You have to wonder about the intelligence of criminals – if you look at crime statistics, many don’t keep probation or other promises so they end up back in jail, they repeatedly offend so get known to Police and some don’t show for Court appearances. Why do they push their luck? And why does the virus not seem to keep them inactive? Below is a summary of crimes reported by the Cobourg Police over the last 10 days or so – if you look at them together, you start to see a few things: Many offenders are repeat as shown by their failure to comply with probation requirements. Police seem to be good at noticing them on their patrols, there are no “old” offenders and most but not all offenders are male. I understand that patrols happen by car, bicycle and on-foot.
|July 4, 8:45 am||Notified by OPP||Raleen Ellis, 31, Kingston||Failure to Appear, Failure to attend Court, Fail to comply with Probation||Held for Show Cause hearing|
|July 6, 1:00 pm||Dispatched to North-West||Eric BREMNER, 44, Cobourg||Theft Under $5,000, Possession under $5,000, Fail to comply with Probation order||Released with undertaking|
|July 7, 9:30 pm||Dispatched to Alexandra Drive||Cassidy Kerkhoven, 25, Cobourg||Assault||Released, Court hearing scheduled|
|July 8, 5:30 am||Dispatched – residential||Withheld to protect victim||Assault||Released with undertaking|
|July 8||Dispatched to East End||N/A||False report of threat to life (Details)||–|
|July 8||Dispatched to John Street||Karleigh Horsley, 22, Cobourg||Fail to comply with undertaking, Fail to comply with Probation||Held for a bail hearing|
|July 9, 8:50 am||Dispatched to west end||Shannon Murphy, 42, Cobourg||Operation while Impaired, Drive while under suspension, Driving a motor vehicle with an open container of liquor (Details)||Released, Court hearing scheduled|
|July 10, 10:08 am||Dispatched to Northeast of Town||Dwayne Cameron, 34, Toronto||Possession over $5000 [Stolen car – tried to sell], Operation while prohibited, Driving under suspension, Trafficking in stolen goods over $5000, Fail to comply with Probation||Held for a bail hearing|
|July 11, 7:17 am||Dispatched to Northeast of Town||Withheld to protect victim||Assault, utter threats to damage property, Theft under $5000, Possession under $5000||Released with Conditions|
|July 12, 11:00 am||Dispatched to Northeast of Town||Same person as above||Breach of undertaking, harassing communication||Held for a bail hearing|
|July 11, 4:00 pm||Notified by Peterborough Police||Ryan Benson, 34, Peterborough||Fail to attend for Identification, Fail to attend Court, Fail to comply with Probation||Released with Conditions|
|July 11, 4:30 pm||On Patrol Downtown||Izik Hooper, 20, Roseneath||Fail to comply with Probation||Held for a bail hearing|
|July 13, 3:30 am||On Patrol||Charles Butler, 35, Cobourg||Fail to comply with Probation||Released with Conditions|
Note that a “show cause hearing” is the same as a “bail hearing”.
For more details on these crimes, go to the Media page on the recently upgraded Police Web site here.
Where is Crime happening?
The Police have a map that shows where incidents happen – go here. Remembering that the map does not show all occurrences, it’s clear that most crime or 911 calls happen downtown and along main arteries like Division, King and William. But have a look for yourself.
Although the summary above is a snapshot, it’s typical except that there are sometimes drug and weapons offences – again you have to wonder why criminals have these things in their possession. (Here’s an example – on July 2, Aaron CLIMAN, a 39 year old male and Tammy BARSLEY, a 37 year old female, both from Napanee were arrested and charged with drugs and weapons offences).
This blog does not often report on Police activity in Cobourg – one reason is that it’s well covered by reports at another Cobourg News site: Today’s Northumberland with most reporting by Pete Fisher.