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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (June 9 – June 15)

Between June 9th and June 15th the West Nipissing Police Service logged 186 calls for service. Among those were 2 Assault complaints, 3 Domestic Disturbance call, 3 Break and Enter calls, 5 Mischief complaints, 2 Neighbor disputes, 2 controlled drugs and substance call, 35 police assistance calls, and 6 theft complaints.

On June 9th while on general patrol police observed a moving truck being driven along Front Street. The vehicle was stopped and police discovered that the driver was a suspended driver. The driver was arrested and exited the vehicle, the driver then attempted to close the door of the vehicle striking the officer’s arm in the process. The man was taken into custody and police found pills in the man’s possession. The 35 year old man now faces charges of Drive while under suspension, assault police; resist arrest and possession of a controlled substance.

Police are investigating an attempt Break and Enter that occurred at a Railway street business on June 11th. Officers were advised that a screen had been removed and a window had been broken from one of the business’ side windows. The police continue to investigate and it is not believed that the culprit(s) entered the business and there doesn’t appear to anything missing at this time.

On June 11th police were called to a Booth Street residence regarding a domestic disturbance. Officers responded to the complaint and upon arrival spoke with the involved parties. While there had been a heated argument, no threats or assaults were reported to police. The couple was cautioned and police ensured things were calm prior to leaving.

On June 12th, police received a complaint from a young woman indicating that her boyfriend had assaulted her. During the investigation police learned that the woman was push, slapped, punched and chocked during an extended period of time. The victim was able to leave her residence to escape the violence and later reported the incident to police. The 42 year old man faces charges of assault causing bodily harm, overcoming resistance by attempting to choke another person, uttering threats to cause death, and forcible confinement.

On June 12th a local business owner contacted the police to report that a shoplifter had been caught on video tape. The video surveillance was turned over to the police and an investigation into the theft was started. Police identified the female individual who had broken an item in the store and had stolen two “bath bombs”. A 26 year old Sturgeon Falls woman was arrested and now faces a charge of theft under $5000 and mischief under $5000.

On June 13th police received a theft complaint in relation to a utility trailer. The complainant advised that he left his tandem utility trailer parked along Forget Avenue in River Valley for a couple of days and when he returned to get it had been stolen. The trailer did have license plate N2951F attached to it.

The West Nipissing Police Service will be holding its annual auction on June 24th. The auction will begin at 9:00am and items such as bicycles will be sold to the highest bidders.

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.