suspiciously near the entrance to the store, then leaving with multiple bags filled product. A review of the security surveillance system showed the female selecting a number of protein powder containers valuing $194, and then leaving the store without paying for them.  Security called police to report the theft.

As a result of the investigation, Jennifer Jones, 38, of Brookside St, Millbrook, was arrested on 23 February and charged with Theft Under $5000. She was later released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 13, 2019.                                                                      

Facebook Threats Result In Domestic Related Arrest

A 29-year-old Peterborough male has been arrested and charged for Utter Threats following an investigation into remarks posted on Facebook.

On 20 February, a friend of the victim observed comments posted on Facebook that caused her concern for the safety of the accused’s ex-spouse. The messages were forwarded on to the ex-spouse by the friend, and in turn, the Peterborough Police were contacted.

As a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested on the 23 February and charged with domestic related uttering threats. He was later released, and is scheduled to attend court on the 12 March, 2019.

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

 

Thank you,

S/Sgt. Peter Sejrup

Phone Number: 705-876-1122 x 275

Friday February 22, 2019 – Peterborough man facing child pornography charges following investigation

Child pornography arrest:

A 40-year-old Peterborough man is facing child pornography charges following an investigation.

On February 22, 2019 police executed a search warrant at a Peterborough residence where a computer was seized and child pornography files located on the computer.

As a result of the investigation Ian Arthur Cody, 40, of Benson Avenue, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Imports, distributes, sells or possesses for the purpose of distribution or sale any child pornography
  • Possession of child pornography

The accused as held in custody and appeared in court on February 22, 2019.

The Peterborough Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation on the internet. The Strategy has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Media Invitation: Police Chief to present new Police Service Dogs with their police badge

Our media partners are invited to attend a special ceremony as Police Chief Scott Gilbert presents our two new Police Service Dogs K9 Isaac (partner PC Bob Cowie) and K9 Chase (partner PC Kyle Adey) with their police badge.

The presentation takes place on Monday March 4, 2019 at noon at police headquarters (500 Water Street, Peterborough).

Members of the media are asked to gather in the main lobby at the police station.