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WEEKLY MEDIA RELEASE

From the 27th of April -03 May 2015, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 117 occurrences including: 6 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 5 Alarm calls, 3 Mental Health calls, 9 Mischief calls, 6 Assault calls, 1 Threatening/Harassment calls, 2 Theft calls, and a call for a three year old missing person.

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

April 27th:

  • Police investigated  a mischief that involved the egging of a Motor vehicle as well as damage to the mirror.
  • Police investigated an incident in which a company’s business account got “hacked” and personal information of employees was obtained via the use of the internet. The Police would like to remind everyone to frequently change their passwords for internet based activities using a combination of alpha and numeric characters.
  • Police responded to a female trespassing on private property. Police attended and realized the female was having some Mental Health issues . The female was taken to hospital for treatment and was treated and released.

April 28:

  • Police attended Via Rail and arrested a male as he was found to have a number of outstanding warrants for his arrest issued by Kingston Police. The male was returned to the custody of the Kingston Police Service and held for a bail hearing.
  • Police were called to a Nickerson Dr. address in response to a missing three year old boy who had gone missing from the residence for more than 30 minutes. The boy was found a short time later asleep and unharmed under a pile of lawn furniture cushions in the backyard of the residence . Police would like to thank volunteer searchers and the Cobourg Fire Dept. for their assistance in this matter.

April 29:

  • Police attended VIA Rail to investigate mischief involving various graffiti that had been done over the last couple of weeks to their building. Investigation is continuing.
  • Police investigated a theft of an I Phone 6 from a change room at St.Mary’s High School.
  • Police are investigating a Fail to Remain accident that occurred at Northumberland Mall parking lot resulting in damage to a 2011 KIA while it was parked unoccupied.  Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact the Cobourg Police Service.

April 30:

  • Police are investigating a telephone Fraud in which a resident was contacted and told their son was involved in an accident and for them to send $ 1500.00 dollars in the form of untrackable gift money cards. Police remind the public that there are numerous variations of  this scam and they need to ask questions before sending money and if unsure call the Cobourg Police Service.
  • Police are investigating an allegation that an area high school teacher was assaulted by a  student of the same school.  Investigation is ongoing.

May 1st:

  • Police arrested a 27 year old female Cobourg resident for Impaired Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle and Care and Control over 80 mg as result of Police observing erratic driving near Elgin and Ontario st. The accused was released from custody with an automatic 90 day Administrative Driver’s license suspension and a court date to answer to the charges. Impaired driving is the #1 cause of criminal death in Canada and, yet, every impaired driving crash is preventable.  By calling 911 and reporting suspected impaired drivers to police, all Canadians can play a role in keeping our roads safe and in reducing impaired driving crashes, deaths and injuries.
  • Police stood by and kept the peace while helping to facilitate a child custody exchange.

May 2nd

  • Police conducted a number of bar checks of Licensed premises in response to concerns of excessive noise,public drunkenness and other compliance issues.
  • Police arrested a 56 year old Cobourg resident for Mischief over 5,000.00 as a result of an incident at a storage unit facility on Veronica St. where the accused was observed on video ramming  the large metal entrance gates with his pickup truck repeatedly in an effort to break out of the facility with the resulting damage to his pickup truck and gate being in excess of $5,000.00 dollars.

May 3rd

  • Police conducted a R.I.D.E. program in the early morning hours resulting in a 42 year old male Cobourg resident being issued a 3 day driver’s license suspension.
  • Police issued a provincial offences ticket for being intoxicated in a public place after being found by Police passed out in a driveway on Spring st.
  • Police are investigating damage to a pickup truck that was parked unoccupied behind a Third st. condo overnight. Damage is estimated at $500.00 dollars.

The Cobourg Police Service would also like to remind the citizens of Cobourg to lock their vehicles to prevent and deter theft from vehicles. These incidents are an ongoing concern for the Cobourg Police Service. Crime prevention for these types of occurrences starts with citizens ensuring they lock their vehicles.