Friday May 25, 2018 – Two Peterborough residents charged with theft after scrap copper pipe stolen from outside local home

Calls for Service:
(May 24 at 8 a.m. to May 25 at 8 a.m.) 61

Theft Arrests:
Two Peterborough residents have been charged with theft after scrap copper pipe was stolen from outside a local home.

On May 14, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m. two suspects attended a residence in the City and stole approximately $200 in scrap copper pipe from alongside the house. The pipe was then sold to a local scrap yard.

Through the investigation the two suspects were identified. On May 21, 2018 both suspects attended the police station where, as a result of the investigation, they were arrested and charged.

Paul Stanley Lane, 46, of Sherbrooke Street, is charged with theft under $5,000.

Melissa Muriel Ormond, 37, of Sherbrooke Street, is charged with theft under $5,000 and fail to comply with a probation order.

Both accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court on June 21, 2018.

Thursday May 24, 2018 – Police continuing to investigate weekend assault and ask witnesses to come forward with information

Calls for Service:
(May 23 at 8 a.m. to May 24 at 8 a.m.) 76

Public Assistance:
The Peterborough Police Service is continuing to investigate a weekend assault and is asking anyone with information to come forward.

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.

The three suspects are described as follows:

Suspect #1
Caucasian
Thin build
18 – 20 years old
Short dark hair
Wearing a sweatshirt and jeans

Suspect #2
Male
Aboriginal
Tall, thin build
Wearing a backpack
Scars or marks on his face

Suspect #3
White
Darker hair
Wearing light blue or white long sleeve shirt

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

Assault Arrest:
A 41-year-old Toronto man is facing charges including assault, uttering threats and causing a disturbance following an incident that took place earlier in May.

Shortly after 11 a.m. on May 12, 2018 the Peterborough Police Service received several 9-1-1 calls regarding a male standing on Charlotte Street yelling, swearing, blocking traffic and attempting to engage pedestrians in a fight. Police arrived on scene and located the male who was initially arrested for causing a disturbance.

Through further investigation it was revealed that the male had threatened a female passerby and had struck an unknown male pedestrian in the face.

As a result of the investigation Jon-Michael Gould, 41, of Ellerslie Avenue, Toronto, is charged with the following:

  • Assault
  • Causing a disturbance
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

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

The investigation is ongoing and police are looking to speak with the unknown male pedestrian along with any witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS 

Uttering threats Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 30-year-old Peterborough man with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats following an incident between a driver and a cyclist.

On May 22, 2018 at approximately 1 p.m. the male victim was in his motor vehicle traveling south on George Street north of Simcoe Street when a male on a bicycle cut him off causing the victim to take action to avoid a collision.

Following the near-collision a verbal altercation took place between the driver and cyclist while they were stopped at a red light. During the incident it was reported that the male suspect brandished a tire iron from the trailer towed behind his bicycle and threatened the driver. The driver then left the area and the incident was reported to police.

On the morning of May 23, 2018 officers located the male suspected in the area of George and McDonnell Streets.

As a result of the investigation Michael Allen Fader, 30, of Murray Street, was arrested and charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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

May 19 – 22, 2018 – Police remind residents to lock-it-or-lose it following break-ins

Calls for Service:
(May 18 at 8 a.m. to May 19 at 8 a.m.) 41
(May 19 at 8 a.m. to May 20 at 8 a.m.) 65
(May 20 at 8 a.m. to May 21 at 8 a.m.) 61
(May 21 at 8 a.m. to May 22 at 8 a.m.) 60

Break and Enter:
Between May 18 and May 21, 2018 unknown person(s) broke into a residence in the area of Sherburne and Lansdowne through a back porch. Stolen items included PS3, Xbox One, several games, 3 laptop computers, cameras and jewelery.

Break and Enter:
On May 21, 2018 between 1430-1630hrs unknown person(s) broke into one of the SSFC student residences on Wilfred Drive. The suspect(s) entered through an unlocked ground floor window and stole wallet with cash and credit cards and a laptop computer.

Break and Enter:
On May 22, 2018 at 0130hrs Peterborough Police responded to an alarm call at an East City Restaurant on Hunter Street. The suspect(s) entered through an opening in the wall by removing an exhaust fan. There was no theft as the audible alarm scared off the offender(s) to avoid detection.

Over the long weekend it is common for residents to leave for the cottage, please ensure your home is protected by surveillance video, proper lighting and /or alarms to stop would be intruders. In the one scenario the alarm saved the owner from allowing the suspect time to steal. Take the time to know your neighbours and share the fact you will be away with those you trust to call police once suspicious activity is seen.

Traffic:
Bridge and Water Streets in Lakefield, officers attended the intersection for some dedicated enforcement due to numerous complaints for disobey sign. The set fine is $110 and 2 Demerit Points.
On May 19, 2018 24 PON’s were issued for disobey sign. On May 20, 2018 29 PON’s. On May 21, 2018 – 13 PON’s.

Knights of Columbus Name Constable Sam McCullum and Police Service Dog Hal Police Officer Of the Year

At the 40th Annual Knights of Columbus Police Appreciation event held May 16, 2018 the Knights of Columbus named Peterborough Police Officer Samuel McCullum and Police Service Dog Hal Officer (and Police Service Dog) of the year.

Knights of Columbus
Police Officer of the Year 2018

Constable Samuel McCullum and
Police Service Dog Hal

 

Constable Samuel McCullum and Police Service Dog Hal named Officer of the Year by the Knights of Columbus.

Constable Samuel McCullum and Police Service Dog Hal named Officer of the Year by the Knights of Columbus.

On March 18, 2017 at approximately 11:30 p.m. police responded to a call on McNamara Road regarding a female party who was severely intoxicated and was involved in a family dispute. During this dispute the female party exited a moving vehicle and fled the area.

The 16-year-old female fled into a series of fields and became disoriented to the point where she fell into the Otonabee River and was unable to get herself out.
Responding officers utilized PC Sam McCullum and Police Service Dog (PSD) Hal to initiate a dog track in order to find the female. Auxiliary Officer Max Milan accompanied PC McCullum on the track.

PSD Hal was able to locate the female party who had now been immersed in the water for approximately 15 minutes. The water temperature was just above freezing and there were remnants of ice on the water. The outdoor temperature was at the freezing level or just below. The female party could barely keep her head above the water.
Aux. Milan jumped into the water and was able to support the female party.

PC McCullum then used the leash of his PSD and with the assistance of Aux. Constable Milan they were able to loop the leash under the arms of the female party and lift her out of the water. When she was removed she was suffering the effects of hypothermia.

Other officers were then were required to drive a cruiser through field in order to remove the female and transport her to the road where she was turned over to Peterborough Paramedics for treatment.

Without the quick work of yourself and PSD Hal, a good deal of time could have expired resulting in the death of the female party due to exposure or drowning. Although entering the water is a last resort, had PC McCullum not acted quickly, this incident may not have ended successfully.

 

Friday May 18, 2018 – Peterborough man is facing charges including assault with a weapon following Thursday evening incident

Calls for Service:
(May 17 at 8 a.m. to May 18 at 8 a.m.) 92

Assault with a weapon Arrest:
A 54-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including assault with a weapon following a Thursday evening incident.

On May 17, 2018 at approximately 7 p.m. the accused and the victim, a man in his 30’s, became involved in a dispute in a Dublin Street parking lot. The accused and victim know of each other. During the argument it was reported that the accused brandished a knife and attempted to strike the victim, threw a brick at him and threatened him. The incident was reported to police and officers attended.

As a result of the investigation Paul Charles Paradis, 54, of Dublin Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault with a weapon X2
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (May 18).

22 Citizens Recognized During Police Appreciation Night

During the 40th Annual Knights of Columbus Police Appreciation event held May 16, 2018 our Service recognized and thanked 22 citizens who went above and beyond in the last year in providing exceptional assistance to our officers during a variety of incidents.

Citizen Awards:

Abe Draycott
Grant Heighway
Stewart Tummonds
Nominating Officer: PC Vince Way-Nee

On the morning of October 14, 2017 police responded to an overturned truck in a swampy ditch in the Township of Cavan Monaghan.

The truck had flipped and ended up in a ditch filled with deep water. The male driver managed to get out with assistance. Two children were upside down in the truck with their heads in the water, still belted into their seats.

Without hesitation three bystanders, citizens Abe Draycott, Grant Heighway and Stewart Tummonds, waded in, cut the seatbelts and retrieved the children without serious injury. The mother was still in her seat, injured when EMS, police and fire arrived on scene. The three citizens also helped keep the mother calm and her head out of the water.

Without any concern for their own safety these three citizens acted quickly and without hesitation to help in rescuing the family in the overturned truck.

According to nominating officer PC Vince Way-Nee, without the swift actions of Mr. Draycott, Mr. Heighway and Mr. Tummonds this incident could have quickly turned into a tragedy.

On behalf of the Peterborough Police Service we would like to thank all three citizens for their care, concern and intervention that day.

Tara Genge
Nominating Officer: Deputy Chief Tim Farquharson

On the morning of July 18, 2017 citizen Tara Genge was at her place of work when she saw an assault taking place on the sidewalk outside.

The victim, a 74-year-old male, had been riding his bike in the area of Erksine Avenue when he became involved in an argument with the driver of a truck also travelling in that area at that time.

During the argument the victim was assaulted and struck several times with a small club.

Ms. Genge ran out of her business while recording the incident on her phone. She approached the two men and intervened in the assault.

Her actions effectively stopped the assault and the male suspect then left the area in his truck.

Police and EMS attended the scene and the victim was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Through the subsequent investigation which used the video footage provided by Ms. Genge, the driver of the truck was identified. That same day officers located the male suspect and placed him under arrest for aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

Recording the incident and providing the footage to police helped immensely with the investigation and in making an arrest. Ms. Genge’s care and concern for a complete stranger and her willingness to put herself in harm’s way effectively stopped the assault.

On behalf of the Peterborough Police Service we would like to thank Ms. Genge for her brave and helpful actions that day.

Justin Pellerin
Nominating Officer: PC Christoper Hardill and PC Jason Cannon

On the afternoon of July 3, 2017 citizen Justin Pellerin was driving south on Brealey Drive when a male hydro worker from Quebec was electrocuted. Mr. Pellerin, an apprentice with Hydro One at the time, knew the potential hazard that first responders were entering on the scene and took it upon himself to make sure that nobody else was hurt during the incident.

Mr. Pellerin advised PC Chris Hardill and PC Jason Cannon to not approach the Hydro truck as the ground area was still electrified. He also alerted EMS and Fire of the very dangerous conditions and displayed great concern for all parties attention the scene.

According to nominating officers PC Hardill and PC Cannon, if not for Mr. Pellerin’s assistance, expertise and concern for everyone’s safety during that tragic event another person very likely could have been killed by attempting to run across the electrified ground to the deceased.

On behalf of the Peterborough Police Service we would like to sincerely thank Mr. Pellerin for his assistance and intervention that day which in turn kept our officers and other emergency responders safe.

Aaron Beverley
Kelly and André Robert
Nominating Officer: PC Greg Robinson

On the afternoon of July 3, 2017 two men and an 11-year-old boy were in a canoe just north of
Lock 19 on the Otonabee River when their canoe upset causing all three to fall into the water.
Due to a strong current, the three men were carried by the current toward the Lock. All three grabbed ahold of the safety guide wire and waited for help.

Police, Fire and Paramedics were contacted and dispatched to Lock 19 to assist.
Upon arrival, Police noted the three males to be in distress and it was clear all were becoming tired and were having difficulty holding on to the guide wire.

The men were approximately 75 feet from shore and it was not possible for Emergency responders to throw the individuals a safety rope or any other device to pull them to shore.

It was at this time, the Lock opened and two individuals on jet skis came to the aid of three men.
All the men were transported by the jet skiers to safety and treated by fire and paramedics and subsequently released without injury.
Only due to the quick action of the Lockmaster, citizen Aaron Beverley, and the jet skiers who were identified as citizens Kelly Robert and Andre Robert, were the three men rescued without further incident. The Robert’s and Beverley’s quick thinking and willingness to provide assistance certainly resulted in a successful outcome.

PC Greg Robinson obtained the names of the jet skiers and Lockmaster and thanked them for their assistance. The Robert’s and Beverley were extremely humble and were happy they could provide assistance and did not wish to be recognized for their efforts.

For this reason, PC Robinson recommended that Kelly Robert, Andre Robert and Aaron Beverley be acknowledged for their heroism and dedication to community to ensure the safety of the three men who found themselves in a precarious situation.
On behalf of the Peterborough Police Service we thank-you for your selfless actions that day.

Steve Smith
Nominating Officer: PC Jason Cannon, PC Eric Easterbrook, PC Ryan Sharp

On May 1, 2017 police received a call from the Lansdowne Street Walmart regarding a male shoplifter who had fled the store on foot and was being pursued by the store’s loss prevention officer.

PC Eric Easterbrook was the first officer to the area and joined the foot pursuit. The man had made it several blocks before PC Easterbrook caught up with him. By that time the loss prevention officer had fallen far behind and PC Easterbrook was alone with the accused.

The accused turned at PC Easterbrook and charged aggressively. PC Easterbrook had to use physical force to defend himself and safely affect the arrest.

A passerby named Steve Smith was driving by at the time. He saw PC Easterbrook controlling a violent, resisting man and exited his vehicle and without hesitation jumped in to assist.

Mr. Smith assisted and remained with PC Easterbrook until PC Jason Cannon and PC Ryan Sharp arrived moments later.

The three officers state that they all greatly appreciated Mr. Smith’s willingness to help instead of simply ignoring them and driving by.

On behalf of the Peterborough Police Service it is our pleasure to recognize Mr. Smith at tonight’s ceremony for his brave actions and willingness to intervene and help police in an arrest.

The male was subsequently charged with theft and three counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

We cannot effectively do our jobs in isolation and Mr. Smith is a shining example of police and the public working together to help create a safer community.

Brad Godward
Nominating Officer: PC Steven Dyer

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on October 29, 2017 citizen Brad Godward was driving along Keene Road to visit a friend when he noticed a car stopped along the side of the road. While driving home about an hour later he noticed the same vehicle still on the side of the road.

Mr. Godward decided to stop and see if anyone inside the vehicle needed help. When he approached the vehicle he could see a woman slumped over the steering wheel, unresponsive, and a young child in the backseat of the car.

Mr. Godward called emergency services and police and EMS were dispatched to the scene.

EMS was able to start treatment and wake up the woman who was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

During the incident it was cold, raining and about 5 degrees. According to nominating officer PC Steven Dyer, the child in the vehicle was not properly clothed for the weather conditions and could have faced serious harm if the vehicle had been left undiscovered.

PC Steven Dyer says without the keen observations of Mr. Godward and his willingness to stop and help a stranger this situation could have become far more serious.

On behalf of the Peterborough Police Service we would like to thank Mr. Godward for his care concern and intervention that day.

Robert & Elizabeth Dainton
Nominating Officer: DC Karen O’Brien

On April 20, 2017 DC Karen O’Brien along with another officer and victim services attended a Peterborough residence to inform a woman about the sudden death of her husband, the circumstances of which were extremely traumatic.
For police officers informing a person about the death of a loved one is a routine but unfortunate part of the job as emotions are always incredibly high. It’s a part of the job that never gets easier.

That is why the actions of neighbours Robert and Elizabeth Dainton were so appreciated that day. While at the residence officers asked the wife if there was anyone to call to be with her and she mentioned the Dainton’s.

Without hesitation the Dainton’s arrived at the home and provided much need comfort to the wife.

According to DC Karen O’Brien the actions of the Dainton’s that day were very calming, reassuring, respectful and helpful.

On behalf of the Peterborough Police Service we would like to acknowledge and say thank-you to Robert and Elizabeth for making a very difficult part of our job much easier that day.

Our community is lucky to have citizens such as yourselves who are willing to drop whatever they are doing to help a neighbour during a very traumatic time.

Terri Cox
Nominating Officer: PC Robert Cowie

On March 25, 2017 at approximately 2:15 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Scollard Drive for a person that had fallen through the ice into a body of water.

A man in his late 60’s had been walking his dog when the dog went onto the ice and fell through. The man attempted to retrieve his dog and also broke through the ice in deep water and was unable to get out.

Citizen Terri Cox, who lives in the area, could hear a faint cry for help coming from the wooded area. She quickly made her way down towards the man where she found him in the icy water. She called out to the man and told him she was going to call 9-1-1 for help.

After calling 9-1-1 Ms. Cox ran back to the man and continued to call out to him while telling him help was on the way and kept observations, doing her best to keep the man fighting to hang on.

When officers arrived they were met by Ms. Cox who quickly led emergency responders through a wooded path and along the shoreline to the man.

Police and Fire found the man 60 yards from the shoreline and hanging onto a thin sheet of ice while the rest of his body was submerged in the deep water. Peterborough Fire inflated a rubber boat and quickly paddled toward the man who was pulled out to safety. The man, suffering from severe hypothermia, was taken to a local hospital were fortunately he did not suffer any major injuries.

According to nominating officer PC Robert Cowie it is without a doubt that Ms Cox’s quick actions prevented a tragedy from occurring. The man surely would not have been able to hold on much longer as it was estimated he as in the freezing water for 20 minutes before emergency personnel were able to get to him.

On behalf of the Peterborough Police Service we would like to thank Ms. Cox for her intervention and care and concern that day in helping save the life of a stranger.

Shawn Salo
Nominating Officer: Deputy Chief Tim Farquharson

On September 30, 2017 an anti-immigration protest organized by a local resident and Chairman of the Canadian Nationalist Front, took place at Confederation Park.

This protest, that drew hundreds of people to the park, prompted various groups to come together in an act of solidarity to rally against the protesters.

Although, the Canadian Nationalist Front never showed, some members from the opposition targeted people they believed to be part of the protest and assaulted them. This resulted in police having to intervene at which point the crowd turned against police.

This situation could have turned out extremely negative for both the police and the crowd had it not been for the professional and patient approach of the attending police officers.

During the situation a protester attempted to assault an officer.

Citizen Shawn Salo, who was at the park that day, intervened and grabbed the protester until told by police to let go. During the incident Mr. Salo was assaulted and suffered a broken finger as a result of attempting to help police.

According to Deputy Chief Tim Farquharson, Mr. Salo intervened and put himself in harm’s way in order to stop an officer from being assaulted. We are not aware of any other citizen that day that attempted to help police.

Mr. Salo is still dealing with the physical aftermath of his intervention, which required surgery.

Two people were arrested, and the investigation remains open in attempt to identify others who committed criminal offences.

On behalf of the Service we would like to sincerely thank Mr. Salo for his willingness to put himself in harm’s way in order to help our officers during a very violent situation. It is our pleasure to recognize you for your actions.

Julie Buchan
Nominating Officer: PC Jeff Plumbe

Shortly before 6 p.m. on June 30, 2017 citizen Julie Buchan was driving home from work when she came upon a man who was trapped under a tractor at his farm on Sherbrooke Street.

The man was pinned under the tractor, was struggling to breath and coming in and out of consciousness. Mr. Buchan saw another woman at the side of the road trying in vain to flag down motorists.

Ms. Buchan stopped her car and ran to the side of the road where she was able to flag down two passing motorists. Both cars stopped and two men helped roll the 1,000 pound tractor off the man.

During the incident Ms. Buchan continued to speak gently to the male to reassure him until first responders, including police, arrived.

The man was airlifted to a Toronto hospital and has since recovered from his injuries. We are fortunate to have Ms. Buchan here tonight to offer a heartfelt thank-you. Unfortunately the two men that also assisted that day are unknown but we also extend our thanks to them.

On behalf of the Peterborough Police Service we would like to thank Ms. Buchan for her willingness to stop and help. It is selfless actions like these on which a caring and compassionate community is built.

Martin Schady
Craig Willoughby
Nominating Officer: PC Mark Hubble

On the afternoon of July 15, 2017 a man was on his stand up paddle board near the bridge/dam area on Bridge Street in Lakefield when he fell off the board and got caught in the strong current, beginning to drift towards the dam.

Citizens Craig Willoughby and Martin Schady were fishing together in the area and noticed the male caught in the current, ran to the area and threw the man a floating ring. The man was able to hold onto the ring while Mr. Willoughby and Mr. Martin pulled him to safety. A nearby boater pulled up and the male was able to get into the boat where he was taken safely to shore.

PC Mark Hubble and paramedics arrived in the area and the male was treated for minor injuries. He did not require further medical attention and the Selwyn Fire Department was able to get the man’s paddle board and paddle safely out of the dam.

Nominating officer PC Hubble said without the quick actions by Mr. Willoughby and Mr. Schady this incident could have had a tragic ending.

It is our pleasure to recognize both Mr. Willoughby and Mr. Schady for their assistance and intervention that day in helping a complete stranger in distress.

On behalf of our Service, we sincerely thank-you.

Brad King
Katherine Woodman
Nominating Officer: PC Jason Cannon

On January 21, 2018 at approximately 2:50 a.m. PC Jason Cannon was on patrol in downtown Peterborough approaching Water Street and Simcoe Street when he was flagged down by citizens Brad King and Katherine Woodman.

The couple told PC Cannon that they had a child with them that was not their child and they were attempting to find her parents.

Ms Woodman told police that that she and Mr. King had been at home when they heard a noise outside their residence. When they went to investigate the noise they found a three-year-old girl outside.

The couple exited their residence, bundled up the child and attempted to find her parents, which is when they saw PC Cannon and flagged him down. PC Cannon was able to contact child services and the child was later re-united with her parents.

The young girl had wandered out of her residence dressed only in pajamas and was not far from several busy roads and intersections, Jackson Creek and other hazards.

According to nominating officer PC Cannon, if Ms Woodman and Mr. King had not intervened that day this incident could very well have been tragic.

On behalf of our Service, we would sincerely like to thank Mr. King and Ms. Woodman for their care, concern and intervention that winter day.

Robert Hedge
Nominating Officer: PC Gary Pilling

On April 21, 2017 at approximately 9 p.m. police were dispatched to the area of Lansdowne Street West and Kawartha Heights Boulevard for a possible impaired driver.

Citizen Robert Hedge had called 9-1-1 to report the driver and continued following the vehicle, providing police with a licence plate number and vehicle description.

Mr. Hedge told police the vehicle was speeding and had almost caused two head-on collisions.

Officers located the vehicle at Highway 7 and Sherbrooke Street. While speaking with the female driver officers also located three children inside the vehicle.

Through a subsequent breath test it was revealed that the driver had more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

As a result of the investigation the driver was arrested and charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with more than the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

On behalf of our Service we would like to thank Mr. Hedge for intervening and calling 9-1-1 and for the valuable information he provided to police, which allowed officers to locate the vehicle and make the subsequent arrest.

Your actions that night contribute greatly to community safety.

Paul Hennesey
Mitchell Bennet
Nominating Officer: PC Travis Earle and PC Alicia McGriskin

Shortly after 1 p.m. on April 7, 2017 police responded to a disturbance in the Market Plaza parking lot where three people had been assaulted by a male suspect.

When officers arrived they located a large crowd of people which had formed in the parking lot and saw two men, citizens Paul Hennessey and Mitchell Bennett, who were apprehending the male suspect.

The male suspect was placed under arrest and with the help of both men the male suspect was handcuffed and placed in the police cruiser. The male was subsequently charged with assault causing bodily harm and assault X2.

PC Travis Earle and PC Alicia McGriskin wish to acknowledge citizens Paul Hennessey and Mitchell Bennett for their assistance that day in apprehending the male suspect.
Both Mr. Hennessey and Mr. Mitchell restrained the suspect until police arrived on scene and provided details surrounding the incident which has assisted in the prosecution of this incident.

According to PC Earle and PC McGriskin, this act of heroism not only led to the arrest of the suspect but also prevented others from being harmed that day. In addition, the actions of both Mr. Hennessey and Mr. Bennett assisted the victims with closure and their right to justice.

On behalf of the Service it is our great pleasure to recognize Mr. Hennessey and Mr. Bennett for their assistance to police and their willingness to intervene that day in a dangerous situation in order to help complete strangers.

Sergeant Sean Wilson Winner of the Inaugural Carol Winter Humanitarian Award

The Peterborough Social Planning Council had the pleasure of knowing Carol for the past 14 years as a colleague, volunteer, board member and friend. People would come to meet Carol at the PSPC office to talk, make calls, access the services and learn where to go for community meals, overnight accommodations, advocacy support etc.

Carol was a selfless humanitarian who was non-judgemental and accepted everyone for their gifts and worked tirelessly making sure the voices of the vulnerable were heard.

Carol also provided education and awareness in the community through her letters to the editor, emails to staff, organizations and politicians.

Her ongoing presence at Municipal Council meetings were well known to advocate for services that should be a right, not a privileges that included increased income, housing, discretionary benefits, health care and adequate correctional services and supports.

She was a strong social justice advocate and friend to many in the community who felt marginalized, providing essential friendship, support, an attentive ear, links to access to services and advocating for doors to be opened.

This award is in honour of her spirit and her work. Carol was well known as tireless supporter and friend of people living on the margins.

It is important that Carol’s humanitarian work continues. She will be deeply missed.

In recognizing Carol’s work and her influence on our Community, the Peterborough Social Planning Council, in partnership with the Peterborough Police Service seized the opportunity to recognize a Peterborough Police officer who has carried on Carol’s passion in our Community.

I am happy to introduce and recognize Sean Wilson, a Sergeant with our Service.

Sean spent his career in a number of units within the Police Service, including time with our Emergency Response Team and Criminal Investigations Unit (both Active Crime and Major Crime), however many of Sean’s years were spent patrolling the City’s downtown core.
Over the years Sean took the time to really get to know the individuals downtown, and in turn got to know the many obstacles and challenges they often faced.

It is recognized that many of these challenges, such as affordable housing, food security and employment opportunities, are a concern of the community and a community responsibility.

When Sean was promoted to Sergeant it was an obvious fit to have Sean put in charge of coordinating the Team Policing initiative’s in the downtown.

Sean participated with a new developing unit where Community Partners came together to help the marginalized citizens of Peterborough obtain and maintain housing. H – CRT (the Homelessness Coordinated Response Team) is made up of agencies from Police, Canadian Mental Health, Social Services, Fourcast, Cameron House, Brock Mission, Warming Room, YES shelter for youth and families, Crossroads and others.

Every two weeks the group sits at the situation table to ensure individuals have adequate housing. Sean brings his experience to the table and shares information on the daily lives of the marginalized so that the best housing available can be paired with an individual, in an effort to ensure a successful transition in maintaining housing without worry of eviction.
We are all too familiar that some of our citizens struggle with mental illness. Sean has a passion to help these individuals, individuals who often come with no personal or family support.

Sean has been part of a more intense case management team that sits with medical staff to advocate for more regular care to better the individual’s quality of life.

It is with a great deal of pride and gratitude that I present Sergeant Sean Wilson with the inaugural Carol Winter Award.

 

Sergeant Sean Wilson (left) winner of the Inaugural Carol Winter Humanitarian Award with Inspector of Operations Neil Collins.

Sergeant Sean Wilson (left) winner of the Inaugural Carol Winter Humanitarian Award with Inspector of Operations Neil Collins.

Thursday May 17, 2018 – Peterborough man facing charges including impaired driving following Wednesday night motor vehicle collision on Kawartha Heights Boulevard

Calls for Service:
(May 16 at 8 a.m. to May 17 at 8 a.m.) 82

Impaired/Over 80mg Arrest:
A 49-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including impaired driving following a Wednesday night motor vehicle collision on Kawartha Heights Boulevard.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on May 16, 2018 police received a complaint regarding a single motor vehicle collision on Kawartha Heights Boulevard. During the incident the suspect vehicle had left the roadway and struck a street light.

Officers arrived on scene and while speaking with the male driver of the vehicle noted a strong odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the man’s breath. 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 Douglas J. MacCourt, 49, of Woodglade Boulevard, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content. The accused was also served a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day vehicle impoundment.

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

Care or control while impaired Arrest:
A 23-year-old man from Wasaga Beach, Ontario has been charged following an incident in a fast food restaurant parking lot.

On May 13, 2018 at approximately 7 a.m. police received a complaint regarding a vehicle that had been parked in a Lansdowne Street West restaurant parking lot for approximately one hour with a male driver who appeared to be asleep behind the wheel with the keys in the ignition and an occupant in the front passenger seat that was also asleep.

Officers attended and roused the male driver. While speaking with the driver of the vehicle officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the man’s breath. A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system while in care and control of a motor vehicle.

As a result of the investigation Zachary Bradley Peckford, 23, of Timberland Crescent,Wasaga Beach, Ontario, was arrested and charged with care or control while impaired by alcohol. The accused was also served a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day vehicle impoundment.

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

Possession of stolen property Arrest:
A 52-year-old Peterborough man has been charged after a stolen bicycle was located at a Peterborough residence.

On May 6, 2018 police became aware of a stolen bicycle at a King Street residence. Officers attended the residence where the stolen bike was located and recovered through a search warrant.

As a result of the investigation Michael Leigh Noble, 52, of King Street, was arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 31, 2018.

Assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has charged a 31-year-old man with assault following a dispute at a multiunit residence on Bolivar Street.

On May 15, 2018 a dispute between the accused and the victim, a male in his 20’s, took place at the residence. During the dispute it was reported that the accused assaulted the victim, whom he knows. Police were called and officers attended.

As a result of the investigation Christopher Edward Kerr, 31, of Murray Street, Peterborough, 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 7, 2018.

Possession of stolen property Arrest:
A 48-year-old Peterborough man has been charged after stolen property was sold to a local swap shop.

On April 11, 2018 police received a report regarding an unlocked vehicle parked outside a Mark Street residence that had been broken into and had various items stolen including DVD’s and CD’s. It was further reported that a male had sold some of the items to a second hand store in Peterborough. Through the investigation the male was identified.

On May 13, 2018 officers attended a Hunter Street East address where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was located and arrested.

Kevin Francis Dwyer, 48, of Hunter Street East, is charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

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

Wednesday May 16, 2018 – Peterborough man is facing charges including possessing cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking following drug investigation

Calls for Service:
(May 15 at 8 a.m. to May 16 at 8 a.m.) 81

Drug Arrest:
A 26-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including possessing cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking following a drug investigation.

As a result of an ongoing investigation on May 15, 2018 members of the Peterborough Police Service’s ICAD (Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug) Unit located the accused in a Lansdowne Street West parking lot where he was arrested and charged.

During the search incident to arrest officers located cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and an amount of Canadian currency on the accused.

Jordan Samuel Pereira, 26, 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 (Crack cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking (Marijuana under 3kg)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (May 16).

Domestic assault with a weapon Arrest:
A 24-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges including domestic assault and assault with a weapon following an investigation.

The accused, a 24-year-old Peterborough man, and the victim, a woman in her late teens, are currently in a domestic relationship. On May 15, 2018 it was reported to police that during separate incidents in May of 2018 the accused assaulted the victim, threw a glass object at her striking her and brandished a knife and threatened the victim.

On May 15, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Domestic assault X2
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Fail to comply with a probation order X2

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (May 16).

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

Dr. Hugh C. Russell Named First Honorary Police Chief of the Peterborough Police Service

To kick-off Police Week 2018 on Monday May 14, 2018 Dr. Hugh C. Russell was presented as the first Honorary Police Chief of the Peterborough Police Service.

Dr. Russell is a Ph.D. and Social Psychologist with international experience in nation building and social development. He has consulted with provincial governments and major police leaders throughout Canada providing leading edge and best practises related to crime prevention through social development and engagement.

He has contributed significantly to the Strategy for Safer Ontario, elevated Risk Situation Tables and to the Community Engagement Model which will be foundational for the new Police Services Act.

We have chosen Dr. Russell for this honour to recognize him for his significant contributions to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and policing in Ontario as a body of work.

The Honorary Police Chief appointment carries on the tradition derived from the Honorary Colonel role associated to the Canadian Forces. Other Police Services that have named an Honorary Chief include the Toronto Police Service, the OPP, York Regional Police and Peel Police.

NHL Alum John Druce was made our Service’s first Honorary Constable for his contributions to the annual Pedal For Hope Campaign.

 

Peterborough Police Chief Murray Rodd (left) congratulates Dr. Hugh C. Russell, named the first Honorary Police Chief of the Peterborough Police Service.

Peterborough Police Chief Murray Rodd (left) congratulates Dr. Hugh C. Russell, named the first Honorary Police Chief of the Peterborough Police Service.