Port Hope Police responded to 40 calls for service during the period July 8 to 11.
Minor mischiefs to vehicles reported
On July 7th, 2017 Police received various mischief complaints surrounding vehicles being egged and syrup being poured on them in the west end of the Municipality. Currently under Police investigation.
Bank Investigator fraud
On July 7th, 2017 Port Hope Police were contacted by a local female resident who had just been involved in a fraud by sending money via Western Union. It was reported contact was made via telephone by a male identifying himself as a TD Canada Trust employee who advised the female her Visa Card was compromised by someone trying to send $600.00 to India. The female was advised to send $900.00 to India via the fraudulent, TD Canada Trust employee by Western Union transfer, which would allow him to catch the people involved. Once money was transferred, no further contact was made and the female was out $900.00. Port Hope Police advise residents that no bank would request clients to use their own money to catch fraudsters. These are scams. Police advised citizens who are requested to do so to terminate the call.
Man arrested for impaired operation.
A 27 Port Hope man is facing impaired related charges after a Port Hope Police officer observed him driving in excess of the posted speed limit. On the 8th of July at 3:30am Police observed the vehicle travelling west bound on Jocelyn St. Police followed vehicle as it turned north on Cavan then west on Centennial Dr. Police commenced a vehicle stop after which an investigation into the state of the driver’s sobriety was conducted which resulted in the man’s arrest. David Cody Smith of Port Hope is accused of impaired care and control of a motor vehicle and care and control of a motor vehicle with excess blood alcohol.
Break and Enter
On July 8th, 2017 Police attended at the former Mill building next to the Ganaraska River. Culprit(s) forced entry via second story window after scaling the stone wall. Once inside property was moved around but nothing taken from within. Culprits did damage the window latch for entry purposes.
Breach of bail conditions
On July 9th, 2017 as a result of a Police investigation a 37 year old female was arrested and charged for a breach of bail conditions. It is alleged the woman, who was on conditions to remain away from a former partner, had indirect communication with him. The female was held in custody for a show cause hearing. Her name will not be released to protect the identity of the complainant.
On July 10th, 2016, Police received a complaint about a youth being assaulted and his black "Gravity Blade" Deluxe hover board being stolen from him on Croft Street. A small blue, 2 door vehicle with rust between back door and wheel approached the youth; a male party exited the vehicle pushing the youth to the ground trying to remove property. When this was unsuccessful the male grabbed the hover board and drove off. The suspect is described as being 18 – 19 years of age, pale complexion, approximately 6ft tall, thin to medium build, dark brown to black hair, seen wearing red True Religion t-shirt with black logo on front, and True Religion jeans, white wash camo, with logo on back pocket. The incident is currently under Police investigation.