Peterborough Police – Assault/Hate Bias Crime/Suspects Sought

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Assault Arrest/Hate Bias Crime/Suspects Sought

One person is facing charges and police are searching for two others after several incidents in downtown Peterborough early Wednesday morning.

At approximately 12:20am on July 10, 2024, officers were called about an assault. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim had been walking in the Charlotte Street and George Street area when a woman who was walking with two men ran at her with a knife, calling her names based on the colour of her skin. The victim started to run but fell, the woman caught up to her, punched her in the face and pulled her hair. The victim was treated at the scene by EMS and then taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre for further treatment. This incident has been classified as a hate crime.

As officers were investigating, another call came in involving a similarly described suspects. In this case, the male victim said he was approached by two men and a woman in the Hunter Street and Bethune Street area and that he had been punched in the face and kicked by two males.

While officers were investigating the second call, a third call involving the group came in in which a female suspect matching the description given to police had verbally threatened a woman in the Brock Street and George Street area.

Officers saw a female matching the description given to police a short distance away. However, when she spotted officers, she started to run. Officers chased her on foot and took her into custody without incident.

As a result of the investigation, a 21-year-old Peterborough woman was arrested and charged with:

Utter Threats to Cause Death X2
Assault
Assault with Weapon
Possess weapon for dangerous purpose
Fail to comply with probation x2
The accused is currently bound by a probation order with the following condition: to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court August 20, 2024.

Police are currently searching for the male suspects. They were described to police as:

Male, Caucasian
Possibly 16-18 years old
Shaggy hair
One was wearing a white shirt, dark coloured shorts, a white hat on backwards, white shoes, and a blue backpack
Anyone with information is asked to call Peterborough Police at 705-876-1122 x555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.stopcrimehere.ca

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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