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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (May 5 – May 11)

Between May 5th and May 11th the West Nipissing Police Service logged 169 calls for service. Among those were 2 domestic disputes, 3 controlled drugs calls, 31 police assistance calls, and 7 theft complaints.

On May 7th 2017, while on general patrol, police observed a known male individual walking away from the rear stairwell at a local business. The man is known to be on a recognizance with conditions not to communicate or be near certain individuals. The male was arrested for breaching his conditions and during the course of his arrest he was found to be in possession of 10 ICE pills. The male now faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

At approximately 10:35pm on May 7th 2017 police made observations of a pickup truck near an area known for drug activity, police conducted a traffic stop with the same truck and upon speaking with the driver found him to be very nervous and shaky. The driver identified himself with a valid DL, Ownership and Insurance. Police further noticed the driver was sweaty and slow to respond why he was nervous. The officer observed a white powdery substance on the driver’s nose. He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine pills, Perks, and large amount of cash. He now faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and property obtained by crime.

On May 8th a Salter street resident contacted police to report that his wallet had been stolen from his vehicle. The complainant advised that the wallet contained his Driver’s Licence, Credit Cards bank cards and many other forms of identification. The wallet is described as black leather and has been missing for the last few days.

On the 8th of May 2017, the West Nipissing Police Service received a call from a female requesting police because she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. The emotional and distraught woman told police that she and her boyfriend had an argument that turned violent. It is alleged that the boyfriend pushed her onto the couch and then began choking her. The man has been arrested and faces charges of assault and overcoming resistance. He was kept in custody.

On May 09 2017, the owner of local grocery store contact police to report a theft. The owner informed police that two men attended the store, stuffed some grocery bags full of groceries and left without paying. Police began their investigation and have identified two individuals responsible for the theft. Two Sturgeon Falls men face charges of theft under $5000.

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.