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Weekly Media Release June 13-19, 2016

From the 13thof June 2016 through the 19th of June 2016, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 192 occurrences including: 10 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 7 Theft calls, 12 Alarm calls, 4 911 call/911 hang up calls,  4 Unwanted Person calls, 5 Frauds, and 7 Suspicious Persons/Vehicle calls. Here are some examples of calls for service for the week:

June 13:

  • A 22 year old male was charged with operating a motor vehicle with over 80 mgs. under the Criminal Code after failing a roadside screening device during a traffic stop.
  • A 44 year old female was charged with theft under $5000 under the Criminal Code after stealing items from a local retail store.

June 14:

  • Police investigated a motor vehicle collision in a parking lot on Elgin Street West.  No charges were laid due to the collision occurring on private property.
  • Police responded to a report of downed power lines on Elizabeth Street after being struck by a transport truck.  The lines were determined to be cable lines and posed no danger to the public and were removed from the roadway without incident.

June 15:

  • A 65 year old male was charged with fraudulently obtaining food under the Criminal Code after absconding from a local restaurant without paying for his meal.
  • A 33 year old female was charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act after a motor vehicle collision with a school bus.

June 16:

  • Cobourg Police assisted the Durham Regional Police in identifying a female involved in a shop lifting incident in Oshawa.
  • A 23 year old male was arrested on a warrant after he was observed driving and trying to evade police.

June 17:

  • A 42 year old male was charged with shoplifting after being caught stealing from a local retail store.
  • A 26 year old male was charged with possession of a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act after being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana while parked in the parking lot of a local business.

June 18:

  • Police assisted with returning a patient to the hospital after leaving against doctor’s orders.
  • A 56 year old male was charged with fail to yield to traffic on through highway under the Highway Traffic Act after a motor vehicle collision on Elgin Street West.

June 19:

  • Police responded to a local residence for a report of an unwanted person who left without incident.
  • Police responded to a landlord tenant dispute in which the involved parties were counselled and given advice.