Keene man assaults police officer; man assaults woman with belt

Peterborough, ON, Canada / CHEX TV
Keene man assaults police officer; man assaults woman with belt


Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest:
A Keene man has been charged after an officer was assaulted while attempting to make an arrest.

Shortly after 10 a.m. on June 24, an officer on patrol in the area of King and Bethune Streets saw a vehicle with the driver not wearing his seatbelt.

Police learned the driver is on conditions including not being in the driver’s seat of any vehicle. His driver’s licence was also suspended.

A traffic stop was conducted at which point the driver fled the vehicle. The officer pursued the suspect on foot and apprehended the male on King Street.

While attempting to make the arrest the officer was assaulted, police stated.

Michael William Lewis, 42, of Hiawatha Line, in Keene, was arrested and charged with assault with intent to resist arrest, three counts of failing to comply with a recognizance and various Highway Traffic Act offences.

He was held in custody and appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on June 25

Domestic Assault with a Weapon Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 26-year-old man with assault with a weapon following a domestic dispute.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on June 27, the accused and the victim, a woman in her 30s, became involved in a verbal argument while at their Peterborough residence. During the dispute it was reported that the victim was assaulted with a belt.

Police were called and attended the scene. As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (June 27).

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.

Break and Enter: Chamberlain Street
Sometime between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on June 25, unknown person(s) entered an insecure rear porch door at a Chamberlain Street home. Once in the porch area the thieves stole a large quantity of food items from the freezer and drinks from the fridge.

In order to help prevent a break and enter the Peterborough Police Service encourages residents to check and secure all doors to porches, sheds and garages before going to bed.

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