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Weekly Media Release Sept 21-27Warning - this news article expired on 2015-10-29. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Between Monday 21st of September and Sunday 27th of September 2015 the Cobourg Police Service responded to 126 Calls for Service, including:

8 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 3 Theft calls, 4 Neighbour Disputes, 4 Family Dispute calls, 2 Alarm calls, 3 Unwanted Persons calls, 7 Police Assist and Information calls, 1 Missing Person calls, 2 Disturb the Peace calls, 1 Domestic Dispute, 5 Assault call, 1 Impaired Operation arrest, 2 Sudden Death call, 5 Suspicious Persons calls, 2 Fraud calls, 1 Trouble with youth call, 1 animal in vehicle call and 2 Harassment calls.

Here is a summary of the calls for the week:

September 21th:

•          Police investigated an allegation of assault report through the Children’s Aid Society.  Police are continuing their investigation.

•          Police responded to a domestic dispute incident involving a male and female. Accused male was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

•          Police responded to a mischief and threaten death incident at Brookside Youth Centre. Police continuing their investigation into criminal charges for mischief and threatening death by a youth inmate.

•          Police responded to a work place accident at a local industrial employer involving a worker injuring his finger. Incident was turned over to the Ministry of Labour for further investigation.

•          Police investigated a fraudulent bank transaction by unknown person(s) removing a sum of money from complainant’s bank account.

•          Police responded to a disturbance involving youths at Cobourg Collegiate Institute involved in minor altercation. Police further responded to complaint of youths from CCI loitering within the townhouse complex at Darcy St and King St. Numerous youths were cautioned for trespassing and littering.

•          During the late evening hours Police responded to a domestic dispute involving a male and female suspect. Both male and female arrested and charged with domestic assault.

September 22nd:

•          Police attended an address within the Town of Cobourg to check on the well-being of a female for the Halton Regional Police Service. Police were unable to locate person of interest and Halton Regional Police Service are continuing their investigation.

•          Police attended the parking lot area of 75 Strathy Rd for a dog left un-attended within a vehicle. Police located the vehicle and ascertained the dog was not in distress. Police advised the complainant that is was not illegal to have animals within a vehicle as long as the animal is not in physical anguish.

•          Police attended the scene of a fail to remain motor vehicle collision at 75 Strathy Rd, parking lot. Vehicle sustained minor damage. No Suspect vehicle information was available at time of report. Investigation in continuing.

•          Police are investigating a theft from vehicle which occurred overnight to an unlocked vehicle. Police reminded complainant to ensure all vehicles are locked to avoid incidents of theft.

•          Police investigated a report of assault. Victim was punched in the face and received minor injuries. Suspect youth was arrested and charged for assault

September 23rd:

•          Police were dispatched to a report of a disoriented elderly male escorted to the Cobourg Police station by a concern citizen. Male was found to be a resident of the Town of Cobourg and was transported to his home residence. The family of male was contacted for medical follow up. Police advise the public to call Police if they suspect person(s) are in distress or disoriented.

•          Police were dispatched to a report of an assault incident between a father and son. The incident resulted in a minor altercation between a father and son. Neither involved parties wished charges laid.

•          Police responded to a Fail to remain motor vehicle collision at 1111 Elgin St .  Complainant’s vehicle received minor damage. No suspect vehicle information available at time of report. Police continuing investigation.

•          Police responded to a two vehicle motor vehicle collision on George St. V1 was reversing out of business on George St and collided with V2. Driver of V1 was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for fail to yield sec 142(2) HTA.

September 24th:

•          Police responded to a report of a theft from vehicle. During the overnight hours unknown person(s) entered complainants unlocked vehicle. Items were removed from vehicle. Police remind citizens of the Town of Cobourg to ensure they lock their vehicles to avoid potential thefts.

•          Police responded to a suspicious person who entered the Terry Fox Public School at 1065 Riddell Ave, Cobourg. Incident had occurred previously and suspect was not on scene when Police arrived. Through investigation Police identified suspect male and cautioned him for trespassing.

•          Police assisted the Children Aid Society with a child custody apprehension. Incident completed without issue and child turned over to father.

•          Police responded to an assault between family members. Step father and son had been drinking and step father was assaulted by son. Male suspect was arrested and charged for assault.

•          Police attended the scene of a two vehicle motor vehicle collision at Division St and Queen St, Cobourg. Occupants of vehicles sustained minor injuries. Driver of V1 was charged with red light – fail to stop contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

•          Members of the Cobourg Police Service escorted runners for the Police Memorial run through the Town of Cobourg to the Chris Garrett Memorial Park at 1000 Birchwood Trail.

September 25th:

•          Police responded to an unwanted person incident on Division St. incident was an ongoing complaint of harassment. Suspect was located and cautioned by police.

•          Police responded to a three vehicle motor vehicle accident at Burnham St and Elgin St. No injuries reported. Investigation continuing.

•          Police responded to single vehicle collision. V1 had reversed out of private driveway and collided with unattended parked vehicle. Minor damage. No charges.

September 26th:

•          Police responded to a local grocery store for an unwanted person.  Male out front of store protesting after being trespassed from property. Male was cautioned and removed from property. No charges

•          Police responded to a motor vehicle collision at Munroe St and Division St. Damage was deemed minor and under the $2000 threshold, thus drivers exchanged information. No charges. Police advise that new regulations for motor vehicle reporting have recently changed. *** If damage is deemed under $2000 drivers need only exchange information and don’t need to report MVC to Police.

•          Police responded to 801 William St for a suspicious person. Male was viewed by restaurant employees to be in the parking lot area for an extended period of time. Police attended and investigated driver. Male was from USA and plotting his travel route

September 27th:

•          During the early morning hours Police conducted “bar checks” of local licensed establishments, as a result of checks, all establishments and persons were found to be in compliance of the Liquor Licence Act; and

•          Police investigated a possible impaired operation incident. Police observed a motor vehicle which appeared to be evading Police. Police found driver had been drinking and subsequently administered a road side screening device. Driver registered a “FAIL” on the road side screening device and was arrested for exceed 80mgs of alcohol.  Police remind the public to not drink and drive and to make arrangements for safe transportation if they are going to be consuming alcohol.

•          Police responded to a fail to remain motor vehicle collision at apartment complex on Darcy St.  Complainant had a note left on her vehicle with plate # information and time of accident. Investigation is continuing.