Calls for Service:
(June 19 at 8 a.m. to June 20 at 8 a.m.) 93
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.