A 45-year-old North Bay man faces charges after police responded to a call involving a male with a loaded handgun, only to find out it was a replica handgun.
North Bay Police say they responded to a call involving a male with a loaded handgun in his waistband on February 9, 2024.
North Bay Police Service officers were notified around 12:05 am that a male had attended a William Street address and police say the man began making general threats against the public.
Police allege the male then loaded what appeared to be a real handgun, put it in his waistband, and left the premises on foot.
Officers responded immediately, and a short time later the male was located and taken into custody without incident.
Police say they searched the accused male and a replica handgun was located on his person.
The accused was transported to North Bay Police Service headquarters, where he was charged and released on an undertaking with a future court date.
Jodie Robert Bailey, Male, 45 years of North Bay, is charged with:
- One count of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
Police are reminding the public that carrying or using a replica firearm can result in charges, as the weapon can be perceived as real to the public and police.