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West Nipissing has long list of ongoing investigations this week.

  • On the 3rd of May, the West Nipissing Police received a report of a theft of money from a motor vehicle in the area of Church St in Sturgeon Falls. The investigation is ongoing.
  • On the 3rd of May, the West Nipissing Police responded to a shoplifting complaint at a local store in Sturgeon Falls. A 22 year old male was arrested and charged for theft under $5000.
  • On the 3rd of May, the West Nipissing Police received a report of a theft of cleaning equipment valued at $2000. The investigation is ongoing.
  • On the 4th of May, the West Nipissing Police received a report of a theft from a motor vehicle where a wallet, identification and bank cards were stolen. The complainant also reported that subsequent to the theft, the culprit(s) attempted to use the bank card. The investigation is ongoing.
  • On the 5th of May, the West Nipissing Police received another report of a theft of miscellaneous items from a motor vehicle in the area of Lisgar St. The investigation is ongoing.
  • On the 5th of May, the West Nipissing Police responded to a theft from a motor vehicle incident that had just occurred. The complainant indicated that while she was loading items from her
    vehicle to an address in downtown Sturgeon Falls, a male went into her vehicle, stole her purse and ran away with the purse. The investigation is ongoing.
  • On the 7th of May, the West Nipissing Police responded to a medical emergency in Sturgeon Falls for a possible drug overdose. Once on scene, the patient was unresponsive. Police personnel administered Naloxone (used to reverse the effects of opiates). The patient was subsequently transported to the hospital by Emergency Medical Services.
  • On the 7th of May, the West Nipissing Police received another complaint of a theft from a motor vehicle in the area of John St. Money, cards and identification cards were taken. The investigation is ongoing.
  • On the 8th of May, the West Nipissing Police responded to a fight in progress at a local bar in Sturgeon Falls. Upon arrival two males had already separated. The investigation revealed that it was a consensual fight and no charges were laid.
  • On the 10th of May, the West Nipissing Police received a report of an assault. The investigation revealed that while the accused was bound by a Recognizance of Bail, she assaulted the complainant. The complainant had signed to be the accused’s surety. At the time of the incident, the accused was communicating with someone that she was not supposed to be communicating with as per her bail conditions. The complainant told the accused that he was going to report her to the police as he as her surety did not want to be in trouble. The accused attempted to prevent the complainant to leave, pleading him to not report her to the police and pushed the complainant. As a result, the adult female was charged for assault, fail to comply with probation and two counts of fail to comply with her recognizance of bail.
  • On the 10th of May, the West Nipissing Police received another complaint of a theft from a motor vehicle in the area of Bourgault St. A wallet containing identification and cards were stolen from the motor vehicle. The culprit(s) subsequently attempted to use the credit card online and at local stores. The investigation is ongoing.
  • On the 10th of May, the West Nipissing Police attended a local High School. As a result of a bullying complaint, a young female was arrested and charged with criminal harassment and uttering threats. The youth was released to a parent and is scheduled to appear in youth court on those charges.
  • On the 10th of May, the West Nipissing Police attended at a local restaurant in Sturgeon Falls for a male that was observed consuming drugs and acting disorderly. Police attended and assessed the situation where they deemed that the male needed medical attention for a possible drug overdose. Emergency Medical Services attended and transported the adult male to the hospital.

The West Nipissing Police would like to remind residents that are travelling near the flood areas to respect the road closures. It is an offence under section 134 of the Highway Traffic Act to drive on a closed highway. You could face a fine of up to 105$ and demerit points.

If anyone has any information about these incidents or any other crime, please communicate with the West Nipissing Police Service at 705-753-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).