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Weekly Media Release

Media Release


From the 16th of April, 2018 through the 22nd of April, 2018, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 197 occurrences including: 9 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 10 Theft/Shoplifting calls, 4 Mischief calls, 5 Assault calls, 8 Mental Health related calls, 6 Threat related calls, 5 Warrant/Bail Violation calls, 26 Police information/Assistance calls and 26 Community Service related calls . Here are some examples of calls for service for the week:

16 April, 2018

Police were advised that OPP Peterborough arrested a female on a relief of surety warrant the female was transported to our service where she was held to await a bail hearing.

A female attended the Cobourg Police Service to make a report of threats made towards her by a male party. This is an ongoing incident and was previously reported.

A single vehicle collision occurred on Elgin Street across from the Dairy Queen. The vehicle struck a gas main and police closed down the area so Union Gas,  along with the Fire Department, could safely clear the area for officers and the public.

Police attended an address on King Street in regards to a domestic dispute. Police spoke with the complainant, who advised that he wanted his girlfriend removed from the apartment. The two involved parties were having an argument about their relationship. The male agreed to leave and they would discuss their relationship at a later date.

Police attended an address on James Street in regards to a drug offence call. The landlord contacted police because there was a smell of marijuana on the second floor. Police spoke to occupants and were unable to determine the origin of the smell.

Police attended an address on Swayne Street in regards to a threatening call.  A female explained that she is receiving unwanted text messages from another female.  Police reviewed the text messages and there were no threats made.

18 April, 2018

Police obtained a firearm for destruction, that was turned in during the gun amnesty.

Online fraud via Auto Trader.  Female complainant responded to add online to purchase vehicle.  Payment made in the sum of $2000 in bit coins but did not receive car.

The Cobourg Police Service remind the public that they should never buy anything sight unseen, unless they are satisfied the seller is reputable.  An option is to arrange a meeting place to exchange payment for the goods.

Female complainant defrauded out of $13,000 in CRA scam.

There were two reports of vehicles being entered in the East end of Cobourg with numerous items taken.

The warmer weather always results in an increase of thefts from vehicles.  Ensure that your doors are locked.   Never leave valuables or money in your vehicle, but if you are going to, make sure that your valuables are completely out of sight.

19 April, 2018

A female was reported missing but was quickly located and returned to her residence in good health.

Unknown person(s) went through coats and removed keys to vehicles at a local hall where several vehicles were entered and cash stolen. 

A request was made for police to speak with a son in regards to his drug use. Police did not note any signs of intoxication by drug or alcohol. Police had a lengthy conversation and provided guidance.

20 April, 2018

Firearms were retrieved from two addresses as part of amnesty program where they were taken to the Cobourg Police Service for destruction.

21 April, 2018

Suspicious person - Police investigated and located a female on a business premise that she is prohibited from attending. The female was issued a ticket under the Trespass to Property Act and sent on her way.

Police arrested a female for theft and possession under $5000 from a local business. Investigation revealed that the female stole approximately $600 in baby merchandise and fishing lures. The female was later released on an Appearance Notice.

Police conducted a ride check and seatbelt enforcement on William Street near the under pass. Approximately 47 vehicles were checked with no infractions.

Police attended the railroad tracks, on Ontario Street, for a report of male walking along the tracks. Police cautioned the male for trespassing and transported him back to the Via rail lot where he parked his vehicle.

Police attended a service station for a report of threats. Investigation revealed that the male smashed the front door to a local Motel after he was denied use of a phone from staff member. Police arrested a 20 year old male from Cobourg Ontario, for Mischief under $5000, further investigation revealed that the male was also on Probation and an Undertaking. He was subsequently arrested for breaching both court orders.

At the request of the OPP, Police were dispatched to an address on Division Street for a report of a disturbance where a female was arguing with a male outside, and the female was possibly in possession of a knife. Police attended a local motel and spoke with both parties who stated that they were in an argument, no knife located on female. There were no threats or assaults reported and the female left.

The Cobourg Police Service is committed to help drivers and passengers keep safe while travelling in motor vehicles, through enforcement and education.  The Selective Traffic Enforcement Project (S.T.E.P.) for the month of April, 2018, will focus on Seatbelt offences.

Police Officers and Special Constables from the Cobourg Police Service continue to be conducting the enforcement, looking for drivers and passengers who are travelling in motor vehicles not wearing or improperly wearing seat belts.