Police K-9 Xena Helps Arrest Shoplifter – Prohibited Driver Arrested While Driving With Alcohol In Their System – Assault With A Baseball Bat & Weird Letter Prompts Call to Police

Media Release

Monday,  July 31st, 2017


Police K-9 Xena Helps Arrest Shoplifter

Kawartha Lakes Police K-9 Xena and her handler P.C. Keith Watson assisted in the arrest of a male shoplifter on Friday afternoon after the man led police on a foot chase through heavy traffic after stealing from an Angeline Street North store.

At 11:20 a.m. on Friday, July 28th, 2017 KLPS officers were called to an Angeline Street North department store after a male party was observed to enter the store, select a wicker basket and then place $100.00 worth of cowboy steaks in it. The man then left the store, followed by store security, who had contacted police. Officers arrived on scene, including Canine Officer Watson with Police Canine Xena. The man took off when police arrived with Xena and other officers in pursuit. The chase continued for some distance through heavy traffic until the man surrendered prior to being apprehended by Xena.

Police arrested and charged 30-year-old Ryan Henry Morency of Lindsay. He was held in custody on charges of Theft Under $5000.00, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 and four counts of Failing to Comply with a Probation Order. He will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Monday, July 31st, 2017 for a Bail Hearing.


Prohibited Driver Arrested While Driving With Alcohol In Their System

A woman who was prohibited from driving in Canada for convictions of Impaired Driving and Dangerous Driving was found driving on Friday night and also registered a “caution” on a roadside screening device for having consumed alcohol.

On Friday, July 28th, 2017 a Kawartha Lakes Police Officer had occasion to stop a white Hyundai Tucson on Durham Street West. While speaking with the driver, the officer observed two empty liquor containers in the console of the vehicle and also could smell alcohol on the breath of the driver. When asked to perform a roadside test the female driver complied and registered a “caution”, meaning she had between 50mg and 99mg of alcohol in her blood. Further checks also revealed that the woman was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle anywhere in Canada. She was also found to be breaching conditions of a Recognizance and Probation Orders.

19-year-old Charlotte Robin Davis of the former Emily Township was detained in custody on charges of Prohibited Driving Under the Criminal Code x2, Failing to Comply with a Recognizance and Failing to Comply with a Probation Order. She will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Monday, July 31st, 2017. The vehicle that she was operating, which was not hers, was impounded for 45 days.


Man Arrested and Charged After Assault with a Baseball Bat

Kawartha Lakes Police arrested a 26-year-old man after being called to a north end Lindsay home for a break and enter on Saturday morning.

Police responded shortly after 11:00 am when a 911 call was received from the home indicating that a man had thrown a brick through a window of the home, entered and was assaulting another man with a baseball bat. When police arrived, the altercation had ended, but the man was still at the home, where he was subsequently arrested. It was learned that the man was known to the occupants of the home and that he had attended to speak with a female resident of the home. He became agitated when she asked him to leave he went outside for a bit and then broke into the home.

The man was detained in custody on charges of Assault with a Weapon, Break and Enter, Mischief Under $5000.00 and Failing to Comply with a Condition of a Probation Order. He will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Monday, July 31st, 2017. The name of the man is not being released to protect the privacy of the victim in this matter.


Weird Letters Prompts Call To Police

Kawartha Lakes Police are investigating after a mother, and a daughter both received a strange letter from an unknown admirer on the same day.

On Saturday, July 29th, 2017 the mother was at a Kent Street West store to do some grocery shopping. When she came out to her car at around 8:00 am she found a note of admiration on her car with a telephone number attached to it. She thought nothing of it until she was talking to her daughter later in the day and the daughter indicated that she had received the same note on her car while it was parked in the downtown area several hours after the mother had received her note. It is suspected that a man described as Late 30’s to early 40’s, short, slim build, short dark hair, scruffy facial hair, wearing jean shorts and a black t-shirt, may be responsible for leaving the notes. A man matching this description was observed in the area of the daughter’s car shortly before she discovered the note, which appears to have been written by the same person as her mothers.

If anyone has information regarding this occurrence, they are asked to contact Kawartha Lakes Police at 705.324.5252.