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Weekly Media Release Sept 8-13Warning - this news article expired on 2015-10-15. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Between Tuesday 8th of September and Sunday 13th of September 2015 the Cobourg Police Service responded to 78 Calls for Service, including:

5 Mischief calls, 4 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 4 Unwanted Person calls, 3 Theft calls, 3 Noise Complaints, 3 Assault calls, 2 Police Assistance calls, 2 Mental Health Act calls, 2 Stolen Motor Vehicles, 1 Liquor Licence Offence call, 1 Domestic Dispute, 1 Impaired Driver incident, 1 Driving Complaint, 1 Fraud, 1 Alarm, 1 Harassment call, 1 Trespass to Property Act call and 1 Structure Fire.

Here is a summary of the calls for the week:

September 8th:

•          Police recovered a motor vehicle which had been stolen from the Durham Region area, investigation to continue;

•          While on Patrol, Police located a motor vehicle collision on Elgin Street involving two motor vehicles.  As a result of the investigation, it was determined that the damage was less than $2000.  Insurance and contact information was exchanged between both drivers, no requirement for a Police report existed as the damage was below $2000, no related charges; and

•          Police attended the Northumberland Mall for an Unwanted Person call; a male had been bothering shoppers in and around the mall area.  As a result of the investigation, Police advised the male to depart the property and not return.  Police advised the male that if he did return he would be arrested and charged under the Trespass to Property Act.

September 9th:

•          Police attended an address on in the west end of Cobourg for a report of a Theft.  The complainant reported that he had left his motor vehicle unlocked during the night and unknown person(s) stole computer equipment and identification.  The Cobourg Police Service would like to remind citizens to lock your motor vehicles at night and when not in use.  Police also urge citizens to remove any valuable property from the motor vehicles interior or remove it from view; and

•          Police attended for a Noise Complaint in a residential area, the complainant reported that a neighbour starts his motor vehicle every morning loudly by revving the engine, repeatedly.  Police attended, conducted an investigation and cautioned a male for noise, no charges under the Town of Cobourg Noise By-Law were laid

September 10th:

•          Police were called to King Street and Division Street for an intoxicated male, Police arrested and held the Cobourg man.  The accused male was charged under the Liquor Licence Act and held until sober in Police Detention Cells; and

•          Police received a report of a Dodge pickup truck driving recklessly northbound on William Street creating a dangerous situation for other drivers using the roadway in the area.  The complainant provided a licence plate and description of the motor vehicle and young male driver operating the pickup truck.  A charge related to Careless Driving contrary to Section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act is anticipated to be laid based on the citizen’s report.  Careless Driving carries a minimum fine of $490 fine and 6 Demerit Points with a maximum court imposed fine of $1000 and 6 Demerit Points once convicted. Drivers are reminded to share the roadway and operate their motor vehicles in a safe manner, “traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility”, investigation to continue.

September 11th:

•          Police attended a residence of a west Cobourg, a complainant reported that a young adult male was acting violently and not abiding by house rules, upon request of the complainant the young male was removed from the residence and advised not to return or he would be arrested under the Trespass to Property Act;

•          Police attended a residence for a report of a Mischief, sometime during the night unknown person(s) damaged a parked motor vehicle by scratching the paint, investigation to remain open pending any new information; and

•          During the late evening of this date, Police responded to a report of an intoxicated male refused service at the LCBO, Police located the motor vehicle operated by the male and arrested and charged him for Impaired Care and Control plus Exceed 80 milligrams of Alcohol.

September 12th:

•          Police responded to a report of three people fighting in a downtown parking lot, as a result of the investigation one male who caused the altercation was advised to depart the area.  There were no allegations of Assault as all persons involved in the fight were friends, the altercation was deemed as a consensual fight, no reported injuries; and

•          Police responded for an aggressive male at the Northumberland Hills Hospital who was mistreating medical staff while he waiting for treatment.  Police advised the male to quiet down and then depart once treatment was received, the departed without further incident.

September 13th:

•          Police attended the CN / CP railway areas for a report of a person sitting on the train tracks, a search of the area was conducted which met with negative results in locating any persons.  The Cobourg Police Service would like to remind the Public that the railway areas are Private Property and if found walking along the tracks, persons may be charged under the Trespass to Property Act or other statutes.  Police also remind persons who walk along the railway area that this can prove to be a dangerous practice as freight and passenger trains frequently pass through the Cobourg area; and

•          Police attended for an insecure premise, a search of the building interior revealed that no Break and Enter had occurred; the owner of the address was contacted, attended and secured the building.  The owner reported to Police that he had not secured the building prior to departing for the night.