Man arrested for stealing electricity

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

A 34-year-old Port Hope man is facing a charge of theft of utilities. It is alleged the man utilized an extension cord to draw power from a residence that backed onto the rear of his property.  It came to the attention of police October 8, after they received a complaint from the property manager of the other residence.  Nathan Drew of Port Hope is charged.


A 26-year-old man spent several hours in custody after Police were called to the Walton Street/Cavan Street area after a complaint was received about a man throwing empty beer cans against windows and urinating in public.  The man was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and held in custody until he was sober. He was fined $65.00


A 27-year-old Oshawa man has been charged after an incident involving sale of home improvement work on Kijiji. Port Hope police say the incident began a few days ago when a man answered a Kijiji ad regarding home improvement work. An arrangement was made for him to attend and quote a job. The quote was reportedly accepted and the work began a few days later. That’s when the home owner discovered tools missing.

A compound mitre saw and drills were amongst the items taken.  The owner of the tools later found them at a pawn show in Oshawa.

Police commenced an investigation and recovered the tools that were in the shop in Oshawa. Investigation further led to a suspect who turned himself into police October 13.

Charged with two counts of Theft Under $5000.00 and Breach of Probation is Bernie Kaufman of Oshawa.


Port hope Police have responded to two reports of mischief to vehicles. The first matter was reported on the 12th of October. In that case it was reported that someone threw a rock through the window of a Ford SUV. The vehicle was parked at a business on Toronto Road.

On October 13, an Ontario Street resident reported his motorcycle to have been pushed over as it was parked in the parking lot of his residential apartment.

No suspects in either case. Anyone with information is asked to call Port Hope Police or Crimestoppers.


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