Summer Heats Up, And So Do Calls For Service – Man Loses Thousands To Romance Scam – Man Holds Up In Apartment After Pepper Spraying Another Man

Media Release

Tuesday,  August 1st, 2017

Summer Heats Up, And So Do Calls For Service

As the summer heat set in yesterday so did the calls for service for Kawartha Lakes Police. From 6:00 am to 6:00 pm yesterday officers responded to 30 calls for service. That may not sound like much, but for a Service our size, it was a busy day for our officers when you consider that on an average day we respond to less than 40 calls for service in a 24 hour period. The calls were mostly social disorder type calls, which included noise complaints, neighbour and landlord and tenant disputes, motor vehicle collisions and domestic disputes.


Man Loses Thousands To Romance Scam

A Lindsay man has been defrauded of almost $4000.00 in what police are describing as a romance scam.

The man attended Kawartha Lakes Police on July 31st, 2017 indicating that he had lost almost $4000.00 out of his bank account. He went on to explain that he had made several large purchases of iTunes cards and sent the particulars of them to an out of a country woman after she committed to depositing money into his account. The money never materialised, and the frauds continued as the woman made indications that she would be coming to Canada to marry the man. The man also provided personal banking information to the female with the understanding that she would be using the money to purchase groceries and personal items.

Police remind the public not to provide any personal banking information to anyone and always to be aware of possible ulterior motives when meeting people online. For further information on current and trending frauds, please visit the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre website at .


Man Holds Up In Apartment After Pepper Spraying Another Man

Kawartha Lakes Police were called to a Mary Street West apartment complex several times over the course of the evening last night, which ultimately ended in a man holding up in his apartment because he was wanted for pepper spraying another individual.

The Lindsay man surrendered to police shortly after 5:00 am this morning after he had been held up in it for almost three hours. The incident began shortly after 2:00 am when the wanted man was involved in a dispute with a resident of another apartment in the complex. The dispute resulted in the wanted man pepper spraying the individual and then retreating to his apartment when police arrived. The police negotiated with the man finally getting him to surrender. He was arrested and detained in custody for a Bail Hearing.

29-year-old Mitchell Staples of Lindsay will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 for a Bail Hearing. He is charged with Assault With a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon For a Dangerous Purpose and Administering a Noxious Substance.