Tag Archives: Peterborough

Two people arrested for the murder of Paul Atchison in Peterborough

Peterborough Police were called to a home on Stuart street on February 8th at 12:30 am on report of an injured man. Police found Paul Atchison 43, suffering from undisclosed injuries.

Atchison was rushed to Peterborough hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Police have arrested a man and a woman who are known to Atchison.

No further details are available at this time.

The death of Paul Atchison is the second homicide on Stuart street in less than 3 months. See link below for the death of Terry Pringle.

Peterborough police investigating suspicious death of Terry Pringle

6 charged: Peterborough police investigating suspicious death of Terry Pringle

Peterborough police were called to a home at 296 Stuart Street on November 26th at approximately 1:30 am.  Police found a man who has been identified as Terry Pringle, 42,  dead at the scene.

Police said the death is considered suspicious and is being treated as a homicide.

Update: The Autopsy revealed the cause of death as blunt force trauma.

One adult and two young offenders have been charged with first degree murder, also three adults have been charged with accessory after the fact.

Samantha Elizabeth Hall, 25, of Stewart Street: Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence & accessory after the fact to murder

Christopher Mitchell Bolton, 29, of Bethune Street: Accessory after the fact to murder

Joseph Douglas Crawford, 28, of Dalhousie Street: Accessory after the fact to murder

Jordan Kelly Osborne, 24, of Aylmer Street: First degree murder & conspiracy to commit an indictable offense

16-year-old Peterborough male: First degree murder

15-year-old Peterborough male: First degree murder & conspiracy to commit an indictable offense

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122

Cindy Torbar stabbed to death in Peterborough

52 year old Cindy Torbar, mother of two was stabbed multiple times in the back, in her home on March 19th by a 25 year old student who was renting a room in her home. She died shortly after arrival of the police

Police were called to the home just before midnight on a report of a stabbing. On arrival Police found the knife wielding man,  and shots were fired. The man was taken to hospital to be treated for his wounds. Charges will be laid once the man is stable.

**UPDATE**

April 20th
John Lai 25, who was renting a room at Torbar’s home while attending post-secondary school, is now charged with murder however the Crown has not yet determined the degree.

Dr. Andrew Chan, murdered by his son

Peterborough police said Dr. Andrew Chan 50, a well known Peterborough doctor, was found dead in his home on December 28th.  A woman who has not been named, was discovered at the same home and police said she is now in critical but stable condition.

Police have not released the cause of death, but said they were first dispatched to the scene after two calls about stabbings in the home.

Thomas Chan 19, Andrew Chan’s son, is charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the investigation.