Weekend Occurrences

Weekend Occurrences

Over the weekend, the North Bay Police Service responded to 225 calls for service, and arrested and charged 19 people with the following offences:

  • Two people were charged with one count of robbery using firearm; one count of trafficking marijuana and one count of breach of probation;
  • One person was charged with one count of criminal harassment and one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle;
  • One person was charged with one count of invitation to sexual touching and one count of sexual interference.
  • Two people were charged with one count of robbery with violence, one count of assault with a weapon, one count of aggravated assault and one count of possession of marijuana;
  • One person was charged with one count of robbery with violence, one count of possession of marijuana and one count of breach of probation.
  • Five people were charged with public intoxication;
  • One person was charged with impaired driving;
  • A young person was charged with one count of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking; one count of property obtained by crime (cash) and one count of breach of probation;
  • One person was charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of uttering threats and one count of breach of probation;
  • One person was charged with three counts of domestic assault and one count of mischief under $5000;
  • One person was charged with domestic mischief under $5000;
  • One person was charged with domestic mischief under $5000, domestic assault and unlawfully in a dwelling house; and
  • One person was charged with one count of uttering threats and one count of breach of recognizance.

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Two face charges for robbery

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Friday, a complainant contacted the North Bay Police Service to report a robbery that occurred earlier that morning.

Following an investigation, North Bay Police arrested and charged two men.

Dustin Seddon, age 19 and Joseph Willett, age 26, both from North Bay, were both charged with:

  • one count of robbery using firearm;
  • one count of trafficking marijuana under 3 kg; and
  • one count of breach of probation.

It is alleged that the two accused and another man met the male victim on the property of a high school on O’Brien Street on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at approximately 12:30 a.m., following an arrangement to sell the victim some marijuana. When the victim presented his cash to buy the drug, he was threatened with a replica gun, assaulted, and robbed.

The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Both accused were held in custody for bail.

North Bay Police have requested a warrant for the arrest of a third suspect.

The investigation continues.

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Man faces charges for criminal harassment and dangerous driving

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Friday, a complainant contacted the North Bay Police Service to report a harassment.

Following an investigation and with the assistance of West Nipissing Police, North Bay Police arrested a 29-year old Commanda, Ontario man at his residence, and charged him with:

  • one count of criminal harassment; and
  • one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The accused and the female victim in this incident are in an estranged relationship. It is alleged that the accused harassed the victim at her North Bay workplace on October 30th, 2015 and at a North Bay restaurant on December 4th. It is also alleged that on December 3rd at around 2:30 p.m., while both were in separate vehicles, the accused followed the victim from her residence to Birches Road. On three occasions, at McIntyre Street, Main Street and Birches Road, the accused moved into oncoming lanes of traffic, pulled alongside her vehicle, and yelled at her to pull over. The victim refused to comply and was able to drive away unharmed.

In order to protect the identity of the victim, North Bay Police will not be releasing the name of the accused, who was held in custody for a bail hearing.

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UPDATE: Stabbing/robbery investigation –Three face charges

The following is an update to a news release the NBPS issued on Thursday 26 November.

As a result of the investigation, which included the execution of a search warrant and a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant on Saturday December 5th, North Bay Police arrested and charged the following three people.

Dustan Trevor Lee Tessier, age 19, of North Bay was charged with:

  • one count of robbery with violence;
  • one count of assault with a weapon;
  • one count of aggravated assault; and
  • one count of possession of marijuana.

Stuart Parker Olimer Nichols, age 19, of North Bay was charged with:

  • one count of robbery with violence;
  • one count of possession of marijuana; and
  • one count of breach of probation.

A 17-year old male was charged with:

  • one count of robbery with violence;
  • one count of assault with a weapon;
  • one count of aggravated assault; and
  • one count of possession of marijuana.

It is alleged that at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday November 25th, 2015 at Ferris Lions Park on Massey Drive, an 18-year old male was physically assaulted, stabbed and robbed of the marijuana he had pre-arranged to sell to the accused.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Tessier and the 17-year old male were held in custody for bail, while Nichols was released from custody with a court date scheduled for January 19th, 2016.

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Man faces charges for sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching

On Saturday afternoon, a complainant contacted the North Bay Police Service to report a sexual assault that occurred in a Lakeshore Drive thrift store.

Following an investigation, North Bay Police arrested Maurice Lefebvre, age 76 at his North Bay address and charged him with:

  • one count of invitation to sexual touching; and
  • one count of sexual interference.

It is alleged that on Saturday December 5th, 2015, at approximately 1:45 p.m., while the accused was in a thrift store on Lakeshore Drive, he approached a child unknown to him, sexually assaulted her and then asked her to touch him. A family member overheard the conversation and was able to stop him from further abuse. The accused immediately left the store and drove away.

The accused was held in custody for bail.