Coboconk man charged in bomb threats in Lindsay, Durham region

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)


An arrest has been made in a string of bomb threats made this summer in Lindsay.

Kawartha Lakes Police have arrested a 36-year-old Joshua Alfred Kimble of Coboconk. (His name was released Friday morning)

He was arrested around 11 a.m. Thurdsay and faces five counts each of mischief, conveying a false message and uttering a threat to property in connection to incidents in Lindsay and the same charges for one incident in Durham region. kklpolice

Police allege Kimble is connected to a bomb threat made at Ross Memorial Hospital on June 27 along with three separate threats made to local area restaurants (Kelsey’s and McDonald’s on Kent St. West) with two on the same day and then another to a Lindsay area pharmacy as recent as Wednesday night.

A incident was also reported in Durham Region. Police made several public appeals for information as the investigation progressed.

“Police and other Emergency Service have expended considerable resources responding to these threats, so it is a relief for us and our community that we can now put this to rest,” stated Sgt. Tom Hickey. “We were also very fortunate to have had great investigative support from Peterborough Police Service and we thank them for that.”

Kimble was scheduled for a court appearance on Friday. More to come.


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