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Weekly Media Release Jan 4-10, 2016Warning - this news article expired on 2016-02-15. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

From the 4th of January 2016 through to the 10th of January 2016, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 68 occurrences including:

4 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 2 Theft reports, 2 Mischief incidents, 6 Alarm calls, 5 Domestic disputes, and 1 Assault call.

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

Jan 04:

  • Police responded to 335 King Street East regarding a youth wanted on a warrant.  Upon arrival police arrested a female youth on an outstanding warrant.
  • Police responded to a Landlord and Tenant call in the area of Division Street.  Upon arrival police spoke with the parties involved and the matter was resolved.

Jan 05:

       •    Police investigated a counterfeit money call where an unknown male tried to pass one $50 US Bill at a         business in the Strathy Road area.  It was learned that a male was arrested in another Jurisdiction for the same offence.

  • Police responded to an alarm to a business in the area of University Avenue West.  Police checked the premises and the alarm was deemed false.

Jan 6:

  • Police responded to a drug offence at 335 King Street East (Cobourg Collegiate institute).  Police seized a small amount of Marijuana from a student.  The youth was dealt with according to the parameters of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
  • Police investigated a Mischief at 199 Sutherland Crescent. Two males who were not residents in the complex were observed dumping a large amount of garbage in the dumpster.  Police located the two males responsible, and both were charged under the Trespass to Property act.

Jan 7:

  • Police attended 68 King Street West (Scotiabank) regarding a male sleeping in the foyer.  Upon arrival police determined that the male was breaching his court imposed conditions. Police arrested the male and he was held for a show cause hearing.
  • Police responded to the area of Birchwood Trail regarding a two vehicle collision.  As a result of the accident investigation police determined that the damage was over $2000 and one of the drivers was charged with Careless Driving.

June 8:

  • Police responded to the MPP office in the area of Elgin Street in Cobourg regarding a drug offence.  Upon arrival police seized a letter mailed to the MPP office containing a small amount of marijuana.
  • Police responded to the Wal Mart department store regarding a female youth under arrest for shoplifting.  The female youth was released with conditions to attend the Rebound Youth Centre as an alternative measure under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Jan 9:

  • Police responded to 62 King Street West regarding a hold up alarm.  Upon arrival police determined that it was false and the Alarm system was under repair.
  • Police responded to a domestic dispute in the area of Buchanan Street and Division Street.  Upon arrival police determined that no assaults had taken place and both parties were in a verbal argument over being evicted from their residence.
  • Police conducted bar checks pursuant to the Liquor License Act in local licensed establishments in the Town of Cobourg and found all were in compliance.  

Jan 10:

  • Police responded to 335 King Street East (Cobourg Collegiate incident) regarding an Alarm.  All doors and windows were checked and the alarm was deemed false.
  • Police assisted a homeless male and provided him with a voucher for food and shelter.

The Cobourg Police Service is reminding all motorists to drive according to the weather conditions during the winter months.  Slow down, stay alert, and stay in control.  Many winter collisions occur because drivers are going too fast for road conditions. Slow down and allow extra space between you and other vehicles.  Focus on your driving and put away cell phones and other distractions. Look for reflections on the road – what looks like water may actually be ice.  Steer gently on curves and in slippery conditions. Hard braking, quick acceleration and abrupt gear changes can cause you to skid. Avoid using cruise control on wet, snowy or icy pavement – it reduces your reaction time and vehicle control. If you do skid, release your brakes and steer in the direction you want to go. Be careful not to over steer.  Share the road and watch for snowplows.  Avoid crowding into the lane of on-coming traffic – this can result in head-on collisions.  Drive slowly near working snowplows and don’t pass them – it’s dangerous. Be patient and give them room. They will pull off once they reach the end of their route.