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Police seize approximately 1600 methamphetamine pills.

The partnership between the Ontario Provincial Police and the West Nipissing Police Service led to a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search warrant being executed at a Queen Street
residence in Sturgeon Falls. During the search police seized approximately 1600 methamphetamine pills, Canadian currency and other drug paraphernalia. Paul Lacroix (34) and Glen Poulin (26) now face drug related charges.

A twenty two year old man faces a charge of assault as a result of a Domestic Disturbance investigation in Field. Police were notified that a woman had fled her home after being assaulted by her boyfriend. Police attended the Morin Street home at which time the man was arrested and taken into custody. He is to appear in court September 6th 2018.

Police are investigating a mischief and theft that occurred in the municipal complex parking lot situated on O’Hara Street in Sturgeon Falls. The victim’s vehicle driver’s side window was smashed and her wallet was stolen. The wallet contained personal identification. The vehicle alarm alerted a passerby who notified the police.

An Ottawa Street resident contacted police to report that an outdoor projector was stolen from her yard. The projector capable of producing light shows is valued at approximately $120.00 and was taken during the night. No suspects have been identified at this time.

Police have received a few mischief complaints in the Verner area. Culprit(s) spray painted obscene images at Elementary school and culprit(s) have used municipal road barricades to vandalize religious statutes at a local place of worship. These incidents appear to be linked to the vandalism caused at the France Gareau Park last week.

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.

WNPS Press Release