Over the long weekend, North Bay Police responded to 317 calls for service that resulted in 22 arrests. Offences included public intoxication, open liquor, impaired driving, refuse to provide sample, obstruct peace officer, flight while pursued by peace officer, possession of property obtained by crime under $5000, possession of controlled substance, driving while under suspension, dangerous operation of motor vehicle, mischief under $5000, assault with weapon, robbery with violence, damage to property, utter forged documents, breaches and warrants.
Barrie man charged following traffic stop
On Saturday October 11th, 2014, at approximately 10:13 pm, North Bay Police witnessed a driver travelling the wrong way on Oak Street East. Following a traffic stop, the driver provided police with false identification and then drove away towards a Main Street East parking lot where he exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Following a short foot pursuit, North Bay Police arrested the man, who was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected THC and Oxycodone tablets at the time. While in custody, the accused refused to provide a breath sample. North Bay Police also report that the vehicle the accused was driving was reported stolen by the Shelburne Police Department on September 26th, 2014.
As a result of the investigation, North Bay Police charged Robert Twiss, age 43 of Barrie, Ontario, with one count of impaired driving; one count of obstruct peace officer; one count of flight while pursued by peace officer; one count of refuse to provide sample; one count of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000; and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was held in custody for bail.
Public Alert – Inheritance Scam Letters
A North Bay resident recently received a letter from a man claiming to be a lawyer from a Spanish law firm.
The fraudulent letter claims that the recipient shares the same family name of a wealthy business magnate who recently died and, as such, is entitled to collect inheritance money from his estate.
The North Bay Police Service advises the public to not correspond to the senders of these inheritance scam letters.
Don’t be the victim of fraud. Know the facts. Beware of persons looking for your assistance in moving large amounts of money or to fulfill the role of trustee or heir of a wealthy person’s estate. Legitimate estates do not solicit trustees or heirs in this manner. If someone promises you a fortune for doing little else than provide banking details, chances are it’s a scam. This inheritance scheme could end with the takeover of your bank account and depletion of your funds by a number of fraudulent means.