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Weekly Report April 22 - 28

From April 22 - 28, 2019 the Cobourg Police Service responded to 179 occurrences including; 30 Community Service calls, 11 Police Assistance calls, 5 Traffic Complaints, 3 Fraud calls, 10 Suspicious Person calls, 7 Police Information calls, 8 Property Related calls, 2 Assault calls, 1 Break and Enter Call, 9 – 911 calls, 5 Theft calls, 16 Motor Vehicle Collisions,  6 Alarm calls, 1 Harassment call, 1 Disturb the Peace call, 2 Threats calls, 1 Noise complaint, 2 Domestic Dispute call, s Family Disputes, 1 Attempt or Threat of Suicide. Some examples of calls for service this week include:

Monday, April 22, 2019:

On April 22, 2019, at approximately 10:30 am, Officers of the Durham Regional Police Service located a male sought by the Cobourg Police Service on the strength of an outstanding arrest warrant. As a result of a subsequent investigation, 27 year old Jacob KIDMAN-PANEPINTO of Cobourg was arrested and charged with failing to comply with Probation under the Criminal Code. KIDMAN-PANEPINTO was released from the custody of the Cobourg Police Service, scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in May of 2019.

Police responded to a report of a two vehicle collision in the area of Burnham Street at DePalma Drive at approximately 12:30 pm. No parties injured. As a result of subsequent police investigation one driver was charged red light fail to stop under the Highway Traffic Act.

Police responded to a report of a two vehicle collision in the area of D’Arcy Street at King Street East at approximately 2:00 pm. No parties injured. As a result of subsequent Police investigation one driver was charged red light fail to stop under the Highway Traffic Act

Tuesday, April 23, 2019:

Police responded to a local business after receiving a report of theft and was reportedly in the custody of Loss Prevention Officers. Police investigation determined the involved female had attempted to exit the premise without making any attempt to pay for merchandise concealed on her person. The involved female party was subsequently trespassed from the premise and issued a Provincial Offence Notice under the Trespass to Property Act.

The Cobourg Police Service was notified by officers of the Port Hope Police Service that a vehicle reported stolen from a residential address in the Town of Cobourg, had been located in the Town of Port Hope. The recovered vehicle was subsequently seized and transported to the Cobourg Police station where it was held for expert examination. Investigation continues.

Police responded to a report of a two vehicle collision in the area Division Street at approximately 9:30 pm. One involved party was transported to hospital for medical treatment, and was later released. As a result of subsequent police investigation one driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

At 6:30 pm officers of the Cobourg Police Service conducted a traffic enforcement initiative in the east-end of Cobourg, focusing on vehicles travelling at high rate of speed in the area. As a result of the initiative one driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

Police responded to a west-end neighbourhood after receiving a report of a male who had reportedly been observed lying on the roadway. Officers attended and subsequently located the male. The male appeared to be in an unknown form of distress. The male was subsequently transported to Northumberland Hills Hospital for medical assessment.

At 10:45 am, officers responded to a commercial address in the east-end of Cobourg, after receiving a report of a suspicious male observed in the area. The complainant reported the unknown male had identified himself as a police officer who was currently working as a canine handler. Police conducted a patrol of the area. The involved male was located and police identified the involved party as a security guard working in the area. All in order.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

On Thursday April 25, 2019 at approximately 2:59 pm, the Cobourg Police responded to a report of a male having pulled a knife on two people and threatening to stab them, before fleeing the scene on foot.  Officers located the suspect identified as 18 year old Jacob BISSONNETTE, of Cobourg. BISSONNETTE was held in the Custody of the Cobourg Police Service, scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice for a bail hearing in April 2019. BISSONNETTE was charged with the following offences:

  1. Theft Under $5000 contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code
  2. Assault with a weapon contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code
  3. Utter threats to person contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  4. Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code
  5. Fail to comply with probation contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code

On April 26, 2019 members of the Cobourg Police Service responded to a residential break and enter, and a reported theft of a motor vehicle. Cobourg Police Scenes of Crime Officers attended both scenes and conducted an extensive examination. As a result of the examination DNA samples were collected from both scenes. The samples were forwarded to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in the City of Toronto for expert review. As a result of the expert examination the suspect party was identified as Andrew DRYSDALE.

The Cobourg Police Service has arrested 27 year old Andrew DRYSALE for the following offences:

  1. Break and enter Commit Indictable Offence Criminal Code section 348(1)
  2. Theft Under Criminal Code section 322(1)(a)
  3. Motor Vehicle Theft Criminal Code section 333.1
  4. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under Criminal Code section 354(1)(a)
  5. Fail to Comply Probation Criminal Code section 733.1(1) x 4

Friday, April 26, 2019

On Friday April 26, 2019 at approximately 3:54 pm Cobourg Police responded to a call for a possible impaired driver in the area of Burnham St. Cobourg. Cobourg Police attended and spoke with a man who was found to be in care and control of an e-bike. The man exhibited a number of signs consistent with intoxication. The man was placed under arrest and subsequently provided two samples of his breath both of which were over 80 mgs of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. As a result, 21 year old Dylan Campbell of Cobourg is charged with Impaired Operation-Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 plus contrary to Criminal Code section 320.14(1)(b).

On Friday April 26, 2019, at approximately 6:00 pm, officers of the Ontario Provincial Police Service located a male sought by the Cobourg Police Service on the strength of an outstanding arrest warrant. As a result of a subsequent investigation, 29 year old Cody PUFFER of the Town of Port Hope was arrested and charged with failing to attend court contrary to section 145(2)(b) of the Criminal Code. PUFFER was released from the custody of the Cobourg Police Service, scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in May of 2019.

On Friday April 26, 2019, at approximately 6:30 pm, officers of the Ontario Provincial Police Service located a male sought by the Cobourg Police Service on the strength of an outstanding arrest warrant. As a result of a subsequent investigation, 27 year old Wallace MUNRO of the Town of Cobourg was arrested and charged with failing to comply with Probation contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code. MUNRO was released from the custody of the Cobourg Police Service, scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in May of 2019.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

On Saturday April 27, 2019, at approximately 6:00 pm, a male currently being sought by the Cobourg Police Service on the strength of an outstanding arrest warrant, attended the Cobourg Police Station. As a result of subsequent investigation 34 year old Matthew TOOMEY of Cobourg was arrested and charged with Failing to Comply with Probation contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code. TOOMEY released from the custody of the Cobourg Police Service, scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in May of 2019.

At 9:15 pm officers responded to a residential address in the downtown core after receiving a complaint of a fire in the rear yard of the home. Officers attended and learned the homeowner was having a bonfire. No by law violations noted.  Police not required. All in order.

At approximately 11:30 pm officers conducted a walk though of a west-end business. Everything appeared to be in order. No police action required.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

At approximately 12:05 am officers conducted a walk though of a business located in the downtown core. Everything appeared to be in order. No police action required.

At 2:00 am officers of the Cobourg Police Service conducted a traffic enforcement initiative in the east-end of Cobourg.  As a result of the initiative two parties were charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

Police investigated a report of an intrusion alarm at a business located north of the downtown core at approximately 1:15 pm. Officers attended conducted a search of the premise. All appeared to be secure. Officers determined the alarm to be false.