Police have arrested five people in connection to thefts from vehicles and property in the Town of Cobourg as a result of an ongoing investigation into property related crimes.
Since October 2021, Cobourg Police Service (CPS) has received 53 reports of theft from vehicles in Cobourg. In ten of the reported theft from vehicles, a car window was smashed to gain access to the vehicle, and in the other cases, suspects gained entry through an unlocked door. In all occurrences, personal property was taken from the vehicle.
The mobilization of the service’s tiered policing model has provided enhanced investigative capabilities. The Criminal Investigation Branch, Forensic Identification Services, Scene of Crime Officers, and Special Constables canvassed affected neighbourhoods to gain dash cam and home surveillance video footage in the area. CPS increased patrols in key neighbourhoods, and increased crime prevention opportunities through the Lock It or Lose It program and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) program led by the auxiliary members.
These incidents have mainly taken place after dark in residential neighbourhoods and vehicles have been the most prevalent target. Police have been able to identify several persons of interest through home and commercial video surveillance provided by residents and business owners.
The following is a list of everyone charged in connection to the ongoing investigation.
Lindsey Turland (34) of Cobourg
- Theft under $5000 contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of Property obtained by crime contrary to section 355(b) of the Criminal Code
Released on an undertaking with a future court date.
Michael BERRYMAN (27) of Cobourg
- Mischief Under $5,000 contrary to section 430(4) of the Criminal Code
- Theft Under $5,000 contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to section 355(b) of the Criminal Code
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code
- Enter when Entry Prohibited contrary to section 2(1)(a)(I) of the Trespass to Property Act
Released and scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in December 2021.
Bradley Bridges (37) of Cobourg
- Three counts of Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 contrary to section 355(b) of the Criminal Code
- Two counts of Unauthorized use of credit card contrary to section 342(1)(c) of the Criminal Code
- Two counts of Fraud under $5000 contrary to section 380(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
Released on an Undertaking with a Court date in December.
Tiffany Doherty-Bowen (35) of Cobourg
- Three counts of Trespass by Night contrary to section 177 of the Criminal Code
- Theft Under $5,000.00 contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 contrary to section 355(b) of the Criminal Code
- Assault with attempt to resist arrest contrary to section 270 (1)(b)
- Fail to Comply with Probation – contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code
- Fail to leave premises as directed Trespass to Property Act
Bowen was held for a show cause hearing, released on order from the courts.
Bradley Grundy (52) of Cobourg
- Two counts of Mischief contrary to section 430(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
- Entre premises when prohibited TPA 2 (1)(a)(i)
Released on an undertaking.
In addition to the arrests and charges above, warrants are currently held by the Cobourg Police Service for Ryan Benson (35) of Port Hope, and Patrick Basinger (40) of Port Hope in connection to thefts from vehicles.
The investigation is ongoing, and it is anticipated that more people will be identified, and further arrests are pending. Anyone with information is encouraged to call police.