UPDATE: Suspect turns himself in

UPDATE: Suspect turns himself in

The following is an update to a release the North Bay Police Service issued on 28 August 2015 under the title “Police seek public’s assistance in identifying suspect.” Please note that now that police have identified the suspect, we have removed the captured video image of him from our website and have deleted our tweet about the incident.

Following an investigation into a theft at a North Bay car wash that occurred at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday 22 July 2015, which included retrieving and reviewing video surveillance footage of the incident, the North Bay Police Service released a screen capture of the suspect to the media requesting the public’s assistance in the investigation. On Monday August 31st, in response to media coverage of the incident, the suspect turned himself in to police headquarters. As a result, police arrested and charged the 35-year old North Bay man with one count of theft under $5000.

The accused, who it is alleged stole a large amount of coins from the premises, was released from custody with a court date scheduled for September 29th, 2015.

We thank the media and the public for helping us with this investigation.

Public’s assistance sought in vandalism investigation

On Saturday August 29th, 2015 at approximately 5:48 a.m. a complainant contacted the North Bay Police Service to report that two vehicles, which were parked in a residential driveway on Cedar Street, were extensively vandalized by spray paint. Markings included a letter A with a circle around it.

On Saturday August 29th, 2015, at approximately 11:00 a.m., another complainant contacted North Bay Police to report that a vehicle that was parked at a residence on Galt Street was extensively vandalized by spray painted with similar markings sometime overnight.

In response to the first complaint, while on a search for suspect(s) that was unsuccessful, police officers discovered a number of other mischief incidents in the Cedar Street / Galt Street area. Another vehicle parked at residence on Galt Street was targeted with spray paint with the same letter A with a circle around it graffiti tag. Large J.B. initials were also sprayed on the vehicle and on property in the area.

Police seek public’s assistance in identifying suspect 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 at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com