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Police make arrest in multiple break-ins

Once in custody, video evidence showed the man was responsible for a number of thefts occurring in North Bay
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North Bay police think they have arrested a suspect in a recent break and enter. Courtesy North Bay police.

North Bay police have arrested a man believed to have been involved in multiple break-ins in the city.

On Feb. 4 a business on Main Street West was broken into.

See: Police hoping public can assist in Main St. break and enter

The investigation by front line officers and the Street Crime Unit has led to an arrest in connection with the crime.

Police arrested a man Friday and a search revealed a small amount Fentanyl and police also seized $1,405 in cash.

Once in custody, video evidence showed the man was responsible for a number of thefts occurring in North Bay involving expensive colognes, liquor and clothing. The total value of the stolen merchandise in all five thefts is approximately $4,180.

Police charged James Mitchell, 27, of North Bay with:

  • Break, Enter and Commit Theft;
  • Five counts of Theft under $5,000;
  • Three Counts of Breaching a Recognizance of Bail
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance (Purple Fentanyl)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime; and
  • Breach of probation.

Mitchell remains in custody pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse today.

The identity of the second person involved in the Main Street West break-in has still not been identified.

North Bay Police are reminding business owners of the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment. 

"Quality images help to identify suspects, can aid in arrests and have a tremendous impact during court proceedings," says a police release.




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