North Bay man faces several charges following three break and enters

North Bay man faces several charges following three break and enters

This news release is an update to a release the North Bay Police issued on May 12th, 2015 entitled “Man faces B&E charge” regarding a break and enter that occurred on May 11th, 2015.

Yesterday, following an investigation into three separate break and enters, the North Bay Police Service arrested and charged David James Dennis Deschene, age 30, of North Bay with:
• three counts of break, enter & commit;
• one count of mischief over $5000; and
• two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

It is alleged that on three separate occasions this year (on March 23rd, on May 11th and on August 18th) the accused entered the fenced compound of a business located on Highway 11 North without permission. He is also accused of stealing cable wire and copper wire and of breaking and making inoperable six transformers, with an estimate value of $250,000 each, in order to steal copper within them.

Following evidence obtained from the two previous occurrences and a report from a witness of the last occurrence, North Bay Police, with the assistance of the North Bay O.P.P.’s canine unit, located the suspect on Four Mile Lake Road yesterday where he was arrested and searched. As a result of the search, police seized a small amount of MDMA (popularly known as ecstasy) and Percocet pills as evidence.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Public’s assistance sought
The investigation into these break and enters is ongoing. Anyone with any information about them is asked to contact Detective Constable Dix 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 at