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Weekly Media Release June 20-26

From the 20thof June 2016 through the 26th of June 2016, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 192 occurrences including: 9 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 9 Theft calls, 6 Alarm calls,4 Noise complaints, 4 Break & Enter calls,3 Frauds, and 3 Suspicious Persons/Vehicle calls. Here are some examples of calls for service for the week:

June 20th

  • Cobourg Police responded to a residential Break & Enter in progress. Upon arrival police arrested a male inside the apartment. The male was transported to Cobourg Police Station and held for a bail hearing.
  • Police responded to a call for a missing youth who had gone missing overnight .The youth was located later in the day safe and sound.

June 21st:

  • Police attended a local shelter upon report of an unruly patron refusing to follow the shelters rules. Police stood by while the patron left the shelter without further incident.
  • Police responded to a call reporting that sometime overnight person(s) unknown entered the complainant’s unlocked Motor Vehicle and stole $40.00 cash. Police have not located any suspects thus far.

June 22:

  • Cobourg Police in conjunction with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministry of Transportation conducted a joint forces traffic safety initiative mainly inspecting commercial Motor Vehicles. Thirty-four inspections were completed resulting in numerous Provincial Offence Notices being issued.
  • Police responded to a report of a missing elderly female with dementia who had wandered away from her residence undetected. Police located the female a few minutes after initiating a search and returned the female to her residence.

June 23rd:

  • Police were called to a Break & Enter in progress at St. Mary’s High School where multiple people were observed entering the building late at night. Police located 5 male youths a short time later a short distance away from the school .All 5 youths were arrested and later released with a youth court date.
  • Police attended a two vehicle collision in the parking lot of a West end retail store. Upon arrival police determined there were no injuries and damage was under 2,000.00. Information was exchanged between both parties.

June 24:

  • Police are investigating the theft of copper wire from Restore on Division Street. Police are reviewing video and are looking to speak with two males observed in the area.
  • Police responded to a report of a theft of a computer in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The complainant had set the computer down beside her vehicle as she loaded her car and when she went to pick it up it was gone

June 25th:

  • Police were called to an East end bar upon report of an unruly patron refusing to leave the premise as directed by bar staff. The male left without incident just prior to police arrival.
  • Police attended the area of Battell and Sutherland upon report of a verbal argument on the street between a male and female. The male had left the area prior to police arrival but was cautioned by police a short time later for causing a disturbance.

June 26th:

  • Police patrolled the area of Victoria Park Beach and observed a number of Liquor License Act violations. Five persons were charged for Having open liquor with a set fine of $125.00
  • Cobourg Police assisted the Ontario Provincial Police who were involved in a police pursuit on the 401. Cobourgs off ramps were closed for a short time until the OPP apprehended the suspect driver.

Canada day festivities will get underway at the Cobourg Waterfront starting Friday July 1st through Sunday July 3rd. Please use caution when driving in the area of Cobourg Beach as there will be a lot more traffic congestion and a lot of people on foot.