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Weekly Media Release Aug 10-16Warning - this news article expired on 2015-09-17. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Between Monday August 10th, 2015 and Sunday August 16th, 2015 the Cobourg police Service responded to 140 calls for service including: 8 Theft calls, 9 Mischief calls, 8 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 5 Police Assist calls, 5 Mental Health Act calls, 8 suspicious person calls, 5 Harrassment calls, 2 unwanted Persons, 3 Fraud calls, 5 Neighbour disputes, 2 Break and Enters and 3 Domestic related calls.

Here is a summary of the week:

August 10:

  • A George Street resident contacted police regarding damage to an exterior door. Unknown person(s) damaged the door.
  • A 2 car collision on Burnham Street resulted in charges for one driver after a vehicle was rear ended. A female was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for Follow too close.
  • A fraud investigation continues after reports of fraudulent purchases in the amount of $1650 to a credit card used in the area.

August 11:

  • A Division Street business was targeted by thieves and several tires were taken from a shed. The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to call the Cobourg police Service 905-372-6821.
  • Two males were observed behind Shoppers drug mart consuming alcohol resulting in a Liquor Licence Act charge for open Liquor.
  • A collision at Burnham and White Street in Cobourg saw a female driver transported to Northumberland Hills Hospital as a precaution. One driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for and unsafe start.
  • Two youths were arrested for Probation violations. Investigation continuing.

August 12:

  • A Division Street business was damaged after suspects spray painted the front of the building. Investigation continues.
  •  A break and enter in the north area of Cobourg is under investigation after the victim reported several pieces of jewellery taken.
  • An east end resident reported a credit card theft while she was away. Investigation is ongoing.

August 13:

  • An argument outside the courthouse on William street resulted in two males and a female being cautioned. No threats or assault reported.
  • Police took a report of damage to trees and the park area in New Amherst development  in the west end. No suspects at this time.
  • A concerned citizen called police after a male suspect asked to enter the home to inspect the furnace and air conditioning in an aggressive manner. Police spoke to the individual about soliciting in the Cobourg area.
  • A two car collision on Densmore Road resulted in one driver being charged with failing to yield.

August 14:

  • A Springbrook resident contacted police after a cell phone was taken from a vehicle sometime overnight. Residents are reminded to lock all vehicles when not in use.
  • The Cobourg Police Service conducted a traffic enforcement initiative resulting in 17 charges, 4 unsafe vehicles and 4 cautions.
  •  A verbal argument between a male and a female on Division Street was settled after both individuals were advised to remain quiet by police.

August 15:

  • A female resident was apprehended under the Mental Health Act for her own safety and transported to Northumberland Hills Hospital for treatment.
  • Police attended the area of King and Third Street in Cobourg when a caller reported an assault. Police located a 27 year old male suspect who was arrested and held for a bail hearing.

August 16:

  • A Lakeshore Road resident contacted police after a trailer plate was stolen during the past week.
  • Police responded to a Munson Cres. residence regarding a dispute there. An adult male was removed from the premises and transported to Northumberland Hills Hospital by ambulance.
  • A motor vehicle collision on Paul Currelly Way resulted in one driver being charged with fail to yield contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.