Man arrested for uttering threats during October incident at Peterborough Public Health

63-year-old David Lakas of Peterborough was part of group that tried to serve legal papers to health unit

Peterborough Police Service headquarters on Water Street in Peterborough. (Photo: Pat Trudeau)
Peterborough Police Service headquarters on Water Street in Peterborough. (Photo: Pat Trudeau)

A 63-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with uttering threats in connection with an incident at Peterborough Public Health in October.

On October 24, Peterborough police were notified of an incident at the health unit’s offices at 185 King Street in downtown Peterborough.

A group of people, who wanted to serve legal papers to Peterborough Public Health, gained access to a secure area where employees were working.

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Although police officers were called to the building at the time of the incident, they were called off while enroute as security was able to escort the group out.

However, police were asked to investigate the incident.

As a result of the investigation, 63-year-old David Lakas of Peterborough was arrested and charged with uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm.

The accused man is scheduled to appear in court on December 15, 2021.