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Man charged with 2 counts of theft

Saturday, April 05, 2014   by: Kate Adams

West Nipissing Police Service
News Release

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During the week of March 28th to April 03rd, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 200 calls for service. Among those were 36 9-1-1 calls, 29 Police Assistance calls, 6 Thefts, 6 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 4 Alarms, 2 Drug Offences, 1 Neighbor Dispute, 1 Mischief and 1 Break and Enter.

On March 27th, a complaint was received from a River Valley resident reporting a fraudulent phone call.

He told police that he received a call from someone claiming to be from West Jet and telling them that they had won a trip. The caller then wanted a credit card number in order to secure the prize.

The complainant got suspicious and hung up.

The complainant then told police that the phone number on his call display showed a local number but when he called back, he was notified (by way of a recording) that it was out of order.

Residents are asked to be very vigilant and not give out any credit card information to anyone contacting you at your residence.

On March 29th, officers were on general patrol in the town of Sturgeon Falls when they observed a vehicle known to be owned by a male which was arrestable for a past offence.

This vehicle was stopped on Nipissing St. The suspect was located inside the vehicle and observed to be in the presence of a person with whom he had court ordered conditions not to be with.

The 32 year old was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Breach of Undertaking and was held for bail.

On March 29th, West Nipissing Police officers attended a restaurant located on Main St and arrested a 28 year old female on outstanding warrants.

These warrants are in relation to charges involving incidents where she allegedly breached conditions of her Probation Order.

She was taken into custody and transported back to police headquarters. The accused was subsequently brought to bail court.

On March 29th, officers attended a residence on Main St responding to a complaint of someone hearing a window being broken.

Once on scene, officers observed two women and recognized one of the females knowing that she had court ordered conditions not to be in the presence of the other.

She was arrested and charged with 1 count of Breach of Probation and 1 count of Breach of Recognizance.

She appeared in bail court the next morning.

On April 1st, the West Nipissing Police Service received a call of a shoplifter.

Officers attended the convenience store located on Front St and were told by the employee that a male had entered the store twice during this day and had left the store without paying for food.

The officers were advised that the suspect male was sitting on a curb across the street. Police attended and arrested the26 year old male and transported him back to police Headquarters.

The accused was then queried and it was found that he was bound by a Probation Order out of Timmins.

The accused was charged with 2 counts of Theft and 2 counts of Breach of Probation.

He was kept in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about any crime, please contact either the West Nipissing Police Service at 705-753-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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