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Weekly Report August 19 to August 25

From August 19, 2019 to August 25, 2019, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 282 incidents which included:

33 theft calls, 7 motor vehicle collisions, 8 alarm calls, 7 missing person calls, 2 family disturbance calls, 27 suspicious person calls, 6 fraud calls, 12 9-1-1 hang up calls, 4 suspicious vehicle call, 1 assault calls, 8 drug offences calls and 4 domestic dispute calls.

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

August 19

A man entered a local car dealership and appeared to be intoxicated as he was staggering inside the business. The man entered a vehicle and drove off only to return a short time later and stopped by police where the man in the vehicle admitted to consuming alcohol. Allen Fullerton, of Port Hope was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and transported to the Cobourg Police Service where he provided two samples of his breath. Fullerton was later released with a court date of the 4th of September 2019.

Police were dispatched to a Murray Street residence for a residential fire. On arrival police could not locate any residence on fire but could observe smoke in a neighbouring yard. After further investigation it was revealed that a neighbor was burning weeds in their backyard and was creating a large amount of smoke. Property owners spoken to by the Cobourg Fire Department and charges by them may be forthcoming.

August 20

A man attended the Cobourg police station to turn himself in for an earlier incident of break and enter. Charles Butler, of Cobourg was arrested and transported to the Ontario Court of Justice to await a bail hearing.

Police were called to an address just north of down town for a woman that was in the process of giving birth. The baby was located, and care was provided by police until mother and baby could be transported to the Northumberland Hills Hospital for care.

August 21

Police were called to a downtown business for a report of a mischief to the parking meters. On arrival police observed two parking meters that had been pried open with a screwdriver that was located in the vicinity. The investigation is ongoing.

Police attended the Division Street area for a report of a woman that had been hit with a backpack. On arrival police spoke to the woman and she declined any sort of assistance from EMS or police and proceeded home at that time.

August 22

Police attended several downtown locations for complaints about one man that was acting strange. Police located the man on each occasion and cautioned him regarding the complaints. The man advised that he was looking for his coat and could not find it, his coat was located by police and the man proceeded on his way.

An anonymous complaint was made to police of a man that was putting two marijuana plants on the roof of an apartment building. Police could not contact any residents at the apartment building nor at the building where the man was allegedly residing.

August 23

Police responded to a call on William Street for a patient in the rear of an ambulance that had become violent. Police attended the area and made sure that paramedics were in good health and transported the patient to the Northumberland Hills Hospital.

A man entered the Cobourg Police Service to report man, known to him, had thrown a beer bottle at his truck and had keyed his truck as well. The man was located, arrested and transported to the Cobourg Police Service and later released on paperwork. Arrested for mischief under $5,000.00 was 49-year-old Joseph Jukes.

August 24

Police were called to a business on William Street for a report of a man in the drive through lane that smelled like alcohol and was slurring his words. The man at the scene was arrested for impaired operation of a vehicle and was transported to the OPP detachment for breath tests. Justin Young of Cobourg was later released on paperwork with a court date.

Police responded to an address on the west side of Cobourg for a man that was approached at a grocery store by two men requesting change. The men took two of the complainant’s credit cards. The men are described as 5’7” and 5’8” and spoke very poor English.

August 25

Several incidents of vehicle entries have been reported to police that occurred overnight with vehicles being left unlocked and entered by unknown person(s). Police would again like to remind people to lock their doors of their vehicles and not leave valuables left inside vehicles as well.

Police were called to an address just north of down town for a report of two missing children. Information received was that both children were playing in the yard and had left the area in an unknown direction. The children were quickly located and were brought back to their residence without incident.


The Cobourg Police Service encourages everyone to report any suspicious or criminal activity. If you have information that may help with an investigation, call Cobourg Police Service or anonymously on the Crime Stoppers "Hot Line", available to callers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your information leads to a charge or an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.