Cobourg Police Weekly Report

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From the 18th of Sept. through to the 24th of Sept. 2017, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 160 occurrences including:

10 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 5 Theft reports, 5 Alarm calls, 1 Noise Complaint, Complaint, 3 Assault incidents, 1 Family Disturbances,1 fraud, 1 threatening incident, 3 break and enters and 5 Domestic Disturbance calls

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

Sept 18:

·        Police investigated a theft of wallet from an unlocked vehicle near the Cobourg Beach. Un-witnessed event with no suspects.

·        Police investigated a shoplifting occurrence at a Strathy Road store. A 48-year-old female was taken into custody, charged and released. The items valued at $844.00 were recovered. 


·        Police were called to a local convenience store upon report of an unwanted male. Upon arrival police arrested the male for an unrelated theft earlier in the day from another Cobourg business. The male was charged with theft and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

·        Police attended the area of C.C.I . High School for traffic enforcement and increased pedestrian safety.  


·        Police were called to investigate a complaint of Harassment where a male had placed several unwanted calls to the complainant in a short period of time. The male was cautioned by police to cease all communication with the complainant.

·        Police attended the area of Elgin and D’Arcy St. to conduct school zone radar enforcement. Two Highway Traffic Act charges of speeding were issued. 


·        Police were called to a theft from vehicle while still in progress. Upon arrival police arrested a female who was witnessed to have been sitting in the complainant’s vehicle. A small quantity of cash stolen was recovered.

·        Police were called to investigate an allegation of a male in violation of his bail conditions. Male was gone prior to police arrival. Investigation is continuing. 


·        Police were called to the area of D’Arcy St. ball diamonds upon report of an injured coyote. The coyote was gone prior to police arrival.

·        Police were called to a Lakeshore dr. residence in regards to a possible break and enter. Upon arrival police determined there had been a recent attempt by someone to pry open the rear sliding glass door without success. No entry was obtained. 


·        Police attended St. Michael’s church to provide a funeral escort to St. Michael’s cemetery.

·        Police attended a downtown residence in regards to a domestic dispute in progress. Upon arrival it was determined the male and female were engaged in a verbal argument only. The issue was resolved with no further police action required.

·        Police responded to a single motor vehicle collision where a vehicle had driven into Lake Ontario. The driver was transported to the Northumberland Hills hospital with minor injuries. No other persons were injured. The driver was charged with Careless Driving. 

Sept. 24

·        Police were called to a shopping centre parking lot by a citizen concerned for dogs in a parked unoccupied vehicle with the windows down slightly on a hot day. Police arrived to find the vehicle had left the parking lot already.

·        Police were called to a local gas station upon report of theft of $25.00 of gas. Police investigation continuing. 

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