17 Dec 2012

 Weekend

Over the weekend, the North Bay Police Service responded to 216 calls for service that resulted in 14 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, sexual assault, threatening, theft, possession of stolen property, possession of drugs, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Youths Arrested

At 2:34am 17th Dec a 14yr old male and a 15 yr old male were arrested at Fisher St and Worthington St in possession of stolen property. Investigation revealed that they had been stealing from vehicles. Overnight Saturday, they had gone through vehicles in the pinewood area particularly the Tackaberry and Birchwood areas. Overnight on Sunday they went through vehicles between Cassells and Fisher Sts.  Property recovered included a laptop, numerous Christmas gifts and clothing, 2 watches, 4 wallets and contents, 2 purses and contents, 3 cell phones, several packs of cigarettes, cash, coin, Canadian tire money and other miscellaneous items. Both youths have been charged with numerous counts of possession of property obtained by crime and held in custody for bail hearings. Most of the thefts were from unlocked vehicles. The North Bay Police wish to caution the public about leaving their vehicles unlocked regardless of the location.  Valuables should never be left in unattended vehicles and when circumstances make it necessary then lock them in the trunk. Anyone in those areas who had their vehicle entered over the weekend and has property missing is asked to contact the North Bay Police at 705-497-5589.

                                                       

Assault/Threatening

On 15th Dec at 3:00pm a confrontation between a man and a woman developed when their dogs fought and the woman said she would report the man for no leash on his dog. It is alleged that the man shoved her and threatened to kill her and her boyfriend. Michael Whiting 57yrs of lakeshore Dr has been charged with assault and threatening death. He is to attend court on 29th Jan 2013.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

01 Nov 2012

 Halloween

Between 4:00 pm 31 Oct and 6:00 am 01 Nov the North Bay Police responded to 42 calls for service. There were no problems that could be related to Halloween. Arrests were made for impaired driving, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Break and Enter

Between 7:00 pm 30th Oct and 7:00 am 31Oct a business on Trout lake Rd was entered by smashing a basement window. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. Cst Christian Elia is investigating

23 Apr 2013

Theft

Overnight on the 19th and 20th Apr the vacuums at the Seymour car Wash were broken into using bolt cutters or a grinder. An unknown amount of coin was taken.

Cst Eric Krmpotic is investigating.

Spring Cleanup

The NBPS Environment Committee's annual Spring Litter Cleanup in honour of Earth Day was a success!  This was our sixth cleanup and had the largest turnout of civilian volunteers yet – at least 30.  We wish to acknowledge the following:

 - The North Bay Regional Heath Centre Mental Health Services for attending with 3 staff members and 14 patients to volunteer;

 - Miller Waste Systems for donating and collecting two large waste bins for the sixth time;

 - Fern Piche & Sons Limited for processing the 469 lbs of scrap metal that was collected by the paved Nipissing University pathway.  The income from this will go back into the Environment Committee;

 -2 for1 Pizza for donating pizza and pop for volunteers;

 The next cleanup is planned for October. 

31 July 2013

Internet Caution

On the 29th July North Bay Police responded to a complaint of a 15year old girl receiving veiled threats over the internet. The victim had added a person over Skype named Lavin Garth who is not known to her. This person repeatedly said that she should be nice and not be mean unless she wanted problems. He attempted to get the girl onto Skype and again for her to be nice and there would be no problems.

It was determined that this person had researched this girl through her Facebook account because she had no privacy settings on her profile. An internet search found a similar case with the same name reported out of WKRN news in the United States. The North Bay Police want to advise parents that they should monitor their children's social media and ensure that they use any privacy settings provided.

For further information on internet safety please refer to the Internet Safety Tips videos located on our website under Community / Community Safety Tips / Internet Safety.

Attempt Fraud

On the 29th July the North Bay Police received two separate complaints of persons receiving phone calls from an automated voice saying they are a special customer to a large retailer and they had potentially won a prize. To claim the prize they were told to press#1 at which time they were asked for information about their credit cards. These calls are designed to extract credit card and personal information to be used for fraudulent purposes. The North Bay Police want to caution the public about giving any personal information to anyone you don't know or where you did not initiate the contact yourself.  

Thefts

At 4:11a.m. on 31st July a man was observed ransacking vehicles parked on Greenwood Ave. At 4:20a.m. Tyler Leblond 22 years of Ryan Ave was arrested nearby and charged with theft and mischief. He is to appear in court on 3rd Sept 2013. Cst Dan Weber is investigating.

21 Nov 2013

Procuring

On the 20th Nov Lindsay Shaw 49 years of Rutherglen was arrested for offences relating to a 15 year old female. He has been charged with procuring, luring, and sexual interference. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. D/Cst Helen Boissonneault is investigating.

27 Nov 2013

Additional Charges

The Nov 15th public advisory about procuring and luring has resulted in two more females under the age of 15years reporting circumstances involving a person they knew as Jake Burton.  Investigation has resulted in John Chapados 32years of Ferguson St being further charged with 3 counts of procuring juvenile prostitution, 3 counts of luring a child, 3 counts of invitation to sexual touching, and 2 counts of trafficking in a controlled substance. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Helen Boissonneault is investigating

06 Nov 2012

Crime Prevention Week - November 4th - 10th, 2012

Crime Prevention is EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY!

Do your part to build strong and safe communities:

1.       Discuss crime prevention with your family, friends, neighbours, and co-workers.
2.       Protect your family, your property and yourself.
3.       Get involved in your community.
4.       Speak up for victims of crime.

Theme of the day - "Senior deserve to live in safety"

Any action or inaction that harms or threatens to harm a senior citizen or vulnerable adult is abuse.  It may begin as disrespect or insensitivity and end as a crime.

Who are the Abusers?

·         Close relatives of the victim.
·         Persons with control or influence over the senior.
·         Unscrupulous persons or businesses.

Victims of abuse often suffer in silence.  Help to protect the vulnerable by learning to spot various forms of abuse:

Financial                                                                                                                                                            

·         Theft/misuse of a senior's money of assets.
·         Misuse of a Power of Attorney.
·         Telemarketing/other fraud, extortion or forgery.

Neglect

·         Abandoning a vulnerable senior citizen
·         Failure to provide medical/health services.
·         Failure to supply necessities of life (intentional or not).
·         Deliberate social isolation.
·         Verbal abuse.
·         Frightening, insulting or threatening seniors

Psychological

·         Deliberate social isolation.
·         Verbal abuse.
·         Frightening, insulting or threatening seniors

Physical

·         Kicking, shoving, hitting, pulling hair.
·         Sexual assault.
·         Forcible confinement

Why abuse is seldom reported

·         Fear of being institutionalized.
·         Embarrassment, guilt and shame.
·         Fear of punishment or retaliation by the abuser

What can be done to prevent this crime?

1.        GET INVOLVED!

            Keep a watchful eye out for loved ones and vulnerable persons.  Speak up if you are concerned.

2.       BE PRUDENT!

           Don't hand over money or information on personal finances to strangers or untrustworthy persons.

3.       ASK FOR HELP!

          You're not alone.  Police officers, doctors, nurses, social workers and faith leaders can and will help.

Tomorrow's theme of the day - "Don't make it easy to become a victim, be aware of your surroundings"

 

01 Feb 2013

 Trafficking of Persons

On the 31st Jan, Justin Sarrazin 35yrs of Montreal was further charged with trafficking of persons. He was originally arrested on the 28th Jan and charged with procuring, living off the avails of prostitution, possession of marijuana, and 3 counts of breach of undertaking. He was held in custody for a bail hearing that is scheduled for the 1st of Feb. Cst Kyle Hughes is investigating.

Stolen Vehicle

Between 1:30pm and 4:45pm on 31st Jan a silver 2001 Chrysler Intrepid was stolen from Delaware Ave. The Lic# is AL4NIER. Cst Christian Elia is investigating.

04 Feb 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 175 calls for service that resulted in 16 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, robbery, extortion, luring a child, forcible confinement, trafficking, impaired driving, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Robbery

At 9:45pm Sun 3rd Feb 2 men wearing masks and gloves entered a convenience store on Sage Rd. One of them brandished a knife and demanded money and cigarettes. Cash and cigarettes were turned over and both men fled south on Sage Rd. Several police officers converged on the area and the OPP dog attended. The dog tracked one of the suspects for approximately 3 kilometres. He was arrested at 11:06 pm in possession of some of the cash and cigarettes. Hugues Nawej 18yrs of Lakeheights Rd has been charged with robbery and disguise with intent.

He is being held in custody for a bail hearing. The investigation is continuing.

Internet Luring

On Feb 1st North Bay Police entered into a public morals investigation. It was alleged that a 24yr old man on Face Book posing as a 14 yr old had been chatting with a 10 yr old girl that was alleging she was 12. Initial contact had been made on Jan 20th. Since then the man made several inappropriate requests of the girl, and sent her pictures exposing himself.  Daniel Walters 24 yrs of Lakeshore Dr was arrested on the 3rd Feb at 6:49pm. He has been charged with luring a child, indecent act, and breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

Extortion

At 5:30pm on the 02 Feb a 23 yr old man (victim) was confronted on Main St E by 3 men. One of the three was known to the man because it was alleged that the victim owed him some money. One of the other men was wearing brass knuckles. Money was demanded, and taken from him. They demanded he turn over his vehicle and he was forced to write out a receipt for the vehicle. He was told that he was to sell Fentanyl patches for them and was taken to a residence where he was let out but they kept his vehicle. An investigation by police located the three suspects and the vehicle at a local hotel. They were arrested at 12:40pm on the 3rd Feb and quantities of money and Fentanyl seized.

Zeyad Metwali 21yrs of Ottawa has been charged with extortion, possession of a weapon dangerous, forcible confinement, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and 3 counts of breach of recognizance.

 Zeyad Hasan 20yrs of Ottawa has been charged with extortion, possession of a weapon dangerous, forcible confinement, and 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Ali Mohamed 20yrs of Ottawa has been charged with extortion, possession of a weapon dangerous, forcible confinement, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

All three men have been held in custody for bail hearings.

Break and Enter

Between 10:30am and 5:30pm 02nd Feb, a residence on the 500 block of McIntyre St East was entered. Property stolen includes a silver I-Pad2, a Playstation 3, an HP black and silver laptop, Playstation games, a Dell laptop, and a Kobo e-reader. Cst Ashley St. John is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between Jan 21st and Feb 1st a Stockdale Rd residence was entered. Several grey binders containing rare coins were taken. They included 50 cent pieces, quarters, dimes and nickels some of which were from Newfoundland. Cst Ashley St. John is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between the 19th Jan and 02nd Feb a residence on Nightingale Dr was entered. The interior was ransacked and will have to be cleaned so an inventory of missing items can be made. Cst Ashley St. John is investigating.

         

17 Apr 2013

Drug Arrests

On the 16th of Apr a North Bay Street Crime investigation concluded with a vehicle stop and a residence being searched. At 10:35 am a vehicle with two occupants was stopped and searched after leaving a residence on Champlain St. A duffle bag with 3 large bundles of money was seized. A man and a woman were subsequently arrested when they left the Champlain St residence. A search warrant executed at the residence located 532 gms of cocaine with a street value in excess of $66,000.00. The vehicle occupants identified as Marcus Griffith 26 yrs of Toronto and Kimberly Vincente 22 yrs of Woodbridge have been charged with trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, and money laundering. Eric Weckworth 28yrs and Jessica Betts 22yrs both of Champlain St have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. All four persons have been held in custody for bail hearings.

22 Apr 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 199 calls for service that resulted in 10 arrests. Offences included domestic assaults, assaults, assault police, break and enter, trafficking, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Break and Enter

On the 20th Apr at 10:50 pm the Street Crime Unit observed two men on bicycles with a trailer enter a construction site at 1500 Fisher St where they entered a shed and removed car batteries. Raoul Langlois 36yrs of First Ave E and Ted Stanley 39 yrs of Trout Lake Rd were arrested at 11:17 pm. Both men have been charged with break enter and theft, as well as possession of burglary tools and have been held in custody for bail hearings.

Trafficking

At 4:20 pm on the 21st Apr the Street Crime Unit observed what was believed to be a drug transaction near Main St and Ferguson St. The purchaser was identified as Phil Harris 21yrs of Algonquin Ave. he was arrested a short distance away and charged with possession of a controlled drug (marijuana) and breach of probation. The seller resisted when he was arrested and a female that was with him tried to free him by punching and kicking the officer. When other people stopped to assist the officer, she yelled at them to stay out of it or she would kill them. Other officers attended and both persons were taken into custody.  Wayne Dawson 29yrs of Oak St E has been charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of proceeds of crime. Brittany Hindmarsh 21yrs of Oak St E has been charged with assault police, obstruct police and threatening death.  Both persons are to appear in court on the 28th May 2013.

Fail to Remain

At 8:40 pm on the 19th Apr an older model grey truck in poor condition was southbound on Lakeshore Dr when one of the rear tires flew off and went into the Toyota parking lot striking and damaging two new vehicles. The truck skidded to a stop near Milford Cr. A short time later a gold PT Cruiser arrived and a man assisted the truck driver in putting the wheel back on the truck and then both men left in their vehicles northbound on Lakeshore Dr. Anyone that has any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst Geoff Whittle at 705-497-5555.

Break Enter and Theft

On Sat 13th Apr at 5:30 pm a grey GMC crew cab style pickup entered a roofing company compound on Ferris Dr. Two males exited the vehicle and removed numerous items including a generator, and an Ecko gas blower. The truck is also described as having an extended black roof rack and a large dent on the passenger side doors. Anyone that has any information about this vehicle is asked to contact Cst Elizabeth Bell at 705-497-5555.

Break Enter and Theft

Between 7:15 pm on the 19th Apr and 1:30 am on the 20th Apr an Apartment on Duke St E was entered via the bedroom window. A Playstation 3, Playstation portable, and 2 packages of cigarettes were stolen.  Cst Sarah Kavanagh is investigating.

26Apr2013

Public Advisory

Door to Door Sales

Now that the snow is gone, out of town companies will be going door to door selling their products and/or service. Every year the North Bay Police respond to complaints about salespersons that use high pressure sales tactics and target the elderly. The public should be aware that the City of North Bay recently passed the Business Licensing Bylaw #2012-225. Some of the conditions of that bylaw are;

  The company must obtain a licence from the City at a cost of $200.

  That the company must supply a start date and an end date for selling.

  That employees of the company had to have a recent criminal record check.

  That each sales person must have a copy of the licence and produce it to a home       owner when asked.

  That each salesperson must have a letter from their company authorizing that

   person to conduct business on their behalf.

  That solicitation can only be conducted between 9am and 7pm

  That each salesperson must have 2 pieces of identification, 1 with a photo.

The North Bay Police encourage anyone who feels victimized by door to door sales people to report the circumstances to the police or the City of North Bay.

The Consumer Protection Act also provides consumers some protection from high pressure sales. The following is a summary and commentary of some of the protections in the Act. 

You may be entitled to a cooling off period

Let's say you make a purchase or sign a contract in your home and then change your mind. If the deal is worth more than $50, you have the right to cancel within 10 days and get your money back. It's best to cancel by registered mail or fax.

Remedies must be timely

When you take advantage of your 10-day cooling off period and notify the company (preferably in writing) that you have changed your mind, the company has 15 days to return your money. The business has the right to take back the goods provided under the agreement by either picking them up or paying for the cost of sending them back.

If you are sent goods you didn't ask for, you don't have to accept or pay for them

In fact, you may use them or throw them out. You're not responsible for an unsolicited credit card either – unless you buy something with it.

Pre-paid goods or services over $50 must have a written contract

When some part of the contract occurs in the future (e.g. a gym membership), written contracts are required for goods or services worth more than $50. The contract must contain complete details of the transaction and full disclosure of any credit terms.

Contracts must be clear and understandable

Vague language is discouraged in contracts. All required information must be clear, prominent and easy to understand. If there is a dispute over unclear language, it must be interpreted in favour of the consumer by law.

Credit terms must be fully disclosed

Anyone providing goods or services on credit must give the consumer a written statement showing all financing charges and the annual percentage rate of the credit transaction. It must also explain how any extra charges would be calculated if you failed to make the payments.

You have the right to seek help

Some companies add arbitration clauses to contracts that require you to use a private arbitration process to resolve complaints instead of going to court or seeking assistance from the Ministry of Consumer Services. You are not bound by these clauses, even if you have accepted the agreement.

Misrepresentation is illegal

All charges in a contract must be what they say they are. For example, a business may not add a $20 surcharge for a "tax" that is not really for tax. Make sure you understand what each charge is for and that it's valid.

Sales incentives may not be false, misleading or deceptive

A salesperson can offer you an incentive to help find other buyers, but the description of the incentive cannot be false, misleading or deceptive.

Consumer agreements must disclose all details

If a company isn't delivering on its contract with you, or if you encounter an aspect of the deal the company was required to disclose by law but didn't, you have the right to cancel within one year.

Your goods cannot be repossessed if you have paid 2/3 or more

If you have paid at least two-thirds of the cost of your goods, a seller can't take them back from you except by court order. But remember, if you miss a payment, the seller can take you to court to get full payment, and this could hurt your credit rating

Deliveries must be on time

If a delivery doesn't arrive within 30 days of the promised date, you can cancel the contract by sending a cancellation letter. But you lose the right to cancel the agreement if you accept delivery after the 30 days.

Anyone who violates the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 may be subject to prosecution

Individuals violating certain sections of the act are liable to a fine of up to $50,000 or imprisonment of up to two years less one day. A corporation can be fined up to $250,000.

In these type of situations where no obvious criminal act has occurred the complainant should go to the Ministry of Consumer Services at 1-800-889-9768.

        

 

29 Apr 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 210 calls for service that resulted in 11 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, assault with a weapon, thefts, impaired driving, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Weapon Charges

An argument about cell phone use resulted in male young person being arrested at 11:35 am on the 27th Apr. It is alleged that he brandished a butcher knife then threatened to stab the other person while lunging forward with the knife.  He was tackled and restrained until police arrived. He has been charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, and breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Geoff Whittle is investigating.

Theft

At 11:13 am on the 26th Apr, North Bay Police responded to a complaint of a man cutting the copper ground wires off of the hydro poles in the area of First St and Commercial St. Subsequent investigation located the copper and identified the suspect. Raymond Michaud 29yrs of Algonquin Ave was arrested at 2:14 pm and charged with Theft under $5000. He is to appear in court on Jun 11th 2013. Csts Ross Lingley and Ashley St. John investigated

06 May 2013

 

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 230 calls for service that resulted in 22 arrests. Offences included thefts, frauds, assaults, domestic assaults, impaired driving, possession of stolen property, possession of counterfeit money, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Counterfeit

At 6:10am on May 5th a man and a woman attended a restaurant on McKeown Ave where they used what was believed to be a counterfeit $20 dollar bill to pay. They left and were observed to go to another restaurant nearby where they were confronted by the original restaurant employee and their licence number recorded. The subjects left immediately but the car was stopped by police at Hwy 17 W. Two men and three women were apprehended. A search of the vehicle located in excess of $90,000 in counterfeit 20 dollar bills, in excess of $3000 in real currency and 178 grams of marijuana. The five people arrested are all from the Montreal Quebec area. One is a female young person. The others are identified as; Nicola Aarestrup 24yrs, Carl Excellent 26yrs, Marie Pouliot 23yrs, and Shanice Saaduldin 18yrs. They face a total of 17 offences that include  3 for uttering counterfeit currency, 5 for possession of counterfeit currency, 5 for possession for the purpose of trafficking, 3 for breach of probation and 1 for obstruct police. All 5 persons have been held in custody for bail hearings. Csts Vince Corrente and Robin Boucher are continuing the investigation.   A photo will follow.

Internal Theft

At 2:45pm on the 4th May an investigation into a complaint by a large retail store resulted in an employee being arrested. Brian Beauchamp 22yrs of Lindsay Ave has been charged with theft under $5000, fraud under $5000 and possession of stolen property. He is to appear in court on the 18th June 2013. Cst Sue Solman is investigating.  

      

Sex Offences

At 4:45 pm on the 5th May Officers at the lakefront observed a man on the sex offender registry to be with a young girl. When approached by the officer the subject attempted to assault the officer, then fled on foot and when caught, tried to assault the officer again. Steven Paquette 21 yrs of 3rd Ave was physically subdued, arrested and charged with sexual interference, 2 counts of assault police, and breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Dan Weber is investigating

Break and Enter

Between 3:00 am and 8:00 am on the 2nd of May an apartment on First Ave was entered. Items stolen include a X box 360, a black circle faced watch, a silver necklace, a cats eye gold ring, a decorative knife with gold chain and red tassel, a mini sword approximately 12" long, and an undisclosed amount of cash. Cst Robin Boucher is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 2;00pm and midnight on the 4th may a residence on Lavase Rd was entered. Items stolen include an X box360, a Play Station, video games, a red winter Ecko coat, a Florida State sweater and an undisclosed amount of cash. Cst Richard Hampel is investigating. 

05 June 2013

Assault Bodily Harm

At 5:50p.m.on the 04th Jun a young man was assaulted by a group of males in the bush area near Jet Ave. The victim was sprayed in the face with what may be pepper or bear spray. He was then punched and kicked several times. The victim sustained serious facial injuries. The investigation is continuing.

Domestic Statistics For May

In the month of May the North Bay Police responded to 111 domestic related occurrences.

There were 23 people charged (19 males, 4 females) with a total of 43 offences.

The offences included; 10 Assaults, 10 Breach of Recognizance, 2   Breach of Peace Bond,

4    Breach of Undertaking, 5    Breach of Probation, 4    Utter Threats, 2   Criminal Harassment

3    Mischief, 1    Break and Enter, 1   Theft Under, 1   Public Mischief

29 July 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 239 calls for service that resulted in 15 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, sexual assault, impaired driving, criminal harassment, threatening, breach of court orders, cause a disturbance and public intoxication.

Arsons

Between 2:45 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on Saturday the 27th July five separate fires were set in and around the downtown core. At 2:45 a.m. a pile of garbage bags at third Av and Front St. At 3:45 a.m. a wooden structure on the 400 block of Oak St E. At 3:45 a.m. a dumpster at Fisher St and Oak St E. At 4:05 a.m. along the ONR tracks near the 400 block of Oak St between two tankers of hydrogen peroxide and at 5:30 a.m. a length of tubing at the rear of a business on the 100 Block of Main St E. Cst Darcy Wall is investigating.

Break Enter and Theft

At 3:14a.m. on Sat the 27th July an unknown male smashed the glass door of the Cassells St Beer Store and removed 1 case of beer from a display, then fled the area.  He is described as male, white wearing a ¾ length coat.  Cst Penny Kerr is investigating.

01 Aug 2013

Recovered Vehicle

At 11:13p.m. on the 31st July a traffic complaint at Algonquin and McKeown Ave resulted in the arrest of a 17 yr old male.  The North Bay Police stopped the vehicle on Josephine St and the driver could not keep his story straight. A phone call to the registered owner in New Liskeard revealed that the vehicle was thought to be still in the owner's driveway. The 17 year old has been charged with possession of stolen property, obstruct peace officer, and 2 counts of breach of probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Ashley St.John is investigating.

02 Aug 2013

Break and Enter

At 3:00 a.m. on the 1st of Aug a Dashnay St resident was woke up by a loud noise but could not locate the source. In the morning it was learned that the garage had been entered and the kitchen window was broken in an attempt to enter the residence. A lawn mower is missing from the garage. Cst Greg Dix is investigating.

05 Aug 2013

 Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 243 calls for service that resulted in 18 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, robbery, threatening, impaired driving, breach of court orders and several for public intoxication.

Street Crime

At 8:55 p.m.  on 1st Aug a street crime investigation resulted in a vehicle with a man and a woman in it being checked in the parking lot at 300 lakeshore Dr. The man was observed to toss a baggie containing  17.4 grams of what is believed to be cocaine. A set of brass knuckles was found on the man and a concealed knife was found on the woman. James O'Conner 32 years of Vanier St was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a prohibited weapon, and breach of a prohibition order. Jessica Betts 22 years of Trout Creek was charged with carry concealed weapon and breach of recognizance. The street value of the cocaine is approximately $1700. Both persons were held in custody for bail hearings.

Robbery

A 15 year old male was arrested on the 3rd Aug for a 30th of July robbery where it is alleged that he shoved another teenager several times then took his hat. He has been charged with robbery, breach of recognizance, and breach of probation. He is to appear in youth court on 14th Aug 2013. Cst Scott Berry is investigating.

Assault

On the 4th Aug a neighbour situation on Lakeshore Dr resulted in the arrest of Paul Myers 47 years of Lakeshore Dr. It is alleged that he threatened to kill one of his neighbours and tried to punch him. He has been charged with assault and threatening. He was kept in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Zach Dagg is investigating.

Break and Enter

On Aug 4th between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. a second story residence on the 300 block of Main St E was accessed by using a ladder to enter a rear window. Items stolen include Fentanyl patches, a watch, 4 rings, 2 necklaces, bracelets, and a quantity of cash.  Cst Stacy Jackson is investigating.  

09 Aug 2013

Loose Snake

On Thurs Aug 8th at 11:00 p.m. North Bay Police responded to a complaint of a large snake loose on the 200 block of Hutchison St. The officers attended, located a 4ft long python on a sidewalk near an apartment complex. The officers took custody of the snake, brought it to the police station where it was picked up by the North Bay Humane Society. The owner of the python has not been determined. Csts Aaron Northrup and Steve Carleton are investigating.  

snake

12 Aug 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 227 calls for service that resulted in 10 arrests. Offences included domestic assaults, assaults, threatening, mischief, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Break and Enter

Between 4:45p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on the 8th Aug a male and a female entered an apartment on Laurier Ave through a basement window. Items stolen include a 32"RCA television and a Panasonic stereo. Cst Sarah Kavanagh is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 10:00 a.m. on the 9th Aug and 12:00 noon on the 10th Aug, an apartment on the 1100 block of Ferguson St was entered and a tattoo kit was taken. It is described as a stainless steel case containing a yellow motor and gun. Cst Zach Dagg is investigating.

Theft

Overnight on the 9th and 10th Aug a Dodge pickup parked in the lower Canadore residence parking lot was entered by smashing the rear cab window. Items stolen include a black Danby microwave still in the box, a small propane BBQ, a Rand McNally 710 GPS complete with mount and charger, and a bag containing a blanket, a pillow and a plastic toolbox with screwdrivers. Cst Scott Buchanan is investigating.

14 Aug 2013

Domestic Abuse

An overnight complaint of criminal harassment in a domestic situation has resulted in the arrest of a 27 year old North Bay man. He has been charged with criminal harassment, forcible confinement, mischief, 2 counts of threatening, and 3 counts of assault. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Steve Chabbert is investigating.

Break and Enter Arrest

The investigation into the 8th Aug break and enter on Laurier St has resulted in the arrest of John Wilkinson 37 years of Worthington St E. He has been charged with break enter and theft. He is to appear in court on the 24th Sept 2013. Csts Sarah Kavanagh and Steve Taylor investigated.

Break and Enter

Between 5:30a.m. and 8:00a.m. on the 13th Aug, entry was gained to an apartment on the 300 block of Main St E. This is the second break and enter at the same residence in the past week. Items stolen this time include 3 Fentanyl patches, old coins, American money, a laptop computer, and 2 railway watches. Cst Richard Hampel is investigating.

Theft Warning

The North Bay Police have had several theft complaints of employee and customer purses, wallets and small office equipment. Business areas are targeted by thieves and property becomes easy prey when not secured or people become distracted. We wish to encourage the public and businesses to be cautious and vigilant. Businesses should be securing areas left unattended or accessible to the public. 

Fraud Warning

The North Bay Police as well as Shoppers Drug Mart have received complaints of a phone fraud where Shoppers Drug Mart customers are receiving calls from an automated calling system. The customers are told that they have won the vacation contest and asks them to accept or decline. The customer is then asked to provide personal information including their credit card numbers. These calls are fraudulent.

This fraud has been complicated by the fact that there has been a legitimate Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix Summer Contest that closed Aug 11th.  This contest involves three $5000 prizes payable in the form of a cheque. The winners will be drawn on Sept 4th 2013. The legitimate contest has nothing to do with vacations. Shoppers Drug Mart has supplied a phone number for inquiries. 1-800-746-7737. The North Bay Police want to caution the public about giving personal or financial information to anyone where you didn't initiate the call and know exactly who you are talking to.

Deer Caution

At 8:30 this morning we had a complaint of a deer on the 100 block of Norwood av. We want to caution drivers in the area. Deer can be very unpredictable particularly when scared. Be aware and drive safe.

15 Aug 2013

Weapons

On the 14th Aug at 10:15a.m. Police responded to a complaint of a man at a pharmacy on the 1200 block of Algonquin Ave with bear spray and a bayonet. The man had left the area. Investigation revealed that the man had stolen the weapons from a store on Algonquin Ave, concealed them, then attended the pharmacy where he took them out and showed them to the employees.  Jason Gagne 37 years of Trout Lake Rd was located and arrested at a residence on Lakeshore Dr at 10:50 a.m. He has been charged with theft, possession of property obtained by crime, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a weapon while prohibited, 2 counts of carry concealed weapon, and 2 counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Greg Dix and Sue Solman investigated.

 

Break and Enter Alarm

At 2:49a.m. North Bay Police responded to a business alarm in the 200 block of McIntyre St E. Investigation revealed that the building had been entered and the front counter audible alarm set off causing the culprit to flee. Nothing has been reported stolen. Cst Doug MacIntosh is investigating.

16 Aug 2013

Robbery

On 16th Aug at 2:50 a.m. a taxi picked up a man on the 100 block of Main St W who wanted to go to Clarence St. The man sat directly behind the driver and when the vehicle was stopped on Clarence St the man reached over the drivers head with a prybar and attempted to choke him while telling him to give him the money. The driver accelerated then slammed on the brakes several times trying to dislodge the prybar. The man threatened to stab him but the driver managed to call for help on the microphone and slammed on the brakes one final time. The man then got out of the cab and ran east on Greenwood Ave. The man is described as male, white average build, black hair, thin black beard and round cheeks, wearing a camo jacket and blue jeans. Cst Scott Berry is investigating.

Arsons

 Between 12:56 a.m. and 3:49 a.m. on the 16th Aug North Bay Police responded to 3 separate arsons.  The first was at 12:56a.m. at Sam Jacks Field at the end of Gladstone Ave where garbage and a port-a-john were destroyed. The second was at 1:36a.m. , a mattress  behind 489 Main St W was destroyed. The third fire at 3:49a.m. was on Regina St near the corner of McIntyre St E and involved garbage and recycling. A man was seen running from that fire and is described as; male 5' to 5'6', 20 years, medium build, and wearing dark clothing. The North Bay Fire Dept attended and extinguished each of the fires. The investigations are continuing.    

16 Aug 2013#2

Extra Mile Award

The Chamber Of Commerce Extra Mile Award for June was awarded to North Bay Police Constable Marc Ethier. In May of this year he took control of a lost stray dog in Callander that belonged to a Callander business woman. He did not have it taken to the pound or leave it on the street, he went the extra mile, located the owner and returned the dog himself. The dog's owner submitted his name to the Chamber for this award. Congratulations Marc. 

30 Oct 2013

Wrong place at wrong time

In the early afternoon of October 29, 2013, police were searching the downtown area for a suspect in relation to an assault with a weapon incident.  The suspect was last seen driving a red scooter and wearing a black helmet.  Police observed a person wearing a black helmet and driving a red e-bike on Fraser Street.  The driver, who was not operating the e-bike under pedal power, failed to stop for the red light at the Worthington Street West intersection.  He then entered the LCBO parking lot and parked.  Police spoke with the driver and learned that he was not the suspect being sought in connection with the assault with a weapon incident.  However, it was determined that his ability to operate the e-bike under electric power, thus making it a motor vehicle under the Criminal Code of Canada, was impaired by alcohol.  The male was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Breach of Probation and he is to appear in court at a later date.        

08 Nov 2013

Robbery Suspect Returned

On the 4th Nov, Calgary Police arrested a man wanted by North Bay Police for a convenience store robbery on the 13th May 2013. The robbery investigation had resulted in Canada wide warrants for robbery and forcible confinement being issued for two suspects.  Brian McCabe 21 years was returned from Calgary to North Bay on 7th Nov by D/Csts Peter Brunette and Jason Long. He is being held in custody for a bail hearing.  The second suspect was arrested in Kirkland Lake in August; returned to North Bay and has since been held in custody.  The robbery had involved two male suspects assaulting the clerk then physically confining him while threatening to stab and shoot him.  No weapons were seen at the time.   

20 Nov 2013

Thefts

At 6:00p.m. On the 19th Nov a man and a woman were observed to enter a large retail store at Northgate Square. They filled three reusable shopping bags with cameras and small electronic items. The man picked up a 46" flat screen TV, placed it on his shoulder then both people left the store with the shopping bags and TV without paying. The total value was in excess of $2100.00. Both persons were arrested outside and the merchandise was recovered. Marvin Batisse 34 years of Wellington St New Liskeard has been charged with theft under $5000.00. Chantal Bourgeois 43 years of Rorke St Haileybury has been charged with theft under $5000.00 and breach of probation.  Both persons have been held in custody for bail hearings. Csts Geoff Whittle and Jennifer Hollingshead are investigating.

25 Nov 2013#2

Violent Criminal Sentenced

A man responsible for a violent crime spree on 24th Apr 2012 that involved a weapon, robbery, assaults, and sex offences was sentenced to a total of 23 years consecutive, and an additional total of 45 years that will run concurrently.

Wade Laporte 46 years had been charged with a total of 19 offences. In Oct 2013 he pled guilty to 12 offences and 7 charges were withdrawn.  He was sentenced on Nov 4th 2013. The following is a breakdown of the sentencing.

Charges withdrawn

Two counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, forcible confinement, robbery with violence, and aggravated assault.

Guilty Plea Convictions

Sexual assault                                  -         2yrs (time served)

Forcible confinement                       -         8yrs consecutive

Robbery with a weapon                   -         8yrs consecutive

Robbery with a weapon                   -         5yrs consecutive

Forcible confinement                       -         8yrs concurrent

Forcible confinement                       -         5yrs concurrent

Sexual assault with weapon             -         8yrs concurrent

Possession of a weapon dangerous  -         5yrs concurrent

Assault with a weapon                     -         5yrs concurrent

Sexual assault with a weapon          -          8yrs concurrent

Uttering threats                                -          5yrs concurrent

Uttering threats                                -          1yr concurrent

 

17 Sept 2012

WEEKEND

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 225 calls for service that resulted in 15 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, assault cause bodily harm, criminal harassment, threatening, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

THREATENING DEATH

An altercation on McNamara St at 4:24 pm on the 16th Sept resulted in a man threatening to kill a couple as well as their children. Raymond Michaud 28yrs of McNamara St was charged with 4 counts of threatening death. He is to appear in court on 16th Oct. Cst Bruce Whitehead is investigating.

ASSAULT BODILY HARM

At 02:30 on the 14th Sep an altercation on Front St resulted in a man pushing another man into a wall causing him facial injuries. Nicholas Keefe 20yrs of Front St was charged with assault cause bodily harm. He is to appear in court on 23rd Oct. Cst Richard Hampel is investigating.

11 Jan 2013

Grow Operation

At 11:22am on the 10th Jan 2013 marijuana grow investigation culminated in the execution of a search warrant at a residence on the 900 block of Reynolds St. The search resulted in the seizure of 325 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, 234 grams of harvested bud marijuana, 454 grams of loose marijuana shake, grow lights, fans, vents, and timers. The total value is assessed at approximately $335,000.00. Barry Davidson 51 yrs and Lori Davidson 51 yrs both of Reynolds St have been charged with production of marijuana, and possession for the purpose of trafficking. They were held in custody for bail hearings.                                              

Police Services Board

There will be a North Bay Police Services Board meeting on Tues 15th Jan 2013 at 11:00 am in the Colin Vezina Boardroom at police headquarters. The agenda follows.

OPEN SESSION AGENDA

January 15, 2013 1100 Hours

1. Approval of Agenda                                                                                  Chair

2. Approval of Minutes of Open Session meeting of December11, 2012      Chair

3. Business Arising:                                                                                      Chair  

    Nil   

4.  Swearing In – Constable Sarah Kavanagh                                           Chair

5. Correspondence:                                                                                     Chief

6. Taxi Business:

    Taxi Licences                                                                                            Chief 

7. Reports:     

    Chief's Monthly Report                                                                            Chief

    Stats November/November Revised                                                   Deputy           

    Annual Report Educational Subsidies                                                Chief

    Annual Report – Public Complaints                                                    Chief

8. New Business:

    Benefits Consultants                                                                              Chief

    2013 Organizational Chart                                                                     Chief

    2013 Fleet Replacement Schedule                                                     Chief

    Fee Schedule By-law Review                                                                Chief

    2013 Operating Budget                                                                          Chief

9. Association Report:                                                                                 President

14 Jan 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 196 calls for service that resulted in 11 arrests. Offences included thefts, possession of stolen property, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Break and Enter

Overnight on the 10th and 11th Jan the Laurentian Church was entered. Items stolen include some change, donation cheques, CDs and spare keys. Cst Seth Dinsmore is investigating.  

               

15 Jan 2013

Sexual Assault Arrest

The North Bay Police wish to thank the Media for their assistance in releasing this information to the public. We made the request to the media at 1:30 pm and the suspect was arrested at 5:05pm because of numerous tips we received. A 23 year old North Bay man has been charged with sexual assault and is to appear in court on Feb 12th 2013. D/Cst Roger Drolet is investigating.

Further Charges

In March of 2012 Norman Baxter 78 years was arrested and charged with offences related to children and the internet. His computer was seized at the time of his arrest.  A forensic examination and analysis of that computer has resulted in additional charges that include 1 count of possession of child pornography, 1 count of luring a child under 16, and 12 counts of luring a child under 18. He is to attend court on March 5th 2013.  D/Cst Jason Long is investigating.

               

30 Jan 2013

 Theft of Snowmachine

Between 8:00pm Jan 28th and 4:10pm 29th Jan a red 2003 Skidoo MXZ HO was stolen from a residence on Peninsula Rd. It was driven away onto Trout Lake. The registration  number is 922620. Cst Henry ONeill is investigating.

               

         

15 Apr 2013

 Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 229 calls for service that resulted in 17 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, assault with a weapon, theft over $5000, threatening, criminal harassment, impaired driving, mischief, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Weapons Charge

At 12:50am on 14th Apr North Bay Police responded to a fight call at a residence on the 700 block of Algonquin Ave. Investigation revealed that a man had been in an argument with another man then left and returned with two hammers, threatened to kill the people in the residence , and smashed holes in the door with the hammers. He left again and returned with an axe. A struggle occurred, the axe was taken away but one person was cut in the process. Mitchell Stewart 27yrs of Algonquin Ave was arrested and charged with 2 counts of assault with a weapon, mischief and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Chris Marshall is investigating.

Threats

At 10:46 pm on the 12th Apr police responded to an unwanted male at a bar on Seymour St. When asked to leave the man threatened to take the officer's gun, and also threatened to blow up the bar. Elijah Fricker 27 yrs of Belleview Cr was arrested and charged with 2 counts of threatening and breach of probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Chris Marshall is investigating.

Theft of Vehicle

At 5:54 am on the 13th Apr an off duty OPP officer reported a black chev p/up driving on a rim in the area of High St and Algonquin Ave. The vehicle was observed to go up Ann St to Lorne to Douglas St where the vehicle stopped and   3 males fled the vehicle. Investigation revealed the vehicle had been stolen from Sudbury sometime after 11:00 pm on the 12th Apr. The area was sealed and a search located the 3 males hiding in a tarp garage in the area. The males were identified as 15 and 16 yr old young offenders from the Sudbury area. They have been charged with a total of 15 charges that include theft of the vehicle, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled drug, and breaches of probation. Cst Gerry Martin is investigating.

16 Apr 2013

SPRING LITTER CLEANUP

SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2013

Hosted by the The North Bay Police Environment committee

•  Meet at 12pm in the back parking lot of NBPS Headquarters

•  The snow is expected to melt; Weather is forecasted to be + 3°C with sun and cloud on 20 April

•  Gloves, bags and tools will be provided

•  Participants will then go to the cleanup location of their choice, either Chippewa Creek (behind the YMCA)     

    or the dead end of Monastery Road (Nipissing U. paved pathway)

•  Miller Waste will be donating bins at each location

•  FREE pizza and pop will be delivered at each location at 3pm.    

All members of the public are welcome to volunteer.  Certificates will be awarded to High School students for their required volunteer hours.

02 May 2013

Domestic Statistics for April

During the month of April the North Bay Police responded to 90 domestic related occurrences that resulted in the arrest of 22 men and 3 women. A total of 51 charges were laid  that included 22 assaults, 2 assaults with a weapon,5 for mischief, 6 for uttering threats, 1 forcible confinement, 1 forcible entry, 1 public mischief, 2 for theft under $5000, 5 breaches of an undertaking, 5 breaches of probation and 1 for criminal harassment

04 June 2013 #3

Buckle Up Challenge

The Buckle Up Challenge took place at the lakefront at 12:30 p.m. 04th June. Goldfleet Subaru supplied 2 vehicles for the event. A round robin competition with 6 high schools  identified the top 4 schools for the semi finals and Chippewa Secondary and St.Joseph Scollard Hall advanced to the final. The winner was St.Joseph Scollard Hall with a time of 58 seconds.

The North Bay Police Service  congratulates  all the participants. Your participation promotes awareness and the use of seat belts, which saves lives.   

11June 2013#2

Fatal MVC Update

Further to the fatal bicycle, motor vehicle collision on 10th June; the motor vehicle involved was a Honda Pilot being driven by a 29year old woman who was the sole occupant. The cyclist was wearing a dark military style combat coat, blue jeans and high top dark leather mukluks. There was no artificial lighting in the area. The investigation is continuing.

Update Fatal MVC

The cyclist fatally injured in the collision on June 10th has been identified. His identity will be withheld until the Next of Kin have been notified.

12 June 2013

Fight Leads to Multiple Weapons Charges

At 7:00p.m. 11 June North Bay police responded to a fight with weapons call in a bush area near Massey Dr. Investigation revealed that one man had threatened another and the two men agreed to fight. Friends and girlfriends got involved and weapons used by different people included a rock, brass knuckles, an asp, a knife, and a bat. David Loken 32yrs of Bunting Dr was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, possession of a prohibited weapon, and possession of weapons contrary to a prohibition order. Michael Fournier 24yrs of Oakwood Av was arrested and charged with uttering threats, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, and breach of probation.  Kara-Lynn Dorian 25yrs of Massey Dr was arrested and charged with 2 counts of assault with a weapon. All three persons are to appear in court on 16th July 2013. Csts Christian Elia and Merve Shantz are investigating.

Break and Enter

At 2:15a.m. on the 11June a jewellery store on Cassells St was entered by breaking into the residence at the rear, then into the office and store area.  A display case was smashed and a quantity of gold rings were taken. Cst Greg Dix is investigating.

26 July 2013

Fraud Caution

Recently the North Bay Police has received complaints about phone calls where the caller indicates that they are representing credit card companies and that credit card interest rates are automatically going up. The reason for the call is to give the recipient the opportunity to prevent this from happening to their particular card. The recipient is then asked for their particulars and their card number so they can be flagged for no increase. 

Credit card companies do not operate in this manner. This is a fraud designed to obtain personal information and credit card numbers.

The North Bay Police want to caution the public not to release any personal information or credit card information to anyone that that you did not contact yourself and know exactly who you are talking to.

Do not take anyone's word about who they are unless you have confirmed their identity through your own source

06 Aug 2013

Motor Vehicle Collision

On the 5th Aug at 4:52 p.m. a 24 yr old man on a motorcycle travelling northbound on the north end of Terrace Rd could not negotiate a curve in the road, lost control and crashed. The driver was taken to hospital was taken to hospital with serious injuries.  Speed appears to have been a factor in the collision. The investigation is continuing.

Break and Enter

Between noon on the 4th Aug and 9:30 p.m. on the 5th Aug a residence on Regina St was entered through the rear deck door. Items stolen include a 47" TV, a Norco mountain bike, and a 10 kt gold diamond ring. Cst Doug MacIntosh is investigating.

09 Oct 2013

Operation Impact (October 11- 14, 2013)

Operation Impact, a national campaign to make Canada's roads the safest in the world, will take place this Thanksgiving weekend.

The focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers, and other road users most at risk which include: 

·        Impaired driving

·        distracted driving

·        seatbelt use

·        all aspects related to aggressive driving.

This long weekend has been strategically identified for Operation Impact as many people will be traveling our roads, which typically correlates to an increase in traffic collisions.

In 2013 to this date, in North Bay and Callander, the North Bay Police have investigated two fatalities and 117 injuries resulting from vehicle collisions.  These are just numbers but they represent moms, dads, sisters, brothers, loved ones, co-workers and neighbours.

To support Operation Impact, the North Bay Police Service will be conducting dedicated RIDE programs, performing seatbelt checks and through strict enforcement will address aggressive and distracted drivers who jeopardize the safety of other roadway users.

Operation Impact is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and member agencies of the CACP Traffic Committee from across Canada in support of making Canada's roads the safest in the world by 2015.

    

15 Oct 2013

 

Weekend

Over the long weekend the North Bay Police responded to 216 calls for service that resulted in 17 arrests. Offences included assaults, assaults with weapons, domestic assaults, assault police, criminal harassment, impaired driving, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Public Disturbance

On the 12th Oct at 2:30 a.m. officers attended a disturbance on Main St at Wyld St when a man who had been involved in the fighting,  assaulted 2 police officers that were clearing the crowd. He was arrested after pepper spray was utilized to gain his compliance.  Eric Berthiaume 26 years of Chelmsford was charged with 2 counts of assault police, obstruct police, cause a disturbance, and breach of a court order. A second male also involved in a fight, used a cast on his arm as a weapon that injured another male. Josh Deppish 21 years of Chelmsford was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, assault cause bodily harm and cause a disturbance. Both men were held in custody for bail hearings. Csts Sue Solman and Aaron Northrup investigated.

Assault w/Weapon

On the 13th Oct at 2:16 a.m. a woman being evicted from a downtown bar for fighting, threw a full beer can at one of the bouncers cutting his head. She then threw her cell phone at a second bouncer cutting his lip. Beth Wabano 22 years of Yelleck trail was arrested and charged with 2 counts of assault with a weapon. She is to appear in court on November 5th 2013. Cst Aaron Northrup is investigating.    

                 

Bear Spray

On the 12th Oct at 4:40 a.m. North Bay Police responded to a disturbance in the area of Mattawa St.  On arrival police located several people that had been sprayed with bear spray but no serious injuries were reported. Cst Seth Dinsmore is continuing the investigation.   

16 Oct 2013

Drug Arrests

A vehicle stop on Main St at 2:40 p.m. on the 15th Oct resulted in the seizure of 2,394 grams of marijuana, 45 methamphetamine pills, scales, and two BB handguns. Toby Drinkwater 23 years of Cedar St and Shannon Rowe 29 years of Montreal have each been charged with 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance and 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Both persons have been held in custody for bail hearings. Csts Elizabeth Bell and Bill Gainforth are investigating.

17 Oct 2013

Possible Fraud

The North Bay Police are investigating an Oct 15th incident where a woman was canvassing people at the North Bay Regional Health Centre for gas money to get home. This occurred about mid morning and it is alleged that she was telling people that she had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Anyone who knows anything about this incident or was one of the people that gave her money is asked to contact Cst Gerry Martin at 705-497-5555. 

  

29 Oct 2013

Robbery

On the 28th Oct at 4:22 p.m two women entered a Callander residence where one of them attacked the male resident with a baseball bat while the other started to remove the television. The victim managed to get the bat away from the woman but she grabbed a hammer and attacked him again. The victim managed to call the police at which time the women fled. Both women were located and arrested at a residence on Princess St E at 5:27 p.m.  Melissa Sager 26 years of Carruthers St and Donna deWolfe  43 years of Princess St  have been charged with robbery and are to appear in court on Dec 3rd 2013. Cst Greg Dix is investigating.

Voyeurism

An investigation into a complaint on the 6th Aug has resulted in the Oct 28th arrest of Denis Allaire 31 years of Massey Dr. He has been charged with 1 count of voyeurism. On Aug 6th a woman at a Lakeshore Dr retail store complained that she heard a strange noise behind her and when she turned around a man was on his back on the floor with his arms extended holding a I phone videoing under her skirt. The man fled the area at the time of the offence. Cst Blake Vietmeier is investigating.

07 Nov 2013

Fatal Collision

On 01st November Edda Ursittia 73 years of North Bay succumbed to injuries sustained in a Oct 13th motor vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred on Lakeshore Dr at Howard Ave. She was walking across Lakeshore Dr when she was struck by a vehicle turning left onto Lakeshore Dr. The driver, an 84 year old North Bay woman was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian. 

    

Internet Luring

Between June and November 2013 a man using the fake internet identity of Jake Burton made friends with teenage girls and solicited sexual favours for money. An investigation has resulted in the arrest of John Chapados 32 years of Fifth Ave. He has been charged with 2 counts of procuring juvenile prostitution, 2 counts of luring a child, sexual interference, and invitation to sexual touching. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. D/Cst Helen Boissonneault is investigating.

Assault

A complaint of elder abuse at a retirement home received on the 04th Nov has resulted in the arrest of Curtis Evraire 36 years of Madelina Dr. He is a personal support worker and it is alleged that he applied unnecessary force to a 93 year old woman causing her minor injuries; he then punched the pillow beside her head. He has been charged with assault and is to appear in court Jan 7th 2014. Cst Kyle Hughes is continuing the investigation.

14 Nov 2013 #2

Suspect Arrested

On Thursday, November 14th, 2013 Gary Thompson turned himself over to police without incident.

Gary Thompson is charged with Dangerous Driving, Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident, Utter Threat to Cause Death, Assault with a Weapon (2 counts) and Attempt to Commit Murder (2 counts).

Gary Thompson is being held in custody on the aforementioned charges awaiting a bail hearing Friday, November 15th, 2013.

The North Bay Police Service would like to thank the public and media outlets for their assistance in this matter.

25 Nov 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 146 calls for service that resulted in 11arrests two of which were for outstanding warrants. Offences included assaults, domestic assault, thefts, possession of marijuana, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Arrest Warrants Executed

A traffic stop on Marshall Ave at 1:35 p.m. on the 22nd Nov resulted in both male occupants being arrested on outstanding warrants. Jeremiah McEdwards 21years and Eliah McEdwards 20 years both of Calgary were wanted for break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime and failing to attend court. Csts Robin Boucher and Doug MacIntosh investigated.

18 Sept 2012 #2

RESIST ARREST

At 1:17am on 18th Sept a man located in the parking lot on the 1400 block of Seymour St became aggressive with police and attempted to strike an officer. He became more aggressive and it took officers several minutes to secure him in the police car. Roger Storms 34 yrs of no fixed address has been charged with assault with intent to resist arrest, unauthorized possession of a weapon, and breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Scott Buchanan is investigating.

DRUGS

On 17th Sept at 12:10pm police observed a man kneeling in a parking lot at Gormanville Rd and Jane St in front of a woman sitting in a vehicle. She had a quantity of money in her hand and he was counting out pills from a Ziploc baggie. Both persons were arrested and several pills seized. The pills are believed to be Oxycodone, Morphine, Percocet and Tylenol. Andrew Grandmond 46 yrs of Worthington St  has been charged with 2 counts of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, and breach of probation. Dana Heintz 43yr of Clarence St has been charged with Possession of a controlled substance and breach of probation. Both persons were held in custody for bail hearings.

22 Nov 2012

Theft of Tools

Tools, with a value of approximately $5900.00, were taken from a site under construction on McLaren Street.Stolen were two Hilti Chippers, two Ridgid vacuum cleaners, respirators and a number of drill attachments. Constable Steve Chabbert is investigating.

Seasonal Driving

Motorists are reminded that with the changing of the seasons, the unpredictability of the weather and road conditions increases.  Recent foggy conditions, and reports of ice patches on area roadways, should cause motorists to alter their driving practices.  The NBPS would like to encourage all motorists to adjust their driving to conditions in order to ensure a safe journey.

03 Dec 2012

 Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 243 calls for service that resulted in 16 arrests for a variety of offences that included, assaults, assault with a weapon, domestic assaults, robbery, break and enter , thefts, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Robbery

At 9:49pm Dec 2nd a woman entered an unlocked residence on Cassells St. When she began searching the premises, the 65 yr old resident sleeping in the bedroom woke up and confronted her. After a short conversation a struggle ensued where the woman grabbed a large quantity of money from the pocket of his housecoat. The struggle continued down the hallway and outside where the victim managed to get a portion of the money back. The woman then fled on foot. At 10:09pm the woman was located at Fisher and Chippewa Sts where she was arrested and the remainder of the money retrieved. Angel Fillimchuk 35yrs of Carruthers St has been charged with break enter and theft, and robbery. She has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Mark McLeod is investigating.

Break & Enter Arrest

On Dec 1st Carrie Youmans 29yrs of Franklin St was arrested and charged with 1 count of break enter and theft and 2 counts of breach of probation. The break and enter relates to an Oct 22nd occurrence where a woman entered a residence on Metcalf St, took jewellery and prescription drugs and when confronted by one of the residents said she was looking for someone, then put her shoes on and fled. She has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Christian Elia is investigating.

Assault with a Weapon

Just prior to 2:00am on Dec 1st a patron had been evicted from a downtown bar. It is alleged that he took a knife from a downtown vendor, returned to the front of the bar where he brandished the knife and challenged the bar doorman. He was locked out of the bar and police were called. Aaron Black 23yrs of Massey Dr was arrested at 2:02am and charged with assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. He is to appear in court on Jan 8th 2013. Cst Randy Adair is investigating.       

04 Dec 2012

Robbery

At 5:40pm on 3rd Dec a man riding a bike on Marshall Ave E waved at a vehicle that let him cross at Marshall Park Dr.. Two males in the truck yelled at him, threatened him, and followed him to Mulligan St.. The man got off his bike and hid behind some vehicles. The males got out of their vehicle, yelled at him and chased him on foot. The males then took the man's bicycle and left. The vehicle is described as an older model black Dodge diesel pick up. The driver is described as male, white, 19-22 yrs, 5' 9" 130-140 lbs, short dark hair, wearing a white shirt. The passenger is described as male, white, 19-22yrs, 5'9'' 130-140 lbs, black hair, wearing a dark sweater. Cst Richard Hampel is investigating.

05 Dec 2012

Public  Invitation

Volleyball Challenge

The students of Silver Birches School have challenged the North Bay Police to a volleyball match that will take place on Friday Dec 7th between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm at Silver Birches. The student body is collecting food for the food bank as an admission price. The police team will be coached by Deputy Chief Shawn Devine. MNR enforcement officers are making sizable donations so they can play as well. The police team may also bring in some guest players as ringers to ensure their win.

The public is invited to attend with a food donation.

07 Dec 2012

Stolen Vehicle

On Dec 7th at 3:20am, a 20yr old male stole his grandmother's vehicle and drove into the downtown core with it. The vehicle was stopped in a parking lot at Main and Fisher Sts when family members attended and one man attempted to remove the rear plate. The driver reversed the vehicle and the man had to jump out of the way to prevent being run over. The vehicle was then driven forward and a female family member had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck. The vehicle was then driven at a high rate of speed, north on Fisher St. At 3:38 am the police located the vehicle and driver back at the location of the theft. He was arrested and charged with theft of auto and 2 counts of dangerous driving. Cst Richard Hampel is investigating.

10 Dec 2012

 Weekend.

       Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 217 calls for service that resulted in 14 arrests. Motor vehicle collisions accounted for 12 occurrences on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. Arrests included assaults, domestic assaults, criminal harassment, impaired driving, thefts, breach of court orders and several for public intoxication.

Found Property

The North Bay Police are looking for the owner of a carry-on suitcase that was found on the roadway at the intersection of Trout Lake Rd (Hwy#63) and Mountainview Dr. The only tag on it indicates that it was scanned in Denver on Dec 7th 2012. Anyone who has information about the ownership of this bag is asked to contact the North Bay Police at 705-497-5555 or 705-497-5589.

Break and Enter

Between 4:00pm Dec 7th and 9:00am Dec 8th a business on the 1300 block of Lakeshore Dr was entered and a large amount of fishing tackle and a cash register were taken. Cst Elizabeth Bell is investigating.

Break and Enter

Sometime over the past 3 weeks a garage on the 1300 block of McKeown Av was entered by kicking in the side door. It is unknown exactly what is missing at this time. Cst Stacy Jackson is investigating.

Attempt Break and Enters

Overnight on the 4th and 5th Dec Entry was attempted to a garage on Alexander St as well as a separate residence on Alexander St. Entry was not gained in either occurrence. Cst Eric Krmpotic is investigating.

14 Dec 2012

 Child Pornography

An investigation over the past month by the North Bay Police Criminal Investigation Section has resulted in the arrest of Danny Stead 24yrs of Princess St E. He is charged with 2 counts of luring a child, 2 counts of possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography, and commit an indecent act.  It is alleged that he communicated with two female minors via the internet and manipulated them into exchanging pornographic pictures with him. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

Arson/Mischief

At 4:40am 14th Dec the Fire and Police services responded to a fire call between Airport Rd and Lakeview St. A line of cedar trees wrapped in burlap was set on fire. Investigation revealed that the same two persons had also set fire to a toilet roll inside a port-a-john located at a construction site off of Kenreta Dr. Both fires were extinguished without incident.  Cst Ross Lingley is investigating.

Break and Enter

Over the last three nights, the old Scollard Hospital site was entered and large amounts of copper wire stolen. It is estimated that quantities were removed each night between 7:00pm and 6:30am. Cst Melodee Prevost is investigating.

                                                       

24 Dec 2012

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 201 occurrences that resulted in 11 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, threatening, theft, trafficking, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Fraud

On December 19th, 2012 the North Bay Police Service concluded an internal fraud investigation that occurred at the North Bay Regional Health Centre.

In April of 2012 the NBRHC reported what they suspected was an Internal Fraud being perpetrated by one of their managers. As a result of this investigation, Carla Ring a former nurse and manager is facing charges of Fraud over $5000, Theft over $5000, Fraud under $5000, theft under $5000 and one count of Criminal Breach of Trust. She is to appear in court later next month.

Drugs

On the 21st Dec 1:10pm a woman in a vehicle, with an eighteen month old baby in the backseat parked in a lot on Lakeshore Dr. A man entered the vehicle and a drug transaction took place. The man counted the money and the woman ignited what she had purchased. Both persons were arrested and what is believed to be a Fentanyl patch seized. Terrence Hendry 34 yrs of Lakeshore Dr was charged with  trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime, and breach of probation. Hope Leroy 19yrs of Commanda Cr was charged with 2 counts of possession of a controlled drug, breach of probation, and breach of an undertaking. Both persons were held in custody for bail hearings.

02 Jan 2013

 

Warrant Executed

At 2:30pm on the 1st Jan, an investigation into a minor vehicle collision on Front St identified one of the parties involved as a man wanted for the May 10th 2012 armed robbery of the Mr Gas on Hwy 17 E. The man, who was a young offender at the time of the offence, was arrested on a warrant for robbery with a firearm, and disguise with intent. He is being held in custody for a bail hearing.

                                                       

09 Jan 2013

 

Break and Enters

Between 3:00pm and 10:00pm on the 8th Jan, a residence, a cottage and a garage along Ross Drive were entered. Investigation revealed that there were two suspects on foot. The cottage was entered first, then  the  culprits walked south bound on Ross Dr and entered a garage, took a bicycle and travelled south on Ross Dr where they entered a residence leaving the bicycle at the end of the driveway.  Jewellery, alcohol and electronics were taken from the residence. Anyone that has any information about this occurrence is asked to contact Cst Marc Ethier at 705-497-5555.                                                

29 Jan 2013

 Prostitution

At 6:00pm on 28th Jan North Bay Police responded to a call from local hotel that a woman was being held against her will. It was alleged that a man identified as Justin Sarrazin 35yrs of Montreal Que was forcing her to engage in prostitution as they travelled throughout Ontario. He would locate the clients and take all the proceeds. Sarrazin was located at the hotel and arrested at 6:24pm.  He has been charged with procuring, living off the avails of prostitution, possession of marijuana, and 3 counts of breach of undertaking. He is being held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Kyle Hughes and Erin Pemberton are investigating.

               

 

12 Apr 2013

Drugs

At 9:15 pm on 11 Apr 2 men were observed by the street crime unit to be smoking Fentanyl in a vehicle on Fifth Ave. Both Men were arrested and a search located 3 Fentanyl patches. Investigation revealed that the two men were responsible for the theft of a Playbook from a dept store and one had been trafficking to the other. Shayne Vaillancourt 24yrs of Regina St was charged with possession of Fentanyl and theft under $5000. He is to appear in court on 21st May. Christopher Come-Egan  24 yrs of Cartier St was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking and theft under $5000. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

30 Apr 2013

Luring a Child

A North Bay Police investigation into a Mar 2013 complaint through a southern Ontario Police service has resulted in the arrest of Jasen Belanger 38 yrs of Nelson Ave. He has been charged with luring a child under 18 for the purpose of facilitating the commission of sexual assault. It was alleged that between the 6th Nov 2011 and the 6th of Mar 2012 he had several sexually explicit computer conversations with a 15 yr old female and attempted to set up a meeting to effect a sexual purpose. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.  D/Cst Jason Long is investigating.  

01 May 2013

Street Crime

On the 30th Apr at 12:15pm the Street Crime Unit arrested Jason Frew 36yrs of no fixed address at McIntyre St and Sherbrook St on an outstanding warrant for possession of property obtained by crime. A subsequent search of his person located what is believed to be 411 methamphetamine pills, 3  40 mg Oxy-Neo pills and a quantity of Canadian currency. The street value of the drugs is estimated at $4200. He has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of Oxycodone, and possession of property obtained by crime. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

 

Warrant Executed

At 11:00pm on the 30th April a complaint of an unwanted person at a restaurant on McKeown Ave led to the arrest of a Marc Colman 53yrs of no fixed address. He is wanted on an arrest warrant from British Columbia for 3 counts of fraud over $5000. He will be kept in custody pending the arrival of British Columbia RCMP to return him. Cst Geoff Whittle investigated

Detective Helen Kent

Detective Helen Kent Recognized

On May 8th, 2013 the I.O.D.E. Manitou Chapter recognized Detective Helen Kent for her volunteerism for the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run. Detective Kent was accompanied by Deputy Chief Devine where she was given an award of $100 by Manitou Chapter President Mrs Mary Vassbotn. This money has been donated to the Torch Run. The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run Program has bonded law enforcement communities with Special Olympics and funds generated are used to fund athletes participating in Special Olympics events locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. The Special Olympic program enriches the lives of many individuals in our community and local businesses and organizations in our community provide ongoing support each year through the annual Torch Run and other charity activities. Detective Kent has been an active participant since 1988 and a coordinator since 2008.

11 June 2013

Fatal Collision

At 10:35 p.m. on the 10th June a man riding a bicycle northbound on Pinewood Park Dr between Morel Blvd and the North Bay City Limits was struck from behind by a northbound vehicle. The man was taken to the North Bay Regional Health Centre but he succumbed to his injuries. The man had no identification on his person and his identity is not known at this time. There were no reflectors or lights on the bicycle and it was raining heavily at the time of the collision. The O.P.P. Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit was contacted and is assisting in the investigation.

The cyclist is described as; middle aged, 5ft 11in to 6ft tall, 220 to 230lbs, with greying light brown hair.

Anyone that has information about this collision or the identity of the cyclist is asked to contact the North Bay Police at 705-497-5555.

Further information will be released as the investigation progresses.

14 June 2013

Fraud Caution

The North Bay Police want to caution the public about recent apartment frauds. Advertisements on Kijiji of local apartments for rent where the landlord is out of town have been determined to be fraudulent. Communication with the landlord is usually by the internet and the price is usually lower than expected. Pictures of the building and apartment are supplied and the keys will be forwarded when the first and last month's rent is received through Western Union.

Persons seeking apartment accommodation should never send money prior to dealing with someone in person while they are being showed the apartment. If the rent and conditions are too good to be true, they usually are.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

As a community partner of the Seniors at Risk Network, the North Bay Police want the public to know that Saturday June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Senior Abuse takes on many forms and criminals target the elderly because of their trusting nature.

Victim Services of Nipissing in conjunction with the Seniors at Risk Network have created booklet "Safety Planning for Seniors". This booklet can be viewed and/or downloaded by visiting website victimservicesnipissing.com 

17 June 2013

 

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 237 calls for service that resulted in 14 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, assault bodily harm, thefts, impaired driving, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Robbery

At 5:30p.m. on the 15th June, a 17 yr old male was in a school parking lot on Obrien St when a group of 10 to 12 teenagers came from behind him. One person struck him in the face, another pushed him into the wall of the school, His hat and school bag were taken and the group ran south on Obrien St towards Cassells St. One of the suspects is described as; male, white 15-18yrs with a chin strap and shaggy brown hair wearing a black muscle shirt and long shorts. A second suspect is described as; male, native, teenage, 6ft tall wearing long shorts and a black shirt. A third is male, large build, wearing a red shirt and long shorts. The items stolen are a blue ball cap with Hartford Whalers in green and a black knapsack containing a St. Joseph Scollard Hall uniform and personal resumes. Cst Chris Marshall is investigating.

Theft

At 9:25a.m. On the 14th June the North Bay Police responded a theft call on Main St W where 2 ATV's and the contents of boats were stolen. At 10:50a.m. Police located a man in a tent near Kinsman Beach. He was in possession of some of the items stolen from the boats. Tyler Quiring-Daley 20yrs of No Fixed address was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and breach of probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Greg Randall is investigating.  

Thefts

On the 28th May a man had reported that a woman entered his car, asked for a ride and when he refused she left with his wallet that was on the front seat.

On the 4th of June a woman reported that she had allowed another woman into her residence but the guest had stolen money from her purse. Investigation revealed the same woman was responsible for both incidents. Chrystal Martin 25yrs of Worthington St W was arrested on the 16th June and charged with 2 counts of theft under $5000 and 2 counts of breach of probation. Cst Ashley St. John  investigated

Weapons

At 11:36p.m. 14th June an altercation took place outside a First Ave W residence. A man pulled out a large knife, threatened the other person with it, then left the area. At 12:08 a.m. he was located by police in a bar on the 100block of Main St E where he resisted arrest and dropped the knife in the process. Jaiden St.George 19yrs of Cullen Court has been charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, threatening death, resist arrest and breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Ashley St.John and Sarah Kavanagh investigated.

 

Assault Bodily Harm

On the 4th June a young man was punched and kicked in the face in a bush area near the waterfront. The ongoing investigation has identified 2 of the suspects involved. A 17 yr old male was arrested on the 16th June and charged with assault bodily harm and 3 counts of breach of probation. Nathaniel Poyton 20 yrs of Main St E was arrested on the 17th June and charged with assault bodily harm and breach of undertaking. Both persons were held in custody for bail hearings. Cst Geoff Whittle is investigating.

 

25 July 2013

Impaired and Drugs

On the 24th July at 3:51a.m. a woman was arrested for impaired care and control of a motor vehicle near Judge Ave and Lakeshore Dr. Subsequent searches located over 734 grams of marijuana, 72 – 5mg Oxycodone pills and 515 grams of what is believed to be hashish. Angela Costa 28 years of Markham Ont has been charged with impaired care and control, possession for the purpose of trafficking marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking Oxycodone. She has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Jennifer Hollingshead, Geoff Whittle and Sarah Kavanagh are investigating.

Street Crime

On the 24th July at 6:38 p.m. the North Bay Police Street Crime Unit executed a search warrant on a residence in the 1200 block of Copeland St. The search located;

15.8 grams of powder cocaine,

96.5 grams of crack cocaine,

199.5 grams of marijuana packaged for sale,

16 – 80mg Oxycodone pills,

7 – 12mg  Hydromorphcontin capsules,

3 – 5mg   Percocet pills,

1 – 10mg Morphine capsule,

2 digital scales and thousands of dollars made up in 8 separate bundles.

The street value of the drugs is estimated at over $19,000

Allen Leblanc 53 years of Copeland St was arrested on site and has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime and 4 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, 1 each for the cocaine, marijuana, Oxycodone and Morphine. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.   

08 Oct 2013

Break and Enter

Between 5:00 p.m. on the 05th Oct and 9:00 a.m. on the 7th Oct padlocks on 14 storage containers on Progress Ct were broken off. Only one container was missing contents. P4perty stolen includes a DeWalt grinder, a Milwaukee expansion tool, a Makita jigsaw, an acetylene tank with regulators, two Milwaukee drills, a Rigid steel cutter, copper piping, copper fittings, and several other pipe wrenches and hand tools. The total value is estimated at over $3000. Cst Doug MacIntosh is investigating.

10 Oct 2013

Arson

The North Bay Police are investigating arson at Chippewa Secondary school. The contents of garbage can in a girls washroom was ignited causing it to smoulder. The Fire Dept attended and the school was evacuated. The fire had been extinguished by a staff member prior to the arrival of Fire Services. Investigation has revealed that there are 4 young female suspects not from Chippewa Secondary. Cst Chris Johnson is continuing the investigation.

Sexual Interference

A relationship where two people met on line has resulted in a 17 yr old male being charged with sexual interference. The charges stem from sexual activity with a female too young to consent. Det/Cst Helen Boissonneault is investigating.

21 Oct 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay police responded to 183 calls for service that resulted in 9 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, thefts, resist arrest, break and enter, mischief, forcible confinement, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Break and Enter

Between the 11th and 13 Oct a church a church on Cassells St was entered on two separate occasions and electronics taken. Investigation revealed the items had been pawned and the culprit had claimed ownership at the time. Joshua Wilkinson 23 years of Fourth Av was arrested and charged with 2 counts of break enter and theft, 2 counts of fraud under $5000, 3 counts of trafficking in property obtained by crime, and breach of an undertaking. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Steve Carleton is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 12.00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. a residence on Moffat St was entered and an IMAC desktop computer complete with keyboard and mouse and an IPAD with a pink case were taken. Cst Robin Boucher is investigating.

Disturbance

A disturbance on Wickstead Ave at 10:00 p.m. on the 18th Oct resulted in the arrest of Sasha Carriere 35 years of Wickstead Ave. She has been charged with cause a disturbance, forcible entry, and transportation fraud and held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Robin Boucher is investigating.

22 oct 2013

Project Hope

Between September 17th and Oct 17th 2013 The North Bay Police conducted an undercover drug operation named "Project Hope". The project targeted street level traffickers. The operation wrapped up today when teams of officers searched residences and arrested the individuals involved. Not including any offences occurring today "Project Hope" resulted in 78 drug related offences being laid against 18 people.

Background

Misuse of prescription drugs and related harms – including overdose mortality – have emerged in North Bay as important challenges for law enforcement. 

In North Bay, Fentanyl-related deaths have been increasing since 2007.  Between 2007 and 2013, North Bay has had eleven deaths directly attributed to the misuse of Fentanyl and toxicological results are pending in two others where Fentanyl is suspected because evidence of Fentanyl use was found at both scenes.

Fentanyl has also been linked to non-fatal overdoses in North Bay.  Since 2008, six people have been admitted to the emergency department in North Bay as a consequence of Fentanyl misuse and/or abuse. Four of those were V.S.A.(vital signs absent) but were saved through medical intervention.   

In October 2009, the North Bay Police Service in cooperation with the Coroner and the Medical Officer of Health issued a public advisory aimed at increasing awareness about the risks of Fentanyl misuse and reducing Fentanyl-related mortality rates.  Despite this, Fentanyl related deaths continued.   

As is the case with any drug that has a high index of abuse, increased misuse and abuse of Fentanyl has been associated with acquisitive crime in North Bay (i.e., B&Es, thefts, prescription forgeries, prostitution). 

The majority of Fentanyl available on the street in North Bay is trafficked by criminal entrepreneurs - patients with legitimate prescriptions who sell part or all of their prescriptions to CPD (controlled prescription drug) dealers or users.

Unlike other street drugs, such as cocaine, marihuana and heroin, the mere possession alone by someone suspected of dealing synthetic opiates is not enough if they have a legitimate prescription.  Possession of large quantities is not enough to secure a conviction for possession for the purpose of trafficking, as would be the case with other drugs.  This poses a significant challenge for law enforcement.  To build cases and prosecute those involved in opiate trafficking, investigations require significant time and substantial police resources.   

The highly addictive nature of Fentanyl and the steady rise of misuse and abuse represents a serious threat to communities.  As a drug that is becoming more widely available on the street, coupled with a lack of understanding of the effects when abused, Fentanyl will continue to contribute to overdose deaths  and acquisitive crimes committed primarily by drug addicts to pay for illegal drugs and to maintain their lifestyle.

 

"Project Hope" was initiated to:

·        Identify and prosecute street level individuals who were involved in the supplying and/or trafficking of controlled prescription drugs. ( Fentanyl was targeted along with other illicit drugs and any individuals who assisted in criminal activity.)

·        Reduce the supply of controlled prescription drugs through targeted enforcement.

"Project Hope" identified 18 people in the North Bay area who were directly or indirectly involved with the street level trafficking of controlled prescription and other illicit drugs.

An undercover police officer bought controlled prescription drugs and other illicit drugs on twenty five occasions during the operation.   

28 Oct 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 208 calls for service that resulted in 18 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, thefts, possession of stolen property, breach of court orders, and several for public intoxication.

Stolen Property

A Ford p/up carrying a Stihl quick cut masonry saw in the box was stolen on the evening of the 24th Oct. The vehicle was recovered on the 25th of Oct minus the saw that is valued at $2200.00. On the 26th Oct at 3:30 p.m. Police observed two men riding bicycles on Obrien St, one of which had a trailer containing the stolen saw. One of the men was arrested and the other fled on his bike down the bike path.  Michael Duhaime 36 years of Trout Lake Rd was charged with possession of property obtained by crime. An arrest warrant is being obtained for the second person involved. Cst Richard Hampel is continuing the investigation.  

Shoplifters

On the 27th Oct a male drove a female to a retail store on Mckeown Av, a grocery store on Algonquin Ave and a liquor store. It is alleged that the woman took a quantity of merchandise from each store without paying. At 5:11 p.m. the police located the suspects and the vehicle on the 100 block of Main St E. Both persons were arrested and a subsequent search located the stolen merchandise as well as a quantity of Tylenol 3's, a quantity of Cloazapam, and an expandable baton.  Lara Gagnon 47 years of Main St W  has been charged with 3 counts of theft  under $5000, 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and she was held in custody for a bail hearing. The male, identified as a young offender was charged with 3 counts of theft under $5000, 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a concealed weapon and is to appear in youth court at a later date. Csts Richard Hampel and Dan Weber investigated.

Video Helps Police

On 22nd Oct a man took a car key without permission from a premises on Lakeshore Dr.  He returned on the 23rd of Oct at 12:00 a.m. where he used the key to steal the vehicle. On the 26th Oct at 4:30 p.m. the man was driving the car with two passengers when he lost control on Judge Ave at Lee Ave striking a telephone pole. A witness videoed the occupants leaving the scene which led to the arrest of the driver at 4:46 p.m. on Lakeshore Dr at Gertrude St. David Daley-Dempsey 18 years of Lakeshore Dr was charged with theft over $5000, possession of property obtained by crime and held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Vince Corrente is investigating.

06 Nov 2013

Aggravated Assault

At 11:30 p.m. on 31st Oct two men were socializing and drinking beer in a residence on McIntyre St when one attacked the other causing severe injuries. The victim did not leave the residence until November 02nd when he was taken to hospital by ambulance and admitted to the critical care unit. The incident was reported to the North Bay Police on the 03rd Nov and the subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of John Wilkinson 37 years of Worthington St E. He has been charged with aggravated assault and held in custody for a bail hearing. D/Cst Jason Long is investigating.  

 

Frauds over $5000

An investigation of frauds committed between 2011 and the present has resulted in the arrest of Jamie Quizon 21 years of Sturgeon Falls. It is alleged that while employed at a two convenience stores, one in Sturgeon Falls and one in North Bay he produced multiple fake transactions relating to Nevada pay outs. The total for Sturgeon Falls was in excess of $56,000 and the total for North Bay was in excess of $11,000. He has been charged with two counts of fraud over $5000 and is to appear in court on 17th Dec 2013. Cst Kyle Hughes is investigating. 

14 Nov 2013

   

Break and Enter

Between the 2nd and the 13th November a cottage on Northshore Rd was entered by smashing a window. Items stolen include a 32" flat screen TV, a portable furnace, a three speed fan, a remote for a garage door and a black pellet handgun. Cst Richard Hampel is investigating.

Public Reminder

Overnight parking restrictions for the city are now in force. The bylaw came into effect November 1st and will expire March 31st. Overnight parking is considered to be any consecutive two hour period between midnight and  8 a.m. on any street or roadway in the City of North Bay. The fine for overnight parking is $35.00 that is reduced to $30.00 if paid within 5 days.

02 Dec 2013

Weekend

Over the   weekend the North Bay Police responded to 186 calls for service that resulted in 11 arrests. Offences included domestic assaults, assaults, assault police, theft of motor vehicle, over .08, dangerous driving, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Assault Police

At 8:55 p.m. on 01st Dec police attended a disturbance at a Duke St residence. They encountered an agitated male who charged at the officers. A conducted energy weapon was deployed but before the officers could take him into custody he grabbed a piece of wood in another attempt. Pepper spray and a conducted energy weapon had to be deployed to gain control of the suspect.  Subsequent to the arrest a 3 gram baggie of what is believed to be cocaine was located. Buck Bellaire 38years of no fixed address has been charged with assault police, possession of cocaine and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

Assault Police

At 2:37 a.m. on 30th Nov a man carrying a beer bottle approached officers near Main St at Wyld St and started yelling at them, causing a disturbance and calling them names. He then ran, smashed the beer bottle, then punched a police officer when apprehended. Keith Desbiens 32 years of Landsdowne Ave was charged with assault police, cause a disturbance, breach of probation, have open liquor, and public intoxication. He is being held in custody for a bail hearing.    

Theft of Vehicle

At 7:52 a.m. 01st Dec police responded to report of a fail to remain at 1st Av W at commercial St. A male driver was seen fleeing on foot after hitting a fence with the pickup truck he was driving. Investigation revealed that the truck had just been stolen from a parking lot on Cassells St.   The alleged driver was located on the 500 block of Algonquin in possession of items stolen from the pickup. Ryley Joseph 20 years of Paul St has been charged with theft of motor vehicle and theft under $5000. He is to appear in court on the 14th Jan 2014. Cst Greg Randall is investigating.

Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle

An investigation into a vehicle collision at McIntyre St and Ferguson St on 11th Nov 2013 has resulted in Andre Turner 23 years of Greenhill Ave being charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. The charge was processed after the collision investigation along with a data warrant on his vehicle indicated he was travelling at a high rate of speed and drove through a red light. Cst Stacy Jackson is investigating.

20 Sept 2012

MISCHIEF

Over the last two weeks, there have been 3 different incidents where headstones at Forest Lawn Cemetery have been knocked over. Three or four headstones were knocked over on each occasion. When a headstone is knocked over it usually sustains some damage. Cst Merv Shantz is investigating. 

DOMESTIC STATS

Over the week of Sept 11th to 18th the North Bay Police responded to 30 domestic related occurrences that resulted in a total of 14 charges being processed against 4   men and 5 women. The males were charged with a total of, 3 counts of assault, 2 counts of mischief, 2 counts of breach of probation, and 1 criminal harassment. The females were charged with a total of, 2 counts of assault with a weapon, and one count of assault, assault police, breach of recognizance, and breach of undertaking.

Two men were released on conditions with a court date and two were held for bail. Two women were released with a court date and three were held for bail.

21 Nov 2012

Disturbance

On November 20 at 11:45 a.m., members of the North Bay Police Service responded to a report of a male subject causing a disturbance, in a business, in the downtown core.

A 32 year old male subject was located, arrested and held for bail.  He is charged with Mischief under $5000.00, Causing a Disturbance and Breach of the Peace.

Overnight Thefts

Sometime overnight on November 20, unknown culprits went into the rear yard of a Lakeside Dr. address and removed two bicycles from the deck.  A Redline BMX (grey/blue with black handlebars) and a Norco BMX (burgundy with white handlebars) were stolen.  The property was valued at $1000.00.

Thieves were also busy in the area of Metcalfe St., where a shed was entered after the lock was cut.  A number of vehicles in the area were also entered, with an emergency kit being stolen from the trunk of one of the vehicles entered.  Residents are reminded to ensure that their vehicles are locked.

26 Nov 2012

 Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 205 calls for service that resulted in 13 arrests. Offences included assaults, break and enter, forcible entry, possession for purpose of trafficking, criminal harassment, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Drugs

On 25 Nov at 11:30pm North Bay Police were operating R.I.D.E. when a vehicle was observed to make a u-turn, stop and a male driver get out and go into the ditch. A subsequent check of this person located a baggie in the ditch containing what is believed to be 118 80mg oxycontin pills, 22 40mg oxycontin pills, and 10 100mg Fentanyl patches. A quantity of cash and a flick knife were also found in his possession. The street value of the drugs is estimated at approximately $25,000. Christopher Hewitt 27yrs of Ottawa was charged with 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited weapon, and possession of property obtained by crime. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Christian Elia and Kyle Hughes are investigating.

Break and Enter

At 12:14am 23 Nov, police responded to a complaint of a male going through cars on McGibbon Ave. At 12:18am a 15 yr old was arrested on McGibbon. Subsequent investigation revealed the youth was involved in a break and enter that occurred on Chapleau St earlier in the evening. He has been charged with break and enter with intent, and breach of probation. Cst Dan Shepstone is investigating.

 

Mischief

On 23rd Nov the North Bay Police responded to a complaint of a couple of headstones being knocked over at Terrace Lawn Cemetery. There was no damage to the stones, just the labour to reset them. The North Bay Police are requesting that anyone who sees people in any of our graveyards that appears to be inappropriate due to the time or conditions, to contact the police at 705-472-1234.

Break and Enter

Between 3:10pm and 3:50pm on 23rd Nov a residence on the 300 Block of McIntyre St E was entered. The residence had been searched and drugs, cash, cigarettes, and jewellery were taken. Cst Bruce Whitehead is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 5:00pm the 22 Nov and 7:00am the 23rd Nov entry was gained to E.T. Carmichael School by forcing a rear door. The only items taken were a bag of trinkets and treats for the children. Cst Blake Vietmeier is investigating.

27 Nov 2012

 Assault with a Weapon

At 1:47am on the 27th Nov, North Bay Police were dispatched to a fight on Clarence St. Upon arrival one male was punching a second male and would not stop when ordered to. When the officer physically attempted to stop him, the officer was punched in the face. Pepper spray and a baton had to be deployed to facilitate the man's arrest. Subsequent investigation revealed the victim had initially been struck with a liquor bottle. John Blais 41yrs of Main St has been charged with assault, assault with a weapon, and assault police. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

29 Nov 2012

 Warrants Executed

At 10:45am on 28th Nov officers located a man in a vehicle at Lakeshore Dr and Judge Ave that was wanted on outstanding warrants. The man fled the vehicle on foot but was apprehended on McIntyre St after a short foot chase. He resisted arrest and continually threatened the officers. A search of his person located a small quantity of what is believed to be marijuana. The arrest warrants were for robbery, threatening death, threatening property, assault and 17 counts of mischief.  The warrants relate to offences that occurred overnight on July 6th and 7th 2012 where windows of business, vehicles, and residences were smashed from Oak St to Maingate Plaza to Lee Ave to Thelma Ave and included robbing a youth of his bicycle. Jaden St Georges 19yrs of Cullen Ct has been further charged with resisting arrest, 2 counts of threatening death, possession of marijuana, and drive under suspension. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

Break and Enter

Between 3:30pm and 7:45pm 27th Nov a residence on the 600 block of Wyld St was entered and jewellery removed from a dresser drawer. Cst Jim Kilroy is investigating.

18 Dec 2012

 

Break and Enter/Mischief

Between 1:00am and 10:00am 17th Dec a building under construction on Champlain St was forcibly entered. Second story faucets were smashed causing water damage to both floors. Estimated damage is $6000.00. Cst Bruce Whitehead is investigating                                       

20 Dec 2012

 Drug Arrests

At 7:30pm on the 19th Dec the North Bay Police Street Crime Unit executed a search warrant on a Delaware Ave residence. A man and a woman were in the premises at the time.  A search of the male located 15.7 grams of what is believed to be cocaine. A search of the residence located additional drugs believed to be 130.7 grams of cocaine, 26 Percocet, 1 40mg Oxyneo pill, 1  100mg morphine pill and 1.2 gms of marijuana. Other items seized included cash and drug paraphernalia. Wayne Mitchell 32yrs of Harris St was arrested and charged with 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime, and breach of probation.  Stephanie Shouinard 33yrs of Delaware Ave was arrested and charged with 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of property obtained by crime.  The street value of the seizures is approximately $14,000.  Both persons have been held in custody for bail hearings.  

21 Dec 2012

Break and Enter

Between 11:00pm Dec 19th and 7:30am Dec 20th entry was made to St Alexander School through an insecure window. An Acer Travelmate laptop computer was taken. The audible alarm was sounded at 3:01am but when security attended, they did not locate the point of entry. Cst Aimee Wilson is investigating.

Theft

Overnight on the 19th and 20th Dec a Line-truck on Wallace Rd was broken into. Items stolen include a Sthil power gas drill, a Jonsenred chainsaw, a Mastercraft socket set, a safety harness, a climbing belt complete with tools, pole spurs, and copper wire. The property is valued at approximately $2,500. Cst Chris Marshall is investigating.       

Disturbance

On 20th Dec at 4:05pm North Bay Police responded to a disturbance at NorthGate Square. It was alleged that approximately 200 aboriginal people had conducted a demonstration supporting the "Idle No More" movement in protest of Bill C-45. The demonstration was loud with a drum beat and chanting. When mall security attempted to stop it, an altercation occurred. On arrival of police the crowd was dispersing and there was talk of assaults but no one would make an actual complaint.    

01 Jan 2013

 New Years

The North Bay Police had a very busy New Years Eve night shift. Between 7pm to 7am the North Bay Police responded to 55 calls for service that resulted in 9 arrests. Eight of the arrests were alcohol related. These included one impaired driver, five for public intoxication and two for assault.

Impaired Driving

At 2:09am 01 Jan North Bay Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Obrien St at McKeown Ave. A northbound vehicle on Obrien had failed to negotiate the  first 90 degree turn and had crossed the roadway striking a vehicle parked in a driveway. The investigation led to the lone occupant/driver being arrested at the scene.  A 26 yr old North Bay man has been charged with impaired driving and failing a breath test. Cst Melody Prevost is investigating.

                                                     

Assault/Threatening

At 10pm Dec 31st a 27 yr old man was visiting family when he assaulted and threatened a family member. Police were called and the man assaulted another family member and resisted when police attended.  He has been charged with 2 counts of assault, threatening, and resisting arrest. Cst Chris Marshall is investigating.

Attempt Break and Enter

At 8:42pm Dec 31st a man attempted to enter a business on Airport Rd by smashing the window on a rear door. Entry was not gained. The man dressed in dark clothing was last seen on foot near Airport Rd and Obrien St. Cst Chris Marshall is investigating.

08 Jan 2013

 Assault with a Weapon

Investigation into a Jan 4th incident at an outdoor rink has resulted in a 13 yr old being charged with assault with a weapon and assault cause bodily harm. An altercation between two young males resulted in one being struck twice in the head with a hockey stick knocking him unconscious. Cst Geoff Whittle is investigating.  

                                                       

21 Jan 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 194 calls for service that resulted in 14 arrests. Offences included weapons dangerous, assault, domestic assaults, impaired driving, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Weapon Dangerous

On Jan 18th at 12:40pm a man in the hallway of his apartment building on Duke St used a hand gun to threaten other tenants. He was waving the gun around and threatened to kill them. On arrival of police he answered his door holding the firearm and was subsequently subdued using an electronic energy device. The handgun was found to be a pellet gun. It was an exact replica of a Baby Desert Eagle handgun. Leonard Dubeau 59yrs was charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, use a firearm in the commission of an offence, and uttering death threats. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Steve Chabbert is investigating. 

22 Jan 2013

 Child Pornography

An investigation into a complaint filed in Nov 2012 has resulted in Jonathon Gravelle 21 yrs of North Bay being charged with accessing child pornography. It is alleged that he was employed as a maintenance worker and was accessing child pornography on his employer's computer. His employment was terminated at the time of the complaint. He is to appear in court on 12 Mar 2013. D/Cst Roger Drolet is investigating.  

                                                       

Fail to Remain

Between 9:30pm Sat 19th Jan and 8:55am Sun a grey Nissan Altima parked behind the Best Western on Lakeshore Dr was struck in the front right fender by a truck reversing in the parking lot. The truck then left the area. Damage to the Nissan was extensive. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cst Doug MacIntosh at 705-497-5555.

24 Jan 2013

 

Theft

Between noon and 3:00pm Jan 22nd two Polaris ATV's and a double trailer were stolen from the driveway of a Bloem St residence. The ATV's were on the trailer facing the street when someone backed in, hooked up, and drove away. One ATV was a silver and green 2012 Polaris Sportsman. The other was a 2011 green Polaris. The trailer is galvanized double trailer Lic # J49915. Cst Aaron Northrup is investigating.       

Icy Roads

Between 7:00am and 7:00pm Jan 23rd the North Bay Police responded to 9 vehicle collisions and icy roads particularly at intersections were factors in most of them. We want to caution drivers that when temperatures are as cold as they have been, roads tend to have a layer of frost on them, even when the asphalt is visible.

25 Jan 2013

 Arrest Warrant Executed

On 24th Jan North Bay police officers attended Victoria BC where they executed a 1999 arrest warrant and returned a 56 yr old man to North Bay. Charges include 2 counts of sexual assault, indecent assault on a male, buggery, and sexual exploitation. The offences were reported in 1999 and alleged to have occurred between 1980 and 1991. He is being held in custody for a bail hearing.

Break and Enter

Between 7:30pm and 10:30 24th Jan an apartment on 2nd Av E was entered and a 42" Samsung LCD flat screen TV stolen. Entry was gained by prying the main door. Cst Jody DeHaas is investigating.

11 Feb 2013

 Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 198 calls for service that resulted in 22 arrests. Offences included forcible entry, assaults, domestic assaults, dangerous driving, impaired driving, thefts, frauds, possession of stolen property, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Thefts and Frauds

Over the past week, 3 sets of Beats by Dre headphones and 4 Kobo e-readers were shoplifted from a local electronics store and advertised for sale on Kijiji. Some have been recovered by police and three people have been charged. Christopher Anaya 28yrs of Oakwood Av is charged with 3 counts of theft under, possession of stolen property, and breach of probation. Rosalee Restoule 20yrs of Tweedsmuir Dr has been charged with 2 counts of theft under and 1 count of fraud under. A 17yr old young offender has been charged with 3 counts of theft under, possession of stolen property, fraud under, and breach of probation. Cst Richard Hampel is continuing the investigation.

Snow Mobile Caution

The North Bay Police wish to caution snow machine enthusiasts about riding at high speeds close to shoreline. The North Bay Snow Machine Bylaw 11-95 prohibits snow machines from exceeding 50 kmh within 500 feet of the shoreline of a lake. The fine for speeding is $110.00 including costs. 

11 Apr 2013

Forged Document

At 8:13 pm on the 9th Apr a woman submitted a prescription for Demerol at a local pharmacy. The prescription was thought to be suspicious and when the woman returned to pick it up she was told there was a hold on it, at which time she left. Subsequent investigation revealed it was a forgery. The police contacted the woman by phone and she turned herself in, on the 11th Apr. Robin McKenzie 35yrs of Kipewa was charged with uttering a forged document and will attend court on 28th May. Cst Sarah Kavanagh is investigating.

Weapon and Threat

At 9:37 am on the 10th Apr a man walked in front of a vehicle on Main St E. The driver honked the horn at which time the man pulled out a knife and held up the blade to the driver. The man approached the driver and told him that he was going to kill him. The police attended and Phillip Harris 21yrs of Algonquin Ave was arrested and charged with threatening death and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. He is to attend court on the 14th May.  Cst Randy Adair is investigating.

Mischief

On the 4th Mar a mischief complaint was received when a delivery vehicle on Marshall Ave had the word LINK written on it. At 8:11am on the 10th Apr a man who was aware of the mischief, observed a man writing the word LINK on a building at Marshall and Lakeshore. The witness photographed the suspect and contacted police. The suspect left the area. The investigation and photo led to the arrest of Josiah Laverty 26yrs of Blair St. A small amount of marijuana was seized at the time of arrest. He has been charged with mischief and possession of marijuana. He is to attend court on the 21st of May. Cst Elizabeth Bell is investigating.

10 May 2013

Bear Complaints

Overnight the North Bay Police received complaints of a bear in the Madelina Cr/Circle lake area. Bears are attracted to garbage so we are asking the public  to keep their garbage inside when possible. Be cautious with small children and pets and  if  you come across a bear, contact your local police agency

13 May 2013

Police Week

This week is Police Week and the 2013 provincial theme is "Walk the Digital Beat- A New Era of Engagement".  In keeping with this theme, the North Bay Police Service has produced three videos about "Being safe on the Internet".  The first is  "Parent Responsibility" and will be released on Monday. The second is "Teen Responsibilities" that will be released Wednesday and the third is the "Police Perspective" that will be released Friday. Monday's release can be viewed through link http://youtu.be/dcHLiVpkDto   

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 177 calls for service that resulted in 14 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, break and enter, impaired driving, thefts, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Robbery

On May 13th at 4:14 a.m. two men entered a convenience store on main St E. One man restrained the clerk while the went behind the counter to access the cash and the safe. No access could be gained to the safe but the cash was opened and an undisclosed amount of money taken. The clerk was forcibly place in the storage room and the men fled on foot northbound on John St. 

Suspect #1 is described as: male, white, 5'10" clean shaven, slim build, wearing a light grey DC logo hoody, white turtleneck, black backpack, grey pants, and black skateboard shoes.

Suspect #2 is described as: male, possibly native, 5'5", slim build, wearing a black Zoo York hoody with white and red stripes on the end of the sleeves and waistband, and hiking boots. Cst Elizabeth Bell is investigating.

Break and Enter Charges

Investigation into a May 7th break-in on First Ave has resulted in the arrest of Robert Lariviere 54yrs of Bonfield. He was in the process of attempting to hock the stolen property at the time of his arrest. He has been charged with break enter and theft, possession of property obtained by crime, and attempt fraud. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Scott Berry and Vince Corrente are investigating.

 

Drug Charge

At 8:14 p.m. on the 11th May a vehicle stop led to the arrest of Nicole Lauzon 24yrs of North Bay. When opening her wallet to retrieve her driver's licence a small bag of what is believed to be cocaine fell to the ground. She has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and is to appear in court Jun 11th 2013. Cst Greg Dix is investigating.

04 June 2013

Accidental Shooting

At 11:53 p.m. June 3rd officers attended a Bunting Ave residence where they located a 17 year old male that had been shot in the foot.  Investigation revealed that a 17 year old male had accidently shot himself with a .410 shotgun. It was determined that the gun had been reported stolen in a break and enter and had been in the possession of Kholton Prior 18yrs of Powassan. He has been charged with careless storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property. He is to appear in court on the 16th July 2013. The investigation is continuing.

Assault with a Weapon

At 5:45 p.m. on 3rd June a patient at the North Bay Regional Health Centre, when told his conduct was not appropriate, picked up a chair, threatened the staff with it, then threw it at a door smashing the glass. Errol Kay 30 yrs of North Bay was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and mischief. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

 

24 July 2013

Kite-Boarding Death

On 23rd July at 8:29 p.m. Francois Simard, a  30year old North Bay man, who was  kite-boarding on Lake Nipissing, died after he struck the rocks on the north side of Sunset Point.  The North Bay Police Service is assisting with the Coroner's investigation.  

03 Oct 2013

Thefts

Between 24th and 27th of Sept, 4 sets of winter rims and tires were stolen from a sea container used for storage at a dealership on Eloys Rd. A padlock broken off on the 24th Sept was replaced only to be broken off again on the 27th. The tires and rims are valued at $4000. Cst Dan Weber is investigating.

04 Oct 2013

Threatening

On the 3rd Oct a domestic situation resulted in a 26 year old man being arrested and charged with 2 counts of threatening death, criminal harassment, and 2 counts of breach of undertaking. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Dan Weber is investigating.

Identity Fraud

On 3rd Oct a 37 year old North Bay man phoned a local pharmacy and identified himself as his father who had recently passed away. He requested a refill of a prescription for 300 Percocet and asked that his son be allowed to pick it up. A check by the pharmacy indicated that the recipient had passed and the police were called. The son was arrested when he attempted to pick up the prescription. A search of his person located small quantities of marijuana and morphine. He has been charged with identity fraud, 2 counts of possession of controlled drugs, breach of probation and he has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Christian Elia is investigating.

Thefts

A man and a woman are in custody after a shoplifting spree at several stores at Northgate Square. The couple were confronted at 3:45 p.m. by security at which time the man fled and the woman was arrested. The male was located and arrested by police on Laurier St after he had smashed a fence trying to escape. Jackie Noah 26years of King St has been charged with 4 counts of theft under $5000. Curtis Linklater 26 years of Manitou St has been charged with 4 counts of theft under $5000, mischief, and 2 counts of breach of probation. Both persons have been held in custody for bail hearings. Cst Ross Lingley is investigating.    

09 dec 2013 #2

Ice Safety

Over the weekend the North Bay Police received calls from concerned citizens that the some people were walking and in one case skating on some of the lakes and waterways in our area. The North Bay Police wish to caution the public that there is insufficient quality and uniform thickness to the ice and it is dangerous to be on the ice at this early date.

29 Oct 2012

 Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 230 calls for service that resulted in 13 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, mischief, breach of court orders and several for public intoxication.

Break and Enters

The North Bay Police are investigating several break ins that occurred in the west end of the city between midnight and 7:00am on 26th Oct.

  A garage was entered on Maplegrove and a GPS, camera, and coins were taken.

  Sheds at two different addresses on Jane St were entered. A mountain bike was taken from one and a snow board taken from the other.

  A residence and a shed on Lisgar St were both entered. A laptop was taken from the residence.

  The lock was removed and entry gained to a shed on Baywood St but nothing appears to be missing.

  A shed on Copeland St was entered and a "lifestyle classic" bicycle was taken.

   Csts Robin Boucher and Zach Dagg are investigating.

 

Break and Enter

Between 1:00pm and 8:00pm 27th Oct, a business on Drew St was entered by forcing the front door. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. Cst Jim Kilroy is investigating.

31 Dec 2012

 Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay police responded to 151 calls for service that resulted in 13 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, threatening, theft, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Break and Enter

Between 6:30am and 8:30pm 30th Dec a residence on Oakwood Ave was entered. Items stolen include a Nintendo Wii, a pink IPod, a knapsack, and a wallet complete with identification and personal cards. Cst Chris Marshall is investigating.

                                                       

10 Apr 2013

Drug Charges

At 3:42 pm on Apr 8th a vehicle stop for driving while suspended resulted in several criminal charges. When stopped the driver discarded a loaded syringe and subsequent searches located quantities of  what is believed to be cocaine, morphine, oxycodone, and marijuana. Corey Lamarre 24 yrs of Main St E has been charged with possession of marijuana, possession of property obtained by crime, impaired operation of a motor vehicle by drug and 4 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking for cocaine, morphine, oxycodone, and hydromorphine.  He was held in custody for a bail hearing Cst Dan Shepstone in conjunction with the street crime unit investigated.

Drug Trafficking

At 1:52 pm on the 9th Apr the North Bay Street Crime Unit observed two men at the intersection of Lakeshore Dr and Gertrude St. One of the men gave the other a plastic bag containing what is believed to be cocaine. Both men were arrested and the baggie seized. Jordan Geck 22yrs of Wallace Rd has been charged with Trafficking cocaine, possession of property obtained by crime, and 6 counts of breach of probation. Joseph Martini 36yrs of 2nd Ave E has been charged with possession of cocaine and breach of a conditional sentence.  Both men were held in custody for bail hearings.

21 May 2013

 E-Mail Fraud

The North Bay Police Service would like to warn the general public that recently numerous citizens in the North Bay and surrounding area have been receiving unsolicited emails from what appears to the Bank of Montreal (BMO) fraud department requesting that the individual update their information by using a link in the email.

Communication with the Bank of Montreal (BMO) confirms that these email messages are not legitimate and that they (BMO) would never prompt a customer to update their information online.     

If you receive this or any similar email, contact your financial institution immediately to report your suspicion and do not reply to any email that requests your personal information.

23 May 2013

 Drug Caution

In April 2013 The Montreal Police Service dismantled a synthetic drug manufacturing operation and seized a large quantity of synthetic drug tablets that included 10,000 Desmethyl Fentanyl which is a derivative of Fentanyl and is 40 times more powerful than Heroin. In addition, police seized 48,000 methamphetamine tablets bearing the Tim Hortons logo, and other tablets bearing the Facebook logo.   Counterfeit prescription drugs such as Viagra and Cialis were also being produced for sale on the black market.

On April 30th 2013 the North Bay Street Crime Unit arrested a man in North Bay In possession of 411 methamphetamine tablets of which 398 were similar to the Facebook logo tablets and 9 were similar to the Tim Horton logo tablets. Given the similarity with these tablets, there is a strong likelihood of Desmethyl Fentanyl appearing in North Bay. Since 2007 North Bay has had numerous deaths and hospitalized overdoses that have been directly attributed to Fentanyl abuse.

The North Bay Police are issuing a caution about this potential threat. All of these tablets are similar in shape and size to Pez candy and parents should be aware that they can be concealed in a Pez dispenser. Any tablet with a popular logo on it, not purchased at a store or pharmacy should be considered dangerous.  All of these drugs are produced under very poor conditions with a lot of different chemicals. The effects could be fatal.

03 June 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police Service responded to 232 calls for service that resulted in 10 arrests. Offences included assault, flight from police, impaired driving, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Flight from Police

On the 31st May at 12noon a man was observed by the O.P.P. operating a Suzuki motorcycle eastbound on Hwy 17 west of Sturgeon Falls. The vehicle was clocked at speeds of 170kmh entering Sturgeon Falls. The vehicle disobeyed traffic lights and pursuit was stopped. At 12:35 the vehicle was observed by North Bay Police stopped at a red light on the Bypass at Cassells St. The officer got out of the vehicle and attempted to arrest the subject when the officer's arm was pushed away and the motorcyclist left at a high rate of speed. He went through a red light and was pursued at high speed to travel east on Hwy 17. At 1:00 p.m. the driver was arrested by O.P.P. at a gas station in Rutherglen and turned over to North Bay Police. Mario Audet  47yrs of Ottawa has been charged with flight from police, assault police, and dangerous driving. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Aaron Northrup is investigating.

23 July 2013

Street Crime

On the 22nd July at 10:02 a.m. a North Bay Police Street Crime investigation led to the arrest of a Quebec man while he was parking his vehicle at Seymour St near the Bypass. A search of the vehicle located a large amount of pharmaceutical drugs that included:

-        50 – 100 microgram Fentanyl patches

-        5 – 25 microgram Fentanyl patches

-        53 – 6 mg Hydromorphone capsules

-        460 – 24 mg Hydromorphone capsules

-        180 – 80 mg Oxyneo pills

-        100 – 40 mg Oxyneo pills

-        243 – 80 mg Oxycodone pills

-        223 – 40 mg Oxycodone pills

-        519 – 20 mg Oxycodone pills

-        216 – 5 mg Oxycodone pills

-        25 – 0.5 mg Clonazepam

-        18 – 30 mg Codeine pills

-        1 – Buprenorphine pill

-            77 unknown pills

The total number of pills seized is 2093 with an estimated street value of $104,608.

Vital Yale 57yrs of St Sophie Quebec has been charged with trafficking Fentanyl, possession of Buprenorphine, and 5 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking relating to the Fentanyl, Cloazepam, Codeine, Oxycodone and Hydromorphone.  He has been held in custody or a bail hearing. The 2001 Honda CRV that he was driving has also been seized as offence related property.

02 Oct 2013#3

Fraud Caution

The North Bay Police Service would like to warn the public that there have been complaints by various air miles customers reporting that they had been contacted by an automated message purportedly from Air Miles Canada notifying collectors that they had won reward miles.

Air Miles Canada has been contacted and has the following warning posted on their website:

AIR MILES does not use an automated message to notify Collectors they have won reward miles. Protect your Personal Information. Never give your AIR MILES Collector Account number or PIN in response to a telemarketing call.

We encourage the public to be cautious about sharing any personal information with anyone over the telephone, especially from calls that you did not initiate.

06 Dec 2013

Child Pornography

A computer with a virus was being repaired when images believed to be child pornography were located. The circumstances were reported to the police and the subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of William Richardson 51 years of O'Brien St. He has been charged with 1 count of possession of child pornography and held in custody for a bail hearing. D/Cst Roger Drolet is investigating.   

09 Dec 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 224 calls for service that resulted in 24 arrests. Offences included domestic assaults, domestic assault with a weapon, sexual assault, theft, fraud, impaired driving, uttering forged document, breaches of court orders, and public intoxication.

Arson

At 2:15 a.m. on 8th December officers noticed that a Nim Bin on the corner of Oak and Sherbrooke Sts was on fire. Five minutes later officers located another bin on fire at Oak and Fisher Sts. Both fires were extinguished by Fire Services. The investigation is continuing.

Break and Enter

Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the 6th Dec a Massey Dr residence was entered. Items stolen include a dell laptop, a blue ray player still in the box, body soaps and shampoo, a gold bracelet, a 6gram gold bar, and a silver coin collection. Cst Scott Buchanan is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 2:30 p.m. on the 7th Dec and 2:30 p.m. on the 8th Dec a residence on Summit Dr was entered by forcing a basement window. Jewellery, old collectable coins, coin collections, a camera with accessories, and a prescription bottle of percocets were taken. The total value is approximately $7000. Cst Bruce Whitehead is investigating.

Weekend R.I.D.E.

The North Bay Police R.I.D.E. set up in 13 locations over the weekend. A total of 512 vehicles were checked. Two drivers were given roadside screening device tests. Two warnings were issued for other traffic offences. R.I.D.E. will be operational through the festive season and into the New Year.

25 Oct 2012

Second Device

On 24th Oct a resident on Lakeside Dr after reading about the plastic bottle with volatile substance being thrown at house on Overholt Place decided to report a similar incident at his residence. On the 13th Oct he heard a loud bang outside and later discovered a plastic 375 ml plastic bottle on his front lawn. The bottle had a burn hole in it and the surrounding grass was also burned. The device was turned over to police for analysis. The North Bay Police wish to caution the public about these types of devices. They are known as bottle bombs and can contain a variety of different substances that can be flammable, explosive, or corrosive. Some are designed to explode or burn immediately and others are designed to explode when moved or picked up. If anyone finds a similar device they should contact their local police agency. Do not touch or move it.

28 Dec 2012

Gas Theft

At 11:06 PM on the 27th Dec North Bay Police responded to a call from the manager of a tanker transport company that an employee was presently stealing gas behind a restaurant on Hwy 11 North. Police attended and located two men, one of whom was the tanker transport driver. They had a homemade spigot and hose attached to a tanker siphoning fuel into 17 gas cans set in the bed of a pickup truck.  Christopher Topham 36 yrs of Alsace Rd Powassan and David Goudreau 37 yrs of Alsace Rd Powassan were arrested and charged with theft under $5000. Cst Steve Brown is investigating.

 

12 Feb 2013

Break and Enter

Between 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm 11th Feb a residence on Banner Ave was entered. Jewellery small change and old silver coins were stolen. Cst Blake Vietmeier is investigating.

Assaults

On Sat the 26th Jan at 2:32am the North Bay Police responded to a fight call on Fraser St at Second Ave. It was alleged that a group of suspects made unprovoked assaults on another group standing outside a bar. The suspects, believed to be 2 males and 1 female fled south on Fraser St prior to police arrival. One of the males was wearing a red jacket. Anyone who has any information about this group is asked to contact Cst Jennifer Hollingshead at 705-497-5555.

Fraud Caution

The North Bay Police wish to advise the public that we received a complaint that the "telephone grandparent fraud" is active again. This fraud is where a grandparent receives a phone call from a person alleging to be a lawyer from another city. He advises that he is representing a grandchild that needs bail money otherwise the grandchild goes to jail because of a vehicle collision or some other minor infraction. The grandparent is asked to send money usually by Western Union.  The victim in this case did not buy into it and asked so many questions that the alleged lawyer swore at her, and hung up.

20 Feb 2013

Weapons Charge

At 11:45am on 19th Feb North Bay Police attended a Thelma Ave address. It was alleged that a male resident had stolen medication, threatened to stab another man and left the premises with a knife looking for that other man. When confronted by police on the 700 block of lakeshore Dr, he brandished the knife but was arrested after a short struggle. Jason Laperriere 26yrs of Thelma Ave has been charged with theft under $5000, threatening, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, and 3 counts of breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Blake Vietmeier is investigating.

Sexual Assault

On 19th Feb an investigation into a criminal harassment complaint by a 15yr old girl resulted in the arrest of a 26 yr old North Bay man. He has been charged with criminal harassment, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault. He is being held in custody for a bail hearing.

21 Feb 2013

Break and Enter Arrests

At 12:01am 21st Feb a resident on Norman Ave woke to the sound of the garage alarm beeping. North Bay Police attended and located 1 male behind the garage with items that had already been removed. A second male fled through the back yard but was immediately caught in the deep snow. Blaine Chicquen 32yrs of Robarts Av and Bruce Duhaime  47yrs of Trout Lake Rd have been charged with break and enter and  theft under $5000. Both men have been held in custody for bail hearings. Csts Steve Brown and Blake Vietmeier investigated.

Fail to Remain

The North Bay police are investigating a fail to remain collision that occurred on the 900 block of Galt St at 10:15am on the 20th Feb.  A vehicle was reversing from a driveway and was truck by a navy blue SUV northbound on Galt. The SUV sheared off the back bumper of the reversing vehicle then continued on without stopping. Anyone that has information about this collision is requested to contact Cst Steve Trahan at 705-497-5555

25 Feb 2013

 Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 179 calls for service that resulted in 10 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, assault bodily harm, forcible entry, trafficking, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Assault Bodily Harm

On 22 Feb at 1:15pm an argument between 2 men on the 300 block of Lakeshore Dr resulted in one of them head butting the other, breaking his nose. James Land 32yrs of Lakeshore Dr has been charged with assault cause bodily harm. He is to appear in court Apr 9th.  Cst Stacy Jackson is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 7:30am 23rd Feb and 8:25am 24 Feb entry was gained to a George St residence by kicking open a patio door. Damage to the door is estimated at $1000. The only item missing is a container with change in it. Cst Bill Gainforth is investigating.

26 Feb 2013

Trafficking

At 4:45pm on the 25th Feb a North Bay street crime investigation led to the arrest of Ovila Marleau 44yrs of Main St E. Six 100mg morphine pills were found on his person. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

28 Feb 2013

Trafficking

At 2:40 pm on the 26th Feb a North Bay Police Street Crime investigation into a drug trafficking complaint at a Laurier St residence resulted in the arrest of a man that had attended the residence several times. Kenneth Pitt 43yrs of first Av E was in possession of what is believed to be two 100mg Oxyneo pills, and three 100mg morphine pills. He was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and was held in custody for a bail hearing.

At 4:55 pm on 26th of Feb the resident of the Laurier St residence was arrested on Regina St. He was in possession of what is believed to be 15- 100mg Oxyneo pills, 24 100mg Morphine pills, and a large amount of cash. A subsequent search of the Laurier St residence located what is believed to be 2.14 lbs of marijuana, 11- 30mg Hydromorphine pills and 70- 20mg Oxycodone pills. Clifford Lefebvre 47yrs of Laurier Av was charged with possession of property obtained by crime, 2 counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, and 5 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.    

Theft of Eyeglasses

At 5:00 pm on the 26th Feb two men entered a local optometrist's office. One man distracted the employee while the other removed 17 pairs of glasses. The man that distracted the employee is described as; male, white, 6 ft tall, heavy set, 50 to 60 yrs, with a full white beard, wearing a brown coat. The second male is described as; male, white, short blonde hair, 40 to 50 yrs, wearing a ¾ length green army coat. One of his eyes appeared to be wonky. The make of the stolen glasses is Aspect and they are valued at $90 a pair. Most are brown or burgundy in colour but there is one red pair. Cst Sue Solman is investigating.  

Theft from Vehicle

On the 26th Feb between 5:00 pm and 5:15 pm, a ASIS laptop computer, a black leather brief case, and a gym bag were stolen from a unlocked ½ ton truck parked at Northgate Square. Cst Richard Hampel is investigating

01 Mar 2013

Street Crime

At 5:55 pm on the 28th Feb a police investigation about a handgun resulted in a room in a boarding house on the 600 block of McIntyre St E being searched. Six people were arrested and several items seized. These included, what is believed to be, 11 – 100 mg morphine pills, .5 grams of crack cocaine, 1.6 grams cocaine, 3 – 100 mg Oxyneo pills, 27 cellular phones, and a ladle containing a cocaine and water mixture for cooking into crack cocaine. A search of one of the male subjects located an additional 6.5 grams of cocaine and $1000.00 cash. No firearms were found however 2 butane lighters that replicated small handguns were located.

Nathan Carriere 19yrs of Worthington St E was charged with 2 counts of possession of cocaine, possession of oxycodone, possession of morphine, production of crack cocaine, possession of property obtained by crime, and 2 counts of breach of probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Dana Crogan 37yrs of McIntyre St E was charged with 2 counts of possession of cocaine, possession of oxycodone, possession of morphine, and production of crack cocaine. She was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Jason Lang 36yrs of no fixed address was charged with 3counts of possession of cocaine, possession of oxycodone, possession of morphine, and production of crack cocaine. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Lizzie Mattinas 42 yrs of McIntyre St E was charged with 2 counts of possession of cocaine, possession of oxycodone, possession of morphine, and production of crack cocaine. She was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Paul Southern 52yrs of Southshore Rd was charged with 2 counts of possession of cocaine, possession of oxycodone, and possession of morphine. He is to appear in court on the 9th Apr..

Ron Couchie 57yrs of McIntyre St E was charged with 2 counts of possession of cocaine, possession of oxycodone, possession of morphine, and production of crack cocaine. He is to appear in court on the 9th Apr..  

  

  

03 Apr 2013

 

Manslaughter

A Jan 6th 2013 investigation by the North Bay Police Criminal Investigation Section into the death of a 17 year old youth has resulted in charges. The cause of death has been determined to be a lethal dose of a prescribed drug. Theodore Martin 35 years of McIntyre St E was arrested at 12:30 pm on the 2nd April. He has been charged with  manslaughter, criminal negligence cause death, 2 counts of trafficking (methadone), 1 count trafficking ( Ritalin), 1 count trafficking (marijuana), possession for the purpose of trafficking (marijuana), and theft under $5000 (marijuana). He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

05 Apr 2013

Computer Scam

North Bay residents have recently received computer requests for money from people who they believe are friends or well known people in the community.  It is a fraud. It is alleged that the family is on vacation somewhere, and has been involved in a situation such as a mugging or some other catastrophe where they have been left with no funds and need to come home. They need you to send them cash that will be reimbursed as soon as they are back. The perpetrators of this fraud obtain information and names from various internet sites such as, your friends on face book, local newspapers, municipal websites or a variety of others. They use this information to create a fictitious situation that will solicit your sympathy. They usually use Western Union for any transfers.

The North Bay Police wish to caution the public about this type of fraud. There are several variations but the circumstances are similar.

The following is a copy of the most recent fraudulent message.

Hello,

I'm so sorry to bother you, but we really need your help at the moment, my family and I had an urgent trip to Manila Philippines, for a short vacation, unfortunately we were mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed, all cash, credit card and Mobile were all stolen from us, thank God no one was injured because we complied immediately and luckily for us we still have our passports with us.

We've been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all and our flight leaves in few hrs from now but we're having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle our bills, the amount needed right now is $1,500. Wondering if you can Loan me, I promise to refund it once I get back...let me know if you can help me out so I can give you the needed information to wire the money to me via western union money Transfer. Your assistance will be very much appreciated!

08 Apr 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend, the North Bay Police responded to 199 calls for service that resulted in 17 arrests. Offences included thefts, assaults, domestic assaults, assault bodily harm, assault with a weapon, threatening, break and enter, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Assault Bodily Harm

At 10:30 pm on the 5th Apr North Bay Police responded to an assault call at Cassells and Obrien Sts. An unconscious male with a head injury was taken to hospital for treatment. Investigation revealed he had been punched and kicked by two males who had left in a vehicle prior to police arrival. At 12:15 am on the 6th Apr the two suspects turned themselves in at police headquarters. Thomas Illerbrun 21 yrs of Thorne and Jonathan Golleen of Oakwood Ave were both charged with assault causing bodily harm and are to appear in court on 14th May. Cst Kyle Hughes is investigating.

Break Enter and Theft

An investigation into the April 1st , Ferguson St break and enter, has resulted in the arrest of one of the two suspects. The male young offender has been held in custody for a bail hearing. The guitars and amplifier are still outstanding. Cst Mark McLeod is investigating.

31 May 2013

Thefts Put Public at Risk

Recent thefts of copper wire at hydro substations have been not only been dangerous to the thieves, they have also left the public at risk. On one occasion the perimeter fence was cut and the manner  in which the wire was removed, put the thieves at risk and the substation was left insecure for 5 days. In a second incident at another station, if the power had been turned on the thieves would have been killed. Cst Steve Chabbert is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 12:30pm and 3:00pm on the 30th May a residence on Birchwood Rd was entered. Rooms were ransacked and a quantity of cash taken. Cst Richard Hampel is investigating.

Break and Enter

Sometime over the last week a residence on Gormanville Rd was entered and a quantity of beer and caps of power shots taken. Cst Greg Randall is investigating.

21 June 2013

Robbery

At 7:00p.m. on the 20th June a woman in the parking lot at Seymour St and the Bypass confronted a man about blocking a wheelchair access she was going to need. When he swore at her and refused to move his vehicle she attempted to use her cell phone to take pictures. He grabbed her by the wrist and punched her in the arm while attempting to take her cell phone. When she told him she had called 911 and the incident was being recorded he stopped. Matthew Patton 22years of South River was arrested in a store nearby and charged with robbery. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

Assault with a Weapon

At 3:51a.m. 21st June North Bay Police responded to a report of 6 men fighting at McKeown Ave and  Algonquin Ave. Prior to arrival of police the participants had left but the fight started again near Stockdale Rd. On arrival of police on Stockdale, 3 males had fled and one man was located that had a lacerations to his arm and shoulder. He was taken to hospital by ambulance. The investigation is continuing.

24 June 2013

 

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 264 calls for service that resulted in 17 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, assault bodily harm, break and enter, impaired driving, frauds, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Assault with a Weapon

At 3:50a.m.21 June a fight involving several people in the area of McKeown Ave at Algonquin resulted in a man being taken to hospital with 2 lacerations.  Investigation has led to the arrest of Chad Dempsey 21years of Delaware Av. He has been charged with assault with a weapon and assault bodily harm. He is to appear in court on the 30th July. Cst Darcy Wall is investigating.

Break and Enter

Overnight on the 20th and 21stst June a restaurant on the 700 block of Main St E was entered and a quantity of cash taken. Investigation resulted in Leonard Hollett 49years of Lakeshore Dr being arrested at 12:11p.m. on the 21st June. A search of his person located a small quantity of what is believed to be crack cocaine. He has been charged with break enter and theft, possession of a controlled substance and 2 counts of breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Jennifer Hollingshead is investigating.

Frauds

In January 2013 a receptionist at a local business recorded a customer's credit card number then used the information several times to pay her personnel bills. Melonie Morin 47 years of First Ave was arrested on the 23rd of June and charged with 10 counts of fraud. She is to appear in court on the 30th July. Cst Steve Trahan is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 12:30a.m. and 3:00a.m. on the 21st June, a garage on Mulligan St was entered and 2 custom bicycles stolen. One is a 2010 red "Dirt Jumper" valued at $2000. The other is a blue 2010 BMX Sobrosa Novus valued at $450. Cst Elizabeth Bell is investigating.

Stolen Vehicle

Between 11:00a.m. 22nd June and 12:45a.m. 23rd June a green 2011 Toyota Camry was stolen from a parking lot at Champlain St at McKeown Ave. The vehicle has a Quebec licence number 094TXM. A laptop computer and a MP3 player were left inside. Sgt Andre Berube is investigating.

22 July 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 224 calls for service that resulted in 17 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, break and enter, impaired driving, and several for breaches of court orders and public intoxication.

Domestic Charges

On 19th July at 3:10 a.m. a 17 yr old male was arrested for offences that occurred between the middle of June and the time of his arrest. Offences include 3 counts of assault, forcible confinement, break and enter a dwelling house, 2 counts of uttering threats, and 2 counts of breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.  Csts Richard Hampel and Doug MacIntosh are investigating.

Assault

On 18th July at 6:14 p.m. police responded to an assault complaint at the skateboard park on Memorial Dr. It was alleged that a 17yr old male had punched another male in the face with no warning. When the 17 yr old was located he resisted and had to be physically restrained. A small amount of what is believed to be marijuana was found in his possession. He was charged with assault, resisting arrest, and possession of a controlled substance. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Sarah Kavanagh and Ross Lingley are investigating.

30 Sept 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 209 calls for service that resulted in 11 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, theft. Warrants, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Thefts

An Investigation into a theft of percocets and a DVD player on the 25th Sept revealed a second theft of drugs and other offences in relation to the drugs stolen. Warren Stuart 40years of no fixed address has been charged with 2 counts of theft, possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance, breach of probation, fraud, and breach of an undertaking. Sgt Paul Brewer investigated.

Domestic violence

Two domestic occurrences over the weekend resulted in charges. On Fri 27th Sept a 25yr old man was charged with assault, choking and threatening. On Sat 28th Sept a 32 year old man was charged with assault cause bodily harm, and choking.

Break and Enters

On 28th Sept between 10a.m. and noon, two Judge Ave residences were entered. A 28"Ball Python snake and a Samsung Galaxy tablet were stolen from the first residence, and a 55" Samsung flat screen TV was stolen from the second. Cst Vince Corrente is investigating.

 

02 Oct 2013

Frauds

The North Bay Police Service has concluded a yearlong investigation into an internal fraud perpetrated against a local business by their former office manager.

In September of 2012 a local company made a formal complaint to the North Bay Police Service about a long term employee and a number of inappropriate financial records that had been altered to cover up her fraudulent activity.

Detective Constable Denis Levasseur has since charged and released Sharon Elliott of Callander with 6 counts of Fraud over $5000, 2 counts of Fraud under $5000, 1 count of theft over $5000 and 1 count of falsifying books. She is scheduled to appear in court to face the charges in mid October. 

02 Oct 2013#2

Students Step up to Clean Up Neighbourhood

On Saturday 28 September 2013, the North Bay Police Service Environment Committee and Nipissing University's Biidaaban Community Service-Learning Program jointly hosted a litter cleanup of McKeown Avenue and the Thibeault Terrace neighbourhood.  Approximately 65 students from Nipissing University volunteered and filled two dumpsters donated by Miller Waste with refuse found on sidewalks, in streams and green spaces.  Two students from Nipissing University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and two high school students attended as well and earned volunteer hours toward their diploma.  The Committee recognizes the students' energy and hard work to help reduce our ecological impact.  On the same day, the Committee also "adopted" a section of Chippewa Creek from the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority.  The next cleanup is planned for the Spring and will include Chippewa Creek.

Deputy Chief Devine advises that "in an area of our City that has in the past received a negative focus on off campus interaction, it is extremely encouraging to see the true spirit and commitment of students towards this community.  Congratulations to Mair Greenfield the Biidaaban Community Service- Learning Officer at Nipissing University and Constable Doug MacIntosh, North Bay Police Service, Environmental Committee and all those who participated in this inspiring event."

28 feb 2014 #2

 

Domestic Violence Stats

January 2014

The North Bay Police responded to 73 domestic related  incidents that resulted in a total of 15 males and 4 females being charged with a variety of offences.

Charges against the males include assaults X17, assault with a weapon X2, breach of recognizance X3, breach of probation X6, utter threats  X4, criminal harassment  X1, mischief  X4 , and forcible confinement  X1.

 Ten males were held for bail. Five males were released with conditions and a court date.

Charges against the  females include assault X4, and assault with a Weapon X3.

 Two females were held for bail. Two females were released with conditions and a court date.

03 Mar 2014

 Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 191 calls for service that resulted in 13 arrests. Offences included robbery, assault with a weapon, assaults, domestic assaults, impaired driving, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Robbery with Violence

At approximately 12:01 a.m. on 2nd March, 3 males armed with a knife, expandable baton, and a pipe forced their way into a John St residence where they demanded money from three other persons in the residence. A quantity of money was turned over, then one of the victims was struck in the head three times with the expandable baton before fleeing the residence. The victim that was struck required medical attention and attended the hospital.

One of the assailants a young offender who was known by one of the victims was arrested at 10:59 a.m. 2nd March and charged with robbery, break enter and commit, 2 counts of assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. The investigation is continuing.

Fraud Caution

The North Bay Police Service would like to remind retailers to be cautious when selling multiple gift cards. A recent investigation revealed that a large number of transactions took place in the city dating back to January 2014. A number of local retailers were victims of fraudulent purchases that were made using stolen credit card data and fake credit cards.  The suspects typically target large retail outlets and purchase large quantities of gift cards.  The suspect may require multiple attempts with one credit card or try several different credit cards before the transaction is authorized. Cashiers should get suspicious anytime multiple gift cards are requested and contact the police if the person has unusual difficulty with a card or has to use multiple credit cards to make payment.

Any business that believes they have been a victim of this type of credit card fraud

is asked to contact their local police agency.   

17 Oct 2012

Suspect Arrested

On the 16th Oct at 8:25 am, a man smashed the window of a vehicle parked on the 200 block of Main St E. He removed items from the vehicle and fled on a bicycle. He was observed by police on Wyld St where he attempted to escape riding his bike. He was apprehended at 8:41 AM in possession of the items stolen from the vehicle. Subsequent investigation revealed that he was also responsible for the Aug 9th occurrence on Regina St where a vehicle window was smashed and a purse taken while a child was in the vehicle. Robert Lariviere 52 yrs of Third Ave has been charged with 2 counts of theft under $5000 and possession of property obtained by crime. Csts Ross Lingley and Richard Hampel are investigating.   

18 Feb 2013

 Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 184 calls for service that resulted in 17 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, criminal harassment, thefts, possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of prohibited weapon, impaired driving, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Drug Search

On 15th Feb at 6:08pm a North Bay Police Street Crime investigation led to the arrest of a man and a woman for possession for the purpose of trafficking. He was found to be in possession of a large amount of cash and she was in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A subsequent search warrant of their First Ave W residence, located 215gms of marijuana, scales, packaging material, and drug paraphernalia. Kevin Gillatly 26yrs has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime. Samantha Roy has been charged with possession of marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking. Both persons are to appear in court on Apr 2nd 2013.

Theft from Vehicle

At 10:20pm on the 17th Feb the North Bay Police Street crime Unit watched a man  enter a car on McIntyre St. He removed a wallet from a purse in the back seat. He left the immediate area, removed the cash and passed the rest to his girlfriend.  Both persons were arrested a short distance away. Christopher Durst 42yrs of Fourth Ave E has been charged with theft under $5000 and possession of stolen property. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.  Michelle Gordon 22yrs of Fourth Ave E has been charged with possession of stolen property and breach of probation. She is to appear in court on April 9th 2013.

Group Thefts

On 16th Feb the North Bay Police Street Crime Unit observed 3 persons (2males, 1 female) enter a McKeown Ave store where they took items, left the store and were immediately observed to remove the tags. They went to another store where they were observed to take several items and leave the store without paying. When arrested outside the store the two males attempted to flee but were apprehended after a brief struggle. When the woman was arrested a flick knife was located hidden on her person. Jason Topps 31yrs of Fourth Ave E has been charged with 2 counts of theft under $5000, possession of stolen property, and breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Vicky Simeon 24yrs of no fixed address has been charged with 2 counts of theft under $5000, possession of stolen property, possession of a prohibited weapon, and carrying a concealed weapon. She has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Joseph Kiss 25yrs of Lorne Ave has been charged with 2 counts of theft under $5000 and possession of stolen property. He is to appear in court April 9th 2013.

Break and Enter

Between 5:00pm 14th Feb and 11:00am 15 Feb a George St residence was entered by forcing a door. Jewellery and a quantity of change were stolen. Cst Vince Corrente is investigating.  

19 Feb 2013

Crime Prevention...it Starts With You!"

The North Bay Police Service Joins Province-wide Crime Prevention Campaign

The North Bay Police Service today joined police services across Ontario in supporting the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police's (OACP) 2013 Crime Prevention Campaign aimed at raising public awareness about personal responsibility when it comes to preventing crime.

"Preventing a crime before it happens rather than having to deal with the consequences of crime is always our goal. We are proud to support this campaign and its theme, "Crime Prevention...it Starts With You!",

Ontario police organizations are supporting the OACP's 2013 Crime Prevention Campaign, which seeks to raise public awareness about the important role individuals play in crime prevention.

The campaign focuses on a broad range of issues that impact citizens across the province: on-line fraud, identification theft and other cybercrimes, auto theft, break-and-enters, etc. These types of crimes can victimize anyone, anywhere. A crime prevention booklet is being made available to the public though police services which contains helpful crime prevention tips and information. 

This campaign is an invitation for everyone to join their police service to make our community safe.

21 Mar 2013

Street Crime

On the 20th March an investigation led the Street Crime Unit to believe that a drug transaction had occurred between two females.  Linda Marengeur 49yrs of Lakeshore Dr was arrested at 2:45pm for possession for the purpose of trafficking. . Two packages of what is believed to be cocaine were located on her person. At 4:12pm Renee Jobin 24yrs of Gladstone Ave was arrested and found to be in possession of a quantity of cash. She has been charged with trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime and breach of probation. Both women have been held in custody for bail hearings.

Arson

At 4:05 am 21st March a man at a restaurant on McKeown Av placed several napkins in a pile on the counter and lit them on fire. Flames shot up 2 to 3 feet high but were immediately doused by another patron using a large drink. Jordan Drew 19yrs of Tackaberry Dr left the restaurant but was arrested at his residence at 5:28 am and charged with arson. He is to appear in court on the 24th Apr. Cst Christian Elia is investigating.

22 Mar 2013

Robbery

At 6:55am 22Mar a man entered a convenience store on the 600 block of Cassells St. He brandished a knife and demanded money. He placed the small amount of money into a black backpack and left the store walking east on first Ave. He is described as; male, tall and skinny, wearing black coat, black pants, black baseball hat, black hoody, black covering over his face and camouflage gloves. Cst Randy Adair is investigating.  

Break and Enter

At 1:30 am 22 March a couple returned to their residence on the 500 block of Main St E. They went to the bedroom approximately 10 minutes later and found a man standing in the room holding two guitars that belonged to the couple. Noah Nabinicaboo 29 yrs of Lakeshore Dr was arrested by police at which time a small quantity of  marijuana was found in his possession. He has been charged with break and enter, possession of a controlled substance, and breach of probation. He is to appear in court on 14th May. Csts Seth Dinsmore and Aaron Northrup are investigating.

Assault Resist Arrest

At 4:02 am 22 Mar A police officer checked a vehicle in the ditch on Pinewood Park Dr. When the man in the driver's seat was arrested for impaired care and control he started to fight with the officer. Pepper spray was deployed but the man still had to be physically subdued. Ronald Vanderschee 38yrs Hwy 534 has been charged with impaired care and control, over .08 and assault resist arrest. He is to appear in court on17th Apr. Cst Aaron Northrup is investigating.

25 Mar 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 190 calls for service that resulted in 10 arrests. Offences included assaults, sexual assault, possession of prohibited weapon, mischief, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Robbery

At 2:20 am on 25th Mar a taxi picked up a man and a woman on Cassells St at First Ave.  When they were on Lansdowne Ave at Anne St the male, who was sitting behind the driver held a knife to the driver's throat causing a cut to his neck. When the driver reached for his neck he received a cut to his hand. Money and car keys were demanded and given to them. The man and woman then fled towards Algonquin Ave. The investigation is continuing.

26 Mar 2013

Robbery Arrests

On the 25th March between 11:50 am and 12:45pm The North Bay Criminal Investigation Section arrested the man and the woman believed to be responsible for robbing the taxi driver at 2:20 am on the 25th March. Joseph Kiss 25yrs and Kristina Fletcher 23 yrs both of Lorne Ave have been charged with robbery with a weapon. She has also been charged with breach of probation. Both persons have been held in custody for bail hearings

02 Apr 2013

Theft from Charity                                            

At 2:40 pm Apr 1st an unknown male entered the Cassells St Beer Store and took the charity donation jar from the front counter. The jar is clear plastic with a red twist off lid approximately 8 inches by 6 inches and had an unknown amount of money in it. The thief is described as; male white, mid 20's, clean shaven , medium/skinny build, wearing a black bomber style jacket, blue jeans, running shoes, and a black toque. Cst Greg Randall is investigating.

29 May 2013

Street Crime

On the 28th May at 5:09 p.m. officers from the North Bay Police Street Crime Unit observed a drug transaction taking place in a vehicle on the 300 block of First Av W. The driver of the vehicle, Michael Day 41 years of Douglas St was arrested and a search of his person located 6 pieces of Fentanyl patches, a cell phone and a quantity of cash. He has been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of property obtained by crime. The vehicle was seized as, offence related property and he has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

Threatening

On May 28th, there were two separate occasions where a man uttered threats to a neighbour. On the first, he said he would get a .38 and shoot them. On the second he said he would throw a Molotov Cocktail through the window. Daniel Barrette 54 yrs of Oak St has been charged with 2 counts of threatening and has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Eric Krmpotic is investigating.

Theft

On the 28th May at 6:30 p.m. a man was sitting in his vehicle parked on Main St W talking on the phone. A woman entered his vehicle and sat down in the passenger seat and asked for a ride. When he refused, the woman exited the vehicle taking the man's wallet that he had left on the passenger seat. The wallet contained a quantity of cash, credit cards, licences, SIN card, health card, ownerships and other important documents.

The woman is described as; female, white, 5'4"- 5' 6", 25-30 yrs, 130 lbs, long straight brown hair past shoulders, bump on the right side of her nose, open sores on the inside of her right elbow and marks on both arms. She was wearing a brown tank top and greyish/white track pants. She was observed in the company of a man described as; tall and thin wearing a ball cap and white bandages covering 4 fingers on his right hand. Cst Ashley St.John is investigating.  

27 June 2013

Dangerous Driving

On 22June the North Bay Police received a complaint of road rage where, after being cut off on Lakeshore Dr, a man driving a white Honda Civic followed the vehicle that cut him off. It was alleged that the man in the Honda Civic attempted to force the other vehicle to stop, that he was yelling at them, that he tailgated them, blocked their lane and at one point made a 45degree swerving stop in front of their vehicle. These actions were described as dangerous, reckless and terrified the occupants of the other vehicle. The man drove away when he realized that the couple in the other vehicle phoned the police.   

At 11:47 a.m. on the 26th June the same man was observed by police driving a black Dodge pickup and had a teenage passenger.  While on Lakeshore Dr he was observed by police to be driving in an erratic and aggressive manner. When he got stuck in traffic, an officer attempted to arrest him but he drove over the curb and sidewalk to escape. He then drove away at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was later located near the intersection of Worthington St at Sherbrooke. The driver was located in a building nearby where he resisted arrest but was taken into custody. Investigation indicated that, prior to his arrest he had counselled the teenage passenger to conceal evidence. Richard Orton 42 years of Summit Dr has been charged with 2 counts of dangerous driving, 2 counts of criminal harassment, 2 counts of intimidation, assault resist arrest, escape lawful custody, counsel to commit an offence, and obstruct police. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

03 July 2013#2

Heat Caution

North Bay is expecting warmer temperatures over the next week. In light of other incidents throughout the country, the North Bay Police wish to remind the public about the dangers of leaving babies, children or animals in vehicles unattended. Temperatures in a vehicle can rise to dangerous levels within minutes, even when the windows are cracked. These type of incidents relate to negligence and can lead to criminal charges. Your safety is our priority.  

19 July 2013

Thefts and Frauds

A complaint of employee thefts between the 13th and 23rd of June has resulted in the arrest of Cathy Furrow 37 years of Fisher St. She has been charged with 22 counts of theft under $5000 and 22 counts of fraud under $5000. It was alleged that as a cashier at an Algonquin Ave business, she manipulated 22 separate cash purchases, then pocketed the money.  She is to appear in court on the 27th Aug 2013. D/Cst Dave Wilson is investigating.

 

North Bay

Domestic Violence Stats for June

In the month of June, the North Bay Police responded to 127 domestic related occurrences.

25 people (18 males, 7 females) were charged with a total of 48 offences.

The offences included;

25  Assaults

7    Breach of Recognizance

5    Breach of Undertaking

2    Breach of Probation

1    Utter Threats

1   Criminal Harassment

5   Mischief

1    Break and  Enter

1   Theft Under

16 Sept 2013#2

Town Hall Meetings

Welcome - North Bay Police Service

The North Bay Police Service is seeking community participation in the development of its 2014 to 2016 Business Plan. The Service will be hosting Town Hall Meetings to enable members of the public to actively assist in the creation of the Business Plan by identifying issues of importance to the community. The Business Plan will be used to guide the police service over the next three years. Community support is integral to the continued success of our Police Service and your feedback is invaluable in setting our policing priorities through this planning process.

Town Hall Meeting Times and Locations:

September 23, 2013
5:30 pm - Callander Legion Branch 445
8:00 pm - North Bay Legion Branch 23

September 24, 2013
7:00 pm - North Bay Legion Branch 23

25 Sept 2013

Break and Enter

Overnight on the 23rd and 24th Sept a restaurant in the 400 block of Lakeshore Dr was entered by smashing the glass in the rear entrance and bottles of alcohol taken.

Cst Geoff Whittle is investigating.

Theft of Bike

Overnight on the 23rd and 24th Sept, a lime green Norco BMX bike was stolen from a King St residence in Callander.  The bike had been chained to the front deck.

Cst Geoff Whittle is investigating.

Autumn Litter Cleanup

(Reminder)

Jointly hosted by the North Bay Police Service Environment Committee and Nipissing University

Date: Saturday 28 September 2013

All volunteers will meet at 2:00 pm outside of the Lucky 13 store, 555 McKeown Avenue, North Bay. 

Time will count for volunteer hours.

Picker tools, work gloves, and garbage bags will be provided.  Volunteers will then remove refuse in the nearby Thibeault Terrace neighbourhood and along McKeown Avenue between Gormanville Road and Algonquin Avenue, including the grass and tree covered areas between McKeown Avenue and Highway 17 West.  Miller Waste has donated two dumpsters for the collected litter.  One will be located in the parking lot of One Kids Place, 400 McKeown Avenue; the second will be located in the parking lot of North Bay Toyota, 640 McKeown Avenue.  The cleanup will conclude at 4:00 pm.  Any volunteer who brings a reusable travel mug will receive a free coffee and donut from the Tim Hortons located at 975 McKeown Avenue.

Nearly 100 post-secondary students have expressed their interest in helping out.

  The NBPS Environment Committee thanks the following community partners for their efforts:

Mr. Kevin Managhan of Miller Waste Systems

Ms. Mair Greenfield of the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives at Nipissing University

Mr. Paul Meyers of North Bay Toyota

Mr. Rick Dobbs of One Kids Place Children's Treatment Centre

Mr. Steve Foxcroft of Tim Hortons, McKeown Avenue

26 Sept 2013

Domestic Assaults

 A domestic situation at 12:50 a.m. on the 26th Sept resulted in the arrest of both participants, a 19 year old female and a 23 year old male. She was charged with assault with a weapon for trying to stab him with a pair of scissors and he was charged with assault for punching her several times in the head. Sgt Paul Brewer and Cst Randy Adair are investigating.

Thefts from Vehicles

On the 25th Sept at11:53 a.m. a male on a bicycle was observed checking and entering vehicle in the YMCA/Memorial Gardens parking lot. He fled the area but was located and arrested by police at Fifth and Fisher Sts. A search of his person located two cell phones that had been taken from vehicles in the parking lot. Christopher Durst 43years of Worthington St W has been charged with 3 counts of theft under $5000 and held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Bill Gainforth and Randy Adair are investigating

25 Feb 2014#2

Fraud Public Caution

Two separate computer frauds have recently been documented in the city.

Apartment Fraud

A local apartment has been advertised on kigigi. The address is usually a well known apartment building in the city. When potential clients respond to the ad they are asked for personal information and if they are interested in the apartment, they are told that the owner is vacationing in Italy or some other location usually out of country.  They are asked to send the first and last month's rent, then the keys will be forwarded to them. The money gets sent but the keys never arrive.  

 

Microsoft Fraud

People receive a fraudulent email claiming to be The Microsoft Corporation and they have found a serious problem with the victim's computer. The email appears to be very official and they offer to correct the problem for a nominal fee. They request you give your credit card number, personal information and control of your computer over to them. Your credit card subsequently gets maxed out and they may get access to your accounts.

There are several variations of both of these frauds. The North Bay Police encourage the public not to respond to any email requests for money, credit card numbers or personal information.    

28 Feb 2014

Arson

At 10:00 p.m. on the 27th Feb a flaming object was thrown down the garbage chute of a multiple story apartment building on Lakeshore Dr. This resulted in a small fire being started in the bin at the bottom of the chute. The sprinkler system activated, doused the fire and there was no damage to the building. North Bay Fire Services were on scene checking and ventilating the building. Investigation has revealed that this is the fourth similar occurrence in the same building over last 4 months. Cst Robin Boucher is investigating.

12 Oct 2012

 YMCA Thefts

On 11 Oct at 1:10 pm two young males were apprehended leaving the YMCA with vehicle keys and a wallet that they had stolen from the locker room. Investigation revealed they were also responsible for thefts on Oct 10th where vehicle keys were stolen, and then the vehicle was taken using the stolen keys. Investigation has led to the recovery of that vehicle.  Csts Robin Boucher and Melody Prevost are investigating.

 

Project CASE

Project CASE (Community Alcohol Safety and Enforcement) was an OACP province wide initiative that was conducted from Sept 24 to Sept 30th.  On Sept 19th the Alcohol and Gaming inspector and the North Bay Police conducted educational meetings with several local licensed establishments. The project enforcement aspect was conducted the following week. There were 43 licensed premises checks that resulted in 7 liquor licence act charges, 3 evictions, and 8 reports being submitted by the Alcohol and Gaming Inspector.

 

Project BTS

A Back To School (BTS) initiative by the North Bay Police was conducted during the month of Sept. Traffic Officers targeting school zones and buses issued 15 Highway Traffic Act charges and 6 warnings.

 

Domestic Stats

During the week of 25th Sep to 2nd Oct the North Bay Police responded to 23 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 9 men and 3 women being charged.

A total of 20 offences by the males included 7 counts of assault, 2 counts of assault with a weapon, 2 counts of threatening, 3 counts of breach of recognizance and 1 each of forcible entry, aggravated assault, mischief, criminal harassment, breach of probation and breach of undertaking. Five males were held in custody for bail hearings and four were released on conditions with a court date.

A total of 6 offences by the women included 3 counts of assault, 2 counts of breach of recognizance and 1 for assault bodily harm. One female was held in custody for a bail hearing and 2 were released on conditions with a court date.

Domestic Stats

During the week of 2nd Oct to 9th Oct the North Bay Police responded to 25 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 1 male and 2 females being charged. The man was charged with 2 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of breach of probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. A total of 3 offences by the 2 women include assault bodily harm, assault, and theft under $5000. One woman was held in custody for a bail hearing and the other was released on conditions with a court date.

   

19 Mar 2013 #2

Update Aggravated Assault

On the 18th March at 5:43am North Bay police responded to a 911 report of a stabbing at an apartment building on Trout Lake Rd. In one of the apartments responding officers located a 47 year old man with a serious stab wound and an elderly man with slash wounds.

Investigation led to the arrest of the 47yr old male with the stab wound for forcible confinement and assault with a weapon on the elderly man. Further investigation located an elderly woman in another apartment. She was bound, and suffering from several wounds. All three persons were taken to hospital. Further charges relating to the elderly woman include attempt murder, forcible confinement, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, and assault with a weapon. It was determined that the elderly male had stabbed the accused while escaping. The accused is known to both victims. He has been remanded in custody with a court date of the 21st of March.

28 Mar 2013

Fatal Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision

At 3:04 pm on the 27th Mar, a man driving a silver Subaru Impreza northbound on Wyld St struck a woman that was walking northbound on the west side of Wyld St near Victoria St. The vehicle continued north on Wyld St without stopping. The victim, Claudette Benoit age 53, succumbed to her injuries. The North Bay Police Forensic Identification Unit and the Ontario Provincial Police Traffic Reconstruction Unit attended the scene to assist in the investigation. The involved vehicle was located by police at 3:56 pm abandoned in a parking lot at 1500 Fisher St. Several locations in the city were searched before the investigation led to a Clarence St address where Ehren Schneider 31 yrs of Wyld St was arrested at 9:22 pm. He has been charged with criminal negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, fail to stop at the scene of a collision causing death, and drive while under suspension. He is being held in custody for a bail hearing.   

Frauds over $5000

A six month fraud investigation by the North Bay Police Fraud Unit has resulted in the Mar 27th arrest of David Houle 62 yrs of Durrill St. He has been charged with 3 counts of fraud over $5000, 3 counts of theft over $5000 and falsifying books. The charges stem from a period between Jan 2006 and Aug 2009 when he was the treasurer of two separate organizations. The Rapport Choir of North Bay is missing over $11,000 and the North Bay Minor Girls Softball Association is missing over $76,000. He is to appear in court on 14 May 2013. Det/Cst Denis Lavasseur investigated.  

Weapons Offences

At 11:00 am 27 Mar a man forcibly entered a motel unit on McIntyre St E and assaulted the occupant. The victim grabbed a butcher knife and chased the assailant out of the building, then further chased him around the parking lot brandishing the knife. A third male grabbed a baseball bat and also chased the first man around the parking lot swinging the bat. All three men were arrested and charged. Dwayne Heintz 46 yrs of no fixed address was charged with forcible entry, and assault cause bodily harm. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Dustin Tourville 25yrs of McIntyre St E and Jordan VanMeirlo 27yrs of Ryan Ave have each been charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. They are to appear in court on May 14th 2013. Cst Aaron Northrup is investigating.

01 Apr 2013

 

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 188 calls for service that resulted in 22 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, robbery, impaired driving, breach of court orders and several for public intoxication.

Robbery

At 6:40am on 31st Mar a man was walking on Fraser St at Third Ave and was about to enter the tunnel when a man who had been behind him stepped in front of him and demanded his I-Touch. When the victim refused he was punched repeatedly and when he fell down he was kicked several times. The assailant then fled, running up the railroad embankment towards the 100 block of Second Ave. The assailant had been following the victim wearing a light grey coat or sweater but took it off during the assault. He is described as; 5'10", male, possibly native, mid 20's, thin build, short black hair, acne and pock marked face, He also had scratches on his face and upper chest.  Cst Scott Buchanan is investigating.

Weapon

At 10:00pm on the 30th Mar police responded to a report of a disturbance on the 300 block of Main St E where a man with an assault rifle had entered a residence. Nathan Maillet 21yrs of main St E was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. The assault rifle was found to be a BB gun. He is to appear in court on 14th May. Cst Seth Dinsmore is investigating.

01 July 2013

Community / Police Events

McDonalds Ice CreamCoupons

July 3rd, 2013 10:00 AM  Lakeshore Drive McDonalds Restaurant

There will be a presentation of 400 Ice Cream Coupons by  McDonalds owner Brad Haines to Deputy Chief Shawn Devine that will be handed out by the North Bay Police COR Unit and Bike Patrol officers to kids wearing bicycle helmets this summer.  McDonalds has graciously donated the coupons to promote bicycle safety.

Kids and Cops Soccer

July 4th, 2013 Omischl Sports Complex

11:00AM -12:00PM

North Bay Police Service members, including Chief Cook and Deputy Chief Devine will be playing a COPS VS KIDS soccer game against the U11 Girls Selects Team.  Event is designed to be fun and to establish a meaningful connection with youth in the community.

03 July 2013

Assault with a Weapon

At 8:00p.m. on the 2nd July an argument between a man and a 17year old male at a residence on Oakwood Ave resulted in the man holding a knife to the 17 year olds throat.  Dennis Pike 47yrs of Oakwood Ave was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and is to appear in court on 13th Aug 2013. Cst Seth Dinsmore is investigating.

Attempt Break and Enter

At 4:35a.m. on the 2nd July a man attempted to break into the Worthington St LCBO (liquor store) by smashing a window with a brick. Entry could still not be gained because of broken glass and the man fled. Anthony Guerard-Bird 18years of third Ave was arrested at King St and Fraser St. he has been charged with Attempt break and enter and is to appear in court on 30th July 2013. Csts Seth Dinsmore and Blake Vietmeier are investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 8:00a.m. and 5:00p.m. on the 2nd July, a residence on Belmoral Dr was entered. Items stolen include Morphine pills, Percocets, Oxycontin, Lyrica, Tylenol, syringes of Lovenox, alcohol, a camera, a Leatherman multi tool and a Wii system.

Cst Sarah Kavanagh is investigating.

18 July 2013

Thefts from Vehicles

On the 18th of July at 4:00 a.m. two males were apprehended going through vehicles in the area of Wyld St and Duke St E. They were in possession of numerous valuable articles that were obviously taken from vehicles. Shane Benard 18 years of Lakeheights Rd has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a prohibited weapon and 2 counts of trespass by night. The second male gave the name Randy Burns 20 years of Water St but investigation later determined his true identity to be James Gallant 18 years of McIntyre St E. Outstanding break and enter warrants for him were executed and he was further charged with possession of property obtained by crime, 2 counts of trespass by night, obstruct police, breach of undertaking and 3 counts breach of probation. Both persons have been held in custody for bail hearings.

Anyone, particularly from the downtown area that is missing items from their vehicle is requested to contact the North Bay Police at 705-497-5589. Csts Richard Hampel and Robin Boucher are investigating.

12 Sept 2013

Warrant Executed

On 11 Sept a Barrie resident, Jean-Rene Lefebvre 29 years was arrested by Barrie police Service on a 2011 North Bay warrant for assault and assault with a weapon. In Aug of 2011 it was alleged that a woman was shoved and burned with a cigarette at a downtown bar. The Barrie Police transported the accused to North Bay where he has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

Robbery

On 11 Sept between 11 and 11:30 p.m. a 19 yr old male was walking east at the east end of Oak St just before the tunnel under the railroad tracks when he was accosted by two men. He was told to empty his pockets and when he tried to run he was pushed to the ground and received a cut to his hand while trying to defend himself. The males left with his Sony Smartphone, coin, and keys. Suspect#1 is described as; male, 5'8", 230lbs, wearing a red bandana over his face, a black hoodie, dark pants and was carrying a foot long dark object similar to a bar.

Suspect#2 is described as; 5'11", 200lbs, wearing a clown mask, a dark hoodie, dark pants, carrying a knife. Cst Doug MacIntosh is investigating.

Break and Enter Arrests

At 11:34 a.m. on the 11 Sept it was alleged that, overnight 2 men in a vehicle with Manitoba plates broke into a shed at a north end pub and removed several empty beer kegs. They later attempted to cash the beer kegs in at the Beer Store. The men and vehicle were located on Lakeshore Dr and arrested at 11:59 am. Charles Schaffernicht 22 years of Delaware Ave and Stephen Wright 25 years of Jocko Pt Rd have been charged with  break enter and theft, trafficking in property obtained by crime and possession of burglary tools. Both men are to appear in court on 22Oct2013. Csts Aaron Northrup and Dan Weber are investigating.

Monthly Domestic Violence Stats

July 2013

There were 103 domestic related occurrences.

22 males and 4 females were charged with a total of 55 offences.

These included; 20 assaults, 4 assault with a weapon, 1 assault bodily harm, 4 breach of recognizance, 6 breach of undertaking, 6 breach of probation, 4 utter threats, 3 criminal harassment, 2 mischief, 4 break and enter, and 1 theft under $5000.

Aug 2013

There were 70 domestic related occurrences.

14 males and 3 females were charged with a total of 54 offences.

These included; 19 assaults, 1 assault with a weapon, 1 sexual assault, 2 assault bodily harm, 5 breach of recognizance, 8 breach of undertaking, 1 breach of peace bond, 5 utter threats, 1 criminal harassment, 7 mischief, 2 forcible confinement, 1 break and enter, 1 theft under $5000.

16 Sept 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 214 calls for service that resulted in 18 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, Impaired driving, several for breach of court orders and 9 for public intoxication.

Impaired Fail to Remain

At 9:15 p.m. Sept 14th a vehicle stopped at a red light at on Lakeshore Dr and Howard St was struck from behind by a Toyota causing minor injuriesto a passenger in the vehicle. The Toyota then fled but was located by police travelling at a high rate of speed on Mulligan St. A 59 yr old female was arrested and charged with fail to remain, impaired driving and over 80 milligrams. She is to appear in court on Sept 24th 2013. Cst Aaron Northrup is investigating.

24 Sept 2013

Street Crime

At 5:38p.m. on the 23rd Sept a Street Crime investigation resulted in a vehicle being stopped on Ann St and the driver arrested. A subsequent search of his person located  .7 gms of cocaine, 6- 50mcg Fentanyl patches, 4- 75 mcg Fentanyl patches, 5- 100 mcg Fentanyl patches and 1 Percocet tablet. Jeremy McConnell 31 yrs of King St has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, and 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.  

Resist Arrest

At 1:30a.m. on 24th Sept North Bay Police responded to a complaint of a male checking cars on Beth Ave. A young man was located, lied about his name, and resisted arrest in a combative manner. A subsequent search of his person located latex gloves and a knife. Nik Morris 18yrs of Copeland St has been charged with obstruct police, assault police with intent to resist arrest, possession of a concealed weapon, possession of break in instruments, and 3 counts of breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Steve Brown and Blake Vietmeier are investigating.  

19 Dec 2013

Assault Bodily Harm

At 2:00 a.m. 19th Dec it is alleged that a woman in a downtown bar punched a man in the face causing an injury. Sarah Paterson 20 years of Lakeshore Dr was arrested and charged with assault bodily harm. She is to appear in court on 4th Feb. 2014. Cst Ken Ayres is investigating.

Prohibited Weapon

At 2:10 p.m. on the 18th Dec a man was observed in a North Bay courtroom wearing what appeared to be a homemade bullet proof vest. The man was detained and a search of his person located a flick knife, survival kit, a two way radio, and a recording device. Mark Milne 22 years of Golden Valley was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon. He is to appear in court on 11th Feb 2014. Sgt Ken Rice is investigating.

20 Jan 2014

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 184 calls for service that resulted in 10 arrests. Offences included assaults, sexual assaults, assault peace officer, frauds, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Assault Police

At 6:30p.m. on the 18th Jan a man unknown to the residents walked into their home on Worthington St W and refused to leave. Once the police were called he left and was located on the 100 block of Worthington St W.  He fought with the officers when he was arrested, when he got to police headquarters and when he was placed in the cell. Robert Barnes 45 years of High St has been charged with 3 counts of assault police, 2 counts of assault resist arrest and held in custody for a bail hearing.

Csts Robin Boucher and Scott Berry are investigating.

Frauds

An investigation into fraudulently obtained loans dating from 2005 has resulted in the 17th Jan 2014 arrest of Malcolm Park 54 years of Bromley Ave. He has been charged with 5 counts of uttering a forged document, 5 counts of drawing a document without authority, fraud over $5000, and unauthorized use of credit card. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Scott McFarlane is investigating.

R.I.D.E. Stats

Over the weekend the R.I.D.E. program checked a total of 332 vehicles in 6 different locations. Two roadside screening tests were administered and one Highway Traffic Act charge processed.

13 Feb 2014 #2

 Public Caution

The North Bay Police have received complaints that people in the Callander area have received phone calls from a company stating that they are working with the municipality for water testing and are trying to make an appointment to attend your residence and test your water. There is no such company working with the municipality.  The originating  phone number is registered to a company in the Ottawa area. The North Bay Police wish to caution the public not to agree to any requests where you did not initiate the contact.  Calls of this nature should be independently confirmed before any personal information or access to your residence given.

                                                                         

17 Feb 2014

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 179 calls for service that resulted in 11 arrests. Offences included domestic assaults, drug offences, impaired driving, arrest warrants, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Trafficking

On the 6th February 2014, 5 bottles of Methadone were reported stolen from a residence in the downtown area of North Bay.  Investigation revealed that similar bottles were recovered by the West Nipissing Police Service during a recent drug investigation in Sturgeon Falls.

A joint investigation between the West Nipissing Police Service and the North Bay Police Service resulted in Tracy McBride, 32 years of Wyld St being charged with Trafficking in a Schedule 1 substance and is to appear in court on the 18th March.

25 Feb 2014

Break and Enter Arrest

An investigation into a break and enter reported on the 4th Feb has resulted in the arrest of Scott Penny 40 years of the Old Callander Rd. It is alleged that overnight    on the 3rd and 4th Feb he broke the front door lock of a business on the 200 block of Ferguson St, where he removed a small amount of cash. He has been charged with break enter and theft, 2 counts of breach of recognizance and held in custody for a bail hearing. The North Bay Police Street Crime Unit investigated.

Break and Enter

At 1:38 a.m. 25th Feb police responded to an alarm at a business on the 500 block of Lakeshore Dr. On arrival at 1:39 a.m., police found the lock on the front door broken and a quantity of cash missing. Cst Elizabeth Bell is investigating.

27 Feb 2014

 

Assault with a Weapon

At 2:50 a.m. on 27th Feb an argument at a Blair St residence escalated when one man lunged at the other man with a knife. There were no injuries. Josiah Laverty 27 years of Blair St was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon. He is to appear in court on the 8th Apr 2014. Cst Mark McLeod is investigating.

05 Mar 2014

Assault Bodily Harm

A March 4th investigation into a child abuse complaint on a one month old infant has resulted in the arrest of a 23 year old North Bay man. He has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and is to appear in court on 15 April. The infant was taken to hospital and admitted. D/Cst Roger Drolet and Cst Eric Krmpotic are investigating.

Trafficking

A sudden death investigation from Jan 2014 has led to a charge of trafficking in a controlled drug. Sarah Beaudoin 27 years of Chippewa St is to appear in court on April 1st 2014. D/Cst Dave Wilson is investigating.

Break and Enter

At 12:09 a.m. on the 5th March North Bay Police responded to a break and enter in progress on the 600 block of McIntyre St E. A witness who heard a window break followed the culprit until the police caught up to him on John St. He attempted to run and resist but was subsequently arrested and taken into custody. Thomas South 33 years of Worthington St was charged with break enter with intent and is to appear in court on the 6th May 2014. Cst Geoff Whittle is investigating.

06 Mar 2014

 

Suspicious Circumstance

At 8:20 a.m. on the 5th March an unknown male was observed inside E.T. Carmichael School. He was walking hand in hand with a 4 year old towards the kindergarten room, then changed direction and walked towards the school lobby. When approached by the 4 year olds teacher the male let go of the 4 year olds hand and left the area. The male is unknown to the school or to the 4 year olds family. He is described as; male, white, 20 years, medium build, 5'4" tall, possible light brown hair, wearing a ¾ length green winter coat with a fur trimmed hood, and brown or black pants. The North Bay Police are asking parents, teachers, and the public to be extra vigilant where children are concerned. Anyone that has information related to this incident or any other similar circumstance is requested to contact their local police agency. Cst Scott Berry is investigating

09 Oct 2012

 Long Weekend

Over the long weekend the North Bay Police responded to 247 calls for service that resulted in 16 arrests. The arrests included, domestic assault, domestic assault cause bodily harm, assault police, breach of court orders and nine for public intoxication.

Assault Police

At 9:00 pm on Oct 5th a female prisoner being treated at the North Bay Regional Health Centre bit a police officer on the arm breaking the skin. A 33 year old North Bay woman has been charged with 2 counts of breach of recognizance and assault police. She was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Arson

At 1:00 am on the 8th Oct, fire fighters and police officers attended a Lakeshore Dr address where they found a large burn mark that was 13 feet in length and led to a specific vehicle in the parking lot. Evidence at the scene indicated that gasoline was poured in a line leading to a vehicle, then set on fire. There was no damage to the vehicle. Cst Seth Dinsmore is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 9:00 am Oct 7th and 3:00 am Oct 8th a residence on Lavase Rd was entered and bedrooms ransacked. Items stolen include; antique silver watch, PS 3 game system, WII game system with a "fit board", Beats by Dre headphones, NHL12 video game, NHL13 video game, IPAD 2, Toshiba  laptop, Acer laptop, WiFi system, and undisclosed amounts of, rolled pennies, Canadian currency, and old Canadian currency. Cst Jeff Warner is investigating.

 

12 Mar 2013 #2

 Advisory

The North Bay Police wish to advise the public that we are in the process of installing GPS Pre-Emption technology in our emergency vehicles that will work with the city initiated program. Installations will be done as older vehicles are replaced over the next couple of years.

This technology will trigger traffic lights to turn green for approaching emergency vehicles but only when their emergency lights are activated. The light change to green is completed in a manner that does not interrupt the flow of traffic or pose a problem for pedestrians.

The North Bay Fire Department already has this technology and we are the first

Canadian police service that we know of, to use this technology in conjunction with fire services.

We want the public to be aware that they will encounter more of these situations because of the additional equipped vehicles and the volume of police emergencies.

Public safety is paramount and this technology will equate to safer streets in emergency situations as well as quicker response times.

13 Mar 2013

Break and Enter Arrest

An investigation into a Nightingale Dr break and enter that occurred in January 2013 has resulted in the arrest of Broady McKenna 18yrs of Worthington St E. He was arrested at 9:20am on the 12th March and charged with break enter, and breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Ashley St.John is investigating.

Street Crime

A Street Crime investigation revealed that a man was trafficking cocaine at a downtown business. On the 12th of March Vincent Barrette 51 yrs of Collins Dr was arrested outside the business. He was in possession of a quantity of money and what is believed to be cocaine, packaged for sale that was valued at $550.00. A search warrant executed on his residence located an additional quantity of what is believed to be cocaine valued at $750.00 and quantities of what is believed to be micro dot LSD and marijuana. He has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of marijuana, possession of LSD, and possession of property obtained by crime. He has been released on conditions with a court date of April 9th.

18 Mar 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 233 calls for service that resulted in 19 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, assault bodily harm, sexual assault, criminal harassment, break and enter, impaired driving, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Break and Enter

An investigation into a Gertrude St break-in on the 9th of March has resulted in Adam Murray 30yrs of Blair St being arrested on the 16th March. He has been charged with break enter and theft,  possession of property obtained by crime, and fraud under $5000. He is to appear in court on the 30th April 2013. Cst Vince Corrente investigated.

Sexual Assault

On 17th March at 3:50am a report of sexual assault resulted in two 23yr old men being arrested and charged with sexual assault. Both men are from southern Ontario and have been held in custody for bail hearings. Csts Chris Marshall and Bill Gainforth are investigating.

Assault Cause Bodily Harm

On 17th march at 10:48pm a fight on Olive St resulted in one of the participants sustained serious injuries. Jason O'Donnell 35yrs of Milani Rd was arrested and charged with assault cause bodily harm. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Bill Gainforth is investigating

19 Mar 2013

Aggravated Assault

On Mar 18th, 2013 police attended an apartment building on Trout Lake Road after a 911 call had been placed in relation to a stab wound to a 47 year old male. Once in the residence, police began an investigation and the male with the stab wound was arrested for forcible confinement and assault with a weapon on an elderly male. This accused was later charged with attempt murder, forcible confinement, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, and assault with a weapon on a second elderly female victim residing in another apartment. The accused is known to both victims. All three persons were taken to hospital.

The accused has been remanded into custody. Next court appearance is scheduled 21 March, 2013.

  

17 July 2013

Motor Vehicle Collision

At 5:22 p.m. on July 16th a head on collision of a motorcycle and a pickup truck at Lakeshore Drive and Marshall Ave resulted in serious injuries to the driver of the motorcycle.  The motorcycle had been westbound on Marshall Ave and made a left turn to travel south in the centremost northbound lane of Lakeshore Dr. The pickup truck was northbound in the centremost lane of Lakeshore Dr approaching Marshall Ave when the two vehicles met head on. The driver of the motorcycle, a 53 year old man from the Sudbury area has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario. Cst Robin Boucher is investigating

23 Sept 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 188 calls for service that resulted in 9 arrests. Offences included assault, domestic assault, impaired driving, drug offences, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Street Crime

On Sept 21st at 2:00 a.m. a North Bay Police Street Crime investigation led to a vehicle stop on Lakeshore Dr. The occupants, 2 men and 1 woman were arrested and the vehicle searched. A 15 gram bag of marijuana and 69.9 grams of cocaine in 12 individual packets were located in the vehicle. An additional 6 grams of cocaine was found on one of the occupants. A search warrant executed on a local motel room located an additional 8.8 grams of cocaine, 1.7 grams of crack cocaine, a debt list and a quantity of cash. Joel Edwards 20 yrs of Toronto, Nicole Fidani 39yrs of Toronto and Sandy Ako 20yrs of North York have been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance and possession of property obtained by crime. All three persons have been held in custody for bail hearings.

 

16 Dec 2013

 Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 188 calls for service that resulted in 11 arrests.  Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, break and enter, theft of motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

 

Break Enter and Commit

At 5:30 p.m. on the 15th Dec a man entered an apartment on Main St E without knocking, shoved the male resident out of a chair onto the floor then tried to punch him. The victim managed to evade the assault so the intruder smashed several items in the apartment. These included a table, a computer and a telephone. A neighbor called the police and the intruder left. He was arrested at 5:40 p.m. at his residence. Sylvester Restoule 33years of Main St E has been charged with break and enter, assault, and mischief. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Christian Elia is investigating.

Theft of Motor Vehicle

At 8:43 a.m. on the 14th Dec North Bay police responded to a call of a yellow Jeep stuck in a swamp beside the railroad tracks north of Birches Rd. A man was located sleeping inside the vehicle. He was subsequently arrested when the investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen from Huntsville earlier in the morning. Lloyd Tanner 37 years of Kitchen Rd, Huntsville has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle and possession of property obtained by crime. He is to appear in court on the 20th Jan 2014. Cst Christian Elia is investigating.

Possession of Stolen vehicle

At 6 p.m. on the 14th Dec a male who appeared too young to drive was observed  parking a vehicle on the 300 block of Lakeshore Dr. Investigation revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen in the Sudbury area on the 5th Dec. The youth was located at a residence nearby and arrested. He has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, 4 counts of breaching a recognizance, and 6 counts of breaching an undertaking. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

R.I.D.E. Stats

Over the weekend North Bay Police conducted R.I.D.E. in 4 different locations and checked 415 vehicles. One roadside screening test was applied and 2 highway Traffic Act charges processed. R.I.D.E. will be conducted through the festive season and into the New Year.  

18 Dec 2013

Assault Bodily Harm

An investigation into an assault that occurred on Main St E near Wyld St at 1:30 a.m. on the 30th Nov has resulted in the arrest of Jeffrey Hawkins 20 years of Bonfield. It is alleged that a man bumped into him while he was getting in a cab so he punched the unsuspecting victim in the face knocking him unconscious then continued punching him until other persons pulled him off. He has been charged with assault cause bodily harm and is to appear in court on the 28th Jan 2014.  Cst Geoff Whittle is investigating.   

Unlawfully in a Dwelling

At 12:37 a.m. on the 18th Dec an intoxicated male stranger entered a woman's apartment on Copeland St without permission and asked her for sex, implying that she could make some money. The woman managed to talk him into leaving then contacted the police.  Clinton Commanda 35years of Arts lane was arrested by police a short distance away. He has been charged with being unlawfully in a dwelling and public intoxication. He is to appear in court on the 4th Feb 2014. Cst Seth Dinsmore is investigating.

 

15 Jan 2014#2

Police Chiefs are Betting On Special Olympics OHL game

As a partner with Special Olympics Ontario and the O.H.L. the North Bay Police will be teaming up with local Special Olympians assisting them with the display tables and donation buckets at the North Bay Battalion and Niagara IceDogs game at Memorial Gardens Sun Jan 19th at 2:00 p.m.

North Bay Police Chief Paul Cook and Niagara Regional Police Chief Jeff McGuire have a gentleman's bet on the line.  "I called Chief McGuire, and we decided that the losing team's Chief would wear the opponents Jersey around town for a day" said Cook.      

Constable Merv Shantz of the North Bay Police Service, the Games Manager for the upcoming 2015 Ontario Special Olympic Winter Games, said "The Big Ticket game is an opportunity to showcase city athletes and to promote the Winter Games that are coming to North Bay in January of 2015.  The Battalion's participation, promotion and support of Special Olympics will raise awareness and help with the funding."

"This will be a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of our local athletes, some of whom will be competing in the Winter Games. What a great way to bring together our community, our sports fans and our local Special Olympic Athletes." said Shantz.

Tickets can be purchased online at battalionhockey.com, at Battalion Headquarters on the second floor of Memorial Gardens or by phone at (705) 495-8603, extension 2700.

17 Jan 2014

Impaired Loader Driver

On 17th Jan at 2:01 a.m. North Bay Police noticed a front end loader on McKeown Ave that appeared to be travelling faster than expected. The loader struck a snow bank as it turned into a parking lot. The vehicle was stopped by police, alcohol consumption was suspected and a baggie of 3 grams of what is believed to be marijuana was located. A 25 year old North Bay man was arrested and charged with impaired driving, over .08, and possession of a controlled substance. He is to appear in court on the 28th Jan 2014. Csts Jennifer Hollingshead and Geoff Whittle are investigating.

13 Feb 2014

 

Theft from Vehicle

Overnight on the 12th to 13th Feb a vehicle parked on Gordon Dr was entered and a Garmin  GPS was stolen. Cst Gerry Martin is investigating.

Theft from Vehicle

Overnight on the 12th to 13th Feb a vehicle parked on Minto St was entered and a man's wallet stolen. Contents included a Visa, bank cards, drivers licence, and numerous other personal documents. Cst Gerry Martin is investigating.

14 Feb 2014

 

Break and Enter Arrest

An investigation into a Jan 4th break-in on Coreen Crescent has resulted in the arrest of Brodie McKenna 19 years of Worthington St. During the break-in he was observed walking up the stairs carrying a knife when the resident yelled at which time he and an unknown accomplice fled. He has been charged with break enter and theft, breach of a conditional sentence order and held in custody for a bail hearing. The Street Crime Unit is investigating.

Assault Police

At 12:30 a.m. on 14th Feb officers attended a dispute call when a man involved became unruly and punched, then spit on one of the officers. Leslie Zielinski 42 years of Champlain St was subsequently arrested and charged with assault with intent to resist, and assault police. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

Csts Zack Dagg and Geoff Whittle are investigating.

19 Feb 2014

Robbery

At 5:50 p.m. 18th Feb a woman was getting in her car that was parked in a parking lot at 300 Lakeshore Dr. As she sat in the vehicle a man prevented her from closing the door and told her that this is a robbery. He produced a knife and demanded money. When he was told she had no cash he walked her across the parking lot to the bank. When he told her to use the ATM outside she told him her card doesn't work and she would have to go to a teller. She then walked into the building and he suddenly fled the area. He is described as; male, white, 5'8" tall, rough complexion, wearing a dark hoody, dark jacket, and dark track pants that ride up around the ankles and have a hole in the left knee. Cst Dan Shepstone is investigating.

Domestic Related Charges

Three separate domestic related incidents on the 18th Feb have resulted in 3 males being charged with a variety of offences. One man was charged with 2 counts of assault on a baby. Another incident resulted in a man being charged with assault, assault with a weapon, threatening and breach of probation. A third incident resulted in a man being charged with assault, mischief, take auto without consent, and breach of probation.  

24 Feb 2014

 

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 195 calls for service that resulted in 11 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, theft, dangerous driving, impaired driving, arrest warrants, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Motor Vehicle Collision Update

At 1:20 p.m. Saturday the 22nd Feb 2014 the driver of a ¾ ton Dodge Truck travelling westbound on McIntyre St W in the right lane between Fraser St and Cassells St, lost control of the truck. He struck a parked car on the south side of the street that was pushed up on the sidewalk striking a woman on the sidewalk. The truck continued past the parked car and struck three children on the south sidewalk of McIntyre St near Cassells. All four 4 pedestrians were taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. The adult has since been downgraded to minor injuries. The children were all transported to CHEO in Ottawa.

The O.P.P. Technical Traffic Investigation team is assisting with the investigation. Dustin Calder 21 yrs of Brookes St has been charged with 4 counts of dangerous driving cause bodily harm. He is to appear in court on the 23rd Apr 2014. Cst Randy Adair is investigating.

04 Oct 2012 #2

 Police Services Board

There will be a North Bay Police Services board meeting on Tues 09 Oct at 11:00AM in the Colin Vezina Boardroom at the North Bay Police headquarters building.

OPEN SESSION AGENDA

October 9, 2012 1100 Hours

1. Approval of Agenda                                                                                    Chair

2. Approval of Minutes of Open Session meeting of September 5, 2012     Chair

3. Business Arising:                                                                                         Chair  

    Nil   

4.  Presentations

     Nil                                                                                                               Chair

    

5. Correspondence:                                                                                        Chief

   

6. Taxi Business:

    Taxi Licences                                                                                              Chief

   

7. Reports:     

    Chief's Monthly Report                                                                              Chief

    Stats August/August Revised                                                                     Chief  

                       

8. New Business:

North Bay Police Services Board By-law #05/2012                                   Chief

Afghanistan Visit                                                                                        Chief

Contingency Account – Canadian Mental Health Association                  Chief

9. Association Report:                                                                                                President

11 Mar 2013

 

Weekend

Over the weekend, the North Bay Police responded to 180 calls for service that resulted in 15 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, threatening, impaired driving, theft, possession of stolen property, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Assault

At 3:30pm on 10th Mar a man accidently got between another man and his girlfriend. The boyfriend wanted to fight but the victim apologized and attempted to walk away. He was pushed down from behind, then punched several times and kicked in the face. The assailant and the girlfriend fled when the police were called. The man is described as; male, white, mid 20's, stocky build, short brown hair, 2 earrings, blue eyes, wearing a dark jacket and blue jeans. The girlfriend is female, white, with long brown hair wearing a white puffy jacket. Cst Jody DeHaas is investigating.

Robbery

At 3:55pm on the 9th Mar a 13yr old boy was at Northgate square when he was approached by 3 males unknown to him. He was asked to turn over his hat and he refused. One male took his hat and passed it to one of the others. The victim followed the 3 males around the mall for 15minutes asking for the return of the hat, then one of the males pushed him to the ground and threatened him. The victim contacted his father who attended, found the three males and after a short foot pursuit recovered the hat.  The males are described as;

 1) white, male, 16yrs 5'8" tall, long dark brown wavy hair, skinny build, wearing a white long sleeve shirt, and brown skinny jeans.

2) Male, native, 16-17yrs, 6'2" to 6'5" tall, muscular build, shaved head, brn eyes, wearing a gry/blk sweater with a puzzle piece design, and beige work boots.

3)male, white, 15-16 yrs, short bleached blonde hair, wearing a black/white "DC" hat, purple sweater with "PLAN B" down the front left and a skateboard on the front right, Black and bright blue Adidas shoes with bright green laces, carrying a grey/black gym bag with pink strings and a blue Adidas logo.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cst Aimee Wilson at 705-497-5555.

Assault Bodily Harm

At 1:57 am 10th Mar a man exited the Zoo nightclub and another man walked up from behind him and struck him in the face knocking him unconscious. The assailant was wearing a red shirt and he fled the area. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance. Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact Cst Scott Berry at 705-497-5555.

Break and Enter

At 2:30pm on the 9th Mar a man returned to his Gertrude St residence to find a van running in his driveway and a man in his house. The intruder fled when confronted. A search of the residence showed that his bedroom had been searched and hundreds of dollars in coin and collectables in $1 and $2 bills were missing. Cst Vince Corrente is investigating.

Theft from Vehicles

At 5:18am on the 11th Mar 2 male youths were observed going through cars on Oakwood Ave. Police were contacted and the youths fled. One 15yr old male was arrested. He lied about his identity and was found to be in possession of a vial of drugs stolen from one of the vehicles. He has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime; obstruct peace officer, and 2 counts of breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Doug MacIntosh is investigating.

12 Mar 2013

 Robbery

At 2:25am 12 Mar a man walking in the area of Chippewa St and Ferguson was accosted by 2 men that came from the direction of Fisher St. The two men demanded cigarettes and when he refused, he was struck several times before the two men fled.  Suspect #1 is described as male, white, 25yrs, medium build, 5'10"tall, with short black hair, clean shaven, wearing a beige jacket and blue jeans.

Suspect #2 is described as male, white, 30yrs, slim build, shaved head, eyebrow and lip piercings, wearing a white T-shirt, black jeans, and beige work boots. Cst Jody DeHaas is investigating.

Drugs

At 10:18pm on the 11th Mar a vehicle stopped for traffic violations resulted in the officer observing a bag of marijuana between the driver's legs. Two other bags of marijuana were located in the vehicle. Subsequent investigation resulted in the driver being charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, and impaired driving by drugs. Michael Von Doeler is to appear in court on the 19th Mar 2013. Csts Seth Dinsmore and Vince Corrente are investigating.

16 July 2013

Arson

At 11:15 p.m. on the 15th July a cardboard box containing lighter fluid and dog feces was placed at the foot of wooden stairs to a Lakeshore Dr residence. A young man knocked on the door, then set the box on fire. Flames 3 ft high scorched the deck before the resident could extinguish the fire. Stephano Falletta 19 years of Lakeshore Dr was arrested and charged with arson. He is to appear in court on Aug 20th 2013. Cst Eric Krmpotic is investigating.

Obstruct Police

The North Bay Police have charged Jacqueline Kelly 48years of Oak St with public mischief and obstruct police in relation to the Luke Joly-Durocher missing person investigation. It is alleged that she misled the ongoing police investigation by falsely accusing another person of involvement in committing a serious criminal offence in this incident. She is to appear in court on Aug 20th 2013.

30 Dec 2013#2

   

R.I.D.E, Stats

Over the weekend the North Bay Police R.I.D.E. program checked 135 vehicles in 5 different locations. One roadside screening device test was administered, one Highway Traffic Act warning was issued, and one charge processed under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The R.I.D.E. program will be active over the holidays, in particular New Years Eve and New Years Day.

The North Bay Police wish to caution drivers that if they drink a substantial quantity of alcohol in the evening they can still be impaired the next morning.   

14 Jan 2014 #2

 

Domestic Violence Stats

November 2013

There were 42 Domestic related occurrences that resulted in 22 people being charged with a total of 42 offences.

19 Males were charged:  Assaults X 11, Assault with Weapon X 2, Breach of Recognizance X 6, Breach of Restraining Order X 1, Utter Threats X 5, Criminal Harassment X 3, Mischief X 5, Attempted Murder X 2, Dangerous Driving X 1, Drugs X 2

Disposition

13 were held for bail, 6 were released on PTA/ Undertaking with a court date.

3 Females were charged: Assault X 2, Assault with a Weapon X 1, Utter Threats X 1.

Disposition

All 3 were released on PTA/Undertaking with a court date.

 

December 2013

There were 77 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 20 people being charged with a total of 40 offences.

 

15 Males were charged: Assault X 13, Assault with a Weapon X 2, Sexual Assault X 1, Invitation to Sexual Touching X 1, Breach of Recognizance X 5, Breach of Undertaking X 2, Br. Probation X 3, Utter Threats X 1, Mischief X 4 Unlawfully in Dwelling X 1.

Disposition

9 were held for bail, 6 were released on PTA/Undertaking with a court date.

5 Females were charged: Assault X 1, Br. Recognizance X 2, Br. Undertaking X 1, Breach Restraining Order X 2, Cause Disturbance X 1.

Disposition

3 were held for bail, 2 were released on PTA/ Undertaking with a court date.

Domestic Violence 2013 Year End

 

In 2013 the North Bay Police Domestic Violence Coordinator identified 1,102 domestic related occurrences.  Two hundred and eighty- four (284) of those incidents involved criminal conduct. A total of 284 people (234 men and 50 women) were charged with a total of 587 criminal offences.

Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign

The North Bay Police Service, City of North Bay and the Nipissing Transition House have partnered to develop a community focused domestic violence awareness campaign.

ONE PLEDGE is a community wide initiative to have citizens sign a pledge to put an end to domestic violence in our community. 

Domestic violence takes a huge toll on our community.  Our Police officers are responding to three or four domestic violence related calls everyday.  The Nipissing Transition House is at or over capacity far too often.  As a community we can begin the process of ending domestic violence in North Bay.

You can be part of the solution.  By signing the pledge, either in person or online you will be joining with others in acknowledging the issue exists, deciding to step up when you can, and to encouraging others to join you in your personal stand against domestic violence crimes.

To sign the PLEDGE and read more go to: www.ONEPLEDGE.ca

15 Jan 2014

Ice Conditions

The North Bay Police want to caution the public about ice conditions. We had a recent complaint from a person that they had gone through the ice while walking on McLean Lake. The person got out themselves but called police to report the ice condition. The recent snow falls, rain and mild weather has affected the ice conditions and we recommend people using the ice on any of the lakes and rivers in the area be extra cautious and stick to the marked trails where possible.

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

On the 21st Dec a man noticed a drill at a North Bay pawn shop and when he checked it was his drill that was stolen during a break and enter of his residence in November. The police investigation has led to the 14th Jan arrest of Dylan Cormier 18 years of Regina St. He has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime and fraud. He is to appear in court on Feb 25th 2014. Cst Bruce Whitehead is investigating.

  

22 Jan 2014

Safety Caution

The cold weather creates safety issues for both drivers and pedestrians. When temperatures are as cold as it has been, a film of frost forms on sidewalks and roadways. Salt is ineffective at these temperatures which makes walking and driving hazardous. Extremely cold rubber compounds and the tread on both tires and footwear are also not as effective. High snow banks, extra clothing, vehicle exhaust, and frosted windshields contribute to visibility problems making any commute more dangerous. The North Bay Police want the public to be aware of the dangers, be more vigilant and allow more time for your commutes.

05 Feb 2014#2

Good News Story

At approximately 11 a.m. this morning Feb 5th a 69 year old man had just finished swimming lengths at the YMCA and was talking to one of the lifeguards when he collapsed in front of her. The lifeguard Carrie-Anne Grawbarger, who is also a paramedic instructor at CTS Canadian Career College took charge and directed the scene. The other lifeguard Lauren Parcher pushed the alarm button, Todd Hocking, the aquatic supervisor called 911, Lindsey Seguin, the membership supervisor retrieved the AED. Ryan Shellhorne, a paramedic student at CTS helped Carrie-Anne by doing chest compressions while she did the breathing. Abbey Attwood another lifeguard and Steve Langenhuizen, another paramedic student at CTS helped set up the AED. Carrie-Anne gave the man one shock then found a weak pulse but he still needed assistance breathing. Ambulance and fire attended at 1108 a.m. The pulse was lost, the paramedics took over and continued with CPR and had to deliver repeated shocks that eventually resulted in a stable pulse and breathing. Ryan Shellhorne the CTS student went with the paramedics and assisted in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. By the time they arrived at the ER the patient was conscious and stable. Everyone involved in this incident should be commended. The teamwork and professionalism they exhibited undoubtedly saved a life.    

12 Feb 2014

 

Police Pursuit

At 3:31 a.m. on 12th Feb a vehicle was observed travelling south on Lakeshore drive at a high rate of speed, then through a red light at Marshall Ave and failed to stop for the police when the lights and sirens were activated. The vehicle continued on Lakeshore at a high rate of speed, then onto Premier Rd and turned onto Cherry Point which is a dead end. The suspect vehicle collided with the police cruiser to escape the dead-end and turned back onto Premier Rd towards Lakeshore Dr.

 

   A spike belt was deployed by another cruiser on Premier Rd near Lakeshore Dr. The suspect vehicle travelled over the spike belt, turned south on Lakeshore then turned left onto Ferris Drive and right onto Booth Rd. Three of four tires of the suspect vehicle were affected and had gone flat. The vehicle had slowed down and was riding on the rims when the vehicle came to a stop and the driver fled on foot. A foot chase resulted in the apprehension of the driver after he resisted arrest by kicking and fighting and a conductive energy weapon was deployed. A search of the vehicle located small amounts of what is believed to be cocaine and marijuana.

 

   Michael Hansen 32 years of Ottawa has been charged with flight from police, dangerous driving, assault with a weapon, fail to remain at scene of a collision, assault police resisting arrest, 3 counts of possession of a controlled drug, 3 counts of breach a court order, and impaired driving by drug. He is being held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Dan Weber, Seth Dinsmore, Sue Solman and Steve Brown investigated.

    

North Bay Police Assist Barrie Police Service Investigation

The Barrie Police Service Street Crime Drug Unit conducted an investigation into an elaborate scheme by several Barrie residents to fraudulently obtain prescription narcotics from pharmacies and traffic them into the community.

The investigation led investigators to North Bay where they worked in cooperation with the North Bay Police service to follow a trail of illicit Fentanyl patches. Information shared between the two agencies pointed to a Barrie doctor's office as being the source location for between $200 000 and $300 000 worth of Fentanyl.    (Street level value).

Officers identified an employee of the medical practice and two accomplices as the culprits behind the scheme. The police wish to make it abundantly clear that the Doctor and other staff at the office had no knowledge of the illicit activity and once made aware, were completely cooperative and instrumental in the police investigation.

The scheme relied on the position of trust the employee enjoyed through her employment that facilitated many Barrie and North Bay residents to be issued prescriptions for substantial quantities of Fentanyl, which were retrieved from the pharmacies and turned over to the trio for distribution.

The Barrie Police Street Crime Unit executed search warrants at three Barrie locations. A 31 year old Barrie female, a 30 year old Barrie male along with a 41 year old Barrie male were arrested and each face 23 counts of make false document, 23 counts of use forged documents, 22 counts of trafficking in Fentanyl and one count of trafficking in Oxycodone for a total of 207 charges. All three were held in custody for bail hearings.

The investigation is continuing in Barrie and North Bay in relation to possible frauds committed against the Ontario Public Drug Program.

20 Feb 2014

West Nipissing Police Chief, Chuck Seguin, Zone 1 A Director of the Ontario Association of Chief's of Police, presented a $2,500 cheque to Cst. Merv Shantz, Games Manager for the upcoming 2015 Ontario Special Olympic Winter Games. The OACP Zone 1A becomes the first Bronze Sponsor for the 2015 games, to be held in North Bay in January 2015. A Bronze Sponsor is entitled to a number of different benefits including; Recognition as an official sponsor of the games, Recognition for supporting 2 athletes (Adopt and Athlete Program); 2 VIP Honoured Guest passes to receptions, ceremonies and events, and the organization name in official Games supplement (North Bay Nugget).

In order to become an official Sponsor of the Games, or to Adopt-an-Athlete, please contact Cst. Merv Shantz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 705-477-0260.Special Olympics OACP Cheque presentation

04 Oct 2012

 Break and Enter

Overnight on the 3rd and 4th Oct the office of an east end variety store was entered by breaking through an outside wall. Entry was not gained to the main store area.

Nothing appears to be missing but damage to the wall is extensive. Cst Barry McIntosh is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 12:45pm and 4:20pm 03 Oct someone entered a residence on the 1400 block of Ferguson St.   A laptop computer and a purse were stolen. The resident was in the back yard during this time period.  Cst Jennifer Hollingshead is investigating.  

15 July 2013

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 225 calls for service that resulted in 14 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, mischief, possession of drugs, breaches of court orders, and several for public intoxication.

Theft

On the 14th July at 12:56a.m. a man was observed to use a grinder to remove a lock from the coin box of a vacuum at the Seymour Car Wash. On arrival of police, the man was located hiding in a ditch nearby. A search located a hacksaw, screw driver, and grinder cut off blades. Bernard Soucie 40 years of Chalotte St was arrested and charged with mischief under $5000, theft under $5000, and possession of burglary tools. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Darcy Wall is investigating.

Street Crime

At 5:17p.m. on the 14th July a female and two males were observed in a vehicle parked on Main St at Fisher St. The female was observed to be using a needle and when checked by police 7 ½ morphine pills and 2.4 grams of cocaine were located. Paige Armstrong 20yrs of Norman Ave, Jordan Vanmierlo 27yrs of Decaire Rd and Dani St Pierre 51yrs of Fergus Ontario were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and possession of morphine. All three are to appear in court on the 20th Aug. Cst Brad Reaume is investigating.

27 Dec 2013

Robbery

At 1:50 a.m. on the 26th Dec a man was on Third Ave near Cassells St when two men attacked him. He was punched several times in the head, kneed in the face and a quantity of cash and a scratch ticket book taken from him. Suspect #1 is describes as; male ,white, late 20's, clean shaven, 6 ft, 150 to 170 lbs, wearing light blue jeans and , black jacket with hood up. The jacket may have a "Burton" logo on the front. Suspect #2 is described as; male, white, late 20's, clean shaven, 6ft, 150-170 lbs, short dark hair, wearing dark pants, with lime green coat that has vertical yellow stripes on it. Cst Steve Carleton is investigating.

Assaults

At 2:10 a.m. on 27th Dec an altercation at a north end bar resulted in a man assaulting two people and breaking a beer bottle to use as a weapon. William Laporte, 24years of 2nd Ave was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and 2 counts of assault. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Steve Carleton and Dan Weber are investigating.

Break and Enter

An investigation into a December 17th beak and enter has resulted in the Dec 26 arrest of Brandt Moore 29 years of Melina Close. He has been charged with break enter and theft, fraud, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance. It is alleged he entered a residence, stole a chain saw, then pawned it alleging it was his. When arrested a small quantity of marijuana was found on his person. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Sarah Kavanagh is investigating.

30 Dec 2013

   

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 155 calls for service that resulted in 7 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, aggravated assaults, disguise with intent, breach of court orders, arrest warrants, and public intoxication.

Stabbings

At 8:30 p.m. on the 29th Dec two males wearing bandanas over their face entered a Beattie St residence where they stabbed two other male victims multiple times. When the suspects left the residence they encountered 2 more males and they stabbed both of them as well. The suspects then fled the area but were arrested by police a short distance away. All four victims were taken to hospital by ambulance.  Two young offenders have each been charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, forcible entry, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and 4 counts of aggravated assault. Both young persons have been held in custody for bail hearings.  

03 Jan 2014#2

 

Winter Caution

The North Bay Police wish to caution drivers and the public about the cold temperatures. When it is this cold, all roads have a layer of frost on them. Brakes and the mechanical functions of your vehicles are not as effective. These facts combined with the ineffectiveness of salt at these temperatures make driving more hazardous. We recommend that drivers be even more cautious in their daily commutes and carry extra warm clothing and an emergency kit in your vehicles.  

06 Jan 2014

   

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay police responded to 200 calls for service that resulted in 12 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults domestic assault with a weapon, fraud, possession of stolen property, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

R.I.D.E. Stats

Over the weekend R.I.D.E. was conducted in four different locations resulting in 116 vehicles checked. No issues relating to alcohol or driving were identified.  

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

In August 2013 a break and enter of a cottage in Temiscaming Quebec resulted in a numerous items being stolen. Two of the items, a kayak and a paddle board were located by the owner at a pawn shop in North Bay. A subsequent police investigation has resulted Brandt Moore 29 years being charged with possession of property obtained by crime and fraud under $5000. Cst Aaron Northrup is investigating. 

Break and Enter

At 4:00 a.m. on 4th Jan a woman woke up in her Coreen Cr residence. She heard someone coming up the stairs and saw a man with a flashlight. She yelled and the man fled the residence. Property had already been removed from the premises. Items stolen include an IPod, an IPod dock, a laptop, 2 cameras, credit cards and a quantity of cash. Investigation revealed that several vehicles on the street had been ransacked. Cst Steve Brown is investigatin

08 Jan 2014

   

Voyeurism

A police investigation into a voyeurism complaint has resulted in the arrest of a 31 yr old North Bay man.  He has been charged with indecent act, voyeurism and trafficking in a controlled drug. It was alleged that he gave marijuana to teen age girls, exposed himself to them, and made attempts to video one of the girls taking a shower. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Stacey Jackson and Ashley St.John are investigating.

Attempt Break and Enter

At 7:30 p.m. Jan 08th a woman in her residence on Ann St was watching TV in her bedroom when she heard a loud bang and went to investigate. Her kitchen window had been forced open and she observed a man outside. He fled when she yelled at him. He is described as; male, white, 6 ft, medium build, wearing an earth tone winter jacket that went to his mid thigh. He was last seen running south on Ann St towards High St. Cst Zach Dagg is investigating.

Theft

Overnight on the 04th and 5th of Jan tools were removed from a vehicle parked on Algonquin Ave, then pawned for cash. An investigation has resulted in the arrest of Daniel Gauthier 48yrs of John St. He has been charged with theft under $5000, possession of property obtained by crime, fraud under $5000, and breach of recognizance. Cst Eric Krompotic is investigating.  

 

14 Jan 2014

Road Rage

At 4:35 p.m. on Jan 13th a man was about to park his vehicle in a parking lot on Josephine St when a second man drove into the parking spot ahead of him. An argument ensued and when the second man attempted to walk into the store the first man pursued him and punched him several times in the head.  Leon Brideau 22 years of Carruthers St was arrested and charged with assault and breach of probation. He is to appear in court Feb 25th 2014. Cst Jennifer Hollingshead is investigating.   

R.I.D.E. Results in Drug Charges

At 11:30 p.m. Jan 13th a R.I.D.E. check on Main St E at the overpass identified a strong smell of marijuana coming from a vehicle with 3 occupants. A partial marijuana cigarette butt was visible on the dash. A subsequent search of the vehicle and occupants located 36 grams of marijuana, 40 methamphetamine pills, 1.5 grams of cocaine, multiple scales, baggies and over a $1000 in cash.

 Wayne Dawson 30 years of Cassells St has been charged with 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled drug, 2 counts of breach of probation and has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

 Matthew Summers 25 years of Clarence St was charged with 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled drug and released with a court date of 11 Mar 2014.

 Brittany Hindmarsh 22 years of Pinewood Park Dr was charged with 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled drug, possession of a prohibited weapon, and released with a court date of 11 Mar 2014.

Csts Dan Weber, Blake Vietmeier, Steve Brown are investigating.

05 Feb 2014

Break and Enters

Overnight on the 3rd and 4th Feb, entry was attempted at a business on the 300 Block of Main St E. The front door lock was damaged but entry was not gained.

At 9:21 p.m. on the 3rd Feb the front door lock was broken at a business on the 200 block of Ferguson St. Entry was gained and a small amount of cash taken. Cst Gerry Martin is investigating both incidents.

Theft from Vehicle

On Feb 4th at 9:10 p.m. a resident of Worthington St E observed a woman enter the resident's vehicle that was parked in the driveway on Worthington St. The woman removed items from the vehicle and walked away. The resident followed the woman until she entered a Fifth Ave residence at which time he called the police. Louise Lecuyer 32 years of Fifth Ave was arrested and a GPS, lottery tickets and gift cards were recovered. She has been charged with theft under $5000, possession of stolen property, breach of probation and held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Sarah Kavanagh is investigating.

Convey False Message

An investigation into a sexual assault complaint from Jan 21st has resulted in Janice MacLean 45 years of Callander being charged with public mischief and convey false message. She is to appear in court Apr 15th 2014. It is alleged that she called a local high school and advised that a girl in grade 4 was sexually assaulted at the elementary school that the girl was attending. The investigation revealed that the girl did not exist. Cst Ashley St.John is investigating.

10 Feb 2014

 

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 188 calls for service that resulted in 12 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, criminal harassment, mischief, breach of court orders, arrest warrants, and public intoxication.

Forged Prescription

On Fri 7th Feb a prescription for oxycocet was dropped off at a pharmacy to be filled. When the pharmacy checked the legitimacy of the prescription on the 9th Feb they determined that it had been forged and subsequently contacted the police. Amanda Palangio 25 yrs of Astorville has been charged with uttering a forged document and is to appear in court on Mar 4th 2014. Cst Dan Shepstone is investigating.

Street Crime

On Feb 7th at 4:48 p.m. a drug transaction in a Clarence St parking lot resulted in a man being arrested for trafficking. A search of his person located 66 grams of psilocybin (magic mushrooms), 15 grams of cocaine, 257 grams of marijuana, 3.8 grams of powder MDMA, 10 MDMA tablets that had Montreal Canadians logo stamped in them, 8.5 methamphetamine pills with a ice logo, 3 methamphetamine pills in the shape of legos, a digital scale, cell phone and a quantity of cash.

A search of his residence located 236 methamphetamine pills with the ice logo, 46 methamphetamine lego pills, and 267 MDMA Montreal Canadian pills. Matthew Summers 25years of Clarence St has been charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking MDMA, trafficking psilocybin, trafficking marijuana, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of MDMA for the purpose of trafficking. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.                                  

Break and Enters

At 1:10 a.m. 8th Feb entry was attempted to a restaurant on the 500 block of Lakeshore Dr by smashing the glass in the front door. Entry was not gained because of the inner door also being locked. Cst Steve Chabbert is investigating.

At 03:00 a.m. 8th Feb entry was attempted at a second restaurant in the 500 block of Lakeshore Dr by breaking the glass in the front door. Entry was not gained. Cst Scott Berry investigated.

Between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. 8th Feb entry was gained to a residence on the 600 Block of Worthington St E through an unlocked rear door. Nothing appears to have been taken.  Cst Steve Chabbert is investigating.

At 3:46 a.m. 9th Feb a man at his residence on the 200 block of Landsdowne Av heard someone enter the porch portion of his residence. He attended the area, found his door ajar and when he went outside saw a man already down the street. Cst Robin Boucher is investigating.

R.I.D.E. Stats

Over the weekend the North Bay Police R.I.D.E. Program checked a total of 280 vehicles in 6 different locations. No criminal or provincial offences were identified. 

26 Sept 2012

 DOMESTIC STATS

During the week of Sept 18th to 25th the North Bay Police responded to 24 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 4 men and 2 women being charged with a total of 18 offences. The charges against the males consisted of 6 counts of assault, 2 counts of breach of probation, threatening, forcible confinement, and criminal harassment. All 4 men were held in custody for bail hearings. The charges against the females consisted of assault, 2 counts of breach of recognizance, and 4 counts of breach of probation. One woman was held for a bail hearing, the other was released with a court date.

TRAFFICKING

At 11:00pm 25th Sept patrol officers responding to a complaint stopped a vehicle with 3 occupants on Ferguson St. A search of the vehicle and the occupants located what is believed to be 69 grams of marijuana, 26 methamphetamine pills, 39 morphine pills, and 18 oxycodone pills. Andre Lavigne, 25yrs of Dubuc Rd Crystal Falls, Danny Lavoie 26yrs of Nipissing St Sturgeon Falls and Chantelle Lavoie 20yrs of No Fixed Address is each charged with 4 counts of trafficking in illicit drugs.

THEFT OVER $5000

Between the 18th and 25th Sept the Shriner's trailer parked on Brookes St was entered again and 3 more go-carts stolen. The replacement value is $1500-$1800 each.  Cst Jim Kilroy is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER

Between 2:30 and 4:30 25th Sept a residence on Water St was entered and 56 Percocet pills stolen. Cst Robin Boucher is investigating.

8 July 2013

The North Bay Police Service responded to 215 calls for service over this past weekend. Calls included domestic disputes, Liquor Licence Act offences, assaults, 911 calls and traffic offences.

On Friday the 5th of July 2013 at approximately 1:00 p.m. an 80 year old male was waiting for his bus at the transit station at 190 Wyld Street in North Bay when without warning he was pushed to the ground from behind by a male not known to him. Police responded and investigation led to the arrest of a 24 year old male located at the scene. The accused was charged with one count of assault and will appear in court at a future date. Cst. Hughes is investigating.

On Saturday the 6th of July 2013, residents of a Queen Street address returned home to discover their home had been entered and ransacked. Various items were stolen including a 55" Phillips flat screen t.v., an Xbox with 30-40 games, various pieces of jewellery, CD's and medication. There are no suspects at this time and investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Cst. Vietmeier of the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 or Crime Stoppers at 705-476-TIPS (8477).

On Saturday the 6th of July 2013 at approximately 11:50 p.m. police responded to a report of a disturbance in the area of McKeown Avenue and McNamara Street. Police found that two males were involved in an altercation and one male had cut the other in the hand with a broken bottle. Police arrested a 27 year old male and charged him with assault with a weapon, assault and possession of a controlled substance. During the investigation it was discovered that the victim of the assault was breaching conditions imposed on him from a previous and unrelated matter. Officers placed the second male under arrest, at which time he broke away and fled on foot. The 19 year old male was located after a brief foot chase and charged with breach of recognizance and escape lawful custody. Both males were held in custody and will appear in court at a future date. Cst. Randy Adair is investigating.

02 Jan 2014

 

Break and Enter

At 8:30 p.m. Dec 31st a residence on Sylvan Cr was entered through a kitchen window and a quantity of liquor stolen. Cst Randy Adair is investigating.

New Years

Between   6:00 p.m. Dec 31st and 6:00 a.m. Jan 01st the North Bay Police logged 39 calls for service. The majority of the calls were related to liquor, noise, disturbances and domestic situations.  Only four calls related to criminal activity.

The R.I.D.E. program was conducted in 5 different locations. Two hundred and thirty-three vehicles were checked with no issues reported.  

03 Jan 2014

 

Break and Enter

At 6:08 p.m. on Jan 01st a man was laying down in his residence on Douglas St when he heard a noise from his living room. When he went to check, he found a man holding the resident's laptop, wallet, and two coats. The intruder dropped the items and fled. He is described as; white, male, 5'8"tall, 170 lbs, wearing blue jeans and a grey hoodie under a black coat. Cst Aaron Northrup is investigating.

  

Break and Enter

Between 1:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on the 01st Jan 2014 a Clarence St residence was entered and a Toshiba laptop was stolen. Cst Dan Shepstone is investigating.

Break and Enter

Overnight from the 1st and 2nd of Jan, a shed at the rear of a Belleview Cr residence was entered.  A quantity of welding equipment was stolen. Cst Dan Weber is investigating.

09 Jan 2014

 

Traffic Stop Leads to B&E's

At 6:50 p.m. on 08th Jan a man believed to be disqualified from driving was observed driving on Marshall Ave. He was pulled over, arrested and a subsequent search of his person located what was believed to be a small amount of crack cocaine. Further investigation led to the belief that he is responsible for 3 recent break and enters. Peter Barbour 40 years, of Marshall Ave has been charged with driving while disqualified, possession of a controlled substance, and 3 counts of break and enter. He is being held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Greg Dix is investigating.  

Assault with a Weapon

A 25year old North Bay man is in custody after he attended a residence in the old Pinewood area and smashed his way into the home of a woman known to him. It is alleged that he threatened her life while holding a large knife, then threw the knife towards her striking a pantry. He fled the area but was arrested at police headquarters half hour later at 12:57 p.m. 08th Jan. He has been charged with forcible entry, mischief, assault with a weapon, threatening death and is being held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Richard Hampel is investigating.

10 Jan 2014

   

Assault with a Weapon

On Jan 9th at 11:45 p.m. two men and a woman had been drinking at a Trout Lake Rd apartment when an altercation led to one of the men being forcibly removed from the residence. The man returned to the residence with a large knife, broke the front window, then broke the front door and used the knife to attack the man who had evicted him. The victim sustained several minor cuts while defending himself then the attacker left and returned to his own apartment. Anthony Fischer 52 years of Trout Lake Rd was arrested at 12:02 a.m. he has been charged with mischief, assault with a weapon and has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Greg Randall and Ashley St.John are investigating.

Assault with a Weapon

At 8:15 p.m. on 09th Jan a domestic situation at a Lakeshore Dr residence resulted in a woman slapping a man, then a few minutes later striking him with a knife and finally punching  him until he left and called the police. A 21 year old North Bay woman was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing. She has been charged with assault and assault with a weapon. Csts Chris Marshall and Bill Gainforth are investigating.

13 Jan 2014

 

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 186 calls for service that resulted in 12 arrests. Offences included assaults, threatening, public mischief, fraud, impaired driving, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Public Mischief

An investigation into a robbery on the 26th of Dec has determined that the robbery did not occur. George Mannering 24 years of no fixed address was arrested on the 11 Jan 2014 and charged with public mischief for reporting an offence committed that was not committed. Cst Steve Carleton is investigating.

Threatening

At 12:21 a.m. 12th Jan a man was evicted from a Main St bar. He commented that he would return with a knife and stab people. Mohamed Al-Asaad was arrested at 12:29 a.m. He was charged with threatening and is to appear in court on 18th Feb 2014. Cst Scott Berry is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between midnight and 8:30 a.m. on the 11th Jan, a Beth St residence was entered through the unlocked main door while the resident was sleeping. A "MSI" laptop and a Playstation 3 were taken. Cst Sue Solman is investigating.

28 Jan 2014

 

Child Pornography

Information received by North Bay Police from O.P.P. "Project P" revealed that in Sept 2013 child pornography was uploaded to Facebook profiles from a North Bay address. On 27th Jan 2014 the North Bay Police and members of the OPP Child Exploitation Unit executed a search warrant on a Burns St address, seized a computer and arrested Steve Landriault 43 years. He has been charged with possession of child pornography, distributing child pornography and is being held in custody for a bail hearing. D/Cst Jason Long is investigating.    

31 Jan 2014

Assault with a Weapon

On 30th Jan at 2:00 p.m. a family dispute resulted in allegations that a male young offender assaulted a family member, threatened to kill the other person with a knife, then retrieved the knife, waving it around. A 14 year old male was arrested and charged with assault, assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. Csts Sue Solman and Dan Weber are investigating.

Carry Concealed Weapon

At 8:00 p.m. on the 30th Jan a woman at a Percy St residence was asked to leave and she refused. It is alleged that she took a knife from the kitchen, stood in the entrance and again refused to leave. Police were called at which time she concealed the knife and refused to talk to the police. She was arrested without incident and the knife seized. A search of her person located a small quantity of what is believed to be marijuana. Sarah Madsen 23 years of no fixed address has been charged with carry concealed weapon, possession of marijuana and held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Aimee Wilson is investigating.

03 Feb 2014

Weekend

Over the Weekend the North Bay Police responded to 199 calls for service that resulted in 18 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, assault with a weapon, point a firearm, impaired driving, mischief, breach of court orders and several for public intoxication.

Assault with a Weapon

On Jan 31st at 11:50 a.m. a man attended a First Ave residence where it is alleged that he pounded on the door and yelled obscenities until a male occupant came to the door and demanded that he leave. The man struck the resident in the side of the head with a wooden club. The resident managed to close the door but the man used the club to smash the glass in the door then left. Derrik Lajoie 30years of Lakeshore Dr was arrested at 5:50 p.m. 31st Jan on Trout Lake Rd. he has been charged with assault with a weapon, mischief under $5000, breach of recognizance, breach of probation, and held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Blake Vietmeier and Penny Kerr are investigating.

Firearm

On the 31st Jan at 9:40 a.m. North Bay Police checked a vehicle on the 300 block of McIntyre St E. The driver, Drew Weller 22years of Hwy 17 E was arrested for liquor related offences and brass knuckles were found in his possession. A search of the vehicle located a 12 gauge sawed off shotgun with loose shotgun shells.  Investigation revealed allegations that earlier in Jan he had used the shotgun by pointing it and threatening people. He has been charged with two counts of threatening, use firearm in the commission of an offence, pointing a firearm, assault, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, and occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Dan Weber and Christian Elia are investigating.

Impaired and Dangerous

A 35 year old North Bay man has been charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving and refuse breath test after an incident at 2:40 a.m. on Feb 1st in a north end bar parking lot. It is alleged that the man, well under the influence of alcohol got in his vehicle to drive when another man tried to stop him. The driver refused and drove away dragging the other man about 15 ft before he dropped off. The driver was located on Douglas St a few minutes later where he was arrested. He is to appear in court on Feb. 11th 2014. Cst Seth Dinsmore is investigating.

04 Feb 2014

Break and Enters

Between 3:45 p.m. 01st Feb and 8:30 a.m. 3rd Feb entry was attempted at two businesses on Marshall Ave. A front door window was smashed at one business but entry was not gained. The front door window of the second business was also smashed and the locking device broken which did allow entry. The premises were then ransacked and small quantities of American and Canadian currency stolen. Cst Ashley St.John is investigating.

07 Feb 2014

Missing Methadone

Sometime between the 4th February 2014 and the 5th February 2014, 5 bottles of Methadone went missing from a residence in the downtown area of North Bay.  Methadone is primarily used in the treatment of drug dependency and can be dangerous if used incorrectly.

The North Bay Police Service wishes to caution the public that the (5) 120 ml bottles of Methadone can be fatal.  Signs of overdose can include slow shallow breathing, drowsiness, clammy pale skin and unconsciousness.  If overdose is left untreated it can lead to coma and death.

Anyone coming across bottles of Methadone should contact the North Bay Police Service immediately so the substance can be dealt with in a safe manner.

Break and Enter

At 5:48 a.m.  Feb 6th a concrete block was thrown through the front glass door of a business on lakeshore Dr. A quantity of coin comprised of quarters, dimes and nickels were taken.  Cst Greg Randall is investigating.

10 Mar 2014

 

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 249 calls for service that resulted in 15 arrests. Offences included robbery, assault with a weapon, assaults, domestic assaults, obstruct police, mischief, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Arrest Warrants Executed

The investigation into the March 2nd robbery with violence on John St identified the other two suspects. Warrants were issued and both persons were arrested on Manitou St on March 07th at 5:40 p.m..  Shaquille Sutherland, 20 years, of Lee Ave has been charged with break and enter, robbery, 2 counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace, and 2 counts of breach of probation. James Jackson 20 years of Massey Dr has been charged with break and enter, robbery, 2 counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and breach of probation. Both persons were held in custody for bail hearings.

                                           

Robbery

On the 7th March at 10:50 p.m. a man attended a apartment residence on Ferguson St and when the male resident opened the door he barged in, pushed the resident  back, punched him in the face then while holding him down, held a knife to the victims face and demanded money. The victim who knew his assailant managed to talk him down at which time the assailant left the apartment. He was arrested at an address on Ferguson St a short time later. Douglas Yetman 35years of Oak St was charged with break and enter, robbery, and assault with a weapon. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Kyle Hughes is investigating.

Assault with a Weapon

At 12:53 a.m. on the 8th March an altercation at a north end bar resulted in a man striking two people in the head and neck area with a bottle. Kory Benoit 25 years of Beaver Crescent was arrested and charged with 2 counts of assault with a weapon and 2 counts of breach of a recognizance. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.  

Obstruct Police

At 10:50 a.m. on 7th March a vehicle stop for unauthorized plates resulted in the driver giving a false name. Subsequent investigation revealed his true identity. Rick Thomas 30 years of Marshall Ave was arrested and charged with obstruct police. He is to appear in court on Apr 8th 2014.  He was also summonsed for six Highway Traffic Act offences for Apr 4th 2014. Cst Aaron Northrup is investigating.

Break and Enter

At 11:23 p.m. on 08th March a woman inside a closed restaurant on the 500 block of Lakeshore Dr heard glass breaking then saw an inside door swing. She locked herself in the office and called the police. The suspect removed a cashbox, the woman's wallet, and an IPad then fled the area. Entry had been made by throwing a brick through the window of the rear door.  Cst Kyle Hughes is investigating.

14 Mar 2014#2

A lawful St. Patrick's Day

With St. Patrick's Day is only three days away, police are asking celebrants to make plans and encourage everyone to drink responsibly.

While the NBPS expect celebrations at local entertainment and restaurant establishments, police do not anticipate problems that other communities have faced in the past.

Robert Jerome Inspector of Operations advises that the NBPS:  "will be staffed to prevent unlawful activity"  and " will maintain effective response to calls for service to ensure community safety."

Inspector Jerome is asking residents planning on hosting celebrations at home to  "Be a Thoughtful Neighbour" and consider the following:

·         Be a responsible host and maintain charge of the celebration.

·         Keep party-goers inside the residence.

·         Recognize your responsibility in relation to the consumption, distribution and availability    of alcohol.

·         Understand that noise on a Monday evening affects your neighbours.

·         Tuesday is a work day and a school day for the majority of people.

The NBPS will be monitoring and enforcing North Bay By-Laws including parking and excessive noise violations. As well, the Liquor License Act and Criminal statutes will be strictly enforced in order to ensure safe celebrations.

The NBPS and OPP will be conducting joint RIDE checks in and around the North Bay area on St Patrick's Day.

Please celebrate safely and responsibly.

25 Sept 2012

 MISCHIEF

On Mon 24th Sept at 8:30pm the residents of a Regina St address heard a loud bang against the side of their house. When they went outside to investigate they found a small piece of concrete that had been wrapped in a paper towel and set on fire. The fire was put out and there was only minor damage to the porch carpet. Cst Ashley St John is investigating.

MISCHIEF

Over the long weekend in August, 3 padlocks were removed from rail switches located under the Main St overpass that belong to the Ottawa Valley Railway (OVR). The locks were replaced with high security locks however, overnight on Sept 18th   a bolt was removed that allowed the switch assembly to be removed. The company then had the bolts tack welded to prevent a reoccurrence. Over the past weekend the 3 high security locks from the same 3 switches were removed.  There is no evidence to indicate the high security locks were cut off. OVR is concerned that any movement of the switches when not locked could cause a derailment, and hazardous content could be spilled. One of the switches leads to the ONR yards and if that switch is changed, a collision could occur with any trains or cars parked in the yards. Additional prevention measures will be taken by the OVR. Cst Barry MacIntosh is investigating.

COPPER THEFT

Over the weekend a fence was cut to a hydro substation on McIntyre St W. All the grounding copper wire was removed along with all the exposed copper from the transformers. The value of the copper is approximately $200. The cost to repair and replace is approximately $2000. Cst Barry McIntosh is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER

Overnight on Sept 22nd and 23rd a locked shed on Delaware Ave was entered and a quantity of tools stolen. The tools included a blue and grey Mastercraft cordless drill, a reciprocating saw, a Skill saw, a Dewalt sander, a palm sander, a Yardworks electric chainsaw, a Mastercraft grinder, and a drill bit set.  Cst Ken Ayres is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER

Between 12:30pm 23rd Sept and 3:30 pm 24th Sept a transport trailer full of department store merchandise was entered by prying the locked hasp. An inventory is being conducted to ascertain what items are missing. Cst Eric Krmpotic is investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER

Between the 22nd and 23rd Sept a garage on Waltonian Dr in Callander was entered and a Jiffy ice auger was taken. Cst Bill Gainforth is investigating.

27 Jan 2014

 

Weekend

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

30 Jan 2014

2013 Impaired Driving Stats

In 2013 the North Bay Police charged 69 people with 83 impaired driving related offences. Charges included 34 impaired driving by alcohol, 43 over .08, 2 impaired driving by drugs, 3 fail to supply breath sample, and 1 fail to provide by drugs.  

There were 85 people charged in 2012 and 56 people charged in 2011.

11 Mar 2014

Theft of Gas

At approximately 4:00 a.m. on the 10th Mar two vehicles parked behind a business on Brule St had their gas tanks drilled and the gas stolen. Cst Ken Ayres is investigating.

Theft

At 10:35 p.m. on the 9th Mar access was gained to a compound on Commerce Ct and copper wire from 6 reels was stolen. Cst Zack Dagg is investigating.

14 Mar 2014

Thefts

At 11:15 p.m. 13th Mar a man entered a convenience store on the 500 block of Lakeshore Dr. He asked for several scratch tickets, then crossword tickets and finally a pack of cigarettes. When the cashier starts totalling the items he grabbed the items, walked out of the store where he jumped into the passenger side of a pick-        up truck and sped off.

This same scenario was repeated at 11:38 p.m. on the 13th Mar at a convenience store on the 1800 block of Obrien St and again at 1:02 a.m. on the 14th Mar at a store on the 600 block of Cassells St.

 The male is described as; male, white, 5'8" to 5' 10" tall, skinny build, dark hair, scruff beard, wearing a light coloured hoodie style coat, ball cap and blue jeans.

The truck is described as a newer model 4 door pick-up.

Cst Geoff Whittle is investigating.

Anyone that can identify the subject in the photos below is asked to contact their local police agency, the North Bay Police or Crime Stoppers.

01 Oct 2012

 Weekend

Over the weekend The North bay Police responded to 247 calls for service that resulted in 5 arrests. Offences included assault, domestic assault, impaired driving, breach of court orders and public intoxication.  

Theft

Between 4:00 pm 27th Sept and 9:00 am 28th 4 ADLAKE locks were removed from ONR switches located in the west end of the ONR rail yards. The switches are used to direct trains within the yard. The danger of this action lies in the fact that if the switch is moved, even an inch, a derailment could occur. There was no damage or evidence to the switches to indicate that the locks were pried or cut. Cst Christian Elia is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 1:00 pm 29th Sept and 5:30 am 30th Sept a construction Co on Marsh Dr was entered and an undisclosed amount of cash taken. Entry was gained by using a large rock to smash a window. Cst Roger Drolet is investigating.

13 Mar 2014

Domestic Stats February 2014

In February 2014 the North Bay Police responded to 96 domestic related incidents that resulted in 17 Males and 4 females being charged with a total of 52 criminal offences.

Males

The 17 males were charged with a total of 45 offences that included:

Assault X11, Assault with a Weapon X2,  Breach of Recognizance X 1, Breach Of Undertaking X7, Breach of Probation X5, Utter Threats X3, Criminal Harassment X1, Mischief X8, Theft X3, Unlawfully in a Dwelling X1, Drugs X3.

Court -  12 males were held for bail, 5 males were released on PTA/Undertaking with a court date.

 Females

 The 4 females were charged with a total of 7 offences that include: Assault X2, Assault with a Weapon X 1, Breach of Recognizance X3, Mischief X 1.

Court -  1 female was held for bail, 3 females were released on PTA/ Undertaking

with a court date.

05 Nov 2012

Crime Prevention week

This week of Nov 4th to 9th is crime Prevention week. Each day a media release will be made with a crime prevention theme.  Inquiries about Crime Prevention week can be made through Cst Alain Bedard North Bay Police Community Resource Officer at 705-497 5588.

Crime Prevention is EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY!

Do your part to build strong and safe communities:

1.     Discuss crime prevention with your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

2.     Protect your family, your property and yourself.

3.     Get involved in your community.

4.     Speak up for victims of crime.

Theme of the day - "Don't give it away, secure your assets!"

Through proper attention to home security and protection, you can reduce and discourage break-ins.  Follow these simple and effective measures:

Home

·        Discourage theft of valuables by identifying property and maintaining an inventory of brands, serial and model numbers of all household possessions.  Make video or take photographs of all your valuables.

·        Insure your home and contents, and store valuables in a safety deposit box.

·        Install dead-bolt locks on all exterior doors and self-tapping screws in the upper track of patio doors and windows.

·        Consider installing a home security system and ensure that everybody in the house knows how it works.

·        Ensure that entry locks are changed or re-keyed if you are a new tenant or home owner.

·        Secure all basement and ground level windows and patio doors.  Use protective glass or window film where possible.  Never leave accessible windows open, especially while sleeping.

·        Give your home the 'lived-in' look, with light-activating automatic timers, motion sensors, etc.  Have mail, newspapers, flyers, etc., picked up, lawn cut or snow removed when you are away on vacation or business. When possible, cancel all deliveries when being away from your home.

·        Trim all shrubs and trees so that doors and windows are in clear view.

·        Use clock timers to activate lights/radios at various intervals when away from your home.

·        Don't forget to lock and secure your unattached garage/shed as it should be considered a part of your own which often is a target for break-ins.

·        Don't leave notes on your door or on the apartment lobby directory.

·        Consider installing motion-sensor lighting in the front and back yards of your home.

Vehicle

·        Don't leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running.

·        Lock all doors and windows of your vehicle after entering and exiting.

·        Don't leave personal identification or valuables in plain view inside your vehicle.

·        Consider installing an anti-theft device and a locking gas cap in your vehicle.

·        Keep your garage doors closed/locked if possible with the locked vehicle inside.

·        Whenever possible, park your vehicle in a well-lit area.

Myths and Facts about Home Security

     Almost everyone has an opinion on trends in break-and –enters – why they occur or how to prevent them.  Here are some facts regarding a few myths about break-ins:

Myth:          Most residential break-ins happen at night.

Fact: Most residential break-ins actually happen during the day, when the majority of people are not at home.

Myth:          A chain lock offers good security.

Fact:           People buy chain locks in the belief that they provide adequate protection when answering the door.  But the fact is that chain locks actually offer very little protection against the threat of a forced entry, and can result in a false sense of security when a superior lock is disengaged (i.e. one inch deadbolt lock).  A wide-angle peephole on your door is far superior because it will allow you to see who is outside your door while preventing the person from seeing inside your home, and possibly breaking the chain lock.

Myth:          An alarm system is all that I need to protect my home and family.

Fact:  Although residential alarm systems do indeed offer an increased level of security and some deterrence to criminals, they should not be considered as exclusive replacements for home security measures, but should be used in conjunction with them.  Police do not directly monitor burglar alarm systems, and it may take a few minutes before the call is directed to the police by the alarm company.  Thieves most often only spend between three to four minutes in a home, and in most cases the criminal will be gone before the police arrive.

Tomorrow's theme of the day:  "All Seniors deserve to live in safety"

31 Oct 2012

 Break and Enter

Between 10:00am and 12:00 noon on 28th Oct a residence on Latour Cr in Callander was entered. A bottle of Oxycodone was taken, nothing else was disturbed. Cst Jody DeHaas is investigating

North Bay Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a 65 year old woman who went missing from the Nipissing Crescent area Oct 30th between 10am and 3 pm. Diane Lavasseur is described as: female, white, 5' 6", 160 lbs, short grey hair, wearing a brown ¾ length zippered fall jacket, and black slip on loafers. Anyone that sees this lady is requested to call the North Bay Police at 705-472-1234.

13 Sept 2012

DRUGS

At 4:20pm on the 12th Sept a man took delivery of a suspicious BPX package at the bus station on Station Rd. He was arrested, and a subsequent search found a quantity of what is believed to be marijuana in the package and a vial of numerous different pills on his person along with a large wad of cash. The variety of pills include what is believed to be percocets, oxyneo, hydro-morphine, morphine, and methamphetamine. Tom Boyer 44yrs of McIntyre St E has been charged with 6 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count of possession of property obtained by crime. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

FAIL TO REMAIN

The North Bay Police are looking for witnesses to a fail to remain collision that occurred at 6:25 pm on the 12th Sept on Memorial Dr near the Carousel. A blue van was following a gold Chrysler westbound on Memorial, then passed the Chrysler sideswiping it in the process. The van did not stop and left at a high rate of speed. The driver of the van was a female with short hair believed to be in her 50's or 60's. There will be damage to the van on the right rear quarter. Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst Aaron Northrup at 705-497-5555.

DOMESTIC STATS

Over the week of Sept 4th to the 11th the North Bay Police responded to 38 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 10 men and 1 woman being charged with a total of 16 offences. Charges against the males include 5 counts of assault, 2 counts of mischief, 3 counts of threatening, 4 counts of breach of probation and 1 count of criminal harassment. Four of the men were released on conditions with a court date, and 6 men were held for bail hearings. The woman was charged with one count of breach of a recognizance and held for a bail hearing. 

10 Sept 2012 #2

Missing person located

The North Bay Police Service want to advise the media and the public that as a result to their investigation regarding missing person, Susan Stephanie Lee, 39 yrs, whom was last seen on August 25th, 2012, that it has been confirmed that Lee has simply relocated to another area and had failed to notify anyone of her change of address.  We wish to thank everyone who may have been of assistance to police in obtaining Lee's whereabouts.

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.

12 Sept 2012

Attempt Fraud

On the 11th of September, it was reported to police that someone had received a letter in the mail indicating that they had won a large amount of money and that in order to receive the money, they would need to call a number and provide their credit card information.  The North Bay Police Service wishes to remind the public to be cautious in responding to any requests to provide personal information along with credit card and bank account information over the phone or on-line as these requests are often of a fraudulent nature.

 Arson

The North Bay Police Service is seeking information on a suspect who allegedly set fire to the inside of a parked pick-up truck in the 300 block of First Avenue West at approximately 2:00am on the 12th of September.  The suspect is described as being approximately 5'8", 150-160 lbs, wearing a dark hoodie and jeans.  He was last seen fleeing westbound on First Avenue West.  The investigation is continuing.

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.

10 Sept 2012

Weekend

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.

Arson

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.

Obstruct Police/Drugs

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.

Assault

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.

06 Sept 2012

BREAK & ENTER

Between 20th Aug and the 3rd Sept a garage on Rock St was entered and a Poulin Chainsaw and a Campbell Hausfeld air compressor taken. Cst Penny Kerr is investigating.

05 Sept 2012

BREAK AND ENTER

Between the 1st and the 4th Sept the Thrift Shop on McIntyre St was entered and a safe taken. The safe was 1.5ft X 1.5ft and was bolted to a shelf. Thieves removed the shelf with the safe. The safe contained a minimal amount of cash.  Cst Penny Kerr is investigating.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATS

Over the week of Aug 28th to Sept 4th the North Bay Police responded to 29 domestic related occurrences that resulted in four males and 3 females being charged with a total of 9 offences. The men were charged with three counts of assault, assault with a weapon, criminal harassment and possession of stolen property. The women were charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, and breach of undertaking. All the men were released on undertaking s with a court date. Two women were released on undertakings with a court date and one was held in custody for a bail hearing.

TRAFFIC CAUTION

Airport Rd is closed this morning between Obrien St and Golf Course Rd. We are asking drivers in that area to be extra vigilant this morning because of heavy traffic and the number of students particularly on Bain St and Golf Course Rd. The   morning commute may be a little slower and we are asking drivers to be cautious and patient.

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

02 July 2012

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 252 calls for service that resulted in 24 arrests. Offences included; assaults, domestic assaults, assault with a weapon, impaired driving, obstruct police, breach of court orders and several for public intoxication.

Fatal Collision

A collision between a motor vehicle and an e-bike at 5:56 pm on July 1st at the intersection of Murray St and Copeland St resulted in the 55yr old male e-bike rider being taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The investigation is continuing.

Weapons

At 9:00 pm on 30th June North Bay Police stopped to check a man who appeared to in difficulty laying down on Main St W near the Beer Store. When the officer got out of the cruiser the man pulled a large hunting knife and threatened the officer with it. Use of force options were deployed and he was eventually subdued with a conductive energy device. Daniel Grahovac 44yrs of Sunridge Ontario has been charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and assault with a weapon. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Greg Dix, Barry MacIntosh, and Robin Boucher investigated.

Suspicious Male

On Sat the 30th June at Police received a complaint of suspicious male taking pictures of young bathers at The Cove. When confronted by the complainant the man would not respond and left the area. He is described as; male, white, mid 30's, 6'3" to 6'4", bulky build, 250 lbs, short brown hair in a buzz cut, wearing a green T-shirt, and dark coloured shorts. Cst Robin Boucher is investigating.

Obstruct Police

At 8:55 am 30th Jun North Bay Police responded to a report of a suspicious male on Main St W. The man was located, but gave the officers a false name and date of birth. The man then fled from the officers on foot but was subsequently apprehended. A search located 2 different types of drugs and an identity search revealed warrants for his arrest. Gunner Halpin 19yrs of Cobalt is charged with obstruct police, two counts of possession illicit drugs, and breach of an undertaking. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

E-Bikes and Alcohol

A collision on June 29th between an e-bike and a motor vehicle could result in drinking and driving charges against the e-bike driver. Symptoms of alcohol consumption resulted in a blood demand being made to the driver. Alcohol analysis will determine whether charges are processed. The North Bay police wish to remind the public that drinking and driving offences relate to any vehicle operated in Canada that is powered by anything other than muscular power. This can include e-bikes, lawn tractors, ATV's and a variety of other vehicles.

 

June 13, 2012

Attempt Break and Enter

At 8:30 PM on the 12th June a man was observed attempting to enter a residence on McLeod St by using a hammer and a screwdriver. The man fled but was located and arrested at a local bar a few minutes later. Gregory Dinwoodie 28yrs of Oakwood Ave has been charged with attempt break and enter, and possession of break in instruments. Csts Scott Buchanan and Darcy Wall are investigating.

Theft from Vehicle Arrest

At 2:15PM 12 June police attended the Gertrude St area responding to a complaint of a vehicle window being smashed and purse stolen. A suspect was located riding a bicycle near Marshall Ave. He fled on foot but was arrested after a short chase. Property located on his person came from another vehicle entry.  Tyler Straughan 28yrs of Gordon Dr has been charged with 3 counts of theft, 2 counts of mischief, possession of stolen property and breach of probation. Cst Dan Shepstone is investigating.  

04 Sept 2012 #2

MISSING PERSON FOUND

At 11:42am 4th September, missing person Lorraine Hickey was found by members of the North Bay Police Emergency Response Team in a bush area just north of Hwy 17 W and west of Gormanville Rd. She was found lying down in a grassy area. She was wet, cold, but uninjured.  Her husband Phillip Hickey and the North Bay Police wish to thank Mr Kevin Elsey because he heard the media request this morning and remembered seeing a person last evening that fit the description. He attended police headquarters and then showed the officers exactly where he had last seen her. That area was searched and she was found within ½ a kilometre of that spot. We also wish to thank the media for their prompt coverage and all the citizens that called because of it.

The North Bay Police also wish to express our appreciation to the O.P.P. Canine and Marine Units, the Ministry of Natural Resources Canine Unit and  BAYSAR all of who  played a vital part in this investigation.

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

June 11, 2012

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 276 calls for service that resulted in 17 arrests for a variety of offences that included: assaults, domestic assaults, mischief, drug possession, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Arson

On 10th June at 12:40 am, a billboard located on the 2100 block of Algonquin Avenue was set on fire. The fire was extinguished by the North Bay Fire Department. Cst Scott Berry is investigating.

Theft / Mischief

Between 3:05 and 4:40 pm on the 10th June, a purse was stolen from a vehicle parked at the West Ferris Community Centre. The vehicle was locked but the purse was visible on the passenger floor. Entry was gained by smashing the passenger window with a brick. The purse contained money, credit cards, and all the personal documentation of the victim as well as her family. Cst Ashley St John is investigating.

29 June 2012

Canada Day Weekend

The North Bay Police Service would like to wish the citizens of North Bay and Callander a safe and memorable Canada Day weekend.  Members of the North Bay Police Service will be patrolling, in a number of different capacities, to ensure that everyone is safe throughout the weekend's events.  Officers will be out on bicycles and RIDE teams will be deployed throughout the area.

The public is reminded that there are a number of events, and road closures, which may cause delays in travel or the need to consider alternate routes.

On Saturday, Main Street in Callander will be a great location to view the parade that commences at 11:00 a.m. with the Parade of Lights set to go at 9:30 p.m. and fireworks to follow weather permitting.

Saturday in North Bay will be the Kids Tri and Try a Tri events which will cause some traffic restrictions in the Birchaven area, including Lavase, Lakeside, Camelot, Sage and McLean, from noon until 3 p.m.

Sunday is the Adult Triathlon with closures of Lakeside Dr. (from Lavase to Sage) from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Lees Rd from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Memorial Drive will be a great location to be on Sunday.  The roadway will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for Canada Day celebrations at the Waterfront.

The North Bay Police Services encourages the motoring public to be patient throughout the weekend and to be aware of the increased movement of families to and from these events.

03 July 2012

Fatal Collision Update

The driver of the e-bike is identified as Daniel Collins 55 yrs of North Bay. Mr Collins was westbound on Copeland St on his e-bike when he struck the left front fender of a Ford van that was southbound on Murray St. Cst Mark McLeod is investigating.

Weapons/Public Mischief

At 6:00pm on 02 July a man falsely reported his wallet stolen to police then attended a third Av W residence wielding a knife, while banging on the door trying to get in. The door and handle were damaged in the process. He fled prior to police arrival but was located and arrested at 9;40 pm. A flick knife and a small quantity of what is believed to be marijuana were found in his possession. An 18 year old Cassell St man has been charged with public mischief, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, mischief, possession of a prohibited weapon. possession of illicit drugs, possession of a prohibited weapon while prohibited and 3 counts of breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Stacy Jackson is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between Saturday 30th Jun and Mon 02 July a store on Trout Lake Rd was entered by forcing a basement window. The business was searched and an undisclosed amount of cash stolen. Cst Steve Carleton is investigating.

R.I.D.E.

The North Bay Police operated a ride program Fri evening June 29th and Sat evening June 30th. A total of 580 vehicles were checked at several locations. One highway traffic offence was processed on Friday. One drinking and driving offence was laid on Saturday. On Saturday a pursuit was initiated when a vehicle attempted to evade the program. The pursuit was terminated when conditions became too dangerous. The driver subsequently abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. The vehicle has been seized and the investigation is continuing.

21 June 2012

Historical Sex Offence

On June 20th, 2012 John Edward Sullivan, 87 yrs was arrested in Montreal QC on a North Bay warrant for gross indecency.  The charge is the result of a North Bay Police investigation into a complaint of historical child sexual abuse that is alleged to have occurred in the late 1960's.

John Sullivan was an ordained Priest with the Roman Catholic Church working in North Bay at the time of the alleged offence. D/Cst Brunette is conducting the ongoing investigation. John Sullivan has been held for a bail hearing.

Police Services Board

The North Bay Police Services Board will be meeting in the Colin Vezina Boardroom at 11:00am on Tues 26th of June. An agenda will be forwarded by the 25th Jun.

19 June 2012

Weekly Domestics

During the week 12th to 19th June the North Bay Police responded to 27 domestic related occurrences that resulted 10 males and 2 females being charged. The males were charged with a total of 13offences that included 6 assaults, 2 breach of undertaking, 2 mischief, 2 breach of recognizance and 1 threatening. Five men were released on conditions, 2 were held for bail and arrest warrants were issued for two. The females were charged with 4 counts of breach of undertaking and 1 obstruct police.  Both women were held for bail hearings.

31 Aug 2012

 WOMAN ASSAULTED

At 11:45 pm on the 30 Aug a young woman went for a run. She was on McLaren Ave between the old St Joseph hospital and Algonquin school when she was pushed to the ground from behind then punched in the face. The assailant then left. He was described as male, white, about six ft tall wearing a dark hoodie with the hood up. The victim had been listening to music and did not hear anyone come up behind her. Cst Christian Elia is investigating.  

POLICE SERVICES BOARD MEETING

There will be a meeting of the North Bay Police Services Board  on  Wednesday the 5th Sept at 11:00AM in the Colin Vezina Boardroom at police headquarters 135Princess St W.  

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

June 6, 2012

Camp Day Dunk Tank

A Tim Horton's Camp Day dunk tank event will take place today at the Tim Hortons on Trout Lake Rd.  The Chief of Police Paul Cook is scheduled to be in the tank at 10:30 AM. Anyone who wishes to dunk the Chief is asked to be there for 10:30.

24 Aug 2012 #2

SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY

On 24th Aug the North Bay Police arrested two men for the Aug 13th attack on the 60 yr old man on Worthington St. Both men will be held in custody and charged with aggravated assault.  Further details will be released on Saturday morning when the court process is complete.

27 Aug 2012

 WEEKEND

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 234 calls for service that resulted in 12 arrests. Offences included assault, domestic assault, mischief, domestic related mischief, theft, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED

 The persons arrested on the 24th of Aug for the 13th Aug assault on the 60 yr old man are identified as, Lawrence Noah 26 yrs of King St and Clayton Wynne 25 yrs of College Dr.  Both men were charged with aggravated assault and held in custody for bail hearings.

BREAK AND ENTER

Between Aug 23rd and Aug 25th a residence on Greenhill Ave was entered  through an insecure  basement window. A Play Station 3/blue ray was taken along with 2 games; Sniper and Sleeping Dogs.  Cst Bill Gainforth is investigating.

04 Sept 2012

MISSING PERSON

The North Bay police are asking for the public's assistance in locating Lorraine Hickey 55 yrs of Callander Ont. She suffers from Huntington disease and has been without her medication for over a week.  She walked away from the North Bay Regional Hospital yesterday at 4:15 pm and was last seen in the area of Hwy 17 and Gormanville Rd.  She is 5'6" tall, 130 lbs, brown shoulder length hair, wearing beige pants, rose coloured t-shirt, and white sandals with a flower on them. Anyone who has any information about her whereabouts is asked to contact their local police agency.

BREAK ENTER AND PURSUIT

At 2:00 am on the 4th Sept, a witness to a break and enter to a business at Nipissing Plaza, contacted police when he observed the suspects leave in a vehicle. The car was located and when police attempted to stop it, a pursuit began. The suspect vehicle travelled approximately two kilometres before stopping at Charland St where 2 male suspects fled on foot. Arrest warrants are being sought for both men.  Csts Vince Corrente and Marc Ethier are investigating.

June 12, 2012

Weekly Domestics

During the week of June 5th to the 11th the North Bay Police responded to 39 domestic related occurrences. Seven occurrences resulted in charges.  Five males and 2 females were charged with a total of 12 offences. The male charges were; 2 assault, 4 breaches of conditions, 1 breach of probation, 1 mischief, 1 possession for the purpose of trafficking, and 1 public intoxication. The female charges were 1 assault, and 1 mischief.  Two Males and 1 female were held in custody for bail hearings.

Thefts from Vehicles

Between 10:45 PM and 11:20 PM on the 11th Jun the passenger side window of a vehicle parked on Amelia Dr was smashed with a large rock. A wallet that had been left on the seat in plain view was stolen. The wallet contained money, credit cards, licences, and various pieces of identification.

Overnight on the 10th and 11th Jun a wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on Strathcona Av. The wallet contained various cards, and identification.

At 2:30 PM 11th Jun a purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 300 block of Lakeshore Dr. The owner was returning a shopping cart and had left her purse in the vehicle after loading her groceries. The purse contained money, credit cards and a variety of licences, identification and personal information.

The North Bay Police would like to remind drivers not to leave valuables in their vehicles and ensure their vehicles are always locked even when parked in your own driveway.

14 June 2012

Attempt Theft-Arrest

At 10:15 pm on 13th June a man was observed going through a vehicle parked on Bank St. The man fled on foot when the resident banged on her front window. The police located the male on Cassell St but during the arrest he broke away from the officer's grip and fled. After a short foot chase the officer caught and arrested the suspect. Patrick Young 33yrs of Nugent Dr in Ottawa has been charged with attempt theft and obstruct police. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Darcy Wall is investigating.

Theft from vehicle-arrest

At 1:00 pm on the 13th June a young man was observed entering and going through a vehicle on the 3300 block of Trout Lake Rd. The police located the youth a short distance away where he was arrested and a search located 3 gift cards that were missing from the vehicle. The 17 yr old of no fixed address has been charged with, theft under $5000 and possession of stolen property. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Randy Adair is investigating.

19 June 2012

Attempt Robbery

On 18 Jun at 9:00 pm a woman exited Shoppers Drug Mart on Lakeshore Dr when a male on a bicycle approached her and demanded her purse. He brandished a large knife that had been in his waistband. The victim ran back into the store and the man fled. He was last seen riding north on Lakeshore Dr. He is described as; male, white, 20-30yrs, 5'6" to 6' tall, thin build, dark hair, and a thin moustache including a soul patch under his lip. He was wearing a dark hoody and blue jeans. Cst Blake Vietmeier is investigating.

Robbery

During the day on the 18th June three young men were together in the Wickstead Ave area. Throughout the day one of the men kept trying to fight one of the other men.  The situation escalated to taking the other man's blackberry, attempting to assault him, and then not letting him leave until the victim negotiated his release by offering his Xbox with 30 games. Once released the victim contacted police. Mark Wilson 18yrs of St Laurent Ct was arrested at 8:50 pm and charged with robbery, extortion, and assault. He is to appear in court on 07 Aug.  Csts Steve Brown and Roger Drolet are investigating.

June 5, 2012

 Aggravated Assault - Update

The North Bay Police have now completed the investigation of an aggravated assault that occurred at a bush party at the old reservoir off of the end of Ski Club Rd at approximately 1:30am on the 5th May, 2012.

It was reported that during this incident a man was struck in the face with a beer bottle causing deep lacerations that required dozens of stitches to close.  

As a result of the police investigation it was revealed that the male was struck in the face with a beer bottle during the altercation after he had brandished a knife.

The following persons have been charged criminally;

  • 18 year old Shaquille Sutherland has been charged with Aggravated Assault
  • 19 year old Anthony Humphrey has been charged with Assault with a weapon as well as  Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Detective Constables Jason Long, Fernando Cirullo, Dave Wilson and Constable Andrew Keating Investigated this incident.

Break, Enter & Theft

On June 5th, 2012 at approximately 6:00 am, a male was witnessed breaking and entering into a business on Cassells Street where he proceeded to steal a cash register.  As North Bay Police officers arrived on scene, a male matching the description was observed fleeing from the area.  The male was arrested by police following a short foot pursuit and the cash register was recovered.  Jules INEESE, 31 yrs, of Marshall Avenue East, has been charged with one count of Break, Enter & Theft and one count of Breach of Probation.  He was held for a Bail Hearing.

Domestic Violence Statistics

Over the week ending June 5th the North Bay Police responded to 29 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 4 people being charged with a total of 5 offences.  Three males and one female were charged.  There were two charges of Assault, one charge of Assault Causing Bodily Harm, one charge of Threatening and one charge of Breach of Probation.  Two males were held in custody for bail hearings.  One male and one female were released on Promise to Appear and Officer in Charge Undertaking.

25June 2012

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 238 calls for service that resulted in 10 arrests for a variety of offences that included assault, domestic assault, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Mischief

Overnight on the 22nd and 23rd Jun a loose piece of road asphalt was thrown onto the windshield of a vehicle in a car lot on lakeshore Dr.. Cst Doug McIntosh is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between the 21st and 22nd Jun a shed on the 600 Block of lakeshore Dr was entered and a Mercury 5.5 outboard motor, a trolling motor and 2 fishing rods with reels were stolen. Cst Greg Dix is investigating.       

26 June 2012

 Missing Youth Located

The missing 13yr old boy missing from North Bay was located on Friday 22nd June in Sudbury. The North Bay Police wish to thank the media and the public for their assistance in this matter.

Assault with a Weapon Arrest

On May 24th a man attacked another with a 2 ½ ft piece of pipe. The victim was struck once in the leg and the assailant fled. The victim was taken to the hospital with minor injuries An arrest warrant for assault with a weapon was issued for Randy Turcotte 42yrs of First Av. On 25th June at 8;42 pm he was located at his residence and the warrant was executed. He is to appear in court on 10th July 2012.

Robbery

At 10:40pm on the 25th June two young men were riding bikes in area of McIntyre St at Wyld St when a man yelled at them. One of them was grabbed by a group of men and struck several times in the face before he was able to get away. The group of men then left, taking the victims bike and hat. The man who yelled at the victim is described as male, white, 18-19 yrs, with blue baggy pants and dark shirt. The others are all male, white, 17-24yrs wearing hats.  The bike is a custom BMX with a We The People "phoenix frame painted dark green. It has United handle bars, purple pedals and purple grips. The value is in excess of $2000.  Cst Vince Corrente is investigating.

Break and Enter

Overnight on the 24th and 25th of June, a fenced compound on Stanleys Rd was entered by cutting holes in the fence. Two containers were forcibly entered and reels of copper wire, ground wire and a Generack generator were stolen.  Cst Steve Carleton is investigating.

Carjacking Update

The North Bay Police carjacking investigation has been concluded. Ryan Pinel Gaulin 28yrs of no fixed address has been charged in North Bay for kidnapping, utter threats to cause death or bodily harm, and 2 counts of robbery with a weapon. He is presently in the Sudbury Jail on offences in Sudbury. A request will be made to have him returned to North Bay to answer to our charges. Det/Cst Fernando Cirullo is investigating.

 

27 June 2012

Theft and Assault

At 4:50pm  26th June a store security guard was  shoved during the arrest of a man alleged to have shoplifted merchandise at Independent Grocers. Donald Valiquette 42yrs of Corbeil  has been charged with theft under and assault. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

Mischief

Between 8:00 and 10:30 pm on 26th June the lifeguard stand located on the beach at the Cove was damaged when vandals removed it and threw it into the water. Cst Dan Weber is investigating.

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

24 Aug 2012

STABBINGS

Between 2:15 and 2:45 am North Bay Police responded  to one incident where two men were stabbed and one incident where a man was struck in the head with a crowbar. The incidents took place in the east end of the downtown core. All 3 victims were taken to hospital. The person(s) responsible are still at large. More information will be released as the investigation progresses.  

30 Aug 2012

 BREAK AND ENTER

Between 27th and the 29th Aug, entry was made to premises on Gormanville Rd that was being renovated. Thirty – six boxes of laminate floor were stolen along with a dolly. The laminate and dolly are valued at $1000. Csts Roger Drolet and Blake Vietmeier are investigating.

DOMESTIC STATS

Over the week of the 14th to the 21st of Aug the North Bay Police responded to 28 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 4 males and 2 females being charged with a total of 7 offences. Charges against the males were assault, mischief, criminal harassment, and 3 counts of breach of probation. Three of the men were held in custody for bail hearings and one was released on an undertaking with a court date. Charges against the women were two counts of assault and both were released on undertakings with a court date.

DOMESTIC STATS

Over the week of the 21st to the 28th Aug the North Bay Police responded to 26 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 3 males and 1 female being charged with a total of 7 offences. Charges against the men were 2 counts of assault, 2 counts of assault with a weapon, and 2 counts of mischief. Two men were held in custody for bail hearings and one was released on an undertaking with a court date. The woman was charged with mischief and released on an undertaking with a court date.

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

30 July 2012

Thefts from Vehicles

Overnight 27th and 28th July 3 vehicles in the airport hill area were entered. A GPS and Canadian Tire Money were taken from a vehicle on Mapleview Place. A set of Taylor Made golf clubs with a Callaway bag, Bauer skates and loose change were taken from a vehicle on Surrey Dr. A GPS and an unused cell phone were taken from a vehicle on Kenwood Hills Dive. Cst Richard Hampel is investigating  .

Weekend

The North Bay Police responded to 187 calls for service that resulted in 15 arrests. Offences included aggravated assault, assaults, domestic assaults, impaired driving, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Robbery

At 10:30 pm on the 29th July two young men were playing video games in a Lakeshore Dr apartment when a man wearing a ski mask and carrying a wood baton walked into the residence through the unlocked door. He struck one of the players in the face with the baton and told the other to put the Xbox and accessories in his backpack. He demanded their wallets but they didn't have any so he left. The victim that was struck required medical treatment for minor injuries.  The suspect is described as; male, 5'9" to 5'10", skinny build, black hair, wearing a black ski mask, black sweater, dark coloured pants, carrying a black backpack and a dark coloured wood baton. Cst Blake Vietmeier is investigating.

Man Recognizes Assailant

On 30th Dec 2011 at 2:30 am 2 people on Main St were stabbed in the face with a broken bottle. The assailant was not identified at the time. On 30th July at 2:00 am one of the victims recognized his attacker in a bar on Main St and contacted the police. Daryl Horsman 31yrs of lakeshore Dr was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and 2 counts of assault with a weapon. Csts Dan Weber and Erin Pemberton are investigating.

Break and Enters

Overnight on July 27 -28 a residence on the 900 block of Jane St was entered while the resident slept. Entry was gained by cutting the screen on the patio door. Stolen property included a blue duffle bag, beer and liquor.  Cst Chris Marshall is investigating.

Between 20th July and 28th July a garage on Laroque Rd was entered and a vehicle inside damaged. The vehicle had the radio and speakers stolen as well having the mirrors smashed and dents in the body. Cst Jennifer Hollingshead is investigating.

Between 3:00pm and 11:00pm a vacant unit on Wickstead Ave was entered. Screens were damaged and crayon drawings made on the door and walls. Cst Jennifer Hollingshead is investigating.

23 Aug 2012

FRAUD WARNING

A North Bay resident while on the internet had a pop-up appear that had a video of an older male with a female that appears to be about 18 years of age. They were depicted in an intimate pose, and then a full screen warning appeared with an official looking banner headed "POLICE CYBERCRIME INVESTIGATION DIVISION". The banner appears legitimate and may have been copied from a Government of Canada website.

The warning states that the user is in violation of several sections of the criminal code because they had been viewing child pornography. Further down the page it states that in order to avoid prosecution and to unlock the computer, the user must click on a link and pay $100 to the state.

The program freezes the computer, leading the user to believe that making the payment will free it up, but it doesn't.    

This is a fraudulent program that is designed to create panic and shame, so the user will pay the $100 to avoid possible prosecution and public ridicule. There is no basis to believe that the appearance of this pop-up is in any way connected to child pornography. Anyone who has this pop-up appear is advised not to make any payment, report it, and to take measures to purge the program from their computer.

TEAM-UP for CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN

North Bay Parks and Recreation along with North Bay Police are utilizing their summer students in a "team up for clean up" campaign. The students will target areas littered with trash and inappropriate graffiti. The goal is not only to beautify the city but also to encourage the residents of North Bay and Callander to do their part in cleaning up their respective neighbourhoods.

  

June 4, 2012

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 250 calls for service that resulted in 24 arrests. Offences included assaults, impaired driving, attempt theft of a motor vehicle, fraud, public mischief, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Public Mischief 

During the morning hours of the 1st of June police officers were called to attend the parking area of Duschene Falls regarding a female reporting she had been robbed by someone holding a screwdriver to her throat.  However, the investigation quickly revealed that the incident was a false complaint.  As a result of misleading the police, Constable Kris Corbeil has charged the 21 year old female resident of North Bay with Public Mischief.  

Attempt Theft of Motor Vehicle

On the 3rd of June at 1:43 pm the owner of a motor vehicle observed two youths attempting to steal his vehicle from the driveway of his Belleview Crescent home.  A struggle ensued as police were contacted and the youths, who cannot be named as a result of the Youth Criminal justice Act, were later arrested.  Constable Dan Weber has charged one of the youths as a result of this incident. 

15 June 2012

 Trafficking Downtown

At 10:00 am on June 14th a man was observed by members of the Street Crime Unit to signal a second male to meet him in an alley on the 100 block of Main St E. In the alley officers observed the second male give folded money to the first and receive baggies in return. The men separated and both were arrested a short distance away. The second male was found to be in possession of baggies containing 8 grams of what is believed to be marijuana. The first male was identified as Scott Penney 38yrs of First Ave. He was found to be in possession of a quantity of folded money and 5 baggies of what is believed to be marijuana. He has been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

18 June 2012

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 247 calls for service that resulted in 16 arrests. Offences included, domestic assaults, assault with a weapon, theft over $5000, fraud, forgery, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

Thefts Cleared 

At 8:55 pm on 17th June an investigation into several residential thefts of jewellery resulted in the arrest of Cory Ranger 28 yrs of Cemetery Rd. He has been charged with 2 counts of theft over $5000 and fraud over $5000. He is to appear in court on 14 Aug 2012. Cst Scott Berry is investigating.

Forged Prescription

On the 24th May 2012 a woman attended a local pharmacy and attempted to have a forged prescription filled. She was unsuccessful and left the store. On the 16th June the investigation resulted in the arrest of a Mattawa woman.  Lynn Murray 36yrs has been charged with forgery, uttering a forged document, and breach of undertaking.  Cst Blake Vietmeier is investigating.

20 July 2012 #2

Bikes on sidewalks and pedestrian traffic in downtown core

As more people turn to bikes as a cheaper and environmentally friendly mode of travel, and students enjoy the freedom of no school, the North Bay Police Service is concerned about bicycle safety.  

Many parents encourage children to use sidewalks as a safer alternative that offers a buffer from menacing traffic. This practice is illegal; however children riding on sidewalks in the suburbs do not pose a problem. Adults riding bicycles on a sidewalk in the suburbs or anyone riding on a sidewalk in the downtown core is a problem. 

Bicycles and pedestrians are a dangerous mix. A bike speeding past a walker/runner from behind or head on is as intimidating as a cyclist's interaction with a motor vehicle.

To facilitate a safer environment for both pedestrians and cyclists, the North Bay Police Service will be initiating a zero tolerance bicycle safety education program. It will involve concentrated enforcement of the North Bay Bylaws and The Highway Traffic Act as they relate to bicycle operation. This program will commence immediately.        

A summary of H.T.A. law as it relates to bicycles will be attached.

Cycling and The Law

A bicycle is a vehicle under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA). This means that, as a bicyclist, you have the same rights and responsibilities to obey all traffic laws as other road users. Cyclists charged for disobeying traffic laws will be subject to a minimum set fine and a Victim Surcharge fine of $20.00 for most offences (please note set fines below are subject to change).

The following are key sections of the HTA concerning cyclists.

HTA 144/136 - Traffic signals and signs

stop for red lights and stop signs and comply with all other signs. Set fine: $85.00

HTA 153 - One-ways streets

ride in the designated direction on one-way streets. Set fine: $85.00

HTA 147 - Slow moving traffic travel on right side

any vehicle moving slower than the normal traffic speed should drive in the right-hand lane, or as close as practicable to the right edge of the road except when preparing to turn left or when passing another vehicle. Set fine: $85.00

HTA 142 - Signalling a turn

before turning, look behind you and signal your turn. Cyclists can use their right arm to signal a right turn. Set fine: $85.00

HTA 140(1) 144(29) - Crosswalks

yield or stop for pedestrians at crosswalks. Set fine: $85.00

HTA 140(6)/144(29) - No riding in crosswalks

walk your bike when crossing at a crosswalk. Set fine: $85.00

HTA 166 - Streetcars

stop two metres behind streetcar doors and wait until passengers have boarded or departed and reached the curb. Set fine: $85.00

HTA 175 (12) - Stopped school buses

stop for stopped school buses when the upper alternating red lights are flashing. Set fine: $400.00

HTA 62(17) - Lights

a bike must have a white front light and a red rear light or reflector if you ride between 1/2 hour before sunset and 1/2 hour after sunrise and white reflective tape on the front forks and red reflective tape on rear forks. Set fine: $20.00

HTA 75 (5) - Bell

a bike must have a bell or horn in good working order. Set fine: $85.00

HTA 64(3) - Brakes

a bike must have at least one brake system on the rear wheel. When you put on the brakes, you should be able to skid on dry, level pavement. Set fine: $85.00

HTA 218 - Identification

Cyclists must stop and identify themselves when required to stop by police for breaking traffic laws. The police officer will ask you for your correct name and address. Set fine: $85.00

HTA Reg. 630 - Expressways

Bicycles are prohibited on expressway / freeway highways such as the 400 series, the QEW, Ottawa Queensway and on roads where "No Bicycle" signs are posted. Set fine: $85.00

HTA 178(2) - Passengers

Passengers are not allowed on a bicycle designed for one person. Set fine: $85.00

HTA 178(1) - Attaching to a vehicle

You are not permitted to attach yourself to the outside of another vehicle or streetcar for the purpose of "hitching a ride." Set fine: $85.00

HTA 104 - Helmets

Every cyclist under the age of eighteen must wear an approved bicycle helmet. Parents or guardians shall not knowingly permit cyclists under sixteen to ride without a helmet. Set fine: $60.00

HTA 179 - Dismounted bicyclist

Cyclists are required to ride on the right-hand side of the road. If you are walking your bike on a highway where there are no sidewalks, you are considered a pedestrian and you should walk on the left-hand side of the road facing traffic. If it is not safe for you to cross the road to face traffic, you may walk your bike on the right-hand side of the road. Set fine: $35.00.

The following are not considered bicycles and are subject to different rules for use:

Limited-speed motorcyclesMotor-assisted bicycles (mopeds)Low-speed vehiclesElectric and motorized scooters (go-peds)Pocket bikesSegway Human/Personal Transporters

For more information on the rules of use for these types of vehicles, please visit www.mto.gov.on.ca.

June 1, 2012

Armed Forces Day - Parade Route Change

Due to construction, traffic patterns and pedestrian safety issues the parade route has been changed.  The military will leave from the Canadian Legion on First Avenue travelling eastbound to Wyld St, right turn to travel south on Wyld Street to Main Street , right turn to travel west on Main Street to Memorial Avenue, left turn to the waterfront.

WEEKEND; BREAK AND ENTER; GIRL STRUCK BY ROCK

September 19, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police responded to 196 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 12 arrests for a variety of offences including assaults, domestic assaults, breach of court orders, and intoxication. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 1:30pm on Saturday 17th and 12:20pm on Sunday 18th September a residence was broken into on Albert Avenue. Entry was gained by forcing the back door. Several items were stolen, including a large screen television, a laptop computer and a quantity of collectible coins and bills. Cst Steve Brown is investigating 

 

The North Bay Police Service would like to remind members of the public to be vigilant in making sure that their house is protected by employing basic security measures such as extra locks, enhanced lighting and the use of security systems. The more effort it takes to break into your home, the less likely people are to attempt it. 

 

GIRL STRUCK BY ROCK 

On the 10th Sept at 11:00 PM a group of people were around a campfire in the back yard of a Hwy 11 north residence when rocks were thrown at the group from a bush area. A 15 yr old female was struck causing a small abrasion to her head. Anyone with information about this incident is requested to contact Cst Steve Carlton 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. 

19 July 2012

Assault with a weapon

At 1030 pm on 18 July a verbal exchange between two men on Sherbrook St resulted in one man brandishing a pocket knife and threatening to stab the other.  Jason Gagne 38yrs of Lakeshore Dr was arrested at 12:52pm and charged with assault with a weapon and breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Roger Drolet is investigating.

Theft from vehicle

At 3:09 pm on 18th July officers responded to a complaint of vehicles being entered in the area of Second Ave and Front St. Two male teens were located and arrested. They will be attending court Aug 28th and 29th. Csts Steve Carleton and Blake Vietmeier are investigating.

Offences Cleared

Investigations by several officers into different incidents all led to the same couple being responsible. Joshua Faubert 33yrs of No Fixed Address has been charged with break enter and theft, break enter with intent, theft under $5000, 2 counts of possession of property obtained by crime, 2 counts of fraud under $5000, and 5 counts of breach of probation.  Sabrina Shillington 32yrs of No Fixed Address has been charged with break enter and theft, break enter with intent, theft under $5000, 2 counts of possession of property obtained by crime, and 2 counts of fraud under $5000. Both persons have been held in custody for bail hearings.

26 July 2012

Fraud

Recently a North Bay man received a reply to a job that was alleged to have been posted on Kijiji. The ad stated that a man wanted to hire a driver for his wife who would be moving from the United Kingdom. The package the North Bay man received in response to his application was delivered by a delivery service. It included a cheque for $1,950.00 with instructions to keep $600.00 and send the rest to an address in Florida. The delivery service driver had delivered approximately 30 other similar packages in our area.

The North Bay Police wish to caution the public about frauds of this nature. Any time you receive a cheque with instructions to cash the cheque and then send a portion of the money on, it is always a fraud. The circumstances around this type of fraud can change and be very unique but the money request is always similar.    

27 July 2012

Robbery

At 4:40 am 27th July a man walking through the alleyway that runs parallel to Cassells St from Third Ave towards O'Brien St. was approached by two men. One man was carrying a baseball bat and the other a crowbar. They demanded that he turn over everything in his pockets. He was then struck in the head, shoulders, back and ribs with the bat and crowbar. He gave them his money and cell phone and then they fled. The victim required medical attention for lacerations to his head, bruises and scrapes to his torso and is being checked for possible broken bones. Suspect#1 is described as; male, white, 6'2", slim build, late 20's early 30's, wearing a dark hoody, and dark jeans. Suspect #2 is described as; male, white, 5'9", chubby build, late 20's, wearing a dark hoody and track pants. Cst Mark McLeod is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 23rd and 24th of July a business on the 3700 block of Trout Lake Rd was entered and an undisclosed amount of cash and 12 hunting and fishing knives were stolen. Cst Erin Pemberton is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between 8:30 pm and 11:30 pm 26th July a residence on the 600 block of McKeown Av was entered and a desktop computer was stolen. Entry was gained through an unlocked patio door. Cst Mark McLeod is investigating.

23 July 2012

Weekend

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 234 calls for service that resulted in 27 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, assault with a weapon, impaired driving, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

Theft of Jewellery

A resident of Kathryn Crescent has reported that several pieces of jewellery were taken from the residence sometime in the week previous to the July20th . Items missing include 3 gold rings with diamonds in each and a couple of gold chains. Cst Jennifer Hollingshead is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between July 19th and July 22nd a Lakeshore Dr residence was entered. Items stolen include Apple Mac Book, a HP laptop, Samsung blue-ray player, and jewellery.Cst John Cook is investigating.

Assault with a Weapon

At 11:47 pm on 21st July a verbal altercation at Fraser St and McIntyre St between two men escalated when one man produced a knife and lunged at the other with it. John McLean 46yrs of McIntyre St W was arrested at 11:50 pm on Main St. A small quantity of what is believed to be marijuana was found on his person. He has been charged with assault with a weapon and possession of an illicit drug. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.  Cst Steve Brown is investigating.

31 July 2012

Search Warrant

On July 26th 2012 the North Bay Police Street Crime Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant on an Oakwood Avenue residence. Found during the search was 15 grams of cocaine, a quantity of marihuana, scales, packaging materials and other drug paraphernalia.

Cole McCarthy, 28 years of age of Oakwood Avenue has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Marihuana and Breach of Undertaking. He was held in custody to await a bail hearing.    Christina Moore, 28 years of age of Oakwood Avenue has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Marihuana. She was released with a court date

Domestic Violence Stats

During the week of July 17-24 the North Bay Police responded to 28 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 4 males and 3 females being arrested and charged. The males face a total of 5 offences that include 2 counts of assault, assault cause bodily harm, mischief, and breach of probation.  The females face a total of 5 charges that include, 2 counts of assault, assault with a weapon, mischief and public mischief. Three males were held for bail hearings. All the rest were released on conditions with a court date.

During the week of July 24-31 the North Bay Police responded to 18 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 6 males being arrested and charged with a total of 7 offences. There were 4 counts of assault, 2 counts of breach of probation, and a mischief. Four people were held for bail and 2  released on conditions with a court date.

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22 Aug 2012

MISCHIEF TO CITY PARK

Sometime between Aug 19th and Aug 21st 60 trees at Belleview Park on McGibbon St were damaged. The trees were snapped in half and some had the bark peeled. Ten trees were 3 yrs old and the other 50 had been planted this past spring. The costs to the city to plant are approximately $500 per tree for a total of $30,000. Cst Gerry Martin is investigating. Photos will follow.

BREAK AND ENTER

Between 11:55 pm on the 21st and 1:00 am  on the 22nd Aug a residence was entered on Second Ave E. Money liquor and car keys were taken. The keys were then used to steal the vehicle parked outside. An hour later the vehicle was abandoned on Fifth Av near Fraser St. two males were observed to run from the vehicle towards Cassells St. They are described as early 20's, light coloured shirts, blue jeans, and baseball caps. Cst's Penny Kerr and Christen Elia are investigating.

BREAK AND ENTER ARREST

At 1:55 am on 22 Aug a man on Seventh Ave was awake feeding his baby when he heard someone coming up stairs inside his house. He confronted a man at the top off the stairs causing the intruder to flee. An immediate search of the area by police located the intruder hiding in a neighbour's vehicle parked across the street. Michael Wheesk 20 yrs of No Fixed address has been charged with break and enter with intent and 2 counts of breach of probation. Csts Christen Elia and Blake Vietmeier are investigating.

FRAUDULENT USE OF CREDIT CARD

In late July a Gold Ovation MasterCard was reported stolen to West Nipissing Police. Between the end of July and August 14th the credit card was used for more than 30 transactions in the City of North Bay. Investigation revealed that a man and a woman had made the purchases for groceries, cash advances, taxi fares, and restaurant bills. Amy Marleau 27yrs of Sturgeon Falls was arrested at 8:06 pm 21st Aug. She has been charged with possession of a stolen credit card, 2 counts of use stolen credit card and 2 counts of fraud under $5000. Tyler Moring 19 yrs of St Laurent Ct was arrested at 9:22pm on 21st Aug and charged with 3 counts of use stolen credit card and 3 counts of fraud under $5000.  Both persons were held in custody for bail hearings.  

21 Aug 2012

VEHICLES ENTERED

At 12:35 am on the 21st Aug North Bay Police responded to a complaint of  persons going through cars in the Memorial Dr and Judge St area. One 15 yr old male was apprehended and has been charged with theft under $5000, trespass by night, possession of stolen property, 2 counts of breach of recognizance, and 3 counts of breach of probation. The owners of some of the property recovered have not been located but are believed to live in the Memorial Dr area. Anyone from that area that is missing items from their vehicles is asked to contact Cst Vince Corrente at 705-497-5555.

20 Aug 2012

WEEKEND

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 218 calls for service that resulted in 23 arrests. Offences included assaults, domestic assaults, assault with a weapon, assault police, mischief, breach of court orders and public intoxication.

PUBLIC NUDITY

On 18th Aug at 5:40 am an officer responded to a call about a naked male running down the street. The man was located at Cassells St at McIntyre but before the officer could get out of the vehicle he was attacked. An altercation ensued where pepper spray was deployed but had no effect. The man continued to fight with the officer until other officers arrived and man was subdued. Sheldon Corston 24yrs of Clarence St has been charged with committing an indecent act and assaulting a peace officer. Both the accused and the officer were taken to hospital treated and released.

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON

On 19th Aug at 11:20 pm a man that had been evicted from a downtown bar threaten the doorman with a length of chain that he took from a satchel he was carrying.  When located by the police 20 minutes later, the man gave a false name but when arrested, the chain was located in the satchel he was carrying. Jorma Kariluoma 56 yrs of Sudbury has been charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, carry concealed weapon,  obstruct police and breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

VEHICLE ENTERED

On the 18th Aug between 2:40 and 3:30 pm a vehicle in a parking lot on Mcgaughey St was entered by smashing the passenger side window. A purse that had been visible on the passenger floor was stolen. The contents included a driver's licence, health card, SIN card, passport, several credit cards, American Express travellers' cheques and a quantity of American money.  Cst Stacy Jackson is investigating.

TRESSPASS BY NIGHT

At 5:20 am on the 18th Aug police observed a man go into the back yard of a Victoria St residence. When approached the man refused to identify himself and when arrested, pulled away and ran. He was stopped by a second officer who he shoved. He physically resisted arrest but was apprehended without further incident. Eric Lariviere 24 yrs of McNamara St is charged with trespass by night, resist arrest, and escape lawful custody. Csts Ken Ayres and Robin Boucher are investigating.

01 Aug 2012

Break and Enter

At 1:54 am on the  1st Aug, North Bay Police attended an audible alarm at The Boat on Memorial Dr.. Entry had been gained through a window and four males were observed running from the premises. Two young men were apprehended and have been charged with break and enter with Intent. Warrants are being sought for the other two men. Cst Chris Marshall is investigating.

Vehicles Entered

Overnight on July 30-31 Vehicles were entered on Sparks St and Thelma Ave. A Kenwood stereo and CD's were taken from the Spark St vehicle and an IPod was stolen from the vehicle on Thelma. Cst Ross Lingley is investigating.

Missing Dog

On 30July at 8:00 pm a man tied his dog outside Pinehill Plaza. The dog was there for approximately an hour. Another man made inquiries about the dog; gave the dog some water, then left with the dog. The dog is a black lab and border collie mix. Anyone with information about this incident is requested to call Cst Darcy Wall at 705-497-5555. 

17 August 2012

Thefts

Sometime overnight on the 15th of August 2012, culprits entered onto properties in the Gormanville Rd area and removed an electric lawnmower, extension cord and two 12 speed bicycles, one blue and one burgundy in colour, belonging to the children.  A neighbour also had an extension ladder stolen from their yard.

17 July 2012

Domestic Stats

Over the week of July 10th to the 17th the North Bay Police responded to 38 domestic related incidents. Seven males and one female were charged with a total of 13 offences. The charges included 7 for assault, 3 for assault with a weapon, and 1 each for aggravated assault, breach of recognizance, and threatening.  Three men were held for bail, and 4 men were released on conditions, with a court date. The female was also released on conditions, with a court date.

Overpass Jumper

At 3:15am on the 17th July, alcohol and an argument led to a 20 yr old woman jumping off the Main St overpass. The vertical distance was approximately 4 meters. She landed on a steep slope then tumbled down to the railroad tracks. She was taken to hospital by ambulance where it was learned that she did not sustain any serious injuries but she was held overnight for observation. Foul play was not an issue. Cst John Cook is investigating.

Break and Enter

Between Friday the 13th and Monday the 16th July a residence on Premier Rd was entered and searched. Entry was gained through a wooden hatch and the culprits exited through a patio door. An inventory of items stolen is being prepared by the owner. Cst Robin Boucher is investigating.

 

16 July 2012

Police Vehicle Collision

At 8:40pm on the 12th July a North Bay Police marked unit collided with 2 cyclists at Fisher St south of Worthington St E. Both Cyclists were treated at the hospital. One was released and the other was admitted. The officer was responding to a call where a weapon was alleged. The Investigation is being assisted by the O.P.P. Technical Traffic Collision Investigation (T.T.C.I.) unit. The investigation is ongoing and any witnesses to this occurrence are asked to contact the North Bay Police at 705-497-5593.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Weekend

 Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 245 calls for service that resulted in 25 arrests. Offences included robbery, assault, assault with a weapon, sexual assault, domestic assault, assault police, obstruct police, theft, threatening, impaired driving, breach of court orders, and public intoxication.

 

Robbery

 

At 4:15pm on 13th July a man met a second man on the 1100 block of Lavery St. The first man , punched and kicked the other, took his backpack, then fled to a Copeland St address where  he was arrested by police at 4:28 pm. Sam McCarthy 20 yrs of Hamilton Ont  has been charged with robbery. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. A second person at the Copeland St address obstructed the police while they were searching for the suspect. Scott Becker 22 yrs was arrested and charged with obstructing police. He is to appear in court on the  28th Aug.  Csts Richard Hampel and Geoff Whittle are investigating.

 

Theft

 

At 1:26 am on 7th July an outboard motor was removed from the yard of a Tweedsmuir St residence that backs on the bike path. A Trail Cam set up by the owner took pictures of the suspects. At 9:41pm on 15th July John Duhaime of Trout Lake Rd was arrested and charged with theft and breach of recognizance. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Geoff Whittle and Chris Marshall are investigating.

 

Assault Police

 

At 9:00 am on 15th July police received a report of a woman breaching the condition of a recognizance. The woman was located at 9:50 pm at a Charles St address but when the officer was making the arrest, she bit the officer on the left forearm. Brenda Bowker 62 yrs of Charles St was charged with breach of recognizance and assault police. She has been held in custody for a bail hearing.   

 

Threatening

 

At 12:20 am 14th July police attended a Hwy 11 N residence and gave a man a noise bylaw ticket. At 02:10 am the man threatened to kill a 70 yr old lady, that he believed had complained. Randy Levesque 46 yrs of hwy 11 N was arrested and charged with threatening death. He is to appear in court on 28th Aug. Cst Dan Weber is investigating.

 

Assault

 

At 12:45 pm 14th July a man on the 2000 block of Cassells St made numerous unwanted comments to a second man, called him names, pushed him from behind,  then punched him in the face. Police attended at which time the man resisted arrest. After a short struggle he was taken into custody. Walter Hobson 46 yrs of Chisolm has been charged with assault and resist arrest. He is to appear in court on 28th Aug. Cst Dan Shepstone is investigating.

 

20 July 2012

Aggravated Assault

At 3:00 am July 19th two men had an altercation at a residence on the 300 block of McIntyre St E.  The situation escalated to a fight and blows were struck by both parties. When one of the men was knocked down, the other started stomping on his chest and stomach causing internal bleeding. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance and required emergency surgery. Bryce Ivins 28yrs of McIntyre St E was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Zach Dagg is investigating

8 August 2012

Assault with a weapon

Sometime during the evening of August 7th, it is alleged that two males and a female were consuming alcohol at a residence on Clarence Street.  In the early morning hours of August 8th, one male struck the female in the face with his hand causing her to leave the residence.  This same male then grabbed a knife from a table and began pointing it at the other male who felt threatened by the gestures towards him.  The male eventually calmed down and put the knife down prior to leaving the residence.  The North Bay Police Service was contacted and the accused was located at his residence and arrested.  Andrew Sutherland, 40 yrs, of Clarence Street is charged with Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Weapons Dangerous and 3 counts of Breach of Probation.   He was held for a bail hearing.

Assault Police

In the early morning hours of August 8th, the North Bay Police Service called to attend a local motel where two females were engaged in a physical altercation.  It is alleged that one of the females had been assaultive towards the other striking her several times and biting her and had caused approximately $300 damage to the room.  Both females were subsequently transported to the North Bay Regional Hospital in order to be treated for minor injuries sustained in the altercation.  Once at the hospital,   the one female continued to be assaultive, spitting in one of the police officer's face and biting him on the left arm as police were assisting hospital staff in restraining her.  Christianna Heresme-Pierre, 21 yrs, of Montreal is charged with Mischief, Assault and Assault Police.  She was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

18 July 2012 #2

Robbery

At 8:50 am 18th July a man followed the manager of a business on the 2600 block of Trout Lake Rd into the business. He brandished a knife and held it near her neck. She found an opportunity to shove him back out the door but she received a cut finger in the process. The door was then locked and the robber fled the area. The victim required stitches to close the wound. The suspect is described as male, white, 5' 6" tall, 180 lbs, heavy build, short dark hair, wearing blue coveralls, dark grey/black ball cap, sunglasses, and a drywall mask. The knife is described as 8 to 10 inches.  The suspect may have been hanging around the area prior to this incident waiting for the victim to arrive. The North Bay Police are requesting that anyone that may have seen this person contact Cst Aaron Northrup at 705-497-5555.

June 1, 2012

Thefts from parked vehicles

Between the 25th and the 29th of May the North Bay Police have responded to 10 thefts from parked vehicles. The thefts have occurred throughout the city and not in any specific area. Unlocked cars are being entered and items such as coins, sunglasses and miscellaneous items stolen. Locked vehicles are being broken into but only when valuable items are in sight such as; purses, wallets, and electronics. The North Bay Police wish to remind drivers to always lock your unattended vehicles and not to leave any valuables visible from outside.

911 PUBLIC AWARNESS

September 16, 2011

 

911 PUBLIC AWARNESS 

Recently the North Bay 911 received numerous prank calls that tie up the 911 lines. Most of these callers have been identified and disciplined, however some have occurred because people do not know that cell phones still work; when they are non registered, when there is no plan, when there are no minutes, and even when the key guard is on. 911 calls will still go through as long as the battery has any charge left in it. This is a public safety feature of 911 that most people are unaware of. We request that old phones not be given to children to play with and that the battery is removed when a phone is replaced or disposed of. 

 

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 ENTERS

September 22, 2011

 

BREAK AND ENTERS 

Between 8:00PM and 5:00PM 21st Sept a Sable Cr residence and a Shallot Cr residence were entered. Cash and jewellery were taken from one residence while a laptop, Wii system and games were stolen from the other. Two possible suspects were observed in the area during the day. They are described as males, white, 19 to 20 yrs old. One was heavy set, 6ft with a moustache. The other was slimmer with 2-3 days beard growth. Both were wearing ball caps and dark clothes. Anyone who observed these men is asked to contact the investigating officers, Csts Ross Lingley and Christian Elia at 705-497-5555. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 8:30AM and 6:00PM 21st Sept a Rancier St residence was entered. The residence was ransacked and cash, coin collections and walkie talkies were taken. Cst Dan Weber is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 9:30AM and 2:30PM on 21st Sept a Reynolds St residence was entered and the house ransacked. A list of valuables stolen is being compiled. 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. 

May 31, 2012

City Police asking motorists for patience Friday

The North Bay Police Service is asking the motoring public to be extra vigilant when navigating the downtown core on Friday.

The Armed Forces Day event at the waterfront will attract a large number of spectators and some congestion is expected.

In particular, Oak Street in the area of the museum will be reduced to one lane to accommodate bus traffic as thousands of students will be attending the event.

Memorial Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. A detour on Main Street West at Gormanville Road will be in place at 10:30 a.m. and members of the Canadian Forces will be marching to the waterfront from the Royal Canadian Legion on First Ave departing at 11:00 a.m.

16 August 2012

Man Wields Bat

On the 15th of Aug 2012 at approximately 10:22 p.m. Cst Richard Hampel was conducting general patrol in the downtown core when he was flagged down by a group of people in the area of McIntyre Street East.  They reported that a male subject had taken a baseball bat and was damaging his own apartment and items within it.  The officer entered the residence and found the suspect threatening another subject with the bat.

The officer drew his firearm and intervened, allowing the person being threatened to leave the apartment, and was eventually successful in convincing the suspect to drop the bat at which time he was arrested without further incident.

Denis Ringuette, 50 years old of McIntyre St East, is charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and mischief.  He is scheduled to appear in court in September 2012.

14 August 2012

Domestic Violence Stats

During the week of Aug 7 - 14, the North Bay Police Service responded to 19 domestic related occurences that resulted in 4 males being charged.

The males face a total of 14 offences that include assault (4), breach of probation (6), threatening (2), forcible confinement and mischief.  All of the subjects were held for bail hearings.

18 July 2012

 Threats

At 10:00pm on the 17th July a man and a woman made death threats against 2 women in an apartment building on Clarence St.  Michael MacDonald 30 yrs of Clarence St and Amy Dietrich 28yrs of Clarence St have been charged with threatening death and breach of probation. Both persons have been held in custody for bail hearings. Csts John Cook and Ken Ayres are investigating.  

Assault Bodily Harm

A domestic assault has resulted in a 74 yr old man being arrested after he struck a woman in the face with a cane. He has been charged with assault cause bodily harm and mischief. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Vince Corrente is investigating.

 

 

 

13 August 2012

Attack

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on the 13th of August 2012 a 60 year old male was standing outside of his apartment building, on Worthington Street, when he was approached by two males.  An altercation occurred during which time the victim was knocked to the ground and was kicked to the head repeatedly.  Both suspects fled on foot toward Algonquin Ave.  The victim suffered serious injury, including lacerations and a broken jaw, and was taken to hospital for treatment.  Cst Mark McLeod is investigating.

 

Weekend

The North Bay Police Service responded to 178 calls for service that resulted in 21 arrests.  Offences included assault causing bodily harm, assaults, domestic assaults, breach of court orders, public mischief, drug possession and public intoxication.

RUNAWAY APPREHENDED WITH HELP FROM THE PUBLIC

September 15, 2011

 

RUNAWAY APPREHENDED WITH HELP FROM THE PUBLIC 

The North Bay Police Service is advising the public that the male young offender who ran away from the Nipissing Detention Centre on Pinewood Park Drive was apprehended by North Bay Police officers at approximately 10:15 am this morning in the Callander area. The North Bay Police Service also want to thank all those who called to report seeing a male matching the description, walking around in Callander, which in turn led to the arrest of this individual. 

 

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. 

 

Have you seen this trailer?

Overnight on the 28th and 29th May, a 23ft trailer was stolen from the 1300 block of Fisher St.

The trailer is a yellow and black, 8ft wide tandem, valued with the contents at $15,000.00 The licence number is J4807S.

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

Thieves take painting from local church

Between May 25th and May 29th a 24"x 35" painting was removed from a North Bay church.

The painting is an acrylic native painting by Leland Bell entitled Suffering and Growth. It is valued in excess of $2,000.00.

Cst Zach Dagg is investigating.

Domestic Occurrences - Statistics for the Week Ending May 29, 2012

Over the week ending May 29th the North Bay Police responded to 30 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 5 males and I female being charged with a total of 9 offences.

There were 4 charges of assault, 2 charges of threatening, one charge of forcible confinement, 1 charge of mischief, and 1 charge of breach of undertaking.

Three males and one female were held in custody for bail hearings.

Two males were released on undertakings.

Domestic Occurrences - Statistics for the Week Ending May 21, 2012

Over the week ending May 21st the North Bay Police responded to 27 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 7 people being charged with a total of 14 offences.

Six males and one female were charged. There were 5 charges of assault, 2 charges of assault with a weapon, 2 charges of breach of recognizance, 1 charge of criminal harassment, 1 charge of harassing phone calls and one charge of threatening.

Five of the men and one woman were held in custody for bail hearings, and one male was released on an undertaking.

Request for Assistance Re: Missing Person

The North Bay Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating Jarred Legace 19 yrs of age.  Mr. Legace is 5'6", 110 lbs, scruffy facial hair, short hair with dark clothing and is in a wheelchair. Mr. Legace might be in need medical assistance and the Police are asking the public to call 705-472-1234 if seen.

Formaldehyde Leak - Further Update 12:27 pm

May 22, 2012 

Formaldehyde Leak - Further Update 12:27 pm

Further to the information provided at the 11:00 a.m. media conference, the North Bay Police Service wishes to ensure that those with questions contact the appropriate agency for service.

Residents within the evacuation area: Deputy Fire Chief Mike Bechard
(705) 474 – 0626, x 4802

General Information: City Hall
(705) 474 – 0626, x 2333

Water Quality: Health Unit
(705) 474 – 1400

Highway 63 remains closed until further notice.  

UPDATE KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION

September 15, 2011

 

UPDATE KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION 

Further to the Kidnapping investigation released on Aug 23rd: a total of 25 charges have been laid to date that relates to 5men and 3women. The charges include kidnapping, forcible confinement, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, extortion, procuring, possession of substance, trafficking of substance, administer noxious substance, and weapon offences. Five men and one woman are still in custody. Two women have a court date. 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. 

ROBBERY

On Mon 19th Sept at 2PM a woman at a bus stop on O''Brien St near Lansdowne Ave was approached by 2 males. One male produced a knife and the woman gave up her purse to the other. They took articles from her purse then left in the direction of the bypass. The male with the knife is described as; late teens, 5’9” slim build, acne on his face, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt that had a full length zipper.The second male is described as; late teens, 5’9”, slim build, some acne, wearing blue jeans and a brown plaid hoody. Cst Steve Brown is investigating. 

Public Caution - Bears on Tupper Drive

The North Bay Police Service is cautioning the public as a resident of Tupper Dr. was approached by a mother bear Friday 25 May 2012 at approx 8:15 pm. The resident saw the bear while he was standing near the front door of his residence and the bear approached him. The resident tried to scare away the bear however this did not work. The bear came right up to the resident.  The bear was struck in the nose area and ran off with its cubs. The police are cautioning the public as people use this area for recreational activities. Tupper Drive is located near the North Bay Golf Course off Airport Road.

Inquiries Regarding the Formaldehyde Leak

The North Bay Police Service would like to advise the public to refrain from calling 911 or (705) 472-1234 to inquire about an update regarding the leakage as they are tying up the lines to dispatch services and creating a problem to regular police operations. New phone numbers will be provided to the public following the media conference at 11:00am today for those inquiries.

Media Conference - Formaldehyde Leak Update

 IMMEDIATE MEDIA CONFERENCE MAY 22  11:00 AM

 FORMALDEHYDE LEAK UPDATE

Please be advised that there will be a media conference held at the North Bay Police Service today at 11:00am regarding an update on the incident of the tanker collision and subsequent leakage of formaldehyde into Trout Lake.  All media personnel are invited to attend this conference.

    Also, at this present time, the North Bay Police Service wishes to advise the public that Highway 63 North remains closed for traffic between Lees Rd and Four Mile Lake Rd until further notice.

RUNAWAY

September 15, 2011

RUNAWAY 

The North Bay Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 17yr old male young offender who ran away from the Nipissing Detention Centre on Pinewood Park Dr at 8:00PM 14th Sept. He was only wearing grey plaid pyjamas, a blue bathrobe and socks. With the weather turning colder the North Bay Police are concerned for his welfare. He is described as: 5’6” 135 lbs, with a shaved brown hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen just after midnight in the north end of Callander near Main St N. Anyone who has any information about this youth is asked to contact their local police agency. 

 

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. 

Arson

May 18, 2012

ARSON
Overnight 17th and 18th May deodorant spray was put inside mail boxes located outside of the post office in Callander then set on fire. Several pieces of mail were burned along with the interior of the mail boxes. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst Darcy Wall at 705-497-5555.

Formaldehyde Leak - UPDATE

May 22, 2012

FORMALDEHYDE LEAK - UPDATE
The following is an update on specific aspects of the tanker collision and subsequent leakage of formaldehyde into Trout Lake.

Vehicle Collision:
Presently being investigated by the O.P.P. Inquiries about the vehicle collision should be directed to North Bay OPP.

Evacuation
Silver lady Lane has been evacuated and the evacuation will be maintained until 9:00 AM 22 May when the situation and contamination will be reassessed. An update will be released at that time.

Traffic
Hwy 63 is closed for through traffic between Lees Rd and Four Mile Lake Rd. Local residents of Anita Ave and areas west of Silver Lady Lane will be allowed to enter past Lee Av. Residents of Peninsula Rd, North Shore and areas east of Mitchell Rd will have to access their homes through Carmichael Dr to Four Mile Lake Rd to Hwy 63 where they will be allowed to pass. Regular through traffic will be detoured. Eastbound traffic will be detoured north on Lees Rd , east(left) on Tower Dr to Littledown Lane, north(right) on Littledown to Carmichael Dr, east(right) on Carmichael to Four Mile Lake Rd and east(right) on Four Mile Rd to Hwy 63. Westbound traffic will be the opposite. Transports originating in or going to northern Quebec are encouraged use Hwy 11 by crossing at New Liskeard.

City Water
There are NO concerns about North Bay City water. It is safe. Monitoring and testing is ongoing.

Water drawn from Lake
A quantity of formaldehyde did enter Trout Lake off of Silver Lady Lane. We advise the public not to use any water drawn from one mile bay particularly along the shore of Silver Lady Lane. We caution the area residents against entering the water or letting their pets enter or drink the water. Testing of the water will be conducted throughout the night and an update will be released in the morning.

Inquiries
The North Bay Police request that the public refrain from calling 911 or the police dispatch line at 705-472-1234. All inquiries can be made through phone # 705-497-5589. This number will be staffed 24hrs a day.

Public Assurance
Along with emergency services, representatives of numerous specialized agencies have been involved in the confinement, clean up and public safety aspects of this incident. They include the Ministry of the Environment, Transport Canada, Canutec, City Water Specialists, Nipissing Health, and Civilian Hazardous Material Companies.

04 July 2012

Domestic Violence Stats

June19-26

During the week of June 19-26 the North Bay Police responded to 19 domestic related occurrences that resulted 6 charges being processed against 4 men and 1 woman. The charges were 1 assault, 2 breaches of undertaking, 2 breach of recognizance, and 1 Threatening.

June 26 - July 3

During the week of June 26 to July 3 the North Bay police responded to 22 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 7 charges being processed against 4 men and 1 woman. The charges were 2 assaults, 2 breach of probation, 1 mischief, 1 criminal harassment and 1 forcible entry.

DRUGS STOLEN

September 14, 2011

 

DRUGS STOLEN 

Overnight between the 12th and 13th Sept a Gormanville Rd residence was entered and quantities of Ritalin and Clanazapam were stolen. Cst Jeff Warner is investigating. The North Bay Police wish to caution the public that these drugs are on the street and can be held out to be something other than what they are. They can be dangerous if mixed or taken for any reason other than what they were prescribed for. 

 

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. 

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.

PROJECT BACK TO SCHOOL

September 14, 2011

On Tuesday the 13th of September 2011 at approximately 3:30 p.m., as part of Project Back To School, an officer of the North Bay Police Service observed a motorcycle westbound on McKeown Avenue and locked the vehicle on RADAR at 99 km/hr in a marked 50 km/hr zone. 

Upon being stopped, the 19 year old college student was sure he was only travelling at 89 km/hr and explained that he was in a hurry to get to the College to pruchase his new books. The driver of the motorcycle was issued a $359 speeding ticket as a result of the occurrence. 

The public is reminded that the North Bay Police Service will be continuning efforts targeting extra enforcement in school zones within North Bay and Callander, monitoring speed and movement of traffic to help ensure the safety of students on buses, students on foot and crossing guards at intersections. 

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.

7 August 2012

Weekend

The North Bay Police responded to 278 calls for service over the long weekend that resulted in 19 arrests.  Offences included Assault, Domestic Assault, Criminal Harassment, Mischief, Impaired/Drive over 80 mgs., Bail violations and Public Intoxication.

Theft of Copper

Sometime between August 1st and 3rd, an amount of copper wire was stolen by unknown suspect(s) from four business properties on Graham Drive, Cedar Heights Road, Tower Drive, and Marshall Avenue.  The suspects cut through fencing to access the properties. The stolen copper is valued at approximately $2200.  Investigation is continuing.

Theft of Boat Motor

Sometime between July 24th and 25th, a 9.9 Mercury outboard motor and 3 gallon gas tank were stolen from a boat which was docked at a Premier Road residence by unknown suspect(s).  The stolen motor is valued at approximately $3000.  The theft was reported to the North Bay Police Service on August 1st and the investigation is continuing.

Break, Enter & Theft 

Sometime between August 2nd and 3rd, unknown suspect(s) entered a residence on Duke Street via an unlocked door and stole and Xbox gaming systems along with various games.  Investigation is continuing.

Break, Enter & Theft

Sometime between August 4th and 6th, unknown suspect(s) entered a business on Regina Street and stole some tools.  Items stolen are described as being: 1- "Chicago" make pneumatic air cup grinder, gold in colour, valued at $2000,  2- "Stihl" make 14" quick cut gas powered cut off saw, model TS420, orange in colour, valued at $1000.  Investigation is continuing.

Break, Enter &Theft

On the 5th of August at approximately 3:41 am, the North Bay Police Service responded to a business alarm in the 100 block of Main Street West.  On arrival, the officer noticed a broken window and then observed a male exiting the front doors of the business with various items in hand.  Following a short foot pursuit, the male was arrested for Break, Enter and Theft.  Jeremiah Gagne, 23 yrs, of Lansdowne Avenue is charged with Break, Enter and Theft and awaiting a court date.

Assault

On the 5th of August at approximately 8:00pm, the North Bay Police Service received a call in regards to an Assault complaint in the 400 block of Lakeshore Drive.  It is alleged that the owner of a business had attempted to remove a male from his property when he was suddenly punched in the face by the male causing him to receive minor injuries from the assault.  The male had fled from the scene prior to police arrival; however, the male involved was known to the victim.  On August 6th, the male was located and arrested.  Paul Chapeskie, 49 yrs, of Lakeshore Drive is charged with one count of Assault and awaiting a court date.

Mischief 

On August 6th at approximately 10:45 am, the North Bay Police received a call that a resident was being harassed by a neighbour and that this same neighbour was now attempting to remove the screen from one of his windows, possibly attempting to get inside.  Officers attended the residence in the 1000 block of Lakeshore Drive, where the neighbour was located in a highly intoxicated state.  The male was arrested for Mischief as it was alleged that he was preventing the complainant for the lawful enjoyment of his property.  Daniel O'Neill, 48 yrs, of Lakeshore Drive is charged with one count of Mischief and awaiting a court date.

Theft from vehicles 

Thefts from vehicles were reported over the weekend with a wallet and food being stolen from a vehicle on Rita Road and an undisclosed amount of money stolen from a vehicle on Blair Street.  Both vehicles had been left unlocked.  The North Bay Police Service continues to remind the public to properly secure their vehicles when left unattended.

WEEKEND; STOLEN CHEQUES

September 12, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

Over the weekend, the North Bay Police responded to 242 calls for service that resulted in 17 arrests for a variety of offences such as; domestic assaults, assaults, fraud, impaired driving, thefts, and intoxication. 

 

STOLEN CHEQUES 

On the 09 sept an investigation into stolen cheques resulted in the arrest of Stephanie Leclair 26yrs of Shallot Cr. She has been charged with possession of stolen property, utter a forged document, 3counts of fraud under $5000.00,and 2 counts of attempt fraud,. She is to attend court on 13th September. 

 

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. 

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/

BEAR CAUTION

September 7, 2011

 

BEAR CAUTION 

The North Bay Police wish to caution the public about bears in the city. A large black bear was observed in the area of Airport and Kenwood Hills last evening as well as this morning at 7:30AM. We request that parents be vigilant and caution their children to be extra careful particularly in the Airport Hill area. 

 

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. 

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.”

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.

WEEKEND; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; WEAPON DANGEROUS; GUNS AND DRUGS STOLEN;

September 6, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

As of Monday morning, the North Bay Police responded to 219 calls for service that resulted in 19 arrests for offences such as assault, assault with a weapon, impaired driving, and intoxication. 

 

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 

At 7:30PM Sept 02 two men were at an Algonquin Ave residence when one of the men attacked the other with a beer bottle, striking him several times in the face breaking the victim’s nose. The victim went into a bathroom to clean up when he was attacked again, this time with a broken glass. The victim sustained numerous cuts to his head and ear area and a major slash to his arm. Clayton Tennisco 42 yrs of Algonquin Av was arrested at the scene. He is charged with Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Weapon and Threatening Death. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Vince Corrente is investigating. 

 

WEAPON DANGEROUS 

On 03 Sept at 5:33AM North Bay Police responded to a call to a Third Av residence where it was alleged that 2 males had been smashing a truck with baseball bats. One man was arrested later on the 3rd Sept and the other on the 4th Sept. Tyler Brown 22yrs of Fourth Av and Matthew Dickson 23 yrs of CFB Petawawa are both charged with Mischief and Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace. Brown’s court date is 25th Oct and Dickson’s court date is 11th Oct. Cst’s Steve Sproule and Steve Chabbert are investigating. 

 

GUNS AND DRUGS STOLEN 

Between 02 Sept at 2:00 PM and 04 Sept at 2:30PM entry was gained to a Trout Lake Rd residence where, cash, power tools, a Canon camera, 2 shotguns, and a large quantity of prescription drugs were taken. The drugs included Percocet, Oxycodone, Metphormin, Glyuride, Astorvastin, Metaprolol, Captopril, and Aspirin. Cst Aimee Wilson is investigating. 

The North Bay Police wish to caution the public that these drugs and any other drugs that are stolen are likely to be sold on the street without any knowledge of what they are for. Any drug taken under the right circumstances or in quantity can be dangerous. 

 

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. 

7 August 2012 #2

Domestic Violence Stats

During the week of August 1st to the 7th, the North Bay Police Service responded to 13 domestic related occurrences that resulted in 1 male and 2 females being arrested and charged.  The male was charged with Assault and was released on conditions with a court date.  The females faced a total of 6 charges that include Criminal Harassment, Breach of Probation (4 counts) and Breach of Undertaking.  One female was released with conditions and a court date while the other was held for a bail hearing.

Traffic Enforcement

August 31, 2011

 

The North Bay Police Service wishes to remind the public that the school year is approaching and this requires drivers to become aware that the school buses will once again be on the road, students will be on foot and crossing guards will be on duty. The motoring public are reminded of their responsibility when approaching a school bus with the lights flashing and stop arm extended, the extra traffic on the road ways, the re-appearance of crossing guards, speeds within school zones and the general safety concerns with the children back in school. 

Officers of the North Bay Police Service, including the Traffic Enforcement Officer and Platoon Traffic Officer, will be targeting extra enforcement in school zones within North Bay and Callander, monitoring speed and movement of traffic to help ensure the safety of students on buses, students on foot and crossing guards at intersections. It is the goal of the North Bay Police Service to ensure the safe and efficient movement of traffic within the City of North Bay and Callander, especially in relation to our children returning to the new school year. 

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.

SEX OFFENCES; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER

August 30, 2011

 

SEX OFFENCES 

A sexual assault investigation has resulted in the arrest of a 62 yr old North Bay man. The man was arrested on Aug 29th and has been charged with Sexual Interference, Sexual Exploitation, Trafficking Substance, Extortion, Making Child Pornography, Possession of Child Pornography and Theft Under $5000. He is being held in custody pending a bail hearing. D/Cst Jason Long is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between the 23rd and 29th Aug a Champlain St residence was entered by kicking in the rear door. The residence was ransacked. A list of stolen items is still being completed. Cst Greg Dix is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 6:30AM and 5:30 PM Aug 29th entry was gained to a Chapleau St residence. Cash and prescription drugs were stolen. The prescriptions contained quantities of Oxycodone, Morphine, and Tylenol 3’s. Cst Aimee Wilson 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; 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.

WEEKEND; BREAK AND ENTER; CHILD PORNOGRAPHY; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER

August 29, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 214 calls for service that resulted in 20 arrests for a variety of offences such as: Break and Enter, Assaults, Mischief, Child Pornography, Threatening, Impaired Driving, and Intoxication. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

At 4:00 AM 28Aug North Bay Police responded to an alarm at the Royal Canadian Legion on 1st Av W. A search of the building located a man in the bar area. Blake Drought 19yrs of Oakwood Av was arrested and charged with Break, Enter and Commit. He is to appear in court on 11 Oct 2011. Cst Kris Corbeil is investigating. 

 

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY 

A child pornography investigation resulted in a 26 yr old North Bay woman being arrested at her residence on the 26th Aug. She has been charged with 1count of Possession of Child Pornography, 1count of Counsel to Commit an Indictable Offence (Sexual Interference), 4 counts of Make Child Pornography, and 3 counts of Distributing Child Pornography. She is to appear in court on Oct 4th 2011. D/Cst Helen Boissoneault is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 5PM 26th Aug and 2:30AM 27th Aug a Nelson St residence was entered through an unlocked window. A Mac book laptop, an HP laptop, cash and jewellery were stolen. The total value of the theft is in excess of $4600.00. Cst Andrew Keating is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Overnight on the 25th, 26th Aug a residence on Ski Club Rd was entered by kicking open the front door. Several rooms were ransacked and a list of items stolen has not been finalized. Cst Matt Parker 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. 

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.

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.

OLD CHIEF ENTERED; VEHICLE ENTERED

August 25, 2011

 

OLD CHIEF ENTERED 

Overnight on 23rd and 24th Aug The Boat was entered through an unlocked window. A quantity of beer and several bottles of liquor were taken. Cst Stacy Jackson is investigating. 

 

VEHICLE ENTERED 

Overnight on 23rd and 24th Aug a vehicle on Duke St W was entered and a Garmin GPS and an Apple IPod were taken. Cst Steve Trahan 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. 

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.

Kidnapping-august24-2011

August 24, 2011

In reference to the Media release yesterday, August 22nd, 2011; members of the North Bay Police Service attending at a Galt St residence after receiving information that a young woman was in the residence, being held against her will. 

Police are still seeking to arrest John Porter, 51 years old for Kidnapping, Forcible Confinement, Procuring, Extortion and Pointing a Firearm. 

John Porter 

51 years old 

Height 6’1 Weight 149 lbs, thin build with grey hair and blue eyes. 

He has a tattoo of a frog on the right side of neck and Chinese writing on the left side of neck. 

 

Anyone having information regarding John Porter’s current whereabouts is asked to call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555. 

 

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. 

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.

CORRECTION; SUSPECT IN CUSTODY; CHIEF COMMANDA ENTERED; ROBBERY; BREAK AND ENTER

August 24, 2011

 

CORRECTION 

Please make a correction to the kidnapping media release dated 23rd Aug. The name Kendra Germain should be Kendra Romain. 

 

SUSPECT IN CUSTODY 

John Porter the subject of the press release earlier today has turned himself in and is now in custody. He will be held in custody for a bail hearing. 

The North Bay Police wish to thank the media and the public for their assistance in bringing this matter to a safe conclusion. 

 

CHIEF COMMANDA ENTERED 

At 12:30 AM 24th Aug the Chief Commanda was entered by kicking in a plexiglas window. The boat was ransacked and boxes of food taken. At 2:50 AM 2 male young offenders carrying boxes of pickerel fillets and sausages on Algonquin Ave and Cassells St fled from police but were arrested a short distance away. Both young offenders have been charged with Break and Enter and Possession of Stolen Property. They are to appear in court on 5th Oct 2011. Cst Greg Dix is investigating. 

 

ROBBERY 

At 9:08 PM Aug 23rd 2 males entered a Clarence St apartment, grabbed a man from behind in a choke hold and demanded money. The 2 men fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and a black cell phone. Suspect #1 is described as: 30’s, 6’1”, 220lbs, wearing a light coloured shirt and a dark vest. Suspect #2 is described as: 30’s, 5’7”, medium build, wearing a yellow t-shirt. Cst Greg Dix is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between the 20th Aug and 23rd Aug a Veronica St residence was entered by forcing a locked rear door. Coin and stamp collections as well as cash, jewellery, and cameras were taken. The total value was in excess of $5000.00. 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. 

Theft of E-Bike; Theft from Auto; B & E & Theft from Construction Site; Break & Enter; Theft of Pig

August 23, 2011

 

Theft of E-Bike 

Cst. Steve Sproule of the North Bay Police is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a stolen E-Bike, which went missing from the area of First Avenue & Fisher Street, overnight August 19-20, 2011. Description: 2011 Ecoed Pulse Ser#1120100399, green in colour with one damaged headlight. 

 

Theft from Auto 

Stolen from parked car parked in front of residence 100 Block of fifth Avenue East; 

•An iPhone 4, white in colour with a pink case, 

•A beige coloured “Coach” Purse containing two wallets, credit cards and ID was located on Wyld Street. 

Cell phone still outstanding as missing 

 

B & E & Theft from Construction Site 

Between August 19-22, two persons cut a fence and entered a construction site at the back of Algonquin High school, broke into two storage containers and stole 1 ½ rolls of copper wire. The wire valued at approximately $2500.00 was hauled away in a wagon or cart. 

 

Break & Enter 

A Break Enter & Theft which occurred August 20-22, at the 100 Block of Lakeshore Drive, was reported to Cst. Robin Boucher of the North Bay Police. Entry was gained by prying open a back door. Stolen; 

•1-bottle of percocets 

•1-empty black metal safe 

•2-gold chains, 2 pendants, and a slier necklace with a blue stone. 

 

Theft of Pig 

Cst. Henry O’Neill is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing, stolen Pot-Bellied Pig from a Decaire Road residence in North Bay; Pig is described as Female, 1-year-old , black in colour with white legs, 35-40-lbs, 1 ½ feet tall. 

 

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. 

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.

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.

KIDNAPPING

August 23, 2011

KIDNAPPING 

On August 22nd, 2011 members of the North Bay Police Service attended at a Galt St residence after receiving information that a young woman was in the residence, being held against her will. 

Police located the woman and arrested three individuals later, charged with forcibly confining the woman. Police are aware that these individuals are involved in the drug subculture. 

Tyler Porter, 20 yrs old is charged with; Forcible Confinement. 

Kendra Germain, 21 yrs old is charged with; Forcible Confinement and Possession of a Controlled Substance. 

Wayne Mitchell, 31 yrs old is charged with; Forcible Confinement and Extortion. 

Police are seeking to arrest John Porter, 51 years old for Kidnapping, Forcible Confinement, Procuring, Extortion and Pointing a Firearm. He is described as being 168cm (6’1) and 68 kgs (149 lbs). He has grey hair and blue eyes and is known to wear a goatee. 

Anyone having information regarding John Porter’s current whereabouts is asked to call the North Bay Police Service At; 705-497-5555 

 

OR 

 

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. 

Pig Recovered

August 23, 2011

 

Pig Recovered 

City Police are pleased to report that the Pot-Bellied Pig from a Decaire Road residence in North Bay, reported stolen this morning, has been recovered. According to the owner, the pig was released while unknown persons were breaking into her shed. The Pig, named “Breakfast”, was picked up by a North Bay Humane Society patrol officer last night, and the owner has retrieved her pet this morning. 

North Bay Police would like to thank the public and the North Bay Humane Society for their assistance in solving this crime. 

 

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. 

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.

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

Break & Enter; ASSAULTS; Vehicle Seized

August 22, 2011

 

Break & Enter 

On August 19, 2011, at approximately10:00 am, Cst. Geoff Whittle attended a Greenhill Avenue residence to investigate a Break & Enter. 

Upon arrival he was advised by a 10-year-old boy that another person was in their house and when confronted by the resident, the suspect ran from the house. It was determined the suspect entered the house through a rear sliding door, by prying the hinges off. 

Police are looking for a tall slim 6’0”white male, with short dark fuzzy hair, 16-22 yrs of age, wearing a black Superbowl Pittsburgh Steelers Shirt & blue jeans. 

 

Another Break and Enter occurred on August 18-19, at a Memorial Drive ice cream concession where unknown persons gained entry by kicking in a door panel. Thieves stole a DVD player, a CD player, approximately 25 movies, a set of screwdrivers, and a 48-piece socket set. Cst. Geoff Whittle is also investigating this B & E. 

 

On August 21st at approximately 1:00 pm, a Lakeshore Drive resident confronted a 33-year-old male, found in her living room. This male, known to the victims daughter was observed by the daughter, crawl through a patio window to gain entry to the house. He fled upon being observed in the house. Cst. Brad Reaume has charged Terrance James Hendry, of Lakeshore Drive with Break & Enter; He has been released on an undertaking with a court date of September 06, 2011. 

 

ASSAULTS 

 

On August 20th at approximately 4:45am, it is alleged that a 28-year-old male entered a Worthington Street East residence, and began kicking a female to wake her up. The accused was yelling at the victim and using obscene language. Police attended at approximately 05:00am and arrested the suspect for breaching his conditions of non-communication with the victim, at which time he began to resist the arrest by pushing back at police, and wrestling with them, while they tried to gain control of him. He was eventually subdued and hand-cuffed, brought to Police Headquarters where he was remanded in custody for a bail hearing. 

Cst. Daniel Weber has charged David Volansky with Assault, Assault Resist Arrest and 2-counts of Breach of Probation. 

 

On August 20th at approximately 7:36 am it is alleged a 32-year-old male, who lives at a boarding house in the 800 block of Worthington Street East in North Bay, assaulted a female resident of the boarding house by stabbing her in the lower right side with an unknown object. The victim thought that she was punched at first then noticed a small laceration to her side that was bleeding. The suspect then left the residence. He was located a short time later, ran from police but was eventually captured at approximately 7:55 am. Cst. Gerry Martin has charged Patrick Edward Young with Assault. He is being held for a bail hearing. 

 

Vehicle Seized 

 

Police conducting Radar Timing Exercises, on McKeown Avenue in North Bay, August 21st have charged a 25-year-old male with Performing Stunt Driving by speeding at 102 kph in a posted 50 kph zone. As a result of this driving at 11:52 am on McKeown Avenue, the suspect’s mother’s vehicle has been seized and impounded for 7-days. 

The suspect has also been suspended from driving for 7-days, in addition to the stunt driving charge. There is no out-of-court settlement for the charge therefor the suspect will be attending Provincial Offences Court on October 07, 2011 in answer to the 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. 

Unprovoked Assault

August 18, 2011

 

Unprovoked Assault 

Cst. Jody deHaas of the North Bay Police has charged a 38-year-old male with assault Causing Bodily Harm and Breach of Recognizance following an incident where it is alleged a male approached another male who was walking with his girlfriend on Fisher Street at approximately 1:00pm August 16, 2011. The accused punched the victim in the face, breaking his glasses, and then the accused left the area. 

The victim reported the assault to police then attended emergency where he was treated for a fractured nose and an abrasions requiring sutures. 

Wayne Lloyd Farrow of Watters Street, in North Bay is being held for a bail Hearing. 

 

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. 

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.

Busy Weekend; ROBBERY; Man Flees from Police; Thefts from Automobiles Solved by Arrests; Break Enter & Theft

August 15, 2011

 

Busy Weekend 

North Bay Police responded to 203 calls for service during the weekend, resulting in 135 reportable incidents and crimes, which resulted in 17 arrests of individuals for Public Intoxication, Thefts, Assaults, Mischief, Robbery, Breaches of Conditions and various traffic related violations. 

 

ROBBERY 

 

On Saturday August 13, 2011 shortly after 11:00 am, North Bay Police received a report of a suspicious person, on Lansdowne Avenue, wearing a long dark shaded trench coat, baseball cap and sunglasses, holding something inside his left leg. Coincidentally, while officers were being dispatched to investigate, a call reporting a robbery at a local gas bar came in and the victim had the same description of a suspect. He directed police to Ann Street where a suspect was arrested without incident. 

 

Jeremy Scott Rumble, age 27, of Lansdowne ave in North Bay is charged with: 

• Theft Under $5000.00 

• Unauthorized Possession of Firearm 

• Robbery 

• Carry Concealed Weapon 

 

After further investigation by Police a 21-year-old female accomplice turned herself in to Police at Police Headquarters at approximately 3:00 pm. 

Meagan Morris, of Lansdowne Avenue in North Bay is charged with: 

• Theft Under $5000.00 

• Unauthorized Possession of Firearm 

• Robbery 

 

Both Suspects are being held in custody for Bail Hearings. Cst’s Greg Randall & Brad Reaume are investigating. 

 

Man Flees from Police 

 

At approximately 2:10 am this morning, Cst. Andrew Keating of the North Bay Police, while on a routine patrol observed a vehicle on John Street and attempted to stop the vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act violation. The driver of the pick-up truck refused to stop for Police and was pursued a short distance before he abandoned the vehicle on the bicycle path on Metcalf street and fled on foot. 

 

A 47-year-old male was apprehended shortly after 3:00 am on Lakeshore Drive. 

Leonard Hollett, of the 200 Block of Duke Street East is being held in custody pending a bail hearing, charged with: 

• Possession of Stolen Property 

• Fail to Stop for Police 

• Drive While Under Suspension 

• Unauthorized use of Plate 

• No Insurance 

 

Thefts from Automobiles Solved by Arrests 

 

North Bay Police Cst’s Geoff Whittle, assisted by Chris Marshall and Scott Buchanan, received a report of youths stealing from automobiles in the Wigston Drive area of Ferris shortly after 4:00 am this morning. Four suspect youths were located in the 200 Block of Lakeshore Drive at approximately 5:30 am. Two of the youths were released unconditionally; a 17-year-old young offender and an 18-year-old, adult male were arrested, and will be released on undertakings to attend court. The 17-year-old young offender is charged with: 

Possession of stolen property 

Two counts of Breach of Probation 

Obstruct Police; 

19-year-old Nicholas Miklic, of Metcalf Street in North Bay is charged with;

Possession of Stolen Property 

 

Break Enter & Theft 

 

On Saturday August 13, between 1:30 and 9:30 pm, while owners were away, persons entered a residence via a window in the basement of a Whitney Street house and ransacked two bedrooms stealing a large quantity of gold jewellery mostly earrings, wedding rings, bracelets, a gold Esquire watch, sterling silver from Africa, Asia, some jewellery from Mexico and two carved wooden boxes. 

Suspects seen in the area are described as: 

Male youth approximately 16-years-old, 5’6”, thin build, short hair, wearing black shorts with white bottoms, and a black ball cap. 

Another male seen in the area is described as 20-25-years-old, wearing jeans, a brown coat and a backpack. 

 

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. 

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.

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.

Residential Break and Enter

August 11, 2011

 

Residential Break and Enter 

Sometime between Friday August 5th & Wednesday august 10th, another residence was broken into via a basement window, this time on the 1200 block of McLeod Street. Suspects used a utility knife to cut the screen and screwdrivers to pry the window. Once inside suspects stole a 21” flat Screen TV, several jewellery items, and two cruise tickets for a cruise trip in January. Cst Stacy Jackson is investigating. 

 

Overnight August 10th, thieves entered an unlocked vehicle parked on the 100 block of Third Avenue E. in North Bay and stole; 

•A Samsonite, leather zippered briefcase, black in colour 

•A Eurocom 15.1 Laptop, silver in colour 

•A Samsung tablet, black in colour 

•1-ZTE Internet Stick, red in colour 

Total value of theft is $2200.00. 

 

Recovered Stolen Property 

 

Overnight a citizen in the West Ferris area discovered two males in his yard. He gave chase and the culprits dropped property which was recovered by the citizen. 

The two males are described as being in their 20’s, one blond, 5’ 11” thin build, with a black cap, and black sweatshirt. 

The second male is described as being 6’, heavier build with a red cap and possibly carrying a backpack. 

If anyone has any information on these males, or are missing property, please contact Cst. Scott Berry at 705-497-5555 

 

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. 

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.

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.

Break & Enters

August 10, 2011

 

Break & Enters 

Two Break and enters were reported in the last two days; investigated by police. One, in August 8th at a residence on the 1600 Block of Wyld Street, was entered by culprits cutting a screen on an open window to gain entry. Items stolen were: 2-HP Laptop Premium Series computers, (one blue, one Black), 3-gold rings (one with a large ruby), 20 DVD’s (X-box & movies), ½ carton of cigarettes, 1-Green “Mammoth” brand packsack and an undisclosed amount of cash. Cst. Merv Shantz is investigating. 

 

At 9:00 pm August 9th, a Senior Public School on Marshall Avenue had a metal door pried open and once inside up to 3-culprits discharged a fire extinguisher, wrote graffiti on chalkboards, then activated the fire pull station. North Bay Fire Department responded, cleared the school and determined a false alarm. Cst. Doug MacIntosh is investigating. 

 

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. 

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.

ASSAULT – ASSAULT WITH WEAPON & WEAPONS DANGEROUS

August 8, 2011

 

ASSAULT – ASSAULT WITH WEAPON & WEAPONS DANGEROUS 

On Saturday august 06, 2011, two males were in a heated argument over a dog trespassing on one of the males’ property. One of the accused started berating the other accused’s’ daughter and a pushing/shoving match started. One male punched the other and began to walk away when the second male returned from his residence with a table leg and hit the first accused man on the shoulder and back. Both males were arrested and charged, held in custody for a short time and released on an OIC undertaking to attend court Sept 13, 2011. 

Andre Vaillancourt, 60-yrs-old of O’Brien Street is charged with Assault with a Weapon & Weapons Dangerous. 

John Resko 43-yrs-old of Hughes road is charged with Assault. 

 

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. 

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.

Buyers Beware

August 8, 2011

 

Buyers Beware 

Since Friday August 06, 2011, North Bay Police have been receiving several calls and complaints regarding a company called The Ontario Ventilation Company Inc, a phone solicitation company, operating out of London ON. According to callers, the company contacts potential clients and sets up a furnace & duct work inspection. An aggressive sales representative then shows up for his appointment, does a quick check of the furnace filter, then hits the homeowner with a substantial quote of $499.00 for furnace & duct work cleaning. To date, each caller that the police are aware of has rejected the quote despite the sales representative’s aggressive approach and eagerness to complete the work right then and there. 

 

The company itself has an on-line website; www.ontarioventillation.com , however they appear to be targeting Senior Citizens by phone to set up appointments. Some unsubstantiated reports of aggressive sales pitches have been listed on the website www.ripoffreport.com 

 

Unfortunately all calls to police were after the fact and sales representatives could not be located, or contacted to discuss their aggressive sales tactics. 

 

Citizens are reminded: 

-Do not let any sales representatives into their homes with out proper identification produced. 

-Do not to sign any contracts without reading the full contract spelling out details of discounts and services to be performed or products to be purchased. 

-Do not to pay in advance for services to be performed, under pressure from sales representatives, so that discounts could be obtained before work has commenced. 

 

It is also a good idea to get a second quote from a reputable local dealer, before signing any contracts.

 

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 

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.

ROBBERY CLEARED; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER

August 5, 2011

 

ROBBERY CLEARED 

Investigation into the Robbery of the convenience store on Main St that occurred on 27th July has resulted in the arrest of George Mannering, 22yrs of Regina St. He has been charged with Robbery, Obstruct Police, and Breach of Undertaking and is being held in custody for a bail hearing. Det/Cst Tom Robertson is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 11:00PM 3rd Aug and 1:00AM 5th Aug entry to a Birch Cove Rd was gained through a second storey window. Item stolen include a pellet pistol with cartridges ,a gps with data card, a humidor with cigars, a maglite, a Canon digital camera and a Sony digital camera. The total value is excess of $9000. Cst Dan Weber is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 3:00AM and 7:00AM 4th Aug a second storey Main St apartment was entered through an unlocked window. The residents were asleep in the premises at the time. Items stolen include a Nintendo 64, liquor, a pink IPod Nano, an X Box 360 with 2 controllers and an undisclosed amount of cash.Cst Scott Buchanan 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. 

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.

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.

BREAK AND ENTER

August 4, 2011

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 4:00AM and 8:00AM on 3rd Aug a secure shop located at 100 Eloy Rd was broken into and a variety of tools and scrap brass taken. The tools include torque wrenches, impact guns, spray paint and tool box shelving. The shop is the property of the company contracted to demolish the old Nord Fibre plant. 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. 

CHILD SAFETY REMINDER

August 4, 2011

 

CHILD SAFETY REMINDER 

Why you shouldn''t leave your 6 year old and 18 month old, unattended in a vehicle with the engine running. 

An off duty police officer dropped his child at daycare this morning. As he came out of the daycare building, into the parking lot, he saw a mini-van rolling toward his car with a 6 year old at the wheel. He immediately ran over and jammed it in park before it hit his own car. 

The 6 year old had climbed into the front seat and managed to reach the brake and pull the column shift into drive. There was an 18-month-old baby in the back in a car seat. The officer waited for mom, the owner of the mini-van, and gave her the appropriate advice and caution before sending her on her way. Thankfully the little guy didn''t hit the gas or who knows what could have happened! 

 

-Children should not be left unattended in a vehicle at any time. 

-Vehicles should not be left unattended while unlocked. 

-Vehicles should not be left unattended while the engine is running, and it could be set in motion. 

 

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. 

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.

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.

WEEKEND; BREAK AND ENTER ARRESTS; ROAD RAGE; FRAUD CAUTION

August 2, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

Over the long weekend the North Bay Police responded to 304 calls for service that resulted in 29 arrests. The arrests were for offences such as Assaults, Domestic Assaults, Break and Enter, Possession of Stolen Property, Breaches, Cause Disturbance and Intoxication. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER ARRESTS 

On 1st Aug at 4:09 AM North Bay Police responded to a Break and Enter in the Silver Lady Lane area. Two adult males and two young offender males were arrested. Investigation revealed that there were approximately 15 garages, vehicles and homes that had been entered. A large amount of stolen property including jewellery and ammunition was located stashed in the bush and at one residence several firearms were found scattered on the floor one of which was loaded. The investigation is continuing. 

 

ROAD RAGE 

On 29July at 4:00PM a man accidently cut off a vehicle on Pinewood Park Dr. It is alleged that the vehicle followed him into Callander and when he stopped he was approached by four males from the vehicle. One of the males yelled at him for cutting him off then punched him in the face. The man then punched the vehicle several times causing dents in the panels. The victim drove away and as he did, the vehicle was struck by a thrown tire iron. Mitchell Hatheway 20 yrs of Judge Av was charged with Assault, Mischief, and Criminal Harassment. He is to appear in court on 20th Sept. Cst John Cook is investigating. 

 

FRAUD CAUTION 

Over the past week there have been two incidents reported where seniors have been contacted by phone by a male claiming to be their grandson. The caller states that he has been in an accident in Montreal and needs $4000 for damages or he will be arrested. The caller is very persuasive and in one case $2000 was sent via Western Union. The North Bay Police wish to caution the public about these types of frauds. Any calls similar to these should be confirmed and the recipient should talk to someone else, preferably another family member before sending any money based on a phone call. The first clue that this is a fraud is the fact that they want you to send the money via Western Union. When in doubt contact your local police agency. 

 

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. 

ENGLISH POLICE OFFICER RETURNS

July 28, 2011

 

ENGLISH POLICE OFFICER RETURNS 

This weekend the North Bay Police Service will be assisted by Paul Eastes a Constable with the Sussex Police Service in England. He will be wearing his full English Police uniform and will accompany Sgt Dan Webber, the Officer in Charge of policing the Summer in the Park event. Cst Eastes will be at the concert Friday night assisting Sgt Webber in his duties. The media and the public are encouraged to attend and make his acquaintance. The English Police uniform should be easy to locate, and Cst Eastes is quite willing to provide an English perspective on policing. 

 

In January 2005 Cst. Eastes and Sgt. Jane Batchelor of the Sussex Police Service had an opportunity to take part in a Policing exchange that had them experience policing in a Northern Ontario winter environment. We must have made an impression because he has returned or maybe he just didn’t believe what the summers were like. 

 

On this trip Constable Eastes is accompanied by his wife Karen and their 2 daughters Caitlin and Beth. They have heard all about Canadian hospitality and will now get to experience it themselves. The family will also do some travelling and use this opportunity to see some of what Canada has to offer. 

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.

BREAK AND ENTER SOLVED; BREAK AND ENTER; TRESSPASS TO PROPERTY

July 27, 2011

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

SOLVED 

Investigation into a Break and Enter at a Franklin St residence reported last week has resulted in the arrest of Daniel Swan 23yrs of Whitson Av. He has been charged with Break and Enter, Possession of Prohibited Substance, and Breach of Probation. He is to appear in court on Sept 20th. Cst Dan Weber is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between July 9th and July 25th a Cherry Point residence was entered and every room ransacked. Items taken include coin collections, jewellery, computers, a television, a stereo, and liquor. Total value is in excess of $30,000. Cst Erin Pemberton is investigating. 

 

TRESSPASS TO PROPERTY 

At 8:40AM 25th July North Bay Police responded to a Break and Enter in progress at a Karla St residence. Upon arrival they found an upstairs bedroom occupied by an 18yr old male and a 16yr old female both with no fixed address. Investigation revealed that they had entered the unlocked front door looking for a place to sleep. There was nothing moved and no damage. Both persons were issued a Provincial Offence Notice for entering premises when entry prohibited. (Trespassing) Csts Dan Weber, Steve Carlton, and Matt Parker investigated. 

 

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; 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.

LURING A CHILD; THEFTS

On the 26th Mar a four month investigation by the North Bay Police resulted in a search warrant being executed at a Wigston Dr residence. A computer system, other devices and hard copy were seized. Norman Baxter 77 yrs of Wigston Dr was arrested and charged with luring a child, invitation to sexual touching, and possession of child pornography. He is being held in custody for a bail hearing. D/Cst’s Jason Long is investigating.

THEFTS
Over the past weekend a construction site on Chippewa St W was entered. Job boxes, sea containers and a trailer belonging to 3 different contractors were forced open and over $10,000 worth of construction tools stolen. Most of the tools were Hilti, Makita, and DeWalt. Cst Scott Berry is investigating.

ROBBERY; FRAUD

July 27, 2011

 

ROBBERY 

On 27th July at 12:30AM a man entered a convenience store on Main St E and asked the clerk for a price on chocolate bars. He left, then returned a few minutes later and demanded that the clerk give him money. She refused and told him to leave. He again demanded money and was observed to pull a knife from his pocket. The clerk refused again and the man, appearing dumbfounded casually walked out of the store grabbing items off the shelf as he left. He is described as; male, white, early 20’s or late teens, slim build, wearing a black T-shirt, beige or light green pants, and a black and orange Baltimore Orioles ball cap. Cst Roger Drolet is investigating. 

 

FRAUD 

An investigation into purchase transactions at a local department store has resulted in a cashier being charged with 16 counts of Fraud. Sherri-lee Rochon 44yrs of Hwy 11 N is to appear in court on Sept 27th. It is alleged that when purchases were made by customers, the transactions would subsequently be cancelled and the money used by the cashier to purchase gift cards. The receipts for the gift cards were then added to the next customers receipt. 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. 

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.

WEEKEND; ROBBERY; PUBLIC CAUTION

July 25, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police Service responded to 187 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 14 arrests of which 5 were domestic related. The remainder were for offences such as Assault, Drugs, Breaches, and Intoxication. 

ROBBERY 

On 23rd July 2 teenage boys came to North Bay from Bracebridge to purchase illicit drugs. The exchange was to take place on the Kate Pace Way at 9:30AM. The boys attended the area and were subsequently robbed of their money at knife point. Cst Doug MacIntosh is investigating. 

PUBLIC CAUTION 

Recently the North Bay Police have had 2 reports of people being defrauded through the internet. In one case the victim saw a laptop computer on Craig’s List Website. After a few short emails back and forth, sent the suspect $1000.00 but never received the computer. Investigation revealed that the suspect information was fraudulent. The second incident occurred when the victim agreed to sell a laptop on Kijiji and the suspect was to pay for it thru Pay Pal. The victim sent the computer but never received any money because the Pay Pal account was a fraudulent account. The North Bay Police want the public to be aware that these types of frauds are very common and every precaution should be taken when purchasing or selling items on the internet. 

WEEKEND; WEAPON DANGEROUS; RECOVERED STOLEN AUTO

July 18, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

Over the weekend the North Bay Police Service responded to 224 calls for service that resulted in 23 arrests for offences that included; Assaults, Domestic Assaults, Assault with a Weapon, Criminal Harassment, Possession of Stolen Property, Breaches of court Orders and Intoxication. 

 

WEAPON DANGEROUS 

At 4:00AM 16th July two men were on a rooftop at Main St and Ferguson St shooting paintball guns at passersby and vehicles. One male was arrested and a second male is being sought by police. Cody Lamb 22yrs of Main St was charged with Assault with a Weapon, Mischief, and Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace. He is to appear in court on Aug 11th 2011. Cst Sue Solman is investigating. 

 

RECOVERED STOLEN AUTO 

At 5:30PM on the 17th July, a vehicle check of a white 2011 Honda with 3 occupants revealed it had been stolen overnight from the Temiskaming Shores area. Investigation determined that the 2 passengers were not aware the vehicle was stolen. The driver, identified as Jason Conlon 38yrs of Fauquier Ont was charged with Possession of Stolen Property. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Gerry Martin and Bruce Whitehead 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. 

UPDATE RE DANGEROUS SITUATION

July 22, 2011

 

UPDATE RE DANGEROUS SITUATION 

There are no medical concerns for the 17month old child. This incident occurred when one parent believed that the other parent had removed the child when the rest of the family was dropped off for an appointment. When the parent found him and called 911 it had been approximately an hour that the boy had been in the vehicle with the windows up. 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. 

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.

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.

WATER INCIDENT

July 22, 2011

 

WATER INCIDENT 

At 8:24 PM on the 21st July North Bay police responded to a call of a woman being found unconscious in Lake Nipissing near the 700 block of Lakeshore Dr. Upon arrival police found 2 men performing CPR on a 42 yr old woman. She was taken to hospital by ambulance and has been placed in the CCU. 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. 

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.

DANGEROUS SITUATIONS

July 21, 2011

 

DANGEROUS SITUATIONS 

The North Bay Police have had two incidents of children being left in parked vehicles in this heat. One was yesterday where a mother accidently locked her keys and her child in the vehicle but she managed to get help right away. The second incident was after 2:00 PM today where it appears that a 17 month old was left in a vehicle for more than an hour. The baby has been taken to hospital by ambulance and officers are presently at the scene conducting an investigation. The North Bay police wish to remind the public that they have to be extra vigilant in this kind of heat not only about leaving children in vehicles but also about leaving children unattended, outside or in the sun too long. 

 

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

July 20, 2011

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

On 19th July at 5:45 PM a neighbour was checking a Rosedale Ct residence while the owner was away when he observed two young males inside. The two youths were then observed riding away on bicycles. One suspect is described as; white, 16-17 yrs, thin build, 5 ft 6 in, with blonde hair, wearing a black t-shirt and beige pants. The second youth is described as; white, 16-17yrs, medium build, with short brown hair, wearing a red shirt with a design on the front. At this time it is unknown if anything was stolen. Cst Andrew Keating is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 5:30PM and 7:00PM 19th July entry was gained to a Franklin St residence through a basement window. Cigarettes, cash and small amount of marijuana were stolen. Cst Dan Weber 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. 

NEIGHBOUR DISPUTE; BREAK AND ENTER

July 15, 2011

 

NEIGHBOUR DISPUTE 

On 14th July at 7:30 pm a neighbour dispute where each party gave each other the finger, escalated when one of the persons pulled a knife and threatened to cut the other person’s finger off. A young offender has been charged with Threatening, Assault with a Weapon, and Breach of Probation. Cst Robin Boucher is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 5:30PM and 10:30 PM July 14th a residence on Oakwood Ave was entered by forcing a locked screen door. Jewellery and personal identification was taken that included birth certificate, SIN card, health card and drivers licence information. Cst Robin Boucher 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. 

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.

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

THEFTS SOLVED; CAR ROLLED

July 14, 2011

 

THEFTS SOLVED 

Since July 4th there have been several thefts and thefts from vehicles in the downtown area where windows have been smashed to gain access. On July 13th at 1:20PM a vehicle on the 200 block of Main St E had a window smashed and a purse taken. At 1:30 PM a man was arrested on the 300 block of Main St E in possession of that purse and a subsequent search of his person revealed items belonging to several previous victims. Robert Larviere 51yrs of no fixed address has been charged with 5 counts of mischief, 4 counts of theft, and 3 counts of Possession of stolen property and resists arrest. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Scott MacFarlane is investigating. 

 

CAR ROLLED 

At 1:50 AM 14th July a lone male was observed to start rocking a Toyota Yaris that was parked on the 100 block of Oak St E. Once the male got enough momentum from the rocking he managed to roll the vehicle onto its right side. The man then stood back seemed to observe his handiwork, then almost as an afterthought, realized what he had done, and ran eastbound towards the bus terminal. He is described as white, 25 to 30 yrs old, dark hair, tall and thin, wearing a gray T shirt, blue jeans and running shoes. Damage to the right side of the vehicle was extensive. 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. 

MISCHIEF; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON

July 13, 2011

 

MISCHIEF 

Two people have been arrested for moving into someone else’s house and claiming it as their own. This spring a residence on Widdifield Station Rd was for sale. A man and a woman made an offer to purchase that was accepted, and was to close on June 30th. The owners had already moved out. There were several conditions with the agreement, the most important being that the premises be paid for. This did not occur but the couple moved in regardless and claimed it as their own. They placed signage and documents addressed to Agents and Officers under Foreign Jurisdiction stating that “When this notice if affixed to property, its contents and all attached thereof is held under claim of right.” There were also other expressions about no trespassing, charging fees for entrance and a “Notice to Agents of Government: Govern Thyself” Weapons were found at the time of arrest. John Morkunas 31yrs and Sarah Leroux 22yrs have been charged with Mischief and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. They were held in custody for a bail hearing. 

 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON 

At 2:00AM July 12th a man became upset with another resident at a Regina street premises. He struck the resident with a stick numerous times over the head and arms. Upon arrival of police the man resisted arrest and tried to kick and strike the officer. Pierre Renaud 57yrs was charged with Assault with a Weapon and Assault resist arrest. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

 

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 ; 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

Assault-Resist Arrest; Stolen Snowmobile

July 12, 2011

 

Assault-Resist Arrest 

North Bay city Police Constable Aaron Northrup responded to report of an assault in progress at a residence in the 300 block of Regina Street at approximately 2:34 am, July 12, 2011. It was alleged a 57-year-old male was beating on another resident with a wooden cane. The accused resisted arrest by police and assaulted the police officer by kicking him and hitting him with the stick. He was eventually subdued and arrested, and held for a bail hearing. 

Police have charged Pierre Renaud, of Regina Street, with assault with a weapon, and assault resisting arrest. 

 

Stolen Snowmobile 

Police are looking for information on a stolen Snow-Machine, which was parked on a property on the 2800 Block of Hwy #11 north, chained to a telephone pole, with a “For Sale” sign. It was stolen between Saturday July 9 & Monday July 11, 2011. 

Description: 2004 Ski-Doo MX Z Adrenaline 800 H.O. Value $8000.00. 

Cst’s Whittle & Corrente are investigating 

 

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. 

WEEKEND; ROBBERY;ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON; VEHICLES ENTERED

July 11, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police Service responded to 257 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 25 arrests for offences such as; Robbery, Break and Enter, Assaults, Breach of court orders, and Intoxication. 

 

ROBBERY 

On 10 July at 2:15AM a man while attempting to obtain drugs struck man several times in the face and when a third male attempted to intervene he was also struck several times in the face. Dustin Roy 24yrs of Carmichael Dr was arrested and charged with Robbery, Assault Cause bodily Harm, and Assault. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON 

On July 7th a 19yr old male and a 17yr old female were together at a trout Lake Rd residence when it was alleged that the female damaged an air conditioner and when asked to leave the male lunged at the resident with a railway spike. The couple fled at that time but were located by police at 2:00PM on the 8th July. When arrested the male resisted and the female assaulted two officers. The male is charged with Assault with a Weapon, Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest, and Breach of Recognizance. The female is charged with Mischief, and 2 counts of Assault Police. Both persons were held in custody for bail hearings. 

 

VEHICLES ENTERED 

On 9thJuly at 2:00AM responded to a call of a man going through vehicles on Fourth Ave. A man was located exiting a backyard on Fourth Av. Justin Deveau 23yrs of Wickstead Ave was arrested and charged with Attempt Theft, Trespass by Night, and Breach of Undertaking. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

 

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 ARREST

July 8, 2011

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 1:00PM July 4th and 7:00PM July 7th a residence on the 600 block of Jane St was entered. A 32 inch TV, a laptop computer, jewellery, old Canadian currency and a substantial amount of American money were taken. Cst Paul Trahan is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER ARREST 

On 7th July at 8:20PM North Bay Police responded to a report of a Break and Enter in progress at a King St residence. It was alleged that a male person had entered the residence through a basement window and was observed leaving with a laptop computer. Christopher Andrews 40yrs of Third Ave was arrested nearby and charged with Break Enter and Theft. He is to appear in court Aug 23 2011. Csts Sue Solman and Ken Ayres 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. 

ROBBERY; ATTEMPT THEFT; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON

July 6, 2011

ROBBERY 

On 6th July at 2:00AM a man and a woman entered a local motel room where 3 young men were staying. Once inside the man pulled out a knife and demanded money. The room was searched and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken along with several Clonazepam and Welbutron pills. The man and woman threatened the victims not to call the police then left the room. Csts Geoff Whittle and Steve Sproule are investigating. 

 

ATTEMPT THEFT 

On 5th July at 12:00 noon 2 men attempted to steal a pressure washer from a local health facility. One man entered the main doors and went to the maintenance room while the other parked a grey Pontiac Montana van near the maintenance door to wait for his partner. The man inside started wheeling a pressure washer outside when confronted by a staff member. The man ran to the van then sped away. 

 

Male #1 is described as: white, mid to late 20’s, slim build, 5 ft 9 in, scruffy beard, wearing a ball cap ,a purple and gray T shirt and faded blue or black shorts. 

 

Male #2 is described as; white, mid to late 20’s, stocky build, 5 ft 8 in, with short spiky brown hair that had dyed blond tips, wearing a white T shirt. 

 

Cst John Cook is investigating. 

 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON 

At 1:05AM 6th July an employee of a local nightclub was changing the advertising sign when he was jumped from behind and struck with a beer bottle. The culprit fled and was observed to be a male wearing a black T shirt and dark shorts. There were no serious injuries. 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

July 5, 2011

THEFT 

On 4th July at 11:00 AM a night deposit bag with an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from a Macs Mart on Lakeshore Dr. The bag was taken from under the counter when the cashier was busy. The suspect is described as: 6ft 2in. Wearing a white shirt with black stripes and a dark ball cap. Cst Kailee Bradley 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; CHILD PORNOGRAPHY; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER; VEHICLES ENTERED; ATV INJURY

July 4, 2011

WEEKEND 

Over the long weekend the North Bay Police Service responded to 274 calls for service that resulted in 13 arrests. The arrests were for offences of Assaults, Possession of Stolen Property, Thefts, Child Pornography, Breaches of court orders, and Intoxication. 

 

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY 

On Thursday 30th June a joint investigation with the Sudbury Regional Police Service led to a search warrant being executed on a local residence. As a result a North Bay man has been charged with Possession of Child Pornography, Making Available Child Pornography and Possession of a Controlled Substance. D/Cst Richard Hampel is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 4PM 2nd July and 3PM 3rd July a business on the 100 Block Main St E was entered and quantity of collectable coins, old paper money, and jewellery were taken. North Bay Police are asking that cashiers and businesses pay close attention to any transaction where old money is being tendered. Csts Anthony Corrente and Geoff Whittle are investigating and can be contacted at 705-497-5555 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 30Jun and 02July a residence on Golf Course Rd in Callander was entered and ransacked. Jewellery and other undetermined items were stolen. D/Cst Scott McFarlane is investigating. 

 

VEHICLES ENTERED 

Overnight on 30th Jun to 1ST July several unlocked vehicles in Callander were entered. The vehicles were in the area of Fairway Drive, Osprey Crescent, and Kirby Lane. Numerous items were taken including a GPS, an iPod, a Kodak Digital Camera and a couple of wallets complete with ID’s SIN cards, Health Cards VISA’s, Debit cards and cash. Some of the wallet contents were found by the victims discarded in the ditches in the area. Cst Scott Buchanan is investigating. The North Bay Police wish to caution the public and emphasis that not only should vehicles be locked when unattended, valuables should never be left in their vehicles particularly in plain view. 

 

ATV INJURY 

An off road ATV incident at 5:10 PM July 2nd resulted in a 46 yr old Callander man being taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries. Robert Cobb was northbound on the Trans Canada trail near Hart Road and Mcdonald when he was bounced off a three wheel ATV. Charges have been laid under the Off Road Vehicles Act. 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 & Enter

June 30, 2011

On the 22JUNE11 between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm a residence on Ski Club Road was broken into. Numerous items were taken including, a gold, Quartz Pocket Watch and chain with the names of two individuals engraved on the inside. 

 

Anyone with information please contact, Cst. Dan Weber of the North Bay City Police, at 705-497-5555. 

 

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. 

Stolen ATV

North Bay police Cst. Bill Gainforth is investigating the theft of a Red Honda ATV, stolen from the back yard of a Strathcona residence, between 9:00 Am June 24, and 9:30 am June 25. The $4000.00 ATV was chained and locked, and had two gun racks. 

Description; 1993 Honda TEI, Red, Ont Registration PE419 

 

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. 

WEEKEND: Break Enter & Theft

June 27, 2011

Theft of Boat Motor 

Stolen overnight June 21st, from an aluminium boat on Judge Ave; 15 HP Mercury Outboard SN1B058066. Cst. Steve Trahan is investigating. 

 

Break Enter & Theft X2 

 

Between 11:00AM & 1:00 PM, June 22nd, 1000 Block of Ski Club Road, residence entered through ground floor window. Rooms entered and late fathers jewellery valued at $4200.00, 1-black i-Pod touch, and a quantity of prescription drugs (Ratio Oxycocet, Clonazepam, and Demerol) were taken. 

 

Between 1:00pm and 5:00pm, June 22nd, 111 Caruthers Street, residence entered through an open window, after removing air conditioner. Approx 85-DVD’s, a Sony Playstation-3, an HP and a Toshiba Laptop were stolen. 

 

B & E with Intent, Disguise with Intent, Robbery, Threatening 

 

On June 22, at approximately 7:00 pm, in 1000-block of Clarence Street, in North Bay, two males, disguised with balaclavas, sunglasses & baseball caps, entered an occupied apartment , armed with an axe, by forcing a second story door, off of the fire-escape. It is alleged they threatened the two occupants with the axe, while robbing them of, cell phones and a floor safe. The victims were threatened with death prior to departure of the suspects. 

 

Police responding to a report of a Break & Enter in progress at the residence observed a male at approximately 7:46 fleeing on Clarence towards Jane Street. This male was arrested at 7:48 by Cst. Mark Mcleod. 

 

On June 23, at 0245, a second male suspect was arrested at a residence on the 500 Block of McNamara Street by Cst. McLeod and Robertson. 

 

Christopher Bennett, age 30 of Main Street E, and Chad Deforge, age 22 of North Bay are charged with: 

 

Break and Enter with Intent, 

 

Disguise with Intent, 

 

Robbery, 

 

Uttering Threats, 

 

and Chad Deforge is charged with Breach of Probation. 

 

 

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. 

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

MISSING PERSON LOCATED

June 22, 2011

MISSING PERSON LOCATED 

Missing person Genevieve Fortin has been located. The North Bay Police Service wish to thank the public for their assistance in this matter. 

Missing Person

June 21, 2011

North Bay Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a reported missing 37–year-old female; Genevieve Fortin. She was last seen at 9:00 pm June 20, 2011. She is described as being 5’8”, 118-lbs, long, wavy, shoulder length blond hair, with pale skin. She was wearing blue jeans, black sweat shirt and black runners. Should anyone have knowledge of this female they can contact North Bay Police at 705-497-5555. Cst. Greg Randall of the North Bay Police Service is investigating. 

 

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. 

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

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

BREAK INS

June 17, 2011

BREAK INS 

The North Bay Police are investigating several residential break ins outside the urban area of the city. Break ins have occurred on Chadbourne Dr, Hazelton lane, and West Peninsula Rd. The rural locations enable the thieves to be more brazen in their entry. Doors are being kicked open and rooms are being ransacked. Money, Jewellery, and anything perceived as being valuable is being stolen. One victim had her father’s medals and her husband’s ashes in a valuable looking chest stolen. The recovery of these items is paramount and the North Bay Police are requesting that the public be aware of these incidents and the items taken. Any information about these items can be forwarded to the investigating officer Cst Christian Elia. 

at 705-497-5555. The North Bay Police wish to caution the public about having large amounts of cash around their homes. Residents in rural areas are requested to pay extra attention to strange vehicles in the area and be cognizant of strange phone calls or people coming to their door. 

 

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 UPDATE

June 16, 2011

North Bay Police are still looking for the public’s assistance in locating missing person Micheline Bethune. An updated description is that she was last seen wearing black yoga pants, and a light pink hoodie. Her hair is described as being reddish brown in a “bob” style hair cut. 

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.

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

MISSING PERSON

June 14, 2011

MISSING PERSON 

The North Bay Police Service is asking the for the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman. 

Micheline Bethune 38yrs was last seen driving her vehicle from her residence at 3:00PM Monday 13th June. She is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, 115pounds, thin build, with blonde hair. 

The vehicle is a 1998 black Honda Civic 2door. Lic# ABPW871. 

Anyone who sees Micheline and/or the vehicle is requested to contact the North Bay Police Service at 705-472-1234 or the local police service in your area. 

 

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

WEEKEND; SEXUAL ABUSE; EXTORTION; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON; ROBBERY; WEAPON DANGEROUS; VEHICLES AND RESIDENCE ENTERED

June 13, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police Service responded to 118 calls for service that resulted in 17 arrests. The arrests included offences for Robbery, Extortion, Indecent Assault, Break and Enter, Assault with a Weapon, Domestic Assault, Breach of Court Orders and Intoxication. 

 

SEXUAL ABUSE 

An Investigation into reported sexual abuse that occurred in North Bay in the late 1970’s has resulted in charges. John Winslow 62yrs of Limeridge Rd E Hamilton Ont has been charged with 5 counts of Indecent Assault on a Female and Sexual Intercourse with a Female under 14yrs. He was arrested in Hamilton on the 9th June and returned to North Bay where he was held in custody for a bail hearing. Det/Cst Denis Lavasseur is investigating. 

 

EXTORTION 

In May 2011 a man made a proposition through face book to a woman to enter into a sexual relationship. It is alleged that the woman requested $300.00 by the next day or she would notify his employer. Yvonne Brazeau of Stockdale Rd has been charged with Extortion and is to appear in court on 26th July 2011. Cst Robin Boucher is investigating. 

 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON 

At 1:40 AM Jun 12th North Bay Police responded to an assault call to a McKeown St residence. It was alleged that a man struck a man over the head with a liquor bottle then cut the victims ear with the broken bottle. Shelby Turner 21yrs of Cassells St was arrested and charged with Assault with a Weapon, Threatening and 2 counts of Breach of Probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Anthony Corrente and Darcy Wall are investigating. 

 

ROBBERY 

On 10 Jun at 11:00 a female entered Little Caesars Pizza holding a knife. A male then ran into the store wearing a balaclava and holding a can of what appeared to be bear spray. He demanded the employees get on the floor then attended the rear of the store with an employee, where a quantity of money was removed from the safe. The female made an unsuccessful attempt to open the cash register then both suspects fled running north through the parking lot. A search of the area by police located clothing and a balaclava on a trail nearby. A female suspect was arrested on the 600 Block of Obrien St and a male suspect was arrested at a residence on Vanier St. Subsequent investigation revealed that an employee of Little Caesars had also been a party to the offence. Shyanne McCoy 18yrs of McLeod St was charged with Robbery and Breach of Conditional Sentence. Ryan Abraham 18yrs of Vanier St is charged with Robbery and Disguise with Intent. Ken Henderson 21yrs of Sage Rd is charged with Robbery as a party to the offence. All three were held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Aimee Wilson, Geoff Whittle, and D/Cst Jason Long are investigating. 

 

WEAPON DANGEROUS 

On the 11th June at 3:54PM North Bay Police responded to what was alleged to be a break in at a 2nd Ave E residence by a woman and a man armed with a 2 x 4 piece of wood. Both persons fled on arrival of police but were apprehended nearby. Jamie Davis 33yrs of Wasi Falls Rd was charged with Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace. Amanda Foy 35yrs of Ann St was charged with Mischief. They are to appear in court on 20th July 2011. Csts John Cook and Brad Reaume are investigating. 

 

VEHICLES AND RESIDENCE ENTERED 

On 12th June at 9:48AM a man was arrested passed out in the master bedroom of a house on King St in Callander. Investigation alleges that he had entered and removed property from several vehicles on King St in Callander then broke into a nearby house where he was discovered by the residents who called police. A search of his person found what is believed to be marijuana and oxycontin. Donald Oag 18yrs of main St N Callander has been charged with Break and Enter with Intent, Mischief, Possession of Stolen Property, 2 counts of Possession of an illegal substance and Breach of Probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Doug MacIntosh and Marc Ethier 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. 

VEHICLES ENTERED

June 9, 2011

VEHICLES ENTERED 

At 11:22PM on June 8th a man who was observed searching through a vehicle in the 1400 block of Jane St was arrested by a neighbour and turned over to police. Michael Gervais 21yrs of Jane St has been charged with Attempt Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, and Trespass by Night. He is to appear in court on July 19th. Other items were recovered at the time of arrest. Any resident of the area who had a vehicle entered on the evening of June 8th is asked to contact Cst Gerry Martin 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/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.

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

BREAK & ENTER ARREST; STOLEN PROPERTY

June 8, 2011

BREAK & ENTER ARREST 

At 1100AM on Jun 7th officers responded to a break and enter in progress at a 1st Ave E residence. Upon arrival officers could hear breaking glass and located a man at the rear door. Tyler Porter 20yrs of 32 Martin St was arrested and charged with Break Enter with Intent. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Aaron Northrup is investigating. 

 

STOLEN PROPERTY 

Over the past week 1100 pounds of copper and brass was stolen from a Worthington St E business. At 4:00PM on June 7th two men were arrested when they attended a local salvage yard and sold the copper and brass for $3012.00. Kurtis Belanger 20yrs of Park St North Bay and Karl Mirault 19yrs of Papineau Rd Mattawa are both charged with Possession of Stolen Property. Belanger was held in custody for a bail hearing. Mirault is to appear in court on July 19th. Cst Aaron Northrup 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; 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

WEEKEND; BREAK AND ENTER; RESIDENTS ASSAULTED

June 6, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police responded to 263 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 17 arrests. The arrests were for a variety of offences such as; Assault, Domestic Assault, Break and Enter, Impaired driving, Breach of Court Orders and Intoxication. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

At 1:45 AM 6th Jun North Bay Police responded to a rear door alarm at a local furniture store. Police found an insecure door and two males were located walking away. Investigation revealed that one of them had been in the store earlier in the day and left the rear door open. Allen Leblanc 52yrs of Clifford Ave and Dennis Samson 38yrs of Lakeshore Dr are both charged with Break Enter with Intent. They are to appear in court 19 July 2011. Csts Greg Dix and Ken Ayres are investigating. 

 

RESIDENTS ASSAULTED 

In the early morning of Jun 5th a friend of the resident of a Galt St house invited several people into the residence to party. When the resident and his girlfriend asked the people to leave they were both assaulted and items in the house smashed. James Sheedy 24 yrs of Harris St is charged with Assault, Mischief, Breach of Recognizance, and Breach of Probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

Amanda Lemieux 20 yrs of Langlois St Cambridge Ont is charged with Assault with a Weapon and is to appear in court on 19th July 2011. Charlie Peters 21yrs of Rowe Av is charged with Assault and is to appear in court 19th July 2011. Csts Greg Dix and Ken Ayres are continuing the investigation. 

 

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 RECOVERED; PHONEY SOLICITER

June 2, 2011

STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED 

Staff at a local business assisted police in the recovery of a stolen car and the subsequent arrest of the car thief. On 30th May staff at a McIntyre St business reported a strange vehicle parked in their underground parking lot. The vehicle had been stolen from a North Bay dealership a few days earlier and had licence plates on it that had been stolen from a separate location. The vehicle was towed by police for expert examination. At 1PM on the same day, a staff member observed a man with keys in his hand approach the area where the vehicle had been parked, then walk away from the area. The police were called and the staff member followed the suspect identifying him for police. The man was arrested on the 200 block of Worthington St W. The keys that the man had been carrying were for the stolen vehicle and a search of the vehicle trunk found the man’s identification. Edouard Richard Baril 49yrs of commercial St was charged with 2 counts of Possession of Stolen Property and Theft Under $5000.00. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Csts Bruce Whitehead and Steve Carleton are investigating. 

 

PHONEY SOLICITER 

An investigation into a May 13th report of woman fraudulently collecting money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowl-a-thon has resulted in the arrest of a North Bay woman. Lynn Decost 40 yrs of Fourth Av has been charged with Fraud and False Pretence. She is to appear in court on 19th July. Cst Matt Parker 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, 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

Weekend

May 30, 2011

The North Bay Police Service responded to 223 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 12 arrests for a variety of offences such as; breaches, thefts, assaults, impaired driving, and intoxication. There were no reported major crime occurrences. 

BREAK AND ENTER ARREST

May 27, 2011

BREAK AND ENTER ARREST 

On 26May at 10:08 North Bay Police responded to a break and enter in progress on the 300 block of third ave W. The suspect fled as police arrived but was apprehended a few minutes later. He was found to be in possession of tools and a quantity of substances believed to be marijuana and magic mushrooms. Ira Orchard 22yrs of Barber St has been charged with Break Enter and Theft, Possession of Burglary tools, two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Breach of Probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Brad Reaume 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 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.

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.

BREAK AND ENTERS; STOLEN VEHICLE

May 25, 2011

BREAK AND ENTERS 

Overnight on 23rd and 24th May a garage on Granite St was entered and a red CCM Supercycle bicycle taken. Cst Andrew Keating is investigating. 

On 24th May during the day a residence on 4th Ave was entered and Burger World gift certificates and cash were stolen. Cst Anthony Corrente is investigating. 

 

STOLEN VEHICLE 

Between noon and 2:30PM 21st May a 2000 green Caravan Lic# 377ZBX was taken from Lakeshore Dr garage. The theft was not discovered until May 24th when the owner inquired about the repairs. Csts Aimee Wilson and Geoff Whittle 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. 

LONG WEEKEND; OFFICERS INJURED; RESIDENCE ENTERED; BREAK ENTER AND THEFT

 

May 24, 2011

LONG WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police responded to 298 calls for service over the long weekend that resulted in 16 arrests for a variety of offences such as: Assault, Domestic Assault, Impaired Driving, Breach of Court Orders, and Intoxication. 

 

OFFICERS INJURED 

On 23rd May at 8:44PM North Bay Police had made traffic stop southbound on Lakeshore Dr at Williams St and were stopped in the curb lane with the roof lights activated. The police vehicle had been stopped for a few minutes and both officers had returned to the vehicle when they were struck from behind by southbound SUV being driven by a 78 yr old man. The impact drove the police vehicle ahead approximately 6 feet into the rear of the traffic stop vehicle. Both police officers were taken to hospital by ambulance, treated and released. Damage to the front of the SUV was severe and it was towed. Damage to the rear and the front of the police vehicle was severe and it was towed. Damage to the rear of the traffic stop vehicle was moderate but it was drivable. The investigation is continuing. 

 

RESIDENCE ENTERED 

On 24th May at 5:30AM a resident of a Charles St residence woke up when he heard two voices downstairs on the main floor. When the resident yelled the suspects fled. It is not known how long the suspects had been in the house. A play station 3, two controllers, an i-pod Nano, a headset, and some beer are missing. Entry to the premises was gained through an unlocked door. Cst Dan Weber is investigating. The North Bay Police wish to caution the public to always check the security of doors at night and in particular patio doors that people tend to be overlook. 

 

BREAK ENTER AND THEFT 

Between the middle of April and May 23rd a trailer was entered at a business on Exeter St and $4700 worth of property taken. The items are described as Choko ski-do suits, G-max modular helmets and a Stanley tool kit. Cst Geoff Whittle 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

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

Thieves Arrested

May 19, 2011

At about 8:15 PM 18th May three men drove to a Booth Rd business where they parked and entered a compound by cutting the chain link fence. The men removed a 40 HP outboard motor and a 25HP outboard motor from boats that were being stored in the compound. The motors were loaded into their vehicle and they left the area. The vehicle was stopped by police, the occupants arrested, and the motors, gas can and tools seized. Michael Duhaime 33yrs of Lakeshore Dr, Bruce Duhaime 45yrs, of Lakeshore Dr and Timothy Duquette 37yrs of Main St E are all charged with Break Enter and Theft, and Possession of Burglary Tools. All three Men were held in custody for a bail hearing. D/Csts Tom Robertson and Steve Taylor 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. 

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

POLICE PURSUIT

May 17, 2011

At 3:55 AM 17 May a suspicious vehicle at Sherbrook St and Main St attracted the attention of North Bay Police. When police attempted to stop and check the vehicle in a parking lot between Main St and McIntyre St East, the vehicle accelerated west on McIntyre St to Wyld St. The vehicle then travelled north on Wyld St where the driver failed to make a left turn onto Fifth and collided with a hydro pole. The driver exited the car and fled but was arrested nearby after a short foot chase. Investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen from a Beattie St residence about an hour earlier. Adam Beaucage 20yrs of Garden Village has been charged with Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, and Flight from Police and Fail to Remain. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Damage to the vehicle has been estimated at approximately $2000. Damage to the hydro pole was the pole support system and North Bay Hydro was on scene stabilizing the pole within half hour. Cst Steve Brown 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. 

ANOTHER FRAUDULENT REPRESENTATION

May 13, 2011

ANOTHER FRAUDULENT REPRESENTATION 

The North Bay Police are investigating an individual fraudulently canvassing for the Big Brother Big Sister Bowl for Kids Campaign. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters are not running a fund-raising for “Bowl for Kids” at this time. 

If anyone has pledged money to Big Brothers for Bowl for Kids campaign, they are to contact Cst. Matt Parker at the North Bay Police Service (705) 497-5555 Ext 689 

Police are cautioning the public about fraudulent canvassers and people are reminded that most legitimate canvassers for charity organizations have been issued an ID card or will have enough information that you can confirm their identity. If you are still in doubt contact your local police. 

 

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. 

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

FRAUDULENT REPRESENTATION

May 12, 2011

FRAUDULENT REPRESENTATION 

The North Bay Police have charged a 20 yr old Callander woman with Fraud under $5000 after she was found fraudulently canvassing for the Canadian Cancer Society in the Lakeshore Drive area. The woman produced a booklet during her pitch that had the Cancer Society’s name on it but any relevant information was illegible because of an ink stain. She has black hair and was wearing glasses and a black jacket with white strips. Anyone who has recently donated and notices a similarity with this incident is asked to contact your local police agency. The North Bay Police are cautioning the public about fraudulent canvassers and people are reminded that most legitimate canvassers for charity organizations have been issued an ID card or will have enough information that you can confirm their identity. If you are still in doubt contact your local police. Csts Erin Pemberton and Stacy Jackson 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. 

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.

Canada Road Safety Week

May 11, 2011

May 16-23, 2011 will mark Canada Road Safety Week, a national campaign to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world. 

This week has been strategically chosen, as it is the first “summer” long weekend. More people are travelling and traffic collisions are more frequent. Police vehicles will be stationed at key locations to remind people that safe driving habits save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. 

The focus during Canada Road Safety Week will be on behaviours that reduce risks for drivers, passengers and other road users: sober and alert driving, seat belt use, and refraining from all aspects of aggressive driving. All enforcement agencies across the country have been invited to participate. 

In North Bay, officers will be stationed at selected intersections focusing specifically on seat belt violations and use of hand-held devices while driving. RIDE units will be active during the long weekend to supplement stepped up enforcement in all areas during this week long campaign. 

“Anyone can become a victim of unsafe driving---whether by direct involvement or when a loved one is affected,” says Acting Sergeant Jim Kilroy. “Police agencies across the country are collaborating on this project because they have seen this kind of devastation, and because they know that the involvement of the driving public is essential to achieve safer streets and highways.” 

Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by Transport Canada and endorsed by police and is part of “Road Safety Strategy 2015”, which has a goal of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world and is the replacement strategy for the previous 10 year plan known as “Road Safety Vision 2010”. 

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

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

Stolen Vehicle – Recovered

May 10, 2011

Stolen Vehicle – Recovered 

On Sunday, May 05, Police observed a male known to them operating a vehicle in North Bay. A check on the plates revealed the vehicle as stolen from the Peel Regional Police area. Upon attempting to stop the vehicle, suspect sped away with police in pursuit, and then following by a foot pursuit; a 32-year-old male was arrested and brought to Police Headquarters to be held for a bail hearing. This male was then taken to hospital for treatment of a possible overdose, where he escaped from hospital. He was later located on Hwy 17 West and returned to the hospital. 

Daniel Gravelle, 32-years of North Bay is being held on charges of; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. 

Flight from Police, and Escape Lawful Custody 

 

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. 

Stolen Automobile

May 6, 2011

Stolen Automobile 

Stolen from North Bay Airport Terminal parking lot between May 3 & May 05, 2011; 2008 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ quad-cab, dark red Quebec Licence # 601WNE 

Vehicle has 21” chrome, dual spoke, after market rims, with the rim locking mechanism in the center consul of the truck. 

 

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. 

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.

Break & Enter & Theft Over

May 5, 2011

Break & Enter & Theft Over 

Cst. Greg Dix of the North Bay Police is investigating a B & E and Theft that occurred overnight May 3-4, 2011, at a construction business on Imperial Road. The locks on 6-small buildings were broken and a quantity of hand tools valued at between $5000.00 & $6000.00 were stolen. Police are continuing the investigation. 

 

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. 

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

STOLEN AUTOMOBILE

May 4, 2011

STOLEN AUTOMOBILE 

Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle from a parking lot at the 400 block of William Street, May 3 between 1:30 & 2:40 pm. Cst. Mark McLeod; investigating. 

Vehicle description: 

1992 Dynasty 4-door beige in colour 

Ont. Licence: AMHK774 

 

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. 

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; 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

Break & Enters - 4; Boat Arson

May 2, 2011

The North Bay Police Service had a relatively quiet weekend. There were 225 calls for service that resulted in 29 arrests for offences such as Theft, Break & Enter, Domestic Assaults & Threatening, Breach of Court Orders, Impaired Driving and Public Intoxication. 

 

Break & Enters - 4 

 

Cst. Whittle Is investigating Break & Enters at two travel trailers at a business on Hwy 17 E, which occurred sometime in the last week. Damage caused and attempts to remove a stereo were unsuccessful. 

 

Police responding to a report of a Break & Enter in progress at, “The Boat”, at the North Bay waterfront, at 0600 April 30, arrested 4-individuals for Break & Enter with Intent; one of them also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the CDSA. CST’s Drolet, Hughes & Kerr have 

Charged and released, on OIC Undertaking, for Break and Enter, 

Kevin Gamble, age 27 of Fourth Ave E. North Bay 

Rachelle Andree St. Louis, age 26 of Bertha Road, North Bay 

Stephen Rothwell, age 24, of Hwy 94, Corbeil 

Lindsay Jennifer McGuinty, age 25 of Labreche Drive North Bay 

 

On April 30 at 2200-hrs Cst. Carleton & Northrup responded to a report of a Break and Enter at a Douglas Street residence. A female was arrested at the scene and a male arrested nearby approximately 1-hour later. It is alleged the female assaulted and threatened one of the arresting officers at Police Headquarters. 

Shyanne McCoy, age 18, of NFA North Bay is charged with Break & Enter, Assault Police and Uttering Threats. 

David Wheesk, age 21, of Duke Street E. North Bay is charged with Break & Enter, 2-counts of Breach of OIC Undertaking, and 2-counts of Breach of a Conditional Sentence. Both have been remanded to the district jail pending a bail hearing this week. 

 

On May 01 at 2120 hrs some persons broke into an Outdoor Sports Store on Trout Lake Road, setting off the burglar alarm. Police and the owners attended and determined nothing was taken. 

 

Boat Arson 

 

Cst. Drolet of the North Bay Police is investigating Arson after the North Bay Fire Department responded to a Fire in a boat yard at Main Street West, at 1924 hrs April 30. Some individuals set fire to the transom & swim platform of an older boat causing extensive damage. 

 

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. 

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

Charge Information, April, 2011

April 29, 2011

 

1.ANDREYCHEN, Derrick 

AGE:45 

Address:Lakeshore Drive, 

North Bay, Ontario 

CHARGES: 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

 

2.BALLESTEROS, Jhonathan 

AGE:: 22 

Address: Jockvale Road 

Ottawa, Ontario 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a Controlled Substance, Section 465 (1)(c) of the Criminal Code 

 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, Section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (2 Counts) 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

 

3.BIVAND, Carol Lee 

AGE: 22 

Address: No Fixed Address 

CHARGES 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

Conspire to Possession of Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code 

 

4.BRUNEAU, Darrin 

AGE:36 

Address:Monteith Correctional Centre, Monteith, Ontario 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Conspire to Possession of Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (3 Counts) 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

 

5.BURKE, Ryan 

AGE: 24 

Address: Third Avenue, West, North Bay, Ontario 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code 

 

6.CAMPBELL, Robert 

Age: 63 

Address:Riddell Avenue, SouthOttawa, Ontario 

CHARGES: 

Participating in a Criminal Organization, section 467.11 of the Criminal Code 

 

7.CAMPBELL, Jason 

AGE: 21 

Address:Avenue A Callander, Ontario 

CHARGES 

Conspiracy to Traffic a Controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

 

8.CHUCH, Darith 

AGE:28 

Address:Maple Crossing Boulevard Unit 803 Burlington, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code 

 

 

9.CUTTS, Luke 

AGE:24 

Address:McIntyre Street, East, North Bay, Ontario 

 

CHARGES 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (2 Counts) 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (2 Counts) 

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Obstruct Justice, section 139(2) of the Criminal Code 

Laundering Proceeds of Crime, section 462.31 of the Criminal Code 

 

10.CUTTS, Byron 

AGE:54 

Address:Hurtubise Road, North Bay, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code 

 

11.DHALIWAL, Balwinder 

AGE:58 

Address:Stoffel Drive, Toronto, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

 

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

 

12.DUCHAINE, Nathaniel 

AGE:24 

 

Address:Astorville Road, Corbeil, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code 

 

13.ERMERT, Karl 

AGE:46 

Address:Middlebury Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code 

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code 

 

 

14.FAYLE, Jennifer 

AGE:32 

Address:Manitou Street, North Bay, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

Conspire to Possession of Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code 

Possession 

 

15.GOULAIS, Kyle Joseph 

AGE:27 

Address:Cache Bay Road, Sturgeon Fall, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code 

Obstruct Justice, section 139 (2) of the Criminal Code 

 

16.HAMILTON, Sara 

AGE:36 

Address:Finland Private, Ottawa, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

 

17.HANSMAN, Jason Robert 

AGE:28 

Address:Birchwood Road, North Bay, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code (5 Counts) 

Conspire to Possession of Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code (1 Counts) 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (3 Counts) 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (2 Counts) 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

 

18.JOLY, Dwight Arnel 

AGE:21 

Address:Judge Avenue, North Bay, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

 

19.LACHANCE, Phillip 

AGE:34 

Address:1st AV W, North Bay, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

 

20 LAFANTAISIE, Michael James 

AGE:27 

Address: Mariah Court, North Bay 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

 

21LAUGHLIN, Rory Stephen 

AGE:24 

Address:No Fixed Address 

 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code 

 

22LAJOIE, Derrick Real 

AGE:27 

Address:Lakeshore Drive,North Bay, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

 

23MUONG, Chung 

AGE:28 

Address:Barlake Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

 

 

24NIXON, Joseph George 

AGE:34 

Address:Nipissing Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (2 Counts) 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (2 Counts) 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

 

25NIXON, Patricia 

Age:57 

Address: Nipissing Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

 

26PRIOR, Jordan Edward 

AGE:24 

Address:Third Avenue West, North Bay, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code 

 

27SCANLON, Joseph 

AGE:30 

Address:Joyceville Institution, Kingston, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code (4 Counts) 

Conspire to Possession of Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (2 Counts) 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (2 Counts) 

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Directing a Criminal Organization, section 467.13 Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

 

28SCHOFIELD, Kirsten 

AGE:23 

Address: McIntyre Street, East, North Bay, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

 

29TURNCLIFFE, Sherry Lynn 

AGE:52 

Address:Oakwood Avenue, North Bay, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

 

30WOOLCOTT, George Girard 

AGE:63 

Maher Street, North Bay, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code 

 

 

31WRIGHT, Daniel 

AGE:28 

Address:Millhaven Institution, Bath, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Conspire to Possession of Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Directing a Criminal Organization, section 467.13 Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

 

 

32WRIGHT, Julie 

AGE:33 

Address:McLeod Street, North Bay, Ontario 

 

CHARGES: 

Conspire to Traffic a controlled Substance, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Conspire to Possession of Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 465(1)(C) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Trafficking a Controlled Substance, section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (2 Counts) 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (2 Counts) 

Trafficking in Association with a Criminal Organization, section 467.12 of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts) 

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

POLICE DISMANTLE PROVINCE WIDE DRUG TRAFFICKING NETWORK

April 29, 2011

(NORTH BAY, ON) – Police have charged 39 individuals with a total of 159 various illegal drug trafficking offences and possession of property obtained by crime following a complex joint forces investigation led by the North Bay Police Service, Anishinabek Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB). 

OCEB, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) – Project Gateway, a joint forces drug investigation team in the North Bay area, comprised of police officers from the OPP, North Bay Police, Anishinabek Police Service detected a group that was engaged in drug trafficking activity in the North Eastern portion of the Province. As a result, “Project Netherfield” was launched in the spring of 2010. 

“Project Netherfield” targeted a criminal organization engaged in the large-scale trafficking and possession of cocaine and oxycodone and included marihuana, methamphetamine, and fentynal. The accused individuals employed means such as travelling on northern highways utilizing drug couriers to traffic these illegal drugs. 

On Thursday, April 28th, 2011 “Project Netherfield” investigators and police across the province, in North Bay, West Nipissing, Ottawa, Hamilton, Halton, Toronto, Mississauga, and Kingston executed 16- search warrants on residences and businesses. In total, the investigation resulted in the seizure of the following items: 

Controlled Substances totalling a potential street value of $596,000.00 

1 Firearm 

2781 grams of Cocaine 

7000 Oxycodone Pills 

2788 grams of Marihuana 

214 grams of Methamphetamine 

22 Ecstacy pills, 25 gram of ecstacy powder 

$23,076 in cash 

8 vehicles 

2 stolen vehicles and stolen vehicle parts 

1 Snow machine 

1 Aircraft 

Project Netherfield was supported by and involved members from the OPP, North Bay Police Service, Anishinabek Police Service. The investigation received assistance from the Hamilton Police Service, Ottawa Police Service, Halton Regional Police Peel Regional Police Service, and Toronto Police Service. 

The investigation is continuing and further charges are pending. A list of persons charged to date and their associated charges is attached. Please contact Media Representatives from Hamilton Police Service, Peel Regional Police, and Toronto Police Service for additional persons charged in their respective police jurisdiction as it relates to this investigation. 

NIPISSING MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR DAD; CMHA WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH

April 29, 2011

NIPISSING MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR DAD 

The Motorcycle Ride for Dad is a National fundraiser that raises money for the fight against prostate cancer. This fundraiser is supported by police associations across Canada and locally by the North Bay Police Association. On Saturday April 30, 2011 members of the Nipissing chapter of the Motorcycle Ride for Dad will be at Northgate Square promoting this year’s ride, which takes place on Saturday June 18, 2011. This will be the media kick off for the 4th annual ride with local dignitaries attending at 11:00am for a cheque presentation. 

All media are welcome to attend this event and we look forward to seeing you there 

Photo and interview opportunities will be available, with motorcycles on hand. 

Constable Raymond Yelle, Nipissing Motorcycle Ride for Dad Committee Member 

 

CMHA WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH 

The walk for mental health will take place at Lee park on Sunday May 1st at 9:00 AM.

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 

Earth Day Environmental Cleanup

 

April 28, 2011

NBPS & NBPA Environmental Cleanup in honour of Earth Day- April 30th 1300-1500 Hours. 

Members of the public and students volunteering with the cleanup hosted by the North Bay Police and North Bay Police Association are to meet Environment team leaders at the following locations at 1300 hours (1pm) unless contacted otherwise with a specific location: 

Airport Hill Lookout near Hamelins Turf Equipment– Leader Mr. Lalande 

Brule Street near Stadwicks for Laurier Woods – Leader Cst. D. MacIntosh 

Silver Birches School for Marshall Park Area – Ms. Loeffen 

Pinewood Park dr to Fairway Dr to Cranberry Rd for Callander Area – Mr. Hagborg 

 

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. 

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. 

SEARCH WARRANT

April 26, 2011

On the 20th Apr the North Bay Police Service executed a search warrant at a Sherbrook St address in regards to missing person Luc Joly-Durocher 20yrs who was reported missing in early March. The North Bay Police are actively following up all leads in this investigation. It is anticipated that the search will be completed sometime on the 21st Apr. 

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 

Weekend

April 26, 2011

The North Bay Police Service had a relatively quiet weekend. There were 223 calls for service that resulted in 18 arrests for offences such as Theft, Breach of court orders, and Intoxication. 

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 

Weekend; Vehicle Collision; Assault Bodily Harm

April 18, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police Service had 255 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 17 arrests for a variety of offences such as; Assault, Domestic Assault, Assault Bodily Harm , Assault with a Weapon, Threatening, Possession of Stolen Property, and Intoxication. 

 

VEHICLE COLLISION 

At 7:30 AM 16 Apr a Male young offender reversed a vehicle at the intersection of Lovell and Karla. The vehicle went onto a lawn, struck several planters, a hedge and onto another lawn where it came to rest. The driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen earlier in the day. The driver was located and arrested on Lakeshore Dr at 7:49AM. He has been charged with Impaired Driving, Over 80 Mgs, Fail to Remain, Dangerous Driving, Possession of Stolen Property, and Threatening. Csts Barry MacIntosh and Bill Gainforth are investigating. 

 

ASSAULT BODILY HARM 

On 16 Apr at 12:10AM a large group of teenagers were at a bush party at the end of Marshall Ave when a verbal argument escalated and 3 males ganged up on one. The victim tried to leave but was punched, knocked down, struck with a stick, kicked repeatedly and his head was stomped on until he was unconscious. Two male young offenders were arrested at the scene. Assault Cause Bodily Harm, and Assault with a Weapon charges have been laid. A third male is being sought by the police. Csts Scott Buchanan and Steve Sproule are investigating. 

 

REMINDER 

The North Bay Police Services Board meeting will be held tomorrow, 19Apr at 11:00AM in the Colin Vezina boardroom at North Bay Police Hq’s. 

 

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

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 

LUC JOLY-DUROCHER INVESTIGATION

April 26, 2011

As you are aware the North Bay Police completed a search of a Sherbrook St premises on the 21st April. Subject to the integrity of the investigation, details of that search will not be released at this time. The North Bay Police continue to actively pursue leads in the case and with the assistance of the Surete du Quebec and the OPP Canine Unit are presently conducting a ground search of a rural area near Temiskaming Quebec. 

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.

COMPUTER FRAUD

April 21, 2011

COMPUTER FRAUD 

Recently a 78 year old North Bay female was contacted via email advising her that she may be entitled to retrieve millions of dollars from a bank account in Nigeria. The email requested an initial payment to ‘register’ the account in the woman’s name so that the funds could be made available to her. Some money was sent to Nigeria via Western Union which prompted further emails requesting larger amounts to be sent via direct bank transfer to accounts in California and the United Kingdom. In this case the victim sent in excess of $7500 to the fraudsters and has no reasonable expectation of being able to retrieve these funds. The North Bay Police Service would like to caution members of the public not to send money or personal information to anyone in response to these types of emails or to anyone else by phone or computer where you did not initiate the contact. If in doubt, please contact Police or Phone busters to for advice. Remember that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is! Cst Steve Brown is investigating. 

Seat Belt Enforcement Blitz

April 15, 2011

Seat Belt Enforcement Blitz 

The North Bay Police Service will be continuing a spring seat belt campaign which runs from April 13th to the 23rd. While seat belt compliance within the city is relatively high, there are still those who forget or refuse to wear their seat belt. Regardless of the excuse, the consequences are the same - preventable injury or death, or a $240 fine and the loss of 2 demerit points. Officers will be targeting all drivers and passengers during the campaign and as well as those under the age of 16, who are the responsibility of the driver.

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 

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. 

ASSIST POLICE; BREAK AND ENTER

April 14, 2011

ASSIST POLICE 

On Sunday 10th Apr at 7:30PM a 13 yr old struck a black dodge calibre on Hwy 17West near the Phara building with a snowball. A woman was driving the vehicle and had a male passenger. It is alleged that the vehicle stopped, the man got out of the vehicle hopped the fence and chased the 13 yr old until he caught him behind Zellers. It is alleged that the youth was knocked down and his backpack with some valuables in it taken. The man left with the backpack stating he would call the police but did not. North Bay Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying this man or the vehicle. The man is described as Caucasian, 25 to 35yrs old; 5’8”, clean shaven, with short possibly dyed blonde hair, wearing a black tracksuit with red and white on the sleeves. Anyone with information about this incident is requested to contact Cst Zach Dagg at 705-497-5555. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 10PM Apr 13th and 12:20Am Apr 14th a 2nd Ave E building was broken into and a snowboard, paintball gun, and sweaters were taken from a common area laundry room. An apartment in the same building was also entered and a playstation 360 and cigarettes taken. 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. 

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. 

WEEKEND; TRAFFICKING; BREAK AND ENTERS; FAIL TO REMAIN; STOLEN VEHICLE

April 11, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police responded to 265 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 23 arrests. A variety of charges were laid including Assaults, Domestic Assaults, Impaired Driving, Trafficking, Fail to Remain, and Intoxication. 

 

TRAFFICKING 

On 10 Apr an 83 yr old man was given a cookie by a neighbour. It is alleged that he was told that the cookie was homemade and very good. A short time later the man felt dizzy, could not control his limbs, then could not move his limbs and was sick to his stomach. He was taken to hospital by ambulance where toxicology results found methamphetamine and cannabinoids in his system. The neighbour, Jamey Syvrais 34yrs was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Trafficking in a controlled substance. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Brad Reaume is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTERS 

Between 4:30 AM and 5:32AM Apr 9th North Bay Police responded to 3 Break and Enter alarms in the downtown area. All 3 businesses were entered by smashing glass on the doors. Ashley Vaillancourt 23yrs of Main St E was apprehended in the 3rd establishment in possession of a hammer and items from the other stores. She is charged with 3 counts of Break Enter and Theft, 1 Count of Break Enter with Intent, and Possession of Break in Tools. She was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Scott Buchannan is investigating. 

 

FAIL TO REMAIN 

On 10Apr at 3:48 AM a Motor Vehicle collision occurred at Angus and Frost Streets. Upon arrival of police a vehicle that should have had damage to the front end had fled the scene. Examination of debris at the scene located the front plate from the vehicle and police followed a trail of fluids to a Bromley St address where a man was arrested. Guy Richer 38yrs was charged with Fail to Remain and is to appear in court on 17May 2011. Cst Brad Reaume is investigating. 

 

STOLEN VEHICLE 

On Apr 9th at 9:24 PM a vehicle that had been reported stolen earlier in the day was observed on Oak St. The vehicle was followed to Lakeshore Dr. where it was stopped by police and 4 occupants arrested. Two 16yr old males, one 19yr old male and one 18 female have been charged with Possession of Stolen Property. 

Csts Dan Shepstone and Kailee Bradley 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. 

BREAK AND ENTER

April 13, 2011

BREAK AND ENTER 

A resident of Lovell Ave returned home after a two week absence to find his house insecure and a Toshiba 42 inch TV complete with a Sony surround sound system missing. Cst Matt Parker 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. 

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. 

DRUG WARRANT

April 8, 2011

DRUG WARRANT 

On 7th Apr at 4:53 the North Bay Police executed a search warrant at a McPhail St address. A search of the residence found 563 gms of marijuana, 73 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, a stun gun and a switch blade style knife. Jeremy McConnell, 29yrs and Tia Degagne 27yrs both of McPhail St were charged with Cultivation of a Controlled Substance, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and 2 counts Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. Both persons were held in custody for a bail hearing. The total potential street value is estimated at $120,000.00. 

 

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. 

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 

AUTISM REGISTRY; SPRING CLEAN UP; FAIL TO REMAIN

April 5, 2011

AUTISM REGISTRY 

On April 7th between 6:00 PM and 7:00PM the North Bay Police will be hosting an information session about its new Autism Registry. 

Parents, care providers, community partners and anyone seeking information about the registry are encouraged to attend. 

 

SPRING CLEAN UP 

In honour of Earth Day the North Bay Police Service Environmental Committee will host an environmental cleanup on Sat April 30th between 1:00 and 3:00PM. Members will meet at 12:30 PM in the North Bay Police parking lot. Teams will clean Marshall Park Dr, Callander, Laurier Woods and the McKeown Airport Rd area. The North Bay Police are inviting the public to join us by meeting us either at the police station or the designated areas. Students from area high schools in need of volunteer hours may call 705-497-5582 prior to Apr 21 to register their names. 

 

FAIL TO REMAIN 

On Mar 30th at 4:37 PM a vehicle was parked in front of Canadore College 100 College Dr when a Blue Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix type vehicle passed a slow moving truck scraping the side of the parked vehicle in the process. The offending vehicle should have some damage on the right side and possibly the passenger mirror. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the investigating officer Cst Ken Ayres 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. 

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; ATV FATALITY; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER ARREST

April 4, 2011

WEEKEND 

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 218 calls for service that resulted in 16 arrests for a variety of offences such as Theft, Break and Enter, Breach of Court Orders, Assaults, and Intoxication. 

 

ATV FATALITY 

At 5:15 PM 2nd Apr John Tregenza 38yrs was with friends on Four Mile Lake Road when he took one of his friends ATV for a ride without wearing a helmet. After 45 minutes the friends went looking for him and found the ATV upside down and Mr Tregenza deceased. The cause of death has not yet been determined. A Post Mortem will take place on the 4th Apr. Cst Stacy Jackson is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between midnight on the 1st Apr and 2:15 AM on the 2nd Apr entry was made to a second floor apartment on First Ave W by utilizing a ladder to gain access to a window. Taken from the residence was cash, a Toshiba laptop computer, perfume and alcohol. Cst Brad Reaume is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER ARREST 

On 2nd Apr at 11:05AM North Bay Police arrested Jason Letourneau 32yrs of McIntyre St E and charged him with a Break and Enter that occurred on Mar 25th at a garage on Princess St E. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Scott Berry 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. 

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. 

FIRE VICTIM IDENTIFIED

April 4, 2011

FIRE VICTIM IDENTIFIED 

The North Bay Police have identified the body found at the scene of the 387 Main St W (Shibelith Building) fire on Wed 30 Mar as that of David Michaliski 62yrs who was a tenant of a first floor apartment. Death was caused by smoke inhalation and a cigarette is the probable source of ignition of the fire. 

 

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. 

FIRE FATALITY; DRUG SEIZURE

April 1, 2011

FIRE FATALITY 

On31st Mar at 7:11PM a fire occurred at a residential complex at 470 Bunting. The fire engulfed units 44, 45, and 46. Several other units were evacuated. A body was recovered from a shed at the rear. The Ontario Fire Marshall and North Bay Police are investigating. 

 

DRUG SEIZURE 

On 31st Mar at 2:20 PM the North Bay Police Street Crime Unit executed a Search warrant at a Lakeshore Dr residence. A total of 448gms (1 pound) of cocaine and 85gms (3 ounces) of marijuana were seized along with a scale and $1200.00 in cash. Jordan Prior 29yrs and Nathan Duchaine 29yrs both of Lakeshore Dr were arrested and charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. They were held in custody for a bail hearing. The street value of all the drugs is estimated at $45,000.00. 

 

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. 

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. 

CLEAN UP IN HONOUR OF EARTH DAY

March 31, 2011

The NBPS Environmental Committee will host an Environmental Cleanup session on April 30, 2011 from 1300 – 1500 hours. Members of the Police Service will meet in the parking lot of Police Headquarters, 135 Princess St. W. and head out to the following locations at 1230 hours to commence the spring cleanup: 

 

Marshall Park Drive 

Callander 

Laurier Woods 

Airport / McKeown 

 

Members of the public are welcome to meet these teams at the aforementioned locations if they are interested in assisting. 

 

Students from area High Schools in need of volunteer hours may call (705) 497-5582 prior to April 21, 2011 to register their names for this very worthwhile event so cleanup teams may be arranged. 

 

The committee has a box of work gloves (you may bring your own if you wish) and if you have a litter pick up tool please bring that as well. 

 

You will not be required to pick up hazardous/dangerous litter; however, you will be asked to direct your team leader to the danger site to arrange for appropriate disposal of these items. 

 

LET’S TEAM UP TO KEEP NORTH BAY SAFE AND CLEAN! 

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. 

WEAPON DANGEROUS; FIRE FATALITY

March 30, 2011

WEAPON DANGEROUS 

At 8:20 PM 29Mar a man was observed walking towards Northgate Square. It is alleged that he was yelling knocked over a shopping cart and appeared to be firing a hand gun at a vehicle. He entered Sears Department store yelling and waving the gun around. He then exited the store where he was arrested by police. The gun was determined to be an air soft pistol that fires plastic BB’s. It was coloured black and appeared to be real. Brandon Neddo 20yrs of Trout Lake Rd is charged with Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace, Breach of Undertaking, and Breach of Probation. He is being held in custody for a bail hearing. 

 

FIRE FATALITY 

Response to a 5:22 AM Fire 30 Mar at 387 Main St W has resulted in the location of a body in a first floor apt. North Bay Police in conjunction with the Office of the Fire Marshall 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. 

WEEKEND; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON; VEHICLES ENTERED

March 28, 2011

WEEKEND 

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 233 calls for service that resulted in 16 arrests for a variety of offences. These included Assaults, Domestic Assaults, Assault with a Weapon, Impaired Driving, Fraud, Theft, and several for Intoxication. 

 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON 

On 25Mar at 10:48PM North Bay Police had occasion to check a residence on Ferguson St. The occupant attended the door waving a pipe at the officers while threatening to kill them. George Kioke 33yrs of Ferguson St. was arrested and charged with Assault with a weapon and Threatening Death. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

 

VEHICLES ENTERED 

Overnight on the 26th and 27th Mar several vehicles between Montrose and McKenzie Streets were entered and a variety of articles and change were stolen. The North Bay Police would like to caution the public to lock their vehicle doors and not to leave any valuables in their vehicles. 

 

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. 

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; DRUGS; THEFT FROM VEHICLES; ARSON

 

March 21, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police responded to 229 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 22 arrests for a variety of offences including Thefts, Drugs, Assaults, Domestic Assaults, and Intoxication. 

 

DRUGS 

At 7:17PM 18th Mar a traffic stop on Pinewood Park Dr resulted in the arrest of a passenger in the vehicle. A subsequent search located 186 – 80milligram oxycontin pills, 20 – 40milligram oxycontin pills and a flick knife. Philip Lachance 34yrs of Callander was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. He is to appear in court on 24th May2011. Cst Aaron Northrup is investigating. 

 

THEFT FROM VEHICLES 

On the 19th Mar at 1:40 AM North Bay Police responded to call of a person going through cars on Jane St. Upon arrival Robert Thorsen 43yrs of No Fixed Address was arrested. A search of his person located several items taken from vehicles. He was charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Trespass by Night. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Seth Dinsmore is investigating. 

 

ARSON 

On 17th Mar at Midnight a woman attended a residence on Algonquin Av where it is alleged she asked to use the phone and then the washroom. A short time after her left several rolls of toilet paper were found burning in the washroom. Jessica Dube 21yrs of Lakeshore Dr was arrested on the 20th Mar on a warrant for Arson and held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Kailee Bradley 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 POLICE

November 9, 2011

ASSAULT POLICE 

At 3:23 pm November 8th a man stepped in front of a northbound police car on the Main St overpass. Once the cruiser stopped the man held up his fists, and started kicking and punching the driver’s door preventing the officer from getting out. A plain clothes officer attended causing the man to move from the door. The officer was able to exit the vehicle and was subsequently attacked. Pepper spray was deployed and the officers were able to tackle the subject to the ground where he continued fighting until he was finally handcuffed. Patrick Martin 29yrs of Commercial St is charged with mischief, assault police, resist arrest, and breach of probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Geoff whittle 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. 

WEAPON DANGEROUS

March 16, 2011

WEAPON DANGEROUS 

On 14th Mar at 10:30 AM North Bay Police responded to a call about a man with a sword in a bank on Main St. Upon arrival the man was located outside the bank on the sidewalk yelling and swearing carrying a sheathed homemade sword with an 18inch blade. Russel Joles 22yrs of Lakeshore Dr was arrested and charged with Cause a Disturbance and Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Dan Shepstone 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. 

POPPY FUND THEFTS; IMPAIRED; BREAK ENTER AND ASSAULT

November 8, 2011

 

POPPY FUND THEFTS 

A third incident of theft of a Poppy Fund Tray at Twiggs was reported on the 7th November that was believed to have occurred on the 6th of November between 2:30pm and 7:30pm. The media coverage of the first two incidents has resulted in numerous calls from the public with information about the identity of suspect. The investigation is continuing. 

 

IMPAIRED 

At 3:12 PM on the 7th Nov a 56 yr old man was stopped on Seymour St for distracted driving (cell phone). Subsequent investigation led to his arrest for impaired driving and subsequent alcohol readings were some of the highest ever recorded in North Bay. They were more than four and a half times the legal limit. 

He is to attend court on November 15th. Cst Ross Lingley is investigating. 

 

BREAK ENTER AND ASSAULT 

At 10:30PM on the 7th November North Bay Police responded to what is considered a domestic situation. It is alleged that a 18yr old male kicked in the front door of a west end residence punched the resident several times, attempted to stab him with a steak knife then struck him with a broomstick and stomped on a laptop computer before leaving the premises. The suspect was arrested nearby and has been charged with break enter and commit assault, assault with a weapon, mischief, and breach of undertaking. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst 

Matt Parker 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. 

POPPY FUND THEFT

November 8, 2011

POPPY FUND THEFT 

At 8:41Am today a theft of a Poppy Fund Tray occurred at the Best Western on Lakeshore Dr. The suspect was wearing a hoodie and fled on a red bike. Officers apprehended a man on a red bike on the 500 block of Lakeshore Dr at 8:45AM He has been identified as the same suspect in the previous occurrences. Information on the charges will follow. 

 

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; SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON

March 14, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police responded to 225 calls for service that resulted in 17 arrests for a variety of offences including Thefts, Intoxication, Threatening, and 8 separate Assaults. 

 

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE 

At 1:55 PM 11March a man reported that while entering his residence on 6th Ave he was struck in the shoulder by some sort of projectile. There was no penetration or injury. Cst Dan Weber is investigating. 

 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON 

At 1:47 AM Mar 12th The North Bay Police responded to a disturbance on the 100 block of main St E. It was alleged that a woman struck another woman in the face with a beer bottle. Kelsey Amond 24yrs of Lovell Ave was charged with Assault with a Weapon. She is to appear in court on 26 Apr 2011. 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. 

POPPY FUND THEFTS

November 8, 2011

 

POPPY FUND THEFTS 

The man arrested at 8:45 this morning has been identified as William McDaid 31yrs of no fixed address. He has been charged with two counts of theft under $5000.00 in relation to the Poppy Fund Boxes as well as two counts of breach of probation and one count of breach of undertaking. The investigations into the other Poppy Fund thefts as well as other thefts are continuing and further charges may be filed at a later date. 

 

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. 

MAJOR FRAUD

March 11, 2011

MAJOR FRAUD 

On 14th Feb 2011 The North Bay Police responded to a complaint by a business of several suspicious transactions being initiated by an employee. A subsequent fraud investigation has resulted in Kimberly Howe 42yrs of Corbeil being charged with 4 counts of Fraud over $5000.00, 1count of Fraud Under $5000.00, Possession of Property obtained by Crime and Uttering a Forged Document. It is alleged that between Jan 2007 and Feb 2011 that there were 2,637 transactions processed that defrauded the employer of $253,939.98. She is to appear in court on 22 Mar 2011.The North Bay Police Fraud Co-ordinator D/Cst Denis Levasseur 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. 

THEFT AND ATTEMPT THEFT - POPPY BOX

November 7, 2011

On November 5th at 2:44PM the Poppy Fund Tray was stolen from the counter of a Mac’s Mart on Cassells St by an unidentified male. On the 6th November an attempt was made to steal a Poppy Fund Tray from a Mac’s Mart on Lakeshore Dr. It would appear that it is the same culprit in both occurrences. He is described as male, white, tall and thin, unshaven, wearing a black baseball cap with a white circular logo, blue jeans, and a black hoodie with a black and white check design on the front right side. Photos of the theft on the 5th Nov are attached. Anyone who recognizes this subject is asked to contact the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555.

Missing 20 yr old male

March 9, 2011

Missing 20 yr old male 

North Bay city Police are currently searching for a 20 yr old male that has been reported missing; he was last seen Friday March 04 2011 in the downtown area. The male subject is Luc Joly-Durocher described as 5’8” tall 150 lbs with dark curly short hair, slim build and braces on his upper teeth. Included in this release is a face book photo of this individual. 

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the North Bay Police at 705 497-5555 or Crime stoppers at 1 800-222-TIP 

WEEKEND; BREAK AND ENTER

November 7, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay police responded to 185 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 23 arrests that included offences; domestic assault, assaults, impaired driving, breach of court orders, and intoxication. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 10:00 PM Nov 5th and 3:00AM Nov 6th a First Ave E apartment was entered. Items stolen include a Wii game system, a 36 in. flat screen TV and a Gateway laptop computer. 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. 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON UPDATE; DRUGS

March 8, 2011

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON UPDATE 

Further to the incident on Fisher St where a man entered a building and threatened a worker with a bat. On 7th Mar at 12:37PM Gilbert Shymanski 43yrs of Regina St turned himself in at the North Bay Police Service. He was arrested and charged with Threatening and Assault with a Weapon. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. 

 

DRUGS 

On 7th Mar at 2:44PM North Bay Police responded to a complaint of man smoking marijuana in a vehicle parked in a lot on Worthington St E. Shawn Baxter 37yrs of Toronto was arrested in possession of a 1gm of marijuana, 22 80mg Oxycodone tablets, 15 40mg Oxycodone tablets, and $4750.00 in cash. He has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and 2 counts of Breach of Undertaking. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. 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; PARKING RAGE; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON;

March 7, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police responded to 221 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 21 arrests for a variety of offences. They included Assaults, Domestic Assaults, and Assaults with a Weapon, Threatening, Breaches of Court Orders and Intoxication. 

 

PARKING RAGE 

On 5th Mar at 2:40PM a man who was assisting a person to move had parked his vehicle blocking a driveway on 4thAve W. It is alleged that a woman became enraged when she arrived wanting to visit the person whose driveway was blocked. 

She subsequently slapped the man in the face, and then punched him in the mouth. He started to call the police and stood in front of her vehicle so she couldn’t leave. It is alleged that she kept bumping him with the vehicle so he sat on the hood. She accelerated down the road swerving side to side which threw him off. April Thomas 48yrs of 2nd Ave was arrested and charged with Assault, Assault with a Weapon, and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. She is to appear in court on 19Apr 2011. Cst Scott Buchanan is investigating. 

 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON 

On the 5th Mar at 12:00 noon it is alleged that a man entered a premises on Fisher St where he threatened to kill one of the workers. He was carrying a baseball bat and raised it above his head in a menacing manner causing the worker to flee the building. Upon arrival of Police the suspect had also fled. Csts Scott Buchanan and Chris Marshall are continuing the investigation. 

 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON 

On 6th Mar at 5:00 AM it is alleged that 2 women got into an argument at a house party on the 200 block Princess St E. The argument escalated when one of the women punched the other in the side of the head while holding a glass. She punched her again in the shoulder and when the glass broke she stabbed her in the neck with the broken glass causing a small puncture wound. The suspect then fled the premises. Cst Dan Weber is continuing the investigation. 

 

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. 

Investigation update

November 4, 2011

Investigation update 

In March 2011, the North Bay Police Service commenced a missing person investigation into the disappearance of Luke Joly-Durocher, age 20 of Temiscaming P.Q. Mr. Joly-Durocher had last been seen in the downtown area of North Bay and had been visiting a residence on Sherbrooke St. As a result of the police response and the assistance of the media, numerous tips were received and acted upon. In April, 2011 information was received from an apparent witness with specific details and information regarding what happened to Luke Joly-Durocher. There was extensive investigation conducted by the North Bay Police Service with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police and Temiscaming detachment of the Surete du Quebec, including many interviews and several physical searches. 

 

In October, 2011 members of the North Bay Police investigative team re-interviewed the witness and as a result of this interview it was determined that the information originally provided was false. As a result, Danielle Leduc-Mitchell, age 31 of North Bay is charged with Obstructing Police and Public Mischief and will appear in court on November 8, 2011 to answer to these charges. 

 

The North Bay Police continues to seek public assistance in this ongoing missing person case. 

 

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. 

Accidents

November 1, 2011

The North Bay Police Service Traffic Section reports the number of motor vehicle collisions in October 2011 for North Bay and Callander were down 19% from the same month last year. This continues the downward trend in collisions seen in the third quarter of 2011. 

As a result of the decline in collisions, there was a dramatic reduction in injuries resulting from collisions. 11 people were injured in car accidents during October 2011, down from 23 in October 2010, a drop of 52%. 

The North Bay Police recognize that excessive speed and distracted driving are causes of a significant percentage of motor vehicle collisions and officers will persist in enforcement regarding these issues, all in an effort to continue the reduction of consequential property damage and personal injury. 

Drugs Found; Reminder; Assault With A Weapon

March 4, 2011

DRUGS FOUND 

The North Bay Police are looking for the owner of a Cooler bag that was found on the College Marshall Campus Special City Bus on the 3rd March between 11AM and 12:30PM. The cooler contained numerous 25 gm vials of a specific drug, 3 other 30mL containers and an ice pack. The property is being held at the North Bay Police Service. 

 

REMINDER 

The North Bay Police Services Board Meeting will be held on Tues 8th Mar at 11:00AM in the Colin Vezina Boardroom at Police Headquarters. The agenda will be forwarded on Mon 7th March. 

 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON 

The North Bay Police have a male person in custody over a stabbing incident that occurred at 4:35AM this morning on Princess St E. The victim was taken to hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. 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. 

WEEKEND; IMPAIRED CARE AND CONTROL

October 31, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

Over the weekend the North Bay Police Service responded to 223 calls for service that resulted in 14 arrests. The majority of the arrests were for intoxication and domestic violence. 

 

IMPAIRED CARE AND CONTROL 

On 30th Oct at 6:56 PM a 55 yr old man was arrested for impaired care and control of an E-bike. Breathalyzer results in excess of 3 times the limit were obtained. 

The North Bay Police wish to advise the public that an E-bike is a motor vehicle under the Criminal Code of Canada and all the drinking and driving legislation applies. 

 

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 update

March 4, 2011

 

ASSAULT WITH WEAPON UPDATE 

During the early morning hours of Mar 4th it is alleged that 2 males attended the residence of a third party on the 200 Block of Princess St E. At 4:30 AM the 2 males got into an argument that escalated to a fight at which time one of the combatants grabbed a knife and stabbed the other party once in the side chest and again in the thigh. Christopher Linklater 23yrs of Down Patrick Rd Ottawa On is charged with Assault with a Weapon and Assault Bodily Harm. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. The victim was taken to hospital where he required treatment for non life threatening injuries. Csts Mark McLeod, Erin Pemberton and Marc Ethier are investigating. 

Calls for Service; Break and Enter; Drugs Seized; Vehicles Entered

February 28, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police answered 203 calls for service that resulted in 23 arrests for a variety of offences that included Thefts, Assaults, Domestic Assaults, Drug Offences, Break and Enters, and intoxication. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

At 3:55PM 27 Feb a man who had been evicted from a Lorne St residence returned and entered via a window in an attempt to steal the owner’s purse. The owner discovered him and fought back to retrieve her purse. He was subsequently arrested nearby and investigation revealed the man had an illegal shotgun in storage that was later recovered by police. Keith Coulson 31yrs of N.F.A. has been charged with Break and Enter with Intent, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm. Csts Randy Adair and Kailee Bradley are investigating. 

 

DRUGS SEIZED 

At 1:40 AM 28Feb a search warrant executed at a Oakwood Av residence resulted in the seizure of 1 marijuana plant, 6 cloned plants, 32 grams of marijuana, seeds, hash oil ,a crossbow, and ammunition. Marion Lafont 25yrs of Oakwood Ave is charged with Production of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance. David McCallum 31 yrs of Oakwood Ave is charged with Production of a Controlled Substance, 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, and 2 counts of Possession of Crossbow or Ammunition Contrary to a Prohibition Order. Csts Ashley St John and Jeff Warner are investigating. 

 

VEHICLES ENTERED 

At 5:00AM 28th Feb 2 Young offenders were arrested in the area of Summit Dr and Marshall Park Dr. They had been going through vehicles and had stolen property in their possession. The North Bay Police believe they had been entering vehicles throughout the Ferris area and in particular the area of Lee Av and Strathcona Dr up to Summit Dr. The North Bay Police request that Ferris residents check their vehicles and report missing items to Csts Gerry Martin or Scott Buchanan 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. 

Joint Forces RIDE

October 27, 2011

The North Bay Detachment of the O.P.P. and the North Bay Police Service will once again demonstrate their strong working relationship this Halloween weekend in a joint forces effort to reduce impaired driving. The two police services will team up to conduct RIDE programs in and around North Bay and Callander. 

If area residents are out this weekend and consuming alcohol, they are encouraged to make alternate plans for transportation by either using a designated driver or by calling a taxi. 

BANK ROBBERY

October 26, 2011

 

BANK ROBBERY 

On 26th Oct at 10:55 AM a man wearing a hospital mask entered the front door of the Algonquin Ave CIBC, handed over a note that demanded money and indicated he had a weapon. An undisclosed amount of cash was placed in a small black mesh duffle bag and he fled out the back door. He was last seen running north behind the bank. He is described as: male white, 5’7”to5’8”, 145 to155lbs, wearing blue coveralls with an orange construction vest that had the yellow florescent cross on it, work boots, a toque under a blue hard hat and carrying a backpack. Anyone who observed this person or has any information about this occurrence 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. 

Pedestrian Struck

February 28, 2011

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK 

On Feb24th at 7:00PM a male walking northbound on Lakeshore Dr in the crosswalk at Marshall Park Dr was struck by a Grey Audi. The Driver rendered assistance to ensure the Pedestrian was okay, however forgot to provide his particulars. The North Bay Police would like to identify the Driver and the motor vehicle to complete the investigation. Cst Dan Weber is investigating. He can be contacted at 705-497-5555. 

WEEKEND; ROBBERY; ROBBERY

October 24, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

Over the weekend the North Bay Police Service responded to 165 calls for service that resulted in 17 arrests. The arrests were for offences such as robbery, assaults, domestic assaults, possession of substance, impaired driving, breaches of court orders, and intoxication. 

 

ROBBERY 

At 10:12 pm on 21st Oct a woman wearing a bandana entered a convenience store on Lavery St brandishing a knife and demanding money. Two customers entered the store, realized what was going on and the man struck the woman in the chest, and used a display to knock the woman to the ground. The woman dropped the knife and fled. Based on a description she was arrested by police at 10:30pm on Clarence St and the bandana recovered. Robin McNeill 28yrs of Trout Creek has been charged with Robbery, Disguise with Intent, and 2 counts of Breach of probation. She was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst’s Mark McLeod and Marc Ethier are investigating. 

 

ROBBERY 

At 09:00 pm 21st Oct a 16yr old male was walking alone on a trail near the Avalon St and McLean St intersection where he encountered two males. One of the males grabbed his shirt, forced him to the ground held his fist to the victims face demanding his cell phone. The second male did not do or say anything. The assailant is described as; male; white, 18 yrs, 6ft tall, medium build, wearing a dark coloured jacket. The second male is described as; 16-17 yrs, 5’9” tall, stocky build, clean shaven, wearing blue sweater. 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. 

Calls for Service; Offences Solved; B & E solved

February 23, 2011

CALLS FOR SERVICE 

Over the long weekend the North Bay Police Service answered 302 calls for service, resulting in 17 arrests for a variety of offences including Assaults, Domestic Assaults, Break and Enter, Breach of Court Orders and Intoxication. 

OFFENCES SOLVED 

An ongoing investigation into several offences from 2010 has resulted in the clearing of 5 occurrences. Steve Farrow 20yrs of Lakeshore Dr was arrested on 21st Feb and charged with 2 counts of Theft, 2 counts of Break and Enter and 1 count of Arson. He is to appear in court on 19th Apr 2011. Cst Greg Dix is investigating. 

BREAK AND ENTER SOLVED 

The investigation into a Break and Enter into a Stockdale residence reported on 12 Feb has resulted in the arrest of Jeffrey Lacroix 19 yrs of Kehoe St. He has been charged with Break and Enter and Possession of Stolen Property and is scheduled to appear in court on 19 Apr 2011. Cst Bill Gainforth is investigating. 

FAIL TO REMAIN 

The North Bay Police are investigating a Fail to Remain that occurred at 12:30 PM Feb 10th. The fail to remain vehicle is described as a Kia Sportage, dark in colour and has damage to the front right corner. This vehicle was involved in collisions with 2 different vehicles in a parking lot at 147 McIntyre St West. The North Bay Police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate the vehicle and identify the driver. Cst Ken Ayres is investigating. He can be reached at 705-497-5555. 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between Feb 12th and Feb 20th a residence on Clarence St was broken into. A 42 inch Samsung TV, an Xbox 360 and an electric guitar were stolen. Cst Zach Dagg is investigating. 

Power tools stolen from vehicle

October 20, 2011

 

Power tools stolen from vehicle 

 

Sometime overnight from the 18th to the 19th of October, unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle in the area of Second Avenue East where numerous construction tools totalling close to $4000 were stolen. Construction tools that were stolen were listed as being: Passlode Cordless 3” Framing Nailer, Passlode Cordless 16 Gauge Air Nailer, Passlode Cordless 18 Gauge Air Nailer, Laser Level PLS 360, Hilti Hammer Drill – TE-1 plus 20 bits and a Dewalt Laser Level. All tools were in their plastic carrying cases. Investigation in continuing. 

 

The North Bay Police Service continues to remind the public not to leave and articles of value in their vehicles and to ensure that their vehicles are locked at all times. 

 

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

February 23, 2011

BREAK AND ENTER 

Overnight on the 21st and 22nd Feb a locked compound on Mattawa St was entered and a variety of tools stolen from a vehicle inside. The tools include a Honda generator, hammer drills, impact drills and sockets. Cst Aaron Northrup is investigating. 

THREATENING

February 18, 2011

THREATENING 

On the 17th of Feb at 2:50PM, North Bay Police responded to a call at a residence in the 300 block of McIntyre Street East, where it was alledged that a male had threatened to harm two individuals. Jerry Remijos 50yrs of age of McIntyre Street East was arrested and charged with two counts of Threatening along with one count of Breach of Undertaking and six counts of Breach of Probation. He was held in custody for a Bail Hearing. 

 

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 overnight

October 19, 2011

 

Vehicles entered overnight 

 

Sometime overnight between October 17th and 18th, a couple of vehicles were entered by unknown suspect(s) with various articles taken in the area of Sixth Avenue and Cassells Street. Police want to remind the public to refrain from leaving any articles of value inside their vehicles and most importantly, to ensure that their vehicles are locked at all times. 

 

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. 

Daytime Break, Enter & Theft Over Weekend; Another Break & Enter

October 18, 2011

 

Daytime Break, Enter & Theft Over Weekend 

 

On October 16th, 2011 at approximately 11:00 am, unknown suspect(s) entered a residence on Massey Drive through an unlocked rear door where $1200 was stolen from the basement unit. A suspect is described as male, 5’7”, slim build, wearing grey hoodie over face, jeans, and work boots. Investigation is continuing. 

 

Another Break & Enter 

 

Sometime within the last 48 hours, a Social Club on First Avenue West was entered by an unknown suspect who proceeded to break open a cash box and opened the cash register. Approximately $500 was taken. Video surveillance shows the suspect to be approximately 5’8” – 6’ tall, medium build, wearing a hoodie and backpack. 

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. 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON; GUILTY PLEA

February 17, 2011

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON 

At 2:00 AM 17th Feb an argument over car keys led to a man beating another man with a metal broom handle. The victim suffered several welts, cuts and bruises. Dale Rivers 48yrs of North Bay is charged with Assault with a Weapon. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Steve brown is investigating. 

 

GUILTY PLEA 

On 16th Feb Tabatha Etches 29rys of North Bay entered a plea of Guilty in Superior Court to a charge of Disposing of a Body with Intent to Conceal Child Birth. A submission by the Crown was for 16 months custody. A submission by Defence was for Probation. Sentencing was set over to 2nd June 2011. 

 

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; TRUCK AND TRAILER THEFTS; THREATENING

October 14, 2011

 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON 

At 11:15 AM 13Oct a man with a pellet hand gun confronted 2 men on the 400 block of McIntyre St E and then began firing the gun at the 2 men. One man was struck twice in the head causing a cut. The assailant then fled the area firing backwards as he ran. At 11:33 AM Michael Nopper 21yrs of Main St E was arrested by police on Main St E. He was in possession of brass knuckles and a pellet gun was located later at a different location. He is charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, possession of a prohibited weapon and 2 counts of carry concealed weapon. He is to appear in court on Nov 22nd 2011. Csts Steve Carleton and Dan Weber are investigating. 

 

TRUCK AND TRAILER THEFTS 

Over the long weekend 3 transport trucks and 3 trailers were stolen from the North Bay area. Two trucks and two trailers were recovered abandoned at a truck stop outside of Ottawa. One trailer only had some paper left in it and the second still had 2 skids. The transport truck from Karbro and the ERB trailer with the poultry is still outstanding. The investigation is continuing. 

 

THREATENING 

On 13th Oct it was alleged that a male young person was seen with a bag of marijuana at a local high school. After being questioned about the incident by the school authorities he is alleged to have assaulted and threatened to shoot another student who he believed was the person that had informed on him. The young offender was arrested and charged with assault and threatening. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

 

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 14, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police had 229 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 16 arrests for a variety of offences including, Assaults, Thefts, Domestic Assaults, Trespassing and Intoxication. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

On Feb 12th between 11:20AM and 7:10PM a residence on Stockdale Rd was entered by forcing the front door. A laptop, jewellery, cash and a large amount of rolled coin were stolen. Cst Bill Gainforth 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; MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION

February 11, 2011

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION 

One of the 13 reported collisions on the 10th Feb occurred on the 1500 block of Seymour St. A vehicle, #1 exited onto Seymour and was struck by an eastbound vehicle, #2 on Seymour. This caused the exiting vehicle to spin into another eastbound vehicle, #3. The exiting vehicle driver #1was charged with Fail to yield to traffic on a through highway He was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries. Driver #2was found to be a suspended driver. He was charged with Drive under Suspension and Drive with no Insurance. His motor vehicle was impounded under new legislation for 7 days. Cst Ken Ayres is investigating. 

 

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION 

At 8:50AM 11Feb the North Bay Police DARE Vehicle was involved in a collision at the Intersection of Murray and Copeland Streets. A Toyota Corolla eastbound on Copeland St went through the stop sign and was struck on the right side by the DARE car that was northbound on Murray St. The Toyota Corolla had moderate damage and the DARE car had the entire front end destroyed and every air bag deployed. A north Bay Police Constable was taken to hospital with minor injuries, treated and released. The Driver of the Toyota, a 40yr old woman will be charged with Disobey Stop Sign -Fail to Stop. Sgt Noel Coulas 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. 

GUILTY PLEA

October 14, 2011

 

GUILTY PLEA 

On 11th Oct Robert Cassidy, 27yrs pled guilty to 5 counts of break and enter to a dwelling and 1 count of possession of break in instruments. He was sentenced to 3 years concurrent on every count. Jordan Baker 29yrs pled guilty to 4 counts of break and enter to a dwelling and 1 count of possession of break in instruments. 

He was also sentenced to 3 yrs concurrent on every count. Both men were arrested during a daytime break-in on the 27th Sept. Search warrants executed subsequent to the arrest located approximately 1000 items believed to have been stolen. North Bay Police are still processing these items in attempts to identify the owners. 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. 

TELEPHONE/COMPUTER FRAUD; MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS

February 11, 2011

TELEPHONE/COMPUTER FRAUD 

On 10 Feb a North Bay woman received a phone call from a female who advised she was calling from Microsoft. She explained that the woman had a virus on her computer that needed attention. The caller gave the woman instructions over the phone on the installation of anti-virus software but was charged $198.39 and an additional $103.92 annual fee. Investigation has revealed the call originated in Florida and was determined to be completely fraudulent. The North Bay Police Service wishes to caution the public about this type of fraud. A good rule to follow is not to enter into any financial exchange with anyone where you did not initiate the contact. 

 

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS 

The North Bay Police Service wishes to caution motorists to pay closer attention to their driving. Over the past 24 hrs there have been 13 collisions reported in the city which is relatively high considering the road and weather conditions have been normal. Drivers do tend to get complacent by mid-winter. 

 

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; THEFT OF TRANSPORT TRUCKS AND TRAILERS

October 11, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

Over the long weekend the North Bay Police responded to 241 calls for service that resulted in 14 arrests for offences such as assaults, domestic assaults, breach of court orders and intoxication. 

 

THEFT OF TRANSPORT TRUCKS AND TRAILERS 

Between Friday 07th Oct and Mon 10th a transport truck was stolen from KARBRO trucking on Progress Ct. The truck has KARBRO printed on both sides. On Mon 10th Oct between midnight and 1:00 am a transport truck and two trailers were stolen from ERB transport on Commerce Court. The truck and two trailers have ERB printed on both sides. One trailer had a full load of frozen poultry; the other had a mixed load of chicken, meats, cheese and medical supplies. Transport trucks were also tampered with at other locations on Commerce Ct and Seymour St. Cst Seth Dinsmore 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. 

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

October 7, 2011

 

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT 

Recently the North Bay police Service recovered numerous suspected stolen items. The property is believed to be obtained from Break and Enters and the North Bay Police would like to return the property to the rightful owners. Much of the property was destroyed; however police did locate over 1,000 pieces of property. 

 

A CD containing the items collected has been made for the victims of Break and Enters from the current year. These CD’s can be obtained by contacting the investigating officer into the original complaint. 

 

Once the CD is obtained the victim may view the property items to determine ownership. Each piece of property can be identified with a police exhibit number – example “P22 (a)”. This number(s) will then be forwarded back to the investigating officer along with the CD. The property will then be returned to the victim upon swearing to an affidavit of property owner. 

To contact the investigating officer in each matter please contact the North Bay Police Service (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. 

FALSE ALARM

February 10, 2011

FALSE ALARM 

At 3:20PM 09 Feb the North Bay Fire Dept responded to a fire alarm at a Fraser St address. A 20 yr old woman was subsequently arrested by the North Bay Police and charged with False Alarm of Fire and Public Intoxication. It was alleged that the reason the alarm was pulled was that a friend would not answer the door and setting the alarm off would make sure he did. She is to appear in court on Mar 22nd 2011. Csts Gerry Martin and Scott Buchanan 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. 

WEEKEND; PARENTAL ABDUCTION; ASSAULT; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ROBBERY

February 7, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police responded to 204 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 19 people being arrested for a variety of offences. The offences include Aggravated Assault, Assault, Parental Abduction, Robbery, Breach of Court Orders, and Intoxication. 

 

PARENTAL ABDUCTION 

On 5th Feb Information from the Montreal Police Service was received that an adult female and an adult male were arrestable for abduction. This couple was located at a local North Bay motel in the company of 2 children belonging to the adult female. It was alleged that they had fled the province of Quebec and intended to fly to India to deprive the biological father access. The adults were arrested and held in custody for return to Montreal. The C.A.S. took custody of the children. Csts Henry ONeil, Dan Shepstone, and Richard Hampel are investigating. 

 

ASSAULT 

At 9:20 PM 6th Feb a woman entered a local coffee shop where she started assaulting 2 employees behind the counter. It was only when one of the victims grabbed a knife to defend herself and told her to leave that she did so. Amber Young 19yrs of Garden Village was charged with 2 counts of Assault and is to appear in court 8th Feb 2011. Csts Dan Robertson and Zach Dagg are investigating. 

 

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ROBBERY 

On 6th Feb at 3PM it is alleged that a man and a woman were walking on Main St in the downtown area when they were accosted by 3 males. The man was punched in the face and knocked to the ground where he was kicked in the face causing severe damage to his facial area. Attempts were made to take the victim’s wallet but his girlfriend managed to fend them off at which time the culprits fled the area. Three men were subsequently arrested by police. Keith Paquette 18yrs of Georgian Rd, Dillon Vester 19yrs of Mulligan St, and Kory Benoit 22yrs of Beaver Cr. Are all charged with Aggravated Assault and Robbery. All 3 were held in custody for a bail hearing. 

There were several persons in the immediate area at the time of this occurrence and some of them may have chased the suspects. The North Bay Police is requesting that those witnesses contact the investigating officer Cst Brad Reaume. 

 

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. 

POSSIBLE FRAUD; RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE

October 6, 2011

 

POSSIBLE FRAUD 

The North Bay Police Service is currently investigating a suspicious set of circumstances where a number of cheques made out to the Easter Seals were apparently discarded. It appears that a male has been soliciting donations in relation to an Easter Seals hockey tournament which concluded on the 18th September 2011. It is believed that the male may be acting fraudulently and may be keeping the cash donations while discarding donations given in the form of cheques that he cannot cash. Members of the public are asked to exercise due diligence when dealing with people soliciting donations by asking for the person’s name, their identification, the name of the charity or organization and details of the specific event for which they are raising funds. If in doubt, please contact the named charity or your local police agency. Using some basic precautions will ensure your generous donations make their way to the intended recipient instead of to individuals with less than honourable intentions. Cst Steve Brown is investigating. 

 

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE 

On the morning of Oct 05 a vehicle reported stolen from Waterloo Region was located on a dirt road off of Marsh Drive. Investigation revealed that when the vehicle was abandoned the complete exterior was dented by blows from an aluminium baseball bat. At 9:28 PM on the 5th Oct a 16 yr old male from waterloo region was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property, mischief over $5000, drive while suspended and breach of probation. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. 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. 

THREATENING

February 4, 2011

THREATENING 

On 3rd Feb at 6:45PM North Bay Police responded to a disturbance at the Regional Health Centre. Upon arrival it was alleged that a woman had been in a physical altercation with the staff and had threatened to stab and kill them. Kayla Piche 21yrs of Lakeshore Dr was arrested and charged with Threatening. She has been held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Ken Ayres 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. 

Third Quarter Traffic Report 2011

October 6, 2011

The Traffic Section of the North Bay Police Service reports that Quarter 3 of 2011 saw a 5% reduction in accidents in North Bay and Callander, compared to the Third Quarter of 2010. This reduction follows a 22% increase in collisions for Quarter 1of 2011 and a 14% increase in Quarter 2 when compared to the same periods of last year. 

Another positive trend up to this point in 2011 for North Bay and Callander is the reduction of persons charged with impaired driving. In the first 9 months of 2011, 44 persons have been charged with impaired driving, compared to 63 persons in 2010 for the same period. This represents a 30% reduction compared to the same period last year. 

Uniform officers of the North Bay Police Service are committed to strict enforcement of the rules of the road in North Bay and Callander and will continue these efforts for the duration of 2011 in efforts to ensure the safe and efficient movement of traffic with the goal to reduce injuries and save lives. 

PILLS STOLEN

February 1, 2011

PILLS STOLEN 

On 31st Jan a woman reported that sometime between Jan 26th and Jan29th 150 Percocet were stolen from her vehicle. The pills had been left in the glove box of her unlocked vehicle parked at her Wigston Dr residence. Cst Walter Neeley 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. 

Traffic

October 5, 2011

The Traffic Section of the North Bay Police Service reports that Quarter 3 of 2011 saw a 5% reduction in accidents in North Bay and Callander, compared to the Third Quarter of 2010. This reduction follows a 22% increase in collisions for Quarter 1of 2011 and a 14% increase in Quarter 2 when compared to the same periods of last year. 

Another positive trend up to this point in 2011 for North Bay and Callander is the reduction of persons charged with impaired driving. In the first 9 months of 2011, 44 persons have been charged with impaired driving, compared to 63 persons in 2010 for the same period. This represents a 30% reduction compared to the same period last year. 

Uniform officers of the North Bay Police Service are committed to strict enforcement of the rules of the road in North Bay and Callander and will continue these efforts for the duration of 2011 in efforts to ensure the safe and efficient movement of traffic with the goal to reduce injuries and save lives. 

WEEKEND

January 31, 2011

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police Service answered 191 calls for service over the weekend. There were 15 arrests, of which 9 were for intoxication and the remainder for offences including Assaults, Domestic Assaults, Fraud and Breaches of Court Orders. 

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.

Operation Impact

October 4, 2011

The North Bay Police Service will once again participate in Operation Impact over the Thanksgiving long weekend in North Bay and Callander. Operation Impact is a provincial effort to aggressively enforce the laws that govern high risk activities of road users. 

This year, uniform officers on general patrol, along with those assigned to RIDE programs, will be actively seeking out impaired drivers, distracted drivers and other moving violations of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario. 

The North Bay Police Service will step up traffic enforcement in a continuing effort to ensure the safe and efficient movement of traffic within the City of North Bay and Callander. In short, the goal is to reduce injuries and save lives. 

Busy Night

January 28, 2011

Officers at the North Bay Police Service were kept busy overnight on the 27th of January 2011, responding to 34 calls for service. Investigations were undertaken for such incidents as being intoxicated in a public place and various criminal offences including drugs, bail violations, fraud and others, none of which however, are suitable for release at this time. Several arrests were made resulting from these investigations.

WEEKEND; BREAK AND ENTER

October 3, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

Over the weekend the North Bay Police responded to 217 calls for service that resulted in 21 arrests. Twelve of the arrests were for intoxication, the remainder were for offences such as; impaired driving, assaults, domestic assaults, and obstruct police. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 10 am and 4 pm 2nd Oct a Gordon Dr residence was entered through an unlocked window. Portions of the home were ransacked and cash, jewellery and a watch were taken. 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. 

WEAPON

September 30, 2011

 

WEAPON 

At 2:42 pm 29th Sept North Bay Police responded to a complaint that a man at the Northgate Mall was seen with a handgun and had tucked it in the back of his pants. A man fitting the description was located and arrested. A search of his person located a black pellet handgun in his rear waistband. Robert Morphy 20yrs of Regina St has been charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, and carry concealed weapon. He is to appear in court on 8th Nov 2011. Cst’s Darcy Wall, Andrew Keating, and Christian Elia 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. 

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

January 27, 2011

Several weeks ago, the Street Crime Unit of the North Bay Police Service received information that employees at a local retail outlet were stealing dog food from their employer and using the stolen dog food to purchase oxycotin. 

On the 27th of January 2011 the investigation culminated in the arrest of 24 year old Amber Dibartolomeo of Stone Road in Callander. Ms. Dibartolomeo is charged with one count of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and is being held in custody for bail court. 

FAIL TO REMAIN; ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON; THREATENING

January 26, 2011

FAIL TO REMAIN 

The North Bay Police are looking for information on a Motor vehicle Collision that occurred on Tackaberry St. on Mon 24th Jan between 7AM and 1:52 PM. A parked car was struck and the offending vehicle left the scene. The offending vehicle is believed to be a General Motors product possibly a Chevrolet Uplander or a Pontiac Montana. It should have damage to the left rear tail light. Cst Gerry Martin is investigating. 

 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON 

On Jan26th at 12:50 a male person is alleged to have attended a Riverbend Road residence and when a man answered the door he was struck in the face with a beer bottle. The assailant then punched the man several times in the face then left the area. Gary Moffat 50yrs of Lakeshore Dr. was arrested at 2:02AM and is charged with Assault with a Weapon and Assault. He is being held in custody for a Bail hearing. Csts Gerry Martin and Chris Marshall are investigating. 

 

THREATENING 

On 25th Jan at 8:PM it is alleged that a male subject phoned a man and demanded that he be paid $180.00 by the end of the week or he would kill his dog. Cody Alderson 24yrs of Lakeheights Rd was arrested and charged with Threatening and Breach of Recognizance. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. 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. 

CAUGHT IN THE ACT; CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

September 29, 2011

 

CAUGHT IN THE ACT 

At 11:10 AM on 27th Sept two men were apprehended by the North Bay Police Street Crime Unit during the commission of a break and enter at a Bain St residence. Jordan Baker 29yrs of no fixed address and Robert Cassidy 27yrs of Ski Club Rd are charged with break and enter and possession of burglary tools. 

As a result of these arrests, search warrants were executed on 28th Sept at residences on Ski Club Rd and Madelina Dr. A large quantity of stolen property that includes coin collections, silver flatware, jewellery, and electronics was seized. John Fletcher 43 yrs of Madelina Dr was arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime. It has been alleged that stolen gold and silver was being melted into bars at his residence. All three men were held in custody for bail hearings. The stolen property is presently being catalogued. As the investigation continues, the North Bay Police will be contacting potential victims to assist in identifying their property. 

 

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY 

On the 27th and 28th Sept members of the O.P.P. Child Exploitation Unit and The North Bay Police Criminal Investigation Unit executed two search warrants seizing computers at both. Douglas Ferguson 28yrs of Trout Lake Rd was arrested on 27th Sept at his residence and charged with; make available child pornography, accessing child pornography and 3 counts of possession of child pornography. Tyler Papineau 23yrs of Milford Cr was arrested on the 28th Sept at his residence and charged with make available child pornography, accessing child pornography and 2 counts of possession of child pornography. Both men were held in custody for bail hearings. 

 

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. 

ESCAPEE ARRESTED; ROBBERY; MISCHIEFS; VEHICLE THEFT

September 27, 2011

 

ESCAPEE ARRESTED 

At approximately 9:15 AM this morning Eric Larouche 26yrs was arrested at the King Edward Hotel in Sturgeon Falls by the West Nipissing Police Service. He has been charged with escaping lawful custody and will be returned to North Bay. 

 

ROBBERY 

At 4:09PM 26 Sept a man attended and knocked on the door of a Princess St residence. It is alleged that a man that answered the door was grabbed, threatened and a quantity of money demanded from him. He was then driven to a bank where he was threatened with being shot then followed into the bank. The victim managed to let a teller know what was happening and the police were called. His assailant realized what happened, ran to his vehicle and fled the area. At 8:00 PM he attended the police station and turned himself in. Michael Swaine 44yrs of New Liskeard is charged with robbery, extortion, and using a firearm in the commission of an offence. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing. Cst Roger Drolet is investigating. 

 

MISCHIEFS 

Between 2AM and 4AM 26th Sept Memorial Gardens , the 1st Baptist Church and an Oak St building were all spray painted with the same message in black paint. 

“9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB”. The suspect is described as: male, white, slim build, 5ft 8in tall, wearing a dark hood and blue jeans. Cst Jody DeHaas is investigating. 

 

VEHICLE THEFT 

Between the 23rd and 26th Sept a new side by side blue SPARTAN 600 ATV was stolen from a lot on Lakeshore Dr. The keys to the vehicle are also missing. 

Cst Penny Kerr 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. 

BEAR SPRAY; MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION

January 26, 2011

BEAR SPRAY 

On 26th Jan at approximately 6:22AM an arranged meeting took place at the intersection of Ann St and Lansdowne St between a male and another male in the company of a female. It is alleged that the 2 males started fighting and the female sprayed them with bear spray which is a type of O/C spray. On arrival of police all 3 parties were suffering from the effects of O/C spray. Samantha Yandeau 24yrs of Front St was arrested and charged with Weapon Dangerous, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and Breach of Probation. She is to appear in court on Mar 22 2011. Csts Chris Marshall and Anthony Corrente are investigating. 

 

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION. 

At 5:44 PM Jan 25th a 52 yr old lady in a wheel chair was struck by a vehicle in the 300 block of Mulligan St. The vehicle was eastbound towards Marshall Av and the lady was travelling west on the roadway facing traffic. A second vehicle was westbound behind the wheelchair. The eastbound vehicle stayed to his right striking the wheelchair. The road conditions were icy and snow covered. The lady was taken to hospital by ambulance suffering minor injuries. Cst Dan Shepstone 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

September 26, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

 

The North Bay Police responded to 200 calls for service over the weekend that resulted in 15 arrests for offences of assault, domestic assaults, impaired driving, mischief 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. 

SINGLE VEHICLE COLLISSION

January 21, 2011

SINGLE VEHICLE COLLISSION 

At 8:56 AM 20Jan a woman driving a SUV half way up the hill on College Dr lost control on black ice, crossed the oncoming lane and rolled over down an 8 ft embankment. The driver and a female passenger could not get out the doors so they climbed out the moon roof. Both persons were taken to hospital for a check up. Csts directing traffic at the scene later expressed their disappointment with some of the drivers travelling at high speeds past the scene. The North Bay Police would like to emphasise that safety is paramount at an accident scene and there is a legal obligation for drivers to slow down and follow the direction of a police officer. The penalty is a fine of $110.00 and 3 demerit points. 

 

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. 

ROBBERS ARRESTED; DRUG WARRANT

January 20, 2011

ROBBERS ARRESTED 

A North Bay Police Street Crime Unit investigation into the Dec 11th robbery of a pizza delivery man has resulted in the arrest of 2 males and the recovery of a knife, receipt, and the pizza bag. Chad Wickett 19yrs of Carruthers St and Brandon Leblond 20 yrs of Marshall Park Dr are both charged with Robbery. They are to appear in court on 1st Mar 2011. 

 

DRUG WARRANT 

On 19th Jan at 6:30PM the North Bay Police Street Crime Unit executed a search warrant on a Vanier St residence. Property seized included 227 gms of marijuana, packing material, drug paraphernalia and a stun gun. Ryan Abraham 18yrs, and Miranda Brillinger 18yrs both of Vanier St and Derek Cushing 23yrs of Jocko Point Rd are all charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. They are to appear in court 1st Mar 2011. 

 

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. 

BUSINESS ENTRIES SOLVED

January 19, 2011

BUSINESS ENTRIES SOLVED 

The investigation into business Break-Ins last summer has resulted in the arrest of a man who was a young offender at the time. He was arrested on 18th Jan and has been charged with Possession of Stolen Property, 2 counts of Theft Under $5000.00 and 3 counts of Break and Enter. 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. 

BREAK INS SOLVED

January 18, 2011

 

An investigation into a residential break- in reported on Jan 2nd has resulted in four Break- Ins being solved and the recovery of a TV, a Laptop, a Mountain Bike and approximately $10,000.00 worth of jewellery. Two People were arrested and charged on the 12th Jan. The investigation led the officer to conduct a search warrant at a Lakeshore Dr residence where rings and diamonds that had already been separated from the rings were seized. Robert Ward 21yrs of Duke St was charged with 4 counts of Break Enter and Theft, and 1 count of Possession of Stolen Property. Amber Young 19yrs of Blair St was charged with 4 counts of Break Enter and Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, and Breach of Probation. Both persons were held in custody for bail hearings. 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. 

WEEKEND; DRUG OFFENCE; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER; BREAK AND ENTER

January 17, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

The North Bay Police answered 223 calls for service over the weekend resulting in 15 arrests for a variety of offences including Assaults, Domestic Assaults, Breach of Court Orders, Drugs, and Intoxication. 

 

DRUG OFFENCE 

On 15th Jan North Bay Police entered into the investigation of a theft of a Percocet Medication. On the 16th Jan the complainant, Patrick Stewart 18 years of Manitou St was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. It is alleged that the Percocet were being sold and not stolen. He is held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Roger Drolet is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

On 16th Jan at 11:40 AM a woman was sleeping in her apartment on Oak St when she woke to find a man standing in her dining room. She asked him what he was doing and he replied “I’m looking for the barber shop.” The man subsequently left the residence. He is described as 20- 25 yrs, 5’9” Caucasian, brown unkempt medium length hair, wearing a light beige hoody style jacket and baggy pants. Cst Andrew Keating is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 12:30 AM and 6:30 AM 16th Jan a residence on Algonquin Ave was entered through an unlocked door. It is alleged that quantities of cash were taken from a man’s dresser drawer and from a woman’s purse both of which are located in the bedroom where they were sleeping. Cst Ashley St John is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

On Fri 14th Jan at 11:30 PM a U-Haul was observed backing up to a Booth St Residence. Two males got out, kicked in the front door, loaded contents of the residence and drove away. The contents are valued at approximately $17,000.00, and include several TV’s, a variety of electronic components, and power tools. 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. 

FRAUD ARREST

January 12, 2011

 

FRAUD ARREST 

The investigation into the theft of a credit card reported on 17th Dec 2010 has resulted in the arrest of a 22yr old North Bay man. The credit card was used 4 times shortly after the theft. Joshua Bell has been charged with Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, and 4 counts of Fraudulent Use of Credit Card. He is to appear in court on 8th Mar 2011. 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. 

WEEKEND; HOME INVASION; WEAPON DANGEROUS

January 10, 2011

 

WEEKEND 

Over the weekend The North Bay Police Service answered 216 calls for service and made 15 arrests for a variety of offences including Threats, Assaults, Domestic Assaults, Warrants and Intoxication. 

 

HOME INVASION 

At 8:15 PM 07th Jan 3 male subjects wearing ski masks kicked in the side door of a Stone Road residence. They knocked the resident to the floor; duct taped his hands and feet and searched the residence. The culprits found a quantity of money and fled. The suspects are described as; 

#1 – 5’4” small build, dark clothing, possibly a sweater and a black ski mask. 

#2 - 6’, large build, metallic looking sweater, black ski mask. 

#3 - 6’, med build, black ski mask. 

Cst Matt Parker is investigating. 

 

WEAPON DANGEROUS 

On 9th Jan at 2;45 PM a verbal dispute between neighbours at a Lakeshore Dr. residence escalated to a threatening with a 10 ½ inch knife. John Carleton 49 yrs was arrested and charged with Threatening and Possession of a Weapon Dangerous. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. 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. 

 

INVESTIGATION

January 10, 2011

 

INVESTIGATION 

As a result of an internal investigation conducted by our Police Service, which commenced in early December 2010, Constable Steve Trahan has been charged with Assault. The allegations investigated relate to an on duty arrest of a male suspect. 

Constable Trahan is scheduled to appear in First Appearance Court in North Bay on the 1st March 2011 at 9:30 AM. 

As this matter is currently before the courts, The North Bay Police Service is not prepared to release any additional information at this time. 

 

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; DOGGY DECEPTION

January 7, 2011

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

At 3:08 PM North Bay Police responded to a call to the new hospital building. The site is closed to the public and Hospital Security had apprehended a man going through offices. Darin Bruneau 36 yrs of Little Down Ln. has been charged with Break and Enter with Intent. He is to appear in court on 25th Jan. Csts Chris Johnson and Aaron Northrup is investigating. 

 

DOGGY DECEPTION 

At 2:53 AM two females walking a small dog on Jane St were captured on video going through vehicles parked in driveways in the 800 block. It appears as if the females are using the dog as an excuse in the event they are confronted when on private property at night. The North Bay Police Service would like to advise the public that if they come across similar circumstances they should contact the Police so the parties can be identified and their motives confirmed. Cst Steven Brown 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. 

SUSPICIOUS PERSON; BREAK AND ENTER; DISTURBANCE

January 6, 2011

 

SUSPICIOUS PERSON 

At 3:15 PM Jan 5th a young female reported that while she walked home from school in Callander a man in a beige 4 door mid size car drove up beside her and asked if she wanted a ride. She ran and he watched her for a couple of minutes then drove off. He is described as: 30-35 yrs, heavy build with dark complexion, dark beard and moustache. He was wearing a black leather jacket ,blue jeans, sunglasses and a black toque with “tap out” in white on it Mark McLeod is investigating. 

 

BREAK AND ENTER 

Between 7PM on the 4th Jan and 6AM 5th Jan entry was gained to a Galt St residence. A small safe containing an undisclosed quantity of money was taken. Cst Bruce Whitehead is investigating. 

 

DISTURBANCE 

On the 5th Jan at 9:30AM North Bay Police responded to a disturbance at a Lakeshore Dr business resulting in the arrest of a 58 yr old man. It was alleged that the man had gone to the cashier and requested that money be prepaid to him from a prepaid credit card. When advised that this cannot be done he became irate and started swearing. When told to leave he smashed a bag of chips, kicked the automatic door making it inoperable, grabbed a snow scraper and was leaving with it. The cashier confronted him and was punched in the face. Another customer restrained the man and calmed him down until police arrived. Donald Gelinas of No Fixed Address has been charged with Mischief, Attempt Theft and Assault. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Cst Aaron Northrup 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. 

2005 Mission To Israel

Thirty senior police leaders from across Ontario and I recently returned from a successful weeklong mission to Israel. I believe the insights and lessons learned on the mission will be beneficial to all of the participants and ultimately help improve community safety and security throughout the province.

Mission2Israel company

Celtfest 2010

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Honourary Chieftain Cook joins Ms. Monique Smith, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Government House Leader and Mr. Mitch Belanger, Master of Ceremonies during the Opening Ceremonies of Celtfest 2010. This year’s event was hosted at Champlain Park and featured Pipes and Drums, a Highland Dance Competition, Amateur Scottish Heavy Events, Clans and Vendors and Sheep Dog Herding Performances. Congratulations to Committee Chair, Ms. Colleen Porter and her group of hardworking volunteers for organizing another very successful, fun-filled community event celebrating our Celtic Heritage.

125 Years Policing in 2007

Mayor's Proclamation
Congratulations from MPP Monique Smith
Congratulations from Minister Monte Kwinter

Carte Blanche - Official Supplier of 125th Anniversary Promotional Items

Request for Information:

A history of the North Bay Police Service is being compiled. The committee is looking for any old photographs, articles, or memorabilia that could be used in a book or display about the early years of the service. If you have something that you think would be of interest, please contact Sgt. Chuck Seguin at 497-5573.

125th Anniversary Book "The Beatlight" Order Form

Order form

Special Thanks:

The North Bay Police Service would like to recognize and give thanks to Mr. William Ferguson, the staff at TWG Communications, and the 125th Committee for developing this logo on our behalf.

125YearsLogo


The North Bay Police Service would like to recognize and give thanks to WFL Communications and Creative Impressions for their work on the 1926 Rules and Regulations booklet.

Time Capsule:

The next event that will take place to celebrate our 125 years of policing in North Bay is the sealing of a time capsule. Memorabilia is being collected to include in the time capsule, which will be opened in 25 years (year 2032). There will be 125 items placed in the time capsule that will relate to policing in North Bay and Callander in the year 2007. A ceremony to seal the time capsule will be held in the North Bay Police Service lobby on Thursday Dec. 27, 2007 at 2:00 pm.

Celebrating Our Police:

The North Bay Police Service and our 125th anniversary committee wish to thank Pastors Ken and Linda Jeffrey, Gateway Pentecostal Church, and the Christian Community of North Bay for recognizing and honoring our members, past and present, during a heart felt church service held on Sunday, May 27th, 2007. A generous donation of $850 was presented to our service, and will go directly to The Ontario Torch Run For Special Olympics.

Church Service - Mayor's Speech

School Run for Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will be held on June 6th, 2007. It has been made possible through the joint involvement of the law enforcement community and the school community. Read more about this joint fundraising and awareness project here.

Golf Tournament:

A 2-person scramble golf tournament took place on June 16, 2007 at Osprey Links Golf Course. We would like to thank the many community supporters who assisted with this extremely successful event. Not only was the golf tournament a lot of fun, thanks in part to your support, $2130.93 was raised to support Special Olympics.

Tattoo:

The North Bay Police Service, in partnership with 22 Wing, Canadian Forces Base North Bay, presented a Tattoo of both military and police pipes and drums bands on Saturday November 24, 2007. The theme was "Salute to Policing". The event was very impressive and moving, recognizing the sacrifices that our military and police officers make each day to protect their communities.

The North Bay Legion, Branch 23 Colour Party, presented a ceremonial sword to the North Bay Police Service Colour Party. This sword will be carried by the Colour Party Sergeant on parade and is engraved with the North Bay Police Service emblem.

The Tattoo was also an opportunity to raise funds for two charities that are supported by the Military Police and the North Bay Police Service. The Military Police support the "Blind Fund" and the North Bay Police Service has been donating money raised from the 125th Anniversary events towards the Special Olympics Torch Run. During the Tattoo, through the public support, a total of $4,400 was raised, with $2,200 going to each of the charities.

A special thanks to our sponsors, without whom this event could not have happened.

Tattoo Sponsors

  • Accident Support Sevices International Inc.
  • Atlas Copco
  • Brian Chutes Drugs Ltd.
  • Canadian Tire - North Bay
  • Cerisano Real Etate Sales and Rentals
  • City of North Bay
  • Clarion Resort Pinewood Park
  • Deegans Shoe Stores Ltd.
  • Despres-Pacey Insurance
  • H.E. Brown Supply Co. Ltd.
  • Northgate Square
  • TD Bank
  • Voyageur Airways

125TH Anniversary Banners Hung in Downtown North Bay

On a cold and windy late October evening members of the North Bay Police Service 125th Anniversary Committee with the assistance of Mr. Rod Coles, owner of Price Electric signs braved the elements to hang a number of 125th Anniversary banners along Main St. in North Bay. These banners represent 125 years of policing to the citizens of North Bay by the members of the North Bay Police Service who have been proudly serving since 1882.

For more information relating to the 125th Anniversary celebrations and events please visit our website at www.northbaypolice.on.ca

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Your business or organization is invited to provide sponsorship for the events planned to celebrate this significant milestone in the proud history of our Police Service. These events will also be used as platforms to fundraise for the Ontario Torch Run for Special Olympics, which is the charity of choice for the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). You can provide support online by completing the attached Community Supporter form and e-mailing it to the attention of Mr. Gerald Lalande or through the mail by sending the completed form to our Police Service. Thanks for taking the time to consider this offer.

Community Supporters:

  • Platinum - 22 Wing
  • Platinum - Accident Support Services Inc.
  • Platinum - North Bay Police Association
  • Platinum - North Bay Police Services Board
  • Platinum - Sharron and Ted Thomson
  • Platinum - TWG Communications
  • Gold - Atlas Copco
  • Gold - Canadian Tire - North Bay
  • Gold - Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Gold - Carte Blanche Promotional Products
  • Gold - Cerisano Real Estate Sales and Rentals
  • Gold - City of North Bay
  • Gold - Clarion Pinewood Park Resort
  • Gold - Despres-Pacey Insurance
  • Gold - Dollars Independent Grocer
  • Gold - FDM4 International Inc.
  • Gold - GAP Construction
  • Gold - Gateway Pentecostal Church
  • Gold - Hilltop Video Athletic Association
  • Gold - Lucenti, Orlando & Ellies LLP
  • Gold - Lynn Johnston Productions Inc.
  • Gold - New Wingate Charities
  • Gold - Northgate Square
  • Gold - OACP Zone 1A
  • Gold - Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP
  • Gold - Rogers Radio
  • Gold - Sundance Industries
  • Gold - TD Bank
  • Gold - The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 23
  • Gold - U-Need-A-Cab
  • Gold - Voyageur Airways
  • Gold - Yes Employment Services Inc. (Nipissing)
  • Gold - You're My Hero Books (Barry Spilchuk)
  • Silver - Algonquin Grecos Pizza
  • Silver - Anthony and Associates
  • Silver - Blue Sky Region Realty Inc.
  • Silver - Brian Chute Drugs Ltd.
  • Silver - Centennial Optical
  • Silver - D&R Electronics Co. Ltd.
  • Silver - H.E. Brown Supply Co. Ltd.
  • Silver - Helical Solutions
  • Silver - Holmes and Pellerin Real Estate
  • Silver - Hopper Pontiac Buick GMC
  • Silver - Investors Group
  • Silver - Knox Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • Silver - Levesques Furniture Outlet
  • Silver - Magna Carta Training Inc
  • Silver - Merlex Engineering Ltd.
  • Silver - Miller Technology Inc.
  • Silver - Neddy's North Bay Hyundai
  • Silver - North Bay Home Solutions Realty Ltd.
  • Silver - North Bay Professional Paramedics Association
  • Silver - Northern Honda
  • Silver - Orlando's Mens Wear
  • Silver - Rebuilt Resources
  • Silver - SportChek
  • Silver - The Steering Wheel
  • Silver - Tim Hortons Donuts
  • Silver - VCR Video Warehouse Inc.
  • Silver - Walmart
  • Bronze - 547 Air Cadets
  • Bronze - Algonquin Mr. Sub
  • Bronze - Arctic Canvas Inc.
  • Bronze - Bank of Montreal
  • Bronze - Branch 445 Callander Legion
  • Bronze - Callander Tavern
  • Bronze - Canada Post
  • Bronze - Canadian Optical Supply
  • Bronze - Canarino Nissan
  • Bronze - CGS
  • Bronze - Chippewa Secondary School
  • Bronze - D.J. Venasse Construction Ltd.
  • Bronze - Dave's Diner
  • Bronze - Deegan's Shoe Stores Ltd.
  • Bronze - Dispatch Print
  • Bronze - Downtown Improvment Area
  • Bronze - Dr. Bryan Wolfe
  • Bronze - Dr. Myles Knight, Optometrist
  • Bronze - Electric Signs
  • Bronze - Evin Industries Ltd.
  • Bronze - F.J. Dellandrea Place
  • Bronze - Fifth and Fraser
  • Bronze - Gateway Hardware
  • Bronze - Grand & Toy
  • Bronze - IBM North Bay
  • Bronze - J&J Machine Works
  • Bronze - Jackman's the Floral Pros
  • Bronze - M&M Meats
  • Bronze - Makitalo Construction
  • Bronze - McDonalds Restaurant
  • Bronze - Modern Hairdressing School
  • Bronze - Mr. Gas
  • Bronze - Mr. Sub
  • Bronze - Near North Crime Stoppers
  • Bronze - North Bay Mazda
  • Bronze - North Bay Toyota
  • Bronze - Northern Ontario Fraud Investigators Partnership Initiative
  • Bronze - ONR
  • Bronze - Osprey Links
  • Bronze - Photo Metro Inc
  • Bronze - Pizza Hut
  • Bronze - Preston Medical Esthetics and Laser Clinic
  • Bronze - Promo Sports Depot
  • Bronze - R. Nicholls Distributors Inc.
  • Bronze - Rivet Insurance
  • Bronze - Royal Bank of Canada
  • Bronze - Slumber Sleep Products of Canada
  • Bronze - Staples Business Depot
  • Bronze - Stenning and Associates Financial Services
  • Bronze - Stereo Plus
  • Bronze - Sully's Auto Detailing
  • Bronze - Symetrics
  • Bronze - The Bull and Quench
  • Bronze - The Shaving Mug
  • Bronze - Trim-Line of Near North
  • Bronze - Triple A Trophy and Awards
  • Bronze - WFL Communications

Last Updated: January 11, 2008

Board Supports The Gathering Place

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The Gathering Place is a community-driven soup kitchen on Algonquin Ave. in North Bay. Since they opened their doors in September of 2003, over 350 volunteers have served meals to thousands of less fortunate citizens in North Bay and area. The North Bay Police Services Board has provided financial support to The Gathering Place through their, “Food for a Day Program” since 2005. Deputy Chief Williams, Board Secretary Miller, Board members Ms. Houghton and Mr. Gavan and Chief Cook pose for a photo outside the entrance to The Gathering place earlier this year.

New and Alternative Vehicles - Are they legal?

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)

  • Looks like a rugged golf cart with four or three wheels
  • Gas-powered

Cannot be operated on roads in Ontario because it is…

  • Considered a motor vehicle under HTA but fails safety standards for on-road use.

Operators of ATVs must:

  • Have a valid plate, and insurance
  • Wear a motorcycle helmet
  • Not allow children under 12 years of age to drive an ATV except on land occupied by the vehicle owner or under close supervision of an adult.
  • Not allow passengers

Other ATV Facts:

  • ATVs can be driven on private property with prior consent of the property owner,
  • ATVs cannot be driven on public roads or road allowances unless the municipality has passed a consenting by-law. Callander has passed a by-law allowing ATVs on roads if they meet certain conditions. Please click here for details.

For information on all other New and Alternative Vehicles please follow the below link:
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/vehicle/emerging/index.shtml

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM AGREEMENT

December 18, 2008

On December 4, 2008 an agreement was entered into between area police services and Canadore College on a mentorship program for students in the Police Foundations Program.

Joining Canadore College were the North Bay Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, and Anishinabek Police Service in establishing a Memorandum of Understanding to provide serving police officers as mentors to students of the program who are in their second and final year.

The goal of the program is to provide the students with an opportunity to learn more about policing and to be able to obtain guidance from a police officer in how to prepare themselves to apply to a police service. The police services hope to build a relationship with the students an