On October 30th the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a complaint of a Break and Enter at the municipal community complex. A municipal employee reporting for work discovered that the building had been entered and contacted the police immediately.
Officers responded to the complaint and discovered that the culprits had forced one of the doorways to gain entry to the building. Once inside the culprits rummaged through offices and made off with electronic devices. The matter is currently under investigation and remains active.
On October 31st 2016, the West Nipissing Police Service received another complaint of a Break and Enter at the Minnehaha Bay complex. Officers responded to the complaint and upon arrival discovered that three businesses had all been entered, that the culprits had caused substantial damage and appeared to have made off with a variety of items, including; electronics, alcoholic beverages and baked goods.
Police took control of the scene and a forensic examination began immediately. The investigation led police to a nearby residence where a Search Warrant was later executed. During the search of the residence officers seized evidence linking the seized property to the break-in.
Three individuals, one adult and two young offenders now face a number of charges in relation to the break-in. The men are charged with;
- theft over $5000,
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime,
- Break and Enter and commit an indictable offence,
- Mischief over $5000.
The adult male faces additional charges of Breach of Probation and Breach of Undertaking. The three are being held in custody and will be appearing in bail court.
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 nearnorthcrimestoppers.com