Gun call, thief in rowboat keep Kawartha cops busy

CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES — A gun threat and a thief in a row boat kept police here Friday.

Police were busy Friday on the road and on the shoreline arresting suspects in two separate calls.

A 911 call about road rage July 6 had officers scrambling to respond to a traffic complaint.

The driver of a vehicle travelling on Peace Road was being passed when the passenger of the passing vehicle brandished what appeared to be a firearm.

Police located the suspect vehicle and, as a result of the investigation, two male youths were arrested and charged with Possession of an imitation weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, contrary to the Criminal Code.

The driver faces a second charge of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, contrary to the Criminal Code.
Officers also responded to a break and enter call that resulted in one male being arrested.

A male party was observed removing alcohol from a residential garage in the vicinity of Omega Road in the former Fenelon Township.

He was located in a row boat a short time later.

Upon returning to land, Cory MacKinnon, 29 years of age, of Oshawa, was arrested and charged with the following offences: Break and Enter and Fail to comply with probation order x2.

MacKinnon was held for a bail hearing which took place on July 7, 2018.