Man arrested after passing out at McDonald’s drive-thru
A 31-year-old Peterborough man was arrested for impaired driving after he passed out while waiting for his food at a local McDonald’s drive-thru.
During the early morning hours of Saturday, August 12th, police were called to the McDonald’s on Chemong Road in Peterborough. Staff reported that a vehicle ordered food at the drive-thru and proceeded to the pay window. While waiting for his order the accused fell asleep. Police arrived to find the vehicle still at the window and the driver still asleep.
As a result of the investigation, John Birkenhead, 31, of Herbert Street was arrested and charged with impaired driving and driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood.
The accused was later released and is to appear in court on September 7, 2017.
Man arrested in Peterborough pharmacy robbery
On Friday, August 11th, Peterborough police investigated an attempted robbery at the Mather and Bell Pharmacy on Park Street in Peterborough around noon.
A man allegedly walked into the store, claimed to have a gun, and demanded cash and narcotics. The store manager confronted the man who then fled the store. The store manager caught up with the man and grabbed his backpack.
Police officers along with the K-9 unit searched the area for the suspect. With the assistance of witnesses who were able to point the direction of travel of the suspect, the K-9 unit was able to successfully track down the suspect and arrest him.
Curt Douglas Pelley, 35, of no fixed address was arrested and charged with robbery with intent, disguise with intent, and failing to comply with a probation order.
Pelly was held in custody and appeared before Weekends and Statutory Holiday Court on Saturday, August 12th.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.stopcrimehere.ca.
Teen arrested after threatening father and damaging parents’ home
On Thurdsay, August 11th, police were called to a residence on St. Paul Street in Peterborough residence after reports of a male breaking windows and other property at the residence. Police attended the area and located the suspect near the residence.
During the investigation, police learned that an 18-year-old man had been kicked out of his parents’ residence a week prior to this incident. On August 11th in the late afternoon, the teenager sent threatening text messages to his father and then went to the residence while his father was away. At the residence, witnesses report seeing the accused break a window, patio tables, exterior lights, and some patio stones.
Police arrested the accused and charged him with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and mischief under $5,000.
The accused was held in custody and appeared before Weekends and Statutory Holiday Court on Saturday, August 12th. Police are not identifying the accused man to protect the identity of the victims.
Man arrested after hit and run at Peterborough gas station
On Friday, August 4th, police investigated a hit and run at the Pioneer Gas station on Lansdowne Street East in Peterborough. Police found a lone vehicle heavily damaged and sitting in the middle of the road, with the driver still inside.
Police learned that a truck had pulled out of the gas station and struck the vehicle. The suspect truck then fled the area. Traffic officers attended the gas station and were able to identify the vehicle via the surveillance video at the business. With public assistance and through further investigation, the driver of the truck was identified and a warrant issued for his arrest.
On Friday, August 11th, Jacob Darren Croan, 22, of Campbellford was arrested and charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident. The accused was held in custody and appeared before Weekends and Statutory Holiday Court on Saturday, August 12th.
Man arrested after threatening support worker
On Saturday, August 12th, police were called to a Talwood Drive apartment in Peterborough on the report of a threatening incident.
A worker had attended the apartment for a routine visit. When the worker did not comply with a request made by the client, the client blocked the exit to the apartment and told the worker that he was not leaving. The worker attempted to leave but the client became more agitated and threatened to stab the worker.
The worker was able to call 911. The client calmed down and left the apartment. Police met the client in the lobby of the apartment.
Steven Land, 34, of Talwood Drive was arrested and charged with forcible confinement and utter threats to cause death or bodily harm. The accused was released and will appear in court on September 7, 2017.
Woman arrested for breaking into retirement home rooms
On Wednesday, August 9th, police were called to a retirement home on Charlotte Street in Peterborough after a report of several break and enters into residents’ rooms.
With the help of video surveillance, police learned that the suspect entered the retirement home and went floor to floor checking rooms to see if they were unlocked. If unlocked, the suspect would enter the room for a short period of time and then leave.
After a lengthy investigation, police determined a quantity of cash and items had been stolen from a number of residents.
Police officers were able to identify the suspect via the surveillance video. On Saturday, August 12th members from the Active Crime Unit attended a Ware Street address to locate the suspect. Deanna Walsh, 36, of Ware Street was arrested and charged with two counts of break enter and commit, nine counts of break enter with intent, and fail to comply with probation order.
The accused was held in custody and appeared before Weekends and Statutory Holiday Court on Sunday, August 13th.