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FURTHER POPPY FUND CHARGES

November 14, 2011

 

FURTHER POPPY FUND CHARGES 

William McDaid 31yrs of no fixed address has been charged with 6 additional charges of theft under $5000.00. Four of the new charges are in relation to the poppy fund thefts. The other two new charges are in relation to incidents that occurred in August where a man went around the counter at two different businesses and removed cash from the cash register when the employees were busy. Mr McDaid is still in custody. Cst Ashley St John is investigating 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call 

Near north Crime Stoppers at 

476-TIPS (8477) or 

1-800-222TIPS (8477) 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous. 

Weekend; Mischief and Threatening; Robbery; Arson; Robbery

November 14, 2011

 

Weekend 

Over the weekend the North Bay Police Service responded to 126 calls for service that resulted in 17 arrests. The arrests were for offence of such as domestic assault, bail violations, possession for the purpose of trafficking, mischief, threatening, trespass to property and being intoxicated in a public place. 

 

Mischief and Threatening 

In the early morning of November 12th, a female attended a party on Reynolds St. in the city of North Bay where she was then asked to leave by the home owner. 

It is alleged that the female refused to leave and subsequently broke a window by punching it and threatened the home owner. Diedra GOLDING, 21 yrs, of Vanier St., was arrested and charged for one count of Mischief under $5000, uttering threats and public intoxication. She is scheduled to attend court at a later date. 

 

Robbery 

At 10:12pm on November 12th, officers from the North Bay Police Service executed a search warrant on a residence in the 400 block of Lakeshore Drive, where three males were subsequently arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Purpose of Trafficking. Dan ST.PIERRE, 49 yrs., of Lakeshore Drive, Joshua FAUBERT, 32 yrs., of Worthington St. W., and Christopher BURTON, 34 yrs., of Main St. E., were all held for a bail hearing for November 14th, 2011. 

 

Arson 

At 9:20pm on November 13th, two unidentified males allegedly attended a residence on Fourth Avenue West where they subsequently threw two Molotov cocktails at the front porch window causing it to be set on fire. The fire caused damage to the surrounding siding, soffit and facia as well as the windows of the front porch. The cost of damages is estimated to be approx. $2000. The males were witnessed to both be wearing dark clothing. The first suspect was further described as white male, 5’10”- 6’ tall, 150-160lbs, slim build, wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, blue jeans and white sneakers. The second male was further described as having a stocky build, 5’8” – 5’9”, 170-180 lbs. Both males were last seen fleeing on foot westbound on Fourth Avenue West. Constable Zach Dagg of the North Bay Police Service is investigating and the investigation is continuing. 

 

Robbery 

At 9:47pm on November 13th, an unknown male attended Hilltop Variety located at 1224 Algonquin Avenue and demanded money from the clerk. The male was not observed to have a weapon but he victim complied with the request and turned over all of the bills from the cash register. The male subsequently left the store with an undisclosed amount of money in an unknown direction of travel. 

The male was described as being a white male, 20 to 30 yrs in age, 6’-6’4” in height, medium build, wearing a black jacket which was believed to be turned inside out, nylon sleeves, black hood, navy blue of grey track or sweat pants, black ski mask, black gloves and old white court shoes. Constable Vince Corrente of the North Bay Police Service in investigating and the investigation is continuing. 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call 

Near north Crime Stoppers at 

476-TIPS (8477) or 

1-800-222TIPS (8477) 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous. 

Theft of Pills from Pharmacy

November 15, 2011

 

Theft of pills from pharmacy 

The North Bay Police Service was contacted by a local Pharmacy following an audit on Oxycontin tablets. During this audit, it was learned that several pills were unaccounted for. Police were told that an internal theft was suspected and the viewing of a video surveillance system at the pharmacy revealed that an employee had been stealing the narcotics. On November 14th, Cst. Hughes and Cst. Drolet attended the Pharmacy and arrested, Kathleen ANDERSON, 45 yrs, of Charland Drive, North Bay. A search incident to arrest revealed 3 bottles of Oxycontin tablets inside of her purse. Also seized was $480 in cash as proceeds of crime. ANDERSON was subsequently charged with 2 counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, 2 counts of Thefts under $5000 and 2 counts of Fraud and is scheduled to appear in court on the 3rd of January, 2012. 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call 

Near north Crime Stoppers at 

476-TIPS (8477) or 

1-800-222TIPS (8477) 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous. 

Collisions Involving Deer

November 16, 2011

The Traffic Section of the North Bay Police Service wish to make drivers in North Bay and Callander aware of several collisions involving deer in the past few days and request that extra caution be given when driving in certain areas. 

Acting Sergeant Jim Kilroy says that there have been three accidents involving deer in the last four days. Two have been on College Drive and one on Sage Road. It is recommended that speed be reduced when travelling in these areas, especially after dark, however the same consideration should be given on the south end of Lakeshore Drive, Pinewood Park Drive and most roads in and around Callander. 

Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections

November 17, 2011

On Wednesday the 16th of November 2011 the North Bay Detachment of the O.P.P. and the North Bay Police Service combined resources once again in efforts to make our roadways safer. Officers from both Services stopped and inspected commercial vehicles in several areas around North Bay checking for proper documentation, equipment issues and unsafe loads. 

Approximately 35 commercial vehicles were inspected, 14 provincial offences notices were issued and 21 verbal warnings were given. Charges laid included 9 insecure loads, 1 fail to have annual inspection, 2 fail to surrender insurance card and 2 fail to surrender permit. 

Unsafe commercial vehicles travelling on local highways and city streets are a concern to both the O.P.P. and the North Bay Police Service. Citizens of North Bay and Callander have benefited in the past from the strong working relationship between the two Police Services and Joint Force Operations have been and will continue to be an approach taken to tackle common traffic issues of concern. 

Unique Ring Recovered

November 18, 2011

The North Bay Police have recovered a unique woman’s ring that may have been stolen during a residential B&E. If any member of the public recognizes this ring please contact D/Cst. Greg McClenaghan at 705-497-5555

WEEKEND; ASSAULT CAUSE BODILY HARM; ROBBERY

November 21, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 160 calls for service that resulted in 13 arrests for variety of offences that included; assault, assault bodily harm, impaired driving, breach of court orders, and intoxication. 

 

ASSAULT CAUSE BODILY HARM 

On 19th Nov at 2:30 AM North Bay Police responded to a call of 2 males stalking a third smaller male in the area of Ferguson St and McIntyre St E. Two males were subsequently arrested walking out of an alleyway where an unconscious male with facial injuries was located. Kenneth Echum 28yrs , and Devin Etherington 22yrs both of Manitou St are charged with assault cause bodily harm. They are to appear in court on 10th Jan 2012. Csts Gerry Martin and Andrew Keating are investigating. 

 

ROBBERY 

On 18th Nov at 3:00PM a 26 yr old man was at a bus stop at McIntyre St at Fisher when a 5’9” heavyset male in his mid twenties approached and asked for a smoke. He was subsequently pushed to the ground and his wallet removed from his back pocket. The victim got up and ran across the street and then observed the suspect leave with a blonde female dressed in blue. Cst Barry MacIntosh is investigating. 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call 

Near north Crime Stoppers at 

476-TIPS (8477) or 

1-800-222TIPS (8477) 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous 

LOST WOMAN FOUND

November 21, 2011

 

LOST WOMAN FOUND 

At 12:53Pm on Sat 19th Nov a woman contacted 911 reporting that her friend a 23yr old woman from Toronto had phoned from a cell phone and told her that she was lost somewhere north of Duchesnay Falls. She had left Duchesnay Falls at 8:00AM for a walk dressed in light clothing. North Bay Police dispatched a total of 9 officers for a ground search of the area and contacted the woman on her cell phone that was quickly losing power. BAYSAR (Search and Rescue) were notified and they advised they would have a plane in the air ASAP. An ATV unit was requested from the OPP and a Canine unit was also made available. At 2:42PM the BAYSAR aircraft located the woman and officers were guided to her by 3:10 PM. She was uninjured and in good health. This was an example of a co-operative quick response by two police services and a volunteer organization that resulted in the successful conclusion to a potentially bad situation. 

BAYSAR training officer Tom Wilson can be reached at 705-474-6852. 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call 

Near north Crime Stoppers at 

476-TIPS (8477) or 

1-800-222TIPS (8477) 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous. 

Connecting Community Partners in Injury Prevention

November 23, 2011

 

PRESS RELEASE 

In partnership with the Ministry of Transportation and the Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving (OSAID) the Connecting Community Partners in Injury Prevention Committee have been fortunate to be able to have Matt Evans provide five (5) presentations in the secondary schools. 

Matt is an accomplished actor who continues to appear on stage, television and major motion pictures, recently completed work on the movie Beowulf. He has worked with Youth Programs for over 25 years and is the Executive Director of Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving. 

Matt’s presentation takes students through the comical and confusing world of meeting challenges. Presentation is done in a stand-up comedy style with stories, jokes and monologue to entertain and educate. 

Matt speaks on the issues of risky drinking, drinking and driving and making responsible choice and helping your friends make smart choices. 

Matt specializes in presentations to Teenage audiences and has spoken to groups from 500 to 2000 in numbers. 

Presentations in North Bay area schools will be: 

November 29 at 9 a.m. at West Ferris Secondary School and then at 1250 at F.J. McElligott in Mattawa 

November 30 at 9 a.m. at Chippewa followed by 11 a.m. at Widdifield Secondary and finally at 

1pm at Franco-Cite in Sturgeon Falls. 

WEEKEND; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER

November 28, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 199 calls for service that resulted in 8 arrests for a variety of offences including assault, assault cause bodily harm, threatening, breach of court orders and intoxication. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 19th and 27th Nov a residence on Lighthouse Rd was entered. Property stolen includes a Stihl chainsaw, a Honda Inverter Generator and old Canadian money. Cst Doug MacIntosh is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 17th and 24th of Nov a Construction Company on Hwy 17E was entered by forcing the front door. A Winchester lever action rifle was stolen from a locked vehicle inside the garage. Cst Greg Randall is investigating. 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call 

Near north Crime Stoppers at 

476-TIPS (8477) or 

1-800-222TIPS (8477) 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous. 

BREAK AND ENTER; ASSIST POLICE

November 30, 2011

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Nov 28th a residence on Aberdeen Ave was entered. Three high quality video cameras (2 Panasonic and a Canon) were taken along with carry bags and accessories. Csts Stacy Jackson and Erin Pemberton are investigating. 

 

ASSIST POLICE 

The North Bay Police are investigating the disappearance of $500.00 that was lost at Fresco grocery store on Trout Lake Rd on Nov 5th. The money was in a pencil case labelled food and fell out of a cart. A middle age couple picked it up and were observed to grocery shop then drive away in a four door Dodge Charger. The man is described as 5’7” glasses wearing a red baseball cap. The woman is blonde with glasses. Anyone that has any information about this incident is requested to contact Cst Aaron Northrup at 705-497-5555. 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call 

Near north Crime Stoppers at 

476-TIPS (8477) or 

1-800-222TIPS (8477) 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous. 

MISCHIEF AND UNSAFE STORAGE

December 1, 2011

 

MISCHIEF AND UNSAFE STORAGE 

At 8:20AM Nov 30th a man attended a Gormanville Rd address where he used a bat to smash the side and back windows of a vehicle. He fled the area but was arrested at his residence at 10:03 AM. At the time of arrest 5 long guns and ammunition that were stored unsafely were seized. Matthew Patrie 21yrs of Madelina Dr has been charged with Mischief and Unsafe Storage of Firearms. He is to appear in court Jan 10th 2012. Csts Steve Carleton and Aaron Northrup are investigating. 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call 

Near north Crime Stoppers at 

476-TIPS (8477) or 

1-800-222TIPS (8477) 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous 

Collision Stats-November 2011

December 2, 2011

The North Bay Police Service Traffic Section would like to report that motor vehicle collisions for November 2011 were down compared to the same time period last year. There were 27 fewer accidents in November 2011 representing a 25% reduction. This in turn resulted in 25% decrease in resulting injuries. November is the fourth consecutive month that a reduction in motor vehicle collisions has been realized in North Bay and Callander compared to the same time period in 2010. 

As driving conditions deteriorate with the winter weather, drivers are encouraged to slow down and adjust their driving to the conditions they face. It is the goal of the North Bay Police Service to assist in the reduction of collisions, thereby reducing personal injuries and property damage and are pleased to report this positive trend.

WEEKEND; BREAK AND ENTER

December 5, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 183 calls for service that resulted in 13 arrests for a variety of offences, the majority of which were for domestic assaults and intoxication. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between the 1st and 3rd Dec a business on the 300 block of Sherbrooke St was entered and a Dell laptop and a Benq overhead projector was taken. Cst Henry O’Neill is investigating. 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call 

Near north Crime Stoppers at 

476-TIPS (8477) or 

1-800-222TIPS (8477) 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous 

ROBBERY; ROBBERY

December 8, 2011

 

ROBBERY 

At 8:00 PM 07 Dec a man with a large knife in one hand and a shopping bag in the other entered a convenience store on the 600 block of Lakeshore Dr. He thrust the bag and the knife towards the clerk and demanded the clerk put the money in the bag. When the clerk reached for the panic button the man fled. The entire incident lasted less than 10 seconds. The suspect is described as: male white, 5’7” to 5’9” slim build, wearing red track pants, a dark leather type jacket with the hood up and red winter gloves. He had a red scarf with a white dot on it pulled up over his face. 

Cst Merv Shantz is investigating. 

 

ROBBERY 

At 10:10 PM 07 Dec a woman was walking west on Lakeheights Rd when she was confronted by a man who demanded that she give him everything she had. She attempted to avoid him but he forcefully removed a quantity of cash from her person. The man then ran west on Lakeheights, north on Mountainview then through the backyard of a residence on the 300 block. He is described as; male white, 20’s with blonde hair, 5’11”to 6’, 160 to 180lbs, clean shaven, wearing a light grey jacket or hoody, dark jeans and work boots. Cst Zach Dagg is investigating. 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call 

Near north Crime Stoppers at 

476-TIPS (8477) or 

1-800-222TIPS (8477) 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous 

PRESCRIPTION THEFT

December 8, 2011

 

PRESCRIPTION THEFT 

Between 6PM on the 7th Dec and 9:30 AM on the 8th Dec a prescription vial of 116 Percocet pills were taken from an unlocked vehicle on the 2400 block of Trout Lake Rd. The pills are 325milligrams each and can be dangerous to anyone they are not prescribed for. The North Bay Police wish to caution the public that these pills may be being sold on the street. Taking multiple pills can cause cardiac arrest and mixing with other drugs or alcohol can also cause death or permanent damage. 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call 

Near north Crime Stoppers at 

476-TIPS (8477) or 

1-800-222TIPS (8477) 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous 

Recovered Stolen Property; Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Weapons Dangerous and Threatening; Thieves fled after resident started his vehicle

December 12, 2011

 

Recovered Stolen Property 

 

On the 10th of December, 2011, a resident from Larocque Road contacted the North Bay Police Service for assistance regarding a neighbour dispute where the complainant’s neighbour had stored motorcycles in their garage and was refusing to move them upon request from the complainant. Constable Warner and Constable St. John attended and a 2011 Can-Am 4-wheeler valued at $13000 and a Yamaha dirt bike valued at $2500 were found to have been stolen out of the Durham area. Both bikes were seized and Justin SARAZIN, 29 yrs, of Dudley Avenue, North Bay, is charged with Possession of Stolen Property under $5000, Possession of Stolen Property over $5000. Sarazin was subsequently charged with 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance after a search incident to his arrest revealed that he was in possession a quantity of Oxycodone pills and Cocaine. He is to appear in court on January 17th, 2012. 

 

Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Weapons Dangerous and Threatening 

 

On the 10th of December, 2011 at approx. 3:00 am, a male was awakened by another male banging on his apt. door requesting a light for his cigarette. When the male opened his door and began to tell the other male to leave the residence, he was attacked by the other male. The accused continued to attack the victim within the hallway area of the residence while holding a steak knife. The physical altercation awakened another tenant within the residence who intervened. Although the accused continued his assaultive behaviour towards both residents, the second tenant managed to put the accused in a headlock and eventually escorted the accused out of the residence. The accused then kicked the second victim in the groin and threatened that he was going to kill him. The North Bay Police Service was contacted as the accused was leaving the residence and he was later arrested by North Bay police officers within the 400 block of McIntyre Street East. Denny DESJARLAIS, 25 yrs, of McLeod Street, North Bay, is charged with 2 counts of Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Weapons Dangerous and Threatening. DESJARLAIS was held for a bail hearing on the 11th of December, 2011. 

 

Thieves fled after resident started his vehicle 

 

Between 06:50 am and 07:05 am on the 10th of December, 2011, two males entered an attached garage of a residence within the 800 block of Premier Road and placed an ATV into gear and began to remove the vehicle from the garage. When the victim heard the noises coming from the garage, he started his vehicle using his remote car starter which caused the thieves to flee. Suspects are described as male, both approx. 5’10” and both wearing dark winter clothing covering their faces. Suspects were last seen fleeing northbound on Lakeshore Drive. Investigation is continuing. 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call 

Near north Crime Stoppers at 

476-TIPS (8477) or 

1-800-222TIPS (8477) 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous. 

Mischief, Criminal Harassment, Breach of a Peace Bond and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

December 13, 2011

 

On December 12th, 2011, Richard C. Orton, age 41 of North Bay, was arrested by the North Bay Police Service and charged with the alleged offences of Mischief, Criminal Harassment, Breach of a Peace Bond and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. The mischief charge stems from on-going complaints from persons living in Mr. Orton’s neighbourhood regarding his behaviour, which has interfered with the lawful enjoyment of their properties. The Criminal Harassment and Breach of a Peace Bond charges are in relation to Mr. Orton’s behaviour towards a victim from previous charges and having contact with this same victim as well. The Possession of a Prohibited Weapon charge is a result of him being in possession of pepper spray upon his arrest. Mr. Richard C. Orton is to appear in court today for a bail hearing with respect to his charges. 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to contact: 

Near North Crime Stoppers at; 

1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 476-TIPS (8477) or; 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous. 

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

December 15, 2011

 

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY 

A joint investigation into online child pornography with the Toronto Police Service and the OPP Child Exploitation Section resulted in search warrants being executed at an Algonquin Ave business and a Tackaberry Dr residence. Edward Rutherford 54yrs has been charged with 5 counts of Possession of Child Pornography and James Rutherford 18yrs has been charged with 1 count of Possession of Child Pornography and 1 count of Accessing Child Pornography. Both men were held in custody for bail. 

 

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call 

Near north Crime Stoppers at 

476-TIPS (8477) or 

1-800-222TIPS (8477) 

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com 

All tipsters remain anonymous 

WEEKEND; BREAK AND ENTER; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON; BREAK AND ENTER

December 19, 2011

WEEKEND

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 153 calls for service that resulted in 13 arrests for offences such as assaults, domestic assaults, breach of court orders and intoxication.

BREAK AND ENTER

Overnight between the 16th and 17th Dec business offices on the 100 block of Main St E were entered and several desks were pried open and searched. An inventory is being conducted to ascertain what is missing. Cst Scott Buchanan is investigating.

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON

At 3:00 AM on the 17th Dec an altercation between 2 males on the 100 Block of main St resulted in one of the males spraying the other with bear spray then fleeing the area. The suspect is described as; male in his 20's, possibly native, 5'7" 180lbs with a light black moustache and beard, black hair wearing a dress shirt with vertical blue stripes, blue baggie jeans, a green belt and a red baseball hat. The victim was treated by paramedics. Cst Doug MacIntosh is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER

Between 9:30 and 10:00 AM on the 18th Dec a church on McIntyre St W was entered by prying a locked door. An office door was also pried open and a black leatherette woman's wallet was stolen. The contents include personal bank and credit cards along with 2 debit cards belonging to the church. Cst Andrew Keating is investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call

Near north Crime Stoppers at

476-TIPS (8477) or

1-800-222TIPS (8477)

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com

All tipsters remain anonymous

BREAK ENTER, AND THEFT

December 21, 2011

BREAK ENTER, AND THEFT

Between 3AM and 9AM on the 20th Dec a residence on Kodiak Cr was entered through an unlocked door. A woman's purse containing a wallet, cards and personal identification and was stolen from the residence and 2 vehicles in the driveway were entered using keys from the purse. An IPod touch and an I phone were removed from the vehicles. Cst Christian Elia is investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call

Near north Crime Stoppers at

476-TIPS (8477) or

1-800-222TIPS (8477)

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com

All tipsters remain anonymous

WEEKEND; STABBING

December 28, 2011

WEEKEND

The North Bay Police responded to 136 calls for service over Christmas weekend that resulted in five arrests for aggravated assault, breach of court orders and intoxication.

STABBING

At 10:50 PM on the 23rd Dec an argument between two women at a 200 block Second Ave E residence escalated to a fight and both people were asked to leave. One of the women followed the other to the street with a butcher knife and stabbed at her several times. The victim received non life threatening wounds to her hand, ear, shoulder and forehead. Tina Kiokee 35yrs of High St was arrested at the scene and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. She has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Erin Pemberton is investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call

Near north Crime Stoppers at

476-TIPS (8477) or

1-800-222TIPS (8477)

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com

All tipsters remain anonymous

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON; R.I.D.E.

December 30, 2011

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON

At 2:30AM 30th Dec numerous people were standing on the 100 block of Main St E near Wyld St when a man walked up to 3 men and asked one of them if he wanted to fight. When the man replied no, the first man broke a beer bottle against the wall then hit him in the face with it causing a scrape on the man's chin. The assailant then walked towards Wyld St. One of the other men followed the man but the assailant stabbed him in the face with the same beer bottle then fled the area. This victim sustained a deep gash below his eye that required numerous stitches to close. The North Bay Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the assailant in this incident. He is described as a white male, 25-30 yrs, with brown hair and wearing a puffy style jacket. Cst Greg Dix is investigating.

R.I.D.E.

The North Bay Police wish the public a very happy new year but request that you do not drink and drive. Arrange a DD, call Operation Rednose or call a cab. R.I.D.E. will be in operation over the entire New Year's weekend and a zero tolerance policy can be expected. Since the 1st of Dec approximately 3000 vehicles have been checked. Six people have been charged with impaired driving and three, 3 day suspensions have been issued.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call

Near north Crime Stoppers at

476-TIPS (8477) or

1-800-222TIPS (8477)

Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com

All tipsters remain anonymous

WEEKEND; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON

January 3, 2012

WEEKEND
Over New Year’s weekend the North Bay Police responded to 165 calls for service that resulted in 15 arrests, eight of which were for public intoxication. Five arrests were for domestic related assaults and assaults with weapons. The others were for a theft and a breach of a court order.

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON
At 4:40 PM on the 31st of Dec a 15 year old male punched a wall and a door damaging both before exiting the bedroom with a large piece of wood. He struck a man several times in the head and body with the wood before fleeing the residence, taking a butcher knife with him. When stopped by the police a few minutes later he brandished the knife but was subsequently arrested without incident. He has been charged with mischief, two counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, carrying a concealed weapon, and theft. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Kyle Hughes and Steve Brown are investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

MISSING PERSON LOCATED

January 4, 2012

MISSING PERSON LOCATED

The missing person Joan Van fleet has been located and is in good health. The North Bay Police wish to thank the public for their assistance in this matter.

MISSING PERSON

January 4, 2012

North Bay Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating an elderly lady who has been missing since 5;00 PM on the 03 January. Joan Van Fleet 75yrs was last seen putting on winter clothes and leaving her residence on the 400 block of Fisher St. She is described as; 5’2”, 100lbs, frail, thin build, wearing a white winter hat with grey flip down ears, dark pants, beige winter boots and a 3/4 length lime green winter coat with white sleeves and matching gloves. She usually uses an electric wheelchair but left her residence on foot. It is believed that she would only be able to walk a short distance without getting tired. We request that residents in the area check their property and yards.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

VEHICLES ENTERED

January 10, 2012

VEHICLES ENTERED
Between 6:00 and 6:15 PM on Jan 9th three vehicles parked in Memorial Gardens parking lot had the rear passenger windows smashed and a woman’s purse stolen from each. All three were targeted because the purses were visible from outside the vehicle. The North Bay Police wish to caution the public about leaving valuables in their vehicles regardless of where it is parked.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

Pocket Dials/Unintentional 9-1-1 Calls Putting Public at Risk, Impacting Police Resources

January 10, 2012

Pocket Dials/Unintentional 9-1-1 Calls Putting Public at Risk, Impacting Police Resources

Chief of Police Paul Cook would like to remind the public that North Bay Police Services 911 Operators receive on average 10-12 of these calls on a daily basis, locally. These calls create a drain on our resources, putting the public at risk, with 911 dispatch and officers on the road tied up investigating these false calls.

ATTEMPT CAR JACKING

January 12, 2012

ATTEMPT CAR JACKING
At 10:30PM Wed 11 Jan a woman while looking at her cell phone walked to her vehicle that was parked in a parking lot on Main St E. She had entered the vehicle when her door was opened and a male tried to get into the driver’s seat, assaulting and threatening her in the process. When the woman started to scream the man fled on foot westbound towards Fisher St. The assailant is described as; an older white male, 5’6”to 5’8”, thin build, dark grey hair approximately 3/4 long and thinning on top, full messy grey beard, wearing a bomber style blue and white checker jacket and blue jeans. Cst’s Steve Carlton and Greg Randall are investigating.

The North Bay Police wish to remind the public about being aware of your surroundings and cognizant of who is around when going to your vehicle, particularly at night. Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

WEEKEND

January 16, 2012

WEEKEND
The North Bay Police responded to 176 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 7 arrests for offences related to domestic situations, court orders and intoxication.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

BIGAMY

January 18, 2012

BIGAMY
At 10:30AM on 17 Jan a 50yr old North Bay woman was arrested and charged with bigamy. It is alleged that she married a man approximately 25 yrs ago, was separated but never divorced. She married another man in 2008. She is to appear in court on 28th Feb. Cst Fernando Cirullo is investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION

January 18, 2012

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION
The North Bay Police are looking for witnesses to a collision between a fire truck and a minivan that occurred at 4:50 PM on Jan 11th at the intersection of Algonquin Av and Front St. If anyone has any information about this incident they can contact Cst Geoff Whittle at 705-497-5555 Ext 621.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

STOLEN VEHICLE; POSSESSION of NARCOTIC – COCAINE

January 19, 2012

STOLEN VEHICLE

Complainant moved her Blue, 1987 GMC 4X4 to a parking lot at 352 McIntyre Street East in North Bay to facilitate snow removal at her residence across the street, at 2:00pm yesterday. When she returned to pick-up her truck at 4:00pm it was gone. All tow companies checked. No suspects.

POSSESSION of NARCOTIC – COCAINE

On January 18th, at approximately 4:27 pm D/Cst’s Reaume & Parker checked a vehicle in the area of First & Fraser Street in North Bay. Officers observed the driver acting in a suspicious manner, and subsequently seized a baggie of cocaine the driver dropped while attempting to hand it to a female passenger in the vehicle.
The 23-year-old driver was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking. A quantity of cocaine was found in the suspects pocked and subsequent investigation turned up a can with additional cocaine and digital scales at an acquaintance’s residence. A total of 26 grams of cocaine was seized.
Follow-up investigation uncovered an assault & threatening of an acquaintance.
Dwight Arnel Joly, of Second Avenue East, North Bay, is being held in custody pending a bail hearing; charged with Assault, Possession for the Purpose, 2-counts of Failure to Comply with an Undertaking and Uttering Threats.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to contact:
Near North Crime Stoppers at;
1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 476-TIPS (8477) or;
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous.

Bank Robbery Updated

January 20, 2012

At 12:05 PM, 20th January, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce at 195 Main St W was robbed and an undisclosed amount of cash taken. The suspect was an older male and was last seen exiting the front doors onto Main St.

UPDATE:

The suspect of the robbery that occurred on 20th Jan is described as: male, white,40 to 50 yrs , 5’8” to5’9”,thin build, and may have a black eye, wearing a black and grey ball cap, dark blue coat with grey inserts from neck to armpit, blue slush pants and dark gloves.

WEEKEND, TIRES SLASHED

January 23, 2012

WEEKEND
Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 206 calls for service that resulted in 14 arrests. Offences included a robbery, assaults, and domestic assaults, breach of court orders, thefts, impaired driving, and public intoxication.

TIRES SLASHED
In a two hour span between 10:30PM Sat and 12:30AM Sun, sixty tires on 34 different vehicles were slashed. All the vehicles were in the area between Cassells St and Lansdowne Av. A male suspect wearing a black hooded jacket and dark pants was observed in one of the parking lots. Cst Merv Shantz is investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

BANK ROBBERY ARREST

January 23, 2012

BANK ROBBERY ARREST
Investigation into the CIBC bank robbery on Jan 20th has resulted in the arrest of a 42 yr old North Bay man. Scott Leonard Boyes of Lakeshore Dr was arrested at 5:17PM on Jan 20th near the intersection of Lakeshore Dr and George St. He was charged with robbery, possession of a controlled substance, and held in custody for a bail hearing. The investigation is continuing. The North Bay Police wish to thank the media for the quick release of the suspect description and thank the public for their numerous calls we received.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

WEEKEND; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON; THEFT OF VEHICLE AND FLIGHT FROM POLICE; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER; ATTEMPT BREAK AND ENTER

January 30, 2012

WEEKEND
Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 165 calls for service that resulted in 14 arrests for a variety of offences that included, assaults, assaults with a weapon, domestic assault, impaired driving, breach of court orders, and intoxication.

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON
On Jan 28th at 12:50AM a man was walking north on the 300 block of Algonquin Av and passed a group of three other males. One of the men called him a name and when the victim stopped, he was punched in the head knocking him down. When the victim got up the assailant pulled out a knife and lunged at him cutting the victim’s thumb. A cab driver pulled up to the victim and the assailant left with his friends. Calvin Larondeau 23yrs of No Fixed Address was arrested in the downtown area a short time later. He is charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, and breach of probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Chris Corbeil is investigating.

THEFT OF VEHICLE AND FLIGHT FROM POLICE
On 29th Jan at 1:13AM an incident that started on Maplewood Av as a fare fraud with a taxi resulted in the cab being stolen. The cab was located by police on Gormanville Rd but failed to stop for police. The cab was then stopped on Couchie Memorial Dr and the driver arrested. Wesley McCallum 20yrs of No Fixed Address was charged with, fare fraud, theft of motor vehicle, flight from police, impaired driving, over 80 milligrams, and possession of stolen property. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing. Csts Christian Elia, Ross Lingley is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between Jan 26th and Jan 28th a residence on Pinewood Crescent was entered by prying the front door. Two DVD players, liquor and jewellery were taken. Cst Barry McIntosh is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between 27th and 29th of Jan a residence on Front St was entered through a kitchen window. A Sony playstation, video games and a wii video game system was stolen. Cst Richard Hampel is investigating.

ATTEMPT BREAK AND ENTER
Between 11:30 AM and 10:00 PM Sat Jan 28th, the front door of a residence on King St in Callander was forced but no entry gained. Cst Ross Lingley is investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

GROW OP

January 31, 2012

GROW OP
On 30th Jan at 9:36AM a North Bay police officer attended a Laurier St residence on a separate matter when he made observations that made him believe there was a grow operation inside. At 2:45PM officers returned with a search warrant at which time a full grow operation was located. Fifty-six (56) plants approximately 2.5 ft. high were seized. John Cameron 54 yrs of Laurier St was arrested and charged with production of substance. He is to appear in court on 20th March. Csts Steve Trahan and Steve Chabbert are investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

Mischief/Endangering Life

February 3, 2012

Mischief/Endangering Life

On February 3rd, 2012 at approximately 0155 hrs, police officers of the North Bay Police Service were called to attend the Fraser Tavern in regards to a gas line that had been intentionally damaged. As a result, approximately 150 patrons were evacuated from the building due to the odour of natural gas. The investigation is continuing and police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed someone tampering with the gas line to contact Cst. Bell or Cst. Corrente of the North Bay Police Service.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous.

WEEKEND; BREAK AND ENTER

February 6, 2012

WEEKEND
Over the weekend the North Bay police responded to 184 calls for service that resulted in 14 arrests for offences that included assaults, theft, fraud, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

BREAK AND ENTER
Overnight between the 4th and 5th Feb a business on Airport Rd was entered and a petty cash box with some coins was taken. Cst Chris Marshall is investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER

February 7, 2012

BREAK AND ENTER
Between 02nd and 6th Feb a business on the 500 block of Main St E was entered and a small amount of cash taken. Cst Greg Dix is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between 4th and 6th Feb a business on the 1000 block of high St was entered by prying a door open. Offices were searched and an Acer laptop taken. Cst Randy Adair is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between 4th and 6th Feb a business on the 400 block of Main St W was entered by prying a rear door. Offices were searched and a small safe was stolen. Cst Greg Dix is investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

Don’t Open Your Windows for Computer Scam

February 7, 2012

Don’t Open Your Windows for Computer Scam

The North Bay Police Service would like to warn the public that local residents are being targeted by a computer scam. The caller advises that they are calling from Microsoft or Windows and that there has been an error reported within their computer. The caller will ask the victim to give them access to their computer, so that they can fix the computer problem remotely. Once remote access is gained all personal information is available to the caller. Under no circumstances should remote access be given to a computer, unless the computer owner has initiated the call and requires service to their system.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near North Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous.

VEHICLES ENTERED

February 8, 2012

VEHICLES ENTERED
Overnight 0n the 6th and 7th Feb numerous vehicles were entered in the Ferris area.
Reports indicate that entries started in the Herman St area and progressed to Lee, Tecumseh, Knox, Joseph, Labreche, and Massey. There is no indication that any of the vehicles were locked. Items stolen include change, CD’s, cigarettes, gloves, Canadian tire money, lighters, a toque and other miscellaneous items usually left in vehicles. Entry to parked vehicles particularly at residences is not usually forced because it attracts too much attention. These types of thefts can be avoided by simply locking your vehicle.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

LURING; ATTEMPT BREAK AND ENTERS

February 9, 2012

LURING
A 15 yr old boy has been charged with luring a child and invitation to sexual touching after sending a 13 yr old girl a facebook invitation to make a sex video. Cst Seth Dinsmore is investigating.

ATTEMPT BREAK AND ENTERS
Between the 6th and the 8th of Feb, entry was attempted to five separate units of a building on the 1200 block of Algonquin Ave. Each door had been pried but no entry was gained. Cst Doug MacIntosh is investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

WEEKEND; PROPERTY FOR IDENTIFICATION

February 13, 2012

WEEKEND
Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 172 calls for service that resulted in 11 arrests for offences that included domestic assaults, breach of court orders, impaired driving and public intoxication.

PROPERTY FOR IDENTIFICATION
The North Bay Police have recovered a small amount of property that may be from the rash of residential break and enters last summer. The property includes jewellery and electronics. Victims that wish to view these items are requested to contact Cst Matt Parker at 705-497-5555 ext#309.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

MAN INJURED; BREAK AND ENTER

February 15, 2012

MAN INJURED
At 12:27PM on the 14th Feb a 26 yr old male passenger in a motor vehicle on Hwy 94 at Callander Bay Dr jumped from the vehicle and sustained head injuries in the process. He was taken to North Bay Regional Health Centre by Ambulance. North Bay police are requesting that witnesses to this incident contact the investigating officer, Cst Melody Prevost at 705-497-5555 Ext 620.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between 12:00 and 12:45 Feb 14th a business on the 200 Block of Ferguson was entered by prying the front door. A lime green bag/cashbox was taken with an undisclosed amount of cash and cheques. Cst Sue Solman is investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

MAN SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES; FRAUD WARNING

February 16, 2012

MAN SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES
Scott Crawford 26yrs of North Bay has died of injuries sustained when he jumped from a moving vehicle on 14th Feb. Cst Melodee Prevost is investigating.

FRAUD WARNING
The North Bay Police wish to caution the public about a phone fraud that has already duped a North Bay grandmother. On 14th Feb she received a phone call from a male pretending to be her grandson. He told her that he was injured in a car accident in Montreal and is in jail for impaired driving. A second male came on the phone and claimed to be his lawyer and asked for $2000.00 bail money to be sent via a Western union money order. In this particular case she did not realize she was a victim until she spoke to her grandson. Cst Greg Randall is investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

Fraud; Assault with Weapon

February 17, 2012

FRAUD
A North Bay man received a cheque for almost $4000 from a legitimate Investment Trust Company out of Toronto. An accompanying letter advised he was chosen as a mystery shopper and he was given two assignments. He was to spend $100 at a local store then wire 2 $1000 instalments to an Atlanta address using western union so they could test Western Union’s procedures and professionalism when handling money. When the victim cashed the cheque he learned that it had been reported stolen from the investment company in Toronto. Cst Merv Shantz is investigating.

ASSAULT WITH WEAPON
At 11:42 PM North Bay police responded to a incident where it was alleged that an argument between a man and a woman escalated and the man threw the woman out of his apartment, spit in her face, banged her head off the wall, held a knife to her and told her he would kill her. A 23 yr old man is in custody charged with two counts of assault, assault with a weapon, utter death threats, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and breach of probation. Cst Randy Adair is investigating.


Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
`Near north Crime Stoppers at 476-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com

All tipsters remain anonymous

Weekend

February 21, 2012

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 183 calls for service that resulted in 8 arrests for offences that included assault, domestic assault, drug offences , breach of court orders and intoxication.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at 476-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com

All tipsters remain anonymous

Mischief; Break and Enter

February 23, 2012

MISCHIEF
Overnight on the 21st and 22nd Feb a vehicle a parked in a driveway on summit Dr was vandalized. Two tires were slashed and multiple cuts made in the driver and passenger seats. Total damage is estimated at $1000. Cst Greg Randall is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between the 17th and 22nd Feb a storage container on Imperial Rd was entered and a Hitachi chainsaw and a spool of copper wire were stolen. Cst Greg Randall is investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at 476-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com

All tipsters remain anonymous

Weekend; Motor Vehicle Collisions; Break and Enter; Attempt Break and Enter

February 27, 2012

WEEKEND
Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 195 calls for service that resulted in 10 arrests for offences that included, assaults, domestic assaults, impaired driving, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS
On Friday between 9AM and 8PM there were 16 vehicle collisions in the city. Thirteen of the collisions occurred in a 3 hour period between 3:23pm and 6:14pm. These collisions coincide with the heavy snowfall on Friday and the volume of traffic on the afternoon commute.

BREAK AND ENTER
On the 24th Feb between 8:30am and 12:00 noon a residence on Bloem St was entered by forcing the back door. Jewellery, US cash and some change was taken.
Cst Doug MacIntosh is investigating.

ATTEMPT BREAK AND ENTER
On Friday at 11:00pm a woman in her Fifth Ave home with her 2 yr old in bed, heard a knock at the door but did not answer. The next morning the screen on the window to her child’s bedroom had been removed and the window was open. No entry was gained. Cst Bruce Whitehead is investigating.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call Near north Crime Stoppers at 476-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222TIPS (8477). Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com

All tipsters remain anonymous

Police Assistance

March 1, 2012

The North Bay Police Service are asking for the public’s help in finding Robert McRae, who has last seen in the Lakeshore Drive area of North Bay. McRae is currently wanted by the Kawartha Lakes OPP in relation to outstanding charges relating to sexual assaults against young boys dating back to 1992.
His current whereabouts are unknown and he is described as 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighing 285 lbs with balding brown hair, brown eyes and wears glasses.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Mr. McRae is asked to call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 or make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Update to Wanted Person

March 2, 2012

UPDATE TO WANTED PERSON ROBERT McRAE

The North Bay Police Service would like to advise that Robert McRae has been arrested in the Toronto area and has been transferred back to the Kawartha Lakes OPP Detachment and will be attending court Friday March 2, 2012 for a bail hearing.

The North Bay Police would like to thank the public for any assistance provided.

WEEKEND; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON ; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON

March 5, 2012

WEEKEND
Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 184 calls for service that resulted in 11 arrests. Offences included assaults with a weapon, mischief, impaired driving, breach of court orders and intoxication.

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON
On the 4th Mar at 2:23AM a domestic situation resulted in a person being arrested and charged with assault with a weapon. It was alleged that the victim was struck in the face with a beer bottle.

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON
On 5th Mar at 9:39AM a domestic situation resulted in a person being arrested and charged with assault with a weapon. It was alleged that the victim was stabbed in the hand the previous night.


Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

MISSING PERSON; GREEN TIDE CHARGES

March 7, 2012

MISSING PERSON
The North Bay Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing female Suzanne Hann 21years. She is special needs, and functions much younger than her age. She was last seen at her residence in the airport hill area at noon on the 6th March. There is some indication that she may have tried to go to the Sundridge area to visit but never arrived. She has no money, no cell phone or means of transportation. She is described as; 5ft 4in, 125lbs, short brown hair, brn eyes, wearing black coat with a fur lined hood and pom poms, pale blue track pants, and black boots. Anyone who has any information about her whereabouts is asked to contact their local police agency.

GREEN TIDE CHARGES
As a result of further investigation following the execution of the search warrant on February 2, 2012 and the associated arrests, additional charges have been sworn to as of this week. These charges are in addition to those already forwarded to the media.

William “Billy” Nopper:

•Conspiracy to Launder Proceeds of Crime
•Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization

Christopher Upton:

•Conspiracy to Launder Proceeds of Crime
•Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization

Adam Dwinnel:

•Conspiracy to Traffic Marihuana
•Conspiracy to Launder Proceeds of Crime
•Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization
•Possession of MDMA for the Purpose of Trafficking
•Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking
•Possession of Morphine for the Purpose of Trafficking
•Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Carlyle Goulais

•Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization
•Trafficking Marihuana
•Possession of MDMA for the Purpose of Trafficking
•Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking
•Possession of Morphine for the Purpose of Trafficking
•Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Grant Stevens

•Possession of MDMA for the Purpose of Trafficking
•Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking
•Possession of Morphine for the Purpose of Trafficking
•Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Ashley Gaudette

•Possession of MDMA for the Purpose of Trafficking
•Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking
•Possession of Morphine for the Purpose of Trafficking
•Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Christopher Wardle

•Trafficking Marihuana
•Conspiracy to Traffic Marihuana
•Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization

Male Young Offender

•Conspiracy to Launder Proceeds of Crime
•Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call
Near north Crime Stoppers at
476-TIPS (8477) or
1-800-222TIPS (8477)
Submit tip online at our website www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
All tipsters remain anonymous

COMPUTER FRAUD; SALES COMPLAINTS

March 7, 2012

COMPUTER FRAUD
The North Bay Police Service wish to caution the public about a fraudulent computer advertisement for rental property that has appeared on North Bay Kijiji. After inquiring about the house that is for rent, people were asked by email to fill out application forms. They were then requested to send a $1000 to a bank account in the United States to obtain the keys. Investigation reveals the house advertised is not a rental property and the emails originate in Nigeria. The North Bay Police recommends that caution be used in any transaction where a quantity of money is requested and the identity of the recipient is unknown. When in doubt, contact your local police agency.

SALES COMPLAINTS
The North Bay Police wish to advise the public that there are sales people in the city going door to door representing an energy company. We have received complaints about aggressive sales techniques where people are being told that they have to be let into the residence to examine their system. Once inside they are going throughout the house and are being difficult when asked to leave. We wish to caution the public against letting people they don’t know into their residence at any time. If anyone has any problems of this nature they should contact their local police agency.

SEXUAL INTERFERENCE

March 9, 2012

A lengthy investigation into offences in relation to a young female has resulted in charges being laid against three men. Steven Brown 32 yrs of Lakeshore Dr was arrested on the 7th Mar and charged with sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, make child pornography, and possession of child pornography. Ronald Adnum 28yrs of Lakeshore Dr was arrested on 8th Mar and charged with sexual interference. Lucas Robins 26yrs of Labreche Dr was arrested on the 6th Mar and charged with sexual interference. All three men were held in custody for a bail hearing.

Weekend; Assault with a Weapon; Assault Police; Theft x 7

March 12, 2012

WEEKEND
Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 192 calls for service that resulted in 14 arrests. Offences included assault with a weapon, domestic assaults, assault police, thefts, impaired driving and public intoxication.

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON
On the 9th Mar a domestic situation resulted in a woman being struck in the face with a ski causing serious injury. A 21yr old man was arrested and charged with Assault with a weapon, mischief, and breach of probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Jeff Warner is investigating.

ASSAULT POLICE
On 10th Mar at 4:55pm North Bay Police responded to a disturbance on Main St E where they arrested a man for Mischief. The man resisted arrest, made attempts to kick one officer and head butted another. Peter Quenneville 37yrs of Main St E has been charged with mischief, assault police, resist arrest, and breach of probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

THEFT X 7
At 5:40 pm on the 10th Mar North Bay Police attended Northgate Square where they took custody of a woman that had been arrested by security. It was alleged that she had kicked a security guard in the face and a search found stolen property from 7 different stores. Kyla Martin 28yrs of No Fixed Address was charged with 7 counts of theft under, assault, fraud under, and breach of undertaking. She was held in custody for a bail hearing Cst Steve Chabbert is investigating.

Convey False Message

March 14, 2012

At 3:00 am 13th Mar North Bay Police responded to a report that a man had been abducted at gunpoint in the downtown area, forced into a blue Audi and was being held for a drug debt. An investigation determined that the report was false and had been made up by the alleged victim. Jason Laperriere 25yrs of Sixth Av was arrested at 8:30 pm 13th Mar and charged with public mischief and convey false message. He is being held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Zach Dagg and D/Cst’s Brad Reaume and Tom Robertson are investigating.

E-Mail Scam

March 15, 2012

The North Bay Police wish to inform the public about a new e-mail scam that has shown up in North Bay. One person received 2 e-mails from the Bank of Malaysia advising that they had 7.5 million dollars of inheritance money for him. The money would be forwarded to his bank account within 48hrs, as soon as they received his name, address, phone number, date of birth, bank account number and a photo copy of his driver’s licence, and other identification. Any one that receives an email similar to this one or receives any other email that requests personal information is advised not to reply to it, and to advise your local police agency.

Assault with a Weapon; Stolen Plates

March 16, 2012

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON
At 8:00 pm 15th Mar a man walking at the end of Sherbrook St between 2nd and 3rd Av was hit from behind and the right side of his face cut with a knife. The victim believes there were three assailants. Approximately 8 stitches were required to close the wound. Cst Kris Corbeil is investigating.

STOLEN PLATES
At 6:54 pm 15 Mar, a parked vehicle with stolen plates on it was located on Pinewood Park Dr. A Sudbury area man was arrested and a subsequent search located a flick knife. Daryl St Pierre 27yrs of Garson Ont was charged with possession of stolen property and possession of a prohibited weapon. Cst Ashley St John is investigating.

Missing Patient Update

March 19, 2012

At approximately 1:09 P.M. on this date, the second patient (Keenan Gary Twance) was located. Cst Dagg and Cst Ethier, of the North Bay Police Service, located the missing male, at a local residence, and he was returned to hospital without incident. We would like to thank all citizens and our media partners for their assistance.

Missing Patient Update

March 19, 2012

One of the missing patients missing from the North Bay Regional health Centre
has returned. Keenan Gary Twance 52yrs is still outstanding.

Social Media 2012 Awareness Campaign

March 19, 2012

SOCIAL MEDIA "WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW"

During the months of March and April the North Bay Police Service will be conducting Social Media Awareness presentations to students at local elementary and high schools, Canadore College and Nipissing University. Presentations are also being scheduled to take place with groups of professionals who work with youth in our community.

Police will discuss Social Media and Social Networking in today’s society while covering topics such as;

  • The Internet as a Social Networking Tool
  • Facebook (Pros and Cons)
  • The Dangers of Internet Misuse
  • The Internet as a Social Networking Tool
  • “Sexting” / Child Pornography
  • Bullying / Cyber-Bullying and how they can become criminal acts

Policing and community in partnership to reduce property crime

March 19, 2012

Lock It or Lose It- Crime Prevention Initiative

Policing and community in partnership to reduce property crime. The Lock It or Lose It program is a province-wide crime prevention initiative to remind the public that taking the time to lock their vehicles and protect their valuables can significantly reduce incidents of theft, particularly at night. This evening, officers of the North Bay Police Service will be attending various residential areas of North Bay in order to provide information to help increase public awareness and encourage community participation in crime prevention strategies. The officers will be handing out cards containing tips and information provided by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

You can help to reduce property crime by:

  • Ensuring that your vehicle is locked and windows are rolled up
  • Not leaving money, electronics or other valuables in plain sight in your vehicle.
  • Ensuring that your garage door is closed at night (locked if possible)
  • Reporting any suspicious activity on your property or neighbouring properties, at any time of day, to your local police

As leaders in public safety, the North Bay Police Service will continue to work in partnership with the residents of North Bay and Callander to reduce crime through enhanced police visibility and interaction, public education and targeted enforcement initiatives.

For more information about “Lock It or Lose It”, please contact the Community Programs department with the North Bay Police Service at (705)497-5570 or (705)497-5588.

Busy Weekend; Arson; Mischiefs; Missing Patients; Weapon Charge; Theft Motor Vehicle; Break and Enter

March 19, 2012

BUSY WEEKEND
The North Bay Police responded to 265 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 31 arrests. Several of the arrests were for offences related to domestic situations. The others included arson, assaults, thefts, impaired driving, and public intoxication.

ARSON
At 10:15 pm 18th Mar a patient at the Northeast Regional Health Centre lit a bed on fire. The fire was extinguished without incident. The patient has been charged with Arson and was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Greg Dix is investigating.

MISCHIEFS
Between 17th and the 18th Mar several vehicles in a parking lot at Nipissing University had mirrors and gas doors broken. Cst Ashley St John is investigating.

MISSING PATIENTS
Two involuntary patients of the Northeast Regional Health Centre have gone missing. They were last seen together at 7:30 pm on the 18th Mar after receiving a one hour pass. Keenan Gary Twance is described as; male, native, 52 yrs, 171 cm, 85kg, dark grey shoulder length hair, wearing a black grey and white checkered coat, and blue jeans. Keith Wheesk, male, native, 21yrs, 188cm, 68.4kg, short dark hair, wearing an olive green sweatshirt. Anyone who sees these persons is asked to call their local police agency. Cst Greg Dix is investigating.

WEAPON CHARGE
At 11:40 pm 17th Mar an altercation on the 100 block of Main St E resulted in the arrest of Jesse Bergeron 23yrs of Garden Village. It was alleged that he threatened to stab people and then pulled a knife. He was charged with 2 counts of threatening, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, and 2 counts of breach of probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Geoff Whittle is investigating.

THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE
At 4:16 am 18th Mar a vehicle stop of a stolen vehicle on Lamorie Dr at Birches Rd resulted in the arrest of Michael Wheesk 20yrs of Ferguson St. He was charged with theft of the vehicle, impaired driving, refuse test, drive while prohibited, and 3 counts of breach of probation. Cst Chris Marshall is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between 9:30pm 17th and 3:15am 18th Mar an apartment on the 500 block of Fraser St was entered and the premises ransacked. Property stolen includes a white with colored check Burton Troop snowboard, snowboard boots; numerous bottles of liquor, a MAC book pro computer, and a large quantity of loonies and toonies in a Smirnoff Texas mickey bottle. Cst Scott Buchanan is investigating.

Lock It or Lose It

March 20, 2012

Lock It or Lose It- Crime Prevention Initiative

During the late afternoon and early evening of March 19th, 2012, officers of the North Bay Police Service checked approximately 600 unattended parked vehicles in mall parking lots within the city as part of the “Lock It or Lose It” campaign.

Most vehicles were found to be locked with nothing of value seen in plain view inside the vehicle; however, it was concerning for the officers to find that there were a number of vehicles found unlocked, windows open, with valuable items inside the vehicle for anyone to steal. Such items included purses, money, personal identification, electronic components, tools, etc… On one occasion, a vehicle was found to be unlocked with the keys left on the dash.

The North Bay Police Service continue to remind the public to take the necessary steps to ensure that they do not become a victim of theft be locking their unattended vehicles whether at home or shopping and to not leave any valuables in plain view inside the vehicle. Motorists were left with a card placed on their windshields advising them that their vehicle had been inspected and whether or not they had taken the appropriate steps to secure their property.

For more information about “Lock It or Lose It”, please contact the Community Programs department with the North Bay Police Service at (705)497-5570 or (705)497-5588.

Domestics

Four people are in custody this morning on four separate domestic related occurrences. Charges include assaults, assault with a weapon, threatening, and breaches of undertakings.

WEEKEND, BREAK AND ENTER

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 222 calls for service that resulted in 17 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, assault bodily harm, criminal harassment, impaired driving, thefts, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between 11:00pm 22Mar and 10:40am 23Mar a downtown restaurant was entered.
Liquor, abstract art, a 17 inch Toshiba laptop and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken. Cst Ross Lingley is investigating.

POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

A stolen camera located at a local pawn shop has resulted in the arrest of the man who is alleged to have sold it. The camera was reported stolen during a Nov 2011 break in. Michael Labrosse 41 yrs of Clarence St is charged with possession of stolen property and fraud under $5000. He is to appear in court on May 8th 2012. Cst Steve Chabbert is investigating.

WEEKEND; AGGRESSIVE SALES; SUSPICIOUS PERSON; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER

WEEKEND
The North Bay Police Service responded to 269 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 11 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assault, impaired driving, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

AGGRESSIVE SALES
The North Bay Police have received complaints of sales people selling water heaters that are being very aggressive when attending residences in the city. The sales persons are demanding to see the resident’s previous bills and are barging into houses when the door is answered. The North Bay Police wish to caution the public about these salesmen. When residents feel intimidated or pressured by salesmen or they refuse to leave your property when requested, you should contact the police.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON
At 3:40 pm Sat 31st Mar a man in a gold 2dr Chevy style vehicle was observed parked outside St Vincent school. The man approached a young boy and spoke to him. When the boy left the man followed him in his vehicle. The witness followed the male and told him the police were called and the man left the area. The witness spoke to the boy and was advised that the man was unknown to him. The man is described as: 50’s with greyish beard.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm 38th Mar a residence on Van Horne Cr was entered through a basement window. Items stolen include an Xbox 360S-halo edition and a Mac book PRO laptop. Cst Andrew Keating is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between 5:00 pm 29th Mar and 8:00 am 30th Mar a business on Golf Course Rd was entered by forcing a door. A quantity of change and car keys were stolen. Cst Geoff Whittle is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
At 9:11 am 01st Mar a business on Fisher St was entered by prying the lock. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. Cst Barry MacIntosh is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
On 30th of Mar a report was received of a break and enter that occurred on Algonquin Av between 28th Feb and 12th Mar. A HP laptop was stolen along with several tools. Cst Ashley St John is investigating.

THREATS; THEFT OVER

THREATS
Threats and gestures by two men towards a third at a bingo hall have resulted in charges. Cory Young 27yrs of Magnetawan and Danny Lavoie 26yrs of Sturgeon Falls have been charged with uttering threats. Csts Darcy Wall and Geoff whittle are investigating.

THEFT OVER
At 12:30 pm 02 Apr a man and a woman entered a local jewellery store. While the female distracted the clerk the man took a display of gold chains worth $6000. They left the store and drove away in a red Jeep. The vehicle was subsequently located in the downtown area. William Glesby 36yrs and Tanya Kovacs 31yrs of Windsor Ont were arrested and charged with theft over $5000. They have been held in custody pending a bail hearing. Cst Greg Dix is investigating.

TRAFFICKING

TRAFFICKING 
At 9:00 pm 03 Apr North Bay Police responded to complaints of a person offering methamphetamine (speed) for sale at Wyld St at Oak St. Upon arrival a person fitting the description ran, but was apprehended after a short foot chase. A baggie containing a few pills believed to be methamphetamine and a substance believed to be marijuana was located. James Martin 34 years of Port Loring has been charged with trafficking, possession of marijuana and 2 counts of breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Dan Shepstone is investigating.

DANGEROUS MEDICATION STOLEN; WEEKEND; ROBBERY; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON; THEFT AND UNAUTHORIZED USE OF CREDIT CARD; BREAK AND ENTER;BREAK AND ENTER;BREAK AND ENTER;BREAK AND ENTER

DANGEROUS MEDICATION STOLEN 

On the 8th April 2012 in the afternoon hours a quantity of medication was stolen from a residence on Highway 11 North. One of the medications taken was Epival, which is often used to treat seizures. 

The medication can be dangerous if taken by persons who do not require it for a related medical issue. 

WEEKEND 
Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 177 calls for service that resulted in 18 arrests for a variety of offences that included, assault with a weapon, robbery, assault, domestic assault, assault police, break and enter, impaired driving, theft, breach of court orders and public intoxication. 

ROBBERY 
On the 08th Apr at 12:10 AM a woman attended a bank on the 200 Block of Main St E to make a withdrawal. Another woman was already inside the bank area watching. Once the withdrawal was made the second woman attacked the victim and took the money. The victim was then struck in the neck and her debit card taken as well. The assailant fled the bank. Within half an hour, police responded to report of a theft at a Worthington St E address. A woman fitting the same description had gone to the residence, wanted sex from the male occupant, then took the man’s wallet from his pants. At 01:02 AM Courtney Martel 25yrs of Wyld St was arrested at First St at John St. She has been charged with robbery, and theft under $5000. She is being held in custody pending a bail hearing. Csts Bruce Whitehead and Roger Drolet are investigating. 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON 
At 5:52 PM 07 Apr a man in a bar on Delaware Av became upset with other patrons. When a bar employee attempted to restrain the man he was struck several times with a pool cue. When police arrived the man became verbally abusive then punched one of the officers. Richard Auger 56yrs of Delaware Ave has been charged with assault with a weapon, and assault police. Cst Gerry Martin is investigating. 

THEFT AND UNAUTHORIZED USE OF CREDIT CARD 
On 21st Mar Cst Steve Carleton entered into an investigation of a stolen purse that contained credit cards. Subsequent use of one of the credit cards has led to the arrest of Amy Taillefer 29yrs of Galt St. She has been charged with theft under $5000 and unauthorized use of credit card. 

BREAK AND ENTER 
Overnight between 06th and 7th Apr a trailer at a transport yard was entered and a quantity of meat product stolen and stashed in the bush nearby. At 11:27 AM employees located the stash and 3 males preparing to haul it away. One male was apprehended and the other two fled. Ivan Seguin 42yrs of no fixed address is charged with break enter and theft. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing. Cst Jeff Warner is continuing the investigation. 

BREAK AND ENTER 
Between 12noon and 1:00 PM on the 08th Apr a residence at Parkwood Villa was entered. Jewellery and a quantity of prescription drugs were taken. The drugs are identified as; Epival, Zanex and Percocet. The North Bay Police are issuing a caution that improper use of any of these drugs can be dangerous and possibly life threatening. Cst Jeff Warner is investigating 

BREAK AND ENTER 
Between 3:00 and 4:00 AM 08th Apr a business on Imperial Rd was entered by prying a window. Items stolen include a CCM bike, an Xbox, a quantity of beer, and liquor. Cst Gerry Martin is investigating. 

BREAK AND ENTER 
At 10:34 AM 08th Apr police responded to alarm at a business on the 1300 block of Fisher St. Entry had been made and a small amount of change was stolen before the audible alarm caused the culprit to flee. Cst Ross Lingley is investigating.

PROPERTY OBTAINED BY CRIME; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER

PROPERTY OBTAINED BY CRIME
An investigation into a break in that occurred on Mar 17th has resulted in the recovery of most of the stolen property and 2 people being charged. Kurtis Bayford 22yrs of Gorman St has been charged with break enter and theft as well as possession of property obtained by crime. Allison Forrest 19 yrs of Gorman St has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime. Both persons are to appear in court on 22nd May. Cst Scott Buchanan is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between the 6th and the 9th of Apr a section of a chain link compound on Graham Dr was cut and a quantity of copper and aluminium was stolen. Cst Ken Ayres is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between 2:00PM and 10:45 PM a second floor apartment on Main St W was entered through a window. A digital Sony camcorder was stolen along with a quantity of cigarettes and cigars. Cst Christian Elia is investigating.

CHARGES LAID; DRUG AWARENESS

CHARGES LAID 
Investigations into a break and enter on the 19th Mar and a theft on the 23rd of Mar has resulted in the arrest of Maryse Pichette 23yrs of Commanda Cr . She has been charged with break and enter, theft, possession of stolen property, and two counts of fraud under $5000. An Xbox with games was taken in the Clarence St B&E. An IPod and a digital camera were taken in the theft on McIntyre St. All the items were pawned shortly after the thefts. Cst Ken Ayres is investigating. 

DRUG AWARENESS 
Police in the Northeast Region have had an increase in occurrences relating to methamphetamine. This drug can be found in powder, crystal, or pill form. It is one of the most powerful and dangerous psycho stimulants available on the street. It is highly addictive. Users become so physically and psychologically dependant that their desire to consume more becomes a constant preoccupation and eventually an obsession. Street names include speed, meth, chalk, ice, zip, crystal, crystal meth, and glass. Purchasing street drugs becomes even more hazardous because drugs can be mixed, or held out to be something else. Recent testing by Health Canada shows that 75% of what is sold as “ecstasy” contained methamphetamine. The North Bay Police wish to caution the public that this drug is on our streets. We encourage parents to educate their children about the dangers and urge anyone with information about this drug to contact their local police or crimestoppers.

MOCK CRASH ROAD CLOSURE

MOCK CRASH ROAD CLOSURE
North Bay Police, Fire and EMS will be assisting Algonquin Secondary School during their mock crash on Jane St today. Jane St will be closed from Murray St to Durril St between 8:15 AM and 10:30 AM. We apologize for the inconvenience and request that morning commuters find an alternate route.

WEEKEND; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER

WEEKEND
The North Bay Police responded to 252 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 12 arrests. Offences included assaults, impaired driving, breach of court orders and public intoxication. Nine of the twelve arrests were alcohol related.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between 7:30 AM and noon on 12th Apr a residence on Glen Rouge was entered through a basement bathroom window. A jewellery box and contents were taken. Value is estimated at $500. Cst Blake Vietmeier is investigating.

ATTEMPT BREAK AND ENTER
Sometime over the weekend an attempt was made to enter a church on McIntyre St W. Attempts were made on a 3rd story window as well as a 2nd story landing. Cst Kyle Hughes is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between 13th and 15th Apr a transportation company on Commerce Court was entered and offices ransacked. An inventory is being conducted to identify what is missing. Cst Jeff Warner is investigating.

SUSPECT ARRESTED

SUSPECT ARRESTED
At 3:19 PM on 16th Apr one of the suspects in the transportation company break in that occurred on 07th Apr was arrested. John Duhaime 42yrs of Trout Lake Rd has been charged with break and enter, breach of probation, and fail to attend. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Jeff Warner and Chris Marshall are investigating.

COUNSELLING TO COMMIT MURDER; BREAK-IN FOILED; ARSON; BREAK AND ENTER

COUNSELLING TO COMMIT MURDER
During a 3 week period bridging March and April it is alleged that a man counselled another man to join him in committing home invasions and killing 3 specific people, one of them being a child. On the 17th Apr at 7:14 PM police officers arrested Simon Cohen 37yrs at his residence on Worthington St E. He has been charged with 3 counts of counselling to commit murder and breach of undertaking. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. D/Cst Dave Wilson is investigating.

BREAK-IN FOILED
At 11:30 PM 17Apr North Bay Police responded to a possible break in at a pharmacy on McKeown Av. Officers found a broken window, then observed a man running from the building. A 4 minute foot chase resulted in the man being arrested in possession of 5 pill bottles. Hubert Hunter 41 yrs of McNamara Av has been charged with break enter and theft. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Gerry martin is investigating.

ARSON
At 12:45 AM 18th Apr a gerry can of gas was placed under a truck that was parked in a lot on the 500 block of Wyld St. The gas was set on fire and the fire spread to a second vehicle in the same lot. Residents managed to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher. Cst Darcy Wall is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
Between 5:30 PM 16th Apr and 7:30 AM 17th Apr a construction company compound on Cholette St was entered. A fence was cut for entry, and then tool cases were removed from sea containers. A variety of power tools were taken. An estimated value is approximately $5000. Cst Bill Gainforth is investigating.

WEEKEND; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER

WEEKEND
Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 208 calls for service that resulted in 15 arrests for a variety of offences. They included assaults, domestic assaults, domestic assault with a weapon, threats, impaired driving, breach of court orders, and intoxication.

BREAK AND ENTER
Early on the morning of the 22nd Apr the Chief Commanda Office at Kings Wharf was entered and a cooler safe removed. Two suspects were observed leaving carrying something large. A residence on Lakeshore Dr was checked by police. The cooler safe was located and a man arrested. Russell Joles 23yrs of Lakeshore Dr has been charged with break enter and theft, and possession of property obtained by crime. Cst Kyle Hughes is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
Sometime overnight on the 21st and 22nd Apr, a residence on Jane St was entered while the family was sleeping. Entry was gained through an unlocked back door. A Sony PS3 and an IPod touch were stolen. A dog in the residence may have scared the suspect off. Cst Kyle Hughes is investigating.

ROBBERIES AND SEXUAL ASSAULTS

At 4:45 PM on 24th Apr a man entered a small inner core retail store with a knife. While in the process of robbing the store he started to sexually assault the clerk. When she resisted he punched her several times, beating her until she managed to break free and ran from the store. The assailant then fled. Police investigation identified the suspect as Wade Laporte 45yrs of Wyld St. North Bay Police subsequently initiated a city wide suspect search.

At 5:40 PM the same man entered a small retail store in the West Ferris area. He threatened the clerk and took money from the till. He sexually assaulted the clerk and when a man entered, he threatened the man with the knife, took his valuables and assaulted him. The assailant left the store a short time later.
Police located Laporte at 9:30 PM on Murray St at Jane St where he was arrested without incident. He is charged with 2 counts of robbery, 3 counts of forcible confinement, 2 counts of sexual assault with a weapon, 3 counts of assault with a weapon, 3 counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, and 3 counts of uttering death threats. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

SUSPECT ARRESTED

Robbery and sexual assault suspect Wade Laporte 45 yrs was arrested by North Bay Police at 9:30 PM 24th Apr on Murray St and Jane St. More information will be forthcoming in the Wed morning release.

NORTH BAY POLICE - ENVIRONMENT CLEAN UP

The North Bay Police will be conducting a volunteer environment clean up on Sat 28th Apr between 1 PM and 3 PM at 3 locations in the city. The locations will be:

1.Laurier Woods – Volunteers are requested to meet at 1:00PM at the end of Brule St which is off of Franklin St.

2.Bellevue Park and area – Volunteers are requested to meet at 1:00 PM at Bellevue park on McGibbon St.

3.Cranberry Trail - Volunteers are requested to meet at 1:00PM at the end of Cranberry Rd beside Osprey Links Golf Club.

WE ENCOURAGE THE COMMUNITY TO JOIN US.
Volunteer time will count for students

WEEKEND; THEFT OVER; BREAK AND ENTER

WEEKEND
Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 227 calls for service that resulted in 18 arrests for a variety of charges. These included break and enters, assaults, impaired drivers, breach of court orders and several for public intoxication.

THEFT OVER
At 3:00 PM 27th Apr 3 men and 3 women entered a store on the 100 block of Main St W. While some distracted the clerk the others kept moving around the store touching things. A quantity of cash and a large amount of gold jewellery was later discovered missing from the office. The 6 people are described as: East Indian and the women were all in long black gowns and head dresses. Cst Seth Dinsmore is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER
At 3:45 AM 30th Apr police responded to a complaint of a break in at a store on the 3000 block of Trout Lake Rd. Two males were observed in the store stealing cigarettes. They exited the store and fled in a vehicle towards North Bay. The vehicle was stopped on Trout Lake Rd at Lees Rd. The cigarettes were located in the back seat. Jordan Maki 18yrs of Bank St and Tyler Jordan 18 yrs of Brennan St are both charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property, and possession of break-in instruments. Cst Steve Chabbert is investigating.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WEEKLY STATS

Between Apr 23rd and Apr 30th The North bay Police responded to 29 domestic related occurrences. A total of 6 criminal charges were laid in 4 of the occurrences. Two men and two women were charged.

One man was charged with assault and possession of drugs.
One man was charged with criminal harassment.
One woman was charged with assault and threatening.
One woman was charged with assault.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS

The North Bay Police does not release any information that may identify victims of domestic violence and seldom is any information about any domestic situation released. We respond to an average of 3.5 domestic occurrences every day and we wish to raise the public’s awareness about this problem and the violence involved. To that end, every Tuesday, the North Bay Police will release the previous week’s domestic statistics outlining the number of occurrences, the number of people charged, and what the charges are as they relate to each occurrence. There will be no information released that in any way could identify a victim or a child.

Last week’s statistics will be forwarded shortly.

ONTARIO LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

The annual Torch Run for Special Olympics will take place at 1:30 PM Wed 2nd May (tomorrow). Participants will leave from the rear parking lot of the North Bay Police HQ’s 135 Princess St W. The route will be south on Ferguson St to Main St, then west (right) on Main St to Memorial, south (left) on Memorial to the band shell at the lakefront. For those who wish to finish at the band shell, there will be transportation available back to police headquarters. For those who wish to complete the run it will continue after a brief stop and return to police headquarters.
The North Bay Police Service wishes to invite the public to join us in this run to support Special Olympics.

ONE CHARGE LEADS TO OTHERS

At 3:40 AM on the 04th May officers attended the area of the 600 block of Obrien St looking for a man wanted for a breach of an undertaking. The man was located but he fled on foot. A foot chase through backyards ended when Cst Chris Marshall caught him just as he was throwing away small packages of what is believed to be cocaine. Once arrested he was also identified as one of the suspects from a $300 meat theft, that occurred on the 1st May. Cory Lamarre 21 yrs of no fixed address is charged with breach of undertaking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and theft under $5000. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

WEEKEND; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; THEFT OF PURSE; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON; THEFT OF VEHICLE

WEEKEND
Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 200 calls for service that resulted in 9 arrests. Offences included assault with a weapon, domestic assault, assault, theft, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
North Bay Police are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred at 1:30AM 05May at a bush party at the old reservoir off of the end of Ski Club Rd. A man was struck in the face with a beer bottle causing deep lacerations that required dozens of stitches to close. The investigation is continuing.

THEFT OF PURSE
At 11:00 PM 05May a purse and a cell phone were stolen from a vehicle parked on Rancier St. At 11:55 PM the suspect was arrested on Gould St near Stockdale Av. Tyler Straughan 28yrs of no fixed address has been charged with theft, trespass by night, and breach of probation. The purse and some of the contents are still outstanding and may have been discarded somewhere between Rancier and Stockdale. Cst Sue Solman is investigating.

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON
At 12:01 AM on the 6th May an altercation between 2 men resulted in one man striking the other with a baseball bat. Donald Valiquette 31 yrs of Wasi Rd was charged with assault with a weapon. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Bill Gainforth is investigating.

THEFT OF VEHICLE
At 12:02 AM 05th May a motor vehicle was stolen from a driveway on Third Av. At 2:25 the vehicle was stopped by police on the 100 Block of Oak St E. Scott Wagg 22 yrs of McGibbon St was arrested and charged with theft of the vehicle and 2 counts of breach of probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

DOMESTICS; SEARCH WARRANT; BREAK AND ENTER SOLVED

DOMESTICS
During the week from the 1st to the 7th of May the North Bay Police responded to 22 domestic occurrences that resulted in 6 people being charged with a total of 9 offences. One female was charged with 1 count of assault and released on a promise to appear with an undertaking. Five males were charged with a total of 8 offences that included theft, assault, assault with a weapon, criminal harassment, 2 counts of breach of probation, and 2 counts of breach of recognizance. All the males were held in custody pending bail hearings.

SEARCH WARRANT
On 04th May the North Bay Police executed a search warrant on a Larocque Rd residence. Two shotguns, two prohibited weapons, a crossbow, and a stolen ski do were located.
Justin Sarazin 29yrs of Larocque Rd has been charged with 2 counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, 2 counts of unsafe storage, 2 counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, 1 count of possession of property obtained by crime, 3 counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited, and 6 counts of possession of a weapon while prohibited.
Kandice Stoltenhoff 27yrs of Larocque Rd has been charged with 2 counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, 2 counts of unsafe storage of a firearm, 2 counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, and 1 count of possession of property obtained by crime. Both persons are held in custody pending a bail hearing.

BREAK AND ENTER SOLVED
A break and enter that occurred at Pete Palangio Arena on the 02nd of May has resulted in the arrest of Peter Gatto 35 yrs of Sylvan Cr. He was arrested after officers identified him from a video of the offence. He has been charged with 1 count of break enter and theft. Cst Christian Elia is investigating.

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON; ROBBERY

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON
At 2:10PM 9th May an argument over alleged money owed resulted in Tyler Busch 30 yrs of Powassan being arrested and charged with assault, assault with a weapon, and threatening. It is alleged that he pushed, kicked, threatened and attempted to strike the other person with a two by four. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Darcy Wall is investigating.

ROBBERY
On 10th May at 9:48PM a man brandishing a handgun robbed a business on Hwy 17E. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. The man then fled on foot.
Cst Bruce Whitehead is investigating.

ROBBERY FOLLOW UP

North Bay police have recovered clothing items believed to have been worn by the suspect from the robbery that occurred on the 10th May. The suspect is described as; male, 5ft 5 inches to 5 ft 8 inches, medium build, wearing a dark toque, dark pants, long sleeve shirt or jacket and gloves. Everything was a dark grey or black, except for the shoes and a white covering over his face that appeared to have eye holes cut out of it.

Photos of the toque and running shoes are attached.

Anyone that recognizes either of these items is asked to contact your local police agency.

WEEKEND; BREAK AND ENTER ASSAULT; THEFT RESULTS IN OTHER CHARGES; POLICE WEEK COPS FOR CANCER

WEEKEND
Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 265 calls for service that resulted in 21 arrests, 7 of which were breach of court orders and 11 for public intoxication. Other offences included assaults, domestic assaults, threatening and resisting arrest.

BREAK AND ENTER ASSAULT
At 2:00 PM 12May a woman made an unlawful entry to an Oakwood Ave residence but left when spoken to by the male resident. The woman was arrested a short distance away, charged and released with a court date. At 5:25PM the same woman went to another Oakwood residence, assaulted a resident male by punching him several times then fled. She was arrested a short distance away. Chantal Raymond 25yrs of Oakwood Ave has been charged with break and enter, assault and 2 counts of breach of probation. She was held in custody for a bail hearing.

THEFT RESULTS IN OTHER CHARGES
On 13th May at 1:30PM a man took 2 rings from a jewellery store at Northgate and when confronted, threw one ring and fled with the other. When located by security he assaulted the security guard and fled. When located by police he threatened the officers, resisted arrest and then assaulted an officer. John Atchison 28yrs of McIntyre St E has been charged with theft under, 2 counts of assault, assault resist arrest, uttering threats, and assault police. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

POLICE WEEK COPS FOR CANCER
The Cops for Cancer head shaving will take place at centre square at Northgate at 2:00PM today. We expect approximately 20 North Bay Police representatives to shave their head for cancer. One of our female administrative professionals, Elaine Morin and her girl friend Tracy Hamelin have raised $2500 and will be having their heads shaved. We invite the media to attend. You can be the first to vote for the ugliest head. One dollar per vote.

FIGHT CRIME IN NORTH BAY AND CALLANDER

FIGHT CRIME IN NORTH BAY AND CALLANDER

Everyone in North Bay and Callander can play a leadership role in making our communities safer, Chief Paul Cook said today.

“Our partnerships within the community are essential in preventing crime and making our citizens safer and the police cannot do it alone. We need the support of every resident of North Bay and Callander. Police Week is a great opportunity to engage people in our community on topics such as crime prevention programs and community policing.”

The theme of Police Week 2012 is “Leading the way to a safer tomorrow.” Police Week runs from May 13 – 19 in Ontario and is dedicated to increasing community awareness and recognition of policing services and strengthening partnerships between police and the community.

Police Week 2012 will be marked with an invitation for our community partners and citizens to attend North Bay Police Service Headquarters on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to meet with members of the Community Programs Section, to discuss partnerships and community safety initiatives

“Police Week is an opportunity to show our appreciation to our police officers and their community partners for all they do to keep our communities safe,” said Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. “Ontario is safer and stronger thanks to our police services and the support of the government and all Ontarians.”

DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES; POLICE WEEK - OPEN HOUSE; COPS FOR CANCER

DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES
Between 7th and the 14th of May the North Bay Police Service responded to 32 domestic related occurrences. Four occurrences resulted in 1 charge being processed in each incident. One male was charged with assault, one male was charged with threatening, and two women were each charged with 1 count of assault. Warrants have been requested for the men and both women were released on undertakings with a court date.

POLICE WEEK - OPEN HOUSE
The public is invited to attend an open house at the North Bay Police Headquarters 135 Princess St W on Wed 16th May from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. Officers will be available to answer all questions and provide literature on community and police issues. Tours will be conducted as numbers permit. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

COPS FOR CANCER
The Cops for Cancer event has raised $16,455 so far, with more dollars still to come in. A total will be released on Friday this week. Voting for the ugly head contest can take place at the Cancer Society 147 McIntyre St W or the North Bay Police Headquarters at 135 Princess St W. One dollar equals one vote. The voting polls will be closed at 6PM Thursday. Photos of the shaved heads can be viewed at website http://www.northbaypoliceassociation.ca/uglyheadcontest/

OFFICER FOR A DAY

On Thursday the 17th May, as part of Police Week, the North Bay Police Service will host an Officer for a Day event. Ten students from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Program) will take part in a day long police education program that will include, a swearing in, an orientation tour of most aspects of policing, and the viewing of an Emergency Response Team training session. The day’s activities will also include radar operation, and forensic techniques with our special services.

Swearing-in of the new officers will take place at 9:30 a.m.; the exercise with the NBPS ERT will be at 1:30 p.m.

Molotov Cocktail

May 18, 2012

MOLOTOV COCKTAIL
At 9:05 PM 17th May two men threw a Molotov cocktail at the door window of a residence on the 100 block of Main St E. It is alleged that a monetary debt was the motivation behind the act. The incendiary device did not break the window and it fell and smashed outside the door. The men fled and the fire was put out by the resident. Witnesses followed the suspects and they were apprehended by police on Second Ave at 9:23 PM. Kyle Cort 23yrs of 2nd Ave and Robert Levesque 40yrs of Fisher St are both charged with mischief endangering life, possession of incendiary material, and breach of a prohibition order. Both men have been held in custody for bail hearings. Cst.s Dan Weber and Steve Carleton are investigating.

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