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Man arrested for careless use and careless storage of a firearm.

On July 28th the West Nipissing Police Service was dispatched to attend Avenue du Lac in Lavigne regarding a man shooting a firearm. Upon arrival the officers observed the man with a firearm in his possession. The man appeared out of sorts while pacing in the driveway. The man then …

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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 …

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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 …

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Safety fence to be erected at the West Nipissing Power Generation Dam

In its ongoing efforts to ensure public safety, West Nipissing Power Generation Limited is erecting a fence that will eliminate the access to the riverbank and dam area. At 8 feet in height, the fence will run from the spill dam and continue just south of Queen Street, at the …

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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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