Arrests Made In Weekend Robbery, Domestic, Fire & Fraud

Media Release

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Bail Hearing For Man In Domestic Assault

A 28-year-old Lindsay man was held in custody over the weekend after police were called to a domestic situation early Saturday morning.

At 2:20 am Saturday, March 25th, 2017 Kawartha Lakes Police Officers responded to a domestic dispute call from a female who was in her home with her young children. The female relayed to police that her boyfriend of one month was outside of her home trying to get in. She told police that she had just asked him to leave and then locked the door behind him. He was banging on the door with the butt end of a knife and scratching at the door with the knife blade. Police arrived and located the man on the porch of her home where he was arrested. When arrested police located a folding knife in the man’s pocket and a dagger style knife in the waistband of his pants, which they seized. Upon speaking with the female, it was learned that the man had left earlier in the day after an argument, which ended with the woman being assaulted. He returned in the early morning hours and assaulted the woman a second time when she was trying to get him to leave the apartment.

The 28-year-old man from the former Ops Township was held in custody for a bail hearing. He was charged with two counts of Assault, Possession of a Weapon For A Dangerous Purpose and Possession of a Weapon For an Unauthorized Purpose. The man will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017. His identity is being withheld to protect the identity of the woman and her family.


Sunday Afternoon Robber Arrested

Kawartha Lakes Police was quick to apprehend a robbery suspect after a Lindsay Street South gas station was robbed late Sunday afternoon.

At 5:12 p.m. on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 police received a call that a robbery had just occurred at a gas station on Lindsay Street South. Police arrived in the area quickly and were able to apprehend a male based a description that had been provided by the employee of the gas station. The employee indicated that the man had entered the gas station and demanded money. He threatened to harm the employee if they did not provide money. The man then fled the store with a small quantity of cash. An alert officer was in the area quickly and arrested the man a short distance from the gas station.

Police arrested and charged 34-year-old David Andrew Grozelle of Lindsay. He was held in custody on charges of Robbery, Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Failing to Comply With a Probation Order. Grozelle will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Monday, April 3rd, 2017.


Man Puts Out Fire Set By Roommate After Dispute

Police arrested a man at the scene of a fire after responding to a call for assistance from his mother and roommate on Sunday evening.

At 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 Kawartha Lakes Police were called to an Albert Street South address regarding a dispute between a man his roommate. The man’s mother contacted Police and while she on the phone with them indicated that the man had just attempted to set the roommates bedroom on fire. Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue units were also dispatched to the scene. When Police arrived on scene, they recognized the suspect a placed him in custody. It was learned that a dispute had arisen between the roommate and the man over property. When it escalated the man lit the roommate’s bedroom on fire with gasoline, which was extinguished with a pail of water by the roommate. The situation was compounded by the fact that the man’s mother has mobility issues.

A 21-year-old Albert Street South man was detained in custody on charges of Arson and Possession of an Incendiary Device. He will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017.


Cheque Fraudster Arrested

Police arrived on scene and arrested a man quickly after being contacted by a William Street bank while a man was attempting to cash a fraudulent cheque.

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police responded to the call at 3:35 p.m. on Monday, March 27th, 2017 after a man attended in the bank and presented a cheque that the teller recognized as being fraudulent.

26-year-old Christian Eric Keene of Lindsay was arrested and charged with Fraud Under $5000.00, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00 and two counts of Failing to Comply with a Probation Order. He will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday, April 27th, 2017.