On August 3rd , officers with the West Nipissing Police Service were investigating a traffic complaint of a vehicle being driven erratically. The officers located the vehicle near Park Street in Sturgeon Falls. When questioned by the police the driver of the vehicle provided a false name. Officers were able to determine the man’s true identity and discovered that he was in fact a suspended driver. The man was arrested; police then seized 1000 methamphetamine pills and Canadian currency from the vehicle. 44 year old Chad Rowe of Sudbury now faces charges of
Possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime, obstruct police and drive while under suspension.
The West Nipissing Police Service is investigating a complaint of a break enter and theft at a Parker street residence in Sturgeon Falls. The complainant contacted the police and advised that she had been out of town and when she returned she discovered that someone had entered her home and had stolen a surround sound stereo system, a microwave oven, a Sony flat screen television, other electronic devices, jewellery and clothing. The investigation is ongoing.
A Church Street resident contacted the police to report damage had been caused to his vehicle. Police learned that the culprit(s) has scratched “PIGOTZ” on the hood of the Jeep. The damage is estimated to cost over $1000 to repair. No suspects have been identified at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the police.
The West Nipissing Police Service is investigating the theft of numerous power tools from a shed. The complainant informed police that he had recently set up a little shop and that sometime overnight someone entered the shed and made off with his equipment. Taken during the theft were a variety of power tools including; router, brad nailer, belt sander, air compressor, cordless drills, and compressor hose. The investigation is ongoing.
On August 5th West Nipissing Police responded to a 911 call in the Verner area. Police were informed that a man was acting very strangely and jumping on vehicles. The officer attended the location and observed a man and a woman in a nearby vehicle. The man was questioned and displayed obvious signs of having ingested some sort of drug. The officer observed what he believed was drugs in the vehicle. The man was taken into custody and the officer then dealt with the unconscious female. The female’s breathing was very shallow and slow and the officer recognized that she may be overdosing. The officer administered Naloxone and the woman regained consciousness. Emergency Medical Services were requested and both the female and male received medical treatment. The officer seized a substantial amount of crack cocaine and cocaine in the vehicle. 34 year old Paul Townsend of Kakabeka Falls and 49 year old Gail Anderson of Thunder Bay now face charges of possession of controlled substance.
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.