West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (June 16 – June 22)

Between June 16th and June 22nd the West Nipissing Police Service logged 202 calls for service. Among those were 2 Assault complaints, 4 Domestic Disturbance call, 1 Break and Enter call, 1 Mischief complaints, 2 Neighbor disputes, 1 controlled drugs and substance call, 29 police assistance calls, and 8 theft complaints.

On June 17th the police were called to regarding a couple arguing along John Street in Sturgeon Falls. Police were informed that the woman was yelling that she wanted her drugs. Police responded to the area and their investigation lead them to nearby man and a woman. Police located a baggie of suspected marijuana and a baggie of suspected cocaine. A 49 year old North Bay man faces charges of possession of a controlled substance.

On June 18th police were called to a local convenience store regarding a theft. Police attended and learned that a man had entered the store, picked out some items, and left the premises without paying for the articles. The police located the suspect hiding nearby at which time he was arrested. A 49 year old Sturgeon Falls man has been charged with theft under $5000 and public intoxication.

The West Nipissing Police Service is investigating a theft from a construction site in the Balsam Street area. Culprit(s) made off with building materials including a number of plywood sheets. The investigation is ongoing.

On June 19th an Ethel Street resident contacted the police regarding an unknown man inside his vehicle which was parked in his driveway. Police attended the area and located a man within the complainant’s car. The man was arrested and now faces charges of trespass at night.

On June 19th the police received a call from the proprietor of a local motel advising that one of the customers had caused some damage. Officers investigated the complaint and discovered that the man had broken some curtain rods and cut some curtains. A 53 year old Verner man was arrested and now faces charges of mischief and breach of recognizance.

On June 20th the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a Queen Street residence with EMS. Emergency personnel responded to the residence because a female at the residence was in distress and exhibiting signs of an overdose. Narcan was administered to the woman, who then regained consciousness and was then transported to the hospital for medical care.

On June 22nd West Nipissing Police Service received a complaint of a break and enters. The cottage owner advises that when he attended his cottage in the Verner area he noticed that it had been had been entered unlawfully. The culprit(s) rummaged through the cottage leaving the entire premises in disarray. The culprit(s) made off with various items. The investigation is ongoing.

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.