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A 51 year old Field, Ontario man faces weapons charges after West Nipissing Police Service were called to a neighbor dispute. The initial complaint involved neighbors arguing/shouting at one another about dogs and cats running at large and fighting. It is alleged that one neighbor invited the accused to a fight, but rather than accepting the offer the man entered his home and returned carrying a firearm that he then discharged from his porch. Once on scene the officers took the man into custody and seized the firearm. The man now faces charges of uttering threats, careless use of a firearm and discharging a firearm in a reckless manner.

The West Nipissing Police Service is investigating a theft from a cabin, a shed and large storage container in the Riding Stable Road area. The complainant contacted the police after discovering that the structures had been forced open and the merchandise taken. Police are actively looking for Honda tools, Honda water pump, Woodstove, chain saws and other assorted power tools. The value of the items taken is well over $5000. The investigation is ongoing.

West Nipissing Police Service responded to two calls of break and enters on islands situated on Lake Nipissing. Officers were advised that both cottages had been entered by force and that culprit(s) made off with a variety of goods. The first cottage had dishes, and large 6Volt batteries and inverter taken. The second complainant had substantially more items taken, including, Honda water pump, 15 HP Mercury outboard motor, Hyundai 2600 Watt generator, expensive fishing rods, reels and lures, and an assortment of tools. The value of the merchandise stolen is believed to exceed $20,000.

Police are actively investigating a break-enter and theft that occurred in the Duck Creek area of Lavigne. Officers were advised that the culprit(s) made off with money and a firearm. Police are looking for assistance from anyone that may have information related to the theft or the whereabouts of the Remington Woodmaster 30-06 firearm.

The West Nipissing Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man suspected of stealing pharmaceuticals at a local Sturgeon Falls pharmacy. The man entered the store, walked around the isles and made off with numerous boxes of medication valued at over $2000. Anyone recognizing the man is asked to contact the West Nipissing Police Service or Crime Stoppers.

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.