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Weekly Activity for the Cobourg PoliceWarning - this news article expired on 2015-04-23. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Weekly Activity for March 16-22, 2015

From the 16th March 2015 through the 22nd of March 2015, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 97 occurrences including: 6 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 10 Alarm calls, 2 Mental Health calls, 3 Break and Enter calls, 10 Police Assistance calls for information, 2 Domestic Dispute calls, 3 Assault calls, 3 Theft calls, and 1 Drug incident.

Here are some examples of calls for service for the week:

March 16:

  • Responded to the Northumberland Hills Hospital and assisted in calming an aggressive patient;

  • Police intervened in a dispute within a private residence.An adult male and adult female were counselled by officers with no charges resulting;

  • Police received/disposed of suspected narcotics turned in by a citizen.

March 17:

  • Police attended two separate residences for 911 hang up calls.All was found to be in order.

  • Police attended the Brookside Youth Centre for two assault reports involving inmates.No charges were laid after the completion of the respective investigations.

  • Police responded to a private residence to keep the peace while personal property was obtained.

  • Police arrested a male on a Warrant for the Toronto Police Service after responding to a verbal dispute between the male and a female.

March 18:

  • Police took possession of a quantity of ammunition for destruction which was turned in by a local resident;

  • Police responded to a mischief complaint involving the spray painting of graffiti at the Cobourg Community Centre.A female youth who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act was subsequently charged with mischief.

March 19:

  • Police attended Albert Street and assisted with traffic control while Lakefront Utilities made safe hanging wires.

  • A local resident reported that she was defrauded out of a sum of money in a lottery scam after she was requested to pay the taxes prior to her receiving a reported lottery winning.

  • If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report online at www.antifraudcentre.ca;

  • Attended a private property motor vehicle collision on Elgin Street.No charges were laid.

  • Attended motor vehicle collision on William Street.Adult male charged with Careless Driving under the Highway Traffic Act;

March 20:

  • Attended the area of Tillison Avenue for a report of suspicious persons possibly checking car doors.The Cobourg Police would like to remind the public to keep their vehicles locked at all times and not to leave anything of value inside.

  • Police investigated two break and enter calls at local businesses in which storage containers were entered and property taken.There are no suspects at the current time in these incidents;

  • Attended motor vehicle collision on Division Street.Adult female charged with Change Lane not in Safety under the Highway Traffic Act;

  • Attended a private property motor vehicle collision on Division Street.No charges were laid.

  • Police investigated a child custody dispute involving the failure to comply with a Family Court Order.

March 21:

  • Police attended a local residence regarding a theft of money from a wallet.There are no suspects at this current time in this incident;

  • Police attended a local business after a patron left her wallet behind while shopping only to then have it stolen.The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

  • Officers responded to a neighbor dispute involving youths causing damage while playing on the neighbor’s property.Trespass notices were issued to the offending parties.

  • Police attended a residence to check on the well-being of the occupant who was found to be in good health.

March 22:

  • Police responded to a local business in which the glass in the front door was smashed.There was no attempt to gain entry into the business and there are no suspects in the mischief at the current time.

  • Officers attended a local business for a mischief in which several eggs were smashed over the exterior.There are no suspects at this current time in this incident;

  • Police responded to a local business after a male was observed stealing a bottle of Listerine.A 44 year old male from Cobourg was charged with Theft under the Criminal Code.

  • Police arrested a male after he was observed shoplifting in a local business and then assaulted a store employee who attempted to apprehend the male.A 37 year old male from Scarborough was charged with Theft, Assault, and Possession of Property obtained by crime under the Criminal Code as well as Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The Cobourg Police Service would also like to remind the citizens of Cobourg to lock their vehicles to prevent and deter theft from vehicles. These incidents are an ongoing concern for the Cobourg Police Service. Crime prevention for these types of occurrences starts with citizens ensuring they lock their vehicles.

The Cobourg Police Service has started their COPS FOR CANCER fundraising campaign to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.  Anyone wishing to make a pledge should contact Acting Sgt. Richardson #261 at (905)372-6821.  The event will take place on the 18th of April 2015 at Northumberland Mall

The Cobourg Police Service has started their BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE fundraising campaign to raise funds for BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS.  Anyone wishing to make a pledge should contact Constable Marc Bellemare#247 or Wendy Kerr at (905)372-6821. The event will take place on the 9th of April 2015 at the Northumberland Mall.        

The Cobourg Police Service would like to remind motorists that a Distracted Driving Campaign will run until the end of March 2015. Cobourg Police have been monitoring motorists within the Town of Cobourg for two weeks and have seen a high compliance rate with only two charges under the Highway traffic to-date. Be safe and don’t text and drive, traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility.