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Weekly Media Release Sept 11-18, 2016

Between Monday the 11th of Sept. to Sunday the 18th of Sept. 2016 the Cobourg Police Service responded to 187 calls for service including:

3 Motor vehicle collisions 7 Alarms, 10 Thefts, 4 Assault, 2 Liquor License Act calls, 5 Fraud and 2 Mischief calls

Here is a summary of the week:


  • Police attended Via Rail upon report of youths dropping a rock onto a car. Police searched the area- unable to locate parties. Minor damage to the car.
  • Police are investigating mischief to a vehicle on Burnham Street where four tires were punctured sometime overnight. Investigation continuing.


  • Police attended the area of D’Arcy and Spencer Street upon report of two young girls in a physical altercation. Upon arrival, both parties had been separated and told Police it was a consensual fight. Both parties cautioned for causing a disturbance.
  • Police attended a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Burnham and Heath Street. There were no injuries. One of the drivers was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for following too closely.


  • Police attended a residence on Ballantine Street upon report of a break and enter. Police believe a Samsung tablet was taken and are currently reviewing video surveillance.
  • Police attended an Orange Street residence to stand by and keep the peace due to a Landlord Tenant dispute.
  • Police have resumed their attendance at area schools to assist with school breakfast clubs on weekday mornings.


  • Police have resumed their attendance at area schools to assist with school breakfast clubs on weekday mornings.
  • Cobourg Police assisted OPP by finding an elderly male on Division Street who was disoriented and could not find his way back to his residence in Baltimore. The male returned home without incident.


  • Police are investigating a theft of food items from a Strathy Road store.  Police are attempting to identify the male from store security video.
  • Police attended a seniors’ residence upon report of an elderly female resident being struck by another elderly female resident. Police investigation revealed both suffered from dementia. The female resident was not injured.


  • Cobourg Police in conjunction with the Ministry of Natural Resources conducted enforcement operations checking compliance issues for area fishermen. Ministry of Natural Resources officers laid numerous charges for trespassing and various fishing offences.
  • Police attended the area of Victoria Hall upon report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle and driver were later found in Port Hope. The male driver is facing numerous charges including theft over $5000, possession of property obtained by crime, and driving while disqualified.

Sept. 17th

  • Police were called to the area of Division and King Street upon report of a male being assaulted and property missing. Police transported one male to Northumberland Hills Hospital with apparent minor injuries. Investigation continuing.
  • Police attended the area of Burnham and King Street upon report of a dog being hit by a train.  Police identified the dog and were able to notify the dog’s owner

Sept. 18th

  • Police were called to the area of 199 Sutherland Crescent upon report of two dogs fighting. The dogs were separated but a male suffered a minor injury to his finger as a result. Police are attempting to locate the dog and dog owner.
  • Police were called to a downtown restaurant in regards to a male who was aggressively panhandling in front of the store. Police searched the area and later located a male matching the description. The male was cautioned for his actions.