Cobourg Police Weekly Report

Between Monday the 8th of May and Sunday the 14th of May, 2017, the Cobourg Police Service responded to approximately 166 calls for service, including:


 Suspicious persons,  Police Information,  Domestic Disputes,  Community Service events,  Police Assistance,  Traffic Complaints,  Drugs,  Unwanted Persons, Neighbor Disputes, Harassments, Alarms,  Motor Vehicle Collisions, Noise Complaints,  Thefts, 

 Frauds, Mischief, Assaults, Property, By-Law, Family disputes, Warrants, Mental Health, Missing Persons and more.  


Here are examples of the calls attended throughout the week:


Monday May 8th

• Police attended an address in the east end of town in report of a domestic dispute. Police arrested 1 person for mischief and breach of a court order.  This person was held for a bail hearing.

• Police were called in report of an impaired driver on Division St.  Police located the vehicle and discovered the poor driving was a result of the driver eating while driving.  No alcohol detected.  The male was cautioned for his poor driving.

• Police attended an address on Darcy St in report of a Break and Enter that had occurred throughout the day.  A number of items were taken including a vehicle that was later recovered.  Police continue to investigate.


Tuesday May 9th

• At approximately 5:40am Police responded to the intersection of Elgin St and Division St in report of a vehicle fire.  Police arrived and learned a vehicle had mechanical problems that caused a small fire.  No charges laid, vehicle had to be towed from the road.

• Police responded to the area of Division and Swayne St in report of a female causing a disturbance. When Police arrived they located an intoxicated female who was arrested and released with charge when sober.

Wednesday May 10th

• Police attended a University Ave address in response to an alarm call.  When Police arrived it was learned that the alarm was false. No Police action was required.

• Police were called to an address on Burnham St in report of a break and enter.  Police attended and learned that the home was broken into the day before the event was reported. Two rings, two necklaces and an amount of cash was taken during the entry.  Police are continuing to investigate

• During the afternoon hours Police were called to the area of 500 Division St in report of an assault that had just occurred.  Following a Police investigation a female was arrested and charged with Assault.


Thursday May 11

• Police assisted paramedics with a male who was experiencing some mental health issues.  The male was transported to the hospital where he received care.

• Police were contacted in regards to a missing elderly female.  After a brief search the female was located in the downtown core in good health going for a walk.

• Police attended the Cobourg pier in report of a group of youths climbing the lighthouse.  When Police attended they located 4 males who were cautioned and moved along.  No damage to the lighthouse was noted.


Friday May 12th

• A citizen of Cobourg received a telephone call from a person stating they were calling from the Canadian Revenue Agency requesting money.  The citizen did provide the caller with credit card information but cancelled the card after learning this was a fraud.  The caller was not out any money. 

• Police attended a residence in the east end of Cobourg and kept the peace while property was recovered from the home.

• Police attended the Tim Hortons on Division St in report of a suspicious acting male. Police arrived and located an intoxicated male who was cooperative with Police.  The male was taken home and left in the care of family members.

Saturday May 13th

• Police responded to two animal complaints involving coyotes in the east end of Cobourg Police arrived and were unable to locate the animals. No action was required.

• Police were made aware of a female that had failed to check in with friends at a pre-arranged time.  Police located the female in good health.  The female had just forgotten to contact her friends.


Sunday May 14th

• During the early morning hours Police conducted a vehicle stop on Darcy St after they spotted a vehicle driving with no lights on.  Following a roadside investigation the driver was issued a 3 day driving suspension for driving with a blood alcohol level greater than 50mg of alcohol.  The driver was also issued a number of other provincial offences notices.

• Police were called to attend a nursing home in report of an unwanted guest.  When Police arrived it was learned that the unwanted person left prior to Police attending. 

• Police attended an address in the east end of town to conduct a well-being check on a female.  Police located the female who was in good health.