Tuesday March 19, 2019 –

Calls for Service:

(March 18 at 8 a.m. to March 19 at 8 a.m.) 74

Use, deals, acts on forged document:

A 33-year-old Peterborough woman is facing charges including theft and possession of stolen property following an investigation.

In late February 2019 the victim had a cheque stolen by unknown person(s). The cheque was then signed by the unknown person(s) and cashed at a local money mart.

Through the investigation a suspect was identified. On March 18, 2019 officers located the suspect going through a vehicle on Bethune Street that does not belong to her.

As a result of the investigation the accused, Amanda Lynn Gibson, 33, of Hunter Street East, was arrested and charged with use, deals, acts on forged document and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Through further investigation the accused was found to be in possession of further property not belonging to her including an ID card and a bank card. The accused was further charged with theft under $5,000.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on March 18, 2019.

March 16 – 18, 2019 – Police continue to investigate fatal motor vehicle collision

Calls for Service:

(March 15 at 8 a.m. to March 16 at 8 a.m.) 84

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

(March 17 at 8 a.m. to March 18 at 8 a.m.) 49

Ongoing Traffic Investigation:

The Peterborough Police Service continues to investigate a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred  Friday evening.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday March 15, 2019 a two vehicle collision took place at the intersection of Lansdowne Street and Roger Neilson in Peterborough. Way. A-55-year old Peterborough woman succumbed to her injuries and died as a result of the collision.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Traffic Sergeant Ryan Wilson at 705-876-1122 ext. 254.


RIDE Stats:

During the St. Patrick’s Day weekend the Peterborough Police Service conducted several RIDE checks throughout the City of Peterborough, Village of Lakefield and Township of Cavan Monaghan. In total officers checked 1,779 vehicles. Of the total vehicles checked, three Highway Traffic Act charges were laid and one 3 day warning was issued.

“We wish to thank all those citizens that made the right choice and enjoyed the weekend festivities responsibly,” says Traffic Sergeant Ryan Wilson.

Dangerous operation/flight from police arrest:

A 35-year-old Peterborough, area man has been arrested and charged with dangerous operation and flight from police following a Friday afternoon incident in the area of Haggart Street.

At approximately noon hour on March 15, 2019 an officer on patrol observed the accused driving in the area of Stewart and Dalhousie Streets. The accused is currently wanted on warrants for failing to attend court.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of George and Rink Streets during which time the accused failed to stop for police, fleeing the area at a high rate of speed.

The accused proceeded through the intersection of Romaine Street at Lock Street making no attempt to stop at the stop sign. During the incident the accused attempted to turn at Haggart Street at which point another motor vehicle was struck.

The accused then exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot at which point he was apprehended by officers.

As a result of the investigation Cory John James, 35, of River Avenue, Youngs Point, Ontario, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Dangerous operation
  • Flight from police

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

Domestic assault arrest:

The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 21-year-old woman with domestic assault and mischief following an investigation.

On March 14, 2019 the female accused and male victim were driving in a motor vehicle when they became involved in an argument. It was reported that during the argument the accused struck the victim in the face several times. When the vehicle came to a stop the accused exited the vehicle and kicked the vehicle, causing damage. Police were contacted and officers investigated.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault and mischief under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on April 3, 2019.

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

Fraud arrest:

A 38-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including fraud under $5,000 following an investigation.

In early March of 2019 the victim was contacted by her bank regarding suspicious activity to her account. It was revealed that between March 3, 2019 and March 9, 2019 a cheque belonging to the victim had been fraudulently forged and cashed. The accused and victim know each other. Police were contacted and investigated.

As a result of the investigation on March 16, 2019 the accused was arrested and charged.

Damon Frederick Lambe, 38, of Highway 28, Apsley, is charged with the following:

  • Use, deals, acts on forged document
  • Fraud under $5,000

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on April 3, 2019.

Domestic assault with a weapon arrest:

A 44-year-old Peterborough woman has been arrested and charged with assault with a weapon following a domestic incident earlier in March.

On March 2, 2019 the female accused and male victim were at a Peterborough apartment when they became involved in an argument. It was reported that during the argument the accused brandished a knife and the victim was assaulted. The accused left the residence and the incident was reported to police.

Officers investigated and as a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault with a weapon and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 20, 2019.

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

Update to Media Release – Motor Vehicle Collision

Update to Media Release – Motor Vehicle Collision – March 15, 2019

The Peterborough Police would like to update the public on the motor vehicle collision that occurred at Lansdowne Street and Roger Neilson Way on March 15, 2019.

A 55 year old Peterborough woman has succumbed to her injuries and died as a result of the collision. Police will not be identifying the deceased at this time. The investigation is ongoing; no more details will be released at this point in time.

March 15, 2019–Special Media Release–Mischief To Vehicles–

The Peterborough Police Service is currently investigating 18 incidents of damage to vehicles throughout the City. The incidents started on March 14, 2019 at 10 pm and continued into the early morning hours of March 15, 2019.  The suspects used an unknown metal object to smash windows and damage body panels to vehicles parked in driveways and on the road.

The incidents have been random throughout the City with the majority of the incidents occurring in the West end and East City areas. Police believe two to three suspects are involved using an unknown vehicle to move from one location to another.

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the persons responsible for these crimes.  If you have noticed any suspicious persons in your neighbourhood or have any information call police at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

St. Patrick’s Day – Please enjoy responsibly!

The Peterborough Police Service encourages residents to enjoy this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities responsibly.

The Traffic Services Unit will be conducting RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) details on Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17, 2019 throughout the City, Village of Lakefield and Township of Cavan Monaghan.

“We’ve said this before and we will keep saying it. There is no excuse for driving impaired, either by alcohol or by drugs,” says Traffic Service Sergeant Ryan Wilson.

“Plan ahead, make alternatives arrangements to get home safely, use a designated driver, call a cab, take public transportation or stay overnight.”

Sgt. Wilson notes the officers conducting the RIDE details will be out at various times and in various locations.

The Peterborough Police Service urges everyone to make the right choice this St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy responsibly.

 

Friday March 15, 2019 – Cavan, Ontario man facing several charges including impaired and dangerous driving following Wednesday night motor vehicle collision

Calls for Service:

(March 14 at 8 a.m. to March 15 at 8 a.m.) 79

Impaired/Dangerous operation arrest:

A 25-year-old Cavan, Ontario man is facing several charges including impaired and dangerous driving following a Wednesday night motor vehicle collision.

On March 13, 2019 at approximately 9:45 p.m. it was reported to police that a motor vehicle collision had taken place in the area of Towerhill Road and Brittany Street in Peterborough and following the collision the driver fled the area. It was also reported that during the incident the driver had been operating the vehicle in a dangerous manner. Further investigation revealed that on the same night the accused had been involved in an altercation with two males during which time the males were assaulted.

Through the investigation the driver of the suspect vehicle was identified and officers located the suspect at a residence in the Township of Cavan Monaghan. While speaking with the male driver officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath. A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system while operating a motor vehicle.

As a result of the investigation Darren James Shaughnessy, 25, of Maplegrove Road, Cavan, Ontario, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired by alcohol
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Operation while prohibited
  • Failure to stop after accident
  • Dangerous operation
  • Assault X2
  • Possess more than one licence (Highway Traffic Act offence)
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance (Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act offence)

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on March 14, 2019.

Robbery with theft arrest:

A 48-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with robbery with theft and assault causing bodily harm following an incident at a Peterborough apartment earlier in March.

On March 9, 2019 the accused was at a Peterborough apartment visiting an acquaintance. It was reported that while at the apartment the accused attempted to steal an amount of money from the male victim at which point a physical altercation took place and the victim was assaulted. The accused then left the apartment with the money and police were contacted. The victim attended a local hospital for treatment to his injuries.

On the evening of March 13, 2019 officers located the accused walking in the area of McDonnel and Aylmer Streets.

As a result of the investigation Larry Junior Carriere, 48, of Crystal Drive, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Robbery with theft
  • Assault causing bodily harm

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on March 14, 2019.

Break-in: Murray Street church

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a Murray Street church.

Sometime between 11 p.m. on March 12, 2019 and 7 a.m. on March 13, 2019 unknown person(s) broke into a church located on Murray Street in Peterborough stealing items including cash, a bank card, cheques and tools.

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

Break-in: King Street restaurant

The Peterborough Police Service is asking anyone with information to come forward following a break-in to a King Street restaurant.

Between 1:30 p.m. on March 10, 2019 and 9 a.m. on March 19, 2019 unknown person(s) broke into a restaurant on King Street. Once inside the unknown person(s) stole an amount of cash.

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

Thursday March 14, 2019 – Two persons arrested and charged, blue heroin and cocaine seized following traffic stop and search warrants

A 27-year-old Peterborough man and a 29-year-old Omemee, Ontario man have been arrested and charged following a traffic stop and drug search warrants executed at two homes where police located and seized blue heroin and a large quantity of cocaine.

As a result of an ongoing investigation on March 13, 2019 members of the Peterborough Police Service’s ICAD (Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug) Unit conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Spruce Avenue and Riverside Drive in the City of Peterborough.

During the vehicle stop the following items were located and seized:

  • An amount of fentanyl/heroin mixture
  • Cell phones
  • Quantity of Canadian currency
  • An amount of cocaine
  • Large quantity of gifts cards

Following the vehicle stop a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant was conducted at a Lundy’s Lane residence and at a Romaine Street residence, both in Peterborough.

As a result of the search warrant the following was located and seized.

  • Approximately one kilogram of cocaine
  • Approximately three ounces of blue heroin (heroin mixed with fentanyl)
  • Approximately $50,000 Canadian currency
  • Assorted drug packaging
  • Digital scale

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

Kyle William Gozzard, 27, of Romaine Street, is charged with the following:

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

Justin Steven Geary, 29, of Woods Road, Omemee, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)

Both accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today (March 14).

Blue heroin and cocaine seized during a March 13, 2019 drug investigation.

 

Cash seized during a March 13, 2019 drug investigation.

MISSING: 57-year-old Robert Welch

The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing person 57-year-old Robert Welch of Peterborough. Welch was last seen in the Lindsay area in December of 2018 and was reported missing to Peterborough Police in mid-March 2019.

Welch is described as follows (see photo below):

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Approximately 200lbs
  • 6’5” tall
  • Black hair turning grey
  • Scruff beard
  • Wearing glasses

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

 

Photo of missing person Robert Welch

Missing person 57-year-old old Robert Welch was last seen in December of 2018 in the Lindsay, Ontario area.

Wednesday March 13, 2019 – Non-emergency crime? Report it online!

The Peterborough Police Service offers an online reporting system for non-emergency crimes. Crimes that can be reported via our online system include the following:

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Fraud scams
  • Theft from vehicle
  • Damage to vehicle
  • Lost property
  • Damage to property

For more information or to fill out a non-emergency crime report online please visit our non-emergency crime reporting page 

Those wishing to report a non-emergency crime can also call our Alternative Response Unit (ARU) Desk 24/7 at 705-876-1122 ext. 274. In an emergency always dial 9-1-1.