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Police seize Crystal Meth, Meth pills (Speed), marijuana and prescription pills.

On July 14th 2018 the West Nipissing Police Service executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search warrant at a Church Street residence in Sturgeon Falls. The dwelling was searched by police at which time assorted drugs were located. Police have seized Crystal Meth, Methamphetamine pills (Speed), marijuana, prescription pills …

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West Nipissing’s OPP transition by-law remains in force despite interim stay.

On April 30, 2018, the West Nipissing Police Services Board (the Board) initiated a judicial review process, requesting the quashing of by-law #2017-85 (OPP Costing Proposal) and associated resolution and motions. The Board applied for an urgent hearing for an interim stay on the proceedings until the judicial review in …

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Kipling Plane Crash

Plane Crash The West Nipissing Police Service, the West Nipissing Fire Service and the Ontario Provincial Police responded to an airplane crash at approximately 12:45 pm today. Callers advised police that a plane crashed and dark smoke could be seen in the Kipling area of West Nipissing. Emergency crews are …

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Charges of assault and forcible confinement.

Police services across Ontario including the West Nipissing Police Service held a month-long gun amnesty program in April. Between the OPP and municipal agencies a total of 2,192 guns were voluntarily surrendered. In West Nipissing eight (8) firearms were turned in by individuals that no longer wanted the guns and …

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Municipal Landfill Fire

On May 15th, 2018, at approximately 18:44, the West Nipissing Fire & Emergency Service were called regarding large amount of smoke north of Hwy 17 in the area of the municipal landfill. Large amount of flames and smoke was could be seen while driving on the road toward the landfill …

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WNPS Theft of Bike and Tablet

The West Nipissing Police are investigating a theft of a Samsung Tablet after receiving a complaint from a local resident. Police learned that the electronic device had been left at a friend’s residence and when the owner returned to retrieve the item it could not be located. With the assistance …

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$8,000 Drug Bust and Car Break Ins.

The West Nipissing Police Service executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search warrant at an Arthur Street residence in Sturgeon Falls. During the search police seized an assortment of drugs including, methamphetamine pills, Hydromorphone, Fentanyl, Percocet, cocaine, crack cocaine and Canadian currency. Four adults, two men and two women …

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Police Services Board Seeks Court Intervention

On April 30, 2018, the West Nipissing Police Services Board commenced an Application for Judicial Review in the Divisional Court in Sudbury seeking to have West Nipissing Municipal Council’s decision to seek alternative policing services from the OPP annulled. The Board has commenced this legal proceeding against Municipal Council because …

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Former municipal manager in Sturgeon Falls sentenced

The former manager of public works in West Nipissing was given a 12-month conditional sentence in Ontario Court of Justice on Tuesday. Luc Rifou pleaded guilty before Judge Lawrence Klein of knowingly acting on a forged document and demanding a benefit of sponsorship. The charges were laid in relation to …

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Police Services Board Voices its Concerns – UPDATE

The West Nipissing Police Services Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday April 19th 2018. The agenda included discussions relating to the costing process and suitability of a temporary building to house policing operations while a new OPP structure is under construction. The Board identified that both the Ontario …

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