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Weekly Media ReleaseWarning - this news article expired on 2015-05-07. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Weekly Media Release

From the 30th of March- 5th of April 2015, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 118 occurrences including:  6 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 4 Alarm calls, 6 Mischief calls, 4 Frauds, 5 mental health act and Two Break &Enters.

Here are some examples of calls for service for the week:

March 30th

Responded to a Break &Enter at two storage units with a number of power tools as well as a large quantity of Aluminum and Copper taken. Police are still looking for suspects and attempting to recover stolen items. Estimated value in excess of 5,000. dollars

March 31st

Police responded to a report of graffiti at the C.C.C. where a number of walls had symbols put on them in permanent marker. Police are reviewing security video to identify suspects.

Police executed a number of search warrants in Hamilton Township and the Town of Cobourg resulting in four persons being arrested for Drug offenses and drugs and property in excess of $100,000.00 being seized.

April 1st

Police received a fraud complaint from a citizen who responded to a fraudulent email request for information. Police remind citizens not to provide credit card and other financial information electronically if you question why you are being asked for your information or money. Call police if suspicious.

April 3rd

Police arrested and charged a 38 year old male with Impaired Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle, Fail to Provide Breath Sample and Assault with intent to resist arrest, and other Highway Traffic Act offences as a result of a traffic stop at approximately 0240 hrs.

April 4th

Police responded to a Disturbance call on Hibernia Street at approx. 10:15 pm. With assistance of Durham Regional Police Service, the Cobourg Police Service was able to resolve the incident. No charges are pending.

Police also responded to L.C.B.O. at Northumberland Mall upon report of a theft of Alcohol. Upon arrival police reviewed surveillance video indicating suspects had concealed and not paid for several bottles of high end Scotch and Whiskey valued in excess of $700.00.Investigation is continuing.             

The Cobourg Police Service has started their COPS FOR CANCER fundraising campaign to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.  Anyone wishing to make a pledge should contact Acting Sgt. Richardson #261 at (905)372-6821.  The event will take place on the 18th of April 2015 at Northumberland Mall.

The Cobourg Police Service has started their BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE fundraising campaign to raise funds for BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS.  Anyone wishing to make a pledge should contact Constable Marc Bellemare#247 or Wendy Kerr at (905)372-6821. The event will take place on the 9th of April 2015 at the Northumberland Mall.