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Sixth Arrest Made In Connection With “Queen of Canada” Protest At Peterborough Police Station

PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough Police have made a sixth arrest in connection with the events of Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Peterborough Police station.

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, officers obtained a warrant to enter the home of a 67-year-old Peterborough woman and arrest her in connection with her actions that afternoon including allegedly grabbing the body armour of an officer, interfering with the arrest of another protester, and striking an officer with a stainless-steel travel mug.

As a result of the investigation, a 67-year-old Peterborough woman was arrested and charged with:

  • Assault Peace Officer
  • Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Mischief – Obstructs, Interrupts or Interferes with the Lawful Use, Enjoyment or Operation of Property

At approximately 1:00pm on August 13, 2022, a group of protestors set up outside the Peterborough Police station intending to “arrest” police officers for “COVID crimes” and “crimes against humanity”.  The group, organized by Romana Didulo the self-proclaimed “Queen of Canada”,  remained outside for several hours.  During this time, an incident involving a protester and a counter-protestor occurred.  Then at approximately 4:00pm officers arriving for their shift were blocked by protestors who also tried to gain access to a secured entrance of the police station.  The officers attempted to take a protester into custody when officers were surrounded and a protestor struck two officers according to police.

In all there were about 30 protestors at the time of the incident.

A 54-year-old Millbrook man was arrested and charged with:

  • Mischief
  • Resist Arrest

A 55-year-old Innisfil man was arrested and charged with:

  • Assault Police x2

On Sunday, August 14, 2022, officers took a 31-year-old Peterborough man into custody for his actions during the incident at the rear door of the police station which included kicking the door to the station and striking an officer while door so.  The suspect then repeatedly kicked at the door and further encouraged others to participate.  The suspect then went to another area and began yelling and banging on the windows of several police cars with officers in them.

As a result, a 31-year-old Peterborough man was arrested and charged with:

  • Assault Peace Officer with weapon
  • Counselling indictable offence which is not committed x2
  • Mischief – obstruct, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property
  • Obstruct Peace Officer

A 55-year-old Peterborough man is facing a mischief charge in connection with the incident.

On the afternoon of August 17, 2022, the accused turned himself into Peterborough Police in connection with ripping down a counter protestor’s sign while in Confederation Park.

As a result, a 55-year-old Peterborough man was arrested and charged with:

  • Mischief Under $5,000

On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, officers arrested a 57-year-old Peterborough woman in connection with her actions that afternoon including grabbing the duty belt of an officer and interfering with the arrest of another protester.

As a result of the investigation, a 57-year-old Peterborough woman was arrested and charged with:

  • Assault Peace Officer
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Mischief – Obstructs, Interrupts or Interferes with the Lawful Use, Enjoyment or Operation of Property

The investigation into the events of Saturday, August 13, 2022, is ongoing.  Anyone with information on the identity of people who may have been involved is asked to call the Peterborough Police Crime Line at 705-876-1122 x555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.stopcrimehere.ca

No names have been released.

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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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