Over the weekend, North Bay Police responded to 239 calls for service, and arrested and charged 10 people with the following offences:
• One person was charged with one count of obstruct police, two counts of assault police, three counts of breach of probation and one count of breach of recognizance;
• Two people were charged with domestic assault;
• Two people were charged with public intoxication;
• One person was charged with impaired driving and drive over 80 mg;
• One person was charged with fraud under $5000 and identification theft;
• One person was charged with breach of peace; and
• Two people were charged with breach of OIC undertaking.
Man faces charges for assaulting police
On Friday June 26th at approximately 4 p.m., North Bay Police responded to a report of an intoxicated male at the North Bay waterfront. Police spoke to the suspect who verbally identified himself with a name that police later learned was false. As he was deemed not to be a danger to himself or others, police sent him on his way.
North Bay Police later observed him drinking suspected alcohol while he was walking downtown. When police attempted to speak to him again, the suspect fled the scene to a Main Street East apartment, where police arrested him. During the process of placing him in the police cruiser, the accused assaulted two officers.
As a result of the investigation, North Bay Police charged Brandon Koster, age 19, of Verner, Ontario with:
• one count of obstruct police;
• two counts of assault police;
• three counts of breach of probation; and
• one count of breach of recognizance.
The accused was held in custody for a W.A.S.H. (weekends and statutory holidays) court hearing on Saturday.