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Weekly Report May 13 - 19

From Monday, May 13, 2019 to Sunday, May 19, 2019, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 229 occurrences including, 9 motor vehicle collisions, 7 theft reports, 6 alarm calls, 3 mental health calls, 5 break and enter, 4 harassment, 3 frauds, 5 domestics.

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

May 13:

  • Police were dispatched by ambulance to assist at an address east of the downtown core, for a report of a woman who was a known drug user hitting her head against the wall. Police attended and spoke with the female who was calm on arrival.  There were no grounds for apprehension. The Mental Health Response Unit was advised to conduct follow up with this female.

May 14:

  • Complainant attended the station and advised that her father had threatened her at a Tribunal at the Best Western. Investigation revealed no direct threats were made. Police deemed that a verbal dispute had taken place and no further action was required by police.

May 15:

  • Police attended an address north-east end of Cobourg, where a complainant was reporting that she was anticipating problems with child custody dispute involving her ex and their 14 year-old child. Police stood by to keep the peace and provided advice regarding their family court issues.
  • Police attended an address near the downtown core, from a report of two suspected drug overdoses. A man and a woman were both taken to the hospital as a precaution with suspected cocaine/Fentanyl overdose symptoms.

May 16:

  • Officers on patrol in the downtown core located a man lying in the middle of George Street and subsequently arrested him for being intoxicated in a public place. Due to concerns for his personal safety the man was transported to the Cobourg Police Station to be held until sober and was issued a Provincial Offences Notice under the Liquor License Act. 
  • Police responded to a man attempting a fraud at a Strathy Road business, by selecting the same merchandise that he had previous bought and attempted to return them. The man was arrested by the business’s Loss Prevention Officer. Police continued the arrest and charge the man with fraud and he was subsequently released on an Appearance Notice.

May 18:

  • Police were called to a Strathy Road business for a report of a theft of merchandise in progress with the suspect being non-compliant with store staff. Upon arrival police attempted to place a woman under arrest and did so after a brief struggle. Police were informed that two staff members of the affected business had been punched and kicked by the accused as well as being threatened while the woman was gripping a small pair of scissors. Police recovered a quantity of clothing and food items which had been taken by the woman as well as a small quantity of non-prescribed drugs.
  • Police attended a verbal dispute with a man and occupants of a passing car. The complainant thought the man was reaching in his waistband and might be in possession of a weapon even though no weapon was seen or verbally indicated. Police arrived immediately and searched for the man in question with negative results. The complainant also unable to identify car/plate or occupants.

May 19:

  • A 74 year-old vulnerable man walked away from a retirement residence.This went unnoticed for over two hours, but the man was found by police in good health and returned to his residence.
  • The Cobourg Police Service’s Drug Recognition Expert was called to assist the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in conducting a drug evaluation on a woman arrested for drug impaired driving. After the evaluation was completed it was determined that the woman was impaired by a Central Nervous System Depressant. The woman was subsequently charged by the OPP with Impaired Operation of a conveyance.