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.

Friday June 14, 2019 – Peteborough man facing several charges including domestic assault and forcible confinement

Calls for Service:

(June 13 at 8 a.m. to June 14 at 8 a.m.) 79

Forcible confinement/domestic assault arrest:

A 55-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges including domestic assault and forcible confinement following an investigation.

On June 12, 2019 police received information regarding several incidents of domestic assault and uttering threats and an incident of forcible confinement that occurred in 2018 and into early June of 2019 while the accused and female victim were in a domestic relationship.

On June 13, 2019 officers located the accused at a Peterborough address where he was placed under arrest.

The accused is charged with the following:

  • Domestic assault X4
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Forcible confinement

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (June 13).

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

Police warn public of sophisticated scam circulating in the area

The Peterborough Police Service is warning the public about a sophisticated scam that is circulating in our area.

During a recent frauds and scams prevention workshop in Peterborough that was held by the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) program, several residents in the audience reported receiving this scam call in the last couple of weeks.

The way the fraud works is that the scammer contacts the victim about a suspicious charge to their VISA and states that the victim needs to hang up and call 9-1-1 or their financial institution immediately to report the fraud.

The victim believes they have hung up the phone and begin to call 9-1-1 or the phone number on the back of their VISA card. In reality, the scammer is still on the other line and responds to the “call” pretending to be from the police or financial institution. The victim believes they are speaking to police or the bank and provide all of their card and personal information to the fraudsters.

While the length of time can vary between phone providers, there is a gap of time between when a person hangs up the phone and when the call is truly disconnected.

“Scams are evolving and becoming more sophisticated every day. We urge the public to remain extremely vigilant when receiving a phone call, email or text asking for personal or banking information,” says Detective Constable Jennie Fitzsimmons, Elder Abuse Investigator with the Peterborough Police Service.

“If you receive a phone call of this nature asking for personal or banking information make sure you hang up then wait at least one minute before dialing another phone number,” recommends Detective Constable Fitzsimmons.

Warning signs – How to protect yourself

  • Don’t trust your call display. It may say “Police” or “ABC”, but in reality, it is actually a scammer. It does not matter what the caller ID says, you cannot trust it.
  • If you get a call from someone who says they represent a company or a government agency seeking personal information, hang up and call the phone number on your account statement, in the phone book or on the company or government agency’s website to verify the authenticity of the request.
  • Never give out personal information such as account numbers, social insurance number (SIN), mother’s maiden name, passwords or other identifying information in response to unexpected calls.

To report a scam where you have handed over money or personal information please call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or report it online

To report a scam phone call where you have not lost money or handed over personal information please call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501  or via their online fraud reporting system

Thursday June 13, 2019 – Cavan, Ontario woman facing charges including impaired driver following single vehicle collision

Calls for Service:

(June 12 at 8 a.m. to June 13 at 8 a.m.) 86

Impaired/Over 80mg Arrest:

A 21-year-old Cavan, Ontario woman is facing charges including impaired driver following a single vehicle collision.

Shortly after 4 a.m. on June 8, 2019 police received a call regarding a vehicle that had left the roadway and was partially in a ditch on Morton Line in the Township of Cavan Monaghan.

Officers were dispatched to the scene and located the female driver. While speaking with the driver officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the female’s breath.

A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had approximately twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system while operating a motor vehicle.

As a result of the investigation Sally Margaret Lee, 21, of Morton Line, Cavan, Ontario, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol
  • Operating 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 3, 2019.

Break and Enter: Baker Street

The Peterborough Police Service is asking anyone with information to come forward following a break-in to a vehicle and garage at a Baker Street home.

On June 12, 2019 at approximately 3:50 a.m. an unknown person entered a vehicle parked at a Baker Street residence. Once inside the vehicle the unknown person used the garage door opener and accessed the garage of the residence stealing a Mastercraft tool bag with a drill, battery and drill bits.

A neighbour then observed the unknown person attempting to open other vehicles parked in the neighbourhood. Police were later contacted and officers attended.

The suspected is described as:

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • 5’8” 0 5’9”
  • Wearing a dark hoody and blue jeans

The Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to double-triple check to ensure vehicle doors are locked and secured and garage door openers kept in vehicles are hidden and out of plain sight.

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

Wednesday June 12, 2019 – Peterborough man charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation following investigation

Sexual Assault/Sexual Exploitation Arrest:

A 39-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation following an investigation.

In March of 2019 the Peterborough Police Service received information and began an investigation regarding a historical sexual assault. It was reported that in 2015 and while in a position of trust and authority the accused was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a teenage female victim, who was 16-17 years of age at the time of the reported offence.

On June 11, 2019 police attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged.

Michael Francis McCormick, 39, of Rogers Street, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Sexual exploitation
  • Sexual assault

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to attend court later today (June 12).

The Peterborough Police Service understands there are potentially more victims. Anyone with further information is asked to call police at 705-876-1122.  

Wednesday June 12, 2019 – Four Peterborough teens arrested and charged with break and enter following Tuesday night incident at City residence

Calls for Service:

(June 11 at 8 a.m. to June 12 at 8 a.m.) 75

Break and Enter Arrests:

Four Peterborough teens have been arrested and charged with break and enter following a Tuesday night incident at a City residence.

On Tuesday June 11, 2019 at approximately 8:15 p.m. police were dispatched to a Park Street South residence for a large disturbance. It was reported that four female teens broke into the residence of a person whom they know and a disturbance took place. During the incident damaged was caused to the residence.

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

Victoria Leeanne Larabie, 19, of Townsend Street, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Break and enter
  • Mischief under $5,000

Further, two Peterborough females, both 16-years-old, were charged with break and enter and another 16-year-old female was charged with break and enter and fail to comply with a recognize. Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act the name of a young person cannot be released.

All four accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today (June 12).

Impaired Arrest:

A 20-year-old Norwood, Ontario man is facing charges including impaired driving following a single vehicle collision in late May.

On May 26, 2019 at approximately 3:45 p.m. police received a 9-1-1 call regarding a vehicle that had swerved off the roadway on Ashburnham Drive and landed in a ditch.

When officers arrived at the scene they located the male driver. While speaking with the driver the officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage on 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 Karl Bordie Ferguson, 20, of Alma Street, Norwood, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired by alcohol
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus

The accused was served an automatic 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and seven day vehicle impoundment.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 18, 2019.

Police remind residents to lock-it-or-lose it as thefts from vehicles in the City continue

The Peterborough Police Service reminds residents to lock-it-or-lose-it after thefts from vehicles continue to occur in the City.

Between June 2, 2019 to today’s date (June 11) thefts from vehicles have taken place in areas including Clonsilla Avenue, Charlotte Street, London Street, Rink Street and Adeline Street. Items stolen include loose change, sunglasses and cigarettes.

We remind residents to double-triple check to ensure all vehicle doors are properly locked and secured and any contents of value are hidden and out of plain sight.

Crime Prevention Tips:

  • Always double-triple check to ensure your vehicle is properly locked and secure
  • Remove keys and roll-up the windows when you park.
  • Keep valuables hidden and out of plain sight or locked in your trunk. Never leave valuables out on your seats, dashboard or floor. This even includes smaller items like loose change.
  • Don’t leave personal identification, credit cards, vehicle registration or insurance slips in your vehicle.
  • Park in well lit areas – if you park in your driveway or carport, try to leave the outside lights on home throughout the night, or install a motion light.
  • Do not leave a garage door opener in your vehicle – this may provide the suspect access into your home.
  • Consider installing an alarm/anti-theft device on your vehicle.
  • Report any suspicious activity to police by calling the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.