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Weekly Media Release Dec 21-27Warning - this news article expired on 2016-01-29. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

From the 21st of December 2015 through the 27th of December 2015, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 81 occurrences including: 7 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 6 Theft calls, 7 Alarm calls, 2 Mischief calls, 5 Domestic/Family Disputes, 2 Harassment calls, and 4 Assaults. Here are some examples of calls for service for the week:

December 21:

  • Police investigated the theft of a cellular phone in which it was determined that the owner had misplaced the phone.  The phone was subsequently located by the owner;
  • Police investigated the theft of a government cheque after the intended recipient reported that it had not arrived in the mail.

December 22:

  • Police responded to a domestic dispute at a local restaurant.  An adult male and an adult female were counselled by officer with no charges resulting;
  • A 22 year old female was charged with follow to closely under the Highway Traffic Act after a motor vehicle collision on Elgin Street West;
  • Police investigated a shoplifting complaint at a local retail store.  Two adult females were charged with Engage in Prohibited Activity on Premises under the Trespass to Property Act.

December 23:

  • Police investigated a report of an unwanted person at a local business resulting in an adult male and female receiving trespass notices not to attend the premises.
  • Police investigated the theft of a government cheque after the intended recipient reported that the cheque had been cashed by someone else;
  • Police investigated a fail to remain motor vehicle collision in the parking lot of a local restaurant.

December 24:

  • Police investigated a Break and Enter at a local Hotel after an unregistered guest forcibly entered a room to spend the night;
  • Police investigated a motor vehicle collision in a parking lot of a local business.  No charges were laid due to the collision occurring on private property;
  • A 27 year old female was charged with Fail to Yield from Private Drive under the Highway Traffic Act after a motor vehicle collision on Rogers Road.
  • Police investigated a theft after a customer left a local pharmacy without paying for a prescription.

December 25:

  • Police responded to a report of an unwanted person at a private residence.  The individual in question left prior to police arrival;
  • A 34 year old female was charged with Drive while Suspended under the Highway Traffic Act after a vehicle stop on Harden Street.

December 26:

  • Police intervened in a family dispute within a private residence.  A father and his adult daughter were counselled by officers with no charges resulting;
  • Police responded to a domestic dispute at a private residence.  An adult male and an adult female were counselled by officer with no charges resulting;
  • Police investigated a motor vehicle collision in a parking lot of a local business.  No charges were laid due to the collision occurring on private property;

December 27:

  • Police investigated a report of mischief after tires were slashed on a vehicle at a private residence.

The best advice for driving in bad weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it.  Don’t go out until the snow ploughs and salt/brine trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.  The Cobourg Police Service would like to offer the following tips for safe driving in snow and icy conditions:

  1. Leave lots of time so you’re not rushing to get where you need to be.  Try to travel during daylight only and let some know your planned route and planned arrival time;
  2. Drive slowly.  Reduce your speed to match road conditions.  Everything takes longer on snow or ice covered roads.  Accelerating, stopping, turning – nothing happens as quickly as on dry pavement.  Give yourself time to maneuver by driving slowly;
  3. Slow down when approaching shaded areas, bridges and overpasses as these sections of road freeze sooner than others in cold weather creating black ice;
  4. Turn off cruise control when driving on any slippery surface;
  5. Always look and steer in the direction you want to go;
  6. Always wear your seatbelt every time you get into your vehicle.