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Police Warn of Online Scam

Published on Thursday November 10th, 2016

Police Warn of Online Scam

Summerside Police Services would like to remind people to be extra cautious when making online purchases.  Police recently received a report that a PEI man responded to an online advertisement for a specific breed of dog.  The man sent money through Western Union to a dog breeder in the United States.  When the breeder requested the man to send additional money in order to have the dog shipped to Canada, the man became suspicious and reported the incident to police. 

The company is no longer reachable.  The victim has not received his dog and there is no way to recover his money.  

Most of these fake websites appear legitimate.  Some will have photos of cute puppies and false testimonials as a means to attract potential customers.   

Never send money unless you are absolutely sure who you are sending it to.  If warning signs are present, police recommend conducting further research on the product prior to purchasing online. 

Police encourage all victims of fraud to make reports to their local police service. 

Many of these scams are difficult to investigate because they often originate in other countries.  However, it is important to report these scams to police.  Some victims are hesitant to report scams due to embarrassment, but anyone can be a victim of fraud.  Prevention is the best defence against scams.  Reporting these types of crimes to police and raising awareness helps us all.  Prevention is key!

 

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Woman arrested for stealing liquor

Published on Tuesday November 1st, 2016

Woman arrested for stealing liquor

On Friday afternoon (October 28th), at approximately 2:20 pm, Summerside Police Services received a report that a woman had just stolen from the liquor store.  Police located the woman not far from the store and she was arrested for theft.  The 31 year old woman still had six bottles of alcohol in her possession, which police learned had been stolen from the store.  The woman reportedly had been accused of stealing from the same liquor store on two other occasions in recent days.  She was charged with theft and held in custody.  On October 31st, the woman pled guilty and received 60 days in custody. 

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Car accident causes power outage

Published on Tuesday November 1st, 2016

Car destroyed by fire in motor vehicle accident

Early Sunday morning (October 30th), shortly before 1 am, Summerside Police Services responded to a report of a car on fire on MacKenzie Drive.  When police arrived, the car was fully engulfed in flames.  The vehicle struck an electrical power box. 

Police located the only two occupants of the vehicle not far from the car.  The male driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries, while the male passenger was uninjured.  Both occupants of the vehicle are under 18 years of age. 

It does appear that speed may have been a factor in this accident, and the matter remains under investigation at this time. 

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Summerside Police Services at (902) 432-1201. 

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Police busy with domestic disputes

Published on Tuesday November 1st, 2016

Police busy with domestic disputes

On Sunday morning, at approximately 6:15 am, Summerside Police Services responded to a domestic dispute.  As a result, a 23 year old man was arrested and charged with assault and uttering threats.  The man was released on conditions to remain away from the victim and he faces a court date in December. 

Later on Sunday evening, at approximately 5:40 pm, Summerside Police Services received a report of a dispute between a father and son that happened earlier in the day.  The next day, a 43 year old man was arrested and charged with assault and uttering threats.  He has been released on conditions to stay away from the victim in this matter and faces a court date in December. 

 

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Police catch break and enter suspect caught in the act

Published on Tuesday November 1st, 2016

Police arrest break and enter suspect caught in the act

Early Monday morning (October 31st), just after 3 am, Summerside Police Services responded to a burglary alarm at a local business.  When police arrived, they located a suspect inside the building.  Police arrested a 20 year old man at the scene and he has been charged with break and enter.  The man has pled guilty and received a 60 day intermittent sentence. 

Police have since arrested a second male involved in the same break and enter.  The second suspect is a male youth and remains in custody at this time.   

 

 

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Retirement of Sgt. Joe Peters

Published on Tuesday November 1st, 2016

Sgt. Joseph Peters has retired from the Summerside Police Service after 36 years of service.  Sgt. Peters began his career with the Town of Summerside Police Department in 1980.  He moved up the ranks and finished his career as the Sergeant in charge of the Major Crime Unit with the City of Summerside Police Service. 

On September 30th, current and retired members of the Summerside Police Service gathered at a Recognition of Service Banquet for Sgt. Peters. 

His widsom, knowledge and sense of humor will be dearly missed. 

Good luck Joe!  Enjoy your retirement!!

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Off duty Summerside Police Officer apprehends suspected thief

Published on Tuesday November 1st, 2016

 

On Saturday, October 15th, 2016, Summerside Police Services received several reports from residents reporting someone had entered their unlocked vehicles sometime through the night.  Some residents had items stolen, while others had their vehicles rummaged through. 

Earlier that Saturday morning, shortly after 4 am, an off duty Summerside police officer observed a man going through vehicles in the High Street area.  The off duty officer apprehended the man and held him until patrol officers arrived.  A 35 year old man was arrested for trespass at night.  The investigation resulted in the man being charged with several thefts from motor vehicles and trespass at night.  A second man, a 23 year old, was arrested later that day and also charged.  Both males have been released from custody pending court dates in November.  The men have also both been issued Undertakings which requires that they stay away from each other until this matter has been dealt with according to law. 

Police would like to remind people to lock their doors of their vehicles and to remove any items of value from their vehicles. 

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