Muskoka Chair Heist Solved and Methadone Stolen

A Cache Bay Road resident in Sturgeon Falls, called police to report that damage had been caused to her vehicle. The owner of the vehicle advised that her car tires had been slashed and the vehicles keys were missing. The investigation is ongoing.

On July 24th police responded to a break and enter complaint at a local Methadone clinic. Police can confirm that culprit(s) gained entry to the business by forcing a window open. Once inside the culprit(s) rummaged through the office and made off with a large quantity of medication. Methadone is a prescription medication and should only be taken as such. Serious side-affects such as shallow breathing, hallucinations and confusion, chest pain, pounding heartbeat, trouble breathing can occur. Small doses of this medication can be lethal to those with little or no tolerance.

The West Nipissing Police received a complaint of theft from a local hardware store on July 25th. Police learned that a number of “Muskoka Chairs” had been stolen. Police were provided with some video surveillance and as a result of a short investigation police were able to identify the suspects and vehicle involved in the theft. A 46 year old Sturgeon Falls woman and a 57 year old Sturgeon Falls man face charges of theft.

A Verner resident contacted the police to report that he observed two men going through vehicles in the Principal Street area, during the early morning hours. The men were described as being approximately 5’7”-5’9” tall and weighing between 150 to 175 lbs. The men fled the area prior to police arrival. Anyone that may have had items stolen from their vehicles is asked to report the incident to police.

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