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Weekly Media Release Feb 1-7, 2016Warning - this news article expired on 2016-03-08. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Between Monday the 1st of February to Sunday the 7th of February 2016 the Cobourg Police Service responded to 143 calls for service including:

8Motor vehicle collisions7 Alarms, 6 Thefts, 2 Assaults, 1 Liquor License Act call 2Threat calls 2 Fraud and 4 Mischief calls.

Here is a summary of the week:

Feb .1st

  • Police investigated a report of a stolen video gaming console which was given to another person for a pawn /buy back arrangement resulting in it being determined to be a civil matter.
  • Police responded to an 11 year old gone missing from his residence after a family dispute. The youth returned without incident a short time later.


  • Police responded to an allegation that a dog had been barking in the backyard of a residential area for over one hour. The dog owner was spoken to and the barking ceased.
  • Police responded to an alarm at the Cobourg Marina Boat Compound. The area was checked and no entry had been obtained.

February 3rd

  • Police responded to a verbal argument between two males with one male alleging he was owed 2,000.00 dollars by the other. The males were advised to take the matter to civil court. .
  • Police attended a two car Motor Vehicle collision on Strathy Rd. There were no injuries but a driver was charged with Fail to Yield Contrary to The Highway Traffic Act.

February 4th

Police were altered to a suspicious male possibly following a number of children home from the area of Gummow School. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Police were called to investigate damage to a parked Motor Vehicle.where person(s) unknown smashed a mirror. Investigation is continuing.

February 5th

  • Police attended a west end residence upon report of a female being assaulted by her husband. Upon arrival police arrested the male after a brief struggle. The male was charged with assault and resist arrest and is still in custody awaiting a subsequent bail hearing.
  • Police responded to a possible break and enter on Matthew St. where a shed door was open and a suspicious male was observed by the homeowner leaving the property. No property was taken and Police have not been able to locate the male.

February 6th

  • Police responded to a report of an East end bar being too noisy. Upon arrival the music was turned down upon request.
  • Police responded to a local business in response to an allegation of two disgruntled customers being aggressive with staff and causing a disturbance. Police attended and determined a customer was alleging being defrauded by the business. The matter was deemed to be civil in nature.

February 7th

  • Police conducted a R.I.D.E. check involving 5 officers at various locations throughout the afternoon and evening hours. Approx. 1,200 vehicles were checked with one Roadside Screening Device being administered. A number of Highway Traffic Act tickets and cautions were given out.
  • Police are investigating a report of a theft of a sum of money from a youth that had just met a couple who encouraged the youth to withdraw the money from an A.T.M. and give it to them. The investigation is continuing.