Over the weekend the North Bay Police Service responded to 221 calls for service that resulted in 21 arrests. Offences included Domestic assaults, thefts, drug possession, breach of the peace, bail violations, and public intoxication.
Mischief to school
Sometime overnight between the 6th and 7th of September, a school in the core of the city was vandalized with graffiti by unknown suspect(s). Anyone who may have witness this incident or has any information regarding possible suspect are urged to contact police. Paint cans were left behind at the scene by the culprits and the investigation is continuing.
Mischief to business
At approximately 11:45pm on the evening of September 7th, a front window to a business was smashed by a group of unknown suspect(s) in the 100 block of McIntyre Street east. A group of youth were seen in the area around the time of the glass break and were described as being 3 males and 1 female. One male was wearing a black shirt, a second male was wearing a red shirt, the third male wearing a yellow and black shirt and the female described as simply carrying a backpack. Police are looking to speak with these youth as to their possible involvement or knowledge of this incident should anyone have any information. Investigation is continuing.
At approximately 1:00am on September 8th, a vehicle was deliberately set on fire in a parking lot in the 2600 block of Trout Lake Road. Police and Fire attended the scene to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames. A witness described a suspect leaving the scene described as being a white male, 5'9" – 6" tall, 150 – 160 lbs., 20 – 30 yrs , skinny build, medium length light coloured hair, wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, white bicycle helmet and riding a dark coloured mountain bike. The suspect was last seen heading towards Trout Lake Road from the parking lot. The damage to the vehicle was said to be approximately $3000.00 and damage was also sustained to two other vehicles which were parked nearby due to the extreme heat of the fire. Investigation is continuing.
At approximately 1:25am on September 8th, the North Bay Police Service was called to attend a local licensed establishment on Main Street in regards to an unwanted intoxicated patron. Officers located the male who falsely identified himself to police as required under the Liquor Licence Act. A search incident to arrest led to the male being in possession of a small quantity of a substance believed to be marijuana. The male was later queried with his real identity and found to be on conditions not to possess or purchase a controlled substance. Nicolas Commanda, 28 yrs, is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2 counts of Breach of Probation and Obstruct Police. He was held for a bail hearing.
Theft of marble sculpture
Sometime overnight between the 7th and 8th of September, a marble sculpture was stolen from a resident's yard in the 300 block of First Avenue west by unknown suspect(s). The sculpture is said to be approximately 18" in height with a weight of approximately 100 lbs. The value of the sculpture is unknown. Investigation is continuing.
Theft from vehicle
At approximately 6:50pm on the 8th of September, a vehicle was parked unattended in the 100 block of Main Street east when an unknown suspect smashed the passenger side window of the vehicle and proceeded to steal a purse which was left on the front passenger seat. Police are reminding the public to refrain from leaving any valuables in plain view inside unattended vehicles. Investigation is continuing.
At approximately 4:20am on September 9th, a male was assaulted by another male in a store on Cassells Street. The victim and witness described the suspect who left the scene as approximately 40 yrs of age, 6" tall, goatee, wearing white t-shirt, blue pants and seen in the company of three other males and one female as they headed towards downtown. Minor injuries were sustained by the victim and the investigation is continuing.