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.

May 12 – 14, 2018 – Marlbank, Ontario man charged with dangerous driving following Friday night incident in Peterborough

Calls for Service:
(May 11 at 8 a.m. to May 12 at 8 a.m.) 88
(May 12 at 8 a.m. to May 13 at 8 a.m.) 62
(May 13 at 8 a.m. to May 14 at 8 a.m.) 52

Dangerous operation of motor vehicle Arrest:
A 40-year-old Marlbank, Ontario man has been charged with dangerous driving following a Friday night incident in Peterborough.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. on May 11, 2018 police received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a male driving erratically in the area of Water and Charlotte Streets. Information received included a report that the driver had failed to stop for three red lights. Officers located the suspect vehicle and driver in an East City parking lot.

As a result of the investigation Ryan David Black, 40, of Colonization Road, Marlbank, Ontario, was arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The accused appeared in court on May 12, 2018.

Domestic assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a Peterborough couple with domestic assault following an investigation.

On May 11, 2018 the co-accused, a 27-year-old woman and a 23-year-old woman, were at a Peterborough residence where they became involved in a verbal dispute which turned into a physical altercation. The incident was reported to police and officers investigated.

As a result of the investigation both parties were arrested and charged with domestic assault.

The 27-year-old accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 7, 2018.

The 23-year-old accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 14, 2018.

The names of the accused will not be released as they are also both victims in this domestic incident.

Sexual assault/domestic assault Arrest:
A 19-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with sexual assault and assault following an investigation.

The accused and the victim, a woman in her late teens, are currently involved in a domestic relationship.

In May 2018 it was reported to police that during the course of their relationship the accused had sexually assaulted and assaulted the victim.

As a result of the investigation on May 11, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough residence where the accused was arrested and charged with sexual assault and assault.

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

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

Friday May 11, 2018 – Three people charged, large quantity of cocaine and cash seized during drug investigation

A North York teen, a Scarborough man and a Peterborough woman are facing drug charges after a large quantity of cocaine and cash were seized by police following a vehicle stop and drug search warrant.

As a result of an ongoing investigation, on May 10, 2018 members of the Peterborough Police Service’s ICAD (Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug) Unit conducted a vehicle stop in a Lansdowne Street West parking lot and then executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a Stewart Street residence.

As a result of the vehicle stop and search warrant four persons were arrested and the following was seized:

  • Approximately 62.4grams of suspected cocaine
  • Approximately $6,691 in Canadian currency

As a result of the investigation the following persons were charged. The fourth person was released unconditionally.

Shakeem Anderson-Henry, 25, of Coronation Drive, Scarborough, Ontario is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (May 11).

17-year-old female, North York, Ontario is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

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

Shelley Evelyn Deschamps, 45, of Chemong Road, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Cocaine)

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

Friday May 11, 2018 – Brighton, Ontario man charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving and fail to stop at scene of accident

Calls for Service:
(May 10 at 8 a.m. to May 11 at 8 a.m.) 61

Impaired by Drug/Dangerous Driving Arrest:
A 30-year-old Brighton, Ontario man is facing charges including impaired driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident following a Wednesday afternoon incident.

A 30-year-old Brighton, Ontario man is facing charges including impaired driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident following a Wednesday afternoon incident.

On May 9, 2018 at approximately 12:50 p.m. a vehicle heading south on Stewart Street rear- ended a parked vehicle on Stewart Street. The suspect vehicle then fled the area and was seen driving erratically heading north on Rubidge Street and hitting a parked vehicle on Rubidge Street. A witness observed the vehicle stopped at a light at Rubidge and Charlotte Streets with the male driver who appeared to be unconscious. Total damage to the two vehicles struck during the incident is estimated at $15,000.

Police were called and located the suspect vehicle at Rubidge and Charlotte Streets.

Through the subsequent investigation it was determined the accused was impaired by a drug.

As a result of the investigation James Roy Thomson, 30, of Crispin Street, Brighton, Ontario, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Impaired driving (Drug – suspected Opiod)
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30grams)
  • Fail to stop at scene of accident

The accused was further 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 14, 2018.

Assault Arrest:
A 16-year-old Peterborough teen has been charged with two counts of assault following an incident at a Peterborough-based group home.

On May 9, 2018 police were contacted to attend a local youth group home for an assault. It was reported that the accused, a 16-year-old female, had assaulted two staff members.

As a result of the investigation the youth was arrested and charged with assault X2.

The youth was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 28, 2018.

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

29 firearms surrendered to Peterborough Police During Gun Amnesty Month

In April 2018 the Peterborough Police Service partnered with the OPP in a month-long Gun Amnesty program aimed at enhancing community safety.

All Ontario police services collaborated in this initiative that provided residents with a proactive and safe way to surrender firearms, imitation weapons and related equipment and ammunition.

Peterborough Police Service Statistics:

  • The Peterborough Police Service responded to 20 calls for service related to the amnesty
  • In total 29 firearms were turned in for destruction
  • Of the 29 firearms 16 were rifles, 6 were shotguns and 7 were handguns
  • 9 calls for service where a total of 13 pellet/bb guns were turned in for destruction
  • 5 calls for service where ammunition was turned in for disposal

Between the OPP and its municipal partners, including the Peterborough Police Service, a total of 2,192 guns were voluntarily surrendered during the amnesty period. According to the OPP the majority of firearms surrendered to police will be destroyed but a number of guns will be retained for historical, educational or training purposes. In Peterborough one firearm, a 1922 FN Browning pistol used in WWII, was surrendered to police and sent to The Hastings and Prince Edward Regimental Museum as it has historical value.

Although the gun amnesty has officially ended we continue to accept submissions from the public throughout the year and encourage community members to turn in any unwanted weapons, firearms and ammunition by calling our Alternative Response Unit at 705-876-1122 ext. 274. We remind residents that the Peterborough Police Service retains the ability to exercise discretion (amnesty) regarding weapons related charges at all times, not just during the month-long program.

We thank the public for their participation in this program.

Thursday May 10, 2018 – Peterborough man charged with sexual assault following investigation

Calls for Service:
(May 9 at 8 a.m. to May 10 at 8 a.m.) 78

Sexual assault Arrest:
A 76-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with sexual assault following an investigation.

On May 9, 2018 at approximately 12:30 p.m. the victim, a teenage female, and her friend were in the area of Bethune and Brock Streets when they were approached by an unknown male. The male attempted to engage the victim in conversation. During the interaction the victim was sexually assaulted.

The incident was reported to police and officers attended the area. The accused was located a short time later still in the area of Bethune and Charlotte Streets.

As a result of the investigation Gordon Arthur Munro, 76, of Hedonics Road, was arrested and charged with sexual assault.

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

Impaired/Dangerous operation of motor vehicle Arrest:
A 28-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including impaired driving and dangerous operating of a motor vehicle following an early morning incident.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on May 10, 2018 an officer on patrol in the area of Braidwood Avenue and Park Street South saw a vehicle heading south through the intersection travelling in excess of 100km/h. The officer attempted to follow the vehicle as it was seen travelling through a red light at Monaghan Road without stopping. The officer was able to conduct a traffic stop in a Crawford Drive parking lot.

While speaking with the male driver of the vehicle the officer noted a strong 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.

As a result of the investigation Tyler Edward Proutt, 28, of Crawford Drive, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Impaired driving
  • Operating a motor vehicle with more than 80 blood alcohol content
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

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.

Traffic Safety Message: Obey Road Closure and Detour Signs During Construction Months

The Peterborough Police Service Traffic Services Unit is reminding motorists to obey all road closure and detour signs that are posted for everyone’s safety.

Spring road construction has started in a variety of locations throughout the City of Peterborough including Hilliard Street from Oriole Drive through to St. Paul’s Street and McDonnel Street from Reid Street to Park Street.

Many of these streets have been closed. No through traffic is allowed, meaning motorists are not allowed to drive on these highways unless it is the only way to arrive at your residence or business (local traffic). It should be noted that detour signs have been posted to help motorists navigate through these closures.

Disregarding the large construction signs that have been posted stating the above information at these locations could result in the following Provincial Offence Act charges under the Highway Traffic Act.

  • Disobey Sign 182(2) HTA – $110 and 2 demerit points
  • Drive on closed highway 134(3) HTA -$110 and 3 demerit points

These road closures are necessary to complete construction and also keep members of the construction companies, motorists and members of the public safe. It is imperative that motorists and members of the public pay attention to all signage and remain off closed roads.

Members of the Traffic Services Unit will be conducting enforcement in these areas to persons who show disregard to posted road closures.

Any questions in regard to enforcement can be directed to the Traffic Management Unit at 705-876-1122 ext. 289.

Wednesday May 9, 2018 – Peterborough man charged after banking cards stolen from vehicles used at local stores

Calls for Service:
(May 8 at 8 a.m. to May 9 at 8 a.m.) 71

Fraud/Drug Arrest:
A 28-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged after banking cards were stolen from vehicles and fraudulently used at local stores.

On May 8, 2018 at approximately 11:45 a.m. police received information that a male suspect was going through vehicles in the south end of the City. It was reported that the male suspect had stolen a wallet containing banking cards from a vehicle parked in a lot in the area of Lansdowne and Lock Streets. The stolen credit card was then used at various locations across the City totaling approximately $1,400 in fraudulent transactions.

A short time later officers located the male suspect walking in the area of Sherburne and Lansdowne Streets where he was placed under arrest. During the investigation officers located stolen property on the accused and he was also found to be in possession of an amount of hydro morphine.

As a result of the investigation Donald Richard Thibault, 28, of Morrow Street, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Fraud under $5,000
  • Possession of a schedule I substance
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Further, on May 8, 2018 a second complainant reported that her vehicle had been entered and items including banking cards were stolen. The complainant’s debit card was then fraudulently used at a local convenience store.

As a result of further investigation Thibault is charged with an additional count of fraud under $5,000.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later this morning (May 9).

Impaired/Fail to stop at scene Arrest:
A 40-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including impaired driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident following an investigation.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on May 6, 2018 police received information that the suspect vehicle had struck another vehicle parked in a George Street parking lot then following the collision left the area.

A short time later officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at Charlotte and Simcoe Streets. While speaking with the driver of the suspect vehicle officers noted a strong odour of alcohol coming from the vehicle.

A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

As a result of the investigation Michael Donald Lain, 40, of Mountland Drive, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Impaired driving
  • Operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content
  • Fail to stop at scene of accident

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 May 24, 2018.

Domestic assault Arrest:
An 18-year-old Peterborough woman has been charged with domestic assault following a Tuesday afternoon incident.

On May 8, 2018 a citizen observed a domestic dispute taking place in a local park. During the dispute it was reported that the accused stuck the male victim several times. Police were called and officers were dispatched to the scene.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on May 8, 2018.

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

Tuesday May 8, 2018 – Selwyn Township man charged with criminal harassment and break and enter following investigation

Calls for Service:
(May 7 at 8 a.m. to May 8 at 8 a.m.) 93

Break and Enter/Criminal Harassment Arrest:
A 58-year-old Selwyn Township man is facing charges including criminal harassment and break and enter following an investigation.

Since March 2018 it was reported that the accused continuously attended the victim’s Peterborough residence where he rang the buzzer and knocked at the door repeatedly for more than 20 minutes at a time. The accused and the victim know of each other.

The accused was also reported to have parked his vehicle outside the victim’s residence to observe the victim and the victim’s child. In April 2018 it was reported that the accused had entered the victim’s residence while the victim was not home and left unwanted items for the victim’s child.

As a result of the investigation on May 2, 2018 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused, Wayne Patrick Nice, 58, of Floods Drive, Selwyn Township, for the charges of criminal harassment (threatening conduct) break and enter and fail to comply with a probation order.

On May 3, 2018 the accused attended the police station where he was arrested on the warrant.

The accused appeared in court on May 3, 2018 was remanded in custody and appeared again in court on May 4, 2018.

Break and Enter Arrest:
A 17-year-old Peterborough teen has been arrested and charged following a break-in at a downtown bike shop.

Sometime between April 21, 2018 and April 22, 2018 an unknown suspect broke into a George Street North bike shop through a secure door. Once inside the suspect used spray paint to damage the walls, ceilings, floors, bikes and merchandise causing approximately $10,000 in damage. Also during the incident one bike was stolen.

Through the investigation the male suspect was identified.

On May 7, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the 17-year-old Peterborough male was arrested and charged with break and enter, mischief over $5,000 and fail to comply with a sentence.

The youth was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 28, 2018.

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

Over 80mg Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 23-year-old Cargill, Ontario man following a traffic stop.

Shortly after 3 a.m. on May 5, 2018 police received a 9-1-1 call about a possible impaired driver heading west at Aylmer and Charlotte Streets. Officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Charlotte Street west of Reid Street.

While speaking with the male driver of the vehicle officers noted a strong 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.

As a result of the investigation Brendan Douglas Alexander, 23, of Bruce County, Road 20, Cargill, Ontario, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with more than 80 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 May 24, 2018.

Break and Enter: Parkwood Circle
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a Parkwood Circle home.

The break-in took place sometime between 9:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on May 7, 2018 while the homeowners were away. The home was reported as locked and secured at the time of the incident. Once inside the suspect(s) stole a number of watches.

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