North Bay man faces charges for assault with a weapon

North Bay man faces charges for assault with a weapon

On Tuesday morning, North Bay Police responded to a 911 call from a concerned citizen reporting a suspicious person walking in the middle of the road and interfering with traffic in the Pinewood residential area of the city.

Following an investigation, North Bay Police arrested and charged Randall Joseph Wabano, age 30, of no fixed address, North Bay with:

  • Two counts of assault with a weapon;
  • One count of carrying a concealed weapon; and
  • One count of breach of probation.

It is alleged that shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday December 2nd, 2015, the accused knocked on the door of the residence of a man and a woman, both known to him. After he had a brief conversation with the woman who answered, she tried to close the door on him but he prevented her from doing so. He revealed to her that he was carrying a knife, threatened her and then left the area on foot. The woman, who was not injured, informed her partner about the incident. The man left their home in his vehicle and found the accused walking on Oakwood Avenue.

It is also alleged that while he was still in his vehicle, the man approached the accused, who subsequently pulled out his knife. The man avoided the accused’s threats and drove away unharmed and then flagged down a North Bay Police officer who was responding to the 911 call.

After a short foot pursuit, police stopped the accused on Maplewood Avenue where he was arrested. Police also seized the knife as evidence.

The accused was held in custody overnight pending a bail hearing today.