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Police arrest Cedar Heights home invasion suspect in dramatic fashion

At 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, North Bay Police closed Lakeshore Drive, Lee Ave, and MacDonald Ave to arrest a home invasion suspect in the parking lot of Pizza Hut

The North Bay Police have arrested and charged a man in relation to a home invasion that took place in the early morning hours at a Cedar Heights home April 27. He also faces weapons charges.

See: Armed gunmen invade home on Cedar Heights. Two men on the loose

And: Police asking residents to avoid Lakeshore Drive

Police yesterday afternoon closed streets surrounding the Pizza Hut restaurant on Lakeshore Drive in a dramatic takedown, described as "chaotic" by an eyewitness.

North Bay police officers, the Emergency Response Team, and members of the OPP found a suspect inside a pickup truck in the parking lot.

When the suspect refused to leave the vehicle, it's side window was shot out by an OPP officer using an anti-riot gun. The man was not injured.

See: SIU looking into why an anti-riot weapon was discharged at a Lakeshore Drive takedown yesterday

Two men were arrested at the scene.

Bradley Stevens, 22, of North Bay is charged with:

  • Three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Three counts of knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Firearm – use while committing an offence
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Disguise with intent
  • Break and enter a dwelling – commit an indictable offence
  • Pointing a Firearm
  • Four counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance – cocaine

Stevens is currently in custody, pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.

The driver of the pickup was also arrested but police have not released further details, nor a reason why, and no information has been released on any charges.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was notified and has invoked its mandate. As a result, the NBPS says it will not be able to provide any further information. 

Jeff Turl

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