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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (August 11 – August 17)

Between August 11th and 17th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 172 calls for service. Among those were 1 Break and Enter call, 3 Harassment complaints, 1 Impaired complaint, 2 Mischief calls, 1 controlled drugs and substance call, 40 police assistance calls, and 4 theft complaints.

On August 13th a Cache Bay resident contacted the police to report that his shed had been broken into. The culprit(s) made off with two of the complainant’s bicycles. A black and white Shwinn and a red CCM were taken during the theft.

On August 14th the West Nipissing Police received a complaint from a Salter street woman indicating that her ex has harassing her. It is alleged that the ex was sending her unsolicited and unwanted messages via Facebook. Police are investigating the matter.

On August 15th the West Nipissing Police Service received a complaint of a man operating his vessel while impaired. The vessel was located near the north shore of Lake Nipissing and the man was questioned by police. The individual was taken into custody and now faces charges of impaired operation of a vessel and having Care and Control of a vessel while impaired.

On August 17th police received a complaint from an Evansville resident. Police were advised that culprit(s) entered onto the complainant’s property and cut some trees. Police are investigating the mischief to the property.

Police are investigating the theft of surveillance cameras from a Queen Street residence. Police were advised that the theft occurred during the early morning hours on August 13th when a man removed the cameras from the residence. Police are currently investigating the theft.

Police have received several complaints of bicycles being stolen and urge owners to take precautions when leaving their bicycles unattended. Police remind bike owners to lock their bikes with a chain and lock, or to put the bike away in a locked shed or to bring it into the residence to minimize the risk of it being taken.

With the help of volunteers and the recent efforts to beautify the downtown area people are reminded that it is everyone’s responsibility to keep our community clean. The West Nipissing Police Service would like to remind residents that the municipality does have a littering by-law and if anyone discards garbage of any type they are subject to being charged and receiving a fine.

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.