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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (June 29 – July 06)

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Between June 29th and July 6th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 238 calls for service. Among those were 2 Break and Enter, 3 Domestic Disputes, 4 Fraud, 3 Mischief, 10 Motor vehicle collisions, and 3 Thefts.

On July 2nd a Clark Street resident contacted the policed to report a theft. The victim informed police that the shed in her backyard had been entered and many of her hand and garden tools had been stolen. No damage was caused to the shed during the theft.

On July 3rd police responded to a call for service at a Parker Street residence. Police learned that a man had been assaulted by his spouse. Officers discovered that the male and female had a disagreement and that the woman punched her husband in the facial area. The female was later arrested and now faces a charge of assault.

Police continue to receive fraud/scam complaints from West Nipissing residents. The majority of the complaints relate to a caller purporting to work for the Canada Revenue Agency and the complainant owing large sums of money. The caller insists that the complainant return the call or that legal action will commence against the complainant. This is a scam, and West Nipissing residents are urged not to return these calls, and more importantly to not provide personal information about themselves or their finances.

A Nipissing Street resident contacted the police to report that one of the tires on her vehicle had been slashed. While there were no witnesses to the incident the owner did provide the police with the name of a suspect. This investigation is ongoing.

The West Nipissing Police Service is actively investigating a mischief at the Verner golf course. Police responded to the complaint of July 3rd and upon arrival learned that extensive damage had been caused to two golf greens. During the early morning hours of July 3rd the culprit drove an all-terrain vehicle onto the property and proceeded to drive onto and perform “doughnuts” on two of the greens. The golf course will be closed while the repairs are conducted. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the police.

On July 4th a local Sturgeon Falls business reported a theft of power tools and drills. Police were advised that a Dewalt Impact driver and drill bits had been taken sometime on Sunday July 3rd.

On July 5th a Quesnel Road resident contacted the police to report that a boat motor had been stolen. The officer was advised that all the cables were cut and the motor removed from the vessel. The motor is described as a 15 HP Mercury four stroke, black in color.

The West Nipissing Police are actively looking for a Sturgeon Falls man associated to a June 20th, home invasion, where a male and female were assaulted. Police learned that at approximately 11:50 pm on June 20th, three men knocked at a Nipissing Street residence door. When the door was answered by the tenant one of the men barged in and punched the female, the other two men entered the apartment and assaulted a male occupant. Police have arrested two of the three assailants in connection to this case and continue to search for 25 year old Christopher Lafleur of Sturgeon Falls. Charges against the men include, Assault, Assault with a weapon, Unlawfully in a dwelling, Mischief, Fail to Comply with Recognizance, and Breach of Probation.

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.