COBOURG POLICE LAY CHARGES AFTER FOOT PURSUIT AND THEFT FROM A BUSINESS

On the afternoon of Saturday, February 6, 2021, police were dispatched to an address on Division Street in the Town of Cobourg with a report of a man stealing items from a closed business.

Police located the suspect, and after a brief foot pursuit Richard ADRIAANS, a 28-year-old male from the Town of Cobourg was arrested.

Police located a small quantity of fentanyl and some stolen property.

As a result of the investigation, the accused was charged with the following offences:

  1. Theft Under $5000 – Contrary to Section 334(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  2. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 – Contrary to Section 355(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  3. Possession of a Schedule I Substance – to wit Fentanyl – Contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  4. Obstruct Police – Contrary to Section 129(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  5. Enter Premises when Prohibited – Contrary to Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Trespass to Property Act
  6. Fail to Comply with Probation – Contrary to Section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada x2

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

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