School officers re-assigned to downtown area for summer months

The Peterborough Police Service is pleased to announce that it will once again be re-assigning its four Community Services Officers to the downtown area for the summer months.

The four officers, assigned to local elementary and high schools during the school year, will be deployed to the downtown core for the months of July and August. These four officers are in addition to the regular complement of officers that already serve the downtown area 24/7/365.

The goals of the two-month project remain the same as the previous summer:

  • Increased presence
  • Increase in beat patrol and bicycle patrol
  • Dedicated presence (officers will not be pulled from the downtown to respond to call for service elsewhere)
  • Complaint driven projects on a variety of challenges
  • Referrals to community members and visitors
  • Discussions with business owners and staff on what they want our officers to assist them with (meaningful collaborations with outcomes)

The officers will be working in collaboration with two outreach workers from One City Peterborough that will also be in the downtown area this summer providing proactive support to individuals and businesses.

 

Wednesday June 26, 2019 – Peterborough man arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon following family dispute

Calls for Service:

(June 25 at 8 a.m. to June 26 at 8 a.m.) 75

Assault causing bodily harm arrest:

A 19-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon following a family dispute.

On June 26, 2019 at approximately 12:15 a.m. police were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for a family dispute. It was reported that the accused, a 19-year-old man, became involved in a verbal and physical dispute with the male adult victim. During the incident the victim was assaulted and struck with a glass bong. The injuries required medical attention and the victim was transported via ambulance to a local hospital.

The accused was arrested and the scene and charged with the following:

  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Fail to comply with a probation order
  • 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 26).

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

Break and enter Arrest:

A 38-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following several daytime break-ins to City residences.

Between June 5, 2019 and June 24, 2019 five Peterborough residences were broken into during the daytime hours and a bicycle stolen from one of the properties.

Through the investigation the accused was identified. On June 25, 2019 officers located the accused in the area of George Street North where he was placed under arrest.

Shane Alexander MacLean, 38, of Sydenham Road, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Break and enter X5
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order X5

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (June 26).

In connection with this investigation, on June 25, 2019 police executed a search warrant at a Peterborough residence where a quantity of stolen property was located and seized.

The investigation continues.

Assault Arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 19-year-old Peterborough woman with assault and resist peace officer following a Tuesday afternoon incident.

On June 25, 2019 at approximately 2:20 p.m. the accused was walking in the area of Aylmer Street and Hunter Street West when she became involved in a verbal dispute with another pedestrian. It was reported that during the dispute the accused assaulted the female victim then the accused walked away. The incident was reported to police and officers investigated.

The accused was located at a Peterborough residence and when officers attempted to place the accused under arrest the accused resisted.

Alexis Adams, 19, of Rose Avenue, Peterborough, is charged with assault and resist peace officer. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 23, 2019.

Cause disturbance Arrest:

A 27-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a disturbance at a local festival.

On June 15, 2019 at approximately 10 p.m. officers were in the area of Del Crary Park where a public event was taking place when an intoxicated male approached officers and began to cause a disturbance. The man was cautioned and asked to leave the area to prevent further disturbance as there were many patrons in the area. The male refused and continued his actions.

As a result of the investigation Willan Roy Dunbar, 27, of Stewart Street, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with causing a disturbance.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 2, 2019.

Tuesday June 25, 2019 – Peterborough man charged with assault causing bodily harm and forcible confinement

 

Assault causing bodily harm Arrest:

A 30-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm and forcible confinement following an investigation.

On the evening of June 21, 2019 the accused and female victim became involved in an argument while at a Peterborough residence. It was reported to police that during the incident the accused assaulted the victim and prevented her from leaving the home. The victim was able to leave the residence and the incident was reported to police by a third party. Officers attended the victim’s location and investigated.

The victim was transported via ambulance to a local hospital for treatment to her injuries.

On June 22, 2019 the accused was located at a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm and forcible confinement.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on June 22, 2019.

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

Ongoing Investigation:

At approximately 4 a.m. on June 23, 2019 police attended a multi-unit residence on Stewart Street for a disturbance. At this time the investigation is still ongoing. Further details will be released when available.

Impaired/Over 80mg Arrest:

A 31-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges including impaired driving following an incident earlier in June.

On June 8, 2019 at approximately 5 a.m. police were dispatched to a report of a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Cameron Street and Monaghan Road with the driver reportedly asleep at the wheel.

Officers arrived on scene and located the vehicle still running during which time they were able to rouse the male driver. During the investigation officers detected an odour of alcohol. A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had more than the legal limit of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle.

As a result of the investigation Jordan Chisholm, 31, of Murray Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus
  • Class G1 licence holder unaccompanied by qualified driver (Highway Traffic Act)
  • Class G1 licence holder drive at unlawful hour (Highway Traffic Act)
  • Novice driver – blood alcohol concentration above zero (Highway Traffic Act)
  • Fail to have insurance card (Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act

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 2, 2019.

Break and enter Arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 26-year-old Peterborough man following three break-ins at City residences.

Between midnight and 6:30 a.m. on June 23, 2019 an unknown male broke into three separate Peterborough homes and stole a number of items. Through the investigation the suspect was identified.

At approximately 6:35 p.m. on June 23, 2019 officers located the suspect in the area of Hunter Street West where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Ryan Joseph Comeau, 26, of Murray Street, is charged with the following:

  • Break and enter X3
  • Fail to comply with a probation order X3

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on June 24, 2019.

Break and enter Arrest:

A 27-year-old Douro-Dummer, Ontario woman has been charged following a break-in at a Peterborough residence.

Shortly after 5 a.m. on June 23, 2019 a concerned citizen called police to report a break-in to a St. Catherine Street residence. Officers were dispatched to the area and a description of the suspect was provided to police. A short time later officers located the suspect in the area of Orpington Road.

As a result of the investigation Lesly-Ann Crowe, 27, of Gilchrist Bay Road, Douro-Dummer, Ontario, was arrested and charged with break and enter.

While in police custody damaged was caused to a cell at the station. The accused was further charged with mischief under $5,000.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on June 23, 2019.

Domestic assault Arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 32-year-old Peterborough man with assault and mischief following a domestic incident.

At approximately 9 p.m. on June 22, 2019 police were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for a domestic assault. It was reported that during an argument between the accused and female victim the accused assaulted the victim and broke her phone. Following the incident the victim left the residence.

The accused was located by police later that same night and, as a result of the investigation, arrested and charged with assault and mischief under $5,000.

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

A 37-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with domestic assault following a weekend incident.

On the morning of June 23, 2019 police received information that the accused was involved in a domestic altercation and had assaulted the female victim. The victim then left the residence.

Later that same day officers located the accused at a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged with domestic assault and fail to comply with the conditions of an undertaking.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on June 24, 2019.

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

Tuesday June 25, 2019 – Police investigating gas station robbery

Calls for Service:

(June 24 at 8 a.m. to June 25 at 8 a.m.) 82

Robbery:

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating a Monday night robbery at a Clonsilla Avenue gas station.

On June 24, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m. 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.

The suspect is described as follows:

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Short dark hair
  • Stubble facial hair
  • Wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and grey track pants

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

 

 

 

Monday June 24, 2019 – Drug and weapons charges laid following ongoing investigation

Calls for Service:

(June 21 at 8 a.m. to June 22 at 8 a.m.) 90

(June 22 at 8 a.m. to June 23 at 8 a.m.) 76

(June 23 at 8 a.m. to June 24 at 8 a.m.) 54

Weapons/Drug Arrests:

A 44-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with trafficking firearms and two GTA residents have been charged with drug and weapons offences following an ongoing investigation.

As part of the ongoing investigation involving firearms and drug offences, at approximately 3:20 p.m. on Friday June 21, 2019 members of the Peterborough Police Service’s Investigative Services Unit and the Emergency Response Team affected the arrest of two individuals in a Lansdowne Street parking lot at High Street.

At that time the vehicle occupied by the two individuals made contact with a vehicle being operated by an on duty police officer. The officer and one of the involved persons each sustained minor injuries and were treated for those injuries.

A short time after these arrests a third person was arrested in relation to this same investigation, but at a separate location.

During the incident police located and seized from a vehicle a handgun, magazines, a quantity of cocaine and drug packaging and drug paraphernalia and Canadian currency.

As part of this investigation the Peterborough OPP executed a search warrant at Douro-Dummer address on behalf of the Peterborough Police Service.

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

Kenneth Leonard Howse, 44, of 47-152 Lansdowne Street East, is charged with the following:

  • Trafficking in firearms X2
  • Possession for the purpose of weapons trafficking
  • Careless use of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Transfer firearm, prohibited or restricted without authority

Jaidan Khail Jeffrey, 22, of Peacock Crescent, Ajax, Ontario, is charged with the following:

  • Dangerous operation
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Joshua Raheem DaCosta, 23, of Lee Centre Drive, Scarborough, Ontario, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

All accused were held in custody, appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on June 22, 2019.

Howse and DaCosta were remanded in custody and are scheduled to appear again in court later today (June 24). Jeffrey was released from custody and is scheduled to appear again in court on July 17, 2019.

The investigation is ongoing.

Special Media Release for Friday June 21st, 2019

Special Media Release for Friday June 21st, 2019

As part of an ongoing investigation involving firearms and drug offences, members of the Peterborough Police Service’s Investigative Services Unit and the Emergency Response Team affected the arrest of two individuals in the Lansdowne Place Mall lot (at High Street) at approximately 3:20 this afternoon.

At that time the vehicle occupied by the two individuals made contact with a vehicle being operated by an on duty police officer. The officer and one of the involved persons each sustained minor injuries, which they have received treatment for.

A short time after these arrests a third individual was arrested in relation to this same investigation, but at a separate location.

Further investigation is being conducted, including efforts to confirm the identity of the arrested individuals.

Peterborough Police can confirm there is no threat to public safety.

Once more information is available, including identities and applicable charges, a future media release will be provided.

 

Vulnerable Person Registry

Did you know the Peterborough Police Service offer a vulnerable person registry for families and caregivers of vulnerable persons?

In the event of an emergency, responding officers will have immediate access to this secure data base of information, improving police understanding and response.

A Vulnerable Person is defined as a person who due to a medical, mental health, or physical condition may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to themself. This may include:

* A tendency to wander
* The inability to communicate
* Fascinations or attractions (water, construction sites etc.)
* Social responses (fear of strangers, aggression)

Examples include (but are not limited to) individuals with Alzheimer’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder or an acquired brain injury.

The following conditions must be met in order to add someone to the database.

* The Vulnerable Person must reside within the jurisdiction of the Peterborough Police. (The family or caregiver who registers the person need not reside within the jurisdiction).

* Confirmation of identity and authenticity of the person submitting the information

For more information or to register please visit our Vulnerable Person Registry. 

Thursday June 20, 2019 – Peterborough man charged following ongoing investigation into drug trafficking at area high schools

Calls for Service:

(June 19 at 8 a.m. to June 20 at 8 a.m.) 93

Drug Arrest:

An ongoing investigation into drug trafficking at local high schools has led to the arrest of a 22-year-old Peterborough man for several charges including trafficking ecstasy and possession of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

As a result of the ongoing investigation by the Peterborough Police Service, at approximately 11:55 a.m. on June 19, 2019 officers located the accused inside a vehicle along with a quantity of methylenedioxyamphetamine (ecstasy), psilocybin (magic mushrooms), cannabis, digital scales and a large quantity of Canadian currency.

As a result of the investigation Phillip Ronald Richardson, 22, of Reid Street, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

·         Trafficking in schedule I substance (Ecstasy)

·         Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Ecstasy)

·         Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (psilocybin – magic mushrooms)

·         Possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000

·         Possession of 30g dried cannabis in a public place

·         Possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling

·         Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available (Canadian Cannabis Act)

·         Operate unsafe vehicle (Highway Traffic Act)

·         Drive motor vehicle with no validation on plate (Highway Traffic Act) X2

·         Use plate not authorized for vehicle (Highway Traffic Act) 2

·         Fail to notify change of address – licence (Highway Traffic Act)

·         Operate a motor vehicle without insurance (Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act) X2

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

A 16-year-old female from Curve Lake, Ontario was also arrested and charged with possession of a schedule I substance (ecstasy).

The accused was released from custody and will appear in court at a later date. Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act the name of a young person cannot be released

Over 80 mg Arrest:

A 33-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with operating a motor vehicle with more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system following an investigation.

At approximately 6:20 p.m. on June 19, 2019 police attended a Lansdowne Street West parking lot after receiving a report of a possible intoxicated driver.

Police arrived on scene and while speaking with the male driver officers detected an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’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.

James Anthony Mackenzie, 33, of Westcott Street, Peterborough, 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 seven day vehicle impoundment.

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

Break and Enters:

The Peterborough Police Service is asking anyone with information to come forward after the following break and enters occurred in the City.

Sometime between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 19, 2019 unknown person(s) broke into a Crystal Drive apartment and stole a television while the homeowner was away.

Between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on June 19, 2019 thieves broke into a Benson Street home while the homeowners were away stealing items including a laptop and sunglasses.

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

Tuesday June 18, 2019 – Peterborough man arrested and charged following break-in at Park Street North residence

Calls for Service:

(June 17 at 8 a.m. to June 18 at 8 a.m.) 86

Break and enter Arrest:

A 19-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a break-in at a Park Street North residence.

On June 17, 2019 at approximately 3 p.m. an unknown male broke into a Park Street North residence and threatened the adult male victim. Police were called and officers were dispatched to the residence. Through the investigation the male was identified and shortly after the incident was located by police at a London Street residence.

As a result of the investigation Jonathan Gordon Saunders, 19, of London Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Break and enter
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm

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

Domestic assault Arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 38-year-old Peterborough woman with domestic assault following an investigation.

On the morning of June 17, 2019 officers were dispatched to a Peterborough residence for a domestic assault. It was reported that while at the residence the accused assaulted the male victim, her ex-partner. Officers located the accused still at the residence where, as a result of the investigation, she was placed under arrest and charged with domestic assault.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on June 17, 2019.

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

Break-in: Rogers Street

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a Rogers Street home.

Sometime between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on June 17, 2019 unknown person(s) entered a Rogers Street home through an unlocked front door. Once inside the person(s) stole items including a gaming system, a debit card, a duffel bag and wrist watches.

The Peterborough Police Service reminds all residents to double-triple check to ensure doors and windows are properly locked and secured before leaving a residence.

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

June 15 – 17, 2019 – Peterborough man arrested and charged following weekend break-in at a Chemong Road convenience store where hundreds of dollars in cigarettes were stolen.

Calls for Service:

(June 14 at 8 a.m. to June 15 at 8 a.m.) 112

(June 15 at 8 a.m. to June 16 at 8 a.m.) 77

(June 16 at 8 a.m. to June 17 at 8 a.m.) 65

Break and enter Arrest:

A 34-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a weekend break-in at a Chemong Road convenience store where hundreds of dollars in cigarettes were stolen.

On June 16, 2019 at approximately 3:10 a.m. an unknown person broke into a Chemong Road convenience store stealing approximately $800 in cigarettes and also other merchandise. The incident was reported to police and officers were dispatched to the scene.
Through the investigation the suspect was identified. On June 16, 2019 at approximately 6:15 a.m. officers located the suspect in the area of Aylmer and McDonnel Streets where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Dustin Bradley Barnett, 34, of no fixed address, Peterborough, is charged with break and enter.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on June 16, 2019, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (June 17).

Theft Arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 33-year-old Peterborough woman following three incidents of theft from a local grocery store.

On May 28, 2019, June 12, 2019 and June 15, 2019 an unknown person attended a Brock Street grocery store, selected items off the shelves, concealed the items within a backpack then exited the store without making an attempt to pay for the merchandise. The incidents were reported to police and officers investigated.

On June 16, 2019 the suspect attended the police station where, as a result of the investigation, she was placed under arrest.

Jazmin Claudette Fisher, 33, of Normandy Street, Peterborough, is charged with theft under $5,000 X3.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 16, 2019.

Domestic assault Arrest:

A 33-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with domestic assault following a weekend incident.

On June 15, 2019 the accused and female victim became involved in a verbal dispute inside their Peterborough residence during which time the accused assaulted the victim. The incident was reported to police by a third party. Officers attended the residence where the accused was located. As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on June 16, 2019, was released from custody and is scheduled to appear again in court again on July 4, 2019.

Theft Arrest:

A 36-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged following a theft at a local liquor store.

On May 14, 2019 at approximately 5:20 p.m. an unknown person attended a Lansdowne Street West liquor store, selected items off the shelves, concealed the items on his person then left the store without making an attempt to pay for the merchandise.

Through the investigation the suspect was identified. On June 16, 2019 officers located the suspect in the area of George and Brock Streets where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Robert Joseph Feeley, 36, of Murray Street, is charged with theft under $5,000 and fail to comply with a probation order. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 2, 2019.