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Weekly Release April 13-19, 2015Warning - this news article expired on 2015-05-20. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Weekly Release April 13-19, 2015

From the 13th of April 2015 through the 19th of April 2015, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 126 occurrences including: 6 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 8 Alarm calls, 3 Mental Health calls, 7 Mischief calls, 4 Assault calls, 6 Threatening/Harassment calls, 7 Theft calls, and 7 Police Assistance calls for information.

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

April 13:

  • Police investigated a theft of a jacket and wallet from a local business;

  • Police investigated an incident in which intimate photos were sent over the internet.Police are advising against such activity, reminding that once an image is sent, it can never be retrieved and can be shared to thousands of recipients in a matter of seconds leading to a damaged reputation, gossip, harassment, cyber-bulling, and depression;

  • Police responded to a family dispute in a private residence resulting in an adult male being arrested and charged with assault.

April 14:

  • Police attended a local business for two vehicles that were vandalized overnight;

  • Police attended a private residence to keep the peace while personal property was obtained;

  • Police attended the Brookside Youth Centre for an assault report involving inmates.No charges were laid after the completion of the investigation.

April 15:

  • Police investigated a theft of gas from a local gas station after over $50.00 in gas was pumped and the driver of the vehicle left without paying;

  • Attended single motor vehicle collision on Munson Crescent.An adult male was charged with Careless Driving and Fail to Report under the Highway Traffic Act.

April 16:

  • Police attended a local business for a report of four vehicles that were vandalized overnight;

  • Police responded to two separate neighbor disputes involving pets.

April 17:

  • Police intervened in a family dispute within a private residence.An adult male and adult female were counselled by officers with no charges resulting;

  • Police investigated thefts from three unlocked vehicles on Glen Watford Road that occurred overnight.Police are reminding the public no to leave valuables in their vehicles and to keep their vehicles locked at all times.

  • Police investigated a theft of a bicycle from a private residence.Police were able to recover the bicycle and no charges were laid.

  • Police responded to a report of stolen power tools from a business on Wilmott Street.

  • Police attended a local business for a report of a male shop lifting.A 26 year old male was arrested and charged with Theft under the Criminal Code.

April 18:

  • Police located a young child in the vicinity of Division Street after the child had wandered off from his father.The child and his father were successfully reunited;

  • Police attended a local business for a report of two vehicles that were vandalized overnight;

  • Police arrested a 53 year old male for impaired driving after patrons of a local licensed restaurant observed him leaving in an intoxicated state and called the police.

  • 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.

April 19:

  • Police attended a single motor vehicle collision on Elgin Street in which a vehicle struck a building.

  • Police stood by and kept the peace while helping to facilitate a child custody exchange.

  • Police investigated the theft of a replica mini motorcycle that was stolen from a private residence on William Street.

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.

The Cobourg Police Service would also like to thank the community for coming out in support of the “Cops for Cancer” Head Shave event which took place Saturday, the 18th day of April 2014 at Center Court of the Northumberland Mall. 

33 participants received complimentary hair-cuts making Cops for Cancer a resounding success within our community.  We would like to thank the following Emergency Services organizations for their participation:  Cobourg Police Service, Port Hope Police Service, Durham Regional Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario Community Emergency Assistance Program, Kingston Police Service, Toronto Police Service and the Tyendinaga Police Service. 

We would also like to thank the following hair stylists:  Quattro, House of Attitudes, Ray’s Salon, and First Choice Haircutters.  We would also like to thank 93.3/107.9 for providing the audio equipment.  $6100 was raised in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.