Canada-wide warrant issued for man known to frequent Durham

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Published July 20, 2022 at 11:17 am

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a repeat offender who is a suspect in an incident from earlier this month when a Cobourg police officer was dragged by a vehicle.

Gerald Cooper, 52, is known to frequent Durham Region, as well as Cobourg, Peterborough, Brighton, Belleville and Quinte West.

Cooper, 52, who is wanted as a result of a breach of a statutory release, is currently serving a six-year sentence for break and enter, mischief over $5,000, theft over $5,000, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

He was named as a suspect in the July 6 incident after as a municipal officer was dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop. The vehicle fled the scene. OPP subsequently arrested two people but a third – believed to be Cooper – fled on foot.

Cooper is described as white, standing five feet six inches, weighing 170 pounds, and having brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information can contact the Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad at 416-808-5900 or 1-866-870-7673 (ROPE), contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or call 911.

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