May 5 – 7, 2018 – Two Peterborough men arrested and charged with robbery with theft following weekend incident

Calls for Service:
(May 4 at 8 a.m. to May 5 at 8 a.m.) 79
(May 5 at 8 a.m. to May 6 at 8 a.m.) 99
(May 6 at 8 a.m. to May 7 at 8 a.m.) 66

Robbery with theft Arrests:
Two Peterborough men have been arrested and charged with robbery with theft following a weekend incident.

On May 5, 2018 at approximately 2:45 a.m. the victim, an adult male, was walking home from work in the area of Lock and Romaine Streets when he was approached by two unknown males. During the interaction the victim was struck in the face and had his coat and bag of property stolen. During the incident one of the males threatened that he had a knife. The two male suspects then fled the area.

Police were called and were provided a description of the two male suspects. At approximately 3:20 a.m. officers located the two male suspects walking in the area of Lansdowne Street East and River Road.

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

  • Jordan Anthony Johnson-Hunt, 21, of Park Street North, Peterborough, is charged with robbery with theft and fail to comply with a probation order.
  • Jacob Donoghue, 18, of Ireland Drive, Peterborough, is charged with robbery with theft.

The co-accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on May 5, 2018.

Johnson-Hunt was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court on May 9, 2018.

Donoghue was released on a recognizance and is scheduled to appear again in court on May 9, 2018.

Drug Arrest:
A 24-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking following an investigation.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 5, 2018 police received a 9-1-1 call to a multi-unit residence on Morrow Street for an incident.

During the investigation police located and seized drug paraphernalia, a large quantity of cash and a quantity of marijuana in plain view inside one of the units.

As a result of the investigation Connor Webdale, 24, of Morrow Street, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking (Marijuana under 3 kg)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on May 6, 2018, was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 17, 2018.

Over 80mg Arrest:
A Millbrook man has been charged following a weekend incident a local fast food restaurant drive-thru.

On May 6, 2018 at approximately 2:40 a.m. police received a call regarding a possible impaired driver.

The complainant was in the drive-thru line at a Lansdowne Street West fast food restaurant when the suspect vehicle pulled up behind the complainant and drove into the back of the complainant’s vehicle. The complainant exited his vehicle and spoke with the male driver of the suspect vehicle. Believing the driver was impaired police were called and attended.

While speaking with the driver of the suspect vehicle officers noted a strong odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the man’s breath. A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had approximately twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system while operating a motor vehicle.

As a result of the investigation Ryan Morgan Van Loon, 44, of County Road 21, Millbrook, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content. The accused was 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.

Assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 49-year-old Peterborough man with assault following an incident.

At approximately 5:45 p.m. on May 3, 2018 the accused and the male victim became involved in a verbal altercation at a multi-unit residence in Peterborough. During the argument the victim was assaulted. The accused and victim know each other. Police were called and officers attended.

As a result of the investigation Paul Iwaszczenko, 49, of Alymer Street, was arrested and charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 24, 2018.

Care or control over 80mg Arrest:
A 57-year-old Quebec man has been charged following an incident in a local grocery store parking lot Sunday evening.

On May 6, 2018 at approximately7:40 p.m. police received a 9-1-1 call regarding a possible impaired driver in the parking lot of a Lansdowne Street East grocery store. The witness reported observing the male driver get out of the vehicle and enter the store. Officers arrived and observed the male suspect exit the store and attend his vehicle. While speaking with the driver officers noted a strong odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the man’s breath.

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

As a result of the investigation Denis Belzile, 57, of Saint-Francois-d’assise, Quebec, was arrested and charged with care of control over 80mg. The accused was served a 90 day automatic driver’s 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: Benson Avenue
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a break-in at a Benson Avenue home.

On May 5, 2018 at approximately 10:15 p.m. unknown suspect(s) entered the home through an insecure door. Once inside items including an Xbox 360, clothing and watches were stolen.

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

Friday May 4, 2018 – Peterborough man charged following investigation involving stolen vehicle

Calls for Service:
(May 3 at 8 a.m. to May 4 at 8 a.m.) 74

Theft over $5,000 Arrest:
A 37-year-old Peterborough man has been charged following an investigation involving a stolen vehicle in the fall of 2017.

In late October 2017 a 2010 Chrysler 300 was stolen from outside a Peterborough residence. On October 30, 2017 the stolen vehicle, valued between $7,000 and $12,000 was recovered in the area of Dutton Road in Peterborough.

Through the investigation, which included the use of the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto, the accused was identified.

On May 3, 2018 officers located the accused in the area of Dalhousie Street. As a result of the investigation Joseph Kenneth Bright, 37, of Aylmer Street North, was arrested and charged with theft over $5,000 and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (May 4).

Thursday May 3, 2018 – Two GTA men facing charges including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking following traffic stop

Calls for Service:
(May 2 at 8 a.m. to May 3 at 8 a.m.) 68

Drug Arrests:
Two men from the GTA are facing charges including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking following a Wednesday night traffic stop in Peterborough.

On May 2, 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m. an officer on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle driving in the area of Charlotte and Reid Streets. The officer conducted a traffic stop to investigate the driver’s driving actions. While speaking with the driver the officer noted a strong odour of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

Both the male driver and male passenger were subsequently placed under arrest for possession of marijuana. Through further investigation officers located and seized a quantity of Canadian currency and a cell phone. Both men were also found to be in possession of an amount of cocaine. The total amount of cocaine located and seized was approximately 24.9g.

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

Jevaughn Knight-Allen, 22, of Westacott Crescent, Ajax, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30g)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 31, 2018.

Dondre Hibbert, 21, of Pickering Parkway, Pickering, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30grams)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 24, 2018.

Wednesday May 2, 2018- Peterborough man charged with impaired driving following Tuesday night incident

Calls for Service:
(May 1 at 8 a.m. to May 2 at 8 a.m.) 89

Impaired/Over 80mg Arrest:
A 58-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including impaired driving following a Tuesday night incident.

At approximately 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday May 1, 2018 police received information regarding a vehicle in the area of Reid and McDonnel Streets that had failed to move forward and advance despite the light turning green several times. When another driver went to investigate he found a non-responsive male in the driver’s seat.

Officers were dispatched and arrived on scene where they located the suspect vehicle and the male still in the driver’s seat. Police were able to rouse the male and noted a strong odour of an alcoholic beverage on the man’s breath. EMS was called and the male was taken to a local hospital for assessment.

As a result of the investigation Stephen Leonard Murphy, 58, of Monaghan Road, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content. The accused was also served an automatic driver’s licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 24, 2018.

Impaired/Over 80mg Arrest:
A call from a concerned citizen has led to the arrest of an Oshawa man for impaired driving by drug and possession of heroin.

On April 30, 2018 at approximately 4:45 p.m. police received a call regarding a vehicle driving erratically in the area of Parkhill Road and Chandler Crescent. The complainant provided police with a description of the suspect vehicle and a short time later officers located the suspect vehicle at Monaghan Road and Parkhill Road West.

As a result of the investigation Kyle James Sears, 28, of Glen Street, Oshawa, was arrested and charged with impaired driving (by drug). Through further investigation officers located an amount of suspected heroin inside the vehicle.

Sears was further charged with possession of a schedule I substance (heroin).

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 17, 2018.

Public Assistance:
The Traffic Services Unit is asking for the public’s assistance following a two-vehicle collision.

The collision took place at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Saturday April 21, 2018 in the area of Reid and Scott Streets. The incident involved a black Honda Civic and a Blue Chevrolet Cobalt. Damage is estimated at $2,700. No injuries were reported as a result.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Brunsch in the Traffic Services Unit at 705-876-1122 ext. 289.

Targeted Traffic Enforcement and Education for May – National Road Safety Weel

The Peterborough Police Service Traffic Services Unit is continuing with its monthly targeted enforcement and education initiative.

In May the Traffic Services Unit is participating in and promoting the Canada Safety Council (CSC) National Road Safety Week running from May 15-21, 2018 with the final day of the campaign coinciding with Victoria Day Monday. The week will focus on impaired driving.

“With the success we experienced with the mobile RIDE program our Traffic Services Unit members will be adjusting their shifts in May to allow for directed mobile impaired driving detection during peak impaired driving times,” explains Traffic Services Unit Sergeant Peter Sejrup.

In addition to this week-long initiative the Unit will be continuing April’s school zone enforcement and education initiative.

“In April we surpassed our expectations laying over 50 charges for violations against school buses and crossing guards,” says Sgt. Sejrup.

“This indicates that the issue requires further direct attention as we approach the final few weeks of the school year.”

For more information on National Road Safety Week please visit the Canada Safety Council 

April 28 – 30, 2018 – Peterborough man charged after threatening and assaulting his roommates

Calls for Service:
(April 27 at 8 a.m. to April 28 at 8 a.m.) 94
(April 28 at 8 a.m. to April 29 at 8 a.m.) 76
(April 29 at 8 a.m. to April 30 at 8 a.m.) 37

Assault with a weapon Arrest:
A 20-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged after threatening and assaulting his roommates.

On April 27, 2018 at approximately 4:40 p.m. the accused and two male victims, who all reside together, were together at their Peterborough residence when the accused became enraged and yelled threats at his two roommates and assaulted them with a weapon (hammer). The accused then left the area. Police were called and attended the residence.

On April 28, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m. police located the accused at a Peterborough address.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon X2 and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm X2.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 24, 2018.

Due to the domestic nature of this incident the name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victims.

Possession of stolen property Arrest:
A 25-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with possessing stolen property following an investigation.

On April 16, 2018 the victim had property stolen from his unlocked vehicle including an iPod.

On April 24, 2018 the victim began receiving photos taken from an unknown person from his iPod to his iPhone as the two devices are tethered together.

After continuing to receive photos on April 28, 2018 victim then used the “find my iPhone” tracking application and was able to determine the approximate location of his stolen iPod. Police were contacted and provided the information.

Through the investigation the accused was identified. On April 28, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough residence where they located the accused and the stolen iPod.

As a result of the investigation Micah David Drynan, 25, of Stewart Street, is charged with possession of stolen property obtained by crime 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 May 17, 2018.

Obstruct peace officer Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a Peterborough man with public intoxication and obstructing a peace officer following a weekend incident.

On April 28, 2018 at approximately 2:40 a.m. officers were in the area of George and Charlotte Streets for an intoxicated male attempting to pick fights with people passing by. During the interaction the male provided police with a false name.

Officers instructed the male to leave the area. A short time later the intoxicated male returned to the area.

As a result of the investigation Chad Allan Drury, 25, of Sherbrooke Street, was arrested and charged with public intoxication (Liquor Licence Act), obstruct peace officer and fail to comply with a recognizance X2.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on April 28, 2018, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (April 30).

Health Canada Confirms Drug Samples Seized from Two Recent Overdose Scenes in Peterborough Contained Fentanyl

On April 7, 2018 the Peterborough Police Service issued a special media release regarding police having attended the scenes of three suspected illicit drug related accidental overdoses within 48 hours.

The investigation to date suggests that all three deceased may have consumed purple heroin, but that has yet to be confirmed through the Coroner’s Office and toxicology testing.

Police have received information from Health Canada confirming that drug samples seized from two of the overdose scenes contained heroin, fentanyl and caffeine. Purple heroin, heroin laced with fentanyl and other additives and coloured purple, has been identified as being responsible for overdose deaths in other areas of the province.

The police investigation is continuing, but police want to remind those who use illicit drugs to be vigilant to the reality that fentanyl is commonly being mixed with other illicit drugs and very small amounts can be fatal.

For more information about how to prevent an overdose visit the Peterborough Drug Strategy website

Original Media Release issue April 7, 2018

Protect Yourself From Fraud: STOP, PAUSE, THINK!

The Peterborough Police Service warns residents that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam continues to circulate in our area.

“This scam is evolving from year to year and becoming more sophisticated and more believable,” says Detective Constable Keith Calderwood, Peterborough Police Service Fraud Unit.

On Monday April 23, 2018 an officer at our ARU (Alternative Response Unit) desk received approximately 36 calls from residents reporting they had been contacted by income tax fraudsters.

Most recently a local college student was scammed out of more than $1,500 after responding to a fake CRA email where she provided the scammers with all of her personal and banking information.

“Anyone can fall victim to these scams. You are their next target,” cautions DC Calderwood.

He urges people to do three very simple things after receiving a phone call, email or text message requesting personal information, banking information or money – STOP, PAUSE, THINK.

The latest scam is asking people to pay off a fake debt using gift cards, including iTunes and Steam (gaming) cards.

“Anytime you’re asked to pay off a debt with gift cards it’s scam,” says DC Calderwood.

“No organization is ever going to ask you to do this. It just doesn’t happen.”

Other tactics the scammers are using include telling people if they are rude to the caller they will phone the police on them or arrest them.

“These scammers are extremely aggressive and convincing. If you get one of these calls do not act. Hang up, call a trusted family member, friend, and call your bank,” says DC Calderwood.

Our Service continues to educate the community regarding this scam and others including speaking engagements, media releases, social media posts and continuing to promote the post card prevention campaign launched in 2016 (see postcards attached)

If you receive a scam phone call please report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501.

If you have been a victim of fraud, meaning you have lost money to a scam, please contact the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or report a non-emergency crime online 

For more information please visit the  Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Thursday April 26, 2018 – Peterborough man arrested and charged with robbery with violence following Wednesday night incident

Calls for Service:
(April 25 at 8 a.m. to April 26 at 8 a.m.)

Robbery with violence Arrest:
A 36-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with robbery with violence following a Wednesday night incident.

On April 25, 2018 at approximately 8:10 p.m. the victim was in her vehicle stopped at a red light at the intersection of King and George Streets when a man known to her approached her vehicle, reached inside the driver’s side window and grabbed her purse. The man then grabbed the victim and shook her. The victim and the accused know each other.

The victim was able to recover her purse however the man had already taken an amount of money from her wallet. The incident was reported to police.

Shortly after 1 a.m. on April 26, 2018 an officer on patrol in the downtown area located the accused walking north on George Street.

As a result of the investigation Chad Michael Clarke, 36, of Brock Street, was arrested and charged with robbery with violence and fail to comply with a probation order.

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

Utter threats Arrest:
A 19-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged after contacting and threatening the victim.

In March of 2018 the accused was placed on conditions including not communicating in any way either directly or indirectly with the female victim. The accused and victim were in a previous domestic relationship.

Between April 23 and April 24, 2018 the accused attended the victim’s place of employment where he remained in the parking to watch her, left messages for the victim on her vehicle and also threatened her. The incidents were reported to police.

On April 26, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough residence where the accused was placed under arrest and charged with uttering threats X2, criminal harassment and fail to comply with a recognizance X3.

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

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

April 21 – 23, 2018 – Peterborough man charged following break-in at Hunter Street West cafe

Calls for Service:
(April 20 at 8 a.m. to April 21 at 8 a.m.) 81
(April 21 at 8 a.m. to April 22 at 8 a.m.) 93
(April 22 at 8 a.m. to April 23 at 8 a.m.) 61

Break and Enter Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has made an arrest following a break-in at a Hunter Street West café earlier in April.

Shortly after 4 a.m. on April 8, 2018 an unknown male broke into a Hunter Street West café. Through the investigation the male was identified.

On April 21, 2018 at approximately 3:10 a.m. officers located the male walking in the area of Aylmer and Simcoe Streets.

As a result of the investigation Thomas Mark Perdue, 28, of Brock Street, was arrested and charged with break and enter, fail to comply with a recognizance X2 and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused appeared in court on April 21, 2018, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court on April 30, 2018.

Domestic assault Arrest:
A 21-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged after his ex-girlfriend was assaulted and threatened.

The accused is currently on conditions to not associate or communicate directly or indirectly with the victim, his ex-girlfriend, and remain away from where she lives and works. On the night of April 21, 2018 the accused and victim were at the same Peterborough address where they became involved in a verbal dispute.

During the dispute it was reported that the accused threatened the victim and assaulted her. Police were called and attended the location.

Later that same night officers located the accused at a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged with assault, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on April 22, 2018, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (April 23).

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

Domestic assault Arrest:
A 20-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including assault and mischief following a domestic incident on Sunday night.

On April 22, 2018 the accused and female victim became involved in an argument. During the argument it was reported that the accused kicked in a bedroom door and caused other damage to the victim’s apartment and threatened and assaulted the victim. Police were called and attended the residence.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and mischief under $5,000.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (April 23).

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

Cause disturbance Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 51-year-old male with causing a disturbance outside the Sherbrooke Street liquor store.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on April 21, 2018 officers were dispatched to the liquor store on Sherbrooke Street for reports of an intoxicated male harassing customers and attempting to engage others in a fight.

Police arrived on scene and located the male by Jackson Creek who proceeded to jump into the river and continue to cause a disturbance by screaming and yelling obscenities, drawing a crowd on the opposite side of the river.

As a result of the investigation Jasen Nelson McKinley, 51, of Park Street North, was arrested and charged with causing a disturbance and resist peace officer.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 17, 2018.

Assault peace officer Arrest:
A 34-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges following a Sunday night traffic stop.

On April 22, 2018 at approximately 10:30 p.m. an officer on patrol in the area of Brock and Bethune Streets saw a cyclist travelling south on Bethune with no bicycle lighting. The officer conducted a traffic stop to investigate the Highway Traffic Act infraction during which time the male was uncooperative. During the interaction with the male officers noted a strong odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the male’s breath. The male is currently on conditions to abstain from consuming alcohol or other intoxicating substances.

When officers attempted to place the male under arrest for breach of an undertaking the male resisted and assaulted an officer and attempted to flee. Officers were able to apprehend the male, who also uttered threats to police. During the search incident to arrest an amount of marijuana was located on the male.

As a result of the investigation Michael James Hele, 34, of Dalhousie Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault peace officer
  • Assault with intent to resist arrest
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Fail to comply with conditions of an undertaking given by officer in charge
  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30 grams)

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (April 23).

Use of credit card Arrest:
A 25-year-old Peterborough man and an 18-year-old Peterborough woman have been arrested and charged following an investigation involving a credit card that was stolen from a vehicle and used at local stores.

On April 17, 2018 the victim left his wallet inside his vehicle parked at a Park Street North residence. During the evening unknown person(s) stole the wallet and used the victim’s credit card twice on April 18, 2018. Through the investigation officers were able to identify the co-accused.

On the morning of April 21, 2018 officers located the co-accused at a Dalhousie Street residence where, as a result of the investigation, they were placed under arrest.

Kyle Arthur Loyst, 25, of Dalhousie Street, is charged with use of credit card and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Kayla Mackenzie Pigeon, 18, of Dalhousie Street, is charged with use of credit card and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Both accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court on May 17, 2017.