The Cobourg Police Service (CPS) bi-weekly update provides an overview of break and enters, theft from motor vehicles, mischief, and other crime trends in the Town of Cobourg over two
In addition to the bi-weekly update, an operational report is provided to the Cobourg Police Services Board (CPSB) every month. The operational report offers a breakdown of calls for service, year to year comparable on crime trends, and highlights calls of interest. CPS operational reports can be found in the CPSB meeting minutes online through eScribe, the Town of Cobourg public meeting website.
Community members can access information about police activity in Cobourg through the crime mapping tool available at cobourgpoliceservice.com.
From January 30 to February 13, 2023, CPS responded to 429 calls for service.
• Break and enter: Two (2) – Ontario Street and Elgin Street, D’Arcy Street
• Theft from motor vehicle: None reported for this time frame
• Distraction theft: None reported for this timeframe.
• Mischief: Five (5)
o Vehicle (3) Hibernia Street and Albert Street, Fairbanks Road, Densmore Road
o Property (2) Orange Street and George Street, Riddell Avenue and White Street
• Seven (7) Fraud reports, including: cell phone and bank fraud (opening an account in one’s name), identity fraud and grandparent scam
Crime Prevention Tips – Emergency / Grandparent Scams
In a recent report of a grandparent scam, the victim was scammed out of $17,000 when fraudsters called claiming to be a family member in jail, requiring money to be released.
In a emergency/grandparent scam, fraudsters target older adults. Posing as a family member, police officer or lawyer, the caller claims someone is in trouble. Scammers use urgency to trick people into sending large amounts of money and may request money to be delivered to or picked up by an unknown person.
If you receive a call like this, police advise you to hang up immediately and not send any money or provide cash. Contact the family member in question directly or call someone you trust or the police for an opinion about the call you just received.
Please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website for a list of known scams and to learn more about how to protect yourself.
Report non-emergency crimes such as theft, traffic complaints, damage to property, damage to vehicle and lost property online. Learn more or file a report at cobourgpoliceservice.com/online-reporting.
If you are in an emergency or witness a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.