Additional Break and Enter Suspect Charged

On November 1st, the West Nipissing Police Service arrested one more adult male in connection to recent break and enters in the Sturgeon Falls area. The male was taken into custody at approximately 11:00 pm after exiting a local convenience store.

On October 30th, culprits broke into the Municipal Recreational Complex in Sturgeon Falls by forcing one of the exterior doors with a hammer. Once inside the two individuals rummaged through offices and made off with electronic devices and keys. Officers responded to the complaint and physical evidence was found and seized.

wno-policeOn October 31st, the Minnehaha business complex was broken into. The culprits entered the businesses by smashing a rear window. Once inside significant damage was caused and the perpetrators made off with, electronics, alcoholic beverages, food and money.

During the evening of October 31st, the West Nipissing Police Service executed a search warrant at a Second Street residence in Sturgeon Falls. Items stolen from the Municipal Recreational Complex, the Minnehaha complex and other local businesses were recovered. Also recovered at the residence was evidence linking individuals to various break-ins.

Two youths and two adults now face multiple charges in connection with these offences. The youth cannot be named due to their age.

Dieven Lindsay (20) of Sturgeon Falls faces charges of break and enter in connection to the Municipal Recreational Complex and the Minnehaha complex, theft under $5000, theft over $5000, possession of property obtained by crime in related to four break-ins, wearing a disguise while committing an offence, mischief over $5000, mischief under $5000, possession of break-in Instruments and fail to comply with Probation Order.

Jean Claude Philippe (40) of Sturgeon Falls is now facing charges of Break and enter in relation to the Municipal Recreational Complex, theft under $5000, Wearing a disguise while committing an offence, possession of break-in Instruments, mischief under $5000 and failing to comply with a Probation Order.

Anyone with information relating to these or any other break and enter is urged to contact the West Nipissing Police Service (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