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Weekly Media Release May 22 - May 28, 2017

From Monday the 22th day of May 2017 to Sunday the 28th day of May 2017, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 169 occurrences including:

7 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 7 Theft reports, 4 Mischief incident, 9 Alarm calls, 2 mental health call, 2 Domestic disputes.

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

May 22nd:

  • Police responded to a dangerous condition call at an Address on King St.  A window was hanging from a downtown business.  Police contacted the fire department who rectified the issue.
  • Police responded to a Theft call at a local bar in the downtown area.  Complainant report that her cell phone was taken while at the bar.  Further investigation to follow.

May 23rd:

•          Police responded to a suspicious vehicle call at an address on University Ave.  Upon arrival police determined that it was not suspicious and driver was lost and needed direction.  Police escort the driver to his destination.

•          Police received a call for a motor vehicle collision on Division St.  Police attended the scene and investigated the accident and one driver was charged with failing to stop at a red light.

May 24th:

  • Police responded a stolen vehicle call at an address on Maguire St.  Police checked the area for the vehicle with negative results.
  • Police responded to a mischief call at an address on Elgin St.  Information received that the complainant came out of their house and noticed that a window had been smashed from their truck.  Further investigation to follow.

May 25th:

  • Police responded to a 911 hang up at an address on Division St.  Upon arrival police deemed it false problem with the phone lines.
  • Police responded to an Alarm at an address on Darcy‘s St.  Upon arrival police determined the alarm to be false and set off accidently

May 26th:

  • Police responded to an assistance call at an address on Alexandria Drive.  Upon arrival police transported the person in question to the hospital where they were assessed by a physician and released.
  • Police responded to a fraud at an address on King Street.  Upon arrival police determined it to be an email scam. 

Police are reminding people to be extremely cautious about providing personal / financial information when receiving unknown emails or phone calls.

May 27th:

  • Police received a call regarding an attempt theft to motor vehicle.  Police are reminding people to lock their doors to both their vehicles and their residences.
  •  Police received an assault call at a retirement residence in Cobourg.  Upon arrival police determined that neither parties were criminally responsible due to their mental state.

May 28th:

  • Police received a call for a vehicle entry to an unlocked vehicle at an address on Division St.  Nothing appeared to be taken further investigation to follow.
  • Police responded to an alarm call at an address on Division St. upon arrival police determined the alarm to be false and balloons had caused the alarm to be activated

The Cobourg Police conducted enforcement with the Automatic Licence Plate Recognition system throughout the week and several charges were laid.Police are reminding motorist to verify and update their driver’s licenses and Validation Stickers if to ensure they are not expired.

Police are reminding driver’s to drive with due care and attention during the summer months.  Remember traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility.