West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (March 24 – March 30)

Between March 24th and 30th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 172 calls for service. Among those were 25 police assistance calls, 5 break and enter complaints, 2 Domestic Disturbance calls, 3 Fraud complaints, 4 theft complaints and 2 Impaired Driving complaints.

On March 24th the West Nipissing Police Service received a complaint of a break and enter on Landfill Site Road. Officers attended the location and learned that the culprit broke into the employee office by prying the door open. Once inside the thief made off with jackets and Bear Guard spray and some food. Police are investigating the incident but do not have suspects at this time.

On March 24th officers responded to the Muskosung Road area to investigate complaints of break and enter. Officers were advised that three different cottages had been broken into. The culprit forced his way into the cottages, rummaged through everything and made off with various goods including, power tools, televisions, wheel burrows, and other various items.

On March 24th while on general patrol in Sturgeon Falls, a West Nipissing Police officer observed an ATV travelling along Levesque Street and failed to stop at marked stop sign. The officer stopped the vehicle and upon speaking with the driver detected an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. The man provided samples of his breath which showed he was operating his vehicle while his ability to drive was impaired. A 23 year old Garden Village man, faces charges of Impaired Operation, Drive while disqualified and breach of probation.

On March 28th a Holditch Street resident contacted police to report that both his and his son’s vehicles had been entered overnight. The complainant further advised that vehicle documents and money was stolen. Police continue to investigate the theft.

On March 30th West Nipissing Police responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle collision along HWY 17. The investigating officer determined that the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverage. The female provided samples of her breath which confirmed the presence of alcohol in her blood. A 58 year old North Bay woman faces charges of Care and Control of a motor vehicle while her ability is impaired and driving with more than 80 mg of alcohol in her blood.

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.