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Weekly Media Release Oct 19-26 Warning - this news article expired on 2015-11-26. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Between Monday the 19th of October to Sunday the 26th of October 2015 the Cobourg Police Service responded to 87 calls for service including:

7 Motor vehicle collisions, 5 Mental Health Act calls, 6 Alarms, 2 Thefts, 3 Assaults, 2 Assist Ambulance calls, 1 Family Dispute, 1 Noise Complaint, 1 Fire calls, 1 Noise Complaint, 3 Suspicious Person calls, 3 Mischief calls, 5 Harassment calls and 4 Unwanted Person calls.

Here is a summary of the week:

Oct. 19

  • Police operated radar of a school zone on D’Arcy Street and 1 Provincial Offence Notice was issued under the Highway Traffic Act.

Oct. 20

  • Police attended in the area of Division Street to take a report of an unknown person knocking on doors.  Upon arrival the male had fled and police were unable to locate the suspect.
  • Police attended Northumberland Mall for an unwanted male.  An adult male was found in contravention of the Trespass to Property Act.  The male was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Public Intoxication and removed from the property.

Oct. 21

  • Police attended King Street West to take a report of a Traffic Accident.  Upon investigation, police issued a Provincial Offence Notice to a driver of a motor vehicle.
  • An adult male was found in contravention of a Probation Order.  The male was arrested on Chapel Street while attempting to evade police.  The male was arrested, charged for breaching his Probation Order and held for a Show Cause Hearing.
  • An accident occurred on Division Street.  Damage was over $2000.00 and no personal injuries were reported to police.  As a result of police investigation a driver was issued a Provincial Offence Notice under the Highway Traffic Act.

Oct. 23

  • Police attended Walmart to take a report of a male that had reportedly stolen merchandise.  As a result of the police investigation no charges were issued as the male was transported to the Northumberland Hills Hospital for Mental Health concerns.

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.