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Weekly Media Release April 20-26, 2015Warning - this news article expired on 2015-05-28. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Weekly Media Release

From the 20th of April 2015 to the 26th of April 2015, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 73 occurrences including:  4 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 5 Alarm calls, 2 Mischief calls,  2 Fraud, 2 Threatening,  Sexual Assault, 3 Mental Health Act and a Break &Enter.

On April 20th 2015 police took a report of a fence that was damaged on Ontario Street.  During the summer months there is an increase in suspicious activity and damage to property crimes.  Police are urging citizens to call police if they observe anything suspicious.  We will respond to all calls.

On April 21st 2015 the Cobourg Police Service responded to a theft of mail from a front entranceway on Spencer Street.  A package was taken from the victim’s front entrance and is currently still outstanding.  Anyone with information is asked to please call the police.

On April 22nd 2015 the Cobourg Police Service received a fraud complaint from a citizen who responded to a fraudulent email request for information. Police remind citizens not to provide credit card and other financial information electronically.  If you question why you are being asked for your information electronically, over the phone or by any other means, don’t hesitate to contact police if you believe it to be suspicious.

On April 23rd, 2015 police responded to a suspicious person call at an address on Sutherland Crescent regarding a possible intruder inside the residence.  Police cleared the residence and did locate anyone inside.  Police are urging home owner’s to lock their doors at all times.

On April 23rd, 2015 police received a theft call at the Winner’s department store.  A person was distracted in the parking lot by two male who stole her wallet.  If you have any information about this crime please contact police.

On April 24th 2015 police took a report of a vehicle that that was damaged on Maplewood Blvd.  The victim advised that there has been an increase of vandalism in his neighbourhood.  Residents are urged to contact police to report suspicious activity as oftentimes these types of crimes go unreported.

On April 25th 2015 police responded to the area of Queen Street regarding a mischief.  The suspect attended the Victims of Crime Monument in Victoria Park, located at 55 Queen Street in the Town of Cobourg and took off several memorial rocks containing the names of victims, throwing them onto the roadway. The suspect was subsequently located and charged with Mischief under $5000 and released by way of an appearance notice.

On April 26th 2015 police responded to a Break &Enter in the area of Burnham Street.  A number of items were taken and police later made an arrest, but the young person cannot be named to protect their identity. The estimated value of items stolen is believed to be under $5,000.  The young person was diverted to Rebound Youth Services and cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The Cobourg Police are reminding the citizen of Cobourg to lock their vehicles as there have been a number attempts to enter vehicle in the Cobourg area. Residents are reminded to “lock it or lose it” as locking your vehicle can act as a deterrent to crime.

The Cobourg Police Service is currently conducting a traffic initiative in school zones throughout the Town of Cobourg. We are reminding motorists to be cognizant of their speed and related driving behaviours throughout the Town of Cobourg.