Weekend Occurrences

Weekend Occurrences

Over the weekend, North Bay Police responded to 199 calls for service that resulted in nine arrests. Four people were charged with public intoxication; two people were charged with mischief under $5000; one person was charged with assault; and two people were charged for drug trafficking.

Motor vehicle collision – Pedestrian hit

On Friday January 16th at approximately 11:54 a.m., North Bay Police responded to numerous 911 calls regarding a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Cassells Street at Fourth Avenue. The 54-year old male driver of a car, who was travelling northbound on Cassells, hit a 31-year old man while he was walking across Cassells eastbound. The pedestrian, who did not cross at the crosswalk, was transported to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was not injured and was not charged.

Update – Alleged Assault at Main Street Nightclub

Following a release issued on Monday January 12th 2015 requesting the public’s assistance in an assault investigation, North Bay Police arrested and charged a 22-year old North Bay woman on Friday January 16th at approximately 10:45 a.m.

It is alleged that the accused physically assaulted two women on the dance floor of a nightclub on Main Street East on the evening of Friday January 9th causing minor injuries to both victims. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to attend court for a first appearance on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015.

Report of a Break & Enter on Nelson Avenue

North Bay Police are seeking the public’s assistance following a report of a break and enter that occurred at a house on Nelson Avenue, North Bay, sometime between January 15th and 18th, 2015. A person or persons unknown entered the residence and left with several items, including tools, copper wire and a thermostat that was removed from the wall.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555. For those who wish to remain anonymous, there are three ways to contact Near North Crime Stoppers. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text the word “Nipper” plus tip information to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online atnearnorthcrimestoppers.com

Two face drug trafficking charges

A North Bay woman and a Toronto man face drug trafficking charges following an ongoing investigation by the North Bay Police Service’s Street Crime unit.

On Saturday January 17th, at approximately 11:01 p.m., North Bay Police conducted a traffic stop on Cassells at O’Brien and arrested the male driver and his female passenger. 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 woman’s First Avenue West residence, police charged:

Dana Louise Heintz, age 45, of North Bay with:
• One count of possession of Fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking;
• One count of possession of Crystal Methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking;
• One count of possession of Dilaudid for the purpose of trafficking;
• One count of possession of marijuana; and
• One count of possession of property obtained by crime.

John Campbell, age 63, of Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto, with:
• One count of possession of Fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking;
• One count of possession of Crystal Methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking;
• One count of possession of marijuana; and
• One count of possession of property obtained by crime.

As a result of the searches, police seized 16 Fentanyl patches (100 mcg); 5.5 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine; nine Dilaudid pills; over $1400 in cash; and John Campbell’s vehicle. The combined street value of the drugs is estimated at over $6950.

Both were held in custody pending a bail hearing today (Monday January 19th, 2015).

Warning – Using Fentanyl and other prescription drugs illegally can be lethal
Fentanyl is only legally available to a person who has been prescribed the medication by a physician to manage acute pain. It is a narcotic that is sold in the form of a patch that is designed to slowly release the drug over 72 hours. Chewing, smoking, injecting or otherwise consuming prescription drugs, like Fentanyl, that are not prescribed to you, is extremely risky and can cause death.

Patch for Patch Program
In an effort to keep our community safe, the North Bay Police Service is actively working to stop the illegal trafficking of Fentanyl. The Patch for Patch Program, which was introduced by North Bay’s Drug Strategy Committee and is now being adopted in other communities in Ontario, places strict restrictions on Fentanyl prescriptions. Those people who are prescribed Fentanyl must return their used patches to the pharmacy before they are able to get their prescription renewed. This program is a successful approach to getting this dangerous narcotic off our streets.

Report suspicious drug activity
Help the North Bay Police Service get the drugs off our streets. Report suspicious activity or information related to drug trafficking to the Service’s Street Crime unit at 705-497-5555. Anonymous reports can also be made to Near North Crime Stoppers. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text the word “Nipper” plus tip information to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com