Peterborough police investigate rash of business break-ins, 1 arrested

Peterborough police are looking for a Campbellford, Ont., resident on driving offences. Peterborough Police Service

Peterborough police say they responded to several break-ins at businesses over the weekend, one of which led to an arrest.

Around midnight Monday, Peterborough Police Service officers responded to reports of a broken window at a George Street South business. Police determined nothing had been stolen from the business.

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Officers followed a trail of footprints in the snow to another business on Lansdowne Street East where they found another broken window at a business with someone inside.

Police deployed K9 Gryphon who located the suspect in the basement.

A 23-year-old Peterborough man was arrested and charged with two counts each of breaking and entering with intent to commit an indictable offence and failure to comply with a probation order.

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No name was released. He was held in custody and was scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Jan. 17.

Hunter St. West

Police are investigating two break-ins at businesses on Hunter Street West.

In one incident, a store window was broken and the business was rummaged. Police believe the incident occurred sometime between 3 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday.

On Saturday, a store window was smashed and the business was entered. It’s believed the incident occurred between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Peterborough police crime line at 705-876-1122 x555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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