Charges of assault and forcible confinement.

Police services across Ontario including the West Nipissing Police Service held a month-long gun amnesty program in April. Between the OPP and municipal agencies a total of 2,192 guns were voluntarily surrendered. In West Nipissing eight (8) firearms were turned in by individuals that no longer wanted the guns and wanted them disposed of. The initiative was very successful and provided residents with a safe way to surrender firearms. Anyone that still wants to turn over weapons they are not legally entitled to own or no longer want are encourage to contact the police but are reminded that under no circumstances should anyone ever deliver guns or ammunition directly to police facilities.

The West Nipissing Police Service responded to a complaint of a possible domestic at a King Street residence on May 14th. Upon arrival police learned that a female had been forced into the rear compartment of vehicle by a male. The male drove the car away and when he stopped the vehicle the female ran away. The man gave chase and once again put the woman in the car. Once at the residence an altercation took place and the female was struck. The man now faces charges of assault and forcible confinement.

An 88 year old Sturgeon Falls man faces charges of impaired driving after police received a complaint of an erratic driver. After receiving the complaint officers located the vehicle at a private residence at which time police identified the driver. The man was found to have been drinking alcoholic beverages and after providing samples of his breath into an approved instrument he was found to be over the legal limit.

A Sturgeon Falls youth faces a charge of mischief in connection to a vehicle being damaged. Police responded to a local high school where they learned that the complainant’s car had been scratched by the youth. Damage to the vehicle is estimated to be over $1000.

On May 14th Police responded to a domestic dispute at a Russell Street residence. Upon arrival officers observed a female showing possible signed of injuries. Police learned that an argument between a man and woman had escalated to the point where the man punched the woman on the head and then pushed her through a screen door. The man was taken into custody and faces a charge of assault.

A 20 year old man was taken into custody and now faces charges of uttering threats, breach of probation and
breaching his undertaking. The charges are in connection to allegations to an incident that occurred while the man was passenger in a motor vehicle. The man is alleged to have gotten angry while travelling to Sturgeon Falls, he became aggressive in the vehicle, told the driver and passenger he was going to harm them and attempted to grab the steering wheel and direct the vehicle into the ditch. The man will be appearing in court to answer to the charges.

A Lavigne resident reported a theft to police on May 11th. Police learned that the complainant had her 9000 Watt generator stolen from her residence situated along Caron Road. 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