Peterborough Police Media Release

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Fraud/Drug Arrest:

A 28-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and charged after banking cards were stolen from vehicles and fraudulently used at local stores.


On May 8, 2018 at approximately 11:45 a.m. police received information that a male suspect was going through vehicles in the south end of the City. It was reported that the male suspect had stolen a wallet containing banking cards from a vehicle parked in a lot in the area of Lansdowne and Lock Streets. The stolen credit card was then used at various locations across the City totaling approximately $1,400 in fraudulent transactions.


A short time later officers located the male suspect walking in the area of Sherburne and Lansdowne Streets where he was placed under arrest. During the investigation officers located stolen property on the accused and he was also found to be in possession of an amount of hydro morphine.


As a result of the investigation Donald Richard Thibault, 28, of Morrow Street, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:


  • Fraud under $5,000
  • Possession of a schedule I substance
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000


Further, on May 8, 2018 a second complainant reported that her vehicle had been entered and items including banking cards were stolen. The complainant’s debit card was then fraudulently used at a local convenience store.


As a result of further investigation Thibault is charged with an additional count of fraud under $5,000.


The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later this morning (May 9).


Impaired/Fail to stop at scene Arrest:

A 40-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including impaired driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident following an investigation.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on May 6, 2018 police received information that the suspect vehicle had struck another vehicle parked in a George Street parking lot then following the collision left the area.

A short time later officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at Charlotte and Simcoe Streets. While speaking with the driver of the suspect vehicle officers noted a strong odour of alcohol coming from the vehicle.


A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.


As a result of the investigation Michael Donald Lain, 40, of Mountland Drive, was arrested and charged with the following:


  • Impaired driving
  • Operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content
  • Fail to stop at scene of accident


The accused was also served a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day vehicle impoundment.


The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 24, 2018.


Domestic assault Arrest:

An 18-year-old Peterborough woman has been charged with domestic assault following a Tuesday afternoon incident.


On May 8, 2018 a citizen observed a domestic dispute taking place in a local park. During the dispute it was reported that the accused stuck the male victim several times. Police were called and officers were dispatched to the scene.


As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault and fail to comply with a probation order.


The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on May 8, 2018.


The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.


Traffic Safety Message:

The Peterborough Police Service Traffic Services Unit is reminding motorists to obey all road closure and detour signs that are posted for everyone’s safety.


Spring road construction has started in a variety of locations throughout the City of Peterborough including Hilliard Street from Oriole Drive through to St. Paul’s Street and McDonnel Street from Reid Street to Park Street.


Many of these streets have been closed. No through traffic is allowed, meaning motorists are not allowed to drive on these highways unless it is the only way to arrive at your residence or business (local traffic). It should be noted that detour signs have been posted to help motorists navigate through these closures.


Disregarding the large construction signs that have been posted stating the above information at these locations could result in the following Provincial Offence Act charges under the Highway Traffic Act.

  • Disobey Sign 182(2) HTA – $110 and 2 demerit points
  • Drive on closed highway 134(3) HTA -$110 and 3 demerit points

These road closures are necessary to complete construction and also keep members of the construction companies, motorists and members of the public safe. It is imperative that motorists and members of the public pay attention to all signage and remain off closed roads.


Members of the Traffic Services Unit will be conducting enforcement in these areas to persons who show disregard to posted road closures.


Any questions in regard to enforcement can be directed to the Traffic Management Unit at 705-876-1122 ext. 289.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

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