Two Peterborough teens face charges for assaulting homeowner

Homeowner had confronted a group of teens trying to break into residence early Saturday morning

Police car lights. (Stock photo)

Two Peterborough teenagers are facing charges for allegedly assaulting a homeowner early Saturday morning (February 25).

At around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Peterborough police were called to a residence in the Chamberlain Street and Goodfellow Road area. After arriving, officers learned that a group of teens had been trying to get into the residence before running away.

The homeowner went outside and was approached by a male teen, who was brandishing a knife, and was verbally threatened. The homeowner managed to knock the knife away and was then attacked by a female teen before the pair fled. The homeowner was not injured in the incident.

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The canine unit was called in and police service dog Gryphon tracked one of the suspects to the area of Clonsilla Avenue and Western Avenue, where police spotted a person matching the description of the male suspect. The suspect took off and officers chased him on foot before taking him into custody.

Meanwhile, an officer spotted a person walking in the area of Goodfellow Road and Chamberlain Street who matched the description of the female suspect and took her into custody without incident.

As a result of the investigation, a 16-year-old Peterborough male was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats (cause death or bodily harm), and possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes. He was held in custody and appeared in court on Saturday.

An 18-year-old Peterborough female was also arrested and charged with assault. She was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court on March 21.