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Weekly Media Release, Sept 19-25, 2016

Between Monday September 19, 2016 and Sunday September 25, 2016 the Cobourg Police Service responded to 153 calls for service including: 2 Suspicious persons; 10 Police Information; 4 911 calls; 9 Theft calls; 3 Domestic Calls; 26 Community Service; 20 Police Assistance; 8 Traffic Complaints; 5 Missing persons; 2 drug calls; 2 Neighbour Disputes; 3 Unwanted Persons; 2 Harrassment; 2 Animal Complaints; 3 Threats; 3 Alarms; 9 Motor Vehicle Collisions; 5 Noise Complaints; 4 Mental health; 1 Fraud, 1 Assault; 3 impaired; and 2 Bylaw.

Here is a summary of the week:

Monday September 19, 2016

  • A disoriented fisherman woke up from a nap and was observed on private property. The man left when directed to by the owner.
  • A CN rail train blocked a Cobourg intersection briefly but there was no collision or issues reported.
  • A Swayne Street resident reported mischief to property after an acquaintance had attended her residence and damaged her clothing. Investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday September 20, 2016

  • A female at a Chapel Street residence refused to leave when directed by staff. Police arrived and removed the female who was transported to Northumberland Hills Hospital at her own request.
  • Police are investigating harassing behavior at a local high school when the victim contacted police about the conduct of a student.
  • Police attended a downtown business on King Street regarding a theft. The suspect was issued a trespass order prohibiting entry to the premises.

Wednesday September 21, 2016

  • A local rental car business reported a stolen vehicle but later realized the vehicle had been returned two days late.
  • Police are investigating a fail to remain accident that occurred in The William and Heath Street area. Witnesses are asked to contact police at 903-372-6821 with information.
  • Police took a complaint of a threat made at a Covert Street business, the investigation continues.
  • Approximately 21:31 hours a vehicle was stolen from a William Street business in Cobourg. The vehicle was located in Cobourg a few days later. The investigation continues.
  • A collision at King and William Streets in Cobourg resulted in a careless driving charge for one driver.

Thursday September 22, 2016

  • Police responded to a Canada Revenue scam. It appears the victim sent money to an unidentified source online which may have been a fraud.

***Police are reminding the public to refrain from giving financial information out over the phone or online if it seems suspicious and gather as much information as possible to be cautious.

  • The Coast Guard reported a stolen bicycle from the property sometime after September 8th 2016. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers or the Cobourg Police Service.
  • A Henry Street resident reported a day time break and enter where several items were stolen. The investigation continues.

***Police are reminding the public to call in any suspicious activity and keep doors and windows locked at all times.

Friday September 23, 2016

  • Police received several calls regarding fisherman in the area and violations such as snagging and netting. The Ministry of Natural Resources have been advised of the influx of fishermen in the area and will deploy any available resources they have to handle the situation.
  • Police attended a Burnet Drive residence regarding threats made from one youth to another. Police cautioned the suspect, no charges at this time.
  • A custody dispute resulted in advice given to the involved parties by police to assist in keeping the peace. No charges at this time.

Saturday September 24, 2016

  • Police attended a north end business in Cobourg in regards to a suspicious person. A 50 year old male was identified at the scene not causing any problems.
  • Police attended a Burnham Street apartment building regarding a disturbance. A 38 year old man was transported to Northumberland Hills hospital as a precaution for his well-being.
  • Cobourg Police patrolled the local creeks checking licences and compliance for fisherman in the area. No violations reported.
  • Police arrested a suspect in a theft at CAA in Cobourg. The items were recovered and a provincial offence notice was issued.
  • Police attended a local business in the east end of Cobourg regarding a noise complaint. The noise was found to be at a suitable level. No action taken.

Sunday September 25, 2016

  • Police investigated vehicles being entered in the east end of Cobourg. Several items were reported stolen. Police remind the public to “lock it or lose it”.
  • A collision at Walton and University streets resulted in one driver being transported to hospital. The driver at fault was charged under the highway traffic act.
  • Police located a missing female reported to the OPP. She was found in good health a few days later.

In the upcoming weeks our days will become shorter as we enter into fall. The Cobourg Police Service would like to remind drivers to ensure all lights both front and back are functioning to ensure proper visibility on our roads.