West Nipissing Police Service report for the week of October 11 - 17Saturday, October 19, 2013 by: Kate AdamsWest Nipissing Police Service
During the week of Oct. 11-17, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 191 calls for service. Among those were 39 9-1-1 calls, 26 Police Assistance calls, 12 Alarms, 4 Thefts, 4 Bail Violations, 3 Domestic Disputes, 3 Animal Complaints, 1 Threat and 1 Drug Offence.
On Oct. 11, a typical traffic stop turned into criminal charges for a 17 year old. The traffic stop occurred on Hwy 64 near Lavigne and the young passenger was recognized and was found to be breaching his court order by being away from his place of residence and not being accompanied by his surety. He was arrested and charged with one count of Breach of Recognizance and was kept in custody until his bail hearing.
On Oct. 11, the West Nipissing Police Service received information that a 26 year old male was communicating with his ex-girlfriend when under a court order not to do so. These conditions stemmed from a Domestic violence incident back on May 7th. This male was soon located and charged with two counts of Breach of Probation. He was held for bail.
On Oct. 13, officers were dispatched to a Vercheres St residence in Verner requesting police assistance. Upon arrival, the owner of the residence told police that he woke up in the morning and noticed that a female friend was still consuming alcohol from the night before. An argument started when the male attempted to get her out of the house. At one point the female allegedly ripped his shirt and pushed him down causing him to fall on his knees. A 37 year old female was charged with one count of Assault and was kept in custody awaiting a bail hearing.
On Oct. 14, officers were dispatched to the corner of Nipissing St and Front St regarding an intoxicated male. Police recognized this person and also noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the his breath. He was arrested and taken into custody. Upon querying the accused, it was found that he had court ordered conditions not to consume any alcohol. This 33 year old Sturgeon Falls resident was charged with Public Intoxication and one count of Breach of Regognizance. He was kept in custody until his bail hearing.
On Oct. 16, another incident involving nails on the road was called into the WNPS. An Evansville resident noticed shiny objects on the road and upon closer inspection it was discovered that the objects were roofing nails. Approx. 200 nails/screws were picked up by the complainants and turned over to police. This has been the second incident regarding nails on the road within a week. Both incidents were in the Goulard Rd and on Evansville Dr areas. It is presumed that these two incidents are linked due to the proximity of the locations and time frames. There are no suspects at this time but police are still investigating.
A 15 year old Lavigne resident is in stable condition after being struck by a vehicle on Front St in Sturgeon Falls. At approx. 19:30 on Oct. 17, police responded to an emergency call stating that a pedestrian was involved in a collision in front of the Brutus restaurant. Upon arrival, they observed the victim lying in a pool of blood. EMS attended the scene and subsequently transported the female to the WNGH where she was then transferred to the NBGH and treated for her injuries. Her injuries were known to be non-life threatening. Witnesses state that the victim was attempting to cross the road and ran onto the road after waiting for a pick-up to pass but was struck by the flat-bed trailer the vehicle was pulling.
Anyone 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).