A traffic stop conducted by the Cobourg Police Service on August 28, 2019, at 4:04 pm found a vehicle without a muffler attached. As a result of the investigation, the Cobourg Police Service contacted the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks Enforcement Team in regard to the vehicle’s emissions.
On August 29, 2019, members of the Joint Forces Enforcement Team (JFET) attended an address in Port Hope to speak with the driver/registered owner of the vehicle and the driver was advised that based on the evidence (photographs and description) supplied, his vehicle was not in compliance. The driver was given one week to bring his motor vehicle into compliance, then it will be inspected again. The driver was further advised that if required repairs were not made to the vehicle, a Cease Order of Operation would be given, as the motor vehicle is considered a “gross polluter”, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act.
The JFET then attended residences in the County of Northumberland and conducted inspections on vehicles that were placed Out of Service, during the August 23 Joint Forces Safety Initiative, in the Town of Cobourg. As a result of the inspections, two motor vehicles were found compliant and returned to operation. The JFET continued with enforcement, conducting traffic stops for most of the day with the following results:
- 5 motor vehicles were inspected
- 1 commercial motor vehicle was place Out of Service, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act
- 1 repair Verification, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act
- 3 cautions contrary the Highway Traffic Act
The Cobourg Police Service and the various enforcement agencies will continue their partnerships by conducting unscheduled and scheduled Traffic Enforcement Safety Initiatives in the Town of Cobourg and surrounding areas.
The Cobourg Police Service encourages everyone to report any suspicious or criminal activity. If you have information that may help with an investigation, call Cobourg Police Service or anonymously on the Crime Stoppers "Hot Line", available to callers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your information leads to a charge or an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.