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Weekly Media Release Aug. 8-14, 2016 CPS Explorer in front of Police Station

From the 8th of August through to the 14th of August 2016, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 166 occurrences including:

6 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 6 Theft reports, 4 Mischief incidents, 9 Alarm calls, 1 mental health call, 3 Domestic dispute calls, 2 threats and 1 Assaults call.

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

August 8th:

  • Police responded to a theft of money from a bank account.  Further investigation to be conducted on this matter.
  • Police responded to a harassing phone calls incident at an address on Westwood Drive. Police spoke with the caller who advised that he is receiving calls from his ex.  Further investigation to be conducted by police.
  • Police responded to skateboarders causing damage in the area of Queen St and Division.  Upon arrival 5 youths were cautioned for skateboarding in the downtown area.  No damage was caused.

August 9th

  • Police responded to an alarm call at a business on Elgin Street.  Upon arrival police determined that a delivery truck was on site and the driver had set it off.
  • Police responded to a theft call in the area of Glenhare Street and Frei Street.  Upon arrival police determined that a theft occurred from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway.  The Cobourg Police are reminding people to lock the doors to their vehicles and residences.

August 10th:

  • Police investigated an assault at the Via station on Division Street.  Male party tried to get on a train without a ticket and the suspect threw a water bottle at him.  Further investigation to be conducted by police.
  • Police responded to a possible Fraud call in the area of University Ave West.  Door to door sales persons trying to sell furnaces and air conditioners.  Police located parties involved and determined the no fraudulent acts had been committed.

August 11th:

  • Police responded to a missing person call at an address on Swayne Street.  Upon arrival police obtained the name and description of the missing party.  The party was later located by police.
  • Police responded to an unwanted person call in the area of the Cobourg marina.  Upon arrival police asked the person to leave peacefully and he did so without incident.
  • Police responded to a shoplifter call at a business on Spring Street.  Upon arrival police determined that a theft had been committed and an arrest was made.

August 12th:

  • Police responded to an alarm call at the Habitat for Humanity.  Upon arrival police checked the premise and determined that it was all secure.
  • Police responded to the area of Fisher Street regarding a mischief.  Upon arrival police spoke with the victim who advised that an unknown person turned on their hose and left it running while they were away.  No suspects identified at this time.

August 13th:

  • Police responded to a Break and Enter in progress at an address on King Street and Forth Street.  Information received that an unknown person was trying to gain entry through the front door.  Upon arrival police check the area with negative results.  No entry was gained to the residence.
  • Police responded to a Harassment call at an address on King St.  Upon arrival police determined that no harassment had taken place and all partied involved were advised of their options.

August 14th:

  • Police responded to a theft call at an address on Swayne Street.  Police spoke with the complainant who advised that she let a friend watch her residences and he had a number of people over and some items of clothing went missing.
  • Police responded to harassing phone calls incident.  Police spoke with the complainant who advised that she has been receiving numerous calls from a known suspect.  Further investigation to be conducted by police.

The Town of Cobourg will be hosting Rib Fest on August 19th -21st.   The Cobourg Police Service is reminding people to drink responsibly during this festival.  The Cobourg Police Service will be taking a zero tolerance approach for any liquor infractions.

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