West Nipissing Police Service report for the week of October 4-10Saturday, October 12, 2013 by: Kate Adams**********
During the week of October 4-10, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 176 calls for service. Among those were 37 9-1-1 calls, 32 Police Assistance calls, 4 Thefts, 3 Break and Enters, 2 Assaults, 1 Impaired, 1 Threat call and 1 Sexual Assault.
On Oct. 04, the West Nipissing Police Service arrested a 68 year old Lavigne resident after allegations of inappropriate sexual touching on a 12 year old girl. After a thorough investigation, the male was charged with one count of Sexual Interference, one count of Sexual Assault and 2 counts of Sexual
Exploitation and was kept in custody awaiting a bail hearing.
Another theft from motor vehicle occurred on Oct. 04. A complaint was received that a brown leather purse was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway on Arthur St. There are no suspects at this time but police are still investigating.
On Oct. 05, police were dispatched to the Golf Course Rd area regarding a vehicle in the ditch. Upon arrival, officers observed a male walking on the road and upon speaking with him, immediately noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the male’s breath. Information was received that the suspect had been dropped off at a Golf Course Rd residence by way of a taxi, and then the male was seen operating a vehicle leaving the driveway onto the road. The 52 year old male was arrested for Impaired and was taken into custody. He was then brought before a Certified Breath Technician where two breath samples were obtained. The results of these breath samples were found to be in excess of three times over the legal limit. The driver was subsequently charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Over 80. He was then issued an automatic 90 day driver`s license suspension and his vehicle was Impounded for a period of 7 days. He was later released on a Promise To Appear.
At approx. 02:30 on Oct. 5, a call was received at the WNPS stating that someone was in his shed. Police attended and was told by the complainant that he heard the rear shed door slam and when he went outside to look, he noticed items missing from his shed. Officers checked the neighborhood but could not locate anybody suspicious. Items missing were a 10 inch Ice Auger and ice fishing tip ups.
On Oct. 5, a female attended the WNPS with a complaint of being threatened by her ex-boyfriend. The victim stated that on two different occasions the boyfriend allegedly threatened to cause bodily harm and the other was that he threatened to kill her. The 52 year old male was later charged with two counts of Uttering Threats and released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking with conditions that he not communicate with the victim.
On Oct. 7, officers attended an Evansville Residence after receiving a 9-1-1 call for assistance. Upon arrival, officers observed a male sitting outside and was also noticed as being very intoxicated by alcohol. A female was located inside the residence where she alleged being assaulted by her boyfriend. The accused male was then arrested for Domestic Assault and brought to Headquarters where he was lodged in a holding cell. Officers obtained a video statement from the victim in which she stated that at one point the boyfriend would have kicked in the bedroom door then jumped on her and choked her with his forearm and pulling her hair. The male then told the victim that he was going to kill her. She managed to get away and called police. The 48 year old male now faces charges of Domestic Assault, Mischief, Uttering Threats and one count of Breach of Probation. He was kept in custody awaiting a bail hearing.
On Oct. 7, police received a complaint of a theft from a Salter St residence. Officers were told that items were noticed missing from the back of his truck. Items missing were a brush cutter and 2 chain saws totalling an approx. value of over $3000. There are no suspects at this time but police are still actively investigating.
Anybody with information about these or other crime, please contact the West Nipissing Police Service at 705-753-1234 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).