Between January 1 st and January 6th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 107 calls for service. Among those were 28 police assistance calls, 4 thefts, 1 assault, 2 Impaired Operation of a motor vehicle complaints, 3 fraud complaints, 3 domestic disputes and 1 break and enter and three thefts.
On January 1st, the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a local bar to investigate a complaint of an assault. Officers learned that there had been a misunderstanding between two females and a male and that the argument became physical. Peace was maintained and neither party was charged.
On January 2nd, police were dispatched to a Mageau street residence regarding a break and enter. The investigating officer learned that the homeowner was away and upon return discovered that someone had entered the home and had stolen personal effects. Items stolen include a television and jewelry.
Police responded to three domestic disturbances, two in the John Street area and the third in the Allain court area. Upon investigating the complaints officers discovered that the involved parties had been arguing however no assaults had occurred and no threats had been made. The individuals were all cautioned and the peace was maintained.
While on general patrol on January 4th a member of the West Nipissing Police Service observed a motor vehicle drive through a four-way stop intersection without having stopped. Police stopped the vehicle for the Highway Traffic Act violation and upon speaking with the driver discovered that he had been drinking alcoholic beverages. The driver was arrested and was taken into custody. The male was found to also be in possession of some prescription medication for which he did not have a prescription. Samples of driver’s breath were later analyzed and confirmed that he was driving with over the legal limit of alcohol in his system. A 51-year-old Sturgeon Falls man now faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, Impaired Driving and Driving with more than 80 mg of alcohol in his blood.
On January 5 the police responded to a complaint of a vehicle in a ditch along Quesnel Road in Sturgeon Falls. Officers attended the scene and located two individuals near the vehicle. When questioned by the officers, one of the men admitted to being the driver. The man was in possession of a bottle of alcohol, he had the odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath and showed signs of impairment. The individual later provided samples of his breath which confirmed that he had been operating the vehicle while impaired. The 31-year-old North Bay man now faces charges of driving a motor vehicle with more than 80 mg of alcohol in his blood and Care and Control of a motor vehicle while impaired.
The West Nipissing Police Service is investigating a theft of various power tools. The complainant contacted the police to report that he had left his tools at a job site on Quesnel road over the holidays, and when he returned he discovered that his equipment had been stolen. Police are investigating the theft and are looking for items such as a miter saw, table saw, cordless drills and assorted hand tools.
Anyone with information about these occurrences is asked to contact the West Nipissing Police Service at 705-753-1234. For those who wish to remain anonymous, there are three ways to contact the Near North Crime Stoppers. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text the word “Nipper” plus the tip information to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.