On Sunday the 25th of October 2015 at approximately 1:45 AM, members of the Cobourg Police Service were conducting a liquor license check at an establishment in the east end of Cobourg. As the officers entered the parking lot they were advised that a man had been in the parking lot brandishing knives and uttering threats to another man. Several witnesses gave accounts of the incident and the man was arrested a short time later at the same location.
Members of the Cobourg Police Service Uniform patrol and the Criminal Investigations Bureau executed a Search Warrant at the man’s residence and several knives were recovered.
Charles Phillips, 26 of Cobourg was charged with the following offences;
- Utter Death Threats Contrary to Section 264.1 (1)(a) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of Weapons Dangerous to the Public Contrary to Section 88 of the Criminal Code
Charles Phillips will be held for a bail hearing scheduled for the 25th of October 2015 in the town of Cobourg.
The Cobourg Police Service would like to thank the members of the public who came forth to assist and help keep our community safe.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Cobourg Police Service at 905-372-6821 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.