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Weekly Media Release: March 23-30, 2015Warning - this news article expired on 2015-04-30. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Weekly Media Release

From the 23rd of March to the 30th of March 2015, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 87 occurrences including:  5 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 2 Alarm calls, 9 Police Assistance calls for information, 3 Assaults, 2 Ambulance Assists, 1 Domestic Dispute, 2 Disturb the Peace incidents, 1 Suspicious Person, 1 Trespass to Property Act and 1 Sudden Death.

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

March 23:

  • Responded to a citizens report of a Fail to Remain Collision which resulted in Property Damage to a parked motor vehicle, a suspect motor vehicle was not located, no witnesses existed or came forward to Police;

March 24:

  • Responded to an Assault which occurred at a local area school where the victim had been transported by ambulance to the hospital for medical treatment.A youth involved in the incident who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act has been referred to diversion, (charges are pending against the youth should the diversion program not be adhered to or completed);

  • A complaint of a verbally aggressive male “pan handling” by a local grocery store.Police located the male, advised the male to depart the property and was cautioned under the Trespass to Property Act, the complainant did not want charges brought against the male;

  • Received a complaint of an Assault which had occurred on March 14th 2015 at a local pub, the investigation resulted in an arrest of a suspect on March 25th, 2015.The accused male has been charged with Assault Cause Bodily Harm, the investigation is continuing;

March 25:

  • Police received information of a Theft, carpenter tools and construction equipment was stolen from a trailer overnight, investigation is continuing;

March 26:

  • Police responded to a motor vehicle collision at the Library, two motor vehicles were involved and damage was estimated over $1000.Citizens are reminded to contact Police should a motor vehicle collision occur anywhere and the damage appears to be more than $1000 for insurance reporting purposes;

  • Cobourg Police Service assisted the Durham Regional Police Service by attending a residence to check for a Wanted Person, the person was not located;

  • Police were dispatched to attend the Brookside Youth Centre regarding an Assault incident, the investigation revealed a physical altercation between two youths who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, no charges are pending;

March 27:

  • Police responded to a Labour accident at a housing building site, a male fell 12 feet receiving injuries, the Ministry of Labour was contacted, attended and continued the investigation;

  • Police assisted the Animal Control Officer who had received information of an animal owner not abiding by the law, Police stood by to keep the peace.

  • Police responded to a Domestic Dispute between a male and female, investigation revealed that a verbal altercation had occurred, there were no allegations of assaults or threats by either person involved;

March 28:

  • Police responded to a citizen’s report of a Fail to Remain Collision which resulted in Property Damage to a parked motor vehicle, an unknown person had left information pertaining to the suspect motor vehicle identity.The driver of the suspect motor vehicle was located and charged under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act as a result of the investigation;

March 29:

  • Police were dispatched to a Noise Complaint in the early morning hours for reports of loud music playing at a neighboring apartment.Citizens are reminded that contrary to the Town of Cobourg By-Law 60-97, no person shall make or permit noises likely to disturb inhabitants of the Town of Cobourg.

The Cobourg Police Service has started their COPS FOR CANCER fundraising campaign to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.  Anyone wishing to make a pledge should contact Acting Sgt. Richardson #261 at (905)372-6821.  The event will take place on the 18th of April 2015 at Northumberland Mall.

The Cobourg Police Service has started their BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE fundraising campaign to raise funds for BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS.  Anyone wishing to make a pledge should contact Constable Marc Bellemare#247 or Wendy Kerr at (905)372-6821. The event will take place on the 9th of April 2015 at the Northumberland Mall.