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Weekly Media Release Jun 27-July 3, 2016

From the 27thof June 2016 through the 03rd of July 2016, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 217 occurrences including: 18 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 4 Theft calls, 8 Alarm calls, 6 - 911 call/911 hang up calls, 1 Unwanted Person calls, 5 Frauds, 11 Suspicious Persons/Vehicle calls, 9 Liquor Licence Act incidents, 5 Missing Person calls, 9 noise complaints, 18 Police assistance/information requests and 6 mischief to property calls. Here are some examples of calls for service for the week:

June 27:

  • Police information was received regarding alcohol consumption in the parking lot area of Tim Hortons at 749 William St, Cobourg. Police are asking for public assistance. If alcohol consumption is viewed at this location, please contact Cobourg Police Service.
  • A Motor vehicle was stolen from an Auto repair shop on Veronica St, Cobourg.  Vehicle is described as a 1994 Toyota Camry, green in colour with Ontario plates BNAF954. Anyone with information regarding this theft is requested to contact Cobourg Police.
  • Police investigated a telephone fraud involving Revenue Canada (CRA) requesting complainant pay money. Police advise the public that this is not standard operating practices for CRA. If in doubt of authenticity regarding phone call requests for money contact CRA or Cobourg Police Service.
  • Police received information regarding suspected trafficking of Fentanyl within the Town of Cobourg. Police warn regarding this type of drug and potential health risk.
  • Police responded to 4 youths trespassing in the area of Pebble Beach, Cobourg. Youths were located and charged under the Trespass to Property Act.

June 28:

  • Police investigated a motor vehicle collision in a parking lot of the Northumberland Mall, Cobourg. Two motor vehicles involved in a minor collision.  No charges were laid due to the collision occurring on private property.
  • Police investigated a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Division St and University Ave. Both vehicles damaged in the collision. One driver of a motor vehicle was charged under the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Police responded to a call for mischief in the Spencer St area. Unknown youths damaged a residential fence in the area. No suspect information available.

June 29:

  • Police are investigating a Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) fraud scam involving iTunes gift cards. Police request anyone involved with suspicious phone calls or incidents involving potential fraudulent activity to contact the originating agency or Cobourg Police Service for information.
  • Police responded to the parking lot area of Wal-Mart on Strathy Rd, Cobourg in regards to a dog left unattended in a motor vehicle. Police investigation revealed dog was not in distress however owner was cautioned for potential animal cruelty situation.
  • Police investigated a recovered stolen vehicle from an auto repair shop on Veronica St, Cobourg taken on the 27th day of June and located in Laval Quebec.

June 30:

  • Cobourg Police investigated suspicious male and female possibly entering vehicles. No suspects located. Police stress the importance to lock all vehicle doors when vehicle is un-occupied.
  • Police attended an Alexandria Dir., Cobourg residence in regards to a shed fire. Police are investigating cause of fire, which is undetermined at this time.
  • Police arrested a female for outstanding warrant. Female was held for bail hearing.
  • Police investigated and charged a female individual for trespassing and soliciting. Female was identified as Gail BOWMAN of Cobourg. Female was charged for fail to leave premises when directed under the Trespass to Property Act and soliciting in an aggressive manner under the Safe Streets Act.
  • Police were called to Cameco fuel manufacturing on Division St, Cobourg in regards to an industrial accident. Employee at this location received a minor chemical burn. The Ministry of Labour was contacted and will be following up.
  • Police investigated a motor vehicle collision on Church St, Cobourg involving a single motor vehicle hitting a hydro pole. Driver was charged with careless driving.   

July 01:

  • Police arrested and charge an intoxicated male. Male was taken into Police custody for his safety and held till sober.
  • Police arrested a female for mischief. Female was arrested and charged with mischief for spray painting a property on Margaret St, Cobourg.
  • Police are investigating an illegal garbage dumping incident at Beyond the Blue Box. Investigation continuing.
  • Police investigated a motor vehicle collision at Division St and University Ave involving two motor vehicles. Minor damage and no injuries reported.
  • Police stopped a motor vehicle for speeding and discovered driver was under influence of alcohol. Police administered a road side screening device and subsequently driver was issued a three day drivers licence suspension.

July 02:

  • Police investigated a mischief incident. Complaint reported damage to a trailer.
  • Police arrested a male for breach of undertaking conditions. Male was held for a bail hearing.
  • Police responded to the front lobby area of the Cobourg police station for a verbal domestic involving a male and female party. Both parties had been drinking and were separated and sent on their way.
  • Police responded to a domestic dispute on Division St, Cobourg involving a male and female. Female sustained minor injuries. Male had fled prior to police arrival. Investigation is continuing.
  • Police are investigating mischief to road signs and trees in the Riddell Ave, Cobourg area. Police request anyone with information regarding this incident to contact crime stoppers or the Cobourg Police Service.

July 03:

  • Police responded to a possible break and enter in progress call on Munson Cres. Resident reported hearing unknown person(s) attempting to gain entry to the residence through a rear door. Police searched area. No suspects located.

The Cobourg Police want to remind everyone to lock their vehicles.  The onset of warmer weather results in more foot traffic over the summer months.

Throughout our neighbourhoods, open vehicles present an easy target for persons looking for money or property to steal.  Making sure your vehicle is locked is an immediate deterrent.  Motion sensors also are a valuable method of drawing attention to someone on your property.

Lock it or Lose it.