North Bay Police charge two men for trafficking suspected cocaine

North Bay Police charge two men for trafficking suspected cocaine

Following an ongoing Street Crime investigation that began in early January 2015 and a traffic stop conducted on Saturday January 10th at 11:10 p.m. on Lakeshore Drive at Marshall Avenue, North Bay Police arrested two men for drug trafficking.

As a result of the investigation, which included a search subsequent to the arrest and the execution of a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant to search the Seymour Street motel room where they were staying, police charged:

Jordan Watkins, age 27 of Lindsay, Ontario:
• one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking;
• one count of possession of prohibited weapon;
• one count of carry concealed weapon;
• one count of possession of property obtained by crime;
• one count of breach of probation; and
• one count of breach of order imposed at sentencing.

Joel Smith, age 28, of Oshawa, Ontario:
• one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking; and
• one count of possession of property obtained by crime.

As a result of the searches, North Bay Police seized numerous items, including $1150 in Canadian currency, brass knuckles, as well as suspected powder and crack cocaine with a street value of over $10,000.

Both accused were held in custody for a bail hearing that took place on Monday, January 12th, 2015.

North Bay man faces charges of assault with a weapon

A 31-year old North Bay man faces charges after an argument with his 35-year old ex-girlfriend turned violent.

It is alleged that shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday January 15th, the accused used an edged weapon to attack the victim outside the door of his North Bay apartment. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by ambulance

Following an investigation, North Bay Police charged the accused with one count of assault with a weapon. He was held in custody for a bail hearing today (Friday January 16th, 2015).

In the interest of protecting the identity of the victim, North Bay Police will not be releasing the name of the accused.

North Bay woman faces charges following domestic dispute

North Bay Police responded to a report of domestic dispute following a 911 call received shortly after midnight this morning. An argument between a 37-year old North Bay woman and her 48-year old male partner in their North Bay apartment turned violent. It is alleged that the woman caused property damage and threw an object at her partner, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries as a result of her actions.

Following an investigation, North Bay Police arrested and charged with:
• one count of assault with a weapon;
• one count of mischief under $5000; and
• one count of breach of court order.

The accused was held in custody awaiting a bail hearing scheduled for today (Friday January 16th, 2015).

In the interest of protecting the identity of the victim, North Bay Police will not be releasing the name of the accused.

Heated argument between roommates leads to charges

North Bay Police arrested and charged a 49-year old man with two counts of uttering threats and one count of possession of weapons dangerous following an investigation into a report of a heated argument between the accused, his male roommate, and two of his roommate’s friends. The incident occurred on Thursday January 15th at approximately 4:40 p.m. in the accused’s and his roommate’s North Bay residence.

As a result of the investigation, North Bay Police seized three firearms from the residence.

The accused was held in custody awaiting a bail hearing today (Friday, January 16th, 2015).

In the interest of protecting the identity of the victims, North Bay Police will not be releasing the name of the accused.

Help is available for victims of domestic violence
If you are a victim of domestic violence in an emergency situation and require immediate help, call 911. If you would like to talk to someone about your domestic situation but do not feel ready to talk to police, Victim Services of Nipissing District can provide you with emotional and practical support. For more information, call: 705-472-2649 or visit victimservicesnipissing.com.

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