Man charged with assault causing bodily harm

Man charged with assault causing bodily harm

In a downtown apartment at 5 p.m. yesterday (Tuesday 23 June), an argument between two men known to each other turned violent. So concerned was a third man in the apartment, he called police. North Bay Police arrived at the scene shortly thereafter.

Following an investigation, North Bay Police arrested and charged Andrew Paul Sutherland, age 43, of no fixed address, with one count of assault causing bodily harm. He was held in custody overnight for bail.

The victim required medical treatment as a result of this alleged assault and was transported to hospital.

Domestic Violence Stats for April 2015

The North Bay Police Service responded to 111 domestic occurrences over the month of April 2015, resulting in 29 people being charged.

24 men were arrested and charged. The charges were:
• 16 assault
• 6 mischief
• 3 utter threats
• 2 Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences
• 1 choking
• 3 assault with weapon
• 1 fraud
• 2 theft
• 1 fail to provide necessities of life
• 22 breach of release

5 women were arrested and charged. The charges were:
• 1 assault
• 4 mischief
• 4 breach of release

Domestic Violence Stats for May 2015

The North Bay Police Service responded to 110 domestic occurrences over the month of May 2015, resulting in 21 people being charged.

17 males (16 men and one young offender) were arrested and charged. The charges were:
• 10 assault
• 2 mischief
• 7 utter threats
• 13 breach of release

4 women were arrested and charged. The charges were:
• 2 assault
• 1 mischief
• 1 criminal harassment
• 6 breach of release

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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