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Police Pursuit


On December 30th, 2021, Port Hope Police attempted to stop a male who is known to police to be an unlicensed driver.  As a result, the male fled from police at a high rate of speed. Police pursued the vehicle for a short distance then called off the pursuit for safety reasons.  Nicholas McCarthy was arrested on January 1, 2022 by Cobourg Police. McCarthy was escorted to the Port Hope Police Service and held for a bail hearing. McCarthy was charged with multiple offences:

  • Drive motor vehicle - No Licence
  • Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer
  • Dangerous operation
  • Fail to Comply with Probation x4
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance - Crack Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance - Fentanyl
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order

McCarthy was held in custody.



On January 1, 2022, at 4:35 am, Port Hope Police arrested Dion Riley for assault towards another male party. The victim was lured to a designated area where Riley proceeded to exit his vehicle and assaulted the victim.  Later in the day on January 1, 2022, Riley was arrested and charged with assault and mischief. Riley was released on an undertaking with conditions. He will appear in court in February 2022 to answer to his charges.


Weapon charges

On January 4, 2022, Port Hope Police responded to a complaint of a male kicking in an apartment door on Walton Street, Port Hope, Ontario. Bradley Reiger, age 38, was arrested for Uttering Threats and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. The accused was released on an Undertaking with conditions.



Please remember to lock your vehicles. If you have any information regarding this incident or if you have a crime to report to please call 905-885-8123, or email phps@phps.on.ca or call Crime Stoppers at 1- 800-222-TIPS (8477).