Each summer, the Cobourg Police Service opens a command post trailer at Victoria Park Beach in the Town of Cobourg. The trailer acts as the home base for Cobourg Police Service members who are out on patrol, engaging with the community and ensuring the safety of the park and beach visitors.
The trailer is equipped with a first aid kit and an automated external defibrillator (AED). The AED, located outside the trailer, is accessible to the public and available should a life-threatening emergency occur.
Earlier this week, Cobourg Police discovered that the AED is missing from the protective case. With no witnesses and no CCTV cameras available, it is unknown who took the AED.
“It is disheartening that this lifesaving piece of equipment has been stolen. It was there for the public to use should there be an emergency. If you have information about what happened to the AED, please contact us.” – Chief Paul VandeGraaf, Cobourg Police Service.
Anyone with information about the missing AED or anyone who may have witnessed it being taken is asked to contact the Cobourg Police Service at 905-372-6821 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by phone by calling 1-800-222-TIPSor online by visiting stopcrimehere.ca.