KAWARTHA LAKES-Peterborough Police were called to Jackson Park Tuesday afternoon after reports of a male in distress.
At approximately 2:30pm on November 15, 2022, officers located the man who allegedly had a knife and a small blow torch. It was further learned that the male was also wanted on warrants for assault and mischief in connection with domestic-related incidents.
At approximately 4:30pm, the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team was able to safely take the 40-year-old male into custody under the Mental Health Act and he was taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
Mobile Crisis Response Teams consist of police officers and crisis workers working together to respond to complex situations where mental health or addictions may be a factor. Supported by the police, crisis workers determine whether an individual in crisis should be sent to an emergency department for treatment and are equipped to provide connections to community programming and supports to address an individual’s physical and mental well-being over the longer term.
In March Peterborough Police received more than $100,000 over two years for a Mobile Crisis Intervention Team. Read more here:https://www.kawartha411.ca/2022/03/11/peterborough-police-to-receive-more-than-101000-for-mobile-crisis-response-team/
Police had closed the area and asked residents to stay away while the incident was ongoing.