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Police Activity For March 9 - 15, 2015

From the 9th March 2015 through the 15 of March 2015, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 124 occurrences including: 9 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 3 Alarm calls, 3 Mental Health calls, and 12 Police Assistance calls for information, 4 Domestic Dispute calls, and 2 Drug incidents.

The Cobourg Police Service also responded to 2 calls for suspicious persons involving door-to-door energy sales. Cobourg Police Service would like to remind the public to ascertain identification from any person attempting to sell services door-to-door. If members of the public are concerned about identity or legitimacy of any sales person they can call the Cobourg Police Service for assistance.

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

March 9:

  • Assisted the Cobourg Fire Department with Traffic Control regarding a backyard shed on fire;

  • Responded to a citizen complaint of an argument between two individuals in the downtown area which resulted in an unfounded complaint;

  • Attended a local public school to assist with a discipline issue with a person who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act;

  • Unknown caller posing as a computer technician attempting to gain access to personal computer and other information.Reminder the scammer is attempting to gain access remotely to your computer and often requires a fee for service that was not required as the computer was never infected.If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report online at www.antifraudcentre.ca;

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

 

March 10:

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

  • Police responded to a local long term care facility to assist in calming an elderly male patient who was being combative;

  • Attended a motor vehicle collision on Ontario Street between two vehicles.Adult male charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act;

  • Attended a Third Street address regarding unknown persons spray painting graffiti.Suggestions for crime prevention through environment design;

 

March 11:

  • RIDE program set up in the area of Loveshin Road, several vehicles checked with no offences noted;

  • Attended an Ontario Street address regarding theft of a laptop.Theft deterrence measures discussed to prevent future occurrences;

  • Attended a local business to assist the business regarding theft.An adult male employee counselled with the business owner and police with no charges resulting;

  • Police were called to a Station Street address to remove an unwanted guest.The unwanted adult female guest left when requested by police;

March 12:

  • Attended motor vehicle collision on Elgin Street.No charges resulted due to quickly changing icy roads;

  • Attended motor vehicle collision on Division Street.Adult male charged with fail to signal for turn under the Highway Traffic Act;

 

March 13:

  • Attended the area of Division Street and King Street for an adult male panhandling.The male was cautioned and counselled by police regarding his behaviour;

  • Attended a private property Motor Vehicle Collision with damage over $1000.No charges laid;

  • Attended a local gas station for a drive off without paying by an adult male who failed to pay for their gas;

 

March 14:

  • Attended a noise complaint on Elgin Street.Officers attended and counselled the residents regarding the noise and subsequently cautioned them under the noise bylaw;

  • Attended a business in the northwest area of Cobourg regarding stolen air compressor.Officers attended and started an investigation into the theft.There are no suspects at the current time in this incident;

  • Officers were called to a Cobourg business to remove an unwanted adult female.Officers attended and removed the adult female from the premise without incident;

  • A 48 year old adult male motorist was notified of his driver’s licence suspension and also charged with driving while under suspension under the Highway Traffic Act;

  • Police attended the area of Division Street and the 401 for a report of a suicidal adult female walking in the area.Officers located the female a short time later and apprehended her under the Mental Health Act were she was taken to hospital to receive appropriate medical care;

March 15:

  • Assisted paramedics with transporting an intoxicated adult male to hospital who had fallen and sustained injuries for medical treatment.

The Cobourg Police Service would also like to remind the citizens of Cobourg to lock their vehicle 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 has started their COPS FOR CANCER fundraising campaign to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.  Anyone wishing to make a pledge should contact Acting Sgt. Richardson #261 at (905)372-6821.  The event will take place on the 18th of April 2015 at Northumberland Mall

The Cobourg Police Service has started their BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE fundraising campaign to raise funds for BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS.  Anyone wishing to make a pledge should contact Constable Marc Bellemare#247 or Wendy Kerr at (905)372-6821. The event will take place on the 9th of April 2015 at the Northumberland Mall.        

The Cobourg Police Service would like to remind motorists that a Distracted Driving Campaign will run until the end of March 2015. Cobourg Police have been monitoring motorists within the Town of Cobourg for two weeks and have seen a high compliance rate with only two charges under the Highway traffic to-date. Be safe and don’t text and drive, traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility.