Police arrest local couple following crime spree in Lakefield and Peterborough

Peterborough man and woman arrested and charged with multiple counts of break and enter, mischief, and theft

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A Peterborough man and woman are in police custody following a series of recent break-and-enters and thefts in the Village of Lakefield and City of Peterborough.

As a result of an investigation by the Peterborough Police Service’s street crime unit, Scott Rossiter, 30, and Kaitleen Jorgensen, 24, both of Parkhill Road in Peterborough, have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of break and enter, mischief, and theft.

Rossiter is charged with seven counts of break and enter, three counts of mischief, and two counts of theft. Jorgensen is charged with one count of break and enter, two counts of mischief, and two counts of theft.

According to police media releases, the following break-and-enters were reported over the past two weeks:

  • On Sunday, November 24th at around 4:15 a.m., a male and female entered a laundromat on Lansdowne Street West in Peterborough and attempted to break into several washing machine change boxes but were unsuccessful. They then gained entry into a locked storage room and stole multiple cleaning supplies.
  • On Friday, November 29th between 4:25 a.m. and 4:50 a.m. on November 29th, one or more persons attempted to break into a laundromat located in a commercial plaza in the Village of Lakefield. During the same time period, the person(s) broke into a pet supply shop located in the same commercial plaza. Once inside the store, the person(s) opened the cash register and stole an amount of cash, along with a charity donation box and a bag of pet food.
  • On Saturday, November 30th at around 4:20 a.m., an unknown person attempted to break into a Queen Street convenience store located in Lakefield. Police attended the store for an alarm call and investigated. There was no entry gained and it appears nothing was stolen.
  • On Saturday, November 30th at around 6 a.m., a male and female entered the same Lansdowne Street West laundromat in Peterborough that was robbed the previous weekend and stole a large amount of change from multiple change boxes and soap dispenser change boxes.
  • Sometime between 10 p.m. on Monday, December 2nd and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3rd, one or more persons broke into a restaurant and a bakery and cafe located in the Village of Lakefield. The two businesses are attached in the same complex. Once inside the businesses the thieves stole a charity donation box, a tip cup, and cash from the cash register.

While police have not identified the businesses, the Canoe & Paddle pub and Stuff’d ice cream, bakery, and cafe — both located at 18 Bridge Street in Lakefield — both posted on their Facebook pages on Tuesday, December 3rd that they had been robbed.

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Posted by Canoe & Paddle on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Rossiter and Jorgensen are being held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday (December 5).

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