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Weekly Media Release Dec 14-20, 2015Warning - this news article expired on 2016-01-29. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

From the 14 December, 2015 to the 20 December, 2015 the Cobourg Police Service responded to 96 occurrences including; 2 Shoplifting calls, 8 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 2 Theft calls, 5 Alarm calls, 1 Mischief call, 2 Assault calls, 5 Unwanted Person calls, 4 Disturb the Peace calls, 2 Domestic Disturbance calls, 1 Sexual Assault call and 2 Threat calls.

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

December 14:

  • Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Elgin Street West at Division Street, 1 person was charged under the Highway Traffic Act
  • Police responded to a Motor Vehicle Accident on Darcy Street with a damage estimate under $2000. No charges were laid.
  • Police attended a local business in regards to a shoplifting complaint. 2 Young Offenders were trespassed from the business.

December 15:

  • Police were called to private property in regards to youth trespassing.
  • Police attended a private residence in regards to an assault complaint.
  • Police were called to a private residence in regards to a Breach of Probation complaint.  The male had left prior to Police arriving.
  • Police were called to a private residence in regards to a domestic dispute. The complaint was verbal in nature and no charges were laid in this matter.

December 16:

  • Police responded to private residence and assisted ambulance with an elderly female patient.
  • Police attended a private residence and stood by and kept the peace in regards to a Landlord Tenant dispute.
  • Police responded to a 2 vehicle accident in downtown Cobourg, 1 person was charged under the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Police responded to a complaint in downtown Cobourg in regards to an intoxicated male. The male was subsequently arrested on a warrant

December 17:

  • Police responded to a local business in regards to a male having medical problems.
  • Police investigated a report of an adult female shoplifting from a local business.
  • Police attended a local business and cautioned 2 adults in regards to trespassing on private property.
  • Police were called to investigate a report of a domestic assault.  No charges were laid in the matter.

December 18:

  • Police investigated a 2 vehicle accident in the downtown area.
  • Police attended a private residence and investigated a theft complaint.

 December 19:

  • Police located an intoxicated male on King Street. The male was subsequently charged under the Liquor Licence Act;
  • Police attended the Northumberland Hills Hospital and rendered assistance with a patient suffering from Mental Health concerns.
  • Police attended a local business in regards to an unwanted person.
  • Police attended a local business to assist with an intoxicated patron. No charges were laid in this matter.

December 20:

  • Police investigated a Disturb the Peace call at a residence in the West end of Cobourg. No charges were laid in this matter.
  • Police were called to investigate an impaired driving call. Police conducted a traffic stop and determined that the call was unsubstantiated.
  • Police were called to a retirement residence in regards to a missing elderly male. The male was found shortly after Police arrived on scene.
  • Police assisted a stranded motorist who had run out of gas. Assistance was rendered without incident

The Cobourg Police Service would like to offer the following tips to help you get through the holiday season safely:

  1. At this time of year, road conditions can change quite rapidly becoming slippery and you may encounter black ice;
  2. Have detailed instructions and mapping completed prior to leaving for your destination;
  3. Check road conditions before you set out;
  4. Always wear a seatbelt;
  5. Stick to well-travelled roads when possible and take a cell phone and car charger for use in an emergency;
  6. If you need to use your GPS or cell phone, pull over to the side of the road when it’s safe to do so;
  7. Ensure your car is in good mechanical condition and that you have appropriate tires for the road conditions you may encounter;
  8. Keep an emergency kit and blankets in your vehicle;
  9. Advise someone of your anticipated travel route and the times you plan to leave home and arrive at your destination;
  10. If you holiday plans include travel elsewhere, you will want to take steps to protect your home and belongings while you are away.  Have friends/family/neighbours visit your home often to check on things; invest in a timer for your lights; cancel your newspaper and make arrangements for your mail to be collected; do not advertise your plans in social media such as Facebook and Twitter.