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Weekly Media Release Nov 2-8Warning - this news article expired on 2015-12-09. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Between Monday the 2nd of November to Sunday the 8th of November 2015 the Cobourg Police Service responded to 107 calls for service including:

16 Motor vehicle collisions, 13 Property Related calls, 10 Mischiefs, 8 Mental Health Act calls, 7 Alarms, 7 Assaults, 6 Noise Complaints, 5 Trespass to Property Act calls, 5 Family Disputes, 7 Police Information / Assist calls, 2 Trouble with Youth calls, 1 Theft call, 1 Assist Ambulance call, 1 Disturb the Peace call, 1 Liquor Licence Act and 1 Animal Complaint call.

Here is a sample of the week:

Nov 2nd

  • Police attended a local school for a report of a possible threatening and assault between two female students.  As a result of the investigation, Police and School Personnel were able to intervene before an altercation occurred.  This matter will be dealt with through the Safe Schools Act and School Personnel.
  • Police attended for a report of a possible suicidal male in a west Cobourg park area, the male was located and spoke to Police without incident, the male agreed to attend a local hospital for assistance and assessment related to Mental Health.

Nov 3rd

  • Police were dispatched to a report of a stolen motor vehicle at a business on Strathy Road.  As a result of the investigation it was revealed that a male youth had taken the auto from the parking lot without consent.  The complainant declined to lay criminal charges against the male youth; the youth was cautioned for the incident.
  • Police attended for a motor vehicle collision on Division Street by University Avenue, two motor vehicles were involved and investigation deemed that damage was under $2000.00; both drivers exchanged insurance and registration information.  No charges.

Nov 4th

  • Police attended a Swayne Street address for a report of a Mischief, a wall had been “tagged” with spray paint.  Police conducted an investigation and obtain photographs of the spray painted “tags”.  Investigation to continue pending video surveillance review of the area.
  • Police responded for a Mental Health incident on a roadway in the area of North Cobourg south of Highway 401.  Police Dispatch received a report that a male had allegedly jumped from a moving motor vehicle in the area and was now laying on the road banging his head.  Police attended the area and apprehended the male under the Mental Health Act; he was transported to a local area hospital and held for assessment.

Nov 5th

  • Police attended King Street West local bank for a report of a male lying face down on the floor.  Investigation revealed that the male was sleeping in the Bank ATM area, Police requested that the male leave the business location, the male departed without incident and was not charged under the Trespass to Property Act.

Nov 6th

  • Police were dispatched to a Traffic Hazard incident on Danforth Rd, it was reported that a horse was in the area and running down the roadway.  Shortly thereafter the animal’s owner attended the area and gained control of the animal; the horse was not injured.
  • Police were dispatched to the area of Cobourg Pier for a report of youths gathering around the Lighthouse and jumping into Lake Ontario eventually surfing.  Upon Police arrival no persons were located.

Nov 7th

  • Police responded to a report of a Noise Complaint at a King St E apartment building.  Upon Police arrival and investigation into the incident, numerous persons who were visiting apartment tenants were spoken to and advised to quiet down.  No charges were laid under the Noise Bylaw

Nov 8th

  • Police were dispatched to a report of a Mischief at an address of a commercial site / construction site.  Unknown person(s) entered a secured enter and stole property from the construction site.  Investigation to continue.
  • Police responded to a report of people sitting inside and drinking alcohol at the Warming Room located by Rotary Park.  Police attended and spoke to one male who mentioned that he was warming up.  The male permitted Police to search his backpack which revealed no alcohol inside of it, the male as not intoxicated; no charges were laid contrary to the Liquor Licence Act.

The Cobourg Police Service would like to remind residents that they will be conducting a Traffic Safety Initiative from 1 October to 31 December 2015 related to Distracted Driving.  This safety initiative is also in relation to Bill 31 amendments as of 1 September 2015 which highlights increased penalties for Distracted Driving.