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Weekly Media Release April 4-10, 2016Warning - this news article expired on 2016-06-11. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

From the 4th of April 2016 through to the 10th of April 2016, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 147 occurrences including:

7 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 6 Theft reports, 4 Mischief incidents, 3 Alarm calls, 2 mental health calls, 3 Domestic dispute calls, 1 threat and 1 Assaults call.

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

April 4:

  • Police responded to a theft of gas from a gas station on White Street.  Police obtained a licence plate and contacted the driver who returned and payed for his gas.
  • Police responded to an internal theft call from a business on Elgin Street.  Upon arrival police took a report and further investigation to follow.

April 5

  • Police responded to a theft call at a business on Elgin Street.  A pad lock was removed from the fenced compound and numerous car batteries were taken.
  • Police responded to an alarm call at a business on Strathy Road.  Upon arrival police checked the premise and determined that the alarm was false and delivery staff had set it off accidently.

April 6:

  • Police investigated an internet fraud call where the caller reported a fraudulent website advertising the sale of dogs. .  Investigation is still ongoing.
  • Police responded to a landlord and tenant dispute at an address on Division St.  The landlord had changed the locks and the complainant advised that she would like to retrieve her belongings.  Police stood by and kept the peace while the complainant retrieved her belongings without incident.

April 7:

  • Police responded to a harassment call walk in at station.  The complainant reported that they had been receiving repeated text messages from a female caller.  Investigation is currently ongoing.
  • Police responded to a neighbour dispute at an address on University Ave.  Upon arrival police spoke with the parties involved and determined that it was an ongoing issue and one party was cautioned for throwing fake eggs at the other party’s residence.

April 8:

  • Police responded to a harassment call at an address on Battell CRT.  The caller advised police that he had received approximately 600 text messages from his ex-girlfriend demanding that he owed her money.  Both parties involved were caution to refrain from communicating with one another.
  • Police responded to the area of Elgin Street west regarding a possible impaired driver seen consuming liquor in his vehicle.  Police checked the area extensively for the vehicle in question with negative results.

April 9:

  • Police responded to a mischief call at the cenotaph located in Victoria Park.  An unknown person coloured a swastika on the monument.  Police are asking for anyone who has information regarding this hate crime to please contact the Cobourg Police or Crime Stoppers.
  • Police responded to an assault call at an address on Sutherland Crescent.  Upon arrival police determined that a brother and sister got into a heated argument and the brother held a large machete to his sisters face.  Police arrested the male and he was charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.

April 10:

  • Police responded to a family dispute at an address on Battell Crt.  Upon arrival police determined that a heated verbal argument had ensued between a male and a female outside of the residence.  The male involved was cautioned under the noise By Law for yelling and screaming profanity outside his residence disturbing the neighbours.
  • Police attended an alarm at an address on Burnham Street.  Upon arrival police checked the premise and determined that the alarm was false.

The Cobourg Police Service is reminding Cobourg residents to drink responsibly during the summer months.

The Cobourg Police Service is also reminding Cobourg residents to lock the vehicles and residences when left unattended.