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Arrests made in 2 altercations involving knives on Brock St. in downtown Peterborough

Peterborough police made arrests in two incidents on Brock St. involving altercations with knives. Global News Peterborough file

Peterborough police made arrests in two separate incidents involving knives in a span of four hours in the downtown on Friday afternoon.

Both incidents occurred along Brock Street.

The first incident, which happened around 1:45 p.m., saw officers respond to reports of a man with a knife allegedly threatening and assaulting other men in the area of Brock and Chambers streets. No injuries were reported.

Read more: Peterborough man arrested following alleged knife attack in downtown: police

Police located the suspect and a woman not far from the area and recovered three knives — two that are considered prohibited weapons.

Alisha Newell-Breen, 21, of Oshawa, was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order. She was released on an undertaking and will appear in court in Peterborough on Dec. 15.

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Jacob Moore, 23, of Peterborough, was charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon, uttering threats, and failure to comply with probation.

He was held in custody and made a weekend court appearance and will make a second court appearance on Monday.

In the second incident around 5:15 p.m., officers were called to the area of Brock and George streets about an altercation between two people with knives.

Officers located a knife on the ground and a knife on the accused. No one was injured in the altercation.

Noah Dormer, 22, of Peterborough, was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He was held in custody and made a weekend court appearance and will make a second court appearance on Monday.

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