Two men charged with numerous offences after police conduct a traffic stop in the Town of Cobourg

On the evening of Thursday, May 20, 2021, police responded to public complaints of suspicious traffic going in and out of a residence in Cobourg. As a result of the complaints, police attended the area and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle.


As a result of police investigation, the driver, Mark KROENING, a 25-year-old man from Peterborough and the passenger Seth GRAY, a 32-year-old man from the Town of Roseneath, were charged with numerous offences.


KROENING was charged with the following offences:

  1. Operation while impaired – Alcohol contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  2. Operation while impaired – Concentration of blood alcohol (over 80mg) contrary to section
    320.14(1)(b) Criminal Code of Canada
  3. Operation while prohibited contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  4. Possession of ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  5. Use plates not authorized for vehicle contrary to Section 12(1)(d) of the Highway Traffic Act
  6. Driving while under suspension contrary to Section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act
  7. Drive motor vehicle no validation on place contrary to section 7(1)(c)(i) of the Highway Traffic Act
  8. Driver – Fail to properly wear seatbelt contrary to section 106(2) of the Highway Traffic Act
  9. Operate Motor Vehicle No Insurance contrary to section 2(1)(a) of the Compulsory Automobile
    Insurance Act
  10. Driving Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor contrary to section 32(1) of the Liquor License Act
  11. Fail to Comply with an Order Made During a Declared Emergency contrary to section 7.0.11(1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

GRAY was charged with the following offences:

  1. Fail to Comply with Probation contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada x2
  2. Possession of Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order contrary to section 117.01(1) 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. Passenger – Fail to Properly Wear Seatbelt contrary to section 106(3)(b) of the Highway Traffic Act
  5. Fail to Comply with an Order Made During a Declared Emergency contrary to section 7.0.11(1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

Both were released on undertakings and summonses with a future court date.

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