Peterborough Man Jumps Into River To Evade Police And Swims To Other Side Only To Be Met By Police

From a Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service Media Release today...

Arrest for Obstruct Police

On August 4, 2011 a police officer was in the area of George Street and Charlotte Street when he observed a male on a bicycle go through a red light.  The male was stopped and provided his name.  While speaking with the officer the male fled on foot.  The Canine unit tracked the male to behind the Ministry of Natural Resource building and to prevent apprehension the male jumped into the river.   The male swam to the other side where he was arrested by awaiting officers.
Further investigation revealed that the male William Ratt, age 34 years of Easthill Drive was on a conditional sentence order to remain in his residence at all times.   Ratt was held in custody for court on August 4, 2011.


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