Starting in mid-January, anyone who has a minor accident in Cobourg will be required to report it within 24 hours to a new Collision Reporting Centre set up at the Cobourg Police Station. Special Constables will man the centre, take photos of the damage, apply the “Damage Reported to Police” sticker, assist with contacting family and/or insurance company and assist with completing a report. Vehicles will be required to park on the East side of Hibernia next to the police station (see photo below). Cobourg Police see this as a way to improve efficiency since police will now only “investigate collisions at the scene that involve injuries, suspected criminal activities, severe damage (vehicle is not drivable or requires a tow… Read complete articleCobourg will have a Collision Reporting Centre
On 27 October 2017, there was a double homicide at the Northumberland Hills Hospital and until now, few details have been released. This was because Police were involved with a shooting. As a result the Special Investigator’s Unit (SIU) was called in but they have now completed their investigation and cleared the two policemen involved. They have also released a graphic detailed account of the event although the police jargon used makes it hard to follow. If one adds information unearthed by newspaper reporters at the time, and translates the jargon, the story is almost material for a TV show. Since this incident, Police and Hospital staff have worked together to establish procedures to be used if there is a… Read complete articleNHH 2017 Homicide Details Now Released
This morning (Thursday Nov 1) at approx. 7:20 am, Cobourg Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Mac’s Milk opposite the Police Station at 122 King Street West. It seems a white male indicated he had a gun although he didn’t show it. He also wore what appears to be a white Halloween mask over his face. The Police report says that he left with a quantity of cigarettes and that the employee sustained minor injuries. The Police have a poor quality image of the suspect plus a video of a “person of interest”. They are looking for help from the public – the suspect is described as: Male White, 25-35 years, 5’10 to 6’ tall,… Read complete articleRobbery at Mac’s Milk
On Tuesday morning at the DBIA Board meeting, Deputy Chief Paul VandeGraaf addressed some concerns about a rash of break-ins in the Downtown Area. Since the beginning of August, 12 of 14 break and enter incidents in the Town of Cobourg occurred downtown. This can be seen graphically in their crime-plot web page – see link below. And on Monday at the Council Meeting, Police Chief Kai Liu presented his Plan for the next three years. Although described as a Business Plan, there is no financial report but it does include some limited statistics and a lot of detail on the direction and focus. Also included are the results of a survey of residents indicating what we thought of the… Read complete articlePolice Report – October 2018
Recently, I had medical incident that, in the last week of August, took me to the pride of the county, Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH), where I was seen quickly and treated – and then referred to a Cobourg specialist who referred me to the Kawartha Cardiology Clinic in Peterborough; which, in turn, referred me back to NHH, having scheduled another cardiac exam on January 23rd 2019. Or five months since my initial appointment. Now, I’m not a young lad any more, except in spirit, though I like to think I present as a sprightly older person, notwithstanding the the cane I am now carrying (just in case). Heck, just a couple of years ago I was cycling over 1500 kilometers… Read complete articleThe Passing Scene – Thinking Out Loud!
Every week, Police issue a Press Release giving a count of what they have responded to in the week and some examples of what they have done. Typically, there’s not much happening – no murders, armed holdups, drug raids etc but I suppose we should be pleased to live in a Town where the crime rate is low, at least for major crimes. This week saw a training exercise where Police simulated a situation at the Hospital, apparently imagining a deranged person with a gun. Pete Fisher reported on the exercise – see link below. The weekly report by S/Sgt Brent Allison did not mention that but said that between the 13th and 19th of August, Cobourg police responded to… Read complete articleCobourg Police Weekly report
Today Cobourg Police issued a Press Release stating that Cobourg Constable Amy Matthijsse has been charged with 19 counts of Discreditable Conduct contrary to the Police Services Act of the Schedule “Code of Conduct” – that is “willfully or negligently makes any false complaint or statement against any member of a police force”. The statement by Acting Inspector Jeff Sheils of Cobourg Police said that “after a lengthy investigation, conducted by an independent external law firm, and reviewed by the Durham Regional Police Service’s Professional Standards Section, a Constable with twelve years of experience has been charged under the Police Services Act.” The Release also said that: This first appearance was held today (July 20, 2018) at the Best Western… Read complete articleCobourg Police Officer charged
Cobourg police report that on Monday, May 14th, 2018, at approximately 4:40 am, Police responded to a call for an armed robbery at the Shell Gas Station, located at 1154 Division Street in Cobourg. It was reported that two males entered the store and demanded cash and cigarettes. Both suspects were armed with handguns. The suspects obtained an unknown amount of cash and cigarettes and fled on foot eastbound on Densmore Road. Cobourg Police are asking for the assistance of the public to identify the two suspects. Both suspects are described as male white, 16-25 years – one was wearing grey baggy sweat pants, black jacket, blue hoodie underneath and a black string style back pack. The other was wearing… Read complete articleArmed Robbery at Shell Gas Station