Port Hope Police This Week


Port Hope Police kick off Festival Ride programs.

Port Hope Police have commenced their annual Festival RIDE programs. On the 30 of November RIDE teams hit the streets checking vehicles in various locations within Urban Port Hope.  400 vehicles were checked resulting in no suspension or arrests.  1 Provincial Offence Notice was issued.  The RIDE programs will be in effect during the Holiday Season.  Port Hope Police encourage people to utilize taxis and other driving services like Operation Red Nose which is a national program dedicated to the fight against drinking and driving. It is a free, confidential, volunteer-driver service offered to any individual who has been drinking or who simply do not feel fit to drive his/her vehicle home. The number for Operation Red Nose is 905 377 1218 and volunteers will be in operation December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15,16,22,23 and 31

Man stopped by money transfer staff in sending money overseas.

An elderly Port Hope man was almost defrauded out $2000.00 dollars after being a victim of an on line fraud.  On the 27th of November the man received an alert on his computer that indicated his computer needed to be cleaned. The man went to the website and ended up in a string of communications with someone named “Paul” The man agreed to pay $150 to have the computer serviced online.  The male later contacted the victim and advised him a mistake had been made and that $2000.00 was transferred into his account by mistake. The fraudster then sent the man an image of what appeared to be a picture of his account showing the $2000.00 deposited.  Theman was convinced to attend down to a “MoneyGram”to have the $2000.00 wired back to a location in India.  When he attended down to the local MoneyGram, a quick thinking staff member inquired as to why he was sending this much money and when the man revealed his reason she indicated that it was most likely a fraud and to contact Police.  No Money was sent and the man’s financial institution was contacted to lock down the accounts.

Man arrested after a fleeing Police in a vehicle.

A 19 year old former Port Hope man led Police on a chase that started in the Jocelyn St area at about 8:15pm on the 30th of November 2017.  Port Hope Police attempted to stop the vehicle after an officer recognized it as possibly belonging to someone whom was ordered by the court to stay out of Port Hope.  The driver refused to stop and fled the area.  Police pursued the vehicle concerned the male was possibly impaired but after the driver went through stop signs Police terminated the pursuit. The vehicle was last seen driving into rural area of Port Hope. At 8:30pm the vehicle was noted by a Port Hope Police officer to drive into a driveway on Woodland Avenue in Garden Hill. The driver was taken into custody.  Charged with flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failing to comply with a condition of a recognizance is Draven Thornton. He was held in custody pending a show cause hearing.

Snow Routes are in effect

As of December 1st Snow Routes are in effect from 2am-7am. Please see the attachment on the web site for streets that are designated snow routes.   The fine for parking in a snow route during the above times is $20.00.