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Weekly Media Release May 30- June 5, 2016Warning - this news article expired on 2016-08-06. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

From the 30th of May 2016 through to the 5th of June 2016, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 219 occurrences including:

23 Police Assistance calls, 11 Alarm calls, 7 Suspicious Person calls, 16 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 9 Mental Health related calls, 7 Theft calls, 5 Domestic Dispute calls, 4 Disturbances, 3 Mischief calls, 12 Traffic Complaint calls, 2 Unwanted Person/Trespass calls, 4 Assault calls, 2 Threatening calls, 3 Liquor Licence calls, 2 Noise Complaint calls, 1 Fraud call, 4 Impaired Driver call, l stolen vehicle call.

Here are some examples of calls for our Service for the week:

May 30:

  • Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. Investigation revealed auto had been taken without consent. Suspect was located and vehicle returned to owner. Owner did not wish to lay charges. Suspect cautioned.
  • Police responded to report of a stolen vehicle. At approximately 1000 hours the complainant had parked their vehicle, a 2006 red Ford Freestyle bearing Ontario licence plate BTZW686, at the South end of the parking lot of Donegan Park. Complainant returns a short time later and discovered the vehicle had been stolen. No suspect information available.
  • Police attended to the plaza lot at 975 Elgin St West regarding a parking lot collision. Two motor vehicles involved in collision with parking lot. No charges.
  • Police attended the Albert St area regarding a two vehicle collision. No injuries, property damage only. Driver charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

May 31:

  • Police responded to a two vehicle collision on King St West. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and had to towed from scene. No injuries sustained by either driver. Driver charged under the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Police investigated a money transfer fraud. Complainant had wired a substantial amount of money to persons she had met over social media. Police wish to advise anyone that is suspicious about possible fraudulent incidents to contact Police for advice.

Jun 01:

  • Police responded to youth on the CN tracks trespassing. Police were unable to locate youths. Police wish to advise that it is an offence under the trespass to property act to be on railway property.
  • Police responded to a pedestrian on Covert St. Police investigation revealed that pedestrian had walked into vehicle and was not struck by motor vehicle. No charges.
  • Police were dispatched to an Unwanted Person at a private residence, information received was that a male who was at the residence was not welcome and refused to depart.  Upon Police arrival the male in question was not located, further investigation revealed that the male had departed once he was told Police were attending.  There were no allegations of assault or threats.
  • Police arrested the accused youth at his school (CIS) on the strength of a warrant put in place by Probation and parole.
  • Police arrested and charged a female suspect for trespassing on King St after numerous complaints. Female was issued a trespass to property act offence notice and released from Police custody.

Jun 02:

  • Police responded to a shoplifter at Walmart Department store on Strathy Rd. The suspect had entered the store and concealed an FM transmitter in his clothing. Suspect selected a USB cable and attended the cash check out area. Suspect paid for the USB cable however failed to pay for the concealed FM transmitter. Suspect was followed outside by a Loss Prevention Officer and approached for theft investigation.  Suspect pulled the FM transmitter from his pants and threw it on the ground. Suspect fled through the parking lot towards Strathy Rd. Suspect is described as, male mid-20s, thin build, brown hair, wearing a dark blue t-shirt and black sweat pants. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Cobourg Police.
  • Police were dispatched to a possible Mental Health incident were a female was screaming on King St at Division St. Police arrived and suspect was unable to be located.
  • Police responded to a missing youth. Youth was reported missing from school and failed to return home. Youth was located at school the following day.
  • Police charged 4 suspects for trespassing on the pier. Suspects had driven out onto the pier area after the closure time of 11pm. Police wish to remind citizens that the pier area is closed to vehicle traffic after 11pm daily

Jun 03:

  • Police received a report of a Theft, that a bicycle had been stolen from area of King St and Division St. The bicycle was left at 1 King Street East and was locked up.  The bike was described as CCM model, black and yellow in colour.
  • Police responded to a female causing damage to a Town of Cobourg bus on Albert St at the bus shelter. Police arrested and charged a female with mischief.
  • Police responded to King St address and apprehended a female under the Mental Health Act.  Female was found to be a threat to herself and threating to harm people. Female was transported the Northumberland Hills Hospital for assessment.
  • Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Elgin St West. Driver was charged under the highway traffic Act.
  • Police were called to assist in locating a female and two children reported missing. The Children’s Aid Society were to apprehend the children for safety concerns. Police investigating possible locations were female may be located. Female and children located and children apprehended by CAS

Jun 04:

  • Police were dispatched to the Metro grocery store, Northumberland Mall. Male was inside the grocery store carrying and consuming a beer. Police arrived and located male suspect. Suspect charged under the Liquor Licence Act.
  • Police attended the Wendy’s restaurant on William Street regarding a theft of wallet. Two male suspects had stolen an employee’s wallet from the counter area. Suspects obtained cash and credit card from wallet. Investigation continuing. Anyone with information is acted to contact Cobourg Police.
  • Police attended the area of Rankin BLVD in regards to a local home owner reporting one of the trees on the boulevard had been damaged by youths. The tree appeared to have the bark removed and tree truck damaged by a knife.
  • Police were dispatched to a 911 call for a single vehicle roll over on Workman Rd. Police arrived and located two occupants of the vehicle standing on the road. The driver and passenger sustained no injuries from the collision. Witness reports indicate that speed was a factor in the accident. The driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

Jun 05

  • Police responded to the Canadian Tire Store on Elgin St West in regards to a shoplifting/fraud incident. Lone male had entered the store and selected a coffee maker and attempted to return same item. Male was approached by store employee and subsequently dropped coffee maker and attempted to flee area. Police arrived and arrested male for fraud. Male was held for bail hearing.
  • Police responded to a harassment incident. Female complainant has been continually harassed by neighbour tenant. Police investigation continuing.