Weekend Occurrences

Weekend Occurrences

Over the weekend, North Bay Police responded to 254 calls for service, and arrested and charged 11 people with the following offences:

  • One person was charged with three counts of theft under $5000; one count of possession of property obtained by crime; one count of assault; four counts of assault police and two counts of breach of probation;
  • One person was charged with one count of possession of marijuana and one count of fail to stop at the scene of an accident;
  • One person was charged with one count of break and enter; one count of mischief under $5000; and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • One person was charged with one count of break and enter and one count of mischief under $5000;
  • Two people were issued provincial offence notices for trespassing;
  • Three people were charged with public intoxication;
  • One person was charged with domestic assault; and
  • One person was charged with breach of OIC undertaking and breach of probation.

Man faces numerous charges following shoplifting incident

On Friday July 3rd, 2015 at approximately 7:30 p.m., an officer with the North Bay Police Service’s Street Crime Unit observed a male suspect exit a store on Lakeshore Drive through the IN door carrying a bag. He then left the area on a bicycle. A report to police from the manager of the store confirmed that the suspect did not pay for the items he left with. North Bay Police patrol officers then located the suspect on a bicycle in the area of Mulligan Street and Wesley Street. When the suspect saw the police cruisers, he immediately ditched the bike and the bag, which contained several food items and clothing. A police foot pursuit began.

During this time, a male resident in the area saw the suspect run towards his residence and attempted to slow the suspect down by stepping in front of him. The suspect punched the resident, who was not injured, and then fled the scene. The suspect continued to hide from police in backyards and sheds within a five-block radius from where he original fled.

After a two-hour foot pursuit and with the assistance of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s canine unit, North Bay Police located and arrested Tyler James Straughan, age 31, of no fixed address. Following an investigation, police charged him with:

  • three counts of theft under $5000;
  • one count of possession of property obtained by crime;
  • one count of assault;
  • four counts of assault police; and
  • two counts of breach of probation.

It is alleged that the accused:

  • shoplifted numerous pieces of clothing from a retail store on McKeown Avenue on May 29th, 2015;
  • threw a brick through the window of a locked vehicle and stole a purse, a wallet, and cash on June 23rd, 2015;
  • shoplifted numerous food items from a store on Lakeshore Drive on July 2nd, 2015;
  • shoplifted numerous food items from the same store on Lakeshore Drive on July 3rd, 2015;
  • assaulted a male resident during a police foot pursuit on July 3rd, 2015; and
  • assaulted four police officers at police headquarters while under arrest on July 3rd, 2015.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Woman faces charges for failing to stop and possession of marijuana

At approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th, North Bay Police received a report from a motorist whose vehicle was struck on Fisher Street by a female driver of a car who fled the scene. Shortly thereafter, North Bay Police located the suspect on Worthington Street East near John Street.

Following an investigation, police arrested and charged the 21-year old female of North Bay with one count of possession of marijuana under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and one count of fail to stop at scene of accident under the Criminal Code.

The accused was released from custody with a court date scheduled for Tuesday August 11th, 2015.

Two face charges for break and enter

Early Saturday morning, at approximately 12:36 a.m., North Bay Police responded to a call regarding sounds of glass breaking and teenagers observed at a restaurant located on Lake Nipissing’s waterfront. Shortly thereafter, North Bay Police located and arrested four 18-year old male suspects.

Following an investigation, which revealed that the premises were damaged and that approximately $500 worth of food was spoiled and thrown all over a section of the restaurant, North Bay Police charged:

  • Tyler Jay Milmine, age 18, of North Bay with one count of break, enter and commit; one count of mischief under $5000; and one count of possession marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
  • Brandon Roger St. George, age 18, of West Nipissing with one count of break, enter and commit; and one count of mischief under $5000.

The two accused were released from custody with a court date scheduled for Tuesday August 11th, 2015.

The two other 18-year old male suspects were issued provincial offence notices for trespassing and were released from custody.