Criminal Investigations City of Cobourg | Cobourg Police Service

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

The Criminal Investigation Bureau is tasked with investigating all major criminal events and crimes that are multi-jurisdictional or complex in nature. The Criminal Investigations Bureau works with criminal investigative agencies around the country and participates in joint investigations. During the 2015 Calendar year the Cobourg Police Service Criminal Investigation Bureau was staffed with three Detective Constables and one Detective Sergeant. 

Sex Assault Investigations

30 Sexual Assault and offences, against the sexual integrity of a person, investigations were entered into during 2015. As a result:

  • 15 Charges were laid
  • 7   Cases were considered unfounded
  • 3   Complainants declined to lay charges
  • 3   Cases were deemed not prosecutable
  • 2   Cases were cleared by discretion of Officers

Missing Persons

The Criminal Investigations Bureau followed up on 66 missing person investigations and to date there are no outstanding missing persons from 2015.

Warrants

The Criminal Investigation Bureau authored 28 Search Warrants under the Criminal code of Canada and other statutes in 2015.

Controlled Drug Seizures 2015

Criminal Investigations Drug bust

The Criminal Investigation Bureau executed 14 Controlled Drug and Substances Act Warrants in 2015 and the following controlled drugs were seized:

  • Cocaine:          1832 grams
  • Pills:                 455 assorted
  • Marihuana:      780 grams
  • Fentanyl:         5 patches

Total street value of seized drugs was $125,077.00

The Criminal Investigation Bureau entered into investigations where two stolen firearms were recovered.

PETE FISHER / Northumberland Today(From left) Cobourg Police Chief Kai Liu, Port Hope Police Chief Bryant Wood and Cobourg Deputy Police Chief Paul VandeGraaf stand next to a large number of narcotics seized last week.

Joint Forces Operations

During 2015 the Criminal Investigations Bureau participated in joint forces operations with neighbouring police services to concentrate on mutual criminal elements. Highlights of the joint forces operations are as follows:

  • Joint Forces Drug arrest initiated by Cobourg Police Service involving Port Hope Police Service, Peterborough Police Service and Durham Regional Police Service April 2015
  • Arrest warrant initiative with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Port Hope Police Service during April 2015
  • Project Keystorm with multiple Police Services province wide. Cobourg Police Service with the Port Hope Police Service executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act warrant in Oshawa Ontario in April 2015
  • Arrest with York Region Robbery unit for suspect wanted for bank robberies in June 2015
  • Assist Port Hope Police Service in warrant execution and robbery arrest in July 2015

A compressor used for crushing cocaine into tablet format.  The items still have the price tag of $250 on it.Cobourg and Port Hope Police services held a press conference at the Cobourg Police Station in Cobourg, Ont. on Friday April 3, 2015 to display a large amount of illegal narcotics seized in warrants earlier this week. Pete Fisher/Northumberland Today/QMI Agency

Investigations of Note

  • Three death investigations ruled as not suspicious
  • Mischief investigation regarding graffiti in the Town of Cobourg - 47 Criminal Charges
  • Two fire investigations
  • Liquor Licence Act enforcement in Cobourg Downtown core 
  • Break and Enter to a residence where undergarments were taken
  • Arrest in Personation of a Police Officer investigation

A compressor used for crushing cocaine into tablet format.  The items still have the price tag of $250 on it.Cobourg and Port Hope Police services held a press conference at the Cobourg Police Station in Cobourg, Ont. on Friday April 3, 2015 to display a large amount of illegal narcotics seized in warrants earlier this week. Pete Fisher/Northumberland Today/QMI Agency