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Woman arrested after smashed window allows pipes to freeze

The woman refused a male victim access to the unit to fix the broken plumbing

Police have charged a 32-year-old North Bay woman with break and enter and mischief after a strange series of events this week.

Police arrested the woman yesterday after two criminal incidents that occurred at a hotel on Delaware Avenue.

On January 30 at  9 a.m., a woman unlawfully entered a unit and was confronted by a female victim who was living in the unit. The intruder then pushed the victim out of the unit and locked the door to prevent her re-entry.

A man who was still in the unit removed the woman from the unit.

The next day at 12:45 p.m. North Bay police went to a separate unit at the same location in response to a mischief complaint.

The intruder from the previous day damaged the window of the unit, which, as a result of the below-freezing temperatures, caused the plumbing in the unit to freeze and break, damaging the unit itself and adjacent units.

The woman refused a male victim access to the unit to fix the broken plumbing. Upon police arrival, the woman was arrested and charged.

Charlotte Marie Kelly is charged with:

  • Break, enter a dwelling house to commit an indictable offence
  • Mischief over $5,000

Kelly was held in custody pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.