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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (April 7 – April 13)

Between April 7th and April 13th the West Nipissing Police Service logged 140 calls for service. Among those were 1 assault, 3 break and enter complaints, 3 domestic disputes, 2 controlled drugs calls, 4 fraud complaints, 17 police assistance calls, and 2 theft complaints.

On April 7th police were called to a Maple Street residence in Field, regarding a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival police spoke with the victim and learned that she had been push by her boyfriend, when she tried to lock herself in the washroom the suspect followed her and managed to open the door. The telephone battery was removed by the suspect so that the victim could not call the police. The suspect then grabbed the victim by the neck and held her against the wall, the victim kicked the suspect who then released his hold of the battery and she was then able to call for assistance. A 29 year old Sturgeon Falls man faces charges of assault, forcible confinement, mischief and breach of probation.

On April 8th while on general patrol police observed a male stumbling while walking in the downtown area. The man was questioned by police and it became apparent he was in an intoxicated state as a result of having consumed too much alcoholic beverages. The man was apprehended and searched at which time police found the man to be in possession of methamphetamine pills. The man now faces charges being intoxicated in a public place and possession of a controlled substance.

On April 9th police received a call to assist EMS at a Main Street residence. Once on scene police learned that the victim had already been transported to the hospital. Through their investigation police learned that a group of young people had gathered at the suspect’s apartment in the morning. At one point the suspect grabbed a chair and struck the victim on the head causing serious injuries. Other individuals in the apartment held the suspect and the young female was able to leave the premises and seek medical attention. The suspect a 39 year old Sturgeon Falls man now faces charges of assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

On April 9th police responded to a complaint of a Break and enter at a John Street business. Upon arrival police learned that the culprit(s) had smashed the front door window, unlocked the door and gain entry to the establishment. Once inside the culprit(s) stole money and alcoholic beverages. The culprit(s) were able to flee the area prior to police arrival.

On April 10th police responded to a domestic disturbance call at a Dutrisac Road residence. Upon arrival police spoke with the husband and wife and learned that there were serious matrimonial issues between the two. Police learned that there had been an altercation and that a third person’s vehicle that was on the property had been damaged. A 42 year old Sturgeon Falls man was taken into custody and he now faces charges of assault and mischief over $5000.

On April 10th the West Nipissing Police Service received a complaint of a domestic assault that took place the previous evening. Officers investigated the allegations and learned that the victim and the suspect had broken up quite some time ago, but the suspect had difficulty accepting the fact that the relationship was over. The suspect discovered that the victim had a new male friend and he attended at the victim’s apartment to confront her about it. The suspect entered the victim’s porch area and began to damage some of her property. The victim exited the apartment at which time a physical altercation took place and the victim was kicked in the chest area. The victim’s neighbors came to her assistance and the suspect left the area. Police have arrested a 28 year old Sturgeon Falls man, and he now faces charges of assault and mischief under $5000.

At approximately 10:00 pm April 12th police responded to an alarm at a Railways Street business. Upon arrival the officers checked the premises and discovered that a door window had been smashed and the door unlocked. Once inside the officers found a large rock they believe was used to smash the window, but no one was found in the premises.

At approximately 12:40am, April 13th police responded to a complaint of a possible break and enter at a John Street business. Upon arrival officers noticed that the alarm had been activated and observed movement within the business. Officers entered the restaurant at which time the culprit attempted to flee. The culprit was ordered to stop and was subsequently apprehended by the officers. The culprit was found to be in possession of money and liquor bottles. A 17 year old who can’t be named now faces charges of break and enter, wearing a disguise while committing an offence, resist arrest 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.