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Weekly Media Release for Sept. 14-20Warning - this news article expired on 2015-10-21. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Between Monday 14th of September and Sunday 20th of September 2015 the Cobourg Police Service responded to 109 Calls for Service, including:

5 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 4 Theft calls, 4 Neighbour Disputes, 4 Noise Complaint calls, 4 Mental Health Act calls, 4 Alarm calls, 3 Trespass to Property Act calls, 3 Assist Ambulance calls, 2 Missing Person calls, 2 Disturb the Peace calls, 1 Domestic Dispute, 1 Assault call, 1 Break and Enter call, 1 Sudden Death call, 1 Suspicious Vehicle call, 1 Driving Complaint call and 1 Property Damage call.

Here is a summary of the calls for the week:

September 14th:

•          Police investigated a collision where a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle on University Avenue West.  The pedestrian was transported by ambulance to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the motor vehicle was charged with Fail to Yield to Pedestrian contrary to Section 140(1)(a) of the Highway Traffic Act , the offence carries a penalty of $180.00; and

•          Police responded to a report of young people from a local school jumping a fence at the end of Cottesmore Ave and walking on the railroad tracks.  Police located five people walking on the railway tracks, all five people were cautioned contrary to the Trespass to Property Act and advised to remain from the railway tracks for their safety.

September 15th:

•          Police attended an address on George Street and spoke with the complainant and a tenant at an apartment building regarding noise being made, the tenant was advised to turn the music down of which was complied, no charges were laid under the Noise By-Law; and

•          Police attended for an Alarm at a local business by Strathy Road, a check of the business exterior and interior revealed that the business was secure.  A person who works at the business attended shortly thereafter and confirmed that all was in order within the building, the alarm was deemed false in nature.

September 16th:

•          Police were dispatched to a report of a Theft (Shoplifter) at a store located in the Northumberland Mall.  Upon Police arrival a 15 year old female was arrested for the incident.  As a result of the investigation the female was referred to a youth diversionary program and also received a trespass notice not to return to the store for a length of time; and

•          Police were dispatched to a report of a Driving Complaint.  A Pedestrian who had been in the area of Division Street and King Street attended the Cobourg Police Service to report that a motor vehicle that turned northbound onto Division Street from King Street East almost hit him as he stood on the corner of the sidewalk.  Police located the suspect motor vehicle and driver based on the description and licence plate provided by the complainant.  Police spoke to and cautioned the driver about his driving habits, he was also reminded about distance to remain away from pedestrians for their safety.  Citizens who drive motor vehicles are reminded to remain at least one meter away from pedestrians.  Pedestrians are reminded to use caution in and around intersections, Police advise pedestrians to stand back from intersection corners for their safety and only cross an intersection when safe and indicated to do so by signage or traffic “walk” signals.

September 17th:

•          Police responded to a report of a Missing Person, an elderly male who suffers with

Dementia departed his residence earlier that morning for a walk and had not returned home when expected; he was three hours overdue.  While Police conducted a search of the area for the male, the male returned to his residence on his own accord and in good health.  Citizens are reminded that the Cobourg Police Service has a Wanderers List, citizens wanting to have their loved ones added to the list are requested to contact the Cobourg Police Service with and for details; and

•          A complainant attended the Cobourg Police Service to report that while they were away unknown suspect(s) entered her residence and stole a small of money (coins) and jewelry; the investigation will remain open pending any new information.

September 18th:

•          Police responded to a Noise Complaint at a residence, the investigation revealed that a neighbour had been yelling and screaming for hours, he was advised to quiet down.  The Cobourg Police Service reminds citizens that a Noise Bylaw exists in the Town of Cobourg and if at any time (day or night) any person is bothered by noise being made, citizens are encouraged to contact Police; and

•          Police responded to assist Ambulance Personnel (Paramedics) for a suicidal female at an east end residence in Cobourg.  Officers in cooperation with Paramedics successfully calmed the female down and she was transported to a hospital for treatment and assessment without further incident.

September 19th:

•          Police responded to a local gas bar for a theft of gas.  The investigation revealed that a person had pumped gas and then drove away without any payment for the transaction.  As a result of the investigation, the motor vehicles owner was contacted about the incident, the person re-attended the gas bar later in the day and payed for the fuel, Police did not lay any criminal charges.

September 20th :

•          During the early morning hours Police conducted “bar checks” of local licensed establishments, as a result of checks, all establishments and persons were found to be in compliance of the Liquor Licence Act; and

•          Police responded to a Disturb the Peace call at a local hotel for a report of people yelling and fighting in the parking lot.  As a result of Police attendance four (4) persons involved were advised to quiet down and go back inside their rooms, there were no allegations of assaults and no persons had been fighting, Police laid no charges.