Between January 15th and January 28th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 338 calls for service. Among those were 51 police assistance calls, 11 9-1-1 calls, responded to 11 alarms, 4 thefts, 4 assaults, 4 family disputes, 3 fraud complaints, 2 domestic disputes and 2 break and enters.
On January 15th, while on general patrol on Hwy 539 in the Field area, an officer observed a male walking in the middle of the highway. Upon speaking with him, the officer noticed obvious signs of impairment. A short distance away was a vehicle that had went off the road in to a snowbank. After a police investigation the male was arrested for Impaired and transported back to police headquarters where he was turned over to a qualified breath tech. Two breath samples were collected which showed that the accused had over twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. The 60 year old driver was issued an automatic 90 day driver’s license suspension as well as being charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Over 80. He was later released on a Promise to Appear.
An 18 year old male has been charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 after a complaint was received of a stolen bicycle. On January 15, the complainant told police that he had his BMX bike stolen from his friend’s house and identified a possible suspect. The investigation revealed that the accused had taken the bike with the intention of selling it to a third party. The accused male was later located and charged. He was released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking.
On January 18th, a complaint was received of a suspicious male in the area of Hillman Rd in Lavigne. The complainant said that there was a male who knocked at his door just after midnight asking if he had gasoline because his sled ran out of gas. The male was told that he didn’t have any gas. The male then left the area. Later that day, the complainant went outside and observed that his snow machine had been syphoned and emptied of gas. The neighboring residences were canvassed and it was found that the suspects had attended other houses but nothing seemed to be missing. There are no suspects at this time.
On January 18th, a 28 year old male was arrested and charged with one count of Breach of his Recognizance after he failed to report to the West Nipissing Police Service. The accused was kept in custody and brought to bail court.
On January 20th, while on general patrol, a vehicle was stopped on Hwy 539 in Field after the officer observed the vehicle driving with the windshield covered with snow. Upon closer inspection, the vehicle had no plates, had a flat tire and a severely damaged rear bumper. The driver was issued part III summons for Driving With No Insurance and Operate Unsafe Vehicle.
On January 21st, police responded to a break and enter call at a residence on Levac Rd. The home owner told police that, upon his return to his residence he noticed that his main entrance door frame was damaged and that someone had gained entry. The only thing he noticed missing was some of his medication. There are no suspects at this time.
On January 23rd, police received a traffic complaint of a vehicle swerving all over the road. This vehicle was located on Leclair Rd. The vehicle driver was spoken to which is when the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol. The driver stepped out of his vehicle where he was observed as being unsteady on his feet. As the officer was arresting the accused, he became aggressive to the point that force was required in order to subdue the individual. The male driver was brought before a qualified breath tech. Two breath samples were collected which resulted in more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. The 47 year old Sturgeon Falls resident was later released on a Promise to Appear on charges of Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle, Over 80 and Resist Arrest. He was also issued an automatic 90 day driver’s license suspension and his vehicle was impounded.
On January 23rd, an officer observed a male in the front lobby of the police headquarters acting strange. The male was approached which is when the officer determined that he was under the influence of a drug. As the male attempted to walk away, the officer observed a large wooden knife handle sticking out from his rear pant pocket. The male was confronted and became combative towards the officer. Force was required in order to gain control of the accused. The 29 year old Sturgeon Falls resident was arrested and charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon and possession of a Controlled Substance. He was later released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking.
On January 28th, the West Nipissing Police Service received a call of a disturbance at a residence located on Delorme Rd. On their way to this address, police located the female victim where she told police that her boyfriend had assaulted her. The victim was observed as having injuries to her face and was covered in blood. The officers then attended the address provided and arrested a 22 year old male. After an interview with the victim, the accused was subsequently charged with Assault, Assault With a Weapon, Assault Cause Bodily Harm, Uttering Threats and Forcible Confinement. He was kept in custody and brought to bail court.
Anyone with information about these occurrences is asked to contact the West Nipissing Police Service at 705-753-1234. For those who wish to remain anonymous, there are three ways to contact the Near North Crime Stoppers. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text the word “Nipper” plus the tip information to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.