Sturgeon police deal with domestic assault & possession charges this weekSaturday, December 07, 2013 by: Kate Adams
West Nipissing Police
During the week of November 29 to December 5 the West Nipissing Police Service logged 148 calls for service.
Among those were 33 9-1-1 calls, 13 Police Assistance calls, 3 Thefts, 2 Break and Enters, 2 Domestic Disputes, 2 Noise Complaints, 1 Assault and 1 Sexual Assault.
On Nov. 29th Services out of Brandon Manitoba stating that a report was received that a 16 year old female was somewhere in Sturgeon Falls and that she was being abused by her 20 year old boyfriend.
It was mentioned that these two met in Brandon in September and moved to Sturgeon in November.
An officer was able to locate the female at an Imperial St residence where she was found to be very upset and wanted police to remove her from the residence.
The victim provided a statement to police stating that on numerous occasions during arguments the accused would have slapped, punched and choked her.
The accused was later located and arrested for Domestic Assault.
On Dec. 2nd a traffic stop was conducted on Hwy 17 West of Cache Bay.
The officer was speaking with the driver, it was noticed that the driver was being evasive and deceptive regarding the questions being asked.
At one point the officer detained the individual in order to determine what was going on.
Upon searching him, a pill bottle containing numerous marijuana cigarettes was found.
The other vehicle occupant was also detained and placed in a police cruiser.
A search of the vehicle revealed two long guns with one being loaded.
Police also located approx. 35 grams of suspected marijuana.
As a result of this vehicle stop, two males in their 20’s were arrested and charged with numerous weapons charges including, among others, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm and Careless Use of a Firearm along with 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count ofFor The Purpose Of Trafficking.
Both were held in custody awaiting a bail hearing.
The West Nipissing Police Service would like to caution the public not to go on any ice surfaces including Lake Nipissing, Minne Haha Bay, the Sturgeon River or any other body of water.
It is still too early for anyone to go onto the ice because the weather has not been cold enough to make thick enough ice to support anyone.
The ice strength is still very weak and should not be tested.
It is not worth putting anyone’s life in jeopardy to be the first one on the ice!!