Over the past few weeks, Cobourg Police seem to be arresting more bad guys – or maybe they are just reporting more despite having recently lost their communications person. There’s talk that since Peterborough ejected the “tent city” people, some have come to Cobourg but if that’s true, it doesn’t explain most of those arrested. Police are transparent about what they do and issue Press Releases regularly so I’ve summarized 19 of their emails to get an overall picture. One of these is a “weekly summary” from a week ago which lists calls received and more details of a few of them. As of August 23, the Cobourg Police Service had 35 sworn officers, 20 Special Constables and 14 Volunteer Auxiliary Constables.
Each week, Police issue a summary of their activity and for the week of October 14 through October 20, they responded to “209 calls including: 6 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 11 Alarm calls, 10 Theft/Shoplifting calls, 18 Suspicious Persons/Vehicles calls, 8 Domestic/Family Disputes, 4 Mischief calls, 1 Assault calls, 6 Mental Health calls, 2 Missing Person calls, 7 Traffic Complaints, 9 Property related, 1 Warrants Executed and 1 Impaired driving call.” They then give some examples – the major arrests are included in the summary below.
Activity in last month (Sept 25 to October 28)
In general, these are the more significant activities – as can be seen from the weekly summary, they get involved in a lot more than what’s on this list.
|Date||Person & Age||Action||Charges & (Counts)||Result|
|Sept 26||Michael Kitchen, 30, no fixed address||Observed||Theft of Bicycle, Possession of drugs and break-in tools||Held for Bail hearing|
|Sept 27||Patrick Quinlin, 42, male, of Cobourg||Located||Possession of Drugs (2)
Breach of Probation (4)
Also arrested Nov 2018
|Held for show cause|
|Sept 30||Dylan Campbell, 22, from Cobourg||Called, ID from CCTV||Break & Enter Marina Compound, Mischief||Released with a court date|
|Sept 30||Anne-Sophie Houeto, 21, of Toronto||Responded to 2 calls||Theft from local businesses (2), obstruct (false ID) (2)||Held for Bail hearing|
|Oct 4||Justin Young, 30, of Cobourg||Observed||Failed to attend court.
Charged DUI Aug 2019
|Released with a court date|
|Oct 5||Travis Langevin, 39, of Cobourg||Observed||Trespass at night;
Failed to attend court
Arrested Theft July 24, 2019
|Held for Bail hearing|
|Oct 5||Alisha Kincaid, 33, of Cobourg||Observed downtown||Breach of recognizance (2); concealed weapon, possess drugs. Also arrested in May 2019.||Held for Bail hearing|
|Oct 6||Contact Police if you have info||Called||Arson at local impound yard; stolen vehicle||Call for public help|
|Oct 6||Jordan Goody, 22, from Cobourg||Called||Failed to remain at accident; stole vehicle;||Released with a court date|
|Oct 11||Llewellyn Dowle, 29, female, from Cobourg||On patrol||Concealed unauthorized weapon (switch blade knife), wanted on warrant. Arrested June 16, 2019||Released with a court date|
|Oct 12||Dorothy Jean Ferguson, 40, from Cobourg||On patrol||Failed comply probation;
Failed comply undertaking;
Breach conditional sentence; theft; assault. Also arrested 7 Dec 2018
|Held for Bail hearing|
|Oct 12||Michael Kitchen, 30, from Cobourg||On patrol||Fail to Attend Court; Fail to comply Recognizance; possession drugs. Arrested Aug 12, 2019||Held for Bail hearing|
|Oct 12||Ryan Conroy, 37, from Cobourg||On patrol||Fail to Attend Court; possession drugs. Arrested 11 July 2019.||Released with a court date|
|Oct 23||Scott Jorgensen, 33, from Caesarea, ON||Call – crime in progress||Theft, breach of undertaking, breach probation (2)||Held for Bail hearing|
|Oct 26||Kaitlyn Grumeth, 29, female, from Brighton||Traffic Stop||Wrong plates, no plate sticker, no vehicle permit, no insurance, open liquor, possession drugs||Impound vehicle, Released with a court date|
|Oct 28||Mhairi Carr, 44, female & Shawn Chiplick, 41, male both from Cobourg||Turned themselves in after investigation||Theft and possession||Released with a court date|
|Oct 28||Alisha Kincaid, 33, female & William Hadley, both from Cobourg||Call to Motel||Kincaid: possess drugs, failed comply recognizance;
Hadley: possess drugs, failed comply probation (3). See above Oct 5.
|Held for Bail hearing|
|Oct 28||Taylar Wolters, 27, female, from Cobourg (no fixed address)||Aug 12 Call re theft but given false name; Oct 28 located||Theft; possession; Obstruct Police; fail to comply with probation.||Held for Bail hearing|
All the “on Patrol” cases were in the Downtown area or nearby. I note that many of those arrested were then either released immediately or probably released after a bail hearing. Yet many of those arrested were guilty of failing to attend court or failing to comply with conditions of probation.
As you can see from the “weekly summary” above, in addition to arresting bad guys, Cobourg’s Police also have traffic duties, attending domestic disputes and more. You can download the weekly report referenced from the links below.
- Tent City has nowhere to go now in Peterborough – Peterborough Examiner September 30.
- New Police Officer and Weekly Report – Includes weekly report of August 12 to 18
- Police Weekly Report October 14 to 20
Choose Cobourg Court. Plenty of familiar names. Hopefully at some point they get the help they need. Tough to see people struggle.
And the Radar, Traffic Control Stats are ???
Lyle, I am sure that we do not have ‘up to date’ equipment, for this job and probably not the ‘expertise’ to operate it either! Again, I say this with all due respect. We mustn’t forget this is Cobourg……not Toronto.
Really, I would put any fully trained Cobourg Police Officer on a equal par and maybe just a little above with other Police Officer ( Federal, Provincial or Municipal ) , but looking at yr comment again u were probably just commenting tongue in cheek .
I don’t understand how “tent city” people could get here from Peterborough. They would obviously not drive here and it’s a long way on a bike so I don’t think they are the ones causing the problems. We have our own home grown criminals to worry about unfortunately .
Talk with these people:
They hitch hike.
They are driven to other locations by Good Samaritans or by those who want them to be relocated.
I noticed on the report that there were 2 repeat offenders. Why would they “probably be released after a bail hearing”. How many crimes do they get to commit before sensibility takes over and they are held without bail?
Further to thos report, does anyone know what our crime rate is in comparison to other towns of similiar size? Thanks!
It is tragic that shelter beds go unused due to people’s lack of trust with the set-up as described in the above link, which lead people to travel elsewhere and sleep on benches outdoors and in the bus/rink terminal…