Man Arrested After Holding Knife To A Person's Throat Downtown

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

Man with Knife Arrested:
During the early morning hours of the 2nd of September 2011 Peterborough Lakefield Police responded to the corner of Charlotte and George Street regarding a male with a knife.  The accused began an argument with a group of pedestrians on the corner of Charlotte and George.  The argument escalated when the accused pulled a 4 inch bladed knife from his pocket and held it to the victims throat.  The accused was distracted by another pedestrian allowing the victim to alert police.  Upon arrest police located the knife and stolen identification on the accused.  As a result of the charges the accused was breaching two probation orders by not keeping the peace and being of good behaviour.  Arrested is  21 year old Jake Coppoway of Curve Lake.  Coppoway has been held for court on the 2nd of September on the charges of Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Carrying Concealed Weapon, Utter Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000, and two charges of Breaching Probation.


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