Weekend Occurrences

Weekend Occurrences

Over the weekend, the North Bay Police Service responded to 209 calls for service, and arrested and charged 12 people with the following offences:

  • One person was charged with two counts of assault, three counts of assault with a weapon, three counts of assault bodily harm, one count of choking, one count of uttering threats, and one count of pointing a firearm;
  • One person was charged with one count of domestic assault and one count of breach of OIC undertaking;
  • One person was charged with one count of assault with a weapon, one count of assault causing bodily harm and one count of breach of probation;
  • One person was charged with sexual assault;
  • One person was charged with driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood;
  • One person was charged with one count of criminal harassment related to a domestic incident;
  • One person was charged with one count of extortion related to a domestic incident, one count of breach of undertaking and one count of breach of probation; and
  • Five people were charged with public intoxication.

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Man faces several charges for domestic assault

As a result of a domestic violence investigation, North Bay Police executed a warrant for the arrest of a 46-year old Redbridge man following a traffic stop conducted on Mountainview Drive shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday, December 11th, 2015. The accused was charged with:

  • Two counts of assault;
  • Three counts of assault with a weapon;
  • Three counts of assault bodily harm;
  • One count of choking;
  • One count of uttering threats; and
  • One count of pointing a firearm.

It is alleged that on numerous occasions between September 1st, 2014 and November 29th, 2015, and in numerous places where he and his wife lived, including North Bay, the accused physically assaulted, choked and threatened her. It is also alleged that he assaulted her with household objects and a pellet gun.

The accused, whose name the North Bay Police Service has withheld to protect the identity of the victim, was held in custody for a bail hearing.

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North Bay man charged with domestic assault

Early Saturday morning, North Bay Police were immediately dispatched to a North Bay neighbourhood following a 911 call from a concerned citizen reporting the sound of a woman screaming on the street.

As a result of the investigation, North Bay Police arrested a 25-year old North Bay man on the street near the victim’s residence and charged him with:

  • One count of assault; and
  • One count of breach of officer in charge undertaking.

It is alleged that shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Saturday December 12th, 2015, an argument between the accused and his female partner turned violent when the accused physically assaulted her.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The accused, whose name the North Bay Police Service has withheld to protect the identity of the victim, was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Help is available for victims of domestic violence
If you are a victim of domestic violence in an emergency situation and require immediate help, call 911. If you would like to talk to someone about your domestic situation but do not feel ready to talk to police, Victim Services of Nipissing District can provide you with emotional and practical support. For more information, call: 705-472-2649 or visit victimservicesnipissing.com.

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Temiscaming man faces charges for assault with a weapon

North Bay Police were immediately dispatched to Ferguson Street on Sunday morning following a report of an assault.

As a result of the investigation, North Bay Police arrested and charged Joseph Steven Sutherland, age 24, of Temiscaming with:

  • One count of assault with a weapon;
  • One count of assault causing bodily harm; and
  • One count of breach of probation.

It is alleged that at 10 a.m. on Sunday December 13th, 2015, at the intersection of Ferguson Street and Sixth Avenue, an argument between the accused and a 31-year old man turned violent when the accused struck him with a beer bottle.

The victim, who is known to the accused, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by ambulance.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

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Fail to remain – Collisions in parking lots

The North Bay Police Service reminds motorists to focus when driving and parking in shopping mall parking lots, especially with the increase in activity during the busy holiday season when more collisions occur.

Since November 1st, 2015, the Collision Reporting Centre reports that 16 collisions took place in parking lots where the driver failed to remain to report the damage done.

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For example, the above Toyota 4Runner was hit on Tuesday December 8th between 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. in the small triangular parking lot adjacent to the covered parking lot at the shopping centre on Fisher. The driver who caused the damage left no note to inform the victim of the collision.

Failure to report
If you are a driver involved in a vehicle collision where the combined damage to vehicles exceeds $2,000 and you fail to report the collision, you can be charged with an offence under the Highway Traffic Act.

Report a collision to police if:

  • there are injuries or fatalities;
  • the collision involves pedestrians or cyclists;
  • towing is required;
  • there is damage to public or private property;
  • municipal, provincial or federal government vehicles were involved in the collision;
  • there are hazardous or dangerous goods involved in the collision; and
  • there is suspected criminal activity involved in the collision, such as impaired driving, stolen vehicles, assaults, hit and runs, or uninsured or suspended drivers.

Report a collision to the Collision Reporting Centre at 135 Princess Street West, North Bay if none of the above apply and the combined damage to vehicles is $2000. (Visit http://northbaypolice.ca/services/collision-reporting or call 705-497-1600 for more information.)

For damage to vehicles that is less than $2,000, you are still required by law to exchange information with anyone whose vehicle has been damaged. However, the collision does not have to be reported to the police or the Collision Reporting Centre. If you have a camera or cell phone with a camera and it is safe to do so, take photos of the collision scene. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible if you intend to make a claim.

What to do if you can’t locate the driver whose vehicle you damaged?
If you have a camera or cell phone with a camera and it is safe to do so, take photos of the damaged vehicle. Record the vehicle’s description and its licence number. Then, leave a note on the damaged vehicle’s windshield with your contact information. If you’re in a shopping mall parking lot and don’t feel comfortable leaving your contact details, leave a note to say you’ve left these details with the shopping mall security, then follow-up with security staff.

Did you witness a fail to remain?
If you witness a collision where a driver fails to remain, contact 911 immediately to report the incident, as well as the description of the vehicle and the licence plate number, if known.

If you were a witness to a collision that occurred in North Bay or Callander and want to report it after the fact, call 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